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We have four times as many people connected to us on Facebook than we do on this email list. Facebook isn’t the place for longer-form communications, and sometimes our website isn’t the best place to get news out quickly. Please share this message with your friends and family. There’s a link at the bottom and signups can also be done on the website: southfrankfort.org

We generally only send a few emails per year with either SFNA business or important information for the community.

New officers were elected at the last quarterly meeting, they are:

Chair: Joel Fischer <sfna-news@southfrankfort.org>
Vice Chair: Jennifer Oberlin
Secretary: Gwen Hoskins
Treasurer: Robin Antenucci

We do not yet have dates set for upcoming quarterly meetings, we welcome your suggestions.

IMPORTANT NEWS – SFNA Candidate Forum 2016: we are again holding a public forum for City Commission candidates, Thursday October 27th 2016from 7pm to 8:30pm at the Frankfort High School Auditorium. This year Frankfort High School and the Tanglewood and Montrose Park neighborhood associations are partnering with SFNA to present the forum. Please add this to your calendars and plan to attend.

Topics and questions for the Forum: please send us your ideas for topics to be presented to the candidates. Al Cross has again graciously accepted our invitation to chair the event.

Quick fundraising request: We would like to support the educational gardens at the Aquatic Center by sponsoring one of the plots. SFNA will receive a plaque in the garden. Please contact Joel at <sfna-news@southfrankfort.org> if you are able to contribute some cash — we have reserved the last available plot!

FPB and Tanglewood: SFNA continues to support TNAi and to monitor the situation closely. There are ongoing concerns about the manner in which State and local government entities exploit their exemption from planning & zoning regulations to the detriment of the built environment and quality of life in our community. These exemptions should not be an exemption from common sense nor from modern standard design practices in historic locales.

Information session on City Grants – The 3rd annual City Historic Preservation Grant program is open for applications until November 14, 2016. An information session will be held 30 Aug 2016, 5:30pm, at the library. See also: www.frankfortpbc.org for additional information and applications.

New app for smart devices from Emergency Management: install the “Ready Frankfort” app to receive up to the minute alerts on all safety matters (traffic, emergencies etc). Download it from the app store or visit:http://frankfortema.org/app/

An effort is being made to revive Frankfort’s chapter of the IOOF (Odd Fellows). If you would like to participate in a community oriented endeavor, please contact Eric Whisman for more information <ericewhisman@gmail.com> — do not delay, time is limited. Description of the Odd Fellows

Neighborhood safety / car break-ins: A rash of thefts from vehicles have been reported and we have been in contact with FPD. Please take basic steps to protect yourselves and your property. Report suspicious activity to the police.
Some resource links:
http://www.manitowoc.org/index.aspx?NID=326
https://www.eugene-or.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3655
http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/wayoflife/04/15/aa.avoid.car.break.ins/

City and County schools are back in session, please be vigilant when driving.

Beautification: Transportation Cabinet crews have cleared limbs and debris from both sides of Louisville Road hill this week. This follows the clean up / maintenance at the Capitol overlook, requested by Gov Bevin, and the installation of LED streetlights on this section of road.  This entrance road to the historic district is looking good!

If you have ideas about beautification or concerns about things that need City attention (street signs, broken sidewalks etc) please send them to us and we will forward them.

Please attend City, County, FPB and other public meetings. It is important for all of us to participate in the life and workings of our community. We have a calendar on the website  to announce important local events.

The City Manager is retiring / stepping down: http://www.state-journal.com/2016/08/10/frankfort-city-manager-announces-retirement/

New businesses coming to the West side commercial zone: Chick-fil-Ahas already opened in the K-mart shopping center (1300 Hwy 127). Two new additions to this area will be a Bojangles restaurant and a CVS pharmacy. These will be located in the area of 127 and Limestone Dr / Harrodsburg Ln (some existing buildings will be demolished), we have not seen dates for construction or completion yet.

B’s Bakery has opened downtown in the Mucci building and Mai Saigon restaurant moved to a downtown location on St Clair mall (both may be found on facebook). Bourbon on Main is keeping things lively on the other side of the bridge.

Is it time for your trees to see the doctor? http://southfrankfort.org/?p=1163

Send us your ideas, comments etc!

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