Winter 2017 CVNA Meeting

The first 2017 meeting of the Colonial Village Neighborhood Association (CVNA) was held on February 15, 2017 at Grace United Methodist Church.  The open forum attended by over 30 neighbors was called to support the continuation of CVNA and to fill vacancies on the CVNA Board.  William Woodworth, Area 2 Representative, moderated the meeting and called for nominations from the floor.  With surprise and welcomed applause, June Kenfield (a past president) stepped up to fill the president’s chair. 
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Deer Over Population in Parks and Neighborhoods

The Lansing Parks Board receives complaints throughout the year about deer in city parks and neighborhoods.  Park Board members have begun to study the issue and gather information.  "Our goal is to create scientifically sound data that will allow the board to facilitate neighborhood programs about co-existing with the urban deer herd and for population control, especially for containment of Chronic Wasting Disease." according to Parks Board member James McClurken.. A special sub-committee of
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Congratulations! To CVNA’s Writing Contest Winners

Prizes were awarded to contest winners.  Thank you to four young creative writers who submitted entries to the first CVNA writing contest.  The contest was for children ages (6-8) (8-11) and ages (12 & 13).  Each winner received a prize of $15.   Congratulations to: Emily Putman, Makenna Smieska and Allyric Patterson.  Audrie Cook received a prize and honorable mention for her story.  Click here to read the winning stories. Writers were to choose one of the following topics to write
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What Do You Know About CVNA History?

CVNA History:  Did you ever wonder when, why and how CVNA got started?  Who started it and what was the purpose?  Get answers to these questions and much more by reading the association’s history, years 1998 – 2016, recently written by CVNA’s volunteer historian and past president Anita Beavers.

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CVNA October Newletter

CVNA Newsletter, October edition, was delivered to each home in Colonial Village Neighborhood.  If you didn’t receive your copy, click here, for latest copy.  Sign up here to receive CVNA’s electronic newsletter for more frequent information and news in the Community.

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Lansing Snow Ordinance

Lansing's Snow Ordinance requires homeowners to  clear sidewalks the full width of the sidewalk and, if on a corner, clear snow and ice on the corner property as well.  Call 517-483-4161 for additional information or to lodge a complaint about snow and ice covered sidewalks. If not removed and there is a complaint about snow or ice on the property, the City will send someone out to check.  If the snow and ice is not cleared a  sticker will be placed on the door giving the homeowner an
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Discontinuing the Service of Land Line Telephones. Rumor or Fact?

Its a fact.  "SB 636 - Elimination of Landline Telephones" Melissa Siefert, associate state director at AARP Michigan, spoke about the impact of Senate Bill 636 on our area at CVNA's February 19 meeting. The bill which passed the Senate and is in the House is one vote away from becoming law. domain links . This law will enable phone companies to eliminate landline service with only 90 days’ notice starting in 2017. AARP, 911 Responders, Sheriffs Associations and many others are against
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LBWL Outage Credit Eligibility Form

LBWL, Lansing Board of Water and Light, customers who experienced an electric outage for 120 hours or more due to the December 22 ice storm are eligible for a $25 credit, and an additional $5 per day after that.  To apply complete this Catastrophic Storm Outage Credit form. analysis of website . domain links . day-trips internet use statistics . hosting information . check links translate .
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City of Lansing’s Crime Mapping Website

A new tool used by the City of Lansing Police Department is a website that provides  a daily report of criminal activity by street in Lansing, MI and the nation.  It is available to everyone.  Go to CrimeMapping.com put in your address.  It is as simple as that.  You will be given an opportunity to sign up to have daily reports sent to your email address. Find out other resources available to you at CVNAnews.com/resources According to CrimeMapping.com there have been several motor vehicle
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CATA Bus Route 11 Extended Into The Colonial Village Neighborhood.

Effective January 6, 2014, CATA Bus Route 11 will be extended through the Colonial Village Neighborhood.  New signs have been posted on Mt. Hope Ave in front of Colonial Woods Senior Center, 2001 Mt. Hope, located between Pleasant Grove and Boston.  A second sign is located in Front of the ValueLand Market which is located on Mt. Hope between Boston and Martin Luther King Blvd. Buses will also serve the neighborhood just south of the shopping center, with a bus stop on Lenore west of Pattengill. 
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