Minutes were taken by Greta Mosley of the 19WCA. Minutes were to be posted on the old 19wca.org after approval but there were problems with the website and the Association is slowly repopulating their new website.  I'm posting them here for your convenience.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Public Safety Meeting – 19th Ward

Location: Rochester Presbyterian Home ----Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

256 Thurston Rd

Rochester, NY 14619

(585) 235-9100


Moderator-John Borek, Neighborhood Service Center Officers- Carl Dickerson, Andy DiMaria

Attendance-6 neighborhood citizens


Moderator-John Borek – National Night Out, August 4, 2015

I. National Night Out

John Borek: Revamp of National Night Out - No one has agreed to take the lead on this event- Public Safety committee will look at ways to revamp.


  1. Time – Currently, we assemble at 4:45 p.m. This is a difficult task for people in that they are working and do not get off of work until 5:00 p.m. This creates an imbalance- for working people.

New Time: Assemble at 6:00 p.m.

  1. Route - Every National Night Out does not do a car parade. Do we want a car parade?

Response: Right now we go down Genesee/Aberdeen (behind Wilson Magnet) to Brooks – Thurston, Thurston to Chili, Chili –Rugby , Chili-West Ave- (blocking traffic e/b onto Main Street), Genesee/ West Main Street-(parade turns left onto Brown Street), West Main/ Madison Street, Reynolds / Troup, Troup / Ford St, S. Plymouth / Bartlett Street, S. Plymouth / Magnolia, South Plymouth / Jefferson Ave, Jefferson / Columbia, Jefferson Bartlett, Jefferson / McCree Way, McCree Way/ Genesee, Genesee to Elmwood Avenue Entrance to Genesee Valley Park. Currently, it takes about 1 hour an hour to complete. (See attachment for current route)

New Route: This will be shortened to eliminate the parade going through Cornhill as they are not a part of the South West due to Mayor’s reapportionment of city. We will not go back down Jefferson Avenue and the northern end of Genesee Street. We will go straight down Plymouth to Brooks. This will be reviewed to cut off ½ an hour by police officers.

After the parade we will assemble at the Canal side Shelter at 6:30 p.m. because they have grills and it’s covered.

  1. Food: Food is needed for the event. Typically, the cost is approximately $ 800.00 for speakers and food. In past years some of the business associations have contributed and through other donations. How do we get the funds to supply food for the event?

Response: Other neighborhood groups don’t do a large gathering, they do it individually by way of their block associations. Possibly have Food Link cater the event but there is a cost as well. We will need to get the shelter and the cost is $40.00 and a $35.00 cost is associated for the certificate for National Night out. Food trucks are a possibility and have a food truck rodeo. The U of R may contribute to the event to defray cost. Their Community and Governmental Relations office will be contacted. Usually families come to this event because there is free food. We do not want to have the food trucks assemble and people are not buying food. It is very essential that we get money for food.

  1. Other Costs: Bands-Swan Band – The cost for the stage is $450. Special Permit application needed and 12 garbage cans and costs are involved. Police Officers will look into Special Permit and garbage cans.

Response: The stage is not needed. This will lower costs. We can invite local performing groups to perform, step dancers, musicians, local bands (3-4 piece bands), Swan Band run by Nate Rawls, reach out to Disc Jockey to spin records. Suggestion: Reach out to Hochstein School of Music for bands. We will contact Hochstein. Different groups are needed to attract younger participants.

Order of Events: Begin at 6:00 p.m. and End at 8:00 p.m.

Assemble at by 6:00 p.m. for parade.

Arrive at Shelter by 6: 30 p.m.

Speakers at 7:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

Fellowship among participants until 8:00 p.m.

II. Crime Prevention Officers—Questions from audience. General Discussion.

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