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Neighborhood Connection event October 8

 Third program concludes McBarnes administration’s current 200-Day Plan

Frankfort, Ind. – Wrapping up the City’s third Neighborhood Connection Program, Mayor Chris McBarnes and the leaders of the City’s Police, Fire, Building Services, Parks and Street Departments will host an informal meeting for residents in Frankfort’s northwest quadrant at Circle Park October 8 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

This event also bookmarks the conclusion of the McBarnes administration’s current 200-Day Plan as it is the last day of the Plan’s time period.

Neighbors who visit Circle Park that evening can check out the Fire Department’s equipment, visit with the Mayor, department heads and Recycle Man, sign up for various free City programs, including Safer Seniors (free home safety inspections for senior citizens) and Neighbors Helping Neighbors (available for any senior citizens or physically challenged residents who need help with yard and exterior home repairs). Information on recycling, bicycle registrations and the Property Watch Program will be available as well.

According to the Mayor, the Neighborhood Connection Program has three main parts, beginning with a public safety focus with the Fire Department conducting Smoke Detector Blitzes and the Police Department hosting a community meeting for area residents.

“The second phase of each Program is a blitz of City services in the selected section of the City, including street sweeping and alley clean-up by Street Department crews, saturation patrols and extra community intervention (talking with neighbors) by Frankfort police, property clean up by Building Services staff and park clean up by Parks Department crews.

“We wrap up each program with a Neighborhood Connection meeting with area residents to share the progress made in their neighborhoods and have informal conversations between area residents and department heads and myself to answer questions and hear suggestions and concerns about the need for additional improvements,” McBarnes said.

Launched last fall in the northwest quadrant of the City, the Neighborhood Connection Program provides extra attention to infrastructure needs, safety and quality of life problem areas. Due to the need for continued improvements in this section of the community, City officials returned their focus to this area, having held the spring/summer Neighborhood Connection initiative in the southwest quadrant.

Any Frankfort resident is welcome to attend the October 8 event, but information shared by City leaders will be specific to the northwest quadrant.

The Neighborhood Connection Program is a part of three of the administration’s four cornerstones: Neighborhood Revitalization, Communications and Citizen Voice.

Circle Park is located at 1355 West Kyger Street.