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A meeting of the Board of Directors of LMPOA was held Monday, November 2, 2015.  The featured presentation was given by Anthony Palermo of Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, ably assisted by Deputy Carlos Godina, also part of the County Community Relations Team.  They discussed ways in which Neighborhood Watch groups can keep the crime rate down in communities such as ours.  The following links are for some of the materials provided following the meeting:

Sue Brann, a community resident who leads a highly effective Block Watch Group in Lake Montezuma, spoke about the way her group has organized to patrol a large area by smart scheduling, and providing a master reference book of information about homes and residents. That master book is passed to the patrollers currently on duty each week, and is kept current through the year, so that those on patrol know what to expect on each block: e.g., when neighbors may be out of town, guests may be staying with unfamiliar vehicles, and so on. She also emphasized that the Block Watch’s mission is to look for suspicious activity, and to notify law enforcement if something is spotted, rather than to tackle the matter themselves. The Sheriff’s department contingent heartily agreed, and assured us that leads are all followed up. Congratulations to Sue and her group for a really successful, long-term positive result on the neighborhood. A good crowd of neighbors was on hand to talk about ideas and questions regards the Block Watch program, and to express concerns about  traffic and speeding enforcement.

The Board handled other business in their usual efficient manner, approved necessary minutes and financials, discussed pending recommendations, and scheduled lots of activity over the next couple of months. Work details were scheduled to put up holiday lights in Rollins Park — in time for Christmas and Holiday Fest, but not so early that we lose sight of Thanksgiving or the meaning of the season. Arrangements to stuff envelopes for mailings to our members, planning for the Annual Meeting in January, and so on, will keep your Board from dozing off between now and the end of the year.

Check this space for the official minutes later.  As always, to share in the conversation, you just gotta come on out to the meeting and tell it like you see it!