Information from Columbus Police Officer Shana Keckley

Click any of the links below for information on these topics:

Code Enforcement Frequently Asked Questions

When should I call the police?

Neighborhood Watch Manual

Crime Reports

Crime Prevention Tips

Community Outreach Presentation

Columbus Police Citizen Link

 

“Branch Out Columbus” tree program

 

A new report shows that Columbus needs to plant 300,000 trees in the next five years to recover from damage caused by insects and severe weather. Some areas have less than 15% tree canopy cover and are in desperate need of new plantings. As a community we can achieve this goal together.

For more information, check out the City of Columbus website.

 

Presenting: the Home Preservation Program

 

 

2017 BCA Meeting Minutes

Meeting minutes will be posted in this article.  Click the link(s) below to open the minutes in a new browser window.

MINUTES 7 February 2017

 

Farewell to Bruce & Angie Black

At the February 2017 BCA meeting, Bruce Black ended his current term as BCA President.  A plaque was awarded to him for his 16 years of service.

His wife, Angie, a long-time BCA trustee and a past BCA President herself, resigned as BCA trustee the same evening.

We wish them both well and thank them profusely for all of their hard work over the years!!!

 

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2016 Annual Meeting Presentation

Below is the presentation from the Annual Meeting on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016.

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NOTE: We had some technical difficulties at the meeting and were unable to show this presentation.

 

BCA Trustees Meeting for May 2016

Here are the minutes for the May 2016 monthly meeting:

MINUTES 3 MAY 2016

1st Annual Berwick Plant Swap Party

WHEN: Saturday, April 16th 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Intersection of Kingslea and Dover, just south of Livingston and just west of Roosevelt.

WHAT: Simply dig up any plants in your yard that you want to get rid of and drop them off at “the Triangle” for other neighbors to take (please label your plants). Stay and mingle and collect something new for your own garden. Anything leftover after 1:00pm, will be “free for the taking”. Anything left after about 3:00 p.m. will be sent for yard waste collection. 

WHO: Free and open to all Berwick neighbors!

 

For questions or more info:
614Berwick.com
carly.woodrow@614Berwick.com
(937) 215-1125

First Berwick Blockwatch Meeting of 2016 a Success!

Blockwatch April 2016

Officer Garey Scott

We had almost 30 residents at the meeting.  TT Murph’s pizza was provided, as well as water and soda.  Our Community Liaison Officer, Garey Scott, gave a presentation on what steps to take to increase our safety from crime, such as:

  • installing motion sensing security lights
  • locking our vehicles even when parked in our driveways
  • informing our neighbors when they accidentally leave their garage doors open
  • alerting the Blockwatch coordinator (blockwatch-admin@614berwick.com) when suspicious activity is seen in the neighborhood

 

Here is a publication from the Columbus Police with even more information about Residential Security: Residential Security

 

Columbus GreenSpot program offers rebates

rain barrelAre you looking for a rain barrel, compost bin or native plants and trees to spruce up your yard? GreenSpot Backyards has you covered. Beginning April 1st GreenSpot members will be eligible for a $50 rebate on a compost bin, rain barrel or native plants and up to $100 rebate on trees (subject to address verification and specific criteria). Take an easy on-line quiz or attend a workshop hosted by Franklin Soil and Water.

To register or find out more information visit www.GreenSpotBackyards.org.