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BCA Newsletter 2019

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Newsletter 2019 Spring

 

Berwick Community Mixer

Rumpke Recycling Facility Tour

Recently, a group of Berwick citizens attended a tour at the local Rumpke facility where our recyclables are sorted.  Below are some items the group learned CAN and CANNOT be recycled.  (Click the photo to make it larger.)

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Click here to see more photos and videos of the tour.

And click here to see Rumpke’s list of acceptable and not acceptable items for recycling.

And click here to see a video of a sorting facility similar to the one we toured, just to give you a better idea of how the Rumpke facility works.

 

New Community Liaison Officer for 9 Precinct

The Columbus Division of Police believes a single point of contact is an effective method to stay in touch with community members.

Therefore, one Community Liaison officer is assigned to each of our 20 precincts in order for the citizens who live in that precinct to have direct access to an officer. This liaison officer can address long-term crime and quality of life issues, as well as attend community meetings and oversee block watch efforts. These officers have special training in crime prevention, solving such problems and directing necessary resources to problems and areas that need our help.

The Community Liaison officer for the Berwick and surrounding areas is:

Officer David Laroche #1034
Telephone: 614.645.1409
Email: dlaroche@columbuspolice.org

Topics for the first meeting of 2018 (including presentation slides)

Click here to view the BCA February 2018 presentation

For the February 6th Trustees meeting, there are two important items to be reviewed which we want you to be aware of and gain any input you may offer:

  • Proposed bylaws changes and modification of the Annual Meeting schedule
  • Update on the status of petitions to the City of Columbus to include Berwick in an Area Commission

So please join us at this informative meeting!

7:30pm – 9:00pm @ Redeemer Lutheran Church (1555 James Road)

 

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

 

 

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.