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Driving Park Historic District 2019 Community Meeting
Date: Tuesday, October 8th
Time: 6:00 Mix & Mingle; 6:30-8:00 PM Community Meeting
Location: Novo Coffee on 6th Avenue (between Gilpin and Williams)
Mix & Mingle: Novo will be open exclusively for our gathering. Your Board will pay for your first cup of regular or decaf coffee. Novo will also have additional refreshments available for purchase including beer and wine.
Meeting: This will be a great chance to meet more of your neighbors and our new councilman, Chris Hinds. We will also provide you with updates on our community business, specifically our Neighborhood Watch Program. We will introduce your 2019 Board members and will be voting in the new 2020 Board. If you would like to serve on the board (its a great way to meet new neighbors and stay in touch with neighborhood activities) please let us know by submitting a comment in the form at the bottom of this page.
Dues for 2020 are due (Individual $15.00; Family: $25.00). They can be paid anytime by credit card on this site or by cash or check at our meeting. Dues are a requirement to be a voting member of our community. They are used to promote our meetings, and to fund initiatives approved by the Board. In the past, we have funded cleanup activities, complete with dumpsters, a tree planting project and neighborhood picnics. We would love to consider your ideas - please submit your suggestions below.
Note: This meeting is for our entire community. Dues are not required to attend the meeting (they are only required to be eligible to vote.) We look forward to seeing all our our Driving Park HD neighbors at our meeting in October.
DPHD September 2019 Board Meeting
The Board discussed the following topics:
• Community Meeting: The time and date for the community meeting has been confirmed with our new councilman, Chris Hinds. Novo has generously agreed to remain open a few extra hours on Tuesday, October 8th to accommodate our meeting. The details are in the announcement above.
• Between now and the October 8th meeting, your Board members will be coming around with a personal invitation to attend the meeting. They will also be sharing information about our Neighborhood Watch program. In an effort to connect our community we will be ringing your doorbell. Do not worry, we are not soliciting, only inviting and sharing neighborhood information.
• Your Co-Presidents, Ann Atkinson and Betsy Rubner will be meeting with Chris Hinds' assistant to plan the agenda which will include topics specific to our community such as sidewalk and curb projects, the city's Neighborhood Planning Initiative, and other city planning issues. We are also looking at issues such as construction projects in Cherry Creek and the status of the LandMark Ordinance. If you have an issue you would like to have addressed, please submit it in the suggestion box below.
DPHD May 2019 Board meeting
The Board discussed the following topics:
• Neighborhood Watch: This summer our Block Captains will be visiting each of their neighbors. The will identify themselves, explain the importance of the Neighborhood Watch program and how it works. They will also provide you with a handout with Neighborhood Safety Contact information and will remind you the importance of
DPHD January 2019 Board Meeting
The new DPHD Board held our first meeting on Thursday, January 24th. The following topics were discussed:
• Neighborhood communications:
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• Neighborhood Watch
The Neighborhood Watch Program is aimed at preventing crime, as well as, making your home, family and neighborhood safer. Neighborhood Watch is a partnership between the Denver Police Department and the communities it serves. We are putting together a group of "block communicators" who will help us implement the program with neighbors on their block. We will be hosting a Neighborhood Watch Action and Awareness training for the block communicators in DPHD. If you would like to participate as a block communicator, please email us at email@example.com
•Identity theft - see Presidents Corner notes below
Neighborhood Watch Awareness meeting - 11-5-18
1. Reasons for creating a Neighborhood watch - people being aware and willing to report suspicious behavior make neighborhoods safer.
2. Block captains will be trained at a meeting just for our neighborhood by the Denver Police Department. This training will cover how to talk with your neighbors about the program and how to identify and report suspicious behavior. Block captains are not required to do much once the Watch is set up. If there is an immediate situation in your neighborhood, you will be notified.
3. Tips for personal safety
Notes on Identity Fraud from the Denver INC January 2019 meeting.
According to Hazel Heckers of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Identity Theft is the fastest growing crime in America. Experts say that 50% of the population will become a victim of Identity Theft in their lifetime. If you or someone you know has been a victim of Identity Theft, CBI has specialists available to support victims in reporting the crime and beginning the process of restoring their good name. To contact them call the 24 hour toll free Identity Theft hotline: 855-443-3489.
You can also contact the Victim Assistance Program:
303-239-4649 or email CBI.StopIDTheft@state.co.us
Regardless of how much or little you communicate digitally, you should assume your data has been hacked - major retailers, the IRS and Equifax have all been hacked and millions of people's personal data has been compromised. Here are some recommendations from Hazel for how to minimize your losses should someone decide to take advantage of your personal data (note - do these steps in order)
1. If you do not have an account on SSA.gov, create one now. This will prevent a would be thief from creating an account using your SS and thereby getting access from your hard earned funds.
2. FREEZE (not lock) your credit with all three credit agencies. It is free to do and by doing so, you prevent anyone from using your credentials to open an account. If you are purchasing a home, car or opening a credit account, you can unfreeze your account for no charge. It takes hours, not days to unfreeze your account.
3. Contact your financial institutions to take advantage of any security protections they offer.
Remember if you get a call or email that seems like a scam, it probably is. No-one takes payment in the form of iTunes gift cards and don't worry about the IRS sending law enforcement your way. If you are going to be arrested, you don't get advance warning 😀