The South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Perry Street Cafe - and it needs your help and input. The organization formed years ago when businesses were first moving into the district, and it falls under the East Central Neighborhood Council. Business oweners, neighbors, teachers, anyone with a connection to South Perry is welcome to attend the meetings.
The annual meeting is coming up on October 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the Emmanuel Life Center - Mayor Mary Verner has been invited, and so has city council menbers Jon Snyder and Richard Rush. Brian Estes will give an update about the Farmers Market and there will be a sign up sheet for volunteer positions - or just volunteers.
At the meeting on Tuesday, the SPBNA talked about putting on a fundraiser later this year, approved a budget and discussed how to best approach City Hall about the road construction going on in the neighborhood. Residents have had their water turned off with little or no warning, are driving through front and side yards to get to the street, and remain completely annoyed by the closure of Altamont Boulevard (from Fifth Avenue, up the hill, to Ninth Avenue).
Jerry Numbers shared that the Sonora Dodd home (located at 603 S. Arthur) has been placed on the national list of historic places by the National Park Service. Dodd was the founder of Father's Day and Numbers owns the home. There will be a formal dedication and announcement on Oct. 15 at 10 a.m.