By Jay Wilson
Representatives of the All People’s Church are planning to have an updated plan for the church property to present to us at our April Del Cerro Action Council (DCAC) meeting. When they present a plan to the city, it will be reviewed and the response usually takes the form of a cycles report. This report will indicate what the city agrees with and what may need additional information. A completed cycles report is what the Navajo Community Planners, Inc. (NCPI) will refer to when they ultimately vote on the project. Please remember that the votes by the NCPI are strictly recommendations to the city.
Refurbishing of the Princess Del Cerro Playground was postponed until May. We will have warmer weather, which will allow any paint to dry much more quickly and allow the project to take no more than one day. This is a joint project spearheaded by the Friends of Del Cerro with initial funding provided by the Del Cerro Action Council. By the time you read this, Kelly Woods, the area manager for the Park and Recreation Department for all of the Navajo community and Tierrasanta, will have many cubic yards of new woodchips blown into the playground. This will raise the level of the chips by several inches to more than a foot in some areas.
A message from DCAC chair Mark Rawlins
Things seem to be quiet in Del Cerro. However, there have been complaints about dog owners not picking up after their dogs when their dogs go to the bathroom in the neighborhood. I think it’s good etiquette and respecting others by not allowing your dog to poop on your neighbors’ lawn or on the sidewalk. Your neighbor did not put that lawn in for your dog.
Furthermore, those property owners who invested in artificial grass did not expect to have any dog poop on their lawn. The other day, I saw a lady walking her dog up on an artificial lawn allowing her dog to poop and then continue to walk on. Unfortunately, she’s not the only one that does this. It is great to see people out and about walking with their dogs in the neighborhood. But just be mindful of your neighbors.
If your neighborhood has a parkway (between the sidewalk and the curb), always keep your dog on the parkway and never allow your dog to poop in your neighbors’ yard. If your dog does poop, please always pick it up and dispose of it properly. Thank you, and be a good neighbor.
Join us at the next DCAC meeting on Thursday, April 25, 7 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El.
— Jay Wilson is secretary of the Del Cerro Action Council. Visit delcerroactioncouncil.org.