Reporting Blight

The nine new Neighborhood Safety Officers (NSO), who will be dealing with blight, have been chosen. The city is developing a Blight Plan and as soon as funding is received they will begin their work. David Solis (766-1426 ext 2601) is in charge of the planning and has indicated he welcomes any and all questions.

Until the officers begin their work you should continue to fill out the form on the Flint Blue Badge site and forward to Officer Tanya Meeks. Contact information is on the BlueBadge Volunteers page.

Down at the center bottom of the page you will find the form Notification of Abandoned Vehicles, Liquor Store Issues and Graffiti. Currently this form should be used for all blight issues.

Craig A. Wolcott

Simple things you can do to improve your neighborhood

  • Keep the exterior of your own home clean, painted and in good repair.
  • Clear snow and keep the grass cut on your own property
  • Report problems, crime and suspicious behavior directly to the Flint Police Department via this form or stop by the mini-station. Contact 911 and/or the Mott Community College police (810) 762-0222, active in our neighborhood.
  • Know and talk to your neighbors; knowing your neighbors helps control crime.
  • Display a crime watch window sign and offer neighbors signs.  Signs are available from your block captain or at the mini-station.
  • Come to CCNA neighborhood meetings and stay informed of neighborhood issues.  See for meeting schedule.
  • Invite new neighbors to join you at a CCNA meeting
  • Join the neighborhood list serve:
  • Pick up litter on your street; and if you are a walker, pick up litter on your walks.
  • If you live next to a vacant house, keep the grass cut and occasionally park a car in the drive.
  • Volunteer with the beautification committee.  Contact Claudia Mach or Mary Whaley.
  • Volunteer to be a block captain.  Call Craig Wolcott at 265-3226 or
  • Volunteer to help keep the mini-station staffed.  Call Don Potter at 624-3510 or
  • Volunteer to be part of the neighborhood patrol.  Call Matt Schlinker at 691-7869 or

3rd Annual Community Gathering – YOU Are Invited!

The Flint River Corridor Alliance is pleased to invite you to our 3rd Annual Community Gathering!

Date:    Friday, February 12, 2010

Time:   11:30am – 1:00pm

Place:  Northbank Center Ballroom, 432 N. Saginaw St., Flint, Michigan

A complimentary lunch will be provided.

Join us as we celebrate the another year of “Projects, Partnerships and Progress” in the Flint River corridor.  This year’s event will feature a welcome from City of Flint Mayor Dayne Walling.  We would like to thank the C.S. Mott Foundation for their generous support and sponsorship of our keynote speaker, Bruce Katz of the Brookings Institution.  Mr. Katz is the founding Director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings.  He will speak about how our city’s assets will shape Flint’s growth.

This event is free and open to the public, but you must RSVP by Feb. 9, 2010 to attend.

To register online for this event, click here.  To register by phone, contact Barb Urlaub at (810) 424-5486.

Do You Know These Names?

A College Culture Neighborhood trivia question. What do these names have in common?

  • Handay
  • Krake
  • Rogers
  • Frammolino
  • Barrett

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Answer: They are all names of contractors who installed sidewalks in our neighborhood. You can see them, sometimes plainly, sometimes faintly, on sidewalks with the date of installation. Some of the sidewalks installed by Rogers say “Rogers & Son” with a backwards S in “Son.”

Welcome to the new website!

Welcome to the new homepage for the CCNA.  It boasts a sharper look, easier maintenance, and opportunities for greater participation by neighbors.

If you are interested in blogging on this site, you must first set up a WordPress account.  Then notify me, your friendly neighborhood association webmaster, and I can add you as an author.

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