Meeting Minutes

***APRIL 2017***

Meeting was called to order by Chuck Rose at 11:35. Board members present were: Chuck Rose, Bill Pierce, Carole Truesdale, Caroline Lewis, Cindy Betonte and Larry Truesdale. Sgt. Nicole Canby represented the Morro Bay Police Department.

Other members present were Richard LeGrand, John and Linda Shorb and welcome to Kristen Headland.

MINUTES
Motion was made to accept minutes from March 9, 2017 meeting and were approved with no corrections.

TREASURER
Current balance in bank account is $2557.96. Ten dollars was used to pay for new Business License. Sgt. Canby stated that there is $3973 in the DARE account, the DARE program has been gone for awhile. Decision will be made as to what to do with the money.

DEPARTMENT BUSINESS
Sgt. Canby stated that the new chief will be taking over on the 1st of June. She stated he is a very positive, energetic and has many years of experience. He was interviewed by two panels and all agreed he was the one for Morro Bay. Officers have finished training for new Motos, they are on the street and more are being trained. The Drone Program will be implemented when training is completed. Homeless are same ones over and over. Call dispatch if you see anyone sleeping in their cars at night.

BUSINESS
Carole Truesdale will take care of taxes being filed for Neighborhood Watch and Cindy Betonte will upgrade fundraising letter that will go out to businesses in Morro Bay. Carole Truesdale will work on applying for a Grant through PG&E. Motion was made on both issues and was approved by all. Council has adopted new fees as of the 1st of April, 2017. Heritage Bank has been bought out by Pacific Premier Bank.

National Night-out will be held the first Tuesday of August , August 1, 2017.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Our next meeting will be at the Church of Christ, 1001 Las Tunas, at 6:00 pm, May 11, 2017, this is our bimonthly potluck. Please bring your favorite dish to share. We would like to invite everyone come and find out what is going on in our Community.

ADJOURNMENT
Meeting was adjourned at 12:20 by Chuck Rose.

Meeting notes respectfully submitted by Caroline Lewis

 

***MARCH 2017***

Morro Bay Neighborhood Watch
(March 9, 2017)

Meeting was called to order by Chuck Rose at 6:05. Board members present were Chuck Rose and Caroline Lewis. Cmdr Jody Cox represented the Morro Bay Police Department. Marlys McPherson was representing the Morro Bay City Council.

Other members present were Ray Lewis, Paul LaRiviere, Jim Lipsett, John Shorb, Linda Shorb, Terry Simons, David Ryal, Vicki Ryal, Glen Silloway and would like to welcome two new members, Susan Heineman and Lucinda Ware.

MINUTES Motion was made to accept minutes from February 9, 2017 meeting and were approved with no corrections.

TREASURER’S REPORT Our present balance is $2,367.57 in checking. Crime Prevention account was closed and money ($197.39) was transferred to the Neighborhood Watch account.

DEPARTMENT UPDATE Cmdr Cox stated that interviews are completed for new Police Chief and an announcement will be made the 1st of June. The person chosen is a 30 year veteran of Police work. If you see anything that does not look right, take a photo and send to Police Department. If it is an emergency call 911.
Cmdr Cox stated that there is a record of all accidents that occur in the city. Discussion was brought up about our 25 mph speed detectors, they do not take photos at present.

Questions about Prop 64, Cmdr Cox and Mrs McPherson stated that the City Attorney will address the cash based economy and its legality for 6 plants to be grown and used for medical use. People must have a doctors recommendation.

Marlys McPherson and Cmdr Cox were asked about Stop signs, they suggested if there are questions about who handles them being put up, call Rob Liveck of Public Services in Morro Bay. Also mentioned was the that the city owns the parking lot on the Embacadero that will be part of the area improvement.

New Water Reclamation Plant will go in up behind Casa de Flores at South Bay and Highway 1. Coastal Commission did not approve rebuilding where it is now, because it is in a Flood Plain. They voted 13 to 0. Facilities Master Plan-City Plan Prop 218-process will be to notify home owners in May/June Water bills of increase. If public disapproves by 51%, then the city will have to come up with another way.

BUSINESS Crime Prevention and other.
a) Crime prevention account has been combined with Neighborhood Watch account.
b) Chuck gave everyone a sample letter to go over and make suggestions. The letter is for Fundraising, tit will go out to businesses in our community. The money raised is used for National Night Out and Caroling Cops.

Next meeting will be on April 13, 2017 at 11:30 a m at Dorn”s. Please come and join us. It is very important that we all stay informed about our community.

ADJOURNMENT Meeting was adjourned by Chuck Rose at 7:20 pm.

Notes respectfully submitted by Caroline Lewis

***FEBRUARY 2017***

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING
FEBRUARY 9, 2017

Meeting was called to order by Chuck Rose at 11:35 a m. Board Members present were: Chuck Rose, Carole Truesdale, Caroline Lewis, Ray Lewis and Cindy Betonte. Representing the Morro Bay Police
department was Sgt. Nicole Canby.

Other members present were Brenda Pool, Richard LaGrand and we welcome our new member Simon Hamid.

Cindy Betonte made a motion to accept Board Members as presented and was seconded by Ray Lewis. Motion was approved by all.

MINUTES: Motion was made to accept minutes from January 12, 2017 meeting and were approved with no corrections.

TREASURER: Balance in checking is $2387.57 and $205.39 in Crime Prevention account.

DEPARTMENT UPDATE: Sgt Canby stated that there is a full crew at the Morro Bay Police Department, except for Police Chief. Commander Cox is our acting Police Chief. Sgt Canby stated two officers will be going to Peer Support training classes. There will be a Coffee with Cops on the 28th of February at Rock Expresso on Morro Bay Blvd, from 7 a m to 9 a m. Sgt Canby will be printing up Flyers foe distribution. Carole Truesdale will post on nextdoor.com and Caroline Lewis will contact Morro Bay Life and New Times..

BUSINESS: Certificates were generated and signed by Chuck Rose, for Camille and LeRoy for their participation in Caroling Cops. Carole Truesdale will deliver them today. Discussion came up about combining the two bank accounts. Motion was made by Caroline Lewis to combine them and seconded by Ray Lewis. It was approved unanimously. New bank cards were signed.

Group discussed buying Neighborhood Watch stickers for people to put in their windows. Also large signs possibly being used to encourage small group meetings in individual neighborhoods.

Discussion came up about Neighborhood Watch becoming a member of the Chamber of Commerce. It was mentioned that the Chamber supports and works with businesses. More discussion is needed on this subject.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Our next meeting will be March 9, 2017 at the Church of Christ at 1001 Las Tunas St. at 6:30 p m. This is our Potluck, so bring a dish and come join us.

Meeting was adjourned at 12:20 by Chuck Rose

Notes respectfully submitted by Caroline R. Lewis

***JANUARY  2017***

Neighborhood Watch Meeting
Agenda January 12, 2017

Intro: Meeting was called to order by Chuck Rose at 6:10 pm. Board members preesnt were Chuck Rose, Carole Truesdale, Larry Truesdale and Caroline Lewis. Representing the Morro Bay Police Department was Sgt. Nicole Canby.

Other Neighborhood Watch members present were: Ray Lewis, Jim Lipsett, Paul LaRiviere, Vicki Ryala, Pastor David Ryal, Judi Brown and Terry Simons.

Minutes: Motion was made to accept the minutes from December 8, 2016, they were approved with no corrections.

Treasure: Balance is same as December, 2016. Checking balance is
$2377.57 and in the Crime Prevention account $221.39. Carole Truesdale will be added to signature card at the bank as our new Treasurer.

Department Update: Sgt. Nicole Canby gave an update on the Morro Bay Police Department. Acting Chief Todd is leaving us, but will help in process of hiring a new chief. Commander Jody Cox will be acting chief. We have a new officer sworn in, Officer Bill Marvos, Welcome to our city.
Sgt. Canby informed us that the Police Department has acquired two game cams, two electric motos and a Drone. Also there is recruitment going on for Volunteers for the Morro Bay Police Department and also for the Explorer Unit. She restated, that if there is an emergency or something you see happening call 911. There will possibly be a Coffee with Cops again soon.

Business: Caroling Cop’s was a success. We have 142 toys left, so next year we will buy replacement toys. All decorations for Trolley, 2 power inverters, Santa suit, Banner for Caroling Cop’s will be stored in the Police annex. National Night banners, the McGruff cutout, 2 small signs and 2 Banners “Morro Bay (picture) Neighborhood Watch will also be stored in the annex. Carole Truesdale has sent out Thank You notes to Foster Freeze, Pastor David Ryal and Rick and Claire Grantham for there great snacks each night. Certificates will be given to LeRoy for driving the Trolley and to Camille for leading the music. Carole Truesdale and Caroline Lewis will be contacting local businesses in Morro Bay for support of Neighborhood Watch..

Announcements: Our next Neighborhood Watch meeting will be February 9, 2017 at Dorn”s at 11:30. Please come join us.

Adjournment: Chuck Rose moved to adjourn at 7:10pm, Terry Simons seconded the motion.

***DECEMBER  2016***

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING
NOVEMBER 8, 2016

***NOVEMBER  2016***

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING
NOVEMBER 8, 2016

 

***OCTOBER 2016***

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING
OCTOBER 13, 2016

Quorum not present – Meeting canceled.

Sorry,there was no posting for last meeting. There were only three Board members at meeting and we had no input from Morro Bay Police Department. No decisions were made on any usual business . We did discuss Caroling Cop’s and up dates will be made at next meeting. Our next meeting is November 10th at the Church of Christ at 100 Las Tunas and King St. at 6 pm. Please bring a dish to share.

***SEPTEMBER 2016***

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING
SEPTEMBER 8, 2016

Meeting was called to order by Chuck Rose at 6:15 pm, Board members present were: Chuck Rose, Cindy Betonte, Bill Pierce and Caroline Lewis. Representing the Morro Bay Police Department were Sgt. Nicole Canby and acting Commander Sgt Rick Catlett.
Other Neighborhood Watch members present were: David Ryal, David Betonte, John Shorb, Linda Shorb, Judi Brown, Terrry Simons, Ray Lewis, Diane Playan and Tina Metsger.

MINUTES
Chuck Rose made a motion to approve minutes from August 11, 2016 meeting, seconded and unanimously approved.

TREASURER
Balance in bank account is $2377.57.

DEPARTMENT UPDATE
Sgt Rick Catlett stated, “Ditch is mess again by Lila Kaiser Park. “ They are assessing the next cleanup. Terry Simons mentioned maybe Adopt a Creek would work, cleanup only, citizens cleanup and maybe use sheep in cleanup. Sgt Catlett discussed the 2 new officers in training, one is doing Shadow week with a patrol officer. It will probably be a year before new Chief is hired. He stated, “ better cops come from better education and are more professional. “ The Commander test is coming up in October, there are four candidates, two from the department and two from outside. There will be written, oral, practical issues and employee issues. Sgt Catlett also talked about transients, it is not against the law to panhandle. Vagrancy laws only pertain if something illegal is being done and there is probable cause. If transients are arrested for drugs it is a misdemeanor and would spend 2 hours in jail and released, unless there is proof of a sales, which is a felony.

BUSINESS
Discussed Caroling Cops and decided on December 12, 13, and 14. Decorating on the 12th of December at 10 am at Cookie Crock parking lot. We need to buy abouy 300 more toys, Rich will be Santa Claus and our stops will be: on the 12th at the Grant’s home, the 13th at Church of Christ and the 14th at Foster Freeze.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Our next meeting will be on October 13, 2016 at 11:30 am at Dorns.Please come and join us.

Meeting was adjourned at 7:20 pm by Chuck Rose.

Respectfully submitted by Caroline Lewis

 

***AUGUST 2016***

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING
AUGUST 11, 2016

Meeting was called to order by Chuck Rose at 11:40 am. Board members present were: Chuck Rose, Bill Pierce, Jon “Woody” Wordswoth, Carole Truesdale and Caroline Lewis. Representing the Morro Bay Police Department were Sgt. Rick Catlett and interim Chief Todd.

Other Neighborhood Watch members present were: Brenda Pool, Ray Lewis, Richard LeGrand, Fran Willey, Gordon Willey, John Shorb, Linda Shorb, Paul LaRiviere and Jim Lipsett.

MINUTES

Chuck Rose made a motion to approve minutes from July 14, 2016: seconded and unanimously approved.

TREASURER

Balance is the same as last meeting, $2559.02

DEPARTMENT UPDATE

Sgt. Catlett thanked all for the group work on petitions and thanked the community for its support.He explained he had been cleaning the Annex. Questions were addressed about Xello, the Morro Bay Police Dog. He explained that Xello was used mostly for PR and would retire within the next couple of years. It is customary that the dog goes with his handler, Xello went with Canine Officer Stephanie Pepan to CalPoly. Another topic that was touched on was the number of accidents occurring at Yerba Buena and San Jacinto. Caltrans handles speed limits set on Highway 1, the 55 mph was put in as a favor to the city. In 2005 the department went from 22 officers to 18 officers. The city has 17 sworn officers and 18 positions, 2 officers are in field training and will be out within the next 8 to 10 weeks. Also discussed was that Motorcycle Officers would be very helpful, if traffic was heavy and patrol car could not get through to situation.

Interim Chief Todd was very complimentary about our existing Morro Bay Police Department. He stated, “his goal was that he wanted to have a good Police Department.” He is very personable and congenial. Since he has retired he has been called on to serve as Interim Chief in several places. He is going through the process to find a Commander within the next 30 days to 60 days, hopefully from within the department. He is looking for the best candidate from within or outside the department. When the process is done he will proceed to look for candidates for Chief either from within the department or from outside. The final decision will be made by Chief Todd and City Manager Buckingham.

BUSINESS

All agreed National Night Out was a success. Over 200 people attended. Suggestion for next year was to place small prizes in buckets for easier monitoring. We had 8 officers there, 5 in uniform and 3 in street clothes. Thanks to Bill Pierce for PA on city vehicle.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Our next meeting Sept 8, 2016 will be held at the Church of Christ on Alesandro and Las Tunas at 6 pm. Please bring a dish to share, this is our bimonthly Potluck.

ADJOURNMENT
Meeting was adjourned at 12:35 by Chuck Rose.

Respectfully submitted by Caroline Lewis

***JULY 2016***

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING
(July 14, 2016)

Our meeting was held on Thursday, July 14, 2016. It was a general meeting focusing on National Night Out, which was held at the Church of Christ located at 100 Las Tunas & King in the Church Hall. This was out potluck evening meeting and everyone in attendance brought a fabulous dish to share. The meeting was called to order by President Chuck Rose at 6:15 p.m. Board members present were: Chuck Rose, Carole Truesdale, and Cindy Betonte. Representing the Morro Bay Police Department: Acting Commander & Chief Rick Catlett and Sergeant Nicole Canby. Carole Truesdale scribed these notes for Caroline Lewis, Secretary, who was not in attendance. Other Neighborhood Watch members present were: Nolan Meeks, Larry Truesdale, David Ryal, Gordon & Fran Willey, Steve Eckis, Paul LaRiviere, Jim Lipsett, Kathy Rose, John & Linda Shorb, Diane Playan, Hank Roth, Judi Brown, Terry Simons, and Millie Tyler.
MINUTES
Motion was made to accept the minutes of the June 9, 2016 meeting with one correction of the name of Stephanie Pipan (instead of Pickett) who had left with her K-9 companion to CalPoly; second and unanimously approved.
TREASURER
Chuck Rose advised the balance of our checking account is $2,557.22. He did have a check for Cindy Betonte for her National Night Out out-of-pocket expenses.
DEPARTMENT UPDATE
Sargeant Nicole Canby gave us the good news that Chief Amy Christie is a new parent, her daughter was born on 7/13/2016 and both mother and child are doing well. Chief is a bit tired as she is on night duty. Acting Commander & Chief Rick Catlett spoke openly about the homeless situation in Morro Bay, which seems very frustrating to residence, however we have to keep in mind that “Homelessness is NOT a crime;” He stressed “that the Police Department has a duty to enforce the law when homeless individuals are involved in crimes and this is not in any way harassment or profiling.” MBPD advises everyone to lock their doors in vehicles, homes etc., Sargent Canby brought in a flyer that offers MB residents a discount from RING (the manufacturer) for an apparatus that one purchases, it can be wired into existing doorbells and will capture a picture of the individual at the door, and communicate if you are not available to respond whether home or away. Keep up the providing the information to the MBPD via the phone application for anything suspicious around your area.
MBPD successfully assisted in a major fraud situation along with the help of Wells Fargo Bank by capturing a Korean national that had several false identifications; opening numerous bank accounts across California and was part of a major ring of identify thieves. These individuals would open a new account in a bank, place funds from a check (that did not have funds to back up the amount), write a check from the new checking account and get cash before the bank could verify the funds. This was a large ring and our MBPD caught it here in MB! Mayor Irons stopped by the MBPD and met with the Acting Commander & Chief to let him and his staff know how grateful he was for their service to our City and keeping MB safe. It really hit the Mayor hard the loss of the Dallas Police Department personnel. Currently the department is down by 2 positions, and an interim police chief will be coming onboard after background checks have be en finalized. There are currently 18 sworn positions and the Chief and Commander positions are part of that mix. The balance of the conversation Acting Commander & Chief Rick Catlett discussed the different items that our community might lose if MBPD was outsourced to the sheriff’s department: time to response for any type of incident, having enough eyes and ears around the City to keep the safety factor down; we are one of the safest cities in SLO County; Neighborhood Watch Program, National Night Out, Emergency Vehicle demonstrations, finally…Caroling Cops. The outsourcing issue was addressed at the City Council Meeting on July 12th. Concerns were express over the fact that since the 911 dispatch was assigned to the Sherriff’s department, there has been a 20% increase in the overall cost vs what was first defined prior to the MB Dispatch teambeing removed from the City. Judi Brown shared her experience with a combative transient that unfolded like this: “call was made to 805-772-6225; dispatch took info and said they’d get back to me. Three (3) more calls 15 minutes apart later, no call back, no officer. At that point I physically removed the guy myself. About an hour and half later after that, officer from MBPD returned my call and took the report. Total time from first call 2.5 hours; never ONCE saw an officer, and got a different dispatch officer every time I called so I would have to relay all of the details from the beginning to someone new, wasting even more time.” It was discussed that if we want to keep our MBPD from being outsourced, we all need to band together, attend the August 9th meeting and speak out. Send letters to the Mayor and Councilmen with your thoughts, comments, etc.
BUSINESS
National Night Out is fast approaching…Tuesday, 8/2/2016. Cindy Betonte electronically provided copies of the current NNO 2016 Plan and we went down each line action item to update the various closed and open items that needed to be addressed prior to NNO. Also, Cindy brought in copies of the National Night Out flyer, which the designer Jan Valeri (valeriart.com) volunteered her time and expertise to update. Chuck Rose asked each attendee to take some and pass them around to the local businesses and hang them up in public places for others to see. Caroline Lewis went to the MB Council Meeting on Tuesday, 7/12/2016 and provided a flyer to the City Council and announced National Night Out; asked the members and Mayor to join us for this event. Officer Canby is also hanging flyers in other areas so we can have a good participation. This event is NOT just for Morro Bay, but Cayucos and Los Osos residents. Publicity: Carole Truesdale was to finalize with the Event Calendar with the Bay News and New Times for our NNO event to appear for further publicity. The article written by Alyson Oken appeared in the Morro Bay Life discussion NNO. MBPD Press Release has been disseminated by Sargent Canby to media. Prizes, Larry & Carole purchased two Razors for prizes, there are other giveaways that we have in storage and Chuck Rose will bring those out. We need more prizes for this event and a motion was made that we can have $250 to purchase helmets and other safety gear as prizes to give to children attending, it was second and Carole will purchase fromTarget or Amazon.com. Sergeant Canby said that she was going to chat with Target about providing other prizes to NNO. Chuck Rose will dig up the raffle tickets from the MBPD Storage Unit. Food, Sargeant Canby informed the group that Target is supplying all of the necessities: hot dogs, buns, plates, plastic ware, napkins, sodas, we still have some water left from our previous gathering and we can use them. Sargent Canby will confirm what is not being supplied by Target and last minute shopping may be in order. Dave Betonte & Larry Truesdale will be the cooks. David will bring his BBQ and charcoal. Banners have been updated with the current date and location;will be hung accordingly at City Park and then removed to be hung at the Cloisters on 8/1/2016 by Chuck Rose.
Recycle containers have been donated by the Morro Bay Waste & Disposal Company; they will be delivered to the Truesdale house on 8/2/2016. The filled recyclable bags will be donated to
Del Mar School for their recycle program after the event.
Entertainment: Caroline Lewis was able to find a face painter, and will bring her own table to set up for this event. The Drum Circle people declined performing for NNO. 97.3 FM The Rock will have their booth and will be talking with people throughout the evening. Sargeant Canby will provide a PA system and will work with Chuck Rose to obtain the games etc. that is currently in MBPD storage facility.
We are as ready as we can be for NNO at Cloister’s Park; we are to park in the dirt area adjacent to the playground, there will be flags designating the areas. Meeting was adjourned at 7:15p.m.
MEETING
Our next meeting will be held at Dorn’s Restaurant on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at which time we will discuss the success of NNO and its future.
Respectfully submitted by Carole Truesdale on behalf of Caroline Lewis

***JUNE 2016***

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING
(June 9, 2016)

Our meeting was held on June 9, 2016. It was a general discussion meeting starting at 11:30 am. Board members present were Cindy Betonte, Carole Truesdale and Caroline Lewis. Chief Amy Christie and Officer Nicole Canby represented the Morro Bay Police Department.

Other Neighborhood Watch members present were Fran and Gordon Willey, Ray Lewis, Richard LeGrand, Larry Truesdale, Jim Lipsett, Brenda Pool and Allyson Oken reporter for Morro Bay Life.

MINUTES
Cindy Betonte made motion to approve minutes from May meeting., was seconded by Ray Lewis and minutes were approved unanimously.

TREASURER
Update on monies in account were received by email from Chuck Rose. A $1000 was received from Emergency Car Show which gives a balance of $2,422.71.

DEPARTMENT UPDATE
Chief Amy Christie stated that Commander Millard has left and is the new Chief of Police for Cuesta College. Rick Catlett is acting Commander. Sgt. Porter has also left and Stephanie Pickett has gone with her K-9 to Cal Poly. Recruitment was closed for Commander and Officer on June 24, assessments and background checks are done on each candidate. Chief Christie said, “crime is relatively low, drugs are around and that several items that were stolen in Morro Bay were found in Atascadero.” Officer Nicole Canby will be the contact for Neighborhood Watch, National Night Out and Caroling Cops. Officer Nicole Canby will be sworn in as Sgt. Nicole Canby at 3 pm today.
Chief Christie and her partner are having a baby girl due July 18, 2016. Congratulations from all of us.

BUSINESS
National Night Out will be held at Cloisters Park on August 2, 2016 at 5:00 til 7:00 pm.   Officer Nicole Canby will contact Fire Department, Harbor Patrol, Coast Guard and Atascadero K-9 officer to come to National Night Out. Officer Canby will also check on tables. Morro Bay Police Department will furnish the hot dogs for BBQ and we are asking for all who attend to bring a dish to share. Chuck Rose has Mc Gruff and will contact Target. Carole Truesdale will contact Bike Store in Morro Bay for donations. She will also contact Carol Suderman about Drum Group from Los Osos. Carole and Larry Truesdale will provide a Scooter to be given away in a drawing. Cindy Betonte will send an email to Woody about PA System. Dave and Cindy Betonte will do walk through with Sgt Nicole Canby at Cloisters Park a couple of days before event. Cindy will also reserve space for Banner at City Park for one week on a Monday or a Friday before. Flyers will be updated by Jenn to size 8.5 by 11 motion was made by Carole Truesdale and seconded by Caroline Lewis and was approved unanimously. Caroline Lewis will present at City Council Meeting on July 12 and will arrange for a Face painter. 
There will be prizes and games. Bay News and New Times announcements need to be in one week ahead of the event.

MEETING
Our next meeting will be on July 14, 2016 at the Church of Christ at 100 Las Tunas and King in the Church Hall. Please bring a dish to share.

Meeting was over at 12:30.

Respectfully submitted by Caroline Lewis

***MAY 2016***

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING
(May 12, 2016)

Meeting was called to order at 6:pm by Chuck Rose.Board members present were Chuck Rose, Carole Truesdale, Cindy Betonte and Caroline Lewis. Sergeant Mosqueda was representative for Morro Bay Police Department.

Other Neighborhood Watch members present were Ray Lewis, Pastor David Ryal, Diane Playan, Nolan Meeks, Larry Truesdale, Judi Brown, Terry Simons, Linda Shorb, John Shorb, Melcena Brixel and Sarah Trudeau.

MINUTES
Chuck Rose made motion to approve minutes from April meeting, Ray Lewis seconded and the minutes were approved unanimously.

TREASURER
Chuck Rose updated us on balance in account, he stated there was $1700 in the account. Diane Playan made a donation to Neighborhood Watch.

DEPARTMENT UPDATE
Sergeant Mosqueda took Sergeant Gomes position he is also the Vice President of the Police Officers Association. He came to us from a small town called Farmersville, CA . We are very happy to have him in Morro Bay. He stated, “ that there will be 3 positions opening within the next month. “ They have 2 applicants for the sergeant position. Sergeant Mosqueda stated more people are putting up private surveillance systems. Someone asked if Pepper Spray could be used for protection. Sergeant Mosqueda said, “yes but with caution.” We also discussed Amgen, there would be five zones and many volunteers. it would shut most the city down for about an hour. He has a new email address: tmosqueda@morrobayca.gov

BUSINESS
National Night Out August 2nd will be held at Cloister Park. Chuck Rose asked for approval to use $200 for prizes and other things for National Night Out. Terry Simons made the motion and Cindy Betonte seconded and was approved by all.

Cindy Betonte will contact Jen about poster and also get permit for Banner. She will also contact Red Cross and CERT to see if they will participate in National Night Out.

Chuck Rose will make contact with Morro Police Department about BBQ and Emergency Vehicle Displays. He also has Neighborhood Watch Display, he will contact Woody Woodward about letters to vendors and Master list of Merchants and he will contact Todd Gailey from the Morro Bay Fire Department. Larry Truesdale volunteered to help with the BBQ. Others will bring side dishes, water and sodas.

Carole Truesdale will handle prizes/gifts for the event, she will also be tweaking the poster for National Night Out. Diane Playan will help with fundraising. Caroline Lewis will help with setup and take down. I will also contact Face painters and Balloon Twisters for price and also possibility of donation.

MEETING
We would like to thank Pastor David Ryal for the use of the church meeting hall. It was very pleasant and a great potluck. Our next meeting is at Dorn’s on June 8th at 11:30.

ADJOURNMENT
Meeting was adjourned by Chuck Rose at 8:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted by Caroline Lewis

 

***APRIL 2016***

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING – MINUTES

( April 14. 2016)

Meeting was called to order at 11:40 a m by Chuck Rose. Board members present were Chuck Rose, Carole Truesdale and Caroline Lewis. No representative of the Morro Bay Police Department.

Other Neighborhood watch members present were Ray Lewis, Larry Truesdale, Gordon Willey, Fran Willey, Richard LaGrand, John Short, Paul LaRiviere and Brenda Pool.

MINUTES
Chuck Rose made motion to approve minutes from March meeting. Paul LaRiviere seconded and minutes were approved unanimously.

TREASURER
Chuck Rose gave update on amount in bank account. Currently balance is $1722.04. A bill came into Morro Bay Police Department for sound system for Caroling Cops, bill cannot exceed $50 without Board approval.

DEPARTMENT UPDATE
No update was given.

BUSINESS
National Night Out is scheduled August 2, 2016. Chuck is checking to see where we will have it, at the Cloisters where we will need to obtain permission for people to park on dirt area from 4 pm to 7 pm. Possibility also at Del Mar Park where we could have a Pickle Ball presentation. We would also like to see if the Emergency Vehicles could be apart of National Night Out. Need to notify media about date and event.

Evaluation of Evening Meeting (location, time, day,…..)
All agreed that our first evening meeting went well, some of our day meeting people can’t come because of previous commitments. Minutes will be posted on Nextdoor.

Fundraising
Letters need to go out to businesses for support and donations for National Night Out as well as for the Car Show, Caroling Cops, cost of trolley, toys and decorations. Tax free 501-C letters could go into Water bills letting people know what Nextdoor and Neighborhood Watch are about. Committee formed to look into fundraising made up of
Chuck Rose, Ray Lewis and Caroline Lewis. Larry and Carole Truesdale will donate small scooter for prize.

Go Daddy renewal (cost) Website was updated by Cindy Betonte, she was able to renew for two years for $199.31.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
We discussed the fundraiser for our local non-profit community radio station. The Rock 97.3 being held at the Vets Hall on Friday, May 13, 2016 at 5:00 pm. Come join us at the Concert and enjoy the wonderful music.

Amgen
Still needs volunteers for Stage 4 Morro Bay. Please contact dghubbard117@gmail.com Stage 4 Volunteer Cooordinator David Hubbard.

Meeting
Our next Neighborhood Watch Meeting will be at the Church of Christ at 100 Las Tunas and King St.. We will be meeting in the Church Hall, it will be a Potluck so bring a dish to share. Please bring paper plates and utensils. May 12, 2016 at 6 pm.

ADJOURNMENT
Meeting was adjourned by Chuck Rose at 12:40 pm.

Respectfully submitted by Caroline Lewis.

 

***MARCH 2016***

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING – MINUTES
(10 March , 2016)

The meeting was called to order at 6:00  pm by Chuck Rose. Board members present were Chuck Rose, Carol Truesdale, Caroline Lewis, Cindy Betonte, Bill Pierce and Chief Amy Christey represented the Police Department.

MINUTES
Bill Pierce made motion to approve minutes of February meeting. Nancy seconded and they were approved unanimously, with one exception about bank balance. It was updated by Cindy Betonte.

TREASURER’S REPORT
Current balance in bank is $14072.04

DEPARTMENT UPDATE
Chief Amy Christey talked about Morro Bay Police department.
1/3 of Officers live in the city.
Summer before last there were 11 officers, last year two retired and 1 went to San Luis Obispo.
New officer from Tulare with 10 years experience.
People want to be in Morro Bay
Department is pretty stable right now.
Bonnie has been giving updates on thefts,  if people are locked up it becomes a felony, if not it is a misdemeanor. Chief Christey stated in view of Prop 47 taking things that were felonies and turning them into misdemeanors, lock cars and do not leave valuables in vehicles. People can still be made accountable if the DA prosecutes. Federal Government said, “get people out of over crowded prisons and jails. She also said to communicate with her  if there is a need to know what works for community. Possible mobile app to get pics of crimes to her office, Cmdr Millard and the Sargents. Call 911 if an emergency. Emails are read and take some time to answer or investigate. Also discussed new cameras for city.
Discussion on Homeless.
* if crime is committed they have to be caught red handed
10pm to 6am No Camping in City
crime rate is relatively low
Chief’s Advisory quarterly to meet with group
state did maintenance on State Park Area. Any other done on park land must be in coordination with the state.

Business
Paul made a motion to have meetings every other month in the evening. Bill Pierce and Diane Playan seconded and motion was approved unanimously. Pastor David Ryal of the Church of Christ at 100 Las Tunas and King offered the Church’s kitchen and hall for meeting and potlucks. Next evening meeting is at 6pm on May 12, 2016.
Cindy Betonte discussed renewing Website at Go Daddy, stated it was $100 a year. She will try to negotiate with them on price for two years. Group approved payment for Website for two year renewal.
Also discussed Donation letters to go out to businesses. Cost of Trolley is approximately $1600/$1700 for Caroling Cops and another $1000 for helping with purchases and other programs. Need sponsors for National Nightout the 1st Tuesday in August.
Next meeting will discus National Nightout, Amgen, Car show and fundraisers. next meeting at
11:30 am at Dorn’s on April 14, 2016.

Meeting was adjourned by Chuck Rose at 8:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted by Caroline Lewis

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