2004-2005 President's Letter

Dear Neighbor,

Welcome to the new website of the Murdock Neighborhood Association! This site will serve as the primary communications tool to all neighbors regarding the MNA’s activities. (Hopefully, no more flyers on your front porch!) Thanks go to Sigrid (Siggy) Illes for creating this site!

Be sure to bookmark and refer to the site often for the latest updates on organization meetings and activities. You may email your questions, suggestions, or comments by using the Contact Us link.

Let me begin by thanking those of you who participated in both the recent election and the neighborhood survey. Those officers presented to you by the nominating committee were elected, and your survey comments will be helpful as the governing board works to put in place an action plan for the coming year. A list of your new officers is posted on this site, as is a copy of the proposed by-laws.

Thanks, too, to Margie and Larry Murchan for organizing the neighborhood’s first social function – the Independence Day picnic at Murdock Park. More than 120 attendees on this very busy holiday indicates a great interest in our getting to know and work with one another. Check out the photo section!

Our Traffic Committee meeting minutes also are posted on this site. The primary problem addressed by the committee was the negative traffic and parking impact on the neighborhood made by the opening of the Murdock-Portal Elementary School. As an update, committee members have contacted the City, the school district office, and Principal Leslie Mains to try to arrange a meeting to discuss ways to lessen the traffic and parking impacts. If you have any thoughts or suggestions, please email them using the Contact Us link. We have posted important school calendar dates so that you can prepare for the daytime and evening impact; school reopens Thursday, August 12.

We soon will post a list of Board and general meeting dates, along with information about various MNA committees that are planned. We want and will need your active participation. Please let us hear from you.


Steve Chell, president

Murdock Neighborhood Association