2019-2020 Neighborhood Enhancement Proposals and Review Committee Recommendations
<br /> Committee
<br /> Neighborhood Amount Committee Recommendation and Rationale
<br /> Proposal Recommended
<br /> Association Requested Amount Committee-identified process improvement for future consideration
<br /> 1. Bryant NA Emergency $5,962 $5,962 Full funding, subiect to conditions.This request for materials to support neighborhood
<br /> preparedness emergency preparedness meets the criteria of public benefit and neighborhood enhancement,
<br /> supplies has support from the NA and was approved by a review committee comprised of members of
<br /> PrepLO.
<br /> In order to ensure shared public access to these supplies, the committee recommends approval
<br /> subject to a condition that information necessary to access the materials is shared with PrepLO,
<br /> who will maintain a master list of access information for all emergency supplies granted
<br /> through the NEP process.This will ensure that supplies remain accessible to neighborhood
<br /> residents in the case that the Team Captains aren't available during an emergency.
<br /> *Perform an audit of previous emergency preparedness grants to identify potential areas for
<br /> improvement. Evaluate the degree to which previous emergency prep supplies granted through
<br /> the NEP process have been accessible to members of the general public.
<br /> 2. First Addition Emergency $2,000 $2,000 Partial funding, subiect to conditions.These proposals meet the criteria of public benefit and
<br /> Neighbors- preparedness neighborhood enhancement, and both have received support from the NA. However, the full
<br /> Forest Hills NA program amount was not granted because the combined amount requested for these two proposals
<br /> planning and exceeds the$10,000 limit per NA.
<br /> development
<br /> The emergency preparedness proposal was reviewed and approved by a review committee
<br /> Heritage elm $9,955 $8,000 comprised of members of PrepLO.The committee recommends funding the full $2,000
<br /> tree stump requested by the first application.
<br /> bench projects
<br /> The second application received from FAN-FH this year would fund a number of projects related
<br /> TOTAL $11,955 $10,000 to a heritage elm tree that was recently removed on First Street near B Avenue. While the
<br /> committee commends FAN-FH for spearheading efforts to adaptively re-use portions of the
<br /> tree, only partial funding is recommended for this application ($8,000).This decision was made
<br /> in part to ensure NEP funds are equitably distributed between neighborhoods,which are
<br /> limited to$10,000 per NA.Additionally, Public Works staff expressed concerns about the scope
<br /> of work proposed and clarified that cost estimates will need to be refined beyond the figures
<br /> provided in the application.The committee did not recommend funding of the sidewalk
<br /> improvements, as sidewalk repair/replacement does not meet the NEP criteria.The committee
<br /> also did not recommend funding of the benches to be placed at Stafford Grove, due to concerns