Neighborhood-wide meetings: second monday of every month at Warren Easton Charter School: 3019 Canal Street at 6:30PM.

Deadline Extended to July 15 for Mid-City Security District Nominations

Dear Mid-Citizens,

Would you like to help make Mid-City safer?

Are you interested in working with law enforcement, the business community, and other dedicated residents to reduce crime?

Do you have the dedication to ensure that the Mid-City Security District (“MCSD”) remains an active, legally compliant, and efficient agency that is responsive to the safety needs of our neighborhood?

If so, consider applying to become a MCSD Commissioner.

The Mid-City Neighborhood Organization (“MCNO”) is responsible for appointing one MCSD Commissioner from the City Park Triangle (the area bounded by Orleans, City Park, and North Carrollton Avenues) in 2014. This unpaid volunteer will serve a three-year term and work with four other MCSD Commissioners to supplement available City law enforcement resources by providing additional security patrols, assets and visibility to protect and serve the residents and businesses of Mid-City. MCSD Commissioners currently meet on a monthly basis, and perform additional work outside these meetings on an ad hoc basis.

To learn more about the MCSD, visit www.midcitysecuritydistrict.org.

To apply to become a Commissioner, simply e-mail your resume and a cover letter to mcsd@mcno.org by July 15, 2014. Law enforcement, security industry, legal or accounting experience is a plus (but is not necessarily required), so be sure to include it – along with the reason you are interested in the position – in your cover letter.

You must be a registered voter and resident of the City Park Triangle to be selected, and you can join the MCNO now by visiting http://mcno.org/about/join/. The MCNO Board of Directors will contact selected applicants to schedule interviews in July, after which the MCNO Board of Directors will make the final appointment.

The MCNO values diversity and an inclusive culture. We encourage applications from all Mid-City residents and MCNO members without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.

 

I Love Mid-City, Sign Me Up!

Thank you for your support! MCNO is reorganizing to make it easier to get involved, and we want your help!

Fill out the form below if you have an interest in getting involved.

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NOPD 1st District Anti-crime Walk

NOPD 1st District Anti-crime Walk
May 28, 2014   6:00 pm
The NOPD is scheduled to hold the next anti-crime walks on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 6:00 pm. The First District will begin their walk at D’Hemecourt St. and S. Pierce St. We would like everyone to participate in the walk. Come on out and show your support for your community.

 

Accepting Donations for Auction to Benefit NOPD

The 1st and 3rd districts of the NOPD are accepting donations for their annual auction. Please see the information below and the forms attached to donate your item and help support NOPD in your area.

First District Donation Form

Third District Donation Form

To donate an item, or several items, simply fill out the Auction Item Donation Form for each item and drop off the form and the item(s) at any Gulf Coast Bank Branch.  The item(s) must meet a minimum and/or combined value of $50.00. For intangible items (i.e. vacation rentals, business services, etc.) please provide a certificate or letter stating how items/services can be collected/redeemed.

All items will be posted to the auction website (www.auctionsinaugust.com) for public viewing just prior to August 1st through the end of the auction, August 31st. Generally, all gift cards, trips, and items valued above $150 will be auctioned online and items valued between $50-$149 will be auctioned in the branches.

Donors may choose the non-profit to receive the proceeds from the sale of each of their donated specific item(s).  The designated non-profit’s information must be filled out in full on the item donor form to insure the timely disbursement of the funds.

Unsold items will be returned to the donor upon the conclusion of “Auctions in August”.

Minimum bids are not recommended, but may be placed on items at the request of the donor.  This information must be specified on the donor form prior to the start of the auction.  Any items that do not receive the minimum bid must be collected immediately by the donor.

Gulf Coast Bank & Trust cannot issue statements regarding tax deductible donations.  Tax refundable donation statements must be requested through the non-profit the item is supporting. We can issue a letter for the non-profit as needed stating that an item was donated on their behalf.  Requests for these letters must be done so at the beginning of the auction and will be supplied to the donor no later than the end of the auction, by email or mail.

If you have any questions regarding donating an item for the auction, or how the process works, please send an email to auction@gulfbank.com or call Sheila Englert at (504) 412.2018.

Neighborhood Meeting May 12

MCNO will host it’s monthly neighborhood meeting on May 12, 2014 at Warren Easton High School, 3019 Canal St.

MCNO Monthly Meeting
May 12, 2014
Warren Easton High School
3019 Canal Street

6:00 – 6:30​: Mid-City Meet and Greet

6:30 – 6:35​:   Welcome & Announcements
• Volunteers needed for Bayou Boogaloo
• Mid-City Mixer
- Brown Derby action alert

6:35-6:40: Mid-City Security District nominations, Brad Cousins

6:40-6:45: 3201 Toulouse, Cristianne Wurmstedt

6:45-6:55  Short term rentals and the law:  Meg Lousteau, VCPORA

6:55-7:10:  Excessive Paving:  Dana Eness and Travis Martin, Urban Conservancy

7:10-7:25:  Lafitte Greenway Construction,  Dept of Public Works

7:25-7:45 : Neighborhood Open Forum

7:45:  Meeting Adjourns

MCNO Publishes Guide to Citizen Engagement

MCNO has published a guide to citizen engagement. You can download the MCNO Guide to Citizen Engagement or come to the Neighborhood Meeting on April 14th at Warren Easton at 6:30 PM. MCNO President, Jennifer Farwell will present.

Swap Meet NOLA in Mid-City this Sunday

Swap Meet NOLA is an all in one art market, flea market, and farmer’s market, sponsored by the Humane Society.
Swap Meet NOLA is held every Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the parking lot of the St. Margaret’s Daughters Home, at 3525 Bienville St.

Neighborhood Meeting Next Monday

MCNO Monthly Meeting

April 14, 2014, 6:00pm

Warren Easton High School

3019 Canal Street

6:00 – 6:30                     Mid-City Meet and Greet

6:30 – 6:35                      Welcome & Announcements

6:35-6:50                        Mid-City Security District and NOPD Action on the S. Alexander Incident

6:50-7:00                        Bayou Boogaloo Jared Zeller

7:00-7:10                       420-422 S. Scott Request to rezone to 4-plex

7:10-7:20                       Greater Bayou St. John

7:20-7:35                       Planning and Zoning in Mid-City Learn what YOU can do

7:30-7:45                        Update on MCNO Action Items

  1. Mid-City and the Middle Belt
  2. Morris Jeff School Construction
  3. Greener Bayou St John Coalition
  4. Comisky Park
  5. VOA Parking Lot

7:45-8:00                          Neighborhood Open Forum

Agenda for February 10th Neighborhood Meeting

MCNO Monthly Meeting
February 10, 2014
Warren Easton High School
3019 Canal Street

6:00 – 6:30 Mid-City Meet and Greet
6:30 – 6:35 Welcome & Announcements
Food provided by Treo
Mid-City Mixer – February 20th at Treo
6:35-6:40 Mid-City Security District

6:40-6:45 Mid-City and the Middle Belt

6:45-6:50 Citywide Noise Ordinance

6:50-6:55 Greener Bayou St. John Coalition

6:55 -7:10 Jamie Wine, Energy Wise Alliance

7:10-7:20 Sean Murray, Southern United Neighborhoods

7:20-7:30 Monica Rowand, Global Green, USA

7:30-7:45 Neighborhood Open Forum

7:45 Meeting Adjourns

See you there!

Mid-City 2013 Porch Crawl!

 

UPDATE: What an enormous success! Please visit our Facebook page to see the photos.

The Mid-City Porch Crawl, conceived in 2009 as a fundraiser for the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization, is back for its fifth appearance! This year, the “crawl” will kick off at Finn McCool’s Irish Pub at 3701 Banks Street and is scheduled for Saturday, October 19 with the kickoff party beginning at 5:00pm.

Like its predecessor, the fifth annual Mid-City Porch Crawl will be a delightfully eccentric, distinctly adult, Halloween-oriented celebration (costumes encouraged).  This year New Orleans Rum has partnered with MCNO and our Mid-City Bars to provide New Orleans Rum Cocktails at each Porch.  We will have an extended kickoff party at Finn McCool’s with a Daquiri made by New Orleans Rum.   During the event, revelers will stroll the neighborhood, visiting beautiful and unique Mid-City porches. At each porch, they will socialize, sip cocktails, beer, and wine from local watering holes and sample culinary delights from classic Mid-City eateries. With a different drink and tasty treat on every porch, the evening will truly showcase the best of Mid-City.

Multiple groups will be led on a guided tour of the porches, all of which will be situated within easy strolling distance of one another. Each group will visit every porch, but all at different times to ensure plenty of room for socializing, sipping, and noshing.  The night will continue with an after party at Finn McCool’s where best costume, best cocktail and best decorated porch awards will be presented.

In 2012, more than 150 residents participated in the fourth annual Mid-City Porch Crawl in the beautiful tree lined streets bordered by City Park Ave., Conti, Canal, and N. Alexander.   This year Porch Crawl guests will stroll the streets south of Canal near Finn McCool’s on Banks Street.  Revelers are advised to purchase their tickets early as space will be limited.

All profits from the Porch Crawl support MCNO in its continued efforts to improve our neighborhood for everyone who lives and works here.  Funds raised from the 2012 Porch Crawl allowed MCNO to make the following donations:  Comiskey Park Booster Club, planting of an Oak Tree on Bayou St. John, Warren Easton High School Band and The Mid-City Branch of the New Orleans Library.

To purchase tickets, follow the PayPal link, or email events@mcno.org. Tickets are $35 in advance for MCNO members or $45 for non-members.  On the day of the event, any remaining tickets will be $50.00.

Comisky Park Fund Raiser and Blues Music at DMAC’s

Dmacs Bar and Grill, 542 S. Jeff Davis (D’Hemecourt and S Jeff Davis), has a great blues band playing next Saturday, 8/31: the $5 cover will be donated to the Comisky Park Booster Club. The proceeds will help pay for uniforms, the after school feeding program and the literacy program. The Comisky Park Booster Club and Volunteer Coaches work with the kids 7 days a week and need our help.

The band at Dmacs is called the Organ Trio; please thank Dmacs manager Maria Villalobos for hosting this fundraiser. See you there!