Salemtown has been designated for a Community Block Grant, which the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) will oversee. That oversight involves putting a committee of community leaders together to determine how those funds can best be spent in the neighborhood. The decision-making process, according to MDHA, will begin on August 1, 2005.
Salemtown Neighbors (the Salemtown Neighborhood Association) has invited Paul Johnson, MDHA Assistant Director for Community Development, to its next meeting to discuss and to answer questions about Salemtown's block grant. That meeting will be this coming Thursday, May 12 at 6:00 p.m. in the Morgan Park Community Center (MPCC) at the corner of Hume and 5th Ave., North. Snacks will be served.
On a related note, Salemtown Neighbors has set its regular meeting schedule as the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the MPCC.
05/11/2005, 4:00 PM Update: I just found out that the MPCC will be changing its hours of operation beginning the day after school is out. So, Salemtown Neighbors will either not be meeting at MPCC once summer break starts or will have to meet earlier at MPCC once summer break starts. Will update once a decision is made. The May 12 meeting plans remain unchanged.