The February association meeting of Salemtown Neighbors is tomorrow (Monday) night at 6:30 p.m. at the Morgan Park Community Center. Featured speaker is long-time Germantown resident and community leader, Ernest Campbell, who will address SNNA on planned improvements at Morgan Park.
Here is an interesting Tennessean article on Ernest and his wife Berdelle concerning their efforts to revitalize Germantown. One of the important things that they did was to purchase property as it was put on the market over the years to insure that it would go residential rather than be bought up by industry unfriendly to residential life. With the federal block grant awarded to Salemtown, we currently have similar opportunities. One of the options that our neighborhood leaders have is to use block grant monies to purchase blighted property in efforts to enhance the quality of life on our side of the North End.