Thanks for explaining, and I understand the Summit vs.
Summitt issue, hence my comments. So there is no
But just to be clear, while it sounds like McIver Park
was spelled with two t's historically, I have copies
of documents for our 300(and maybe 400) block that
show the single t. So the difference in spelling you
describe may indeed be accurate, and certainly
interesting. We'll have to keep that in mind if the
city fixes any signs.
With regard to a neighborhood association, it has been
mentioned a couple times that "no one" was interested
from Rosemount.... and not to split hairs, but I'd
like to simply clarify that we live in Rosemount, and
were very interested and wrote our check for $100
which as far as I know is still in the "nascent NA
And I also know that the Montgomery's are/were very
interested, and had also tried some years ago to get a
NA off the ground. And while I can't speak for new
neighbors like the Thompsons, Kohl's, etc... I
suspect given their engagement in general that they
would show interest as well.
So I think Rosemount in general is just now starting
to catch up to your block, where arguably most of the
gentrification in the neighborhood started.
And I do think it is catching up as new families move
in throughout both neighborhoods and show an interest
in renovation, preservation, and the health of the
neighborhood in general.
I don't know when we'll all reach enough critical mass
to make a NA a reality, but I think that as things
continue to improve, we will. Then it will be a lot
And my opinion: I wouldn't personally recommend a
McIver Park NA, as I know I'd feel left out when I
simply live a block away. And as I've mentioned I
suspect others would be too when it comes together.
Plus, our neighborhood(s) really is identified
externally as one big happy family, so why split that
up? After all, other than some stone entry walls,
there really isn't much differentiation between
Rosemount and McIver Park these days.
Anyway, until we have the groundswell to make it a
reality, it is all moot I guess.
I do hope we end up with a NA at some point, and think
it is very likely. As I've said repeatedly, I think
the neighborhood is coming along, and will with time
reach a point where we'll have more participation,
interest, and enough energy to have a more formal
network of residents.
As far as asking for more help via this forum,
unfortunately I think we are all shouting in a mostly
empty room at ourselves =P
I've got to figure out a way to get more residents
actively using this resource for it to be effective.
I've done at least three flier distributions, handed
them out at the NNO, and now the link was in the
paper. But the membership pretty much stays steady at
I'll undoubtedly do more fliers every 6 months or so,
but it continues to be a challenge to get folks to use
the group and to get people... especially old
residents.... really interested *sigh*
Heck, quite a few members have their email settings
such that they don't even receive messages. So....
--- Tammy <hebert_family@...
> Okay on the spelling of Summitt Drive..
> If you check the phone directories there has always
> been two
> spellings..there was the Summit spelling for the
> subdivision and then it was spelled Summitt for
> McIver Park. I had
> that confirmed by the Yarboroughs..they said it had
> something to do
> that when they did McIver Park the residents wanted
> it clearly known
> that they were their own subdivision. So for my two
> cents worth I'd
> like McIver park to maintain our spelling - Summmitt
> Drive as it is
> what we have always been. So, please don't go
> changing us okay?
> Mike said the luminaries came to about $860.00 least
> year and he has
> brought up the luminaries over the past couple of
> months to get
> feedback amoung emails to commissioners and such and
> that no reply
> has been made. I agree that it would be nice if a
> assoc. would be around to do it but incase all
> forget...we had no
> participation or interest from Rosemount before..all
> the people who
> sent money were from McIver Park - thus we said
> maybe we'd do a
> McIver Park NA and get it going then when Rosemount
> was interested
> we could envelope them into it..but it all flopped
> Maybe it is something that someone else could try to
> get flying...it
> would be nice.
> So people if you'd like to see more great things
> happen in the
> district we need to do what Al says- spread the love
> a bit...
> new people need to volunteer to take the reigns on
> some items and
> get the ball rolling.
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