Grand Rapids now has a place to play Pickleball. There are newly installed Pickleball courts at Belknap Park. If you are interested in playing, you may contact John at 269.207.0875 or go to their website at grpickleball.com
Free lessons are held every Saturday at 9am and games are played on Wednesdays.
The Residential Parking Permit (RPP) program is moving along!
Please be advised
that the City Commission will be presented with the proposed ordinance
for the Residential Parking Permit Program on
Dec 3, 2013, and the resolution to adopt the ordinance is scheduled for
Dec 17, 2013.
The draft ordinance (and
draft rules and regulations) are attached for your information.
NOBL will host a charity poker event December 20-23 at TJ's Charity Room. We are looking for 3 adult volunteers to count money and give out chips at the event. The hours are 6pm-2am and the location is 6211 S. Division in Kentwood. If you are interested, please contact us.
Things to remember during the holidays and winter months
- Keep all snowblowers/shovels in your locked garage or house
- Do not "heat up your car" with the doors unlocked, running in your driveway. Lock your doors.
- If you are going out of town, keep lights on timers and have your mail delivery stopped.
- Keep sidewalks and drives shoveled. If you need assistance, give us a call
- Remember Odd/Even Parking rules. If confused, call the City of GR at 456-3232
Report suspicious activity to the police at 456-3400. If you have other questions, call us at 454-8413
At our annual meeting, we elected four new board members.
Barbara LaBeau, Gretchen Warnimont, Loren Sturrus and Angel Gonzalez will serve three year terms. Their collective goals for the neighborhood include: continue developing Belknap into a walkable, assessable and friendly place to live, sustainable development, keeping the character of the area, encouraging younger generations to get involved, improving our website and making it an interactive tool for the neighborhood.
We would like to welcome them and thank them for their efforts in improving Belknap.
Please join us at our next meeting on December 10 at 6pm to meet our new members.
There will be a meeting on Monday, November 4 at 6:00pm at East Leonard Elementary School located at 410 Barnett NE. The meeting is a follow up from the input session on park design. Monday's meeting will be a presentation of the preferred plan. Please confirm attendance by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or you may call us at 454-8413.
Attached you will find safety tips for Halloween.
Our Annual meeting will be held November 12 at 6:30pm at the Belknap Commons. We will elect 4 new board members that night. If you are interested in becoming more involved in your Belknap community, we welcome you to contact us. Our board meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6pm.
October 19th from 9-Noon and 1-4pm is a planning session for Mary Waters Park. The event will be located at 751 Lafayette NE. Hope to see you there.
October 21-24 NOBL is hosting a Charity Poker Event from 5pm to 2am at TJ's Charity at 6211 S. Division.
September 13 is "Day of Caring". Friends of GR Parks, NOBL and volunteers from Fifth Third will paint and spruce up Mary Waters Park. If you are interested in helping, please join us from 9-Noon at the park.
October 5 is "Dumpster Day" in Belknap. Please mark your calendars for this FREE event.
The Parking Commission voted in favor of the Residential Permit Parking Program today. The City Commission will host a public hearing to gather input from citizens. As soon as more details are available we will post them.
NOBL is in the process of securing funding for a "linear park and gateway" at the intersection of Coit/Hastings. The total cost of the project is 110,400.00. We would like to say thank you to the Dyer-Ives Foundation for their 50,000 grant and Grand Valley State for their 1,000.00 donation. We have written grants to the Community and Frey foundations for their support also.
November 12th is our annual meeting and elections. This year, we have 4 open seats for the NOBL board. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us.
Monday, June 17 at 4:30 and 7:00pm at the Grand Rapids Community College Applied Tech Center located at 151 Fountain NE will be the location for the community engagement meetings regarding the MI Street Plan. Topics will include: Non-Motorized Improvements, Motorized Improvements, Housing and and Land Use. Free bus passes will be available and parking is validated at the Forum. The GRCC parking garage is located west of the ATC. Hope to see you there.
Check out the June edition of the GR Magazine for a great article on our neighborhood.