Bayside West Newsletter
January 2006

Neighborhood Association Organizational Meeting

Area residents turned out in large numbers for our first meeting of the Gandy-Westshore Neighborhood Association held January, 17 at 6:00pm at the Jan Kaminis Platt Library with an opening message given by Jerry Frankhouser. Participants at the meeting were asked to suggest names for the association. The following suggestions were given: Bayside, New Bay, Mandy Bay (Manhattan Gandy), Guernsey Cove, GEM (Bay-Gandy-Euclid-Manhattan), Guernsey-Bayside, Gandy East Shore, Sunshine, New Horizons and North Gandy-Westshore. Several guest speakers in attendance provided residents with information on social services, transportation and crime watch activities.
Neighborhood Crime Watch
Cheri Adkins, Crime Watch policewoman, briefed the group on reporting incidents and how to safeguard our homes and neighborhood. Cheri recruited volunteers to head the Neighborhood Crime Watch Committee. Volunteer leaders are Jenny Purcell Hawley, Greg Erisman, Karen Lodato, Barbara Langford, Marie Cook, Jeanette Banks, Sharon Rosevelt and Beverly E. Webb. Jenny Purcell Hawley was appointed to the association board and will coordinate the Crime Watch committee. Volunteers are still needed for this important neighborhood effort. Please contact Jenny at jennyhawley@tampabay.rr.com.

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Neighborhood Association Officers and Board of Directors:

Jerry Frankhouser President
Greg Erisman Vice President
Anne O'Hara Secretary
Dan Dillion Treasurer
Earl Paul Block Grant Writing
David Miller Land Use Planning
Stephen Beachy Traffic
Irene Gillingham Newsletter
Jenny Hawley Neighborhood Crime Watch
Bea Kay Block Captains
Carroll Johnson Newsletter
Peggiann Thrane Traffic

Neighborhood Association Dues
In order to maintain the Bayside West Area as the wonderful community it is, please consider your role in making that happen. Dues of $5.00 per member a year have been approved to aid in the successful efforts of our association. Dues may be mailed to Dan Dillon at 4851 W. Gandy Blvd. B8L4 Tampa, Fl. 33611. A bank account will be opened at the First Community Bank. Please complete the attached enrollment form and mail it back with your membership dues.
Board of Directors Meeting:
In an effort to identify the area that our neighborhood association represents and using names recommended at our organization meeting, a majority of board members voted to change the neighborhood association name from Gandy-Westshore to Bayside West. Association by-laws were reviewed and it was determined that additional information was needed. Members paying $5.00 will be eligible for 1 (one) vote. If there are multiple persons in a household desiring eligible voting privileges they must also pay the $5.00 dues.
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Upcoming Events:
Manhattan Expansion Ground Breaking:
January 24, 10:30am

Neighborhood Clean S.W.E.E.P.
March 25, 2006

City of Tampa picks up bulk trash and large debris.
Do not include: Antifreeze, Drain Cleaner, Fluorescent Bulbs, Fuel Oil Tanks, Gasoline and Kerosene, Oil Filters, Oven Cleaner, Propane Tanks, Rechargeable Batteries, Televisions or Thinners and Turpentine.

Bayside West Board of Directors Meeting:
Thursday, April 13, 2006 7:00pm.
Regency Cove Community Center
Association Members are encouraged and welcome to attend.

Bayside West Neighborhood Association Membership Meeting:
April 27, 2006 7:00pm
Regency Cove Community Center

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Important Numbers:
TPD Non-Emergency 231-6130
City Council274-8131
Police Chief (Stephen Hogue)...276-3200
City Mayor (Pam Iorio)274-8251
Animal Services744-5660
Code Enforcement (Don Scott).426-6024
Streetlights228-1111
Garbage Pickup348-1146
City Information274-7734

Contact Us:
If you are interested in more information about the association, you can call 839-1066 or email savegandy@USA.com. Try our new webiste www.baysidewest.50.megs.com.

Message to Members and residents:
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