Category Archives: NCNA Events

2015 Labor Day Picnic

Labor Day Picnic 2015 - Firefighter SlideUPDATE:  We would like to thank everyone who came out to this year’s Labor Day Picnic and making it a huge success.  We are excited to do it again next year.

Here are some photos from the event. If you have any photos you would like to share, please send them our way:

Labor Day Picnic Header 2015

It is that time of year again and the New Chauncey Leadership team is planning this year’s annual Labor Day Picnic:

Monday September 7th
5:00 p.m. @ Lincoln Park

An evite will be sent in a bit, but we wanted to get the information on the web site. As usual, NCNA will provide burgers and dogs (meat and non-meat options), along with water and lemonade. We ask that everyone bring their own table service and something to share.

Please help spread the word!

To get you excited for this year’s event, here are some pictures from last year’s event:

Multi-Neighborhood Garage Sale: May 9th

Due to inclement weather, the Multi-Neighborhood Garage Sale has been postponed.

 

One of our fellow neighbors in Salisbury Heights organized a community wide garage sale for Saturday, May 9, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

If you would like to participate and have a Nextdoor account, please add your name to the post here. If you are not on Nextdoor, feel free to shoot us an e-mail via our contact form. (It appears our contact form plugin is down, please leave a comment on this post if you would like to participate. Thank you!)

We are working with Salisbury Heights to create a map of the participating neighbors.

More information on Nextdoor.

New Chauncey Land Use Plan Update Meeting with APC

I just received this information from Ryan O’Gara at the Tippecanoe Area Planning Commission:

Please join the staff of the Area Plan Commission and the New Chauncey Neighborhood Steering

Committee for two meetings:

• Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 7pm at the West Lafayette Public Library: this meeting will serve as an introduction to the rezone proposal.

• Wednesday, April 1, 2015, following the Executive Committee meeting at 4:30 pm, in the Tippecanoe Room of the Tippecanoe County Office Building, 20 N. Third Street, Lafayette: Staff will present the proposed zoning map to the Ordinance Committee of the Area Plan Commission in a public hearing format.

From their letter:

On behalf of the Area Plan Commission of Tippecanoe County and the New Chauncey Neighborhood Steering Committee, we are pleased to present a new zoning proposal based on the adopted 2013 New Chauncey Neighborhood Plan. A copy of both the existing zoning and the proposed zoning for the neighborhood is enclosed.

This first of two steps in achieving the future land use vision recommended by the Plan would bring the neighborhood, utilizing existing zoning districts available in the Unified Zoning Ordinance, into closer conformity with the neighborhood land use plan. If this first step is adopted by the West Lafayette City Council, step 2 will follow creating “form-based” zoning applied as an “overlay” on the zoning map adopted in step 1. Step 2 will bring the neighborhood into complete conformance with the adopted land use plan. More details on this second step will follow later as this zoning process unfolds.

Additional Ordinance Committee meetings may be necessary and if so, meeting times will be decided at the end of the April 1st meeting. If you are unable to attend either meeting, please contact the APC office for information regarding future meetings. You may also send written comments to the APC office or via email to apc@tippecanoe.in.gov.

The Ordinance Committee members will review the proposed map, take public comment, work out any necessary compromises, and then send a zoning proposal for the neighborhood to the full Area Plan Commission at a public hearing. APC’s vote at that hearing will serve as a recommendation to the West Lafayette City Council, which ultimately decides zoning issues. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

New Chauncey Land Use Plan Proposal IV

New Chauncey Land Use Plan Existing Zoning

New Chauncey Land Use Plan – Letter to New Chauncey Property Owners

New Chauncey Land Use Plan (Full Document)

9th Annual Soup ‘n Dance

UPDATE: Thank you everyone who made it out last night! What a great assortment of soups and desserts to share with friends, family, and neighbors.

Tami does a magnificent job each and every year organizing the event, The Bum Ditty Barn Dance Band brings the house down with their music, and Barry keeps us all in line (or in circles) with his calling. See you out in the neighborhood.

Join friends, family, and neighbors January 30th, 2015 from 6-8PM at the Morton Community Center’s auditorium.

The entertainment will include LIVE MUSIC and family-oriented square dancing for all. You don’t have to square dance if you don’t want to, but we know we’re going to have fun at it (even though most of us are only beginners)!

The cost is $5 per individual/$15 per family OR bring (soup), (bread/butter/cornbread/rolls), (a fruit/veggie tray), or (dessert) to serve 10 people.

Drinks and paper goods provided. Along with power strips for the soup (if you’re bringing a crockpot).

2014 Halloween Parade

UPDATE:  Thanks to everyone who participated and donated items for the event.  We all had a great time and hope to see you next year.

Join the tradition of our Halloween Parade on Sunday, October 26th, 2014 from 2:50 – 4PM!

Kids, adults, household companion animals are all encouraged to don their favorite costume and parade from the corner of Rose and Lincoln to Lincoln Park.

Halloween Parade Map 2013

Goodie bags, awards and snacks will be available.  It’s a great time whether you are a participant or a spectator.

Come Join us!

Parade steps off at 3:00 pm, please arrive at Rose and Lincoln at about 2:50 to “sign in”.

If you would like to donate goodies for the event, please bring around 50 of a specific item so all can enjoy!

2014 Annual Meeting, Thursday October 9th

Meet neighbors, learn about neighborhood events, and how you can volunteer and help continue to make New Chauncey a community of choice among residents.

Thursday, October 9th 2014
Morton Community Center
Room 106
7PM – 9PM

We are also organizing to get City Officials there to answer questions, discuss projects, and engage our community.

If you have any agenda items, please let us know.

2014 Labor Day Picnic a Success!

We wanted to thank all of our 80+ neighbors and friends who visited, brought food, and shared in the hospitality this past Monday for our annual Labor Day Picnic celebration at Lincoln Park.  Good times were had by all.

The New Chauncey Neighborhood Association would also like to thank the West Lafayette Fire Department for their attendance.  The fire truck tours are always a big hit with the children.

Thank you again and take care

We will do it again next year!

Don’t forget, we will have our annual meeting:

October 9th
7:00-9:00 pm
Morton Ctr Rm 106.

Volunteer: Littleton and Fowler Pocket Park (with a Bench)

Good evening everyone.

Tonight, after a note from a neighbor, I rode over to New Chauncey’s Littleton and Fowler pocket park.

It appears that this pocket park at the intersection of Littleton and Fowler has become overrun with weeds, invasive plant species, and is in need of attention before it falls into further vegetative despair.

Little and Fowler Pocket Park

We are working with neighbors to find individuals or groups who would be willing to spend a small chunk of time (e.g. 30 minutes) every once in a while to pull weeds, debris, and provide general gardening maintenance.

In 3 minutes, I was able to pull these weeds.  Sadly, I only brought gloves, so one root ripped, but I have a gardeners pal that will join me next time.

Little and Fowler - Pulling Weeds

If you or know of people who would be interested in this volunteer opportunity, please let us know.

Also, we are working on ways to allow a more inspirational view from the bench.

The visual perspective could use some enhancements.  What would you like to see?

Littleton and Fowler Pocket Park Perspective

The start, I am going to see if we can move the One-Way and info sign (seen in this shot):

Littleton and Fowler Pocket Park Perspective

Maybe a small reading rack, supplied by the Free Little Library at the New Chauncey Housing, Inc.’s office, beside the bench?

Little Free Library - NCHI

Sunday Strolls: A Bucket, Gloves, and Company

This past Sunday, Anne and I walked around a few streets in our great neighborhood, New Chauncey.  On this particular occasion, we decided to bring some gloves and a bucket to pick up the litter, debris, and other waste around our common, public areas.

Here is the result of a nice, 30-minute leisurely stroll:

Trash, Litter, and Debris from around New Chauncey 2014-06-15

We would like to make this a standing activity in the neighborhood.  Grab a bucket, some gardening gloves, and a keen eye on your next walk.  Look for plastic bags, cigarette butts, and other items that cloud the beauty of our landscaping, parks, and passageways.

Knock on some doors.  Ask if your neighbors want to go for a walk and a chat.  Grab a cup of coffee after.  Maybe some tea.

Think of it as a neighborly Clean Sweep every week.  The day doesn’t matter, and the effort will be celebrated.

Share your pictures of the items you find on our streets.