Category Archives: News

News that effects the New Chauncey Neighborhood, West Lafayette, and Tippecanoe County Indiana.

2013 Labor Day Picnic

Lincoln Park  Labor Day Picnic!On Labor Day (Monday 9/2) at 5:00 PM make sure you join us with your family at our great neighborhood park on Lincoln Street for fun, food and festivities.  Your neighborhood association will provide drinks, burgers, hot dogs and buns.  Please bring your own table service and a generous dish to share.  Reservations encouragedemail us, or respond to the eVite you receive (if we have your email address – if you’re not sure, please email us, directly!)

Purdue, New Chauncey, & West Lafayette to Welcome Boilermakers Back

For the 14th consecutive year, volunteers from New Chauncey, the City, and Purdue will walk around the New Chauncey and Northwestern Heights neighborhoods. On the evening of Tuesday,  August 27 the annual Meet & Greet of students living off campus will occur welcoming them back to West Lafayette and Purdue.Purdue University

There are a couple of changes to this year’s Meet and Greet , see below for details.

“This is a wonderful tradition that welcomes students living off campus and shows them they are a valued and vital part of both the Purdue and West Lafayette communities,” said Melissa Exum, vice president for student affairs. “Our goal is to meet students face-to-face as they move into their new neighborhoods and ease their transition into the community.

Kyle Pendergast, president of Purdue Student Government, said it is important to reach out early before people get settled in so they feel close to campus.

“The closer they feel, the more likely they are to get involved”  Pendergast said. “Meg Highley (vice-president of PSG) and I created Team Purdue, our campaign theme,to stress the idea that everyone at Purdue is a team dedicated to improving our university.  We can’t do that unless all students are involved.

“Meet and Greet” is an especially important event for newly arrived graduate students living the area, stated by Blake Hylton (president oThe New Chauncey Neighborhoodf Purdue Graduate Student Government).   By nature of our programs, we don’t often have the opportunity to engage in the larger campus or West Lafayette community, so events like this can really go a long way towards building those bridges. For those students with families, the involvement of city representatives like Mayor Dennis really goes the extra mile to make them feel welcome here in West Lafayette, Hylton said.

This year the volunteers will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering at the corner of West Stadium Avenue and Northwestern Avenue.  Volunteers receive a gold Meet and Greet T-shirt, a street map of the near-campus neighborhoods showing student residences, and door hangers with information about Purdue and West Lafayette that they will leave at each residence they visit, Exum said.

Volunteers will then divide into small teams and walk around the neighborhoods to make their visits.

Meet and Greet is arranged jointly by the Purdue University and West Lafayette Community Partnership teams.  Exum is the chair of the Purdue team and Pendergast is a member of the group.

“The main purpose of the teams is to work together to build on the strong relationship between Purdue and the city of West Lafayette,” said Beverly Shaw, chair of the West Lafayette team and marketing and grants administrator for West Lafayette.

“Those of us already here know that West Lafayette and Purdue are great places to be,” Mayor John Dennis said. “We want to share that sense of pride in our community with students who may be new to West Lafayette.”

Meet and Greet is open to all West Lafayette residents and Purdue community members who want to volunteer.

Property Management Signs

For those of you who were not in attendance at the City Council meeting last night, we had a very well received entourage of Property Management Signs scare our neighborhoodpresentations regarding the proliferation of property management signs in our neighborhood, next steps, etc.

A big thanks to Peter BunderTom and Sarah MustilloColin William, and the others who presented this evening.

The City Attorney, Eric Burns, asked Zachary Baiel if we could provide any information regarding the signs growth in our neighborhood; specifically, when the signs started to appear.

So, if you have any information about the signs near your home, please fill out our convenient online form.

Thanks!Property Management Signs scare our neighborhood

New WL Trash Ordinance

Just a reminder that the new WL trash ordinance  went into effect on 7/1/2013.City of West Lafayette

Here are a few important features of the new trash ordinance.

  • The new monthly trash fee/rate is  $16.00.  This includes weekly, curbside pickup of trash, recycle and yard waste.  The drop off recycle center at 705  S. River Road is always open.
  • Trash cans  must have a tight fitting lid when placed at the curbside.  Trash containers must be removed from curbside by 11PM on the day of pickup.
  • Grass clippings will no longer be picked up by the street dept. This practice  is recommended by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management . A handout discussing this practice is available.

The Master Gardener Association of Tippecanoe County will hold a composting educational session at the Tippecanoe county Extension Center on 9/14/2013 from 9AM-12 noon.  Recommendations for dealing with grass clippings will be discussed at this workshop.

Trash Can

New Chauncey Garden Club

The New Chauncey Garden Club held its 2013 Garden Get Together on June 8. This year’s annual get together was held at the beautiful home of Carl and Lynn Griffin.

It was a great time of fun, fellowship, and learning for all who attended – from beginners to experienced gardeners. Carl showed us his many beautiful flowers after a delicious brunch.

If you are interested in joining the group, contact Harlan Day.

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