Link to download pdf of scholarship application.

 Meetings will be held on the 2nd Thursday
(except June, July and August) at
GMP HALL 
350 Hudson ave.



Had a good meeting last night November 8.  Teresa Mcgregor shared prepping gardens for winter and assisted the group with answering specific questions. 
We met new neighbors Steve and Mary Mendicino and Christa Brace (although not new she was only able to attend one meeting earlier in the year).  These folks were welcomed and we look forward to seeing a lot more of them!  WELCOME Steve, Mary and Christa!
We passed the creation of a new committee that will assist HHCA area folks in reporting Property Code and Health Code offenses. We learned that North Street Park is going to receive a lot of sprucing up with equipment, paving and a shelter house this coming year.  We are forming an active committee to assist the city with a plan for the park.  We will also have the Newark City Park Director Jeff Hoskins come to our February 7 membership meeting to share the plan for the park.
The newsletter was distributed to 700+ households the last week of October.  A huge thanks to all who contributed to newsletter effort.  Another newsletter goes out this April!
Election results:
Our Officers for 2019 are:  Bob Meldahl - President,  Dwight McBride - Vice President,   Mark Fraizer - Secretary,  Mindy Nelson - Treasurer Our Trustees are:  Anne Rau, Carol Floyd, Jose Cabral, Connie Rutter
The HHCA Membership Christmas Party will be Saturday December 15 at Tony Barbuto's home at 496 Hudson Ave (S.E. corner of Sisal and Hudson) starting at 6:00 pm.  HHCA will furnish a Ham (a savory treat fixed by Dwight McBride!), silverware, plates and cup.  Attendees need to bring:  a covered dish,  serving utensil, your beverage (BYOB) and your cheery selves. The annual Chicken Noodle Dinner and Auction will be Saturday January 19 from 4:30 - 6:30 pm at the Central Christian Church 587 Mt. Vernon Road (downstairs).  Please mark your calendars and plan to have a great meal at a great price and there will be lots of bargains to be had at the Silent and Chinese (ticket) auctions.  Always a fun time with great food, fun people and trivia contests for prizes.  This event is the HHCA's only fund raising program and the proceeds fund our many activities, projects and our scholarship.  If you did not attend the 11/8/18 meeting - please call Bob Meldahl 740-334-9539 (or email)  to let me know how you can help out (food prep, auction donations, clean up, serving, baking desserts, ???).  We need lots of helpers so the volunteers can take breaks to be with their friends who come to support the auction. The membership passed a motion to increase the Scholarship for 2019 from $500 to $1,000.  The scholarship committee will be headed by Jose Cabral and members include Carol Floyd and Rod Nelson. Attached please find the UPDATED Schedule of Events and the Membership Application form. Membership Dues for 2019 are Due starting Now and are in effect from now until the end of 2019....   Please take the time to get this done early so it won't fall off your radar. THANKS EVERYBODY and have a great THANKSGIVING!
Bob Meldahl

    
                                                   HHCA Banner Update
                                          Bob Meldahl - HHCA President
Please note that our HHCA banner project is complete! On Hudson - starting at the off ramp of St Rt 16 North to Channel Street we have 52 new banners. A huge thanks to the banner committee: Connie Rutter, Mark Fraizer, Dwight McBride, Sara Ernst we were take a project from our minds, to paper to a finished product doing more than we expected at a lower budget than we estimated. This is in large part to the many are businesses who so willingly supported our association. I ask that you think of these folks and consider seeking their services. Please tell them thanks for supporting our HHCA neighborhood!

HHCA Sponsors:

*THE CAMPBELL AGENCY, *LEWIS A CLARK INSURANCE, BRASSEUR'S BOTANICALS, CHRISTIANSEN COMPANY, TRUECORE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, GOODIN AUTO REPAIR AND PERFORMANCE, MOUND CITY TIRE AND REPAIR, NEWARK CLEANERS, REINHARD & DAUGHTER INSURANCE, PARK NATIONAL BANK, OWENS PERFORMANCE, ANOTHER GLANCE, R & M BAKERY, THE MIDLAND THEATRE, KICKS MIX BOOKSTORE, HELMICKS EXTERMINATING COMPANY, MID CITY BODY SHOP, EXPLORE LICKING COUNTY, HEARTLAND BANK, RAYCO APPLIANCES, DEBRA'S PIZZA, WALKER PROMOTION AND SPECIALTY CO.
*Please note that these 2 supporters also sponsored our scholarships over the past 2 years!! 

PLEASE NOTE: on our website we now have a HHCA Events Schedule for all official events! Check it out! Chicken Noodle Dinner & Auction Report: This year’s event despite having to reschedule to a week later, was a great success! We profited $2,674.05 and did $173 better than last year! A huge debt of gratitude goes out to The Central Christian Church, Pastor Jeff Gill and his great staff for their huge support and flexibility! As well – thanks to all the volunteers and attendees for the smooth running and fun time! Newark Police Department K-9 unit gave the HHCA Membership a demonstration at the Feb. 8 meeting. It was very informative and gave us a good insight as to the value of the NPD K-9 program. From building searches, narcotic “sniffing” in schools and vehicles, locating lost children to physically apprehending criminals these dogs have served Newark citizens well (for 63 dog years each!). Both of our dogs are retiring and need to be replaced. The cost of 2 dogs and all their specialized equipment will be offset by fundraising from the Newark area. The HHCA is proud to announce we have supported this effort with a $500 donation as voted by those in attendance at the Feb. 8 meeting. We hope that individuals and businesses in our area will join us in supporting this effort. Jane Alexander, long time HHCA member and supporter recently passed away at the age of 89. She attended many HHCA functions and served as our council representative at one point in her many years of giving to our community. Our condolences go out to her family. She was a wonderful lady. Recently I was contacted Erik McKee - Deputy Chief of the Newark Police Department. His attempt in this contact was to offer his support to our neighborhood and to offer an open opportunity to contact him directly to share our needs and concerns. I immediately voiced the concerns raised at our January meeting about speeding vehicles on Hudson Ave (25 MPH) and the cars that are abandoned, unlicensed or those that haven’t been moved for more than the 3 days the city allows on our streets. He responded with his plan of action for enforcement of speed limits on our streets and will have the offending vehicles parked on streets dealt with. My suggestion to all people passing through our streets… DO THE SPEED LIMIT… (you have been made aware). If you have concerns for our neighborhood please come to our next meeting (March 8) as we want to hear them. We can make a difference by voicing our collective concerns as a neighborhood. We also have fun at our meetings – so come on down to the GMP Hall at our next meeting 7 PM….Y’all! Bob Meldahl – HHCA President  president@hhcaohio.com

We have 2 active and helpful City Council Representatives in our membership. They are: Sean Fennell contact: seangyshen@gmail.com Mark Fraizer contact: mark.fraizer@gmail.com and a former city council representative (Carol Floyd) who is always helpful in relating how the city services can be of assistance. All three of these folks live in our HHCA area and are dedicated Newark citizens looking to improve our neighborhood and our city. Please come join us, meet some great people, see what we do and how you can be a part of your neighborhood organization and make this a better place for all of us.

Sincerely, Bob Meldahl

I would like to leave some important phone numbers for people in our area to have handy:

NEWARK STREET DEPRTMENT: (740) 670-7728 POT HOLES, STREET LIGHTS OUT, DANGEROUS CONDITIONS (DEAD TREES AT THE ROADWAY, MANHOLE COVERS AJAR, PLUGGED STORM SEWERS…) NEWARK POLICE NON EMERGENCY: (740) 670-7200 DANGEROUS STREET CONDITION (FALLEN TREE, BROKEN DOWN VEHICLE, REPORT A THEFT, REPORT A DISTURBANCE (NOT LIFE THREATENING), REPORT SPEEDERS, REPORT VANDALISM, REPORT ABANDONED OR ILLEGALLY PARKED CARS (LEFT UNMOVED FOR MORE THAN 3 DAYS ON CITY STREET, BLOCKING YOUR DRIVEWAY…) NEWARK POLICE DRUG TIP LINE: (740) 349-4847 REPORT SUSPECTED DRUG ACTIVITY NEWARK FIRE DEPARMENT NON EMERGENCY NUMBER: (740) 670-7621 (STATION #1 DOWNTOWN) REPORT ILLEGAL BURNING (TRASH FIRES – LEAF FIRES) ANIMAL CONTROL: (740) 670-7277 TO REPORT STRAY DOGS..(THEY WILL NOT TRAP NUISANCE ANIMALS, ASK THEM FOR AN APPROVED TRAPPERS NUMBER IF YOU HAVE PROBLEM SKUNKS, RACCOONS ETC.) NEWARK PROPERTY MAINTENANCE: (740) 670-7585 TO REPORT CODE VIOLATIONS ALWAYS Dial 911 to report an emergency




 
   
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