Hospital Area Proposed Parking Changes

Hello Astor Neighbors,

In our Summer Astor Outlook, Alderman Galvin wrote possible changes to the parking restrictions. At our last ANA meeting, Ald. Galvin shared what the proposed changes that will be brought to the Traffic, Bicycle and Traffic Commission meeting on Monday, Sept. 17 at 5:30pm, City Hall room 207. 

The following is a summary of what parking stays the same and what the proposed changes are:

·     There will be NO change in parking restrictions NORTH of Porlier St. to Mason St.

·     SOUTH of Porlier will be changed to 2 hour parking 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM Monday thru Friday. There will be no restricted parking south of Porlier on weekend.

·     The 600 blocks of Emilie and Eliza Streets, (on either side of Aldo School) will remain the SAME for parking restrictions-no changes.

·     The 1000 and 1100 blocks of Porlier will remain the SAME for parking restrictions-no changes.

·     The 600 to 900 blocks on Clay Street will remain the SAME for parking restrictions-no changes.

Hospital Area Proposed Parking Changes Map (PDF)

Timeline: The Committee meets Sept 17. If the commission makes any changes at all to the restricted area, they will take effect for a 90 day trial period. After 90 days, the city council review and either change, leave as is, or revert back to the previous restrictions. 

ANA wants to communicate this proposal to you all, so that you’ll have the opportunity to weigh in before the Committee votes. Below are the contacts for your Alderman, and the Committee. If you have comments, concerns, etc., please share with these individuals! Your voice matters!

Alderman Bill Galvin
District4@greenbaywi.gov
920-639-4640

 

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Back to School Potluck

UPDATE:  The Astor Neighborhood Back to School potluck has been moved to First Lutheran's basement, 743 S. Monroe Ave. (across from the band shell), still at 6 PM tonight.

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The Astor Neighborhood annual Back to School potluck is planned for this Tues. Sept. 04, at St. James Park, beginning at 6 PM. Chef Devin Summers will once again provide hot dogs and hamburgers (courtesy of American Foods), buns, potato salad, baked beans, relish trays, condiments, plates, silverware, and napkins. Bottled water and pop also be provided. Please bring a dish to pass, and yourselves.

Feel free to contact Pastor Paul Schleis (621-0460pschleis@new.rr.com) if there are any questions. In case of inclement weather, the meal will be moved to the basement of First Ev. Lutheran Church, across from the St. James bandshell.

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2018 “IF THESE HOMES COULD TALK” TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Do you love historical homes and would like to hear their stories?  “If Homes These Could Talk” is an annual event in partnership with the Astor Neighborhood Association (ANA) and the Brown County Historical Society (BCHS) to document the social and architectural history of the Astor Neighborhood. In February of 1980, the Astor Historic District officially came into being and was placed in the National Register of Historic Places. As such, it was designated as a neighborhood worthy of recognition and preservation.  For our tour homeowners provide written signs and graphics to be placed in front their homes, telling stories and offering information from the recent or not-so-recent past.  Some may allow us in their homes or gardens and tell us tales of past residents. This year’s guided walking tour will take place on September 15th 2018 from 10AM to 12:30PM throughout the twenty-five-block of the District. The Tour will start at Union Congregational Church. During the Civil War era, the church was, at one point, on the "Underground Railroad", which assisted escaped slaves in gaining their freedom. From there you will be divided in groups with a Tour Leader to guide you to the 15 participating homes. A Tour of Historical Hazelwood; home to the Brown County Historical Society, is also included with your ticket! Built overlooking the historic Fox River, Hazelwood was originally the home of the Morgan and Elizabeth Martin family who were a political and cultural force in the city and state for almost one hundred years. It is filled with many original furnishings, family photographs, paintings and artifacts. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1964. The walk is also a fundraiser for each of us to continue to our missions of historical preservation. Please join us, bring a friend and put on your walking shoes!

Tickets are 15.00 (plus handling) and are on sale now on the Brown County Historical Society website:  http://www.browncohistoricalsoc.org/  

See you in September!

 

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Lampposts Program
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Do you have a dark street? Want to brighten things up in front of your house?

The ANA has received a $3,000 mini-grant from the Green Bay Neighborhood Leadership Council to provide funding for property owners who want to install a lamppost in their front yards. You pay 25% of the cost, and we provide 75% of the total costs up to $400.00

  • First come first served until the funding runs out.

  • Lampposts can be solar or electric but must be placed in the

    front of the house.

  • Only property owners in the ANA boundaries are eligible.

  • Electric lamppost installation requires a permit. No review

    required by the HPC.

  • Lampposts must be installed at least 1 foot off the sidewalk.

If interested contact Cheryl Renier-Wigg at 432-0441 for more information or to sign up.

 

Eric Vandeveld
2018 "If Homes Could Talk" Information

Do you love the history of your house and would like to share it with others?  “If Homes Could Talk” is an annual event in partnership with the Astor Neighborhood Association (ANA) and the Brown County Historical Society (BCHS) to document the social and architectural history of the Astor Neighborhood.

This year’s guided walking tour will take place on September 15th 2018 throughout the twenty-five-block Astor Historic District bordered by Mason, Van Buren, and Grignon Streets and the east bank of the Fox River. The concept is to collect and present local history and historical anecdotes, in which you, neighborhood residents; will volunteer your home to be a part of the tour.

Participants provide written signs and graphics to be placed in front their homes, telling stories and offering information from the recent or not-so-recent past.  Some Homeowners have allowed us in their homes and gardens or told us tales of past residents.  Please consider opening your home to the public of offer to tell the story of you home during the Tour.

Last year’s Tour was a great success and this year will be even better. Thank you for all that participated! We need to secure your commitment to participate in the 2018 Tour by August 14th.   If you are willing please email Deby Dehn at deby.dehn@wheda.com or Chris Dunbar at bchs@netnet.net. Past contributors, you have the sign! Just let me know you are in! We can talk you through designing your sign and provide resources for researching your home.

Tickets will go on sales in August through Eventbrite. The link to purchase will be posted on our events page on our Website , Facebook Page, and the BCHS Website. See you in September!

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