I would like to take a moment to introduce myself to all the residents of Astor, and share just a little of why I was interested in being the president of this Association. My wife Deby and I live at 1010 S. Jackson Street. I have already met some of you at the wine tasting event in January at the “red” house, where I had the opportunity to converse with so many nice neighbors. It’s comforting to know how many generous people support such worthy causes; it was an honor to be your host. We have numerous items to consider as an Association, and as a neighborhood. This summer, we will be surrounded by construction on both Webster and Monroe Avenues, which will put pressure on our internal neighborhood streets. We are also continuing to monitor and tweak the speeding issue on Monroe where there are three schools in a one-mile stretch.
Also at hand is the future of plans to form a Certified Local Government status within Green Bay’s Historical neighborhoods, a status that would or will affect homeowners’ rights and abilities to upgrade and change their home’s external appearance, and will also modify the process of obtaining building permits. As an association, we will be attempting to work within the drafting process, so that as a board, we can take a stance of whether or not to recommend this status to neighbors of Astor; it is a balance between power and reason.
Please feel free to contact me with your thoughts and opinions on any subject facing the neighborhood going forward, as I brush up on my facts and history of Astor. I look forward to meeting many more of you along the way.
President, Astor Neighborhood Association