Council of Neighborhood Associations

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Beat the Heat - and Lower Your Energy Bill

Invitation from Progress Energy......

Beat the Heat - and Lower Your Energy Bill

Progress Energy can show you now.

Join us for an interactive event and luncheon and let us who you how you can save energy and money while beating the heat this summer.

Tuesday, August 1, 2006
Noon - 2 p.m.
Progress Energy Bayside Center
5225 Tech Data Drive
Clearwater, FL 33760

Interested in more information but unable to attend?
Please visit
for our energy-saving tips and tools.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

CONA Nominations Committee

Your inputs are solicited:

-Volunteer to serve on Nominations Committee.

-Nominate a candidate for our slate of officers.

-Offer your name as a candidate for office

Nominating Committee Chair
Cathy Wilson

Urgent Notice - Sexual Battery in Central Oak Park

St. Petersburg Police Department Press Release

Alleged Rapist Caught

Incident: Sexual Battery
Location: Dartmouth Ave and 40th Street N (Central Oak Park)
Date: July 19, 2006
Time: 12:56 pm
Victim: 8 year old female

St. Petersburg Crimes Against Children asks the public’s help in the apprehension of an Asian suspect to a sexual battery on an 8 year old girl.

The girl and her 7 year old brother were leaving Central Oaks Park at Dartmouth Avenue and 40 Street North when the victims brother noticed the suspect following them. He became frightened and urged his sister to go home. The suspect then got behind the girl and grabbed her in a bear hug and took her to the ground. The boy ran home to get his mother. Meanwhile a person playing basket ball saw the suspect on top of the female and began running over to the scene. A female motorist also saw what was going on and honked her horn to get the suspect off the girl. When the suspect saw the basketball player approach he took off running north on 39 street. The ball player chased after him but lost him.

The suspect is described as an A/M, 17 to 21 years of age, 5'6, 125 lbs. If anyone knows anything about this case or can Identify the suspect is asked to call the Communication Center at 727-893-7780.

BayNews 9 articles -
Girl Assulted in Park

Suspect Sought In Assult

Sunday, July 16, 2006

July Message

I looking for information and products to translate their interest in a greener and cleaner community into concrete action. The exit surveys from visitors and vendors indicated a strong desire to make this an annual event. We will make this happen.

An event of this size could not have happened without a broad coalition of interested groups including: CONA, the Sierra Club, Florida Native Plant Society, Audubon Society, Defenders of Wildlife, and help from activists from Tampa and Clearwater. Businesses from Progress Energy to the St. Petersburg Times provided considerable resources for the event. Several governments including: Pinellas County, City of St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay Water, SWFWMD and the Univ. of Florida helped as well.

My conclusion from the expo is that there is widespread interest in energy and water efficiency. Clearly, people are prepared to invest their money in building a more efficient and cleaner life style. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED. WHAT A TEAM EFFORT!

CONA will be working on the other issues during the next months. Public safety is always first on neighborhoods list of concerns. The July meeting will largely focus on crime and public safety. As the City prepares to do a management review of the police department, it is an opportunity to look at other communities and how they attack crime.

Karl Nurse
Council of Neighborhood Associations