Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association Crier July 1, 2019
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July 1, 2019

SFNA General Meeting
Tuesday, August 13, 6:30pm-8pm
The next general meeting of the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association is scheduled for Tuesday, August 13 from 6:30pm-8pm at the Sherwood Forest Presbyterian Church on the corner of Wilmot Avenue and Beltline Boulevard. Join us at 6pm to meet and greet your neighbors!

District 3 City Council Candidates Forum Moe Baddourah (incumbent), John Loveday, and Will Brennan candidates for the District 3 City Council seat will participate in a forum sponsored by the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association. The forum will be moderated, and audience questions will be solicited. This is a great opportunity to get to know the candidates before the November 5th election. All District 3 residents are invited. Refreshments will be served.

To vote in the election, you must register with Richland County by October 7.

If you have any questions or concerns, or ideas for speakers, please let us know!

Neighborhood Utility Projects
Sherwood Forest neighbors may be affected by several utility projects which are currently underway.

Ongoing sewer improvements in the area have been disrupting traffic. The construction teams have been staging materials on Wilmot Dr.

Vacuum trucks are working in the area to clean out our sewers. This requires excavating in the right-of-way to access the sewer lines.

AT&T is also working in the area to install fiber optic lines to offer ultra-fast internet service. These are the orange smaller diameter lines. This is not currently affecting Sherwood Forest as far as we know.

There have been some reports from neighbors regarding damage to yards and driveways. If you have experienced issues with these projects affecting your property, contact City of Columbia Customer Care

July 4th
The City of Columbia offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4 for Independence Day.

Solid waste services will run on the regular schedule. Garbage on Thursday and yard waste on Friday. Sign up for solid waste alerts at the City of Columbia's Waste Wizard.

Richland County offices will also be closed.

Beltline Massage and Spa Zoning Appeal Hearing
Tuesday July 9, 10am at City Hall, 1737 Main St
Yuzhen Zhu, U-Relax Massage, has applied for a special exception to permit a miscellaneous personal service (massage) at 714 North Beltline Boulevard (TMS# 13811-05-31). This location is between Piggy Park BBQ and Cox & Dinkins.

A group of our neighbors are opposed to this and will be meeting at Cox & Dinkins, 724 Beltline, July 8 at 5:30pm. Contact Sherry Parrish at 606-1098 for more information.

Neighborhood Crime Forum
Monday July 29, 6pm at Heyward Street UMC, 2501 Heyward Street
The Shandon Neighborhood with the help of Councilperson Moe Baddourah have set up a public forum with Chief of Police Skip Holbrook, City Manager Teresa Wilson, and Captain J P Williams (Commander South Region) regarding crime in our neighborhoods. Other neighborhoods invited include Melrose Heights, Old Shandon, Sherwood Forest and Rosewood.

Neighborhood Crime Watch
One of the major projects of the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association is to prevent crime and promote the safety of our neighborhood. Commmunication and vigilance are cornerstones of any crime prevention strategy. You are encouraged get to know your neighbors, to observe the goings on in your area, and to report suspicious behavior to the authorities.

If you have experienced a crime perpetrated against you or your property, report it immediately to the police by calling 911. To report suspicious activity, call 911 or the non-emergency number 252-2911 or our neighborhood liaison Officer Kevin Schmidt at 315-9143. Then please alert your neighbors and SFNA!

You can also submit a crime report online at

The City of Columbia also partipates in the online Community Crime Map program that maps crimes in a searchable format online. Sign up for daily, weekly, or monthly email alerts about crime occurring within a certain distance of an address of interest, such as your home, workplace or school. Columbia SC map...

USC Belser Arboretum Open House
Sunday, July 21, 1-4pm
The public is invited to an open house at the W. Gordon Belser Arboretum. The open house program is held the third Sunday of every month, and features a variety of learning elements in these events.

Contact Gail Wojtowicz at 618 402-8736 or by email or see USC's Department of Biological Sciences W. Gordon Belser Arboretum web page for more information.

SFNA Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up
Saturday, August 24, 9:30-11am
Volunteers are invited to participate in the cleanup which is part of the Keep The Midlands Beautiful Adopt-A-Highway program. Meet at the Piggly Wiggly parking lot. The main crew will work from Devine to Rosewood on Kilbourne, then east to Beltline, and finishing at Sherwood Forest Church. Volunteers should wear closed toed shoes and bring your own gloves.

Please contact Dave Nelson at 803 447-4793 or for information or any questions.

Crier emails
We are making an effort to send out these informational emails around the first of every month to keep neighbors up do date on neighborhood events, and other events and information of interest. It's cheaper and better for the environment not to print and pass out fliers! But we could all probably use the exercise!

If you have information of interest to the neighborhood, please pass it along and we may include it in a future Crier.

Tell your friends and neighbors to subscribe. No membership required, but of course we would like everybody to join! New neighbor? Let us know and we'll send out the welcome wagon.

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Join now for 2019!
Dues are only $20 and are due in January. Pay your dues now online. Or pay at the next general meeting or mail a check to Henry Nechemias, 4 Robin Hood Ct., Columbia, SC 29205 and you will be paid up for 2019!

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