Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association
Hear ye, hear ye! Here is your
OCTOBER 24, 2007

Annual Neighborhood Halloween Party
The goblins are haunting
The monsters will mash,
It's time to get ready for
Our neighborhood Halloween Bash!

Eric & Ashley Norton will host an informal Halloween Party on the front lawn of their house at 321 Kalmia Drive on Wednesday, October 31st, from 5pm until dark. Bring your own picnic supper and blanket. Sodas and desserts will be provided. Everyone can socialize, the kids (and adults?) can show off their costumes, and then disperse to trick or treat.

Luminaries are available to indicate your participation in neighborhood trick-or-treating. Contact Russell Jones at 414-5811 or Luminaries will also be available at the party.

Adopt-A-Street Trash Pickup
On Saturday, November 10 the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association will be picking up trash and cleaning up our neighborhood. Everyone is invited to help. We will meet at Brad Painter's home at 320 Kalmia Drive for coffee and doughnuts at 9am. At that time we will hand out trash bags and safety vests, and then clean up afterwards. It shouldn't take more than 2-3 hours. Please come help if you can. This event is part of the Adopt-A-Street program of the City of Columbia. More information about the Adopt-A-Street program is available on the Keep The Midlands Beautiful web site. SFNA's event was re-scheduled for November 10 due to scheduling conflicts.

General Meeting November 13
The next general meeting will be Tuesday, November 13 at 6pm at the Sherwood Forest ARP Church. Elections for our executive officers, who will be serving two year terms. The proposed slate is Larry Hembree, President; Ed Tilden, Vice President; Cari Pulliam, Secretary; and Rhett Bailey, Treasurer. Also, there can be nominees from the floor. Only paid up registered members of the SFNA can vote in the officers election.

We will also be voting on whether to seek protection under the Interim Measures For Community Character Protection as implemented by City Council on September 19. All residents of the neighborhood have a vote on this question.

Columbia City Council has approved a two year interim plan for neighborhoods which provides for a review of proposed demolitions, subdivisions and removals. The plan also addresses the size of new construction in relation to the existing homes in the neighborhood.

LaToya Grate from the Preservation Planning Department will be on hand to answer questions about the interim plan.

All residents of Sherwood Forest are urged to read the interim plan, consider its implications, and be prepared to provide proof of property ownership to vote on this issue at the November 13 general meeting.

More information is available on the SFNA website at

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