September 2010 CAC Meeting Minutes

Post date: Sep 22, 2010 11:42:48 PM

Mordecai CAC Meeting

Tuesday, Sept 14, 2010

Trinity United Methodist Church

Co-Chair Reid Serozi welcomed 35 residents and visitors to the meeting.

The next meeting will be held on October 12th at 7:30 PM.

Online streaming of the monthly CAC meeting is now available through the Mordecai CAC Facebook page. and Mordecai CAC website.

Police Report

Officer Taylor reported that is has been a quiet summer with crime reports down 14.5%. A downtown community watch is being formed including all of the condo buildings. Bike, foot, and Segway officers have been added to the Glenwood South area which has freed other officers up for other areas.


Raleigh City Council member Russ Stephenson plans to attend our October CAC meeting.

Traffic Committee

A public workshop was held on June 24th regarding Capital Blvd. appearance improvement ideas. Meeting notes may be found here:

Proposal to Create a CAC Chair Nomination Committee

Three to four people are needed to help recruit one new co-chair to begin in 2011. The election process will begin in December.

Featured Neighbor

No neighbor agreed to be featured this month.

Guest Speakers

Ronneil Robinson, the new manager of the Food Lion at Glascock and Raleigh Rd, spoke with us. He says that Food Lion signed a two-year lease, the store has been cleaned up, and that they want very much for the store to be successful. A police substation is in the shopping center now. Several residents said they have noticed a difference in the store.

Marie Leabo introduced Kinetic Fitness Studio which she runs with her husband at 222 N. Person Street, suite 307 (in the NC Medical Services building). They do personal training and group fitness classes including yoga. Her husband runs a triathlon club, and they invite anyone to join them to run at Umstead State Park at 8am on Sundays. Their website is

Sheilagh Sabol Duncan and business partner Krishna Ball of PieBird brought samples of a delicious coconut crème pie. They plan to open in late October to mid November for lunch and dinner. There will be both sweet and savory pies and soups and salads, as well as specialty teas and Larry's Beans coffee. A full bar will be available as well. All menu items will be paired to a drink, and a party room will be available for reservations.

Terry Jones and Dudley Winslow came to speak about the City Inspections Dept., Housing and Environmental group. They are concerned with things like very high grass, furniture discarded by the street, poison ivy, and vehicles without license plates. They can receive complaints (most are submitted anonymously) through the city website ( or by calling 919-807-5110.

Mordecai Google Group List Serve

This group is now 5 years old and has 312 members. A survey was recently conducted with 98 respondents. Almost all agree that it is serving its original purpose; A neighborhood forum for discussing items of community wide interest and MCAC issues. Most agreed with the no advertising, and do want to use the list serve for lost pets or when there's free stuff on the curb. Most would like to see some kind of business directory, and thought that the list serve was easy to join. Survey results, with a summary of comments that were made, may be found here:

The meeting minutes are recorded and published by Rebekah Weber, Mordecai CAC Secretary