The Merle Hay Neighborhood Association will host its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 17, at the Northwest Community Center, 5110 Franklin Ave. We expect to be joined by Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie, followed by a rep from Midwest Basement Systems. We also plan to have public safety updates, neighborhood news, and a discussion about neighborhood goals for 2019. The meeting will conclude with officer and board elections. Please join us!
Please join the Merle Hay Neighborhood Association for our annual supper at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, at the Northwest Community Center, 5110 Franklin Ave. We’ll have a variety of soups, sides, and desserts. If you would like to contribute something for the supper, please contact April at 515-707-6386.
After supper, we’ll hear from Polk County Supervisor Angela Connolly, who will provide an update on county business. We’ll also hear from the local developer who plans to convert the former Franklin Junior High/First Federated Church building at 4801 Franklin Avenue into a mixed-use commercial property with a boutique hotel, restaurant, office space, and other possible uses. The new property owner plans to file for rezoning soon, and MHNA’s October 18 quarterly meeting will allow residents and other stakeholders to ask questions and provide feedback.
The meeting portion will include public safety updates, neighborhood news, and a look ahead to 2019. Please mark your calendars and invite a neighbor. We look forward to having a great turnout!
MHNA Celebrates Merle HayDay during our July
Please join the Merle Hay Neighborhood Association for our annual
neighborhood celebration, Merle HayDay, during our July 19 Quarterly
Meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Northwest Community Center,
5110 Franklin Ave. There will be a presentation about Merle
Hay, our neighborhood’s namesake, by our own neighborhood historian,
Pat Meiners, and we will cool off with an ice cream social!
Our neighborhood celebrations and meetings are a great way to
meet your neighbors and learn more about our neighborhood. They
are also a wonderful opportunity to find out how you can get more
involved in making the Merle Hay neighborhood an even better
place to live, work, and play. Please help spread the word! Contact
April Beck at 515-707-6386 to donate goodies for the ice cream
MHNA’s 2018 Meeting Dates
MHNA holds its quarterly membership meetings on the third Thursday of January, April, July, and October. Meetings are generally held at 6:30 p.m. at the Northwest Community Center, 5110 Franklin Ave., unless otherwise noted.
There are two more chances this year to join us at a quarterly meeting. Please save the following dates:
- Thursday, July 19
- Thursday, October 18 * 6 p.m. start for annual supper.
Questions about MHNA meetings can be directed by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please mark your calendars for the Merle Hay Neighborhood Association’s next quarterly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, at the Northwest Community Center, 5110 Franklin Ave. We’ll have neighborhood news, public safety updates, and lots more. Our guest speaker(s) will be announced at a later date.