St. Gregory Neighborhood Association Alley Lights Fund Raising Program
Did You Know...
There are 42 Dusk-To-Dawn alley lights throughout the St. Gregory Neighborhood that are part of our neighborhood crime prevention and safety efforts. We have to think about these in terms of the protection and safety of all of us who live in the neighborhood. There is a steady rate and even some increase of burglaries that happen over the back fences of homes in central Phoenix.
(To see a map of alley lights, click here.)
Since 1995, the St. Gregory Neighborhood Association (SGNA) has been paying the entire cost of these lights. The cost was initially completely covered through a City of Phoenix Block Watch Grant. SGNA applies for a Block Watch Grant every year in which we request funds for certain items that are related to crime prevention, safety, and neighborhood awareness of these issues. However, over the past 3 years, the City has steadily cut the monies available for alley lighting, leaving the amount available now and in the future at only $3,000.00 per year.
The cost of the 42 alley lights is close to $6,300.00 a year. So, per light per day over the year: $6,300.00 divided by 42 = $150.00 per light and divided by 365 days = 41 cents per day.
The SGNA Board raises money at the April Pancake Breakfast and the October Block Party. At this time, we have a little cushion in our own SGNA Board funds that we designate as alley light money, but this will be exhausted in one more year.
It’s time to embark on a SGNA Fundraising Campaign to have the funds to continue to cover the alley light expenses. Our Goal is $6,000.00. There are just over 400 homes in the neighborhood, so if you were to think about each home’s share of the cost, it’s only $15.00 a year. However, SGNA is not a homeowner’s association and we cannot bill you for the cost and we cannot assess a fee, like an annual dues amount. What we can do is ask you to consider the benefit of the alley lights in helping each of us contribute to safety and crime prevention for the entire neighborhood.
Please give generously to the SGNA Alley Light Campaign.
The St. Gregory Neighborhood Association Board Members
Monthly Assn. Board Mtg
Second Thursday of every month.
Thur., December 14, 2017
Open to all residents and interested parties.
Contact Bob Wieser
for location confirmation or to add an item to the agenda.
Holiday Lighting Contest
December 1 - 23
Cruise the 'hood and select the top three decorated houses.
See calendar for more details.