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The Marlborough Community Coalition is a catalyst for creating a healthy, vibrant, resilient community valuing inclusion and equity for all residents.

June 2022 Newsletter
Meet. Learn. Ask. Share.

            June Community Meeting
                    Tuesday, June 28th

                  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

     In Person, Zoom, Facebook or Phone 
             1809 E. 80th St. ~ Catalyst Center*

* Masks may be required based on the number in attendance due to the small size of the Catalyst Center. Masks provided if needed.    

Join by Phone, Facebook Live or Zoom
Meeting ID: 897 9128 4515 | Password: 697781
Numbers To Participate By Phone: (346) 248 7799 | (408) 638 0968 | (669) 900 6833 | (253) 215 8782 | (312) 626 6799 | (646) 876 9923 | (301) 715 8592

Meeting Agenda 
~ Welcome  ~ Jeff Primos, President, Marlborough Community Coalition

~ Q & A with KCPD Community Interaction Officer  ~ Bryan Masterson

~ Marlborough Park Planning Process ~ Regan Tokos, Hoxie Collective

~ ProspectUs Planning Project: Prospect Ave From 12th to 75th 

~ Green Stewards Program in Marlborough ~ Claire Zimmerman, Bridging The Gap

~ PIAC Program: Who can apply? What is eligible? What are ideas for neighborhood projects?

~ Upcoming Community Events
Next Community Meeting: July 26th  
Jan. - Oct.  4th Tuesday | Nov. 29th | No Dec. Meeting
 Marlborough Community Events

June 28   Marlborough Community Meeting.  6:30pm-8pm. (details above)
June 30   Dave's Place Food Pantry: 74th & Brooklyn. 11am-1pm (details below)
June 30    Free Meal Boxes For Kids: New Life Church. 7945 S. Benton (Marlborough East). 3pm-6pm (details below)
July 4-9  Trash Amnesty Week: Residents can put out up to 12 bags without tags. Must weigh less than 40 lbs.

July 7  Church of the Resurrection (COR) Mobile Food Pantry: 82nd & Paseo 10am-Noon. Host - Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church (details below)
July 7, 14, 21 & 28   Dave's Place Food Pantry: 74th & Brooklyn. 11am-1pm (details below)

July 7, 14, 21 & 28   Free Meal Boxes For Kids: New Life Church. 7945 S. Benton (Marlborough East). 3pm-6pm (details below)
July 8  Marlborough Commons Pocket Park Morning Gardening:  9am-Noon. 8112 Paseo. Contact Tonya Slavens for details.
July 9   How To Buy A House?  Presented by the M
arlborough Community Land Trust. Marlborough School Playground.74th & Tracy. 10:00am. Register  Here Questions?
July 14   Public Safety Task Force Meeting (Zoom) 5:30pm-7pm. Email or text (816) 866-6279 to receive meeting notice and to learn more about the task force. 
July 16   Strawberry Swing Crafts & Food Marlborough School Playground. 74th & Tracy. 10:00am. Register  Here Questions?
July 17   Church of the Resurrection (COR) Mobile Food Pantry 78th & Prospect 2 pm-4 pm. Host: Heavy Construction Laborer's Union Hall. 
July 20   Housing Task Force Meeting 6:30-8pm (Zoom) Email or text (816) 866-6279 to receive meeting notice and to learn more about the work of the task force.
July 23  Mr. Stinky Feet Kid's Music:  Marlborough School Playground. 74th & Tracy. 10am. Questions?
July 26   Marlborough Community Meeting  6:30pm-8pm. In Person & Virtual.
July 30 & Aug 6   Zumba Summer Jam with Tommi:  Marlborough School Playground. 74th & Tracy. 10am. Questions?
Aug 6  5th Council District Operation Back Pack 11am - 3pm. (See details below.)




11AM - 3PM
Now You Can File A Police Report on Line!
The KCMO Police Department has introduced a new system that allows you to immediately file a police report, at your convenience, and print a temporary, unapproved copy of the report for free.
Not all crimes, tips, and requests are eligible to be submitted on an online report. Several that can be reported online and are of particular interest to many Marlborough neighbors include traffic enforcement requests, drug activity tips, stolen property (less than $2,000 value), and non-injury accidents. FAQ's, a brief video, and the links to file reports can by found on the KCPD's website by CLICKING HERE.

Public Improvements Advisory Committee (PIAC) Process To Request Infrastructure Improvement
Over the past 12 years, the Marlborough Community Coalition has been successful in directing over $7million of infrastructure improvements and planning projects to our neighborhood. Most of those projects provided benefit to more than just a few households. For example, the playground at 81st and Tracy was one of the Coalition's requests. While $7 million seems like a large number, the Coalition requested projects totaling 4 to 5 times that amount. Competition for the funds is very robust, to say the least.

A city representative will talk about how an individual or multiple people on a block can submit and application for a project and how it is evaluated. We will also brainstorm ideas for the Coalition's applications. Come with your ideas of infrastructure projects that would benefit more than say several blocks of residents!
Join The Urban Rangers In Beautifying
 Marlborough Village Commons

July 8, 2022  8:30am - Noon  8112 Paseo
Trimming, Mulching & Deadheading
The Urban Rangers Program is a non-profit organization that works with boys and young men as they learn the responsibility of hard work through community service and how to work respectfully and effectively with others, Ten young men are volunteering in Marlborough for a half day, two days a week, for four weeks this summer. They are focused on cleaning up the Marlborough Terrace (81st & Troost) and  Rachel Morado (77th Terr & Paseo - Hickman) Green Spaces and weeding and mulching along Paseo from 79th to 82nd Streets.

On Friday, July 8th neighbors are invited to work with them at the Marlborough Village Commons Pocket Park at 8112 Paseo. Tools will be provided. Wear closed shoes and bring sun protection. RSPV to Tonya Slavens at Thank you Urban Rangers, Tonya and others who will volunteer!

Marlborough Park Planning Project
Marlborough Park stretches approximately between Brooklyn and Prospect and 81st and 83rd. It is beautiful, wooded, and hilly piece of property. This is a Fall 2021 drone photo of the park. Brooklyn is on the left of the photo. 83rd Terrace can be seen at the bottom of the photo. A small section of 82nd St. is visible as it turns north into Olive.
Two years ago the Coalition requested and received approval through the PIAC funding process for the creation of a plan to increase safe, recreational uses of the park given it's history of being more of a nuisance to the neighborhood than the ecological and recreational asset that is it. A 9-month timeline for this planning process is just kicking off. The overarching goals for this process are:
  • Engage and empower the Marlborough community around the Park’s assets and challenges to find solutions for improved facilities, uses and programs, and community partnerships to care for and improve the park.
  • Determine a management and conservation plan and begin to implement it during the planning process.
  • Connect surrounding investments in roads, bike lanes, trails, and development more directly to the Park.
  • Develop a priority funding request list for improvements
The consultant team working with KCMO Parks Department and neighborhood leadership on this plan is led by Hoxie Collective and SWT Design, and supported by Biohabitats. The team will be reaching out to the Marlborough communities to engage in design and planning workshops (2 in the Fall of 2022, and 2 in the Winter of 2023), gather input from neighbors, and learn new skills about caring for the park.
A project website ready shortly to share information about the project and opportunities to get involved, ask questions, and provide your experience and ideas for the park. Please don't hesitate to reach out to Christina Hoxie with any questions.

  Operation Backpack 2022: School Supplies & Food
Food Assistance Resources in Marlborough & Nearby

Additional South Kansas City Mobile Food Pantries
Harvesters brings a semi-truck to seven sites in south Kansas City on a monthly basis to distribute fresh produce and other healthy food.
- Center School District. 8701 Holmes Rd. 1st Saturday.  9-10:30 am. Drive through the bus parking lot to the district warehouse. 
- Center District Warehouse.  8701 Holmes Rd. 2nd Friday. 11:30am - 1:30 pm.  Enter the Administrative Office parking lot - through the bus parking lot  for loading..
- Evangel Church. 1414 E. 103rd St. 2nd Saturday of the Month. 7-8:30 am. Food loaded.
- United Believers Community Church, 5600 E. 112th Terr., with vehicles lining up at 8:30 a.m. and contactless food distribution running from 9  to 11 a.m. the third Wednesday of the month. 
- Ruskin High School. 7000 E. 111th St. 3rd Thursday. 4-5:30 pm. Line up on Ruskin Way on the east side of the school for food to be loaded into vehicles. No food pantry in February. 
- Colonial Presbyterian Church. 9500 Wornall. 3rd Saturday. 8:30-10 am. Registration starts at 8am. Bring 2 cardboard boxes to be loaded with items.
- Red Bridge United Methodist Church. 636 E. 117th St. 4th Friday. 2:30-3:30 pm. Parking Lot. 
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