Manchester- Mayor Frank C. Guinta gave a quick update on two very important programs in securing Manchester’s neighborhoods.
Neighborhood Enhancement Team (NET)
To date, Manchester’s Neighborhood Enhancement Team (NET) has received upwards of 80 tips via website signups, emails, phone calls, etc. The team goes out every two weeks and has already visited 20 sites. The team is comprised of representatives of the City Clerk, Police, Fire, Health, Building and Highway Departments, as well as, a member of the New Hampshire State Liquor Enforcement Agency. They have met twice and are working with residents to address quality of life issues such as: fire code violations, health and life safety violations, building code and zoning violations, licensing and permitting violations, refuse violations, liquor law infractions, and overcrowding nuisances. Their next tour will take place next week.
Anyone wishing to report non-compliant landlords or business owners are urged to fill out an online NET form that will go directly to NET team members. This form can be found at www.ManchesterNH.gov. Tips can be submitted anonymously, providing the address of the problem and specific details about the issue is given.
Signups for neighborhood watches have been highly successful throughout the city. To date, the Community Policing Division of the Manchester Police Department, has been able to form 23 neighborhood watch groups, covering almost the entire city. Groups average eight to ten members, with some much larger.
The Manchester Police Department is always looking for additional volunteers. Anyone interested in helping or participating in a neighborhood watch group should contact Sgt. Kevin Kincaid of the Manchester Police Department at 603.628.6132, x437.
"The hard work of City Staff coupled with a outpouring of community support, has produced outstanding results so far," Guinta commented. "I am really pleased to see that residents have not hesitated to do their part to ensure their neighborhoods are clean and safe."
"This progress gives me so much pride and faith in our great community," Guinta added. "I look forward to being able to report even greater success in the future."