Chautauqua Property Owners Association to Host First General Meeting

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The Chautauqua Property Owners Association is trying to keep the streets safe, one unruly cyclist at a time.

The CPOA has dubbed this summer as the “Chautauqua Summer of Safety” and in its first general meeting of the summer, the organization has invited several safety entities to present.

The meeting is at 1 p.m. Thursday in Smith Wilkes Hall.

The presenters are Fire Chief Adam Akin and a police representative, either Chief Al Akin or Sgt. Timothy Hammond, said Jim Lampl, chair of the CPOA’s Transportation and Safety Committee.

The CPOA holds two meetings during the summer season — one in July and one in August.

“The purpose of our first general meeting is an informational [meeting],” said Bill Neches, CPOA president. “We usually have a guest speaker or two and we try to select a speaker based on the topics of interest in that particular summer season for the Chautauqua property owners.”

Last summer, the organization hosted a discussion on the Amphitheater construction with John Shedd, director of operations and administrator of architectural and land use regulations.

This summer, Neches and others on the committee have been putting safety at the forefront of their mission, teaching the community about bike safety and what to do in the case of an emergency.

At the meeting, the group will look at various safety issues that affect the “aging community,” Neches said.

“Since this is the ‘Chautauqua Summer of Safety,’ we thought this informational program for the July meeting will be about safety issues: fire safety, personal safety in the home — trips, falls,” Neches said.

The CPOA will have its second general membership meeting at 9 a.m., Aug. 13 in the Hall of Philosophy. Elections for CPOA officer positions will be held at that meeting.

Rebekah Barnes

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