February  2010

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      Elmer Clark

Elmer Clark the president of the West End Elliott Citizens Council suffer a massive heart attack on December 3, 2009. He was returning from a Weed and Seed dinner in Oakland held honoring volunteers who have made a difference in their communities.


Elmer was so pleased with all the friends and neighbors he met with at the West End Elliott Overlook on Light-Up Night a few weeks earlier.

Elmer was a modest man who shunned the spot light and didnít like to speak to the media. However, his shyness never stopped him from speaking up for the needs and concerns of the community he loved and served Elliott.


The building at the Overlook stood as a white elephant after the renovation to the overlook till Elmer made it his project. He quietly got the building opened to the public. He was always proud of the weddings and other events that took place at the overlook.


There are those who would like to see the building at the overlook named the Elmer Clark building.

The council is planning a memorial to Elmer to be held at the overlook on Monday, May 24. Please plan to attend.






A Rally will be held on Monday, February 22 at 5:00 PM on the steps of the City County Building to Protest the ruling of Judge James.


Come and show your support against this travesty of justice against our Rights


Judge James ruled in November that Maquise Investments could open a strip club at 1635 W. Carson St. on the grounds that they were not given a hearing before city council.


Who is responsible for no hearing being held sounds like he did it no she did it regardless the ball was dropped and Councilman Doug Shields was at the helm of city council at the time. City Planning had unanimously disapproved of the opening of the club at 1635 W. Carson Street.


Thanks to councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith efforts the City is appealing Judge James decision.


The Strip Club is located at the front door of all the western communities of the City. The strip club will be located next to the Onala Club which for thirty years has provided a place for recovering alcoholics and recovering addicts. The strip club will compromise the Onala Club and their great work. The Onala Club SAVES LIVES the Strip Club will DESTROYS LIVES. We must stop the Strip Club! Attend the Rally to show your support.






Hello my name is Kelli Detwiler I am the daughter of the late Elmer Clark.  I am very proud and excited to be president and continuing in my fatherís footsteps. My goal as president is to see his dreams for Elliot become a reality. 


I hope this New Year finds your family happy, safe, and looking forward to 2010.  The New Year has brought some change to the West End Elliott Citizen Council.  On January 9, 2010 a board meeting was called to order.  We have added a few more people to the board of directors they are Joyce Crivella, Nicole Clark and Kelli Detwiler.  We also have changes in the officers Ray Adomonis will continue as Vice President; Matthew Hogue will continue as recording secretary, Norene Beatty continues as corresponding secretary, Char Rumskey was elected treasurer and Kelli Detwiler was elected President. 


These are a few items that we will be discussed at the February 22, 2010 meeting.  What we can due to assure the future of the West End Library.  We will have an update on the strip club on Carson.  We will have an officer from zone 6; he will give us an update on the community.  Please remember we have 311 cards and silent complaint forms at the office and at all meetings.   Please come out and attend the meeting on February 22, 2010 7:00 pm at Emanuel Methodist Church at the corner of Crucible and Lorenz.  Meetings are a nice way to meet the council members,

neighbors and learn about whatís going on in your community. 


Also mark your calendars; we will have an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday March 27, 2010 at Hershel Field.  Sign up is at 11:00 am and egg hunt starts at noon! 


Kelli Clark Detwiler, president






The Elliott West End Athletic Association registration for 2010 Baseball season will be held at the concession stand at Herschel Field on the following dates Sat., Feb.  6

10 AM to 2 PM, Wed., Feb. 10 6 PM to 8 PM and final sign up Sat., Feb. 20 10AM to 2 PM. ALL boys and girls from 4-18 are welcome into the program. For information call Bob Salinero at (412) 922-9937






The West End Carnegie Library is vital to our community and is endanger of closing.


Due to lack of funding it may be closed in 2011 Therefore the council has invited State Representative Chelsa Wagner, State Representative Dan Deasy, State Senator Wayne Fontana and City councilwoman

Theresa Kail-Smith to the general meeting of the citizens council meeting on Monday, February 22 at 7:00 PM at the church on the corner of Lorenz Avenue and Crucible Street. Please plan to attend and learn how you can help to save our library.






Jim Logue 1-27-09, past president of the Elliott West End Athletic Assoc. and parent representative for Steven School and president of the Langley Cluster of schools.


Mariel Connell 1-16-10 was the director of the Meals on Wheels in Elliott for over thirty years.






The West End Citizens Council will be holding an Easter Egg Hunt for children ages from birth to eleven years old of the community on Saturday March 27. We ask that each child bring something to place the eggs in that they find. Registration at 11 AM.

Hunt will take place at noon






Feb. 6, 10 AM to 2 PM

Feb. 10, 6 PM to 8 PM

Feb. 20, 10 AM to 2 PM



Feb. 22 5 PM Strip Club Rally on steps of City County Building


Feb. 22 7 PM Monthly General Meeting of Citizens Council the


Mar. 22 7 PM General Meeting of the West End Elliott Citizens


Mar. 27 11 AM Easter Egg Hunt at Herschel Field for children of the community.