Village of Kenmore is a great place to live
During the village board of trustees meeting that took place on Aug. 7, Mayor Patrick Mang and the board approved a special proclamation in support of the 29th National Night Out, which was recognized on that evening.
The proclamation showed how National Night Out provides an opportunity to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and participate in local anti crime programs, and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.
"I think that's what makes the Village of Kenmore special," said Mayor Mang. "It's a small community where it's dense, so we get to know our neighbors and we get to go out together with them and everything is within walking distance and it's safe neighborhood. And people feel safe walking in these neighborhoods and going out in the evening. That's nice that we get together and meet our neighbors then we do look out for one another because we know who our neighbors are."
The board of trustees also encouraged Kenmore residents to support National Night Out in their own way by getting involved in crime prevention activities like neighborhood watch groups and working with the police to keep Kenmore a safe place to live and raise a family.
Mang added that while events like National Night Out is important, it's even more important for residents to remain vigilant year-round.
"(At) our police academy are taught to always be vigilant and keeping an eye out," Mang added. "We need the citizens input. We need the citizens to call the police department when they see something going on. Because that's what truly does make it safe. Because when they recognize that something's not correct or not right we can get to the bottom of it quicker and take care of the problem."
The next board of trustees meeting is slated for Aug. 21 with a pre-board meeting at 6:30 and public meeting at its usual time of 8 p.m.
Residents are encouraged to attend to not only bring their concerns to the board, but to stay informed about what is going on in Kenmore.