Agenda For April 2 General Meeting

Below is the agenda for this evening’s general meeting:

Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance
Police Report ( new Captain assigned to Columbia Savin Hill C-11- Captain Stephen McLaughlin)
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  1. Martin Richard Foundation… “do more serve more” is Sunday April 15th. We need several volunteers to assist at Ryan’s Playground. The Foundation is providing financial resources to purchase paint, trees, bulbs and mulch to beautify the park. The 2 hours on Sunday will be followed by a celebratory gathering later in day in Fields Corner. SIGN UP at meeting to help or thru this LINK… register for team Columbia Savin Hill Civic!
    REGISTER for One Boston DAY
  2. Special Senate Election-  to replace Linda Dorcena Forry. The Primary Election will still occur on April 3rd followed by the Election on May 1st. More details on election can be found here: Special Senate Election Details.
  3. Town Hall with Senator Elizabeth Warren. Hosted by the Dorchester Reporter will be Thursday April 5th at 6:30 pm at the Boston Teachers Union Hall on Columbia Point, with access from Day Boulevard. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, see Warren Town Hall details.
  4. Moakley Park Vision Plan. CSHCA will be represented (hopefully) in an Advisory Group to look at the park in assisting the Park & Recreations Department to discuss and develop an updated vision for the park. A public meeting is scheduled for April 11, 2018 at 6:30pm at the Tierney Learning Center (125 Mercer Street, South Boston). More information is available at the City Of Boston .
  5. LOVE YOUR BLOCK – former Boston Shines will be Saturday May 5th. More details will be provided at the meeting.
  6. Thank you to the Banshee for providing an award winning Chili to support Dorchester Day (a/k/a Dot Day). Chili was great and feedback on taste was great. Thanks to volunteers from CSHCA who assisted. The Dot Day $10K drawing and fundraising event is scheduled for Friday, April 6th at Florian Hall at 7:00 pm.
    Also, thank you to Nordblom and Globe employees for doing a neighborhood tour of the former Globe… feedback was great!
  7. CSHCA Election/Nominating Committee. Membership will vote for 3 members to act as nominating committee to solicit and accept interest in a board position for next year. Nominations are due by next meeting with vote in June.

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Representative Evandro Carvalho, a current candidate for the District Attorney’s Office, will address the membership and discuss his goals and objectives if elected the next DA.

Irene McSweeney from the Boston Water & Sewer Commission (BWSC) on a water, sewer and drain replacement project on Bay Street. The project engineer and contractor will also be in attendance to address any questions.
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Active Large Projects in the Neighborhood
These are listed as an FYI only. No formal presentation at the meeting.

  • Dot Block (change in ownership)
  • Morrissey Boulevard Redesign
  • 135 Morrissey – former Globe site
  • UMASS RFP – Bayside – For Sale
  • 110 Savin Hill Ave update (Update coming in MAY)
  • Billboard zoning (Recent updates)
  • Redevelopment of Maryellen McCormack BHA property
  • Waymark Church – Parking lot conversion

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Planning Committee
Eileen Fenton – Chair

27 Sagamore: Legalize basement as finished space.

12 Carson Street: Refurbish existing building with addition and convert from a single to a 3 unit condo complex.

Tom English/Dot Market: 951-959 Dorchester Avenue will present a final proposal for membership vote for a 38-unit/26-parking spot complex with retail. Comment letters are due on the project by April 6th. More information about the project can be found here and at the BPDA website.

(Agenda to be discussed at meeting)
Meeting held at Savin Hill Apartments, 130 Auckland Street at 7:00pm
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Old Business
New Business
50/50 raffle
Meeting Adjourn