Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association
March 1, 2004
7:00 - 9:00 pm.
Little House, East Cottage Street
The meeting was opened with Paul Nutting, President.
- Paul Nutting introduced all elected officials and their representatives present.
STATE POLICE - STATE POLICE - Sgt Yee
BOSTON Police - Sgt. Keaney (617) 343-4524
78 Documented incidents
5 motor vehicle break-ins, 13 domestic violence, 5 warrants, 11 arrests.
VOTE: A Motion was made by Joe Chaisson and seconded by Anne Riley
that the Association purchase 5 tickets for the CSHCA officers to attend the
Retirement celebration for Paul Johnston. The vote passed unanimously.
Presentation on Dorchester Day Parade - Mike Mackin
- This year's parade will be held on June 6th at 1:00 p.m. This is the 100th Anniversary
of Dorchester Day (not the parade but the actual day itself). It costs about $50,000 to run
the parade. A stipend is given by the City of $6,800 the remaining funds are raised through
fund-raising efforts: $10,000 Drawing - Tickets are $100 to participate in the $10,000 cash
prize drawing. Mayor of Dorchester Contest - Anyone interested in becoming a candidate can
sign-up at the March 22, 2004 Parade Committee meeting. The candidate that raises the most
funds for the Parade becomes this year's Mayor. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age.
All Civic groups are encouraged to nominate at least one person. Meetings are held the third
Monday of each month. There is not cost to put a float in the parade. Dotopoly - the CSHCA
will be on the Dotopoly Board. The game will be available for purchase soon. The Sister group
of the Parade is the Dorchester Celebrations Committee. They are responsible for coordinating
all activities around the Dorchester Day Parade, for example the Landing Day Ceremony. They are
having a meatloaf dinner on March 25th; tickets are $8 per person. For more information about
the activities above please call (617) 287-0085.
VOTE: A Motion was made by Joe Chaisson to pay $50 to buy spot on the Dotopoly Board
and to purchase a $100 ticket towards the $10,000 drawing. Gretchen Carney seconded the motion.
The vote passed with no opposition
Planning Committee - By Gloria Viera
- Karen Pevitas came before the board to present her plans to do work at her home at 233 Savin
Hill Avenue. The Planning Committee recommended approval of her project.
VOTE: A motion was made by Bob O'Sullivan that the CSHCA support Ms. Pevitas' project.
Ed Geary seconded the motion. No discussion. The motion passed unanimously.
- Frank Baker presented a proposal to add a beer and wine license at the Avenue Grille.
VOTE: A motion was made by a member of the Association to support Frank Baker's proposal
adding in one condition that the license would be non-transferable. Bob O'Sullivan seconded the
motion. No discussion. The motion passed unanimously.
South Bay Project - Joe Chaisson
- Joe discussed that he is serving on the IGA Committee for the BRA process for the re-development
of the South Bay Center.
VOTE: A motion was made by Joe Chaisson that a letter be sent from the CSHCA to the BRA stating
that the City should be responsible for the cost of the reconstruction of Massachusetts Avenue. If this
goes to mitigation then the cost of the reconstruction should be passed along to all businesses in that
area. A member of the Association seconded the motion. The motion passed with unanimously.
- VOTE: A motion was made by a member of the Association for a vote of confidence that the E
Board can address the issues surrounding the Bayside project. Bob Donovan seconded the motion. No
Discussion. The motion passed unanimously.
- VOTE: A motion was made by Ed Geary to form a By-laws Committee to make recommendations to update
the By-Laws. Gretchen Carney seconded the motion. No discussion. The motion passed unanimously.
Ed Geary has agreed to chair this Committee.
Meeting adjourned 9:00 p.m.
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