Agenda For January 8 General Meeting

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

Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance
Police Report
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Announcements

  1. RENEW your membership for 2018: $5 Individual or $25/merchant. You can pay at meeting or send Checks payable to CSHCA can be sent to attention of Treasurer: Nicole Chelkowski, 5 Caspian Way #2, Dorchester MA  02125.  Additional donations always accepted: CSHCA Membership Form
  2. Real Estate Taxes for 2018 have been mailed. Deadlines for abatement is February 1st, and personal and residential exemptions by April 2nd. More information at the City of Boston Assessing Online site.
  3. Community Preservation Forum: Voters approved a new tax last election that appears on your real estate tax bill. Learn more about how these funds ($20 Million) will be used. Forum will be Thursday, January 18th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Lilla Frederick Middle School (270 Columbia Road)
  4. City of Boston – Winter Guide: If you have issues from parking to un-shoveled sidewalks to no heat, the city has a resourceful web page to assist: Winter In Boston Guide.
  5. At-Large Councilor, Annissa Essaibi-George has issued a newsletter and a survey about assessing constituent thoughts on a variety of topics.
  6. Glovers Corner Update meeting: Scheduled for January 10th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the Local 103 IBEW Hall (256 Freeport Street). More about the project can be found at the BPDA Glover’s Corner Plan site.
  7. DCR is hosting several community meetings about area parks. One such park up for discussion is McConnell Park. A community meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 25th at 6:30 pm at the Cristo Rey school. More information can be found in this CSHCA post.
  8. The 12th Annual Chili Cook-off is scheduled for March 11th at the IBEW Hall on Freeport Street from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. Come support CSHCA who will be looking for a local restaurant to cook Chili on behalf of the membership. More information can be found in this CSHCA post.

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Speakers

Eileen Donovan and Diane Crabtree Volunteer and Intern Program and Visitor Services Managers will speak about the work at the Edward Kennedy Institute over at Columbia Point and opportunities for members to actively participate. More info. about the institute can be found thru the Edward Kennedy Institute For U.S. Senate site:
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Don Walsh will provide an update on the new Visioning Committee. The committee has confirmed select sites in the neighborhood to start the focus.

Keith Hague VP of Construction and Development for Eden’s will be updating the community on South Bay commercial and residential build out.
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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
  • Morrissey Blvd. Redesign
  • Globe Purchase – developers coming in Feb. with update
  • UMass RFP-Bayside
  • Addiction/ Homelessness Taskforce for Newmarket
  • Billboard zoning
  • Redevelopment of Maryellen McCormack BHA property

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PLANNING COMMITTEE
Eileen Fenton – Chair

  • 5 Spring Garden: legalize the enclosure of rear porches
  • 12 Carson Street: Single family conversion to multi family condos

TUESDAY’S (JANUARY 9) PLANNING MEETING AGENDA
(subject to change)
Meeting held at Savin Hill Apts. 130 Auckland St

  • 951-959 Dorchester Ave.( Tom English/Dot Market): Update on residential and commercial build out
  • 1048 Dorchester Ave: Waymark Church – Parking lot proposal at back of church
  • 92 Auckland Street: Demolish Existing structure

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Old Business
New Business
50/50 raffle
Meeting Adjourn

Agenda For December 4 General Meeting

CSHCA General Meeting Agenda
Monday December 4th, 2017

Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance
Police Report
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Announcements

  1. RENEW your membership for 2018: $5 Individual or $25/merchant. You can pay at meeting or send Checks payable to CSHCA can be sent to attention of Treasurer: Nicole Chelkowski, 5 Caspian Way #2, Dorchester MA  02125.  Additional donations always accepted: CSHCA Membership Form
  2. Annual Tree Lighting: Thank you to Harp & Bard for Hot Cocoa and Beautification Committee
  3. Election: Results are in…we will let you know who won and how we turned out! at the poles
  4. Addiction & Homelessness Taskforce: the CSHCA executive board will be participating in a multi-civic discussion around the challenges on this topic specifically in the neighborhood of Newmarket/Southampton Street.
  5. Globe Site: Transfer of title scheduled for December 15th… will provide update on current status, but… Nordblom will be back in January requesting support for vision
  6. 136-140 Pleasant Street: Pine Street Inn, the current owners, will be transferring ownership of property to FamilyAid Boston. Updates will be provided at membership meeting. FamilyAid Link
  7. DCR Morrissey Blvd. Update and Comment Process. As a followup to November presentation materials can be found on: CSHCA home page. Additonally, comments are being accepted until December 18th at the DCR-Morrissey Redesign site or via email at dcr.updates@state.ma.us (reference Morrissey Blvd in your e-mail subject line)

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Speakers

Phil Carver of UMASS Boston will provide an update around on campus projects and other developments. He will also explain the organizational structure of Umass Building Authority who is responsible for the old Bayside Expo redevelopment. Phil will also raffle off some UMASS swag…
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Don Walsh will provide an update on the new Visionary Committee to coincide around Imagine Boston 2030… well attended kickoff meeting was held in November.

George Jenkins, the CSHCA webmaster, will provide an update on improvements to our website and discuss the uptick in click traffic and other changes.
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SMALL BUSINESS DORCHESTER

It’s our annual holiday gathering. SEVERAL small businesses have provided food, drink and donations to be enjoyed and raffled back to members… some which include Harp & Bard, The Banshee, Avenue Liquors Savin Hill AveBanh Mi BaLe Bakery, Honeycomb Cafe – Savin Hill AveThe Stitch House, DotDogs, Body + Fuel – Crossfit, Venice Pizza, Coleens Flower ShopPlush Nails & Beauty BarHarborpoint Liquors at Star MarketDorchester Brewing Company – Mass Ave, Snippers Hair Club For Dogs And Cats, and others. Come enjoy and get a chance to receive free gift cards and swag!! We will personally hear from the owners of HoneyComb Café (Lara & Nicole) on their progress and discuss menu expansions and catering!!
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PLANNING COMMITTEE
Eileen Fenton – Chair

  • 951 – 959 Dorchester Avenue: Possible presentation on a 38-unit/22-parking space development at the current Dot Market / Tom English location.
  • 12 Carson Street: Possible discussion on Single family conversion to multi family

TUESDAY’S (December 12th) PLANNING MEETING AGENDA
(subject to change)
Meeting held at Savin Hill Apts. 130 Auckland St

  • 5 Spring Garden Street: Legalize the enclosure of rear porches of home
  • 1048 Dorchester Ave: Waymark Church- Parking lot proposal at back of church

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Old Business
New Business
50/50 raffle
Meeting Adjourn

Zoning Board: 54 Pleasant Street Development To Proceed

According to yesterday’s Dorchester Reporter:

“The Zoning Board of Appeal approved a controversial housing project at the corner of Pleasant and Pearl streets this week, giving the go-ahead to the construction of a 17-condominium building at the site of the Scally & Trayers funeral home.

Giuseppe Arcari’s plans for 54 Pleasant Street has split residents and abutters in the area over the past year. In September, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) approved the project, which will put a three-story building with the 17 condos and 20 underground parking spaces on the 14,688-square-foot parcel.

At a Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association’s planning meeting, interactions were tense between civic members who had opposed the project and City Councillor Frank Baker, who joined the mayor’s office and Councillors Michelle Wu and Michael Flaherty in supporting the proposal…”

Artist rendering of approved 54 Pleasant Street

Daffodil Planting Events This Weekend

Boston Blooms with Daffodils, a citywide program offered by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, has once again provided 500 daffodil bulbs to be planted this fall in the Columbia-Savin Hill section of Dorchester. There will be two planting locations again this year in the neighborhood:

  1. Ryan Playground at corner of Harborview and Dorchester Ave, and
  2. McConnell Park by the flag pole

We need volunteers to help with this planting project. With plenty of bulbs to be placed in the ground, people should work best in teams of two: a digger and a planter. This can be a fun family event, where youth can participate in the beautification of their neighborhood, and enjoy seeing their efforts rewarded with blooms every spring. These bulbs are available now and help is needed to get them into the ground.

Persons interested in helping to plant these bulbs should meet at 9:15/9:30 am in Ryan Playground and at 10:00/10:30 am in McConnell Park on THIS Saturday, November 4, 2017.

12 Carson Street Abutters Meeting Rescheduled

The 12 Carson Street formal abutters meeting has been moved to Monday, October 30 at 6:00 pm. Residents living within 300 feet of the property should receive flyers about the upcoming meeting, according to an e-mail from David Cotter, the Dorchester Liaison in the Boston Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services (City Hall Room 805; phone 617-635-4819).

The proposed development is to convert an existing single-family home into two or three units.

General Meeting: Monday, September 11

The next CSHCA General Meeting will be on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm. Meeting agenda:

Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance
Police Report

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1) Update: Introduction of new executive board for 2017-2018 association and our new webmaster
2) 410 Savin Hill Avenue- Neighborhood initiative on City owned green space- David Cotter will provide update and clarify the work of Boston Food Forest Coalition tasked with evaluating usage for space
3) September 14th Community meeting on a Medical Marijuana dispensary to be operated by Natural Selections is seeking space on Clapp Street (off Boston St).  Meeting will be at 6:30 pm at the Plumbers Hall, 1240 Mass Ave
4)Approval for a new Committee: Imagine Savin Hill 2030 to coincide with the City’s initiative

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Speakers:
Tito Jackson: Current City Councilor and Mayoral candidate will share his accomplishments and his agenda for our City if elected the City’s next mayor. Current Mayor Walsh has been extended an invitation to our meeting as well.

Reminder: there will be a preliminary municipal election on Tuesday, September 26th from 7:00 am – 8:00 pm.

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Need a vote to approve our association as an recognized 501(c)(4). Costs to be recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as such is $400.

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FYI:
1) Bike & Brew Fest: Tuesday Sept. 13th 7-9:30 pm. West Plaza Peabody Square to showcase continued efforts in the growing cycling community and Dorchester’s brewery scene.
2) UMass Boston Building Authority issued an RFI for redevelopment of the Bayside Property
3) Update on our application for a Savin Hill Main Streets

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Planning Committee:
Chair: Eileen Fenton
1) 89 Savin Hill Ave: 6:00 pm Abutters Meeting on Sept. 21 at property to discuss extending living space to basement
2) 99 Savin Hill Ave – Vote to ask for a deferral for ZBA hearing on 9/13.  Relief is asking to open a Vet
3) 110 Savin Hill Ave / Sydney Street- Vote and presentation from owner James Bakers and RODE Architects for proposal on both a commercial and residential build
4) 233 Hancock St – Informational only – 6pm Meeting on Sept. 18 at First Parish Church to receive feedback on a 36 residential unit with ground floor retail and 22 parking spaces.
5) 92 Auckland Street – Informational only – potential Article 85 / Demolition delay to raze existing structure.

TUESDAY’S PLANNING MEETING AGENDA
(subject to change)
a) 951-957 Dorchester Ave – Sale and Development of 951-957 Dorchester Ave (Current Dorchester Market & Tom English’s Pub)
b) 12 Carson Street – Conversion of single family home to a 3-unit condominium complex with parking.

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Old Business
New Business
50/50 raffle

Meeting Adjourned

Abutters Meeting: 99 – 103 Savin Hill Ave

The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, along with the proponents of 99-103 Savin Hill Ave, invites surrounding neighbors of this address to a meeting to discuss a proposal to change the occupancy to “Veterinary Clinic.”

Where:            On-Site, 99-103 Savin Hill Ave
When:             Wednesday, September 6th
Time:              6:00 pm

Please direct any questions or concerns to:

David Cotter
Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services
Phone: 617-635-4819

Abutters Meeting: 89 Savin Hill Ave

The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, along with the proponents of 89 Savin Hill Ave, invites surrounding neighbors of this address to a meeting to discuss a proposal to extend living space into the basement. Meeting time and location:

Where:            On-Site, 89 Savin Hill Ave
When:             Wednesday, September 6th
Time:              6:30 pm

Please direct any questions or concerns to:

David Cotter
Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services
Phone: 617-635-4819