Meeting Minutes: February 2018 General Meeting

Meeting minutes from the February 5th general meeting:

  • Meeting called to order
  • Police report
  • Update on resident parking from Desmond Rohan
  • A speaker from McCormack Civic Association asked members to sign a petition against the liquor store Stop and Shop is seeking to open.
  • Nick Collins spoke about his campaign for State Senate. The special election primary will be held on April 3rd and the general on May 1, 2018.
  • Announcements: the City of Boston Scholarship Fund awards scholarships up to $2,500.00 for new college-goers and continuing education students. See for more information.
  • The Dorchester Chili Cookoff will be March 11th at 4:00 pm at the IBEW 103 Hall. The Banshee is providing our chili for this year.
  • Eileen Boyle updated us about the plans for the Savin Hill playground.
  • A representative from the new owners of the former Boston Globe site provided an update about the plans for the site. More information is available at the News & Events section of the CSHCA site.
  • Update from Eileen Fenton regarding the Planning Committee. No votes taken.
  • Update from Don Walsh about the Visioning Committee.
  • Update about the billboards
  • A motion to pay $50.00 for the Dorchester Chili Cookoff registration fee passed
  • Meeting adjourned.

Minutes: December 2017 General Membership Meeting

Meeting minutes from the December 4th general membership meeting:

  • Meeting called to order
  • Police report
  • Motion to give $100 to the tree lighting committee passed
  • Representative Hunt gave an update on his work
  • Recognition of small business donations
  • Phil Carver and another representative of UMass Boston spoke about the university’s ongoing construction and its chancellor search.
  • Eileen Fenton gave an update on work by the Planning Committee. No vote has been taken on the Waymark Church parking proposal.
  • A representative of Pine Street Inn spoke about their transfer of 136-140 Pleasant Street to Family Aid Boston.
  • Don Walsh gave an update on work by the Visioning Committee.
  • George Jenkins gave an update about the CSHCA website.
  • The owners of Honeycomb Cafe spoke about their progress.
  • Brief updates on South Bay and Dot Block
  • Holiday Raffle
  • Meeting adjourned.

Minutes: October 2017 General Membership Meeting

Meeting minutes of the October 2nd general membership meeting:

  • Meeting called to order
  • Police report
  • Boy Scouts
  • Councilor Annissa Essaibi George spoke about her experience as a teacher and how she has been able to help children who are homeless. She expressed a desire to create more family shelters and housing in general. She talked about the homeless population and the lack of traditional services for these families who lack of family shelters. She also mentioned the importance of stability and jobs. She emphasized the need for a new city law that would require pharmacies to safely dispose of needles brought in from off the street. Finally, she talked about the need for more local recovery programs to keep addicts close to their support networks like friends and family.
  • Discussion with elected officials concerning neighborhood issues like parking, traffic and the new construction at UMass Boston.
  • Discussion about the multifamily complex apartments pros and cons. (Parking space was one of the biggest issues for some neighbors while others support it because of the affordable housing).
  • Discussion about the traffic residents’ concerns on Morrissey Boulevard. Because this road is a key connector providing access to important open spaces and recreational areas, local institutions, residents, and businesses neighbors expressed concerns and disagreement because of safety issues and heavy traffic.
  • Meeting adjourned.

Minutes: September 2017 General Membership Meeting

Meeting minutes of the September 11, 2017 general membership meeting:

  • Meeting called to order
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Police report
  • Pledge/moment of silence
  • Police report
  • Introduction of this year’s E-Board
  • Tito Jackson spoke about his campaign, followed by q&a
  • David Cotter from the Mayor’s office gave an update on 410 Savin Hill Ave
  • Acknowledgement of elected officials/staffers
  • Motion to get engaged in Savin Hill initiative from Mayor’s office — Passed
  • Motion to appropriate $400 to be register with IRS as 501(c)(4) — Passed
  • Daffodil bulb sale will be November 4
  • Discussion with elected officials regarding neighborhood issues, especially UMass
  • James Baker presented on his proposed project at 110 Savin Hill Ave, which had a ZBA date Sept 19. Has reduced density and height, increased parking. Combining 3 lots into 2. Three story commercial plus a 9 unit, 13 parking spot residential.
  • Motion to support 110 Savin Hill Ave proposal at ZBA if remains the concept as presented, and he keeps the community engaged (Planning Committee previously supported subject to the same conditions) — Passed
  • Introduction of new webmaster
  • 50/50 raffle
  • Meeting adjourned.

Minutes: June 2017 General Membership Meeting

Meeting minutes of the June 5, 2017 general membership meeting:

  • Meeting called to order
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Police report
  • Recognition of the late William Lynch
  • Announcement: Dan Brennan not seeking re-election as Treasurer, contrary to announcement at May meeting. Nicole Chelkowski was nominated to take his place
  • Motion to elect Nicole Chelkowski as Treasurer — Passed
  • Motion to give Executive Board/Planning Committee authority to conduct the Association’s business until September general meeting — Passed
  • Motion to support Port Norfolk in opposing a billboard there — Passed
  • Planning– after robust discussion, a motion in support of the proposal to change 147 Grampian Way to 7 units — Passed 17-7
  • 110 Savin Hill Ave was discussed but no vote taken
  • Chris Osgood from the City of Boston spoke regarding traffic and related matters
  • Meeting adjourned