Chatham Square Neighborhood

A Diverse Fair Haven Community with Historic Homes and a Beautiful Waterfront

Telephone: (203) 936-9459

Website: www.chathamsquare.ning.com

Email: ChathamSquareNeighborhood@gmail.com

 

 

 

MINUTES

June19, 2019 ~ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Mary Wade Home

 

     Present: Lauren Bisio, Lee Cruz, Mark Duda, Sally Esposito, Lisa Hottin, David Hunter, Joan, Una and

     Sam Heenan, Sarah Lawson, Maria Lumley, Kirk Morrison, Robert Roberts

 

  • Welcome & Introductions – Co-facilitator Joan, Sam Bosson-Heenan
  • Finance Report – Lauren B. total of $15, 325.04 in the account, $1,178.10 remains for yoga at Columbus School leaving $14,146.94 unrestricted. This does not include Riverfest income and expenses submitted earlier in the month
  • Health & Wellness (Interested in working on health\wellness issues? Contact Mary Ann at moran.mary.ann@snet.net or Lee (203-668-7074)
    • Urban Trail Update – video update: 7 minute video being produced. Promoting idea of trails for other neighborhoods. Will submit to Am. Pub. Health Assoc. Conference in a Community Health category competition.
    • Community gardens and Greenspace projects– Maryann, Mark. Vegetables available for the public. All are welcome to pick all except the garlic. Pumpkins will be in later.
  • Economic & Community Dev. (Interested in this work group? Contact Christel
    • Report on Community Dining Out Night – J&J Dominican Restaurant at Poplar & Grand. 18 people. Sally recommends the buffet.
    • Mary Wade Home Parade had 1,000 people. Costs $4100 for the community event. Planned new development for assisted living population. Ground breaking in September. Selling bonds $5,000 and up.
    • Community Dining Out Night 6/30 -6-8pm: Grand Acres -NHLT Garden at Grand & Perkins St. Bring bowl, spoon or food/drink donation. Opportunities for youth volunteers. Contact Mark Duda 203 809 5933.
  • FH Community Mgt. Team- Sally: July 11, 6pm, Fair Haven Library. fairhavencmt.org
  • Library Report – Kirk: Indoor Cook Out 5-7 PM.
    • Program with Edgar Miranda-Rodriguez author, "La Borinquena" Saturday 6/22
    • Check the schedule for wonderful events scheduled over the summer.
  • Website Report: Lee – Patriquin Architects joined and contributed $500.
  • Police\Safety: Lt. Mark O’Neill 203.589.1688 /NHPD non-emergency 203.946.6316. N/A
  • Old Business:
    • Friends of Dwight Historic District and proposed demolition of 95 & 97 Howe St.
    • Historic District: update 904 Quinnipiac Ave, community impact – Patricia
  • New Business:
    • Historic District: notifications report. Discussion re: neighborhood needs to have conversation with developers. Motion to support request for a Workshop to be submitted to Tyisha Walker. PK to draft and then will sign. Vote: 7 yes 0 No 2 Abstentions.
    • Sally: Proposal to reduce meetings to quarterly. 2nd: Activities no longer necessary for CSNA. Ctee of MT can handle. Finances: separate financial aspects.
    • Lee: Discuss how to work with Management Team and phase some CSNA activities into MT.
    • For further discussion
    • CSNA Grant Fund: Proposal for garden bed in front of church next year. Requested donation of $415.
    • R. Logan is working on underpass lighting project budgeted at $12,000 and requests $625.
    • Sally: Who is willing to host archives? Lee suggested Library. Will follow up.
  • Announcements
    • End Hunger program is on the website. Where to get meals this summer. Need to organize to knock on doors. Saturday 9-11 training at Lincoln Bassett School.
    • Mary Wade Home Family fun Festival in September. Holiday Bazaar will be open to the public in December. Soliciting artists, crafts people.
    • Urban Resources Initiative: Gardens & Greenspaces projects – Groups meet: Dover Beach Park 5 PM Wednesday, Lewis Street Park 5 PM Wednesday and Quinnipiac River park Friday 5 PM. Lauren and Cristal are involved.
    • MakeHaven – New Haven’s Maker space. $50 a month membership or go w/ a member.

Save the Dates for these CSNA meetings:

 

Jul. Margaret D.   Aug. facilitator   Spt. MaryAnn M     Oct. Sue R.   Nov. facilitator needed   Dec. Holiday Potluck Dinnen

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