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

November 21, 2018 ~ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Mary Wade Home

    

  • Welcome and Introductions
    • Present: Mark O’Neill, Sarah Lawson, Susan Hackett, Lee Cruz, David Hunter, Maria Lemley chaired
  • Finance report
    • Lauren reported $10,433.31 in bank (after $750 refund from FHCMT)
    • At planning retreat we will discuss how we might fund project in the broader Fair Haven community and be more involved in events outside of the Chatham Square area.
  • 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 – Public map to be ordered for Mary Wade Home
    • Community gardens and Greenspace projects– Mark
    • Food Policy Council – no update this month
    • Other health\wellness activities:
  • Economic & Community Dev. (Interested in this work group? Contact Christel at christeljmanning@gmail.com
    • Minimal activities in the gardens, one gardener is growing root vegetables.
    • A new tree was planted on Clinton Ave. by strong school
    • Urban Trail Update- Mary Wade Home is in the process of purchasing a map to place at the corner of Clinton Avenue and Pine Street. Similar to the 6 that are already up around the neighborhood.
    • Riverfest is in the planning stages. Scheduled for May 18, 2019
    • Strong School building/Grand Ave. planning to be included in annual planning retreat. It will be presented to the city though the alders
      • Plan cover Grand Avenue from Atwater to Quinnipiac Ave.
    • Community Soup night at Lee’s was a great success. Over 50 attendees
  • New Haven Chamber of Commerce invited Lee to speak about how CSNA supports its business on Grand. They are looking into using our approach as a model for engaging neighborhood level businesses and supporting them to become chamber members
  • FH Community Mgt. Team Report- Next meeting 6pm Dec. 4 FH Police Substation; minutes and other information available on their website: fairhavencmt.org
    • Election of officials on the agenda
  • Library Activity Report – Kirk
    • Hold an open house on quarterly basis
    • Are collecting items for “Welcome bag” of New Haven and Fair Haven
    • Expanding citizenship area in library
    • All events on CSNA website
  • Website report
    • Please continue to support our contributors
    • Content available in multiple languages
  • Old business
    • Retreat planning set for Jan. 12 from 10am-2pm tentatively at Atwater Senior Center
  • New business
    • December dinner out Dec. 4 6-8 pm at Salsa Restaurant at 99 Grand
    • David: Fair Haven cemetery put up fencing around chapel to prevent overnight sleeping. It has been very successful. Working on preventing overnight sleeping on the rest of the property.
    • David: Concerns about parking cars for sale on Row St. btw. Grafton and Pine
    • Sarah: Concerns about speeding late at night on Chatham, other suggested “Complete streets” form on transportation website and “See-click-fix”
  • Announcements: (all updated on chathamsquare.ning.com)
    • World Cinema: “Waltz with Bashir” 11/24, 6-7pm, Fair Haven Library
    • Parkinson’s Support Group 11/28, 1-2 pm- Mary Wade House
    • Family Movie 11/29, 3:30-5 pm – Fair Haven Library
    • Mary Wade Christmas Bazaar 11/30-12/1 10am- 4pm
    • Community Dining Out Night 12/4 6-8 pm –Salsa Restaurant (99 Grand)
    • PK: Ranked Choice Voting organizational meeting at NHFPL 6-8 PM. Free parking at Yale lots 4:30 PM. See posting by Steve Winter on Facebook.
  • Police/Safety update by Lt. O’Neill
    • Provided us with 3 flyer with different safety tips: how to avoid package thefts, how to avoid vehicle thefts and safety tips.
    • Motor vehicle thefts down
    • Robberies increasing in area near Grand/Blatchley and Grand/East Pearl
    • Narcotics warrant at 260 Lombard St lead to an arrest for drug dealing
    • Search warrant at 182 Saltonstall lead to 2 robbery suspects arrested
    • Successful Thanksgiving with at Atwater senior center
      • CSNA donated $250 for this event
    • 10 turkey dinner baskets dropped off at Fair Haven Middle School
  • Announcements: updates and more info on ChathamSquare.ning.com
    • World Cinema: “Waltz with Bashir” 11/24, 6pm to 7pm – Fair Haven Library
    • Parkinson's Support Group 11/28, 1pm to 2pm – Mary Wade Home
    • Family Movie 11/29, 3:30pm to 5pm – Fair Haven Library
    • Community Dining Out Night 12/4, 6pm to 8pm – Salsa Restaurant
    • Additional activities and event info & updates on our website.

 

Save the Dates for these CSNA gatherings:

Dec. 19 – Potluck and

January 12, 2019: Annual Planning Retreat Saturday

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