A Diverse Fair Haven Community with Historic Homes and a Beautiful Waterfront
October 17, 2018 ~ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Mary Wade Home
Sally Esposito: Facilitator
Present: Lauren Bisio, David Caron, Lee Cruz, Mark Duda, Kathleen Flynn, Sgt. Fumiatti, Patricia Kane, Marian Lemly, Mary Ann Moran, Kirk Morrison, Lt. O'Neill, Bob Roberts, David Weinreb
19 yr veteran. Previously w/ Parks Dept. 10 yrs in Newhallville, then Motor division; recently downtown an Wooster Sq. Sometimes worked w/ Lt. Zanelli. Chose this assignment.
o Urban Trail Update: Lee – Posters distribution update. Request for additional stand
o Community gardens and Greenspace projects Mary Ann/Mark:–food ready for those who want to pick. Irish
professor is writing an article on how the community meets the needs of the hungry.
Food Policy Council update: Kathleen
o Priorities for spending funds we raise & decision making – Lee
Fund raising up, but unable to do activities at same level. Time to restructure? Consider: grants of up to $3000
for neighborhood projects. Committee would evaluate grants. Possible buy in to be eligible. Running activities on
a regular basis might be alternative (sweat equity). To be discussed at November meeting or retreat.
▪ CARE is back with new funding, grant for residents led health activities- Lee
▪ Bike Haven request to present at next meeting. $15 annual membership fee is not advertised.
o Riverfest: Planning meeting 6pm 11/12 Quinnipiac River Marina Conference Room
o Strong School building\Grand Avenue planning update- Lee: 1 page summary is ready with list of participants.
o Community Dining Out Night at Next Door Restaurant: Kirk- enjoyed meeting new people. 20 attended.
o Community Soup Night at Cruz Miller’s 5-7 (SATURDAY) 10/27
FH Community Mgt.Team Report- Next meeting 6pm Nov 4 FH Police Substation. other information available on
their website: www.fairhavencmt.org
David W. spoke to changes at Mgmt Team he'd like to see.
Motion for CSNA to share email list Mgmt Team with opt out announcement on website. Second. Passed unanimously.
Angus the Dog visited library on Monday. Returns Nov. 17 at 4 PM.
o Fair Haven Library Costume Party 3:30-5pm, Fair Haven Library
o Graustein Memorial fund – request for funding extension for yoga
o 2019 Planning retreat (January 19 or 26, location, facilitator) Includes local non-profits.
Moran made a Motion for retreat: second; passed unanimously.
Halloween: Lee- use blog to identify kid friendly houses in the future.
o Free tickets to Long Wharf Theater – Sally E: free passes. Also available at Library.
o Update on Proposed Heights Development – Patricia: have copy of HDC Minutes with instructions to
developers for mandatory changes to design and plan. Dev. Planning to present an "as of right" proposal which
would avoid a public hearing. Growing group of interested neighbors is following this project.
o Fair Haven Farmers Market 2 more Thursdays.
o Pick Up Artist Clean Up Quinnipiac River Park/create art noon this Sat. 10/20
o Neighborhood Leadership Program Info. Session Thurs 10/25 5:30pm. Up to $3000 for things that build community. 8 month process.
o Multiple Music Haven recitals- for classical music lovers: check CSNA. Performances of teachers are at UUS in Hamden.
Daniel Reyes is new director at Junta. Will invite him.
Additional activities and event info & updates on our website.
Adjuourned 7:40 PM
Save the Dates for the rest of our 2018 Meetings:
Nov. 21 Marion L. Dec. Potluck