May 16, 2018 ~ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Mary Wade Home
PRESENT: Mark Duda, facilitator, Lee Cruz, Marion Lemley, Fereshteh Behkrad, Patricia Kane,
Margaret Dunn, Kirk Morrison, Paul Hammer, Lauren Bisio, Lt. David Zannelli
- Welcome & Introductions.
- Finance Report – Lauren
- $300 donation by Urban Specialists directly to United Way
- Over $4000 in Riverfest sponsorship
- Health & Wellness (Interested in working on health\wellness issues? Contact Mary Ann at email@example.com or Lee (203-668-7074)
- Urban Trail Update – Lee distributed a draft of postcard map. 20,000 to be printed.
- Community gardens – Mary Ann/Mark. Waiting for weather to plant.
- Kirk 2 new beds and fruit trees at library. First crop in.
- Food Policy Council – Mark. Increase in free lunch at school legislation.
- Economic & Community Dev. (Interested in this work group? Contact Christel at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Riverfest 2018 looking like Sunday May 20th, review logistics because of weather.
- Strong School building\Grand Avenue planning, met on 4/22, 50+ people, next steps.
- A Developer expressed interest in housing at Strong School.
- Fall Festival option, combine with Fair Haven Community Management Team Festival, Thursday September 6 at 6pm. We will provide the horse drawn carriage.
- Other Econ & Community Development activities: Emilia from City Seed asked Mark to oversee farmer's market. EBT matched..
- 6/24 Soup night at Grand and Market
- FH Community Mgt. Team Report- Next meeting 6pm June 7 FH Police Substation; minutes available on website: fairhavencmt.org
- Library Report – Kirk: distributed summer programs for kids. One activity each week, old and new
- Immigrants & Entrepreneurship on 5/24.
- Website report: Lee – Support our contributors, website content available in multiple languages
- Police\Safety: LT. Zanelli 203.726.2899/NHPD non-emergency 203.946.6316.
- 1 stolen car per week. Left w/ keys in car. 80% statistically statewide. Arrested a habitual offender.
- Juveniles in groups targeting "undocumented" person. Will have walking beat again Grand to Ferry
- Career Fair held
- Fair Haven Library. Improvements sweep. Thursday AM all agencies walking to survey.
- Chief and Z meet w/ Junta re: difference betw. NHPD and ICE.
- Stats: violent crime down 35%. Vacant house up 5%. No shootings. 70% down armed robberies.
- Overdose on Exchange St. Not a serial killer.
- Illegal tire dumping
- Scammers posing as utility workers to gain entry to rob.
- Old Business & Reports:
- River clean up on April 21 and follow up plans w/ City
- Community Soup Night: at Home of Susan Regan, April 29
- Fair Haven Family Stroll & Festival May 5 a success.
- FH K-8 students (teacher David Weinreb) clean up Chatham Sq. Park, installed bird feeders and more garbage cans in coordination with NH Parks Department
- New Business
- Report by Lee on Strong School District: Grand Ave. Community Planning Mtg. 1-4pm, Sunday April 22
- Heights Development PDU application scheduled for hearing 6/12. This notice will be posted in Events
- Announcements: updates and more info on ChathamSquare.ning.com
Contact Mark re: open plot for garden.
Project Longevity: Network w/ known gang members to offer options to crime. Considered a successful program. Need community involvement.
Green Wave, a new business that harvests kelp. Hiring locals. General manager and processing workers $15. Hour.
Mary Wade parade 5/25 10:30 Chatham sq. Park. Expect 1000 marchers/ 200 viewers.
5/26 International Festival. Details on website.
* Quinnipiac Riverfest at the Quinnipiac Marina – Sunday May 20th 11-4pm
More activities and event, updates on our website: www.ChathamSquare.ning.com
Save the Dates for the rest of our 2018 Meetings:
May 16: Mark D. June 20: George M. July 18: Brenda B. August 15: Mary Ann M.
Sept. 19 Susan Oct. 17 Sam B.H. Nov. 21 Marion L. Dec. Potluck
Adjourned 7 PM