Minutes 06-01-2017

 

 

Minutes

 

Fair Haven Management Meeting

 

Columbus School Cafeteria, 255 Blatchley Ave. New Haven, CT 06513

 

June 1, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

 

(5 min.) Welcome and Introductions

 

Called to order 6:08pm

 

New attendees introduced

 

Present: Co-Chair Diane Ecton (Youth Continuum), Vice-Chair Sally Esposito, Secretary LeAnne Brewer

 

 

Present City, State, and Federal Officials: Robert Roberts (Ward 15 Dem. Co-Chair), , Kenneth Reveis (Ward 14 Dem. Co-Chair), Mark Firla (Ward 14 Co-Chair), Laurie Lopez

 

(NH LCI), Sgt. Renee Dominguez (NHPD FH District Manager)

 

 

(5 min.)  Establish Quorum/Calling of Roll of Eligible Voting Members/ Clarify

 

“Voting Member”: “A quorum constitutes two-thirds of the voting members.”  “Each Fair Haven Community Management Team member . . . who has attended 5 of the previous 12 meetings is considered a voting member.”  Also, “For definition purposes, a voting member in good standing is a person who attends and remains throughout the full course of the meeting as documented by the sign-in sheet.”

 

 

(10 min.)  Review / Approval Meeting Minutes

 

April: Tabled

 

May: Tabled

 

 

(5 min.) Treasurer’s Report – David Steinhardt

 

David was not in attendance to tive the treasurer’s report

 

 

(10 min.)  Police Report - Sgt. Renee Dominguez

 

Flyers offered for those interested in applying for the police department

 

2 concerning robberies

 

As Van Dome was closing there were 2 robberies within the same amount of time

 

Seems like it was done by the same team of people

 

will be deploying more officers as the clubs/bars close

 

car break-ins are back up

 

keep doors locked and windows up

 

keep valuables out of eyesight

 

tools seem to be the biggest target

 

after promotions are made in July there will be a drop in officers as they move on to different positions

 

2 more walking beats will begin in August

 

When you call the police for noise complaints make sure you leave your name and number so they officers know to call back after investigating 

 

Call or email Sgt. Dominguez to request more officer presence on your street

 

 

(10 min.) LCI Report – Laurie Lopez

 

The work at Criscuolo Park is almost done

 

Backstop should be done soon

 

Concrete pads are being put in and we’re waiting on the bleachers

 

The back corner of the park doesn’t have lights 

 

The city has said once the digging is done they should be back on but Laurie will check with Parks and Rec to confirm and report back to the community 

 

There are rumors that Coldspring is planning on taking over the park

 

That will never happen but it was suggested that the director is invited to the next management team meeting

 

Arati Pandit – 203 787 1584 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

2017 $10,000 grant project discussion

 

Strong School Mural  - $1,000

 

To allow the community to have more input in the mural

 

A lot of the windows and doors are boarded up and will likely be that way for a long time

 

Building hasn’t been used for 5 years

 

The plan is to make it beautiful for the area/start a conversation with the community about what should be done with the building in the future/allow community members to participate in the painting The mural may also prevent graffiti 

 

Past murals have deterred graffiti for years 

 

Motion made and seconded to contribute $918

 

Discussion

 

Mural will be on the plywood not the brick so they will be able to remove the plywood once a decision has been made about the building

 

Will begin the weekend of 6/24 will be done over one weekend

 

16 voted yes 

 

Carried and passed 

 

Picnic - $1,000

 

11 voted yes 

 

Motion carried and passed

 

Thanksgiving - $1,500

 

16 voted yes

 

Motion carried and passed

 

Website - $1,500

 

Moved to table until next meeting

 

Carried and passed

 

Pequenas Ligas Volleyball team travel - $200

 

Has been doing youth programs in the neighborhood for 20+ years

 

In need of money to pay for travel throughout New England

 

16 voted yes

 

Motion carried and passed

 

 

Presentation: Michael B. Smart, City/Town Clerk

 

Record keeper of the city

 

Records go back to the 1600s and are all open for public viewing

 

some services available

 

Notery services available

 

Bilingual staff

 

This is dog license month and they can get licensed at the city clerk office

 

Takes care of military discharge forms

 

Fishing and hunting liceses

 

Training certificate for new businesses

 

Absentee ballots

 

Old Business     

 

(5 min.)   Bylaws Review Status

 

Reminder, the Bylaws amendments will be voted on at the August 2017 meeting.  (“These by-laws may be amended or replaced by a majority vote at the stated meeting of the Management Team provided written notice of the proposed amendment will have been given each member at least thirty (30) days prior to such meeting.”)

 

Distribute/Summarize Draft Bylaws Amendments which will be attached to the email sending the minutes of the this meeting.  This email will be sent to all who attended CMT meetings in the past year.  Please bring your copies of the draft Bylaws amendments to the August meeting.

 

A copy of the admened bylaws will be emailed 

 

Members should print and bring this copy to the August meeting so we can discuss and vote

 

 

New Business –

 

(5 min.)   August/Summer Meeting Location: “The Fair Haven Community Management Team will meet two times per calendar year off-site of the Fair Haven Community Police Substation. . . . The location of these two meetings will be determined by nomination two meetings and by vote one meeting in advance of each of these meetings.”  Related topic, “The Fair Haven Community Management Team will meet at such times and places as it may from time to time designate provided, however, that meetings shall be scheduled no less than twelve (12) times per calendar year.”

 

The library has approved the management team to meet in their community room on the lower level 

 

Voted and passed 

 

 

Announcements: 

 

Pequenas Ligas Hispanas de New Haven Road Race and Triathlon

 

In the early stages of planning 

 

Needs police support for street closures

 

Also looking to organize the “Grand Avenue Mile” from Quinnipac to East St. 

 

Point to point race of one mile

 

Permit has been submitted

 

In need of street coverage(main issue due to cost), community support, support from the Alders 

 

9/10/17 11am 

 

Suggested by Sgt. Dominguez that they move the run to a different location to lessen the need for the police

 

International Festial of Arts and Ideas Celebrate Fair Haven Pop-Up  § 6/3/17 2-7pm 

 

Marcus Paca 

 

Running for mayor of New Haven  § Opened campaign office on Grand Ave.

 

The future of English station 6/22 6-7pm  

 

Sponsored by Aaron Greenburg

 

Anyone interested in volunteering for the September picnic should contact Diane Ecton 

 

Vase Management

 

New community space opened on Ferry St. 

 

Adjournment

 

7:14pm  

 

 

Upcoming Meetings

 

August 3, 2017

 

September – Picnic

 

October 5, 2017

 

November – Thanksgiving volunteer event Ø December 7, 2017 – Holiday Party