Minutes 08-03-2017

 

Minutes

 

Fair Haven Management Meeting

 

Fair Haven Library Community Room, 182 Grand Ave. New Haven, CT 06513
August 3, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

 

 

 

(5 min.)   Welcome and Introductions

 

Called to order 6:09pm

 

New attendees introduced

 

Present: Co-Chair/Treasurer David Steinhardt, Co-Chair Diane Ecton (Youth Continuum), Vice-Chair Sally Esposito

 

 

Present City, State, and Federal Officials: Robert Roberts (Ward 15 Dem. Co-Chair),  Kenneth Reveis (Ward 14 Dem. Co-Chair), Laurie Lopez (NH LCI), Lt. David Zannelli (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.”

 

9 members present-Quorum not met for voting

 

 

(5 min.)   Review / Approval Meeting Minutes

 

  • May: Tabled

  • June:  Tabled

 

 

(10 min.)            Police Report – Lt. David Zannelli

 

Introduction as new Lt. to district

 

Statistics-Downward trend

 

Murders 0

 

Robberies with firarm down 28.6%

 

Robberies-down 28.7%

 

Burglaries-down 34%

 

Motor vehicle theft-down 48.2%

 

Walking beat will be addedto area starting on Sunday

 

2 concerning robberies

 

Officers will introduce themselves to to business and community members as part of community service

 

Area has lost 3 officers to the narcotic department

 

 

(10 min.) LCI Report – Laurie Lopez

 

Overall things are looking good

 

Articles are still being left curbside

 

Fishing Village is being dismantled

 

Curtis is gone and not longer providing maintenance

 

90 River St is vacant

 

People were chased out

 

There is a proposal to purchase with marine use

 

Portion of Poplar has been blocked off

 

Considering to block River Street

 

198 River still stands (Old Bending Co.)

 

People have entered building

 

Board was kicked out and a window was removed

 

There are no floors in this building and it is very dangerous

 

Currently trying to figure out how people are entering

 

LCI has funds for graffiti removal and maintenance of public grounds

 

City has hired previous contracted company for graffiti removal

 

 

Old Business       

 

(30 min.)        Website Review- www.fairhavencmt.org 

 

Sign in sheets will be posted on website in JPEG format.  General concerns about posting addresses and phone numbers on website.  Publicizing this information may pose a safety risk.  Suggestion to request permission of those members/attendees who are comfortable with posting the sign-in sheets. 

 

Purpose of posting sheets is to comply with bylaws by ensuring that the members live in the community or are agencies within the community.  Posting sign-in sheets creates transparency and allows for anyone to refer to ensure persons are allowed to vote. 

 

Website is designed not to be searchable.  JPEG images cannot be scanned.   

 

Suggestion to bring all attendance sheets to each meetings instead of posting on website.

 

Sign-in sheet that was posted will be removed and further discussionwill take place between co-chair and vice-chair

 

Recommendation from member to add more photos ot site

 

Site is on secured server and contains secured content.  Permissions are controlled by board

 

Website is a conduit for the community.

 

Links to alder will be added

 

Please bring suggestions for improvement to David Steinhardt.  Site is still being worked on

 

A webmaster is needed

 

Purpose of comment section is to making any comment desired

 

Purpose of calendar is to announce community events

 

Do not make request for services on website and refer to SeeClickFix

 

 

 

September 7th Picnic Review/Update

 

400 people showed up last year

 

Not enough volunteers last year

 

Contact Diane Ecton if you wish to volunteer

 

Request has been made to the City of New Haven for items needed.

 

Lt. Zannelli will announce event to schools

 

Food items will be purchased at the Restaurant Depot

 

Community providers are invited to set up tables.  See Diance Ecton

 

Police Department will bring SWAT for entertainment

 

Seeking volunteer to instruct Zumba for children

 

Seeling volunteer to join Lt. Zannelli in announcing event to community

 

Volunteers are needed to set up and clean-up

 

Left over food will be taken to local shelter. 

 

Rockclimbing wall has been secured

 

Will request that NHFD and NHPD help with wall climbing activity

 

Announcement Nomaination to executive board vote will take place during October 5th meeting

 

Election will occur in October

 

Nominations are open

 

Michelle nominated for Vice-Chair-Nomination accepted

 

Sally will not be running for Vice Chair

 

Bylaws are on website listing proposed changes.

 

 

Announcements:

 

Strong School-Existing proposal to convert building into luxury apartments with rental range of $1600-$1800 per month

 

The majority felt that the developer is not qualified

 

Committee will vote late this month

 

An additional meeting will be held.  Date, time & location TBA

 

Chatham Square made a presence at last meeting

 

Economic Development will make final decision.

 

CMT should come up with idead for use of building

 

Suggestion to convert into a substation with a community room made.

 

New Haven Farmstand

 

Located on Ferry street

 

Hours 9am-12p

 

Quinnipiac Park-Lights are not on

 

Construction is not complete

 

Ilicit activity has been observed

 

Attempted break-in at Captian’s House

 

Lt. Zanelli will follow up

 

A person was found sleeping in a car

 

Police presence requested

 

LCI will follow up with Becky

 

Coworking space on 531 Ferry Street

 

Start-up businesses are invited

 

Cost is $30 per day for businesses

 

20$ per day for residents

 

Adjournment

 

7:36pm 

 

 

Upcoming Meetings

 

September – Picnic

 

October 5, 2017

 

November – Thanksgiving volunteer event

 

December 7, 2017 – Holiday Party