Eight Streets Neighborhood Association


Wednesday, May 3, 2000

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM at the Boston Ballet


Subcommittee reviewed David’s proposal.
Doug, Sharon and Tim reviewed proposal and have made recommendations.
Reviewed of recommendations
Some modifications suggested, CC: Mike Kelley, Dan Hoffman, Lisa.

Vote to Submit letter to David with Changes - All in favor no opposed

Renovation of double bowed building

New decks will be 6ft deep by 14 feet and follow contour of building

Abutters have been notified, and seem to supportive

No opposition at meeting

Vote to not oppose with standard language - All in favor, No opposed

Renovation of building complete

Association has hired a deck contractor (from Newton)

Have not approached abutters to date (we provided ideas of how to do that)

New decks will back up to Union Park

New decks will be 10ft deep and 12 feet wide (lower deck extends width of building)

No hearing date set with Board of Appeals

New decks will be all wood construction (existing fire escapes will remain)

Discussion of potential issues with size (recommend 6/8 feet)

Vote to not oppose with standard language - All in favor, No opposed

Reviewed benefits of merger with Ellis association. Together we are stronger

Reviewed movement with South End Coalition, joining and creating one voice is best for the neighborhood.

John Herbert has invited anyone from Eight Streets that is interested to the May 30th Ellis Meeting.

Vote to form committee to meet with Ellis and review specifics of a merger (John, Sharon, Linda, and Claudia) and have Ellis come to the next meeting to review their organization. — 13 in favor — 3 abstentions.

Current Nominations

President — OPEN Vice-Pres — OPEN (Claudia Swan)

Secretary — OPEN Treasurer — Peter Chin

Motion to postpone elections due to current open positions

Vote to create a nominating committee of Peter Chin, Tim Kozlowski, and Doug Anderson.

To solicit candidates for election at June meeting. - All in favor, No opposed

Nomination of Kevin McCrea and Sharon Anderson to South End Landmarks.

Vote to recommend Kevin and Sharon - 8 in favor - 1 abstention