May 2013 Eight Streets Neighborhood Association Meeting

 

 

 

Announcements

      June 25th – Special Election for interim senator

 

 

Elections:

 

Annual election of Eight Streets officers took place.   All positions had one candidate.   Slate was voted in by unanimous vote

            President:   John McLachlan

Vice President:  Michael Almond

Secretary: Bernard Peterson

            Treasurer; Ted Pietras

 

34 Dwight St – Lewis Legon, Developer

 

Me. Legon requested support for a rear balcony and rear shed dormer on the property   (2 gabled dormers will be removed and replaced with a single shed dormer).   Mr. Legon presented his plans, and then answered questions and concerns on the project.   Membership voted to Not Oppose the request.  A letter was sent to the city.

 

53 Dwight St – James Keliher, Developer

 

Mr. Keliher approached ESNA to gain support to add a rear balcony and rear shed dormer ont0 53 Dwight st.   Mr. Keliher presented his plans, and then answered questions and concerns on the project.  Mr. Keliher also notified ESNA that he has a groundwater plan for the project which had been approved by the City and the Groundwater Trust (the groundwater plan did not need NA approval)   Membership voted to Not Oppose the request.  A letter was sent to the city.

 

Siena Farms – Trevor Sieck

 

Siena farms is seeking a Stationary Vendor License to sell flowers and veggies on the sidewalk in front of their location. 

 

What they want to do is effectively sell flowers outside, the flowers stored in 5 gallon buckets stored against the building.   They can sell in front of their location, but want permission to continue down the sidewalk and also have their wares in front of The butcher Shop.  Some residents complained that last year most of the sidewalk was crowded with sales items, but Mr. Sieck said that has not happened this year and will not happen.  (One resident noted there was produce on the sidewalks, but that turned out to be just a delivery to the store that was in the process of being brought into the store room.)

 

The need for a Stationary Vendor License was unclear, as no one had heard of one before.   We also did not know what restrictions we could put on our approval.  For instance, could we stated that the sales would go no more than 1 foot form the building, or we could withdraw our support if the license became an issue.

 

Members voted to not oppose our support for such a license, provided we could enact some of the restrictions discussed at the meeting.   John took an action item to contact the city to find out more about Stationary Vendor Licenses.

 

 

Meeting adjourned.  Next meeting Wednesday, June 5th, at Boston Ballet