ESNA May meeting minutes
Next meeting: Wednesday June 15
Mayor visit to Peters Park: Tuesday, May 17th at 9:30
Coffee with Aaron Markowitz, MA State Representative at the Wholy Grain: 10 to noon: this Saturday
Aaron Markowitz: topics discussed at todayŐs meeting
Budget discussions underway: Fiscal year July 1st for Governor to sign
Funding for job training: Pine Street, JVS, St. Francis
Transgender Bill: close to being done before legislation session
Omnibus energy bill: being worked on, clean energy discussions, ie solar subsidies discussed within this bill. Wind, Hydro also a part of this bill
Legalization of marijuana discussed in general terms, he is undecided at present
Opiate Bill: 4 different ones being discussed
Business item: GiorgianaŐs – Anna Barounis
GiorgianaŐs is looking to add outdoor seating to their establishment. No wait service – just a place for people to eat food purchased within GiorgianaŐs outside area. Presentation and vote to come.
Seasonal seating: 5 up front: 2 bistro tables on the side
Solid small rail around the area discussed and presented
A letter of support with mention of unsigned document which they provided for presentation was executed
Likely start in July if all goes well
Post and chain preferred for the Milford side or nothing
Old and unstamped drawings provided, ESNA is asking for a current, dated and stamped copy to be sent after meeting is over
Abutter meeting already happened last week: went well, full support
ESNA asking for posts and chains versus solid fence on Tremont
Elections for officers for 2016 -2017
President: Michael Almond
Vice President: Ted Pietras
Secretary: Bernard Petersen
Treasurer: Colleen Fitzpatrick
All appointments approved for next term
John McLachlan is stepping down as President, John has been President for 12 years. John will continue our social media platforms and will represent us at the South End Forum meetings
Check out our Facebook page, this is where ESNA will send out all information
Summer Planning: Michael Almond
June event: Stoop parties
June meeting, Wed 15th at the Eagle for a social 6 - 8
Fall event BBQ likely but still needs to be confirmed with Ringold Park association, to be the week after Bond Steet party?
Sergeant Taxter to be invited to Fall meeting
Officer Ritchie for Alley walks also being asked back.
Neighborhood and park updates
Friends of Peters Park:
Brick and Paver campaign: Peters Park is entering the final stage of itŐs capital campaign to support the refurbishment of the dog run area. Please log onto peterspark.org and click on the brick and paver tab for more information. You have the opportunity to purchase a personalized inscribed 4 x 8 brick or 12 x 12 paver which will make for a great keepsake in the park. All proceeds from the brick and paver purchase will go to the refurbishment of the dog run or the park gardens.
Late July refurbishment start anticipated
Refurbishment expected to last 6 to 8 weeks.
Where to have dogs go for the duration of the refurbishment is being discussed now: Communication plan to follow. Check out the peterspark.org website for updates.
City Parks to manage communication and construction for the refurbishment
Ringold Park: Fence painting, recent plantings and pruning: Hydrangeas, Roses, irrigation working, take a look at the recent garden and park improvements which have this park looking better than it ever has before.
Cleaned up recently
Last meeting: approved changes to the bylaw
EIN number process underway, 501c3
Dogs on leash signs now erected
Preliminary garden plan in place: DonŐs company who is garden managing Ringold is also taking charge in Watson park
New trees planted: 4 Ginko trees, a serviceberry and a hop hornbeam
Fence scraping, slow process to remove old paint and put new paint in the Fall
Fence along Public Alley 705 is under plan to get built but fundraising is necessary first
Rabbit infestation in the Berkeley gardens, traps put out to catch them
2 cars broken in on Bond Street
Milford Alley way, hypodermic needles found