JAMAICA HILLS ASSOCIATION MINUTES – January 2017

BOARD MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE

Anne Barrett, Joanne Bucilla, Helen Connors, Dottie Farrell, Brad Fredericks, Don Haber,Andrea Howley, Ron Loukas, John Lovett, Ginnie Marcotte,Pat Newman,John Pappas,  Mary Reed,Celeste Walker, Susan White

BOARD MEMBERS NOT IN ATTENDANCE

Bunny Cecchetto, Julia Clarke, Steve Larsen, Kevin Leary, Liam Lydon, Mike McGuire, Maria Morelli, Polly Selkoe, Peter Senopoulos

1.BOARD MEETING CONVENED

President Andrea Howley convened the Board meeting at 7:35 p.m..

2.APPROVAL OF MINUTES

After review of minutes of 121416, a motion was made by Dottie Farrell, seconded by Helen Connors, to approve the minutes.  The motion was passed with one absention.

3.TREASURER’S REPORT

Balance reported as of December 31, 2016 is 5143. 85.

4.COMMITTEE REPORT

1.ZONING

ROCKWOOD ST.  At present, Purchase and Sale for parcel of proposed development has not been signed.  When signed, Merrill Diamond will be put on JHA agenda.

BROOKLINE SCHOOLS. As yet, no proposed site.  Residents have discouraged site near Heath Street.

64 ALLANDALE Frank OBrian reported opposition to approval in December of project, including over 50 variances.  Possible lawsuit may be filed by those in opposition.

b.TRAFFIC Dottie Farrell reported on “Neighborhood Advisory Council”  J.P. Egleston – BPD E 13.  Concerns were expressed regarding crosswalk at Faulkner, and jersey barriers on Bronson Terrace.  Car break-ins were of concern of Public Safety Committee.

c.ENC Larger meeting held on January 12.

5.OLD BUSINESS

Celeste and Ginnie offered suggestions for developing a comprehensive JHA email list, including requesting emails when tickets are sold for an event.

6.NEW BUSINESS

It is noted in minutes the recent passing of longtime neighborhood resident, friend, and former Secretary of the JHA Gertrude White.  A motion was made by John Lovett, seconded by Joanne Bucilla, to donate $100 in Gertrude’s memory to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.  Approval vote was unanimous.

7.ADJOURNMENT

The meeting of the JHA was adjourned at 8:55 p.m. by President Andrea Howley.

Respectfully submitted, Joanne Bucilla, Secretary

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