SCNA Board Meeting: 8/9/22 Updated: 8/15/22

Location: Hawthorne Tavern
Attendees: Dennis, Gabe, Jane, Jen, Jenn & Milo

President/VP Report: Dennis/Gabe

Traffic: All below topics brought up by Gabe & Sue at Traffic Com 8/10 meeting:

  • Speed cushions in place on Mall Street – others to follow.
  • Create a plan like the WSN solution for Playground crossing.
  • Traffic monitoring on Pleasant & Andrew Streets – stop sign needed
  • Rerouting 1A@Winter to Washington St/Bridge Ext needs legislation
  • New traffic calming monitoring software tool to be in place by year end

Beautification: City watering has resumed on traffic islands & monuments.
NIAC: Meetings to resume in fall

Treasury Report: Jane (Data As of 8.8.22)

  • Total Funds $26,701: Checking ($11,908), Savings ($5,016), Arch ($9,777)
  • Incurred Expenses: Yoga on Common: $111
  • Anticipated Expenses: Candy for movies: $74; Lawn Party band: $2,100
  • Donations: After movies are done, donations will be submitted by Milo

Membership Report: Amy (Data As of 8.9.22)

Memberships 56/Members 84: (28) Family, (18) Individual, (10) Business
Welcome to Pentagram & Modern Millie as our newest business members!

Newsletter: Jen

Next NL: events update; interviews with Sue on traffic & Kristen on library

Common & Neighborhood Enhancements: Jenn

Little Library: Application process begun by member Kristen Fitzgerald.
Bandstand: Waiting to hear on City plans – may include flower beds.
Fence: Patti Kelleher to advise on City ongoing repair plans.
Playground Picnic Tables: Need painting – initiative led by Jenn.
Lawn: Extra cleanups are happening for heavy summer event usage.
Arborist: Sorry that Bob LeBlanc has left – hope he will be replaced quickly

Events: Milo

  • SCNA Movies on 7/27 & 8/3 & 8/10 – great fun & well attended
  • Ice Cream Bowl & Fete en Blanc were great & our thanks to organizers

SCNA Upcoming:

  • Movie at dusk on August 17th
  • Vintage Lawn party on Sept 11th at noon until 4
    • Volunteers needed
  • Yard sale on Sept 17 from 10 to 2 – Gabe arranging
    • Amanda Bondi & Kristen supporting Gabe – thanks!
  • Block party on Sept 24th – Jane arranging
  • Kids Fun Fest: October 22/23 & 29/30
  • Nov 27 th : Common Holiday Decorating at noon
  • Dec 18 th :  Holiday Concert at the Bridge@211

Washington Arch Initiative: Gabe


  • SHC hearing on Carvings on 6/15 resulted in approval.
  • State seal carving put on hold while legislature considers redesign
  • City engineer to assist with lift to allow measurements to be take


  • MA Historical Commission concurs with SHC Carvings approval.
  • State funding is now confirmed for final phase of project.


  • Contracted with PEM endorsed designer: Skylight Studios.
  • Contracts to be revised to sync up with City methodology.
    PEM: Access to McIntire originals approved via S. Chasse & S. Mallory.


Next Board Meeting: September 13 th , 2022, at 7:30. Location: Jenn’s house