SCNA Board Meeting On 9/13/22 Updated: 9/16/22

Location: Jenn Santo’s House
Attendees: Amy, Dennis, Gabe, Jane, Jen, Jenn & Milo

President/VP Report: Dennis/Gabe


  • Create a plan like the WSN solution for Playground crossing
  • Stop sign at Andrew Streets & speed cushions on Washington Square
  • Rerouting 1A@Winter to Washington St/Bridge Ext needs legislation
    • Bridge St. Neighborhood Association also supports

NIAC: Meetings resumed on 9/14/22 – minutes to be distributed when available
Salem 400: Began discussions with Gini Cherol the Salem 400 Coordinator

Treasury Report: Jane (Data As of 9.14.22)

Total Funds $25,633: Checking ($10,838), Savings ($5,017), Arch ($9,778)

  • Anticipated Expenses: Block Party: $100
  • Donations: Movies & Vintage Lawn Party: $760 (in total above)

Membership Report: Amy (Data As of 9.5.22)

Memberships 60/Members 89: (30) Family, (21) Individual, (9) Business
3 new members via Venmo from Lawn Party – not reflected above

Newsletter: Jen

Next NL: Interview Sue Formica on traffic. 20 new requests to get NL.

Common & Neighborhood Enhancements: Jenn

Little Library: Jane assisting Kristen on approval process
Benches: New AARP bench installed thanks to Patti Zaido
Fence: Patti Kelleher to advise on ongoing repair plans
Bandstand: Waiting to hear on City plans – may include flower beds
Playground: Tables need painting as rust poses risk – Jenn/Ray on it
Lawn: Extra cleanups & landscaping are keeping it looking good

Events: Milo

  • Movie Series & Lawn Party on Common were a great success
  • Yard Sale: @ Common on Sept 17th from 10 to 2 – Gabe leading
  • Block Party: Sept 24 th at 4 on Pleasant St. – Jane leading
  • Kids Fun Fest: @ Common Oct 22/23 & 29/30 – Council approval
  • Holiday Decorating; @ Common on Nov 27 th at noon
  • Dec 18 th :  Holiday Concert at the Bridge@211

Washington Arch Initiative: Gabe


  • SHC approved Carvings work on 6/15
  • State seal carving put on hold while legislature considers redesign
  • City provided lift on 9/15 to assist in taking Arch measurements


  • MA Historical Commission concurs with SHC Carvings approval
  • Funding in place – City engaging with State to receive funding

Carvings Contractor Skylight Studios:

  • PEM endorsed SCNA selected designer: Skylight Studios.
  • Skylight to contract with both City & SCNA.

PEM: McIntire originals access approved by S. Chasse & happened 9/13


Next Board Meeting: November 8 th , 2022, at 7:30. Location: TBD