SCNA Board Meeting On 10/11/22 Updated: 10/25/22

Location: Zoom
Attendees: Amy, Gabe, Jen, Jenn & Milo

President/VP Report: Dennis/Gabe


  • A plan is needed 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: Gabe attended 10/12 meeting – minutes distributed.

Treasury Report: Jane (Data As of 10/25/22)

Total Funds $24,905: Checking ($10,109), Savings ($5,017), Arch ($9,779)

  • Anticipated Expenses: MA Taxes Filing ($400); Arch Sign Update ($425),
  • Arch Cravings (TBD); Holidays: Tree ($300), Ribbons (TBD), Band (TBD)
  • Donations: Yard Sale donations ($135) & ($125) vendors = $260 (in above)

Membership Report: Amy (Data As of 10/11/22)

Memberships 64/Members 95: (32) Family, (23) Individual, (9) Business
Black Veil Tattoo & Badabing Barber Shop may be interested in joining
Restock of SCNA business cards authorized to increase SCNA awareness

Newsletter: Jen

Next NL: Interview Sue Formica on traffic. Add pics from recent events.
Will provide an update on Common decorating & concert

Common & Neighborhood Enhancements: Jenn

Little Library: Jane assisting Kristen on approval process
Fence: Patti Kelleher to advise on ongoing repair plans
Bandstand: Waiting to hear on City plans – may include flower beds
New issue on hatch doors – may require redesign for potential safety issues
Lawn: Extra cleanups & vendor pads working but more work needed
Future: Common could use adult recreational/fitness installations to takepressure off playground & benches – Break Heart Reservation example:

Events: Milo

  • Community Yard Sale & Block Party were both successful
  • Kids Fun Fest: @ Common Oct 22/23 & 29/30 – Council approved
    • Volunteers needed for SCNA booth duty Oct 29/30
  • Holiday Decorating: @ Common on Nov 26 th or 27 th at noon
  • Holiday Concert: @ the Bridge@211 on Dec 18 th at 2 PM
  • Discussion at Nov Board Meeting on future direction of events

Washington Arch Initiative: Gabe

Approvals: SHC & MHC approved Carvings work to proceed
State: Funding approved for Carvings but needs to be unlocked
PEM: Access to McIntire originals approved by Curator Chasse

  • Working on possibility of a PEM Walks info sign at Arch

Skylight Studios: SCNA & City contracting with this experienced carver

  • Replicas of McIntire originals (Washington Oval & Eagle) to be
    created along with swag replicas from that era


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