SCNA Board Meeting: 12/13/22 Updated: 12/14/22

Location: Online
Attendees: Amy, Dennis, Gabe, Jane, Jen, & Milo

President/VP Report: Dennis/Gabe

Traffic: Follow-up on all items at upcoming Traffic meeting that Gabe will attend

  • 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: Next meeting scheduled for Dec 21 at 7 PM

Treasury Report: Jane (Data As of 12/13/22)

Total Funds $36,226: Checking ($15,178), Savings ($5,018), Arch ($16,030)

  • Incurred Expenses $1,384: Holiday Tree: ($280); HIS House Tour Ad ($212);
  • Salem Food Pantry ($206); Little Free Library ($651); Domain Name ($35)
  • Anticipated $1,455: Holiday Concert Band ($750); Arch Sign ($425)
  • Donations to SCNA: Anonymous ($6K events/$6K Arch); Fun Fest ($3,788)

Membership Report: Amy (Data As of 12/13/22)

Memberships 64/Members 95: (33) Family, (23) Individual, (8) Business

Newsletter: Jen

Excellent last version. Update already sent on Holiday Concert & bake sale.

Common & Neighborhood Enhancements: Jenn

Signature Parks: Mike Crounese & Jenn began working on various items
Little Library: Kristen Fitzgerald gained Park & Rec approval as well as SHC approval pending paint selection. Order placed & DPS ready to install.
Bandstand: Phase 2 (restore dome; add flowerbeds) exploring w/Mike C
Lawn: Winter treatment needs to be applied to Lawn
Fence: Working with Patti K & Mike C on next steps
Future: Explore possible adult recreational/fitness installation on Common

Events: Milo

  • Holiday Common Decorating was fun – thanks to all who helped
    • Thanks to Coffee Time & Witch Museum for their support
  • HSI house tour: SCNA was pleased to support with brochure ad
  • Holiday Concert: @ the Bridge@211 on Dec 18 th at 3 PM
    • Bake sale at Concert – bring something/buy something
  • Winter Brunch @ Hawthorne: Targeting date in late Jan/early Feb
  • SCNA change in event 2023 structure – volunteers welcomed

Washington Arch Initiative: Gabe

  • Approvals: SHC & MHC approved Carvings work & artist Skylight
  • State: Carvings grant for Skylight work received by Salem govt
    • Procurement issues have risen – Mike C working on them
  • Skylight Studios: Mike C & PEM are working directly with artist
  • Carvings: Replicas of McIntire originals (Washington Oval & Eagle) are being created along with swag replicas from that era.
    • First drafts of Oval & Swags look promising


Next Board Meeting: January 10 th , 2023 at 7:30. Location: TBD