SCNA September Board Meeting of 9/12/23

Location: Jane’s home
Attendees: Jane, Jen, Dennis, Milo, Jenn

President/VP Report: Dennis/Gabe

  • SAFE CBA Offshore Wind Facility: SAFE/City meeting on 9/14 revealed substantial differences on CBA that require resolution.
  • Upgrades & Traffic Calming:
    • New requests for raised signage at WSN & speed bumps at WSE
    • Paving around Common on Washington Square needed
    • Traffic monitoring on Winter Street
  • Website Updates: Project on hold
  • NIAC: 9/13/23 meeting occurred – will distribute minutes when received
  • Salem 400+: SCNA attending planning session at Senior Center on 9/20 at 3 PM.
  • Raised Beds On Common: SCNA supports joint Girl Scouts/Maitland Farms venture sponsored by Councilor Varela. Installed on 9/16. Salem News article.

Treasury Report: Jane (Data As of 9/12/23)

  • Current Funds $30,575 Checking ($15,302), Reserve ($7,023), Arch ($8,250)
  • Donations: $145 from Movie Nights for snacks & Yard Sale tables
  • Incurred Expenses $1,115: Events snacks $40, Event printing $75, Donation to Girl Scouts for Raised Beds project $1,000
  • Anticipated Expenses $5,800: Membership Mailer ($1K), Website On Hold ($950), Lawn Party ($2.1K); Holiday Concert ($750); Arch Casting: for storage ($1,000)

Membership Report: Jane Acting Lead (Data As of 9/12/23)

  • Last year: 64/Members 95: (33) Family, (23) Individual, (8) Business
  • New year: 64/Members 84: (20) Family, (37) Individual, (7) Business
  • Membership Lead Needed: New lead needed

Newsletter: Jen

  • Next NL: Request new leaders for events & membership as well as producing updated event schedule. Also look back at SCNA history.

Events: Acting Lead Milo & Group

  • Yard Sale: Well received – thanks Gabe!
  • Lawn Party: A success even with move to Willows – thanks Milo!
  • Block Party: September 23 from 4 to 9 – thanks Jane!
  • Kids Fun Fest: All set for Oct 21/22 & 28/29
  • Nov. Common tree/wreath decorating– Jenn to confirm donations
  • HSI Event: SCNA supporting HSI ‘s Christmas in Salem event
  • Holiday Concert: Planned for Bridge@211 in December
  • Continuing to look for new event lead

Washington Arch: Gabe

  • Positive ongoing feedback from community & visitors
  • Arch lighting to be included in future City lamppost plans
    • Looking to get existing spotlight operational for holidays
  • Washington Arch Restoration wins HSI Preservation award!
  • Wreath approved to add to Arch for holiday season

Common & Neighborhood Issues & Enhancements: Jenn

  • Bandstand: Phase 2 (restore dome; add flowerbeds) exploring w/Mike C
  • Fence: Working with Patti K & Mike C on needed near/long term solutions
  • Lights: Mike C exploring options (multi-color, etc.) for Hubie lights
  • Raised Beds: Phase 1 completed with beds in place. Planting to follow.
  • Future: Explore possible adult recreational/fitness installation on Common

Next Board Meeting: Oct 10th at 6 PM; Location: TBD