EAST MOUNTAIN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
MINUTES APRIL 20, 2016
Meeting was called to order at 7 pm. Pledge of Allegiance was led by Joe Geary, followed by a Moment of Silence for our departed neighbors.
Community Relations Officer Matt Lemos reported the no parking signs will be going up near Piping Rock Apartments. Also signs will be posted at the Sunrise property to prohibit riding of ATVs and will be enforced. There was a burglary of some items from an unlocked shed on Fleetwood Drive.
Alderwoman Stephanie Cummings received the Volunteer of the Year Award for her book drive which collected more than 30,000 books. Proposed budget increase is 1.99 mills, state funding for education cost sharing will probably be reduced so please attend any upcoming public forums to have a voice. Upcoming agenda will address an increase in the elderly tax credit, about $250. Still discussing renovation & addition to Wendell Cross School instead of building another school, might need more land for additional parking. Proposed ceiling on car taxes might not happen because of the state cuts in funding, The East End Community club is sponsoring a free shredding day on May 7th at the FC Credit union on Meriden Road from 8:30 am til noon.
Waterbury Development – Mike Guisto has been appointed to serve another two years.
City Liaison Office – Mike Ptak no report
Harry Northrup Grant – deadline has passed.
Neighborhood Watch – Bob McGovern no report
Nominating Committee – presented nominations for President – Mike Stere & Secretaray – Noella Mott. Elections next meeting.
Honorable Tom Brunnock spoke on the 40 + acre parcel behind properties on Split Rock Road. An attorney has been retained, there will be a request for donations on website to pay the attorney fees. Nothing else to report this month.
3/17/16 to 4/10/16
Opening Balance: $ 6,940.10
Closing Balance: $ 6,805.10
Motion to accept Treasurer’s Report by Evelyn Carah, 2nd by Tim Connelly
June 20, 2016 is final meeting for the summer. Motion by Jean Guisto for Pot Luck dinner, 2nd by Bob McGovern.
Old Business: Earth Day, Saturday, May 7th, volunteers to help with cleanup meet at church parking lot at 9:00 am gloves and bags will be provided.
New Business: May 25, 2016 is Veterans Memorial Committee Support the Troops dinner at Ponte Club, tickets are $35.00 per person. Three EMNA members are among those being honored. Motion by Stephanie Cummings, 2nd by Greg St. John to spend $100 for ½ page ad in the program book.
EMNA is invited to march in the Memorial Day Parade on May 29, 2016 at 1:00 pm.
Waterbury Fire Department Awards night is May 19, 2016, tickets are $35.00, Motion by Mike Guisto, 2nd by Tim Connelly to s p end $50.00 for a ½ page ad in the program book.
Former EMNA resident, Rob Paternostro, son of Louis & Meriam Paternostro of Rockledge Drive, attended St Peter & Paul School, Holy Cross High School, and SNHU. He has been honored in England for the 2nd time as outstanding basketball coach.
Motion by Tim Connelly, 2nd by Jean Guisto to spend up to $100 to plant new flowers under the sign in front of Valero station.
Motion by Tim Connelly, 2nd by Mike Stere to spend up to $200.00 to trim the Christmas tree at golf course.
Week of May 16th, city will be flushing hydrants, street sweeping also in May.
Next meeting May 18, 2016 – Guest speaker will be Cyril May, Wtby Recycling Coordinator
Motion to adjourn by Tim Connelly, 2nd by Ceil Petit.
Noella Mott, Secretary