Denicola Park, Treadwell St. at the Summer Music Slam.
Brief updates from the Association: traffic and fall festival
Opportunity to raise new issues individually with officers
Thanks to all performers!
The Association has historically cancelled the July meeting due to summer travel and vacations. This brief meeting will be a chance to touch base and gather any issues to help plan the regular September meeting.
Overview of by-laws changes – Scott (no discussion) 7:05 – 7:15
–post list of standing committees
–open up a commenting post
Dale Kroop, Dir. Economic and Community Development 7:15 – 7:30
–Rochford Field and Vilano Park, ex Mill Rock Park
–Part of consent order related to cleanup, this is phase 2 (residential=1, middle school=3)
–Lights- limited to 10 night events per year (all lights off by 10pm per ordinance)
–Hamden $8m, CT DEEP is $4m – $10m construction, $2m is engineering & operation/mgt cost + contingency
–Operational as sports fields in spring 2016 (one year to get grass established)
–Basketball courts (2), tennis, and multi-age playground, stage, etc. open partially in fall 2015.
–Major accomplishment includes all new storm drainage – should help with major storm events
–Parking at old house sites will remain parking, working with police on street parking, esp. on Mill Rock
–call Dale at 287-7033 with questions
Hamden Hall head of school Bob Izzo 7:30 – 8:15
–Christian Dinkeloo, architect
–565 students preK-12, ~160 from Hamden
–Short video presentation
–Review of plans with architect
–Two phases – relocate parking and gym renos, this summer; new lower school after that
–Pending Zoning approval
–Parking expansion will be pervious surface to preserve drainage, per code
Introductions of attendees 8:15
Kath Shumacher, 5th District rep.
–2015 is an election year: Mayor, Clerk, some BoE, and all Councilmembers
Mike D’Agostino, State rep 91st
–Session started yesterday
–PILOT reform is pending… Sen. Looney & Rep. Sharkey are on it
–Transportation funding discussion, major push for Governor
–Education bonding projects for local pre-K and special ed are proposed
–Continuing Care Community resident council bill-of-rights proposed
Elections – slate
President: Michael Ross (2015)
Vice-President: Liz Hellwig (2016)
Secretary: Scott Matheson (Corresponding 2015/Recording 2016)
Treasurer: Janet Kazienko (2015)
Garden Club: Patrick Volk (2016)
Moved by Tom Platt, Passed by acclamation.
Leslie Creane, town planner, presented on Plan of Conservation and Development
POCD is the big picture plan / vision
State requires it be updated every 10 years
5 things you like / don’t like exercise – lively discussion
Other ideas, please email email@example.com
Reports and Roundtable
Traffic Bell (Whitney/Putnam)
The bell will return with some flexible yellow bollards around it. The town is reimbursed by the people who hit it (if they are caught).
Parking Lot (Whitney/Ralston)
Two hour parking sign refers to the spaces marked “2 hour” only, the rest of the lot is still available for commuter parking. Question on how to have it changed/balance adjusted.
How to coordinate more community stuff/cooperation, e.g., library garden, tool ending library.
Zipcar type space – perhaps at the church or in the municipal lot.
Sidewalk on Putnam – when can it be completed? When there is money in the town budget (or substantial change in property- otherwise town can’t force landowner).