Meet your legislators on January 31

On Saturday, Jan 31st, the Hamden/North Haven chapter of the League of Women Voters will be hosting their annual Breakfast with the Legislators.
 Senators Len Fasano, Joe Crisco and Martin Looney and State Representatives Brendan Sharkey, Michael D’Agostino, David Yaccarino and Robyn Porter  will be joining us to share a light breakfast and  answer questions on important issues such as energy costs, fracking, campaign finance reform and redistricting.  This is also an opportunity for you to ask questions about other concerns that are on your mind.
The breakfast will be held at the Whitney Center, located at 200 Leeder Hill Drive in Hamden in the Cultural Arts room on the first floor from 9:00 AM to 11:00AM. There will be a $5.00 charge to help defray the cost of the event.

November meeting, Thursday, November 13

Whitneyville Civic Association meetingwca-meeting

November, 13
7:00-9:00 pm

basement of Whitneyville United Church of Christ
1253 Whitney Ave

Agenda

  • Special election of officers
  • Whitneyville round-table
  • followed by speaker: Leslie Creane, Hamden Town Planner

Ms. Craene will discuss the Plan of Conservation & Development (POCD). What positive changes would you like to see in Hamden?

Questions?  whitneyvilleca@gmail.com

 

MINUTES:

Elections – slate
President: Michael Ross (2015)
Vice-President: Liz Hellwig (2016)
Secretary: Scott Matheson (Corresponding 2015/Recording 2016)

In office:
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 lcreane@hamden.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).

Meeting with Superintendent of Schools Goeler

MINUTES, September 11, 2014

The association needs a President, Vice-president, corresponding secretary. There is good support from past officers. Treasurer and Recording secretary positions are filled.

Bell at Putnam and Whitney is being repaired by the town. Missing bike rack is also slated for repair (damaged by car).

Parking: Investigate status of Board of Ed parking – Supt. Goeler will ask about approving signage. Lane: working with the town to get some parking approved at the Church.

Question: should we have a candidate forum? Or get out the vote effort?
State Rep & Senate races are unopposed.

Tree trimming. Council Rep. Schomaker: not done by the Council, but they did approve a consulting arborist to work with the Tree Warden when needed. Michael R.: state law was passed to require notification. The Town has established a tree commission and members have been appointed.

Sign for cemetery – no dogs, no playing – is coming soon. Cemetery association is the management body.

8:00pm
Visit from new Hamden Superintendent of Schools, Jody Goeler
Introduction by Arturo Perez-Cabello, Board of Education member
Started July 1, he is learning the community
Has served in RSD 14, Avon, W. Hartford; worked as a teacher through administrator