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AGENDA 2010 March 9

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McKnight Neighborhood Council, Inc.

Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, March 9, 2010: 7-9 pm
Rebecca Johnson School, Music Room
55 Catherine St., Springfield MA

AGENDA

7:00 pm – Open Meeting
7:00-7:30 pm
OFFICER’S REPORTS (10 minutes each)
o CHAIRMAN’S REPORT: (Gregory Hession, President) Including:
1. Special CDBG grants – 2 applications were submitted; decision date unknown
2. 501(c)3 status
3. Mason Square Health Task Force – deadline for grant application for FY11 is unknown
4. McKnight community center – possible site update

o SECRETARY’S REPORT: (Ben Swan Jr.)
1. Minutes of February 9, 2010
2. Minutes of Special Meeting of February 24, 2010
3. Placing period street lights at triangles, terrace and Magazine parks

o TREASURER’S REPORT: (Marianne Winters): Monthly report

7:30-7:45 pm
PRESENTATION:
o 52 Westminster Street: Demetrios Panteleakis, requesting letter of support on bid to redevelop this property as a single family home in Historic District. (This is in response to a special RFP called by the City of Springfield, with a grant of $100,000 attached.)

7:45 – 8:00 pm
OLD BUSINESS
o HUD / CDBG Special 5-year grants: Vote (retroactive) required on 4 council policies that were required attachments to the 2 grant applications submitted on March 1, 2010:
1. Fair Housing
2. Drug free workplace
3. Non-discrimination and non-harassment
4. Equal employment opportunity

o 2010 Annual Meeting and Election plan: Votes required:
1. Set date for Annual Meeting (Proposed May 11, 2010)
2. Set date for Election of Board (Proposed Sat., June12 or Sat., June 19)
3. Appointment of Election Commission, Chair must be elected by Board

o WMECo property on Bowles at Bay Street – clean up, future use?
o 380 Bay St. – status, clean up, future use?
o Rail Trail project: Painting gas tanks on Albany St. – status of inquiry

8:00-8:35 pm
REPORTS – Any committee updates (5 minutes each)
o Youth (Jesse Lederman)
o Public Safety (Walter Kroll)
o Housing/Code (Denise Moccia)
o Mason Square Library (Liz Stevens)
o Rail trail/RJS playground (Liz Stevens) – Report on 3/4/10 Mason Sq Health Task Force mtg
o Communications (Marianne Winters)
o Finance & Fund Raising (Marianne Winters)

8:35-8:50 pm
NEW BUSINESS
o Community gardens – survey of available or possibly available lots
o Volunteers to paint neighborhood electrical boxes, traffic light bases, etc.

8:50-9:00 pm
o Open to the floor
9:00 pm – Close Meeting

Next McKnight Neighborhood Council meeting:
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Rebecca Johnson School, music room, 7-9 pm

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