September Meeting Minutes
After 9 years of dedicated service as President of Cedar Grove Civic Association Sean Weir has decided to step down.
Our Vice President Lauren Woods has agreed to accept the role of Interim Acting President.
Patty McMahon has been an integral part of this association for many years and has graciously offered to step in as vice president.
We would like to offer our sincere gratitude to Sean for his tireless efforts and commitment to our Community.
The CGCA wishes Sean the best in his new endeavors.
E- Board and Committees
If interested in serving on any Cedar Grove Civic Committees please contact the CGCA via our website
or our Facebook
page. You can also speak with any eboard member at the meeting if interested.
The following committees are active this year: Beautification, Business Revitalization, By-Laws, Events/Fundraising, Development (Zoning/Licensing), Newsletter/Website, and Membership. If you have questions about any particular committee we would be happy to explain the duties and assistance needed.
Specifically, we are actively seeking someone to help Tim Smith with the newsletter,website, and twitter account.
Peggy Folan updated the membership on the RAVE efforts during the summer. A fundraiser was held and raised over $3.6k for Adams Village Beautification.
In addition many volunteers and businesses assisted in the cleanup activities.
Check out the CGCA Facebook Page
for names of volunteers and businesses who supported this effort.
Sam Mavericks will be in attendance at the October Meeting for a final presentation. They are expected to fully present to the membership all final plans and permits for the restaurant.
- The vote taken at the June meeting was to approve or reject the concept of a restaurant; the membership voted to approve.
- A final vote will be taken at the October 13th meeting to approve the details of the restaurant prior to their last hearing before the City of Boston at Consumer Affairs and Licensing for their Entertainment License.
- You are eligible to vote if you are a renewing member and you have paid your dues by the October Meeting.
- New members are not eligible to vote unless a member for 30 days.
- You are only allowed to cast a vote for one significant other. You may not cast more than one additional vote for other family members.
The membership also discussed the new traffic signage placed on St. Brendan Road. Recently the residents of the street petitioned to restrict access during certain hours of the day on each end. Among the reasons for the petition was a concern for the safety of the children of the street and it being used as a cut through for commuters.
Amy Frigulietti shared information received from BTD that the restrictions are up for a 60 day trial study.
The signs are effective Monday-Friday.
The morning hours 6:30am-9:30am from Hilltop to Milton and in the evening hours 3:30pm-6:30pm Gallivan Blvd. to Milton St.
Residents of nearby streets complained the changes significantly increased traffic to their streets , resulting in a negative impact on the quality of their lives. There was consensus among the audience that an overall study of the traffic issues in the entire neighborhood need to be reviewed, and a study should be conducted. Lauren Woods spoke with Kevin Donahue of BTD after the last meeting and confirmed he will be in attendance at the next meeting to discuss the study, complaints, outcome, and possible alternatives for the area.
The CGCA is also actively working on petitioning the Governor on funds for a further traffic study of Neponset Circle. A representative from Mass DOT was in attendance and took several complaints back to be worked on.
Councillor Frank Baker also spoke and discussed several development projects in the district; among them are Dot Block, and expansion of South Bay.
St Brendanâ€™s Cocktail Party
Another successful Saint Brendan's Cocktail Party was held on October 3rd and the CGCA wants to thank the entire O'Reilly family for 25 years of dedication to our neighborhood in organizing such a wonderful event each year.
884 Adams Street will not be on the agenda until the November meeting due to the packed agenda in October and changes being made to the project from the abutter's meeting input.
On a side note, There will be several projects coming before the CGCA in our neighborhood over the next several months.
We STRONGLY encourage and recommend to enroll as a member and/or renew your membership now to stay informed on future votes and participate in the process.** Please utilize the membership forms in the newsletter and print out from online
/email and share with your neighbors. We are working on a more streamlined process of membership applications with a pay pal account through our website.