September 2013

Greater Hyannis Civic Association Board Meeting Report – September 10, decease 2013

The following topics were discussed at the September 2013 Board of Directors Meeting.

Ellen Brady, capsule a member of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce and a new GHCA Board member presented information on the Hyannis October Bash. (See related post on this topic)

Pat Richards from the Neighbors Helping Neighbors watch group on Chase Street, viagra 40mg
presented three new neighborhood programs available to other NHN groups.  (See related post on this topic.)

Kris Clark from the Hyannis Open Space Committee attended and brought with her all the town maps of Hyannis.  The Open Space Initiative’s goal is to find and purchase open space in order to protect our water supply and endangered species, provide recreation, and attain general open green space for our community.  We reviewed each map and have been invited to highlight and bring forth potential open parcels for consideration for this project.

Tom Lynch has informed us that Hyannis has obtained a $60K grant from the State to address distressed properties.  This funding is a direct result of the Landlords, Rentals and Regulations ordinances work that the GHCA lead over the past year.

The GHCA Fire Department Building group brought information regarding the next two meetings of the new Hyannis Fire Station Building Committee.  These meetings are on September 16 and September 25.  (See related post and Events calendar for details.)

New Member Drive – A letter has been written and is now ready for Board members and other GHCA members to use to introduce neighbors in greater Hyannis to our civic association with the hope that they will join.  The letter along with our brochure can be mailed as a package to neighbors.  The idea of approaching PTO groups to solicit new members was also advanced.

The Meet Your Councilors meeting is set for September 24 at the Town Hall Councilors Room at 7pm.  ALL GHCA MEMBERS ARE URGED TO ATTEND TO MEET AND ENGAGE IN Q&A WITH YOUR TOWN COUNCILORS.

The GHCA Garden Spot at the corner of South and Pleasant Streets has taken a turn for the worse due to the fact that the sprinkler system has not worked consistently all summer.  Milton Berglund will speak with the DPW about this matter.

The Hyannis 375th Anniversary Committee has started to meet, and Bill Cronin is the GHCA representative to this committee.

Jan Cullum sent word that the Community Preservation Committee is looking to partner with the GHCA get funding to upgrade the picnic tables, grilles, and playground equipment at Veteran’s Park.