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SoDo  NRZ  Miinutes    April  16,  2014  –  Hartford  Public  Library  lower  level  classroom     Board  Members  Present:  Jodi  Palerma,  Judy  Gordon,  Carol  Scibaldi,  Robin  Zaleski,  Frank  Gordon-­‐ Quiroga,  Charlie  Ortiz   SoDo  Members  and  Guests:    Jeremy  Howard,  HFD  Capt.  Helene  Lynch,  HPD  CSO  Adam  Demaine,  HPD   CSO  Mike  Gorman,  Irena  Lazik   I.  Call  to  Order  by  Jodi  at  6:02  pm.    Welcome  and  introductions  of  Board  Members  and  guests.     II.  Police  Report-­‐     Update  provided  update  that  included  the  following:   Overall,  crime  is  down  22.5%.    No  arrests  made  during  the  UConn  parade.   -­‐Downtown  car  break  ins:    17  car  break  ins  on  cars  parked  on  the  street.    There  is  a  slight  uptick  in  car   break  ins  with  the  nicer  weather.    6  laptops  and  5  GPSs  stolen  in  the  car  break  ins.    3  Honda  Accords   stolen  for  parts.    See  police  officer  for  a  CLUB,  as  it  is  the  best  way  to  prevent  Accords  from  being  stolen.   -­‐Street  robberies  are  increasing  nationwide  and  cell  phones  are  being  stolen  while  in  hand.    Please  be   aware.    “Apple  picking”  (grabbing  a  phone  out  of  the  user’s  hand  on  the  street)  is  on  the  rise.   -­‐3  burglaries  as  of  April  14th.       Reminder:    If  you  see  something  suspicious  call  dispatcher  at:    757-­‐4000   Contact  Lt.  Jones  from  the  HPD  as  final  escalation  if  needed.     III:    Guest  Speaker:  Capt.  Helene  Lynch  Hartford  Fire  Department   Kitchen  fires  are  on  the  rise  and  HFD  is  proactively  trying  to  prevent.    Largest  cause  of  kitchen  fires  is   unattended  cooking.    The  HPD  was  awarded  a  FEMA  grant  to  install  1500  smoke  alarms  in  owner-­‐ occupied  1-­‐3  family  homes.    Phase  2  is  to  provide  1-­‐3  family,  owner  occupied  homes  with  a  stove  top   fire  device  (lasts  10  years).    These  are  free  of  charge  and  you  can  request  one  by  contacting  Capt.  Lynch   at  lynch001@hartford.gov.   Also  note,  the  HFD  will  come  to  your  residence  for  any  type  of  question  or  issue  regarding  fire  safety  and   prevention.   IV.  Committee  Reports  


Social:  Progressive  Party  planning  was  a  success  and  $419  was  the  net  profit  from  the  event.  The  social   committee  is  currently  brainstorming  ideas  to  reduce  operating  expenses  next  year.  In  addition,  more   hosts  are  needed  for  next  year  as  we  had  11  attendees  on  the  wait  list!   Info  and  photos  are  posted  on  our  website  at:  http://sodo-­‐hartford.com,  which  is  switching  from  being   Progressive  Dinner-­‐oriented  to  be  a  more  general  site  about  the  NRZ.   Strategic:    On  April  26  from  9am-­‐1pm  there  will  be  a  clean  up  day  in  Buckingham  Square  Clean-­‐up   Volunteer  Date.    $300  of  the  profits  from  the  SoDo  Progressive  Dinner  will  be  used  to  help  with  costs   (Painting  supplies,  gardening  etc).    Please  contact  Charlie  Ortiz  for  more  details.   Meeting  adjourned  at  7:15.        

SoDo April 2014 minutes  

Minutes from the April 2014 SoDo NRZ meeting, Downtown Hartford, CT.

SoDo April 2014 minutes  

Minutes from the April 2014 SoDo NRZ meeting, Downtown Hartford, CT.

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