SoDo NRZ Minutes May 20, 2014 – Hartford Public Library lower level classroom Present: C. Lowell, T. Dukes, M. Peralta, J. Howard, A. Katz, A. Ambrose, Ofc. M. Gorman, Ofc. G. Morgan, C. Sicbaldi, J. Palerma, J. Gordon, M. Moriarty, R. Zaleski Police Report: In the past month, two burglaries occurred, one on 25 Lewis Street and the other on 350 Main St. On 350 Main St, $950 in cash was taken and there are no suspects. In the last 30 days, 26 car break-‐ins occurred. Two parties were arrested on 4/29 at 55 Trumbull St. The car break ins occurred mostly at night, around the Bushnell Park area. A car was also stolen at 950 Main Street . The car was started and running by a valet and someone jumped in as it was running. The car was later recovered. Overall Part 1 crimes are down 13%. Reminder: the weekend of May 31, kicks off the summer concert series at the Meadows. The annual meeting will take place on June 25 – location TBD and there will be a summer meeting hiatus; we will resume in September. Meeting is a week later than normal because of the Summer Solstice event in Bushnell Park. Social Committee Update: Progressive Dinner was successful. There are possible changes for the upcoming year and suggestions are welcome Communications update: New Platform for newsletter has been successful and it has been well received. Discussion on items to include in future newsletters-‐ maybe apartment listings or things to make it more of a neighborhood resource. Looking for content and / or speakers. Don’t forget there is now a Facebook page for the group. Strategic Committee: Will need to revisit the strategic plan and mission statement. Began Buckingham Square cleanup has begun, second work party scheduled for May 31. Discussion: Can the wooden streetlight poles be replaced with more historic looking streetlights? Treasurer’s Report: Balance: $1, 167.50 Old News/ New News Need ads for newsletter Newsletter items are due first of the month Amos Bull House (carriage house behind Butler McCook House) renovation completed and meeting space is available. Adjourned 7:10pm
Minutes from the May 2014 SoDo NRZ meeting, Downtown Hartford, CT.