Date: April 1, 2015
Location: St. Edith Stein Church
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
6:00PM | St. Edith Stein Church
Present: Scott Dwyer, President (Dwyer’s Glass); David Lynch, Vice President (Lynch’s Towing); Richard Gowell (Gowell’s Candy); Jeff Chrzanowski (Spark Street Auto Body); Nelson Fernandes (JJ’s Caffe)
Present: Nick Giaquinto (Mayor’s Office); Gary Leonard (Main Street Manager); Capt. John P. Hallisey (Brockton Police); Officer Stanley David (Brockton Police); Officer Kevin Amaral (Brockton Police); Officer Bill Healey (Brockton Police); Shelley Clough (Crescent Credit Union); Shirley Asack (City Council)
Meeting called to order at 6:10pm by President, Scott Dwyer
President’s Report – Scott Dwyer:
There are two public forums for the proposed Casino. The first one is scheduled for April 8, 2015 and is aimed at the business community and will be held at the Shaw’s Center (1 Feinberg Way). The second forum is April 9, 2015 and is open to the public and being held at West Middle School.
Gary Leonard: an organization he’s a part of, Save Our Sports, receives donations to help support intramural sports at Brockton High School. With the City cutting funding for intramural sports, Save Our Sports gathers donations from the community to financially support the program. Save Our Sports sells banner space at Marciano Stadium and the Brockton High School gym which are displayed throughout the school year.
Also, Gary has been in touch with Father Bill’s Mainspring about possibly relocating to an area that will better serve the shelter and the City. The City is looking to purchase the old CSX property (adjacent to the train tracks located by Elliot Street and Montello Street). There are approximately 30 acres of land that the city is looking to develop into an industrial park and will donate 2.8 acres of land to Father Bill’s to build a new shelter and residential component as well as a recreational area. The representatives of Father Bill’s have been open to this project. Should the plan come to fruition, the current Father Bill’s location will be redeveloped.
Officer Bill Healey: Brockton Police has thirty trained officers who will be using Police bikes. The bikes are being serviced by Travis Cycle and will be on the street very soon. Officers’ shifts will be from 12pm to 4pm.
Also, the Brockton Police Patrolman’s Association has given their support for the proposed Brockton Resort Casino.
Lastly, the BPD officers will be walking the beat once the weather gets a bit warmer.
Nick Giaquinto (Office of the Mayor): The City of Brockton is now using a smartphone app called SeeClickFix which allows residents to report potholes, roadkill, trash, debris, etc. The app (which can be downloaded on Apple and Android phones) and detects your location using your phones GPS and sends the information the user inputted to the appropriate City departments and will send the user updates on the progress of the incident.
Captain Hallisey (Brockton PD): There has been a bit of miscommunication regarding BPD’s involvement in code enforcement. Captain Hallisey informed the members and the board that all BPD detectives are appropriately licensed to do code enforcement for the City.
Meeting Adjourned at 7:00pm.