Date: February 3, 2016
Location: St. Edith Stein Church
Wednesday, March 3, 2017
6:00PM | St. Edith Stein Church
Present: Scott Dwyer, President (Dwyer’s Glass); Richard Gowell (Gowell’s Candy); Jeff Chrzanowski (Spark Street Auto Body); Nelson Fernandes (JJ’s Caffe); Allen Davis (BAR Automotive); Greg Belcher (Waitt Funeral Home)
Present: Shelley Clough (Randolph Savings Bank); Officer Bill Healey (Brockton Police); Councilor Shirley Asack (City Council)
Mayor Bill Carpenter (City of Brockton), Larry Rowley (Dept. of Public Works)
Meeting called to order at 6:07pm by President, Scott Dwyer
PRESIDENT’S REPORT – Scott Dwyer:
Scott Dwyer congratulated Councilor Shirley Asack
GUEST SPEAKER: Mayor Bill Carpenter (City of Brockton)
Mayor Carpenter wanted to sit down with the MBA regarding the water main break that recently occurred. There was lots of misinformation going around and the Mayor wanted to clear any misconceptions about what happened. The water main break had nothing to do with a similar main break that happened eight years prior. The pipe was over 80 years old as are many of the water pipes throughout the city. Most of the city’s pipes are old and there are leaks all around the city.
Home Cafe has a wood foundation which is why the Cafe gets flooded every time a main is ruptured. Brockton DPW plans to replace 200 feet of the water main from Ames St. to Vine St. DPW will shut water off from Ames St to Lansdowne, but no one will be without water during the replacement as a bypass will be installed. The work will take about 2-3 weeks to complete.
The City will pay out a claim to Home Cafe as it did 8 years ago as well.
Brockton Police will reroute traffic as necessary. The Mayor and DPW estimate the repairs to start in the Spring once the weather clears up and is more predictable.
TREASURER’S REPORT – Greg Belcher
Previous balance of $3,580.86. With the addition of new membership from Brewster Ambulance Service that brings the balance to $3,630.86.
Brewster Ambulance has moved to 225 N Montello St at the corner of Elliot St.
Keys to the Kingdom Church will start hosting Father Bill’s Mainspring for mass every Friday morning for the homeless. The church will also host breakfast on Sundays as well.
Councilor Asack spoke to City Planner Rob May regarding the Howard School. May plans to rezone the school for mixed use before the City puts it out for bid in an effort to make the school more attractive to prospective developers.
The former Nessralla Law Office on Pleasant Street will also be redeveloped into an office/retail building. The plan has passed the Planning Board and will now go in front of the Zoning Board in March for further approval.
In regards to the vacant three story building at the corner of Broad St and N Main St, there is not much the city can do since the building is privately owned. No ordinance exists to enforce the cleaning of the exterior of the building, but it has been cleaned up of debris and the windows have been boarded up.
Meeting Adjourned at 7:05pm.