Date: November 4, 2015
Location: St. Edith Stein Church
December 2, 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 (Crescent Credit Union); Councilor Shirley Asack (City Council Ward 7); Officer Bill Healey (Brockton Police)
GUEST SPEAKER – Rob May (Dir. of Planning & Economic Development, City of Brockton)
Meeting called to order at 6:00pm by President, Scott Dwyer
President’s Report – Scott Dwyer:
Reviewed October 2015 meeting minutes.
Edmund Leonard, father of Gary Leonard, passed away at the age of 95. Mr. Leonard was a fixture in the business community over many years.
A traffic study for Route 28, from Avon Line to W. Bridgewater, will be conducted by the Old Colony Planning Council.
The building at 703 N. Main St., Scott was informed that the building was purchased but has not confirmed yet. Work was being done on the building, but has recently stopped. Information on the building is scarce and conflicting.
The property at 764 N. Main (Adult Day Care Center) doesn’t seem to have adequate parking. The daycare has expanded.thus creating more need for parking.
TREASURER’S REPORT – Greg Belcher
Beginning balance in October of $4,624.32. In the month of October, we had deposits of $50.00 for new member dues. Also, expenses of $185.75 payable to Richard Gowell as reimbursement from the cookout in August and $92.00 payable to USPS for the PO Box rental. Ending balance of $4,346.57.
COUNCILOR SHIRLEY ASACK
In an update from last months meeting, Shirley Asack shared some news in regards to the ongoing issues at U-Haul. The Board of Health had issued a cease and desist order to U-Haul and they’ve since complied. U-Haul was required to enclose their dumpster (completed), install 24-hr surveillance on property (completed), cancel the leases of those customers who were violating U-Haul terms & conditions (completed).
GUEST SPEAKER: Rob May
Rob shared his preliminary plan to revitalize N. Main St. including the rezoning of the Howard School before its sold, to make it more attractive to potential developers.
The building at corner of Ames and Spark St, is being sold for $1.2 million.
OFFICER BILL HEALEY
In regards to outstanding issues on Porter Street, the Mayor’s Office was going to look at the house in question. The house looks vacant but people seem to be coming in and out throughout the day and night. The Mayor’s Office will look to make sure it’s not a hazard.
Scott would like to reach out to the Chief of Police about officers on detail being on their phones.
Requested Councilor Asack to see if the City can install a walk button at the intersection of Reservoir and Oak Street.
A location needs to be determined for the Montello Business Association Christmas Party which will be held on the first Wednesday of December. Scott is looking for member businesses to either donate gift cards or purchase toys for the annual toy drive. Gift cards were recommended for the older kids and toys for the younger kids.
Meeting Adjourned at 7:01pm.