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Neighborhood Council to Meet Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street

 Agenda (revised 2016 05 22 – 05 21 pm)

1. .Introductions of members elected on April 30, 2016.

2. Election of Officers (Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary-Treasurer).

3. Election of Interim Chairs of the Public Service, Zoning and Housing & Development Committees.

4. Review/approve minutes of the April 26, 2016, Council meeting.

5. Announcements:

5.1     Council vacancies (Area A: 2; Area B: 1; Area C: 3; At-Large: 2).

5.2     Other announcements.

6. Committee reports/recommendations:

6.1     Election Committee;

6.2     Public Service Committee;

6.3     Housing & Development Committee; and,

6.4     Zoning Committee.

7. New business:

7.1.    Referring, as per the by-laws, to the Executive Committee for a recommendation as to amending Article 7 (Committees) of the Council by-laws by striking out the sentence that states:

Chairs shall report to the Council … and submit names, addresses, occupations, and contact information of committee members to the Council for approval annually at the October meeting of the Council, or within thirty (30) days of the appointment of a new committee Chair or any new member.

           and by inserting in place thereof the following:

Chairs shall report to the Council … and submit names, addresses, occupations, and contact information of committee members to the Council for approval by the second Council meeting following the biennial election of Council members and annually thereafter, and within thirty (30) days of the appointment of a new committee Chair or any new member.

7.2.    Inviting the Boston Climate Action Network to the June meeting to give a presentation on gas leak legislation (requested by Priscilla Yang).

7.3    Scheduling a Council  meeting to hear and discuss the draft plan released by Plan JP/Rox.  Plan JP/Rox is the current BRA-led planning process for the Washington Street-Columbus Ave- Amory Street   corridor, between Forest Hills, Egleston Square and Jackson Square. This plan will be used to create new zoning which will bring significant changes to this section of JP. (requested by Carolyn Royce.

7,4  Other new business.

8. Adjournment.

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May 2016 Neighborhood Council and Committee Meetings

 Public Service Committee – Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at 7 p.m. at Curtis Hall, 20 South Street. Agenda includes discussion of new art projects, such as murals in Jamaica Plain and update on the cigarette butt-recycling program.

Zoning Committee – Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at 7 p.m.at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street. Agenda includes 65 Green Street (construct new building with seven residential units). To review developer’s submission to the committee, including plans and photographs, click here.

Housing & Development Committee, Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street. Agenda includes proposed project at 3353 Washington Street (at Green Street). Presentation by Development team of a new mixed-use residential rental building consisting of 44 rental units with 2,000 square feet of ground floor retail and 24 surface parking spaces. Agenda also includes Jobs Committee Updates; CPCAY Updates

Zoning Committee – Wednesday, May 18, 2015, at 7 p.m. at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street. Agenda TBA.

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council

Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at 7 p.m., at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street. Agenda: TBA.

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Neighborhood Council Election Results

At the Neighborhood Council election held Saturday, April 30, 2016, 338 ballots were cast; 14 ballots were disqualified. Elected are:

Area  A:  Catherine White – 70;  Jeffrey Wiesner – 39;  Kevin Rainsford – 34.

Area  B: Priscilla Yang – 91;  Gert Thorn – 82;  Meg Wood – 66; Kyle Smith – 53.

Area C:  Kevin Moloney – 65;  Bernard Doherty – 64

At-large: Michael Reiskind – 182;  Carolyn Royce – 168;  David Baron – 138

Under the JPNC by-laws, seats on the 20-member council not filled by the election are to be filled by appointment by the council.