August Agenda

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council
Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
The JPNC continues to conduct virtual meetings, which are open to the public.  To access the meeting from a computer, please use the link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85967239298?pwd=YUg5WXArQ2tiT09vUUlVaE95SVdWZz09

Meeting ID: 859 6723 9298 and Passcode: 653190

Or by telephone, call 312-626-6799 and follow the prompts to enter the Meeting ID: 859 6723 9298 and Passcode: 653190#

Agenda

1.   Introduction of members.

2.   Review/approve minutes from the08/24/21 JPNC meetings.

3.   Announcements.

  • Franklin Park Zoo community initiative 
  • Council Vacancies

4. Presentation by the MBTA

4.   Committee reports/recommendations:

  • 4.1.   Zoning Committee: To be Announced
  • 4.2.   Public Service Committee: BMS, Ethiopian Cafe, Mike and Pattys 
  • 4.3.   Housing & Development Committee: 
    • Forbes Building – continued discussion
    • Blessed Sacrament Church – review & discuss presentation by Hyde Square Task Force; public presentations online and in person are scheduled for 9/30
    • Discussion on new member policy

5.   Election of New Officers and Committee pt 2. 

6.   New Business  
 Next Meeting 10/26/21; Executive Committee Meeting 10/21/21

JPNC Elections

The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council held its elections on Saturday, August 21, 2021. We would like to thank all those who volunteered to assist at the polls and to count the votes as well as all those who took the time to vote.

In total there were 131 ballots cast with 19 ballots cast at Stop & Shop, 29 ballots cast at Forest Hills and 83 ballots cast at JP Licks.  Of those who voted 25 were from Area A, 50 were from Area B, and 56 were from Area C.

The breakdown of votes are as follows:

Area A

Marvin Mathelier – 21 votes

Brandon Yu Iisuka Russell – 18 votes

Trevor Wissink-Adams – 15 votes

Area C

Gert Thorn – 38 votes

Peg Preble – 28 votes

Bernard Doherty – 32 votes

Micah Sachs – 32

At Large

Michael Reiskind – 85 votes

Dave Baron – 74 votes

Will Cohen – 74 votes

Samantha Montano – 79 votes

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021 at 7:00 pm

The JPNC continues to conduct virtual meetings, which are open to the public.  To access the meeting from a computer, please use the link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85967239298?pwd=YUg5WXArQ2tiT09vUUlVaE95SVdWZz09

Meeting ID: 859 6723 9298 and Passcode: 653190

Or by telephone, call 312-626-6799 and follow the prompts to enter the Meeting ID: 859 6723 9298 and Passcode: 653190#

Agenda

1.   Introduction of members.

2.   Review/approve minutes from the 4/27/21 and 7/27/21 JPNC meetings.

3.   Announcements.

4.   Committee reports/recommendations:

  • 4.1.   Zoning Committee: Report on the recommendations of the committee on 104-104B Jamaica Street a plan to construct a three-unit townhouse-style dwelling with off-street parking in rear yard.  The building is to be fully sprinklered. 
  • 4.2.   Public Service Committee: Report on the committee’s discussion of: 1). The request by FS Bar & Lounge LLC, doing business as “Simpli Bar & Bites,” at 3840 Washington Street for a 7-day common victualler wines and malt beverages license, with take-out, and an entertainment license for 2 TVs, with the hours of 6:00 am to 11:00 pm, with Florian Struga as manager, and and with a seasonal outdoor patio with 20 seats; 2). The Good Community Business policy.
  • 4.3.   Housing & Development Committee:  Report on the discussion of the committee regarding:1). The proposals from Inclusion/Diversity Subcommittee; 2). The Forbes Building and expired affordable housing contracts.  Beverly Estes-Smargiassi, Asst. Dir. of Preservation & Community Development in the City’s Department of Neighborhood Development will attend to provide some background information on this topic, and to discuss the issues and conditions affecting the Forbes and buildings like it.    

5.   Election of New Officers and Committee

6.   New Business  

Next Meeting 9/28/21; Executive Committee Meeting 9/23/21