President’s report and Remarks:
President, Dave Pasqualicchio, extends his wish that everyone is enjoying the warm weather of summer. This summer July meeting, was scheduled to keep FVA fresh and foremost, renew our responsibility before us and to accomplish deeds daily so as not to let the work pile up. Every little bit makes a difference. A short business agenda is at hand.
To the returning faces in the crowd, thanks for taking time from your schedule to attend FVA monthly meeting. You are not required to attend every meeting, but we welcome you to come and enjoy some refreshments (compliments of Nuchie’s), have a laugh and find out what is happening first hand, in Forestville.
City Village Report:
Ø RT.72 update: The design has changed the existing landscape for the better. Progress has cleaned up a lot of wooded areas and should enhance several areas that needed attention. The project seems to be moving along well. Craig Minor will bring the Rt72 design plan, to the Sept. monthly meeting.
Ø Members are concerned with the railroad tracks in the center and their repair schedule. Since the meeting, they have been temporarily repaired. Next spring the tracks will be reconstructed, including a safety crossing.
Ø Forestville Trivia questions:
1. What does the word Pequabuck mean?
2. Name four Forestville schools named after former educators.
Leo Bonola Report:
Ø Leo reported, the 5th Annual Al Barnes Golf Tournament was a sellout. There was a great turn out with 144 golfers and once again, Mike Pasqualicchio and his committee did a fine job. Al Barnes has always had a reputation for doing the job 100%. We continue to live by his legacy. The profit to FVA is $ 5,111.25.
Ø If FVA members have questions concerning the new Rt.72, Leo will get answers and present the answers at the September meeting. He suggested we check out the newly installed walkway on Todd St. Looks great!
Ø Monthly Drawing: Last month no winner was present, for two FVA T-shirts. This month, for 2 Nuchie’s Restaurant T-shirts, the winning name drawn was William Parker. Sorry William, you have to be present at the meeting to win.
Treasurer’s Report by Nancy Blanchette:
Ø Statement Account ….$2,655.20
Ø Savings…… $16,074.58
Ø Big ticket “Paid Outs” for Central Square monthly maintenance…$364.00
To date, 12 bricks
have been sold since we reopened the brick sales for
Ø FVA always accepts and welcomes new members!
Ø Membership dues, is our main source of operating capital.
Ø To date FVA has 60 businesses on board. That’s great and we would like to increase it to 75 businesses in 2009. Do you know of any businesses who would like to join?
Ø We would love to have someone volunteer to approach new businesses, with joining the Forestville Village Association. Any volunteers?
Ø Spruce up! Why not while taking a walk, pick up litter? FVA would also like to remind those who have tag sales, to remove their past due signs. Remember, take pride. Dave became the unofficial “Mayor of Forestville” by simply picking up litter.
Ø We are looking for deserving properties for beautification recognition. Please notify Dave if you know of a deserving resident or business.
Thank you and good luck Maryellen, who has set up shop at Giamatti Little League Center for the Regional Tournament and still managed to send out FVA correspondence:
Ø Get well wishes to Guy Morneau.
Ø Congratulations to Kathy and Tom Jensen on the birth of their twins, Abigail and Jacob.
Ø Congratulations to Robert Osborne named American Legion Policeman of the Year.
Ø Henry Raymond’s, first annual Forestville Pig Roast, for the expansion of the Quinlan Veteran’s Park took place Aug.2 at 12:00 PM. Due to inclement weather, the band could not play, but the turnout was better than expected for a rainy day. A full report will be given at the next meeting.
Ø FVA T-Shirts available for purchase… $10.00.
Ø The last call for Central Square Bricks was August 2nd. Ron Trafford will inquire about the purchase of the additional bricks for engraving.
Ø The “Fall Can and Bottle Drive” date has not been set, but please remember to save your bottles and cans. This is a nice little fundraiser.
Quinlan Park Project Report:
Marguerite has set up preliminary discussions with city officials. The Beal’s property which belongs to the city has to be moved to the Parks Dept, which is good! The big issue is the State of Connecticut transfer of Broad St. to the City of Bristol. There is also the question of watershed issues and the need of a bus shelter, once RT.72 is changed. The committee feels it is best to wait to make decisions until RT.72; Broad St. is turned over to the city. As soon as the details are worked out, “Bricks” will be available for purchase for the new Quinlan Veteran’s park.
Renovation plans are moving along. For now, FVA is working to raise necessary money. A Quinlan Park meeting will be held for membership to express concerns and ideas for this expansion.
Ø FVA, once again, has decided to adopt a student for the United Way back to school program, by buying a back pack, supplies and clothing for the first day of school, to start a child off on the right foot.
Ø Please attend a relaxing evening, Tuesday August 12th in our Village of Forestville. Ultimate Companies is hosting the Bristol Summer Concert Series, featuring “Patty and the Guys,” a polka band.
There is no meeting in August.
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