February 21, 2018

 

 

President, Dave Pasqualicchio Report: Have You Sensed… A feeling of spring fever? It’s sure one way of getting past that flu stuff. There was record warmth today (77 degrees). Nothing like feeling all 4 seasons in a week’s time!   It Was Very Pleasing… To see the turnout for the first meeting of 2018! It is very much appreciated (see, I can be nice at times) and I ask that we keep the momentum going throughout the year! It is fun, informative and only lasts an hour or so. Come experience it for yourself. 

   

Our Next Major Focus…. Is the Pasta Dinner/Auction fundraiser. It is so important to in helping with our expenses in 2018. Buy a ticket, or maybe a whole table. Donate an item for auction. How about a basket filled with goodies, or a gift certificate to a nice restaurant or spa? A monetary donation goes a long way as well. Individual tickets are $12 and a table of 10 is $100. Bring your family, friends and co-workers for a nice night out! Tickets are available at Nuchies Restaurant.   

 

Take A Glance… At the invoice(s) pertaining to the setup/printing of the monthly newsletter. They were passed around to allow membership to see the itemized breakdown of everything that goes into preparing the agenda,  producing the newsletter and any additional items required. Bill Lozito of CACO, a friend, has become a backbone to the F.V.A. So much gets done behind the scenes that go unnoticed. It would be difficult without him. Thank you Bill (CACO) for all you do.  (NOTE: Well this was a bit odd to write up….but I appreciate the vote of confidence Dave!)  
 
 Bob Watson Scholarship Fund Donation… The F.V.A. will be making a donation. Following up with Maryellen Holden on this years’ event.     Bristol Hospital Festival of Wine & Spirits… Has support from the F.V.A. It is also a great way to show our appreciation for Mary Lynn Gagnon for all she has done over the years’ for the F.V.A. (parade, carol sing, etc….) 
 
 A Night At Muzzy…Supporting Bristol Blues Baseball! Dave has requested support for this event and the F.V.A. will move forward by placing a $250 ad in this year’s program. With that, the F.V.A. will receive a night at the ballpark (date to follow). Bristol Blues G.M. Brian Rooney has put together a wonderful Bristol Blues backpack with related articles. Note: Tom Massarelli asked a reasonable question. He asked why the F.V.A. has never placed their support with American Legion Baseball, but has decided to donate to a “for profit” organization like the Bristol Blues? F.V.A. member Bob Pasamano provided his opinion and said that the Blues have a very big impact on this community and there are many ways to get the investment back through programs offered at the park.  
 
City Village Report:  City Councilor – (Dave Mills) –  - The discussion continues with the Salary Committee on if benefit packages should be provided to “parttime” city employees. Should it be provided at all? Should it be provided, but at different levels of employment? Donna G. questioned: why it would even be considered to provide part-time city employees with benefits when a normal part time employee that is employed by any other company is not eligible for benefits unless they work a minimum of 30 hours a week? The discussion continues….

 

The Memorial Boulevard $54 million Magnet School Project has been approved. The state has also approved the monies to cover 70% of this project, but we will have to wait and see if Bristol will actually receive it all. Bob P. made a point in stating that the 2 newest Bristol schools were also 70% funded by the state. The city currently has $13.5 million put aside for this project. - There is some concern about the progress of the Centre Square, Bristol Hospital project. The hope is to have a shovel in the ground over the next 2 weeks. There has been a lot of reorganization in the city departments and committees. I bit of change is good! It helps to get the right people in the right positions for the right reasons.    
 
  First Deputy, Leo Bonola – Presidents Notes: Leo was not feeling well tonight, but did make the meeting. He is something else!                    Monthly Drawing Winner:  Kit Critchley - $20 

 Vice President, Rick Leach: (fearless leader) –  Glad to support the Bristol Blues. I enjoyed going to games last summer. Gail did not know much about baseball, but enjoyed it as well.  

 John Gianoni (Pine Lake Commissioner, FLL) – Plans are set for the May Fishing Derby. The F.V.A. will contribute its normal donation. Presidents Notes: John will enlist the St. Joes Polish Society  with helping with the F.V.A. Pasta Dinner & Auction. They did such a good job with the casino trip!  

 

Lt. Rich Guerrera (Community relations officer) – Checked with the traffic office and the light at Central and West Washington is still not working due to insurance claims and paperwork delays.  Question (Ron Trafford): Are the pot holes being filled? Answer (Bob Pasamano): Call the director of Public Works and they will put you on a list.  
 
Correspondence Report:   Maryellen Holden - Note of Happy Birthday – to Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu…..Happy 50th! - F.V.A. Scholarship applications: Gail Leach will be helping get the applications into the schools. Maybe an April deadline? 
 
Treasurer Report:. Mary Jane Lindquist –MJ is not feeling well and was unable to attend the meeting, but everything is in good standings. Current Totals: Family – 23, Business – 35. Like to see improvement of family membership. 
 
Membership 2018: Mary Jane Lindquist – The 2018 Dues are now being accepted. Invoices have gone out to present membership. Please renew promptly. It is so important to maintaining accounts. 
 
Beautification: - Spring Clean Up Date will be Saturday April 28th. Rake leaves, sweep walkways, pick up litter, and prepare for spring! 
 
Historical Markers:   Historical Marker #4: Combo History of the Golarz Property/Owsianko Block will have a Spring Install. Also, what will be next for Marker #5? Maybe O’Brien’s? 
 
Fundraising 2018:  Pasta Auction  – March 22nd, 2018 – Tickets available now. Buy! Buy! Buy! Upcoming Events 2018:  Park & Rec. Summer Concert – TBA UW Community Builders Reception – Thursday April 5th. MJ will put our table of 7 together.        UW Day Of Caring – Friday May 18th  
  
  
 
 

                   Next Meeting –Wednesday March 14th,  2018 @ Nuchie’s –Business Meeting 5:30pm 


 
If you have not already renewed your membership, please renew by sending your check payable to Forestville Village Association, c/o Mary Jane Lindquist, 81 Spark Avenue, Forestville, CT. 06010 
Individual/ Family- $20.00_____, Non-Profit- $25.00______, Business - $50.00_______ 
Voluntary Donation - $________ 
Name________________________________________________________________  
Address_______________________________________________________________ 
 
Phone__________________________E-mail_______________________________________ 
 
Let us remember to support the businesses and non- profit organizations, who support us! 

Albert & Korn, CPA’s

582-7646

Hartford County Tattoo

589-5000

Allied Sanitation, Inc.

589-6944

Hillside Community Church

589-7193

American Clock & Watch Museum

583-6070

Korean Veterans Association Bristol 

American Legion Bristol Post #2 

Max Pizza

584-2758

American Legion Forestville Post 209

930-9645

M.R. Home Care, Inc.

585-1541

Arf Arf Grooming, LLC

314-1981

Nuchies Restaurant

582-1108

Arrow Manufacturing

589-3900

Nye Insurance Agency

589-3300

Atlantic Precision Spring, Inc.

583-1864

O’Brien Funeral Home

583-7116

Black Bear Auto, LLC

585-1111

One Fifty Central

261-7009

Bristol Instrument Gears, Inc.

583-1395

Peter Roberge Painting Company

582-6131

Bristol Police Union

RB Transmissions, LLC

582-6101

Broad Street Self Storage

582-1919

Redshed Christmas Trees

583-6550

CACO Print Productions, LLC

583-1223

Rt. 72 Liquors

540-0037

City True Value Hardware

582-6366

Sassu Cuts, LLC

585-7277

Cousins Oil

584-1000

Scarritt Spas & Hot Tubs, LLC

585-5977

Classic Plumbing By Reno

748-7305

Simply Hair

582-4118

Crowley Auto Group

589-4444

St. Joseph Polish Society

583-9604

DTF Remodeling, LLC.

585-0107

St. Matthew R.C. Church

583-1833

Farmington  Bank

284-4521

The Healing Corner

583-4325

FIC, LLC

582-7646

Ultimate Wireforms, Inc.

582-9111

Fletcher Properties

250-3648

Tollman Spring Co.

583-1326

Fontaine Mechanical Heating & A/C

637-2756

United Way of W.C. CT

582-9559

Forestville Lawn Care

583-7275

Webster Bank – Forestville

584-3623

Forestville Little League

620-2692

White Insulation, Inc.

583-3877