Minutes / Newsletter
October 18th, 2017
President, Dave Pasqualicchio Report:
· Good Evening To All… As we start our 8th monthly meeting of 2017 with only 1 more meeting to go. There is no meeting in December.
· What A Beautiful Day… Fall might be a fan favorite of the four seasons. How about you? A vibrant array of colors and changing temperatures. Time for some seasonal decorations. Maybe some pumpkin brews and pies! It’s so nice to see my village people sporting their pumpkin orange sweatshirts! How lovely it all is.
· Friends Of Forestville… recently held their annual Columbus Day luncheon…100 people in total…even with a handful of lost souls. Leo, Pen Pen, Critch and of course, MJ and Bruce were there to stir the pot. A nice event! They do know how to enjoy and laugh, while enjoying a Nuchies buffet!
· Election Of Officers… According to the language in our By-Laws, our election of officers must be held in the month of October. Rob Newton makes his traditional call on the voting process, with the following results: President (leader): Dave Pasqualicchio, Vice President (Input): Rick Leach, Treasurer (keep us balanced): Mary Jane Lindquist, Secretary (Paid Position): CACO Print Productions – Bill Lozito, First Deputy (holding it all together): Leo Bonola. All voted in unanimously!
· Further Duck Discussion… A final decision has been made by the committee in regards to the F.V.A.’s continued relationship with the Duck Race. Mary Ellen Holden placed all the cards on the table showing the Pro’s and Con’s. The By-laws state that the vote must be brought back to the membership. Sandy Gozzo makes a motion to discontinue the F.V.A.’s involvement and the membership stood by the committee’s decision. Cheryl T. said she understands. This concludes a nice relationship the F.V.A. had with Cheryl and the Chamber.
· Carol Sing… A date is yet to be determined. Mary Lynn Gagnon has been contacted to MC once again and she will need to let us know. There is some question as to if this event is in jeopardy as well.
· 2017 Christmas Ornament… Is now in question. Especially with the Ultimate Companies moving to Plymouth! If they no longer secure 75 ornaments, who would make up the difference? There is a minimum order we are required to meet.
· Pasta Dinner (Silent) Auction… Will happen on Wednesday March 21st, 2018. Look around…put a few good pieces aside. Maybe donate some tickets to a show or sporting event. Possibly some gift certificates. This could help secure some of the lost revenue from the Duck Race.
· The Day The Music Died… Longtime DJ Skip Klepps has retired from the business. Thanks for all the great sounds Skip!
City Village Report:
· City Councilor – (Dave Mills) – President’s Note: Dave is a busy man and had a prior engagement, so is unable to attend tonight’s meeting. He did want to remind everyone to Vote!
· Cheryl Thibeault. (Bristol Board of Finance Chair)… The original information provided to the city was that the Board of Education had a budget surplus of $500,000, but then realized that there was actually a deficit of $2.3 Million dollars. Upon an Operation Forensic Audit of the BOE, it was noted that the deficit was due to Special Education Costs that had “spiraled out of control”. Because of this, the BOE has implemented a new policy of “Monthly Audits”, to correct this issue and paint more of an accurate picture as to where current dollars stand. It is also to be noted that the city will not be laying off any employees due to good planning and the City having a $27 Million dollar “Rainy Day” Fund.
· First Deputy, Leo Bonola – The Veteran’s Day Ceremony will be held on Saturday Nov. 11th, 1pm at Quinlan Park. I would really like to see a good show of people! Rick Leach will be unable to attend, but we will have a “special guest” in charge to help out! Presidents Note: Leo had said there would be 23 people at tonight’s meeting. Unfortunately, he was one short. But wait……here comes Donna G. giving us 23 attendees for tonight’s meeting! Is this guy good or what! Once again, Leo gets it right!
Monthly Drawing Winner: MJ
· Vice President, Rick Leach: (fearless leader) – Rick was unable to attend this month’s meeting. F.V.A. Note: Our thoughts and prayers are with you for a speedy recovery! See you soon!
· Kristen Varano (Facebook Page) - If you have any information, or pictures you would like to share on our Facebook page, please send to Kristen @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
· John Gianoni (Pine Lake Commissioner, FLL) – No Report
· Bruce Barton (Post 209 Happenings) – No Report
· Lt. Rich Guerrera (Community relations officer) – The Senior Center will be will be taking old prescription drugs on October 28th. Also remember that there is now always box in the front lobby of the Police Dept. where you can discard old prescription drugs. In follow up to a question last week in regards to concerns of speeding on Steven’s street, a speed tracking device was placed on the street and there were also 10 written warnings handed out, as well as 3 tickets. The Police Dept. is on board with the Opioid epidemic, which is at a nation level. It is a serious problem and the meth clinic is packed every day. We are trying to educate through youth programs.
Treasurer Report:. Mary Jane Lindquist –All accounts are in good standing. The monthly reports are always available at Nuchies
Membership 2017: Mary Jane Lindquist – Current membership for 2017 is (Family 72, Businesses 49). We are accepting new members, as well as 2018 dues.
Memorial Walkway Sign – To be installed soon.
Village Center (Island) – Christmas Decorations….Any ideas?
Flower Boxes – Suggestions for new flower boxes on the bridge? An Eagle Scout project perhaps? A wood working project for a school? Maybe price it out to be done?
Maintain Properties – Take a peek at your property for any blight, trash, leaves, etc. Inspire others to tidy up.
Correspondence Report: Mary Ellen Holden
- Note of Congratulations – To Eileen Adams for receiving the PHS Award
· Historical Marker #4: Combo History of the Golarz Property/Owsianko Block.
· 2017 Christmas Ornament
· Pasta Auction – March 21st, 2018
· Mohegan Sun Bus Trip – January 6th, 2018….. BOOK EARLY!
Upcoming Events 2017:
· Turkey Shoot – November Meeting
· Carol Sing – Date TBD.
Next Meeting –Wednesday November 15th, 2017 @ 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 - $________
Let us remember to support the businesses and non- profit organizations, who support us!
Now Accepting 2018 Membership Dues
Albert & Korn, CPA’s
Allied Sanitation, Inc.
American Clock & Watch Museum
American Legion Bristol Post #2
American Legion Forestville Post 209
Arf Arf Grooming, LLC
Atlantic Precision Spring, Inc.
Black Bear Auto, LLC
Bristol Instrument Gears, Inc.
Bristol Police Union
Broad Street Self Storage
CACO Print Productions, LLC
City True Value Hardware
Classic Plumbing By Reno
Crowley Auto Group
DTF Remodeling, LLC.
Fontaine Mechanical Heating & A/C
Forestville Lawn Care
Forestville Little League
Hartford County Tattoo
Hillside Community Church
Italian Social Club
Korean Veterans Association Bristol
M.R. Home Care, Inc.
Nye Insurance Agency
O’Brien Funeral Home
One Fifty Central
Peter Roberge Painting Company
RB Transmissions, LLC
Redshed Christmas Trees
Rt. 72 Liquors
Scarritt Spas & Hot Tubs, LLC
St. Joseph Polish Society
St. Matthew R.C. Church
The Healing Corner
The Ultimate Companies, Inc.
Tollman Spring Co.
United Way of W.C. CT
Webster Bank – Forestville
White Insulation, Inc.