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FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL 2013
FEBRUARY 21, 2013
Betsy Ross House
Presiding: Steve Gray, President WNA
Commencing 2013 with a Quarterly Business Meeting, the Treasurers Report and Minutes of recent meetings were offered.
Steve brought a Beach Report about the state of the dune grass. He said the dune grass did its work in holding back the surf during recent storms. Other erosion problems were discussed, including some where the stairs used to be near the McKernan House, near the Electronics Building, and across the parking lot. Sumac & other plant growth is obstructing the views. One member stated that it has become a “dangerous hang out” for some people. A comment was made that Chief Googins should be informed that police need to have a clear view of the area from the Shore Walkway. Some questioned which community authority is the responsible party for the vegetation along the Walkway. And one member suggested that native vegetation should be encouraged, rather than invasive plants. She also reported that young people were drinking on Fisherman’s Point.
Tex Haeuser (S.P. Planning Director) sent a notification to the community that Broadway will undergo road resurfacing beginning March 7 at 6:30pm. Regarding the Broadway traffic situation, Anne Ridge said that entry from Summit Street is quite improved.
Members present approved once again that WNA meetings are suitably scheduled for 7:00pm, considering that some people need time to get home from work before attending. There has long been consideration that meetings might be scheduled to begin earlier.
Suggestions for speakers include the following subjects: Chickens, Bees, and Friends of Casco Bay.
The meeting was adjourned at about 8:30pm
There was no formal meeting of WNA. A follow-up to last October’s public discussion, another Broadway Traffic Forum was held at SMCC, hosted by S.P. Planning Director Tex Haeuser.
April 18, 2013
Betsy Ross House
A special speaker was hosted this month. Jason Harris, Regional Sales Manager for Blue Seal Feeds, brought an extended program to discuss the ins-and-outs of having Backyard Chickens. His information included introducing different breeds of chickens for their sociable personalities and their egg-laying qualities. He discussed nurturing the little chicks, maintaining the hens, their housing, broody hens, preventing predators, and solutions to other setbacks while enjoying the experience of having your backyard flock. He then answered questions from the interested audience and general discussion followed. The meeting broke up near 9:00pm.
Respectfully submitted, Devon Gray, Secretary
Minutes of the Previous Meeting