Huntington Community Association Meeting
February 7, 2019
1. Welcome and Introductions:
2. HCA Committee Reports:
Environment and Recreation - Alan Ruof
Education - Caitlin Wilson
Budget and Finance – Christoph Schmid
Neighborhood Watch – Nick Lombardo
Nothing from the latest police briefing that affects Huntington.
Art Ovalle will invite Officer Urps to the April HCA meeting for a community update.
To notify Nick of any issues:Neighborhoodwatch.firstname.lastname@example.org
3. New Business/Action Items:
4. Old Business/Updates:
Riverside Apartments re-development:Riverside plans to start construction/break ground in summer 2019. Also, Art has been informed that the developer of the new buildings at Riverside is still interested in buying the abandoned Sunoco gas station.FYI, there is no Jimmy John's moving there – someone put up a sign but it has nothing to do with the owner of the site.
5. Other Community Issues:
Regarding the Farrington Avenue Park:Christoph reported that in response to complaints about dogs and dog poop being in the playground area, the county placed a flimsy sign on the park gate saying that dogs must be on a leash. Christoph said he has contacted the park authority about changing the sign to say that dogs are not allowed inside the fence at all since the whole park is a playground. Art Ovalle agree to send an e-mail of support for this plan to the parks authority, and encouraged others to do so as well.
Art mentioned he had attended an informal meeting between the operators/owners of several of the major buildings in the area (i.e., Jefferson Manor, Montebello, Pavilions at Huntington, Fairhaven) to discuss developments in the area. Specifically, they discussed the pending Metro shutdown in Summer 2019, the old Metro police station, and where the farmers market currently meets and how it could be turned into a parking lot. He said the group hopes to get a Metro representative to come talk to them about the construction that will happen at the Huntington Metro and how it will affect traffic and commuters.