2016 Annual Meeting Recap

The Old Greenwich Association Annual Meeting was held on November 9th at 7pm at First Congregational Church. Board President Meg Nolan van Reesema presided over the session, opening with a rundown of some of the activities the Board has been involved with throughout the year. These included:

  • Working with town hall officials to ensure our voice is heard
  • Communicating the status of the current train bridge project via updates from town and state engineers
  • Preserving our Community through pivotal collateral at the Memorial Day Parade and First Light celebrations

Treasurer Chris Lange presented our financial report, including an explanation of our expenses and local contributions. The business meeting concluded with the resignation of two long-standing board members, Patricia Santonocito and Jim Blake. In order to put our residents in direct communication with the town officials overseeing various important projects we invited the following speakers to present and field questions. 

  1. Stacy Epps, Project Engineer from the CT. Department of Transportation to discuss
  2. Bruce Spaman, Greenwich Tree Warden and Superintendent of Parks
  3. Frank Petise, Senior Civil Engineer from Department of Public Works

We also called to light another local organization with whom we are proud to be aligned, the Old Greenwich Village Improvement Committee. We enjoyed a presentation from co-founder Peter Uhry on how more residents can be involved. In an effort to ensure our residents also have a public forum should they care to propose an issue of value, we invited Mr. Don Carlson to present on his desire to dredge Greenwich Cove and Ms. Theresa Hatton from the Greenwich Realtors Group to discuss new residential zoning rules.

 

 

2015 Annual Meeting Recap

The Old Greenwich Association Annual Meeting was held on October 14th at First Congregational Church. Former Board President David Rafferty presided over the session, opening with a rundown of some of the activities the Board has been involved with throughout the year. These included:

  • Heavy involvement in the development of the Neighborhood Plan
  • Continuing to work with the town on Binney Park and Binney Pond restoration and remediation
  • Communicating the status of the current train bridge project
  • Preserving our Community through pivotal collateral at the Memorial Day Parade and First Light celebrations
  • Unveiling a new logo to go along with our new and improved social media program 

Treasurer Patricia Santonocito presented our financial report, including an explanation of many of our expenses and local contributions. The business meeting concluded with the election of 2016's Board and officers, including new President; Meg Nolan van Reesema, Treasurer; Chris Lange and Secretary; Marc Ducret, as well as new board member, Claire Fuzesi. 

Planning & Zoning was next up and he outlined the parameters of the Old Greenwich/Riverside Neighborhood Plan and the major focal points for Old Greenwich, including the plans for new parking zones and thruways around CVS and Sound Beach Avenue. Following P&Z was a representative from the Engineering department for the Train Bridge Project who updated the crowd on the current status and future plans. As imagined, this was a hot topic that elicited various questions (and, fortunately, solid answers). As we look towards 2016, we hope to increase our outreach within the community and continue to aid and support the concerns and issues of our citizens.