A recently formed neighborhood group has put out an extensive list of goals and committees, and elected its first slate of officers. The Sandy Point Neighborhood Association elected its first set of officers to oversee the group’s activities for the coming year. It is also letting neighbors know there is still time to join the association, be part of its committees or participate in neighborhood activities and events.
“The Association was initially formed during a neighborhood-wide organizational meeting held earlier this year,” a press release said this week. “The stated purpose of the association is to help build networks of volunteers to improve communications and the quality of life in this neighborhood, located in the southeastern corner of this city.”
The association’s boundaries are: Washington Avenue on the west; First Avenue on the east; Beach Street on the south; and Brown Street on the north. Residents, property owners and businesses are welcome to join by visiting the Association’s website, www.SandyPointNeighbors.org.
“I am very pleased to see the level of interest in improving our Sandy Point neighborhood and the willingness of so many neighbors to help build this organization,” association President, Michelle Coletti said. “This is a waterfront neighborhood with great potential, and we are anxious to move forward in tapping and enhancing this potential. Working together, I believe we can make a huge difference.”
The Board of Directors recently elected the following officers to lead its efforts:
President Michelle Colletti of Third Avenue Extension; Vice-President Kathie Hebert of Blohm Street; Treasurer Peter O’Neill of Second Avenue; Secretary Dave Killeen of Second Avenue.
In order to involve as many residents as possible, organizers mailed postcard invitations to all households within the neighborhood boundaries to make them aware of a Sept. 18 organizational meeting. At the time, more than 40 interested neighbors showed up to support the formation of the association by endorsing its proposed Bylaws and voting to elect the seven members of its Board of Directors.
That Board, in addition to the officers noted above, include:
Georgianna Jette of Anderson Avenue; Thomas Green of Second Avenue; and Donna Spiegelman of Beach Street.
The Association is now in the process of forming various committees to help improve the neighborhood in the following areas:
Addressing issues such issues as traffic hazards, block watches and illegal dumping; beutifying the neighborhood, planning events, increasing publicity and membership, helping families in need, and focusing on the ecology of the area.
Anyone interested in getting involved in this organization, please contact any of the Board members listed above or visit the Association website at www.sandypointneighbors.org.