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CHCA board approves publisher search committee; two new members added to Local ad hoc committee

The Jan. 22 meeting of the Chestnut Hill Community Association approved several committees and committee initiatives. Those approvals included new members for a Local ad hoc task force and a search committee for a Local publisher,

Publisher search committee

The board approved the composition and mission of the Publisher Search Committee to find a publisher for the Local. The committee is looking for a media professional who will be responsible for the business side of the paper, according to chair Bob Rossman. The approved committee includes Tony Crist, Mark Keintz, Cathy Pimpenella, Brian DeCesare and Brien Tilley. Pam Learned was also approved but has since resigned from the board.

Local ad hoc

Chairman Pat Moran said the committee was busy working towards implementation of a sweeping set of changes approved by the CHCA board in December. Those changes include a complete revamping of the Local’s display advertising commission rate and changes to billing and collection practices. Board members AnnMarie Arment and Anne Anderson were added to the committee.

Nominating Committee

The board elected a four-person nominating committee that will work with past president Ron Recko to nominate candidates for the association’s officer seats: president, vice president of operations, social division and physical division, treasurer and secretary. The nominating committee also selects board members to serve on the association’s Executive Committee.

The Nominating Committee elected on Jan. 22 consisted of Brian DeCaesare, Mike Hickey, Janice Manzi and Cathy Pimpinella. Hickey, however, resigned from the board. Recko will recommend his replacement to the board at its next meeting.

Other items

Tony Crist was approved to be the new chair of the Membership Committee.

A mission statement for the Traffic Transportation and Parking Committee was approved. It reads as follows:

“Working with the Chestnut Hill Community Association, this committee is dedicated to improving the quality of life and safety standards for Chestnut Hill residents and visitors. 

“Our mission is to focus on all issues related to the movement of people, goods and services through the community and encompasses walking and biking as well as vehicular traffic and public transportation.  Also included in our focus, and working with the Parking Foundation, would be on-street and off-street parking concerns.

“This Committee will identify and analyze current and potential safety and quality of life issues affecting Chestnut Hill. Then, partnering with responsible local, city and state government agencies in charge of operating, maintenance or any capital improvements — we will work to bring a positive change to those situations affecting the community.

“Upon identifying potential short and long term solutions — we will communicate back to the community to ensure feedback from those who may be impacted by any of the recommended changes.

“If consensus is reached, the committee will make recommendations to the CHCA Board and implement the changes upon final CHCA Board approval.

“The committee will meet the first Monday of the month at a location published in the Chestnut Hill Local.”

 

 

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