CHCA Board elections as final act of August

by Walt Maguire
Posted 9/2/21

Following the board elections on July 22, the Chestnut Hill Community Association elected officers and committee members at their meeting August 26.

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CHCA Board elections as final act of August

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Following the board elections on July 22, the Chestnut Hill Community Association elected officers and committee members at their meeting August 26.

Kathi Clayton remains president, now beginning the second year of her 2-year term.

Newly elected board officers and executive committee members:

 Tony Banks – VP Operations Division

Larry McEwen – VP Physical Division

Lynn Schroeder – VP Social Division

Karl Martin – Treasurer

Alex Burns – Secretary

In addition to the Board officers and the immediate past president, Laura Lucas, the following board members were elected to the executive committee: Lindsey Toconita, Jeff Duncan, and Cathy Brzozowski.

There are 26 seats on the board. Fiveare institutional representatives from Chestnut Hill Hospital, Woodmere Art Museum, CHBA/CH Parking Foundation, Jenks School, and the Chestnut Hill Conservancy.

 Zoning reviews

The first matter for the new committee members was likely the least controversial matter to come up for a variance request this summer. The Development Review Committee made a recommendation to the CHCA board to support the request for a variance on Chestnut Hill Village, 7715 Crittenden St. They also suggested an added thank to the presentation team members for their care and diligence in responding to concerns. The owners of Chestnut Hill Village had received a zoning permit refusal for the building of a recreation-related building with 90% FAR (Floor Area Ratio).  This would replace the existing pool house with a building compliant with modern codes, such as ADA requirements.

 A motion was made to approve the DRC’s recommendation, and the motion was seconded, then approved 18-4.    

Upcoming projects on the agenda for the DRC’s next meeting, September 14, include 8624-26 Germantown Ave., a variance request for a proposed sit-down restaurant in CMX1 zoning district; and a variance request for proposed two-family household living in commercial district at 8622 Germantown Ave. Both of these projects are in the early stage, and might be rescheduled.

Not in these cases, but at times a preliminary DRC hearing might be advisory, to see if modifications to a plan would make it easier to comply before a more formal variance request is presented.

Ed. Note: This story has been updated to correct the number of board members. Originally it stated there were 24 seats on the board members, not 26, and 3 institutional members.

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