WEBA Meeting Minutes 7/9/19
July 11, 2019
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Meeting Minutes 8/13/19

Islington Corridor Improvement Project: Six hundred feet of sewer main has been installed. You can now see them making connections from the buildings to the main line. This part of the project is very deep and the engineers ran into a significant amount of ledge. The City anticipates the next phase (water main) should proceed more swiftly as this is a more superficial install. 

Please follow all signs, flaggers, and barricades. Due to unsafe vehicular behavior, access inbound to Plaza 800 had to be halted at Aldrich and a police detail installed. 

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WESTIVAL: Deidre Rasmussen confirmed the relocation of the Westival to 110 Brewery Lane. Jewell Court to be closed to traffic to ensure the event is family friendly.  So far, the planning committee has a stage and multiple bands arranged for the live music throughout. Food permits are due to the city by tomorrow (Wednesday) for all vendors. Saturday, September 14th from 11 am-5 pm

Food & beverage vendors include—Luigi’s, Botanica, Cornerstone, Ohana, Kona Ice, Liars’,  Street, MoJo’s maybe, Nikki’s Bahn Mi, White Heron, Mission Juices, Great Rhythm.  

We are in need of sponsors to provide funding for portable toilets and trash, recycling and compost removal.

Checks for donations and sponsorships can be made out to WEBA.  An account is being established at Partners Bank with Deidre and Monique as signers on the account (dual signing authority for accounting and security best practices). 

Volunteers needed! Please sign up! Reach out to Deidre if you can help

Sponsorships-in kind and cash accepted! Goal is to raise $10k. 

Sustainable Seacoast is initiating a ‘Bring your own cup’ campaign to reduce single use plastic consumption.
Encourage participants to bring chairs, too!

Social Media Coordinator: The West End Business Association is still in need of a social media coordinator to schedule posts for Facebook and Instagram. This organization is run by the collaborative efforts of the businesses of the West End to promote and preserve the unique nature of our end of town. 

If SM is a skill you have that you could donate 30 minutes a month to help promote the West Side, we want you!

West End Happenings:

Registration period at PMAC is now open for all ages for music and arts. 

Lighthouse Physical Therapy-Pointe Place location in Dover partaking in a Dover Stroll Wednesday, 5-7pm, August 21st. 

Ramble through the West End lead by Wes Tator. A walking historic tour. 3-5 every afternoon.  Contact Wes at (603) 661-2867.  
Present:
Sara Curry, Blaze Yoga and Pilates
Jonathan Blakeslee, White Heron Tea
Connie Freiermuth, Pontine Theatre
Monique Shevlin, Signature Title and Escrow
Josh Nash, Portsmouth Community Radio
Becky Pickul, Greengard Center for Autism
Katherine Plouff, Gateway Taiji and Qigong
Ryan Flynn, City of Portsmouth, Islington Project Coordinator
Eric Eby, City of Portsmouth, Traffic Engineer
Brad Chareth, Underwood Engineers
Gary Mohr, Severino Construction Islington Street Corridor Project Superintendent
Charlotte Hubbard/ Jeff Hoerth, Partners Bank
Deidre Rasmussen, Resident
Jeanne Russell, Music Together, Portsmouth Center for Yoga and the Arts
Denyelle Kilgour, Sylvan Learning Center
Joanne Burchuk, Lighthouse Physical Therapy
Wes Tator, eXp Realty, Climate Change Lobby
Kristen Cokines, Great Rhythm Brewing
Greg Burdwood, Connections Peer Support
Brian McCracken, In Motion Chiropractic
Louis Halle, Experimac
David Hadwen, Cafe Espresso
Dana Truslow, 959 Islington
Amy Greenlaw, Portsmouth Music and Arts Center

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