President’s Message March 2014

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Yes, it's been a long, cold winter. As they say in Maine, if you can't take the bad, you don't deserve the good. That makes me optimistic.

The SCA meets next on Tuesday, 18 March at Crestwood Elementary, 7pm for mixing and 7:30pm for business. Our subject is the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). The focus will be on what CERT can do for you and yours, how you can get CERT training, and why CERT is important especially at the local level. Our own Adam Samuels (LCDR/USN) will lead the proceedings.

We will also be accepting nominations for next season's Board of Directors. The Board of Directors has seven positions; president, two vice presidents, a treasurer, a secretary and two members-at-large. The formal election will occur at our May 20th  meeting. If you are interested in serving on the Board or just getting more involved in the community please let us know.

The SCA is pretty well connected, having partnered with local business, Government and other non-government organizations over the decades. Whether new to the community or long-established we would be happy to make that introduction for you if we possibly can.

Looking further into spring, Supervisor McKay will conduct a "Community Walk" in Crestwood to talk directly to his constituents, hear your concerns and see for himself how things are going in our neighborhoods. We have also invited Mr. McKay to be our guest at the May meeting. More to follow as both events take shape. 

The pending sale of the Springfield Town Center (STC) to Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust is of note and the SCA hopes to learn more about the PREIT in the very near future 9see page 11.) As for the much anticipated Wegmans at Telegraph and Beulah, we will also have to wait until 2015 even though the other stores in the Hilltop complex will open later this year. Just like  spring, the STC and Wegmans will arrive eventually. Hang in there!

Sincerely yours,

Bruce Waggoner, President, SCA