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Meetings

General Meetings

The Charlestown Neighborhood Council holds General Meetings open to the public on the first Tuesday of every month.*

Meetings are generally held at the Charlestown Knights of Columbus at 545 Medford St, Charlestown, MA 02129 and roughly follow the agenda to the right.

*except during July and August summer break

Opening
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of Minutes
Chair Correspondence
Presentations
Open Floor
Committee Reports
Old Business
New Business
Adjournment

Committee Meetings

Committees and subcommittees may also meet  to gather information, communicate with the public, and deliberate over policy focused on a specific topic.

All committee and subcommittee meetings are open to the public*

*except the executive committee

Presentations

Presentations are a key part of effective communication by the CNC, allowing members and interested residents to learn about and comment on issues before the City of Boston that relate to the quality of life in Charlestown. Presentation requests will be considered if they originate from one of three sources:

  1. City of Boston officials, agencies, or departments

  2. Individuals or entities with pending business before the City of Boston that relates to the quality of life in Charlestown (i.e., development companies), provided that  the individual or entity has already initiated the process of review with the appropriate city agency or department

  3. State and federal officials, departments, and agencies with information on appropriate city agency or department matters affecting the community

Requests may be made to the Chairperson either directly by the entities listed above or through an intermediary (including the Mayor’s Office liaison to the Charlestown community). Whenever possible, presentations will be scheduled for the meeting immediately following the request.

Open Floor

Members of the Charlestown community are welcome to speak on any subject during the open comment portion of CNC meetings. Charlestown residents are first in the order of preference to speak.

CNC members may move to take further action on any issue raised during the open comment session. For example, a) assigning the matter to a committee for further action (potentially including a public meeting related to the issue), b) calling for a formal presentation on the issue to be given at a future CNC meeting, c) as appropriate, calling for a specific action to be taken in response to the issue. Any such motion shall occur under New Business and will be subject to a vote by the full membership of the Council.

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