December 12

Notes from November 14, 2013 WAC meeting at Waban Library Center
 
MESSAGES FROM: 
ALDERMEN: John Rice, Deborah Crossley and Brian Yates;
WARD 5 SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEMBER: Steve Siegel
CITY NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE: Ana Gonzales
INTRODUCTION OF CITIZEN ASSISTANCE OFFICER: Christopher Tracy
 
WABAN ISSUES: (Maximum 5 minutes/item)
1.) No substantial news:
a. Add-A-Lane Project- Bill Paille response to queries.
b. Riverside – No news.
c. St. Philip Neri – No news.
 
2.) Report on BOA water, sewer and stormwater rate restructuring proposals.
3.) Engine 6 – “By-right” sale for development as two condos?
4.) Report on Area Council border discussion with Newton Highlands and Upper Falls.
5.) Waban Improvement Society – December Programs and report on meeting with Theresa Fitzpatrick, and Lauren Paul
6.) School Updates – Angier and Zervas Projects
 
COUNCIL ORGANIZATION:
1.) Discussion: Mission Statement; By-Laws; Swearing-In Statement.
2.) Swearing-In ceremony: Set date and “event type” for “swearing-in” ceremony.
3.) Committees – “Friends of the Quinobequin.” All WAC Councilors as Founders.
4.)  Communication tools – Google-Groups for notification; “Nextdoor” or other for Waban news/events. 
 
NEW BUSINESS:
City of Newton Food Pantry Drive – cooperation with WIS; need for volunteers;
Possible WAC Silent auction at Village Day as WAC Annual Fundraiser (Involves budget discussion)
Waban presence on City website; Zoning updates; Demolition delay discussions. Other?
 
Adjourn: Next Meeting: Thursday, January 9, 2014, 7:30pm, Waban Library Center.
 
PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO BRING YOUR ITEMS FOR THE FOOD PANTRY (ESPECIALLY TUNA, PEANUT BUTTER AND SHAMPOO)

Location

Waban Library Center
United States
Meeting Date: 
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 7:30pm

Comments

The weather has made a slight impact.  Work was halted for six snow days thus far.  The project schedule allowed float for five snow days, so one day will need to be made up.  The construction team is confident that it will not be a problem to work extra hours to make up the lost time.  Once the weather is better, they will start ten hour days, plus Saturdays.  Work time will be from 7AM to 5PM, as set by the town.

The steel is going up as planned.  Soon the building will be wrapped.  This will allow the building to be temporarily heated for indoor work, such as pouring the concrete for the floors, to begin.

Angier has been designed to have solar panels on the roof.