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