July 16 2015 mtg

The Waban Area Council will hold its July monthly meeting on the 16th at 7:30pm at the Waban Library Center. (This represents a change from the usually scheduled meeting date of the 2nd Thursday of the month.)

Following 7 PM Angier Community and Construction Team Meeting

  1. APPROVAL OF JUNE 11, 2015 MEETING MINUTES: JC (1 min)
  2. APPROVAL OF JULY 16, 2015 TREASURER’S REPORT: RG (1 min)
  3. BURNING ISSUES: Community comments for future agenda or immediate resolution (5 min)
  4. BEACON ST / COLLINS RD / WABAN AVE: JR (5 min)
  5. UPDATES:
    1. Angier Construction Progress: BB (2 min)
    2. Add-A-Lane July Update from MassDOT: SL (1 min)
      1. Left turns to Route 128 from Route 9 to be activated in August! - Possible WAC Action: Letter to DOT, others, stating need for impact reduction measures?
      2. Contacts at MassDOT: Joseph Graham (MassDOT Resident Engineer) and Trish Foley (MassDOT Legislative Liaison) Email: NWi95@dot.state.ma.us
      3. Website for Add-A-Lane: Citizens can also signup for updates
    3. Zervas Design Review - update from July 13 meeting: JR or RG (5 min)
    4. Friends of the Quinobequin: MRM (3 min)
    5. WAC Boundary Petition - BOA vote on July 13: SL (2 min)
    6. WAC Election Update: SL (5 min)
    7. Streets, Sidewalks, and Parking Committee: AD (10 min)
      1. Improvements by MA Highway under Route 9 at Chestnut and Quinobequin
      2. Organization of aqueduct abutters outreach effort
    8. Possible WAC Participation in 3 or 4 Area Council Candidates' Night?: SL (5 min)
    9. St. Philip Neri - 1521 Beacon St: SL (15 min)
    10. 1615 Beacon Street (built 1750) - Purchased by Developer: RG (1 min)
    11. Communication Committee - Access to Mailchimp, Facebook, & Website: All (15 min)
      1. Possible review of Waban Area Council By-Laws to ensure a process for at least two offices to have access and approval to distribute items and of timing for distributions. Weekly or bi/weekly newsletter with announcements?
    12. New City Charter Commission: SL (5 min)
      1. WAC Input?
    13. HUD Complaint Compliance Letter and BOA Docket Item: RG (5 min)
       
  6. NEW BUSINESS: New items that may lawfully arise for discussion.
  7. ADJOURN: Next Waban Area Council Meeting: Sept 10, 2015, 7:30PM, Waban Library Ctr 

We encourage you to contribute to the Newton Food Pantry, housed in the basement of the Waban Library Center, by bringing non-perishable food items when you attend our monthly meetings!
The location of this meeting is handicap accessible, and reasonable accommodations will be provided to persons requiring assistance. If you need a special accommodation, please contact John Lojek, at least two days in advance of the meeting: jlojek@newtonma.gov or 617-796-1064. For Telecommunications Relay Service dial 711.

Meeting Date: 
Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 7:30pm