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

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.