November 14 2013

First meeting of the elected Board

Waban Area Council Members Elected on November 5, 2013: (Term January, 2014 – January, 2016)
 
Barbara Bower
Joseph Corkery
Andreae Downs
Matthew Gardella
Rena Getz
Sallee Lipshutz
Maureen Reilly-Meagher
Christopher Pitts
Kathryn Winters 
 
N. B.: WABAN AREA COUNCIL OFFICIAL SWEARING IN: JANUARY, 2014 
 
Notes from October 24, 2013 WAC meeting at Waban Library Center
 
(Candidates Night)
 
MESSAGES FROM ALDERMEN, WARD 5 SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEMBER & CITY NEIGHBORHOOD 
 
COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE
 
UPDATES ON WABAN ISSUES: (5 minutes/item)
1.) Add-A-Lane Project - Maureen on Meeting with Mayor, Bob Rooney and Bill Paille - no update on the traffic counts yet
2.) Riverside – Citizen lawsuit to overturn City’s Riverside Special Permit - project still on hold
3.) St. Philip Neri – No news is no news, will have to wait for contractor permits to be pulled before community can get involved
4.) Engine 6 – Citizen Letter of Complaint to HUD vs. City - KH reports supporters website to be updated
5.) Waban Improvement Society – December Programs - Sing-along & Tree Lighting 12/8 4pm Waban Square
6.) School Updates – Angier - Bill Paille to hold meetings quaterly with WAC and Contruction Events Board will be on Beacon, Zervas
7.) Financial Audit Advisory Committee Docket Item - A amendment has been proposed to the state to allow Area Councils top manage their own funds
 
COUNCIL ORGANIZATION:
1.) Mission Statement
2.) By-Laws (review by Attorneys and WAC board memebers Kathy Winters and Matt Gardella)
3.) Swearing-In Statement January - potential event to be explored
4.) Committees Board members to explore topics including Friends of Quinobequin
 
NEW BUSINESS - Web site content responsabilities and Communications, Change meetings from 4th Thursday to 2nd Thursday, WLC needs 5K to put in metal ramp so voting can take place on site
 
Adjourn: Next Meeting: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 7:30pm, Waban Library Center. 
Meeting Date: 
Thursday, November 14, 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.