September 10 2020

Thursday, September 10th, 7:30 – 9:00 pm meeting (Zoom details below)

  1. Administrative business – Treasurer’s Report. (Isabelle)
  2. Approval of WAC August minutes. (CBP)
  3. Burning Issue from the community
    1. Suzuki School - PreK and music school COVID precautions and enrollment (Sachiko)
  4. FOTQ update (John M, Maureen, CBP) Minutes and notes from 8-12-2020
  5. Bike lanes on Beacon Street - see below (Andreae, Bob)
  6. Historic plaques subcommittee (Rena, Chris, Barbara B, Sachiko, TBD)
  7. Short Zoning Update (Rena)
  8. Announcements:

Public Facilities Committee 7 PM Wednesday SEPTEMBER 9
Proposed Allen / Beethoven safety upgrades funded with Zervas project funds
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Meeting ID: 825 6985 4808

Allen Ave @ Pine Ridge Rd

  • Reconstruct accessible curb ramps
  • Allows safe pedestrian crossing of Allen, with new crosswalk
  • Enhances pedestrian visibility for crossing Allen
  • Slows vehicular traffic in narrowing roadway width through area of proposed crossing across Allen Ave

Beethoven Ave @ Puritan Rd

  • Reconstruct intersection as a "raised table" intersection
  • Allows safe pedestrian crossing of Beethoven
  • Slows vehicular traffic entering the intersection by way of vertical deflection

Allen Ave @ Plainfield St

  • Reconstruct accessible curb ramps
  • Allows safe pedestrian crossing of Allen w/ new crosswalk
  • Enhances pedestrian visibility for crossing Allen
  • Slows vehicular traffic in narrowing roadway width through area of proposed crossing across Allen

The City Of Newton and the Newton 9-11 Memorial Committee will be holding a live-streamed September 11 Commemoration this Friday at 6 PM. Please do not come to the memorial for the event but instead watch it live through one of these three options: 

  • Direct link: https://vimeo.com450142400
  • NewTV’s Government Vimeo Channel: https:/
  • Newton 9-11 Memorial Committee Facebook Page


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TC147-20 COUNCILORS BOWMAN, CROSSLEY, DANBERG, DOWNS, HUMPHREY,  LEARY AND NOEL, requesting to discuss and possibly vote to change the parking regulations along the portion of Beacon Street between Newton Centre and Washington Street to allow for the installation of striped bicycle lanes in both directions.  Parking must be removed in many areas along Beacon Street in order to allow for the striped bicycle lane.  Parking within a striped bicycle lane is not permitted, but parking will be allowed in certain areas, as shown in the final design.  (Wards 4, 5, 6 & 7)  [08/25/20 @ 1:41 PM]
TC146-20 COUNCILORS BOWMAN, CROSSLEY, DANBERG, DOWNS, HUMPHREY, LEARY AND NOEL, requesting to change the Waban Village Parking District to allow for the installation of striped bicycle lanes along a portion of Beacon Street between Metacomet Road and Dorset Road (eastern end) where parking would no longer be allowed.  These changes may include removing sections of Beacon Street from the Waban Village Parking District, rescinding resident permits for homes abutting these sections of Beacon Street and modifying the distribution of non-resident permits in the area for Angier staff and others. (Ward 5)  [08/25/20 @ 1:41 PM]

Lower Falls Shared-Use Trail Feasibility Study 

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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The Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is conducting a feasibility study for a shared-use trail connection between the Route I-95 rail bridge (“Two Bridges”) at the southeast corner of Leo J. Martin Golf Course, Wellesley, and the south side of the I-95 Overpass on Quinobequin Road, Newton, MA.  The project has analyzed DCR-owned parklands, other open space and roadway right of ways to evaluate alternative layouts toward safe and accessible bicycle and pedestrian accommodations through the Lower Falls area.

At this public virtual meeting, DCR will present and obtain public input on a proposed shared-use trail layout.

To register for the meeting, please click on the link above or enter it into your browser, and you will be prompted to submit your name and email.  Please register in advance so that we can start the meeting promptly. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. This information can’t be shared, the participation link is unique to you. If you need assistance when registering, please contact Jennifer Norwood at After the presentation, the public will be invited to ask questions and provide feedback on the proposed alternatives, using Q&A functionality that will be available through the virtual participation platform.

After the public meeting, the presentation will be available for viewing at​/past-public-meetings. DCR encourages the public to share additional feedback, with a deadline for receipt of comments by DCR of October 6, 2020. Comments may be submitted online at or via email at jennifer.norwood@mass.govPlease note that the content of comments you submit to DCR, along with your name, town, and zip code, will be posted on DCR's website.  Providing additional contact information when commenting, notably email address, is optional, and will only be used for outreach on future updates on the subject project or property.  

If you have agency-related questions or concerns or would like to be added to an email list to receive DCR general or project-specific announcements, please email or call 617-626-4973.  Please follow us on Twitter @ MassDCR!​


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