Special Mtg January 7 2016

Thursday, January 6, 2016, 6:00 PM - Waban Library Center


  1. NOMINATION FOR WABAN AREA COUNCIL OFFICERS (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary): SL (5 min) - To be voted on at January 14, 2016 meeting.
  2. SUGGESTIONS FROM COUNCILORS FOR 2016 AGENDA/PROGRAM ITEMS: SL (5 min) - Please bring written suggestions for programs or agenda items you would like to see addressed in 2016 by the Waban Area Council.
  3. NEW BUSINESS: New items that may lawfully arise for discussion. All councilors (5 min max and then deferred to January 14 meeting)
    1. Next Waban Area Council Regularly Scheduled Meeting: January 14, 2016, 7:30 PM, Waban Library Center following Angier/Zervas Construction Team Meeting at 7 PM.


N.B.: Motions to accept December 10 Secretary Report and January 14 Treasurer Report will be on January 14 WAC Agenda.

On December 29, 2015, the developer of the property at 1521 Beacon St. (the former St. Philip Neri church) filed a comprehensive permit application with the Newton Zoning Board of Appeals for the proposed 48-unit apartment development at the site.  This is the second step in the 40B permitting process.  The ZBA will open a public hearing on the application on January 26, 2016.  Please visit http://wabanareacouncil.com/issue/1521-beacon-st-development-st-philip-neri-site for more information.  We will post the application materials and any further details as soon as we have them.  
Regulatory Review Listening Sessions to be Held by MassDOT

Governor Baker’s Executive Order 562 commissions a thorough review of every Executive Branch regulation and its impact on the public. Public feedback is vital to the success of the project and if you or your business is affected by MassDOT regulations in any manner, we strongly encourage you to attend one of the listening sessions listed below and submit written comments to help improve our process.

Listening Sessions:

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 2-4pm
10 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02210

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 2-4pm
Nevin’s Hall
150 Concord St. Room 133
Framingham, MA 0170

Monday, February 1, 2016 1:30-3:30pm
Bangs Community Center
70 Boltwood Walk
Amherst, MA 01002

Join the Conversation: For those who are unable to attend the sessions in person, please feel free to join the conversation on twitter using the hashtag #regreview and tweeting @MassANF.

Written Comments: May be submitted to the Executive Office for Administration and Finance at 24 Beacon Street, Massachusetts State House Room 373, Boston, MA 02133, via email at RegReform@state.ma.us or at http://www.mass.gov/anf/budget-taxes-and-procurement/regulatory-review/ .

Questions: For questions about the regulatory review process please contact Lisa Dixon, Special Counsel for Regulatory Reform, at 617-727-2040orLisa.Dixon@state.ma.us. For questions regarding MassDOT listening sessions please contact Michelle Lavoie, Deputy Legislative Director, 857-368-9028or Michelle.Lavoie@dot.state.ma.us.

Please make every effort to notify as many people as possible and to spread the word on these important public discussions.

Thank you for you kind assistance with this request.

This location is accessible to people with disabilities. MassDOT provides reasonable accommodations and/or language assistance free of charge upon request (including but not limited to interpreters in American Sign Language and languages other than English, open or closed captioning for videos, assistive listening devices and alternate material formats, such as audio tapes, Braille and large print), as available. For accommodation or language assistance, please contact Michelle Lavoie, Deputy Legislative Director, 857-368-9028 or Michelle.Lavoie@dot.state.ma.us . Such services are provided free of charge. Requests should be made as soon as possible prior to the meeting, and for more difficult to arrange services including sign-language, CART or language translation or interpretation, requests should be made at least ten business days before the meeting.

Title VI Notice of Nondiscrimination: MassDOT complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related federal and state statutes and regulations. It is the policy of MassDOT to ensure that no person or group of persons shall on the grounds of Title VI protected categories, including race, color, national origin, or under additional federal and state protected categories including sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, creed, ancestry, veteran's status (including Vietnam-era veterans), or background, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity administered by MassDOT. To request additional information about this commitment, or to file a complaint under Title VI or a related nondiscrimination provision, please contact MassDOT's Title VI Specialist by phone at (857) 368-8580, TTY at (857) 368-8580, fax (857) 368-0602or by e-mail at MASSDOT.CivilRights@dot.state.ma.us
If information is needed in another language, please contact the MassDOT Title VI Specialist by phone at (857) 368-8580
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Meeting Date: 
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 6:00pm


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.