Thursday, March 13, 2014 – 7:30pm
NEWTON CITY HALL – Room 209
Approval of Minutes of February 27, 2014 Waban Area Council Meeting
COMMENTS: (8 Minutes total) ALDERMEN: John Rice, Deborah Crossley and Brian Yates;
WARD 5 SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEMBER: Steve Siegel
CITY NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE: Ana Gonzales
BURNING ISSUES: From the Community (8 minutes total)
1.) Waban Area Council meeting venue possibilities.
2.) William Paille – Newton Director of Transportation –
A.)Add-A-Lane Project timeline
B.)DOT traffic counts done in Waban (including difference between promised vehicle count sites and actual count sites)
C.)The evolving plan for Beacon Street through Waban, including possible temporary fix for visually impaired resident until installations from this plan are implemented.
3.) Program tentatively scheduled for early April, depending on availability of presenters: Waban Area Council sponsored educational evening for Newton residents on Newton Zoning Relief: An explanation of Special Permits, 40B’s and the Dover Amendment.
4.) School Updates – Angier and Zervas Projects.
5.) Area Council Petition to add certain streets in Waban to our catchment area.
6.) Waban Improvement Society Announcements:
A.) 11th Annual Progressive Dinner-Sat., March 15, 7-11pm. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org;
B.)10th Annual Waban Village Day, Sun., May 18, 11am-3pm. Volunteers needed.
Committee Formation and Tasks
A. Friends of the Quinobequin – Sallee Lipshutz and Maureen Reilly-Meagher.
B. Vision of Waban (2064) – Chris Steele and Chris Pitts – First Report - November, 2014?
C. WAC Silent auction or other fundraiser.
D. WAC functionality - How do we make government work for us? How should we engage with the City? Are we outsiders or insiders? How do we make our meetings more efficient and effective to accomplish what we are trying to accomplish? Do we wish to take positions on such issues as demolition delays, zoning reform, other?
NEW BUSINESS: (To be discussed at April 10, 2014 Meeting)
*Adjourn: Next Meeting: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 7:30pm – Location –TBD
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 the Newton ADA Coordinator, Joel Reider, at least two days in advance of the meeting: email@example.com or 617-796-1145. For Telecommunications Relay Service dial 711.