January 11, 2018

WABAN AREA COUNCIL AGENDA www.wabanareacouncil.com Thursday, January 11, 2018, 7:30pm, City Hall, Room 204

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF PLACE

I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF WAC DECEMBER 21, 2017 MEETING KW (2 min)

II. APPROVAL OF WAC ANNUAL SECRETARY’S REPORT TO CITY FOR 2017 CALENDAR YEAR JC (5 min)

III. APPROVAL OF JANUARY 11 WAC TREASURER’S REPORT RG (3 min)

IV. APPROVAL OF WAC ANNUAL TREASURER’S REPORT TO CITY FOR 2017 CALENDAR YEAR. RG (3 min)

V. ELECTION OF WABAN AREA COUNCIL OFFICERS FOR TERM JAN 2018-JAN 2019 All (5 min) VI. BURNING ISSUES: Community comments for future agenda or immediate resolution. (8 min) To include discussion of residents’ concerns about parking and traffic on Waban Avenue – DB (3 min)

VII. COUNCIL DISCUSSION ON THE FOLLLOWING ISSUES All (30 min)

A. Programming for 2018

B. Fundraising for 2018

C. By-Laws Review and Questions

D. Minutes Recordation and Website Archives VIII. NEW BUSINESS: New items that may lawfully arise for discussion.

IX. ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1. Waban Common, Inc. will be holding its fundraising kick-off evening on Saturday, January 27 from 5:30-7pm. Go to www.wabancommon.org for more information on this community beautification project in our village center.

2. A. There will be a Public Information Meeting for the Needham Street Corridor Project. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation will present 75% design plans and give an update on the anticipated construction start date. This project proposes roadway reconstruction and transportation safety improvements including new pavement, sidewalks, traffic signals, crosswalks, bicycle lanes and storm water management. Thursday January 11, 2018 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) and Friday, January 12, 2018 from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. (doors open at 7:30 a.m.) in the Saco-Pettee Building, 156 Oak Street, Newton, MA. Parking lot entrance on Oak Street.

B. The City of Newton, in collaboration with the Massachusetts DOT, is planning improvements at the intersection of Oak St. & Christina St. This project has been temporarily delayed. The construction timeline has been adjusted and is anticipated to begin in summer 2018. *City of Newton staff will also provide an update about the Oak & Christina Intersection project.

3. The first Zoning Redesign event of 2018: "A Parking Lot for Goldilocks: Zoning for Just the Right Size" is on Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at the Newton Free Library from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

X. ADJOURN. Next regularly scheduled Waban Area Council Meeting: Thursday, February 8, 2018, at 7:30pm at the Waban Library Center.

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 city of Newton’s ADA Coordinator, Jini Fairley, at least two business days in advance of the meeting: jfairley@newtonma.gov or (617) 796-1253. For Telecommunications Relay Service, please dial 711. 

Meeting Date: 
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 7:30pm