October 12 2017

WABAN AREA COUNCIL AGENDA
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 7:30pm, Windsor Club
 
I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF WAC SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 MEETING JC (2 min) 
                       
II. APPROVAL OF OCTOBER 12, 2017 WAC TREASURER’S REPORT RG (2 min)
 
III. WABAN AREA COUNCIL ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES:
A. Possible need for donations to WAC Treasury to fund 2019 Election Showcases.
B. Website updates in cooperation with other Area Councils per Newton Highlands Council Discussion. 
 
IV. BURNING ISSUES: Community comments for future agenda or immediate resolution. (5 min)
 
V. UPDATES:
A. Staples-Craft House at 1615 Beacon Street/ Suzuki School of Music –RG, (5 min)
B. 37 Radcliff Road – Historic Commission Meeting on Thurs., October 26, 7pm, Rm. 205, City Hall - SL,KW,RG (10min)
C. Waban Common, Inc.: Incorporation process (continued) and Fundraising Plan- Kick-off event date – Jan. 20, 2018 - SL (5 min)
D. Election Showcases and Charter Debate –1) Report on At-Large City Council Showcase on Oct. 8;  2) Preparations for Oct 22 Mayoral and School Committee Showcases and Debate on Charter Proposal Ballot Question - SL et alii. (15 min) 
 
VI. AREA COUNCIL ELECTION INFORMATION FOR NOVEMBER 7 (5min) Need to advertise Area Council Elections to our catchment area so that people ask for Area Council ballots on November 7.
 
VII. NEW BUSINESS: New items that may lawfully arise for discussion.
 
VIII. ANNOUNCEMENTS: On November 7, you may vote on two ballots:
1.) The Newton Municipal Election Ballot which will have a place for you to choose:
A.) A Mayor from two candidates running.
B.) 16 At-Large Councilors (two who live in each ward) and voted on by all voters in the City.
C.) One Ward Councilor voted on only by voters in your own Ward. 
D.) 8 School Committee Members (one who lives in each ward).
E.) To accept or reject the following Ballot Issue: A Proposal for a Revised Newton City Charter. 
2.) The Waban Area Council Ballot:  Waban Area Voters who live in the Waban Area Council catchment district, may choose up to nine Waban Area Councilors by asking for the Waban Area Council Ballot which is separate from the Newton Municipal Election Ballot. (Voters in Newtonville, Newton Highlands and Newton Upper Falls will also need to request their Area Council Ballots at their respective voting places.)
 
IX. ADJOURN. Next regularly scheduled Waban Area Council Meeting: November 9, 2017, 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, October 12, 2017 - 7:30pm