Katjana BallantyneAlderman Ward 7:        Ward 7- Meetings & Notices


There are many important upcoming meetings which I’d like to highlight in this email. Note “community meetings” (don’t appear on the city website), so I try to include those I believe are of interest to constituents based on their input. You’ll find many in this email, however not all.
For a full listing of all official “Aldermen meetings” which are typically held up at city hall, please check the city website for times and locations –http://www.somervillema.gov/

1- Board of Aldermen, regular meeting – during this meeting the Mayor and his staff intend to give a detailed presentation on the work needed to upgrade the city’s water and sewer system, along with the projected costs. why this is of interest — impact city debt, and budget, cost of living in Somerville
When: Thu., Apr. 27, 7:00pm

Location: Aldermen Chambers, Somerville City Hall

2- Land Use: Committee of the whole – ongoing discussion about Union Sq zoning
When: Tue., May 2, 6:00pm

Location: Aldermen Chambers, Somerville City Hall

3- Open Space, Environment & Energy Committee Meeting – discussion, agenda to be posted

here… http://somervillecityma.iqm2.com/Citizens/Default.aspx
When: Mon., May 1, 6:00pm

Location: Aldermen’s Committee Room, Somerville City Hall

4- Infrastructure work Powderhouse Blvd this summer in to fall – meeting to be informed re: relining sewer main, potential streetscapes, bike lanes, cross walk at West Somerville Neighborhood School, street repaving etc… – This meeting will be lead by the Director of Traffic & Infrastructure, City Engineer to discuss upcoming work and plans for Powderhouse Blvd.
When: Mon., May 15, 6:00pm

Location: West Somerville Neighborhood School, cafeteria

5- Ward 7 ResiStat Meeting – city administration and staff updating Ward 7 residents about Ward and City issues
When: Mon., May 2, 6:00pm

Location: West Somerville Neighborhood School, cafeteria

6- Powderhouse Redevelopment abatement, demolition and construction update.
The developer MarKa has chosen Essex Builders to manage and construct the project. Project Superintendent is Stephen Rostanzo. His email is SRostanzo@essexbuilderscorp.com, cell is 781-603-5856. If you have any questions or concerns you may contact him directly.
It looks like the Powderhouse construction 3-week look ahead can be found at:


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Kind regards,
Katjana Ballantyne

Alderman Ward 7, Somerville

Vice President, Board of Aldermen
e: Katjana@Katjana.org

m: 617-440-4433

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