Ward 7 Alderman Katjana Ballantyne: Ward 7 Updates

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 posting, 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- I am honored and excited to take on the President, Board of Aldermen leadership position!

Last week during the caucus vote I was unanimously voted by my colleagues, Board of Aldermen-President for the upcoming year 2018. I look forward to continuing to work on our shared vision of open & accessible government, affordability and jobs.

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Planning Board Public Hearing 2 – Nov. 20 & Nov. 30th – please let the Planning board know what you think.

Link to agenda is here… https://www.somervillema.gov/sites/default/files/PB%2011-20-17_0.pdf

Thu, Nov. 30th, 6pm, location: Somerville City Hall, 93 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA (note this location may change, please recheck city website on Thursday)

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Land Use: Committee of the whole –  public hearing related to Job Linkage Fee. Link to agenda is here… http://somervillecityma.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=14&ID=3192&Inline=True

When:      Mon., Nov 27, 6:00pm

Location:  Aldermen Chambers, Somerville City Hall

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Land Use: Committee of the whole –  public hearing related to Job Linkage Fee. Link to agenda is here… http://somervillecityma.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=14&ID=3192&Inline=True

When:      Mon., Nov 27, 6:00pm

Location:  Aldermen Chambers, Somerville City Hall

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Finance: Committee of the whole – Public Hearing regarding the DIF

Link to agenda is here… http://somervillecityma.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=14&ID=3202&Inline=True

When:      Tue., Nov 28, 6:00pm

Location:  Aldermen Chambers, Somerville City Hall

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Teele Sq. empty lot – 2nd meeting to discuss Boutique Hotel – will occur in about a month depending on progress and holiday schedule.

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Clarendon Hill/North St Housing project – expect next meeting to be in early first or second week in December. Will advise soon the exact date.

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Infrastructure work Powderhouse Blvd completed this fall Now need to plan re-paving of Blvd.- Expect meeting in  Feb. 2018 to solicit feedback & incorporate community ideas on plan. This meeting will be lead by the Director of Traffic & Infrastructure, City Engineer.

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Powderhouse Redevelopment Project abatement, demolition and construction update.

The developer MarKa has chosen Kaplan Construction

Project Executive: Nate Peck, Cell: 617-719-4960, Project Manager: Barry Markham, Cell: 617-678-1153

It looks like the Powderhouse construction 3-week look ahead can be found at:

http://www.kaplanconstructs.com/portfolio/project/powder-house/

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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

Committees:

-Chair: Open Space, Environment & Energy

-Finance

-Housing & Community Development

-Legislative Matters

-Youth Services

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