The town committee charged with building Belmont’s first off road bike path along an abandoned railroad line through the center of town will be holding a kick off meeting next Wednesday, September 21 at the Chenery Middle School. That according to a notice sent to all Belmont Town Meeting members last week.
I’m reprinting the notice, which I received from the Town Clerk on behalf of Jeff Wheeler firstname.lastname@example.org. The meeting is open to the public and anyone who has questions can email or call Jeff at 617-995-2666.
Here’s the public notice:
THE TOWN OF BELMONT COMMUNITY PATH IMPLEMENTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE INTRODUCTORY KICK-OFF PUBLIC MEETING
A meeting for the Community Path Feasibility Study will be held by the Community Path Implementation Advisory Committee (CPIAC) to kick-off the formal public engagement component of the Feasibility Study process for the proposed Community Path through Belmont, MA.
WHERE: Chenery Middle School, 95 Washington St, Belmont, MA 02478
WHEN: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Project materials will be available beginning at 5:30 PM
PURPOSE: The purpose of this meeting is to provide the public with information about the feasibility study process, to outline the consultant’s approach to guiding the study and to gather input from the community related to focus measures within the study. All views and comments made at the meeting will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible. A series of meetings will be held in the future to gather input on specific route options.
PROPOSAL: The proposed path will follow, within relative proximity, the existing, active Fitchburg Line of the MBTA Commuter Rail Service, from the Town’s western border with Waltham near the Waverley Station to the Town’s eastern border with Cambridge, connecting to the existing Fitchburg Cutoff Path. In addition to serving the residents of Belmont, the path will become a segment along the proposed Mass Central Rail Trail (MCRT). This study seeks to determine the most feasible route, connections and attributes for the proposed path to progress to preliminary design.
Written views received by the Town of Belmont subsequent to the date of this notice and up to five (5) days prior to the date of the meeting shall be displayed for public inspection and copying at the time and date listed above. Project materials will be on display one-half hour before the meeting begins, with an engineer in attendance to answer questions regarding this project. A project handout will be made available on the Town’s website listed below.
Written statements and other exhibits in place of, or in addition to, comments made at the Public Meeting regarding the proposed undertaking are to be submitted to Office of Community Development, 19 Moore Street, Belmont, MA 02478, Attention: Jeffrey Wheeler, Senior Planner. Such submissions will also be accepted at the meeting. Mailed statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public meeting materials must be postmarked within five (5) business days of this Public Meeting. Project inquiries may be emailed to email@example.com. This location is accessible to people with disabilities. The Town of Belmont provides reasonable accommodations and/or language assistance free of charge upon request (including but not limited to interpreters in American Sign Language and languages other than English, open or closed captioning for videos, assistive listening devices and alternate material formats, such as audio tapes, Braille and large print), as available.
For accommodation or language assistance, please contact the Town’s Senior Planner, Jeffrey Wheeler by phone (617-993-2666) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Requests should be made as soon as possible prior to the meeting, and for more difficult to arrange services including sign-language, CART or language translation or interpretation, requests should be made at least five (5) business days before the meeting. In case of inclement weather, meeting cancellation announcements will be posted on the Town’s website at http://www.belmont-ma.gov/.
RUSSELL LEINO, CPIAC CHAIR
JEFFREY WHEELER, SENIOR PLANNER