Obviously this had been a busy time for me and I’m lagging on an update so here goes!
Regardless of what your opinion is: build, don’t build, build big, build bigger or build small the City of Newburyport is again at a point of maybe building a parking garage. Tonight City Council votes on a bond order to 100% design that facility.
There is much going on here in our city, here are some of the more newsworthy items that are occurring now: Last evening (1/26) the ZBA met on several high profile issues to a packed gallery of neighbors and residents. The 77 Lime Street project was the keynote agenda item.
The City Council held a special meeting last night (11/17/15) in which the Mayor, Planning Director and City Auditor presented information regarding the parking garage; the so-called Inter-Modal Transit Facility.
The taxpayers and residents of Newburyport deserve information in a timely manner. So to move in that direction the City Council passed a “snow plan” order which I sponsored.
The old saying in politics is that nobody comes away from the tabled full. That was the case last night at City Council meeting. A series of orders, resolutions and transfers, all waterfront related were addressed.
Obviously, with the record snowfall we were hit with and the issues that arose on Plum Island and else where (roof collapses etc.) winter is still on our collective minds.
I have submitted an order pertaining to Cushing Park and protecting it from development. Once this is in committee and BEFORE any voting I will have a community meeting to garner input to needs and wants.
Saying that snow issues have dominated life around here in the past few weeks just might be the understatement of the year. I have received numerous Emails, calls and texts about snow removal issues in Ward 3
The City, New England Development (NED) and the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority (MVRTA) are in negotiations for a joint effort parking garage between Titcomb and Market Streets.