TOWN OF ARLINGTON VISION 2020 ENVIRONMENT TASK GROUP
RESERVOIR COMMITTEE
February 25, 2004  Meeting Minutes

In attendance:   Bryan Hasbrouck, Jane Howard, Elizabeth Karpati, Ann LeRoyer, Leslie Mayer,  Walter Phillips, Sharon Stafford, David White. The meeting was facilitated by Gene Benson.  The minutes are by Elizabeth Karpati.

Next meetings:   March 22 (2), April 27 (1), May 25 (1), June 29 (2) at 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Annex in conference (room) indicated.

Public Meeting on Plans for Dam
Date to be determined – should be before Town Meeting begins, possibly April 20 or 21.
Presentations by John Sanchez and Mark Mitch; should include approximate timeline.
Display items at meeting:  From committee:  aerial photo, Res booklet, bird list.  From consultant:  Map of where steel plates will go, where the new (additional) spillway will be located.

Publicity:
Articles in the Advocate and on the Town website;  also on the Arlington List.
Before public meeting:  leaflets door-to-door in the neighborhood, especially Colonial Village and Drake Village, and posted around Res. Get volunteers for distribution at March 22 meeting.
Before work begins:  leaflets in the same places to warn about construction noise.

Other points:
Money for the work is in the capital plan but must still be voted by Town Meeting this year.
For the new spillway, the suggestion was made to have ramps leading down into it instead of a bridge over it.  But this would lessen handicap access, and the spillway would have to be even wider to provide the same area for water flow as without ramps.
Construction wouldn’t interfere with use of the swimming area, but construction vehicles may use some of the parking lot.  Construction of the new spillway would probably have to be done outside the swimming season, when water is low.