In attendance: Cathy Garnett, Jane Howard, Elizabeth Karpati, Ann
LeRoyer, Leslie Mayer, David White. Facilitator: Leslie Mayer.
Minutes: Elizabeth Karpati.
Next meeting: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb 27, Town Hall Annex, First
Floor Conference Room.
The minutes of the
previous meeting were accepted as presented.
Cathy hasn’t been able to do the plan because she has not yet received
the necessary detail maps from DPW. She is thinking of doing a
handicapped-accessible wildlife garden related to the constructed
wetland. Once the plan is done, it will have to be reviewed by Park &
Rec. Cathy will try to get a meeting with John Sanchez; Leslie and
Elizabeth should attend if possible.
Cathy has obtained
a grant from the Arlington Arts Council for paintings to get inspiration
for the restoration; these will be exhibited in the fall. Jane
suggested an exhibition in connection with Town Meeting.
The Open Space
Committee has been working on management plans for Arlington’s main open
spaces. The plans are currently being edited. A draft is on the
Res website but it is obsolete; David will update it.
Task Group and Standing Committee are presenting a warrant article for a
fund for maintenance of the Town’s water bodies. We have to
prepare to justify it before the Finance Committee and Town Meeting –
try to list past and projected expenses to show that sporadic crisis
management tends to be more expensive than ongoing maintenance.
The new Open Space
plan is due in late 2007; questions related to it may be included in
the January 2007 census survey.
The Spy Pond Committee meeting on Monday,
March 13 will feature a video on the preservation of the “Lost Pond
Sanctuary” on the Brookline/Newton border. It will be shown at 7:30
p.m. in the Robbins Library Community Room, and other environmental and
“Friends of” groups will be invited.