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  • evarts.lan@verizon.net
    When preparing a final announcement for this Walk , keep in mind that Wellington T Station has two entrances. You need to be specific about where we will
    Message 1 of 3 , Mar 9, 2004
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      When preparing a final announcement for this "Walk", keep in mind that
      Wellington T Station has two entrances. You need to be specific about "where"
      we will meet at the station.

      Lanny Evarts


      > From: "EPDMARINE" <EPD.Marine@...>
      > Date: 2004/03/08 Mon AM 11:51:25 CST
      > To: <MysticCrossing@yahoogroups.com>
      > Subject: RE: [MysticCrossing] Re: New file ...meeting minutes in Text
      >
      > MEETING OF MARCH 4, 2004
      >
      > MINUTES
      >
      >
      >
      > Participants: Steve Winslow, Sharman Lappin, Lucy Warsh, Lisa B., Janet
      > Kovner, Jennifer Hill, Bhupesh, Jen Hill, Patrick Johnston
      >
      >
      >
      > Announcements:
      >
      > * Bob Sloane of WalkBoston has put together a walk in celebration
      > of and to highlight the Mystic Crossing. Tentatively titled “The Walk of
      > Incomplete Paths or You Can’t Get There From Here”, it is scheduled for
      > April 24, 2004 at 1:30pm. The walk will start at the Wellington “T”
      > Station and go to the Everett side of the Earhart Dam where it was
      > proposed that a ceremony would take place. This ceremony could be the
      > Mayors of Everett and Somerville traveling by boat to the center of the
      > river to shake hands with Kathy Abbott and Jarrett Barrios present. The
      > walk then take the shortest currently allowed route to the Somerville
      > side of the dam, a distance of approximately 4.7 miles to get only 900
      > feet from where you started.
      > * The City of Everett will sponsor another Waterfront Speaker
      > Series on April 22, 2004. The speaker will be Jim Rice, a Senior
      > Biologist with the New England Aquarium who is conducting a research
      > project on Harbor Porpoises in Boston Harbor and the Mystic River.
      > * Bhupesh passed about a rendering of the Somerville Bike Paths
      > and how they relate to the Earhart Dam Crossing and the Three Sisters
      > (the crossings at Rt. 99, Rt. 16 and the Dam). The rendering was well
      > received and updates to green space were recommended to Bhupesh.
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Crossing Update
      >
      >
      > * Patrick gave an update on the recent meetings held regarding the
      > DCR and the Crossing.
      >
      > * Mayor Ragucci of Everett and Mayor Curtatone of Somerville met
      > with DCR Commissioner Kathy Abbot at State Senator Jarrett Barrios’
      > office and both Mayors expressed their complete support for the Crossing
      > Project. The Mayors both praised the project for its ability to support
      > public access and economic development in the area. Commissioner Abbot
      > spoke of her own support for the Crossing and forwarded concerns from
      > within her department; specifically the need for pedestrian safety, the
      > use of the Lock Gates for flood control, and the inability of the dam
      > operators to see the entire site from their present operating locations
      > on the lock walls. Ms. Abbot also stated that she had been advised that
      > the $250k would only be a drop in the bucket of the total funds needed
      > to build this crossing. Others refuted this funding estimate at the
      > meeting and possible solutions to DCR’s concerns were mentioned. Ms.
      > Abbot suggested a meeting between Johnston, McAdam (of Everett) and Dan
      > Driscoll, Julia O’Brien, Bill Gode (of DCR). There was also talk at this
      > meeting of finding funding to repair the tower at the dam to allow the
      > operators to better view and monitor the site.
      > * At the meeting between Everett and DCR personnel all present
      > excepting Bill Gode expressed support for the project. The discussions
      > centered on the means of achieving the goal. DCR stated they wanted to
      > hire an outside design/engineering firm to create design options that
      > would address their flood control and pedestrian safety concerns, which
      > could possibly use most of the $250k in the process. Everett wanted DCR
      > to simplify the procedure/expenditures and use existing plans from the
      > Charles River Crossing and utilize in-house engineers. DCR stated that
      > while Everett’s plan was logical it was not feasible within the DCR. DCR
      > stated that from their perspective design options ranged from the high
      > end of a separate pedestrian bridge, a middle option that might include
      > a pedestrian “drawbridge” to address flood control issues, to the low
      > end of a replication of the Charles River Dam Crossing.
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Discussion
      >
      >
      > * At consensus was reached within those present that we should
      > continue to support the “simple” option and discussions of means
      > followed
      >
      > * Steve mentioned DCR should conceptualize possible plans to get
      > parameters on costs and look at a scoped budget.
      > * Bhupesh mentioned possible obstacles that included ADA design
      > criteria, public backlash and the DCR itself.
      > * Oversight of budget through possible steering committee was
      > discussed.
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Next Steps
      >
      >
      > * The following next steps were agreed to:
      >
      > * Continue discussions with DCR emphasizing simple designs
      > * Letters from the Mayor’s of Everett and Somerville requesting
      > simple design approach and suggesting a Steering Committee to work with
      > the DCR. Follow up these letters with letter from Mystic Crossing Group
      > signed by all member groups requesting same.
      >
      > * Steve to draft wording for letters re: conceptual design budget
      > by Wednesday 3/10/04
      >
      > * As Tuck O’Brien and Beth Debski were not present at this meeting
      > it was voted unanimously that they would be responsible for writing
      > these letters.
      > * Media event at the ““The Walk of Incomplete Paths or You Can’t
      > Get There From Here” (see announcements above) walk scheduled for
      > 4/24/04 was proposed with permission from “T” being first step to make
      > that happen. Steve Winslow to attempt permissions.
      > * Table at Herring Run with posters/handouts and need for
      > volunteers to man same.
      >
      >
      >
      > End Meeting
      >
      >
      >
      > Officer Patrick Johnston
      > Everett Police Marine Division
      > 617-905-3747
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: tower@... [mailto:tower@...]
      > Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2004 6:09 PM
      > To: MysticCrossing@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [MysticCrossing] Re: New file uploaded to MysticCrossing
      >
      >
      > Date: 7 Mar 2004 03:41:10 -0000
      > From: MysticCrossing
      > Subject: New file uploaded to MysticCrossing
      >
      > Hello,
      >
      > This email message is a notification to let you know that
      > a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the MysticCrossing
      > group.
      >
      > File : /0304 Minutes.doc
      > Uploaded by : patrickjoh <EPD.Marine@...>
      > Description : Minutes of March 4 Meeting
      >
      > I can't read Microsoft Office Word documents.
      >
      > Could you please, either upload plain text files (aka ASCII files)
      > like this e-mail is, or convert them into HTML web pages/files and
      > upload the HTML.
      >
      > Thanks!
      >
      > best -len
      >
      > PS: Also have a look at
      > http://www.fsf.org/philosophy/no-word-attachments.html
      >
      >
      >
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