June 10: Informational Meeting on North Street Reconstruction (date changed)

News from Ward 3 City Councilor Angela Plassmann:

Since taking office in January as the City Councilor for Ward 3, I have heard from many constituents on North Street, and surrounding streets, in regards to the deplorable condition of the road.

The concerns that have been expressed to me include the general condition of the road, sidewalks, traffic calming, truck traffic and most recently, the number of trees that were removed by National Grid. Given that there are plans to address the condition of North Street in the 2011 fiscal year, (July 2010-June 2011 — see email from the Mayor), I thought it would be best to start the planning process by scheduling an informational meeting with the Department of Public Works and all the residents. I have asked the DPW to meet to hear from you and receive any suggestions for improvements that you may have.

After much patience on your part (thank you!), I am pleased to let you know that I have been able to finalize a date today with Ned Huntley and Laura Hanson from the DPW. I have also asked Felix Harvey, DPW liaison to the Tree Committee, to attend. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 9th Thursday, June 10th (new date) at 7:00 p.m. at the Bridge Street School. If you have any suggestions as to additional city representatives who should attend, please let me know and I will reach out to that person.

Please pass this information along to anyone who might be interested. I’d like to have as much feedback from the neighborhood as possible. I look forward to working towards a much-needed new and improved North Street that we all can be proud of.

As always, should you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.