Daily Buzz | Burlington Joins the Property-Assessed Clean Energy Program, Chooses Designer for Mall Road Rezoning
Also, financial Town Meeting articles to be considered by Ways & Means subcommittees
Good Morning, Burlington!
Let me start by saying: If I owe you a mug, I haven’t forgotten about it. I just haven’t been out much. I think I have 4 left to deliver, and if fortunes align I’ll be out with them this week. If you are waiting for one and don’t get one this week, hit me up and remind me. But rest assured, if you sent me your address I do have it in my email and I will be by soon with your BB mug and some other little goodies!
I also wanted to share some pretty nifty news with you from the Economic Development office.
Burlington has joined the Property-Assessed Clean Energy Program (PACE) program. This program allows for property owners to finance energy improvements on commercial and industrial buildings and multifamily properties with five or more units. Read more about the program and Burlington’s participation here.
Also, a committee consisting of several Town officers has selected Brovitz Community Planning & Design for the Mall Road rezoning initiative. The Economic Development Office has been looking into redesigning the Mall Road-Middlesex Turnpike area to make it more accessible and welcoming for different modes of transportation. This initiative was approved by Town Meeting in 2022 and Town funding combined with a state grant allowed us to collaborate with Mass Development to create a concept plan. This new partnership with Brovitz will bring Burlington into the next phase of this project, which will re-envision how that area can be redeveloped over the next 10-20 years to make it better work for our town. Read more at the link above.
Today in Burlington
Meetings and Events
A smattering meetings on the agenda today.
8:00 AM - Ways and Means Committee - TH1 Sub Committee will review financial articles for January Town Meeting (Town Hall)
9:15 AM - Ways and Means Committee - DPW/Rec Subcommittee will review financial articles related to DPW and Recreation for January Town Meeting (Town Hall)
4:00 PM - Council on Aging will have their regular meeting. Note: Minuteman Senior Services is still seeking a Board member. (61 Center Street, Murray Kelly Wing; Join COA meeting online)
6:00 PM - Fox Hill School Building Committee will discuss designer procurement, SBC goals, and more. (School Committee Room at the high school; Join online)
6:30 PM - Zoning Bylaw Review Committee will discuss the article about allowing a municipal electronic sign, which will be on the January Town Meeting Warrant. They’ll also discuss some future articles such as signage districts and allowing legal notices to be published in electronic news publications (not just print newspapers). (Join online)
Sports and Activities
Boys’ and Girls’ Varsity teams both won their games against Arlington last night. Girls beat out the Spy Ponders 58-37 to bring their record to 3-5. With the boys’ close 54-52 win, their record improves to 8-1 on the season (5-0 in the Middlesex League).
Today we’ve just got two matchups on the agenda:
Varsity wrestling at 7:00 against Melrose
Varsity Boys’ Hockey in Watertown at 8:00
That’s all I’ve got for you today. I hope you have a good one!