Daily Buzz | September Thursday Beer Gardens are Official!
Plus, School Committee to discuss progress on summer projects and DESE audit report
Lots to talk about today, but before we get down to it, I wanted to let you know that room 107 at 61 Center St., where the Council on Aging and Recreation Department are located, will be open for the rest of the week as a cool-down center: Tuesday thru Friday 8:30-7 and Saturday 10-3.
Select Board Recap
The Select Board had a very productive meeting last night:
An Assistant Town Administrator, an Assistant Town Engineer, and a Special Police Officer were appointed.
Election workers were appointed to support the State Primary Elections on September 6, and the warrant for said election was approved.
Economic Development Director update: lots of ideas for how to modernize all our business areas in town. Selectman Runyan suggested maybe adding seasonal banners along Mall Road for beautification, which precipitated a conversation about updating the towns sign bylaws - which, if you’re a longtime reader, you’ll know is something that’s been in the works for a very long time.
Beer Garden! September 8, 15, 22, and 29 at the heretofore unnamed pocket park next to Sweet Ginger.
The Town Common will be used for a baby shower. Indian Americans for Burlington requested to use the Town Common on September 25 for their Diwali event, but there was some agenda misunderstanding. The approval will be on the August agenda, but it is expected to be approved. And, The Indian Association of Greater Boston will use the Common on August 15 for another event!
There will be a block party! (Sorry, residents only!)
Fuel storage license was granted: Broad Institute and Vericel are requesting this permit to use diesel (and not natural gas, because there is the potential for interruption in service) to keep their work for their backup generators so they don’t lose their research in the case of a power outage.
Oops - there have been some liquor license violations by Border Café and The Treasury. Border Café will be open but unable to serve alcohol on 7/25; The Treasury will bear the same fate today, 7/19. Town Administrator Sagarino was clear in expressing how seriously the Town takes the serving of alcohol and that the police department will continue doing these compliance checks.
Grant of location - Cambridge Network Solutions will bring utility service from 60 S. Bedford Street under the street to 4 Burlington Woods.
Accounting housekeeping - end-of-fiscal-year transfers were made to cover things like hybrid Town Meeting and Fire Department overtime, among other things.
Sculpture Park and Use of Common conversations were postponed but are expected to make the August agenda.
Today in Burlington
Today we’ve got the busiest day so far this summer:
5:00 PM - Housing Partnership Committee will vote on whether or not to endorse the Community Preservation Act, talk about 119 S. Bedford Street, and share updates on Grandview Farm and MAPC (the Metropolitan Area Planning Council).
7:00 PM - School Committee will meet with a shorter agenda than during the school year, but there’s still a lot up for discussion, including summer facilities project updates, School Committee policy work, a look at the report from the DESE (Department of Elementary and Secondary Education) audit, and more. (Join via webex)
7:30 PM - Board of Appeals will continue its public hearing about the signage for the Liquor Market at 157 Bedford Street and open a new one regarding a request to split an existing lot into two separate ones.
That’s it for today. Have a great one (and stay cool and hydrated)!
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