Reiche Community Center
Officers present: Liz Parsons, Pamela Shaw
Officers absent: Barb DeSerres, Kim Sutton, Gwynne Williams, Ian Jacob, Bryan Van Dussen, Christian Bisimwa, Leana Good-Simpson
The meeting was called to order at 6:30 PM & self-introductions followed.
No Minutes from the Nov 2019 available. (No meeting)
- No report this month
- Superintendent Xavier Botana and School Board representative Emily Figdor on school construction:
- Process delayed by decision not to build all three at once. Construction costs increasing each year .
- There is a Reiche Building Committee. Emily Figdor and Councilor Thibodeau are on it, and 10 community members. The public is welcome to the meetings
Chris Branch, head of Public Works:
- Projects this summer:
- Repaving Danforth High St to Western Prom – adding ADA ramps
- Andrews Square, some private funding, construction in May/June
- Bramhall Square: Mitchell and Associates Landscape group. $100,000 from Maine Med + some from City CIP process
- From 2018-2019 average construction prices up 30%, same next year
- Other projects
- Combined sewage overflow project, Back Cove. $40m
- Problem at Ocean Ave. landfill
- Ecomaine – recycling contamination down from 18% to 11%
- Used to be paid for mixed paper, now paying $30 per?
- Rumford Mill may start using recycled paper which would help.
- Sidewalk tractors cost $150K, drivers $70K per year, takes 6 or 7 to do 140 miles of sidewalk.
- Residential citations: 18 hours after plowing stops, $75 first warning
- Street resurfacing: with current City Budget, can resurface every 49 years.
- Pension bond ending in 2026 goes up $1M each year
- Traffic signals: putting in adaptive traffic signals on Commercial @ Franklin, and some on High St.
Abbreviated minutes from notes by Pamela Shaw