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September 2016 Council Meeting


Old Colony Planning Council

Agenda for Meeting No. 530
Old Colony Planning Council
70 School Street, Brockton, MA 02301

  1. Call to Order, 7:00 PM
    Mr. Frank Staffier, President
  2. Roll Call of Members
    Mr. Fred Gilmetti, Secretary
  3. Minutes of August 31, 2016 Meeting
    Mr. Fred Gilmetti, Secretary
  4. Financial Report for July and August 2016
    Mr. Christine Joy, Treasurer
  5. Staff Report
    Mr. Pat Ciaramella, Executive Director
  6. Regional Clearinghouse Reviews
    Industrial Revenue Bonds: None
    Environmental Notifications: See Attachment
  7. Old Business
    A. Update on 2016 District Local Technical Assistance (DLTA) Program. Pat Ciaramella, Executive Director
  8. New Business
    1. Presentation – South Coast Rail Project Overview. The South Coast Rail project will restore commuter rail service between Boston and the Massachusetts South Coast. Since service to this region ended in 1959, Taunton, Fall River and New Bedford are the only major cities within 50 miles of Boston lacking transit access to the City and other communities. South Coast Rail will reconnect this long-underserved region to jobs while spurring economic vitality and attracting new business and investments. MassDOT will update the Council on the status of all elements of the South Coast Rail project, and to discuss the next steps. Jean C. Fox, Project Manager, South Coast Rail Project, MassDOT
    2. Update on the East Bridgewater Center Retail Market Analysis. The analysis identifies a set of strategies to enhance the East Bridgewater Center business district, the most significant concentration of commercial activity in East Bridgewater. Eric Arbeene, Community Planner
    3. Legislative Highlights (An Act relative to job creation and workforce development (H. 4570), and An Act providing for financing of certain improvements to municipal roads and bridges (H. 4424)). Pat Ciaramella, Executive Director
  9. Community Concerns
  10. Other Business
  11. Visitors Comments/Questions
  12. Adjournment

Environmental Notifications (Information Only)

i. EEA #15560-Vernon Street Bedrock Wells-Bridgewater - The Vernon Street Bedrock Wells project involves the development of a new municipal water source to provide the Town of Bridgewater operational flexibility and redundancy so that safe, reliable drinking water continues to be provided to the residents and businesses of Bridgewater. The results of a town-wide test well investigation in 2008 identified two bedrock wells off of Vernon Street as the only sites that appeared feasible for the development of municipal wells. A ten-day pumping test in the Winter of 2016 found that the water from these wells meets applicable primary quality standards, but secondary water quality standards for iron and manganese were exceeded, which will require treatment for the removal of these materials. The pumping test also showed that a withdrawal rate of 0.56 million gallons per day (MGD) is sustainable and that MasDEP approval is pending. The site will remain largely unchanged and will be limited to the improvement of an existing single-lane access road with connecting water main and 3-phase power to reach the wells where a single-story 60x90 pumping station and treatment facility will be constructed.

ii. EEA #15561-Baron Estates-Easton - Baron Estates is a proposed 27-unit subdivision located off of Mill Street in Easton. The project will be located on approximately 15.49 acres, of which 4.40 acres will be impervious. The project is expected to generate 270 new daily trips, consume 16,800 gallons of water per day and generate 12,320 gallons of wastewater per day.

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