City of Somerville
Massachusetts

Agenda Item
189736
Work Completed
Nov 23, 2010 7:00 PM

II.3 That the Director of SPCD Submit the HUD Letter Regarding CDBG Eligibility of the Proposed West Somerville Dog Park, to the Committee on Parks and Open Space for Review Before Sending the Letter.

Information

Department:Parks and Open Space Special CommitteeSponsors:Ward Two Alderman Maryann M. Heuston
Category:OrderFunctions:Order

Body

That the Director of Strategic Planning and Community Development submit the letter to be sent to HUD regarding the CDBG eligibility of the proposed West Somerville dog park, to the Committee on Parks and Open Space for review before it is sent and before the next meeting of the committee.

Meeting History

Jun 10, 2010 7:00 PM Video Board of Aldermen Regular Meeting
RESULT:APPROVED
Sep 27, 2010 7:00 PM  Parks and Open Space Special Committee Committee Meeting
draft Draft

See discussion of item #189040 (above).

RESULT:KEPT IN COMMITTEENext: 10/25/2010 6:00 PM
Oct 25, 2010 6:00 PM  Parks and Open Space Special Committee Committee Meeting
draft Draft

Mr. Lambert informed the members that the city does not have the funding or capacity to find possible locations for a dog park, however, the city is exploring the possibility of utilizing space in the Innerbelt area. Mr. Lambert stated that a dog park at Dilboy is probably one year away, due to the Kelly and Dickerman Parks construction projects. Chairman Gewirtz responded by saying that it is unacceptable for the city not to provide a location in West Somerville and Alderman Heuston added that a number of tasks could still be performed without funds being allocated, urging the city to pursue a plan, even without site control. Alderman Heuston asked OSPCD to consider what is possible for a dog park in West Somerville and she expressed concern about the reasons that the city isn’t moving to immediately identify and construct a dog park.

RESULT:KEPT IN COMMITTEENext: 11/22/2010 6:00 PM
Nov 22, 2010 6:00 PM  Parks and Open Space Special Committee Committee Meeting
draft Draft

Mr. Lambert reported that the city is entering into the design phase of the Quincy and Cross Street sites and that in the fall of 2011, the city expects to discuss planning on site control from the DCR and conservation issues affecting the site in West Somerville.

RESULT:WORK COMPLETED
Nov 23, 2010 7:00 PM Video Board of Aldermen Regular Meeting
RESULT:WORK COMPLETED