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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Pay your Water Bill and other City Bills Online.... Finally :) ......

Mayor Donna D. Holaday is pleased to announce that additional online services have been made available to the public for greater convenience when needing to transact business with the City.

In addition to utilizing online bill pay for water and sewer bills, real estate, motor vehicle and personal property taxes, the public may access additional online functions through the City's website.   Online payment systems have now been established for birth and death certificates, burial permits, marriage licenses and dog licenses.

To view the City's online transaction options, please visit www.cityofnewburyport.com. Select the "Online Services" box at the top left of the homepage, then click the "Online Payments" link.

Southbound Overnight Lane Closures on I-95, Monday, July 6 through Thursday,July 9

Newburyport, Amesbury, Salisbury – I-95 North and Southbound Overnight Lane Closures on I-95, Monday, July 6 through Thursday,July 9

In addition to typical daytime lane closures, MassDOT will implement the following lane closures during the week of July 5between 8:00 PM and 5:00 AM:
  • Monday, July 6
    • Two right lanes on I-95 northbound between Route 113 and Route 110
    • Two right lanes on I-95 southbound between Route 110 and the Pine Hill Road/Ferry Road Bridge
  • Tuesday, July 7
    • Two right lanes on I-95 northbound between Route 113 and Route 110
    • Two left lanes on I-95 southbound between Route 110 and the Pine Hill Road/Ferry Road Bridge
  • Wednesday, July 8
    • Two left lanes on I-95 northbound between Route 113 and Route 110
  • ThursdayJuly 9
    • Two right lanes on I-95 northbound between Route 113 and Route 110
These closures are required to install drainage crossings. MassDOT encourages drivers to avoid the area and seek alternate routes to minimize delays. Those traveling through the area should expect delays and should reduce speed and use caution.  
There will be no lane closures from 12:00 PM on Thursday, July 2 through 5:00 AM on Monday, July 6 for the July 4thholiday.
For more information, questions or concerns about the work, please contact Daniel Fielding, MassDOT Legislative Liaison, at857-368-8959 or daniel.fielding2@state.ma.us
For more information about the project, visit the website at www.mass.gov/massdot/whittierbridge. View progress photos on MassDOT’s Whittier Bridge Flickr Album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/massdot/sets/72157634982432457/  
The schedule for this major infrastructure project is weather dependent and subject to change without notice. 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Topic Star on Planning Board Agenda

July 1, 2015
7:00 PM
Council Chambers

1. Roll Call

2. General Business

a) Approval of Minutes (6/17/15)
b) Request for minor modification to allow free-standing sign at 75, 79, and
79R Storey Avenue (2014-SPR-02)

3. Public Hearings

 a) Berkeley Investment, Inc. c/o Lisa L. Mead, Esq.
 260, 268, 270, 274, and 276 Merrimac Street
 Special Permit Modification (2007-SP-03b)
 Site Plan Review Modification (2007-SPR-04b)
 Continued from 6/3/15

 b) Daniel Eyink and Jacqueline Carroll
 3 New Pasture Road
 Site Plan Review (2015-SPR-02)

4. Planning Office/Subcommittees/Discussion
a) Updates

5. Adjournment 

Newburyport – Pine Hill Road/Ferry Road Bridge Demolition Work Begins Monday, June 29, 2015

REMINDER: CONSTRUCTION ALERT
 Newburyport – Pine Hill Road/Ferry Road Bridge
  Demolition Work Begins Monday, June 29, 2015

MassDOT’s contractor for the Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project, Walsh-McCourt JV1, will begin demolishing the remaining span of the old Pine Hill Road/Ferry Road Bridge on Monday, June 29. The work will take approximately three weeks to complete.
To expedite the work and minimize impacts, demolition will take place during the day and overnight hours. Demolition of the bridge substructure will take place during the daytime hours of 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM and will involve using an excavator and a hydraulic hammer (a hoe ram).
Demolition of the bridge superstructure will take place during the overnight hours of 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM. MassDOT has explored and will implement several strategies to minimize noise during nighttime demolition, such as limiting activities that generate the most noise to the hours of 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM. Additionally, during the early morning hours of 12:00 AM to 6:00 AM, the contractor will saw cut and lift concrete deck slabs onto waiting trucks for removal, rather than using a hoe ram, to minimize noise. Noise blankets will also be hung over the fence on the new bridge to reduce the spread of noise.
There will be no lane closures or construction activities on Friday, July 3 for the July 4th holiday. For more information, questions or concerns about the work, please contact Daniel Fielding, MassDOT Legislative Liaison, at 857-368-8959 ordaniel.fielding2@state.ma.us.  
For more information about the project, visit the website at www.mass.gov/massdot/whittierbridge. View progress photos on MassDOT’s Whittier Bridge Flickr Album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/massdot/sets/72157634982432457/  
The schedule for this major infrastructure project is weather dependent and subject to change without notice. 

Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project: Overnight Lane Closures on I-95, June 29 - July 1

Newburyport, Amesbury, Salisbury – I-95 North and Southbound

Overnight Lane Closures on I-95, Monday, June 29 through Wednesday, July 1
In addition to typical daytime lane closures, MassDOT will implement the following lane closures during the week of June 28 between 8:00 PM and 5:00 AM:
  • Monday, June 29 and Tuesday, June 30
    • Two right lanes on I-95 northbound between Route 113 and Route 286
    • One right lane on I-95 southbound between I-495 and the Whittier Bridge
  • Wednesday, July 1
    • Two left lanes on I-95 northbound between Route 113 and Route 286
    • One left lane on I-95 southbound between I-495 and the Whittier Bridge
These closures are required to install drainage crossings. MassDOT encourages drivers to avoid the area and seek alternate routes to minimize delays. Those traveling through the area should expect delays and should reduce speed and use caution.  
There will be no lane closures from 12:00 PM on Thursday, July 2 through 5:00 AM on Monday, July 6 for the July 4th holiday.
For more information, questions or concerns about the work, please contact Daniel Fielding, MassDOT Legislative Liaison, at857-368-8959 or daniel.fielding2@state.ma.us.  
For more information about the project, visit the website at www.mass.gov/massdot/whittierbridge. View progress photos on MassDOT’s Whittier Bridge Flickr Album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/massdot/sets/72157634982432457/  
The schedule for this major infrastructure project is weather dependent and subject to change without notice.

Important Holiday Schedule Information for Trash and Recycling Disposal and Yard Waste Facility

The Municipal Yard Waste Facility on Crow Lane will be closed on Saturday, July 4, 2015 for the holiday. It will re-open on Tuesday, July 7 with normal business hours of 7:30am -2:30 pm.  Please do not drop off brush or debris at the gate or on the road when the facility is closed.
The monthly drop-off at the Crow Lane Recycling Center will be postponed until Saturday, July 11 from 8 am to 12 pm for the monthly recycling of oil-based paint, motor oil, tires, electronics, appliances (large and small), bicycles, Styrofoam, anti-freeze, cardboard, tires, and rechargeable batteries. Again, please do not drop off any material at the recycling center when it is closed.
Our next household hazardous waste day will take place on Saturday, Sept. 12 for disposal of household chemicals. That will be located at the Department of Public Services at 16A Perry Way.
The FY 2015-2016 Health Department brochure which includes the yearly trash and recycling calendar should have arrived at your home. If you did not receive it is available on line at www.cityofnewburyport.com . 
If you need any additional information please call the Health Department at 978-465-4410 or Mello Disposal at 978-352-8581.  

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Weekend Shuttle Service in Full Swing from Commuter Rail to Plum Island Point

Weekend-only shuttle service from the Newburyport Commuter Rail Station to Plum Island
Shuttle in service May 29, 30, and 31 and runs on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in June, July (except July 4th), August, and September 4th, 5th and 6th.  There are ten (10) round trips from the Commuter Rail per day.
The shuttle stops at the Library at 94 State Street, the Tannery Marketplace, the Parker River Wildlife Refuge and Plum Island Point.  Persons wishing to board the bus at any point along the route must wave to the bus operator as the bus approaches and be on the same side of the street as the bus.