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Chain Bridge

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Removal of Double Telephone Poles

I have been working with Verizon, Comcast and National Grid on removal of double poles in Ward 5. This is the list I have them working on:

9 Cutting Drive  Pole# 6
3 Myrtle Avenue Pole # 2
12 Sylvester Street Pole # 3
177 Storey Avenue Pole# 57
6 Storeybrook Avenue Pole# 3

Let me know if I have missed any.


Newburyport's Master Plan Community Meeting

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Little River Trail System- CONSERVATION COMMISSION Meeting 12/6

December 6, 2016
6:45 pm
Board Room
Senior Community Center, 331 High Street

1. Call to Order

2. Approval of Meeting Minutes

3. Conservation Commission – Old & New Business (6:45pm – 7:00pm)

1. Whittier Bridge Salt Marsh Monitoring Update (Mary Rimmer)

2. Jerry Mullins, Little River Trail System

3. Plum Island Updates

4. Certificates of Compliance, Requests for Determinations, Requests for Minor
Modifications & Requests for Extensions (7:00 pm)

 1. Dwight C. Brown and Donamarie Casey
 216 Northern Boulevard
Request for Determination of Applicability

5. Public Hearings (7:00 pm)

1. Catherine Phelan
 231 Northern Boulevard
 Notice of Intent (051-) Continued from 11/15/16

 2. Anthony Furnari, Department of Public Services
 157 Water Street
 Notice of Intent (051-

 3. Anthony Barbaris
 6 Perkins Way
 Amended Order of Conditions (051-0933)

6. Enforcement/Violations
1. 216 Northern Boulevard
2. 17 82nd Street

7. Orders of Conditions

8. Continuation of Old and New Business (if any)

9. Adjournment 

New England Development (NED) Presentation of development plans for Waterfront West Overlay District (WWOD) area / Planning Board Meeting- December 6, 2016 7:00 PM Auditorium

1. Roll Call

2. Joint meeting of the City Council & Planning Board
7:00pm – 8:00pm New England Development (NED)
Presentation of development plans for
Waterfront West Overlay District (WWOD) area

 8:15pm – 9:15pm Draft Master Plan presentation
3. General Business
a) Approval of Minutes (11/16/16)

4. Planning Office/Subcommittees/Discussion
a) Updates
5. Adjournment

Wednesday, November 23, 2016


Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, trash and recycling that is normally picked up on Thursdays will be picked up on Friday this week, and normal Friday pick-ups will be on Saturday. The only exception is the Downtown Business District, which will take place Friday, as usual.

The Newburyport Yard Waste Facility will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but open for regular hours all other days this week.

The last day of the season for the Yard Waste Facility has been extended to Saturday, December 10weather permittingRegular hours of Tuesdays through Saturdays from 7:30 AM to 2:30 PMwill remain in effect, plus two Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm.

The final Curbside bagged leaf collection takes place on regular trash days next week, November 27– December 2Residents must place leaves in brown paper leaf bags or in marked barrels. Bags must be curbside by 6:00 AM and contain only leaves.  Bags containing branches, plants, dirt, rocks or trash will be left behind.

Our next drop off recycling for electronics, Styrofoam, tires, metals, bikes, oils, antifreeze, Terracyle, etc. is December 3 from 8 am to 12 pm at the Crow Lane Recycling Center. 

If you haven’t done so already, consider signing up for announcements or urgent alerts from any or all City departments. On the City of Newburyport’s website homepage, click on the large gray button that says “Notify Me.” 

For additional information please see the City of Newburyport website, or contact the recycling and energy office, at 978-499-0413 or via e-mail at

Affordable Housing Opportunity - The Landing

Affordable Housing Opportunity in Newburyport

Newburyport Landing, formerly known as the Towle Redevelopment Project, includes the construction of 15 residential condominium ownership units, two of which are affordable – Units 1 and 5.

The two condominiums are offered through a lottery at $194,800 for the 2-bedroom unit and $217,000 for the 3-bedroom unit.  Condo fees are $98/month for the 2BR unit and $105/month for the 3BR unit.  Fees include common area maintenance, landscaping, insurance, and snow and trash removal.

These units will be sold to qualifying applicants with income at or below 80% of the area median income. You are invited to read the attached information  for further details and submit an application.

Key milestones for these housing opportunities:

▪ Application Period Opens: November 21, 2016
▪ Information Session: January 4, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Newburyport City Hall, 60 Pleasant Street
▪ Application Deadline : January 21, 2017
▪ Lottery Date : January 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Newburyport City Hall, 60 Pleasant Street

Questions and/or completed applications must be submitted directly to the lottery agent at the following address:

Kristen Costa, L.A. Associates, Inc.
11 Middlesex Avenue, #5
Newburyport, MA 01887

City Hall Contact:

Kate Newhall-Smith, Planner
Office of Planning & Development
Newburyport City Hall
60 Pleasant Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
978-465-4400 x3

City Council Agenda for Monday Night

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