This program focuses on the acquisition of Kesseler Woods via a public/private partnership. This was one of the last large, privately owned pieces of open space in Newton. By connecting the existing 20-acre Saw Mill Brook Conservation Area with the 5-acre Bald Pate Meadow Conservation Area,
The Newton Community Preservation Committee has held public meetings to hear how Newton residents want CPA funds spent. These meetings are important: they provide guidance to the CPC in its funding allocations.
Statement of Ward 6 Aldermen Regarding 20 Rogers St. Acquisition
February 27, 2007
For more than two years, we have been working to acquire the 20 Rogers St. property on Crystal Lake for use by the public as part of an expanded beach area and public park.
TO: Members of the Board of Aldermen, Members of the Community Preservation Committee
FROM: Mayor David B. Cohen
RE: 20 Rogers Street Property
DATE: February 23, 2007
Crystal Lake has been a summer tradition for many thousands of Newton residents.
While we are very excited to see the Angino Farm acquisition move forward, there have been some unexpected bumps in the road. This is the third time we have partnered with the city to acquire open space using Community Preservation Funds,