COMMUNITY PRESERVATION COMMITTEE
TOWN OF NEEDHAM, MASSACHUSETTS
PROPOSALS UNDER REVIEW FOR ANNUAL TOWN MEETING
CONSTRUCTION - ROSEMARY LAKE SEDIMENT REMOVAL
The DPW and Town Engineer are requesting $2,400,000 for the removal of sediment in Rosemary Lake. The Town has been completing projects along Rosemary Brook, improving the quality of water that leads into Rosemary Lake. The next step is to remove the sediment from Rosemary Lake, all which will lead to better water quality downstream, as Rosemary Brook continues through Needham Heights, eventually meeting in Wellesley water lands and then the Charles River. If funded, the project would begin in early fall 2018.
TRAIL IMPROVEMENTS - ROSEMARY CAMP PROPERTY
The Park and Recreation Commission is requesting $50,000 to remove the three existing buildings along the trails at Rosemary Recreation camp property. The main trail head, off of the Rosemary Recreation Complex parking lot, is being rebuilt while the parking lot is rebuilt, and through a prior approved funding source, the bridge crossing the stream will be re-built by the Student Conservation Association. At a later time, a picnic shelter will be added at the camp property.
FEASIBILITY STUDY - EMERY GROVER
The School Committee requests $70,000 to study the Emery Grover School Administration Building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Review of past studies will be undertaken, to update the project schedule, address temporary staff relocation requirements and to identify any building code changes that will be needed to accommodate the projected use.
CONSTRUCTION - MEMORIAL PARK FIELDHOUSE
The Trustees of Memorial Park request $500,000 towards the cost to construct a new fieldhouse at Memorial Park. The new building would continue to provide the same resources as the current building, but in improved rooms. The first floor would be used for athletic field activities, including meeting rooms for teams, concession, storage and field maintenance. The upper floor will continue to have a meeting room and assembly room. The majority of construction funding would come from other Town resources.
PRESERVATION - COLLECTIONS DATABASE
The Needham History Center and Museum requests $25,000 to complete the data entry of artifacts and archives. With prior CPC funding, the Needham History Center and Museum has ben able to rehouse and reorganize their collections and create a collections database. Archivally-sound containers have been used for storage, photos have been taken and information uploaded onto a data base system that makes it easier to search and put together exhibit, including web-based exhibits.