Newton Upper Falls Area Council
Anil Adyanthaya (President)
Betsy Hewitt (Secretary)
Susan Huffman (Treasurer)
Jeff Riklin (Vice President)
The next meeting of the Area Council will be on Thursday, May 16,
at 7:00 PM at the Emerson Community Center, 45 Pettee St.
A. Approval of Minutes from March Meeting
B. Treasurer's Report
C. Recognition of Paul Coffey (for his snow clearing efforts)(5 minutes)
D. Upper Falls Heritage Day – September 29? (5 minutes)
E. Add-a-Lane Discussion (10 minutes)
F. Emerson Playground Replacement Committee (10 minutes)
1. Fundraising/June Event
G. Schools Subcommittee Update(5 minutes)
H. Public Comment/Questions
Annual Report of the Area Council (2012): Please Click HERE.
The Newton Upper Falls Neighborhood Area Council is a legal entity of Newton city government. Its purposes are several: to facilitate communication between Newton Upper Falls residents and the City; to address issues of importance to Newton Upper Falls residents; and to support and foster pride in Newton Upper Falls through the sponsorship of various community activities.
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