READING – Long discussed as a city priority, the Killam School construction project is beginning to gain momentum and tonight the Killam School construction committee will meet to discuss the process of delivering the new building.
According to the Massachusetts School Building Authority’s process overview released as part of tonight’s meeting package, the process requires a 3.5-year timeline which, if completed, would see the completion of the new building of the Massachusetts School Building Authority. Killam School by approximately 2026. The city is currently in the preparation phase, and in the coming years, the process requires the establishment of a project team, feasibility study, schematic design, project scope and financing, and final design before the start of the construction itself, a process that would take about a year and a half.
In addition to the presentation, the committee should also discuss preparations for the town hall and future school committee meetings. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Board Meeting Room and can also be viewed remotely via Zoom and RCTV.
Fall Street Do Coming Soon
The 14th Annual Reading Fall Street Faire will take place on Sunday, September 11 from noon to 5 p.m. The annual community event aims to bring together local residents, restaurants, businesses and community groups for a fun family day, and as usual this year The event will feature live entertainment on three stages, as well as games , activities for children, an antique car show and more than 100 booths from vendors and community groups. The Fall Street Faire is sponsored by the Reading Rotary Club and more information about this year’s event can be found at http://www.fallstreetfaire.com.
Travel alternatives while the Orange Line is closed
For 30 days between August 19 and September 18, the MBTA Orange Line will be fully closed for repairs and maintenance. In the meantime, Reading residents who use the Orange Line can take advantage of a number of alternatives to help ease the disruption.
In addition to the free shuttles that will run along the route, free 30-day bluebike packages will be available for everyone. The passes will allow for unlimited free 45-minute rides and there will be plenty of bikes and docks set up at various stations.
Travelers can also board for free at any Boston City commuter rail station by simply showing a CharlieCard or CharlieTicket, as well as at all Zone 1, 1A, and 2 stations outside of the city, including including Reading. The Haverhill Commuter Rail line will also make an additional stop at Oak Grove throughout the shutdown.
The following meetings are currently scheduled on the Town of Reading website. All remote meeting connection information is available online:
Killam School Building Committee, 6 p.m., Hybrid Meeting, Town Hall Board Meeting Room, Zoom and RCTV.
Retirement Board, 9:30 a.m., 2 Haven Street Unit 307, Boardroom.
Climate Advisory Committee, 7 p.m., Remote Meeting, Zoom.
Conservation Commission, 7 p.m., Remote meeting, Zoom.
Volunteer Nominating Committee, 10:30 a.m., remote meeting, Zoom.
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