NewsletterJune 2001

Election at June 21 meeting. Vote for ARRT officers and directors for the coming year. We thank Jeff Richards for serving as president during the 1st year of incorporation and welcome Tom Kelleher as candidate for the office. Jeff will continue as a director. Remember: Acton Library, Thursday, June 21st. 7PM.

Acton trail walk a success.
As part of the Acton Earth Day festivities on April 28th, the ARRT sponsored and led a walk of the Acton trail route. 25 people of all ages, took advantage of the perfect weather and a freshly cleared trail.

Thanks to ARRT members Joey MacAloney, Rainer Maas, Tom Kelleher, Martin Graetz, Duncan Power and student volunteers Jeremy Herman and Andrew O'Keefe for helping to organize the event.


Design Review. Mass Highway conducted the 25% design review for Marlboro/ Hudson section on May 15th. Dave Cannon of Earth Tech presented the design. Questions were fielded on security and privacy concerns as well as maintenance responsibility and police patrols Jeff Richards addressed a question about community support for the trail A member of the Hudson police department reported the department's acquisition of bicyles and expressed enthusiasm for the trail. Thanks! After a 75% review in the Fall the request for construction bids goes out.

Haynes Park in Maynard may not be shifted west if Mass Highway approves the town's proposal for improvement of the Rt 27-Concord St. intersection. Traffic lights are still planned which will improve trail safety crossing Concord St. The next hearing on the park will be Aug. 14th.

Clocktower Place continues to negotiate with Maynard over parking garage plans. Hopefully the proposed 1460 car garage in the lower Sudbury St. lot will take enough pressure off the Main St. lot to permit a trail crossing as originally committed. The cost of 10 spaces would be more than repaid if a few of the 4100 lot users were able to bike to work.

Trail opening well attended June 17th. Mayor Mauro, Senator Resor, Representative LeDuc, Highway Commissioner Amorello and ARRT President Jeff Richards spoke at the ribbon cutting in Marlboro. There were even a few bikes at the event!

Acton Conservation Commission on May 2nd ok'd the idea of a proposed board-walk connecting the trail from the rear parking lot of the Beacon/Wedgewood building back to the original right of way on the south side. The consensus was this would not disturb the wetland. This routing separates the trail from the south driveway.

Hudsonfest rained out June 2nd. Thanks anyway to Dick Gelpke and the volunteers who worked on the ARRT table. Sarah Cressy from the Chamber of Commerce said it's the first cancellation in 15 years. She'll make up for it at Maynardfest on October 6th. Think sunshine!

All Meetings at 7PM

except as noted


June 21: Acton Library

July 19: Maynard Town Hall

August: No Meeting

Sept. 20: Hudson Town Hall