City Council Hosting Meeting to Re-Consider Fields Agreement With BB&N

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Charlie Breitrose Watertown’s Town Hall.

The City Council will host a special meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. to take another look at the agreement about use of fields made by City with Buckingham Browne & Nichols.

In November 2020, the Council voted approve an agreement between Watertown and the school to share fields. BB&N would have access to nearby fields at Filippello Park in the hours right after school, and Watertown residents could use BB&N’s fields in the evenings and on weekends.

In June the Planning Board voted to approve the proposal by BB&N to build an athletic complex on Grove Street with an artificial turf surface. Board members objected to using artificial turf, but were told by the Watertown staff that they could not dictate what surface is used at the field.

A group of residents have opposed having artificial turf installed at BB&N, citing health concerns.

The meeting will be held in the Council Chamber in City Hall, 149 Main St., at 6 p.m. The public can also attend and participate via Zoom, and will be broadcast by Watertown Cable Access.

Ways to watch and participate:

Watch on Watertown Cable Access Television: http://vodwcatv.org/CablecastPublicSite/?channel=3

Join the virtual meeting online via Zoom at: https://watertownma.zoom.us/j/92991331344

Join the virtual meeting audio only by phone: 877 853 5257 (Toll Free) or
888 475 4499 (Toll Free) and enter Webinar ID: 929 9133 1344 #

The public may comment through email: vpiccirilli@watertown-ma.gov

2 thoughts on “City Council Hosting Meeting to Re-Consider Fields Agreement With BB&N

  1. Charlie,
    Do you know why planning board members have a problem with BB&N building an artificial turf field (even though they have no jurisdiction over the surface)? They unanimously approved the synthetic turf recreation area at Arsenal Yards a few years ago. Doesn’t that seem hypocritical?

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