Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Wellesley Country Club presented at the meeting on Nov 26, 2012 of the Board of Selectmen regarding "Traffic & Pedestrian Safety". Be sure to check out the discussion at around the 85th minute. http://www.wellesleymedia.org/ondemand.html See the web site for more details: http://friendsofbrookside.org/projects/alternate-locations-for-construction/

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Wellesley Country Club has filed a Notice of Intent, seeking permission to alter an area subject to protection under the Wetlands Protection Act and/or Bylaw. The proposed project is the construction of new golf course comfort station and lightning shelter. The Wetlands Protection meeting agenda has not been published as of yet. The meeting is listed below. Documents submitted by the WCC can be found on the web site friendsofbrookside.org or by visiting NRC. Please, make every effort to attend. Thursday September 13 Wellesley Police Station Meeting opens at 7:30PM

Sunday, March 25, 2012

2012 Spring Clean up!

When: Saturday, 31 March 2012at 9am
Where: Longfellow Pond Parking Lot

Friends of Brookside, the Wellesley Trails Committee and Kiwanis/Key Club are getting together again to clean up the Brookside Area.

You may bring a hoe to pick up trash. If you bring pruners or loppers a member of the Trails Committee will lead a group around the Pond and demonstrate how to clear brush and invasive plants. Trash bags, plastic gloves and light Refreshments will be provided!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Wellesley Country Club announces a new location to the neighbors...

30+ people showed up at the meeting in a cold snowy night. I arrived late, almost half way through the presentation by Paul DeYesso presenting on behalf of the Wellesley Country Club. I am appreciative that the Wellesley Country Club abandoned their plans that were filed with the WPC to build on their property by that section of the Brookside Road right across from Rosemary Brook. In my opinion, that location would have adversely impacted the area on many facets, such as increased traffic by heavy trucks and others machinery on our town’s scenic road, the recreation of so many residents that use the road, walk the trails and enjoy the breathtaking views, the abundant wild life in the area, our resident turtles crossing the road, and in general the whole ecology of the Rosemary Brook watershed.

It was refreshing to see that the Wellesley Country Club opted to present their new plans to the abutters prior to filing the formal NOI for the town permits. Paul DeYesso as the Wellesley Country Club spokesman seemed willing to listen and tried to address some of the concerns of the residents for the proposed location. The lightning station and restrooms will be located by the community Gardens. The rest of Wellesley Club’s maintenance operations would be split up among three sites: the current maintenance location, a smaller building by the Paddle Courts, and the main building will be located at a site off near the intersection of Wellesley Ave and Brookside towards Needham but still on the Wellesley side.

Residents from Wellesley and Needham were concerned about the proposed location and had lots of comments and questions. People were asking why the Wellesley country Club did not locate the huge maintenance building at the Paddle Court location away from any residential area, the watershed and scenic Brookside Road. Residents were concerned about access to the building from Brookside Road in contrast to the Paddle Court’s location that can be easily accessed from Forest Street and possibly Welleslesy Ave. Paul DeYesso representing the Wellesley Country Club interests mentioned the cost of moving the Paddle courts would be large.

It remains to be seen if the Wellesley country Club will take into account the concerns expressed by the residents of Wellesley and neighboring Needham and adjust the project proposal. The next step for the Wellesley Country Club would be to file the NOI with Planning.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Wellesley Country Club selects a new location...

The Wellesley Country Club sent out an invitation to neighbors to come to hear details of the new location for the construction of the Maintenance Facility on their property.

Date: March 1, 2012 at 7:00 PM
Location: Wellesley Community Center