Ward 3 Newsletter
First thing’s first
We are one week away from Election Day on Tuesday, November 5.
It has been my honor to serve as your representative to the Quincy City Council since 2016, and I hope to have your vote to serve for two more years.
My promise to you is to continue to provide a high level of constituent service, to be communicative in my efforts, and to be your common sense councilor. I am eager and look forward to continuing in the role!
I am including a link below to a quick pitch for my candidacy, as produced by my good friends over at Quincy Access TV.
That being said, here are a few scheduling items and updates from around the city.
With my best regards and gratitude,
City Councilor, Ward 3
Ward 3 Town Hall Series
We held the third of our Ward 3 Town Hall Series on September 18. Chris Cassani, Director, Traffic, Parking, Alams & Lighting (TPAL), and Allison Ruel, Traffic Engineer, TPAL, were our featured speakers. Together, Chris and Allison gave an informative presentation of the TPAL department. As always, our crowd was enthusiastic, engaging and inquisitive.
If you weren’t able to join us, please follow this link to see the presentation that Chris and Allison delivered.
The details of our final Town Hall meeting for 2019 is below.
Property Assessment & Appraisal
Date: Wednesday, November 13
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Wollaston School Gymnasium, 205 Beale St.
Guest Speaker: Colleen Healy, Chair, Board of Assessors
This letter went out to residents around the ward announcing the final two meetings of our series.
Quincy Municipal Fiber
Mayor Koch and I held a press conference on October 21, 2019 to announce the city’s continued efforts to make more affordable and reliable internet a reality in Quincy. In case you missed it, you can see the press conference here.
Our efforts were covered in the news:
Quincy looking at launching its own internet – The Patriot Ledger
Quincy to study municipal broadband network – The Quincy Sun
Quincy looks to build fiber optic network for better internet – The Patch
For more information, please visit www.quincyfiber.com. Please take the survey located on the landing page, and share your interest via this page. This is truly a resident-driven initiative, so be sure to let us know how you feel.
Small Business Plan Survey
The City of Quincy’s Planning & Community Development Department, in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce, has been working with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council to engage the small business community (50 employees and under) to conduct a Small Business Plan. This plan will evaluate the current resources available to the city’s small business owners, the gaps in those resources based on a needs assessment of the business owners, and will provide a strategic framework to address those needs.
Here is an introductory letter sent to the city’s small business owners as well as a survey which will assist our efforts in identifying the business owners’ needs. Please feel free to fill out the survey and have a voice in this plan.
City Street Paving & Sidewalk Repair
THE LIST. You can access the schedule of planned water main and street paving through 2022 here.
We held a meeting with DPW and the city’s engineers on Wednesday, April 30, about water mains and street improvements in Ward 3, which are scheduled for the spring and fall. Here is the presentation that was delivered, including information on what to expect during the work, and the list of streets where work is is happening.
Work currently taking place in areas around Ward 3 should be concluding during the first few weeks of November.
Please continue to let me know of problem areas. If pothole patching can suffice, please direct those requests here.
If you would like to request a sidewalk repair, please direct those requests here.
Planning & Zoning Board Calendars
If you are interested in following the schedule for Planning and Zoning Board meetings, you can access the meeting calendars and their agendas.
DPW PSA Bulletin Board
Did you get your 2019 Spring DPW InfoLetter? If not, you can find that and other DPW Public Service Announcements through this link. The site provides useful information on trash, yard waste, street sweeping, hazardous waste day and important numbers.
Thomas Crane Public Library
If you’re not already aware of the incredible programming at the Thomas Crane Public Library, please do yourself a favor and check out the calendar here and subscribe to their newsletter here. There’s something for everyone in there, especially for the kids!
I’ve recently come across a few organizations with open roles posted that I wanted to share.
Staybridge Suites® and Holiday Inn Express® Boston Quincy
The new hotel in Ward 3 is now open and they have roles to fill! You can find more details on available roles here.
Bay State Community Services
I’m fortunate to serve on the board of this amazing community organization. They have a list of open roles here. If you or anyone you know are a good fit for any role, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
November Veteran Career Fair
MassHire South Shore Career Center & The Quincy Chamber of Commerce invite you to participate in their annual Veterans’ Event.
Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
254 Quarry Street
Quincy, MA 02169
- When they name a street after you and you’re still alive you must have done something right – The Boston Globe
- Quincy dedicates street in honor of Capt. Richard Stratton – The Patriot Ledger
- Beth Israel confirms plans for medical center in Quincy Center – The Patriot Ledger
- Quincy looks to create $8.5 million special education center – The Patriot Ledger
- Remember when Quincy had its own dumps? This is what they looked like. – The Patriot Ledger
I continue to take scheduled requests to meet. If you would like to meet in person for coffee, please contact me directly by phone or by e-mail (details below). I look forward to seeing you soon!
Blog, Newsletter & Contact Info
I will be keeping information on this blog, and sending out an e-newsletter periodically. If you would like to be included on the e-newsletter distribution, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell your friends!
The best ways to reach me are by phone or by e-mail. I have a council phone number that will reach me directly. If I don’t answer the phone, please be sure to leave a voice message so I can get back to you. If e-mail is more convenient for you, by all means, send away!
Stay tuned on the blog and via the e-newsletter for periodic updates, and please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have questions, comments, or if I can be of assistance.
ABOUT IAN CAIN
Ian Cain is the Ward 3 representative to the Quincy City Council, and has proudly served in this role since 2016. For more information, please visit www.iancain.org.
Ian Cain on AM Quincy