The school will start cutting down trees the week of September 18. Despite the court's ruling that the DEP should asseses the land, the school is pushing forward with it's plans.

Zoning board of Appeals Aug 21, 2023

Zoning board July 7, 2023

Planning Board May 16

Planning Board May 2

Planning Board meeting April 18

Planning Board meeting April 11

Planning Board meting March 21

Planning board meeting March 14

Jeff Birenbaum makes a motion to restart the proceedings. Lowrie refuses to consider it so he can "get to the end" and step down.  March 14.

Select Board Meeting March 6 at 7pm

Planning board meeting Feb 28, 2023

 Birenbaum asking for due diligence and Lowrie objecting in defense of the school. Watch until the end. Feb 28.

Lowrie asking about and guessing Birenbaum's vote. Feb 28.

Lowrie's typical response to public comments. Feb 28

Lowrie's response to questions about the Belmont Hill School's environmental record. Jan 10.

Deer are the number one killers.
Feb 7

A public records request revealed this email from Lowrie to the Belmont Hill School's consultant on Dec 9. The private letter details what Lowrie would want to see to approve the proposal at the very beginning of the review process. The school later negotiated these very items with 3 abutters. The abutters did not know what Lowrie had asked the school.

Although the request as put in on Jan 12, due Jan 30, the results were provided ten days late, on Feb 9,  three days after the agreement between the abutters and school was signed.

In the Nov 5 meeting, Matt Lowrie discusses how he met independently with the Belmont Hill School and helped them improve their presentation. He also admitted to coordinating with the school on how the future Planning Board meetings should proceed. He did not want to discuss this schedule they came up with ("our draft" 0:29, in his words) in the public meeting for fear it would reveal his opinion on approval and he might get sanctioned by the attorney general 2:05. 

No correspondence with the town or school regarding the meeting referenced in this clip was included in the result of the public records request. 

Planning board meeting Feb 21, 2023

Article in the Boston Globe by John Hilliard published 2/14/23

Planning board meeting Feb 14, 2023

Planning board meeting Feb 7, 2023

Lowrie rudely ignoring and cutting off Birenbaum.
Feb 7

Belmont Hill School being misleading about Fuel Tanks. Rosemary Burke calling them out on it. Feb 7.

School revised their plans on Feb 6, 2023

1-17-23: article by Scott Van Voorhis in Contrarian Boston

Planning board meeting Jan 10

Jan 3, 2023: Justin Roe discusses School Claims Parking is “Educational Use” in Belmont Citizens Forum:

Planning board meeting Dec 20

Planning board meeting Dec 6: