Other City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of May 28th

The following  City Boards and Commissions are scheduled to meet this week:

Community Preservation Committee:  The Community Preservation Committee is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, May 31st at 7:00 p.m. at the Newton Senior Center and will discuss the following:  brief staff overview of program finances, public hearing on a CAN-DO/MetroWest Collaborative Development/Barry Price Center project to create 8 rental units affordable at up to 50% of area median income (AMI): 3 family units and 5 units in a congregate home for adults with disabilities, by combining modular new construction with rehabilitation of a historic 1860s Italianate home for property located at 236 Auburn Street and hear a pre-proposal for Newton Cemetary/Whipple Beal Historic Railing to restore/reconstruct 1850s railing around the family plot containing the cemetary’s first burial.  The Committee will then brief staff updates on current proposals and projects.  The agenda can be found here. For additional information, please contact Alice Ingerson, Program Manager, by phone at 617-796-1144 or by email at:  aingerson@newtonma.gov.

Elections Commission:  The Elections Commission is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, May 31st at 5:00 p.m. in Room 211 and is expected to discuss the following:  interviews and selection of interns for the Fall of 2017, Neighborhood Area Councils Elections for the Fall as well as other commission business.  The agenda can be found here.

Farm Commission:  The Farm Commission is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, May 31st at 7:00 p.m. in the Planning Conference Room, Basement City Hall and will discuss the following:  update on Farm Operations, Depreciation of buildings, potential changes to the Chicken Coop, event parking waivers and general business and announcements.  The agenda can be found here.For more information, please contact Adrianna Henriquez by phone at 617-796-1133 or by email at:  ahenriquez@newtonma.gov.

Newton Biosafety Committee:  The Newton Biosafety Committee is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, May 31st at 7:00 p.m. and is scheduled to discuss the following:  STC Biologics application for an rDNA permit, and an update on the rDNA ordinance.  The agenda can be found here.

Newton Retirement Board:  The Newton Retirement Board is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, May 31st at 3:00 p.m. in Room 211 and will discuss the following:  presentation by Segal Consulting regarding new draft funding schedules, new applications for superannuation retirement, financial reporting for March 31, 2017- April 30th, 2017, PROSPER Account approval application, expense warrants, pension overpayment, an amended supplementary regulation re: school employee enrollment, current status of a pending disability retirement application and current status of pending appeal cases.  The agenda can be found here.

School Committee Meeting:  The School Committee will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, May 31st at 5:30 p.m. in Room 304 at the Ed Center to discuss Special Education (see Meeting Notice).  There will be no public comment taken.  The School Committee will recovene at 7:00 p.m. in Room 210 at the Ed Center.  After Public Comment, the Committee will discuss the following:  vote on School Choice, discuss and vote on policy working group recommendations, update on elementary math, updated on security cameras, discuss elementary arrival procedures, EDCO update, approve minutes and discuss communications as well as finish the meeting with a final public comment period. The agenda can be found here.

Newtonville Historic District Commission:  The Newtonville Historic District Commission is scheduled to meet on Thursday, June 1st at 7:30 p.m. in Room 205 and will discuss the following requests for Certificate of Appropriateness:  request to expand a rear deck for property located at 70 Page Road, request to install a fence for property located at 51 Page Road, request to demolish a garage and build a deck connection for two porches for property located at 26 Page Road, request for approval of two side entries (violation) for property located at 182 Walnut Street.  The agenda can be found here. For more information, please contact Barbara Kurze by phone at 617-796-1129 or by email at:  bkurze@newtonma.gov.