Other Board and Commission Meetings – Week of July 16th

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

Lasell Neighborhood Council:   The Lasell Neighborhood Council is scheduled to meet on Monday, July 17th the Council will meet at 8:00 a.m. at Lasell College – Irwin Annex, 5 Cheswick Rd. The Council is scheduled to discuss the following:  parking, construction updates, litter clean-up initiatives, supporting green initiatives in the neighborhood, community participation and support. For more information, please contact Barney Heath by phone at: 617-796-1120 or by email at:  bheath@newtonma.gov.

Board of License Commissioners:  The Board of License Commissioners are scheduled to meet on Tuesday, July 18th at 7:30 p.m.  The agenda can be found here.

School Committee:  The School Committee will meet on Tuesday, July 18th at 8:00 a.m. in Room 210 at the Ed Center located at 100 Walnut Street and will meet in Executive Session to discuss the TAP MOA Agreement.  Notice of the meeting can be found here.

School Committee:  The School Committee will meet on Tuesday, July 18th at 8:15 a.m. in Room 210 at the Ed Center located at 100 Walnut Street .  Notice of the meeting can be found here.

Newton Biosafety Committee:  The Newton Biosafety Committee is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, July 19th at 7:00 p.m. in Conference Room 106c and is expected to discuss the following:  an rDNA permit application, the rDNA amended ordinance, review of applications and procedures, and setting an annual meeting date with community representatives in September or October.  The agenda can be found here.

Board of Assessors:  The Newton Board of Assessors are scheduled to meet on Wednesday, July 19th at 9:00 a.m. in Room 108 at City Hall and is expected to discuss the following:  approval of the 2017 Exemption and Abatement Report.  The agenda can be found here.

Newton Retirement Board:  The Newton Retirement Board is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, July 19th at 3:00 p.m. in Room 211.  The agenda can be found here.

SEPAC Meeting:  The SEPAC will have an open meeting on Wednesday, July 19th from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. in Room 304 at the Ed Center, 100 Walnut Street.  The agenda can be found here.

Urban Design Commission: The Urban Design Commission is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, July 19th at 7:00 p.m. in the Planning Dept Conference Room (B10) and is expected to discuss the following sign requests:

  • 55 Needham Street – T‐Mobile,
  • 55 Needham Street – B.Good,
  • 275-281 Needham Street – New England Mobile Book Fair,
  • 1637 Centre Street – 7‐ Eleven,
  • 55 Boylston Street – The Container Store

The Commission will also conduct a conceptual design review for 392-404 Langley Road and also discuss Zoning Redesign (Zoning Reform Phase 2).

For more information, please contact Shubee Sikka by phone a:t 617-796-1139 or by email at:  ssikka@newtonma.gov .

Zoning Board of Appeals:  The Zoning Board of Appeals is scheduled to meet on Thursday, July 20th at 7:00 p.m., in the City Council Chambers, Room 207 and will discuss and review the following petition: #01‐16, 1521 Beacon Street, LLC’s request, to change the details of the project authorized by a previously issued Comprehensive Permit to Waban AMA Realty Ventures LLC for the construction of eight rental units (6 market rate and 2 affordable) located at 1521 Beacon Street. The proposed change is a change in the tenure of all eight units from rental to ownership. The purpose of this public hearing is for the Board to review the change and determine anew whether the project may be approved with the change. For more information, please contact Adrianna Henriquez by phone at:  617-796-1133 or by email at:  ahenriquez@newtonma.gov .

Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission:  The Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission is scheduled to meet on Thursday, July 20th at 7:30 p.m. in Room 205 and is expected to vote on the following requests for Certificate of Appropriateness:

  • 109 Old Orchard Road, to approve curbing installation; to install a gate; Kingsbury Road, to install asphalt berms;
  • 44 Old England Road, to replace fence and install mesh;
  • 135 Essex Road, to replace fence; and
  • 20 Malia Terrace, to repair garage and fence.

For more information, please contact:  Barbara Kurze at 617-796-1126 or bkurze@newtonma.gov.