Other City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of December 17th

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

Parks and Recreation Commission:  The Parks and Recreation Commission is scheduled to meet TONIGHT at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204 and is expected to discuss the following:  Commissioner reports on Programs, Forestry and Maintenance,  proposal for renaming the Waban Hill Reservoir, and Committee Reports on the following:  Community Preservation Committee, Farm Commission, Cabot Redesign Committee, Commonwealth Golf Course, Off-Leash Area Working Group, Crystal Lake Working Group, Athletic Fields Working Group, and the Nahanton Park Committee.  The agenda can be found here.

Community Preservation Committee:  The Community Preservation Committee is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, December 19th at 7:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria – located in the Basement of Newton City Hall and is expected to discuss the following:  The Jackson Road/Haywood House Senior Housing proposal request for $2,500,000 in CPA off-cycle funding,  A public hearing on proposed revisions for funding guidelines (including: percentage of funding targeted for each CPA-eligible resource (affordable
housing, historic resources, open space/outdoor recreation land); principles for prioritizing projects that are CPA-appropriate as well as CPA eligible; expectations for matching, non-CPA funds in different project categories),  originally announced for the December 14th meeting , has been rescheduled.  But, you can still submit comments or questions to aingerson@newtonma.gov.  The agenda can be found here.

Council on Aging:  The Council on Aging is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, December 19th at 7:30 p.m. at the Senior Center, 345 Walnut Street and is expected to discuss the following:  Chair/Director’s report on Conversations with Mayor Elect Fuller and the transition team; submission of paper on Goals; changes in the administration; the Needham Street Visioning Committee and the Council on Aging Structure moving forward.  In addition, the COA will its usual reports from membership, Springwell, Senior Citizens Report Fund, Working Groups (Housing – including safety check list, Newton Centre Housing meeting, recommendation for senior housing, new member to housing group), Transportation, Engagement, Legislative Report and an update on the Jackson Road/Haywood Housing Development proposal.  The agenda can be found here.

Licensing Commission:  The Board of Licensing Commission will meet on Tuesday, December 19th at 6:30 p.m. in Room 204.  The agenda can be found here.  Of note:  continued discussion of the Lodging House Regulations and a new Common Victualler License for  Eleven Eleven Health Bar located at 87 Union Street.  The agenda can be found here.

Newton Free Library Board of Trustees:  The Newton Free Library Board of Trustees are scheduled to meet on Wednesday, December 20th at 9:00 a.m. in the Trustees Room at the Newton Free Library.  The agenda can be found here.

Newton Board of Assessors:  The Newton Board of Assessors are scheduled to meet on Wednesday, December 20th at 9:00 a.m. in Room 108. The agenda can be found here.

Urban Design Commission:  The Urban Design Commission is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, December 20th at 7:00 p.m. in the Planning Department Conference Room – B10 and is expected to review the following requests for sign permits:

  • 47 Lincoln Street – Aer Nailbar
  • 60 Needham Street – Burn Boot Camp
  • 1507 Washington Street – Learning Prep School
  • 67 Crafts Street – Hearty Teriyaki
  • 42-44 Langley Road – Yosemite Eyewear
  • 141 Needham Street – AAA
  • Piccadilly Square – Comprehensive Sign Package

The agenda can be found here.

Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission:  The Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission is scheduled to meet on Thursday, December 21st at 7:30 p.m. in Room 205 and is expected to discuss the following requests for Certificate of Appropriateness:  request to replace 20 windows at 32 Acacia Avenue, request for approval of existing utility boxes at 100 Suffolk Road, review of 2nd story railing system design and request for approval of vent pipes, mounted speakers and changes to window location on left elevation of rear bump-out at 46 Woodman Road, and a request to build a two-car and one-car garage at 152 Suffolk Road. The agenda can be found here.

Conservation Commission:  The Conservation Commission is scheduled to meet on Thursday, December 21st at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204 and is expected to discuss the following:  Notice of Intent and request for infrastructure improvements to support the development of 8 single-family lots on a new and improved driveway at Carlson Road, informal discussion of possibility of installing benches at Ware’s Cove, and a Notice of Intent regarding demolition of Single Family Home to construct a duplex with drainage, landscaping, grading and a 12″ culvert to create a hydraulic connection between mitigation storage area and the Cold Spring Park Wetland Complex at 73 Beaconwood Road.  The agenda can be found here.Packet documents can be found here.

Newton Historical Commission:  The Newton Historical Commission is scheduled to meet on Thursday, December 21st at 7:00 p.m. in Room 211 and is expected to discuss the following requests for demolition of houses:  96 East Side Parkway, 106 Pine Ridge Road (National Register Property), 24 Morseland Avenue, 42 Greenough Street, 69 Charles Street, and 11 David Road.  There is also a request to replace a front porch and add a rear addition to property located at 133 Park Street ( a National Register property).  The agenda can be found here. Staff memo can be found here and packet documents can be found here.

Waban Area Council:  The Waban Area Council will hold its December meeting on Thursday, December 21st at 8:30 p.m. in the Waban Library.  The Notice of the Meeting can be found here.