City Council Committee Reports Now Available

The following Committee Reports are now available:

Public Facilities Committee Report- 4/18/2019:  The Public Facilities Committee voted to approve the following:

  • Petition for a grant of location to install conduit to 227 Walnut Street
  • Petition for a grant of location to a gas main at 40 Karen Road to install new service at 50 and 60 Karen Road
  • Petition for a grant of location to install and maintain at 85 Brookside Avenue to a proposed regulator station at the intersection of Brookside Avenue and Washington Street
  • Appointment of Robin Maltz to the Solid Waste Commission
  • Appointment of Claudine Ellyin to the Solid Waste Commission
  • Appointment of Amy Mackrell to the Design Review Committee
  • Appointment of Stephanie Gilman to the Design Review Committee
  • Re-appointment of Kenneth White to the Designer Selection Committee
  • Re-appointment of James Powers to the Designer Selection Committee
  • Re-appointment of Benjamin Tucker to the Designer Selection Committee
  • Re-appointment of of Marc Resnick to the Design Review Committee
  • Re-appointment of Jonathan Kantar to the Design Review Committee

All other items were held.

Public Safety and Transportation Committee Report – 04/182018:  The Public Safety and Transportation Committee voted to approve the following:

  • Amendment to the 128 Business Council Bus License (addition of a second shuttle)

After an in-depth discussion, the Committee voted No Action Necessary on the following items:

  • Discussion on crash trends in the City
  • Discussion on Community Policing
  • Discussion on Tactical Readiness

Finance Committee Report – 04/23/2018:  The Finance Committee voted to approve the following:

  • Request to appropriate and expend $350,000 from Free Cash to the Rainy Day Stabilization Fund
  • Request to rescind a previously approved Council Order authorizing a bond issuance of $75,000 for library renovations and instead authorizing a transfer of $75,000 from the Main Library Full-time Salaries Account to the Library Consultants Account
  • Reappointment of James Mnookin to the Investment Advisory Committee
  • Appointment of Ward 4 Councilor Chris Markiewicz to the Twombly House Fund

All other items were held.

Finance Committee Report – 04/24/2018:  The Finance Committee voted to approve the following:

  • Request to appropriate and expend $100,000 from Free Cash to the School Department’s budget

All other items were held.

Programs and Services Committee Report- 04/25/2018:  The Programs and Services Committee voted to approve the following:

  • Appointment of Leland Fisher to the Jackson Homestead

Public Facilities Committee Report- 04/25/2018:  The Public Facilities Committee voted to approve the following:

  • Request to transfer $650,000 fro the Capital Stabilization fund to Public Buildings to replace the Lincoln-Eliot HVAC system

Land Use Committee Report – 05/01/2018:  The Land Use Committee voted to approve the following:

  • Request to amend a special permit previously granted at 23 Howe Road to allow for the removal of dormers, redistribution of living space and enclosure of a portion of a patio reducing the FAR from what was previously approved
  • Request for a special permit/site plan approval to exceed the FAR at 138 Arnold Road by allowing additional attic space above the garage
  • Request for a special permit/site plan approval to further increase a non-conforming FAR at 48 Cotton Street to construct a mudroom and half bath, and connecting an attached garage as well as a basement addition for improved exterior access
  • Request to amend a special permit previously granted at 180 Needham Street to allow a for-profit learning center in the second floor office space

Please note that two other items were approved by the Committee and postponed by the Full Council and will be voted on at the May 7th meeting:

  • Request to exceed the FAR at 2 Terrace Avenue to construct additional space over a two-car garage
  • Request to amend a previously granted special permit at JFK Circle to remove 26,366 sq. ft. of land from the existing lots at 83-127 and 106-128 JFK Circle to construct 55 affordable elderly housing units.