City Council Committee Meetings – Week of September 30th

Land Use Committee:  Land Use Committee will meet on Tuesday, October 2nd. The agenda includes the following:

  • Petition for a Special Permit/Site Plan Approval to allow a 36 foot, three-story, nine-unit multi-family dwelling at 39 Herrick Road
  • Petition for a Special Permit/Site Plan Approval to raise the roof of a 2.5 story house and add oversized front and rear dormers creating a 3rd story at 63 Cherry Street
  • Request to appropriate $2.5 million in CPA funds for a grant to the Newton Housing Authority to create 42 one-bedroom units of permanently affordable rental housing at JFK Circle
  • Request to appropriate $3 million in CPA funds for a grant to the Newton Housing Authority to create Haywood House, a permanently affordable rental development at JFK Circle
  • Petition for a Special Permit/Site Plan Approval to allow a reconfiguration of an existing tandem driveway to allow two side-by-side stalls within 5 foot setback and within 5 feet of the street on a corner lot at 27 Albion Street
  • Petition for a Special Permit/Site Plan Approval to locate a veterinary hospital in a BU2 Zone at 858 Walnut Street
  • Petition for a Special Permit/Site Plan Approval to construct side and rear additions to create an attached garage and an accessory apartment and additional living space exceeding the FAR and extending the 3.5 story non-conforming structure at 58 Rochester Road
  • Petition for a Special Permit/Site Plan Approval to relocate an existing carriage house and attach it with a breezeway to a new multi-level principal structure addition, extending the non-conforming height and exceeding the FAR at 44 Ballard Street

Programs and Services Committee:  The Programs and Services Committee will meet on Wednesday, October 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in Room 211. The agenda includes the following:

  • Re-appointment of Ouida Young as Acting City Solicitor until a permanent replacement is hired or until November 5, 2018
  • Extension of re-appointment of Ouida Young as Acting City Solicitor to be further extended from November 5th to November 16th to align with her scheduled retirement
  • Resolution (filed by me!) requesting the City Council reaffirm the City of Newton and Massachusetts non-discrimination laws prohibiting discrimination on places of public accommodation and the basis of gender identity and gender expression

Public Facilities Committee:  The Public Facilities Committee will meet on Wednesday, October 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204.  The agenda includes the following:

  • Petition for a grant of location to install conduit on Moulton Street
  • Appointment of Robert Hnasko and Steven Seigal to the Design Review Committee
  • Appointment of Tamar Warburg to the Designer Selection Committee
  • Appointment of Karen Slote to the Solid Waste Commission
  • Request to appropriate $800,000 from bonded indebtedness to fund the replacement of the Crafts Street garage roof
  • Request to appropriate $500,000 from bonded indebtedness to fund the installation of air conditioning units at the Carr School
  • Discussion with DPW and National Grid regarding steel workers lock out

Public Safety Committee:  The Public Safety Committee will meet on Wednesday, October 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:

  • Appeal of a Traffic Council decision for creating a one-way on Derby Street from Waltham Street to Cherry Street westbound
  • Discussion with the Director of Transportation Planning about the roll-out of Lime bikes in Newton