City Council Committee Meetings – Week of November 11th

Land Use Committee:  The Land Use Committee will meet on Tuesday, November 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber. The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for an extension of time to exercise a previously approved special permit to raze and replace a two-family structure and allow a 4 % reduction to the required lot area after combining lots at 19-21 Beaconwood Road
  • Request to rezone three parcels for Northland Development (See Planning Memo)
  • Request for a special permit/site plan approval for a mixed use development project – Northland

Note:  Chair notes that presentation of the Northland items are relative to the site design and open space.  A site visit is scheduled for Tuesday, November 13th at 10:00 a.m. All interested parties are welcome to attend.

Finance Committee:  The Finance Committee will meet on Wednesday, November 14th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 211. The agenda includes the following:

  • Selection of a qualified public accounting firm to complete the City’s annual financial audit for FY2019- FY2023
  • Report from the Planning and Development Department on developer profits from Chapter 40B development projects in the City
  • Request to appropriate $500,000 from bonded indebtedness to fund the design, procurement, and construction of the interior improvements at the Newton Free Library
  • Request to appropriate $150,000 from Free Cash to fund Lincoln-Eliot Elementary School window replacement and accessibility improvements design
  • Request to appropriate $300,000 from Free Cash to fund upgrades at Fire Stations 1 and 2 including isolation of apparatus bay from living quarters and pole rehab/replacement
  • Re-appointment of Anthony Bianchi as constable for the City of Newton

Zoning and Planning Committee:  The Zoning and Planning Committee will meet on Wednesday, November 14th at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber. The agenda includes the following:

  • Public Hearing on proposed amendments to the inclusionary zoning ordinance to increase the required percentage of affordable units; to require that some affordable units be designated for middle income households; to create a new formula for calculating payments in lieu of affordable units; and to clarify and improve the ordinance with other changes (See Planning Memo)
  • Monthly update on progress on the Washington Street Corridor Action Plan
  • Discussion on proposed zoning amendments regulating retail marijuana establishments

Public Hearing Notice can be found here.