Board and Commission Meetings – Week of December 16th

Newton Parks and Recreation Commission:  The Newton Parks and Recreation Commission will meet on Monday, December 17th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204. The agenda includes the following:

  • Commissioner’s Reports on Programs, Forestry and Maintenance
  • Informational Discussion on the proposed Auburndale Cove Solar Panel Project
  • Informational Discussion on the proposed Newton South High School Athletic Field Lights
  • Informational Discussion on the proposed McGrath Park Lacrosse Wall
  • Committee Reports:
    • Community Preservation Committee
    • Farm Commission
    • Commonwealth Golf Course
    • Off-Leash Area Working Group
    • Athletic Fields Committee
    • NewCAL
    • Policy and Procedure Review –
      • Field Naming
      • Sign Policy

Financial Audit Advisory Committee:  The Financial Audit Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, December 18th at 8:15 a.m. in Room 211. The Committee will hear an update from External Auditors on the following:

  • Draft Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
  • Draft Management Letter
  • Draft Single Audit Report
  • Special Projects

The agenda can be found here.

Board of License Commissioners:  The Board of License Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, December 18th at 7:30 p.m. in Room 204. The agenda can be found here.

Council on Aging Advisory Board:  The Council on Aging Advisory Board will meet on Tuesday, December 18th at 7:30 p.m. at the Newton Senior Center, 345 Walnut Street. The agenda includes the following:

  • Workgroup Updates:
    • Transportation
    • Isolation
    • NewCAL
    • Communications
  • Membership Update

Board of Assessors:  The Newton Board of Assessors will meet on Wednesday, December 19th at 9:00 a.m. in Room 108. The Meeting Notice can be found here.

Newton Free Library Board of Trustees:  The Newton Free Library Board of Trustees will meet on Wednesday, December 19th at 9:00 a.m. in the Trustees Room at the Newton Free Library. The agenda includes the following:

  • Reports from the President, Treasurer (financial reports), Library Director, Development, Friends, Committees – Trustees/Friends coordination and Spring Fling planning
  • Continuing Business:  Trustees Investment Policy, Capital Project Planning Update, Policy for the Makerspace
  • New Business:  Solar Panel Project, Strategic Action Plan
  • Visitor’s Discussion

Urban Design Commission:  The Urban Design Commission will meet on Wednesday, December 19th at 7:00 p.m. in the Planning Conference Room. The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for sign permit at 180 Wells Avenue
  • Two Fence Appeals:
    • 257 Chestnut Street
    • 19 Perkins Street
  • New Business – Draft Zoning Ordinance

Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission:  The Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission will meet on Thursday, December 20th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 211. The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for Certificate of Appropriateness to replace two stop signs with stop signs with LEDs at Hammond Street at Suffolk Road
  • Request for Certificate of Appropriateness to replace existing accessibility ramp and entry porch and install brick walkway at 292 Hammond Street, Boston College
  • Request for Certificate of Appropriateness to build a rear addition at 25 Essex Road
  • Request for Certificate of Appropriateness to replace failed slate roof seams with copper at 47 Old Orchard Road

Staff memo can be found here and Packet Documents can be found here.

Newton Historical Commission:  The Newton Historical Commission will meet on Thursday, December 20th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:

  • 11 Demolition Requests:
    • Request to demolish a garage at 627 Chestnut Street
    • Request to demolish buildings at 32 Chandler Street
    • Request to demolish buildings at 33 Warren Road
    • Request to demolish buildings at 566 Grove Street
    • Request to demolish buildings at 64 Allen Avenue
    • Request to demolish buildings at 1652 Centre Street
    • Request to demolish buildings at 1082 Walnut Street
    • Request to demolish buildings at 334 River Street
    • Request to demolish buildings at 401 Albermarle Road
    • Request to demolish buildings at 26 Magnolia Avenue
    • Request to demolish buildings at 210 Evelyn Road
  • CLG Report – Request to authorize CLG Report to Mass Historic Commission for PR for property located at 173 Otis Street
  • Request for Partial Demolition to add room on rear roof at 410 Newtonville Avenue, PR
  • Request for Partial Demolition and Landmark Request – Request to add onto rear and to authorize a CLG Report for property located at 46 Walnut Park
  • Request for a waiver review to waive a demolition delay placed on 64 Dearborn Street

Urban Tree Commission:  The Urban Tree Commission will meet on Friday, December 21st at 7:45 a.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:

  • Forestry Update
  • Phase 3 Solar Update
  • Outcome of 10 Mignon Road Tree Removal Hearing
  • Tree Preservation Ordinance and Significant Trees