City Council Meetings – Week of April 28th

Zoning and Planning Committee:  The Zoning and Planning Committee will meet on Monday, April 29th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205/Council Chamber. The agenda will focus review of the following departmental budgets and corresponding CIP and Supplemental CIP:

The Supplemental CIP can be found here.

Blue Ribbon Commission:  The Blue Ribbon Commission will meet on Tuesday, April 30th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204. The agenda includes the following:

  • Status Update of data and information gathered or remaining
  • Deliberate on recommendations

The report from the most recent meeting of the Blue Ribbon Commission can be found here.

Land Use Committee:  The Land Use Committee will meet on Tuesday, April 30th at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber. The agenda includes the following:

  • Request to rezone three parcels for the Northland site and Request for a Special Permit/Site Plan Approval to allow mixed use development at the Northland site. NOTE: The Committee will not take public comment but will focus on a continuation of the April 9th meeting which focused on Transportation.  See Petitioner’s Responses to Councilor Questions here.
  • Request for a Consistency Ruling related to a Special Permit issued for 642 Centre Street to the amend the site plan to substitute the approved crawl space with basement space
  • Request for a Special Permit/Site Plan Approval to allow a three-story nine-unit multi-family dwelling with accessory parking for nine cars, to allow multi-family residential use on the ground level in a BU1 District, and reduction and waivers of parking, setback, lighting and screening requirements at 19-31  and 39 Herrick Road (NOTE:  This item will be postponed without discussion)
  • Request for a Special Permit/Site Plan Approval to construct an attached dwelling unit to the existing single-family structure and waive certain requirements such as lot area, frontage, and lot coverage, front and side setback and allow a driveway along a side lot line requiring an amendment to a previously granted variance at 10 Pillion Court
  • Request to amend a previously granted Special Permit/Site Plan Approval to allow retail marijuana sales in conjunction with the approved RMD (Registered Medical Dispensary), and waive numerous requirements such as facade transparency, parking dimensional requirements, and screening, lighting and landscaping requirements at 24-26 Elliot Street (Cypress Tree Management) – See Planning Memo

Public Facilities Committee:  The Public Facilities Committee will meet on Wednesday, May 1st at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204. The agenda includes the following:

  • Petition for a grant of location conduit in Foster Street and Walnut Street
  • Review of the Public Works Department Budget and corresponding CIP and Supplemental CIP
  • Request to accept and expend a $3,435,000 MWRA grant and authorization to borrow $1,145,000 as part of the MWRA interest free Phase 12 loan/grant program to fund sewer improvements
  • Request to appropriate $3.2 million from bonded indebtedness to fund continuation of the City’s Water Main Improvement Plan
  • Request to transfer $75,000 from Budget Reserve to purchase capital equipment to enable the Transportation Division of DPW to paint crosswalks and pavement markings in-house
  • Request to transfer $150,000 from Budget Reserve for street light repairs
  • Request authorization to enter into a contract for solid waste and recycling collection and disposal services for a term of 5 years (NOTE: The City as not yet entered into any contract negotiations yet)
  • Request authorization to enter into a 5 year lease agreement for electric and hybrid vehicles to replace its aging sedan fleet

Public Safety and Transportation Committee:  The Public Safety and Transportation Committee will meet on Thursday, May 2nd at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205. The agenda will focus on review of the following budgets and associated CIP and Supplemental CIP: