City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of July 7th

Commission on Disability: The Commission on Disability will meet on Monday, July 8th at 6:30 p.m. in Room 204. The agenda includes the following:

  • Approval of 5/13/2019 minutes
  • CDBG Report
  • Accessible Fines Report
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • ADA Coordinator’s Report
  • Request for an accessible parking space for 18-20 Coyne Road
  • Discussion of Apex Curb Ramps with the Department of Public Works
  • ADA Complaints at Mulitple Dwellings
  • Disccusion on Accessible Projects for MOD Grant and Accessible Fines Fund

Auburndale Historic District Commission: The Auburndale Historic District Commission will meet on Tuesday, July 9th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for Certificate of Appropriateness to install fence sections at 93 Hancock Street;
  • Request for Certificate of Appropriateness to install fence sections at ;
  • Request for Certificate of Appropriateness to change the name on five existing monument signs located at the following corners: Grove Street and Woodland Road, Forest Avenue and Woodland Road, Commonwealth Avenue and Cheswick Road, Myrtle and Grove Streets, and Commonwealth Avenue and Central Street for Lasell College;
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to demolish an existing garage and connector and build a new garage, connector and addition
  • Working session to discuss request to replace siding, trim, gutters, decks and railings, and to install copper roof areas at 113 Hancock Street

The Staff Memo can be found here and the Packet documents can be found here.

Community Preservation Committee: The Community Preservation Committee will meet on Tuesday, July 9th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204. The agenda includes the following:

Economic Development Commission: The Economic Development Commission will meet on Tuesday, July 9th at 6:30 p.m. in Room 211. The agenda includes the following:

  • Approval of 6/11/2019 Minutes
  • Updates from Planning and Development Department Director, Barney Heath
  • Update on N2 and Newton Innovation Center Study by Chuck Tanowitz
  • Discussion of Northland Letter
  • Scheduling of Riverside Presentation for August Meeting

Newton Human Rights Commission: The Newton Human Rights Commission will meet on Wednesday, July 9th at 7:00 p.m. in Room B15. The agenda includes the following:

  • Approval of March, April, and May minutes
  • Discussion of Hate Incidents
  • Discussion of Complaints received
  • Student Reports related to Human Rights
  • Debriefing on Pride Event
  • Budget Discussion – Expenditures of 2018-2019; and Proposals for 2019-2020
  • Update on collaboration with the Newton Free Library on Book Salon – Location and Months: September, January and May
  • Human Rights Commission Reading Lists
  • Human Rights Commission Newsletter:
    • Initial Issue: Housing
    • Articles/Thoughts by August 9th

Newton Cultural Council: The Newton Cultural Council will meet on Wednesday, July 10th at 11 a.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:

  • Discussion of the MCC (Mass Cultural Council) pilot program
  • Report from the Community Input Survey Team
  • Report from the Evaluation Team
  • Request that Marketing Team create outreach flyer and to prepare the NCC call for grant proposals
  • Inform grant applicants of the MCC Youtube video to guide them through grant application process
  • Planning for September reception for NCC grant recipients and potential grant applicants – deadline for grant applications October 15th, 2019

Urban Design Commission: The Urban Design Commission will meet on Wednesday, July 10th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for sign permits:
    • Lasell University – 1844 Commonwealth Avenue
    • Village Bank – 714-724 Beacon Street
    • CVS/Minute Clinic – 978 Boylston Street
  • Fence Appeal for 38 Thurston Street

The Staff Memo can be found here.

Conservation Commission: The Conservation Commission will meet on Thursday, July 11th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204. The agenda includes the following:

  • Discussion items:
    • Request for feedback on sketch plans of proposed dog park options – Norumbega Park – Proposed Off-Lease Area
    • Request for feedback to Community Preservation Committee on current and future CPA-eligible needs
  • Request for a Determination of Applicability on confirmation of delineation for vegetation management plan – MBTA Green Line
  • Notice of Intent – to renovate historic landscape features and improve accessibility at 400 Beacon Street
  • Determination of Applicability regarding confirmation of wetland resource area – request to determine that stream is intermittent at 100 Old England Road
  • Notice of Intent on a request to issue an Order of Conditions for an addition and landscaping for a single-family home at 36 Duffield Road
  • Notice of Intent on a request to issue an Order of Conditions for a 36-stall expansion of parking and restoration of the RFA at 188-192 Needham Street (Crosspoint)
  • Request to continue hearing to July 11th on a continued Notice of Intent for vegetation management in golf course ponds at 212 Kenrick Street (Newton Commonwealth Golf Course)
  • Request for a Certificate of Compliance to film within wetland jurisdication at Cold Springs Park (Paramount Pictures)
  • Request for a Certificate of Compliance on a demolition of a single-family house and construction of a new duplex at 112-114 Carlisle Street
  • Request for a Certificate of Compliance on removal of diseased hemlocks at Houghton Garden
  • Request to re-sign a Certificate of Compliance for 15 Kingswood Road

Administrative Decisions:

  • Naturally vegetated buffer policy
  • Approval of 6/20/2019 Minutes
  • Memorandum of Understanding with Parks and Recreation Department on the mowing of recently restored Kennard Conservation Land by the Parks and Recreation Department

The Packet documents can be found here.

Newton Upper Falls Historic District Commission: The Newton Upper Falls Historic District Commission will meet on Thursday, July 11th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for a re-application for a Certificate of Appropriateness to expand the front bump out, change the left front enclosed porch, build a rear addition and install a shed. The current Certificate of Appropriateness expires on July 13th at 969 Chestnut Street
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace a section of cedar shake roofing with architectural shingles at 993-997 Chestnut Street
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install roof vents at 216-218 Elliot Street
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for feedback on proposed side entry at 216-218 Elliot Street
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install tie rods to stabilize exterior masonry at 996-1000 Chestnut Street
  • Request for feedback on proposed renovation, demolition of rear additions, and construction of new rear additions at 959 Chestnut Street
  • Request for feedback on proposed roof elevation and addition of dormers on 336 Elliot Street and proposed second-story addition and balcony on 7 Hale Street

The Staff Memo can be found here and the Packet documents can be found here.