City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of September 8th

Commission on Disability: The Commission on Disability will meet on Monday, September 9th at 6:30 p.m. in Room 204. The agenda includes the following:

  • Approval of 7/8/2019 Minutes
  • CDBG Report
  • Accessible HP Fines Report
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • ADA Coordinator’s Report
  • APEX Curb cuts with DPW staff
  • Discussion on access projects for MOD Grant and accessible Fines Fund
  • Co-chairs quarterly meeting with the Mayor
  • Station Diner Update
  • Girard’s walkthrough with MBTA at Riverside
  • Old/New Business

Auburndale Historic District Commission: The Auburndale Historic District Commission will meet on Tuesday, September 10th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for an as-built fence at 315 Central Street
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace trim, gutters, deckings and railings, and to install copper roofs, glass block windows, and soffits at 113 Hancock Street
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to demolish left ell, front entry and chimney, to renovate the existing house, and add new architectural details, to build an attached two-car garage, additions, a side chimney and a pergola, and install hardscaping at 51 Hawthorne Avenue

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, September 10th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204. The agenda includes the following:

  • Public Hearing – Request for $15,000 for costs associated with accepting this CPA required restriction on land acquired with CPA funds in 2003-2004 – Newton Conservators – Kesseler Woods (open space)
  • Project Progress Report on the Allen House (historic rehab)
  • Program Finances – Approval of revised FY2020 Program budget and funding forecast
  • Program Planning – Proposed updates to local CPA Ordinance, January 2020 program staff transition (with Director of Housing and Community Development)
  • Approval of Minutes – July 9 , 2019
  • Staff updates on current and past funded projects
  • Executive Session – 300 Hammond Pond Parkway – Webster Woods

Economic Development Commission: The Economic Development Commission will meet on Tuesday, September 10th at 6:30 p.m. in Room 211. The agenda includes the following:

  • Approval of Minutes – July 9, 2019
  • City Updates – Planning Director, Barney Heath
  • N2 and Newton Innovation Center Study – Chuck Tanowitz
  • Main Discussion Items:
    • Review of Northland Letter and Vote
    • Planning Department Overview of Riverside Special Permit Request
    • Update on Website
  • Change of Meeting Date

Election Commission Warrant Preliminary Election: Notice of the Ward 5 Preliminary Election to be held on Tuesday, September 10th from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – See Notice

Planning and Development Board: The Planning and Development Board will meet on Tuesday, September 10th at 7:00 p.m. at the Newton Senior Center, 345 Walnut Street. The agenda includes the following:

  • Approval of Minutes – August 5, 2019
  • Public Hearing – FY19 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) Presentation and Public Comment
  • FY21-FY25 Consolidated Plan Discussion
  • Board of Survey Discussion: Approval Not Required Amended Language
  • Northland Discussion: Zoning Change Request
  • Officer Nominations and Elections

The Packet can be found here.

Design Review Committee: The Design Review Committee will meet on Wednesday, September 11th at 6:00 p.m. in the Trustee’s Room at the Newton Free Library. The agenda includes the following:

  • Update on NewCAL – Newton Center for Active Living
  • Update on the NECP Project – Newton Early Childhood Program
  • Information on Newton’s selection by the USGBC to showcase green building design and innovation

Newton Free Library Board of Trustees: The Newton Free Library Board of Trustees on Wednesday, September 10th at 9:00 a.m. in the Trustees Room at the Newton Free Library. The agenda includes the following:

  • Approval of Minutes – July 24, 2019
  • Reports
    • President
    • Treasurer – report from David Li, JP Morgan
    • Library Director
    • Development
    • Friends
    • Committees
      • New Trustee search
      • New Director search
      • Spring Fling
  • Continuing Business
    • Ongoing renovations and furnishing plans
    • Staff Development Training
    • Meeting Dates for FY2020 Trustee Meetings
  • Visitors Discussion

Newton Housing Authority: Newton Housing Authority will meet on Wednesday, September 11th at 3:00 p.m. at 82 Lincoln Street. The Meeting Notice can be found here.

Urban Design Commission: The Urban Design Commission will meet on Wednesday, September 11th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:

  • 10 Requests for Sign Permits:
    • Sukker & Sweet – 43 Boylston Street
    • EverPresent – 84 Needham Street
    • US Postal Service – 714-724 Beacon Street
    • Rockland Trust – 40 Austin Street
    • Marshall’s – 260 Needham Street
    • Mathnasium – 1349 Centre Street
    • Fidelity Investments – 200-220 Boylston Street
    • Loyal Companion – 130 Needham Street
    • 84 – 84 Needham Street
    • Neighborhood Barbers – 286 Centre Street
  • 2 Requests for Design Review
    • 355 and 399 Grove Street – Riverside
    • Review of Draft Northland Design Guidelines

The Staff Memo can be found here.

Conservation Commission: The Conservation Commission will meet on Thursday, September 12th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204. The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for an Order of Conditions – Notice of Intent filed by the City of Newton for installation of solar canopies at 149 Pleasant Street
  • Request Determination of Applicability – confirmation of wetland resource area at 100 Old England Road (continuation)
  • Request Determination of Applicability – removal of mature pines and restoration planting at 303 – 309 Winchester Street
  • Request for an Order of Conditions – Notice of Intent – vegetation management in golf course ponds at 212 Kenrick Street – Commonwealth Golf Course (continuation)
  • Request to continue hearing until October 3, 2019 Conservation Commission Meeting – Notice of Intent filed by Crosspoint Associates – for a 36 stall expansion of parking and restoration of RFA at 188 -192 and 210 Needham Street
  • Request to Withdraw Notice of Intent filing for construction of 25 unit residential condominiums at 1114 Beacon Street (continuation)
  • Request to ratify friendly Enforcement Order for 22 Hollywood Drive
  • Request to extend Order of Conditions by 3 years to allow for the applicant to install the final landscaping and to allow for the 2 year growing season survival requirement be met for 56 Greenwood Street
  • Request to extend Order of Conditions by 3 years – applicants have not started the approved project (teardown/rebuild of a single-family house) and are still determining if they will proceed with the work at 50 Grace Road
  • Request for a Certificate of Compliance to close out the Order of Conditions 239-829 for exterior hardscaping and landscaping at 204 Dedham Street
  • Request for a Certificate of Compliance to close out the Order of Conditions 239-742 for teardown/rebuilding and landscaping at 44 Olde Field Road
  • Request for a Certificate of Compliance to close out the Order of Conditions 239-738 for teardown/rebuilding of a duplex at 36 Parsons Street
  • Request for a Certificate of Compliance to close out the Order of Conditions 239-380 for new deck and addition on a single-family home with landscaping at 296 Islington Road
  • Request for a Certificate of Compliance to close out the Order of Conditions 239-798 for driveway expansion and rain garden at 4 Byron Road
  • Discussion of Encroachment Resolution Policy
  • Discussion of Encroachment into Houghton Garden by 170 Suffolk Road
  • Discussion of assessment for a restoration and maintenance plan for the Charles River Pathway
  • Discussion about the new liaison to the Newton Commonwealth Foundation
  • Review of the Invasive Species Disposal Special Condition
  • Earth Moving Ordinance
  • Info regarding the Fall Conference of MACC – 10/19/2019
  • Approval of Minutes – 8/1/2019

Packet documents can be found here.

Newton Upper Falls Historic District Commission: The Newton Upper Falls Historic District Commission will meet on Thursday, September 12th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace all the windows at 3-5 Summer Street
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to amend the previously approved steel tie rods to stabilize the masonry facade at 996-1000 Chestnut Street
  • Request for feedback on proposed dormers at 336 Elliot Street and the build-up of the rear bump out and addition of projecting window at 7 Hale Street
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to renovate the main house block, demolish the rear additions, and build a new rear addition, and attached two-car garage at 959 Chestnut Street

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