City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of October 6, 2019

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

  • Adoption of September minutes
  • Report of Hate Incidents
  • Complaints Received
  • Discussion of Women’s Suffrage Celebration
  • Discussion of Human Rights Commission Tablecloth – Design Options and Color
  • Harvest Fair Table
  • Human Rights Award
    • Blurb for the Mayor’s Newsletter
    • Form
    • Students
  • Discussion of Martin Luther King Day Celebration
    • Location – First Baptist Church
    • Community Chorus – Dates and Times
    • Community Conversation
  • Film Screening of Intelligent Lives
  • Setting the February Meeting – Date and Time
  • Upcoming Events:
    • October 16, 2019 @ 4 p.m., Newton North HS Cafeteria Community Conversation – Newton Police Department
    • October 24th @ 6:30 p.m., Oak Hill MS Library FORJ Book group – Raising White Kids by Jennifer Harvey
    • October 29th @ 6:00 p.m. Druker Auditorium Know your Rights Training – MCAD
    • November 18th @ 6:30 p.m., Location TBD FORJ Book group – Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
    • December 16th @6:30 p.m. Location TBD FORJ Book group – Nonfiction choice: Between the World and Me Ta-Nehisi Coates or YA choice: The Hate You Give Angie Thomas
    • January 20, 2020 @TBD First Church in Newton MLK Day & Community Fair
    • February 4, 2020 @ 7p.m. @ Druker Auditorium Intelligent Lives Film screening

Planning and Development Board: The Planning and Development Board will meet on Monday, October 7th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204. The agenda includes the following:

  • Approval of September 10th and September 11th Meeting Minutes
  • Vote on Board of Survey amended language
  • Vote on Request to Rezone parcel on Lexington Street
  • Discussion on Request to Rezone Riverside
  • Update on Washington Street Vision Plan
  • Update on Climate Action Plan/Climate Related Zoning
  • Notice of Upcoming Meetings

Solid Waste Commission – Long-Term Planning Subcommittee: The Long-Term Planning Subcommittee of the Solid Waste Commission will meet on Tuesday, October 8th at 7:00 p.m. in 2F of the Newton Free Library. The agenda includes the following:

  • Introductions
  • Discussion on Setting Long-term trash goals

Community Preservation Committee: The Community Preservation Committee will meet on Thursday, October 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber. The agenda includes the following:

  • Update from the Mayor regarding acquisition of 300 Hammond Pond Parkway (Webster Woods) – Not a public hearing
  • Public Hearing on Riverside Greenway – Pigeon Hill Trail (Charles River-Auburndale) recreation land rehabilitation/improvements – $50,000 requested toward $212,000 cost of 100% design
  • Program and Planning Committee Business
    • Acceptance of Updated 5 and 10 year CPA funding forecast
    • Discussion of proposed changes to Newton’s CPA
    • Approval of September minutes
  • Potential executive session regarding acquisition of Webster Woods

Newton Upper Falls Historic District Commission: The Newton Upper Falls Historic District Commission will meet on Thursday, October 10th at 7:0 p.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:

  • Four requests for Certificate of Appropriateness:
    • Request 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
    • Request to replace garage doors at 35-37 High Street
    • Request to install five bathroom vents and install new side exterior door on rear unit at 216 Elliot Street
    • Request to install new roof, siding, and windows on carriage house; and rebuild cupola at 117 High Street – (Violation)
  • Working Session:
    • Request feedback on proposed dormers at 336 Elliot Street and build-up of the rear bump-out and addition of a projecting window at 7 Hale Street

The Packet Documents can be found here. There is no Staff Memo is posted this week.