City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of January 12th

Commission on Disability: The Commission on Disability will meet on Monday, January 13th at 6:30 p.m. in Room 204. The agenda includes the following:

  • Introductions
  • Approval of December 9, 2019 Minutes
  • New Community Engagement Specialist in Planning Department
  • Reports:
    • CDBG Report
    • Accessible Fines Report
    • Operation Access Update
    • Treasurer’s Report
    • ADA Coordinator’s Report
  • AccessSport America
  • Riverdale 40B Project
  • Annual COD Officer’s Election
  • Old/New Business

Solid Waste Commission – Long-Term Planning Subcommittee: The Long-Term Planning Subcommittee of the Solid Waste Commission will meet on Monday, January 13th at 6:30 p.m. in Room 2G, at the Newton Free Library. The agenda includes the following:

  • Introductions
  • Prepare communication to the Mayor regarding setting long-term trash reduction goals
  • Discuss waste reduction and diversion strategies outlined in Newton’s Climate Action Plan for 2020-2025

Auburndale Historic District Commission: The Auburndale Historic District Commission will meet on Tuesday, January 14th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for Certificate of Appropriateness to expand a previously approved rear porch and install a new wood stair to the driveway at 30 Hawthorne Avenue
  • Administrative Discussion:
    • Minutes
    • Executive Session (?)

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, January 14th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204. The agenda includes the following:

  • Proposals and Projects
    • 300 Hammond Pond Parkway (“Webster Woods”) – CPC to vote on Mayor’s Request to revise the funding source recommended on November 18th from direct funding to debt financing for the combination of:
      • $725,000 Legal Fees and Other Costs
      • $15,000 Grant to the Newton Conservators for holding the conservation restriction
  • Program Planning and Committee Business
    • Staff Updates on current/anticipated proposals & projects and program finances
    • (tentative) initial staff summary of results from 2019 online community survey
    • CPC Officer’s update on staff program manager search
    • Approval of December 10, 2019 Minutes

The Agenda and Pre-Meeting Packet can be found here. (Note: You might have better luck than me on clicking the blue, underlined phrases to get to additional info)

Economic Development Commission: The Economic Development Commission will meet on Tuesdsay, January 14th at 6:30 p.m. in Room 211. The agenda includes the following:

  • Attendance
  • Approval of December 10th Minutes
  • Nominations for EDC Officers
  • Discussion of Restaurant Liquor Licenses with Law Department
  • City Updates
  • Discussion Items
    • Northland Project
    • Riverside Project, Discussion and Task Force Created
    • EDC 2020 Priorities
    • Role of EDC, Creation of Focus Groups
    • Annual Report, Suggestions for inclusion and for review at next meeting
  • Other Business, including reports from members
  • Date of Next Meeting, February 11th

Newton Human Rights Commission: The Newton Human Rights Commission will meet on Tuesday, January 14th at 7:00 p.m. in Room B15. The agenda includes the following:

  • Introductions
  • Approval of November 2019 Minutes
  • Hate Incidents
  • Complaints Received
  • Student Reports – related to Human Rights
  • Women’s Suffrage Celebration
  • MLK Day Community Celebration
    • Monday, January 20th at 9:30 a.m. – Myrtle Baptist Church
    • Ushers needed inside/outside
    • Community Fair – following the event
  • Night of Dialogue & Theater – Thursday, January 23rd at 7:00 p.m. – Newton North High School Little Theater
  • Genocide Exhibit
  • Pride – June 2, 2020
  • February Meeting
    • Date – February 4th – 5:30 p.m.
    • Topics
  • Upcoming Events
    • MLK Day Community Celebration – see above
    • Night of Dialogue & Theater – see above
    • Intelligent Lives – Film Screening, February 4th, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Druker Auditorium, Newton Free Library. Go here for more info.

Board of Assessors: The Newton Board of Assessors will meet on Wednesday, January 15th at 9:00 a.m. in Room 108. The agenda will focus on the Approval of December 2019 Exemption and Abatement Reports.

Newton Library Board of Trustees: The Library Board of Trustees will meet on Wednesday, January 15th at 9:00 a.m. in the Trustees Room at the Newton Free Library. The agenda includes the following:

  • Call to Order
  • Consent Agenda
    • Approval of December 18th Minutes
    • Treasurer’s Report
    • Director’s Report
    • Development Report
    • Friends’ Report
  • Reports
    • President
    • Committees
      • Spring Fling
  • New Business
    • Library FY2021 Budget
    • Children’s Room Renovation Budget (vote)
    • Capital Campaign (vote)
  • Visitors Discussion

Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission: The Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission will meet on Thursday, January 16th at 7:00 p.m in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to amend previously approved plans to include exterior light fixtures at 46 Chestnut Hill Road
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for approval of as-built entry railing system at 292 Hammond Street
  • Administrative Discussion:
    • Minutes
    • Hammond Street fences

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