City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of January 26th

Newton Parks and Recreation Commission: The Newton Parks and Recreation Commission will meet on Monday, January 27th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204. The agenda includes the following:

  • Approval of December 16, 2019 Meeting Minutes
  • Commissioner’s Reports on Programs, Forestry, and Maintenance
  • Newton Early Childhood Program (“NECP”) – Playground Relocation Informational – Alex Valcarce, Public Buildings
  • Committee Reports
    • Community Preservation Committee
    • Open Space and Recreation Plan Committee
    • Farm Commission
    • Commonwealth Golf Course
    • Off-Leash Area Working Group
    • Crystal Lake Working Group
    • Athletic Fields Committee
    • NewCAL
    • Policy and Procedure Review – Field Naming
  • New Business

Washington Place Liaison Committee: The Washington Place Liaison Committee will meet on Monday, January 27th at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Cafeteria. The agenda will focus on a Construction Update.

Council on Aging Advisory Board: The Council on Aging Advisory Board will meet on Tuesday, January 28th at 7:30 p.m. at the Senior Center, 345 Walnut Street. The agenda includes the following:

  • Call to Order, Welcome and Approval of Minutes
  • NewCAL discussion:
    • Working Group update
    • NewCAL Advocacy Group
    • Site Selection Boards review
    • Discussion
  • Joyce Picard
  • General Updates
    • Transportation – WorkZone Access Endorsement Letter
    • Community Health – “Managing Low Back Pain in Older Adults” – March 11, 2020
    • Social Engagement Committee – Isolation Library Program – June 8, 2020

Newton Free Library Board of Trustees: The Newton Free Library Board of Trustees will meet on Tuesday, January 28th at 4:30 p.m. in the Trustees Room at the Newton Free Library. The agenda includes the following:

  • Trustees Discussion about the recruitment for Library Director
  • Conduct three final interviews for the position of Library Director
  • Deliberation about the interviews
  • Adjourn

Health and Human Services Advisory Council: The Health and Human Services Advisory Council will meet on Wednesday, January 29th at 8:00 a.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:

  • Food for Families – a new partnership with elementary school(s)
  • Human Services grant funding – Community Development Block Grants (“CDBG”)
  • Gavin Foundation
  • Drug deactivation pouches
  • Mindfulness programming
  • Plastic Bag and Polystyrene new regulations
  • Programs Review
    • You are the Help
    • Housing Forum
    • Gun Safety
    • High School and Middle School Prevention Programs
    • Just Think
    • Social media and Middle Schoolers – February Break program

Conservation Commission: The Newton Conservation Commission will meet on Thursday, January 30th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204. The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for a Determination of Applicability (“DOA”) on a Request for Determination (“RDA”) for installation of field lighting at Newton South High School – 140 Brandeis Road
  • Request for an Order of Conditions (“OOC”) on a Notice of Intent (“NOI”) for demolition on an existing duplex and construction of 3 single-family homes at 148 Pine Street
  • Discussion – Encroachment Procedures
  • Discussion – Flood Zone Policy to ensure adequate compensatory flood storage
  • Approval of 1/9/20 Minutes
  • Issues around Town Decisions
  • Wetlands Updates
  • Conservation Area Updates
  • Issues around Town Updates
  • Administrative Matters Updates

The Packet Documents can be found here.