City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of January 5th

Newton Cultural Council: The Newton Cultural Council will meet on Monday, January 6th at 8:30 a.m. in Room 204. The agenda includes the following:

  • CREATE Newton
  • House of Ax extension vote
  • Protocols regarding diversity and ADA compliance
  • Rigor of Adjudication
  • Arts Excellence – what does it mean and how to fund it?
  • Setting of next meeting date

Planning and Development Board: The Planning and Development Board will meet on Monday, January 6th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204. The agenda includes the following:

  • Approval of November 25th and December 11th Meeting Minutes
  • Revised Certificate of Action for Farwell Street Subdivision
  • Consolidated Plan Update/Human Services and Emergency Solutions Grant Review
  • Zoning Update

Election Commission: The Election Commission will meet on Tuesday, January 7th at 6:30 p.m. in the City Clerk’s Office. The agenda includes the following:

  • Referendum Petition Review and Discussion
  • Referendum Ballot Wording Discussion
  • Approval of November 15th Minutes and November 23rd Recount
  • Other Business

Newton Housing Partnership: The Newton Housing Partnership will meet on Tuesday, January 7th at 6:00 p.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:

  • Dunstan East Chapter 40B Project
    • Presentation by Project Petitioner
    • Discussion
  • Riverside Project
    • Discussion
    • Vote
  • Northland Project
    • Discussion
  • Review and Approval of December 17th Meeting Summary
  • Newton Housing Authority/CAN-DO Portfolio Acquisition
    • Presentation by Project Petitioner
    • Discussion
  • Upcoming Meetings

UMASS Amherst Council – Mt.Ida: The UMASS Amherst – Mt. Ida Neighborhood Council will meet on Tuesday, January 7th at 8:00 a.m. in Private Dining Room at Campus Center at UMASS Amherst at Mt. Ida. The agenda includes the following:

  • UMASS updates
  • Neighborhood updates
  • City updates
  • Future Agenda Items
  • Setting of Next Meeting Date

Urban Design Commission: The Urban Design Commission will meet on Wednesday, January 8th at 7:00 p.m. in Room B17. The agenda includes the following:

  • Four Sign Permit Requests:
    • The Farmacy Cafe at 880 Walnut Street
    • Awaken 180 at 313 Washington Street
    • The Shade Store at 200 Boylston Street, B104
    • Serena & Lily at 200-220 Boylston Street
  • Design Review for 15 Riverdale Avenue -Residences on the Charles (Chapter 40B project)

The Staff Memo can be found here.

Conservation Commission: The Newton Conservation Commission will meet on Thursday, January 9th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204. The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for an Order of Conditions on a Notice of Intent (continued) for construction of a 25-unit condominium project at 1114 Beacon Street
  • Request for an Order of Conditions on a Notice of Intent for replacement of failing fieldstone bridges with timber bridges at Holes 6 and 7 at 326 Fuller Street (Brae Burn Country Club)
  • Request for an Order of Conditions on a Notice of Intent for demolition of existing duplex and construction of 3 single-family homes at 148 Pine Street
  • Request for an Order of Conditions on a Notice of Intent for restoration of a trail – Pony Truss Trail between Riverside MBTA Station and Depot Tunnel
  • Request to determine next steps in bringing the site into compliance with the Order of Conditions and approved plans at 315 Albermarle Road
  • Request for an Order of Conditions for a Notice of Intent for an addition to a single-family home at 28 Olde Field Road
  • Request to re-sign the Certificate of Completion for a project at 31 Harwich Road
  • Discussion of Old Deer Park Opening
  • Discussion of Encroachment Procedure
  • Discussion of Flood Zone Policy to Ensure Adequate Compensatory Flood Storage

The Packet Documents can be found here.

Designer Selection Committee: The Designer Selection Committee will meet on Thursday, January 9th at 6:00 p.m. in Trustees Room at the Newton Free Library. The agenda includes the following:

  • Horace Mann Elementary School Project Designer Response Reviews
  • Review Responses, deliberate, score and short-list designer responses for interviews