City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of February 9th

Commission on Disability: The Commission on Disability will meet on Monday, February 10th at 6:30 p.m. in Room 204. The agenda includes the following:

  • Approval of January 13th Minutes
  • Open Meeting Law Training
  • CDBG Report and FY21 Funding
  • Accessible Parking Space Request
  • Accessible Fines Report
  • Dunstan East Chapter 40B Proposal
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Co-chairs Meeting with the Mayor
  • Special COD Meeting Scheduling
  • ADA Coordinator’s Report
  • Old/New Business

Auburndale Historic District Commission: The Auburndale Historic District Commission will meet on Tuesday, February 11th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install hardscaping and grade changes at 35 Lasell Street

The Staff Memo and Packet Documents have not been posted.

Community Preservation Committee: The Community Preservation Committee will hold a Joint Public Hearing with the Planning and Development Board on Tuesday, February 11th at 7:00 p.m. at the Newton Senior Center, 345 Walnut Street. The agenda lists the following:

  • Public Hearing on Newton Housing Authority’s Request for $1,105,000 of CPA funds and $1,200,000 of CDBG funds for acceptance of CAN-DO Portfolio

Go here to review the materials regarding this proposal.

Economic Development Commission: The Economic Development Commission will meet on Tuesday, February 11th at 6:30 p.m. in Room 211. The agenda includes the following:

  • Approval of January 14, 2020 Minutes
  • Nominations for/vote of EDC Officers
  • City Updates
  • Discussion Items
    • EDC 2020 Priorites/Role of EDC
    • Meetings with Elected City Officials
    • Riverside Project: Discussion of Task Force Draft Letter
    • Northland Project: Update
    • Restaurant Liquor Licenses: Update
    • Annual Report: Review and approval of Draft
  • Other Business
  • Next Meeting Date: March 10th
  • Adjourn

Newton Free Library Board of Trustees – Finance Committee: The Finance Committee of the Newton Free Library Board of Trustees will meet on Tuesday, February 11th at 5:30 p.m. in the Trustees Room at the Newton Free Library. The agenda includes the following:

  • Call to Order
  • Review Finance Committee Charter Document
  • Debate $200,000 investment in checking account at Village Bank
  • Adjourn

Planning and Development Board: The Planning and Development Board will meet jointly with the Community Preservation Committee for a Joint Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 11th at 7:00 p.m. at the Newton Senior Center, 345 Walnut Street. The agenda includes the following:

  • Substantial Amendment to FY2019 and FY2020 Annual Action Plans and FY2016 -FY2020 Consolidated Plan and Pre-Commitment of FY2021 Funds/Vote: Newton Housing Authority’s Request for CDBG Funds to support the acquisition and preservation of the 33-unit CAN-DO Portfolio

Newton Free Library Board of Trustees: The Newton Free Library Board of Trustees will meet on Wednesday, February 12th at 9:00 a.m. in the Trustees Room of the Newton Free Library. The agenda includes the following:

  • Call to Order
  • Consent Agenda (VOTE)
    • Approval of January 15, 2020 Meeting Minutes
    • Treasurer Report
    • Director Report
    • Development Report
    • Friends Report
  • Reports
    • Treasurer’s Report
    • Committees
      • Spring Fling
      • Development
  • Continuing Business
    • Bylaws (VOTE)
    • Committees Reorganization
    • Macmillan (VOTE)
    • Capital Campaign Feasibility Study
  • New Business
    • Nancy Schon Presentation: Sunflower Sculpture Donation
    • Policy Approval
      • Collection Development Policy (VOTE)
      • Computer and Internet Use Policy (VOTE)
      • Social Media Policy (VOTE)
      • Meeting Room Use (VOTE)
    • Meeting Dates/Times
  • Visitors Discussion

Urban Design Commission: The Urban Design Commission will meet on Wednesday, February 12th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:

  • 6 Sign Permit Requests:
    • Four Point by Sheraton – 320 Washington Street
    • My Salon Suite – 148 California Street
    • Safelite AutoGlass – 1157 Washington Street
    • Newton Corner Dental Care – 313 Washington Street
    • RMR Group – 255 Washington Street
    • bfresh by Stop & Shop – 131-181 Needham Street
  • 1 Request for a Comprehensive Sign Permit
    • The Street – 1-55 Boylston Street
  • 1 Fence Appeal
    • 40 Fernwood Road
  • Design Review
    • 340 River Street – proposal for a 45 room hotel and an 8-unit 3-story multi-family dwelling

The Staff Memo can be found here.

Newtonville Area Council: The Newtonville Area Council will meet on Thursday, February 13th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 211. The agenda includes the following:

  • Review and Approval of Minutes
  • Burning Issues in the Community
  • Cultural Programming and Happenings in Newtonville
    • Using community benefits from 28 Austin Street Board Order to produce concerts and art
    • Budgeting, number, and production of events. Discussion with Scott Oran and Chris Pitts, Chair, Newton Festival of the Arts
  • Village Day planning and updates
  • Open Meeting Law Training with City Clerk, David Olson
  • Communication Goals and Protocols
  • Administrative Business