City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of March 8th

Commission on Disability: The Commission on Disability will meet on Monday, March 8th at 6:00 p.m. in Room 204 – NOTE: earlier start time. The agenda includes the following:

  • Introductions
  • Approval of 2/10/2020 Minutes
  • Open Meeting Law Training
  • CDBG Report
  • DPW on FY2021 CDBG-Funded Curb Ramps
  • Accessible (HP) Fines Report
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • ADA Coordinator’s Report
  • Open Discussion – Topics from March 4th Meeting
    • ADA 30th Anniversary
    • Ideas for Fines Fund
    • Other Topics
  • Unfinished New Business
  • Adjournment

Community Preservation Committee: The Community Preservation Committee will meet on Tuesday, March 10th at 7:30 p.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:

  • Review of draft budget for FY2021
  • Review of results from the 2019 CPA Program Community Survey
  • Approval of February 11, 2020 Minutes
  • Executive Session for the purpose of a periodic review of executive session minutes

Economic Development Commission: The Economic Development Commission will meet on Tuesday, March 10th at 6:30 p.m. in Room 211. The agenda includes the following:

  • Attendance
  • Approval of February 11, 2020 Minutes
  • City Updates
  • Meeting with the Mayor
    • Finalize Meeting Pre
    • Discussion with the Mayor
  • Discussion Items
    • Riverside Project: Discussion and Finalizing Letter
    • Northland Project: Update
    • Restaurant Liquor Licenses: Update
    • Task Forces
  • Other Business
  • Date of Next Meeting – April 7, 2020
  • Adjournment

Urban Design Commission: The Urban Design Commission will meet on Wednesday, March 11th, in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:

  • Fence Appeal
    • 40 Fernwood Road
  • Request for Sign Permits
    • Talbots – 199 Boylston Street
    • Japan Auto Services – 1205 Washington Street
    • Caffe Nero – 28 Austin Street
    • Henry Bear’s Park – 28 Austin Street
  • Request for a Comprehensive Sign Permit
    • The Street – 1-55 Boylston Street
  • Design Review
    • 1114 Beacon Street
    • 355 and 399 Grove Street

West Newton Armory Joint Advisory Planning Group: The West Newton Armory Joint Advisory Planning Group will meet on Wednesday, March 11th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 211. The agenda includes the following:

  • Approval of 2/25/2020 Minutes
  • Appointment of Rotating Secretary
  • Review of MHC Process Document
  • Presentation of JAPG Report Template for Review and Discussion
  • Case Study Updates
  • Next Meeting: March 25, 2020, 7:00 p.m. in Room B17

Conservation Commission: The Newton Conservation Commission will meet on Thursday, March 12th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204. The agenda includes the following:

  • Request opportunity to present preliminary plans to the Commission for feedback prior to filing a Notice of Intent for property located at 6 Vaughn Avenue
  • Request for an Order of Conditions (“OOC”) on a Notice of Intent (“NOI”) for demolition of modular buildings, parking/driveway reconfiguration, and playground improvements at 687 Watertown Street – Newton Early Childhood Program
  • Request for an Order of Conditions (“OOC”) on a Notice of Intent (“NOI”) for parking expansion and stormwater management improvements at 125 Wells Avenue
  • Request for an Order of Conditions (“OOC”) on a Notice of Intent (“NOI”) for a multi-use 40B Development at 15 Riverdale Avenue
  • Request to address the discovery of the unpermitted driveway and to revise the Order of Conditions (“OOC”) for the demolition of an existing single-family home and construction of a duplex at 42 Parsons Street
  • Request for an Order of Conditions (“OOC”) for the new school at 229 Cabot Street – Cabot Elementary
  • Request for an Order of Conditions (“OOC”) for a one-story addition and patio at 96 Suffolk Road
  • Herbicide/Pesticide Policy Discussion
  • Wetlands Ordinance Discussion
  • Shortened Native Plant List Discussion
  • CPC Liaison Position Discussion
  • Member Terms
  • Approval of 2/20/20 Minutes

Packet Documents can be found here