City Council Meetings – Week of April 19th

Chairmen’s Meeting – (Meeting of the Chairs?): There will be a virtual meeting of the Chair’s of each of the City Council Committees on Tuesday, April 21st at 7:00 p.m. To view this meeting use this link at the above date and time:   https://zoom.us/j/93366302527 One tap mobile +16465588656,,93366302527# US (New York) or Dial in +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)  Meeting ID: 933 6630 2527. The agenda includes the following:

  • Update on the budget schedule and impacts on committee work
  • Discussion regarding Committee memos to be included in the packet
  • Zoom technology ‐ how are we doing?
  • Other issues from the floor

Programs and Services Committee: The Programs and Services Committee will meet virtually on Wednesday, April 22nd at 7:00 p.m. To view this meeting use this link at the above date and time: https://zoom.us/j/452656555. To listen to this meeting via phone call 1-646-558-8656 and enter the meeting ID 452 656 555. The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for a discussion with the Department of Senior Services regarding outreach and services to the growing number of Newton residents who are 85 and older yet living alone. The discussion should focus on the City’s efforts to provide a program; whether through current programs or proposed alternatives
  • Four Reappointments to the Off-Leash Dog Task Force
    • Ted Kuklinski
    • Mary Lee Belleville
    • Amy Koel
    • Lee McIntyre
  • Two reappointments to the Farm Commission
    • James Harper
    • Vaunita Schnell
  • Two reappointments to the Biosafety Committee
    • William Dietrich
    • Gary du Moulin

Public Safety and Transportation Committee: The regularly scheduled meeting of the Public Safety and Transportation Committee has been cancelled. The Notice of Cancellation can be found here.

Public Facilities Committee: The Public Facilities Committee will meet virtually on Wednesday, April 22nd at 7:00 p.m. To view this meeting use this link at the above date and time: https://zoom.us/j/310773047 One tap mobile +16465588656,,310773047# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) Meeting ID: 310 773 047. The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for a grant of location to install a proposed 24×36 vault at existing utility pole #437/23 (in front of 230 Walnut Street) and trench 74’+ in a westerly direction across Walnut Street to private property at 845 Washington Street
  • Request for a 5-58 – schematic design and site plan approval for renovation of the existing parking lot which will include modifications to site circulation, including pedestrian and traffic movements, landscaping, site lighting, storm drainage improvements, additional parking spaces and the installation of new solar arrays which will generate electrical power to be used by the library – 330 Homer Street.
  • Request for a discussion with the Sustainability Team to create an ordinance to limit or prohibit the installation of fossil fuel infrastructure in new construction and substantially renovated buildings, as well as to clarify the Council’s authority to prohibit the extension of gas mains subject to the condition of the existing infrastructure
  • Three reappointments to the Designer Selection Committee:
    • Amy MacKrell
    • Tamar Warburg
    • Howard Goldberg

Traffic Council: The Traffic Council will meet virtually on Thursday, April 23rd at 1:00 p.m. To view this meeting use this link at the above date and time: https://zoom.us/j/94734803019 One tap mobile +16465588656,,94734803019# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) Meeting ID: 947 3480 3019. The 8-page agenda includes the following:

  • Request to add a stop sign into the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR) at the intersection of Grasmere Street at Washington Street
  • Request to remove from the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR) the stop sign listed at the intersection of Grant Avenue, southbound, at Beacon Street
  • Request to add a stop sign into the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR) at the intersection of Grafton Street, southbound, at Commonwealth Avenue South Drive
  • Request to remove the following stop sign entry from the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR): Fuller Street at Evelyn Road, northbound
  • Request to add a stop sign into the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR) at the intersection of Fessenden Street southwest bound at Nevada Street
  • Request to add a stop sign into the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR) at the intersection of Fenwick Road at Collins Road
  • Request to remove the following yield sign from the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR): Cypress Street at Centre Street, northbound
  • Request to remove the following stop signs from the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR): (1) Miller Road at Cloverdale Road, eastbound and westbound, (2) Cloverdale Road at Miller Road, northbound, and to add the following stop signs into the TPR: (1) Miller Road at Cloverdale Road, eastbound; (2) Cloverdale Road at Miller Road, northbound and westbound
  • Request to add stop signs into the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR) at the intersection of Brentwood Avenue at Garland Road, eastbound and westbound
  • Request to remove the following stop sign from the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR): Commonwealth Avenue, North Drive at Temple Street, westerly
  • Request to remove the following stop sign from the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR): Brackett Road at Park Avenue, eastbound and westbound, and to add the following stop signs into the TPR: Brackett Road (northern intersection) at Park Avenue, eastbound and westbound; (2) Brackett Road (southern intersection) at Park Avenue, eastbound
  • Request to remove the following stop sign from the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR): Arlington Street at Park Street, southbound
  • Request to remove the following stop sign from the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR): Bothfield Road at Commonwealth Avenue, South Drive, northbound
  • Request to add stop signs into the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR) at the intersection of Berkeley Street and Prince Street, eastbound and westbound
  • Request to remove the following stop signs from the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR): (1) Auburndale Avenue at Lexington Street, westbound; (2) Freeman Street at Lexington Street, southbound
  • Request to add the following prohibition into Sec. TPR-99. Through travel prohibited: Auburn Street onto Curve Street, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  • Request to add stop sign into the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR) at the following locations: (1) Hagen Road at Adeline Road, eastbound; (2) Adeline Road at Hagen Road, northbound
  • Request to add a stop sign into the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR) at the intersection of Central Street at Grove Street, eastbound
  • Request to remove the following stop sign from the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR): Evelyn Road at Beacon Street, southbound
  • Request to remove the yield sign from the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR) at the following intersection: Richardson Street, westbound at Church Street, and to add a stop sign into the TPR at the following intersection: Richardson Street, westbound at Church Street
  • Requesting to remove the yield sign from the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR) at the following location: River Street, eastbound from right turn lane onto Cherry Street
  • Request to remove the following stop sign from the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR): Monadnock Road at Hammondswood Road, westbound, and to add the following stop signs from the TPR: (1) Hammondswood Road at Monadnock Road, northbound and southbound; (2) Monadnock Road at Hammondswood Road, eastbound and westbound
  • Request to add a stop sign into the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR) at the following intersection: Greenough Street at Washington Street, southeastbound
  • Request to add a stop sign into the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR) at the intersection of Olde Field Road at Boylston Street, northbound
  • Request to remove the following stop sign from the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR): Lewis Terrace at Newtonville Avenue, southbound, east side of triangle, and to add stop signs into the TPR at the following locations: (1) Lewis Terrace at Newtonville Avenue, southbound; (2) Lewis Terrace at Newtonville Avenue, northbound, east side of triangle
  • Request to remove the following stop sign from the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR): Nathan Road at Commonwealth Avenue, North Drive, southbound
  • Request to remove the following stop sign from the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR): Mary Mount Road at Washington Street, eastbound, and to add the following stop sign in the TPR: Mary Mount Road at Washington Street, eastbound
  • Request to remove the following stop sign from the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR): Winchester Street at Nahanton Street, southbound
  • Request to add a stop sign into the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR) at the intersection of Harrington Street at Washington Street, southbound
  • Request to remove the stop sign from the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR) at the following location: Hereward Road at Rowena Road, southbound, and to add a stop sign into the TPR at the following location: Allerton Road at Rowena Road, southbound
  • Request to remove the stop sign from the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR) at the following location: Hereward Road at Rowena Road, southbound, and to add a stop sign into the TPR at the following location: Allerton Road at Rowena Road, southbound
  • Request to add a stop sign into the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR) at the intersection of Henshaw Street at River Street southbound
  • Rrequest to remove the following stop sign from the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR): Lexington Street at Commonwealth Avenue, South Drive, southbound
  • Request to add a stop sign into the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR) at the intersection of High Street at Boylston Street, northbound
  • Request to remove the following stop sign from the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR): Lowell Avenue at Watertown Street, northeastbound
  • Request to add stop sign into the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR) at the following intersections: (1) Marriott Hotel Driveway at Commonwealth Avenue North Drive, southerly; (2) Marriott Hotel Driveway at Commonwealth Avenue South Drive, southerly
  • Request to remove the following stop sign entry from the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR): Myrtle Avenue at Seminary Avenue, eastbound and westbound
  • Request to remove the following stop sign entry from the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR): Nahanton Street at Dedham Street, northeastbound
  • Request to remove the following stop sign entry from the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR): Neshobe Road at Washington Street, westbound
  • Request to remove the following stop sign entry from the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR): Waban Avenue at Collins Road, southbound
  • Request to remove the following stop sign entry from the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR): Waban Hill Road at Algonquin Road, southbound, and to add the following stop sign into the TPR: Algonquin Road at Waban Hill Road, southbound
  • Request to add the following stop sign entry into the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR): (1) Colby Street at Centre Street eastbound; (2) Colby Street at Rochester Road and Westchester Road, westbound
  • Request to remove the following stop sign entry into the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR): Shornecliffe Road at Franklin Street, northbound, and to add the following stop sign entry into the TPR: Shorncliffe Road at Franklin Street, northbound and southwestbound
  • Request to remove the following stop sign entry from the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR): Somerset Road at Otis Street, northbound
  • Request to remove the following stop sign entry from the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR): Dartmouth Street at Commonwealth Avenue, North Drive, northbound and southbound, and to add the following stop sign entries into the TPR: (1) Dartmouth Street at Commonwealth Avenue, North Drive, southbound; (2) Dartmouth Street at Commonwealth Avenue, South Drive, northbound
  • Request to add the following stop sign entry into the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR): Dickerman Road at Boylston Street, southbound
  • Request to add the following stop sign entry into the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR): Dudley Road at Boylston Street, northbound
  • Request to remove the following yield sign entry in the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR): Beacon Street, westbound from right turn lane onto Washington Street
  • Request to remove the following stop sign entry from the Traffic and Parking Regulations (TPR): Vernon Street at Park Street, eastbound and westbound, and to add the following stop sign entries into the TPR: (1) Park Street at Vernon Street, southbound; (2) Vernon Street at Park Street, eastbound