City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of May 17th

Newton Parks and Recreation Commission: The Newton Parks and Recreation Commission will meet virtually on Monday, May 18th at 7:00 p.m.

To Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85879048034 Meeting ID: 858 7904 8034

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The agenda includes the following:

  • Approval of April 2020 Meeting Minutes
  • Commissioner’s Reports on Programs, Forestry, and Maintenance
  • Informational on Kennard Sculpture Trail’
  • 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

Board of License Commission: The Board of License Commissioners will meet virtually on Tuesday, May 19th at 7:30 p.m.

To access this meeting, please dial 617-454-5555 access code 1420.

The agenda includes the following:

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Discussion about issues related to COVID-19
  • Application regarding Change of Stock Interest to be exercised at Wegmans Massachusetts, Inc. d/b/a Wegmans, 200 Boylston Street
  • Discussion on next steps regarding Change of Ownership Interest, Change of Stock Interest, and Change of Manager filed by Roche, Inc. d/b/a Olivia’s Bistro, 136 Adams Street

Newton Free Library Trustees: Newton Free Library Trustees will meet virtually on Tuesday, May 19th at 9:00 a.m.

To join the Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85313498174?pwd=SHlMUHEwM3FNc1pheDJ1QkUwT2tJUT09

Meeting ID: 853 1349 8174 Password: 878610

Phone Access: 929 205 6099 Meeting ID: 853 1349 8174 Password: 878610

The agenda includes the following:

  • Call to Order
  • Library Budget Review and Operations Plan
  • Visitors Discussion
  • Adjournment

Newton Housing Partnership: The Newton Housing Partnership will meet virtually on Tuesday, May 19th at 6:00 p.m.

To Join the Zoom Online Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/287638758 Meeting ID: 287 638 758

To dial by phone: 1(646)558-8656 and entering 287638758#.

For audio only, call (646)558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 287 638 758.

To view and participate in this virtual meeting on your computer, at the above date and time, either copy this link into your browser https://us02web.zoom.us/j/287638758

The agenda includes the following:

  • Review and approval of April 21st Meeting Summary
  • Project Updates
    • Riverside
    • West Newton Armory
    • Dunstan East
    • 15 Riverdale Avenue
    • Zoning Redesign
  • Newton COVID-19 Emergency Housing Relief Program
    • Program Updates
  • Newton Housing Partnership Project Review Criteria
    • Discussion
  • Newton Housing Partnership 2020 Priorities
    • Discussion
  • Upcoming Meetings
    • June 16th

Election Commission: The Election Commission will meet virtually on Wednesday, May 20th at 2:00 p.m.

To Join the Zoom Meeting:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86982490892

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The agenda includes the following:

  • Updates on the September and November 2020 elections
  • Other Business

Zoning Board of Appeals: The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet virtually on Wednesday, May 20th at 7:00 p.m.

To view and participate in this virtual meeting on your phone, download the “Zoom Cloud Meetings” app in any app store or at www.zoom.us. At the above date and time, click on “Join a Meeting” and enter the following Meeting ID: 842 942 8454.

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To dial into the meeting via telephone, call in by dialing 1-646-558-8656 and use the Meeting ID: 842 942 8454.

The agenda includes the following:

  • Public Hearing on a Request for a Chapter 40B, Comprehensive Permit to construct a 244 unit residential development, which will include 61 affordable housing units and approximately 12,141 square feet of retail space, and to maintain an approximately 8,222 square foot existing office building, all on approximately 3.17 acres of land located at 1149, 1151, 1169, 1171-1173, 1179 and 1185 Washington Street, 12, 18, 24 and 25 Kempton Place, and 32 and 34 Dunstan Street. Information on this proposal can be found here.
  • Review and Approval of March 25th Minutes

See Packet 1 here and Packet 2 here.

Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission: The Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission will meet virtually on Thursday, May 21st at 7:00 p.m.

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The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for Certificate of Appropriateness for the installation of a gravel path with cobblestone border and cobblestone driveway apron at 8 Nancy Road – VIOLATION
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for the installation of a gravel path with cobblestone border, cobblestone aprons and cobblestone step at 18 Nancy Road – VIOLATION
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for the installation gravel path with cobblestone border, cobblestone apron, and bluestone paving steps at 26 Nancy Road – VIOLATION
  • Request to renew a Certificate of Appropriateness for the project approved in 2015 to apply stone veneer to the front elevation of the house and garage at 8 Nancy Road
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to plant evergreens to screen the HVAC equipment on the left side of the house that is in violation at 40 Acacia Avenue – VIOLATION
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install a parking area and patio at the back of the house, to expand the previously approved deck, to extend the driveway, and build a shed at the end of the driveway at 40 Acacia Avenue
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to remove a section of six-foot-tall wood stockade fence connecting the front fence to the back right of the house and install two new sections of six-foot-tall wood stockade fence on the left side of the property at 525 Hammond Street
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to remove a section of six-foot-tall wood stockade fence connecting the front fence to the back right of the house and install two new sections of six-foot-tall wood stockade fence on the left side of the property at 521 Hammond Street
  • Request for feedback on a project to renovate the existing carriage house at 190 Chestnut Hill Road
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for semi-transparent stain for the fence sections on the left side of the property at 152 Suffolk Road – VIOLATION
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for a redesign of the as-built balustrade and trim on the single-car garage bay where the balustrade and trim are in violation at 152 Suffolk Road – VIOLATION
  • Administration Discussion
    • Approval of March 19, 26 and April Minutes
    • Upcoming Commission Election
    • Commission Administrative Meeting

The Staff Memo can be found here and the Packet documents can be found here.