City Council Committee Meetings – Week of May 17th

Finance Committee: The Finance Committee will meet virtually on Tuesday, May 19th at 7:00 p.m.

To view this meeting use this link at the above date and time: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/499157185

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The agenda includes the following:

  • Request to transfer $880,124.98 from FEMA reimbursement for a 2018 winter storm to the Inclement Weather Reserve Fund
  • Submittal of the FY2021 Municipal/School Operating Budget
  • Submittal of the FY2021-2025 Capital Improvement Plan
  • Submittal of the FY2021-2025 Supplemental Capital Improvement Plan

Please note: The Committee will conduct budget review of the following Departments:

  • Assessing
  • Information Technology
  • Purchasing
  • Executive/Sustainability

Zoning and Planning Committee: The Zoning and Planning Committee will meet virtually on Tuesday, May 19th at 7:00 p.m.

To view this meeting, use this link at the above date and time https://us02web.zoom.us/j/887899578. To listen to the meeting via phone dial 1-646-558-8656 and use the Meeting ID 887 899 578.

The agenda includes the following:

  • Discussion of the Draft FY2021-2027 Open Space and Recreation Plan, a letter stating that the Zoning and Planning Committee reviewed the Plan, and adoption of the plan as an amendment to the 2007 Comprehensive Plan – See Planning Department Memo
  • Request for a review and possible amendments to Chapter 22, Sections 22-50 to 22-76 that relate to demolition delays, historic designation and landmarking – See Planning Department Memo
  • Request for a review, discussion, and direction relative to the draft Zoning Ordinance – See Planning Department Memo

The Chair notes that the following three items will be taken up within the context of Zoning Redesign specifically as they relate to Article 3.

  • Request for an amendment to Chapter 30 of Newton’s Zoning Ordinance, section 3.4..4 on garages
  • Request review of zoning requirements for single-family attached dwelling units
  • Request to amend Chapter 30 to eliminate mandated parking minimums to improve vitality of local businesses, reduce the cost of housing, and support the climate action goals

Programs and Services Committee: The Programs and Services Committee will meet virtually on Wednesday, May 20th at 7:00 p.m.

To view this meeting use this link at the above date and time: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/425057110. To listen to this meeting via phone call 1-646-558-8656 and enter the meeting ID 425 057 110.

The agenda includes the following:

  • Submittal of the FY2021 Municipal/School Operating Budget
  • Submittal of the FY2021-2025 Capital Improvement Plan
  • Submittal of the FY2021-2025 Supplemental Capital Improvement Plan

Please note: The Committee will conduct budget review of the following Departments:

  • Library
  • Senior Services
  • City Solicitor
  • City Clerk

Public Safety and Transportation Committee: The Public Safety and Transportation Committee will meet virtually on Wednesday, May 20th at 7:00 p.m.

To view this meeting use this link at the above date and time: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/96581816814

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The agenda includes the following:

  • Request to accept and expend an $80,000 MassDOT Workforce Transportation Program grant with $20,000 in matching funds to expand the Bluebikes system
  • Request to accept 6 bikeshare stations worth $224,257 in conjunction with the expansion of the Bluebikes system

Public Facilities Committee: The regularly scheduled Public Facilities Committee meeting has been canceled. The Meeting Cancellation Notice can be found here.

Zoning and Planning Committee: The Zoning and Planning Committee will meet virtually on Thursday, May 21st at 7:00 p.m.

To view this meeting, use this link at the above date and time https://us02web.zoom.us/j/724394508. To listen to the meeting via phone dial 1-646-558-8656 and use the Meeting ID 724 394 508

The agenda includes the following:

  • Submittal of the FY2021 Municipal/School Operating Budget
  • Submittal of the FY2021-2025 Capital Improvement Plan
  • Submittal of the FY2021-2025 Supplemental Capital Improvement Plan

Please note: The Committee will conduct budget review of the following Departments:

  • Inspectional Services
  • Planning and Development
  • Community Preservation Act Administration