City Council Committee Meetings – Week of May 3rd

Land Use Committee: The Land Use Committee will meet virtually on Tuesday, May 5th at 7:00 p.m. To view this meeting using Zoom use this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/95695742827 or call 1-646-558-8656 and use the following Meeting ID: 956 9574 2827

The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for an Extension of Time to Exercise a previously approved Special Permit/Site Plan Approval to allow the construction of an addition to the single-car garage extending the non-conforming setback, parking within the setback, and within 5 feet of the street and relief to exceed the allowable FAR at 1188 Chestnut Street
  • Request for a Special Permit/Site Plan Approval to convert space on the third floor of an existing two-family structure to allow an interior accessory apartment exceeding 1000 sq. ft. at 169 Hunnewell Avenue
  • Request to rezone land and request for a Special Permit/Site Plan Approval for the Riverside MBTA mixed-use development at 355 and 399 Grove Street – Please note the presentation and discussion will focus on the Grove Street Bike Lane and discussion relative to mitigation and other aspects of the project – See Planning Memo

Programs and Services Committee and Finance Committee: The Programs and Services Committee and the Finance Committee will meet convene jointly and virtually on Wednesday, May 6th at 7:00 p.m. To view this meeting using Zoom use this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86814394716 or call 1-646- 558-8656 and use the following Meeting ID: 868-1439-4716

This joint Budget meeting will focus on School Enrollment, School Department Budget, and Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budget including updates on all current and planned school construction projects.

The agenda includes the following:

  • Submittal of the FY2021-2025 Capital Improvement Plan
  • Submittal of the FY2021 Municipal/School Operating Budget
  • Request to submit a Resolution to the State Legislature requesting approval of mail-in voting for the 2020 Elections and that the Secretary of State develop plans to implement it in Massachusetts

The Superintendent’s Proposed FY2021 Budget can be found here. Memo from Liam Hurley regarding adjustments to the Budget can be found here. The FY2021-FY2025 CIP can be found here.

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

Zoning and Planning Committee: The Zoning and Planning Committee will meet virtually on Thursday, May 7th at 7:00 p.m. To view this meeting, use this link at the above date and time https://us02web.zoom.us/j/92360294374. To listen to the meeting via phone dial 1-646-558-8656 and use the Meeting ID 923 6029 4374

The agenda includes the following:

  • Request to discuss and adopt the 2020-2027 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 – NOTE: The Committee will meet jointly with the Planning and Development Board to hold a public hearing on this item.
  • Request to review and, if appropriate, an update of Chapter 22, Sections 22-50 to 22-76 that relate to demolition delays, historic designation, and landmarking – See Planning Department Memo

Public Safety and Transportation Committee: The Public Safety and Transportation Committee’s regularly scheduled meeting has been cancelled due to the School Budget Meeting. The Meeting Cancellation Notice can be found here.


Traffic Council
: The Traffic Council will meet virtually on Thursday, May 7th at 7:00 p.m. To view this meeting use this link at the above date and time: https://zoom.us/j/95333013716 One tap mobile +16465588656,,95333013716# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) Meeting ID: 953 3301 3716

The agenda includes the following:

  • Request stop signs on the Pleasant Street southbound and westbound approaches at Lake Avenue to create an all-way stop
  • Request to prohibit parking all days and all times on the east side of Pleasant Street, beginning at the intersection with Lake Avenue heading northerly 85 feet, to provide for safe maneuverability around the Pleasant Street and Lake Avenue intersection
  • Request to extend the blue zone on the east side of Pleasant Street to a point 20 feet north of Tyler Terrace
  • Request to remove the “No Parking” sign (in the direction towards Parsons Street) in front of 1069 Washington Street
  • Request to insert into the provision of Sec. TPR-146. Flashing Warning light locations, on River Street at Elm Court (pedestrian activated RRFB)
  • Request to insert into the provision of Sec. TPR-146. Flashing Warning light locations on Cabot Street at Blake Street (pedestrian activated RRFB)
  • Request to insert into the provision of Sec. TPR-146. Flashing Warning light locations on East Side Parkway at Winchester Street (pedestrian activated RRFB)
  • Request to remove the following entry from TPR-85. One-way streets: Page Road: (1) from Lowell Avenue westerly to Watertown Street, and to add the following entry into Sec. TPR-85. One-way streets: Page Road: (1) from Lowell Avenue westerly to Walker Street. Note that this item does not make any changes in the field and fixes an error in the TPR
  • Request to insert into the provision of Sec. TPR-85. One-way streets, the following: Dolphin Road from Mandalay Road to Fellsmere Road. Note that this item does not make any changes in the field and fixes an omission in the TPR

The following requests are to remove entries from the Traffic and Parking Regulations (“TPR”)and removal will not make any changes in the field and only fixes an error in the TPR:

  • Request to remove the following entry fro TPR-85: One-way streets: Gibbs Street, from Centre Street easterly to end, and to add the following entry into TPR-85. One-way streets: Gibbs Street from Centre Street to Sumner Street.
  • Request to remove the following entry from TPR-85. One-way streets: Hammond Street from Priscilla Road to Beacon Street and to add the following entry into TPR-85. One-way streets: Hammond Street from Priscilla Road to College Road.
  • Request to remove the following entry from TPR-85. One-way streets: Hammond Street from Priscilla Road to Beacon Street and to add the following entry into TPR-85. One-way streets: Hammond Street from Priscilla Road to College Road.
  • Request to remove the following entry from TPR-85. One-way streets: Langley Road, from Centre Street easterly to Crescent Avenue and to add the following entry into Sec. TPR85. One-way streets: Langley Road, from Centre Street to Sumner Street.
  • Request to remove the following entry from TPR-85. One-way streets: Sumner Street (2) from Willow Street to Beacon Street, and to add the following entry into Sec. TPR-85. Oneway streets: Sumner Street (2) from Beacon Street to Willow Street.
  • Request to remove the following entry from TPR-147 Obedience to isolated stop signs: Pleasant Street at Chapin Road, northbound.
  • Request to remove the following entry from TPR-85. One-way streets: Nonantum Street – Nonantum Street, from Marlboro Street westerly to Waverley Avenue, Ward 7, and to add the following entry into Sec. TPR-85. One-way streets: Nonantum Street, from Shornecliffe Road to Waverley Avenue.
  • Request to remove the following entry from TPR-85. One-way streets: Phillips Street, from Commonwealth Avenue southeasterly to Bourne Street, and to add the following entry into Sec. TPR-85. One-way streets: Phillips Street from Bourne Street to Commonwealth Avenue.
  • Request to add the following entry into TPR-147 Obedience to isolated stop signs: Crescent Street at Robinhood Street, northbound.
  • Request to remove the following entry from TPR-147 Obedience to isolated stop signs: Evelyn Road at Beacon Street, southbound.

The Chair intends to entertain a Motion for No Action Necessary on the following item:List

  • Request to modify Sec. TPR-147 Obedience to isolated stop signs. to match existing conditions at the intersection of Pleasant Street at Chapin Road. This item makes no change in the field