City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of June 14th

Newton Parks and Recreation: The Newton Parks and Recreation Commission will meet virtually on Monday, June 15th, at 7:00 p.m.

To join the Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82961802306 Meeting ID: 829 6180 2306

One tap mobile +13017158592,,82961802306# US (Germantown) +13126266799,,82961802306# US (Chicago)

The agenda includes the following:

  • Approval of draft May Meeting Minutes
  • Commissioner’s Reports on Programs, Forestry, and Maintenance
  • Public Hearing on Kennard Sculpture Trail
  • Newton Tennis – Clay Courts
  • Albemarle Playground – Bike Racks
  • 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 Commissioners: The Board of License Commissioners will meet virtually on Tuesday, June 16th, at 7:15 p.m.

Conference Call 617-454-5555 access code 1420

The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for a One-Day Temporary Wine and Malt and Entertainment License for a company party drive-in movie night to be held on Wednesday, July 22nd with a rain date of Wednesday, July 29th from 6:30 – 11:00 p.m. at the Marshall’s Plaza, 260 Needham Street.
  • Request for a New Wine and Malt Package Store License to be exercised at Chefronsky’s, LLC, d/b/a Ronsky’s, 3A Boylston Street. The hours of operation will be M-Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • Request for a New All Alcohol License, New Common Victualler and Entertainment License at Newton Pie, Inc. d/b/a Jinny’s, 1231 Centre Street. The hours of operations will be Sunday through Saturday from 10:00AM – 12:00AM

Newton Housing Partnership: The Newton Housing Partnership will meet virtually on Tuesday, June 16th, at 6:00 p.m.

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

The agenda includes the following:

  • Review and Approval of May 19th Meeting Summary
  • Project Updates:
    • Riverside
    • West Newton Armory
    • Dunstan East 40B
    • 15 Riverdale Avenue 40B
    • Newton COVID-19 Emergency Housing Relief Program
  • Newton Housing Partnership Project Review Criteria
  • Newton Housing Partnership Initiatives
    • Housing’s role in diversity, equity and inclusion – leading change to make Newton more accessible and welcoming to all
      • 70% Local Preference Policy
      • Partnership with Fair Housing Committee
      • Discussion of Other Ideas
    • Zoning Redesign – Update from the subcommittee
    • Extremely low-income housing strategy: Update from the subcommittee

Newtonville Area Council: The Newtonville Area Council will meet virtually on Wednesday, June 17th, at 7:00 p.m.

No registration or account is required. If you want to speak, use a device with a microphone. The Meeting ID is 884 9633 0043 Password is 489597

To participate or watch, click on: Join URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88496330043?pwd=NTU0TFNEVlQ3Z2lHQTNlVThrMTcrdz09

The agenda includes the following:

  • Burning issues in the community
    • A minute of silence to contemplate the meaning of George Floyd’s death
    • Discussion of its relevance to Newton
    • Sewer tax increase
    • Dunstan East
  • Reconstructing Newtonville Center
    • Updates from the Public Works Department – from liaison Marc Kaufman
    • Visual presentations and Q and A
  • Infection and death in Newton’s long-term care facilities
    • Roots of Newton’s exceptional death-rate (111/116 of our CV-19 deaths have been in these facilities)
    • Protecting residents, workers, and workers’ communities
  • Administrative Issues
    • Review and approval of May minutes
    • Protocols for communications and dissents
    • NewCal and Newtonville businesses: How adequate has outreach been?
    • Newtonville Plaza mural competition
    • Introducing the issue “Re-thinking transit-oriented development” for July meeting

Zoning Board of Appeals: The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet virtually on Wednesday, June 17th, 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.

To view and participate in this virtual meeting on your computer, at the above date and time, go to www.zoom.us, click “Join a Meeting” and enter the following Meeting ID: 842 942 8454. Alternatively, the direct Zoom link to the meeting is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8429428454.

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 204 unit residential development, which will include 51 affordable housing units and approximately 22,382 square feet of commercial, office and retail space, all on approximately 3.4 acres of land at 15 Riverdale Avenue
  • Review and Approval of April 22, 2020 and May 6, 2020 Draft Meeting Minutes

Packet Materials can be found here.

Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission: The Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission will meet virtually on Thursday, June 18th at 7:00 p.m.

To view and participate in this virtual meeting on your computer, at the above date and time, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/779190060 Or go to www.zoom.us, click “Join a Meeting” and enter the Meeting ID: 779190060 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, use one tap mobile +13017158592,,779190060# US (New York) Or click on “Join a Meeting” and enter the Meeting ID: 779190060

The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install an open picket fence along the rear of the property line and request feedback on installing an ornamental fence at 525 Hammond Street
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install a driveway, parking area, and hardscaping, and request for approval of proposed wood garage doors at 521 Hammond Street
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to remove a utility pole and relocate two poles and install a switchgear box and transformer required by the utility company at 45 Old England Road
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install copper chimney caps; request to replace all the existing windows and 8 doors; request to replace roof with solar tiles at 106 Old Orchard Road
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for approval of evergreens planted to screen the HVAC equipment on the left side of the house that is in violation at 40 Acacia Avenue
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to remove an ornamental bridge at the front of the property at 9 Acacia Avenue
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to repair or replace damaged exterior elements, to change the stair approach to the house, to build a matching bay by the entry door, and to build a breezeway/connector between the house and the garage, an enclosed set of stairs against the garage, and a two-story rear addition at 50 Beacon Street
  • Administrative Discussion:
    • Houghton Pond and Houghton Garden Project Updates

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