City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of June 7th

Commission on Disability: The Commission on Disability will meet virtually on Monday, June 8th, at 6:00 p.m.

To join the Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/415115921 Meeting ID: 415 115 921

One tap mobile +16465588656,,415115921# or Dial by your location +1 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 415 115 921

The agenda includes the following:

  • Approval of draft May 11th Meeting Minutes
  • CDBG Report
  • Accessible Fines Report
  • Northland AAB Variance
  • Open Space and Recreation Plan Support Letter
  • Newton SEPAC Presentation
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • ADA Coordinator’s Report
  • Ideas for Fine’s Funded Projects
    • Grants to Newton Elementary Schools for Accessible Playground Equipment
  • Action Items from March 4th Meeting
    • Brochure
    • Facebook Page
    • Alternate COD Member to attend Mayor’s quarterly meetings
  • Planning for the ADA 30th Anniversary
    • Summer Events (Chalk Art, Mayor’s Commemoration)
    • Film Screening – December 3rd – Remote Plan

Library Board of Trustees – Finance Committee: The Finance Committee of the Library Board of Trustees will meet virtually on Monday, June 8th, at 5:00 p.m.

To join the Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84364670693?pwd=ZE43djA5UFhoUGlQQWZFa0g0cTBUUT09

Additional Zoom Log In Info:

Web Access: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84364670693?pwd=ZE43djA5UFhoUGlQQWZFa0g0cTBUUT09 Meeting ID: 843 6467 0693 Password: 744040

Phone Access: 929 205 6099 Meeting ID: 843 6467 0693 Password: 744040

The agenda includes the following:

  • Approval of June 2nd Meeting Minutes
  • Finalize the balanced fund in which investments will be consolidated

Zoning Board of Appeals: The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet virtually on Monday, June 8th, 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 authorizing the applicant 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 at 1149, 1151, 1169, 1171-1173, 1179 and 1185 Washington Street, 12, 18, 24 and 25 Kempton Place, and 32 and 34 Dunstan Street
  • Review and Approval of April 22nd Meeting Minutes

Packet 1 Documents can be found here and Packet 2 Documents can be found here.

Auburndale Historic District Commission: The Auburndale Historic District Commission will meet virtually on Tuesday, June 9th 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/83611364478 Or go to www.zoom.us, click “Join a Meeting” and enter the Meeting ID: 836 1136 4478

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,,83611364478# US (Germantown) Or click on “Join a Meeting” and enter the Meeting ID: 836 1136 4478

The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to repave and expand the driveway area, rebuild the masonry retaining wall on the right sides of the driveway, and extend the masonry retaining wall to the back of the shed at 315 Central Street
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install wood and metal fencing gates, and to install a light fixture above the garage door at 37 Hancock Street
  • Administrative Discussion
    • Review and approval of draft May Meeting Minutes
    • Upcoming Commission elections

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

Economic Development Commission: The Economic Development Commission will meet virtually on Tuesday, June 9th at 6:30 p.m.

To join the Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/198026272 or +16465588656,,198026272#

The agenda includes the following:

  • Approval of draft May 12th and May 26th Meeting Minutes
  • City Updates
  • Discussion Items: Ideas Letter to the Mayor
  • Other Business
  • Date of next regularly scheduled meeting – July 14th

Community Preservation Committee: The Community Preservation Committee will meet virtually on Tuesday, June 9th at 7:00 p.m.

To join the Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86575794174

One tap mobile: +13017158592,,86575794174#

The agenda includes the following:

  • Review the Final Report from consultants on Newton’s Homebuyer Assistance Program
  • Other Business
    • Riverside Greenway Working Group/Pigeon Hill Trail Project Update and Discussion
    • Election of CPC Officers
    • Approval of draft April and May meeting minutes

The Meeting Packet can be found here.

Washington Place Liaison Committee: The Washington Place Liaison Committee will meet virtually on Tuesday, June 9th at 6:00 p.m.

To Join Zoom Meeting https://tufts.zoom.us/j/92003160035 Meeting ID: 920 0316 0035

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The agenda includes the following:

  • Discussion of a parking plan for the areas surrounding the project
  • Discussion of the fence along Washington Street to be created with mitigation funds
  • Update on construction

Urban Design Commission: The Urban Design Commission will meet virtually on Wednesday, June 10th at 7:00 p.m.

To join the Zoom Virtual Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/309998760 or Dial + 13017158592,,309998760#

The agenda includes the following requests for sign permits:

  • CRG – Centre Realty Group – 555 Commonwealth Avenue
  • PNC Bank – 55 Boylston Street
  • Giner Labs – 89 Rumford Avenue

The Staff memo can be found here.

Newton Upper Falls Historic District Commission: The Newton Upper Falls Historic District Commission will meet virtually on Thursday, June 11th 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/310752034 Or go to www.zoom.us, click “Join a Meeting” and enter the Meeting ID: 310 752 034

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 +16465588656,,310752034# US (New York) Or click on “Join a Meeting” and enter the Meeting ID: 310 752 034

The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace windows at 1 Rockland Place
  • Request for a Certificate of Hardship (VIOLATION) – for the as-built replacement of the rear deck and stair at 18 Cliff Road
  • Request for a Letter of Support to the Mass Historical Commission for Historic Tax Credits for the renovation and restoration of the former Gamewell Fire Alarm and Telegraph Company at 1234 Chestnut Street
  • Administrative Discussion
    • Approval of draft May meeting minutes
    • Upcoming Commission elections

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

Newtonville Area Council: The Newtonville Area Council is scheduled to meet virtually on Thursday, June 11th at 7:00 p.m.

To join the virtual meeting via Zoom: ID 822 9739 2449Meeting Password  975712

The agenda includes the following:

  • Review and approval of minutes
  • Burning Issues
    • A minute of silence to contemplate the importance and implications of George Floyd’s death
    • Discussion: relevance to his death and movement to Newton
    • Increasing sewer taxes
    • Dunstan East
  • Reconstructing Newtonville Center
    • Updates from the Planning Department – report from community 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 the workers’communities with more transparency and testing
  • Administrative Issues
    • Introducing the issue of re-thinking transit-oriented development for July meeting.                   
    • Protocols for dissenting views and NAC messaging.