City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of July 12th

Commission on Disability: The Commission on Disability will meet virtually on Monday, July 13th at 6:00 p.m. (NOTE: NEW START TIME)

To join the Zoom Meeting, go to: https://zoom.us/j/415115921 Meeting ID: 415 115 921 One tap mobile +16465588656,,415115921#

Dial by your location +1 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 415 115 921

The agenda includes the following:

  • Introductions
  • Chair of the Human Rights Commission
  • Approval of June 8th Meeting Minutes
  • Newton Wellesley Hospital Inclusion Director
  • Accessible Playground Mats
  • Service Animal Information Sheet
  • 30th Anniversary Events and Materials
  • MAAB Variance – Trail Connector
  • Girard’s Photos and CDBG Report
  • Accessible Fines Report
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • ADA Coordinator’s Report
  • Ideas for FY2022 CDBG Access Projects
  • Quarterly Meeting with the Mayor
  • August Hiatus
  • Adjournment

Auburndale Historic District Commission: The Auburndale Historic District Commission will meet virtually on Tuesday, July 14th at 7:00 p.m.

To join the Zoom meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85492988873 Or go to www.zoom.us, click “Join a Meeting” and enter the Meeting ID: 854 9298 8873

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,,85492988873# Or click on “Join a Meeting” and enter the Meeting ID: 854 9298 8873

The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace gutters with fiberglass gutters with a historic wood gutter profile at 99 Hancock Street
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install a temporary metal accessible ramp at 29 Fern Street, Unit 1
  • Administrative Discussion
    • Administrative approval of gutter replacement with fiberglass gutters
    • Review draft minutes of May meeting
    • Commission elections of Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary

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

Community Preservation Commission: The Community Preservation Commission will meet virtually on Tuesday, July 14th at 7:00 p.m.

To join the Zoom meeting, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82487026774 One tap mobile: +16465588656,,82487026774#

The agenda includes the following:

  • Pre-proposal for Grace Episcopal Church Tower, Belfry and Spire Restoration
  • Pre-proposal for Commonwealth Avenue Carriageway Redesign
  • Final Report on 236 Auburn Street Affordable Housing Project

The Meeting Packet can be found here.

Council on Aging and Advisory Board: The Council on Aging and Advisory Board will meet virtually on Tuesday, July 14th at 7:30 p.m.

To join the Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83564900537?pwd=UjBlcXRoNjY3aS9JQjZnUUxCWldJdz 09 Meeting ID: 835 6490 0537 Password: 449257

Dial by your location +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) Meeting ID: 835 6490 0537 Password: 449257

The only item on the agenda is a discussion and vote on the NewCAL site.

Economic Development Commission: The Economic Development Commission will meet virtually on Tuesday, July 14th at 6:30 p.m.

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

The agenda includes the following:

  • Attendance
  • Approval of June 9, 2020 Meeting Minutes
  • City Updates
  • Discussion Items:
    • Outreach
    • Implementation of Recommendations from Ideas Letter
      • Overall Status
      • Private Funding Program (item G in Letter to the Mayor)
      • Zoning language for
        • R&D and Modern Manufacturing (Item E.2.a)
        • Home Business Ordinance (Item E.2.b)
        • Drive-in Movie Theaters (Item A:3)
      • Working with NNRC on mentoring, marketing and other matters (Items C.1 and C.4)
      • Other Items
    • City Council requested input
      • Retail businesses in residential zones
      • Elimination of single-family zoning
  • Other Business
  • Date of Next Meeting – August 11th
  • Adjournment

Election Commission: The Election Commission will meet virtually on Wednesday, July 15th at 2:00 p.m.

To join the Zoom Meeting:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86982490892 One tap mobile:16465588656,,86982490892# US (New York) Dial in:646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 86982490892

The agenda includes the following:

  • Updates on the September 2020 and November 2020 Elections
  • Early Voting Hours and Location
  • Other Business

Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission: The Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission will meet virtually on Thursday, July 16th at 7:00 p.m.

To join the Zoom meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89297885731 Or go to www.zoom.us, click “Join a Meeting” and enter the Meeting ID: 892 9788 5731

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,,89297885731# Or click on “Join a Meeting” and enter the Meeting ID: 892 9788 5731

The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness (VIOLATION) – to approve evergreen screening for the HVAC equipment on the left side of the house that is in violation (continuation) at 40 Acacia Avenue
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to build a shed 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 remove a utility pole and relocate two poles and install a switchgear box and transformer required by the utility company (continuation) at 45 Old England Road
  • 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 garage, an enclosed set of stairs against the garage, and a two-story rear addition at 50 Beacon Street
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to build a rear addition, modify the covered walk on the left side, remove storm windows and replace windows, repair clapboard siding, remove existing skylights and add new skylights, change color palette and change landscaping at 9 Old Orchard Road

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

Conservation Commission: The Conservation Commission will meet virtually on Thursday, July 16th at 7:00 p.m.

To join the Zoom meeting:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88580426854 or+16465588656,,88580426854#

The agenda includes the following:

  • Wetlands Decisions
    • Request for an Order of Conditions (“OOC”) on a Notice of Intent (“NOI”) to construct a new detached garage and driveway at 24 Village Road
    • Request for an Order of Conditions (“OOC”) on a Notice of Intent (“NOI”) to construct the Chapter 40B Dunstan East Mixed-Use Development at Dunstan Street/Washington Street/Kempton Place
    • Request for an Order of Conditions (“OOC”) on a Notice of Intent (“NOI”) ex-post facto regarding vegetation removal and stockpiling in flood zone at 55 Bernard Street
    • Request for an amended Order of Conditions (“OOC”) on a Notice of Intent (“NOI”) for a lawn extension and associated grading, retaining walls and plantings at 62 Carlton Road
    • Request for a Certificate of Compliance for playground/park renovation at the Newton Highlands Playground
  • Conservation Area Decisions
  • Administrative Decisions
    • Newton Commonwealth Foundation Liaison
    • Tree Replacement Policy
    • Amenities in Buffer Zones
    • Approval of June 25th Meeting Minutes
  • Issues Around Town Decisions

The Packet Documents can be found here.

Newton Retirement Board: The Newton Retirement Board will meet on Thursday, July 16th at 10:00 a.m. in Room 204 (virtually?). The agenda includes the following:

  • Review and Approve June 24th Meeting Minutes
  • Conduct four interviews for Administrative Assistant position