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Development Review Team Meetings – Week – June 17th

The following potential projects will meet with the Development Review Team this week:

  • 37 Duffield Road – Special Permit to extend nonconforming front setback
  • 63 Cherry Street – Possible special permit for expansion of existing single-family
    dwelling including dormers
  • 184 Spiers Road – Addition to rear/side on a lot with three fronts
  • 12 Garden Road– Proposed garage for single-family dwelling

Board and Commission Meetings – Week of June 17th

Newton Parks and Recreation Commission:  The Newton Parks and Recreation Commission will meet on Monday, June 18th at 8:00 p.m. in Room 204.  The agenda can be found here. The Parks and Recreation will grant their annual Youth Awards at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

Newton Free Library Board of Trustees:  The Library Trustees will meet on Tuesday, June 19th at 9:00 a.m. in the Trustee’s Room of the Main Library.  The agenda can be found here.

Newton Center for Active Living (NewCAL) Executive and Advisory Building Committee Meeting: The NewCAL Building Committee will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, June 19th at 7:00 p.m. at the Senior Center, 345 Walnut Street.  The agenda can be found here.

Newton Retirement Board:  The Newton Retirement Board will meet on Wednesday, June 20th at 3:00 p.m. in Room 211.  The agenda can be found here.

Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission:  The Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission will meet on Thursday, June 21st at 7:30 p.m. in Room 205.  The agenda includes the following requests for Certificate of Appropriateness

  • Request to install a fence at 108 Reservoir Avenue
  • Request for approval of cobblestone edging installed along driveway and for
    stone walls installed at the left front corner of the house and a Request to install wrought iron gate and three sections of wood panel fencing at 28 Chestnut Hill Terrace
  • Request to amend previously approved project to make changes to materials,
    products, finishes, roof line, and to remove south elevation bay at 48 Reservoir Road
  • Request to renovate a garage at 32 Suffolk Road
  • Request to replace all windows and the garage doors; install a new window, a
    condenser unit, and a dormer on the front elevation. at 96 Suffolk Road
  • Request to replace decking and deck railing, repair latticework, replace window
    with a door, install basement window and do exterior repairs at 61 Gatehouse Road
  • Request for approval of as-built and proposed design changes at 46 Woodman Road
  • Request to demolish house, garage and shed and build new house and garage at 45 Old England Road

Community Preservation Committee:  The Community Preservation Committee will meet on Thursday, June 21st at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204.  The agenda includes the following:

  • Presentation and discussion of independent analysis of project financials and CPC working session for Crescent Street proposal
  • committee business

School Committee to Meet Monday, June 18th

The School Committee is scheduled to meet on Monday, June 18th – first, in Executive Session at 5:30 p.m. in Room 304 at the Ed Center to discuss strategy related to Collective Bargaining and then at 7:00 p.m. in Room 210 at the Ed Center to hold its regularly scheduled meetng.  The agenda includes:

  • Update on High School Start Times
  • Fiscal and Operational Update
  • Facilities Update
  • Discussion and Vote on Equity Policy Guidelines
  • Superintendent Assessment

 

Upcoming Events – Week of June 10th

  • “Hello Washington Street” continues its week-long planning events on Monday, June 11th from 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. at 1239 Washington Street and then again on Tuesday, June 12th from 8:30 – 2:30 p.m.  There will also be “Chili Cook-off and Wrap-up” and Presentation and Conversation beginning at 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Former Aquinas School/150 Jackson Road.
  • Tour de Newton- June 17th – The 6th annual Tour de Newton is being transformed into something totally new – the Magical Mystery Tour de Newton.  There will be four 8 mile routes.  Along each of the routes, riders will encounter a series of “magical mysteries”. To sign up to ride or to volunteer – please go to www.bikereg.com/38816
  • Rove the Cove, June 23rd – The race will be held on Saturday, June 23rd, starting and ending at the picnic area of The Cove in Auburndale.  All proceeds from the race will be donated to the Auburndale Community Library.

 

Finance Committee to Meet Monday, June 11th and will meet jointly with Public Facilities

The Finance Committee will meet on Monday, June 11th at 7:00 p.m. The Finance Committee’s agenda includes the following:

  • Request for authorization to accept a Mass Housing grant of $85,000 to fund a fiscal impact team to analyze financial impacts from potential developments along Washington Street, Needham Street, Riverside and exam the proposed new Zoning Ordinance.

The Committee will be joined by the Public Facilities Committee to discuss the following items:

  • Request to transfer $120,000 from Budget Reserve to Public Works Vehicle Maintenance Account to replace three vehicles in the Inspectional Services Department and one vehicle for the Inspector of Weights and Measures
  • Request to appropriate $75,000 from Free Cash to replace the Elliot Street generator and related electric service upgrade
  • Request to transfer $100,000 from Human Resources Full-time Salaries Account to the Public Buildings Repairs and Maintenance Account to fund assorted year-end building improvements
  • Request authorization to transfer $150,000 from the Stormwater Current-Year Budget Reserve to a capital project account to fund a storm water retention system for Franklin Elementary School
  • Request authorization to appropriate $400,000 from the Water Fund Surplus – Available for Appropriation Account for the purpose of making hte FY2018 MWRA Lead Pipe Replacement Program loan payment

The Finance Committee will then continue to meet to discuss the following:

  • Request authorization to appropriate $100,000 from Free Cash for fence repairs throughout the City
  • Request authorization to transfer $10,000 from Veteran’s Services Benefits Account to fund War Memorial Veterans Museum improvements
  • Request to transfer $75,000 from Main Library Full-time Salaries Account to Main Library Building Improvements Account to install a new public address system
  • Request to appropriate and expend $150,000 from Free Cash for repairs to 1294 Centre Street, the formerHealth Department Building
  • Commissioner of Public Works requesting approval of various sidewalk/driveway apron/curbcut betterments
  • Request to appropriate $338,000 from bonded indebtedness to fund the rehabilitation of the Forest Grove Pump Station
  • Request authorization to transfer $150,000 from Current Year Budget Reserve to fund repair/replacement of streetlights
  • Request authorization to transfer $40,000 from Police Department Full-time Salaries Account to the Police Department Computer Server Software Account to fund a time and attendance software
  • Request authorization to transfer $100,000 from Current Year Budget Reserve to purchase an incident command vehicle for the Police Department
  • Request to appropriate $121,770 from Free Cash to replace 120 bottles for the self contained breathing apparatus
  • Request to appropriate $33,739 from Free Cash to purchase an extractor and gear dryer for both Fire Stations 1 and 2
  • Request to transfer $100,000 from the Fire Department Full-time Salaries Account to the Fire Department Electricity Account to cover the increase cost of electricity from the Station 3 addition
  • Request to transfer $10,000 from the Current Year Budget Reserve Account to the Law Department’s Full-time Salaries Account to provide funding for a few week overlap in the Office Manager’s position
  • Request to transfer $30,000 from the Current Year Budget Reserve Account to the Executive Office Consulting Account for the purpose of developing a cultural strategy for the City
  • Request to transfer $25,000 from the Current Year Budget Reserve Account to the Executive Office Consulting Account for the purpose of hiring a consultant to assist the Permit Software Working Group as they prepare to search for new permitting software
  • Request for authorization to transfer $260,000 from the Treasury Long Term Interest Account and $10,000 from the Treasury Advanced Refunding Contribution to cover the costs of the December advanced refunding

The Public Facilities Committee agenda can be found here.

 

Zoning and Planning Committee to meet Monday, June 11th

The Zoning and Planning Committee will meet on Monday, June 11th at 7:00p.m. in Room 205.  The agenda includes the following:

  • Three appointments to the Planning and Development Board (Sudha Maheshwari, Kevin McCormack, and James Robertson and one re-appointment to the Planning and Development Board (Peter Doeringer)
  • Director of Planning providing monthly update on Washington Street corridor plan
  • Director of Planning requesting discussion and adoption of the Needham Street Vision Plan
  • Director of Planning requesting requesting review, discussion and direction regarding the Zoning Redesign project and specifically on a draft policy content outline on the new Zoning Ordinance

School Committee to Meet on Monday, June 11th

The School Committee will meet in Executive Session on Monday, June 11th at 5:30 p.m. in Room 304 at the Ed Center to discuss strategy related to Collective Bargaining.

The School Committee will then meet in Open Session at 7:00 p.m. in Room 210 at the Ed Center.  The agenda includes the following:

  • Superintendent’s Report
  • Public Comment
  • End of the Year Report – System Wide Goals 2017-2018
  • Student Services Update
  • End of the Year Report – Superintendent’s Goals 2017-2018
  • Equity Guidelines Discussion
  • Vote on EDCO Board Member
  • Vote to approve Field Trips
  • Vote to approve minutes
  • Communications