Category: Boards & Commissions

City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of September 23rd

Council on Aging:  The Council on Aging will meet on Tuesday, September 25th at 7:30 p.m. at the Senior Center, 345 Walnut Street, Newtonville. The agenda includes updates on NewCAL and the Golda Meir House, October 2nd Library Series Program.

Auburndale Historic District Commission:  The Auburndale Historic District Commission will meet on Tuesday, September 25th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following requests for Certificates of Appropriateness:

  • Request to replace the front porch decking and make repairs at 115 Windermere Road
  • Request to install wireless equipment at 216 Woodland Road

Also Violation:

  • Presentation of plan for remedial action for unauthorized demolition at 140 Windermere Road

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

Board of License Commissioners:  The Board of License Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, September 25th at 7:30 p.m. in Room 204.  The agenda can be found here.

Zoning Board of Appeals:  The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet on Tuesday, September 25th at 6:00 p.m. in Room 211. The agenda includes the following:

  • Public meeting to discuss and/or adopt changes to the Rules of the Zoning Board of Appeals effective January 26, 2016; training by the Law Department on the role of the Board, the Open Meeting, Public Records and Conflict of Interest laws; any necessary briefing from the Law Department about items in litigation
  • Public Hearing to begin at 7:30 p.m. on an appeal of the August 9, 2018 denial of a building permit by the Commissioner of Inspectional Services for construction of a new single family dwelling at 11 Village Circle

Election Commission:  The Election Commission will meet on Wednesday, September 26th at 8:00 p.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:

  • Approval of the Ballot questions for the November 6th Municipal Election (instructions to voters and question orders)
  • Approval of the text for the mailer for the November 6th election
  • Update on the November 6th State Election
  • Discussion of process and procedure for filed Election Complaint

Energy Commission:  The Energy Commission will meet Wednesday, September 26th at 7:30 p.m. in Room 211. The agenda includes the following:  Climate Action Plan for Newton; update on the City’s energy plans; overview of the City’s energy use and energy efficiency efforts; and an update on Newton Power Choice.

Retirement Board:  The Newton Retirement Board will meet on Wednesday, September 26th at 3:00 p.m. in Room 211.  The agenda can be found here.

Newton Free Library Board of Trustees:  The Newton Free Library Board of Trustees will meet on Wednesday, September 26th at 9:00 a.m. in the Trustees Room at the Newton Free Library. The agenda includes:  election of new officers,;reports from the President,; Treasurer, Library Director, Development; Friends;  Trustees/Friends Committee and the Spring Fling Committee; approval and vote on the Trustees Fund Budget; Capital Project Planning – Children’s Area, other facility improvements, and related funds management; policy on conduct in the library – on hold until October; and formulation of policy on donor proposed/sponsored improvements and memorials.

Newton Historical Commission:  The Newton Historical Commission will meet on Thursday, September 27th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205.  The agenda includes the following:

  • 4 Full Demolition Requests:
    • 21 Park Lane
    • 67 Walnut Street
    • 264 Pearl Street
    • 211 Webster Street
  • 2 Waiver Amendment Requests:
    • 108 Concord Street
    • 432 Cherry Street
  • 4 Waiver Review Requests (to waive the demo delay):
    • 457 Waverly Avenue
    • 85 Bigelow Road
    • 59 Alexander Road
    • 34 Morton Road
  • Partial Demolition Request for 61 Washington Park

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

Construction Liaison Committee:  There will be a Construction Liaison Committee meeting for Sunrise Development on Washington Street on Friday, September 28th at 7:45 a.m. at the Crowne Plaze Boston-Newton, 320 Washington Street.  Notice can be found here.

Lasell Neighborhood Council to meet on Monday, September 17th at 8:00 a.m.

The Lasell Neighborhood Council is scheduled to meet on Monday, September 17th at 8:00 a.m. at the Irwin Annex, Lasell Campus, 5 Cheswick Road in Auburndale. The agenda includes Vice President Dean Hickey’s departure from Lasell, Lasell’ new Strategic Plan, Riverside updates, Lasell Village renovations, Library Changes, changes to the Arrow Campus Center, the Science and Technology Center, Mt. Ida, the Fitness Center, and the Lights at Grellier Field.

 

Newton Human Rights Commission to Meet – Monday, September 17th

The Newton Human Rights Commission will meet on Monday, September 17th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 106C at Newton City Hall. The agenda can be found here and includes:  Hate Incidents between July and September 2018, Transgender Discrimnation report by Holly Ryan and Emily Prenner, LGBTQA Resource Guide by Bryan Barash, co-sponsored event with the Harmony Foundation and the Newton Theater Company:  “It’s a Wonderful Life” on May 5th at Aquinas Auditorium and Human Rights Awards Night set for December 4th – location and time TBD.

Newton Parks and Recreation Commission to meet on Monday, September 17th – 7:00 p.m.

The Newton Parks and Recreation Commission will meet on Monday, September 17th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204. The agenda includes Commissioner Reports on Programs Forestry and Maintenance, discussion on Crescent Street proposal for a park, Committee reports (Community Preservation, Farm Commission – need to elect a representative), Cabot Redesign Committee, Commonwealth Golf Course, Off-Leash Area Working Group, Crystal Lake Working Group, Athletic Fields Committee, NewCAL (Center for Active Living)), and discussions on field naming and sign policy.

Zoning Board of Appeals to meet on Monday, September 17th at 7:00 p.m.

The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet on Monday, September 17th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205.  The agenda includes an appeal of a zoning violation notice issued by the Commission of Inspectional Services for use of a residence for an Association of Persons in a common dwelling without a special permit at 26  Channing Street and two appeals of the Commissioner of Inspectional Services Notices of Violation for operating a commercial business within a residential zone at 381 and 384 Dudley Road.

Planning and Development Board to Meet on Monday, September 17th – 7:00 p.m.

 The Planning and Development Board will meet on Monday, September 17th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 211. The agenda includes a presentation and public hearing on the FY18 Consolidated Annual and Performance and Evaluation Report, project update on 236 Auburn Street, staff updates, Planning and Development Board mission statements, and a listing of upcoming meetings/evernts so please mark your calendars.

Urban Design Commission to meet on Monday, September 17th – 7:00 p.m.

The Urban Design Commission will meet on Monday, September 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the Planning Conference Room. The agenda includes the following sign permit requests:

  • Fusion Academy- 320 Needham Street
  • Lululemon – 55 Boylston Street
  • Stop & Shop – 165 Needham Street
  • AT&T – 88-100 Needham Street
  • LC Kids Montessori – 227 Washington Street
  • Realr Skin Care – 415 Lexington Street
  • Fully Promoted – 1191 Chestnut Street
  • Atrium Wellness Center – 300 Boylston Street

The Staff Memo containing more detailed information can be found here.

Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission to meet on Thursday, September 20th

The Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission will meet on Thursday, September 20th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following: requests for Certificate of Appropriateness:

  • Request to install a cobblestone driveway apron and curbing at 28 Chestnut Hill Terrace
  • Request front walkway, stairs and landing at 25 Nancy Road
  • Request to replace landscape walls and install curbing at 25 Chestnut Hill Terrace
  • Request to amend a previously approved house and garage and a request to build a port cochere and hardscaping at 45 Old England Road
  • Request to replace gutters and downspouts and install a railing system at 154 Beacon Street
  • Request to replace railing and decking system at 3 Meigh Road
  • Request to move electrical converters and transformers at 100 Suffolk Road

Staff memo can be found here and packet documents can be found here.