Category: Boards & Commissions

City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of October 14th

Newton Parks and Recreation Commission:  The Newton Parks and Recreation Commission will meet on Monday, October 15th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204. The agenda includes the following:

  • Commissioner Reports on Programs, Forestry and Maintenance
  • Informational discussion on the Jackson Road/NHA proposal
  • Committee Reports:
    • Community Preservation Committee
    • Farm Commission – Election of Commission representative
    • Cabot Redesign Committee
    • Commonwealth Golf Course
    • Off-Leash Area Working Group
    • Crystal Lake Working Group
    • Athletic Fields Committee
    • NewCAL
    • Policy and Procedure Review
      • Field Naming
      • Sign Policy

Board of Licensing Commission:  The Board of Licensing Commission will meet on Tuesday, October 16th at 7:30 p.m. in Room 204.  The agenda can be found here.

Board of Assessor’s:  The Newton Board of Assessor’s will meet on Wednesday, October 17th at 9:00 a.m. in Room 108.  The agenda can be found here.

Conservation Commission:  The Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 17th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 2B at the Newton Free Library on a draft ordinance Wetlands Ordinance.  The Notice can be found here.

Crime Prevention Commission:  The Newton Crime Prevention Commission will meet on Wednesday, October 17th at 7:30 p.m. at the Newton Police Headquarters. The agenda can be found here.  Highlights for the three years ended June, 2012 can be found here and Programming Highlights for the Five Years ended June 2017 can be found here.

Urban Design Commission:  The Urban Design Commission will meet on Wednesday, October 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the Planning Department’s Conference Room. The agenda includes the following:

  • Requests for Sign Permits for the following:
    • 959 Watertown Street – Newton Covenant Church
    • 20 Manet Road – Mt. Alvernia Academy
    • 1149 Washington Street – Eastern Insurance
    • 33 Boylston Street – The Street; Copious Row
    • 165 Needham Street – Newton Nexus; Stop & Shop
    • 271 Auburn Street – Dental Specialists Newton
    • 131 Needham Street – Newton Nexus; Sierra
    • 189 Watertown Street – CVS Pharmacy
    • 71 Needham Street – Beal Bank
    • 33 Boylston Street – Chilacates Mexican Street Food
    • 165 Needham Street – Ideal Image
  • Fence Appeal
    • 138 Berkeley Street
  • Design Review
    • 156 Oak Street – Northland Design Guidelines Review
    • 956 and 962 Walnut Street Design Review
  • Requests for Sign Review
    • 320 Needham Street –  Fusion Academy
    • 227 Washington Street – LC Kids Montessori

Financial Audit Advisory Committee – Accounting and Audit Sub-committee:  The Accounting and Audit Sub-committee of the Financial Audit Advisory Committee will meet on Thursday, October 18th at 11:00 a.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, October 18th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following requests for Certificate of Appropriateness:

  • Request to install a chimney cap at 41 Old Orchard Road
  • Request to install a railing system at 154 Beacon Street
  • Request to move electrical convertors and transformer at 100 Suffolk Road
  • Request to install a railing system, lights, vents, and condensers at 61 Gate House Road

Notice of Intent to Release Funds – Housing Rehabilitation and Development Program

Notice by the City to interested parties that projects under the Housing Rehabilitation and Development Program may require lead paint abatement.  The Notice can be found here

Notice by the Housing and Community Development Program of Release of Funds – $45,000 for minor improvements including repair and replacement of rotting wood and clapboards, sealing and repainting of the exterior at 102 Lyman Street  The Notice can be found here.

City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of October 7th

Community Preservation Committee:  The Community Preservation Committee will meet on Tuesday, October 9th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204.  The agenda includes the following:

  • Public Hearing on the Stanton Avenue Senior Housing/Gold Meir House Expansion requesting $3.25 million in CPA funds to add 60 60 income and age restricted housing units of rental housing for a net of 69
  • Discussion of the following:
    • Conservation Restrictions for past CPA funded land acquisitions;
    • Fair Housing Concerns for Kesseler Woods/Hancock Estates;
    • Staff update on current and anticipated proposals; current projects; and program planning

Pre-Meeting packet can be found here.

Economic Development Commission:  The Economic Development Commission will meet on Tuesday, October 9th at 6:30 p.m. in Room 211. The agenda includes the following:

  • Economic Development Updates
  • Presentation on Mt. Ida Campus, UMASS Amherst – by Deputy Chancellor, Steve Goodwin
  • Discussion Economic Development Strategy Matrix-
  • Discussion of Northland and Riverside

Executive Building and Advisory Building Committee for the Newton Center for Active Living Project:  The Committees will meet on Tuesday, October 9th at 6:00 p.m. at the Senior Center.  The Notice of Meeting can be found here.

Transportation Advisory Group:  The Transportation Advisory Group will meet on Wednesday, October 10th at 4:00 p.m. in Room 205.  The agenda can be found here.

Conservation Commission:  The Newton Conservation Commission will meet on Thursday, October 11th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204. The agenda includes the following:

  • 4 Notices of Intent :
    • 1 Wells Avenue – Eagle Scout project – seeking an Order of Conditions to construct a pedestrian footbridge over Country Club Brook and a new connecting trail to allow users to go from the Helen Heyn Riverway access to the trail without having to go onto the sidewalk of Wells Ave
    • Cobb Place – Applicant seeking Order of Conditions to pave and existing, gravel, privately owned street and install country drainage on either side of the street
    • Needham Street/Needham Highland Bridge – Applicant proposing to reconstruct Needham Street from Winchester to Oak/Christina Street intersection and rehab the Needham/Highland Bridge
    • 33 Wayne Road – Enforcement Action – Tear Down – Applicant requesting continuation to the November meeting to allow more time to develop plan to bring site into compliance with wetland regulations
  • ANRAD (Abbreviated Notice of Resource Area Delineation):  29 Greenwood Street – Applicant requesting confirmation of wetland lines
  • Request for Determination of Applicability:  320 Needham Street –  Applicant requesting Determination of Applicability for proposed grinding and subsequent repaving of 2 parking lots at 320 Needham Street
  • Certificate of Compliance – 100 Old England Road – Applicant is seeking a Certificate of Compliance for an addition, patio, garage and pool and required mitigation plantings under as proscribed in an Order of Conditions

Packet documents can be found here.

Newton Upper Falls Historic District Commission:  The Newton Upper Falls Historic District Commission will meet on Thursday, October 11th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:

  • Working Session on 65 High Street – Request feedback on proposed window and door changes, and deck with privacy lattice fence
  • Four requests for Certificates of Appropriateness:
    • 75 High Street – Request to amend previously approved plans to modify right-side entry steps and add a door
    • 347-349 Elliot Street – Request to replace windows
    • 1238 Chestnut Street – Request to install exterior lighting and fixed windows, change main entry, enclose parking garage stairway and install overhead doors, and build a loading dock extension
    • 1272 Boylston Street – Request to replace front entry porch, railings and stairs.

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

City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of September 30th

Health and Human Services Advisory Commission:  The Advisory Commission will meet on Monday, October 1st at 6:00 p.m. in Room 106C.  The agenda can be found here.

Planning and Development Board: The Planning and Development Board will meet on Monday, October 1st at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204.  The agenda includes the following:

  • Zoning Redesign Presentation
  • Substantial Amendment and Vote on 236 Auburn Street
  • Substantial Amendment and Vote on Haywood House – Newton Housing Authority Project
  • Continued Public Hearing on Northland project

Washington Place Liaison Committee:  The Washington Place Liaison Committee will meet on Tuesday, October 2nd at 6:00 p.m. in Room 205. The agenda can be found here.

Human Rights Commission:  The Newton Human Rights Commission will meet on Tuesday, October 2nd at 7:00 p.m. in Room 211. The agenda includes the following:

  • Report on Hate Incidents – September 2018
  • “Teaching History and Controversial Subjects” – How to support Newton History Teachers
  • LGBTQA Resource Guide
  • Response to “YES on 3”
  • Harvest Fair Table – October 13th
  • Social Justice Reading list
  • Co-Sponsored event with Harmony Foundation and the Newton Theater Company – May 5th – 2:00 p.m. at Aquinas
  • Human Rights Awards Nomination Form and Night

Fair Housing Committee:  The Fair Housing Committee will meet on Wednesday, October 3rd at 8:00 a.m. in Room 205. The agenda can be found here.

Newtonville Historic District Commission:  The Newtonville Historic District Commission will meet on Thursday, October 4th at 7:30 p.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace concrete driveway with asphalt at 118 Lowell Avenue
  • Working Session on a request to replace enclosed porch storm windows with double hung windows

 

 

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.