Category: Boards & Commissions

City Council Meetings – Week of May 20th

Full City Council will meet on Monday, May 21st at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers as a Committee of the Whole with the Finance Committee Chair presiding and again on Wednesday, May 23rd at 7:00 p.m. and possibly again on Thursday, May 24th at 7:00 p.m. The Full Council will begin budget deliberations after hearing reports from each committee.  The agenda for the May 21st meeting can be found here and the agenda for the May 23rd meeting can be found here.

Full City Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, May 21st at 7:45 p.m. in the Council Chamber. The reports docket can be found here and the new docket can be found here.

Real Property/Reuse Committee:  The Real Property/Reuse Committee is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, May 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in Room 211 to discuss the following:

  • Request for discussion regarding non-compliance with Council Order #360-16, Stanton Avenue Water Tower site, including rescinding the Order and reopening the reuse process for all interested parties.

The agenda can be found here.

Parks and Recreation Commission meeting – May 21st

The Parks and Recreation Commission is scheduled to meet on Monday, May 21st at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204.  The agenda includes the following:

  • Commissioner’s Reports on Programs, Forestry and Maintenance
  • Public Hearing on a proposed Newton Highlands Upper Falls Greenway Art Display
  • Public Hearing on the Farlow Park Project
  • Informational discussion on the Angier School Shade Structure
  • Committee Reports – Community Preservation, Farm Commission, Cabot Redesign Committee, Commonwealth Golf Course, Off-Leash Working Group, Crystak Lake Working Group, Athletic Fields Committee
  • NewCAL
  • Policy and Procedure Review – (Field Naming and Sign Policy)

Zoning Board of Appeals to meet – May 22nd

The Zoning Board of Appeals is scheduled to meet on May 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers and will hold a public hearing on the following:

  • Request from CAN-DOto amend a conditions previously granted Comprehensive Permit (Chapter 40B) for the construction of 8 housing units located at 263 Auburn Street that would have been required to have been met as a condition precedent to receiving a building permit to a condition precedent to receiving an occupancy permit.

The agenda can be found here.

Council on Aging to meet – May 22nd

The Council on Aging is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, May 22nd at 7:30 p.m. at the Senior Center, 345 Walnut Street.  The agenda includes the following:

  • Presentation by New-Cal Working Group; overview of process, time line and then
    input
  • Reports from the Chair/Director, Membership, Springwell, Senior Citizens Fund, Working Groups (housing, Transportation, Engagement) and a Legislative Report (FY2019 Formula Grant update)
  • Taste of Senior Living Program – Fall Library Series

Newton Free Library Board of Trustees Meeting – May 23rd

The Library Board of Trustees will meet on May 23rd at 9:45 a.m. in the Trustees Room.  The agenda includes the following:

  • Reports from the President, Treasurer, LIbrary Director, Development, Friends of the Library and Committee.
  • Discussion and update on Renovation Design Planning
  • Discussion and update on a Proposed policy on conduct in the library
  • Discussion and vote on a Proposed policy on the use of the Teen Space
  • Discussion and vote on a Proposed policy on animals in the library
  • Discussion about library publicity – process and management
  • Discussion on Development coordination and donor management
  • Discussion on achieving greater meeting efficiency
  • Discussion on visitors

Newton Historical Commission – Thursday, May 24th

The Newton Historical Commission is scheduled to meet on Thursday, May 24th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204.  The agenda includes the following:

  • Request to landmark 125 Chestnut Street
  • Request to approve a draft Memorandum of Agreement with Northland Development, LLC for the 55 Tower Road property
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace doors, add a window and skylight and remove chimney for property located at 1615 Beacon Street
  • Request to demolish and resurface portion of a building located at 225 Beacon Street
  • Request to demolish buildings located at 44 Hereward Road
  • Request to demolish carriage house located at 587 Walnut Street
  • Request to demolish smokestack at 164 Cypress Street – National Register property
  • Request to demolish buildings at 46-48 Hilltop Street
  • Request to demolish buildings at 1957 Beacon Street
  • Request to demolish buildings at 214 Windsor Road – National Register property
  • Request to demolish buildings at 68 Evergreen Avenue
  • Request to construct a front addition at 11 Avon Place
  • Request to waive a demolition delay at 162 Waban Avenue
  • Request to waive a demolition delay at 87 Levbert Road

The staff memo can be found here and the packet documents can be found here.

Development Review Team Meetings – Week of May 13th

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

  • Proposed Northland Development – mixed use mega development on Needham Street
  • 300 Boylston Street – amendment to the comprehensive sign plan to add additional signage
  • 232 California Street – potential food service establishment/restaurant

Contact the Planning Department for more info.