Category: Boards & Commissions

City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of August 2nd

Fair Housing Committee: The Fair Housing Committee will meet virtually on Wednesday, August 5th at 8:00 a.m.

To join the Zoom meeting, go to: www.zoom.us, click “Join a Meeting” and enter the following Meeting ID: : 862 504 62519

The agenda includes the following:

  • Review and approval of minutes
  • Newton Housing Partnership’s recommendation to eliminate the local preference for Riverside
  • Wrap on Fair Housing training for realtors
  • Update on Impediments to Fair Housing
  • Update on Emergency Rental Assistance Program
  • Update on fair housing legislation
  • Update on Facebook page and Website
  • Next meeting Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Newton Free Library Board of Trustees: The Newton Free Library Board of Trustees will meet virtually on Wednesday, August 5th at 10:00 a.m.

To join the Zoom meeting, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89623031457?pwd=cjNWd1NXNExwbG9QUlhFSVBGNjl4dz09 – To attend this meeting, please email development@newtonfreelibrary.net.

The agenda includes the following:

  • Call to order
  • Capital campaign
  • Planned giving society
  • Gift acceptance policy
  • Other development issues
  • Visitors discussion
  • Adjournment

Conservation Commission: The Conservation Commission will meet virtually on Thursday, August 6th, at 7:00 p.m.

To join the Zoom meeting, go to:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89324064256 or+16465588656,,89324064256#

The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for a Determination of Applicability (DOA) on a Request for Determination of Applicability (RDA) for herbicide spraying along the commuter rail
  • Request for an Order of Conditions (OOC) on a Notice of Intent (NOI) for vegetation removal and stockpiling in the flood zone – (ex post facto) – at 55 Bernard Street
  • Request for an Order of Conditions (OOC) on a Notice of Intent (NOI) for construction of a new detached garage and new driveway at 24 Village Road (continued)
  • Request for an Order of Conditions (OOC) on a Notice of Intent (NOI) for demolition of greenhouse and shed/construction of Single-Family house addition at 39 Norwood Avenue
  • Request for an Order of Conditions (OOC) on a Notice of Intent (NOI) for teardown/rebuild of a single-family home with associated site features at 35 Spiers Road
  • Request to continue the hearing on a request on a Notice of Intent (NOI) for a proposed retaining wall at 210 Upland Road
  • Tree Replacement Policy
  • Unrestricted Hydraulic Flow
  • Earthmoving in the context of Zoning Redesign and Stormwater Ordinance
  • Approval of Minutes of 7/16/20

The Packet documents can be found here.

Newton Farm Commission: The Newton Farm Commission will meet virtually on Thursday, August 6th at 7:00 p.m.

To join the Zoom meeting, go to: www.zoom.us and enter the following Meeting ID: 898 8358 7663.

To dial into the meeting via telephone, call in by dialing 1-646-558-8656 and use the Meeting ID: 898 8358 7663

The agenda includes the following:

  • Update on Farm/Ed Operations
  • Review and Discussion of Q2 Financials
  • Update on Buildings
  • Review and Approval of 2/6/2020 and 5/7/2020 Minutes

Newtonville Local Historic District Commission: The Newtonville Local Historic District Commission will meet virtually on Thursday, August 6th at 7:30 p.m.

To join the Zoom meeting, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84098432436?pwd=TXBYSUgxYXh3aTltdWkvVE05TXhmQT09

go to www.zoom.us, click “Join a Meeting” and enter the Meeting ID: 840 9843 2436 and Passcode: 580865

The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace the grass area between the driveway and front walkway with Turfstone pavers at 122 Lowell Avenue
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for approval of the replaced or changed basement windows, the removal and enclosure of one of the right-side windows, the installation of a new vent, the proposed four-over-one replacement windows for the back, and the enclosure of the back second-story three-season porch and new windows at 161 Walnut Street – Violation
  • Request for a feedback on the proposed driveway expansion and installation of drainage, removal of the historic retaining wall and front entry steps, building of a new retaining wall, installation of stairs connecting the driveway and front entry, and the removal of the side entry and replacement with a larger side entry deck at 161 Walnut Street – Driveway Violation

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

Newton Housing Authority Board of Commissioners: The Newton Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will meet virtually on Friday, August 7th, at 2:00 p.m.

To join the Zoom meeting, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81860862294 Meeting ID: 818 6086 2294

One tap mobile +13017158592,,81860862294# US (Germantown) Dial by your location +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of July 26th

Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission: The Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission will meet virtually on Wednesday, July 29th at 7:00 p.m.

To join the Zoom meeting , go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81234572174

Or go to www.zoom.us, click “Join a Meeting” and enter the Meeting ID: 812 3457 2174

Or click on “Join a Meeting” and enter the Meeting ID: 812 3457 2174

The agenda includes the following:

  • 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 (continued).

Newton Citizens Commission on Energy: The Newton Citizens Commission on Energy will meet virtually on Wednesday, July 29th at 7:00 p.m.

To join the Zoom meeting, go to: http://us02web,zoom,us/i/88485576256?pwd=MWIGNWtSSEdMdElzMVFhaWExUFB6Zz09

Meeting ID: 884 8557 6256 Password: 356943

The agenda includes the following:

  • Progress on Energy Coach site
  • Brief Update on Zoning Redesign

City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of July 19th

Parks and Recreation Commission: The Parks and Recreation Commission will meet virtually on Monday, July 20th at 6:00 p.m.

To join the Zoom meeting, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83739579465 Meeting ID: 837 3957 9465

The agenda includes the following:

  • Commissioner’s Reports on Programs, Forestry and Maintenance
    • Field Policy/Field Fees
    • Update on Programs
    • Crystal Lake/Gath Pool and Swimming at Coves
    • CPC Projects:
      • Fields/Pool/Bathhouse
    • Farlow Pond
    • Tennis – Clay Courts
    • Golf Course
    • Off-Leash Area Dog Parks
    • Commission Re-appointments

Newton Biosafety Committee: The Newton Biosafety Committee will meet virtually on Tuesday, July 21st at 7:00 p.m.

To join the Zoom meeting, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89100714953?pwd=dWJrclFBaGdleWN6ajVBakJFVVRqUT09

The agenda includes the following:

  • Introductions
  • Mantle Therapeutics presentation
  • DOTS presentation
  • Frontera Biotech presentation
  • Other Business

Newton Housing Partnership: The Newton Housing Partnership will meet virtually on Tuesday, July 21st at 6:00 p.m.

To join the Zoom Meeting, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/287638758 Meeting ID: 287 638 758

The agenda includes the following:

  • Review and Approval of June 16th Meeting Summary
  • Golda Meir House Expansion Project
    • Request for CPA and HOME Funds
    • Presentation by 2Life Communities
    • Discussion and Vote
  • Newton Housing Partnership Initiatives
    • Housing’s role in diversity, equity, and inclusion – leading change making Newton more accessible and welcoming to all
      • 70% local preference policy
        • Assess possible change in Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance
      • Partnership with Fair Housing Committee
      • Discussion of Other Ideas
    • Extremely low-income housing strategy
      • Update from subcommittee
    • Zoning Redesign
      • Update from subcommittee
      • Partnership’s Zoning Ordinance Goals
        • Discussion
        • Vote
      • Partnerships Strategy for engagement and advocacy
        • Discussion
        • Vote
  • Project Updates
    • Riverside
    • West Newton Armory
    • Dunstan East 40B
    • 15 Riverdale Ave 40B
    • Newton COVID-19 Emergency Housing Relief Program

Design Review Committee: The Design Review Committee will meet virtually on Wednesday, July 22nd at 6:00 p.m.

To join the Zoom Meeting, go to:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88987319464?pwd=dGZhMklCNVQzNzNCNUdLZzZ6UFc5UT09 Meeting ID: 889 8731 9464  Password: 091841

The agenda includes the following:

  • Schematic Design and Site Planning Progress Review
    • Commonwealth Golf Course – Addition/Renovation of Existing Maintenance Building

Newton Free Library Board of Trustees: The Newton Free Library Board of Trustees will meet virtually on Wednesday, July 22nd at 4:30 p.m.

To join the Zoom meeting, go to: Location: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87086648565?pwd=WVA2TldDbHJlcGZMRE9vTHFWRzg5QT09

To view this meeting use this link at the above date and time. To listen to this meeting via phone call 1-646-558-8656 and enter the meeting ID 870 8664 8565; Password: 796422

The agenda includes the following:

  • Call to Order
  • Approval of June 24, 2020 Meeting Minutes
  • Continuing Business:
    • Library Solar Parking Lot Project
  • Reports:
    • President
    • Director
      • Re-opening Plans
    • Treasurer
    • Development
    • Friends
    • Committees
      • Finance
      • Development
      • Spring Fling
      • Trustee Vacancy
    • New Business
      • Nominating Committee
    • Visitors Discussion
    • Adjourn

Newton Retirement Board: The Newton Retirement Board will meet virtually on Wednesday, July 22nd at 3:00 p.m.

To join the Zoom meeting, go to: https://zoom.us/j/95762423054?pwd=a0RmWXFVMDJJeGhVcnN3eU10SWtadz09

The agenda can be found here.

Newton Historical Commission: The Newton Historical Commission will meet virtually on Thursday, July 23rd at 7:00 p.m.

To join the Zoom meeting, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/288490607 or +16465588656,,288490607#

The agenda includes the following:

  • Request to demolish the buildings at 57 Cherry Place
  • Request for partial demolition and to construct an addition at 575 Boylston Street
  • Request to demolish buildings at 55 Rosalie Road

There is no Staff Memo or Packet online this week.

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

City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of July 5th

Planning and Development Board: The Planning and Development Board will meet virtually on Monday, July 6th, at 7:00 p.m.

To view and participate in this virtual meeting on your computer, at 7:00 p.m. on July 6, click on https://us02web.zoom.us/j/530753543. Or you can visit www.zoom.us, click “Join a Meeting” and enter the following Meeting ID: 530 753 543.

To view and participate in this virtual meeting on your smartphone, download the “ZOOM Cloud Meetings” app in any app store or visit www.zoom.us. At the above date and time, click on “Join a Meeting” and enter the following Meeting ID: 530 753 543

The agenda includes the following:

  • Workshop on Zoning Redesign: Article 3 Residence Districts
  • Rezoning on Takings to Public Use
    • 23 Parkview Avenue – taking for expansion of Cabot School
    • 300 Hammond Pond Parkway – Webster Woods
  • Planning and Development Project Updates
  • Approval of Minutes – April 6, May 4, May 7, May 19, and June 1st.

Additional Documents for reference:

Human Rights Commission: The Human Rights Commission will meet virtually on Tuesday, July 7th at 7:00 p.m.

To join the Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81833733191?pwd=ajFwZVVpSEpSY0p3QmRsUlZpWWZvUT09

One tap mobile +16465588656,,81833733191#

The agenda includes the following:

  • Introductions
  • Minutes
  • Student Reports related to Human Rights
  • Complaints Received
  • HRC Ordinance
  • Declaring Racism is a Public Health Crisis
  • Create a Civil Review Board/Commission
  • Overdue – Newton OneRead
  • HRC Future Meeting Dates

Zoning Board of Appeals: The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet virtually on Wednesday, July 8th at 7:00 p.m.

To join the Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85713881384.

To dial into the meeting via telephone, call in by dialing 1-646-558-8656 and use the Meeting ID: 857 1388 1384#

The agenda includes the following:

  • Public Hearing on a Request for a Chapter 40B Comprehensive Permit to construct a 244 unit residential development, which will include 61 affordable housing units and approximately 12,141 square feet of retail space, and to maintain an approximately 8,222 square foot existing office building at 1149, 1151, 1169, 1171-1173, 1179 and 1185 Washington Street, 12, 18, 24 and 25 Kempton Place, and 32 and 34 Dunstan Street – Dunstan East.
  • Review and approve June 3rd meeting minutes

Packet 1 can be found here and Packet 2 can be found here.

Urban Design Commission: The Urban Design Commission will meet virtually on Wednesday, July 8th at 7:00 p.m.

To join the Zoom Virtual Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85311529494 or Dial +13017158592,,85311529494#

The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for Sign Permits:
    • LT Nails & Spa – 148 California Street
    • New Art Center – 61 Washington Park
  • Fence Appeals
    • 138 Lake Avenue
    • 437 Parker Street

The Staff Memo can be found here.

Newton Upper Falls Historic District Commission: The Newton Uppper Falls Historic District Commission will meet virtually on Thursday, July 8th at 7:00 p.m.

To view and participate in this virtual meeting on your computer, at the above date and time, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/310752034 Or go to www.zoom.us, click “Join a Meeting” and enter the Meeting ID: 310 752 034

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,,310752034# US (New York) Or click on “Join a Meeting” and enter the Meeting ID: 310 752 034

The agenda includes the following:

  • Four requests for Certificates of Appropriateness
    • Request to install four sections for four-foot-high open cedar fencing and a cedar gate; the existing chain link fence sections will remain at 12 Shawmut Park
    • Request to install two AC condensers on the left side of the house at 3-5 Summer Street
    • Request to repave the two existing asphalt driveways and to expand the width of one of the driveways by paving a 2-foot by 30-foot dirt and gravel strip at 947-949 Chestnut Street
    • Request to replace porch columns and rear porch railing system at 300 Elliot Street

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

Newtonville Area Council: The Newtonville Area Council will meet virtually on Thursday, July 9th at 7:00 p.m.

To join via Zoom:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87259206299?pwd=K0dmeEh2NVc4WHg0akpOR2lBMWhHUT09

Meeting ID = 872 5920 6299   Password = 732385

The agenda includes the following:

  • Burning issues;  (10 min
  • Adding beauty and community to Newtonville; (15 min)
  • Race, policing, and the budget; (15 min)
  • Theory and practice of transit-oriented development; (50 min)
    • a) What policies and practices can most effectively mitigate climate change?
    • b) What difference can TOD make with and without an effective transit system?
    • c)  Whither the MBTA?
    • d) California as a case study:  The failure of major TOD bills.
    • e) TOD, gentrification, and the centralization of power.
    • f)  TOD in Newton:  Class, race, and distributive justice. 
  • Administrative issues and tasks (45 min)
    • Protocols;
    • A break in August?
    • Review and approval of May and June Minutes

City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of June 28th

Fair Housing Committee: The Fair Housing Committee will meet virtually on Wednesday, July 1st, at 8:00 a.m.

To join this meeting, click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84326412184 or dial +16465588656 Meeting ID: 84326412184#.

NOTE: The agenda was not posted on the Electronic Bulletin Board, but according to the Planning Department’s Weekly “Friday Report“, the Committee will discuss the progress with the City of Newton’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program. 

Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission: The Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission will meet virtually on Thursday, July 2nd, at 5:00 p.m.

To view and participate in this virtual meeting on your computer, at the above date and time, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89292470190 Or go to www.zoom.us, click “Join a Meeting” and enter the Meeting ID: 892 9247 0190

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 +13017158592,,89292470190#

The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace all of the existing windows and eight doors with black aluminum-clad wood windows and doors at 106 Old Orchard Road

There is no Packet Documents or Staff Memo this week.

Newtonville Historic District Commission: The Newtonville Historic District Commission will meet virtually on Thursday, July 2nd, at 7:30 p.m.

To view and participate in this virtual meeting on your computer, at the above date and time, go to https://zoom.us/j/679023979 Or go to www.zoom.us, click “Join a Meeting” and enter the Meeting ID: 679 023 979

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,,679023979# Or click on “Join a Meeting” and enter the Meeting ID: 679023979

The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to remove the existing fencing and replace it with closed board cedar fencing. The new fencing will be six-feet high in most locations with a few four-foot high sections and a four-foot high gate at 209 Walnut Street
  • Request for feedback on a proposed project to change the design and massing of the left-side addition, add new dormers to the main house block, and change the front entry at 47 Prescott Street

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

Board and Commission Meetings – Week of June 21st

Newton Housing Authority Board of Commissioners: The Newton Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will meet virtually on Monday, June 22nd at 1:00 p.m.

To join the Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87626392510 Meeting ID: 876 2639 2510

One tap mobile +19292056099,,87626392510# US (New York) +13017158592,,87626392510# US (Germantown)

The Notice of Meeting can be found here.

Community Preservation Commission: The Community Preservation Commission will meet virtually on Tuesday, June 23rd at 5:00 p.m.

To view and participate in this virtual meeting on your computer, at the above date and time, go to www.zoom.us, click “Join a Meeting” and enter the following Meeting ID: 792 4230 7201

You can also access the meeting online at: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79242307201?pwd=UVZ3RWs3QmhkOCthSVYzM Dk5UVh6Zz09 Password: CPCP2020

The agenda includes the following:

  • Executive Session for the purpose of reviewing Executive Session minutes from October 2019

Council on Aging and Advisory Board: The Council on Aging and Advisory Board will meet virtually on Tuesday, June 23rd at 7:30 p.m.

To Join the Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89056089719?pwd=clQ0UjJpS080KzlRZ1N6SEZSSUIvdz09 Meeting ID: 890 5608 9719 Password: 994496

Dial by your location +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

The agenda includes the following:

  • Welcome/Approval of Minutes
  • General Update
  • NewCAL Update
  • Membership Update/Recognition
  • Year End Review

Newton Human Rights Commission: The Newton Human Rights Commission will meet virtually on Tuesday, June 23rd at 7:00 p.m.

To Join the Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81833733191?pwd=ajFwZVVpSEpSY0p3QmRsUlZpWWZvUT09

One tap mobile +16465588656,,81833733191#

The agenda includes the following:

  • Introductions
  • Student Reports related to Human Rights
  • Hate Crimes/Bias related incidents
  • Complaints Received
  • Declaring Racism is a Public Health Crisis
  • Create a Civil Review Board/Commission
  • Dissemination of Information regarding Events
  • Newton One Read

Newton Zoning Board of Appeals: The Newton Zoning Board of Appeals will meet virtually on Tuesday, June 23rd at 7:00 p.m.

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, click on “Join a Meeting” and enter the following Meeting ID: 842 942 8454.

To view and participate in this virtual meeting on your computer, at the above date and time, go to www.zoom.us, click “Join a Meeting” and enter the following Meeting ID: 842 942 8454. Alternatively, the direct Zoom link to the meeting is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8429428454.

To dial into the meeting via telephone, call in by dialing 1-646-558-8656 and use the Meeting ID: 842 942 8454.

The agenda includes the following:

  • Public Hearing on a Request for a Comprehensive Chapter 40B permit to construct a 244 unit residential development, which will include 61 affordable housing units and approximately 12,141 square feet of retail space, and to maintain an approximately 8,222 square foot existing office building, all on approximately 3.17 acres of land at 1149, 1151, 1169, 1171-1173, 1179 and 1185 Washington Street, 12, 18, 24 and 25 Kempton Place, and 32 and 34 Dunstan Street – Dunstan East
  • Approval of May 20,2020 Meeting Minutes

Packet 1 can be found here, Packet 2 can be found here, and Packet 3 can be found here.

Design Review Committee: The Design Review Committee will meet virtually on Wednesday, June 24th at 5:30 p.m.

To join the Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81843999924 Meeting ID: 818 4399 9924

The agenda includes the following:

  • Oak Hill Middle School Addition Project
    • Vote to approve drawings for bidding
  • Commonwealth Golf Course Addition/Renovation of Existing Maintenance Building
    • Project Introduction

Newton Free Library Board of Trustees: The Newton Free Library Board of Trustees will meet virtually on Wednesday, June 24th at 4:30 p.m.

To join the Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83356309069?pwd=QWJTMmx2eHBVZytKSWxTY21DTXJKZz09

To view this meeting use this link at the above date and time. To listen to this meeting via phone call 1-646-558-8656 and enter the meeting ID 833 5630 9069; Password: 603717

The agenda includes the following:

  • Approval of May 27th Meeting Minutes
  • Reports
    • President
      • Library Budget 2021 changes
    • Director
    • Treasurer
    • Development
    • Friends
    • Committees
      • Finance
      • Spring Fling
      • Trustee Vacancy
  • Continuing Business
    • Library Solar Parking Lot Project
  • New Business
    • Trustees Budget FY2021
  • Visitors Discussion
  • Adjourn

Conservation Commission: The Conservation Commission will meet virtually on Thursday, June 25th at 7:00 p.m.

To join the Zoom meeting:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82933208221 or
+16465588656,,82933208221#

The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for an Order of Conditions (“OOC”) for a Notice of Intent (“NOI”) for the parking lot solar canopy at 330 Homer Street, the Newton Free Library
  • Request for an Order of Conditions (“OOC”) for a Notice of Intent (“NOI”) for the relocation of above-ground propane tank at 2345 Commonwealth Avenue
  • Request for an Order of Conditions (“OOC”) for the continued Notice of Intent (“NOI”) for Dunstan East – Mixed Use 40B Development at Dunstan Street/Washington Street/Kempton Place
  • Request for an Order of Conditions (“OOC”) for a Notice of Intent (“NOI”) for ecological restoration at 791 Walnut Street
  • Request for an amendment to an Order of Conditions (“OOC”) for lawn extension with associated grading, retaining walls, and plantings at 62 Carlton Road
  • Request for an Informal Discussion regarding proposed bound lowering at 31 Harwich Road
  • Request for an Informal Discussion regarding site compliance issues at 78 Fesseden Street
  • Request to continue hearing until 8/6/2020 on a Notice of Intent (“NOI”) for a proposed retaining wall at 210 Upland Avenue
  • Administrative DecisionsApproval of June 4 and June 11th Meeting Minutes
    Issues Around Town
    Wetlands Updates
    Conservation Area Updates
    Issues Around Town Updates
    Administrative Matters Updates

Packet Documents can be found here.

Newton Historical Commission: The Newton Historical Commission will meet virtually on Thursday, June 25th at 7:00 p.m.

To join the Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/288490607 or +16465588656, 288490607#

The agenda includes the following:

  • Two requests to waive the demolition delay:
    • 22 Esty Farm Road
    • 43 Sharpe Road
  • Request to demolish buildings at 125 Lincoln Street – National Register Property
  • Request to demolish barn and ell at 2072 Washington Street
  • Request to demolish buildings at 176 Highland Avenue

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

City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of June 14th

Newton Parks and Recreation: The Newton Parks and Recreation Commission will meet virtually on Monday, June 15th, at 7:00 p.m.

To join the Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82961802306 Meeting ID: 829 6180 2306

One tap mobile +13017158592,,82961802306# US (Germantown) +13126266799,,82961802306# US (Chicago)

The agenda includes the following:

  • Approval of draft May Meeting Minutes
  • Commissioner’s Reports on Programs, Forestry, and Maintenance
  • Public Hearing on Kennard Sculpture Trail
  • Newton Tennis – Clay Courts
  • Albemarle Playground – Bike Racks
  • Committee Reports:
    • Community Preservation Committee
    • Open Space and Recreation Plan Committee
    • Farm Commission
    • Commonwealth Golf Course
    • Off-Leash Area Working Group
    • Crystal Lake Working Group
    • Athletic Fields Committee

Board of License Commissioners: The Board of License Commissioners will meet virtually on Tuesday, June 16th, at 7:15 p.m.

Conference Call 617-454-5555 access code 1420

The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for a One-Day Temporary Wine and Malt and Entertainment License for a company party drive-in movie night to be held on Wednesday, July 22nd with a rain date of Wednesday, July 29th from 6:30 – 11:00 p.m. at the Marshall’s Plaza, 260 Needham Street.
  • Request for a New Wine and Malt Package Store License to be exercised at Chefronsky’s, LLC, d/b/a Ronsky’s, 3A Boylston Street. The hours of operation will be M-Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • Request for a New All Alcohol License, New Common Victualler and Entertainment License at Newton Pie, Inc. d/b/a Jinny’s, 1231 Centre Street. The hours of operations will be Sunday through Saturday from 10:00AM – 12:00AM

Newton Housing Partnership: The Newton Housing Partnership will meet virtually on Tuesday, June 16th, at 6:00 p.m.

To Join the Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/287638758 Meeting ID: 287 638 758

The agenda includes the following:

  • Review and Approval of May 19th Meeting Summary
  • Project Updates:
    • Riverside
    • West Newton Armory
    • Dunstan East 40B
    • 15 Riverdale Avenue 40B
    • Newton COVID-19 Emergency Housing Relief Program
  • Newton Housing Partnership Project Review Criteria
  • Newton Housing Partnership Initiatives
    • Housing’s role in diversity, equity and inclusion – leading change to make Newton more accessible and welcoming to all
      • 70% Local Preference Policy
      • Partnership with Fair Housing Committee
      • Discussion of Other Ideas
    • Zoning Redesign – Update from the subcommittee
    • Extremely low-income housing strategy: Update from the subcommittee

Newtonville Area Council: The Newtonville Area Council will meet virtually on Wednesday, June 17th, at 7:00 p.m.

No registration or account is required. If you want to speak, use a device with a microphone. The Meeting ID is 884 9633 0043 Password is 489597

To participate or watch, click on: Join URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88496330043?pwd=NTU0TFNEVlQ3Z2lHQTNlVThrMTcrdz09

The agenda includes the following:

  • Burning issues in the community
    • A minute of silence to contemplate the meaning of George Floyd’s death
    • Discussion of its relevance to Newton
    • Sewer tax increase
    • Dunstan East
  • Reconstructing Newtonville Center
    • Updates from the Public Works Department – from liaison Marc Kaufman
    • Visual presentations and Q and A
  • Infection and death in Newton’s long-term care facilities
    • Roots of Newton’s exceptional death-rate (111/116 of our CV-19 deaths have been in these facilities)
    • Protecting residents, workers, and workers’ communities
  • Administrative Issues
    • Review and approval of May minutes
    • Protocols for communications and dissents
    • NewCal and Newtonville businesses: How adequate has outreach been?
    • Newtonville Plaza mural competition
    • Introducing the issue “Re-thinking transit-oriented development” for July meeting

Zoning Board of Appeals: The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet virtually on Wednesday, June 17th, at 7:00 p.m.

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, click on “Join a Meeting” and enter the following Meeting ID: 842 942 8454.

To view and participate in this virtual meeting on your computer, at the above date and time, go to www.zoom.us, click “Join a Meeting” and enter the following Meeting ID: 842 942 8454. Alternatively, the direct Zoom link to the meeting is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8429428454.

To dial into the meeting via telephone, call in by dialing 1-646-558-8656 and use the Meeting ID: 842 942 8454.

The agenda includes the following:

  • Public Hearing on a Request for a Chapter 40B Comprehensive Permit to construct a 204 unit residential development, which will include 51 affordable housing units and approximately 22,382 square feet of commercial, office and retail space, all on approximately 3.4 acres of land at 15 Riverdale Avenue
  • Review and Approval of April 22, 2020 and May 6, 2020 Draft Meeting Minutes

Packet Materials can be found here.

Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission: The Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission will meet virtually on Thursday, June 18th at 7:00 p.m.

To view and participate in this virtual meeting on your computer, at the above date and time, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/779190060 Or go to www.zoom.us, click “Join a Meeting” and enter the Meeting ID: 779190060 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 +13017158592,,779190060# US (New York) Or click on “Join a Meeting” and enter the Meeting ID: 779190060

The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install an open picket fence along the rear of the property line and request feedback on installing an ornamental fence at 525 Hammond Street
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install a driveway, parking area, and hardscaping, and request for approval of proposed wood garage doors at 521 Hammond Street
  • 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 at 45 Old England Road
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install copper chimney caps; request to replace all the existing windows and 8 doors; request to replace roof with solar tiles at 106 Old Orchard Road
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for approval of evergreens planted to screen the HVAC equipment on the left side of the house that is in violation 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 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 the garage, an enclosed set of stairs against the garage, and a two-story rear addition at 50 Beacon Street
  • Administrative Discussion:
    • Houghton Pond and Houghton Garden Project Updates

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

City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of June 7th

Commission on Disability: The Commission on Disability will meet virtually on Monday, June 8th, at 6:00 p.m.

To join the Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/415115921 Meeting ID: 415 115 921

One tap mobile +16465588656,,415115921# or Dial by your location +1 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 415 115 921

The agenda includes the following:

  • Approval of draft May 11th Meeting Minutes
  • CDBG Report
  • Accessible Fines Report
  • Northland AAB Variance
  • Open Space and Recreation Plan Support Letter
  • Newton SEPAC Presentation
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • ADA Coordinator’s Report
  • Ideas for Fine’s Funded Projects
    • Grants to Newton Elementary Schools for Accessible Playground Equipment
  • Action Items from March 4th Meeting
    • Brochure
    • Facebook Page
    • Alternate COD Member to attend Mayor’s quarterly meetings
  • Planning for the ADA 30th Anniversary
    • Summer Events (Chalk Art, Mayor’s Commemoration)
    • Film Screening – December 3rd – Remote Plan

Library Board of Trustees – Finance Committee: The Finance Committee of the Library Board of Trustees will meet virtually on Monday, June 8th, at 5:00 p.m.

To join the Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84364670693?pwd=ZE43djA5UFhoUGlQQWZFa0g0cTBUUT09

Additional Zoom Log In Info:

Web Access: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84364670693?pwd=ZE43djA5UFhoUGlQQWZFa0g0cTBUUT09 Meeting ID: 843 6467 0693 Password: 744040

Phone Access: 929 205 6099 Meeting ID: 843 6467 0693 Password: 744040

The agenda includes the following:

  • Approval of June 2nd Meeting Minutes
  • Finalize the balanced fund in which investments will be consolidated

Zoning Board of Appeals: The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet virtually on Monday, June 8th, at 7:00 p.m.

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, click on “Join a Meeting” and enter the following Meeting ID: 842 942 8454.

To view and participate in this virtual meeting on your computer, at the above date and time, go to www.zoom.us, click “Join a Meeting” and enter the following Meeting ID: 842 942 8454. Alternatively, the direct Zoom link to the meeting is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8429428454.

To dial into the meeting via telephone, call in by dialing 1-646-558-8656 and use the Meeting ID: 842 942 8454.

The agenda includes the following:

  • Public Hearing on a Request for a Chapter 40B Comprehensive Permit authorizing the applicant to construct a 244 unit residential development, which will include 61 affordable housing units and approximately 12,141 square feet of retail space, and to maintain an approximately 8,222 square foot existing office building at 1149, 1151, 1169, 1171-1173, 1179 and 1185 Washington Street, 12, 18, 24 and 25 Kempton Place, and 32 and 34 Dunstan Street
  • Review and Approval of April 22nd Meeting Minutes

Packet 1 Documents can be found here and Packet 2 Documents can be found here.

Auburndale Historic District Commission: The Auburndale Historic District Commission will meet virtually on Tuesday, June 9th at 7:00 p.m.

To view and participate in this virtual meeting on your computer, at the above date and time, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83611364478 Or go to www.zoom.us, click “Join a Meeting” and enter the Meeting ID: 836 1136 4478

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 +13017158592,,83611364478# US (Germantown) Or click on “Join a Meeting” and enter the Meeting ID: 836 1136 4478

The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to repave and expand the driveway area, rebuild the masonry retaining wall on the right sides of the driveway, and extend the masonry retaining wall to the back of the shed at 315 Central Street
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install wood and metal fencing gates, and to install a light fixture above the garage door at 37 Hancock Street
  • Administrative Discussion
    • Review and approval of draft May Meeting Minutes
    • Upcoming Commission elections

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

Economic Development Commission: The Economic Development Commission will meet virtually on Tuesday, June 9th at 6:30 p.m.

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

The agenda includes the following:

  • Approval of draft May 12th and May 26th Meeting Minutes
  • City Updates
  • Discussion Items: Ideas Letter to the Mayor
  • Other Business
  • Date of next regularly scheduled meeting – July 14th

Community Preservation Committee: The Community Preservation Committee will meet virtually on Tuesday, June 9th at 7:00 p.m.

To join the Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86575794174

One tap mobile: +13017158592,,86575794174#

The agenda includes the following:

  • Review the Final Report from consultants on Newton’s Homebuyer Assistance Program
  • Other Business
    • Riverside Greenway Working Group/Pigeon Hill Trail Project Update and Discussion
    • Election of CPC Officers
    • Approval of draft April and May meeting minutes

The Meeting Packet can be found here.

Washington Place Liaison Committee: The Washington Place Liaison Committee will meet virtually on Tuesday, June 9th at 6:00 p.m.

To Join Zoom Meeting https://tufts.zoom.us/j/92003160035 Meeting ID: 920 0316 0035

One tap mobile +16465588656,,92003160035# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

The agenda includes the following:

  • Discussion of a parking plan for the areas surrounding the project
  • Discussion of the fence along Washington Street to be created with mitigation funds
  • Update on construction

Urban Design Commission: The Urban Design Commission will meet virtually on Wednesday, June 10th at 7:00 p.m.

To join the Zoom Virtual Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/309998760 or Dial + 13017158592,,309998760#

The agenda includes the following requests for sign permits:

  • CRG – Centre Realty Group – 555 Commonwealth Avenue
  • PNC Bank – 55 Boylston Street
  • Giner Labs – 89 Rumford Avenue

The Staff memo can be found here.

Newton Upper Falls Historic District Commission: The Newton Upper Falls Historic District Commission will meet virtually on Thursday, June 11th at 7:00 p.m.

To view and participate in this virtual meeting on your computer, at the above date and time, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/310752034 Or go to www.zoom.us, click “Join a Meeting” and enter the Meeting ID: 310 752 034

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,,310752034# US (New York) Or click on “Join a Meeting” and enter the Meeting ID: 310 752 034

The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace windows at 1 Rockland Place
  • Request for a Certificate of Hardship (VIOLATION) – for the as-built replacement of the rear deck and stair at 18 Cliff Road
  • Request for a Letter of Support to the Mass Historical Commission for Historic Tax Credits for the renovation and restoration of the former Gamewell Fire Alarm and Telegraph Company at 1234 Chestnut Street
  • Administrative Discussion
    • Approval of draft May meeting minutes
    • Upcoming Commission elections

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

Newtonville Area Council: The Newtonville Area Council is scheduled to meet virtually on Thursday, June 11th at 7:00 p.m.

To join the virtual meeting via Zoom: ID 822 9739 2449Meeting Password  975712

The agenda includes the following:

  • Review and approval of minutes
  • Burning Issues
    • A minute of silence to contemplate the importance and implications of George Floyd’s death
    • Discussion: relevance to his death and movement to Newton
    • Increasing sewer taxes
    • Dunstan East
  • Reconstructing Newtonville Center
    • Updates from the Planning Department – report from community liaison Marc Kaufman
    • Visual presentations and Q and A
  • Infection and death in Newton’s long-term care facilities
    • Roots of Newton’s exceptional death rate (111/116 of our CV-19 deaths have been in these facilities)
    • Protecting residents, workers, and the workers’communities with more transparency and testing
  • Administrative Issues
    • Introducing the issue of re-thinking transit-oriented development for July meeting.                   
    • Protocols for dissenting views and NAC messaging.