Category: Boards & Commissions

City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of May 24th

Council on Aging: The Council on Aging will meet virtually on Tuesday, May 26th at 7:00 p.m.

To Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83500856282?pwd=eFFXYytQRTdHK2Vyb1dQY0FsT1VVdz09 Meeting ID: 835 0085 6282 Password: 411575 One tap mobile +13126266799,,83500856282#,,1#,411575# US (Chicago) +16465588656,,83500856282#,,1#,411575# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) Meeting ID: 835 0085 6282 Password: 411575

The agenda includes the following:

  • Call to Order; Welcome, Approval of Minutes
  • Age-Friendly Award
  • NewCAL Presentation
  • General Updates

NewCAL Presentation Materials from the May 21st Community Meeting can be found here.

Economic Development Commission: The Economic Development Commission will meet virtually on Tuesday, May 26th from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

To Join Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84818524473 ID: 848 1852 4473 One tap mobile +13017158592,,84818524473#

The agenda includes the following:

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Discussion Items: Review Draft Report to Mayor
  • Other Business
  • Date of Next Meeting – June 9, 2020

Newton Citizens Commission on Energy: The Newton Citizens Commission on Energy will meet virtually on Wednesday, May 27th at 7:00 p.m.

To Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84141377751 Meeting ID: 841 4137 7751 One tap mobile +13017158592,,84141377751# US (Germantown) +13126266799,,84141377751# US (Chicago)

The agenda includes the following:

  • Updates on the recent activities around CAP implementation and next steps
  • Cost comparisons for heating a house with electricity vs. gas
  • Redesign of the Zoning Code with recorded video with Deb Crossley

West Newton Armory Joint Advisory Planning Group (JAPG): The West Newton Armory JAPG will meet virtually on Wednesday, May 27th from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

To Join Zoom Online Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8429428454 You may also join the meeting from your smartphone by dialing 1(646)558-8656 and entering 8429428454#.

The agenda includes the following:

  • Approval of April 2, 2020 and April 26, 2020 Minutes
  • Appointment of Rotating Secretary
  • Approval of JAPG Timeline Extension Letter to Reuse Committee
  • Review of City’s Current Chapter 40B Safe Harbor Calculations
  • Review of Affordable Housing in the City

Newton Historical Commission: The Newton Historical Commission will meet virtually on Thursday, May 28th at 6:30 p.m.

To Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/288490607

Dial +16465588656 ID: 288490607#

The agenda includes the following:

  • Review of proposed amendments to the Local Landmarking Ordinance
  • Request for Full Demolition of house – Change from Partial Demolition request at 279 Fuller Street
  • Request for Partial Demolition to remove and replace side porch and add rear addition at 68 Chestnut Street
  • Request for Partial Demolition to move and partially demolish carriage house – change from Full Demolition request at 62 Lenox Street
  • Request for Partial Demolition to partially demolish carriage house – change from Full Demolition request at 52 Winthrop Street
  • Request to approve revised design for new construction at 128 Chestnut Street
  • Request to waive the demolition delay at 36-38 Whittemore Road
  • Request to waive the demolition delay at 43 Sharpe Road
  • Request for Full Demolition to demolish buildings at 32-34 Dunstan Road
  • Request for Full Demolition to demolish buildings at 24 Kempton Place
  • Request for Full Demolition to demolish buildings at 25 Kempton Place
  • Request for Full Demolition to demolish buildings at 1169 Washington Street
  • Request for Full Demolition to demolish buildings at 1179 Washington Street
  • Approve April Meeting Minutes

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

City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of May 17th

Newton Parks and Recreation Commission: The Newton Parks and Recreation Commission will meet virtually on Monday, May 18th at 7:00 p.m.

To Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85879048034 Meeting ID: 858 7904 8034

One tap mobile +13126266799,,85879048034# US (Chicago) +19292056099,,85879048034# US (New York)

The agenda includes the following:

  • Approval of April 2020 Meeting Minutes
  • Commissioner’s Reports on Programs, Forestry, and Maintenance
  • Informational on Kennard Sculpture Trail’
  • 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 Commission: The Board of License Commissioners will meet virtually on Tuesday, May 19th at 7:30 p.m.

To access this meeting, please dial 617-454-5555 access code 1420.

The agenda includes the following:

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Discussion about issues related to COVID-19
  • Application regarding Change of Stock Interest to be exercised at Wegmans Massachusetts, Inc. d/b/a Wegmans, 200 Boylston Street
  • Discussion on next steps regarding Change of Ownership Interest, Change of Stock Interest, and Change of Manager filed by Roche, Inc. d/b/a Olivia’s Bistro, 136 Adams Street

Newton Free Library Trustees: Newton Free Library Trustees will meet virtually on Tuesday, May 19th at 9:00 a.m.

To join the Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85313498174?pwd=SHlMUHEwM3FNc1pheDJ1QkUwT2tJUT09

Meeting ID: 853 1349 8174 Password: 878610

Phone Access: 929 205 6099 Meeting ID: 853 1349 8174 Password: 878610

The agenda includes the following:

  • Call to Order
  • Library Budget Review and Operations Plan
  • Visitors Discussion
  • Adjournment

Newton Housing Partnership: The Newton Housing Partnership will meet virtually on Tuesday, May 19th at 6:00 p.m.

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

To dial by phone: 1(646)558-8656 and entering 287638758#.

For audio only, call (646)558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 287 638 758.

To view and participate in this virtual meeting on your computer, at the above date and time, either copy this link into your browser https://us02web.zoom.us/j/287638758

The agenda includes the following:

  • Review and approval of April 21st Meeting Summary
  • Project Updates
    • Riverside
    • West Newton Armory
    • Dunstan East
    • 15 Riverdale Avenue
    • Zoning Redesign
  • Newton COVID-19 Emergency Housing Relief Program
    • Program Updates
  • Newton Housing Partnership Project Review Criteria
    • Discussion
  • Newton Housing Partnership 2020 Priorities
    • Discussion
  • Upcoming Meetings
    • June 16th

Election Commission: The Election Commission will meet virtually on Wednesday, May 20th 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 and November 2020 elections
  • Other Business

Zoning Board of Appeals: The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet virtually on Wednesday, May 20th 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.

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 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 located at 1149, 1151, 1169, 1171-1173, 1179 and 1185 Washington Street, 12, 18, 24 and 25 Kempton Place, and 32 and 34 Dunstan Street. Information on this proposal can be found here.
  • Review and Approval of March 25th Minutes

See Packet 1 here and Packet 2 here.

Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission: The Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission will meet virtually on Thursday, May 21st 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 Certificate of Appropriateness for the installation of a gravel path with cobblestone border and cobblestone driveway apron at 8 Nancy Road – VIOLATION
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for the installation of a gravel path with cobblestone border, cobblestone aprons and cobblestone step at 18 Nancy Road – VIOLATION
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for the installation gravel path with cobblestone border, cobblestone apron, and bluestone paving steps at 26 Nancy Road – VIOLATION
  • Request to renew a Certificate of Appropriateness for the project approved in 2015 to apply stone veneer to the front elevation of the house and garage at 8 Nancy Road
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to plant evergreens to screen the HVAC equipment on the left side of the house that is in violation at 40 Acacia Avenue – VIOLATION
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install a parking area and patio at the back of the house, to expand the previously approved deck, to extend the driveway, and build a shed at the end of the driveway at 40 Acacia Avenue
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to remove a section of six-foot-tall wood stockade fence connecting the front fence to the back right of the house and install two new sections of six-foot-tall wood stockade fence on the left side of the property at 525 Hammond Street
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to remove a section of six-foot-tall wood stockade fence connecting the front fence to the back right of the house and install two new sections of six-foot-tall wood stockade fence on the left side of the property at 521 Hammond Street
  • Request for feedback on a project to renovate the existing carriage house at 190 Chestnut Hill Road
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for semi-transparent stain for the fence sections on the left side of the property at 152 Suffolk Road – VIOLATION
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for a redesign of the as-built balustrade and trim on the single-car garage bay where the balustrade and trim are in violation at 152 Suffolk Road – VIOLATION
  • Administration Discussion
    • Approval of March 19, 26 and April Minutes
    • Upcoming Commission Election
    • Commission Administrative Meeting

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

City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of May 10th

Commission on Disability: The Commission on Disability will meet virtually on Monday, May 11th 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# Dial by your location +1 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 415 115 921

The agenda includes the following:

  • Approval of April 13, 2020 Minutes
  • CDBG Report
  • Accessible Fines Report
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • ADA Coordinator’s Report
  • Comments to the Open Space and Recreation Plan
  • Action Items from Goals at 3/4/20 Meeting
    • Brochure
    • Collaboration with HRC & FHC
    • Updating COD Webpage
    • Facebook Page
    • Articles for Distribution
    • Emergency Preparedness
    • Alternate COD Member to Attend Mayor’s Quarterly Meetings
  • Planning for the ADA 30th Anniversary
  • Harvest Fair
    • Film Screening-December 3-Remote or In-Person?
    • MOD CAM Program Online?
  • Ideas for Fines Funded Projects
  • Donations to Non-Profit Disability Organizations
  • Grants to Newton Elementary Schools for Accessible Playground Equipment
  • Mayor’s Breakfast Update

Auburndale Historic District Commission: The Auburndale Historic District Commission will meet on Tuesday, May 12th 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/89298626188 Or go to www.zoom.us, click “Join a Meeting” and enter the Meeting ID: 89298626188 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,,89298626188# US (New York) Or click on “Join a Meeting” and enter the Meeting ID: 89298626188

The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install raised garden beds at 197 Grove Street
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to build a rear addition, patio, and walkway at 19 Fern Street

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, May 12th at 6:30 p.m.

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

The agenda includes the following:

  • Approval of April 7, 2020 Minutes
  • City Updates
  • Discussion Items
    • Report from Survey Subgroup
    • Report from City Services Subgroup
    • Report from Marketing Subgroup
    • Report from Mentoring Subgroup
  • Recovery Fund Proposal
  • Next steps
    • “Interview” of survey respondents and incorporate survey data into subgroup section
    • Process to finalize the letter of ideas to the Mayor
    • Potential need for interim meeting to review draft letter
    • Approval of recommended ideas and the letter to the Mayor
  • Other Business

Election Commission: The Election Commission will meet virtually on Wednesday, May 10th at 2:00 p.m.

To Join the Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85063010899 One tap mobile:16465588656,,85063010899# US (New York) Dial in:646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 85063010899

The agenda includes the following:

  • Updates on the September and November 2020 Elections.
  • Review of Polling Locations for September and November 2020 Elections.
  • Review of Plans for Polling Locations during Pandemic
  • Other Business.

Urban Design Commission: The Urban Design Commission will meet virtually on Wednesday, May 13th at 7:00 p.m.

To Join the Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/309998760 or Dial +16465588656,,309998760#

The agenda includes the following:

  • Four Sign Permit Requests:
    • Bowen Cooperative Nursery School – 297 Lowell Avenue
    • Beth Isreal Lahey Health Urgent Care – 200-220 Boylston Street
    • Restore Hyper Wellness and Cryotherapy – 55 Needham Street
    • Trador Hair Salon – 901 Walnut Street
  • Request for a Comprehensive Sign Package for the Riverside/MBTA Development – 355 and 399 Grove Street

The Staff Memo can be found here.

Conservation Commission: The Conservation Commission will meet virtually on Thursday, May 14th 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: 717372773.

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: 390-740-999 or use the direct link https://zoom.us/j/717372773.

To participate in this virtual meeting by calling in, dial: +16465588656 and enter the meeting ID: 717372773, followed by the # symbol

The agenda includes the following:

  • Request to determine compliance regarding enclosing an area under the house with lath – at 116 Upland Avenue
  • Request for an Order of Conditions (“OOC”) on a Notice of Intent (“NOI”) for a teardown/rebuild of a single-family home at 6 Vaughn Avenue
  • Request for an Order of Conditions (“OOC”) on a Notice of Intent (“NOI”) regarding a mixed-use Chapter 40B development at 15 Riverdale Avenue
  • Request for an Order of Conditions (“OOC”) on a Notice of Intent (“NOI”) regarding a mixed-use Chapter 40B development at Dunstan Street/Washington Street/Kempton Place – Dunstan East
  • Request for a three-year extension for an Order of Conditions (“OOC”) for generic DPW Roadwork
  • Request for a Certificate of Compliance (“COC”) for major landscaping in the Buffer Zone at 55 Grace Road
  • Conservation Area Decisions – Hydro-raking in Houghton Garden
  • Approval of April 23, 2020 Minutes
  • City of Newton 2020-20207 Open Space and Recreation Plan

The Packet documents can be found here.

Newton Upper Falls Historic District Commission: The Newton Upper Falls Historic District Commission will meet virtually on Thursday, May 14th 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://zoom.us/j/99973593703 Or go to www.zoom.us, click “Join a Meeting” and enter the Meeting ID: 99973593703 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,,99973593703# US (New York) Or click on “Join a Meeting” and enter the Meeting ID: 99973593703

The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to restore the exterior by replacing the siding, windows, doors, and lights; restoring the trim; and repairing and replacing the porch railing. Extend the second floor and construct a new roof at the rear, construct four shed dormers, and an overhang at the side entry door at 336 Elliot Street/7 Hale Street
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace the existing rear addition with a new rear addition at 56 Rockland Place
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for approval of the replacement of the rear deck and stair at 18 Cliff Road – Violation

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

Newtonville Area Council to Meet – on Thursday, May 14th

The Newtonville Area Council will meet virtually on Thursday, May 14th at 7:00 p.m.

To Join the Meeting on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86585788275?pwd=UWNtb3R6NzdLOVp6YnNHSmNaUzFFZz09 Meeting ID# 865 8578 8275  Password = 205995

The tentative agenda includes the following:

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Burning Issues
  • Discussion with Josh Morse, Commissioner of Public Buildings re: NewCAL
  • Planning in uncertain times
    • Charitable, especially helping with food distribution
    • Monitoring: construction, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities, rent hardship
    • Community spirit, emotional support
    • Budgetary – Is the budget being handled wisely – Are we headed toward a fiscal crisis?

The agenda also includes suggested reading for the topic: Planning in uncertain times.

City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of May 3rd

Planning and Development Board: The Planning and Development Board will meet on virtually on May 4th at 7:00 p.m. To join this meeting, click https://zoom.us/j/99067116520 or  dial +16465588656 Meeting ID: 99067116520#

The agenda includes the following:

  • Joint Public Hearing with the Community Preservation Committee on the Emergency Housing Relief Program – Request for $2 million of Community Preservation Act (CPA) affordable housing funds, along with other emergency programs requesting allocation of CDBG funds
  • Public Hearing to substantially amend the FY20 Annual Action Plan and FY16-FY20 Consolidated Plan and revise the Citizen Participation Plan with an allocation of additional Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds ($1,136,128), as authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), for the following programs:
    • Emergency Housing Relief Program
    • Human Services Program
    • Small Business Recovery Grant Program
    • Program Administration
  • Vote on the above recommendation regarding Substantial Amendment to FY20 Annual Action Plan and FY16-FY20 Consolidated Plan and Revisions to the Citizen Participation Plan
  • Public Hearing on FY21-25 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI): Consultants, Barrett Planning Group and JM Goldson LLC will give a presentation on their research and findings on housing barriers in Newton and other WestMetro HOME Consortium communities as well as identify goals and priorities to address these barriers
  • Consideration and possible recommendation to City Council to adopt the draft Open Space & Recreation Plan
  • Update on Zoning Redesign – Article 3 Residence Districts
  • Planning and Development Project Updates
  • Approval of April 6, 2020 Minutes

Community Preservation Committee: The Community Preservation Committee will meet virtually on Monday, May 4th, at 7:00 p.m. To join this meeting, click https://zoom.us/j/99067116520 or  dial +16465588656 Meeting ID: 99067116520#

The agenda includes the following:

  • Joint Public Hearing with the Community Preservation Committee on the Emergency Housing Relief Program – Request for $2 million of Community Preservation Act (CPA) affordable housing funds, along with other emergency programs requesting allocation of CDBG funds

Newton Human Rights Commission: The Newton Human Rights Commission will meet virtually on Tuesday, May 5th at 7:00 p.m. At the above date and time, click on https://regiscollege.zoom.us/j/95255382469?pwd=aHFCZTVPcWRDZXVCU3BXUFVQQjJVZz09 If you need the meeting ID and Password they are: Meeting ID: 952 5538 2469 Password: 504782

The agenda includes the following:

  • Introductions
  • Student Reports related to Human Rights
  • Hate Incidents – Zoom bombing and Xenophobia
  • Complaints Received
  • Pride Flag Raising – June 2020
  • Mayor’s Community Breakfast
    • May 27th via Zoom – 9:00 a.m.
    • Zoom will open at 8:45 – 8:50 a.m.
    • Registration for the event will be required

Fair Housing Committee: The Fair Housing Committee will meet virtually on Wednesday, May 6th at 8:00 a.m. To join this meeting, click https://zoom.us/j/144123901 or dial +16465588656 Meeting ID: 144123901# . The agenda was not posted on the Electronic Posting Board at the time of this writing, but according to the Planning and Development Department’s Friday Report, the Committee will discuss affordable housing apartment marketing and have a discussion about the West Newton Armory.

Zoning Board of Appeals: The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing virtually on Wednesday, May 6th at 7:00 p.m. To join this meeting, click https://zoom.us/j/8429428454 or dial +16465588656 Meeting ID: 8429428454#

The agenda includes the following:

  • Public Hearing on a Request for a Comprehensive Permit – Chapter 40B – authorizing the construction of a 204 – unit residential development, which will include 51 affordable housing units and approximately 22,382 square feet of commercial, office and retail space at 15 Riverdale Avenue
  • Review and Approval of March 17, 2020 Minutes

The Packet documents can be found here.

WestMetro HOME Consortium: The WestMetro HOME Consortium will meet virtually on Thursday, May 7th at 9:00 a.m.  To join this meeting, click https://zoom.us/j/8429428454 or dial +16465588656 Meeting ID: 8429428454# The agenda was not posted on the Electronic Posting Board at the time of this writing, but according to the Planning and Development Department’s Friday Report, the agenda includes:

  • Quarterly budget
  • an update on Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, discussion on Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program
  • an update on HUD waivers, HOME monitoring, and FY21 sub-recipient agreements

Farm Commission: The Farm Commission will meet virtually on Thursday, May 7th at 7:00 p.m. To join this meeting, click  https://zoom.us/j/95643864663 or dial +16468769923 Meeting ID: 95643864663#

The agenda includes the following:

  • Update on how the Farm is adjusting with COVID-19
  • Update on the discussion of capital maintenance with the City

Newtonville Historic District Commission: The Newtonville Historic District Commission will meet virtually on Thursday, May 7th at 7:30 p.m. To join this meeting, click  https://zoom.us/j/679023979 or dial
+16465588656 Meeting ID: 679023979#

The agenda includes the following:

  • Request to renew the Certificate of Hardship that expired in 2017 to replace the deteriorated slate roof with non-slate roofing material and to change the approved CertainTeed Grand Manor roof shingle to a GAF Royal Sovereign roof shingle at 75 Lowell Avenue
  • Approval of previous meeting minutes

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

Planning and Development Board: The Planning and Development Board will meet jointly with the Zoning and Planning Committee on Thursday, May 7th at 7:00 p.m. To join this meeting, click  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/92360294374 or dial +16465588656 Meeting ID: 92360294374#

The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for 1) a discussion of the Draft 2020-2027 Open Space and Recreation Plan, 2) a letter stating that the Zoning and Planning Committee reviewed the Plan, and 3) adoption of the plan as an amendment to the 2007 Comprehensive Plan.

Traffic Council: The Traffic Council will meet virtually on Thursday, May 7th at 7:00 p.m. To view this meeting use this link at the above date and time: https://zoom.us/j/95333013716 One tap mobile +16465588656,,95333013716# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) Meeting ID: 953 3301 3716

The agenda includes the following:

  • Request stop signs on the Pleasant Street southbound and westbound approaches at Lake Avenue to create an all-way stop
  • Request to prohibit parking all days and all times on the east side of Pleasant Street, beginning at the intersection with Lake Avenue heading northerly 85 feet, to provide for safe maneuverability around the Pleasant Street and Lake Avenue intersection
  • Request to extend the blue zone on the east side of Pleasant Street to a point 20 feet north of Tyler Terrace
  • Request to remove the “No Parking” sign (in the direction towards Parsons Street) in front of 1069 Washington Street
  • Request to insert into the provision of Sec. TPR-146. Flashing Warning light locations, on River Street at Elm Court (pedestrian activated RRFB)
  • Request to insert into the provision of Sec. TPR-146. Flashing Warning light locations on Cabot Street at Blake Street (pedestrian activated RRFB)
  • Request to insert into the provision of Sec. TPR-146. Flashing Warning light locations on East Side Parkway at Winchester Street (pedestrian activated RRFB)
  • Request to remove the following entry from TPR-85. One-way streets: Page Road: (1) from Lowell Avenue westerly to Watertown Street, and to add the following entry into Sec. TPR-85. One-way streets: Page Road: (1) from Lowell Avenue westerly to Walker Street. Note that this item does not make any changes in the field and fixes an error in the TPR
  • Request to insert into the provision of Sec. TPR-85. One-way streets, the following: Dolphin Road from Mandalay Road to Fellsmere Road. Note that this item does not make any changes in the field and fixes an omission in the TPR

The following requests are to remove entries from the Traffic and Parking Regulations (“TPR”)and removal will not make any changes in the field and only fixes an error in the TPR:

  • Request to remove the following entry fro TPR-85: One-way streets: Gibbs Street, from Centre Street easterly to end, and to add the following entry into TPR-85. One-way streets: Gibbs Street from Centre Street to Sumner Street.
  • Request to remove the following entry from TPR-85. One-way streets: Hammond Street from Priscilla Road to Beacon Street and to add the following entry into TPR-85. One-way streets: Hammond Street from Priscilla Road to College Road.
  • Request to remove the following entry from TPR-85. One-way streets: Hammond Street from Priscilla Road to Beacon Street and to add the following entry into TPR-85. One-way streets: Hammond Street from Priscilla Road to College Road.
  • Request to remove the following entry from TPR-85. One-way streets: Langley Road, from Centre Street easterly to Crescent Avenue and to add the following entry into Sec. TPR85. One-way streets: Langley Road, from Centre Street to Sumner Street.
  • Request to remove the following entry from TPR-85. One-way streets: Sumner Street (2) from Willow Street to Beacon Street, and to add the following entry into Sec. TPR-85. Oneway streets: Sumner Street (2) from Beacon Street to Willow Street.
  • Request to remove the following entry from TPR-147 Obedience to isolated stop signs: Pleasant Street at Chapin Road, northbound.
  • Request to remove the following entry from TPR-85. One-way streets: Nonantum Street – Nonantum Street, from Marlboro Street westerly to Waverley Avenue, Ward 7, and to add the following entry into Sec. TPR-85. One-way streets: Nonantum Street, from Shornecliffe Road to Waverley Avenue.
  • Request to remove the following entry from TPR-85. One-way streets: Phillips Street, from Commonwealth Avenue southeasterly to Bourne Street, and to add the following entry into Sec. TPR-85. One-way streets: Phillips Street from Bourne Street to Commonwealth Avenue.
  • Request to add the following entry into TPR-147 Obedience to isolated stop signs: Crescent Street at Robinhood Street, northbound.
  • Request to remove the following entry from TPR-147 Obedience to isolated stop signs: Evelyn Road at Beacon Street, southbound.

The Chair intends to entertain a Motion for No Action Necessary on the following item:

  • Request to modify Sec. TPR-147 Obedience to isolated stop signs. to match existing conditions at the intersection of Pleasant Street at Chapin Road. This item makes no change in the field

City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of April 26th

Newton Parks and Recreation Commission: The Newton Parks and Recreation Commission will meet virtually on Monday, April 27th at 7:00 p.m. To join the Zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/9294277085 Meeting ID: 929 427 7085 One tap mobile +19292056099,,9294277085# US (New York) +13126266799,,9294277085# US (Chicago)

The agenda includes the following:

  • Review and approval of March 2020 Minutes
  • Commissioner’s Reports on Programs, Forestry, and Maintenance
  • St. Mary of Carmen – Informational
  • NSHS Light/Field Policy – Special Event Policy
  • Greenway Stairway
  • 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
  • New Business

Council on Aging and Advisory Board: The Council on Aging and Advisory Board will meet virtually on Tuesday, April 28th at 7:30 p.m. To Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/96289322280?pwd=U0JlRldWTG5wblFkZjlibTRXK0t4Zz09 Meeting ID: 962 8932 2280 Password: 095554 Or One tap mobile +13126266799 ,96289322280# Or Dial 312 626 6799 Meeting ID: 962 8932 2280

The agenda includes the following:

  • General Update
  • NewCAL Update
  • Age-Friendly Award
  • Where Do We Go From Here – a Post Quarantine World

Newton Citizens Commission on Energy: The Newton Citizens Commission on Energy will meet virtually on Wednesday, April 29th at 7:00 p.m. To join the Zoom Meeting, go to: https://zoom.us/j/96754708221?pwd=SEhEehdiTy9tLytPaS9xbTBYaUdVUT09 Meeting ID: 967 5470 8221 Password: 269255

The agenda includes the following:

  • Progress on the Energy Coach project
  • Public Facilities Committee consideration of a ban on natural gas hookups
  • Updates on recent activities around CAP implementation and next steps

Washington Place Liaison Committee: The Washington Place Liaison Committee will meet virtually on Wednesday, April 29th at 9:00 a..m. for a construction update – see Agenda.

Use the following Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/97399925527?pwd=UysvWjRwSjhpdktpWk9Gd2dhN29mZz09 or call in by dialing 1-646-558-8656 and using the meeting ID: 973-9992-5527

City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of April 19th

Auburndale Historic District Commission: The Auburndale Historic District Commission will meet virtually on Tuesday, April 21st 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, use one tap mobile +16465588656,,758981061# US (New York) Or click on “Join a Meeting” and enter the Meeting ID: 758 981 061 To view and participate in this virtual meeting on your computer, at the above date and time, go to https://zoom.us/j/758981061 Or go to www.zoom.us, click “Join a Meeting” and enter the Meeting ID: 758 981 061. The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to amend the mitigation plan to screen the right-side vinyl fence section by draping a green tarp material over the fence instead of planting hemlocks in front of it at 315 Central Street
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace the existing windows, gutters and downspouts; to add new windows; to remove a rear door and window; and to install French doors on the rear addition at 338 Central Street
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to renovate the house, to demolish the secondary chimney and rear addition, to build a new rear addition, to reconfigure the driveway and to build a path connecting the driveway to the back of the house at 107-109 Grove Street

The Staff Memo can be found here and the Packet Documents can be found here and Packet Documents Part 2 can be found here.

Board of License Commissioners: The Board of License Commissioners will meet virtually on Tuesday, April 21st at 7:15 p.m. To join this meeting, please dial 617-454-5555 access code 1420. You can also submit comments to licensing@newtonma.gov. The agenda includes the following:

  • Approval of 3/15/2020 Minutes
  • Application for a new common victualler license to be exercised at Caprese, Inc d/b/a Caprese Café and Pizzeria, 1134 Beacon Street
  • Application for a change of ownership interest, stock interest and change of manager. The manager will change from Brian Thomas O’Toole to Desmond Rushe to be exercised at Roche, Inc d/b/a Olivia’s Bistro, 136 Adams Street
  • Application for a new wine and malt package store license to be exercised at Star Markets Company, Inc d/b/a Star Market, 1 Boylston Street, Newton, MA 02467. The manager will be Neil Coutu. The hours of operation are Sunday through Saturday 6:00AM – 12:00AM. The liquor sales hours will be Sunday 10:00AM – 11:00PM and Monday through Saturday 8:00AM – 11:00PM
  • Application for a transfer of an all alcohol restaurant license from Café Santiago, LLC to Alma Hilton, LLC d/b/a Thistle & Leek, 105 Union Street, Newtonville, MA 02459. For a pledge of the license, a new common victualler and an annual entertainment license to be exercised at Alma Hilton, LLC d/b/a Thistle & Leek, 105 Union Street, Newtonville, MA 02459. The manager will be Trevor H. Smith. There will be 59 seats. The hours of operation will be Sunday through Saturday from 11:00AM – 12:00AM. Entertainment will consist of recorded music.

Library Board of Trustees: The Library Board of Trustees will meet virtually on Wednesday, April 22nd at 9:00 a.m. To join the meeting go here: https://zoom.us/j/94673481669?pwd=cHBtb3puVktnS0lEQ1JyZFNUNHJqZz09. The agenda includes the following:

  • Approval of 02/12/2020 Minutes
  • Reports:
    • Director
    • Treasurer
    • Development
    • Friends
    • Committees
      • Spring Fling
  • Continuing Business
    • Bylaws (VOTE & Discussion)
    • Children’s Renovation Project
    • Library Solar Parking Lot Project
  • New Business
    • Trustee Vacancy
    • Library Publicity Proposal (VOTE)
  • Visitors Discussion

Newton Retirement Board: The Newton Retirement Board will meet virtually on Wednesday, April 22nd at 3:00 p.m. To view this meeting use this link at the above date and time: https://zoom.us/j/95762423054?pwd=a0RmWXFVMDJJeGhVcnN3eU10SWtadz09. The agenda includes the following:

  • Review and approval of 03/25/2020 Minutes
  • Presentation of Preliminary 1/1/2020 actuarial valuation findings including several draft funding schedules as requested by the board at their 1/22/2020 meeting
  • Review of three medical panel certificates received in connection with firefighter application for ordinary disability retirement.
  • Receipt of a temporary amendment to the job description for the Fire Department Wire Division personnel. The temporary amendment is to expedite certain fire department electrical work as may be needed during the Commonwealth’s declared Coronavirus State of Emergency, which began on March 10, 2020. The temporary amendment will expire on the date such State of Emergency is officially terminated by the Commonwealth.
  • Monthly financial reporting for the month ending February 29, 2020
  • PERAC Annual Statement – Calendar year ending December 31, 2019
  • Legal RFP process – current contract expires 9/30/2020
  • New application(s) for superannuation retirement (See agenda for specific details)
  • Board to approve the following expense warrants (See agenda for specific details)
  • Office security
  • Timeline for Administrative Assistant position transition. Review draft job description/posting
  • Current status of pending disability/accidental death retirement application(s) – (See agenda for specific details)
  • Current status of pending appeal cases – informational only – (See agenda for specific details)

Zoning Board of Appeals: The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet virtually on Wednesday, April 22nd 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. 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 an appeal of a Notice of Zoning Violation issued by the Commissioner of Inspectional Services based on the existence of illegal apartments at 129 Grasmere Street. The Appellant contends that the violation order and decision of the Commissioner of Inspectional Services were improperly issued. The subject property is located at 129 Grasmere Street and consists of a 6,947 square foot lot. This property is located in a Single-Residence 3 District
  • Public Hearing on an application for a Comprehensive Permit – Chapter 40B – authorizing the construction of 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 located in the Business 2 Zoning District 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. Go here for more info.
  • Review and approval of 2/26/2020 Minutes

Packet documents can be found here.

Financial Audit Advisory Committee: The Financial Audit Advisory Committee will meet virtually on Wednesday, April 22nd at 8:00 a.m. To view this meeting use this link at the above date and time: https://zoom.us/j/563953251 One tap mobile +16465588656,,563953251# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) Meeting ID: 563 953 251. The agenda includes the following:

  • Review of the External Auditor’s Management Letter
    • Unresolved PY Comments (MUNIS, Schools)
    • Current Year Comments (IT, Schools, ISD)
  • Propose/Determine deep-dive examination items
  • Review the role of Accounting & Audit and Risk Assessment Subcommittees
  • Expectations of the Audit Process (Hunt)
  • Reviewing the 2020 audit schedule
    • Oct 1, 2020 – 8:00 am
    • Dec 9, 2020 – 8:00 am
  • New Business

Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission: The Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission will meet virtually on Thursday, April 23rd 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://zoom.us/j/125762375 Or go to www.zoom.us, click “Join a Meeting” and enter the Meeting ID: 125 762 375. 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,,125762375# US (New York) Or click on “Join a Meeting” and enter the Meeting ID: 125 762 375 . The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install a mailbox at 29 Lee Road
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install exterior light fixtures and vents on the carriage house at 413 Hammond Street
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to change the previously approved concrete unit paver driveway to an asphalt driveway with a cobblestone apron, and to change the previously approved masonry backyard landscape stair to a metal stair with handrails to match the ones approved for the house at 46 Chestnut Hill Road
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for the installation of a fence at the front of the property at 329 Hammond Street – VIOLATION
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for the installation of HVAC condensers on the right side of the house at 329 Hammond Street – VIOLATION
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install a generator on the right side of the house at 329 Hammond Street
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for the as-built dormers and roof vents at 85 Gatehouse Road – VIOLATION
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for the installation of HVAC equipment on the left side of the house at 40 Acacia Avenue – VIOLATION
  • Request for feedback on a proposed driveway extension and parking area, and changes to the deck area and hardscaping behind the house at 40 Acacia Avenue
  • Request for feedback on a project to repair or replace damaged exterior elements, to change the stair approach to the house, and to build a matching bay on the south side of the entry door, 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 finalize the details for the octagonal porch roof and roofline at 521 Hammond Street
  • Request for feedback on a proposed two-car garage, driveway and parking area at 521 Hammond Street
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to change the as-built trim on the single-car garage bay where the balustrade and trim are in violation at 152 Suffolk Road – VIOLATION

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

Conservation Commission: The Newton Conservation Commission will meet virtually on Thursday, April 23rd 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://zoom.us/j/125762375 Or go to www.zoom.us, click “Join a Meeting” and enter the Meeting ID: 125 762 375 To join the Zoom Meeting, go to www.zoom.us, click “Join a Meeting” enter the following Meeting ID: 717-372-773 or use the direct link https://zoom.us/j/717372773. To participate in this virtual meeting by calling in, dial: +16465588656 and enter the meeting ID: 717372773, followed by the # symbol. The agenda includes the following:

  • Notice of Intent (“NOI”) for a tear down/rebuild of a single-family home at 6 Vaughn Avenue
  • Request for an Order of Conditions (“OOC”) for a Notice of Intent for ecological restoration at the Newton Cemetary
  • Request for an Order of Conditions (“OOC”) for a Notice of Intent for multi-use 40B development at 15 Riverdale Avenue

The Packet Documents can be found here. The Notice of Intent Forms/Narrative can be found here and the Notice of Intent Figures can be found here.

Newton Historical Commission: The Newton Historical Commission will meet virtually on Thursday, April 23rd at 7:00 p.m. To join the Zoom Meeting, go to: https://zoom.us/j/775369126 Meeting ID: 775 369 126 or One tap mobile +16465588656,,775369126# US (New York). The agenda includes the following:

  • Request to demolish buildings at 17 Chester Street
  • Request to approve full demolition (after the fact) at 82 Sharpe Road
  • Request for Partial Demolition – to demolish a carriage house and add to the main house at 62 Lenox Street
  • Request for partial demolition to demolish the garage and add to the house at 279 Fuller Street
  • Request to construct a new house on a Landmark Preservation site at 128 Chestnut Street (rear, Westfield Road lot)
  • Request to demolish and rebuild a carriage house at 52 Winthrop Street – National Register Property
  • Four requests to waive demolition delays:
    • 227 Cherry Street
    • 36-38 Whittemore Road
    • 133 Waban Avenue (carriage house)
    • 47 Carleton Street

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

City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of April 12th

Commission on Disability: The Commission on Disability will virtually meet on Monday, April 13th 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# Dial by your location +1 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 415 115 921 . The agenda includes the following:

  • Introductions
  • Athletes Unlimited
  • CDBG Report
  • CDBG Overview – Architectural Access
  • Approval of March 4, 2020 and March 9, 2020 Minutes
  • Accessible Fines Report
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • ADA Coordinator’s Report
  • COVID-19 Impact
  • Planning for the ADA 30th Anniversary
  • Quarterly Meeting with the Mayor
  • Adjournment

Community Preservation Committee: The Community Preservation Committee will virtually meet on Tuesday, April 14th at 7:00 p.m. To join the meeting, go to www.zoom.us, click “Join a Meeting” and enter the following Meeting ID: 842 942 8454. You can also access the meeting online at: https://zoom.us/j/8429428454 One tap mobile +16465588656,,8429428454# US (New York) The agenda includes the following:

  • Proposals and Projects
    • Whipple/Beal Fence Restoration – Newton Cemetary – Presentation and Review of Final Report
    • Nathaniel Allen Homestead Rehabilitation – Newton Cultural Alliance – Presentation and Review of Final Report
    • Rental Housing Assistance Program – Pre-proposal discussion
  • Program Planning and Committee Business
    • Approval of March 10, 2020 Minutes
    • Review of potential proposals
    • New Signage for CPA projects
    • Other Business

The Pre-Meeting Packet can be found here.

Urban Design Commission: The Urban Design Commission will meet virtually on Wednesday, April 15th at 7:00 p.m. To join the Zoom Virtual Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/8429428454 or Dial +16465588656, 8429428454# The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for a sign permit:
    • 1069 Washington Street – Steinert
  • Request for a Comprehensive Sign Permit
    • 355 and 399 Grove Street – Riverside Comprehensive Sign Package
  • Design Review
    • 355 and 399 Grove Street – Riverside Design Guidelines Review

The Staff Memo can be found here.

Youth Commission: The Youth Commission will meet virtually on Wednesday, April 15th at 5:00 p.m. To join the Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/380946117?pwd=ektsY1RMUUNFeFJ2SjdNcVg0S29Ddz09 Meeting ID: 380 946 117 Password: 904672; One tap mobile +19292056099,,380946117#,,#,904672# US (New York) Meeting ID: 380 946 117 Password: 904672; Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/acFz4mVKok . The agenda includes the following:

  • Check-in
  • Discuss next steps for Social Media Project
  • Discuss possible webinar/zoom discussion for youth on COVID-19
  • Other

City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of April 5th

Design Review Committee: The Design Review Committee will meet virtually (see instructions below) on Monday, April 6th at 6:00 p.m. The agenda includes the following:

  • Update – Oak Hill Middle School Addition Project – Vote on Site Plan Approval
  • Update – Newton Early Childhood Program (NECP) – Vote to approve drawings for bidding

To Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/545738226

Meeting ID: 545 738 226

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US Meeting ID: 545 738 226 Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/abCp8W3wS2

Planning and Development Board: The Planning and Development Board will meet virtually (See instructions below) on Tuesday, April 7th at 6:30 p.m. The agenda includes the following:

  • Approval of March 2, 2020 Minutes
  • Proposed role of Planning and Development Board in new Landmarking Ordinance
  • Public Hearing – FY21 Annual Action Plan and FY21-25 Consolidated Plan – Review drafts here
  • Possible Vote on Recommendation to the Mayor regarding FY21 Annual Action Plan and FY21-25 Consolidated Plan
  • Meet new Economic Development Director, Devra Bailin
  • Zoning Redesign Update – Article 3 Residence Districts
  • Planning and Development Department Updates
  • Upcoming Meetings

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: 390 652 144. One-tap link: zoom.us/j/390652144. For audio only, call (646) 558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 390 652 144 followed by #. One-tap link for audio only: +16465588656,,390652144#

To view and participate in this virtual meeting on your computer, at the above date and time, visit www.zoom.us, click “Join a Meeting” and enter the following Meeting ID: 390 652 144. One-tap link: zoom.us/j/390652144

Economic Development Commission: The Economic Development Commission will meet virtually on Tuesday, April 7th at 6:30 p.m. To join the Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/8429428454 Meeting ID: 842 942 8454 Dial by your location +1 253 215 8782 US +1 301 715 8592 US. The agenda includes the following:

  • Attendance and Check-in
  • Approval of March 10, 2020 Minutes
  • City Updates
  • Discussion Items:
    • COVID-19 Recovery
      • How does the EDC support business recovery and attraction of new business that can be successful in Newton
      • 60-day report with Recommendations to the CITY
    • Additional topics
      • Task forces
      • Riverside Project
      • Laboratory Research: update
      • Restaurant Liquor Licenses: Update v. Elected official outreach
      • Additional meetings

Human Rights Commission: The Human Rights Commission will meet virtually on Tuesday, April 7th at 7:00 p.m. The agenda includes the following:

  • Introductions
  • Hate Incidents
  • Complaints Received
  • Women’s Suffrage Celebration
  • Genocide Exhibit/Movie screenings/Discussions
  • Pride – June 2020
  • Mayor’s Community Breakfast
    • Virtual Event
    • Logistics – TBD

City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of March 29th

Fair Housing Committee: The Fair Housing Committee will hold a virtual meeting on Wednesday, April 1st at 8:00 a.m. To Join the Zoom Meeting click here:  https://zoom.us/j/8429428454, The agenda includes the following:

  • Riverside
  • Nominations for Office
  • Update on Membership
  • Other business

Zoning Board of Appeals: The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a virtual Public Hearing on Wednesday, April 1st at 7:00 p.m. To dial into the meeting via telephone, call in by dialing 1-646-558-8656 and use the Meeting ID: 842 942 8454. 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. The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for a Comprehensive Permit pursuant to Chapter 40B 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 located in a Manufacturing Zoning District at 15 Riverdale Avenue
  • Review and Approval of February 5, 2020 Minutes

Conservation Commission: The Conservation Commission will hold a virtual meeting on Thursday, April 2nd 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. The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for an Order of Conditions (“OOC”) on a Notice of Intent (“NOI”) for treatment of Crystal Lake to prevent algal blooms at 30 Rogers Street – City of Newton
  • Request for an Order of Conditions (“OOC”) on a Notice of Intent (“NOI”) for parking expansion and stormwater management improvements at 125 Wells Avenue – Solomon Schecter Day School
  • Request to amend an Order of Conditions (“OOC”) to reference new plans – lawn leveling, retaining wall replacement, and tree removal – and condition proposed work at 79 Staniford Street
  • Request for a continuance to April 23, 2020 for a Notice of Intent (“NOI”) for the multi-use Chapter 40B development at 15 Riverdale Avenue
  • Request for a Certificate of Compliance (“COC”) for Laundry Brook culvert replacement at 229 Cabot Street – City of Newton
  • Request for a Certificate of Compliance (“COC”) for an addition and deck at 7 Great Meadow Road

The Packet Documents can be found here.