Category: Boards & Commissions

Board and Commission Meetings – Week of October 28th

Conservation Commission: The Newton Conservation Commission will meet on Thursday, November 1st at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204. The agenda includes the following:

  • RDA ( Request for Determination of Applicability) to make improvements to a bus stop at the sidewalk and grass median on Commonwealth Avenue – Commonwealth Avenue in front of 2345 Commonwealth Avenue
  • NOI (Notice of Intent) –  Request for demolition and reconstruction of a single-family home with associated restoration planting plan developed in response to the unpermitted tree cutting at 33 Wayne Road
  • NOI (Notice of Intent) – Request to lay a new electrical connection from an existing maintenance building to the new pump house and wet well previously approved at 326 Fuller Street – Braeburn Country Club
  • NOI (Notice of Intent) – Request to demolish the existing single-family home and construct a new single-family home with deck and driveway at 116 Upland Road
  • NOI (Notice of Intent) – Request to remove six trees on their property within the inner 50′ of buffer zone and trim another tree at 177 Waban Avenue
  • OOC (Order of Conditions) – Request for an extension on an Order of Conditions approvig the ex-post facto  reconstruction of the boathouse and new dock installation at 1 Nonantum Road. This OOC also required the creation of a public access trail and mitigation plantings  – at 1 Nonantum Road – Boston Academy of the Sacred Heart
  • COC – (Certificate of Compliance) – Request for a Certificate of Compliance for complete restoration of the river bank and parking lot at 46 Farwell Street
  • COC – (Certificate of Compliance) – Request for a Certificate of Compliance for the turf field construction, flood storage, and plantings – Solomon Schechter Day School
  • Possible Amendment to an OOC (Order of Conditions) – Discussion on whether to require an amendment to the OOC for the new proposed work at the 131-181 Needham Street – Newton Nexus

Packet Documents can be found here. Newtonville Historic District Commission:  The Newtonville Historic District Commission will meet on Thursday, November 1st at 7:30 p.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace gutters at 14-16 Foster Street
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace windows at 41-43 Central Avenue
  • Request for feedback on a project to demolish an existing garage, build a new garage,  connector and dormer, and renovate the existing house at 25 Page Road

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

Newton Historical Commission to Meet – Thursday, October 25th

The Newton Historical Commission will meet on Thursday, October 25th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204. The agenda includes the following:

  • 8 Demolition Reviews:
    • Request to demolish the brick gatehouse at the Waban Reservoir
    • Request to demolish buildings at 36 Maynard Street
    • Request to demolish buildings at 64 Fuller Street
    • Request to demolish buildings at 210 Upland Avenue
    • Request to demolish buildings at 95 Rosalie Road
    • Request to demolish buildings at 176 Auburndale Avenue
    • Request to demolish buildings at 148 Pine Street
    • Request to demolish buildings at 16 Edinboro Terrace
  • 2 Partial Demolition Reviews:
    • Request to attach a rear living unit, pour new house foundation at 46-28 Washington Park
    • Request to construct additions to the house and demolish outbuildings at 499 Winchester Street
  •  Request for a Section 106 Review to repair/replace historic roof in kind at 70-80 Union Street
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace front path; add perimeter fencing and construct a playground at 1615 Beacon Street
  • 2 Waiver Request reviews for:
    • 457 Waverly Avenue
    • 30 Circuit Avenue

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

City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of October 14th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Financial Audit Advisory Committee – Accounting and Audit Sub-committee:  The Accounting and Audit Sub-committee of the Financial Audit Advisory Committee will meet on Thursday, October 18th at 11:00 a.m. in Room 211. The agenda can be found here.

Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission:  The Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission will meet on Thursday, October 18th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following requests for Certificate of Appropriateness:

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

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

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

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

City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of October 7th

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

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

Pre-Meeting packet can be found here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Packet documents can be found here.

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

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

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

City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of September 30th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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