Category: Boards & Commissions

Other City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of December 3rd

The following Boards and Commissions are scheduled to meet this week:

Planning and Development Board:  The Planning and Development Board is scheduled to meet on Monday, December 4th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204 and is expected to discuss the following:  hold a public hearing on the Food Truck Ordinance, hold a public hearing to on a Definitive Plan of Land for the Carlson Avenue extension,discuss the Northland Rezoning Project and the Needham Street Vision Plan and proposed amendments to the Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance. For more information, please contact Rachel Powers by phone at: 617-796-1125 or by email at:  rpowers@newtonma.gov.

28 Austin Street Liaison Committee:  The Austin Street Liaison Committee is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, December 5th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205.  The Committee will review building plans, construction management plan and business engagement plans, and discussion on consistency requests and pre-construction activities.  More information about the project can be found here.

Fair Housing Committee:  The Fair Housing Committee is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, December 6th at 8:00 a.m. in Room 205 and is expected to the discuss the proposed amendments to the Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance.  For more information, please contact Malcolm Lucas by phone atL  617-796-1149 or by email at:  mlucas@newtonma.gov.

Newton Free Library Trustees:  The Trustees are scheduled to meet on Wednesday, December 6th at 9:00 a.m. at the Newton Free Library Director’s Office and is expected to discuss the Trustee’s Fund Investment Policy.

Please note:  The Auburndale Historic District Commission and the Newtonville Historic District Commission meetings have been cancelled.

Other City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of November 26th

The following City Boards and Commissions are scheduled to meet this week:

Crescent Street Working Group:  The Crescent Street Working Group is scheduled to meet TODAY, Monday, November 27th at 4:00 p.m. in Room 204.  The agenda can be found here.

Council on Aging:  The Council on Aging is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, November 28th at 7:30 p.m. at the Senior Center, 345 Walnut Street.  The agenda can be found here.

School Committee:  The School Committee is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, November 28th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 210 at the Ed Center, 100 Walnut Street.  Prior to the School Committee meeting, the School Committee will meet at 6:00 p.m.in Room 304 and hold a caucus to elect new officers.  The Caucus Notice can be found here and the agenda can be found here.

Committee on Community Preservation:  The Community Preservation Committee is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, November 28th at 7:30 p.m. in Room 204 and is expected to discuss the following:  request to submit an off-cycle proposal for $2,640,000 in additional CPA funding for design and construction of the 70 Crescent Street mixed-use housing and playground expansion project.  The agenda and pre-meeting packet can be found here.

Conservation Committee:  The Conservation Commission is scheduled to meet on Thursday, November 30th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204 and is expected to discuss the following:  request to amend an Order of Conditions to allow for installation of a blue stone patio and a fire pit for property located at 19 Patten Circle, request for a Notice of Intent for infrastructure improvements to support development of 8 single family dwellings at Carlson Avenue (near Mt. Ida College), ex post facto request for a Notice of Intent for emergency culvert repair and dredging of a detention pond for property located at 77 Florence Street (Hampton Place condominiums), Notice of Intent for demolition of a single-family home to construct a duplex at 73 Beaconwood Road.  The agenda can be found here, and the packet info can be found here.

Energy Commission:  The Citizens Commission on Energy is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, November 29th at 7:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria and is scheduled to discuss the following;  Community Choice Aggregation, update on the Rumford Solar project (including the proposed and approved fence) and other related solar projects, and an update on Eversource’s proposal to change the net metering rates.  The agenda can be found here.

Development Review Team Meetings – Week of November 26th

The following Development Review Team meetings are scheduled for this week for the following potential projects:

  • 12 Acorn Drive – Special permit to Increase FAR for porch addition to single‐
    family dwelling (SR3)
  • 2095 Commonwealth Avenue – Special Permit to allow exceptions from the sign ordinance
  • 26 Owatonna Street –  Proposed rear addition to single‐family dwelling (existing
    1953 variance) (SR3)

Other City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of November 19th

The following Boards and Commissions and working groups are scheduled to meet this week:

Elections Commission:  The Elections Commission is scheduled to meet TONIGHT at 5:00 p.m. in Room 205 and is expected to discuss the following:  Review of the Allison Sharma petition for a recount,  discussion of the recount process, setting a date for the recount, and other business.  The agenda can be found here.

Crescent Street Housing and Reverend Ford Playground Expansion Working Group:  The Crescent Street Housing and Reverend Ford Playground Expansion Working Group is scheduled to meet TONIGHT,  Monday, November 20th at 4:00 p.m.,in Room 204 and will discuss next steps in the Site Plan Approval process, and prepare for an upcoming presentation to the Community Preservation Committee, where the Working Group will provide the CPC with critical project updates. Documents related to this project can be found here.  For more information, please contact Amanda Berman by phone at:  617-796-1147 or by email at:  aberman@newtonma.gov.

Newton Human Rights Commission:  The Newton Human Rights Commission is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, November 21st at 7:00 p.m. in Room 106C.  The agenda can be found here.

Licensing Board:  The Licensing Board is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, November 21st at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204 and is expected to discuss a number of temporary liquor license requests, application for a Common Victualler license for the Bagel Table, application for change of manager for Brio Tuscan Grille, application for change of manager for the Charles River Country Club, application for a transfer of all alcohol license, change of manager and alteration of premises from Silver Lake Liquor Company to Dion Fine Wines, application for a transfer of all alcohol license, new common victualler and annual entertainment license for Shing Yee Restaurant, new all alcohol license for Qdoba Restaurant located at 165 Needham Street  and a new all alcohol license for Finagle Bakery and Cafe Test Kitchen located at 77 Rowe Street. The Commission will also hold hearings on alleged violations at Tommy Doyle’s, Burton’s Liquors, and Green Tea Restaurant.  The agenda can be found here.

 

Other City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of November 12th

Commission on Disability:  The Commission on Disability is scheduled to meet TONIGHT at 6:30 p.m. in Room 204 and is expected to discuss the following:  approval of minutes, CDBG Report, self-evaluation, HP Fines Report, Treasurer’s Report, ADA Coordinator’s Report, request for an MAAB Variance for DPW parking lot, and review of an applicant for the Commission.  The agenda can be found here.  For more information, please contact Jini Fairley by phone at:  617-796-1253 or by email at:  jfairley@newtonma.gov.

Auburndale Historic District Commission:  The Auburndale Historic District Commission is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, November 14th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205 and is expected to discuss the following:  request for feedback on options for demolition for all or part of 140 Windermere Road.  The agenda can be found here.  For more information, please contact Barbara Kurze by phone at 617-796-1129 or by email at:  bkurze@newtonma.gov.

SEPAC:  The Special Education PAC is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, November 14th at 7:15 p.m. at the Ed Center Room 217.  The agenda can be found here.

School Committee:  The School Committee is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, November 14th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 210 at the Ed Center.  The agenda can be found here.  Note:  There will be an update on High School Start Times.

School Committee (Executive Session):  The School Committee will meet in Executive Session on Tuesday, November 14th at 6:20 p.m. in Room 304 at the Ed Center to discuss litigation and potential settlement for a claim against the Newton Public Schools.  The Meeting Notice can be found here.

Economic Development Commission:  The Economic Development Commission is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, November 14th at 7:30 p.m. in Room 204 and is scheduled to discuss the following:  Updates from the Economic Development Director, updates from the Economic Development Commission chair,  discussion on the RFP Stakeholder Engagement, approval of meeting minutes, discussion of expiring terms and re-appointments and agenda items for future meetings. For more information, please contact Kathryn Ellis by phone at:  617-796-1122 or by email at:  kellis@newtonma.gov. (Note:  the agenda is not posted and therefore no link.  Sorry!)

Austin Street Liaison Committee:  The Austin Street Liaison Committee is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, November 15th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205.  For more information, please contact Planning Department staff by email at: austinstreet@newtonma.gov or by phone at:  617-796-1127/

Urban Design Commission:  The Urban Design Commission is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, November 15th at 7:00 p.m. in Room B10 (Planning Department’s Conference Room) and is scheduled to discuss the following new sign permits:  880 Walnut St – El Basha Grille; 2095 Commonwealth Ave – Starbucks;  1231 Centre St – Cupola;  170 Needham St – Rockland Trust Bank;  200 – 220 Boylston Street – Lunette Optic;  100 Wells Avenue – Wingate and  55 Boylston Street – Container Store.  The Commission will also hold a discussion of the West Newton Square Enhancement Project.  The agenda can be found here, packet documents here and staff memo here.  For more information, please contact  Shubee Sikka by phone at:  617-796-1139 or by email at:  ssikka@newtonma.gov.

Newton Historical Commission:  The Newton Historical Commission is scheduled to meet on Thursday, November 16th at 7:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria at Newton City Hall and is expected to discuss the following:  request to demolish a house at 42 Parsons Street; request for partial demolition and to  add partial second story and rear addition at 51 Glen Avenue; request to demolish a building at 236 Harvard Circle; request for partial demolition and to replace a roof at 37 Clinton Street; request to waive a demolition delay at 37 Radcliffe Road; request to waive a demolition delay at 738 Watertown Street; request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to add rear dormers at 432 Cherry Street, request to construct a detached residential building on a Cherry Street lot at 46 Webster Street – New Construction; and a request to waive a demolition delay at 19 Islington Road.  The agenda can be found here; staff memo can be found here and packet documents can be found here.  For more information, please contact Katy Hax Holmes by phone at:  617-796-1143  or by email at:  kholmes@newtonma.gov.

Community Preservation Committee:  The Community Preservation Committee is scheduled to meet on Thursday, November 16th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204 and is expected to discuss the following:  staff overview of program finances, public hearing and possible vote on Newton Cemetery – Whipple-Beal Cast Iron Fence $60K request; update on the conceptual design and feasibility phase for the Crescent Street project, request to submit off-cycle full proposal for $2,640,000 in additional CPA funding for final design and construction; and an update from the Planning & Development Dept.proposing to revision to the Newton Homebuyer Assistance Program‘s purpose from creating new affordable units to preserving the affordability of units already in the program, retaining $735,000 for the new purpose and returning $845,745 for other CPA-eligible housing purposes.  The agenda and pre-meeting packet can be found here. For more information, please contact Alice Ingerson by phone at:  617-796-1144 or by email at:  aingerson@newtonma.gov.

Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission:  The Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission is schedule to meet on Thursday, November 16th at 7:00 p.m. in the Planning Department’s Conference Room and is expected to review the following requests for Certificate of Appropriateness:  request to approve pavers and edging for driveway for property located at 108 Reservoir Avenue, request for approval of installed rear railing system, retaining wall and play structure for property located at 29 Gatehouse Road, request to install retaining walls, landscaping wall, and steps and remove fence,
concrete slab and steps for property located at 34 Beacon Street, request to create crushed stone parking area on Chestnut Hill Road and remove one light at rear door for property located at 34 Beacon Street, request to install a pool, paving, retaining walls and fencing and to expand the driveway area to include a circular driveway and parking area for property located at 41 Chestnut Hill Road, request to demolish two chimneys for property located at 152 Suffolk Road, and a request for feedback on roof repair and gutter and downspout replacement for property located 152 Suffolk Road.  The agenda can be found here, staff memo can be found here and the packet documents can be found here.  For more information, please contact Barbara Kurze by phone at 617-796-1129 or by email at bkurze@newtonma.gov.

 

Development Review Team – Week of November 12th

The Development Review Team will meet this week on the following proposed projects:

  • 1426 Washington Street – Accessory apartment in a detached structure (MR1)
  • 47 Rokeby Road –  Possible Special Permit for single-family dwelling to
    exceed allowable floor area ratio (FAR) (SR2)
  • 83-127 John F. Kennedy Circle (Jackson St side) – Newton Housing Authority; proposed elderly housing (MR2)

Meeting Notice can be found here.

Other City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of November 5th

The following City Boards and Commissions will meet this week:

Planning and Development Board:  The Planning and Development Board will meet on Monday, November 6th at 7:30 p.m. in Room 204 and will discuss the following:  public hearing and vote to change the zoning district for property located at 392-396 Langley Road, 400 Langley Road and 402-404 Langley Road, zoning amendment for Lodging Houses, acceptance of withdrawal without prejudice requests for the proposed West Newton Hill and Newton Highlands Historic Districts, discussion of the Needham Street Vision plan, discussion of the proposed amendment to the Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance, and updates on Zoning Redesign and on the Food Truck Ordinance.  The agenda can be found here.  For more information, please contact Rachel Powers by phone at:  617-796-1125 or by email at:  rpowers@newtonma.gov.

Special Education PAC:  The SEPAC will meet on Wednesday, November 8th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Room 210 at the Ed Center.  The agenda/meeting notice can be found here.

Board of Assessors:  The Newton Board of Assessors will meet on Wednesday, November 8th at 9:00 a.m. in Conference Room 108.  The agenda can be found here.

Crescent Street Working Group:  The Crescent Street Working Group is scheduled to meet on Thursday, November 9th at 4:00 p.m. in Room 204.  Topics to be discussed include the Myrtle Baptist Parking Lot, property management, project budget, and schedule. The agenda can be found here.

WestMetro Home Consortium:  The WestMetro Home Consortium is scheduled to meet on Thursday, November 9th at 9:00 a.m. in Room 211.  The Meeting Notice/Agenda can be found here.

Conservation Commission:  The Conservation Commission is scheduled to meet on Thursday, November 9th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204 and is scheduled to discuss the following:  request to remove and existing deck and raised garden beds and remove 3 dead trees and construct a new deck for property located at 14 Buswell Park, discussion on a policy to hire outside consultants, Notice of Intent to construct 6 single family homes and driveways at 56 Farwell Street, Notice of Intent to demolish and existing single family home and construct a duplex.  The agenda can be found here, and he packet documents can be found here. For more information, please contact Jennifer Steel by phone at:  617-796-1134 or by email at:  jsteel@newtonma.gov.

Development Review Team Meetings – Week of November 5th

The Development Review Team will meet this week on the following potential proposals:

  • 184 California Street  – Special Permit to construct multi-family dwelling (MAN)
  • 10-12 Middle Street  – Special Permit to construct multi-family dwelling (MR2)
  • 58 Rochester Road – Special Permit to extend nonconforming three-story
    structure and nonconforming FAR (SR3)
  • 64 Green Park – Special Permit to extend nonconforming three-story
    structure and exceed the FAR (SR2)

Other City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of October 29th

The following City Boards and Commissions are scheduled to meet this week:

Newton Housing Authority:  The Newton Housing Authority Board of Commissioners is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, October 31st at 12:45 p.m. at 82 Lincoln Street and is scheduled to discuss various development projects.  The Notice of Meeting can be found here.

Fair Housing Committee:  The Fair Housing Committee is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, November 1st at 8:00 a.m. in Room 205 and is expected to discuss the following:  discussion about auditing of housing discrimination in Newton, possible participation in the Zoning Redesign event on December 14th, discussion about possible representation at the Statewide Fair Housing Coalition’s meeting, discussion regarding events, training and publications.  The agenda can be found here.

Newton Farm Commission:  The Newton Farm Commission is scheduled to meet on Thursday, November 2nd at 7:00 p.m. in the Planning Department’s Conference Room (B10) and is expected to discuss the following:  update on Farm Operations, review of 3rd Quarter Financials, update on the Chicken Coop, update on plans for additional staffing and a review of the business plan schedule.  The agenda can be found here.

Newtonville Historic District Commission:  The regularly scheduled meeting of the Newtonville Historic District Commission set for Thursday, November 2nd has been cancelled.