The Programs and Services Committee and the Finance Committee will meet jointly tonight on August 14th at 6:45 p.m. in Room 211 to discuss the submission of the Charter Commission’s Report, request for $6400 from Budget Reserve to mail the Charter Commission’s Report, request to place the question of the proposed new charter on the ballot, recommendation to approve the Neighborhood Area Council’s election date to November 7th, Mayor’s request to reappoint Jan Huffman to the Election Commission, Mayor’s request to to reappoint Marjorie Butler to the Election Commission, President Lennon’s request to reappoint Carl Cohen to the BioSafety Committee, and a proposal to place a non-binding advisory question on the ballot – “Do you support rezoning village centers to allow four-and five- story buildings near public transit with retail on the first floor and and apartments above, as the City is recommending to update Newton’s Zoning Ordinance for future growth?”. The agenda can be found here. Please see the City Clerk’s memo to the Council regarding the various docket items – here.
The Public Facilities Committee will meet tonight on August 14th at 6:30 p.m. in Room 211 to discuss a petition for a grant of location to install a pole in front of 559 Centre Street and an anchor guy 100’+ in a northerly direction to upgrade existing service and a petition for a grant of location to install and maintain 200’+ of conduit from a pole to a manhole in Needham Street. The agenda can be found here.
The Recodification Committee will meet on Tuesday, August 15th at 8:30 a.m. in Room 205 to discuss the following: Review of Chapters 17 and 20 and other fees and fines and any other business. The agenda can be found here.
Land Use Committee: The Land Use Committee has scheduled a site visit on Thursday, August 17th at 8:00 a.m. at the gate just past 50 Tower Road (Bigelow Oil) to review the special permit application filed by Northland to rezone five parcels and to develop off-site, non-accessory, single-level parking on the parcel at 55 Tower Road to serve the existing office building at 156 Oak Street. The Notice of the Site Visit can be found here.