Docket Digest for the Week of May 8-12

A weekly summary of Board of Aldermen agendas and actions highlighting items of interest to the LWVN.

Board and Committee Meeting Schedule

Extracted from the full Aldermanic calendar.

Key to color coding: CPC, Planning, Environmental, Finance, Charter/Elections, Housing.

May 8-12

Mon., May 8 7p






Tues., May 9 7p Land Use Chamber



  • 5-8-17 Finance: Budget: Assessing, Purchasing, Treasurer, Executive; appointments, $65K for a DPW truck
  • 5-8-17 Zoning: Ordinance amendments relative to rDNA technology and research facilities; Rezoning of 160 R Stanton Avenue to Multi Residence 3; Zoning Ordinance technical amendment; Newton Historical Commission recommendation to establish a Newton Highlands Historic District.
  • 5-9-17 Land Use: : 966 Watertown St: extend the nonconforming use to allow a manufacturing use; 37 Troy Lane: vertically extend the nonconforming front setback; 49‐51 Clinton Road: extend the nonconforming use and floor area ratio;  62 Walnut Park: convert an accessory structure to more than two‐families and change the use of a nonconforming structure; and 45 Farwell St: extend the nonconforming use to allow allow a residential unit.  The Committee will also consider a consistency ruling in in conjunction to 39 Hawthorne Avenue.


News, Notes, including: 43rd Annual Theodore D. Mann Newton Mayor’s Community Prayer Breakfast – The annual breakfast will take place on Wednesday, May 24th at 7:15a.m. in McElroy Commons at Boston College. More details to follow…

Zoning Pattern Book draft

Budget memo

Budget analysis

CIP memo

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