Docket Digest for the Week of May 23-27

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 23-27

Monday, 23 8:45a

7:45p

7p

Cabot School Working Group

Zoning

School Committee

chamber

chamber/205

Ed Center

Tuesday, 24 7p Land Use 204
Wednesday, 25 7:15a

7p

Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

Charter Commission

Boston College

211

Thursday, 26 7p Traffic Council 211

 Agendas

  • 5-23-16 School Committee: includes: High School Start Time Update, Fiscal and Operational Update, SEL (social and Emotional Learning) Update
  • 5-23-16 Zoning: appointment of Barney Heath as Director of Planning & Development; petition to rezone lots on Glen Avenue; Clarify the definition of “two‐family detached dwelling”; Regulate front‐facing garages in residential zones; discussion of HUD settlement relative to creating 9‐12 affordable units.
  • 5-24-16 Land Use:  27 Waverley Ave: allow an association of persons in a common dwelling where inhabitants will share common living spaces; 255‐257 Newtonville Ave: construct a three‐story, 113,187 square foot self‐storage facility as well as a waiver of 36 parking stalls and waivers of other parking requirements;  23 Howe Rd: exceed the Floor Area Ratio;  288 Walnut St: waivers to the parking and screening requirements to locate a day care center.
  • 5-25-16 Charter Commission: straw vote on Executive; review of Planning
  • 5-26-16 Traffic Council: Traffic circulation around Rosalie Road & Dedham St (w8); 20 West St., add handicap parking space (W1); 4 Hovey St. (W1), remove handicap parking space; 24 Ricker Rd. (W1) remove handicap parking space; Elmwood Rd (W1), add no parking/tow zone for safety; Pearl & Watertown (W1) addition of a traffic signal and removal of a stop sign; Capital & Watertown (W1) removal of a traffic signal, and addition of a stop sign; Hartman Road (W8) add no parking/tow zones for safety; add Manitoba Road (W5) to the Waban Parking District.

Documents

  • News, Notes. Includes: Cabot School Update – Sent via email from Commissioner Josh Morse – Since our update last week, Dinisco Design has been working diligently to refine the design options that showed potential for the Cabot School. Our focus remains to see if there is an option that can accommodate the full educational program as well as the previous plan did while moving the gym to the north side of the property. All of the options we’ve looked at will be presented to the CSBC and DRC on Thursday, June 2nd at 6:00p.m. TBD. The Cabot School working group will meet on Monday May 23rd at 8:45a.m. in the Council Chambers. This meeting has been posted so that all interested parties can attend if they wish. This will be the first time any new options have been presented, but it is an opportunity, especially for those who will be asked to make some decisions on June 2, to see what the architects have been working on.
  • Memorial Day Wreath-Laying Ceremonies and Observances – All Council members are invited to attend. On Sunday, May 29th the annual wreath-laying ceremonies will take place in various areas around Nonantum. Any questions please let me know. The itinerary is as follows:
    • 9:00a.m. – Pvt. Richard Forte Memorial – Forte Memorial Park (off California Street)
    • 9:15a.m. – M/Sgt. Domenic Marrocco Memorial – American Legion Post 440, California Street
    • 9:30a.m. – Post 440 Memorial – American Legion Post 440, California Street o 10:00a.m. – Coletti – Magni Park, between Adams and Bridge Streets o 10:20a.m. – John F. Kennedy Memorial – JFK Circle (off Green Street)
    • Break
    • 10:40a.m. – Pfc. W. Wallace Richard Bridge – Church and Washington Streets
    • 11:00a.m. – Sgt. Enrico Pagnano Bridge – Lewis and Washington Streets
    • 11:15a.m. – Newton Veterans Memorial Park – Adams and Washington Streets
    • 12:00p.m. – Corp. Richard Likely Bridge – Lexington Street, Auburndale
  • Memorial Day Parade – All Council members are invited to march in the parade. The Annual Memorial Day Parade will be held on Sunday, *May 29th and will follow the same parade route as last year. This year’s Grand Marshal will be retired NPD Officer Tyrone Powell. The parade will form at the Walnut Street parking lot at NNHS at 2:00p.m. (parade will begin at 3:00p.m.). The parade will leave the lot and march through Newtonville Square, go over the Pike, continue down Walnut Street to Watertown Street. It will then take a right on to Watertown Street and finish at Coletti-Magni Park in Nonantum. Collation will take place at 5:00p.m. back at the Post 440. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
  • Memorial Day Wreath-Laying at Veterans Lots – All Council members are invited to attend. On Monday, May 30th the annual wreath-laying ceremony will take place at Newton Cemetery. More details to follo
  • Annual Newton Police Memorial Sunday – All Council members are invited to attend. The annual memorial observance will take place on Sunday, June 5th at 9:00a.m. at Police Headquarters.
  • 5th Annual Nonantum Village Day – The 5th Annual Nonantum Village Day will be held on Sunday, June 5th beginning at 11:30a.m. This year the event will be honoring local businesses and organizations from Nonantum right at 12pm. For more information checkout our Facebook page, search Nonantum Neighborhood Association like us, or www.nonantum.net. Our Village Day coordinator is Lois Dominique and she can be reached at loismargaret@gmail.com.
  • Newton North Graduation – All Council members are invited to attend. The NNHS graduation will take place on Wednesday, June 8th at 5:00p.m. at the NNHS Field. Details are forthcoming.
  • Newton South Graduation – All Council members are invited to attend. The NSHS graduation will take place on Thursday, June 9th at 5:00p.m. at the NSHS Fieldhouse. There will be a reception in the Newton South High School Student Center at 4:00 p.m. The ceremony will begin promptly at 5:00p.m. Please email tracy_connolly@newton.k12.ma.us to let them know if you will be attending so that they can reserve a seat for you.
  • Annual Newton Fire Department Memorial Service – The annual memorial services will be held on Sunday, June 12th. Due to the construction/renovation project taking place at Station 3 & Headquarters, the service will be held at Station 4, 195 Crafts Street beginning with a collation at 10:00a.m. For those interested the 9:00a.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Church, 1321 Centre Street, Newton Centre will be for the “Departed Members of the Newton Fire Department.” There is plenty of parking available at the School Administration building on the Crafts Street side. Members attending the Service are asked to leave the station parking available for the families of the departed, retired members, and those with mobility issues.

Docket Digest for the Week of May 9-13

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 9-13

Monday, 9 7p

7p

7p

Finance–Budgets: Assessing, Treasurer, Purchasing, Executive/Sustainability

Zoning–CPA Administration Inspectional Services, Planning Department

School Committee

211

chamber/205

Ed Center

Tuesday, 10 7p Land Use chamber/211
Wednesday, 11 7p Charter Commission 222

 Agendas

  • 5-9-16 Finance: budget, grant for a heavy duty rescue truck, grant for the benefit of seniors, funds for school technology, $500K for street paving, funds for vehicle parts and recycling; funding for training for Inspectional Services; funds to pay for homeless administration, amendment to the solar car port lease; funds for security cameras at city hall; funds to bus students from Zervas.
  • 5-9-16 Zoning: Economic Development Commission appointments; budget
  • 5-10-16 Land Use: 17 Malvern Terr: modify an existing nonconforming two-family use to raze the existing buildings and rebuild the dwelling away from the floodplain and closer to the street; 11 Bridge St create a 970 sq. ft. accessory apartment in the basement level; 23 Howe Street build in excedance of the FAR; 37 Westbourne Road demolish an existing detached garage and construct a new wider garage connected to the principle structure to make the home accessible for wheelchair use; 45 Perkins St: construct an addition by adding a two-car garage on the first level, a kitchen above the garage and expand the existing third floor to add a master suite; 288 Walnut St: waivers to the parking requirements to locate a day care center; 288 Walnut St: waive 23 parking stalls where there are currently 126 and 140 is required for the combined uses.

Documents

  • News, Notes. Includes: Memorial Day Wreath-Laying Ceremonies and Observances – All Council members are invited to attend. On Sunday, May 29th the annual wreath-laying ceremonies will take place in various areas around Nonantum. Any questions please let me know. The itinerary is as follows:
    • 9:00a.m. – Pvt. Richard Forte Memorial – Forte Memorial Park (off California Street)
    • 9:15a.m. – M/Sgt. Domenic Marrocco Memorial – American Legion Post 440, California Street
    • 9:30a.m. – Post 440 Memorial – American Legion Post 440, California Street o 10:00a.m. – Coletti – Magni Park, between Adams and Bridge Streets o 10:20a.m. – John F. Kennedy Memorial – JFK Circle (off Green Street)
    • Break
    • 10:40a.m. – Pfc. W. Wallace Richard Bridge – Church and Washington Streets
    • 11:00a.m. – Sgt. Enrico Pagnano Bridge – Lewis and Washington Streets
    • 11:15a.m. – Newton Veterans Memorial Park – Adams and Washington Streets
    • 12:00p.m. – Corp. Richard Likely Bridge – Lexington Street, Auburndale
  • Memorial Day Parade – All Council members are invited to march in the parade. The Annual Memorial Day Parade will be held on Sunday, *May 29th and will follow the same parade route as last year. This year’s Grand Marshal will be retired NPD Officer Tyrone Powell. The parade will form at the Walnut Street parking lot at NNHS at 2:00p.m. (parade will begin at 3:00p.m.). The parade will leave the lot and march through Newtonville Square, go over the Pike, continue down Walnut Street to Watertown Street. It will then take a right on to Watertown Street and finish at Coletti-Magni Park in Nonantum. Collation will take place at 5:00p.m. back at the Post 440. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
  • Memorial Day Wreath-Laying at Veterans Lots – All Council members are invited to attend. On Monday, May 30th the annual wreath-laying ceremony will take place at Newton Cemetery. More details to follo
  • 42nd Annual Theodore D. Mann Newton Mayor’s Community Prayer Breakfast – The annual breakfast will take place on May 25th at 7:15a.m. in McElroy Commons at Boston College. The featured speaker this year is John Harthorne, Founder and CEO of MassChallenge. The Council will again have two tables at the event. If you would like to sit at the Council tables, please see David Olson for a ticket. Tickets are $25.00. Checks should be made to Newton Community Prayer Breakfast.

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