Docket Digest for the Week of February 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.

February 8-12

Monday, 8 7p







Ed Center


Tuesday, 9 8:15a


Financial Audit

Land Use



Wednesday, 10 7p Charter 222
Thursday, 11 7p CPC 204


  • 2-8-16  Zoning: Jointly with Finance: request to authorize transfer of $100,000 to the Inspectional Services Department’s full-time salary account to increase staffing levels for two full-time positions; request to amend 22-50 to require that in the event there is a transfer of a legal or or beneficial ownership of a prefereably preserved property during the demolition delay period, the full demolition delay period will restart from date of transfer; and request to amend Section 22-50 to require in the event of a transfer of legal or beneficial ownership of a preferably preserved property occurs after the expiration of a demolition delay period but prior to the issuance of a demolition permit, no demolition permit shall be issued until the new owner complies with the procedures of Section 22-50 (c)(5).; Resolution by the City Council supporting House and Senate Bills to increase number of housing courts; Zoning amendment to regulate dimensions and setbacks of front-facing garages in residential zones.
  • 2-8-16 Finance: $60K for Forestry; $784K for Auburndale Square intersection improvements; Jointly with Zoning: request to authorize transfer of $100,000 to the Inspectional Services Department’s full-time salary account; 10-12 Cambria Rd.; $25K to Human Resources;
  • 2-9-16 Land Use: 126 Cornell Street–accessory apartment in a detached carriage house; 30 Caroline Parkenclose portions of decks on the first and second floors to create living space
  • 2-11-16 CPC: Community Preservation Committee: Two pre-proposals: affordable housing at 424-432 Cherry Street (West Newton), potential $3 million CAN-DO request; and affordable housing and a community park at 70 Crescent Street (Auburndale), potential $3.3 million City of Newton request.


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