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.
|Mon., Feb. 20||Presidents’ Day|
|Tues, Feb. 21||7:45p||City Council–Mayor’s state of the city||Chamber|
|Wed., Feb. 22||7:45p
|Programs & Services
|Monday., Feb. 27||8a
|Mayor’s Pre-Budget Meeting
|Tuesday, Feb. 28||7p||Land Use||Chamber|
Public hearing to be assigned for March 28, 2017
#37-17 Special Permit to extend nonconforming FAR & front setback at 8 Hazelwood Ave JOEL AND MARGHERTIA ROBBINS petition for SPECIAL PERMIT/SITE PLAN APPROVAL to construct a two-story rear addition and deck in front of the house, further extending the nonconforming front setback and nonconforming FAR to .62 where .50 is allowed at 8 Hazelwood Avenue, Ward 3, West Newton,
#38-17 Special Permit to exceed FAR at 1016 Centre Street CLAUDINE GROSSMAN petition for SPECIAL PERMIT/SITE PLAN APPROVAL to demolish an existing garage, structure and deck and to construct an attached two-car garage and indoor sport court, exceeding the maximum allowable FAR to .38 where .33 is allowed and .31 exists at 1016 Centre Street, Ward 7, Newton Centre
#39-17 Special Permit to locate a daycare center at 45-47 Bryon Road LARISA BANKOVSKY petition for SPECIAL PERMIT/SITE PLAN APPROVAL to terminate the residential use at the property and use it for a day care center to enroll 34 children, requiring a waiver of four parking stalls, a waiver for parking in the setback, a waiver for the parking stall dimensions, waiver for the minimum aisle width for two-way traffic, waivers for lighting requirements for parking, a waiver for the outdoor play area vegetative buffer at 45-47 Bryon Road, Ward 8, Chestnut Hill
#40-17 Temporary license to hold Nonantum Village Day NONANTUM NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION requesting a temporary license pursuant to Chapter 30 Section 2.3.3 of the City of Newton Ordinances to hold NONANTUM VILLAGE DAY on Sunday, June 4, 2017
#41-17 Resolution requesting the speed limit on Quinobequin Road be reduced to 25 mph. COUNCILOR YATES, requesting that the Mass Department of Conservation and Recreation reduce the speed limit on all sections of Quinobequin Road to 25 mph in conformity with the speed limit in the City.
(and Public Facilities)
#6-17 Request to establish filing fee for wireless attachments in the public way COUNCILORS CROSSLEY, ALBRIGHT, LAPPIN AND GENTILE requesting the establishment of a filing fee from petitioners seeking to attach wireless communications devices to existing or proposed structures in the public way. Public Facilities Approved 6-0 and referred the item to Finance (Gentile, Albright not voting)
#42-17 Resolution requesting a contract(s) to aggregate the electricity load COUNCILOR CROSSLEY requesting the City Council authorize the Administration to direct the appropriate City departments to research, develop, and participate in a contract or contracts to aggregate the electricity load of residents and businesses in the City of Newton, and for the other related services, independently, or in joint action with other municipalities, and authorize the Mayor to execute all documents to accomplish the same.
- 2-8-17 Programs & Services: APPROVED: welcoming city ordinance (report); NAN: resolution embracing free speech; review and changes to ordinance language
- 2-8-17 Public Safety: APPROVED: welcoming city ordinance; HELD: review of Traffic Council responsibilities.
- 2-8-17 Public Facilities: APPROVED: $1m for snow & ice; Newton Corner ADA ramps; West Newton Square design; loans to repace private lead water lines; remove fee for sewer cleanouts; water shut off for meter installation; filing fee for wireless units on public way; HELD: peer review for grants of location applications
- 2-15-17 Finance: APPROVED: grant acceptance for City Council operations; add a library employee; amend a betterments item; eliminate sewer cleaning fees; Newton Corner ADA ramps; West Newton Square design; $2 million snow & ice;
- 2-16-17 Traffic Council: APPROVED: Prince st parking changes (w3); New traffic signal at Lexington & Auburndale streets (w4); HELD FOR TRIAL: changes to hourly parking requirements on School St;
- 2-22-17 Programs & Services: Preliminary Election date: Crescent St. Design funds; resolution for a carbon tax; resolution for fossil fuel divestment;
- 2-22-17 Public Facilities: Trash & Recycling discussion; grants of location; peer review of same
Materials on 70 Crescent St.
Baker memos on Accessory Apartments