City Council Meetings for the Week of July 2

A weekly summary of City Council agendas and actions highlighting items of interest to the LWVN, extracted from the Friday packet.

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

July 2 to July 6

Mon, July 2 8:30 am 2017 Recodification Committee Clerk’s Office
No Other Meetings

Happy 4th of July

 

Agendas:

  • Recodification Committee Agenda:
    1. Historic District Commission Ordinances.
    2. Status of City Seal Ordinance.
    3. Status of Purchasing Section of Ordinances.
    4. Engineering’s Stormwater Management Policy.
    5. Revolving funds Ordinance to Meet Municipal Modernization requirements.
    6. Rules change for Law Department Review of Ordinance changes by Council.
    7. Parking on Municipal Property.
    8. Shrubs and Overhanging Vegetation Removal Charges.

Reports:

  • Programs & Services 6-20: Ballot Question regulating the number of recreational marijuana establishments COUNCILORS ALBRIGHT AND KRINTZMAN requesting that the City Council place on the ballot, at a special election to be held in November 2018, a question as to whether the City of Newton shall limit the number of retail recreational marijuana establishments operating in Newton to no fewer than two and no more than six.
    Action: Programs & Services Approved as amended to “no fewer than 2 and no more than 4” 5‐1‐2 (Councilor Baker opposed; Councilors Schwartz and Kalis abstaining)
    Item will be before the full City Council on July 9th.  minutes of discussion here
  • Traffic Council 6-14:  COUNCILOR BROUSAL-GLASER, COTE, LEARY AND ALBRIGHT, requesting to modify the parking regulations on Crafts Street and on Waltham Street,
    in order to facilitate traffic calming and to create bicycle lanes. The amount of parking on the street would be reduced, with parking generally alternating between the north and south side, by block, along Waltham Street and a portion of Crafts Street.
    ACTION: APPROVED 5-0. This item may be appealed through the close of business July 5, 2018.

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