City Council Meetings for the Week of June 4

A weekly summary of City Council agendas and actions highlighting items of interest to the LWVN.

Board and Committee Meeting Schedule

Extracted from the full City Council calendar.

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

June 4 to June 8

Sun, 6-3 2:30 pm Solid Waste Commission Library
Mon, 6-4 7:30 pm

7:30 pm

7:45 pm

Planning & Development Board

Land Use Committee

City Council

204

211

Chamber

Tue, 6-5 7 pm Land Use Committee Chamber
Wed, 6-6  8 am

7 pm

7 pm

7:15 pm

Fair Housing Committee

Public Safety & Transportation

Programs & Services

Public Facilities

205

205

211

204

Thur, 6-7 6:30 pm Economic Development Strategy Library

Reports:

  • Finance Committee 5-30:  Home Rule Legislation allowing the City to modify the local cl. 41A tax deferral program for seniors by increasing the income limit for qualifying and participating property owners. Action: Finance Approved 4-0
  • Zoning & Planning 5-29:  Zoning amendments to limit residential portion of business zone developments, amendment to Mixed Use 4 district,  moratorium on zone changes/construction Washington St. Public Hearing Closed; Items Held 7-0 until June 11th Z&P meeting.  Public comments here
  • Real Property Reuse 5-22:  a signed Memorandum of Intent (MOI) between the City of Newton and JCHE, which outlines terms and sets the Option to Purchase date no later than May 31st; Status of Housing Development – JCHE has advanced has advanced in their plans for a housing addition of 60-80 units to their existing building. Their schedule includes filing for a Comprehensive Permit for the project in September. The project will include 9-12 units of housing for individuals who are defined as “chronically homeless”, which will meet the City’s Conciliation Agreement with the Supporters of Engine 6.  memo here
  • City Council 6-4:

Agendas:

  • Solid Waste 6-3:  Review of Newton Private Hauler Regulations, Newton Business Recycling Survey, survey of towns with private hauler recycling enforcement
  • City Council 6-4:  Items to be referred to Finance: Ordinance amendment to divest of funds from fossil fuel companies;
  • Public Facilities 6-6: authorization to appropriate $338,000 from bonded indebtedness to fund the rehabilitation of the Forest Grove Pump Station
  • Programs & Services 6-6:  Home Rule Legislation to modify the 41A tax deferral program for seniors; Citizens Petition requesting ballot question on recreational marijuana establishments with exceptions  full agenda here
  • Economic Development Strategy 6-7:  Presentation of final Economic Development strategy and implementation work session March draft strategy report here

Public Hearings/Presentations: 

  • 6-7 to 6-10:  Washington Street Pop-Up Workspace from 8:30 am to 9 pm at 1239 Washington Street (aka Hello Washington St)
  • 6-12:  Special Permit Petition to allow development at 1314 Washington and 31, 33 Davis St

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