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, extracted from the Friday packet.

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

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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