City Council Meetings for the Week of March 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.

March 4 – March 8

Mon, Mar 4 5:30 pm

7:45 pm

School Committee

City Council

Ed Center


Tues, Mar 5 7:00 pm

7:00 pm

Land Use Committee

Blue Ribbon Commission



Weds, Mar 6  8:00 am

6:30 pm

6:30 pm

6:30 pm

Fair Housing

Public Facilities

Public Safety & Transportation

Programs & Services





Thurs, Mar 7 6:30 pm Draft Zoning Ward 4 Burr School

*note different time


  • 3-4 School Committee  Special Meeting – No Public Comment – Discussion and Vote on Countryside Statement of Interest & Brown Solar Panels, full agenda here
  • 3-4 City Council Submittal of the FY 2020 to FY 2024 Capital Improvement Plan, Authorization to enter into lease negotiations for Solar Phase III project sites, Evaluation of street sweeping policies  full reports docket
  • 3-5 Land Use agenda
  • 3-5 Blue Ribbon Commission on Salaries agenda
  • 3-6 Fair Housing agenda
  • 3-6 Public Facilities Updates on the Accelerated Roads Program, submitting the Fiscal Years 2020 to 2024 Capital Improvement Plan full agenda
  • 3-6 Public Safety & Transportation Updates on the Accelerated Roads Program, full agenda
  • 3-6 Programs & Services agenda


  • 3-1 Solar Phase III back-up including visuals of proposed projects with 2 options for Library +24 spaces with 2 walkways, + 36 spaces with no walkways (pg 22) report
  • 2-20 Public Facilities  Sewer Improvements Plan Q&A: “Q: It would be better not to put phosphorus into the water, rather than working to remove it. What work is being done to limit phosphorus seeping the water? Is there more we could do to remediate on commercial properties?
    A: Phosphorus is naturally occurring, so it is difficult to prevent it entirely. The larger credit on the stormwater fee for businesses who implement mitigation measures will help us achieve our phosphorus load goals. They will want the credit and will work to incorporate improved systems. As commercial properties are redeveloped, the City will require various improvements to the parking lot runoff as well.”  Street Sweeping report: “DPW has decreased the rate that salt is being used from 1200 lbs. per mile five years ago to 400 lbs./mile.”  full report
  •  2-25 Zoning & Planning Zoning first draft overview powerpoint with build-out analysis descriptions full report

Upcoming Public Hearings

  • 3-21, 7:00 pm, Barry Price Center, Climate Action Plan Public Meeting



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