City Council Meetings for the Week of May 28

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.

May 28 to June 1

Mon, 5-28 Memorial Day
Tues, 5-29 7 pm Zoning & Planning Committee Chamber
Wed, 5-30 7 pm

7 pm

Finance Committee

School Committee

211

Ed Center

Thur, 5-31 7 pm Traffic Council 211
Fri, 6-1  

Agendas:

  • 5-29 Zoning & Planning Committee:   Public hearing on zoning amendments to limit residential portion of business zone developmentseliminate or reduce dimensions of Mixed Used 4 district; place a moratorium zone changes/construction on Washington St.  memo here
  • 5-30 Finance Committee:  Items under discussion include Request to increase the retiree COLA base from $12,000 to $13,000, Home Rule Legislation to modify the 41A tax deferral program for seniors; Investment Policy for the Rainy Day Stabilization Fund

Public Hearings: 

  • 6-5:  petition for a SPECIAL PERMIT/SITE PLAN APPROVAL to allow a registered medical marijuana dispensary in a non-conforming structure; to allow the retail sale of recreational marijuana and medical marijuana,
  • 6-12:  Special Permit Petition to allow development at 1314 Washington and 31, 33 Davis St.

City Council Meetings for the Week of May 21

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.

May 21 to May 25

Mon, 5-21 6:30 pm City Council Chamber
Tues, 5-22 7 pm Real Property Reuse Committee 211
Wed, 5-23 7 pm City Council – if needed Chamber
Thur, 5-24 7 pm City Council – if needed Chamber
Fri, 5- 25   Community Preservation Funding Deadline  

 

Reports:

  • Budget Report Book here
  • 5-14 Finance:
    • Transfer of $30,000 from the Executive Office Full-time Salaries Account to the Executive Office Consultants Account to develop a Climate Action Plan  Action: Approved 5-0-2 (Ciccone, Cote abstaining)
    • Appropriate $3,700,000 to upgrade the water main infrastructure from bonded indebtedness to upgrade the water
      main infrastructure within the City. Public Facilities Approved 5-0-1 (Lappin abstaining) on 05/09/18 Action: Approved 7-0
  • 5-14 Zoning and Planning: 
    • Zoning Amendment for Shared Parking Pilot Program
      to allow for a Shared Parking Pilot Program as an accessory use in commercial districts.  Zoning & Planning Held 7-0
    • Discussion and adoption of Needham Street Vision Plan
      as an amendment to the 2007 Newton Comprehensive Plan.  Zoning & Planning Held 7-0
    • Submission of the FY19 Annual Action Plan to HUD
      HER HONOR THE MAYOR requesting City Council authorization to submit the FY19 Annual Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the City of Newton Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solution Grant (ESG) funds and the WestMetro HOME Consortium.  Zoning & Planning Held 7-0
  • 5-18 City Council Budget Resolutions:   
    • #3: request that additional resources be made available to the Inspectional Services Department for a full-time position for enforcement of zoning code and other violations  
    • #5:  requesting that the Department of Parks and Recreation develop a plan to implement an Authentic Recycling Program in our public spaces that ensures that the materials are recycled and not thrown in the trash.
    • #6:  fund a pilot program to serve isolated seniors 85 years old and older who still in their own homes to address their safety and sense of isolation  resolutions here

Agendas:

  • 5-21 Committee of the Whole and Finance:   discuss and possibly vote in Committee of the Whole the Mayor’s proposed FY19 Budget, Capital Improvement Plan, and Supplemental Capital Improvement Plan.
  • 5-21 Land Use Draft Council Order:  Washington Place Amendment approved  to amend Council Order #96-17, which allowed a four and five-story, mixed-use structure, incorporating residential units and commercial space by modifying the approved plans with regard to the 140-unit option only memo here
  • 5-22 Real Property Reuse:   discussion regarding the Stanton Avenue water tower site, including reopening the reuse process to all interested parties

Public Hearings:

  • 5-29:   On zoning amendments to limit residential portion of business zone developments; eliminate or reduce dimensions of Mixed Used 4 district; place a moratorium zone changes/construction on Washington St.  memo here
  • 6-5:  petition for a SPECIAL PERMIT/SITE PLAN APPROVAL to allow a registered medical marijuana dispensary in a non-conforming structure; to allow the retail sale of recreational marijuana and medical marijuana,
  • 6-12:  Special Permit Petition to allow development at 1314 Washington and 31, 33 Davis St.

City Council Meetings for the Week of May 14

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.

May 14 to May 17

Mon, May 14 7 pm

7 pm

7 pm

7:30 pm

Finance

School Committee

Zoning & Planning

Zoning & Planning and Land Use

211

Ed Center

205

205

Tues, May 15 7 pm Land Use Committee Chamber
Wed, May 16 2 pm Municipal Aggregation Public Hearing 1 S. Station
Thu, May 17 7 pm UCHAN Eliot Church

 

Reports:

  • Public Hearing 5-29:   On zoning amendments to limit residential portion of business zone developments; eliminate or reduce dimensions of Mixed Used 4 district; place amoratorium on zone changes/construction on Washington St.  memo here
  • School Committee Long and Short Term Space Plan report here

Agendas:

  • 5-14 Zoning & Planning and Land Use:  Zoning Amendment for Shared Parking Pilot Program;  Discussion and adoption of Needham Street Vision Plan agenda
  • 5-14 School Committee:  Long and short term space plan, CIP
  • 5-16 Public Hearing on Municipal Aggregation at the Department of Public Works, 1 South Station Street
  • 5-17 UCHANCommon Values of Newton Citizens 

City Council Meetings for the Week of May 7

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.

May 7 to May 11

Mon, May 7 7 pm

7:30 pm

Committee of the Whole

Planning & Development Board

Chambers

204

Tues, May 8 7 pm

7 pm

7:30 pm

CPC

Land Use Committee

Economic Development Commission

204

Chambers

 

Wed, May 9 7 pm

7 pm

Public Facilities Committee

Programs & Services Committee

204

211

Thu, May 10 6:30 pm

7 pm

Zoning Redesign Event

Public Safety & Transportation

Library

205

 

Reports:

  • Land Use Committee 5-1:  Riverside Update “the developer is in arrears with the MBTA but noted that the development
    team has indicated the intent to provide a new proposal. He stated that if there is no plan by February 2019, the MBTA will go out to bid again.”  full report
  • Public Safety 4-18:  Discussion on Crash Trends and Community Policing full report
  • Public Facilities 4-18:  Discussion with DPW re: sewer extension billing and Complete Streets Design Guide presentation full report

Agendas:

  • 5-7 Newton City Council:  Public Hearing on the Mayor’s proposed FY18 Water & Sewer Rates and Storm Water Fees, the Mayor’s Capital Improvement Plan and the Supplemental Capital Improvement
    Plan agenda here
  • 5-9  Program & Services:   Discussion on authorization of $100,000 to fund programming phase for an Active Living Center to address senior needs agenda here
  • 5-9 Public Facilities:   Discussion on requesting authorization to appropriate $3,700,000 from bonded indebtedness to upgrade the
    water main infrastructure within the City  agenda here
  • 5-10 Public Safety & Transportation:  Fire and Police Budgets  agenda here
  • 5-10 Zoning Redesign:  last event in the series, “A New Zoning Map for Newton” Check out the entire nine-part Zoning Redesign series online and RSVP at www.courbanize.com/newtonzoning

City Council Meetings for the Week of April 30

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.

April 29 to May 4

Sun, Apr 29 3 pm Solid Waste Commission Library
Mon, Apr 30 5 pm

6 pm

6 pm

7 pm

Needham St Community Engagement

Charter Subcommittee

MBTA Community Meeting

Zoning & Planning and Land Use

27 Christina

205

72 Columbus

205

Tues, May 1 7 pm

7 pm

Land Use Committee

Washington St Vision Launch

Chamber

60 Highland St

Wed, May 2 8 am Fair Housing Commission 205
Thu, May 3 7 pm

7 pm

Public Facilities

Golda Meir Expansion Meeting

204

Temple Reyim

 

Reports:

  • Charter Sub-Committee report here
  • Update for the Special Permit for the Station at Riverside here

Agendas:

  • 4-29 Solid Waste Commission:  Discuss a plan to gather feedback from stakeholders on proposed mandatory business/Apt. building recycling  full agenda here
  • 4-30 MBTA Community Meeting:  Public Meeting at the Women’s Club in Newton Highlands on renovating the Newton Highland’s T stop to make it accessible and covered
  • 4-30 Zoning & Planning and Land Use Joint Meeting:  Presentation by Planning Dept and Sasaski proposed zoning map.
  • 5-1 Land Use:  Update on Riverside Development  agenda here
  • 5-3 Golda Meir Expansion Project: Public Meeting at Temple Reyim, 1860 Washington St, 9-12 units of affordable housing for chronically homeless individuals with disabilities information on the project here

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