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

City Council Meetings for the week of April 23

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 23 to 27

Mon, Apr 23 6 pm

7 pm

7:15 pm

7 pm

Needham St Public Forum

Finance Committee

Zoning & Planning

MoF Gas Leaks Forum

27 Christina

211

205

Library

Tues, Apr 24 7 pm

7 pm

Finance & Programs & Services

Solid Waste Commission

Chamber

Library

Wed, Apr 25 5 pm

7 pm

7 pm

Zoning Redesign Drop-In

Programs & Services Committee

School Committee Public Hearing

106

211

Ed Center

Th, Apr 26 7 pm Public Facilities Committee 211

 

Reports:

  • Comptroller’s Budget Analysis:  A summary level financial analysis of the Mayor’s recommended FY2019 General Fund budget dated April 17, 2018. This report is intended to
    supplement the information contained in the budget document.  report here

Agendas:

  • 4-23 Needham St Public Forum:  6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at 27 Christina Street. A short presentation about the entire process will begin around 6:15, and the rest of the event will be an open house format in which the public can go to one of six stations. Topics for each of the stations include overall process, environmental health, transportation, land use, design, and implementation. Everyone is invited to attend and learn more about the Vision Plan draft.
  • 4-23 Zoning & Planning:  Inspectional Services, Planning & Development and Community Preservation will present their FY19 budgets for approval  full agenda here
  • 4-23 Finance Committee: Budget & CIP discussions on Information Technology, Human Resources, Financial Information Systems, Comptroller  full agenda here
  • 4-24 Programs & Services and Finance Committees:  School budget & CIP discussion  full agenda here
  • 4-25:  School Committee:  FY19 Proposed School Budget here
  • 4-25 Programs & Services:  Budget & CIP discussion on Veterans’ Services, Newton Free Library, Newton History Museum, Parks & Rec  full agenda here
  • 4- 26 Public Facilities:  Budget & CIP discussion on Public Buildings Deptfull agenda here

City Council Meetings for the week of April 16

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 16 to 20

Mon, Apr 16 Patriots’ Day Holiday
Tues, Apr 17 7:45 pm Mayor’s Budget Address Chamber
Wed, Apr 18 7 pm

7 pm

7 pm

Programs & Services Committee

Public Facilities Committee

Public Safety & Transportation

211

204

205

Th, Apr 19 7 pm UChan Series – Housing Needs Eliot Church

 

Reports:

  • City Council Actions 4-17:  MAYOR requesting authorization to transfer the $30,000 from the Executive Office Full-time Salaries Account to the Executive Office Consultants Account for the purpose of developing a Climate Action Plan, referred to Finance Committee;  Public Hearing set for May 7 re: proposed water, sewer & stormwater rates and capital improvement plan 
  • Public Facilities 4-4:  Update on Composting residential pilot which will assess ‘whether the model is sustainable for both the City and the vendor’, composting in schools – the City is working to pilot composting at 2-3 schools and Newton North, Recycling Contamination Concerns – The City has been incurring charges based on 5% contamination from November to January. The total cost is $27,362.  The City “has sent out a bill insert explaining what should not be put in the green carts, put ads in the Tab and the Globe and has started an online campaign. DPW is diligently working to improve curbside compliance, educating residents whenever possible” full report with powerpoint on composting (pg. 2 – 16)
  • Zoning & Planning 4-9:  Discussion of Shared Parking Pilot  Program and Zoning Ordinance Draft full report

Agendas:

  • 4-17 City Council Items to be Acted Upon:  NEWTON HOUSING AUTHORITY petition to amend Board Order #515-61 to remove 26,366 sq. ft. of land from the existing lots at 83-127 and 106-128 JFK Circle to develop 55 affordable elderly housing units (Land Use Committee approved 7-0-1); Zoning Amendment for Shared Parking Pilot Program (Zoning & Planning held 7-0)
  • 4-18  Programs & Services:  Prohibition on polystyrene-based disposable food or beverage containers up for discussion, full agenda with draft ordinance (pg. 16)
  • 4-18 Public Facilities: Discussion/ Review on the Street Design Guide  full agenda

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