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special accommodation, please contact Jini Fairley, at least two days in advance of the meeting: jfairley@newtonma.gov, or 617-796-1253. For Telecommunications Relay Service dial 711.
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City Council Docket

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March 5: Land Use Continued March 6: Programs Services, Public Safety Transportation, Public Facilities Page 370 March 11: Zoning Planning, Finance

Monday, March 4, 2019 March 12: Land Use 7:45 PM, Newton City Hall To be reported on Monday, March 18, 2019
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City of Newton

In City Council to be Accepted and Referred to Committees

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Other Communications

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85-19 Submittal of 2018 Waban Area Council Annual Report WABAN NEIGHBORHOOD AREA COUNCIL submitting the 2018 Waban Neighborhood

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Council Annual Report.

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Referred to Land Use Committee

86-19 Temporary license to hold Nonantum Village Day NONANTUM NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION requesting a temporary license pursuant to Chapter 30 Section

6(k) of the City of Newton Ordinances to hold NONANTUM VILLAGE DAY on Sunday, June 2, 2019.
Tagged Passions:ordinance, license, and neighborhood

Public Hearing to be reassigned for March 26, 2019 41-19 Petition to amend Council Order 288-18 to allow adult use-sales at 24-26 Elliot St

Tagged Passions:council, sale, and hearing

CYPRESS TREE MANAGEMENT, INC petition for a SPECIAL PERMIT/SITE PLAN APPROVAL to amend Special Permit Council Order 288-18 to allow retail marijuana

sales in conjunction with as the approved RMD (Registered Medical Dispensary), to waive the 25 fa ade transparency requirement, to waive minimum stall dimensions, to waive minimum aisle width for two-way traffic, to waive perimeter screening requirements, to waive interior landscaping requirements and to waive lighting requirements at 24-26 Elliot Street, Ward 5, Newton Highlands, on land known as Section 51 Block 25 Lot 01, containing approximately 25,320 sq. ft. of land in a district zoned BUSINESS USE 2. Ref: Sec 7.3.3, 7.4, 6.10.3.D, 4.4.1, 6.10.3.E.15, 5.1.8.B.1, 5.1.8.B.2, 5.1.8.C.1, 5.1.8.C.2, 5.1.13, 5.1.9.A, 5.1.9.B, 5.1.10.A, 5.1.10 of the City of Newton Rev Zoning Ord, 2017.
Tagged Passions:drugs, business, council, sale, zoning, marijuana, and traffic

Docket, March 4, 2019 Continued

Page 371

Public Hearing to be Assigned for March 26, 2019 87-19 Special Permit Petition to allow increased FAR at 370 Linwood Avenue

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MATTHEW HAAG AND LAUREN NICHOLS petition for SPECIAL PERMIT/SITE PLAN APPROVAL to construct an attached two-car garage and second floor master suite,

creating an FAR of .63 where .53 is allowed and .43 exists at 370 Linwood Avenue, Ward 2, Newtonville, on land known as Section 21 Block 24 Lot 05, containing approximately 7,219 sq. ft. of land in a district zoned MULTI RESIDENCE 1. Ref. 7.3.3, 7.4, 3.2.3, 3.2.11 of Chapter 30 of the City of Newton Rev Zoning Ord, 2017.
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Public Hearing to be Assigned for April 2, 2019 88-19 Petition to allow a rear-lot subdivision at 41 Washington Street

Tagged Passions:streets, subdivision, and hearing

JANE O CONNOR petition for SPECIAL PERMIT/SITE PLAN APPROVAL to allow a rear lot subdivision to create two lots, abandon the two-family use in the

existing structure and creating a second single-family on the rear lot, extending the existing non- conforming side setback at 41 Washington Street, Ward 1, Newton, on land known as Section 71 Block 29 Lot 07, containing approximately 25,964 sq. ft. of land in a district zoned SINGLE RESIDENCE 3. Ref: 7.3, 7.4, 3.5, 3.1.10, 3.1.3, 7.8.2.C.2 of Chapter 30 of the City of Newton Rev Zoning Ord, 2017.
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Referred to Zoning Planning Committee

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89-19 Appointment of David Kayserman to Auburndale Historic District Commission

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HER HONOR THE MAYOR appointing DAVID KAYSERMAN, 33 Hancock Street, Auburndale, as a member of the AUBURNDALE HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION to complete

Patricia Bottomley s term which expires on May 31, 2019. (60 days: 05/03/19)
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90-19 Reappointment of David Kayserman to Auburndale Historic District Commission

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HER HONOR THE MAYOR reappointing DAVID KAYSERMAN, 33 Hancock Street, Auburndale, as a member of the AUBURNDALE HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION for a

term to expire May 31, 2022. (60 days: 05/03/19)
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91-19 Adoption of Hazard Mitigation Plan

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DIRECTOR OF PLANNING requesting discussion and adoption of the Hazard Mitigation Plan.

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Referred to Programs Services Committee

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92-19 Reappointment of Brooke Foucault Welles to the Human Rights Commission

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HER HONOR THE MAYOR reappointing BROOKE FOUCAULT WELLES, 9 Williams Street, West Newton, as a member of the HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION for a term to

expire February 25, 2021. (60 days: 05/03/19)
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Docket, March 4, 2019 Continued

Page 372

Referred to Public Safety Transportation Committee

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93-19 Discussion on fire building codes, stick construction and fire hydrants COUNCILORS DOWNS, GREENBERG AND AUCHINCLOSS requesting a discussion

with Fire Chief Proia on fire building codes for new buildings and stick construction as well as on how the department ensures hydrants are in good working order (Cook Street fire).
Tagged Passions:construction, streets, and building codes

Referred to Public Facilities Committee

Public hearing to be assigned for March 20, 2019 94-19 National Grid petition for grant of location in College Road NATIONAL GRID petition for a

grant of location to install and maintain 115 +/- of 8
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main in College Road from the existing 8 gas main in front of 66 College Road in a northerly direction to house 72. The proposed service is part of

an MWRA 36 water main replacement project. (Ward 7)
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Referred to Finance Committee

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95-19 Mayor s reappointment of Emma Watkins to the Taxation Aid Committee HER HONOR THE MAYOR reappointing EMMA WATKINS, 17 Otis Street, Newtonville

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as a member of the Newton Taxation Aid Committee for a term of office to expire March 1, 2022. (60 days: 05/03/19)

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96-19 Mayor s appointment of Suzann Offit to the Taxation Aid Committee HER HONOR THE MAYOR appointing SUZANNE OFFIT, 1429 Commonwealth Avenue,

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West Newton as a member of the Newton Taxation Aid Committee for a term of office to expire December 31, 2021. (60 days: 05/03/19)

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97-19 Mayor s appointment of James Shaughnessy as Director of Assessing HER HONOR THE MAYOR appointing JAMES SHAUGHNESSY, as DIRECTOR OF

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ASSESSING ADMINISTRATION pursuant to Sec. 3-3 of the City Charter. (30 days: 04/03/19)

The following item was filed after the close of the docket and requires a suspension of the Rules to be referred to Committees: 51-19(2) Request to

transfer 1.25 million to use unexpended funds for accelerated roads HER HONOR THE MAYOR requesting an amendment to Council Order 51-19 by
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authorizing the transfer of one million two hundred fifty thousand dollars ( 1,250,000) from the Angier Elementary School Project Account to the

Capital Stabilization Account for the Accelerated Roads Program.
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Docket, March 4, 2019 Continued

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98-19 Request to amend the FY 19 Budget Council Order ( 250-18) HER HONOR THE MAYOR requesting amendments to Page 9 of Council Order 250-

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18, the FY 19 Budget by authorizing the following changes:

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Amend the Sewer Fund Benefits column by decreasing Sewer Maintenance operation by 188,067 and increasing Retirement by 188,067.

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Amend the Water Fund Benefits column by decreasing Water Maintenance Operation by 302,283 and increasing Retirement by 302,283.

Tagged Passions:retirement, utility, Utility, seniors, and water

99-19 Request to amend the FY 19 Budget Council Order ( 250-18)

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HER HONOR THE MAYOR requesting re-appropriation of unspent bond funds for completed projects to new projects with loan terms of an equal or longer

period as follows:
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From Council Order Project Amount 211-13 Lower Falls Community Center Improve 4,400 286-15 NNHS Baseball Backstop 71,600 191-16 NSHS Modulars 2,000

219-15 NSHS Tennis Courts 108,081 To Council Order Project Amount 494-18 Carr School Air Conditioning Units 186,081
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From Council Order Project Amount 52-13 Fire Station 10 Improvements 268,500 470-14 City Hall War Memorial Elevator 38,500 To Council Order Project

Amount 511-18 Crafts Street Garage Roof 307,000
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From Council Order Project Amount 467-14 FA Day Water Heater Replacement 25,000 220-15 DPW Snow Equipment 4,105 274-16 2017 DPW Construction

Equipment 3 273-16 2017 DPW Street Sweeper 11 307-16 2017 Fire Pumper Truck 95,800 To Council Order Project Amount 537-18 2 6-Wheel Dump Trucks 124,919
Tagged Passions:construction, equipment, council, streets, utility, Utility, transportation, water, and snow

Docket, March 4, 2019 Continued

Page 374

Referred to Public Facilities and Finance Committees

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100-19 Request to bond 1,364,006 for boilers at Bigelow Middle School HER HONOR THE MAYOR requesting authorization to appropriate one million three

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hundred sixty-four thousand six dollars ( 1,364,006) from bonded indebtedness for the purpose of paying costs, including incidental and/or related

costs, of replacing the boilers at Bigelow Middle School for which the City may be eligible for a grant from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA). The funds are to be expended under the direction of the Commissioner of Public Buildings.
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The following item was filed after the close of the docket and requires a suspension of the Rules to be referred to Committees:

Referred to Programs Services, Public Facilities, and Finance Committees 101-19 Authorization to submit an SOI to the MSBA for Countryside School

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS requesting authorization to submit a Statement of
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Interest (SOI) Core Program to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) for consideration of funding for a renovation/addition of

Countryside Elementary School, designated as the highest priority for a major project after Cabot Elementary School and Lincoln Eliot Elementary School and Newton Early Childhood Program.
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Referred to Programs Services, Public Facilities, and Finance Committees

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102-19 Request to appropriate 400,000 for NewCAL project HER HONOR THE MAYOR requesting authorization to appropriate and expend four

hundred thousand dollars ( 400,000) from Free Cash for the purpose of funding the completion of feasibility, schematic design, and site plan approval

for the NewCAL project.
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Referred to Public Safety Trans., Public Facilities, and Finance Committees

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103-19 Request to bond 5.6 million for the West Newton Square Project HER HONOR THE MAYOR requesting authorization to appropriate five million six

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hundred thousand dollars ( 5,600,000) from bonded indebtedness for the purpose of funding the construction of the West Newton Square, which includes

street and pedestrian improvements, traffic flow upgrades, signal upgrades, parking upgrades, and the addition of bike lanes.
Tagged Passions:funding, construction, streets, bond, Bicycles, Pedestrian, bicycles, traffic, and parking

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