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August 26: Zoning Planning; Public Facilities Continued Page 495 Monday, August 12, 2019 7:45 PM, Newton City Hall Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Tagged Passions:planning and zoning

City of Newton In City Council to be Accepted and Referred to Committees

Tagged Passions:council

Referred to Land Use Committee

Public Hearing to be Assigned for September 5, 2019 256-19 Petition to extend nonconforming front setback at 2 Thaxter Road

Tagged Passions:streets and hearing

KEN THORNBY petition for a SPECIAL PERMIT/SITE PLAN APPROVAL to construct dormers on each side of the second floor, vertically extending the

non-conforming front setback at 2 Thaxter Road, Ward 1, Newtonville, on land known as Section 21 Block 04 Lot 14, containing approximately 4,952 sq. ft. of land in a district zoned SINGLE RESIDENCE 2. Ref: 7.3, 7.4, 3.1.3, 7.8.2.C.2 of Chapter 30 of the City of Newton Rev Zoning Ord, 2017.
Tagged Passions:zoning

Public Hearing to be Assigned for September 5, 2019 257-19 Amended Petition to allow attached dwelling units at 956 Walnut Street

Tagged Passions:streets and hearing

956 WALNUT STREET, LLC. petition for SPECIAL PERMIT/SITE PLAN APPROVAL to raze the existing single-family dwelling and construct seven single-family

attached dwellings in two buildings, to reduce the frontage requirement, to reduce the side setback requirement, to allow three-stories, to exceed maximum lot coverage, to allow a retaining wall greater than 4 in the setback and to allow a driveway in the side setback at 956 Walnut Street, Ward 6, Newton Highlands, on land known as Section 62 Block 04 Lot 05, containing approximately 32,274 sq. ft. of land in a district zoned MULTI RESIDENCE 1. Ref: Sec. 7.3.3, 7.4, 3.4.1, 3.2.4, 5.4.2.B, 6.2.3.B.2 of Chapter 30 of the City of Newton Rev Zoning Ord, 2017.
Tagged Passions:zoning

Docket, August 12, 2019 Continued

Page 496

Public Hearing to be Assigned for September 5, 2019 258-19 Petition to extend nonconforming FAR at 11 Canterbury Road

Tagged Passions:streets and hearing

RICHARD AND YOKO BRYDEN petition for SPECIAL PERMIT/SITE PLAN APPROVAL to extend the existing nonconforming FAR by replacing an existing one-story

addition with a two-story addition, creating an FAR of .64 where .51 exists and .46 is allowed at 11 Canterbury Road, Ward 5, Newton Highlands, on land known as Section 54 Block 45 Lot 14, containing approximately 4,325 sq. ft. in a district zoned SINGLED RESIDENCE 2. Ref: 7.3.3, 7.4, 3.1.9, 7.8.2.C.2, of the City of Newton Rev Zoning Ord, 2017.
Tagged Passions:zoning

Public Hearing to be Assigned for September 5, 2019 259-19 Petition to allow attached dwelling units at 264 Pearl Street

Tagged Passions:streets and hearing

BENEDETTO CAIRA, TRUSTEE petition for SPECIAL PERMIT/SITE PLAN APPROVAL to allow construction of three single-family attached dwelling units, to

allow a reduction in the required side setbacks, to allow a reduction in the required frontage, to allow a reduction in the required lot area, to allow a driveway within 10 of a side lot line and to allow retaining walls great than four feet within a setback at 264 Pearl Street, Ward 1, Newton, on land known as Section 11 Block 14 Lot 10, containing approximately 14,608 sq. ft. of land in a district zoned MULTI RESIDENCE 2. Ref: Sec. 7.3.3, 7.4, 3.4.1, 3.2.4, 5.4.2.B, 6.2.3.B.2 of Chapter 30 of the City of Newton Rev Zoning Ord, 2017.
Tagged Passions:construction and zoning

Public Hearing to be Assigned for September 5, 2019 260-19 Petition to extend non-conforming front setback at 28 Wade Street

Tagged Passions:streets and hearing

PETER W. TSE petition for SPECIAL PERMIT/SITE PLAN APPROVAL to further extend the existing non-conforming front setback on Wade Street, creating a

new front setback of 14.7 where 14.9 exists as well as to further extend the existing non- conforming front setback on Hersey Street, creating a new front setback of 14.8 where 14.7 exists and to allow parking in the front setback and within 5 of a street at 28 Wade Street, Ward 5, Newton Highlands, on land known as Section 83 Block 01 Lot 01, containing approximately 4,587 sq. ft. of land in a district zoned SINGLE RESIDENCE 3. Ref: 7.3.3, 7.4, 3.1.3, 7.8.2.C.2, 5.1.7.A, 5.1.13 of Chapter 30 of the City of Newton Rev Zoning Ord, 2017.
Tagged Passions:zoning and parking

Public Hearing to be Assigned for September 5, 2019 261-19 Petition to allow garage greater than 700 sq. ft. and dormer at 213-215 Langley Road

Tagged Passions:streets and hearing

BILL TRASK AND BRENDA MARCH petition for SPECIAL PERMIT/SITE PLAN APPROVAL to construct a 484 sq. ft. detached two-car garage and construct a dormer

on the new structure greater than 50 of the wall plan below and closer than 3 to the end wall, where one garage exists, creating more than 700 sq. ft. of garage space at 213-215 Langley Road, Ward 6, Newton Centre, on land known as Section 65 Block 19 Lot 39, containing approximately 7,240 sq. ft. of land in a district zoned MULTI RESIDENCE 1. Ref: Sec. 7.3.3, 7.4, 1.5.4.G.2.b, 1.5.4.G.2.c, 3.4.2.B of the City of Newton Rev Zoning Ord, 2017.
Tagged Passions:zoning

Docket, August 12, 2019 Continued

Page 497

Public Hearing to be Assigned for September 5, 2019 262-19 Petition to allow more than one garage at 333 Otis Street

Tagged Passions:streets and hearing

NATHANIEL K AND LAURA FOOTE petition for SPECIAL PERMIT/SITE PLAN APPROVAL to amend Special Permit Board Order 63-99 to construct a 329 sq. ft.

one-car attached garage where a three-car garage exists, creating private garage space greater than 700 sq. ft., more than one garage and a private garage for more than three vehicles at 333 Otis Street, Ward 3, West Newton, on land known as Section 32 Block 03 Lot 13, containing approximately 24,547 sq. ft. of land in a district zoned SINGLE RESIDENCE 2. Ref: Sec. 7.3.3, 7.4, 3.4.2.B.1 of Chapter 30 of the City of Newton Rev Zoning Ord, 2017.
Tagged Passions:zoning

Public Hearing to be Assigned for September 5, 2019 264-19 Petition to amend Special Permit Board Order 479-14 at 29 Kewadin Road

Tagged Passions:streets and hearing

DAN AND BRENDA KOSTYK petition for SPECIAL PERMIT/SITE PLAN APPROVAL to amend Special Permit Board Order 479-14 to allow modifications to the

approved site plan at 29 Kewadin Road, Ward 5, Waban, on land known as Section 55 Block 51 Lot 9, containing approximately 13,400 sq. ft. of land in a district zoned SINGLE RESIDENCE 2. Ref: Sec. 7.3, 7.4 of the City of Newton Rev Zoning Ord, 2017.
Tagged Passions:zoning

Public Hearing to be Assigned for September 11, 2019 263-19 Petition to further extend nonconforming three-story at 287 East Boulevard Road

Tagged Passions:streets and hearing

SHIRA AND MICHAEL FISHMAN petition for SPECIAL PERMIT/SITE PLAN APPROVAL to further extend the nonconforming three-story dwelling by razing an

existing deck and constructing a three-story side addition at 28 East Boulevard Road, Ward 7, Newton Centre, on land known as Section 73 Block 33 Lot 32, containing approximately 11,301 sq. ft. of land in a district zoned SINGLE RESIDENCE 2. Ref: 7.3.3, 7.4, 3.1.3, 7.8.2.C.2 of Chapter 30 of the City of Newton Rev Zoning Ord, 2017.
Tagged Passions:zoning

Public Hearing to be Assigned for September 11, 2019 265-19 Petition to allow multi-family dwelling unit at 12-14 Middle Street

Tagged Passions:streets and hearing

12-14 MIDDLE STREET, LLC. petition for SPECIAL PERMIT/SITE PLAN APPROVAL to allow a multi-family dwelling with three units, further extending the

nonconforming frontage and to allow a retaining wall greater than four feet within a setback at 12-14 Middle Street, Ward 1, Newton, on land known as Section 12 Block 1 Lot 13, containing approximately 12,611 sq. ft. of land in a district zoned MULTI RESIDENCE 2. Ref: Sec. 7.3.3, 7.4, 3.2.6, 7.8.2.C.2, 5.4.2, 3.4.2.B of Chapter 30 of the City of Newton Rev Zoning Ord, 2017.
Tagged Passions:zoning

Docket, August 12, 2019 Continued

Page 498

Public Hearing to be Assigned for September 24, 2019 266-19 Petition to establish accessory apartment at 342 Dudley Road

Tagged Passions:streets and hearing

KEREN DIAMOND petition for SPECIAL PERMIT/SITE PLAN APPROVAL to allow an accessory apartment larger than 1,000 sq. ft. in the existing lower level

space at 342 Dudley Road, Ward 8, Newton Centre, on land known as Section 82 Block 04A Lot 02, containing approximately 16,700 sq. ft. of land in a district zoned SINGLE RESIDENCE 2. Ref: Sec. 7.3.3, 7.4, 6.7.1.D.2 of Chapter 30 of the City of Newton Rev Zoning Ord, 2017.
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Public Hearing to be Assigned for September 24, 2019 267-19 Petition to alter existing nonconforming three-story at 410 Newtonville Ave

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KRISHNA BUTANEY petition for SPECIAL PERMIT/SITE PLAN APPROVAL to amend Special Permit Board Order 608-89 to construct a flat roof over the second

story, creating a three-story structure at 410 Newtonville Avenue, Ward 2, Newtonville, on land known as Section 22 Block 05 Lot 14, containing approximately 14,547 sq. ft. of land in a district zoned MULTI RESIDENCE 1. Ref: Sec. 7.3.3, 7.4, 3.2.4 of Chapter 30 of the City of Newton Rev Zoning Ord, 2017.
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Public Hearing to be Assigned 268-19 Petition to allow retail marijuana dispensary at 58 Cross St/1089 Washington St

Tagged Passions:drugs, marijuana, and hearing

ASCEND MASS, LLC petition for a SPECIAL PERMIT/SITE PLAN APPROVAL to allow retail marijuana sales and waivers to the extent necessary for minimum

stall dimensions, perimeter screening requirements, parking within the front setback, interior landscaping requirements and lighting requirements at 58 Cross Street/1089 Washington Street, Ward 3, West Newton, on land known as Section 31 Block 09 Lot 07, containing approximately 25,122 sq. ft. of land in a district zoned BUSINESS USE 2. Ref: Sec. 7.3.3, 7.4, 4.4.1, 5.1.8.A.1, 5.1.13, 5.1.9.A, 5.1.9.B, 5.1.10, 6.10.3.D, 6.10.3.E.15 of the City of Newton Rev Zoning Ord, 2017.
Tagged Passions:drugs, business, sale, zoning, marijuana, and parking

Other Communications

Tagged Passions:communications and Communications

269-19 ZBA Decision 03-19 35-37 Williams Street TRAOLACH CAHILLANE, 35-37 Williams Street, Newton appealing the March 8, 2019

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Notice of Violation issued by the Commissioner of Inspectional Services for violation of Sections 5.3 and 8.3 of the Newton Zoning Ordinances

governing stormwater management and usable open space and for violation of Section R105 of the State Building Code, 780 CMR 51.00, governing building permits.
Tagged Passions:ordinance, zoning, services, building codes, and stormwater

ZBA Denied

270-19 Grant of location for a lateral crossing in Brookside Avenue EVERSOURCE ENERGY petitioning for a grant of location to install 57 + of 1-2

conduit
Tagged Passions:grant, electric, and energy

in BROOKSIDE AVENUE southwesterly from Pole 236/11, located 135 north of Washington Street to a National Grid gas regulator box.

Tagged Passions:streets, electric, and pole

Docket, August 12, 2019 Continued

Page 499

Commissioner of Public Works Approved 271-19 Grant of location for a lateral crossing in Nahanton Street EVERSOURCE ENERGY petitioning for a grant of

location to install 35 + of 1-2
Tagged Passions:grant, streets, electric, Public Works, public works, and energy

conduit in NAHANTON STREET southerly from Pole 6/4, located approximately 132 west of Dedham Street to a telemetry traffic box located on Nahanton

Street.
Tagged Passions:streets, pole, and traffic

Commissioner of Public Works Approved

Tagged Passions:Public Works and public works

272-19 Grant of location to modify transmission equipment at 489-491 Comm Ave CROWN CASTLE FIBER, LLC submitting a facilities request to modify

transmission
Tagged Passions:grant, equipment, Telecommunications, cell tower, Cell tower, and telecommunications

equipment at the existing base station on Pole 180/1 on the Eastbourne Road side of 489-491 COMMONWEALTH AVENUE by replacing an existing shroud in

kind and replacing an existing 48 x 8.16 antenna with a new 48 x 18 antenna.
Tagged Passions:equipment, streets, and pole

Referred to Programs Services Committee

Tagged Passions:services and program

273-19 Resolution to support to Green New Deal

COUNCILORS BROUSAL-GLASER, DOWNS, KELLEY, KRINTZMAN, GREENBERG, LEARY, NOEL AND NORTON requesting a RESOLUTION from the City Council to officially

support the Green New Deal.
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274-19 Appointment of Rick Wetmore to the Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission

Tagged Passions:boards and commissions, appointments, and historic

HER HONOR THE MAYOR appointing RICK WETMORE, 131 Suffolk Road, Chestnut Hill, as a member of the CHESTNUT HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION for a

term to expire August 1, 2022.
Tagged Passions:boards and commissions, streets, appointments, and historic

275-19 Appointment of Carol Todreas to the Urban Design Commission

Tagged Passions:boards and commissions and appointments

HER HONOR THE MAYOR appointing CAROL TODREAS, 89 Windsor Road, Waban, as a member of the URBAN DESIGN COMMISSION for a term to expire August 15,

2022.
Tagged Passions:boards and commissions, streets, and appointments

276-19 Appointment of Robert Linsky to the Urban Design Commission

Tagged Passions:boards and commissions and appointments

HER HONOR THE MAYOR appointing ROBERT LINSKY, 99 Walnut Hill Road, Newton Highlands, as a member of the URBAN DESIGN COMMISSION for a term to expire

August 15, 2022.
Tagged Passions:boards and commissions, streets, and appointments

277-19 Reappointment of Michael Quinn to the Zoning Board of Appeals

Tagged Passions:zoning

HER HONOR THE MAYOR reappointing MICHAEL QUINN, 115 Staniford Street, Auburndale, as an Associate member of the ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS for a term to

expire April 30, 2020.
Tagged Passions:appointments and zoning

278-19 Reappointment of Lei Z. Reilley to the Zoning Board of Appeals

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HER HONOR THE MAYOR reappointing LEI Z. REILLEY, 130 Pine Street, Auburndale, as an Associate member of the ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS for a term to

expire April 30, 2020.
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Docket, August 12, 2019 Continued

Page 500

279-19 Reappointment of Vincent Farina to the Zoning Board of Appeals HER HONOR THE MAYOR reappointing VINCENT FARINA, 24 Manemet Road, Newton

Centre, as an Associate member of the ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS for a term to expire April 30, 2020.
Tagged Passions:appointments and zoning

280-19 Reappointment of Treff LaFleche to the Zoning Board of Appeals HER HONOR THE MAYOR reappointing TREFF LAFLECHE, 1603 Commonwealth Avenue, West

Newton, as an Associate member of the ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS for a term to expire April 30, 2020.
Tagged Passions:appointments and zoning

281-19 Reappointment of Timothy Durken to the Zoning Board of Appeals

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HER HONOR THE MAYOR reappointing TIMOTHY DURKEN, 15 North Gate Park West Newton, as an Associate member of the ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS for a term to

expire April 30, 2020.
Tagged Passions:appointments, zoning, and parks

282-19 Reappointment of John Downie to the Urban Design Commission HER HONOR THE MAYOR appointing JOHN DOWNIE, 285 Auburndale Ave, Auburndale, as a

member of the ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS for a term to expire March 31, 2021.
Tagged Passions:boards and commissions, appointments, and zoning

Referred to Public Safety Transportation Committee

Tagged Passions:public safety and transportation

283-19 Requesting an update on the Lime Bike program

Tagged Passions:program, Bicycles, and bicycles

COUNCILOR NOEL, requesting an update from the Director of Transportation Planning on the Lime Bike program in the City of Newton.

Tagged Passions:planning, transportation, program, Bicycles, and bicycles

Referred to Public Facilities Committee

284-19 President s appointment of David Gillespie to Design Review Committee DAVID GILLESPIE, 41 Woodlawn Drive, Chestnut Hill, appointed as a member

of the DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE for a term to expire December 31, 2019.
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Referred to Finance Committee

Tagged Passions:finance

285-19 Mayor s re-appointment of Shawn Murphy to Constable SHAWN MURPHY, of 11 Morrill Street, West Newton, re-appointed as a CONSTABLE

Tagged Passions:streets and appointments

of the City of Newton; said term of office to expire on September 15, 2022 (60 days: October 11, 2019).

286-19 Mayor s appointment of Brian Davis to the Board Assessors

Tagged Passions:appointments

BRIAN DAVIS, 1100 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, appointed to the Board of Assessors. Term to expire August 4, 2022. (60 day: October 11, 2019)

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Docket, August 12, 2019 Continued

Page 501

287-19 Appointment of Rosemarie Woods as the City s Treasurer/Tax Collector HER HONOR THE MAYOR requesting approval of the appointment of Rosemarie

Woods to the City s Treasurer/Tax Collector. (30-day
Tagged Passions:appointments, taxes, Taxes, Treasurer, and TREASURER

Referred to Public Facilities, Public Safety and Finance Committees 288-19 Discussion on the proposed project from Lyons Park beyond the Marriott

Hotel
Tagged Passions:finance, public safety, hotel, and parks

COUNCILOR GENTILE, requesting a discussion regarding the proposed project along the Carriage Way from Lyons Park to beyond the Marriott Hotel.

Tagged Passions:hotel and parks

Referred to Finance and Public Facilities Committees 289-19 Appropriate 496,000 for a Vactor combination truck for sewer cleaning

Tagged Passions:finance, sewer, utility, Utility, and transportation

HER HONOR THE MAYOR requesting authorization to appropriate and expend four hundred and ninety-six thousand dollars ( 496,000) from the Sewer Fund

Surplus to purchase a Vactor combination cleaner truck to be used by Public Works Department during sewer cleaning operations.
Tagged Passions:sewer, utility, Utility, transportation, surplus, purchasing, Public Works, and public works

Referred to Finance and Public Facilities Committees 290-19 Appropriate 315,000 for a Vacuum Street Sweeper used for street cleaning HER HONOR THE

MAYOR requesting authorization to appropriate and expend three
Tagged Passions:finance and streets

hundred and fifteen thousand ( 315,000) from the Stormwater Management Fund Surplus to purchase a Vacuum Street Sweeper to be used by the Public

Works Department for street cleaning operations.
Tagged Passions:streets, surplus, purchasing, Public Works, public works, and stormwater

Referred to Finance and Public Facilities Committees 291-19 Appropriate 70,000 to install surveillance cameras in DPW buildings HER HONOR THE MAYOR

requesting authorization to appropriate and expend seventy
Tagged Passions:finance and surveillance

thousand ( 70,000) from FY2020 Budget Reserve to install surveillance cameras at the Rumford Ave Recycling Center, Eliot Street and Craft Street

yards.
Tagged Passions:streets, budget, recycling, and surveillance

Referred to Finance and Public Facilities Committees 292-19 Appropriate 175,000 for a modular trailer used by Public Work employees HER HONOR THE

MAYOR requesting authorization to appropriate and expend one
Tagged Passions:finance

hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars ( 175,000) from bonded indebtedness for the purchase of a modular trailer at the Rumford Avenue Recycling

Center.
Tagged Passions:bond, purchasing, and recycling

Referred to Finance and Public Facilities Committees

Tagged Passions:finance

293-19 Appropriate 150,280 for two trucks to be used by the Highway Department HER HONOR THE MAYOR requesting authorization to appropriate and expend

one
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hundred fifty thousand two hundred and eighty dollars ( 150,280) from bonded indebtedness for the purchase of two Ford F550 4x4 trucks for the

Department of Public Works for street and snow operations.
Tagged Passions:streets, bond, transportation, purchasing, Public Works, public works, and snow

Docket, August 12, 2019 Continued

Page 502

Referred to Finance and Public Facilities Committees 294-19 Appropriate 739,059 for three 6-wheel trucks for the Highway Department

Tagged Passions:finance and transportation

HER HONOR THE MAYOR is requesting authorization to appropriate and expend seven hundred thirty-nine thousand and fifty-nine dollars ( 739,059) from

bonded indebtedness for the purchase of three 6-wheel trucks to be used by the Highway Department for street and snow operations.
Tagged Passions:streets, bond, transportation, purchasing, and snow

The following item was filed after the close of the docket and requires suspension of the Rules to

be referred to Committee:

Referred to Real Property Reuse Committee

Tagged Passions:property

295-19 Reuse of the West Newton National Guard Armory

Tagged Passions:military

DIRECTOR OF PLANNING DEVELOPMENT submitting on August 7, 2016 a letter recommending that the West Newton Armory located at 1135 Washington Street be

evaluated for the purpose of leasing the property for redevelopment as 100 affordable housing or for municipal uses pursuant to Ordinance Section 2-7.
Tagged Passions:planning, ordinance, leasing, streets, development, Development, property, and housing

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