Woburn City Council

DATE 01/22/2019
TIME 7:00 pm
ADA Yes
LOCATION Council Chamber, Woburn City Hall, Common Street, Woburn, MA, United States

Meeting Agenda

1. Roll Call.

2. Reading of Previous Meetings Journal.

3. Communications from His Honor the Mayor:

A. Order to double tax exemption and increase income and asset levels for senior citizens and disabled veterans.

B. Order to transfer $16,002.62 from Park’s Library Park Electric Acct and Library Basketball Courts Acct to Parks Equipment Repair Acct.

C. Order to transfer $125,000.00 from Fire/BLS Ambulance Acct to Fire Ambulance Salary Acct.

D. Order to transfer $25,000.00 from Library Custodial O/T Acct and Library Equipment Acct to Library Salary Acct.

4. Public Hearings:

A. Order to amend the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, by adding a new Section 30 entitled “Smart Growth Overlay Districts” in accordance with the purposes of G. L. Chapter 40R; 2. By amending the City of Woburn Zoning Map by overlaying the Smart Growth Overlay District zoning provisions over one parcel of land at 300 Mishawum Road; 3. By adopting the Woburn Mall Smart Growth Overlay District Design Standards; and 4. By adopting the Smart Growth Overlay District Plan Review and Special Permit Application Form and the Smart Growth Overlay District Regulations and Submission Requirements.

B. TC Systems Inc. for a Grant of Right in a Way to install conduit between 10 Presidential Way and 120 Presidential Way.

C. TC Systems Inc. for a Grant of Right in a Way to install conduit between 120 Presidential Way and 150 Presidential Way.

D. Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless for a grant of right in a way to locate a replacement utility pole #138/21B and small cell wireless antenna, including the necessary sustaining and protecting fixtures, at 147 Main Street.

E. Copy Pro for a special 1. to alter a pre-existing nonconforming structure by adding a separate 1500 square foot garage; 2. to allow for overnight parking of eight commercial vehicles; and 3. to allow for enlargement of an existing use that does not conform to the Groundwater Protection District, at 46 Fowle Street.

F. Hancock Associates for a special permit to alter an existing non-conforming industrial use commercial radio or television transmission tower by constructing two generator pads and replacing two generators at Waltham Street Rear (parcel 78-08-19).

G. Heritage Builders, Inc. and Joseph Surianello and Christine A. Surianello, Trustees of Surianello Realty Trust for a special permit to allow accessory storage or parking of commercial motor vehicles in conjunction with six unit business, professional and general office building at 9 Pine Street, Pine Street Lot and 2 Crescent Avenue.

H. 5 Hancock Street LLC, Michael Dupuis, Manager, for a special permit to allow overnight parking of commercial vehicles at 5 Hancock Street.

I. Primaira LLC for a special permit to allow for placement of three shipping containers at 225 Wildwood Avenue.

J. To determine whether property located at 43-45 Church Street is a nuisance as the terms are used in M.G.L. Ch. 139, Sec 1.

K. Alderman Michael Anderson and Alderman Lindsay Higgins to further amend the Woburn Zoning Ordinances by deleting Section 5.8 Interim Regulations for Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers and by renumbering Section 5.9 Marijuana Establishments Forbidden as Section 5.8.

5. Citizen’s Participation: None.

6. Committee Reports:

A. Order to transfer $240,000. from Unreserved Fund Balance Acct to Veteran’s Cash Aid Acct (OTP).

B. Order to transfer $8,400. From Demo/Clapp School Acct to Demo/Plympton School Acct (OTP).

C. Appointment of Richard Clancy as Member of Woburn Board of Appeals (OTP).

D. Re-appointment of Joanne Cahill, Margaret Casey. Eleanor Collins and Jack Kelly to the Woburn Council on Aging (OTP).

E. Petition for renewal of First Class Motor Vehicle Sales License by Woburn Foreign Motors, Inc. (OTP).

F. Petitions for renewal of Second Class Motor Vehicle Sales Licenses by ACT Leasing, Inc.; Anchor Auto Sales, Inc.; Michael R. Celata, III dba Central Automotive; E&C Brokers, LLC; and Nicolas Saba dba Montvale Service (OTP).

G. Petition for renewal of Livery License by Kelley Towncar, Inc. (OTP).

7. New Petitions:

A. Cambridge Road Auto Service, Inc. dba Woburn Plaza Shell for renewal of Second Class Motor Vehicles Sales License.

B. Request by Madison Woburn Holdings, LLC for special permit to allow underground installation of propane tank at 369 Washington Street.

C. Jackson Lumber for special permit to allow covered racks as alteration of preexisting nonconforming structure and for alteration of structure and use in Groundwater Protection District at 36 Prospect Street.

8. Communications and Reports:

A. Parking Clerk report for October 2018.

B. Parking Clerk report for November 2018.

C. City Solicitor request to meet in Executive Session under G.L. Ch. 30A, Sec. 21(a)(3) Purpose 3 to discuss strategy relative to pending litigation in the matter of NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy EFSB 18-03.

9. Unfinished Business from Previous Meetings: None.

10. Appointments and Elections: None.

11. Motions, Orders and Resolutions:

A. Order to amend City Council Rule 36 relative to matters pending in Committee.

B. Order to forward communication to U.S. Post Office relative to new centralized mail policy.

C. Order to authorize Police Department to dispose of surplus equipment.