Woburn City Council

DATE 10/15/2019
TIME 7:00 pm
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. Relative to the Proposed Railway Overlay District zoning amendments.
B. Order to appropriate the sum of $15,000 to Infrastructure safety Ward 6 account for the purchase of Dust Sensor & Consultant.
C. Order to appropriate the sum of $49,441.26 from Mayor Salary adjustments acct. to Library Salary acct. for Union Contract settlement.
D. Order to accept three (3) perpetual, permanent easements over the property abutting the public way known as Hill Street for the widening and reconstructing Hill Street, together with the installation of utilities.
E. Invitation to participate in 42nd Annual Mayor’s Senior Appreciation Day Dinner.
4. New Petitions:
A. Festival on the Common for Special Event Permit to allow festival on Woburn Common and surrounding streets on November 30, 2019.
B. Renewal of Second Class Motor Vehicle Sales Licenses by ACT Leasing Inc.; David Dellarocco dba Woburn Auto Sales.
C. New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC (AT&T) for grant of right in a way to install telecommunications wires and wireless attachments and appurtenances, including fiber optic cable(s), remote nodes and pole top antennas to be attached to existing utility poles at 200 Bedford Road.
D. Arena WL, LLC for a special permit to allow 32 amusement games at 350 Cambridge Road.
E. 304 Cambridge LLC for a special permit to allow for reduction in parking from 303 parking spaces to 202 parking spaces at 304 Cambridge Road.
F. Braese Holdings LLC for a special permit to allow conversion of significant historic building to allow for six dwelling units and continuation of office space at 132 Pleasant Street.
G. ARE-MA Region No. 20, LLC for a special permit and special permit with site review to allow for the development of an 116,000 +/- gross square foot biomedical research and development building with associated uses and surface parking spaces at 195 – 215 Presidential Way (formerly 19 Presidential Way).
5. Public Hearings:
A. Tidd Home LLC for a special permit to allow conversion of a Significant Historic Building to allow for: 1. Fourteen (14) dwelling units; 2. Reduction in parking spaces from 28 to 15; 3. Relief from design and screening requirements for parking spaces and parking lot; and 4. Alteration of nonconforming use and nonconforming structure, at 74 Elm Street. [Request to continue filed]
B. TMC New England, LLC for a special permit to allow for: 1. Renovation of existing nonconforming retail establishment and shopping center to retail establishment with drive-up customer service facility within Groundwater Protection District; 2. Exception to area and landscaping requirements; 3. Allow for loading door in place of loading bay; 4. Modifications to existing nonconforming signage; and 5. Modification of prior special permit, at 175 Main Street [Request to continue filed].
C. Garage 42 Degrees, LLC for special permits to allow for reconditioning motor vehicles, commercial parking lot, and alteration of nonconforming structure at 20 Sonar Drive.
D. 20 Sonar Drive LLC for Inflammable License gasoline stored in vehicles at 20 Sonar Drive.
E. Judith Altavesta and Leonard J. Sortino, Sr. for special permit to allow construction of a 3-bay garage with two doors with height of nine feet and one door with height of ten feet at 10 Buttaro Road.
F. Maurice Saba, Montvale Auto Care for a special permit to allow an automobile and truck repair garage at 317 Montvale Avenue.
G. Alderman Gaffney and Alderman Tedesco to amend the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances by adding a new Section 31 entitled “Railway Overlay (ROD) District”.
H. Alderman Gaffney and Alderman Tedesco to amend the Zoning Map of the City of Woburn by establishing the ROD Zoning District over the properties in the S-1 District between Green Street and High Street that abut the abandoned Boston & Maine Railroad Line located on Main Street, Green Street and High Street.
I. To determine whether the property located at 52 Garfield Avenue is a nuisance as the terms is used in M.G.L. Ch. 139, Sec 1.
6. Unfinished Business from Previous Meetings:
A. Order for communication to City Solicitor relative to receiver over 52 High Street.
7. Committee Reports:
A. Order to amend Woburn Municipal Code Sec. 12-49 relative to municipal parking lots (OTP).
B. Order to amend Woburn Municipal Code Sections 12-28A and 15-5 relative to trench permits (OTP).
8. Citizen’s Participation: None.
9. Communications and Reports:

A. Building Commissioner quarterly nuisance properties reports.
10. Appointments and Elections:
A. Rosalie Travelo as a Member of Woburn Council on Aging.
11. Motions, Orders and Resolutions:
A. Order calling Municipal Election on November 5, 2019.