City Council

DATE 04/18/2017
TIME 7:00 pm
ADA Yes
LOCATION Council Chamber, Woburn City Hall, Common Street, Woburn, MA, United States

Meeting Agenda

  • Mayor’s Communications
    • A communication dated April 11, 2017 was received from His Honor the Mayor Scott D. Galvin
  • Public Hearings
    • On the petition by Lawless, Inc., 196 Lexington Street, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 for a special permit pursuant to 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, Sections 5.1.44, 5.1.71 and 7.3 to allow for 1. the reconditioning, adjusting, equipping and preparation of motor vehicles; 2. commercial parking lot; and 3. alteration of nonconforming use (loading dock fronts on street) and structure (loading dock fronts on street and interior landscaping, at 8 Draper Street.
    • On the petition by WMK, LLC dba MobilityWorks, 299 C&E Washington Street, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 for a special permit pursuant to 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, Section 5.1.45 to allow use of 10,150 square feet of space in existing building for sale office and automotive shop to convert standard vehicles to wheelchair accessible vehicles and fourteen overnight parking spaces at 299 C&E Washington Street.
    • On the petition by WMK, LLC dba Mobility Works, 299-C and 299-E Washington Street, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 for a new First Class Motor Vehicle Sales License at 299-C and 299-E Washington Street
    • On the petition by Seaver Properties LLC, 215 Lexington Street, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 for a special permit and site plan approval pursuant to 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, Sections 5.1.3c, 5.1 Note 20, 11.3.2, 14, and Site Plan Approval pursuant to Sections 12.2.2 and 12.3.2 to allow for one hundred eighteen (118) residential townhouse units at 285, 287 and 299 Lexington Street.
    • On the petition by A.L. Prime Energy, 319B Salem Street, Wakefield, Massachusetts 01880 for a special permit pursuant to 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, to amend a special permit dated August 2, 2012 as modified October 27, 2016 by approval of a revised Site Plan showing a revised tank area and building distribution in phases at 1 Hill Street.
    • On the petition by A.L. Prime Energy Consultant, Inc., 18 Lark Avenue, Saugus, Massachusetts 01906 for a new Inflammable License to allow 30,000 gallons of gasoline Class 1A (flammable) stored in UST at 1 Hill Street
    • On the petition by President Haggerty, Alderman Anderson and Alderman Higgins the 1985 Zoning Ordinance of the City of Woburn, as amended, as follows: 1. By amending Section 2 Definitions by adding between “Passenger Transportation Terminal” and “Persons” the following the two new definitions: “Pawnbroker – Pawnbroker means a person engaged in the business of lending money upon the security of goods deposited with it or left in pawn, with or without a fixed period of redemption, whether or not a fixed place of business is maintained for such purposes. Pawnbroker shall not mean or include any bank, savings and loan, credit union or financial institution subject to financial regulations by the federal or state government, nor does it include lending of money on deposit or pledge of title to property.” “Pawn Shop – The location at which or premises in which a pawnbroker conducts business.”; 2. By amending Section 5.1 Table of Uses by adding a new line “25d Pawn Shop” and adding a “-“ under all zoning districts meaning and intending that the use is not allowed in any zoning district.
  • Public Safety & Licenses
    • On the petition by Camargo Chauffeur Service, LLC for renewal of a Livery License, committee report was received “ought to pass”.
    • On the petition by Abdikadir H. Wardere for a new Livery License, committee report was received “ought not to pass”.
  • Personnel
    • On the appointment of Jonathan W. Surette as a Member of the Woburn Golf & Ski Authority, committee report was received “ought to pass”.
  • Ordinances
    • On the Order to amend 1989 Woburn Municipal Code Section 2-180 relative to Records Access Officer stipend, committee report was received “ought to pass”.
  • New Petitions
    • Petition by St. Anthony Parish, 80 Elm Street, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 for a Special Event Permit to allow a festival at Ferullo Field on June 3, 2017.
    • Petition by YMCA of Greater Boston – North Suburban, 137 Lexington Street, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 for a Special Event Permit to allow for a running road race in the area of Lexington Street and Horn Pond on June 3, 2017.
    • Petition by American Promise Association, David P. Walsh, 145 Washington Street, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 for a Special Event Permit to allow collection of signatures to create 28th amendment to the U.S. Constitution on October 15, 2017.
    • Petition by Woburn Kiwanis, P.O. Box 521, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 for a Special Event Permit to allow festival at Library Field on June 16, 2017 and June 17, 2017.
    • Petition by SureRide, LLC, 400 TradeCenter, Suite 5900, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 for renewal of Taxi Cab License.
    • Petition by ABCE Taxi of Woburn, 165M New Boston Street, Suite 241, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 for renewal of Taxi Cab License.
    • Petition by Woburn Cab Co., Inc., 100 Ashburton Place, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 for renewal of Taxi Cab License
    • Petition by Checker Cab of Woburn, Inc. 289R Salem Street, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 for renewal of Taxi Cab License.
    • Petition by Checker Cab of Woburn, Inc., 289R Salem Street, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 for renewal of a Livery License.
    • Petition by Verizon, 900 Chelmsford Street, Tower 3, Floor 4, Lowell, Massachusetts 01851 for a grant of right in a way to install approximately 40 feet of underground conduit on Lowell Street from Pole No. 138/16 located on northerly side to public property (new school) at 39 Wyman Street.
    • Petition by Kiwanis Club of Woburn, 10 Cedar Street, Suite 26, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 for a special permit to allow a carnival on June 16, 2017 and June 17, 2017 at Library Field, 0 Harrison Avenue.
  • Communications & Reports
    • A communication dated April 3, 2017 was received from Joanne Collins, Director, Woburn Council on Aging along with a copy of the Director’s Report and the minutes of the Council on Aging meeting for the month of March 2017.
    • A communication dated April 3, 2017 was received from Building Commissioner Thomas C. Quinn, Jr
    • A communication dated April 13, 2017 with attachment was received from Planning Board Director Tina P. Cassidy
  • Motions, Orders & Resolutions
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