City Council

DATE 03/21/2017
TIME 7:00 pm
ADA Yes
LOCATION Council Chamber, Woburn City Hall, Common Street, Woburn, MA, United States

Meeting Agenda

  • Public Hearings
    • On the petition by NSTAR Electric Company dba Eversource Energy and Verizon New England, Inc. for a grant of right in a way on Main Street southwesterly side at and northeast of Charles Gardner Lane to remove two joint occupancy poles Pole 1/92 and Pole 1/91A, on Charles Gardner Lane northwesterly side at and southwest of Main Street to install one joint occupancy pole Pole 1/92, and on Charles Gardner Lane southeasterly side at and southwest of Main Street to install one joint occupancy pole Pole 1/91A.
    • On the petition by NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy and Verizon New England Inc. for a grant of right in a way on Wade Place as follows: 1. Southeasterly side relocate one (1) Eversource pole 221/1 to northwesterly side at North Warren Street; 2. Southeasterly side relocate one (1) Eversource pole 221/3 approximately 56 feet northeast; 3. Northwesterly side install one (1) Eversource pole 221/5-1 and two (2) hip guys; 4. Northwesterly side relocate one (1) joint occupancy pole 221/5 approximately 25 feet southwest and rename pole 221/4; and 5. Northeasterly side relocate one (1) joint occupancy pole 221/6 approximately 14 feet east, rename pole 221/5, and install two hip guys.
    • On the petition by NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy for a grant of right in a way to install conduit on East Dexter Avenue as follows: 1. Northerly from pole 60/17 approximately 65 feet northwest of Baldwin Avenue, a distance of about 6 feet; and 2. Northerly from pole 60/18 approximately 35 feet north of Baldwin Avenue, a distance of about 7 feet.
    • On the petition by NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy and Verizon New England Inc. for a grant of right in a way on East Dexter Avenue northerly side at pole 60/18, approximately 35 feet north of Baldwin Avenue, to relocate one (1) hip guy approximately 12 feet west.
    • On the petition by Sports Management Services, Inc., an individual owning land to be affected by change or adoption, to amend the Zoning Map of the City of Woburn by changing the zoning district for two parcels of land known as Lot 69-08-07 on Garfield Avenue and Lot 69-08-08 on Garfield Avenue together containing approximately 2.92 acres of land as shown on a plan by Allen & Major Associates, Inc. entitled “Parcel Rezoning Plan” dated November 10, 2016 from R-2/I-G to R-3.
    • On the petition by Seaver Properties, LLC, 215 Lexington Street, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 to amend the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, by amending Section 14 Townhouse Development in Residential Districts R-1 and R-2 to allow stacked townhouses, and Section 8.4.1.3 and Note 1 in Notes to Table 5.1 relative to driveway width or minimum driveway radii requirements for townhouses, multi-family dwellings and commercial projects, as set forth in the Journal of the City Council Regular Meeting of January 17, 2017.
    • On the petition by Cabot, Cabot & Forbes, LLC, 185 Dartmouth Street, Suite 402, Boston, Massachusetts 02116 for special permit pursuant to 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, Section 23.4.2 for a special permit to allow restaurant and retail uses on ground floor (9,390 square feet) with multifamily residential housing within the six stories above (289 units) with 462 total parking spaces including surface spaces to serve the retail and residential clubhouse areas and a structured parking facility wrapped by residential units at 120 Commerce Way.
    • 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 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.
    • On the petition by West Woburn Development Corporation, 27 Cambridge Road, Burlington, Massachusetts 01803 for a special permit pursuant to 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, Section 5.1.3c to modify a special permit dated January 9, 2003 (the “Decision”) by: (1) allowing for the installation of a water pump station as shown on the plans filed with the Petition; (2) allow for a “Building Envelope Plan” as shown on the Pump Station Locus and Building Envelope Plan filed with the Petition; and (3) replacing the plan of record in Condition 1 at 498 Lexington Street.
  • Public Safety & Licenses
    • On the petitions for renewal of Second Class Motor Vehicle Sales Licenses by Milano Jewelry; GameStop #3315; and Musto Jewelers, committee report was received “ought to pass”.
    • On the petition by Robson L. Dias for renewal of Livery License, committee report was received “ought to pass”.
  • Ordinances
    • On the Order to amend the 1989 Woburn Municipal Code, as amended, Sections 3-19 and 5-84 relative to pawnbrokers, committee report was received “ought to pass”.
  • Finance
    • On the 2016 Annual Report for the Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School District, committee report was received “refer to full City Council.”
  • New Petitions
    • Petition by St. Mary’s School, 162 Washington Street, Winchester, Massachusetts 01890 for a Special Event Permit to allow a walk-a-thon and family fun day at Horn Pond on April 29, 2017.
    • Petition by Woburn Bowladrome Inc., 32 Montvale Avenue for renewal of a Bowling Alley License.
    • 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.
    • Petition by National Development, 2310 Washington Street, Newton Lower Falls, Massachusetts 02462 to allow transfer of Inflammable License at 120 Presidential Way to Woburn MCB I, LLC, c/o Eastport Real Estate Services, 107 Auburn Road 2-301, Wakefield, Massachusetts 01880.
    • Petition by National Development, 2310 Washington Street, Newton Lower Falls, Massachusetts 02462 to allow transfer of Inflammable License at 150 Presidential Way to Woburn MCB II, LLC, c/o Eastport Real Estate Services, 107 Auburn Road 2-301, Wakefield, Massachusetts 01880.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • Communications & Reports
    • A communication dated March 7, 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 February 2017.
    • A communication dated March 15, 2017 with attachment was received from City Solicitor Ellen Callahan Doucette
    • A communication dated March 10, 2017 was received from John R. Romano, Director, MassDOT – Office of Outdoor Advertising, Ten Park Plaza, Room 6141, Boston, Massachusetts 02116 relative to an application by Clear Channel Outdoor for the construction electronic billboards at 275-285 Mishawum Road facing Route 128 and I-95 north and south and public meeting on April 13, 2017 at 11:00 am. in the second floor conference room Ten Park Plaza Boston.
    • A communication dated March 9, 2017 with attachments was received from Joseph Connarton, Executive Director, Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission, 5 Middlesex Avenue, Suite 304, Somerville, Massachusetts 02145 advising that the amount to be appropriated for the retirement system in Fiscal Year 2018 is $7,616,072.
    • A communication dated March 7, 2017 was received from State Representative Jay R. Kaufman relative to reimbursement to cities and towns for the cost of early voting.
    • A communication dated March 15, 2017 was received from Kristin M. Reynolds, Paralegal, Keegan Werlin LLP, 265 Franklin Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02110-3113 with a copy of the Final Decision of the Energy Facility Siting Board relative to the ne underground transmission line in Woburn, Winchester, Medford, Somerville, Everett and Boston.
    • Copies of the Notice of Intent, Stormwater Report and Site Plans were received from National Development, 2310 Washington Street, Newton Lower Falls, Massachusetts 02462 relative to the Comprehensive Permit application for the property at 200 Presidential Way pursuant to the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 40B.
  • Motions, Orders & Resolutions
    • Pursuant to Chapter 53 of the Acts of 2007, the Preliminary Election for the Municipal Election shall be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2017.
    • Whereas, the Committee on Ordinances recommended that the non-union department heads receive a 1.75% increase in their base salaries effective July 1, 2017;
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