City Council

DATE 03/07/2017
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 Commonwealth Investment Properties LLC, 12 Chandler Road, Burlington, Massachusetts 01803 for a special permit pursuant to 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended Section 7.3 to alter and reconstruct a pre-existing nonconforming three family residential dwelling by razing the existing structure and replacing with a new three family dwelling house at 43-45 Church Street.
    • On the petition by Minast, LLC, 11 Presidential Way, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 for a special permit pursuant to 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, to modify a special permit dated January 9, 2014, as modified by decisions dated October 29, 2015 and August 11, 2016 to allow for the deletion or modification of Condition 3 of the Decision relative to mitigation at Lot 1, Presidential Way
    • On the petition by President Haggerty, Alderman Campbell and Alderman Anderson to amend the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, by adding new definitions for “Marijuana Accessories”, “Marijuana Cultivator”, “Marijuana Establishment”, “Marijuana Product Manufacturer”, “Marijuana Products”, “Marijuana Retailer” and “Marijuana Testing Facility” to Section 2 Definitions; by amending Section 5.1.33c to “Medical Marijuana Treatment Center; Marijuana Establishment” by special permit in IP- 2 zoning district and prohibited in all other zoning districts; and by amending Note 19b of Section 5.1 relative to Medical Marijuana Treatment Center and Marijuana Establishment, as set forth in the petition.
    • On the petition by NAI Entertainment Holdings LLC , 846 University Avenue, P.O. Box 9108, Norwood, Massachusetts 02062-9108 for a special permit pursuant to 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended Section 5.1.15b to amend a special permit dated May 6, 1994 as modified November 10, 2016 to allow for: 1. A revised site plan for its existing cinema building entitled “Showcase Cinemas, 25 Middlesex Parkway, Woburn, MA” dated June 10, 2016, revised August 8, 2016 and prepared by Allen & Major Associated, Inc., 100 Commerce Way, Woburn, MA 01888-0118 (the “Site Plan”); and 2. A modification to “IV General Condition” by deleting “Site” on the third line and the sixth line and replacing with “Parcel II” as shown on the Site Plan, at 25 Middlesex Canal Park.
    • On the petition by Alderman Anderson to amend Section 3 Administration, Enforcement and Appeals of the 1985 Zoning Ordinance of the City of Woburn, as amended, by inserting a new Subsection 3.4 as follows: “3.4 Administrative Correction of Scrivener’s Errors: Typographical or numbering errors which do not affect the intent or substance of this Ordinance or any of its articles or sections may be corrected by the City Clerk, without need of a public hearing or further legislative action, by filing a revised copy of same in the Offices of the City Clerk, City Solicitor and Building Commissioner, with a ‘Scrivener’s Note’ providing the date and substance of the correction.”
    • On the petition by NBTC Realty LLC to amend the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, by adding new definitions for “Billboard” and “Electronic Billboard” to Section 2 Definitions; by amending Section 13 Sign Regulations; and by amending Section 21 Mishawum Station Transit Oriented Development Overlay District including adding a new Section 7 Billboards as set forth in the petition
    • On the petition by 600 MetroNorth Corporate Center to amend the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, by amending Section 13 Sign Regulations relative to billboards; and by adding a new Section 29 Billboards as set forth in the petition.
    • On the petition by Park Avenue Solar Solutions, 102 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, Connecticut 06830 for a special permit pursuant to 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended Section 26 to install an approximately 586 kW carport solar array over existing parking lot at 300 Wildwood Avenue.
    • On the petition by Alderman Gately concerning the structure or structures located in the City of Woburn, County of Middlesex, Commonwealth of Massachusetts known and numbered as 52-54 High Street, Woburn, Massachusetts, for the purposes of determining whether said structure or structures are a public nuisance, a nuisance to the neighborhood, a dilapidated or dangerous building or other structure, as said terms are used in Massachusetts General Laws Ch. 139, Sec. 1, and if so, enter an order adjudging it to be a nuisance to the neighborhood, or dangerous, and prescribing its disposition, alteration or regulation.
  • Finance
    • On the Order to authorize borrowing in the sum of $1,900,000.00 for the purposes of purchasing parcels of land and constructing a parking lot at 455-465 and 467-471 Main Street, committee report was received “ought to pass”.
  • Personnel
    • On the re-appointment of Angela Amato, Eleanor Camillieri, Dorothy Capone, Jack Kelly, Barbara Ridley and Doris Stanton as Members of the Council on Aging, committee report was received “ought to pass”.
  • Ordinances
    • Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Woburn that Section 2-9 Appointments to fill vacancies in the 1989 Woburn Municipal Code, as amended, be further amended by deleting the section in its entirety and replacing with the following…
  • Public Safety & Licenses
    • On the petition by Gevorg Melikyan dba Milano Jewelry for a new Pawn Brokers License, committee report was received “ought not to pass”.
    • On the petitions for renewal of Common Carrier Licenses by M&L Transit Systems Inc. and TransAction Corporate Shuttles, Inc., committee report was received “ought to pass”
    • On the petition by EC Inc. dba Xpress Fuel for renewal of a Second Class Motor Vehicles Sales License, committee report was received “ought to pass”.
  • New Petitions
    • Petition by James L. McKeown Boys and Girls Club of Woburn, Charles Gardner Lane, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 for a Special Event Permit to allow a road race and health walk on city streets beginning at Library Park and around Horn Pond on May 7, 2017
    • Petitions for renewal of a Secondhand Dealers and Secondhand Collectors License by Gevorg Melikyan dba Milano Jewelry, 494 Main Street, Unit B; GameStop #3315, 103 Commerce Way, Suite B; and Musto Jewelers, 186 Cambridge Road, #9.
    • Petition by Robson Dias, 2 Westgate Drive #202 for renewal of a Livery License.
    • 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.
    • Petition by Burbank LLC, 16 Highland Street, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 for a special permit pursuant to 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, Section 7.3 to allow alteration of a nonconforming structure and use (three family dwelling) by razing existing structure and replacing with a new three family dwelling at 25 Hawthorne Street.
    • Petition by WMK, LLC dba MobilityWorks, 299 C&E Washington Street, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 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.
  • Communications & Reports
    • A communication dated February 24, 2017 was received from Charles O’Connor, Parking Clerk, Police Headquarters, 25 Harrison Avenue
    • A communication dated February 16, 2017 was received from Police Chief Robert J. Ferullo, Jr.
    • A communication dated February 22, 2017 was received from Thomas J. Tinlin, Administrator, MassDOT, Ten Park Plaza, Suite 4160, Boston, Massachusetts 02116
  • Unfinished Business of Preceding Meeting
    • On the Veto Message relative to the Order to amend Title 14, Article I, Section 14-7 of the 1989 Woburn Municipal Code, as amended, Trash Removal and Recycling – Condominium Associations.
  • Appointments & Elections
    • By the power vested in me as Mayor of the City of Woburn, I hereby appoint Shannon Ryan, 139 School Street, with three-year term to expire March 30, 2018, to the Woburn Board of Registrars of Voters; subject to approval by the City Council.
    • By the power vested in me as Mayor of the City of Woburn, I hereby appoint Jonathan W. Surette, 15 Donna Road, to the Woburn Golf and Ski Authority, subject to confirmation by the City Council, with a term to expire Dec. 31, 2017.
    • By the power vested in me as Mayor of the City of Woburn, I hereby appoint Charles J. Natale Jr., 2 Kathleen Drive, to the Woburn Golf and Ski Authority, subject to confirmation by the City Council, with a six-year term to expire Dec. 31, 2021.
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