City Council

DATE 02/07/2017
TIME 7:00 pm
ADA Yes
LOCATION Council Chamber, Woburn City Hall, Common Street, Woburn, MA, United States

Meeting Agenda

  • Mayor’s Communications
    • That the sum of $240,000.00 be and is hereby appropriated as so stated from Unreserved Fund Balance Acct #01-356000 to Veterans Cash Aid Acct #0154357-577000.
    • That the sum of $20,000.00 be and is hereby appropriated as so stated from BLS Ambulance Receipts Acct #31359-590000 $20,000.00 to Fire Apparatus Maintenance Acct #0122054-544400 $20,000.00.
    • A communication dated February 2, 2017 with attachment was received from His Honor the Mayor
    • Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Woburn, that Title II, Article XXVIII. Compensation of Officers and Employees, Section 2-180, Base Salaries, be amended by inserting the following position and stipend
  • Public Hearings
    • On the petition by Boys & Girls Club of Woburn, Charles Gardner Lane, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 for a special permit pursuant to 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, Section 5.1, Note 14 to conduct a six-day carnival from May 9, 2017 to May 14, 2017 at the National Amusements site (Showcase Cinemas), 25 Middlesex Canal Park.
    • 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 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 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 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 President Richard Haggerty to amend Section 5.1.42a Self-storage Warehouse facility of the 1985 City of Woburn Zoning Ordinance, as amended, by deleting the “P” under the B-I, I-P and I-G zoning districts and replacing same with a “-“ thereby making the use a prohibited use in those zoning districts.
    • 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 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.
  • Finance
    • On the Order to transfer the sum of $800,000.00 from Overlay Reserve Acct to OPEB Trust Fund Acct $750,000.00 and Assessor Appraisals Acct $50,000.00, committee report was received “ought to pass”.
  • Ordinances
    • Title 14, Article I, Section 14-7 of the 1989 Woburn Municipal Code, as amended, be further amended as follows by replacing the existing 14-7 with the following:…
  • New Petitions
    • Petition by EC Inc. dba Xpress Fuel, 505 Main Street for renewal of Second Class Motor Vehicle Sales License.
    • Petition by Abdikadir H. Wardere, 241 Lexington Street, Apt 15-1A, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 for a new Livery License for one (1) vehicle.
    • A communication dated January 18, 2017 was received from Sheila Scheick, M.Ed., LMT, Owner, Zen Muscular Therapy & Wellness Center, LLC, 100 Trade Center, Suite 725, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801
    • A communication dated February 1, 2017 was received from John A. Buttaro, Trustee, Salvatore F. Buttaro & Marie J. Buttaro Irrevocable Trust, Petitioner, 16 Buttaro Road, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 with a plan attached thereto entitled “Plot Plan, 16 Buttaro Road, Woburn, Mass.” prepared by Edward J. Farrell, Professional Land Surveyor dated January 20, 2017, revised February 1, 2017
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • Communications & Reports
    • A communication dated January 23, 2017 was received from Charles O’Connor, Parking Clerk, Police Headquarters, 25 Harrison Avenue
    • A communication dated January 25, 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 December 2016.
    • A communication dated January 25, 2017 was received from Woburn Traffic Commission
    • A copy of a communication dated January 4, 2017 from State Representative James J. Dwyer, State Representative Jay R. Kaufman and State Senator Kenneth J. Donnelly to Patricia A. Leavenworth, P.E., Chief Engineer, Massachusetts Department of Transportation in support of the construction of the New Boston Street Bridge was received.
    • A copy of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Design Public Hearing presentation given in the Council Chambers on February 1, 2017 for the proposed New Boston Street over MBTA Bridge Construction Project, Project No. 605996, Bridge NO, W-43-017 was received.
    • A communication dated January 2017 was received from Sean R. Cronin, Senior Deputy Commissioner of Local Service, Massachusetts Department of Revenue Division of Local Services, P.O. Box 9569, Boston, Massachusetts 02114-9569 was received relative to authorization of departmental revolving funds and model by-law/ordinance.
    • A communication dated February 1, 2017 was received from Paul Farrow, 10 Bruce Road, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 requesting assistance in having a flagpole installed on Bruce Road in memory of Police Officer John “Jack” Maguire.
  • Motions, Orders & Resolutions
    • Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Woburn that Rule 1 of the Rules and Orders of the City Council be deleted and the following be inserted in its place…
    • WHEREAS, there presently exists a structure or structures located in the City of Woburn, Massachusetts known and numbered as 52- 54 High Street; and…
    • Whereas, the City of Woburn had its 25% design hearing for the New Boston Street Bridge and we are seeking the continued support for this project from surrounding communities…
    • Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of Woburn that the 1989 Woburn Municipal Code, as amended, be further amended as follows…
    • Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of Woburn that the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, be further amended as follows…
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