City Council

DATE 02/21/2017
TIME 7:00 pm
ADA Yes
LOCATION Council Chamber, Woburn City Hall, Common Street, Woburn, MA, United States

Meeting Agenda

  • Mayors Communications
    • A communication dated February 14, 2017 with attachment was received from His Honor the Mayor Scott D. Galvin
    • A communication dated February 16, 2017 with attachment was received from His Honor the Mayor Scott D. Galvin
    • A communication dated February 16, 2017 with attachment was received from His Honor the Mayor Scott D. Galvin
    • A communication dated February 16, 2017 with attachment was received from His Honor the Mayor Scott D. Galvin
  • Public Hearings
    • On the petition by Comcast of Massachusetts/New Hampshire/Ohio, Inc. for a grant of right in a way on Pleasant Street to install one four inch PVC communication conduit 225 feet+/- easterly from utility pole #NT/NT on Abbott Street to the Federal Street side of the building located at 19 Pleasant 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 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 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 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 AAM 15 Management LLC, 15 Middlesex Canal Park, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 for a special permit pursuant to 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended Sections 5.1.20 and 12.2.4 to amend the special permit decisions dated October 11, 2001 and November 12, 2010 to allow for: 1. A new Site Plan of Record entitled: “Site Plans for Building Addition, Crowne Plaza Boston-Woburn, Woburn, MA” dated January 11, 2017, prepared by Allen & Major Associates, Inc., 100 Commerce Way, Woburn, MA 01888-0118; and Condition One (so called Condition 1); 2. An approximately 7,200 square foot more or less addition and other minor exterior renovations as shown on the Site Plan; and 3. Site Plan Review pursuant to Section 12.2.4, at 15 Middlesex Canal Park.
  • Finance
    • On the Order to transfer the sum of $240,000.00 from Unreserved Fund Balance Acct to Veteran’s Cash Aid Acct, committee report was received “ought to pass”
    • On the Order to transfer the sum of $20,000.00 from BLS Ambulance Receipts Acct to Fire Apparatus Maintenance Acct, committee report was received “ought to pass”
    • On the Order to transfer the sum of $2,274,560.00 from Unreserved Fund Balance Acct to Various Capital Projects, committee report was received “ought to pass”
    • On the Order to authorize the Mayor in consultation with the Board of Assessors to negotiate an agreement with ECA Solar Systems W.B. LLC for payment in lieu of taxes for personal property associated with a solar photovoltaic facility at 181 New Boston Street, committee report was received “ought to pass”
  • New Petitions
    • Petition by M&L Transit Systems, Inc, 60 Olympia Avenue for renewal of Common Carrier License.
    • Petition by TransAction Corporate Shuttles, Inc., 5 Wheeling Avenue for renewal of Common Carrier License.
    • 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.
    • Petition by Woburn Toyota, 394R Washington Street, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 for a special permit pursuant to 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, Sections 5.1.71 an 7.3 to modify a special permit dated July 1, 2016 to allow for parking of additional vehicles in its commercial parking lot at 1095R Main Street.
    • Petition by Burns Landscaping & Construction, LLC, 68 Delwood Drive, Tewksbury, Massachusetts 01876 for a special permit pursuant to 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, Sections 5.1.57a, 5.1.57b and 7.3 to modify special permits dated April 9, 2015 and November 13, 2015 by amending Condition Two to allow for a revised site plan.
    • 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…
    • 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.
  • Communication & Reports
    • A communication dated February 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 January 2017.
    • A communication dated February 7, 2017 was received from Joanne Collins, Director, Woburn Council on Aging along with a copy of the Council on Aging Annual Report for calendar year 2016.
    • A communication dated February 14, 2017 was received from Suzanne M. Bump, Auditor of the Commonwealth, State House, Boston, Massachusetts 02133 relative to the financial impacts of early voting under G.L. c. 54, §25B and 950 C.M.R. 47.00 et seq on the City of Woburn.
  • Motions, Orders & Resolutions
    • Whereas, the Woburn City Council received notification from the State Auditor’s Office regarding the financial impacts of the Early Voting Law and; Whereas, the Office of the State Auditor found that provisions of the Early Voting Law imposes a mandate within the meaning of the Local Mandate Law; Now, therefore, be it resolved, that the Woburn City Council adopt the attached letter and send this communication to the respective parties
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