City Council

DATE 01/17/2017
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 $800,000.00 be and is hereby transferred as so stated from Overlay Reserve Acct #01-322000 $800,000.00 to OPEB Trust Fund Acct #750048-48311 $750,000.00, Assessor Appraisls Acct #0113757-571001 $50,000.00, Total $800,000.00
  • Public Hearings
    • On the petition by Seaver Properties LLC, 215 Lexington Street, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 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 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 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 124 Lexington Street Realty Trust, John Marotto, Trustee, 122 Lexington Street, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 for a special permit pursuant to 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, to allow for work in a floodplain under Section 9 and construction of a single family home in the groundwater protection district under Section 15 at 124 Lexington Street.
    • On the petition by 130 Lexington Street Realty Trust, John Marotto, Trustee, 122 Lexington Street, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 for a special permit pursuant to 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, to allow for work in a floodplain under Section 9 and construction of a single family home in the groundwater protection district under Section 15 at 130 Lexington Street.
    • On the petition by HomeServe USA Corp., 11 Grandview Circle, Suite 100, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania 15317 for a special permit pursuant to 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, Section 5.1.57b to allow for the overnight parking of petitioner’s commercial vehicles at 5 Constitution Way.
    • On the petition by Red Robin International, Inc., 369 Washington Street, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 for a special permit pursuant to 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, Section 5.1.64 to operate tabletop Ziosk devices at 369 Washington Street.
    • On the petition by Speedway LLC #2435, c/o Bohler Engineering, 500 Speedway Drive, Enon, Ohio 45323 for a special permit pursuant to 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, Sections 5.11.46a, 5.1.22a, 5.1.60, 5.1 Note 16 and Section 7.3 to further amend the special permit issued December 26, 2008, as amended September 6, 2012 and April 19, 2016 to allow for installation of a new outdoor ice merchandiser on existing concrete sidewalk at front face of convenience store at 306 Montvale Avenue.
    • On the petition by NBTC Realty, LLC, 275 Mishawum Road, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 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 December 6, 2016 City Council Journal.
    • 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 9 James Terrace, 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 transfer the sum of $125,000.00 from BLS Ambulance Receipts Acct to Fire Ambulance Salary Acct, committee report was received “ought to pass.”
  • Ordinances
    • On the Order to amend the 1989 Woburn Municipal Code, as amended, by deleting from Section 3-19 Schedule of fees for licenses and permits the following: “Skating Rinks $100.00 annually”, committee report was received “ought to pass”.
  • Public Safety & Licenses
    • On the petition for renewal of First Class Motor Vehicle Sales License by M&L Transit Systems, Inc., committee report was received “ought to pass”.
    • On the petitions for renewal of Second Class Motor Vehicle Sales Licenses by Cambridge Road Auto Service, Inc. dba Woburn Plaza Shell; Enterprise Fleet Management, Inc.; Joseph P. Mahoney, Inc.; and Murray’s Enterprises, Inc. dba Murray’s Auto & Truck Sales, committee reports was received “ought to pass”.
  • New Petitions
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Petition by Seaver Properties, LLC, 215 Lexington Street, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 to amend the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, as follows…
  • Communications & Reports
    • A communication dated January 3. 2017 was received from Building Commissioner Thomas C. Quinn, Jr
    • A copy of a communication dated January 12, 2017 to The Office of Outdoor Advertising, Attention: John R. Romano, Director, Ten Park Plaza, Room 6141, Boston, Massachusetts 02116 was received from Alderman Darlene Mercer-Bruen and Alderman Edward Tedesco
    • A communication dated January 12, 2017 was received with a copy of Chapter 397 of the Acts of 2016 An Act authorizing the City of Woburn to grant additional licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises.
    • A communication dated January 6, 2017 was received from John R. Romano, Director, MassDOT – Office of Outdoor Advertising, Ten Park Plaza, Suite 6160, Room 6141, Boston, Massachusetts 02116
  • Motions, Orders & Resolutions
    • Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Woburn that a petition be filed with the General Court to the end that legislation be adopted as follows, provided that The General Court may make clerical or editorial changes of form to reasonably effectuate the purposes set forth herein. The Mayor is hereby authorized to approve amendments which shall be within the scope of the general public objectives of this petition.
    • That the Committee on Special Permits review the special permit issue for the property located at 17A Maywood Terrace.
    • That the Committee on Special Permits review the special permit issued for the property located at 325 Washington Street.
    • Whereas, the Woburn City Council received notification regarding the 25% design hearing for the proposed New Boston Street Bridge Replacement project requesting oral and written statements for the hearing; …
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