Woburn City Council

DATE 08/16/2022
TIME 6:30 pm
ADA Yes
LOCATION Council Chamber, Woburn City Hall, Common Street, Woburn, MA, United States

Meeting Agenda

The following is the Notice of Meeting and, at the time of posting, a listing of topics that the President reasonably anticipates will be discussed at the Regular Meeting of the City Council on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, Woburn City Hall, 10 Common Street, Woburn. The order of the matters may be amended at the meeting.

  1. Roll Call.
  2. Reading of Previous Meetings Journal.
  3. Communications from His Honor the Mayor:
    1. Order to appropriate the sum of $5,000.00 from Traffic Safety & Infrastructure Acct to Acct# 360058-588350 Traffic Detail Town Fair Tire.
    2. Order to appropriate the sum of $19,500.00 from Traffic Safety & Infrastructure Acct to Washington Street Drainage Improvements Acct# 360058-588235 $10,700.00 and UHall Olympia Ave Acct# 360058-588206 $8,850.00.
    3. Order to appropriate the sum of $1,400,000.00 for a Ladder Truck and to Borrow funds pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7(1) of the General Laws.
  4. New Petitions:
    1. New England Orienteering Club for a Special Event Permit for a map and compass sport event at Horn Pond, parking lot and Arlington Road on August 28, 2022.
    2. Jeraism Services Inc for a New Livery License at 111 Locust Street, Town House 21.
    3. Ultra Intelligence & Communications relative to Inflammable License and removal of tank at 10 Sonar Drive.
    4. Woburn Bowladrome Inc. for renewal of Bowling Alley License.
    5. NStar Electric Company, d/b/a Eversource Energy for grant of right in a way to install 52 feet of conduit, in East Dexter Avenue.
    6. Comcast for grant of right in a way to install a new conduit at 1 Hill Street.
    7. John Luther Bonanno Construction Inc for special permit to bring in additional fill for a retaining wall at 11 Harvard Avenue Extension.
    8. Carden Muffin, Inc. for a special permit to allow for an existing nonconforming use and structure for a fast-food restaurant (sale of charcuterie boards) at 221 Main Street.
    9. Dan N. Zhu d/b/a Jo Salon for a special permit to allow for muscular therapy at 440 Main Street a/k/a 442 Main Street.
    10. Veir Inc for a special permit to construct and use a temporary testing facility at 6 Draper Street.
    11. FRH Realty LLC for a minor modification to Special Permit dated September 2, 2021, to replace the site plan of record at 316 New Boston Street.
    12. Woburn Avalon LLC for a minor modification to approve a patio canopy in the Woburn Village at 290 Mishawum Road.
  5. Public Hearings:
    1. CCF New Boston Property Company LLC for Special Permits pursuant to Section 5.1(30b); Section 5.1(41a); Section 5.1(53), Section 8.3.1, and Site Plan Review pursuant to Section 12.2.4 to allow for a two (2) story building containing approximately 133,738 sf of net floor area with the following uses: Office (approximately 39,229 sf); Manufacturing (approximately 33,514 sf); and Lab Use (approximately 58,845 sf) with accessory high hazard use and the parking of ninety-two (92) vehicles on an adjacent lot located at 225 Merrimac Street, at 216 New Boston Street. [request to continue filed]
    2. CCF New Boston Property Company LLC for Special Permits pursuant to Section 5.1(30b); Section 5.1(41a), and Site Plan Review pursuant to Section 12.2.4 to allow for a four (4) story building containing approximately 174,812 sf of net floor area with the following uses: office (approximately 67,056 sf) and Lab Use (approximately 100,584 sf), as well as the Petitioner is proposing to construct a parking garage to accommodate approximately 451 parking spaces, at 225 Merrimac Street. [request to continue filed]
    3. U-Haul Co. of Massachusetts and Ohio, Inc. request for special permit pursuant to Section 7.3 and Site Plan Review under Section 12 of the 1985 City of Woburn Zoning Ordinance, as amended, to allow for: 1. a modification of Special Permits dated September 1, 2011 and July 9, 2015; 2. the alteration of the existing nonconforming use and structure under Section 7.3 to allow for a one story addition containing approximately 19,831 gross square feet of gross floor area for the storage of U-Boxes, an increase of U-Boxes from 816 to 1200, an increase in self-storage units from 802 to 1202; 3. Site Plan Review under Section 12 since there is an increase of gross floor area in excess of 5,000 square feet (19,831 square feet); and 4. the construction of the addition within the Flood Plain District under Section 9, at 11 Olympia Avenue. [request to continue filed]
    4. C.N. Wood Enviro LLC special permit petition to amend Landowner’s Decision and Notice of Special Permit dated August 6, 2020, and Section 7.3 of the 1985 City of Woburn Zoning Ordinance, as amended, to allow for alteration of nonconforming structure to provide for a roof over the existing concrete slab, at 200 Merrimac Street.
    5. Guardado Landscaping for a special permit to allow overnight parking for 3 trucks and 2 trailers, at 11 Green Street.
    6. McDonald’s Real Estate Company request for a special permit pursuant to the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinance, as amended, Section 7.3 and Section 9, to allow for a modification to the Site Plan of Record dated December 2, 2011, within the Floodway, at 333 Montvale Avenue.
    7. President Concannon, per request of the Mayor, to amend the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, by adding a new section, Section 32, entitled Adult Use of Marijuana; by amending Section 2, Definitions, by deleting the current definitions of Marijuana Establishment and Medical Marijuana Treatment Center, and adding a new definition of Medical Marijuana Treatment Center, also known as a Registered Marijuana Dispensary (RMD); by deleting in its entirety, Section 5.8, entitled Marijuana Establishments Forbidden; by amending Section 5.1, Table of Use Regulations, to revise line 33(d) by replacing “Marijuana Establishment” with “Marijuana Retailer” as a special permit use only in the IP-2 zoning district and by deleting reference to Note 19(c); and by deleting 19(c) from the list of Notes to 5.1 Table of Use Regulations.
    8. TDC Development Group, LLC to amend the 1985 City of Woburn Zoning Ordinance, as amended, to add new Section 32 Life Sciences and Business Overlay District (LBOD) located at Woburn Assessors’ Map 29, Block 01, Lot 2; Map 29, Block 01, Lot 3; Map 29, Block 01, Lot 4; and Map 29, Block 01, Lot 5; and to amend the zoning map for the four parcels of land known as Middlesex Canal Park (29-01-02), Middlesex Canal Park (29-01-03), 25 Middlesex Canal Park (29-01-04), 15 Middlesex Canal Park (29-01-05), together containing approximately 32.96 acres of land as shown on a plan entitled “Zoning Amendment Plan” dated July 6, 2022 from the B-I zoning district to Life Sciences and Business Overlay District (LBOD) proposed zoning district.
  6. Unfinished Business from Previous Meetings:
    1. Order to amend Woburn Municipal Code Section 2-41 changing Personnel Department to Human Resources Department, as well as designating the mayor as appointing authority.
    2. Order to amend Woburn Municipal Code Section 2-180 Base Salaries for the Water Treatment Plant Manager.
  7. Committee Reports:
    1. Capital Budget FY 2023. (OTP)
    2. Order to transfer $218,775.12 from Mayor Salary Adjustment Acct to Various Accounts Department Salaries. (OTP)
    3. Order to transfer $20,000 from Traffic Safety & Infrastructure to ACCT# 360058-588405 4 Presidential Way. (OTP)
  8. Citizen’s Participation:  None.
  9. Communications and Reports:
    1. Parking Clerk report for June 2022.
  10. Appointments and Elections:  None.
  11. Motions, Orders and Resolutions:
    1. Order Calling State Primary September 6, 2022.
    2. Order Appointing Poll Workers 2022-2023
    3. Order designating Police Chief to assign police workers to polling locations.
    4. Order to Place Recreational Marijuana Question on the 2023 Municipal Election Ballot.
    5. Resolve to Meet with Utility Companies to Discuss Issues with Poles.

Notice of Hearing – C.N. Wood Enviro LLC – 200 Merrimac Street – 8-16-2022

Notice of Hearing – TDC Development Group – WZO LBOD – 08-16-2022

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