City Council

DATE 05/02/2017
TIME 7:00 pm
LOCATION Council Chamber, Woburn City Hall, Common Street, Woburn, MA, United States

Meeting Agenda

  • Mayor’s Communications
    • That the sum of $892,028.17 be and is hereby appropriated as so stated from Fire/BLS Ambulance Acct #31359-595000 $892,028.17 to Fire Regular Salary Acct #0122051-511000 $559,639.06, Fire Ambulance Salary Acct #0122051-511500 $151,114.32, Fire/Overtime Acct #0122051-513100 $119,177.36, Fire 16th Man Overtime Acct #0122051- 513101 $30,363.16, Fire/Electric Acct #0122052-521100 $6,470.07, Fire Ambulance Maintenance Acct #0122254-544300 $17,334.47, Fire Apparatus Maintenance Acct #0122054-544400 $7,929.73, Total $892,028.17
    • Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Woburn that the Mayor be authorized to enter into an Easement and Non-Interference Agreement between the City of Woburn and Industri-plex Site Remedial Site, Bayer Cropscience, Inc. and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, their agents and assigns, for the purpose of conducting remedial action and the ensuing operation, maintenance and monitoring of 3 parcels of land identified as 132 Commerce Way; 134 Commerce Way; and 39 Atlantic Avenue, Woburn, pursuant to the Consent Decree entered by the United States District Court in the matter of U.S. v. Stauffer Chemical Co., et al (Civil Action No. 89-0195-MC) and Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Stauffer Chemical Co., et al, (Civil Action No. 89-0196-MC).
  • Public Hearings
    • On the petition by Verizon, 900 Chelmsford Street, Tower 3, Floor 4, Lowell, Massachusetts 01851 for a grant of right in a way to install approximately 40 feet of underground conduit on Lowell Street from Pole No. 138/16 located on northerly side to public property (new school) at 39 Wyman Street.
    • On the 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
    • 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 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. PUBLIC HEARING OPENED. A report was received from the Committee on Special Permits as follows: “ought to pass, as amended, with the conditions as follows: 1. Cut and cap existing utilities; 2. Any landscaping has to be lower than three (3) feet; and 3. Any damage to Central Street must be repaved curb to curb.”
    • On the petition by President Haggerty, Alderman Higgins, Alderman Anderson, Alderman Gately, Alderman Tedesco and Alderman Campbell to amend 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, section 8.3 as follows: 8.3 Off Street Parking Facilities Required – Off street parking facilities shall be provided on the same lot with the principal use, except that…
  • New Petitions
    • Petition by Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless for a grant of right in a way pursuant to M.G.L. Ch. 166, §§22 and 25A to install and maintain wireless equipment and all sustaining and protecting fixtures on an existing utility pole #120/3 located on a public way near 8 Dickie Road
  • Communications & Reports
    • A communication dated April 13, 2017 was received from Charles O’Connor, Parking Clerk, Police Headquarters, 25 Harrison Avenue
  • Unfinished Business of Preceding Meeting
    • On the Order to amend Title 2, Article CCVII, Section 2-180 relative to the base salary of the License Commission.
  • Motions, Orders & Resolutions
    • That in accordance with a precept issued by President of the Massachusetts Senate Stanley Rosenberg by Order of a majority of the Senators and in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 54, as amended, the City Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to notify and to warn such of the inhabitants of the City of Woburn as are qualified to vote in Special State Primary Elections to assemble at the polling places in their respective wards as designated herein, on TUESDAY, the TWENTY-SEVENTH DAY OF JUNE, 2017 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., then and there to cast their votes in the Special State Primary Election for the candidates of the DEMOCRATIC, REPUBLICAN AND LIBERTARIAN political parties for the office of STATE SENATOR FOR THE FOURTH MIDDLESEX DISTRICT at the following polling places…
    • That the Committee on Special Permits schedule a meeting to be held in May 2017 to review the special permit issued for the property located at 17R Maywood Terrace and that the property owner be asked to attend the meeting and/or a representative attend the meeting in his place to speak on his behalf.
    • That a representative of New Creek LLC of 425 Washington Street be invited to attend a meeting of the Committee on Special Permits at a time and time established by the Chair of the Committee on Special permits; …
    • Whereas, a majority of voters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts voted on November 8, 2016 in favor of the ballot initiative known as Question 4 legalizing the recreational use of marijuana; and…