Woburn City Council

DATE 09/21/2021
TIME 7:00 pm
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, September 21, 2021 at 7:00 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. Presentation by Powers and Sullivan regarding the end of year audit results.
  4. New Petitions:
    1. Friends of Mary Cummings Park for Special Event Permit to allow a lantern walk at Horn Pond on October 10, 2021.
    2. NStar Electric Company, d/b/a Eversource Energy, and Verizon, New England Inc. for grant of right in a way to install one (1) joint owned pole on Green Street.
  5. Public Hearings:
    1. Jackson Lumber for special permit: 1. To amend a special permit to allow additional drainage and pavement to expand parking lot; and 2. Alteration of existing use to allow for drainage and pavement, at 36 Prospect Street.
    2. Toll Brothers to amend a prior special permit dated June 6, 2017, under Section 23.4.2 the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, as follows: 1. Remove the requirement under Section 8 of the decision requiring installation of two islands on Mishawum Road as shown on Offsite Landscape Plan, Sheet C-6B; 2. Require the petitioner to expend funds equal to the cost of above, to make other improvements related to the project as determined by the City Engineer or to deposit that amount with the City to install the islands; 3. Change the designation of “Retail” use for 3,180 square feet on the first floor to “Restaurant or Retail” at 120 Commerce Way.
    3. CONTINUUS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for a special permit to allow: Revised site plan file with Special Permit Petition; 2. A Modification to the Landowner’s Decision and Notice of Special Permit dated March 29, 2018 (the “Decision”) to allow for a total of approximately 37,728 square feet of light manufacturing use; and approximately 13,038 square feet of office use; and 7,440 square feet of light manufacturing use; 3. A Special Permit pursuant to Section 9 to allow for the requested uses within the limits of the Floodway and Food Plain Districts; 4. Site Plan Approval pursuant to Section 12.2.4; and 5. A Special Permit pursuant to Section 5.1(53) to allow for a high hazard use, at 32 Cabot Road. [request to continue filed].
    4. Petition by 304 Cambridge Road LLC, 304 Cambridge Road, Woburn, Massachusetts, to amend Section 5 Notes to Table of Use Regulations and Section 5.1 Table of Use Regulations, Note 26 of the 1985 City of Woburn Zoning Ordinance, as amended. (OTP)
    5. Order to amend the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, be further amended by amending the definition of “RESTAURANT, FULL- SERVICE” in Section 2 by inserting after “space” on the first line the following language: “(including outdoor seating and rooftop dining)”. (OTP)
    6. Order to amend Section 11.6.12 entitled “Rooftop Dining in the B-D District” and Section 5.1 entitled “Table of Use Regulations”, Note 27 of the 1985 Zoning Ordinance of the City of Woburn. (Back for Action)
  6. Unfinished Business from Previous Meetings:
    1. Repeal of No Parking Signs on Blueberry Hill Road. (Proposed Escrow Agreement Received)
  7. Committee Reports:
    1. Order to Allow Mayor to Accept Drainage and Access Easements on Gerrish Drive (off Pearl Street). (OTP)
  8. Citizen’s Participation:
    1. Richard English, Local 971, to discuss firefighter retirement benefits.
  9. Communications and Reports: None.
  10. Appointments and Elections: None.
  11. Motions, Orders and Resolutions:
    1. Order to authorize In-Person Early Voting for the 2021 Municipal Election.
    2. Order to reschedule November 2, 2021 Regular Meeting due to Municipal Election.
    3. Order to amend the 1985 Zoning Ordinances, as amended, be further amended by amending Section 2, Definitions, by adding the definition of “Outdoor Dining”.