Woburn City Council

DATE 04/05/2022
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, April 5, 2022 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 regarding the Downtown Safety Project by World Tech Engineering, LLC.
  4. New Petitions:
    1. Lord Hobo for a Special Event Permit to allow a road race starting at 5 Draper Street and along area streets on June 19, 2022.
    2. Petitions for renewal of Common Carrier Licenses by the following: Boston Express Livery Service Inc., 165 New Boston Street, No. 275; Harmony Transportation Inc., 8 Conn Street (renewal for 1 vehicle, request for 1 additional vehicle); and Woburn Cab Co., 100 Ashburton Avenue.
    3. NStar Electric Company, d/b/a Eversource Energy for grant of right in a way to relocate three poles, P591/38, P591/37, and P951/36, and to install one new pole, P951/37A, in Commerce Way.
    4. ECA NEMA Brightfields I, LLC and ECA NEMA Brightfields II, LLC request for minor modification of special permit issued on June 10, 2021 regarding the site plan and solar array layout, at the Industri-Plex site at 134 Commerce Way, 39 Atlantic Avenue, 132 Commerce Way, four parcels off New Boston Street, 30 Atlantic Avenue and 0 New Boston Street.
  5. Public Hearings:
    1. True World Foods Boston LLC for a special permit to modify Landowner’s Decision and Notice of Special Permit dated December 28, 2020 as modified by Notice of Modification of Special Permit dated April 12, 2021, by amending Condition 5 limiting the property to twelve (12) box trucks and one (1) dumpster truck, and to modify to allow for overnight parking of the following commercial vehicles: nine (9) box trucks, fourteen (14) vans, and four (4) cars, at 242 Salem Street.
    2. Reliable Property Management Services, LLC for special permit pursuant to the 1985 City of Woburn Zoning Ordinance, as amended, Section 5.1, Subsection 57b for accessory storage and overnight parking of up to 40 commercial vehicles, and Subsection 43 for open or outside storage of new or used building materials or equipment, relating to the operation of a fence assembly and manufacturing business, at 211 New Boston Street.
  6. Unfinished Business from Previous Meetings:  None.
  7. Committee Reports:
    1. Request by the City Solicitor to meet in Executive Session regarding Jackson Lumber v. Woburn City Council, et al. (Committee Report Received)
    2. Order amending Title 12 of the Woburn Municipal Code § 12-15 Digging up or obstructing ways – Permits required. (OTP)
    3. Order amending Title 13 of the Woburn Municipal Code § 13.2.33 Cross Connection Control. (OTP)
    4. Transaction Corporate Shuttles Inc., 5 Wheeling Avenue, for renewal of Common Carrier License. (OTP)
  8. Citizen’s Participation:  None.
  9. Communications and Reports:
    1. Parking Clerk report for February 2022.
    2. Introduction of Robert Davis, newly appointed Director of Veterans Services.
  10. Appointments and Elections:
    1. Reappointment of James T. Shattuck as the Sealer of Weights and Measures.
    2. Reappointment of the following to the Woburn Council on Aging: Margaret Casey, Rosalie Travelo, Joanne Cahill, Jack Kelly, and Eleanor Collins.
    3. Appointment of Joyce Parker to the Woburn Council on Aging.
    4. Appointment of Mitzie Stein to the Woburn Council on Aging.
    5. Appointment of Mary Jane Mastrodomenico to the Woburn Council on Aging.
  11. Motions, Orders and Resolutions:
    1. Order amending Title 3 of the Woburn Municipal Code § 3-34 Demand fees – unpaid taxes.
    2. Resolve requesting Committee on Special Permits to review the special permit for Diversified Construction at 271 Salem Street.

Notice of Hearing – True World Foods Boston – 242 Salem Street – 4-5-2022