Woburn City Council

DATE 04/19/2022
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 19, 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. Communication from Mayor requesting time to discuss update on PFAS drinking water standard.
    2. Communication and order to transfer $285,000.00 from Unreserved Fund Balance Acct to Engineering/New Boston Street Acct.
    3. Communication and order to transfer $1,700,000.00 from Water/Sewer Enterprise Unreserved Fund Balance Acct to Commercial Meters Acct.
    4. Order to transfer $1,054,008.53 from BLS/Ambulance Receipts Acct to various Fire Department Accts.
  4. New Petitions:
    1. Verizon New England Inc. for grant of right in a way, to place one new four-inch (4”) conduit ± 42’ from existing conduit located on the southerly side of Montvale Avenue in a northwesterly direction onto private onto private property at 12 Montvale Avenue, in Montvale Avenue.
    2. ARE-MA Region No. 95, LLC for a new inflammable license, for 13,880 gallons of Class B gasoline fuel (stored in 694 vehicles), 400 gallons of Class B diesel fuel (stored in life safety generator), and 3,000 gallons of Class B diesel fuel (stored in UPS generator), at 225 Presidential Way.
    3. ARE-MA Region No. 95, LLC for a new inflammable license, for 15,200 gallons of Class B gasoline fuel (stored in 760 vehicles), at 235 Presidential Way.
    4. Boston Gas dba Nationalgrid for grant of right in a way to install approximately 150 feet of 4 inch, plastic gas main in Porter Street.
  5. Public Hearings:
    1. 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. [request to leave to withdraw filed]
    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. (OTP)
    3. 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. (Back for Action)
  6. Unfinished Business from Previous Meetings:  None.
  7. Committee Reports:
    1. Order amending Title 3 of the Woburn Municipal Code § 3-34 Demand fees – unpaid taxes. (OTP)
    2. Petitions for renewal of Livery Licenses by the following: Boston Express Livery Service Inc., 165 New Boston Street, No. 275; and Harmony Transportation Inc., 8 Conn Street (renewal for 1 vehicle, request for 1 additional vehicle). (OTP)
    3. 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. (Minor Modification Denied), [request to leave to withdraw filed]
  8. Citizen’s Participation:
    1. Rachel Shapiro regarding farmers market.
  9. Communications and Reports:
    1. Building commissioner quarterly nuisance property report.
    2. Parking Clerk report for March 2022.
  10. Appointments and Elections:
    1. Appointment of the following as a Trustee of the Woburn Public Library: Seth Libert, Tracey Jolly, Laurence Rideout, James Juliano, Maria Soares, and Richard Mahoney
  11. Motions, Orders and Resolutions:
    1. Order amending Title 13 of the Woburn Municipal Code § 13.2.14 Water Meters.


Notice of Hearing – NSTAR Commerce Way 2022.04.19