Woburn City Council

DATE 05/02/2023
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, May 2, 2023, 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. Order to dispose of Fire Station #2, 907 Main Street, and Fire Station #3, 654 Main Street, and to authorize Mayor to convey the properties in accordance with G.L. c.30B.
  4. New Petitions:
    1. The International School of Boston for a Special Event Permit to allow a road race at Horn Pond on June 13, 2023.
    2. Social Capital Inc. for a Special Event Permit to allow Juneteenth Celebration at the Woburn Public Library on June 17, 2023.
    3. Woburn Kiwanis for a Special Event Permit to have a Beer Garden and Food Trucks for Horn Pond Conservation Day at Horn Pond Cove Street area, on May 6, 2023.
    4. Veir Inc. request for minor modification of special permit to show change in the arrangement of the container and tanks on the site plan, at 6 Draper Street.
    5. Flip the Bird LLC request for minor modification to Special Permit dated December 27, 2012, as modified by Special Permit dated July 9, 2015/Bloomfield Hospitality 3, Inc., as modified by Special Permit dated February 11, 2022/J&C Hospitality Inc., to change the petitioner to Flip the Bird LLC, at 880 Main Street.
  5. Public Hearings:
    1. 288 MISHRD LLC c/o Tim Casey for a special permit under Section 7.3 of the WZO to allow for the renovation of an existing nonconforming building and reconfiguration of the rear parking area, at 288 Mishawum Road.
    2. 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]
    3. 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]
    4. Accutemp Engineering Inc. for a special permit to allow overnight parking for 2 vehicles, at 271 Salem Street, Building H.
    5. Petition by 120 Commerce Apartments, LLC c/o Toll Brothers Apartment Living to amend Section 32 of the WZO to allow for solar photovoltaic systems in the Commerce Way Corridor Overlay District.
  6. Unfinished Business from Previous Meetings:  None.
  7. Committee Reports:
    1. Order that the amount of $998,161.64 be transferred from BLS Ambulance Acct#31359-595000 to Fire Regular Salary Acct #0122051-51000, Fire Overtime Acct#0122051-513100, Ambulance Maint. Acct#0122054-544300 & Apparatus Maint/Fire Acct# 0122054-544400. (OTP)
    2. Order that the amount of $75,000.00 be appropriated from Unreserved Fund Balance Acct#01-356000 to Veteran’s Cash Aid Acct# 0154357-577000. (OTP)
    3. Order that the amount of $300,000.00 be appropriated from Unreserved Fund Balance Acct#01-356000 to Traffic Lights @ Merrimac/New Boston Streets Acct#0112158-589342. (OTP)
    4. Reappointment of Thomas C. Quinn to serve on the Woburn Housing Authority Board. (OTP)
    5. Reappointment of Larry Rideout to serve on the Woburn Housing Authority Board. (OTP)
    6. Petitions for renewal of livery license for the following: Harmony Transportation, Inc., 8 Conn Street; and Boston Express Livery Service Inc., 165 New Boston Street. (OTP)
  8. Citizen’s Participation:  None.
  9. Communications and Reports:  None.
  10. Appointments and Elections:
    1. Appointment of Carmen Lucchese to serve on the Woburn Board of Cemetery Commissioners.
  11. Motions, Orders and Resolutions:
    1. Traffic Commission Order to add two stop signs on Belmont Street at intersection with Arlington Street.
    2. Order for Committee on Personnel to take steps to fill vacancy on Woburn Traffic Commission.
    3. Order to amend City Council meeting schedule for July and August 2023.

Notice of Hearing – 288 MISHRD LLC – 288 Mishawum Road – 5-2-2023

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