Woburn City Council

DATE 09/19/2023
TIME 7:00 pm
LOCATION Council Chamber, Woburn City Hall, Common Street, Woburn, MA, United States

Meeting Agenda

  1. Roll Call.
  2. Reading of Previous Meetings Journal.
  3. Communications from His Honor the Mayor:
    1. Powers and Sullivan Presentation of the FY2022 City Audit.
    2. Communication requesting a committee meeting to approve the order authorizing the sale of fire station #3.
    3. Order authorizing Mayor to participate in Massachusetts Property Assessed Clean Energy Program (PACE Massachusetts).
    4. Order authorizing Mayor to accept $300,000 state earmark and FY2023 MVP grant for $180,500.
    5. Order authorizing Mayor to accept grant share funds by the State 911 Department as follows: $113,840.44 to Woburn Police Department for fees, training, and personnel costs; $110,000.00 to Woburn Fire Department for emergency medical dispatch; and $153,170.00 to Woburn Police Department to support 911 services.
    6. Order amending WMC Section 3-6, Disposal of old and unnecessary material.
    7. Order amending WMC Title 16, Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedure.
    8. Order amending WZO Title 26, Solar Photovoltaic Systems, Section 26.2 and revising WZO Section 5.1(87) to allow roof-mounted solar energy systems in the O-S zoning district.
    9. Communication regarding migrant families.
  4. New Petitions:
    1. Woburn Kiwanis for a Special Event Permit to allow “Flag Day in Fall” at Library Field on September 30, 2023.
    2. Petition for renewal of First Class Motor Vehicles Sales Licenses by M&L Transit Systems, Inc., 60 Olympia Avenue.
    3. Petitions for renewal of Second Class Motor Vehicles Sales Licenses by the following: David Dellarocco dba Woburn Auto Sales, 5 Crescent Avenue, #4; Bob McSheffrey Auto Sales, 880 Main Street; Woburn Classic Auto Sales, 13 Fowle Street; McSheffrey Auto Sales Inc., 878 Main Street; ACT Leasing, Inc., 215 Salem Street; Kenneth L. O’Connor dba City Line Motors, 30 Rear Torrice Drive; and Ollie’s Service Center, 310 Main Street.
    4. IV5 60 Olympia Ave LLC for a new inflammable license for above ground – Ten (10) 32 1/2 lb propane gas tanks, one (1) 100 lb acetelyne, one (1) 100 lb oxygen, one (1) 10,000 gallon storage tank containing 10,000 gallons of diesel fuel, and two (2) 500 gallon waste oil tanks above ground, at 60 Olympia Avenue.
    5. NStar Electric Company, d/b/a Eversource Energy for grant of right in a way to install approximately 14 feet of conduit north easterly from pole 282/25 in Beach Street.
    6. NStar Electric Company, d/b/a Eversource Energy for grant of right in a way to install approximately 100 feet of conduit from pole 28/1 at 64 Beach Street to Loker Lane and to install approximately 474 feet of conduit northerly from Maple Avenue to the end of Loker Lane.
    7. NStar Electric Company, d/b/a Eversource Energy for grant of right in a way to install a new J/o pole 583/11a approximately 174 feet from Arrow Avenue on Wildwood Avenue.
    8. James T. Wall, Trustee, for a special permit under WZO Section 5.5(56) to allow for nine foot garage doors, at 145 Russell Street.
    9. Autoworx Inc., for a special permit under WZO Section 5.1(44) and to amend a previously issued special permit dated May 27, 2021 to remove Condition No. 2 to allow for a spray booth, at 921 Main Street.
    10. Woburn Water Department, for a special permit under WZO Section 5.1(79) for the construction and upgrade to the Horn Pond Water Treatment Plant, at 5 Cove Street.
  5. Public Hearings:
    1. Lawless Inc., for a special permit that a previously issued special permit dated May 11, 2017 be amended as follows: 1. Condition 3 shall be amended to allow for vehicle repairs (mechanical and/or body work) in Building C on the Property. The prepping and equipping of new motor vehicles shall continue in Building B pursuant to the Decision; 2. Condition 4 shall be deleted; 3. That the Plan of Record be amended by adopting a revised Plan of Record, at 8 Draper Street.
    2. National Grid for a grant of right in a way to install approximately 60 feet of 4-inch, plastic gas main in Grape Street to connect to an existing main in Albany Street.
    3. NStar Electric Company, d/b/a Eversource Energy for grant of right in a way to install approximately 341 feet of conduit from Pole 282/10, located on Beach Street, to private property.
    4. NStar Electric Company, d/b/a Eversource Energy for grant of right in a way to install approximately 574 feet of conduit form Pole 625/1, east of Forest Park Road, to end of Thomas Street.
    5. NStar Electric Company, d/b/a Eversource Energy for grant of right in a way to install approximately 44 feet of conduit from MH7828 in Main Street to one new manhole MH31872 in Campbell Street.
    6. NStar Electric Company, d/b/a Eversource Energy for grant of right in a way to install approximately 96 feet of conduit from MH19547 in Main Street to one new manhole MH31874 in Franklin Street.
    7. NStar Electric Company, d/b/a Eversource Energy for grant of right in a way to install on new hip guy on existing pole P151/3, in Mishawum Road.
    8. LCS – Woburn Venture Property Owner LLC for a new inflammable license for 786 gallons of Class 1A gasoline fuel, stored in vehicle gas tanks, at A5 Hill Street, a.k.a. 300 Began Way.
    9. RAM 0 Cross Street LLC petition to amend Section 20 Woburn Loop Bikeway/Greenway Overlay District of the WZO by revising Section 5(i) and adding new Section 5(j) Buffer Requirements and new Section 7 Associate Criteria.
    10. Sun Tree Estates, LLC for a special permit under Sections 5.1(12) and 8.3.1 of the WZO to allow for a child care center and shared parking with adjacent premise, at 205 and 213 Cambridge Road.
    11. Valentino J. Tocci, Jr. for special permit under WZO section 5.5.1 to bring in additional fill to infill a low area that is subject to flooding at 2 Lowell Street.
    12. 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. [request to continue filed]
    13. 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]
    14. 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]
  6. Unfinished Business from Previous Meetings:
    1. Order and communication regarding authorizing Mayor to file applications and execute agreements related to Horn Pond Water Treatment Plant PFAS Removal (DWSRF 12538).
  7. Committee Reports:
    1. Order amending WMC by adding Section 2-147A Community Gardens Coordinator. (OTP)
    2. Order amending WMC Section 2-180 Base Salaries to include Community Gardens Coordinator. (OTP)
    3. Order amending WMC Sections 2-193(A), 2-193(A)(22), 2-194(A), and 2-194(I) regarding creating the position of Facilities Manager. (OTP)
    4. Order amending WMC Section 2-180 Base Salaries to include Facilities Manager. (OTP)
    5. Order amending WMC Title 2, by adding Article XLI Substance Misuse Prevention and Community Support Coordinator. (OTP)
    6. Order amending WMC Section 2-180 Base Salaries to include Substance Misuse Prevention and Community Support Coordinator. (OTP)
    7. Order amending WMC Title 12 Streets, Sidewalks & Public Places by adding Article XVI. Grant of Location Permits. (OTP)
    8. Order amending WMC Section 2-5 to include an exemption for School Crossing Guards. (OTP)
  8. Citizen’s Participation:  None.
  9. Communications and Reports:
    1. Parking Clerk Report for August 2023.
  10. Appointments and Elections:  None.
  11. Motions, Orders and Resolutions:
    1. Resolve for Eagle Scout Matthew Frizzell.
    2. Resolve for Eagle Scout Daniel Ayanian.
    3. Resolve for Committee on Liaison to meet with the Mayor to discuss migrant families.
    4. Resolve to send a communication to MassDOT District 4 regarding to repair sunken storm drain at the Corner of Country Club Road and Cambridge Road.
    5. Resolve for Committee on Infrastructure and Public lands meet with City Engineer regarding Washington Street Corridor.

 

Notice of Hearing – LCS-Woburn Venture Property A5 Hill Street 9-19-2023

Notice of Hearing – Lawless Inc. – 8 Draper Street – 9-19-2023

Notice of Hearing – Sun Tree Estates LLC – 205 and 213 Cambridge Road 9-19-2023

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