Woburn City Council

DATE 05/07/2024
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 7, 2024, 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 that the sum of $255,000.00 be transferred from Mayor Salary Adjustment Acct# 0112151-511019 to WHMS Teachers Salaries Acct# 0219071-511010.
    2. Order that the sum of $2,053,000.00 be transferred from Fire/BLS Ambulance Acct# 31359-595000 to Fire Regular Salary Acct# 0122051-51000, Fire Overtime Acct# 0122051-513100, Apparatus Maintenance Acct# 0122054-544400, Fire Holiday Acct# 0122051-514500, and Fire Sick Leave Buy Back Acct# 0122051-515400.
    3. Order relative to electricity community aggregation under M.G.L, c.164, § 134.
  4. New Petitions:
    1. New England Orienteering Club for a Special Event Permit for a map and compass sport event at Horn Pond, parking lot, and Arlington Road on August 25, 2024 with request for waiver of umbrella liability insurance.
    2. Petition for renewal of Taxi Cab License for Woburn Cab Company Inc at 100 Ashburton Avenue.
    3. Petition for renewal of Livery License for Harmony Transportation Inc. at 8 Conn Street.
    4. 8-10 Green Street LLC requesting extension of special permit at 0 Green Street and 8-10 Green Street until July 30, 2026.
    5. Veir Inc. request for requesting extension of special permit at 6 Draper Street until May 12, 2025.
  5. Public Hearings:
    1. Presentation and public comment period regarding the MBTA Communities Multifamily Law’s new zoning requirements and guidelines and how they affect the City of Woburn.
    2. NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy for grant of location to install one new joint owned pole, 591/25A, approximately 110 feet south of pole 591/26, on Commerce Way.
    3. Connoisseurs Products Corp. for a special permit under Sections 5.1(30b), 5.1(40ab), 5.1(42), 7.3, and 12 of the WZO, to allow for the alteration of an existing nonconforming use and building, for the continued use of office, light manufacturing, and warehouse space with parking, by constructing a one story addition, reduction of parking spaces, and increase of loading docks, at 17 Presidential Way.
    4. Hannaford & Dumas Corporation for a special permit pursuant to Section 5.1(40ab); Section 5.1 (42); Section 5.1 (57b); Section 7.3; Section 8.2.5 and Section 15 to allow construction of a two (2) story addition approximately 6,960 square feet of additional gross floor area, with overnight parking of one (1) box truck with a reduction of parking, at 24-26 Conn Street.
    5. Woburn Planning Board, to amend WZO, to allow murals citywide in Non-Residential Zoning District by: (1) adding the definition of Mural to Section 2 Definitions; (2) revise the definition of Sign in Section 2 to distinguish between signs & mural; (3) revise Section 5.1 by inserting a new line 78a; (4) revise notes to 5.1, Table of Use Regulations, by adding a new Note 28. [request to leave to withdraw filed]
  6. Unfinished Business from Previous Meetings:  None.
  7. Committee Reports:
    1. Appointment of Kathleen A. Lucero to the Board of Trustees for the Woburn Public Library. (OTP)
    2. Petition for renewal of Livery License for Boston Express Livery Service Inc. at 165 New Boston Street, Suite 275. (OTP)
  8. Citizen’s Participation:  None.
  9. Communications and Reports:
    1. Communication from the Woburn Retirement Board regarding cost-of-living adjustment (COLA).
    2. Communication from State Representative Richard M. Haggerty regarding House Budget Fiscal Year 25 Funding for the City of Woburn.
  10. Appointments and Elections:
    1. Reappointment of Meg Ann Meaney to the Board of Trustees for the Woburn Public Library.
    2. Reappointment of John Sawyer to the Woburn Board of Cemetery Commissioners.
    3. Appointment of Edmund F. McGrath to the Woburn Board of Cemetery Commissioners.
  11. Motions, Orders and Resolutions:
    1. Order to review non-union department head salaries.
    2. Order that the Committee on Finance meet to discuss the School Department Budget.

Notice of Hearing – MBTA Communities Law Presentation 5-7-2024