City Council – 05/03/2011

DATE 05/03/2011
TIME 7:30 pm
LOCATION Council Chamber, Woburn City Hall, Common Street, Woburn, MA, United States

Meeting Agenda

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CITY OF WOBURN

MAY 3, 2011 – 7:30 P.M.

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL

 

Roll Call

                                                Anderson

Gately

                                                DiTucci

Haggerty

Drapeau

Mercer-Bruen

                                                Gaffney

Raymond

       Denaro

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VOTED to dispense with the reading of the previous meeting’s Journal and to APPROVE, all in favor, 9-0.

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MAYOR’S COMMUNICATIONS: 

 

ORDERED     That the sum of $19,000.00 be and is hereby transferred from the Cemetery Salary Account #0149051-511000 to the following accounts:

$10,000.00 to Burial Sections Account #0149058-586601, $7,000.00 to Fence Account #0149058-586602, $2,000.00 to Tools/Supply Account #0149054-546100.

 

I hereby approve the above: s/William Kerns, Chairman

I hereby recommend the above: s/Scott D. Galvin, Mayor

I hereby reviewed the above: s/Gerald W. Surette, Auditor

 

s/President Denaro

 

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Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON FINANCE, all in favor, 9-0.

 

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ORDERED     That the sum of $30,500.00 be and is hereby appropriated from the Cemetery Interest Account to the New Equipment Account #0149058586600 for a new pick-up truck.

 

I hereby approve the above: s/William Kerns, Chairman

I hereby recommend the above: s/Scott D. Galvin, Mayor

I hereby reviewed the above: s/Gerald W. Surette, Auditor

 

s/President Denaro

 

Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON FINANCE, all in favor, 9-0.

 

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ORDERED     That the sum of $1,200.00 be and is hereby transferred from Election &

Registration Printing Account #0116252-534305, $300.00 from Election & Registration Voting Machine Maintenance Account #0116252-524905 and $980.00 from Election & Registration Workers Account #0116251512005 to Election & Registration Census Postage Account #0116254534402.

 

I hereby recommend the above. s/Scott D. Galvin, Mayor

I hereby approve the above. s/William C. Campbell, City Clerk

I have reviewed the above. s/Gerald W. Surette, City Auditor

 

s/President Denaro

 

Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON FINANCE, all in favor, 9-0.

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PUBLIC HEARINGS:  

On the petition by New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC dba AT&T Mobility (AT&T), 550

Cochituate Road, Framingham, Massachusetts 01701 for a special permit pursuant to

Section 5.1.80a of the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, to install three (3) panel antennas, in addition to AT&Ts existing antennas, to existing 75 foot monopole at an antenna centerline height of 64 feet, remote radio heads and surge arrestor for new network service upgrade with associated antenna and electronic equipment, fiber and coax conduits, and install additional equipment in existing AT&T equipment shelter at base of existing monopole, at 100 Sylvan Road. PUBLIC HEARING OPENED. A report was received from the Committee on Special Permit as follows: “Ought to pass, as amended, with conditions as follows: 1. That the recommendations of the Planning Board be adopted as conditions of the special permit, and 2. That the petitioner shall contribute the sum of $5,000.00 to the City of Woburn for the wireless communication facilities study fund. Appearing for the petitioner was Attorney Michael Davis, Brown Rudnick LLP, 10 Memorial Boulevard, Providence, Rhode Island 02903 and he stated that the equipment will fill the gap in the petitioner’s 4G LTE network providing high speed connectivity for business and residential accounts in the area, that the application meets the criteria of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 40A and the Woburn zoning ordinances, that this is an unmanned facility, that the facility will not impact traffic, that there will be one or two maintenance visits to the locus each month, that the equipment will improve communications, and that he cannot consent to the $5,000.00 contribution to the wireless communications study however the City Council could impose the condition and the petitioner could then decide whether to pursue a building permit for the facility with that condition in place. Alderman Gately stated that the $5,000.00 contribution to the wireless communications study should be made a condition of the special permit. IN FAVOR: None. OPPOSED: None. Motion made and 2nd that the public hearing be closed, all in favor 9-0. Motion made and 2nd that the SPECIAL PERMIT be GRANTED, AS AMENDED with the conditions as follows: 1. That the

conditions set forth in the Committee Report be adopted as conditions of the special permit, all in favor, 9-0.           

 

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On the petition by New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC d/b/a AT&T Mobility, 550

Cochituate Road, Framingham, MA 01740 for a special permit pursuant to Sections 5.1.80b and 5.6 of the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, to install three (3) panel antennas, in addition to the existing antennas, to the existing 69 foot 5 inch utility transmission structure at an antenna centerline height of 65 feet 5 inches, remote radio heads and surge arrestor for new network service upgrade with associated antenna and electronic equipment, fiber and coax conduits, and install additional equipment in the existing AT&T equipment compound located at the base of the existing utility transmission structure at 9 Waltham Street. PUBLIC HEARING OPENED. A communication dated April 27, 2011 was received from Edmund P. Tarallo, Planning Director as follows:

 

Re:  New Cingular Wireless, PCS, LLC d/b/a AT&T Mobility, Inc. – 9 Waltham St. – To install 3 additional panel antennas at an antenna centerline height of 65’5” to the existing utility transmission structure with associated antenna and electronic equipment and to install additional equipment in the existing AT&T equipment compound at the base of the existing structure pursuant to Sections 5.1.80b and 5.6

 

Dear Mr. Campbell and members of the City Council:

 

At the Planning Board meeting held on April 26, 2011, the Planning Board voted to send a favorable recommendation to the City Council on the Special Permit application of New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC d/b/a AT&T Mobility, regarding the property at 9 Waltham St. subject to the following conditions:

 

  1. That the antennas shall be in accordance with plans entitled “NSTAR Woburn” last dated revision of 02/08/11;
  2. That the petitioner shall post a bond for future removal; and
  3. That the petitioner shall contribute $5000 for the cost of a survey for the siting of wireless communication facilities within Woburn.

 

If members of the City Council have any questions or concerns regarding the foregoing recommendation, please feel free to contact me.

 

Sincerely, s/Edmund P. Tarallo, Planning Director

 

Appearing for the petitioner was Attorney Michael Davis, Brown Rudnick LLP, 10

Memorial Boulevard, Providence, Rhode Island 02903 and he stated that the petitioner AT&T is in the process of building a new LTE (Long-Term Evolution) network to enhance the 4G network for high speed data transmission, that the petitioner will be using an existing facility rather than building a new tower, that there is no LTE equipment at this time this time and this will fill a communication gap in the LTE network, that this meets the criteria of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 40A and the Woburn zoning ordinances, that the locus is a utility right of way with high tension power lines, that this location will minimize the visual impact, that the facility will not generate traffic, that there will be only one or two maintenance visits to the locus each month, and that this will improve communication and dropped calls and the proposal improves the public health and safety of the community by doing so. Alderman Anderson stated he questions requiring this petitioner pay two contributions to the wireless communications study of $5,000.00 each for two special permits. Alderman Drapeau stated that these special permits are separate locations and therefore the contribution should be imposed. Alderman Mercer-Bruen stated that the City Engineer is looking at obtaining the wireless communications study. President Denaro stated that there are multiple accounts totaling approximately $30,000.00 to $40,000.00 for the wireless communications study, and that the Planning Director and Purchasing Agent are in the process of issuing a RFP for the study but are not certain whether there are sufficient funds in the account for the study. Alderman Anderson stated that a determination should be made as to the amount of funds required for the wireless communications study before additional contributions are required. IN FAVOR: None. OPPOSED: None. Motion made and 2nd that the public hearing be closed, all in favor, 9-0. Motion made and 2nd that the SPECIAL PERMIT be GRANTED, AS AMENDED with the condition as follows: 1. That the recommendations of the Planning Board be adopted as conditions of the special permit, all in favor, 9-0. Motion made and 2nd that a communication be forwarded to the Planning Board Director and the Purchasing Agent for a report on the status of the wireless communications study and an estimate of additional funds required to conduct the study, all in favor, 9-0.

 

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On the petition by Pacific Packaging Products, Inc., 24 Industrial Parkway, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 for a special permit pursuant to the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, as follows: 1. To allow for a warehouse and distribution center pursuant to Section 5.1.42, and 2. To allow for the overnight parking of commercial vehicles pursuant to Section 5.1.57b, at 331 New Boston Street. PUBLIC HEARING OPENED. A communication dated April 27, 2011 was received from Edmund P. Tarallo, Planning Director as follows:

 

Re: Pacific Packaging Products Inc. – 331 New Boston Street – To allow for a warehouse and distribution center and for the overnight parking of commercial vehicles pursuant to Sections 5.1.42 and 5.1.57b

 

Dear Mr. Campbell and members of the City Council:

 

At the Planning Board meeting held on April 26, 2011, the Planning Board voted to send a favorable recommendation to the City Council on the Special Permit application of Pacific Packaging Products Inc., regarding the property at 331 New Boston Street subject to the following conditions:

 

  1. That the Special Permit shall allow five trailers to be parked overnight at the site; and
  2. That all registered vehicles parked or stored overnight on the site shall be registered  in the City of Woburn.

 

If members of the City Council have any questions or concerns regarding the foregoing recommendation, please feel free to contact me.

 

Sincerely, s/Edmund P. Tarallo, Planning Director

 

A copy of a communication dated April 25, 2011 to Edmund Tarallo, Planning Director was received from Brett F. Gonsalves, Senior Engineer, Engineering Department as follows:

 

Subject: 331 New Boston Street Warehouse and Distribution – Special Permit Plans Dated March 29, 2011 – Special Permit Application Dated April 4, 2011

 

The applicant is seeking permission to allow for the alteration of an existing non conforming use and allow for a warehouse and distribution center and to allow for overnight parking of commercial vehicles.

 

The submitted plan shows the existing building, parking locations and site utilities and appears that there is no exterior work being proposed. However, the applicant should look at the onsite drainage and see if there any opportunities to improve stormwater quality pursuant to Massachusetts Stormwater Policy.

 

If is the discretion of the board whether to grant the request outlined in the special permit application.

 

If you or the board have any questions concerning this information, do not hesitate to contact this office.

 

Appearing for the petitioner was Attorney Kathleen Connolly, Murtha Cullina LLP, 600 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 and she stated that the proposal is for continued use of the current warehouse and distribution use at the locus, that the petitioner’s product is cardboard and corrugated products, that the petitioner will park five vehicles on the locus overnight, that the property is located in the IP-2 zoning district, that the built was constructed in 1974, that the property was formerly used for warehouse and distribution by Superior Building, that the petitioner has been in business since 1952, that this will be an extension of their business currently located in Wilmington, that the petitioner receives daily deliveries and also makes deliveries to clients, that the hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00

p.m. with Saturday hours in an emergency, that the petitioner has twelve employees, that the locus is a 3.2 acre site, that the building is 41,310 square feet in area, that there are 68 parking spaces and 56 parking spaces are required for the sue, that the use is allowed by special permit, that this is a similar use to the prior use of the property, that the former tenant vacated the building a couple of years ago, that the property is located on the Wilmington side of New Boston Street, and that the petitioner has no issue with a nontransferability clause as a condition of the special permit. Bruce Anderson, CFO Pacific Packaging Products, Inc. stated that there are five dock doors in the front of the building, that the vehicles will  be parked at the dock doors when on site, and that there is additional vehicle storage at the Wilmington site. David Varsano, CEO, Pacific Packaging Products, Inc. stated that the company may have two emergency Saturday deliveries in a year, and that their customers are generally open only during normal business hours. William Mac Leod, Andover Consultants, One East River Place, Methuen, Massachusetts stated that there is sufficient parking as the petitioner has only twelve employees, that there is excess space for snow storage, that there is no curb cut as the entire front area is open to the street, and that he can designate a snow storage area on the plan. Alderman Raymond stated that he wants a condition that the special permit shall be nontransferable, that he wants the petitioner to file a snow storage plan, that the issue with snow storage is the proximity of wetlands to the locus, and that he does not want to see snow from the locus pushed into the wetlands or onto the streets. IN FAVOR: None. OPPOSED: None. Motion made and 2nd that the public hearing be closed, all in favor, 90. Motion made and 2nd that the SPECIAL PERMIT be GRANTED, AS AMENDED with the conditions as follows: 1. That the recommendations of the Planning Board be adopted as conditions of the special permit, 2. That the special permit shall be for Pacific Packaging Products, Inc. only and shall not be transferable, 3. That the petitioner shall file a snow removal plan for the locus, and 4. That the hours of operation shall be Monday through Friday between 6:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and for emergencies on Saturday, all in favor, 9-0.

 

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On the petition by Inscribe Inc., 35 Olympia Avenue, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 for two special permits pursuant to the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, as follows: 1. To allow for the alteration of a pre-existing nonconforming use of light manufacturing over 15,000 square feet pursuant to Section 7.3, and 2. To allow for the reduction in the number of required parking spaces from 80 to 57 for a mixed use pursuant to Section 8.2.5, both at 9 Micro Drive. PUBLIC HEARING OPENED. A communication dated April 27, 2011 was received from Edmund P. Tarallo, Planning Director as follows:

 

Re: Inscribe Inc. – 9 Micro Drive – To allow for the alteration of the pre-existing nonconforming use of light manufacturing over 15,000 S.F. and for the reduction of the required number of parking spaces from 80 to 57 pursuant to Sections 7.3 and

8.2(5)

 

Dear Mr. Campbell and members of the City Council:

 

At the Planning Board meeting held on April 26, 2011, the Planning Board voted to send a favorable recommendation to the City Council on the Special Permit application of Inscribe Inc., regarding the property at 9 Micro Drive subject to the following conditions:

 

  1. That all plans shall be attested to be in compliance with the Regulations of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Massachusetts Architectural Access Board specifically with regard to parking and access;     
  2. The Planning Board shall review and approve a landscaping plan and shall retain jurisdiction over the landscaping;
  3. That the reduction in spaces shall be limited to Inscribe Inc any change in use will require a new review by the City Council; and
  4. That the dumpster shall be enclosed by a sight impervious fence.

 

If members of the City Council have any questions or concerns regarding the foregoing recommendation, please feel free to contact me.

 

Sincerely, s/Edmund P. Tarallo, Planning Director

 

A copy of a communication dated April 25, 2011 to Edmund Tarallo, Planning Director was received from Brett F. Gonsalves, Senior Engineer, Engineering Department as follows:

 

Subject: 9 Micro Drive Alteration of a Non Conforming Use Special Permit Plans Dated 4/4/2011

 

The applicant is seeking permission to allow for the alteration of an existing non conforming use of light manufacturing and the reduction of the number of parking spaces.

 

The submitted plans show the existing building along with the parking and physical features. There appears to be no exterior changes, however, the applicant should look at the onsite drainage and see if there are any opportunities to improve stormwater quality pursuant to Massachusetts Stormwater Policy.

 

It will be the discretion of the board whether to grant the alteration and the reduction in parking.

 

If you or the board have any questions concerning this information, do not hesitate to contact this office.

 

Appearing for the petitioner was Attorney Mark Salvati, 10 Cedar Street, Suite 26, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 and he stated that the petitioner is currently leasing space on Olympia Avenue, that the petitioner has been operating on Olympia Avenue for eleven years, that the petitioner will be purchasing the locus, that the petitioner’s business is light manufacturing which includes items such as invitations, imprinted cups and other items, that the William Wetmore Company was operating at the locus and was a business with a significant shipping operation, that a special permit is required for the use, that there will no changes to the exterior of the building other than minor changes such as the windows, that the petitioner will utilize the parking lot as it exists, that the locus is a 2½ acre lot, that much of the parcel is ledge and abuts Blueberry Hill, that the zoning code requires eighty parking spaces with the office and warehouse space, that they are looking to reduce the parking requirements to fifty-seven parking spaces, that the petitioner has forty employees, that the business attracts no foot traffic or customers to the site, that there will be at most thirty vehicles parked on the locus, that all of the business is conducted by mail, that the dumpster sits at the rear of the parking lot and is blocked by a chainlink fence and the ledge, that there is plenty of room on site for snow storage, that the hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., that the petitioner has no weekend hours, that a UPS truck visits the site daily, that once per week deliveries are made to the locus by tractor trailer to the loading dock, and that there will be no retail or other tenants using the building. Alderman Gately stated that he has no objections to the proposal. Alderman Mercer-Bruen stated that the city is working to ensure that trucks do not use the local residential streets. IN FAVOR: None. OPPOSED: None. Motion made and 2nd that the public hearing be closed, all in favor, 9-0. Motion made and 2nd that the SPECIAL PERMIT be GRANTED, AS AMENDED with the conditions as follows: 1. That the recommendations of the Planning Board be adopted as conditions of the special permit, 2. That the hours of operation shall be Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., 3. That the petitioner shall have a snowplowing plan in effect, 4. That the petitioner shall remind employees and vendors to avoid using Nashua Street for travel to and from the locus, all in favor, 9-0.

 

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On the petition by Belinda M. Alfano, Trustee of 85 Green Street Realty Trust, P.O. Box 158, North Billerica, Massachusetts 01862 for a Special Permit pursuant to Section 7.3 of the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, to allow for a change in use of the existing non-conforming use and structure from a single family home to a two family home at 85 Green Street. PUBLIC HEARING OPENED. A communication dated May 2, 2011 was received from Attorney Joseph R. Tarby, III, Murtha Cullina LLP, 600 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 as follows:

 

Re: 85 Green Street, Woburn, Massachusetts

 

Dear Mr. Campbell:

 

Due to the fact that the Planning Board has not yet completed its review of the above petition, I respectfully request that the public hearing on this matter be continued from May 3, 2011 to May 17, 2011.

 

If you need any further information, please contact me. Thank you.

 

Very truly yours, s/Joseph R. Tarby, III

 

IN FAVOR: None. OPPOSED: Tom Cashell, 83 Green Street stated that this last winter was a snowy winter, that the street was very narrow due to the snow, that the police were called so that tenants could be told to move their cars as they were blocking the street, that the proposed driveways are near his driveway, that it is difficult to drive on the street, that the locus is a small lot, that there is not sufficient parking on the locus for two units and visitors, that the locus is too small for a two-family residence, and that he is opposed to the petition. Gail Sullivan, 29 Allen Street stated that this is a narrow street, and that the neighborhood should remain as a single family neighborhood. Jerry Sullivan, 29 Allen Street stated that snow and ice make the road difficult to travel, that it is a narrow street, and that he does not understand how there would be sufficient room for an apartment in the basement. Motion made and 2nd that the PUBLIC HEARING be CONTINUED TO THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL ON JUNE 7,

2011 AND THAT THE MATTER BE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

SPECIAL PERMITS, all in favor 9-0.

 

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On the petition by Oliver Enterprises, 278 Salem Street, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 for a Special Permit pursuant to the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, as follows: 1. To allow for the alteration of the existing non-conforming use and structure (single family home) to provide for an addition to the existing structure to allow for the Petitioner’s landscaping business pursuant to Section 7.3, and 2. To allow for the overnight parking of commercial vehicles pursuant to Section 5.1.57b, at 5 Hancock Street. PUBLIC HEARING OPENED. A copy of a communication dated April 25, 2011 to Edmund Tarallo, Planning Director was received from Brett F. Gonsalves, Senior Engineer, Engineering Department as follows:

 

Subject: 5 Hancock Street – Special Permit Plans Dated March 18, 2011

 

The applicant is seeking permission to allow for the alteration of an existing non conforming use and allow for a landscaping business and addition on the existing single family house.

 

The submitted plans show the proposed addition, storage bins and landscape areas. In addition, there are two particulate separators for drainage mitigation.

 

It is uncles how the separators will operate and where they are discharging to. The applicant will need to submit a drainage narrative outlining how the separators will operate, be maintained, and how they will comply with Massachusetts Stormwater management Policy.

 

This office will complete its review when the above mentioned information is submitted.

 

If you or the board have any questions concerning this information, do not hesitate to contact this office.

 

Appearing for the petitioner was Attorney Kathleen Connolly, Murtha Cullina LLP, 600 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 and she stated that the locus is located in the I-G zoning district, that the landscaping business is allowed at the locus as a matter of right, that the single family home on the locus was constructed in 1898, that the use as a single family is nonconforming as a single family is not allowed in the I-G zoning district, that the Planning Board has continued its review of the petition, that the City Engineer is seeking additional information concerning the proposal, that the petitioner will be meeting with the City Engineer and Planning Director to determine what additional information is required by those departments, that the petitioner is currently located at 276 Salem Street, that the petitioner has six dump trucks, that the single family house on the locus will be used as office space by the petitioner and not as a dwelling, that the petitioner will also construct a four bay garage for storage of its equipment, and that if the petitioner obtains the special permit it will eliminate the single family nonconforming use but will not need to seek a zoning change. IN FAVOR: None. OPPOSED: None. Motion made and 2nd that the PUBLIC HEARING be CONTINUED

TO THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL ON MAY 17, 2011 AND

THAT THE MATTER BE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON SPECIAL

PERMITS, all in favor 9-0.

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CITIZEN’S PARTICIPATION:  None.

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COMMITTEE REPORTS: None.

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NEW PETITIONS:

 

Petition for renewal of Livery License by American Classic Limousine Service, Inc., 215 Salem Street, Suite 8. Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON POLICE AND LICENSES, all in favor, 9-0.

 

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Petition for new Livery License by Scott W. Payne dba Landjet, 165 New Boston Street. Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON POLICE AND LICENSES, all in favor, 9-0.

 

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Petition for renewal of License to Sell Second-Hand and Personal Articles of Value and

Collectibles by GameStop 3315, 103 Commerce Way. Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON POLICE AND LICENSES, all in favor, 9-0.

 

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Petition by Crossroads Properties, LLC, c/o Cummings Properties, LLC, 200 West

Cummings Park, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 for a special permit pursuant to Sections

7.3 and 12.2.4 of the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, to construct a onestory, 6,959 gross square foot addition to an existing two-story pre-existing nonconforming structure at 299 Washington Street. Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO PUBLIC HEARING, all in favor, 9-0.

 

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Petition by New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC by AT&T Mobility Corporation, 550

Cochituate Road, Framingham, Massachusetts 01701 for a special permit pursuant to Sections 5.1.80b and 5.6 of the 1989 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, to add three like antennas and accessories to an existing wireless communications site at 397 Main Street. Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO PUBLIC HEARING, all in favor, 9-0.

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COMMUNICATIONS AND REPORTS:

 

A communication dated April 28, 2011 was received from Joanne Collins, Director, Woburn Council on Aging along with a copy of the Director’s Report and the minutes of the Council on Aging for the month of April. Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be RECEIVED AND PLACED ON FILE, all in favor, 9-0.

 

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A communication dated April 29, 2011 was received from Woburn Traffic Commission as follows:

 

Re: Traffic Issues on Commerce Way at Woburn Mall entrance

 

The Woburn Traffic Commission is reviewing the necessity of erecting a “do not block intersection” sign on Commerce Way at the Woburn Mall/Market Basket driveway entrance and evaluating the exclusive left turn on Commerce Way into Market Basket driveway entrance with respect to traffic flow.

 

At its Regular Meeting on April 21, 2011, the Traffic Commission voted to forward a communication to the City Council requesting that site changes at the Woburn Mall locus be reviewed with the landowner under special permit review relative to the impact the changes may have had on traffic flow.

 

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

 

s/William C. Campbell, City Clerk

 

Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON SPECIAL PERMITS, all in favor, 9-0.

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A communication dated April 25, 2011 with attachments was received from Cathy Peterson, 7 Vining Court relative to the property located at 11-15 Vining Court. Alderman DiTucci stated that she would like the Building Department to review the matter. Alderman Gately stated that a Building Department investigation has begun. A communication dated May 3, 2011 was received from Thomas C. Quinn, Jr., Inspectional Services Department regarding the commencement of an investigation relative to the property. Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be RECEIVED AND PLACED ON

FILE, all in favor, 9-0.

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UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF PRECEDING MEETING:  None.

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APPOINTMENTS AND ELECTIONS:  None.

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MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

 

RESOLVED That the Woburn Traffic Commission investigate the feasibility of establishing fifteen minute parking spaces on Main Street in the downtown area to be effective until 10:00 p.m. each day.

 

s/President Denaro

 

Motion made and 2nd that the RESOLVE be ADOPTED, all in favor, 9-0. Presented to the Mayor May 5, 2011 and ten days having elapsed without same being approved, said License became effective without his signature on May 17, 2011.

 

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ORDERED     Be It Ordained by the City Council of the City of Woburn that Title 15,

Article VII of the 1989 Woburn Municipal Code, as amended entitled “Minimum Maintenance Standards for Historical Resources” be further amended by changing the numbering of each section as follows:

 

  1. Section 15-30 “Purpose” to Section 15-35;
  2. Section 15-31 “Demolition by Neglect Prohibited” to Section 15-36;
  3. Section 15-32 “Original Condition” to Section 15-37;
  4. Section 15-33 “Procedure” to Section 15-38;
  5. Section 15-34 “Enforcement” to Section 15-39; and
  6. Section 15-35 “Definitions” to Section 15-40.

 

This is a technical correction intending only to change the numbering of the ordinance sections.

 

s/Alderman Raymond

 

Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON ORDINANCES, all in favor, 9-0.

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Motion made and 2nd to ADJOURN, all in favor, 9-0. Meeting adjourned at 8:33 p.m.

 

A TRUE RECORD ATTEST:

 

 

 

William C. Campbell

City Clerk and Clerk of the City Council

 

 

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