Woburn City Council

DATE 11/21/2017
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: None.
  4. Public Hearings:
    1. Jamieson Properties to amend the 1989 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended by adding a Section 31 Federal Street Smart Growth Overlay District (FS/SGOD) in accordance with the purposes of G. L. Chapter 40R. [request to continue filed]
    2. Jamieson Properties to amend the Zoning Map of the City of Woburn by changing the zoning district for the property located at 14 Federal Street and 14R Federal Street from the B-D zoning district to the FS/SGOD zoning district. [request to continue filed]
    3. To determine whether property located at West Street and identified on Assessors Map as parcel 23-05-37 is a nuisance as the terms is used in M.G.L. Ch. 139, Sec 1.
    4. Madison Woburn Holdings LLC for special permits and site plan approval to amend special permit as follows: 1. Special Permit to allow for a Mixed Use Hotel/Restaurant Use; 2. Special Permit to allow for a reduction in off street loading requirements; 3. Special Permit to allow for fast food restaurant; 4. Site Plan Approval to allow for a fast food restaurant; 5. Special Permit to allow hours of operation for the fast food restaurant beyond 11:00 p.m.; and 6. Amended site plan which includes eight (8) Tesla charging stations and related equipment, at 369 Washington Street
    5. President Richard Haggerty and Alderman Edward Tedesco to amend the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances: 1. By amending Table of Uses Section 5.1.41 “Research and testing laboratory”; 2. By adding a new Table of Uses Section 5.1.41a “41a Research and Testing laboratory uses – for new construction only – that create 25,000 sq. ft. or more of new gross floor area”; 3. By renumbering the present Table of Uses Section 5.1.41a “Biomedical Facility” as Section 5.1.41b; and 4. By amending the first paragraph of Section 18.3 (Criteria for Development Impact Mitigation) by replacing “41” with “41a”.
    6. Lord Hobo Brewing Company for special permits as follows: 1. to allow for warehousing; 2. to allow parking of commercial vehicles; and 3. to allow alteration of a pre-existing nonconforming structure to add a canopy over the loading dock and refrigeration equipment outside of building, at 8 Draper Street.
    7. Order to amend Woburn Zoning Ordinances by amending Section 11.11.1 relative to affordable housing requirement in dwelling units above first floor commercial structure.
    8. Order to amend Woburn Zoning Ordinances by amending Section 11.11.1 by amending requirement for affordable housing units from 10% to 25%.
    9. Order to amend Woburn Zoning Ordinances by amending Sections 11.11.3, 11.11.4 and 11.11.5 by deleting off-site affordable housing option, by renumbering section, and by changing calculation of fractional unit of affordable housing by rounding up to nearest whole number.
  5. Citizen’s Participation:

A. Stephen Smith to discuss the Woburn Fire Department.

6. Committee Reports:

  1. Renewal of First Class Motor Vehicle Sales Licenses by Northeast Tree, Inc.; WMK, LLC dba Mobility Works; Woburn Foreign Motors, Inc. (OTP)
  2. Renewal of Second Class Motor Vehicle Sales Licenses by ACT Leasing Inc.; Robert McSheffrey dba Bob McSheffrey Auto Sales; Southside Associates, Inc. dba Burke’s Garage; McSheffrey Auto Sales,, Inc.; Ollie’s Service Center; Woburn Gas & Service, Inc.; David Dellarocco dba Woburn Auto Sales; Donald J. Socorelis dba Woburn Glass Co.; and Abdelaziz dba Woburn Motor Sports. (OTP)
  3. Renewal of Third Class Motor Vehicle Sales License by Woburn Truck and Auto, Inc. (OTP)
  4. Order to amend Woburn Zoning Ordinances Section 11.3.11 relative to time limit on use of special permits. (OTP)
  5. Traffic calming measures on Beacon Street.

7. New Petitions:

  1. Shamrock Running Club for Special Event Permit to allow road race on January 1, 2018 beginning at 147 Main Street.
  2. Tanner Ta Ta Foundation for Special Event Permit to allow walk/run on November 26, 2017 beginning at  15 Middlesex Canal Park Drive.
  3. Renewal of First Class Motor Vehicle Sales Licenses by C.N. Wood Company, Inc.; Gordon Colonial, Inc. dba Colonial Cadillac; Lannan Chevrolet, Inc.; Lawless Inc.; M&L Transit Systems, Inc.; and Woodco Machinery, Inc.
  4. Renewal of Second Class Motor Vehicle Sales Licenses by Anchor Auto Sales, Inc.; Kenneth L. O’Connor and Thomas F. Norton dba City Line Motors; E&C Auto Brokers, LLC; Jeffrey Pollock dba Exclusive Automobile; George’s Auto Body of Woburn, Inc.; Nicolas Saba dba Montvale Service; Route 16 Auto Broker; Francis Garbino dba Tom’s Auto Body; and Tracy M. Batten dba Tracy’s Auto Sales.
  5.  Renewal of Second Class Motor Vehicle Sales License and request to increase number of vehicles by Oliver M. McDermottroe dba McDermottroe Auto Sales.
  6. Approval under MGL Ch. 268A to provide snow plow services by Roy Cudmore; Dennis Stone; and Stephen Miele.
  7. Approval under MGL Ch. 268A to provide snow plow and power washing services by Thomas M. Skeffington.
  8. Melanson Development Group, Inc. for extension of time for special permit at 165 Cambridge Road.
  9. NStar Electric Company for grant of right in a way in Highland Avenue.
  10. NStar Electric Company for grant of right in a way in Gill Street.
  11. Little Egg Realty for special permit to amend special permit to allow cover of ceiling joists for fire rating at 5 Hancock Street.
  12. Michael R. Celatta III dba Central Automotive for a special permit to allow sale of used automobiles and a Second Class Motor Vehicle Sales License at 275 Salem Street.
  13. Vecna Technologies, Inc. for a special permit to allow storage trailers at 71 Pine Street.
  14. Shaun K. Marsh for special permit to allow garage with ten foot doors at 101 Forest Park Road.
  15. Petrogas Group New England Inc. for special permit to allow addition to and renovation of existing building used as gasoline service station and convenience store at 325 Washington Street.

8. Communications and Reports:

  1. Council on Aging Director’s report and minutes of Council on Aging Meeting for October 2017.
  2. Parking Clerk report for September 2017.
  3. City Solicitor relative to revised Open Meeting Law regulations and revised Remote Participation Policy.
  4. City Solicitor request to meet in Executive Session such meeting in executive session under Purpose 3, G.L. Ch. 30A, Sec. 21(a)(3) relative to pending litigation of NAI Entertainment v. Woburn City Council.
  5. New England Transrail Environmental Impact Statement notice.
  6. Notice of availability of Final Scope of Study for the Environmental Impact Statement of New England Transrails, LLC.
  7. Woburn Business Association concerning Montvale Avenue widening project.
  8. Elaine Sutherlin relative to alleged violation of Open Meeting Law.

9. Unfinished Business from Previous Meetings: None.

10.Appointments and Elections:

A. Acceptance of appointment as Deputy Superintendent of Public Works by Leonard Burnham, Jr.

11. Motions, Orders and Resolutions:

  1. Resolve that Conn Street be repaved.
  2. Resolve that Bryant Street be repaved.
  3. Resolve that Highland Street be repaved.
  4. Resolve that Mayor and Superintendent of Public Works provide report on water line work on Montvale Road, Munroe Avenue and Elm Avenue.
  5. Order to change start time of December 19, 2017 City Council meeting to 6:30 p.m.
  6. Order for hearing to determine whether property located at 425 Main Street is a nuisance as the terms is used in M.G.L. Ch. 139, Sec 1.
  7. Order for Committee on Special Permits to meet with representative of Wendy’s, 303 Montvale Avenue.
  8. Order for Committee on Infrastructure to meet with City Engineer and Superintendent of Public Works relative to flooding in Four Corners area.
  9. Order to accept conservation restrictions for property at 124 Lexington Street and 130 Lexington Street.
  10. Order granting easement to Madison Woburn Holdings LLC on Tower Park Drive.
  11. Order to amend Woburn Municipal Code Section 8-17 relative to dumpsters.
  12. Order to amend Woburn Zoning Ordinances Section 11.3 relative to minimum mandatory conditions and compliance/remedies for special permits.
  13. Order to amend Woburn Zoning Ordinances by adding a new Note 27 rooftop dining.
  14. Woburn Traffic Commission Order to allow two way traffic on Union Street.
  15. Woburn Traffic Commission Order to allow two way traffic on Campbell Street.
  16. Woburn Traffic Commission Order to allow stop sign on Mt. Pleasant Street.
  17. Resolution recognizing former Deputy Superintendent of Public Works Thomas Quinn.
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