Woburn City Council

DATE 01/16/2018
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:

A. Order to transfer $240,000. from Unreserved Fund Balance Acct to Veteran’s Cash Aid Acct.


4. Public Hearings:

A. 36 Cabot Road LLC for a special permit to allow construction of new building for 1. Wholesale establishment, warehouse and distribution use, 2. Office use, and 3. Light manufacturing use, at 32 Cabot Road. [request to continue filed]

B. 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.

C. 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.

D. 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.

E. Order to amend Woburn Zoning Ordinances by amending Section 11.11.1 by amending requirement for affordable housing units from 10% to 25%.

F. 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.

G. President Haggerty and Alderman Anderson to amend the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended relative to “Rooftop Dining”

H. 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.


5. Citizen’s Participation: None.


6. Committee Reports:

A. Order to transfer $125,000. from Fire/BLS Ambulance Acct to Fire Ambulance Salary Acct. (OTP)

B. Order to transfer $1,403,985.67 from Mayor Salary Adjustments Acct to Union Contract Settlements. (OTP)

C. Renewal of Second Class Motor Vehicles Sales Licenses for Cambridge Road Auto Service, Inc. dba Woburn Plaza Shell; Capelo’s Auto Service, Inc. dba J.C. Auto Sales; Capelo’s Auto Service, Inc. dba Capelo’s Auto Sales; Murray’s Enterprises, Inc. dba Murray’s Auto & Truck Sale. (OTP)

D. Order to authorize Mayor to enter lease of O’Brien Ice Rink. (OTP)


7. New Petitions:

A. James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club for a Special Event Permit to allow polar plunge at Horn Pond on February 11, 2018.

B. NStar for a grant of right in a way to move utility poles on Lowell Street.


8. Communications and Reports:

A. Council on Aging Director’s Report and meeting minutes for December 2017.

B. Building Commissioner quarterly nuisance property report.

C. City Solicitor relative to proposed amendments to Conservation Area Use Regulations.


9. Unfinished Business from Previous Meetings: None.


10. Appointments and Elections:

A. Re-appointment of Geraldine Benecke, Myles Collins, Vincent Simeone to Council on Aging.


11. Motions, Orders and Resolutions:

A. Order for sewer easement at 36 Prospect Street.

B. Order for sidewalk easement on Middlesex Canal Park.