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Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, 7:00 p.m. at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street

Agenda

1. Introductions of members.

2. Review/approve minutes of the 7/23/19, 8/27/19, 9/24/19 Council Meetings.

3. Announcements:

  • 3.1. Second announcement of vacancies on the Council for At-Large member.

4. A presentation on “From Energy Security to Energy Shift,” a response to the Merrimack Valley natural gas disaster.

5. An update from Tomas Gonzalez of Core Empowerment.

6. Working and Ad Hoc Committee:

  • 6.1. Public Service Committee:  Report and recommendation that Council members VOTE to support the petition of Creative Restaurant Concepts, Inc., doing business as “Whisky Saigon,” at 110-116 Boylston Street in Boston for a transfer of their seven-day common victualler all alcohol license to Cill Dara, Inc., doing business as “Eugene O’Neill’s,” at 3700 Washington Street in Jamaica Plain with a 1:00 am closing hour, with Mellissa Hunt as manager, and also for an entertainment license for four TVs, trivia, karaoke, and up to three live performers.
  • 6.2. Housing & Development Committee: 1).  Report on the discussion of affordable housing, and IDP Campaign; 2). Recommendation to form a Committee to create guidelines for sustainable housing.
  • 6.3. Parks + Committee: Upcoming meeting Oct. 24 at 7:00 pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street.  On the agenda will be JoAnn Robinson, a landscape historian, who will be speaking on the history of Franklin Park as well as ways to ideally integrate supportive housing with the park.
  • 6.4. Education Committee: Update from the Committee.
  • 6.5. Zoning Committee: Report and recommendations that Council Members:  1). VOTE to affirm the petition of 32 Jamaica Street; 2). VOTE to affirm the petition of 26 Jamaica Street; 3). VOTE to decline the petition of 9-11 and 13-15 Catherine Street.
  •  6.6. Outreach Committee:  First Meeting 11/11/19 at JP Licks at 6:00 pm

7. New business.

  • 7.1 Next election April 2020.

8. Adjournment.

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council & Committee Meetings

Oct. 2019 (Updated 10/12/19)

Public Service Committee: Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 7:00 pm at Curtis Hall, 20 South Street.

Zoning Committee:  Wednesday, Oct. 2 – CANCELLED

Education Committee: (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN TIME) Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm at Curtis Hall, 20 South Street. The agenda will be: TBA

Housing & Development Committee: (PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME AND LOCATION) Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 6:30 pm at Community Room at the Brookside Community Health Center, 3297 Washington Street.  The agenda will include:  1). A discussion on affordable housing, specifically JPNC Policy and Citywide IDP Campaign; 2). Sustainable housing – proposal for subcommittee.

Zoning Committee:  Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 7:00 pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street.  The agenda will include: 1).  32 Jamaica Street (rebuild enclosed porch in location and within existing footprint of existing porch); 2). 26 Jamaica Street (confirm occupancy as a single-family residence and add bump-out additions on front and side, expand second floor above bump-outs, in connection with interior renovation and adding bathroom.); 3). 9-11 and 13-15 Catherine Street (construct two two-unit townhomes, each with a shared wall (four units in total).  Each townhome to consist of three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, first-floor garage parking sufficient for two cars, and a roof deck). 

Parks + Committee: (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN TIME AND LOCATION) Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7:00 pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street.  On the agenda will be JoAnn Robinson, a landscape historian, who will be speaking on the history of Franklin Park as well as ways to ideally integrate supportive housing with the park.

Executive Committee:  Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7:00 pm at JP Licks.

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council:  Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 7:00 pm, at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street.  On the agenda will be: 1).  Second Announcement of At-Large Vacancy; 2). A presentation on “From Energy Security to Energy Shift,” a response to the Merrimack Valley natural gas disaster; 3). An update from Tomas Gonzalez of Core Empowerment; 4). Updates and recommendations of committees.

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, 7:00 p.m. Farnsworth House, 90 South Street

Agenda

1. Introductions of members.

2. Review/approve minutes of the 7/23/19 and 8/27/19 Council Meetings.

3. Announcements:

  • 3.1. First announcement of vacancies on the Council for At-Large member.

4. Nominations for Vice Chair

5. Presentation by the Arborway Committee for Public Transit, Inc.

6. Working and Ad Hoc Committee:

  • 6.1. Housing & Development Committee: 1). Update of the City-Wide Inclusionary Development Policy Campaign; 2). VOTE to affirm Sam Wohlforth a Council seat on the Housing and Development Committee; 3). VOTE to approve sending a letter to MA DCAMM & MA Executive Office of Health & Human Services regarding the Shattuck Campus.  As the first stage of Shattuck Campus planning has ended, the JPNC has an opportunity now to comment on the current status and outline issues for the future.  This letter was discussed at both the JPNC Parks Committee and Housing and Development Committee. 
  • 6.2. Parks + Committee: Report and updates.
  • 6.3. Education Committee: 1). Updates on meeting with Rep. Elugardo; 2). Update on Egleston Square Pop-up and Mobile registration; 3).  Updates on upcoming BPS meetings; 4). Change in meeting time. 
  • 6.4. Zoning Committee: Report and recommendations that Council Members:  1). VOTE to approve the petition of 30-32 Greenview Avenue to add an addition to back of house for bedroom in connection with remodel; 2).  VOTE to approve the petition of 6-8 Cheshire Street to finish basement; 3). VOTE to approve the petition of 74 Brookley Road to finish basement with bathroom, bedroom, office, family room, and workshop; 4).  VOTE to approve the petition of 6 Martinwood Road to construct carport and rear mudroom addition to existing single-family residence.
  • 6.5. Public Service Committee: Report and recommendations that Council Members:  1). VOTE to support the petition of Moss Realty LLP at 34-50 South Street in Jamaica Plain to change the legal occupancy to include restaurant with #36A take-out use at this address, with the proviso that the take-out use will stay with the current business tenant at 36 South Street, Monumental Market Group, LLC, doing business as “Monumental Market;” 2). VOTE to support the petition of J-Pizzle Boston LLC, doing business as “J-Pizle Kitchen,” at 536 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain for a seven-day common victualler wine and malt beverage license, with an 11:00pm closing, with three (3) TVs, with Cindy Villada as manager, with the two provisos that alcohol be served with food only, and J-Pizle Kitchen have a follow-up community meeting with their neighbors and the JPNC six months after receiving the license.
  • 6.6. Outreach Committee:  Report and Updates

7. New business.

8. Adjournment.