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September 10, 2019
6:45 PM
Needham Town Hall
1471 Highland Ave

Needham, MA 02492
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Tuesday, September 10, 2019


September 10, 2019

Needham Town Hall

Revised Agenda

Note: Agenda subject to revision, start times are approximate and 

agenda items may be discussed at earlier or later times.

            6:45    Informal Meeting with Citizens

One or more members of the Select Board will be available between 6:45 and 7:00 p.m. for informal discussion with citizens.  While not required, citizens are encouraged to call the Select Board’s Office at (781) 455-7500 extension 204 in advance to arrange for an appointment.  This enables the Board to better assure opportunities for participation and respond to citizen concerns.

1.         7:00   Town Manager

•          Close October 28, 2019 Special Town Meeting Warrant

•          Project Update

2.         7:10    Board Discussion

•          Committee Reports – Memorial Park

•          Committee Reports – Chapter 40B Housing Guidelines

•          Committee Reports – General


1.         Historical Commission          Laura Dorfman (term expires 6/30/2022)


1.         Accept a $265 donation made to the Needham Public Health Division’s Gift of Warmth Program from the First Baptist Church in Needham.

2.         Approve a request from the Needham Running Club to hold its annual New Year’s Day 5K road race on Monday, January 1, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  The race application has been approved by the following departments: DPW, Police, Fire and Park and Recreation. 

3.         Approve a One Day Special Wines & Malt Beverages License for Anne-Marie Bajwa of the Charles River Center to host its Charles River Center 5K Run/Walk after party on September 22, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Charles River Center, 59 E. Militia Heights Drive, Needham.

4.         Approve a Special One Day Wines and Malt Beverages License for Susan Shaver, of the Needham Community Farm to host its Needham Community Farm Annual Harvest Celebration & Auction event on Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The event will be held in Powers Hall, 1471 Highland Avenue, Needham.

5.         Approve a 20B Exemption for Stephanie Magni who is an employee at the Needham High School as a Needham High School Teaching Assistant and Needham Varsity Softball and Field Hockey coach engage in work with the Park and Recreation Department as an Activity Instructor for the Intro to Field Hockey Program.

6.         Approve a 20B Exemption for Dina Hannigan who is an employee at the Needham High School as the Freshman Field Hockey coach to engage in work with the Park and Recreation Department as an Activity Instructor for the Intro to Field Hockey Program.

7.         Accept a $6,000 donation made to the Needham Public Health Division’s Interface Referral Services Program from the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital- Needham.

8.         Approve request from Park and Recreation Commission to host their annual “Spooky Walk” on Saturday, October 19, 2019 which commences on Town Common at 10:00 am, with a rain date of Saturday, October 26, 2019.       

9.         Approve a request from Highrock Church Metrowest to hold its “Jog for Joy” 5K road event on December 8, 2019 from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The race application has been approved by the following departments: DPW, Police, Fire, and Park and Recreation. 

10.       Water & Sewer Abatement Order #1279

11.       Approve a One Day Special Wines & Malt Beverages license for Kalin Mitov of the New England Open, who is hosting its Ballroom Dance event on September

21, 2019 from 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The event will be held in Powers Hall at Town Hall, 1471 Highland Avenue, Needham.

12.       Grant permission for the following residents to hold block parties:

Name                          Address                      Party Location           PartyDate       Party Rain Date            Party Time

Ratify –

Emily Sloat                 30 Mayflower Rd       Mayflower Road        9/7/19           9/8/19                       3:30pm-10pm

Ratify –

Ida Gorenburg           178 Richardson Dr.  Richardson Dr. & Stonehurst           9/8/19           N/A            3pm-7pm

James Rochford         74 Rolling Lane         Rolling Lane               9/14/19         N/A                             3pm-8pm

Liz Lawlor                  76 Howland Street    Pleasant Street          9/14/19         9/15/19                     4pm-7pm

Carina O’Neill             75 Kimball Street      Kimball between Grant & Lincoln St.           9/15/19            9/22/19         4pm-8pm

Jeffrey Cohen             48 Redington Road   48 & 51 Redington    9/15/19         9/22/19                     4:30pm-6:30pm

Kara Collin                 57 Broadmeadow Rd Broadmeadow Rd (Greendale end) 9/21/19         9/22/19            3pm-10pm

Laura Rosen              25 Bennington St       Bennington St            9/21/19         N/A                             5pm-7:30pm

Lori Whyte Fernandez 19 Bradford Street Cleveland Road          9/22/19         9/29/19                     4:30pm-6:30pm

Jessica Karlin             36 Wilshire Park       30 Wilshire Park       9/22/19         N/A                             4pm-8pm

Sue Pouliot                 54 Eaton Road           54 Eaton Road           9/28/19         9/29/19                     4pm-8pm

Beth Champagne       37 Ware Road            Ware Road                 9/28/19         9/29/19                     3pm-9pm

Adriano Varano         30 Bonwood Road    30 Bonwood Road    10/5/19         N/A                             3pm-9pm

Rhonda Silva              7 Berkshire Road      34 Berkshire Road    10/5/19         10/6/19                     3pm-7pm

Julie Dananberg        36 Rosemary Street  Rosemary Street between Webster & Highland     10/6/19            N/A     3:30pm-6:30pm

Kevin Keane               88 Lexington Ave.      Burnside Rd (between Lexington and Concord)   10/19/19            N/A     6pm-9pm

Jill Cotter                    15 Holland Street      Holland Street            9/22/19         10/6/2019                4pm-7:30pm

Amy Hurley                154 South Street        Needhamdale Ave.    9/22/19         N/A                              4pm-8pm

Denise Arrondo         21 Prince Street         Prince Street              9/28/19         9/29/19                           4pm-8pm

Jill Oetheimer             75 Coolidge Ave.        Coolidge Ave.             9/22/19         10/5/19                       4pm-7:30pm

Revised by the Town Town Clerks Office on 9/10/2019 @11:56 AM