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Advisory Committee Meeting – Tuesday October 22 at 7:00 pm Room 103

Tuesday, October 22 2019 at 7:00 pm, Room 103, Town Hall

The Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, October 22, at 7:00 pm, in Room 103 of Town Hall to review and possibly vote on the following Warrant Articles:

Please note: All times are approximate and subject to change.  People with an interest in being present for the discussion and vote on a particular item should arrive 15 minutes before the nominally scheduled time for that item.

7:00 pm   Article 22 – Amend Article 8.31 of the Town’s General By-laws to prohibit the use of gasoline powered leaf blowers. (Donald Warner, petitioner) 
7:05 pm   Article 23 – Amend Article 8.31 of the Town’s General By-laws to prohibit blowing leaves and debris onto public property. (Donald Warner, petitioner) 
7:25 pm   Article 19 – Amend the Town’s Zoning By-law to allow Accessory Dwelling Units. (Roger Blood, petitioner) 
8:05 pm   Article 18 – Amend the Town’s Zoning By-laws to change the definition of “lodger” and permit certain short term lodging. (Scott Gladstone, TMM Pct 16, petitioner) 
8:30 pm  Article 24 – Amend Article 3.14 of the Town’s General By-laws pertaining to the Commission for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Relations and Citizen Complaints. (Arthur Wellington Conquest III, TMM Pct. 6, petitioner) 
9:15 pm   Article 33 – Amend the Town’s General By-laws to replace references to “inhabitants” and “Citizens.” (Neil Gordon, TMM Pct.1, petitioner)  Continuation of discussion
9:30 pm   Article 34 – Amend the Town’s General By-laws regarding eligibility for membership on boards, commissions and committees. (Neil Gordon, TMM Pct. 1, petitioner)  Continuation of discussion
9:45 pm   Other business – Announcements
The public is invited to attend however this meeting is not a public hearing so public comments will not be taken at the meeting. The Advisory Committee welcomes written comments, which will be circulated to members of the Committee if they are sent to no later than 12:00 noon on the day of the meeting. Subcommittees of the Advisory Committee hold public hearings on any matter on which the Advisory Committee makes a recommendation to Town Meeting. Members of the public are encouraged to attend subcommittee public hearings if they wish to comment on any item under deliberation by the subcommittee.

Any member of the public may make an audio or video recording of an open session of a public meeting. They must first notify the chair and must comply with reasonable requirements regarding audio or video equipment established by the chair so as not to interfere with the meeting.

Michael Sandman, Chair 617-513-8908
Carla Benka, Vice-Chair 617-277-6102 

The Town of Brookline does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operation of its programs, services, or activities. Individuals, whom are in need of auxiliary aids for effective communication in Town programs and services, may make their needs known by contacting the Town’s ADA Compliance Officer. Those who need effective communication services should dial 711 and ask the operator to dial the relevant Town Department.


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