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City Council Committee on Finance will meet on August 9 , 2022 at 6:00 pm in City Council Chambers , to discuss Mayor’s Five year Capital Plan

Michael Concannon, City Council President Members of Woburn City Council   I am pleased to submit the 5 Year Capital Improvement Plan (FY 2023-FY 2027) to the city council, which provides important measured investments in our buildings, equipment, infrastructure, sustainability and community. The total CIP cost is $89,613,758 and includes a number of funding sources … Continued

Massachusetts Alert! Level 3-Critical Drought

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs has declared a Level 3 – Critical Drought in the Northeast and Central Regions of the Commonwealth, which includes the City of Woburn. With over five months of below normal rainfall, drought has set in all across the state, and intensified in some regions.  Streamflow is … Continued

Free iHealth COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Kits

Mayor Scott Galvin and the Woburn Board of Health are offering FREE iHealth COVID-19 rapid antigen test kits and face masks for Woburn Residents & City of Woburn employees throughout July & August. These are available on a first come, first serve basis. Test kits and masks will be distributed at the following locations: Office of the … Continued

PFAS Update & Test Results for Quarter 1, 2022

March 21, 2022 The City of Woburn (the City) is committed to providing regular updates to our community about PFAS testing and providing high quality drinking water to our residents. The City conducts monthly testing for PFAS in its treated drinking water. Mayor Scott Galvin recently provided an update on PFAS6 results for the first … Continued

City of Woburn Water Dispenser Station for Woburn Residents

City Of Woburn Water Dispenser Woburn Senior Center, 144 School Street Mass DEP has approved the Woburn Water Department’s (Woburn) request to place into service a water bottle filling station that is part of the City’s Short-Term Corrective Action Plan to address PFAS6 detected in Woburn’s drinking water. The water dispenser is free of charge … Continued

Bottled Water Rebate Program

  January 6, 2022 Bottled Water Rebate Program Recently, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued a new drinking water regulation that limits the sum of six PFAS compounds (known as the PFAS6) to 20 parts per trillion (ppt). The new drinking water standard requires public water suppliers to test for the presence of … Continued

Fiscal 2022 Tax Rate and Assessed Value Information for the City of Woburn and surrounding communities

Massachusetts Department of Revenue, Division of Local Services releases Fiscal 2022 approved Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Personal Property Tax Rates, Average Single Family Assessed Values and Average Single Family Tax Bill for approved communities. The following exhibit details the Fiscal 2022 information for the City of Woburn and surrounding communities. Municipality Year Residential Tax Rate … Continued

FY 2022 Board of Assessors Tax Classification

At the Tax Classification Hearing on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, the City Council voted a Fiscal Year 2022 residential factor of 0.717901. By the City Council voting to shift the residential factor to less than 1, a portion of the tax levy shifts from residential properties to commercial, industrial and personal property taxpayers. This residential … Continued

Montvale Ave Widening

Contractors for MASS DOT will begin milling Montvale Ave Sunday Night 8/7/2022 they expect the milling to take to nights 8/7/2022-8/8/2022 Milling will be followed by structure adjustments which is expected to be completed in 2-3 weeks Final paving is expected to begin August 22 Some work in this area may be part of the … Continued

Woburn CIP Sewer Improvements

Contractors for the city of Woburn will begin CIP sewer improvement work around the city starting in June. Work will include sewer main re-lining, root treatments, TV inspections, cleaning, and some excavation repairs. Below is the current schedule and locations. Work Scheduled National Water Main Cleaning Co. (NWMCC) is scheduled to continue installing cured-in-place manhole … Continued

Mayor Urges Caution as Severe Heat Wave is Predicted

AUGUST 4, 2022 Mayor Urges Caution as Severe Heat Wave is Predicted Weather forecasts for Thursday, August 4th through Monday, August 8th are predicting temperatures that will soar into the mid-90s with high humidity—creating an extended period of summer heat that can present risks related to prolonged heat exposure, particularly for those who are more … Continued

City Council Committee on Finance will meet on August 9 , 2022 at 6:00 pm in City Council Chambers , to discuss Mayor’s Five year Capital Plan

Michael Concannon, City Council President Members of Woburn City Council   I am pleased to submit the 5 Year Capital Improvement Plan (FY 2023-FY 2027) to the city council, which provides important measured investments in our buildings, equipment, infrastructure, sustainability and community. The total CIP cost is $89,613,758 and includes a number of funding sources … Continued

Fiscal Years 2021 & 2020 New Real Estate Tax Takings

Per MA General Laws Chapter 60, Section 53, the attached links below is the public advertisement informing all listed assessed owners that the land parcels will be Taken for the City of Woburn for non-payment of taxes due thereon, with interest and all incidental expenses and costs to the date of taking, unless the same … Continued

Massachusetts Alert! Level 3-Critical Drought

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs has declared a Level 3 – Critical Drought in the Northeast and Central Regions of the Commonwealth, which includes the City of Woburn. With over five months of below normal rainfall, drought has set in all across the state, and intensified in some regions.  Streamflow is … Continued

City of Woburn 2022 Paving Projects

Contractors for the city of Woburn will begin our 2022 paving projects.  D & R Contracting will begin milling operations on Monday morning followed by structures and then repaving. The list of streets are as follows. This tentative schedule is weather permitting and we will keep you updated on any changes. Mon 32 Henry Ave … Continued

EVERSOURCE DRONE INSPECTIONS

Eversource pilots will be using aerial drones to record photos/video of our infrastructure along a small portion of our right-of-way in Woburn on Tuesday, Wednesday 7/26, 7/27Drone Fact Sheet[56074]. Our work will occur in the ROW near the Woburn Substation on Lake Avenue.   Eversource regularly uses drones for routine infrastructure inspections and more urgent inspections as … Continued

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