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Can the Grease!

  I know, I can’t believe the holidays are here already!  So with all that extra cooking you’re doing in the next few weeks please remember, all that cooking grease shouldn’t go down the drain.  Fats, oils and grease, also known as FOG, congeal in the sewer system and can cause sewer back-ups either in … Continued

Waste Bans for Mattresses and Textiles

Waste Bans for Mattresses and Textiles New State regulations begin November 1 As of November 1, 2022, mattresses and textiles will no longer be allowed in the trash.  New state rules require mattresses and textiles be kept out of the trash so they can be recycled or donated for reuse.  In order to comply, the … Continued

PFAS Testing Update from Mayor Scott Galvin

PFAS Testing Update from Mayor Scott Galvin: 8-25-2022 The City of Woburn 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 in accordance with all Mass DEP requirements. Over the past … Continued

DPH Mosquito Alert

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) has announced that the West Nile virus (WNV) has been detected in mosquitos collected from the City of Woburn. WNV is most commonly transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. The mosquitoes that carry this virus are common throughout the state and are found in … 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

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

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

‘Keep the Wreath Green’ Fire Safety Campaign

The Woburn Fire Department is joining other fire departments from around the country by participating in “Keep the Wreath Green,” a fire safety campaign which runs through December.  Fire danger can increase during the holidays with the increase of cold weather and the use of certain holiday decorations such as candles. The Woburn Fire Department … Continued

Woburn CIP Sewer Improvements Final Paving

Contractors for the city of Woburn will begin CIP sewer improvement work final paving of the projects around the city starting in November. Work will include milling and final re-paving of areas that were excavated. This work will begin on Monday 11/14/2022 weather and police detail availability. Work will be on Presidential Way and Salem … Continued

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