City Council Budget Meeting – 06/08/2015

DATE 06/08/2015
TIME 7:00 pm
ADA Yes
LOCATION Council Chamber, Woburn City Hall, Common Street, Woburn, MA, United States

Meeting Agenda

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 CITY OF WOBURN

JUNE 8, 2015 – 7:00 P.M.

SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL

COUNCIL CHAMBER, WOBURN CITY HALL

 

 

Roll Call

                                                                   Anderson                         Gaffney

                                                                   Concannon                       Gately

                                                                               DiTucci                            Mercer-Bruen

                                                                               Drapeau – absent              Raymond

Haggerty

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VOTED to dispense with the reading of the previous meeting’s Journal and to APPROVE, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Drapeau absent).

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Pursuant to Woburn Municipal Code Title 3, Article I, Section 3-3(C), and to Rule 31 of the

Rules and Orders of the City Council, the President of the City Council has called a Special Meeting of the City Council for the purposes of reviewing, conducting a public hearing and taking action as determined by the City Council on the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget, taking action on financial matters presented and pending before the City Council, taking action on financial matters pending in Committee on Finance, providing a first reading for financial matters, providing a first reading for ordinances, and for any other matters that may legally come before the City Council.

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Alderman Concannon stated that he has a family member who works in the School Department, that under advice from the Ethics Commission he can vote on the total School Department budget but not on a page with the salary of a family member, and that as the City Council will be taking the School Department budget as a whole he will vote on the matter. Motion made and 2nd to suspend the rule for the purposes of taking Page 31 School Department out of order and to approve, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Drapeau absent).

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Motion made and 2nd to return to the regular order of business, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Drapeau absent).

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PUBLIC HEARING OPENED. Michael Mulrenan, 937 Main Street stated that he supports the budget proposed by the Mayor. Motion made and 2nd to close the public hearing, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Drapeau absent). PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED. _________________________

 

A discussion of the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget as submitted and recommended by the Mayor ensued in which each page of the Budget was reviewed by the City Council. On motion made and 2nd each page of the Budget was approved with 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Drapeau absent) unless otherwise indicated herein.

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Relative to Page 9 Data Processing Department. Motion made by Alderman Gately and 2nd by

Alderman Mercer-Bruen to reduce Page 9 Date Processing Department by $100,264.75 to $257,800.00. Alderman Gately stated that the position of I.T. Director has not been filled for two years. Motion made and 2nd to suspend the rules for the purposes of hearing from the Mayor, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Drapeau absent). Mayor Galvin stated that the salary was lower two years ago, that he did not find a qualified candidate to fill the position, that he is looking at outsourcing the work, that he asks the amount be left in the budget one more year while he decides whether to pursue outsourcing or to hire, that $80,000.00 if offset from the Cable Revolving Fund so the investment is about $12,000.00, that the revolving fund was amended to specifically include technology, and that funds not spent will revert to the General Fund. Alderman DiTucci stated that she believed that the Cable Revolving Fund was limited to communication. Alderman Gately stated that last year an additional $20,000.00 was added to the position salary line item but still no action was taken to fill the position, and that the money can be spent for other purposes if it is not used. Motion made and 2nd to return to the regular order of business, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Drapeau absent). Alderman Mercer-Bruen withdrew her second of the motion. Motion made and 2nd that Page 9 Data Processing Department be approved, 7 in favor, 1 opposed (Gately opposed), 1 absent (Drapeau absent). _________________________

 

Relative to Page 16 Board of Appeals Department. Motion made and 2nd that Page 16 Board of Appeals Department be approved, 7 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Drapeau absent), 1 abstained (Anderson abstained).

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Relative to Page 19 Police Department. Motion made and 2nd that Page 19 Police Department be approved, 7 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Drapeau absent), 1 abstained (Concannon abstained). _________________________

 

Relative to Page 25 Fire Department. Motion made and 2nd that Page 25 Fire Department be approved, 7 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Drapeau absent), 1 abstained (Concannon abstained). _________________________

 

Relative to Page 29 Sealer of Weights and Measures Department. Alderman Gately stated that the Sealer of Weights and Measures brought in $4,700.00 in receipts this year. Motion made and 2nd that Page 29 Sealer of Weights and Measures Department be approved, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Drapeau absent).

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Motion made and 2nd for a five minute recess, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Drapeau absent).

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President Haggerty called the meeting back to order.

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President Haggerty stated that during the recess he conferred with the City Auditor and the Mayor to be certain as to the correct amounts of the Water & Sewer Enterprise Fund Budget, the General Fund Budget and the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget.

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Motion made and 2nd that the WATER & SEWER ENTERPRISE FUND BUDGET including indirect costs in the sum of $19,443,419.90 be ADOPTED, ROLL CALL: Anderson – Yes, Concannon – Yes, DiTucci – Yes, Drapeau – Absent, Gaffney – Yes, Gately – Yes, Mercer-Bruen – Yes, Raymond – Yes, Haggerty – Yes, MOTION PASSES.

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Motion made and 2nd that the GENERAL FUND BUDGET in the sum of $116,399,792.02 be

ADOPTED, ROLL CALL: Anderson – Yes, Concannon – Yes, DiTucci – Yes, Drapeau –

Absent, Gaffney – Yes, Gately – Yes, Mercer-Bruen – Yes, Raymond – Yes, Haggerty – Yes, MOTION PASSES.

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Motion made and 2nd that the total FISCAL YEAR 2016 BUDGET for the City of Woburn in the sum of $134,348,580.25 be ADOPTED, ROLL CALL: Anderson – Yes, Concannon – Yes, DiTucci – Yes, Drapeau – Absent, Gaffney – Yes, Gately – Yes, Mercer-Bruen – Yes, Raymond – Yes, Haggerty – Yes, MOTION PASSES

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                                CITY OF WOBURN                                                                                  FISCAL 2016  BUDGET                                 

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ORDERED:            that for the purpose of defraying expenses for the fiscal year                                                  July 1,2015 / June 30, 2016 the following sums of money be and                                             they are respectfully appropriated to the accounts and for objects                                        and purpose herein after stated and explained:                                                  

                                                                                         

     Page                           Department                       Dept Code #                                                     Summary FY16 Total                                

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1 City  Council 0111 Salary $93,141.04

              

      Maintenance $11,000.00      $104,141.04             
       

 

              

2 Mayor 0121 Salary $2,305,556.83

              

      Maintenance $67,400.00 $2,372,956.83               
       

 

              

3 Community Services 0122 Maintenance $64,000.00        $64,000.00              
       

 

              

4 Auditor 0134 Salary $276,032.12

              

      Maintenance $111,500.00      $387,532.12             
       

 

              

5 Purchasing 0136 Salary $127,730.87

              

                                                                                                        Maintenance                        $4,200.00 $131,930.87

                                                                   

  1. Assessor       0137      Salary   $473,510.71                                                Maintenance      $86,100.00           $559,610.71

                                                                   

  1. Treasurer / Collector              0138      Salary   $365,186.37                                                Maintenance      $129,700.00         $494,886.37

                                                                   

  1. Law               0151      Salary   $141,328.53                       

                                                                                                        Maintenance                    $119,000.00 $260,328.53                                                         

                                                                                         

  1. Data Processing        0154      Salary   $109,764.75                       

                                                                                                        Maintenance                    $336,300.00                                                                               

                                                                                                        Offset Revolving              -$88,000.00 $358,064.75                                                         

                                                                                         

  1. City Clerk   0161      Salary   $288,374.84                       

                                                                                                        Maintenance                        $6,850.00                                                                               

                                                                                                        Outlays     $1.00                                                       $295,225.84      

                                                                                         

  1. Election & Reg          0162      Salary   $71,641.04                         

                                                                                                        Maintenance                      $36,525.00                                                                               

                                                                                                        Outlays     $0.00                                                       $108,166.04      

                                                                                         

  1. License Commission                0164      Salary   $12,000.00                         

                                                                                                        Maintenance     $0.00                                                        $12,000.00       

                                                                                         

  1. Human Resources     0170      Salary   $152,405.19                       

                                                                                                        Maintenance                        $8,600.00 $161,005.19                                                         

                                                                                         

  1. Conservation             0171      Salary   $100,473.80                       

                                                                                                        Maintenance                        $5,150.00                                                                               

                                                                                                        Outlays                                 $7,000.00 $112,623.80                                                         

                                                                                         

  1. Planning Bd/ Comm Devel     0172      Salary   $230,868.71                       

                                                                                                        Maintenance                      $53,000.00 $283,868.71                                                         

                                                                                         

  1. Board of Appeals      0173      Salary   $22,000.00                         

                                                                                                        Maintenance     $0.00                                                        $22,000.00       

                                                                                         

  1. Sundry Boards          0174      Maintenance      $37,600.00           $37,600.00        

                                                                                         

18-21 Police 0210 Salary $7,901,840.11  22   Maintenance $730,484.00  23   Outlays $9,900.00 $8,642,224.11

                                                                   

24-25 Fire 0220 Salary $6,253,218.88  26   Maintenance $445,244.00  27   Outlays $6,500.00 $6,704,962.88 28        Inspection Services          0251      Salary   $474,930.89          

                                             Maintenance      $10,550.00                                                         Outlays $0.00     $485,480.89

                                                                   

  1. Sealer of Weights      0254      Salary   $15,891.98                                                  Maintenance      $500.00 $16,391.98

                                                                   

  1. Civil Defense              0291      Salary   $38,496.04            

                                                                                                        Maintenance                        $1,000.00 $39,496.04                                                           

                                                                                         

  1. Woburn School          0300      Budget $54,166,447.00                  

31            Northeast Regional                                  0301             Budget                           $1,742,412.00                                        

  1. Essex North Shore    0302      Budget $130,536.00                       

Agricultural &Technical School District

                                                                                                                                                       $56,039,395.00                                                           

                                                                                         

  1. Engineering               0410      Salary   $332,133.21                       

                                                                                                        Maintenance                      $21,000.00                                                                               

                                                                                                        Outlays                               $14,900.00 $368,033.21                                                         

                                                                                         

    33-36         Public Works                                            0411             Salary                            $2,227,569.98                                   

37            Public Works                                            0412             Administration                  $16,000.00                                   

37    Public Works     0414      Tree Moth           $26,500.00                           38          Public Works           0417      Street Maint       $432,000.00                       

39            Public Works                                            0418             Snow Remove                  $279,000.00                                   

39            Public Works                                            0419             Traffic Control                  $80,900.00                                   

  1. Public Works             0420      Street Lighting   $215,000.00                       
  2. Public Works             0421      Repair & resur   $0.00                   

40            Public Works                                            0422             Sidewalk Rep     $0.00                                                                                 

40            Public Works                                            0424             Comm. Events                   $14,000.00                                   

40            Public Works                                            0425            Bridge Repair     $0.00                                                                                 

  1. Public Works             0426      Fence Repair     $0.00                   
  2. Public Works             0428      City Garage        $0.00                   

41            Public Works                                            0429             Telephone                            $2,000.00                                   

  1. Public Works             0430         Gas  &  Oil                $317,000.00                 
  2. Public Works 0432 Trucks & equip $219,000.00   42 Public Works 0435 Public building $351,500.00 
  3. Public Works             0436         Outlays $0.00             

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  1. Total Public Works          Budget          $4,180,469.98     

                                                                                         

  1. Cemetery     0490      Salary         $397,353.54          
  2. Maintenance              $0.00          
  1. Outlays         $10,000.00         $407,353.54

                                                                   

  1. Board of Health         0512         Salary   $364,783.73          
  2. Maintenance         $71,550.00            

                                                                   

  1. Rubbish Removal      0495         Maintenance         $3,043,000.00         $3,479,333.73

                                                                   

  1. Council on Aging       0541         Salary   $220,777.64                                                Maintenance         $67,421.00         $288,198.64

                                                                   

  1. Veterans Benefits      0543         Salary   $87,810.82          

                                                                                                        Maintenance                        $2,500.00           

                                                                                                        Benefits                             $285,000.00 $375,310.82

                                                                   

  1. United Veterans        0544         Maintenance         $10,850.00         $10,850.00          

                                                                                         

  1. Public Library           0610         Salary   $886,044.74                       
  2. Maintenance         $226,953.00                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                               $1,112,997.74    

                                                                                         

  1. Recreation   0620      Salary         $118,922.10                 

55                                                                                                      Programs                           $89,320.00                                                                               

56-57                                                                                                   Maintenance                      $80,140.00 $288,382.10                                                         

                                                                                         

  1. Parks            0630      Salary         $361,857.45                 
  2. Maintenance         $124,650.00                 
  1. Outlays         $0.00         $486,507.45        

                                                                                         

  1. Historical Comm.      0650         Maintenance         $500.00 $500.00

                                                                                         

  1. Handicap Commission         0660      Maintenance         $500.00 $500.00

                                                                                         

  1. Biotech Commission 0670         Maintenance         $500.00 $500.00

                                                                                         

  1. Agricultural Commission         0675      Maintenance         $1,000.00         $500.00

                                                                                         

  1. Traffic Commission 0640         Maintenance         $750.00 $750.00

                                                                                         

  1. Human Rights Commission         0685      Maintenance         $1.00     $1.00    

                                                                                         

  1. Historical District Commission               0690         Maintenance      $1.00         $1.00    

                                                                                         

  1. Maturing Debt           0710         Principal         $1,560,000.00              

                                                                                                        Interest                             $721,041.92 $2,281,041.92                                                      

                                                                                         

  1. Interest Temp Loans         0715      Interest         $125,000.00         $125,000.00        

                                                                                         

  1. Woburn Retirement 0970         Salary&Maint         $5,778,600.00         $5,778,600.00

                                                                   

  1. Non Contributory Pensions         0970      Salary         $3,906.31         $3,906.31

                                                                   

  1. Unemployment          0980         Maintenance         $100,000.00         $100,000.00

                                                                   

  1. Insurance     0980         Maintenance         $18,667,162.88         $18,667,162.88

                                                                   

  1. Medicare Tax            0980         Maintenance         $750,000.00         $750,000.00

                                                                   

Unsupported image type.                       TOTAL GENERAL FUND BUDGET                                                                                                     $116,399,792.02                                                                               

                                                                                           

                                                                                           

                                                                                           

74-75 Water & Sewer Enterprise Fund Budget                                               76-79                Water = 0450                    $7,936,064.45                      

80-84                                                                      Sewer = 0440                                           $10,012,723.78                                                     

                                                                                                        Direct Charges to Enterprise Fund $17,948,788.23                                                      

                                                                                                        Indirect Charges          $1,494,631.67                                                                                 

Reflected in

General fund 

Unsupported image type.                       Total Enterprise Fund Budget                                                                         $19,443,419.90 $17,948,788.23                         

                                                                                           

                                                                                           

Unsupported image type.                                                                                       Grand Total Fiscal 2016 Budget                                                                  $134,348,580.25                        

 

 

Presented to the Mayor: June 10, 2015        s/Scott D. Galvin June 15, 2015

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ORDERED     Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Woburn that the 1989 Woburn Municipal Code, as amended, be further amended as follows:

 

          1. By deleting from Section 5-68(A)(1) the words “12-hour notice” and replacing same with the words “2-hour notice”;
          2. By deleting from Section 5-68(B) the word “metered”;
          3. By deleting from Section 5-68(B)(1) the words “contain a rate meter and”;
          4. By deleting from Section 5-69(E)(1) the word “June” and replacing same with the word “July”;
          5. By deleting from Section 5-69(E)(1) the word “cab”; 6. By adding a new Section 5-69(F) as follows:

 

F. Credit Card Payments:

 

          1. No Taxicab Driver shall refuse to accept a credit card as payment for a fare after May 1, 2015 and no Driver may demand a fee above the fare in return for accepting a credit card payment. (M.G.L. c. 140D, §28A).
          2. All Taxicabs shall accept credit cards at all times. If a Taxicab does not have a functioning credit card reader or ability to process the credit card through the taxi licensee’s base of operations, it shall be deemed unfit for service as a taxicab.
          3. All licensed taxi companies shall comply with all applicable state and federal laws when accepting credit card payments.

 

7. By deleting Section 5-71 in its entirety and replacing same with the following:

 

5-71 Taxi Fares

 

        1. The fares shall be a fixed rate and the same rate for all classes of riders (senior citizens and children discounts are recommended). Each licensee shall present its base rate structure at the time of licensing, and file any changes to said structure with the office of the City Clerk, and such structure shall go into effect unless the City Council determines otherwise. The City Council reserves the right to review taxi rates for reasons, including but not limited to, if a passenger voices a complaint.

 

        1. Every taxi licensed hereunder shall display such fares along with a photocopy of the applicable taxi license in a conspicuous location within the passenger compartment of the licensed vehicle.

 

s/President Haggerty and Alderman Anderson

 

Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON ORDINANCES, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Drapeau absent).

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Motion made and 2nd to ADJOURN, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Drapeau absent). Meeting adjourned at 7:33 p.m.

 

A TRUE RECORD ATTEST:

 

 

 

William C. Campbell

City Clerk and Clerk of the City Council

 

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