City Council Budget Meeting – 06/09/2008

DATE 06/08/2008
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 9, 2008 – 7:00 P.M.

SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL

 

 

Roll Call

                                                            Denaro                       Gately

                                                Drapeau                      Gonsalves

                                                            Dwyer                         Mercer-Bruen

                                                Galvin                         Raymond

Doherty

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VOTED to dispense with the reading of the previous meeting’s Journal and to APPROVE, all in favor, 9-0.

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Pursuant to Woburn Municipal Code Title 3, Article I, Section 3-3(C) and pursuant to Rule 31 of the Rules and Orders of the City Council, the President of the City Council has called for 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 2009 Budget, taking action on financial matters presented and pending before the City Council, and for any other matters that may legally come before the City Councill.

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PUBLIC HEARING OPENED. Paul Meaney, One Brandt Drive stated that he is Executive Director of the Woburn Business Association, that the average income for an individual working in Woburn is $56,000.00 to $58,000.00, that the country is in a recession, that the economy will get worse before it gets better, that there will be a tax increase of $120.00 to $170.00 on an average assessment of $270,000.00, that a

$4,500,000.00 budget increase is a lot, that all of the city employees salaries should be printed in the newspaper, that the police department is going to purchase larger vehicles with large engines, that this is not good policy, that the prior police chiefs had three take home cars in the department, that the current police department has twenty-three take home police cruisers, that seventeen of the take home police vehicles have regular license plates, and that the police take home vehicles go home with officers who reside in many communities other than Woburn. Mayor Thomas L. McLaughlin stated that the proposed FY2009 budget balances quality education with compensation of teachers and employees who provide these services, and that he urges support of the budget. David Kimmelman, 6 Arnold Street stated that he supports the school budget, that the country is “in the pits”, that the national No Child Left Behind program has been a disaster, that the city has to provide education for the city’s youth, and that the City Council should not do anything rash with the school budget but should pass the school budget as presented. Kathy Bailey, 4 Utica Street stated that she is concerned about the assistant to the mayor position, that the $3,000.00 salary increase for the mayor’s assistant should be cut from the budget, that health insurance for board members who retire should be cut from the budget, and that money should be set aside for the library expansion project. Motion made and 2nd to close the public hearing, all in favor, 9-0. PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED. _________________________

 

Motion made and 2nd to SUSPEND THE RULES for the purposes of taking the Fiscal Year 2009 Budget from the Committee on Finance, all in favor, 9-0. Alderman Raymond stated that he has received many comments from constituents concerning comments that he made at the last Committee on Finance meeting, that the offers four business processes proposals, that there will be four separate action plans, that each plan will be managed independently, that Business Process Number 1 is a consolidation of all building and grounds maintenance and personnel with no layoffs, that this will eliminate duplication and establish a better control on capital projects, that Business Process Number 2 is office supplies, that the purchasing agent should make a list of the twenty most consistently ordered items to obtain the best prices for the city, that Business Process Number 3 is to set up a policy for the Department of Public Works regarding the disbursement of gasoline and diesel, that each department will be charged for the gasoline that they use, that Business Process Number 4 is a review of the personal property tax assessments for businesses, that from these four items other items may be brought forward that will eliminate duplication of effort, and that he does not want to eliminate employees but as employees retire with the elimination of duplication the positions need not be filled. Alderman Gately stated that he discussed at the Committee on Finance meeting money used for substitute teachers, that this year $410,000.00 was expended for substitute teachers, and that this calculates to twenty-two substitute teachers per day and 110 substitute teachers per week. Joseph Elia, Assistant Superintendent of Business and Operations, Woburn Public Schools stated that teachers receive fifteen sick days and three personal days per year, that these are established by contract, that on average ten to twelve teachers are on long-term medical leave such as for maternity leave and cancer treatments, that the first forty days of maternity leave are covered under the salary, that if a substitute teacher works for twenty days he is paid at the rate of $100.00 per day and after that beginning on the twenty-first day they begin to receive the step pay, that there is a turnover of two-thirds of the teaching staff for many reasons, and these situations arise. Alderman Gately stated that he cannot understand this much time away from the classrooms by the teachers, and that this is not fair to the teachers or to the students. Assistant Superintendent Elia stated that substitute teachers are not babysitters and that they follow the teachers lesson plan that is left in the classroom. Alderman Gately stated that the school department employee that sets up the substitute teacher assignments makes over 4,000 calls a year. School Committee Member Joseph Crowley stated that the Alderman are accountable to the taxpayers as are the elected School Committee member. A discussion of the Fiscal Year 2009 Budget as submitted by the Mayor ensued in which each page of the Budget was reviewed by the City Council.

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Motion made and 2nd to take Page 31 School Department out of order, all in favor, 9-0.

Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 31 School Department, all in favor, 9-0.

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 1 City Council, all in favor, 9-0.

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Motion made to reduce Assistant to Mayor on Page 2 Mayor to $0, no second. Motion made and 2nd to reduce Student Government on Page 2 Mayor by $1,000.00, President declares 2 in favor, 6 opposed, Motion fails. Motion made and 2nd to reduce Consultants on Page 2 Mayor by $3,500.00, President declares 8 in favor, 1 opposed, Motion passes. Motion made and 2nd to reduce Professional Development on Page 2 Mayor by $1,500.00, 5 in favor, 4 opposed (Denaro, Dwyer, Gately, Gonsalves opposed). Motion made and 2nd to reduce Mass. Municipal Association on Page 2 Mayor by $3,000.00, 7 in favor, 2 opposed (Denaro, Gately opposed).Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 2 Mayor, as amended, 6 in favor, 3 opposed (Denaro, Galvin, Gately opposed).

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 3 Mayor Community Services, all in favor, 9-0.

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Motion made and 2nd to reduce Medicaid Direct Billing on Page 4 Auditor by

$20,000.00, President declares 5 in favor, 4 opposed, Motion passes. Motion made and 2nd to reduce Audit on Page 4 Auditor by $10,000.00, 5 in favor, 4 opposed (Denaro, Dwyer, Gately, Gonsalves opposed). Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 4, Auditor, as amended, 6 in favor, 3 opposed (Denaro, Gately, Gonsalves opposed). _________________________

 

Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 5 Purchasing Department, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 6 Assessor, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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Motion made and 2nd to reduce Office Supplies on Page 7 Treasurer/Collector by $1,000.00 , President declares 3 in favor, 6 opposed, Motion fails. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 7 Treasurer/Collector, 9 in favor, 0 opposed. _________________________

 

Motion made and 2nd to reduce Law Maintenance on Page 8 Law Department by $40,000.00, 6 in favor, 3 opposed (Denaro, Gately, Gonsalves opposed). Motion made and 2nd to reduce Claims/Damages P&P on Page 8 Law Department by $45,000.00, 6 in favor, 3 opposed (Denaro, Gately, Gonsalves opposed). Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 8 Law Department, as amended, 8 in favor, 1 opposed (Denaro opposed). Motion made and 2nd to reconsider the vote to approve Page 8 Law Department, all in favor, 9-0.

Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 8 Law Department, as amended, 6 in favor, 3 opposed (Denaro, Gately, Gonsalves opposed).

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 9 Data Processing, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 10 City Clerk, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 11 Election & Registration, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 12 License Commission, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 13 Human Resources Department, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 14 Conservation, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 15 Planning Board, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 16 Board of Appeals, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 17 Sundry Boards, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 18 Woburn Police Department, 9 in favor, 0 opposed. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 19 Woburn Police Department, 9 in favor, 0 opposed. Motion made and 2nd to reduce Officer 52, Officer 53 and Officer 54 by $5,000.00 each line for a total reduction in the three lines of $15,000.00, 6 in favor, 2 opposed (Denaro, Dwyer opposed), 1 abstained (Gonsalves abstained). Motion made and 2nd to suspend the rules to hear from Police Captain John Murphy, all in favor, 9-0. Captain Murphy stated that the police chief tries to estimate the incentives that will be needed for a new hire. Motion made and 2nd to return to the regular order of business, all in favor, 9-0. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 20 Woburn Police Department, as amended, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstained (Gonsalves abstained). Alderman Galvin stated that on Page 21 Woburn Police Department there is a line for Directed Controlled Details (Campbell St. & Prospect St.), that there should not be select areas for patrol, and that the police department should be able to handle these issues within their budget. Alderman Dwyer stated that these particular areas are targeted as they generate police activity. Alderman Denaro stated that this is a pilot program that if it works is an inexpensive way to target the needs of the neighborhoods. Alderman Gately stated that this program has been valuable for the targeted neighborhoods. Alderman Dwyer stated that there is concern about people from out of town who cause trouble in the neighborhoods. Alderman Galvin stated that the police department salary budget, overtime budget and reserve officer budget is sufficient money to get the job done. Motion made and 2nd to reduce Directed Controlled Details (Campbell St. & Prospect St.) to $0, President declares 3 in favor, 6 opposed, Motion fails. Motion made and 2nd to suspend the rules to hear from Police Captain John Murphy, all in favor, 9-0. Captain Murphy stated that Weed and Seed was community policing, that Woburn was one of only three communities in the State to receive these resources, that it was a five year program, that it was an expensive program, and that when the resources are gone the problems rise again. Motion made and 2nd to return to the regular order of business, all in favor, 9-0. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 21 Woburn Police Department, all in favor, 9-0. Motion made and 2nd to reconsider Page 21 Woburn Police Department, all in favor, 9-0. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 21 Woburn Police Department, as amended, 8 in favor, 1 opposed (Denaro opposed). Motion made to reduce Recruit Academy on Page 22 Woburn Police Department by $2,000.00, no second. Motion made and 2nd the reduce Auto Maintenance on Page 22 Woburn Police Department by $10,000.00, 5 in favor, 4 opposed (Denaro, Dwyer, Gately, Gonsalves opposed). Motion made and 2nd to reduce Dog Maintenance on Page 22 Woburn Police Department by $2,000.00, 5 in favor, 4 opposed (Denaro, Dwyer, Gately, Gonsalves opposed). Motion made and 2nd to reduce Building Maintenance Supply on Page 22 Woburn Police Department by $5,000.00, 7 in favor, 2 opposed (Denaro, Gonsalves opposed). Motion made and 2nd to reduce Detective Equipment on Page 22 Woburn Police Department by $2,800.00, 5 in favor, 4 opposed (Denaro, Dwyer, Gately, Gonsalves opposed). Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 22 Woburn Police Department, as amended, 5 in favor, 4 opposed (Denaro, Dwyer, Gately, Gonsalves opposed). Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 23 Woburn Police Department, as amended, 7 in favor, 2 opposed (Denaro, Dwyer opposed).

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 24 Woburn Fire Department, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 25 Woburn Fire Department, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

Motion made and 2nd to reduce Fire Ambulance Salary on Page 26 Woburn Fire Department by $25,000.00, 5 in favor, 4 opposed (Denaro, Dwyer, Gately, Gonsalves opposed). Motion made and 2nd to reduce Medical Attention on Page 26 Woburn Fire Department by $5,000.00, President declares 3 in favor, 6 opposed, Motion fails. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 26 Woburn Fire Department, as amended, 6 in favor, 3 opposed (Denaro, Dwyer, Gonsalves opposed). Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 27 Woburn Fire Department, as amended, 6 in favor, 3 opposed (Denaro, Dwyer, Gonsalves opposed).

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Motion made and 2nd to reduce Plumbing & Gas Inspector Salary on Page 28 Inspectional Services by $30,000.00, 2 in favor, 7 opposed (Denaro, Dwyer, Drapeau, Gonsalves, Mercer-Bruen, Raymond, Doherty opposed). Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 28 Inspectional Services, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 29 Sealer of Weights & Measures, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 30 Civil Defense, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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Motion made and 2nd to reduce Overtime on Page 32 Engineering by $750.00, President declares 4 in favor, 5 opposed, Motion fails. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 32 Engineering, all in favor, 9-0.

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Motion made to reduce Superintendent Salary on Page 33 Woburn Public Works Department to $89,000.00, no second. Motion made and 2nd to reduce Superintendent Salary on Page 33 Woburn Public Works Department by $10,000.00, no second. Motion made and 2nd to reduce Superintendent Salary on Page 33 Woburn Public Works Department to $79,000.00, President declares 3 in favor, 6 opposed, Motion fails. Motion made and 2nd to reduce Superintendent Salary on Page 33 Woburn Public Works Department to $75,000.00, no second. Motion made and 2nd to reduce Superintendent Salary on Page 33 Woburn Public Works Department to $84,000.00, ROLL CALL: Denaro – No, Drapeau – No, Dwyer – No, Gately – No, Galvin – Yes, Gonsalves – Yes, Mercer-Bruen – No, Raymond – No, Doherty – Yes, Motion fails. Motion made and 2nd to reduce Superintendent Salary on Page 33 Woburn Public Works Department to $87,000.00, ROLL CALL: Denaro – No, Drapeau – No, Dwyer – Yes, Gately – No,

Galvin – No, Gonsalves – Yes, Mercer-Bruen – Yes, Raymond – No, Doherty – Yes, Motion fails. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 33 Woburn Public Works Department, 6 in favor, 3 opposed (Doherty, Galvin, Gonsalves opposed). Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 34 Woburn Public Works Department, all in favor, 9-0. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 35 Woburn Public Works Department, all in favor, 9-0. Motion made and 2nd to reduce Temporary Help on Page 36 Woburn Public Works

Department by $15,000.00, 4 in favor, 5 opposed (Denaro, Drapeau, Dwyer, Gately,

Raymond opposed). Motion made and 2nd to reduce Overtime on Page 36 Woburn Public Works Department by $50,000.00, President declares 3 in favor, 6 opposed, Motion fails.

Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 36 Woburn Public Works Department, 6 in favor,

3 opposed (Galvin, Gonsalves, Doherty opposed). Motion made and 2nd to reduce Billing Supplies/Postage on Page 37 Woburn Public Works Department by $4,000.00, President declares 7 in favor, 2 opposed, Motion passes. Motion made and 2nd to reduce Tree Trim & Removal on Page 37 Woburn Public Works Department, President declares 2 in favor,

7 opposed, Motion fails. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 37 Woburn Public Works Department, as amended, 8 in favor, 1 opposed (Denaro opposed). Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 38 Woburn Public Works Department, all in favor, 9-0. Motion made and 2nd to reduce Street/Flood Lights on Page 39 Woburn Public Works Department by $10,000.00, 6 in favor, 3 opposed (Denaro, Gately, Gonsalves opposed). Motion made and 2nd that Page 39 Woburn Public Works Department be approved, as amended, 8 in favor, 1 opposed (Gonsalves opposed). Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 40 Woburn Public Works Department, all in favor, 9-0. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 41

Woburn Public Works Department, all in favor, 9-0. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 42 Woburn Public Works Department, all in favor, 9-0. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 43 Woburn Public Works Department, all in favor, 9-0. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 44 Woburn Public Works Department, as amended, 8 in favor, 1 opposed (Denaro opposed).

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 45 Cemetery, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 46 Cemetery, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 47 Board of Health and Page 48 Board of Health, 9

in favor, 0 opposed.

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 49 Board of Health, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 50 Council on Aging, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 51 Veterans Benefits and Page 52 United Veterans Council , 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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Motion made to reduce $70,000.00 from Salary on Page 53 Woburn Public Library, no second. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 53 Woburn Public Library, 8 in favor, 1 opposed (Gately opposed). Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 54 Woburn Public Library, 8 in favor, 1 opposed (Gately opposed).

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 55 Woburn Recreation, Page 56 Woburn Recreation and Page 57 Woburn Recreation, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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Motion made and 2nd to reduce Parks Overtime Salary on Page 58 of Parks by $3,000.00, 3 in favor, 6 opposed (Denaro, Drapeau, Dwyer, Galvin, Gately, Raymond opposed).

Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 58 Parks and Page 59 Parks, all in favor, 9-0.

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 60 Historical Commission, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 61 Handicap Commission, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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Motion made and 2nd to reduce Expenses on Page 62 Biotech Commission by $500.00, 8 in favor, 1 opposed (Denaro opposed). Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 62 Biotech Commission, as amended, 8 in favor, 1 opposed (Denaro opposed).

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 63 Traffic Commission, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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Motion made and 2nd to reduce Expenses on Page 64 Human Rights Commission by $2,500.00, 7 in favor, 2 opposed (Denaro, Dwyer opposed). Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 64 Human Rights Commission, as amended, 7 in favor, 2 opposed (Denaro, Dwyer opposed).

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Motion made to withdraw Expenses on Page 65 Historic District Commission by $500.00, Motion withdrawn. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 65 Historic District Commission, all in favor, 9-0.

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 66 Maturing Debt, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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Motion made and 2nd to reduce Interest on Temporary Loans on Page 65 Temporary Loans Interest by $25,000.00, President declares 6 in favor, 3 opposed., Motion passes. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 67 Temporary Loans Interest, as amended, President declares 7 in favor, 2 opposed, Motion passes.

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 68 Contributory Pensions Woburn Retirement System and Page 69 Non-Contributory Pensions Woburn Retirement System, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 70 Unemployment Compensation, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 71 Insurance, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 72 Medicare Tax, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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Motion made and 2nd for a five minute recess, all in favor, 9-0.

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President Doherty called the meeting back to order.

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 74 Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund, President declares 8 in favor, 1 opposed, Motion passes. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 75

Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund, all in favor, 9-0. Motion made and 2nd to reduce Rental of Equipment & Repairs on Page 76 Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund by $5,000.00, 6 in favor, 3 opposed (Gately, Gonsalves, Mercer-Bruen opposed). Motion made and 2nd to reduce Pipes, Fittings, Supplies, Hydrants, Gates on Page 76 Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund by $15,000.00, 6 in favor, 3 opposed (Gately, Gonsalves, MercerBruen opposed). Motion made and 2nd to reduce Chemicals on Page 76 Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund by $120,000.00, 6 in favor, 3 opposed (Dwyer, Gately, Gonsalves opposed). Motion made and 2nd to reduce Federal Testing on Page 76 Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund by $40,000.00, 7 in favor, 2 opposed (Gately, Gonsalves opposed). Motion made and 2nd to reduce Repairs – Pumps/Wells on Page 76 Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund by $15,000.00, 7 in favor, 2 opposed (Gately, Gonsalves opposed).

Motion made and 2nd to reduce Chemical Disposal on Page 76 Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund by $20,000.00, 7 in favor, 2 opposed (Gonsalves, Mercer-Bruen opposed). Motion made and 2nd to reduce Water Meter Wireless Program – Commercial on Page 76 Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund by $15,000.00, 6 in favor, 3 opposed (Gately, Gonsalves, Denaro opposed). Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 76 Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund, as amended, 7 in favor, 2 opposed (Gately, Gonsalves opposed). Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 77 Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund, 9 in favor, 0 opposed. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 78 Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund, 9 in favor, 0 opposed. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 79 Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund, 9 in favor, 0 opposed. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 80 Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund, 9 in favor, 0 opposed. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 81 Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund, 9 in favor, 0 opposed. Motion made and 2nd to reduce Distribution and Pump Station Repair on Page 82 Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund by $55,000.00, 7 in favor, 2 opposed (Gately, Gonsalves opposed). Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 82 Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund, as amended, all in favor, 9-0. Motion made and 2nd to Water Usage Charges and Sewer Usage Charges on Page 83 Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund by one percent (1%), all in favor, 9-0. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 83 Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund, as amended, all in favor, 9-0. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 73 Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund, as amended, 8 in favor, 1 opposed (Gonsalves opposed). City Auditor Gerald Surette stated that the water direct charges are $6,328,871.98, that the sewer direct charges are $10,295,013.15, that the indirect charges are $1,329,443.53 and that the total for the Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund is $17,953,328.66.

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Motion made and 2nd that the WATER & SEWER ENTERPRISE FUND BUDGET in the sum of $17,953,328.66 be ADOPTED, AS AMENDED, ROLL CALL: Denaro – Yes, Drapeau – Yes, Dwyer – Yes, Galvin – Yes, Gately – Yes, Gonsalves – Yes, MercerBruen – Yes, Raymond – Yes, Doherty – Yes, MOTION PASSES.

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Motion made and 2nd that the GENERAL FUND BUDGET in the sum of $95,914,484.90 be ADOPTED, AS AMENDED, ROLL CALL: Denaro – Yes, Drapeau – Yes, Dwyer – Yes, Galvin – Yes, Gately – Yes, Gonsalves – Yes, Mercer-Bruen – Yes, Raymond – Yes, Doherty – No, MOTION PASSES.

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City of Woburn                                                                                                                                             

Additions & Deletions                                                                                                                                   

Budget FY 2009                                                                                                                                            

                                                                          

Unsupported image type.Deletions                                                                                         Account #                                                

Page           Department                   Description                          ORG #                     OBJECT #            Amount 

2

Mayor Consultant  0112153  531800  $        3,500.00 

2

Mayor Professional Development 0112157 571000  $        1,500.00 

2

Mayor Mass Municpal 0112157 573001  $        3,000.00 

4

Auditor Audit 0113452 530200  $      10,000.00 

4

Auditor Medicad Direct Billing 0113452 530405  $      20,000.00 

8

Law Salary 0115051 511000  $      40,000.00 

8

Law Claims & Damages 0115157 576005  $      45,000.00 

20

Police Police Officer # 52 0121051 511000  $        5,000.00 

20

Police Police Officer # 53 0121051 511000  $        5,000.00 

20

Police Police Officer # 54 0121051 511000  $        5,000.00 

22

Police Auto Maint 0121052 524600  $      10,000.00 

22

Police Dog Maint 0121052 538301  $        2,000.00 

22

Police Building Maint 0121054 543000  $        5,000.00 

22

Police Detective Equipment 0121058 586400  $        2,800.00 

26

Fire Fire Ambulance 0122051 511500  $      25,000.00 

37

DPW Postage 0141254 534402  $        4,000.00 

39

DPW Street Lighting 0142052 521104  $    100,000.00 

62

BioTech

Commission

Maint 0167054 558800  $           500.00 

64

Human Rights Comm Maint 0164054 558800  $        2,500.00 

67

Interest on Temp Loans Maint 0171559 592500  $      25,000.00 

                                                             

TOTAL

Unsupported image type.                                                                                                                                  DELETIONS                          $    314,800.00 

                                                                          

Orginal Mayor’s

76

Water Rental of Equipment 64252 527403

 $        5,000.00 

76

Water Pipes & Fittings 64254 543301

 $      15,000.00 

76

Water Chemicals 64252 524401

 $      20,000.00 

76

Water Federal testing 64252 524402

 $      40,000.00 

76

Water Repair Pump Wells 64254 543010

 $      15,000.00 

76

Water Chemical disposal 64252 524403

 $      20,000.00 

76

Water water wireless Program 64252 524404

 $      15,000.00 

82

Sewer Pump station Repairs 64158 585000

 $      55,000.00 

83

Sewer MWRA Water charges 64252 523001

 $      29,976.73 

83

Sewer MWRA Sewer Charges 64152 523002

 $      96,505.37 

74

 

Indirect

Charges

 

Indirect Charges

 

 

 

 

 $        7,510.00 

TOTAL

DELETIONS

         $    318,992.10 

Unsupported image type.                                                          Budget    $    96,229,284.90 Net

                                                               
                                                                                             Orginal Mayor’s Enterprise Budget         $16,935,367.23 
                                                                                             Original Mayor’s Indirect charges         $  1,336,953.53 

Net

                                                                                               Deletions/Additions                               $   (318,992.10)

New Total

Unsupported image type.                                                                                               Enterprise Budget                                  $17,953,328.66 

                                                                                                                   Grand Total Budget         $112,530,860.03

                                                                          

 

Presented to the Mayor June 11, 2008        s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 16, 2008

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MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS

 

ORDERED     That the Woburn City Council hereby authorizes the Board of Health to utilize a Departmental Revolving Fund under M.G.L. Chap. 44, Sec. 53E ½. The Board of Health may spend funds received without further appropriation during Fiscal Year 2009 for the purpose of purchasing additional compost bins. The “Board of Health Revolving Fund”, is to be credited with all fees and charges not to exceed $2,500.00 received during Fiscal Year 2009 from persons purchasing compost bins. Any remaining balance at June 30, 2009 is to revert to the General Fund, unless the fund is re-established. The “Board of Health Revolving Fund”, under M.G.L. Chap. 44, Sec. 53 ½ must be re-established on a year-to year basis. The

City Council, upon recommendation of the Mayor, must have an annual

vote prior to the start of the Fiscal Year. This authorization makes the approved Revolving Fund effective for the ensuing Fiscal Year only. I hereby recommend the above. s/Thomas L. McLaughlin, Mayor

s/President Doherty (per request)

Motion made and 2nd that the ORDER be ADOPTED, all in favor, 9-0.

Presented to the Mayor June 11, 2008        s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 16, 2008

 

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ORDERED     That the Woburn City Council hereby authorizes the Board of Health to utilize a Departmental Revolving Fund under M.G.L. Chap. 44, Sec. 53E ½. The Board of Health may spend funds received without further appropriation during Fiscal Year 2009 for the purpose landfill closure. The “Board of Health Revolving Fund”, is to be credited with all fees and charges up to $400,000.00 received during Fiscal Year 2009. Any remaining balance at June 30, 2009 is to revert to the General Fund, unless the fund is re-established. The “Board of Health Revolving Fund”, under M.G.L. Chap. 44, Sec. 53 ½ must be re-established on a year-to year basis. The City Council, upon recommendation of the Mayor, must have an annual vote prior to the start of the Fiscal Year. This authorization makes the approved Revolving Fund effective for the ensuing Fiscal Year only.

 

I hereby recommend the above. s/Thomas L. McLaughlin, Mayor

 

s/President Doherty (per request)

 

Motion made and 2nd that the ORDER be ADOPTED, all in favor, 9-0.

Presented to the Mayor June 11, 2008        s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 16, 2008

 

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ORDERED     That the Woburn City Council hereby authorizes the Office of the Mayor to utilize a Departmental Revolving Fund under M.G.L. Chap. 44, Sec. 53E ½. The Office of the Mayor may spend funds received for cable television and telecommunications franchise fees as required under the CATV operator license agreement with the City of Woburn without further appropriation during Fiscal Year 2009 for the purpose of cable related expenditures. The “Cable Television and Telecommunications Revolving Fund”, is to be credited with all fees and charges up to

$500,000.00 received during Fiscal Year 2009. Any remaining balance at June 30, 2009 is to revert to the General Fund, unless the fund is reestablished. The “Cable Television and Telecommunications Revolving Fund”, under M.G.L. Chap. 44, Sec. 53 ½ must be re-established on a year-to year basis. The City Council, upon recommendation of the Mayor, must have an annual vote prior to the start of the Fiscal Year. This authorization makes the approved Revolving Fund effective for the ensuing Fiscal Year only.

I hereby recommend the above. s/Thomas L. McLaughlin, Mayor

s/President Doherty (per request)

Motion made and 2nd that the ORDER be ADOPTED, all in favor, 9-0.

Presented to the Mayor June 11, 2008        s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 16, 2008

 

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ORDERED     That the Woburn City Council hereby authorizes the Conservation Commission to utilize a Departmental Revolving Fund under M.G.L. Chap. 44, Sec. 53E ½. The Conservation Commission may spend funds received without further appropriation during Fiscal Year 2009 for the purpose of environmental public benefit and open space acquisitions and/or protection. The “Conservation Commission’s Revolving Fund”, is to be credited with all fees and charges not to exceed $10,000.00 received during Fiscal Year 2009 from gifts, donations and monies raised. Any remaining balance at June 30, 2009 is to revert to the General Fund, unless the fund is re-established. The “Conservation Commission’s Revolving Fund”, under M.G.L. Chap. 44, Sec. 53 ½ must be re-established on a year-to year basis. The City Council, upon recommendation of the Mayor, must have an annual vote prior to the start of the Fiscal Year. This authorization makes the approved Revolving Fund effective for the ensuing Fiscal Year only.

 

I hereby recommend the above. s/Thomas L. McLaughlin, Mayor

 

s/President Doherty (per request)

 

Motion made and 2nd that the ORDER be ADOPTED, all in favor, 9-0.

Presented to the Mayor June 11, 2008        s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 16, 2008

 

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ORDERED     That the Woburn City Council hereby authorizes the Council on Aging to

utilize a Departmental Revolving Fund under M.G.L. Chap. 44, Sec. 53E ½. The Council on Aging may spend funds received without further appropriation during Fiscal Year 2009 for the purpose of operating the Senior Center. The “Council on Aging Revolving Fund”, is to be credited with all fees and charges received during Fiscal Year 2009 up to $70,000.00. Any remaining balance at June 30, 2009 is to revert to the

General Fund, unless the fund is re-established. The “Council on Aging Revolving Fund”, under M.G.L. Chap. 44, Sec. 53 ½  must be reestablished on a year-to year basis. The City Council, upon recommendation of the Mayor, must have an annual vote prior to the start of the Fiscal Year. This authorization makes the approved Revolving Fund effective for the ensuing Fiscal Year only.

I hereby recommend the above. s/Thomas L. McLaughlin, Mayor                                                  s/President Doherty (per request)

Motion made and 2nd that the ORDER be ADOPTED, all in favor, 9-0.

Presented to the Mayor June 11, 2008        s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 16, 2008

 

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ORDERED     That the Woburn City Council hereby authorizes the Recreation Department  to utilize a Departmental Revolving Fund under M.G.L. Chap. 44, Sec. 53E ½. The Recreation Department may spend funds received without further appropriation during Fiscal Year 2009 for the purpose of purchasing playground equipment and related items for Leland Park only. The “Kids’ Kingdom Revolving Fund”, is to be credited with all fees and charges not to exceed $2,500.00 received during Fiscal Year 2009 from donations and monies raised. Any remaining balance at June 30, 2009 is to revert to the General Fund, unless the fund is re-established.

The “Kids’ Kingdom Revolving Fund”, under M.G.L. Chap. 44, Sec. 53E ½ must be re-established on a year-to year basis. The City Council, upon recommendation of the Mayor, must have an annual vote prior to the start of the Fiscal Year. This authorization makes the approved Revolving Fund effective for the ensuing Fiscal Year only.

 

I hereby recommend the above. s/Thomas L. McLaughlin, Mayor

 

s/President Doherty (per request)

 

Motion made and 2nd that the ORDER be ADOPTED, all in favor, 9-0.

Presented to the Mayor June 11, 2008        s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 16, 2008

 

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ORDERED    That the Woburn City Council hereby authorizes the Parks Department  to

utilize a Departmental Revolving Fund under M.G.L. Chap. 44, Sec. 53E ½. The Parks Department may spend funds received without further appropriation during Fiscal Year 2009 for the purpose of construction and a maintenance of a street hockey rink at Leland Park. The “Leland Park Street Hockey Revolving Fund”, is to be credited with all fees and charges not to exceed $2,500.00 received during Fiscal Year 2009 from gifts, donations and monies raised. Any remaining balance at June 30, 2009 is to revert to the General Fund, unless the fund is re-established. The “Leland Park Street Hockey Revolving Fund”, under M.G.L. Chap. 44, Sec. 53E ½ must be re-established on a year-to year basis. The City Council, upon recommendation of the Mayor, must have an annual vote prior to the start of the Fiscal Year. This authorization makes the approved Revolving Fund effective for the ensuing Fiscal Year only.

I hereby recommend the above. s/Thomas L. McLaughlin, Mayor                                                  s/President Doherty (per request)

Motion made and 2nd that the ORDER be ADOPTED, all in favor, 9-0.

Presented to the Mayor June 11, 2008        s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 16, 2008

 

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ORDERED     That the Woburn City Council hereby authorizes the Woburn Police

Department DARE to utilize a Departmental Revolving Fund under M.G.L. Chap. 44, Sec. 53E ½. The Woburn Police Department DARE  may spend funds received without further appropriation during Fiscal Year 2009. The “Police Department DARE Revolving Fund”, is to be credited with all fees and charges not to exceed $25,000.00 received during Fiscal Year 2009 from donations and money raised. Any remaining balance at June 30, 2009 is to revert to the General Fund, unless the fund is re-established. The “Police Department DARE Revolving Fund”, under M.G.L. Chap. 44, Sec. 53 ½ must be re-established on a year-to year basis. The City Council, upon recommendation of the Mayor, must have an annual vote prior to the start of the Fiscal Year. This authorization makes the approved Revolving Fund effective for the ensuing Fiscal Year only.

 

 

I hereby recommend the above. s/Thomas L. McLaughlin, Mayor

 

s/President Doherty (per request)

 

Motion made and 2nd that the ORDER be ADOPTED, all in favor, 9-0.

Presented to the Mayor June 11, 2008        s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 16, 2008

 

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ORDERED     That Rule 1 of the Rules and Orders of the City Council are hereby amended by canceling the Regular Meetings scheduled for July 2008 and August 2008 and holding Regular Meetings of the City Council on July 8, 2008 and August 12, 2008.

 

s/President Doherty

 

Motion made and 2nd that the ORDER be ADOPTED, all in favor, 9-0.

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ORDERED     That the sum of $200,000.00 be and is hereby appropriated as so stated from Affordable Housing Stabilization Fund Acct #704159-596100

$200,000.00 to 397 Main Street Development Project Acct #0112158586517 $200,000.00

I hereby approve the above: s/Thomas L. McLaughlin    I have reviewed the above: s/Gerald W. Surette, City Auditor

s/President Doherty (per request)

 

Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON FINANCE, all in favor, 9-0.

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COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

FINANCE

 

On the Order to transfer the sum of $50,000.00 from School Department Energy Receipts Reserved for Appropriation Account to FY2008 School Department Budget Energy Account, committee report was received “ought to pass.” Motion made and 2nd that the COMMITTEE REPORT be ADOPTED, 8 in favor, 1 opposed (Galvin opposed).

Presented to the Mayor June 11, 2008        s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 16, 2008

 

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On the Order to appropriate the sum of $386,800.00 from Unreserved Fund Balance Acct #01-359000 to School Department Special Education Section 15, committee report was received “ought to pass.” Alderman Galvin stated that he still questions as to how the amount is calculated, that this amount is a “budget buster”, and that there has to be assistance funding from the State to help communities with these costs. Motion made and 2nd that the COMMITTEE REPORT be ADOPTED, 8 in favor, 1 opposed (Galvin opposed).

Presented to the Mayor June 11, 2008        s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 16, 2008

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Motion made and 2nd that the Special Meeting of the City Council scheduled for June 10, 2008 be canceled, all in favor, 9-0.

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Motion made and 2nd to suspend the rules for the purpose of taking the following matters from committee and adding the matters to the Order of the Day, all in favor, 9-0.

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ORDINANCE:

 

On the Order to amend Section 2-180 of the 1989 Woburn Municipal Code, as amended, to amend the salary of the City Auditor. Motion made and 2nd that ORDER be ADOPTED, all in favor, 9-0.

Presented to the Mayor June 11, 2008        s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 16, 2008

 

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On the Order to amend Section 2-180 of the 1989 Woburn Municipal Code, as amended, to amend the salary of the City Clerk, Clerk of the Council and Clerk of the Board of Registrars of Voters. Motion made and 2nd that ORDER be ADOPTED, all in favor, 9-0. Presented to the Mayor June 11, 2008 s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 16, 2008

 

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On the Order to amend Section 2-180 of the 1989 Woburn Municipal Code, as amended, to amend the salary of the Human Resources Director. Motion made and 2nd that ORDER be ADOPTED, all in favor, 9-0.

Presented to the Mayor June 11, 2008        s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 16, 2008

 

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On the Order to amend Section 2-180 of the 1989 Woburn Municipal Code, as amended, to amend the salary of the Library Director. Motion made and 2nd that ORDER be ADOPTED, all in favor, 9-0.

Presented to the Mayor June 11, 2008        s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 16, 2008

 

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On the Order to appropriate the sum of $1,696,100.00 from Overlay Reserve Account and Unreserved Fund Balance Account to Mayor’s Capital Improvement Program. Motion made and 2nd to reduce Public Works Boiler City Hall from $150,000.00 to $50,000.00, all in favor, 9-0. Motion made and 2nd to reduce Public Works Snowfighter from $130,000.00 to $0, 3 in favor (Gonsalves, Galvin, Doherty in favor), 6 opposed, Motion Fails. Motion made and 2nd to suspend the rules to hear from Police Captain Murphy, all in favor, 9-0. Captain Murphy stated that the new police vehicles will be marked and that the newest unmarked vehicle is from 2001. Motion made and 2nd to return to the regular order of business, all in favor, 9-0. Motion made and 2nd that the School Department expenditures in the amount of $301,500.00 be reduced to $0, 6 in favor, 3 opposed (Denaro, Gonsalves, Dwyer opposed). Motion made and 2nd that the ORDER be ADOPTED, AS AMENDED, 6 in favor, 3 opposed (Denaro, Dwyer, Gonsalves opposed). (Note: Amended appropriation total: $1,294,600.00).

Presented to the Mayor June 11, 2008        s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 16, 2008

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ORDERED       That the sum of $5,000.00 be transferred as follows from Account #0122051-515400 Fire Sick Leave Buyback to Account #0122-51511000 Fire Regular Salaries.

 

s/Chief Paul Tortolano                                                  s/Auditor Gerald Surette                                               s/Mayor Thomas McLaughlin                                                  s/President Doherty

 

Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON FINANCE, all in favor, 9-0.

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A communication was received from His Honor the Mayor Thomas L. McLaughlin as follows:

 

Dear President Doherty and Distinguished Members of the City Council:

 

In accordance with the Council’s request, I would like to provide you with additional information that I have recently received from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. This information concerns the city’s pending status under the ACO signed by me relative to the construction of our new filtration plant along with the long standing issue of installing residential water meters.

 

I have discussed this recent information with or city solicitor, Mark Reich. Attorney Reich strongly recommends that this information should be shared with the Council in Executive Session pursuant to G.L. c. 39 Sec. 23B(3).

 

A timeline of thirty (30) days for a possible response from the City has been set by the DEP before a further action is taken on these matters. Accordingly, I request that you schedule your meeting for Monday, June 16, 2008 at 7PM.

 

Please contact me if you have any questions concerning this request.

 

Sincerely, s/Thomas L. McLaughlin, Mayor

 

Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

LIAISON and that a meeting of the Committee on Liaison be scheduled for Monday, June 16, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. in the Committee Room, Woburn City Hall, all in favor, 9-0.

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Motion made and 2nd to return to the regular order of business, all in favor, 9-0.

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Motion made and 2nd to ADJOURN, all in favor, 9-0. Meeting adjourned at 10:37 p.m.

 

A TRUE RECORD ATTEST:

 

 

 

William C. Campbell

City Clerk and Clerk of the City Council

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