City Council Budget Meeting – 06/10/2013

DATE 06/10/2013
TIME 7:00 pm
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LOCATION Council Chamber, Woburn City Hall, Common Street, Woburn, MA, United States

Meeting Agenda

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CITY OF WOBURN

JUNE 10, 2013 – 7:00 P.M.

SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL

COUNCIL CHAMBER, WOBURN CITY HALL

 

 

Roll Call

                                                                         Anderson                      Gately

                                                                         DiTucci                         Haggerty

                                                                                     Drapeau                        Mercer-Bruen

                                                                         Gaffney                         Raymond

Denaro

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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 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 2014 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, and for any other matters that may legally come before the City Council. _________________________

PUBLIC HEARING OPENED. Paul Meaney, 1 Brandt Drive and he stated that the City Council helps keep the city affordable. that a good city requires a good school system, that the budget does increase this year although it is a small increase, that some department budgets have not changed, that there are several projects that will go forward in the near future including that installation of water meters for $6,000,000.00, a new Hurld-Wyman School for $16,000,000.00, a new fire station for $4,000,000.00 to $6,000,000.00 and a library addition for $10,000,000.00 to $13,000,000.00, that these are outlays that the city has to look at, that the city’s debt is large in spite of the independent auditor’s report, that he would like to see a day when the city had no debt although that may be unrealistic, that the unfunded liability of $227,000,000.00 is a concern for the future, that the school department only saved $337,000.00 by building a new school and closing a school, that he thought regionalization of schools would have saved the city $1,000,000.00, that that the school department created some of its own problems when it negotiated the contracts, that a lot of money goes to the schools, that with the issues in the Federal and State levels of government the residents have to rely on the City Council to defend the budget, and that the action of the City Council tonight will affect the tax rate in December. Michael Mulrenan, 937 Main Street stated that he is in support of the budget for next year as submitted by the Mayor. Motion made and 2nd to close the public hearing, all in favor, 9-0. _________________________

Motion made and 2nd to suspend the rules for the purposes of taking the Woburn Schools budget and the Northeast Vocational budget on page 31 out of order, all in favor, 9-0. Alderman Gately stated that this is a good budget for the schools, that he does not agree on hiring for new positions, and that the budget should result in increased MCAS scores. Alderman DiTucci stated that she would prefer that the money for the new hires be dedicated to additional academic programs to increase the MCAS scores, and that she does not want a situation where a charter school can locate in the city because of low MCAS scores. Alderman Raymond stated that he voted against the budget the past couple of years because he was against the budget as a whole, that in looking at this budget he sees that the budget is realistic, and that he is in favor of the budget. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 31 School Department consisting of the Woburn Schools Budget and Northeast Vocational Budget, as amended, 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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A discussion of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget as submitted 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 all in favor (9-0) unless otherwise indicated herein.

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Relative to Page 2 Mayor Department. Mayor Galvin stated that the Collins Center is now working with the city on the CitiStat project, that the police department, fire department and department public works have been reviewed under the process, that $24,000.00 is paid to the Collins Center, $5,000.00 to the Assistant Auditor and $1,000.00 for the CitiStat membership fee, and that as of August 1, 2013 the city will no longer be working with GEOTMS. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 2 Mayor Department, all in favor, 9-0. _________________________

Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 3 Mayor Community Service Department, 8 in favor, 1 opposed (Anderson absent).

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Relative to Page 5 Purchasing Department. Alderman Haggerty stated that the salary for the new hire for this position should not be the same as for the person leaving the position. Mayor Galvin stated that this is a union position, and that leaving the salary in the budget allows flexibility to find a skilled candidate or his office can negotiate with the union to reduce the salary if a less qualified candidate is chosen. Motion made and 2nd to reduce Purchasing Agent Salary by $10,000.00, President Denaro declared that the motion failed. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 5 Purchasing Department, all in favor, 9-0.

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 9 Data Processing Department, all in favor, 9-0. Motion made and 2nd to reconsider the previous vote, all in favor, 9-0. Alderman Haggerty stated that there should be a citywide IT department, and that the city is creating another department which will have additional personnel in the future. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 9 Data Processing Department, 8 in favor, 1 opposed (Haggerty opposed).

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Relative to Page 11 Election & Registration Department. Alderman Gately stated that he does not agree with the reduction of $3,000.00 in the Election & Registration Department. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 11 Election & Registration Department, all in favor, 9-0.  _________________________

Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 16 Board of Appeals Department, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstained (Anderson abstained).

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Relative to Pages 24 to 27 Woburn Fire Department. Alderman DiTucci stated that she wants more information on the equipment and other expenses for the Fire Department in the coming year in view of the MRI report. Motion made and 2nd to approve Pages 24 to 27 Woburn Fire Department, all in favor, 9-0.

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Relative to Page 29 Sealer of Weights & Measures Department. Alderman Gately stated that the city is paying $16,000.00 for the department and collecting less than $3,000.00 in fees. Mayor Galvin stated that the city should strive for a breakeven point, that if the city uses the state program we will pay for the services and receive no revenue, that this is a part-time position, and that he will look into the position with these comments in mind. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 29 Sealer of Weights & Measures Department, 8 in favor, 1 opposed (DiTucci opposed).

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Relative to Page 32 Engineering Department. Alderman Gately stated that the part-time secretary position was cut from the budget and he wants to know if there is sufficient help in the department. Mayor Galvin stated that the position was not funded last year and any unused amounts would go to the General Fund in any event. City Engineer Corey stated that the department did not have a secretary last year. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 32 Engineering Department, all in favor, 9-0.

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Relative to Pages 55 to 57 Woburn Recreation Department. Alderman Haggerty stated that he was concerned the Library Park Lights were not funded in the budget. Mayor Galvin stated that the lights are paid for out of a revolving fund. Motion made and 2nd to approve Pages 55 to 57 Woburn Recreation Department, all in favor, 9-0.

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Relative to Page 60 Historical Commission. Alderman DiTucci stated that she was disappointed that funding for the commission was reduced, and that the commission now participates in the permitting process. Alderman Raymond stated that the commission is working to complete an inventory of the properties in the city, and that the sooner this is accomplished the more houses can be protected. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 60 Historical Commission, all in favor, 9-0.

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Relative to Page 69 Temporary Loans Interest. Mayor Galvin stated that the city is looking at some major projects, that the temporary loans interest is used when the city has to go out on a temporary bond, that the earliest that the city would spend money on a temporary bond would be late in the fiscal year, and therefore the money may not be needed. Motion made and 2nd to approve 69 Temporary Loans Interest, all in favor, 9-0.

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Relative to Page 70 Contributory Pensions Woburn Retirement System. Mayor Galvin stated that the city must fund $5,195,462.00 and the remainder of the funding is the responsibility of the Woburn Housing Authority. Alderman Haggerty stated that this figure has been growing. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 70 Contributory Pensions Woburn Retirement System, all in favor, 9-0.

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Motion made and 2nd to accept the Year to Date Budget Report dated Jun 10, 2013 and make it part of the record, all in favor, 9-0.

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Alderman Raymond stated that there has been a modest increase in the budget, that there are capital projects that will be coming up, that no capital budget  has neen proposed, and that there could be a need for $30,000,000.00 to $40,000,000.00 in capital improvements. Alderman Anderson stated that the budget depends upon taxes and other revenue, that a large portion of the budget is salaries, that those negotiating salaries must be mindful of the impact on the budget, and that the community service program funding should not be paid in view of the opinion of the city solicitor. Alderman Haggerty stated that the budget is growing at a small but reasonable rate. _________________________

Motion made and 2nd that the WATER & SEWER ENTERPRISE FUND BUDGET including indirect costs in the sum of $19,697.411.54 be ADOPTED, ROLL CALL: Anderson – Yes, DiTucci – Yes, Drapeau – Yes, Gaffney – Yes, Gately – Yes, Haggerty – Yes, Mercer-Bruen – Yes, Raymond – Yes, Denaro – Yes, MOTION PASSES.

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Motion made and 2nd that the GENERAL FUND BUDGET in the sum of $107,978,470.61 be

ADOPTED, ROLL CALL: Anderson – Yes, DiTucci – No, Drapeau – Yes, Gaffney – Yes, Gately – No, Haggerty – Yes, Mercer-Bruen – Yes, Raymond – Yes, Denaro – Yes, MOTION PASSES.

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Motion made and 2nd that the total FISCAL YEAR 2014 BUDGET for the City of Woburn in the sum of $126,207,733.49 excluding indirect costs be ADOPTED, ROLL CALL: Anderson – Yes, DiTucci – No, Drapeau – Yes, Gaffney – Yes, Gately – No, Haggerty – Yes, Mercer-Bruen – Yes, Raymond – Yes, Denaro – Yes, MOTION PASSES.

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                            CITY OF WOBURN                                                    FISCAL 2014  BUDGET

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ORDERED: that for the purpose of defraying expenses for the fiscal year  July 1,2013 / June 30, 2014 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      Total

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  1. City  Council      0111     Salary 92,679.16

                                                                                                                   Maintenance               10,700.00                                                                                               103,379.16

  1. Mayor     0121     Salary 133,402.80

                                                                                                                   Maintenance               78,900.00                                                                                               212,302.80

  1. Community Services      0122     Maintenance    32,000.00         32,000.00
  2. Auditor   0134     Salary 268,876.06

                                                                                                                   Maintenance             115,500.00                                                                                               384,376.06

  1. Purchasing         0136     Salary 131,995.81

                                                                                                                   Maintenance                 2,700.00                                                                                               134,695.81

  1. Assessor            0137     Salary 468,904.19

                                                                                                                   Maintenance               81,100.00                                                                                               550,004.19

  1. Treasurer / Collector      0138     Salary 366,113.96

                                                                                                                   Maintenance             126,100.00                                                                                               492,213.96

  1. Law        0151     Salary 133,441.60

                                                                                                                   Maintenance               65,500.00                                                                                               198,941.60

  1. Data Processing             0154     Salary 98,500.00

                                                                                                                   Maintenance             321,800.00

                                                                                                                   Offset Revolving        -88,000.00                                                                                                  332,300.00

  1. City Clerk           0161     Salary 270,369.24

                                                                                                                   Maintenance                 6,650.00

                                                                                                                   Outlays                            950.00                                                                                           277,969.24

  1. Election & Reg   0162     Salary 67,179.16

                                                                                                                   Maintenance               32,025.00

                                                                                                                   Outlays                                                                                                0.00                          99,204.16

  1. License Commission      0164     Salary 12,000.00

                                                                                                                   Maintenance                                                                                                    0.00                      12,000.00

  1. Human Resources          0170     Salary 148,243.07

                                                                                                                   Maintenance                 8,600.00                                                                                               156,843.07

  1. Conservation      0171     Salary 107,012.01

                                                                                                                   Maintenance                 5,900.00

                                                                                                                   Outlays                         7,500.00                                                                                           120,412.01

Planning Bd/ Comm

  1. Devel      0172     Salary 242,983.92

                                                                                                                   Maintenance               56,000.00                                                                                               298,983.92

  1. Board of Appeals           0173     Salary 22,000.00

                                                                                                                   Maintenance                                                                                                    0.00                      22,000.00

  1. Sundry Boards   0174     Maintenance    35,500.00         35,500.00

      18-21        Police                                        0210             Salary                     7,847,046.40

  1. Maintenance        810,065.00
  2. Outlays    0.00      8,657,111.40

      Page                  Department                Dept Code #              Summary                       

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      24-25        Fire                                            0220             Salary                     5,797,609.06

  1. Maintenance        447,950.00
  2. Outlays    100,000.00      6,345,559.06
  3. Inspection Services         0251      Salary 471,123.79 Maintenance        9,800.00

                                                                                                                   Outlays                                                                                                0.00                        480,923.79

  1. Sealer of Weights             0254      Salary 15,848.56

                                                                                                                   Maintenance                    500.00                                                                                                16,348.56

  1. Civil Defense        0291      Salary 38,390.86

                                                                                                                   Maintenance                 1,500.00                                                                                                39,890.86

  1. Woburn School    0300      Budget             51,225,517.00
  1. Northeast Regional        0301     Budget             1,134,199.00

52,359,716.00

  1. Engineering        0410     Salary 276,250.68

                                                                                                                   Maintenance               22,500.00

                                                                                                                   Outlays                         2,000.00                                                                                           300,750.68

      33-36        Public Works                             0411             Salary                     2,429,740.21

37 Public Works 0412 Administration 17,750.00 37 Public Works 0414 Tree Moth 28,500.00 38 Public Works 0417 Street Maint 429,500.00 39 Public Works 0418 Snow Remove 279,000.00 39 Public Works 0419 Traffic Control 82,900.00 39 Public Works 0420 Street Lighting 260,000.00 40 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 40 Public Works 0426 Fence Repair     0.00 41 Public Works 0428 City Garage 0.00 41 Public Works 0429 Telephone 2,000.00

41 Public Works 0430 Gas  &  Oil        315,000.00 42 Public Works 0432 Trucks & equip 211,000.00 42 Public Works 0435 Public building 375,000.00

  1. Public Works        0436      Outlays            0.00  

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  1. Total Public Works      Budget             4,444,390.21
  2. Cemetery 0490     Salary      389,404.46
  3. Maintenance        0.00
  1. Outlays    10,000.00      399,404.46
  2. Board of Health    0512      Salary 367,758.60
  3. Maintenance        73,550.00
  4. Rubbish Removal             0495      Maintenance    2,746,000.00      3,187,308.60
  5. Council on Aging             0541      Salary 212,369.26

                                                                                                                   Maintenance               95,370.00                                                                                               307,739.26

      Page                  Department                Dept Code #              Summary                       

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51 Veterans Benefits 0543 Salary 82,833.00
Maintenance 2,500.00
Benefits 253,000.00 338,333.00
52 United Veterans 0544 Maintenance 10,850.00 10,850.00
  1. Public Library      0610      Salary 860,170.93
  2. Maintenance        223,290.00

1,083,460.93

  1. Recreation           0620      Salary 118,546.65

         55                                                                                 Programs                    89,320.00

      56-57                                                                               Maintenance               83,140.00 291,006.65

  1. Parks        0630     Salary      387,946.08 59   Maintenance      111,650.00
  2. Outlays    0.00      499,596.08
  3. Historical Comm. 0650      Maintenance    7,500.00      7,500.00
  4. Handicap Commission     0660      Maintenance    500.00      500.00
  5. Biotech Commission        0670      Maintenance    500.00      500.00

Agricultural

  1. Commission         0675      Maintenance    1,000.00      1,000.00

Be Well Woburn

  1. Committee           0680      Maintenance    1,000.00      1,000.00
  2. Traffic Commission          0640      Maintenance    750.00      750.00

Human Rights

  1. Commission         0685      Maintenance    1.00      1.00

Historical District

  1. Commission         0690      Maintenance    1,000.00      1,000.00
  2. Maturing Debt      0710      Principal          1,601,000.00

                                                                                                                   Interest                      816,252.42                                                                                         2,417,252.42

  1. Interest Temp Loans        0715      Interest            100,000.00      100,000.00
  2. Woburn Retirement          0970      Salary&Maint   5,195,462.00      5,195,462.00

Non Contributory

  1. Pensions 0970     Salary      14,829.43         14,829.43
  2. Unemployment     0980      Maintenance    100,000.00      100,000.00
  3. Insurance             0980      Maintenance    17,163,160.24      17,163,160.24
  4. Medicare Tax        0980      Maintenance    750,000.00      750,000.00

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      75-76        Water & Sewer Enterprise Fund Budget

      77-80                                                    Water = 0450                                     8,628,959.61

      81-85                                                    Sewer = 0440                                     9,600,303.27

Direct Charges to

                                                                                                                        Enterprise Fund                                                                                                   18,229,262.88

Indirect Charges

Reflected in

General fund 

                           Total Enterprise Fund Budget                                                     19,697,411.54                                   18,229,262.88

 

Grand Total Fiscal 2014
Budget 126,207,733.49

 

Presented to the Mayor: June 12, 2013   s/Scott D. Galvin June 12, 2013

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OREDERED That the Woburn City Council hereby authorizes the Mayor to utilize a Departmental Revolving Fund under M.G.L. Chap. 44, Sec. 53E½. Mayor may spend funds received without further appropriation during Fiscal Year 2014 with the purpose of encouraging the wellness and healthy lifestyles in the City of Woburn. The “Be Well Woburn Committee Departmental Revolving Fund”, is to be credited with all fees and charges not to exceed $50,000.00 received during Fiscal Year 2014 from donations and money raised. Any remaining balance at June 30, 2014 is to revert to the General Fund, unless the fund is re-established. The “Be Well Woburn Committee Departmental Revolving Fund”, under M.G.L. Chap. 44, Sec. 53E½ 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

Departmental Revolving Fund effective for the ensuing Fiscal Year only.

                                             I hereby recommend the above: s/Scott D. Galvin, Mayor

                                                                                             s/President Denaro

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

                     Presented to the Mayor: June 12, 2013               s/Scott D. Galvin June 12, 2013

 

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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. 53E½. The Board of Health may spend funds received without further appropriation during Fiscal Year 2014 for the purpose landfill closure. The

“Board of Health Revolving Fund”, is to be credited with all fees and charges up to $100,000.00 received during Fiscal Year 2014. Any remaining balance at June 30, 2014 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. 53E½ 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/Scott D. Galvin, Mayor

                                                                                             s/President Denaro

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

                     Presented to the Mayor: June 12, 2013               s/Scott D. Galvin June 12, 2013

 

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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 2014 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 2014 from gifts, donations and monies raised. Any remaining balance at June 30, 2014 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. 53E½ 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/Scott D. Galvin, Mayor

                                                                                             s/President Denaro

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

                     Presented to the Mayor: June 12, 2013               s/Scott D. Galvin June 12, 2013

 

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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. 53E½. The Council on Aging may spend funds received without further appropriation during Fiscal Year 2014 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 2014 up to $80,000.00. Any remaining balance at June 30, 2014 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. 53E½  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/Scott D. Galvin, Mayor

                                                                                             s/President Denaro

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

                     Presented to the Mayor: June 12, 2013               s/Scott D. Galvin June 12, 2013

 

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                      ORDERED That the Woburn City Council hereby authorizes the Department of Public

Works to utilize a Departmental Revolving Fund under M.G.L. Chap. 44, Section 53E½ . The Department of Public Works may spend funds received without further appropriation during Fiscal Year 2014 for the purpose of the Liberty Elm Tree Program. The “Liberty Elm Tree Revolving Fund”, is to be credited with all fees, charges and donations not to exceed $10,000.00 received during Fiscal Year 2014 from donations and monies collected. Any remaining balance at June 30, 2014 is to revert to the General Fund, unless the fund is re-established. The “Liberty Elm Tree Revolving Fund” under M.G.L. Chap. 44 Section 53E½ 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/Scott D. Galvin, Mayor

                                                                                             s/President Denaro

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

                     Presented to the Mayor: June 12, 2013               s/Scott D. Galvin June 12, 2013

 

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                      ORDERED       That the Woburn City Council hereby authorizes the Woburn Police

Department School Resources Officer to utilize a Departmental Revolving

Fund under M.G.L. Chap. 44, Sec. 53E ½. The Woburn Police Department School Resources Officer may spend funds received without further appropriation during Fiscal Year 2014. The “Woburn Police Department School Resources Officer Revolving Fund”, is to be credited with all fees and charges not to exceed $25,000.00 received during Fiscal

Year 2014 from donations and money raised. Any remaining balance at June 30, 2014 is to revert to the General Fund, unless the fund is reestablished. The “Woburn Police Department School Resources Officer Revolving Fund”, under M.G.L. Chap. 44, Sec. 53E½ 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/Scott D. Galvin, Mayor

                                                                                             s/President Denaro

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

                     Presented to the Mayor: June 12, 2013               s/Scott D. Galvin June 12, 2013

 

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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. 53E½. The Recreation Department may spend funds received without further appropriation during Fiscal Year 2014 for the purpose of a basketball league. The “Recreation Basketball Revolving Fund”, is to be credited with all fees and charges not to exceed $40,000.00 received during Fiscal Year 2014 from donations and monies raised. Any remaining balance at June 30, 2014 is to revert to the General Fund, unless the fund is re-established. The “Recreation Basketball Revolving Fund”, under M.G.L. Chap. 44, Sec. 53E½ 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/Scott D. Galvin, Mayor

                                                                                             s/President Denaro

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

                     Presented to the Mayor: June 12, 2013               s/Scott D. Galvin June 12, 2013

 

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ORDERED     That the Woburn City Council hereby authorizes the Mayor to utilize a Department Revolving Fund under M.G.L. Chap. 44, Sec. 53E1/2. Mayor may spend funds received without further appropriation during Fiscal Year 2014. The “Spence Farm Revolving Fund”, is to be credited with all

fees and charges not to exceed $50,000.00 received during Fiscal Year

2014 from donations and money raised. Any remaining balance at June 30, 2014 is to revert to the General Fund, unless the fund is re-established.

The “Spence Farm Revolving Fund”, under M.G.L. Chap. 44, Section 53E½ 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/Scott D. Galvin, Mayor

                                                                                             s/President Denaro

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

                     Presented to the Mayor: June 12, 2013               s/Scott D. Galvin June 12, 2013

 

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Motion made and 2nd to suspend the rules for the purposes of taking the Order relative to the authorization of the Cable Television and Telecommunications Revolving Fund from the Committee on Finance, 8 in favor, 1 opposed (Gately opposed). Alderman Gately stated that the door was closed on this proposal last year because there was no control, that the expenses of this department are not known, and that the issue can be revisited when the figures are available. Alderman Haggerty stated that he would prefer to keep the matter in committee for further review, and that the benefit is the account keeps the money off the tax rolls. Alderman Drapeau stated that this account is an offset, that the funds are not used for the salary but can be used for allowed purposes which otherwise would have to come from taxes, and that the current system is antiquated. Alderman Gately stated that the costs of the department should be determined before providing $80,000.00 carte blanche. Motion made and 2nd to allow the Mayor to speak on the issue, all in favor, 9-0. Mayor Galvin stated that the $80,000.00 reduces the bottom line expenses of the department which have already been set out in the budget, and that the $80,000.00 will offset those expenses. Alderman Drapeau stated that the budget would have to be $80,000.00 higher if this revolving account is not approved. Motion made and 2nd that the ORDER be ADOPTED, 7 in favor, 2 opposed (DiTucci, Gately opposed).

                     Presented to the Mayor: June 12, 2013               s/Scott D. Galvin June 12, 2013

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ORDERED     That the sum of $2,000.00 be and is hereby transferred as so stated from Treasurer Sick Leave Buy Back Acct #0113851-515400 $2,000.00 to Treasurer Lock Box Fees Acct #0113852-539001 $2,000.00.

I hereby recommend the above: s/Scott D. Galvin, Mayor

I have reviewed the above: s/Gerald W. Surette, City Auditor

                                                                                             s/President Denaro

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

 

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ORDERED     That the sum of $4,758.50 be and is hereby transferred as so stated from Assessor Salary Acct #0113751-511000 $4,748.50 to Purchasing Sick Leave Buy Back Acct #0113651-515400 $4,758.50

I hereby recommend the above: s/Scott D. Galvin, Mayor

I have reviewed the above: s/Gerald W. Surette, City Auditor

                                                                                             s/President Denaro

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

 

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ORDERED     That the sum of $40,000.00 be and is hereby transferred as so stated from Police Holiday Pay Acct #0121051-514500 $40,000.00 to Police Overtime Acct #0121051-513100 $40,000.00

I hereby recommend the above: s/Scott D. Galvin, Mayor

I have reviewed the above: s/Gerald W. Surette, City Auditor

                                                                                             s/President Denaro

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

 

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ORDERED     That the sum of $37,000.00 be and is hereby transferred as so stated from Police Reserves Acct #0121051-512700 $37,000.00 to Police Regular Salary Acct

#0121051-511000 $17,000.00, Police Court Overtime Acct #0121051-515000 $20,000.00, Total $37,000.00

I hereby recommend the above: s/Scott D. Galvin, Mayor

I have reviewed the above: s/Gerald W. Surette, City Auditor

                                                                                             s/President Denaro

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

 

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                      ORDERED       That the sum of $35,000.00 be and is hereby transferred as so stated from

Police/Ammunition Acct #0121054-558504 $5,000.00, Police/Lighting Acct

#0121052-521101 $16,000.00, Police/Heat Acct #0121052-521102 $14,000.00, Total $35,000.00 to Firearms Acct #0121054-558506 $35,000.00

I hereby recommend the above: s/Scott D. Galvin, Mayor

I have reviewed the above: s/Gerald W. Surette, City Auditor

                                                                                             s/President Denaro

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

 

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                      ORDERED         That the sum of $1,500.00 be and is hereby transferred as so stated from

Police/Diesel Acct #0121054-548101 $1,500.00 to Police/Gas Acct #0121052521101 $1,500.00

I hereby recommend the above: s/Scott D. Galvin, Mayor

I have reviewed the above: s/Gerald W. Surette, City Auditor

                                                                                             s/President Denaro

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

 

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                      ORDERED       That the sum of $19,521.41 be and is hereby transferred as so stated from

Police/Sick Leave Buy Back Acct #0121051-515400 $13,521.41, Police/Holiday

Pay Acct #0121051-514500 $6,000.00, Total $19,512.41 to Police/Detective Equipment Acct #0121058-586400 $19,521.41

I hereby recommend the above: s/Scott D. Galvin, Mayor

I have reviewed the above: s/Gerald W. Surette, City Auditor

                                                                                             s/President Denaro

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

 

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                      ORDERED       That the sum of $42,235.29 be and is hereby transferred as so stated from DPW

Various Accts – Acct#0141151-511000 DPW/Adm. Salary $4,000.00, Acct

#0141152-511001 DPW/ Bld. Maint. $1,500.00, Acct #0141151-512000

DPW/Temp Help $9,735.29, Acct #0141151-513500 DPW/Police Details

$15,000.00, Acct #0141754-558404 DPW/Prot. Clothing $2,000.00, Acct

#0143552-521501 DPW/Utilities $10,000.00, Total $42,235.29 to DPW Sick

Leave Buy Back Acct #0141151-515400 $17,235.29, to DPW/Gas Acct #0143054-548100 $25,000.00, Total $42,235.29

I hereby recommend the above: s/Scott D. Galvin, Mayor

I have reviewed the above: s/Gerald W. Surette, City Auditor

                                                                                             s/President Denaro

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

 

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ORDERED     That the sum of $180,000.00 be and is hereby transferred as so stated from BLS Receipts Acct #31359-595000 $180,000.00 to Fire Regular Salary Acct #0122051-511000 $180,000.00

I hereby recommend the above: s/Scott D. Galvin, Mayor

I have reviewed the above: s/Gerald W. Surette, City Auditor

                                                                                             s/President Denaro

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

 

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ORDERED     That the sum of $50,000.00 be and is hereby transferred as so stated from Fire Ambulance Salary Acct #0122051-511500 $10,000.00, Fire/Overtime Acct

#0122051-513100 $10,000.00, Fire/Sick Leave Buy Back Acct #0122051-515400

$30,000.00, Total $50,000.00 to Fire Regular Salary Acct #0122051-511000 $50,000.00

I hereby recommend the above: s/Scott D. Galvin, Mayor

I have reviewed the above: s/Gerald W. Surette, City Auditor

                                                                                             s/President Denaro

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

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Motion made and 2nd that the City Council Special Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. be and is hereby cancelled, all in favor, 9-0.

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Motion made and 2nd to ADJOURN, all in favor, 9-0. Meeting adjourned at 8:02 p.m.

A TRUE RECORD ATTEST:

                                                                                                           William C. Campbell

                                                                                              City Clerk and Clerk of the City Council

 

 

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