City Council – 02/15/2011

DATE 02/15/2011
TIME 7:30 pm
ADA Yes
LOCATION Council Chamber, Woburn City Hall, Common Street, Woburn, MA, United States

Meeting Agenda

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CITY OF WOBURN

FEBRUARY 15, 2011 – 7:30 P.M.

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL

 

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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MAYOR’S COMMUNICATIONS:  None.

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PUBLIC HEARINGS:  

Alderman Haggerty recused himself from participating in the following matter and left the Council Chambers in order to avoid an appearance of a conflict of interest.

 

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On the petition by the Boys and Girls Club of Woburn, Inc., Charles Gardner Lane,

Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 for a special permit pursuant to Section 5.1.14 of the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, to conduct a six-day carnival from May 3 through May 8, 2011 at the National Amusements (Showcase Cinema) site at 25 Middlesex Canal Park Drive.  PUBLIC HEARING OPENED. A communication dated January 26, 2011 was received from Edmund P. Tarallo, Planning Director, Woburn Planning Board as follows:

 

Re: Boys and Girls Club of Woburn, Inc. – 25 Middlesex Canal Park – To conduct a sixday carnival from May 3 to May 8 at the National Amusement Showcase Cinemas site for fundraising purposes

 

Dear Mr. Campbell and Members of the City Council:

 

At the meeting held on January 25, 2011, the Planning Board voted to forward a favorable recommendation to the City Council, subject to the condition that the applicant comply with Note 14 of the Notes to Section 5.1 of the 1985 Zoning Ordinance as amended.

 

If Council members have any questions or concerns regarding the above recommendation, please feel free to contact me.

 

Sincerely, s/Edmund P. Tarallo, Planning Director

 

Appearing for the petitioner was James Haggerty, Chair, Carnival Committee and he stated that there is no change in the carnival operation from prior years, that the carnival operator will again be Dean & Flynn of Salisbury, Massachusetts, that the company also operates at the Topsfield Fair and the Marshfield Fair, that the carnival company has been in business since 1926, and that the beneficiaries of the carnival will be the 2,400 members of the Boys & Girls Club of Woburn. IN FAVOR: None. OPPOSED: None.

Motion made and 2nd that the public hearing be closed, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Haggerty absent). Motion made and 2nd that the SPECIAL PERMIT be GRANTED, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Haggerty absent).

 

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On the petition by Alderman Drapeau relative to the structure or structures located at 33 Sylvanus Wood Lane, Woburn Lane, Woburn for the purposes of determining whether said building or buildings are a nuisance, a nuisance to the neighborhood, a dilapidated or dangerous building or buildings or other structure, as said terms are used in Mass. General Laws Ch. 139, Sec. 1, and if so, enter an order adjudging it to be a nuisance to the neighborhood, or dangerous, and prescribing its disposition, alteration or regulation. PUBLIC HEARING OPENED. Alderman Drapeau asked that department representatives present their findings to the City Council. Woburn Police Lt. Robert Ferullo stated that he reviewed police log entries for the property over the past 36 months, that the police department responded to calls from the property over thirty times in 2008, ten times each in 2009 and 2010, and five times to date in 2011, that officers responding to the property have seen what appear to be three separate living units, and that in the main part of the building it appears that rooms are rented. Woburn Building Inspector Thomas Quinn, Jr. stated that he reviewed the department records concerning this property, that in 2007 and 2008 there were many complaints received about the property from both the tenants and the owner, that the department issued notice to the owner Denise McSheffrey about a possible zoning code violation, that the owner visited the Building Department four times to remedy this issue but the Building Department personnel were never given the opportunity to inspect the property, that he has visited the property for an inspection from the street and noted several vehicles parked at the property, and that the department would have to obtain an administrative search warrant to enter the property. Board of Health Agent John Fralick stated that his department had received several complaints about excessive trash on the property, that the owner was cited and requested to bring the property into compliance with Massachusetts health regulations which prohibits blocking access to the property with trash, that the trash bags on the property are put out for collection every week, and that there were trash bags on the exterior third floor landing. Alderman Drapeau stated that the property has posed a nuisance to the neighborhood for

a number of reasons, that there has been considerable police action at the property, excessive garbage on the site, and building code violations with numerous tenants in the R-1 zoned property, and that he supports the Building Department obtaining an administrative search order. IN FAVOR: Starr Milinazzo, 33 Sylvanus Wood Lane stated that she has lived at the property for less than one year, that the owner has abandoned the property, that there are multiple living units in the property, that she invites City of Woburn personnel to inspect the property including the Building Department, Board of Health, Police Department and Fire Department, that she has complained about the trash, that she lived on the third floor and the owner lived on the main level, that the owner asked her to move to the main level, that when she returned to the property after traveling she found that all of her personal property had been moved from the third floor unit to the unit on the main level without her permission and the third floor unit had been rented to a group of “kids”, that there is a lot of traffic in and out of the house, that she cannot locate the owner to make service of a summons on her, that she has called the police to the property many times, that she holds a lease for the entire property but the owner rents units out to other people as well, that the third floor unit has a stove but no refrigerator, that there are three apartments in the building, that there are not two exits from each unit, that she pays all the utility bills for the property, that the building is not unsafe but it is neglected, that what makes the building an eyesore is the number of vehicles at the site, that it is the improper use of the building not the physical condition of the building that is the problem, that she has little communication with the tenants on the third floor, that her lease states that she has control of all of the property, and that she pays $3,000.00 to $4,000.00 per month for utilities at the property. Kevin Koffman, 31 Sylvanus Wood Lane stated that he resides next door to the property, that he has lived there for approximately twelve years, that every month there is an issue with a tenant requiring police assistance, that tenants are thrown out of the property with their personal belongings thrown into the yard, that the property has been deteriorating, that there is a lot of debris in the backyard, that bonfires have been set in the yard, that the majority of vehicles from the house park in front of his house, that this causes major problems during inclement weather as the plows cannot plow the street properly as they have to go around the parked vehicles, and that vehicles stop at the house at all hours of the night. Mohammed Milad, 35 Sylvanus Wood Lane stated that he purchased his house in 2007, that he and his wife have two young children, that they are trying to push to have remedial action taken with the property, that at least four or five men go into the house all the time, that the vehicles to the property are always different, that tenants cross his lawn to get to the property and leave trash on his lawn, that a few weeks ago five girls who appeared to be intoxicated where in his driveway but they were looking for the subject property, that the girls went to the third floor unit, that men came and went from the property that night, and that this situation is not acceptable for the neighborhood any longer. OPPOSED: None. Alderman Mercer-Bruen stated that the nuisance law has been used by the City Council for troubled properties, that the law is vague, that the law appears to apply in this situation, and that there are other properties in the city with similar conditions which could be addressed in this manner. Alderman Drapeau stated that the property appears to be in foreclosure, that there are multiple alleged tenants, that the neighborhood has to be taken back, that this must be a single family home with one family residing in the property, and that he wants to craft an Order that would assist the Building Department, Police Department, Board of Health and the Fire Department in to inspect the property. Alderman DiTucci stated that it is complicated to make progress with foreclosed property. Alderman Gately stated that he had a similar issue with a twofamily property that had many more units within the building, that the tenants were ordered to vacate the property and the owner lost the property because of the carrying costs, and that it can be a long process but relief is possible. Alderman Denaro stated that the tenant has invited the city officials in to inspect the house. Alderman Anderson stated that the police reports should be reviewed to determine the nature of the complaints at the property such as underage drinking, lewd activity and similar activity. Motion made and 2nd that the public hearing be continued to the City Council Regular Meeting on March 1,

2011, all in favor, 9-0. Motion made and 2nd that a communication be forwarded to the City Solicitor requesting an opinion be submitted to the City Council Committee on

Ordinances on or before February 28, 2011 as to who owns the property at 33 Sylvanus Wood Lane and for advice as to what steps the City Council should take to remedy the situation and what steps would be taken if the property is declared a nuisance, all in favor, 9-0. Motion made and 2nd that a communication be forwarded to the Building Department, Board of Health, Police Department and Fire Department to arrange with the cooperating tenant to inspect the property at 33 Sylvanus Wood Lane and provide a report of their findings to the City Council Committee on Ordinance on or before

February 28, 2011, all in favor, 9-0. Motion made and 2nd that if the Building

Commissioner determines that the property is being used as a three-family dwelling that he impose fines in the amount of $300.00 per day and that the tenants be evicted from the dwelling, all in favor, 9-0. Motion made and 2nd that the Police Department provide a

summary of the calls to the property to the City Council Committee on Ordinances on or before February 28, 2011, all in favor, 9-0. Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON ORDINANCES, all in favor, 9-0.

 

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On the petition by Peter Mamakos, 1092 Fellsway, Medford, Massachusetts 02155 for a special permit pursuant to Section 5.1.29 of the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, to amend a special permit issued April 7, 2005 by amending Condition 5 to allow hours of operation to between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. and by amending Condition 11 to allow a revision to the plan of record to a plan entitled “The Restaurant, Bar Renovations, 487-489 Main Street” dated 12/6/10 prepared by Seger Architects, Inc., at 487-489 Main Street. PUBLIC HEARING OPENED. A communication dated January 26, 2011 was received from Edmund P. Tarallo, Planning Director, Woburn Planning Board as follows:

 

Re: Peter Mamakos – 487-489 Main Street – To amend the 2005 special permit by amending condition #5 from “5. That the hours of operation shall be 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Sunday” to “5. That the hours of operation shall be 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Monday through Sunday” and amend condition #11 to reference the newly submitted architectural plans dated December 6, 2010

 

Dear Mr. Campbell and members of the City Council:

 

At the Planning Board meeting held on January 25, 2011, the Planning Board voted to send a favorable recommendation to the City Council on the Special Permit application of Peter Mamakos, regarding the property at 487-489 Main Street to amend conditions #5 and #11 of the 2005 Special Permit granted to this property with conditions 5 and 11 to read as follows:

 

“5. That the hours of operation shall be 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Monday through Sunday.” and

 

“11. That the special permit be limited to Peter Mamakos for “The Restaurant” as shown on the architectural plans dated 07/19/04 and last revised 12/09/04 prepared by Donald Lang Architects, Inc. 880 Watertown St., West Newton, MA 02465 as further modified by the architectural plan prepared by Seger Architects,

Inc., 10 Derby Square, Suite 4N, Salem, Massachusetts 01970, dated 12.6.10

Sheet A.1 Floor Plan entitled “The Restaurant – Bar Renovations, 487-489 Main

Street, Woburn, MA 01801.”

 

If members of the City Council have any questions or concerns regarding the foregoing recommendation, please feel free to contact me.

 

Sincerely, s/Edmund P. Tarallo, Planning Director

 

Appearing was the petitioner Peter Mamakos and he stated that he is the owner of the business, that he has been operating in Woburn for the last five years, that he has held a liquor license for three years, that he wants to add a lounge to the restaurant and increase the dinner business, that he will then be on the same playing field as other restaurants in the city, that the seating will remain the same, that the seating will not be affected by the lounge, and that there will be eight or nine seats around the bar and approximately fifteen seats in the lounge area. IN FAVOR: Paul Meaney, Executive Director, Woburn Business Association, Ten Tower Office Park stated that he is in favor of the petition, that this business is an anchor in the center, that the business draws people to Woburn center, and that the city does not want to lose this business. OPPOSED: None. Motion made and 2nd that the public hearing be closed, all in favor, 9-0. Motion made and 2nd that the

SPECIAL PERMIT be GRANTED, AS AMENDED with the condition as follows: 1. That the recommendations of the Planning Board be adopted as conditions of the special permit, all in favor, 9-0.

 

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Alderman Gaffney recused himself from participating in the following matter and left the Council Chambers in order to avoid an appearance of a conflict of interest.

 

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On the petition by Robert W. Murray, 27 Cambridge Street, Burlington, Massachusetts for a special permit pursuant to Section 7.3 of the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, to allow for the alteration of the existing non-conforming use and structure (mobile home) to provide for the construction of a single family dwelling at 8 Albany Street.  PUBLIC HEARING OPENED. A communication dated January 26, 2011 was received from Edmund P. Tarallo, Planning Director, Woburn Planning Board as follows:

 

 

Re: Robert W. Murray – 8 Albany Street – To allow for the alteration of an existing nonconforming use and structure (mobile home) to provide for the construction of a single family dwelling pursuant to Section 7.3 The petitioner is seeking to allow for the alteration of an existing non-conforming use and structure (mobile home) to provide for the construction of a single family dwelling pursuant to Section 7.3

 

Dear Mr. Campbell and members of the City Council:

 

At the Planning Board meeting held on January 25, 2011, the Planning Board voted to send a favorable recommendation to the City Council on the Special Permit application of Robert W. Murray, regarding the property at 8 Albany Street to allow for the alteration of an existing non-conforming use and structure, an existing mobile home, by constructing a new single family dwelling pursuant to Section 7.3 subject to the condition that the northerly side yard shall be at least 10’ and that the southerly side yard shall be at least 6.5’.

 

If members of the City Council have any questions or concerns regarding the foregoing recommendation, please feel free to contact me.

 

Sincerely, s/Edmund P. Tarallo, Planning Director

 

Appearing for the petitioner was Attorney Kathleen E. Connolly, Murtha Cullina LLP, 600 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn and she stated that the petitioner will construct a single family residence at the locus, that the petitioner will raze the existing mobile home and garage as well as remove the camper and shed from the locus, that the mobile home was placed on the property in 1955 and was occupied until about a year ago, that the petitioner will comply with the Planning Board recommendations, that the property abuts the railroad bed, that the side yard setback of 6.5 feet will be along the railroad bed, that the recommended side yard setbacks of 6.5 feet and 10 feet are consistent with the original plan for the locus, and that the project will clean up the property and be a major improvement to the area. Attorney Connelly offered copy of a plan dated June 3, 1955 and a copy of an application for a building permit dated June 4, 1955 to the City Council for review. Motion made and 2nd that the documents be received and made part of the record, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Gaffney absent). IN FAVOR: Paul Meaney, Executive Director, Woburn Business Association, Ten Tower Office Park stated that the petitioner has developed a number of residential and commercial properties in the city over the years, that he does good work, and that he supports the petition. OPPOSED: None. Motion made and 2nd that the public hearing be closed, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Gaffney absent). Motion made and 2nd that the SPECIAL PERMIT be GRANTED, AS AMENDED with the condition as follows: 1. That the recommendations of the Planning Board be adopted as conditions of the special permit, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Gaffney absent).

 

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CITIZEN’S PARTICIPATION:  None.

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COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

POLICE AND LICENSE:

 

On the petition by SureRide, LLC for a new Taxi Cab License, committee report was received as follows “ought not to pass”. A communication dated February 14, 2011 was received from Steven Alicandro as follows:

 

To the Woburn City Council:

 

My name is Steven Alicandro owner of SureRide, LLC. I would like to withdraw my application for taxi license due to conflict of business.

 

Thank you, s/Steven Alicandro

 

Motion made and 2nd to suspend the rules for the purposes of hearing from the petitioner, all in favor, 9-0. Appearing was Steven Alicandro and he requested that he be allowed to withdraw the petition. Motion made and 2nd to return to the regular order of business, all in favor, 9-0. Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be GIVEN LEAVE TO WITHDRAW WITHOUT PREJUDICE, all in favor, 9-0.

 

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On the Order to appropriate the sum of $30,299.00 from Unreserved Fund Balance Account to Collation Expenses Account, committee report was received “ought to pass”.

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

Presented to the Mayor: February 17, 2011                s/Scott D. Galvin Feb. 17, 2011

 

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On the Order to appropriate the sum of $475,000.00 from Unreserved Fund Balance Account to various Police Department Accounts, committee report was received “ought to pass”. Alderman Raymond stated that a large portion of this appropriation is to fund the Quinn Bill, that he has received more calls on this issue than on almost any issue since he has been on the City Council, that most of the calls that he has received question his support of the appropriation, that public safety is the number one priority, that these funds are for officers who have obtained college undergraduate and graduate degrees, and that an intelligent police officers makes intelligent decisions. Motion made and 2nd that the COMMITTEE REPORT be ADOPTED, all in favor, 9-0.

Presented to the Mayor: February 17, 2011                s/Scott D. Galvin Feb. 17, 2011

 

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On the Order to appropriate the sum of $17,803.22 from Unreserved Fund Balance Account to Purchasing Salary Sick Leave Buy Back Account, committee report was received “ought to pass”. Motion made and 2nd that the COMMITTEE REPORT be ADOPTED, all in favor, 9-0.

Presented to the Mayor: February 17, 2011                s/Scott D. Galvin Feb. 17, 2011

 

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On the Order to establish the Be Well Woburn Committee Departmental Revolving Fund, committee report was received “ought to pass”. Motion made and 2nd that the COMMITTEE REPORT be ADOPTED, all in favor, 9-0.

Presented to the Mayor: February 17, 2011                s/Scott D. Galvin Feb. 17, 2011

 

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On the Order to amend Title 2 of the 1989 Woburn Municipal Code, as amended by adding a new Article XL entitled “Woburn Agricultural Commission”, committee report was received “ought to pass”. Motion made and 2nd that the COMMITTEE REPORT be ADOPTED, all in favor, 9-0.

Presented to the Mayor: February 17, 2011                s/Scott D. Galvin Feb. 17, 2011

 

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On the Order to amend Title 2, Article V, Section 5-38 of the 1989 Woburn Municipal Code, as amended relative to conduct of business by hawkers and peddlers and transient vendors, committee report was received “ought to pass”. Motion made and 2nd that the COMMITTEE REPORT be ADOPTED, all in favor, 9-0.

Presented to the Mayor: February 17, 2011                s/Scott D. Galvin Feb. 17, 2011

 

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On the Order to authorize the Mayor to enter a certain Easement Agreement calling for the construction of sidewalks and installation for lighting on a portion of Middlesex Canal Park, committee report was received “ought to pass”. Motion made and 2nd that the COMMITTEE REPORT be ADOPTED, all in favor, 9-0.

Presented to the Mayor: February 17, 2011                s/Scott D. Galvin Feb. 17, 2011

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NEW PETITIONS:

 

Petition for renewal of Taxi Cab License for one vehicle and change of location by Ali A.

Saleb dba Metro Cab, 170 Main Street. Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON POLICE AND LICENSES, all in favor, 9-0.

 

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Petition for renewal of Taxi Cab License for one vehicle by Ahmad Abbas dba A.A.

Transportation, 600 West Cummings Park, Suite 1175. Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON POLICE AND LICENSES, all in favor, 9-0.

 

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Petition by T-Mobile Northeast, LLC, 15 Commerce Way, Suite B, Norton,

Massachusetts 02766 for a special permit pursuant to Section 5.1.80b of the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, to add one antenna on the roof in a new faux chimney structure and associated cables to the existing equipment area with no new base equipment at 667 Main Street. Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO PUBLIC HEARING, all in favor, 9-0.

 

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Petition by Woodco Machinery, Inc., 22 North Maple Street, Woburn, Massachusetts

01801 for a special permit pursuant to Section 5.1.57b of the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, to allow for the use of a portion of the identified property for additional parking and storage of equipment and vehicles in connection with its existing use of the adjacent property, at Assessors Map 9, Block 7, Lot 3 Merrimac Street adjacent to 22 North Maple Street. Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO PUBLIC HEARING, all in favor, 9-0.

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COMMUNICATIONS AND REPORTS:

 

A communication dated February 14, 2011 with attachments was received from City Solicitor John D. McElhiney as follows:

 

Re:  Parcel 14-12-02 (Fifth Road/Fourth Road)

 

Dear Members of the Council:

 

I am writing to apprise the Council of a situation with respect to the above parcel, with the suggestion that the Council vote to accept a deed in lieu of taxes, pursuant to G.L. Chapter 60, Section 77C, so that the City might acquire the same in a simplified and inexpensive manner.

 

In summary, the parcel consists of approximately 2.02 acres, and is virtually entirely wetlands.  It directly abuts several paper streets, as well as another larger parcel of wetlands which is already City owned. An assessor’s map showing the parcel in question is attached.

 

It was thought for the last twenty years or so that the parcel in question was city owned as well, and it has been listed as City owned property on Assessor’s records for that span of time, with the last tax bill to any private owner issued in approximately 1987.  However, we have recently had reason to perform a title search on the parcel, and it turns out that the parcel is not, in fact, City owned. I have tracked the ownership to the heirs and successors of a realty trust established in the 1960’s.

 

Under normal circumstances, tax takings would be filed and the matter would eventually go through proceedings in the Land Court to foreclose on the tax takings. In this particular case, however, where it appears that the city was under the mistaken belief that it already owned the parcel, the last tax bill in question was from the mid 1980s. The principal amount of taxes owed at that time was $1,290.11. Interest since that time is approximately $4,900.00. Given the relative small amount owed, and the likelihood that the city will eventually foreclose on this parcel in any event, I have inquired with the current heirs about the possibility of conveying the property now, in lieu of taxes. This procedure is specifically allowed in G.L. Chapter 60, Section 77C. In addition, the owners are willing to pay the city the principal amount owed of $1,290.11, meaning the city would accept the deed in lieu of the interest portion of the 1987 bill.

 

I have already inquired with the Conservation Commission, and they see a value in acquiring the parcel, as a means of protecting the wetlands area, particularly as this parcel of 2 acres will be added to an existing city owned parcel of 7.24 acres. (See minutes of a Conservation Commission meeting of December 16, 2010, attached).

 

In addition, accepting a deed in lieu of the taxes would allow the City to acquire the parcel now, for minimal expenditure, as opposed to going through the expense and time of the Land Court proceeding. And given the long-time benefits of protecting the wetlands on the site, it is a parcel that the City should probably acquire in any event.

 

For the above-reasons, I recommend this approach. A sample Order/Vote is attached for your consideration. Should you desire to send this matter to Committee, I would be happy to make myself available to further explain this process.

 

Sincerely, s/John D. McElhiney

 

Attached thereto was the following Order:

 

ORDERED     That the City Council authorize the Mayor to accept a deed in lieu of taxes from the owners of a certain parcel containing 2.02 acres, and shown on Assessor’s records as Map 14-12-02, on Fourth/Fifth Rd., subject to payment of such portion of the taxes as represent the principal balance ($1,290.11).

 

s/Alderman Raymond

 

Alderman Mercer-Bruen stated that she wants to be certain that the land has been tested so that the city is not accepting an unknown liability. Motion made and 2nd that the

MATTER be REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL LANDS, all in favor, 9-

0.

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UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF PRECEDING MEETING:  None.

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APPOINTMENTS AND ELECTIONS:  None.

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MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

 

ORDERED     Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of Woburn that Title 5, Article XII, Section 5-69 of the 1989 Woburn Municipal Code, as amended, be and is hereby further amended by adding a new second sentence so that the section, as amended, shall read as follows:

 

Section 5-69 License required – Conveyance of persons; Limits

 

No person shall set up, use or drive any motor taxicab, or other vehicle, for the conveyance of persons for hire from place to place within the City, without a license for such carriage from the City Council. The number of taxicab licenses to be issued shall not be in excess of twenty-eight. The number of livery licenses to be issued shall not be in excess of forty-one.

 

s/Alderman Mercer-Bruen, Alderman Gately and Alderman DiTucci

 

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

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

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ORDERED     That the sum of $27,000.00 be and is hereby transferred as so stated from

Treasurer/Temporary-OT Account #0113851-513100 $2,470.13,

Treasurer/Payroll Fees Account #0113852-525800 $16,708.28,

Treasurer/Supplies Account #0113854-542000 $7,821.59, Total

$27,000.00 to Tax Title/Foreclosure Account #0113857-576010 $27,000.00

 

I hereby recommend the above. s/Donald N. Jensen, City Treasurer

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

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

 

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

DPW Highway Salary Account #0141151-511002 $50,000.00 to

DPW/Overtime Account #0141151-513100 $50,000.00

 

I hereby recommend the above. s/Thomas Quinn, DPW/Acting Superintendent

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

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

 

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 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 8:46 p.m.

 

A TRUE RECORD ATTEST:

 

 

 

William C. Campbell

City Clerk and Clerk of the City Council

 

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