City Council – 05/07/2013

DATE 05/07/2013
TIME 7:00 pm
ADA Yes
LOCATION Council Chamber, Woburn City Hall, Common Street, Woburn, MA, United States

Meeting Agenda

Below is the pasted journal for ADA Compliancy. See attachment to download the full version.

 

CITY OF WOBURN

MAY 7, 2013 – 7:00 P.M.

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL

 

Roll Call

                                                Anderson

Gately

                                                DiTucci

Haggerty

Drapeau

Mercer-Bruen

                                                Gaffney

Raymond

       Denaro  _________________________

 

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

_________________________

 

MAYOR’S COMMUNICATIONS: 

 

A communication dated May 7, 2013 with attachments was received from His Honor the Mayor Scott D. Galvin as follows:

 

Dear President Denaro and Distinguished Members of the Woburn City Council,

 

I am pleased to submit the FY 2014 General Fund Budget in the amount of $107,978,470, which represents an increase of 3.29 percent over FY 2103.  The proposed budget is well under the constraints of Proposition 2 ½.

 

In FY 2014, as in the previous year, Department Heads and employees continue to operate with lean budgets.  They work hard for the taxpayers, and continue to provide solid municipal services and great customer service.  As the Mayor, and also as a taxpayer, I thank them all for their service and commitment to better government.

 

We have continued to strengthen our financial position as evidenced by our increasing free cash balance and solid reserve balances.  These balances have been enhanced due to increased oversight of budgetary spending and the implementation of a “best practices” approach to collecting overdue taxes.  Because of our solid financial status and strong bond rating, we were able to refinance outstanding debt and save taxpayers $1,971,000 over the remaining term of the loans.

 

What follows are some of the issues affecting the budget:

 

The School budget that I am approving is $51,225,517, an increase of 4.1 percent.  Notwithstanding this healthy increase, the School Department faces continued budgetary pressure due to escalating mandatory Special Education expenses, which result in a greater share of the budget being diverted from other educational needs.  In addition, our assessment at the Northeast Regional Vocational School increased by $208,453 (22.52 percent) due to additional student enrollment.

 

In order to continue providing the funding necessary to ensure our students continue receiving a quality education, I will be requesting the City Council to approve the creation of a revolving fund into which yearly School Medicaid receipts will be credited.  They are currently deposited directly into the City General Fund.  The proposed revolving fund, which I will submit for your approval, will initially authorize the expenditure of up to $350,000 per year from this fund for unanticipated Special Education expenses.

 

The budget again includes my request for a full-time IT Director, which is vital and long overdue considering the critical role technology plays in the operations of any organization.  I am also again requesting the City Council re-establish the Technology Revolving Fund to be credited with cable receipts to offset City technology expenses.

 

The budget also includes contractually obligated salary adjustments for City employees, as well as 2-percent raises for non-union employees.  All City unions are in the final year of their labor contracts including the Fire Department, which was the last labor contract settled—by order of the Joint Labor Management Commission (JLMC).

 

Included are capital outlays for the Fire Department that were recommended by the Public Safety Report completed by Municipal Resources Inc.  They include two new vehicles, repairs to Ladder 1, and turnout gear.  I will also include a line item in the FY 2014 capital budget to hire a project manager and architect to prepare schematic design plans and cost estimates for a new fire station.

 

Our successful work holding the line on Group Health Insurance and General Liability and Workers Compensation resulted in the City realizing an impressive -1.03 percent decrease when compared with last year’s budget.  In addition, the City will continue to realize energy savings as a result of investments in new vehicles, lighting and heating, and a newly negotiated contract for natural gas.

 

I am requesting an appropriation of $30,000 to fund Woburn’s Citi-Stat program, a performance-based management program aimed at allowing City officials to openly and continually track and evaluate every element of City government.  Over the last year, we have conducted monthly data-driven meetings with the Police and Fire departments to gain a better understanding and path to optimizing the delivery and cost of services.

 

We are in the process of launching similar work with the DPW. At this time, I am requesting time on the City Council agenda on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 or with the Liaison Committee of the Whole, whichever is more convenient, to make a brief Citi-Stat presentation.

 

The Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund budget is $18,229,262.  The increase of 6.79 percent was driven by increased debt service payments for the substantial completion of many of the capital outlays authorized under the $33 million bond authorization for water improvements.

 

In addition, our MWRA water assessment increased substantially as a result of issues associated with bringing the new water treatment plant online.  The Water Treatment Plant is now producing water at an optimal level, and I am confident our FY 2015 MWRA water assessment will be reduced, reflecting this level of production.

 

I am available to discuss any specific questions you may have.

 

Sincerely, s/Scott D. Galvin, Mayor

 

Attached thereto was the following:

 

                 CITY OF WOBURN                                                    FISCAL 2014  BUDGET

Unsupported image type.

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

Unsupported image type.

    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                       

Unsupported image type.

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  

Unsupported image type.

  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                       

Unsupported image type.

  1. Veterans Benefits             0543      Salary 82,833.00 Maintenance        2,500.00

Benefits                     253,000.00                                                                                           338,333.00

  1. United Veterans   0544      Maintenance    10,850.00      10,850.00
  2. Public Library      0610      Salary 860,170.93
  3. 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
  3. Pensions 0970     Salary      14,829.43         14,829.43
  4. Unemployment     0980      Maintenance    100,000.00      100,000.00
  5. Insurance             0980      Maintenance    17,163,160.24      17,163,160.24
  6. Medicare Tax        0980      Maintenance    750,000.00      750,000.00

Unsupported image type.

TOTAL GENERAL FUND BUDGET                                            107,978,470.61

8,628,959.61 9,600,303.27 18,229,262.88
19,697,411.54 18,229,262.88

75-76        Water & Sewer Enterprise Fund Budget

77-80                                                    Water = 0450

81-85                                                    Sewer = 0440

Direct Charges to

Enterprise Fund

Indirect Charges

Reflected in

General fund  Total Enterprise Fund Budget

Unsupported image type.

Grand Total Fiscal 2014
Budget 126,207,733.49

Unsupported image type.

 

 

 

s/President Denaro

 

Motion made and 2nd to accept the FY2014 Budget and Woburn School Department Budget, all in favor, 9-0. Alderman Drapeau stated that he will schedule one meeting for all departments to attend on May 22, 2013, and that this will not be a mandatory meeting. Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON FINANCE, all in favor, 9-0.

 

*************************

ORDERED     That the sum of $132,500.00 be and is hereby transferred as so stated from

BLS Receipts Acct #31359-595000 $132,500.00 to Ambulance Salaries

Acct #0122051-513100 $100,000.00, Ambulance Maintenance Acct

#0122054-544300 $15,000.00, Apparatus Maintenance Acct #0122054-

544400 $10,000.00, Medical Attention Acct #0122054-558103 $7,500.00

 

I hereby recommend the above: s/Paul Tortolano, Chief, Fire Department

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.

 

*************************

ORDERED       That the sum of $56,826.36 be and is hereby transferred as so stated from

Police Roof Acct #0112158-586691 $56,826.36 to Stabilization Fund Acct #704049-497100 $56,826.36

 

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

I hereby reviewed 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.

 

*************************

ORDERED       That the sum of $10,000.00 be and is hereby transferred as so stated from

Police Roof Acct #0112158-586691 $10,000.00 to Police Stairs Acct

#0112158-586689 $10,000.00

 

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

I hereby reviewed 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.

 

*************************

A communication dated May 1, 2013 with attachments was received from City Solicitor Ellen Callahan Doucette as follows:

 

Re:  Order authorizing Mayor to execute IMA – Municipal Hearings Officer

 

This memorandum shall serve to explain the attached Order seeking authorization for the Mayor to execute an Intermunicipal Agreement (“IMA”) with the Towns of Winchester and Lexington for the appointment of a municipal hearing officer in accordance with M.G.L. c.148A, §2.  A copy of the IMA is attached hereto for the Council’s information.

 

The purpose for the IMA is to allow the three communities to share the services of a

Municipal Hearing Officer (an individual from the Lexington Fire Department will serve) who will conduct hearings solely on appeals from the issuance of citations for noncriminal violations of the state fire code.   As §5 of c.148A requires cities and towns to pay municipal hearing officers a stipend of “not less than $2,500 a year”, the terms of the IMA allocate this cost among the three communities.

 

I am available to meet with the City Council to discuss this matter further.

 

Sincerely, s/Ellen Callahan Doucette

 

Attached thereto was the following Order:

 

ORDERED     Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Woburn that the Mayor be authorized pursuant to M.G.L. c.40, §4A to enter into an Intermunicipal Agreement with the Towns of Winchester and Lexington for the appointment of a Municipal Hearing Officer in accordance with M.G.L. c.148A, §2.

 

s/Alderman Anderson

 

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

_________________________

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:  

On the petition by Woburn Kiwanis, c/o Attorney Mark Salvati, 10 Cedar Street, Suite

26, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 for a special permit pursuant to Section 5.1.75 of the

1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended to allow a carnival on June 14 and 15,

2013 at Library Park. PUBLIC HEARING OPENED. A communication dated April 25, 2013 was received from Edmund P. Tarallo, Planning Director, Woburn Planning Board as follows:

 

Re: Kiwanis Club of Woburn – Library Park – To operate a carnival June 14 & 15, 2013 under Section 5.1.75

 

Dear Mr. Campbell and members of the City Council:

 

At the Planning Board meeting held on April 23, 2013, the Planning Board voted to send a favorable recommendation to the City Council regarding the Special Permit application of the Kiwanis Club of Woburn for their Annual Flag Day Festival at Library Park with the condition that the applicant comply with Section 5.1, Note 14 of the Woburn Zoning Ordinance.

 

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

 

No one appeared for the petitioner. IN FAVOR: None. 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 recommendation of the Planning Board be adopted as a condition of the special permit, all in favor 9-0.

 

*************************

On the petition by Great Dog Rescue, NE, Joanna Reck, 9 Bartlet Street, #316, Andover, Massachusetts for a special permit to amend a special permit issued February 28, 2013 pursuant to Section 5.1.35 of the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, 1. To allow for the addition of a residential dishwasher and 2. To move partition wall forty (40) inches to the left, at 34D Holton Street. PUBLIC HEARING OPENED. A communication dated April 25, 2013 was received from Edmund P. Tarallo, Planning Director, Woburn Planning Board as follows:

 

Re: Great Dog Rescue NE – 34 Holton Street – To allow for modification of Special Permit decision by changing the Plan of Record

 

Dear Mr. Campbell and members of the City Council:

 

At the Planning Board meeting held on January 8, 2013, the Planning Board voted to send a favorable recommendation to the City Council on the modification of Special Permit application for Great Dog Rescue NE, regarding the property at 34 Holton Street by changing condition number four of the original special permit to read “That the facility shall be limited to no more than 36 dogs in accordance with the plan dated “1/2/2013 Revised” Sheet A1 prepared by Joanna Reck Architect, 15 Rockridge Rd., Andover, MA 01810 for “Great Dog Rescue NE, 34D Holton 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

 

A communication dated April 2, 2013 was received from Thomas C. Quinn, Jr., Building Commissioner, Department of Inspection Services as follows:

 

Re: Great Dog Rescue 34D Holton Street

 

With regard to the above referenced property, as you are aware a Special Permit was granted on February 5, 2013 and recorded on February 28, 2013 for Great Dog Rescue. On March 15, 2013 a Building Permit was issued to construct the interior in accordance with the Special Permit granted with attention to condition three (3) which references a plan shown as Sheet A1 dated January 2, 2013.

 

Since the issuance of the building permit the owners have requested a change to the floor plans which would have been different than the approved plans as referenced in the recorded decision and if approved by Inspectional Services would be different than what was presented during the hearing process.

 

If you have addition concerns with this matter or wish to discuss further do not hesitate to contact me.

 

A communication dated May 7, 2013 was received from Joanne Reck, Director, Great Dog Rescue NE, Inc., 9 Bartlet Street #316, Andover, Massachusetts 01810 as follows:

 

Dear Bill:

 

As per our phone call, I am writing to notify the Council that due to family illness I cannot attend tonight’s hearing. I would appreciate if the Council can vote on the amendment to our Special Permit even in my absence. I look forward to having this amendment approved.

 

Thank you, s/Joanna Reck, Director, Great Dog Rescue NE, Inc.

 

No one appeared for the petitioner. Alderman Gately stated that he spoke to the Building Commissioner, that he has no issue concerning the modification, and that the plan of record is dated January 2, 2013. IN FAVOR: None. 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 plan of record shall be the plan entitled “Great Dog Rescue NE, 34D Holton Street, Woburn, MA 01801” prepared by Joanne Reck, Architect with revision date 1/2/2013, all in favor 9-0.

 

*************************

On the petition by Robert W. Murray, Trustee, Three Hundred Thirty Lexington Street Trust, 27 Cambridge Street, Burlington, Massachusetts 01803 for a special permit to modify a special permit dated June 11, 2009 as modified by Notice of Modification dated September 3, 2009 by 1. Deleting the reference to the plan of record in Condition 2 of the

Decision and replacing with the plan filed with this Petition entitled “Plan of Land in

Woburn and Lexington, 330 Lexington Street, Middlesex County, Massachusetts” dated

January 30, 2009 as revised on January 30, 2013 prepared by Commonwealth

Engineering Inc, Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors, 27 Cambridge Street, Suite 106, Burlington, MA 01803 as the plan of record, and 2. Revising Condition 9 of the Decision which states: “That this proposal shall comply with the requirements of Section 11.11 the

Affordable Housing Requirement of the Woburn Zoning Ordinance” by allowing the Petitioner to substitute a cash payment for the provision of affordable housing units pursuant to Section 11.11.1 of the Zoning Ordinances, at 500 Lexington Street a/k/a 330 Lexington Street. PUBLIC HEARING OPENED. Appearing for the petitioner was

Attorney Joseph R. Tarby, III, Murtha Cullina LLP, 600 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 and he stated that the petitioner would submit a cash payment to the affordable housing fund in lieu of the one unit, that the property is not hear public transportation, shopping areas or schools which are conditions to consider with respect to affordable housing, that the petitioner was allowed to construct two structures on one lot with four dwelling units in each building, that the construction is nearing completion, that the Planning Board met tonight and gave a favorable recommendation with three conditions, that the Planning Board recommended the change of the plan of record and to allow payment in lieu of the affordable housing unit so long as all other conditions remain, that the cash payment is being calculated and not available at this meeting, that under Section 11.11 one unit would be required, and that the cash calculation will be available next week. Attorney Tarby offered a copy of the Planning Board recommendation dated May 7, 2013 for the City Council to review. Motion made and 3nd that the document be received and made part of the record, all in favor, 9-0. A communication dated May 7, 2013 was received from Edmund P. Tarallo, Planning Director, Woburn Planning Board as follows:

 

Re:  Robert W. Murray, Trustee of 330 Lexington Street Trust – 500 Lexington Street

(aka 330 Lexington Street) – To allow for the modification of the September 3, 2009 Special Permit Decision

 

Dear Mr. Campbell and members of the City Council:

 

At the Woburn Planning Board meeting held on May 7, 2013, the Planning Board voted to send a favorable recommendation to the City Council on the modification of Special Permit application of Robert W. Murray, Trustee of 330 Lexington Street Trust, regarding the property at 500 Lexington Street (aka 330 Lexington Street) subject to the following conditions:

 

  1. That condition #2 of the August 11, 2009 modified decision issued September 3, 2009 be further modified by substituting the following: “That the plan of record shall be the plans entitled “Plan of Land in Woburn and Lexington, 330 Lexington Street, Middlesex County, Massachusetts”; dated January 30, 2009 as revised on January 30,

2013 prepared by Commonwealth Engineering Inc., Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors, 27 Cambridge Street, Suite 106, Burlington, MA 01803”;

  1. That condition #9 of the May 19, 2009 decision issued June 11, 2009 shall be modified by substituting the following: “That a cash payment shall be allowed to be substituted for the provision of all the affordable housing units required under Section

11.11.1. Said payment shall be provided in accordance with the provisions of Section

11.11.4 of the 1985 City of Woburn Zoning Ordinance as amended.”; and

  1. That all other conditions of the Special Permit decided May 19, 2009 and issued June 11, 2009 and modified on August 11, 2009 and issued on September 3, 2009 shall remain in full force and effect unless modified by this decision.

 

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

 

Alderman Drapeau stated that he did not object to the cash payment in lieu of the unit, that he wants to know the amount of the payment, that he does not object to granting the modification at this meeting, and that a consultant may have to be engaged to be paid by the applicant to determine the fair price. Alderman Anderson stated that the burden is on the city to engage a consultant to determine the value of the payment in lieu of the unit.  Alderman Haggerty stated that the City Council should know the amount of the cash payment before voting on the matter, and that the matter could be forwarded to committee to determine the amount. Alderman Gately stated that a condition could be added that the special permit not issue until a figure suitable to both parties is determined. President Denaro stated that the condition could apply to the issuance of the occupancy permit as opposed to the special permit. Robert Murray, Trustee, Three Hundred Thirty Lexington Street Trust stated that he could live with a condition applicable to the issuance of the occupancy permit, and that the occupancy permit has not issued as of this time. Alderman Mercer-Bruen stated that the restriction should apply to any occupancy permit both temporary and final. IN FAVOR: Paul Meaney, Board of Directors of Woburn Business Association, Ten Tower Office Park stated that the petitioner is a good developer, that nothing has been done in forty years in the city to enhance elderly housing, that $2,000,000.00 was received from Avalon for affordable housing and no projects have been pursued, that there was $50,000.00 spent from the account to review the Library Park project, that the project is ready but is not moving forward, and that this money should be accepted from the petitioner and used for that project. 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 before any temporary, conditional or final occupancy permit is issued for the eighth dwelling unit, a cash payment in a mutually agreed sum shall be paid by the petitioner to the city as substitute for one affordable housing unit as determined by an outside consultant paid for by the petitioner, all in favor, 9-0.

 

*************************

On the petition by Soonyoung, Inc. dba Fashion Cleaners, 18 Swanton Street,

Winchester, Massachusetts 01890 for a special permit pursuant to Section 7 of the 1985

Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, to allow a professional cleaners at 102-104 Main Street. PUBLIC HEARING OPENED. A communication dated April 25, 2013 was received from Edmund P. Tarallo, Planning Director, Woburn Planning Board as follows:

 

Re: Soonyoung, Inc., DBA Fashion Cleaners – 102-104 Main Street – To allow for the alteration of a pre-existing nonconforming use to allow for a professional cleaners pursuant to Section 7.3

 

Dear Mr. Campbell and members of the City Council:

 

At the Planning Board meeting held on April 23, 2013, the Planning Board voted to send an unfavorable recommendation to the City Council regarding the Special Permit application of Soonyoung, Inc., DBA Fashion Cleaners to allow for a professional cleaners due to inadequate parking.

 

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 Matthew E. Scafidi, Scafidi & Juliano, 5 Campbell Street, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 and he stated that the property is located at the corner of Ash Street and Main Street, that a special permit recently issued for a jiujitsu studio at the unit number 104, that the petitioner’s business will be located at the unit number 102, that there are residential units upstairs, that the property was converted from the former NAPA Auto Parts store, that the building was used for a pre-existing commercial business, that the petitioner operates two stores in Boston and Winchester, that the Winchester store will close and move to this location, that the unit is 3,200 square feet in area, that the petitioner has several years experience in the business, that the owner has eighteen years experience and the manager of this store has five years experience, that the dry cleaning work will be performed at the Boston store, that this location will be for drop off of clothes until the location becomes more successful and then equipment will be brought in, that the equipment at the unit will be sparse in the beginning, that no noxious chemicals will be used, that there will be no noise or pollution from the use, that the refuse and trash from the facility will be less, that there will initially be one to two employees at the store, that there could be three employees at the store once the full press is operating, that the customer visits are quick in and out visits, that the hours of operation will be 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and closed Sunday, that the Planning Board recommendation was based on an incorrect parking plan and that he has a new plan for the City Council, that the petitioner uses a cleaning solvent known as DrySolv, that the store will be better than the previous use and the building will be put to good use, that the proposal will be a beneficial use to the neighborhood, that the chemical waste is stored inside the machine and is removed about twice a year, and that two parking spaces are designated to the apartments and the remaining six parking spaces are designated to the commercial uses. Attorney Scafidi offered a plan entitled “Conceptual Parking Plan, 102-104 Main Street, Woburn, MA” prepared by Alan Engineering, L.L.C. dated October 18, 2012 to the City Council for review. Motion made and 2nd that the plan be received and made part of the record, all in favor, 9-0. Attorney Scafidi offered a document relative to DrySolv cleaning solvent to the City Council for review. Motion made and 2nd that the document be received and made part of the record, all in favor, 9-0. Soonyoung You, President of the petitioner stated that the company will have one Ford EconoVan for deliveries, that there will be approximately three deliveries per week at 5:00 p.m., that the lease in Winchester expires on June 30, 2013, and that he must begin to move equipment by the beginning of June 2013. Alderman DiTucci stated that she has researched the solvent used by the petitioner and finds that the chemicals are not dangerous but do need to be properly controlled, that parking is an issue, that if parking restrictions are overly enforced there would be no businesses on main Street, and that the city has to allow reasonable parking uses.

Alderman Anderson questioned where employees would park. Alderman Gately stated that this business will not be comparable to the greater amount of traffic generated by the NAPA store, and that he does not oppose the use. IN FAVOR: Paul Meaney, Board of Directors, Woburn Business Association, 10 Tower Office Park stated that this is an inand-out business, that customers will come and go quickly when making a transaction, that there will not be a parking issue, and that businesses with no parking survive with limited on-street parking. OPPOSED: Anthony Bogus, 108 Main Street stated that he is not opposed to business at this property but that a dry cleaner would not be a good business in the area, that he home schools his children and therefore they would be exposed to the chemicals used during the day, that parking is an issue, that there are many traffic accidents in the area, that vehicles stopping and starting in the area will cause more accidents, that most of the NAPA business was servicing other repair businesses, that NAPA did not have a lot of retail business and was mostly wholesale, that three was not a lot of traffic from NAPA, that he did not opposed the jiu-jitsu studio of the pool table repair business that was proposed for the location, that a cleaners business has to generate customers to be profitable, that this is a school bus stop in the morning in this area, that this is a busy area, that traffic backs up in the area during lunch hours, that deliveries at 5:00 p.m. are a problem, that he is not opposed to business in the area but opposed to the proposed business, and that he owns a house next to the locus and his grandfather owned a house in the neighborhood for many years. 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 amendments as follows: 1. That the hours of operation shall be 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 2. That DrySolv cleaning solvent will be used and disposed of properly, and 3. That deliveries to or from the property shall only be between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., 8 in favor, 1 opposed (Mercer-Bruen opposed).

 

*************************

On the petition by  Stephanie Almeida, 24 Grace Road, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 for a special permit pursuant to Section 5.5 of the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended to allow filling of yard at 24 Grace Road. PUBLIC HEARING OPENED. No one appeared for the petitioner. IN FAVOR: None. OPPOSED: None. Motion made and

2nd that the PUBLIC HEARING be CONTINUED TO THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL ON MAY 21, 2013 AND THAT THE MATTER BE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON SPECIAL PERMITS, all in favor 9-0.

 

*************************

Motion made and 2nd that the public hearing on the following two matters be held collectively, 6 in favor, 3 opposed (Denaro, Haggerty, Mercer-Bruen opposed).

 

*************************

On the petition by Woburn Armory LLC to amend the Zoning Map of the City of Woburn by changing the zoning district for the entire parcel known as 286 Main Street a/k/a 320 Main Street, containing approximately 38,344 square feet of land as shown on a plan by Design Consultants, Inc., entitled “Plan of Land in Woburn, Massachusetts” dated June 23, 2005 from the R-2/B-D zoning districts to the B-D zoning district.

PUBLIC HEARING OPENED. Appearing for the petitioner was Attorney Joseph R. Tarby, Murtha Cullina LLP, 600 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 and he stated that under the zoning map change proposal all of the property will be in the B-D zoning district, that currently the property is located in the R-2 zoning district and the BD zoning district, that the second proposal had two components, that one component would revise the affordable housing requirement, that the second component would revise paragraph 18.8.2 relative to mitigation requirements, that the petitioner proposed language which would give the City Council discretion to waive the mitigation requirement for the renovation, rehabilitation or redevelopment of a building deemed significant by the Woburn Historical Commission, that the petitioner does not need the amendment relative to the affordable housing as this type of housing would not fall under the ordinance, that with respect to the mitigation waiver proposal the petitioner still requests that the proposal be approved, that the covenant entitled Declaration of Restrictive Covenant dated May 3, 2013 has been signed by the petitioner and recorded with the Registry of Deeds on May 6, 2013, and that copies of the Covenant have been distributed to all the Aldermen. Alderman Mercer-Bruen stated that a lot of work has gone into this proposal however she has reservations similar to the abutters, that she is concerned that a project will be proposed under the revised zoning ordinances which will be adverse to the neighborhood, that a covenant that can be undone by the City Council means that it is open to political pressure, and that she wants to support the work but is concerned. Alderman Gately stated that the City Council has been working on this proposal for seven years, that they City Council has done everything to satisfy the concerns expressed, that the city wants to save the building, that the zoning amendment is necessary to save the façade of the building, that the split zoning districts affects the development of the property, that the commercial use on the first floor and residential use above satisfies concerns, that the building has been vacant for sixteen years, that the building is falling down, that the special permit requested previously was not granted because the proposed project was too dense, that the petitioner wanted to construct twenty-five units and now is down to fourteen units, that the proposed underground parking with the earlier proposal was a concern, and that if the proposal is not approved and the demolition moves forward the city may lose. Alderman DiTucci stated that the main concern has been saving the building but being mindful of the neighborhood, that this proposal accomplishes these goals, that this is a better solution for the city and the neighborhood than the prior proposal, and that the proposal will be good for the neighborhood. Alderman Anderson stated that he has reservations about the proposal, that the Massachusetts Historical Commission has done nothing to help the city or to help with the matter at all, that the property is a gateway property and is an eyesore, that many of the proposed uses for the property will be by right and many uses will be by special permit, that something will be built on the property, and that whether it is this petitioner or someone else they will have to come to the City Council to develop the property. Alderman Haggerty stated that he opposed amending the affordable housing required, and that he wants to vote on that matter separately, and that the proposal is not perfect but asks how long the city will wait for perfect. President Denaro stated that the City Council can vote on the matters separately after the public hearing is closed. Alderman Raymond stated that he has been on the City Council for seven years and this matter has been pending for the whole seven years, that the zoning issue is the beginning and must be pursued in order to proceed with the special permit, that the city wants to save the building and improve the property, and that he sees the doubt but that he will support both proposals. PUBLIC COMMENTS: Mark Sanborn, 12 Caulfield Road stated that he opposed the rezoning of the property, that he has no faith in the covenant and the current covenant on the property has not good effect, that the locus abuts his property, that the locus is not located in a business zone but is surrounded by residences with a school across the street, that the petitioner came forward with a plan previously without a zoning change, that there is no need for a zoning change, that business should not be brought to the locus, that if the locus is rezoned the petitioner will sell the property to someone else to develop the property, and that the petitioner knew what the conditions on the locus were when he purchased the property and should live with the requirements. Motion made and 2nd that the public hearing be closed, all in favor, 9-0. PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED. Motion made and 2nd that the ZONING MAP AMENDMENT FOR THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 286 MAIN STREET a/k/a 320 MAIN STREET

CHANGING THE ZONING FROM R-2/B-D ZONING DISTRICT TO B-D ZONING DISTRICT be ADOPTED, AS AMENDED with the amendment as follows: 1. That the recommendations of the Planning Board be adopted, all in favor, 9-0.

Presented to the Mayor: May 10, 2013                s/Scott D. Galvin May 10, 2013

 

*************************

On the petition by Woburn Armory LLC to amend the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, as follows: 1. By revising Section 11.11 entitled “Affordable Housing Requirement” by adding a new Paragraph 8 to Section 11.11 as follows: “8.  The City Council by majority vote, may waive the requirements of this Section 11.11 if the development includes dwelling units in a building deemed “Significant” by the Woburn Historical Commission.”, and 2. By revising Section 18.8.2 “Waivers” by adding the following language to the end of Paragraph 18.8.2 as follows:  The “period” after “site” shall be deleted and the following language added:  “or the renovation, rehabilitation or redevelopment of a building deemed “Significant” by the Woburn Historical

Commission.” PUBLIC HEARING OPENED. See notes of public hearing from previous

matter. Motion made and 2nd that the public hearing be closed, all in favor, 9-0. PUBLIC

HEARING CLOSED. Motion made and 2nd that the ZONING ORDINANCE TO

REVISE THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING REQUIREMENTS AND MITIGATION

REQUIREMENTS be DENIED, ROLL CALL: Anderson – Yes, DiTucci – No, Drapeau – Yes, Gaffney – No, Gately – No, Haggerty – Yes, Mercer-Bruen – Yes, Raymond – No, Denaro – Yes, Motion Passes.

Note: On May 8, 2013 at 12:17 p.m., Alderman Drapeau filed a notice of intent to move for reconsideration at the next regular or special meeting of the City Council. _________________________

 

CITIZEN’S PARTICIPATION:  None.

_________________________

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

FINANCE:

 

On the Order to transfer the sum of $300,000.00 from Fire Ambulance Receipts Account to Fire Salary 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: May 10, 2013                s/Scott D. Galvin May 10, 2013

 

*************************

On the Order to transfer the sum of $110,000.00 from DPW Operations Salary Account, Wellness Recreation Account, Police Sick Leave Buy Back Account and Auditor Salary Account to Fire/Overtime 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: May 10, 2013                s/Scott D. Galvin May 10, 2013

 

*************************

On the Order to transfer the sum of $40,000.00 from DPW Administration Salary Account and DPW Operations Account to DPW/Overtime 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: May 10, 2013                s/Scott D. Galvin May 10, 2013

 

************************* PERSONNEL:

 

On the appointment of Christopher E. Doherty to the 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: May 10, 2013                s/Scott D. Galvin May 10, 2013

 

************************* PUBLIC SAFETY AND LICENSES:

 

On the petition by ecoATM for a new License to Purchase and Sell Second-Hand and Personal Articles of Value and Collectibles, 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 May 10, 2013 and ten days having elapsed without same being approved, said License became effective without his signature on May 21, 2013.

 

*************************

On the petition by Boston Super Transportation, Inc. for renewal of a Common Carrier

License, 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 May 10, 2013 and ten days having elapsed without same being approved, said License became effective without his signature on May 21, 2013.

 

*************************

On the petition by Boston Tours Inc. for renewal of a Common Carrier License, 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 May 10, 2013 and ten days having elapsed without same being approved, said License became effective without his signature on May 21, 2013.

_________________________

 

NEW PETITIONS:

 

Petition by American Classic Limousine, Inc., 215 Salem Street, Suite 8, Woburn for renewal of Livery License for thirteen (13) vehicles. Motion made and 2nd that the

MATTER be REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND LICENSES, all in favor, 9-0.

*************************

Petition by Woburn Cab Company, Inc., 100 Ashburton Avenue, Woburn for renewal of a Taxi Cab License for twelve (12) vehicles. Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND LICENSES, all in favor, 9-

0.

*************************

Petition by Woburn Cab Company Inc., 100 Ashburton Avenue, Woburn for renewal of

Livery License for three (3) vehicles. Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND LICENSES, all in favor, 9-

0.

*************************

Petition by Parker Hannifin Corp., 6035 Parkland Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44124 for amendment of an Inflammable License to allow Class 1A flammable liquid maximum 20 gallons in drums/pail, Class 1B flammable liquid maximum quantity 1,680 gallons in drums/pail, Class 1C flammable liquid maximum quantity 300 gallons in drums/pail/cylinder at 8 Commonwealth Avenue. Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO PUBLIC HEARING, all in favor, 9-0.

 

*************************

Petition by Parker Hannifin Corp., 6035 Parkland Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44124 for amendment of an Inflammable License to allow Class 1A flammable liquid maximum 5 gallons pail, Class 1B and Class 1C flammable liquid maximum quantity 730 gallons in drums/pail at 70 Dragon Court. Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO PUBLIC HEARING, all in favor, 9-0.

 

*************************

Petition by Parker Hannifin Corp., 6035 Parkland Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44124 for amendment of an Inflammable License to allow Class 1A flammable liquid maximum 15 gallons in drums/pails, Class 1B flammable liquid maximum quantity 645 gallons in drums/pails, Class 1C flammable liquid maximum quantity 100 gallons in drums/pails at 84 Dragon Court. Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO PUBLIC HEARING, all in favor, 9-0.

_________________________

 

COMMUNICATIONS AND REPORTS:

 

A communication dated April 19, 2013 was received from Charles L. O’Connor, Parking Clerk, Police Headquarters, 25 Harrison Avenue as follows:

 

In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 90, Section 20½, I am submitting a report to you on the parking violations in the City of Woburn for the period ending March 2013: number of parking violations issued 337, number of violations paid 195, number of violations outstanding 125, amount collected and submitted to the Office of the Collector $15,488.80. There exists a backlog of 6,116 for 1982 through 2012. Demand will be sent until all tickets have been paid. Parking violations referred to the Handicapped Commission to date $3,400.00.

 

Respectfully submitted, s/Charles L. O’Connor, Parking Clerk City of Woburn

 

Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be RECEIVED AND PLACED ON FILE, all in favor, 9-0.

 

*************************

A communication April 16, 2013 with attachment was received from City Solicitor Ellen Callahan Doucette as follows:

 

Re: Kushnirsky v. Blomquist, et al, 12 MISC 464638-KCL

 

As the City Council is aware, the above-captioned matter involves an abutter’s appeal from the City Council’s grant of a special permit for the alteration of a nonconforming structure located at 300 Cambridge Road, Woburn.  After completing discovery, legal counsel for the co-defendants, Seaver Properties, LLC and Larry G. Blomquist d/b/a Fellsway Foreign Motors filed a Motion for Summary Judgment/Motion to Dismiss with the Land Court.  The abutter did not oppose the Motions and the Land Court entered Judgment for the co-defendants and dismissed the appeal.  A copy of the Land Court’s decision is attached hereto.

 

As the abutter acknowledged that he did not have standing to appeal the special permit, an appeal from the Land Court’s decision will not be filed.  I envision that once the appeal period ends, the co-defendants will seek the issuance of the special permit from the City Clerk’s office, and proceed with their project.

 

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if there are any questions regarding this matter.

 

Very truly yours, s/Ellen Callahan Doucette

 

Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be RECEIVED AND PLACED ON FILE, all in favor, 9-0.

*************************

A communication dated April 18, 2013 was received from Veterans Agent Larry Guiseppe as follows:

 

Dear Bill:

 

I would like the opportunity to go before the City of Woburn Land and Buildings Comm. to discuss 3 projects that the Friends of Woburn Veterans would like to pursue over the next 12 months.

 

Those being the replacement of the Horn Pond flag pole by Foley Beach, restoration of the “housing” of the USS Main Cowl on Woburn Common, and the restoration of the Dallin Monument at Woodbrook Cemetery. These projects are all located on city property and we would like City Council approval to perform each.

 

We, Friends of Woburn Veterans, would also get the proper approvals and permits from all necessary city Departments and Commissions before beginning any of these projects.

 

The anticipated cost of these projects is $140,000, we are fundraising currently to meet these goals.

 

Sincerely, s/Larry Guiseppe

 

Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON INFRASTRUCTURE AND PUBLIC LANDS, all in favor, 9-0.

 

*************************

A communication dated April 19, 2013 with attachment was received from Larry Means,

Treasurer, Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School District, 100 Hemlock Road, Wakefield, Massachusetts 01880-3597 advising that the City of Woburn assessment for the FY2014 budget is $1,134,199.00. Alderman Drapeau stated that he will attend a meeting at the Vocational School concerning the budget and report to the full City Council. Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be RECEIVED AND PLACED ON FILE, all in favor, 9-0.

_________________________

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF PRECEDING MEETING: 

 

On the Order to amend Title 2, Article XXXVI, Section 2-234 of the 1989 Woburn

Municipal Code, as amended by designating the members of the Woburn Agricultural

Commission as special municipal employees under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter

268A. Motion made and 2nd to take the matter from the table, 7 in favor, 2 opposed

(DiTucci, Gately opposed). Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON ORDINANCES, all in favor, 9-0. Clerk’s note: Alderman Anderson signed the original Order thereby making this the first reading. _________________________

 

APPOINTMENTS AND ELECTIONS: None.

________________________

 

MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

 

RESOLVED That the Committee on Special Permits meet with representatives of the Dollar Tree Store to review the special permit issued on November 10, 2011 relative to the property located at 425 Washington Street.

 

s/Alderman Mercer-Bruen

 

Motion made and 2nd that the RESOLVE be ADOPTED AND THE COMMITTEE ON SPECIAL PERMITS MEETING BE SCHEDULED, all in favor, 9-0.

 

*************************

RESOLVED Whereas, 2012-2013 was a severe snow season which cost the city a substantial amount of money; and

 

Whereas, the City Council has the responsibility to oversee the city’s finances; and

 

Whereas, the City Council is heading into discussions about the Fiscal

Year 2014 budget;

 

Now, Therefore be it Ordered that the City Auditor provide a detailed breakdown of snow plowing related costs for the last three fiscal years.

 

s/Alderman Richard Haggerty

 

Alderman Haggerty stated that the line is underfunded each year, that if the charges are over the money budgeted then it is added into the next year’s budget, and that he wants to

review data on the amount spent. Motion made and 2nd that the RESOLVE be ADOPTED, all in favor, 9-0.

Presented to the Mayor May 10, 2013 and ten days having elapsed without same being approved, said Resolve became effective without his signature on May 21, 2013.

 

************************* From the Woburn Traffic Commission:

 

ORDER          UTICA STREET – That a stop sign restriction be established on Utica Street at the intersection with Washington Street.

 

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

Presented to the Mayor: May 10, 2013                s/Scott D. Galvin May 10, 2013

 

*************************

ORDERED     That pursuant to the 1989 Woburn Municipal Code, as amended, Title 3, Article I, Section 3-6 the Building Commissioner is hereby authorized to dispose of a 1999 Ford Taurus Registration M#* 938 VIN #1FAFP53U3XA310882, which the Building Commissioner has determined is of no value to the department and which no other department has expressed an interest in obtaining.

 

s/President Denaro

 

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

Presented to the Mayor: May 10, 2013                s/Scott D. Galvin May 10, 2013

 

*************************

ORDERED     That the City Auditor and City Treasurer/Collector provide a report to the City Council that would lead to a steamlining of the weekly bill paying and review process and elimination of the Committee on Accounts and Audit review.

 

s/President Denaro

 

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

Presented to the Mayor May 10, 2013 and ten days having elapsed without same being approved, said Order became effective without his signature on May 21, 2013.

 

*************************

ORDERED     That in accordance with precepts issued by His Excellency the Governor Deval L. Patrick and in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 54, as amended, the City Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to notify and to warn such of the inhabitants of the City of Woburn as are qualified to vote in Special State Elections to assemble at the polling

places in their respective wards in the City of Woburn as designated

herein, on TUESDAY, the TWENTY-FIFTH OF JUNE, 2013 from 7:00

a.m. to 8:00 p.m., then and there to cast their votes in the Special State Election for the candidates for the office of SENATOR IN CONGRESS FOR THE COMMONWEALTH at the following polling places:

 

Ward-Precinct               Polling Place Location

   

1-1                           Joyce Middle School Library, 55 Locust Street

 

1-2                           Clapp Elementary School Cafeteria, Hudson Street and Arlington Road

 

2-1           Shamrock Elementary School Gymnasium, 60 Green

Street

 

2-2           Shamrock Elementary School Gymnasium, 60 Green

Street

 

3-1               Hurld Elementary School Gymnasium, 75 Bedford

Road

 

3-2                         Hurld Elementary School Gymnasium, 75 Bedford Road

 

4-1                     Wyman Elementary School Auditorium, Main

Street and Eaton Avenue

 

4-2                         White Elementary School, 36 Bow Street

 

5-1          Goodyear Elementary School Gymnasium, 41 Central Street

 

5-2          Goodyear Elementary School Gymnasium, 41 Central Street

 

6-1  Altavesta Elementary School Gymnasium, 990 Main Street

 

6-2  Altavesta Elementary School Gymnasium, 990 Main Street

 

7-1                        Reeves Elementary School Gymnasium, 240 Lexington

Street

 

7-2                        Reeves Elementary School Gymnasium, 240 Lexington

Street

 

s/President Denaro

 

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

Presented to the Mayor: May 10, 2013                s/Scott D. Galvin May 10, 2013

_________________________

 

Motion made and 2nd to ADJOURN, all in favor, 9-0. Meeting adjourned at 8:17 p.m.

 

A TRUE RECORD ATTEST:

 

 

 

William C. Campbell

City Clerk and Clerk of the City Council

 

 

Feedback