City Council – 05/17/2011

DATE 05/17/2011
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

MAY 17, 2011 – 7:30 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.

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MAYOR’S COMMUNICATIONS: 

 

ORDERED     That the sum of $281,919.66 be and is hereby transferred as so stated from Pump Station Repair Acct #64158-584094 $16,919.66, Control Panels

Acct #64158-585230 $5,000.00, Horn Pond Sanitary Rehab Acct #64158589592 $200,000.00, SI-52 & SI-51 Manhole Liner Acct #64158-589594 $60,000.00, Total $281,919.66 to Dix Road Sewer Station Repair Acct #64158-584100 $281,919.66.

 

I hereby recommend the above: s/John Corey, City Engineer

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, AS AMENDED, with the condition as follows: That a communication be forwarded to the City Engineer requesting a report of the estimate of the cost of repairs for the Dix Road Sewer Station, all in favor, 9-0.

 

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ORDERED     That the sum of $2,500.00 be and is hereby transferred as so stated from Auditor Salary Acct #0113451-511000 $2,500.00 to Library Salary Acct #0161051-511000 $2,500.00, Total $2,500.00 Re: Library Overtime.

 

I hereby recommend the above: s/Kathleen O’Doherty, Director, Library

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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PUBLIC HEARINGS:  

On the petition by Oliver Enterprises, 278 Salem Street, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 for a Special Permit pursuant to the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, as follows: 1. To allow for the alteration of the existing non-conforming use and structure (single family home) to provide for an addition to the existing structure to allow for the Petitioner’s landscaping business pursuant to Section 7.3, and 2. To allow for the overnight parking of commercial vehicles pursuant to Section 5.1.57b, at 5 Hancock Street. PUBLIC HEARING OPENED. A communication dated May 11, 2011 was received from Attorney Joseph R. Tarby, III, Murtha Cullina LLP, 600 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 as follows:

 

Re: Oliver Enterprises, 5 Hancock Street, Woburn, MA

 

Dear Mr. Campbell:

 

Due to the fact that the Planning Board has not yet completed its review of the above petition, I respectfully request that the public hearing on this matter be continued from May 17, 2011 to June 7, 2011.

 

If you need any further information, please contact me. Thank you.

 

Very truly yours, s/Joseph R. Tarby

 

Appearing for the petitioner was Attorney Kathleen Connolly, Murtha Cullina LLP, 600 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 and she stated that her client seeks a continuance on this matter at this time. IN FAVOR: None. OPPOSED: None. Motion made and 2nd that the PUBLIC HEARING be CONTINUED TO THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL ON JUNE 7, 2011 AND THAT THE MATTER BE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON SPECIAL PERMITS, all in favor 9-0.

 

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On the petition by Accurate Auto Services, 7 Harrison Avenue, Woburn, Massachusetts

01801 for a special permit pursuant to Sections 5.1 (44) and 15 of the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, to allow for the construction of a new building containing approximately 2,100 square feet to allow an automobile and truck repair garage within the Ground Water Protection District at 7 Harrison Avenue. PUBLIC HEARING OPENED. A communication dated May 11, 2011 was received from Attorney Joseph R. Tarby, III, Murtha Cullina LLP, 600 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 as follows:

 

Re: Accurate Auto Services, 7 Harrison Avenue, Woburn, MA

 

Dear Mr. Campbell:

 

Due to the fact that the Planning Board has not yet completed its review of the above petition, I respectfully request that the public hearing on this matter be continued from May 17, 2011 to June 7, 2011.

 

If you need any further information, please contact me. Thank you.

 

Very truly yours, s/Joseph R. Tarby

 

IN FAVOR: None. OPPOSED: None. Motion made and 2nd that the PUBLIC HEARING be CONTINUED TO THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL ON JUNE 21, 2011 AND THAT THE MATTER BE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

SPECIAL PERMITS, all in favor 9-0.

 

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On the petition by Woburn Kiwanis, 10 Cedar Street, Suite 26, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 for a special permit pursuant to Section 5.1.75 of the 1985 Woburn Zoning Code, as amended, to allow for a carnival and fireworks on June 17 and June 18, 2011 at Library Field. PUBLIC HEARING OPENED. A communication dated May 11, 2011 was received from Planning Director Edmund P. Tarallo as follows:

 

Re: Kiwanis Club of Woburn – Library Park – To operate a carnival from June 17 & 18, 2011 under Section 5.1.75

   

Dear Mr. Campbell and members of the City Council:

 

At the Planning Board meeting held on May 10, 2011, 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

 

Appearing for the petitioner was Attorney Mark Salvati, 10 Cedar Street, Suite 26, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 and he stated that this is the thirty-second annual Kiwanis

Flag Day Festival. 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, all in favor, 9-0.

 

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On the petition by 859 Main Development, LLC, 57 Russell Street, Woburn,

Massachusetts 01801 for a special permit pursuant to Section 22 of the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended for a proposed 98 unit condominium development at 859 Main Street. PUBLIC HEARING OPENED. A communication dated May 16, 2011 was received from Attorney Shaun W. Briere, Mawn and Mawn PC, 275 Mishawum Road, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 as follows:

 

Re: 859 Main Development LLC – Special Permit Petition

 

Dear Mr. Campbell and Members of the City Council:

 

The petitioner respectfully requests a continuance of the above referenced matter scheduled for public hearing by the City Council at its upcoming meeting on May 17, 2011. The Petitioner requests said continuance in order to afford the Planning Board time to complete their review of the Special Permit Petition. The Petitioner requests a continuance to the next meeting of the City Council on June 7, 2011.

 

Please feel free to contact the undersigned should you have any questions or require any additional information regarding the above. Again, I thank you for your consideration and respect in this matter.

 

Very truly yours, s/Shaun W. Briere

 

IN FAVOR: None. OPPOSED: None. Motion made and 2nd that the PUBLIC HEARING be CONTINUED TO THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL ON JUNE

21, 2011, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstained (Haggerty abstained).

 

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Motion made and 2nd that the public hearings on the next two matters be held collectively, all in favor, 9-0.

 

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On the petition by 88 Winn Street LLC, Fran Murray , Manager, 89 Winn Street,

Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 for a special permit pursuant to Section 5.1.(45) of the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, to allow for the sale of a maximum of five (5) used cars at 88 Winn Street. PUBLIC HEARING OPENED. A communication dated May 11, 2011 was received from Planning Director Edmund P. Tarallo as follows:

 

Re: 88 Winn Street LLC, Fran Murray, Manager – 88 Winn Street – To allow for the sale of a maximum of 5 used cars pursuant to Section 5.1.45

   

Dear Mr. Campbell and members of the City Council:

 

At the Planning Board meeting held on May 10, 2011, the Planning Board voted to send a favorable recommendation to the City Council on the Special Permit application of 88 Winn Street LLC, Fran Murray, Manager, regarding the property at 88 Winn Street to allow for the sale of a maximum of 5 used cars pursuant to Section 5.1.45 subject to the following conditions:

 

  1. That the vehicles to be sold shall only be those towed by Murray’s Towing in the normal course of business;
  2. That the vehicles for sale shall be parked within the fenced area; and
  3. That no signs, banners or other advertising for Used Car Sales shall be allowed at the site.     

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 Mark Salvati, 10 Cedar Street, Suite 26,

Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 and he stated that the petitioner purchased the lot at 88 Winn Street which is across the street from his current location, that the petitioner received a special permit last year for the commercial parking lot at the locus, that the petitioner will sell vehicles at auction, that this will not be a typical auto sales lot with banners and retail sales, and that the hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. although the towing business operates 24 hours per day. Alderman Gaffney stated that he has no objections to the petition, that this is a good use for the petitioner’s type of business, and that he wants there to be a condition that there will be a maximum of five (5) used cars for sale at any one time. Alderman Raymond stated that he wants a snow removal plan filed for the locus. IN FAVOR: None. OPPOSED: None. Motion made and 2nd that the public hearing be closed, all in favor, 90. Motion made and 2nd that the SPECIAL PERMIT be GRANTED, AS AMENDED, with the conditions as follows: 1. That the recommendations of the Planning Board be adopted as conditions of the special permit, 2. That the license and special permit shall be for petitioners only and shall not be transferable, 3. That the hours of operation shall be Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and 4. That a snow removal plan shall be filed for the locus with the Department of Public Works, all in favor, 9-0.

 

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On the petition by Murray Enterprises, Inc., 88 Winn Street, Woburn, Massachusetts

01801 for a Second Class Motor Vehicle Sales License at 88 Winn Street. PUBLIC

HEARING OPENED. SEE RECORD NOTES FROM PRECEDING MATTER. 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 SECOND CLASS MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE be GRANTED, AS AMENDED, with the conditions as follows: 1. That the recommendations of the Planning Board be adopted as conditions of the license,

2. That the license and special permit shall be for petitioners only and shall not be transferable, 3. That the hours of operation shall be Monday through Friday from 7:00

a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and 4. That a snow removal plan shall be filed for the locus with the Department of Public Works, all in favor, 9-0. Presented to the Mayor May 19, 2011 and ten days having elapsed without same being approved, said License became effective without his signature on June 1, 2011.

 

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On the petition by J&S Landscaping, Inc./Joseph Constantino, 1 Oakland Street, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 for a special permit pursuant to Section 5.1.57b of the 1985 Woburn Zoning Code, as amended, to allow accessory storage or parking of commercial vehicles at 1 Oakland Street. PUBLIC HEARING OPENED. A communication dated May 11, 2011 was received from Planning Director Edmund P. Tarallo as follows:

 

Re: J&S Landscaping Inc. / Joseph Costantino – 1 Oakland Street – To allow use of the property at 1 Oakland Street for accessory storage or parking of commercial vehicles pursuant to Section 5.1.57b

   

Dear Mr. Campbell and members of the City Council:

 

At the Planning Board meeting held on May 10, 2011, the Planning Board voted to send a favorable recommendation to the City Council on the Special Permit application of J&S Landscaping Inc. / Joseph Costantino, regarding the property at 1 Oakland Street for the accessory storage and parking of no more than 30 commercial vehicles pursuant to Section 5.1.57b subject to the following conditions:

 

  1. That all of the vehicles shall be parked as shown on the revised plan, with 20 parked in 2 rows in the narrow part of the lot, and another ten within the fenced area;
  2. That employee and customer parking shall be provided in accordance with Section

8.2 of the Woburn Zoning Ordinance;

  1. That the employee and customer parking shall be in compliance with the Regulations of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Massachusetts Architectural Access Board;
  2. That all the small equipment shall be stored within the fenced area;
  3. That one bin (i.e. Pod) divided into two sections one section to store sand and the other section to hold mulch shall be allowed and located to the rear of the 20 spaces in the narrow part of the lot; and
  4. That all registered vehicles parked or stored overnight on the site shall be registered in the City of Woburn.

 

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 Connolly, Murtha Cullina LLP, 600 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 and she stated that the property is located in the I-P zoning district, that the petitioner seeks a special permit for the accessory storage of commercial motor vehicles, that there are thirty parking spaces on the locus, that there is sufficient room on site for parking, that there are twenty-six commercial vehicles currently on site, that the petitioner seeks approval for the continued parking of these twenty-six vehicles plus four additional vehicles, that there is also a hydroseeder and bark loader on two sixteen foot by seven foot trailers also parked on site, that all of the vehicles are registered in the city of Woburn, all vehicles will be parked in line space in an orderly fashion, that there are three employee parking spaces required and the petitioner provides five parking spaces, that she will provide a written inventory of the vehicles to be stored on site, and that she is not aware of the hours of operation but can contact her client. Alderman Gately stated that he wants a plot plan, a vehicle inventory and a parking plan to be submitted as part of the record, that this business was noted to be bringing snow to the site last winter, that the property cannot be used as a snow dump, and that vehicles over 2 ½ tons cannot travel along Merrimac Street. Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be LAID ON THE TABLE, all in favor, 9-0.

 

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On the petition by Amerco Real Estate Company, Inc., 2727 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85004 for three special permits pursuant to the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, to convert an existing property into a U-Haul Center as follows:

1. Pursuant to Section 5.1.42a self-storage warehouse facility, 2. Pursuant to Section

5.1.45 rental of U-Haul equipment, autos, trucks and trailers, and 3. Pursuant to Section

5.1.57b storage and parking of motor vehicles, all at 31 Olympia Avenue. PUBLIC HEARING OPENED. A communication dated May 11, 2011 was received from Edmund P. Tarallo, Planning Director as follows:

 

Re: Amerco Real Estate Company, Inc. – 31 Olympia Ave. – To allow for the occupancy of the existing building as a U-Haul Center including use and occupancy as a self-storage warehouse facility; the rental of U-Haul equipment, autos, trucks, and trailers; and the storage or parking of motor vehicles pursuant to Sections 5.1.42a, 5.1.45, and 5.1.57b

 

Dear Mr. Campbell and members of the City Council:

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At the Planning Board meeting held on May 10, 2011, the Planning Board voted to request the City Council defer making a decision on the Special Permit application of Amerco Real Estate Company, Inc. regarding the property at 31 Olympia Ave. until the Planning Board has had enough time to make a reasoned and needed evaluation of this proposal. This request is made based on concerns identified by the Fire Chief and Planning Director specifically dealing with the proposed utilization of the building; the fire access to the building; and the incompleteness of the traffic report. In addition, the lack of complete information has also made it impossible to review the remainder of the proposal in its entirety.

 

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 copy of a communication dated May 9, 2011 to Edmund Tarallo, Planning Director was received from Brett F. Gonsalves, Senior Engineer, Engineering Department as follows:

 

Subject: 31 Olympia Avenue Proposed U-Haul Special Permit – Special Permit

Application dated April 9, 2011 – Site Plans dated April 8, 2011 – Traffic Impact Assessment dated April 2011

 

The applicant is seeking permission to allow for a proposed U-Haul facility at the former Charette building at above referenced location.

 

The accompanying site plan shows the existing building along with the proposed parking layout. It appears that there is no exterior work being proposed.

 

The traffic assessment has analyzed the traffic patterns in the area for the 2016 build and no build scenarios. The report indicates that the proposed us would generate less vehicle trips then the previous use.

 

Stormwater improvements have been made on the site when portions of Normac Road were relocated.

 

This office requests an electronic copy of the site plan for the department’s permanent records.

 

Upon review of the application, this office takes no exception to the special permit application as submitted.

 

If you or the board have any questions concerning this information, do not hesitate to contact this office.

 

Appearing for the petitioner was David Pollock, 2727 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona stated that he is the Senior Architect for the facility, that the petitioner has been in business for 66 years, that the petitioner is changing its business model, that the petitioner is utilizing a reuse development program, that instead of building a structure the petitioner is taking existing buildings and turning them into U-Haul facilities, that the program eliminates vacant buildings, that he was before the Planning Board and the Planning Board voted 6 to 0 in favor of the special permit with some conditions, that the Planning Board wanted a Washington Street and Olympia Avenue traffic study, that in peak hours the traffic is in the B to D range, that the traffic report is being sent to the Planning Board, that the facility would generate different traffic than the former Charette use, that there will only be ten to fifteen employees on site, that they will lease a 13,000 square foot portion of the building as used by Charette to a new tenant, that there will be approximately 31 to 55 trips per day generated by their business, that the new traffic study will be completed by Thursday, that the petitioner is looking at two larger facilities with similar amenities in other parts of the country which will show no impact on the traffic, that he met with the Fire Chief and the Fire Chief indicated he will approve the plan, that the petitioner knows how to protect its customers and the building, that he filed a three page package with a narrative of the petitioner’s proposal with the application package, that there will be 1,000 storage units, that the business will be sustainable for thirty years, that there will also be warehouse storage, that the petitioner will offer UHaul rental trucks, that there will be storage for 23 to 25 vehicles at the rear of the property such as boats or campers, that there will be no vehicle repairs or maintenance at the locus, that they will replace the sign, and that they will clear the brush along the highway. President Denaro stated that the City Council receives information in the form of written reports from other departments and the report of the Planning Board as to their action is what was received by the City Council. Alderman Mercer-Bruen stated that she wants to know what the business is and the amenities, that the package does not provide information detailing the business, that she wants to know how many vehicles will be on the site, that she appreciates the reuse of the building but wants more details about the UHaul operations and the retail business, and that she wants a copy of the new traffic report to be filed with the Committee on Special Permits before the committee meets.

Alderman Mercer-Bruen offered a copy of a letter dated May 17, 2011 from Paul A. Medeiros, 9 Marietta Street to the City Council for review. Motion made and 2nd that the communication be received and made part of the record, all in favor, 9-0. Alderman Gately stated that the City Council needs to know what will be stored in the building. Alderman Raymond stated that the City Council will require a written response to the questions that have been raised. IN FAVOR: None. OPPOSED: Russ Richardson, 184 Mishawum Road stated that he has been a resident of the area for over forty years, that there is a lot of trucking in that area, that there are no restrictions on truck traffic on Olympia Avenue and this impacts Mishawum Road and Olympia Avenue, and that he

objects to the U-Haul facility locating at the locus. Motion made and 2nd that the PUBLIC

HEARING be CONTINUED TO THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL ON JUNE 21, 2011 AND THAT THE MATTER BE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON SPECIAL PERMITS, all in favor 9-0.

 

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On the petition by J&S Landscaping, Inc./Joseph Constantino for a special permit to allow accessory storage or parking of commercial vehicles at 1 Oakland Street. Motion made and 2nd to TAKE THE MATTER FROM THE TABLE, all in favor, 9-0. Attorney Kathleen Connolly, Murtha Cullina LLP stated that she spoke to the petitioner, that the hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m, that during the landscaping season there may be a truck that returns to the locus by 8:00 p.m., that the petitioner may be on site at other times but not for business operations, and that most trucks are back by 8:00 p.m. 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 amendments as follows: 1.

That the recommendations of the Planning Board be adopted as conditions of the special permit, 2. That the hours of operation shall be Monday through Saturday between 7:00

a.m. and 8:00 p.m., 3. That none of the petitioner’s vehicles over 2½ tons in weight shall travel along the residential portion of Merrimac Street, 4. That there shall be no dumping of snow on the locus and the locus shall not be used as a snow dump, 5. That a plot plan for the parcel shall be filed with the City Council, and 6. That an inventory of the vehicles to be stored on the locus and proof that the vehicles are registered in Woburn shall be filed with the City Council, all in favor, 9-0.

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CITIZEN’S PARTICIPATION:  None.

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COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

FINANCE:

 

On the Order to transfer the sum of $19,000.00 from Cemetery Salary Account to Cemetery Burial Sections Account ($10,000.00), Cemetery Fence Account ($7,000.00) and Cemetery Tools/Supply Account ($2,000.00), 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 19, 2011                   s/Scott D. Galvin May 19, 2011

 

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On the Order to appropriate the sum of $30,500.00 from Cemetery Interest Account to Cemetery New Equipment Account for a new pick-up truck, committee report was received “back for action with the recommended amendment ‘that the truck be outfitted with a plow package’ ”. Motion made and 2nd that the committee report be received, all in favor, 9-0. Alderman Haggerty stated that he wants more detailed information about this account, that the city will have to make plans for future cemetery needs, that he wants a full recap of the account, that if the City Council is being asked to approve appropriations then the matter is within the realm of the City Council, that he does not want to hold up this matter, that the future needs of the cemetery will be a big issue in the next five years, and that there should be a plan to meet those needs. Alderman Gately stated that the City Council could ask the Cemetery Commission to appear before the Committee on Finance to discuss the account, and that he is not certain of the role of the City Council over the Cemetery Commission. Alderman Raymond stated that the Cemetery Commission has to plan for future needs, and that he is not certain if this is within the realm of the City Council. Alderman Drapeau stated that the communication received from the Cemetery

Commission does not directly answer the questions of the Alderman, that the City Council can hold up the matter until further information is received, that the City Council cannot get into an area where the City Charter does not give the City Council the authority to do so, and that the City Council can request information to make a decision on transfers and appropriations. Motion made and 2nd that the ORDER be ADOPTED, AS AMENDED with the amendment as follows: That the truck be outfitted with a plow package, all in favor, 9-0.

Presented to the Mayor: May 19, 2011                   s/Scott D. Galvin May 19, 2011

 

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On the Order to transfer the sum of $1,200.00 from Election & Registration Printing Account, $300.00 from Election & Registration Voting Machine Maintenance Account and $980.00 from Election & Registration Workers Account to Election & Registration Census Postage 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 19, 2011                         s/Scott D. Galvin May 19, 2011

 

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On the petition by Woburn Cab Company Inc. for renewal of Taxi Cab License for twelve (12) vehicles, 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 19, 2011 and ten days having elapsed without same being approved, said License became effective without his signature on June 1, 2011.

 

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On the petition by Woburn Cab Company Inc. for renewal of Livery License for three (3) vehicles, 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 19, 2011 and ten days having elapsed without same being approved, said License became effective without his signature on June 1, 2011.

 

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On the petition by GameStop 3315 for renewal of License to 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 19, 2011 and ten days having elapsed without same being approved, said License became effective without his signature on June 1, 2011.

 

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On the petition by Scott W. Payne dba Landjet for new Livery License for two (2) vehicles, committee report was received “ought to pass on the condition or receipt of registration paperwork for two vehicles”. Alderman DiTucci stated that the petitioner’s vehicles are registered in Reading. Motion made and 2nd that the COMMITTEE REPORT be ADOPTED, AS AMENDED with the condition as follows: That the owner shall provide proof that vehicles are registered in the City of Woburn before the licenses issue to be filed within thirty (30) days or the license is void, all in favor, 9-0.

Presented to the Mayor May 19, 2011 and ten days having elapsed without same being approved, said License became effective without his signature on June 1, 2011.

 

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On the petition by American Classic Limousines for renewal of Livery License for fourteen (14) vehicles, 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 19, 2011 and ten days having elapsed without same being approved, said License became effective without his signature on June 1, 2011.

 

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On the Order to amend Title 15, Article VII of the 1989 Woburn Municipal Code, as amended, entitled “Minimum Maintenance Standards for Historical Resources” by changing the numbering of each section, 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 19, 2011 and ten days having elapsed without same being approved, said Ordinance became effective without his signature on June 1, 2011.

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NEW PETITIONS:

 

Petition by Dave’s Automotive Inc. dba Arlex Taxi Corp., 640 Boston Avenue, Medford, Massachusetts 02155 for renewal of expired Taxi Cab License for two (2) vehicles. 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 Peterson Party Center, Inc., 139 Swanton Street, Winchester, Massachusetts for a special permit pursuant to Section 5.1.57b of the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, to allow for the overnight parking of commercial vehicles at 36 Cabot Road. 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 May 11, 2011 was received from Philip L. Mahoney, Chief of Police as follows:

 

Re: Accreditation On-Site

 

A team of assessors from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission, Inc.  is scheduled to arrive on June 14, 2011, to begin examining various aspects of the Woburn Police Department’s policies and procedures, operations, and facilities.

 

Verification by the assessment team that the Department meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain state accreditation – a self-initiated evaluation process by which police departments strive to meet and maintain standards that have been established for the profession, by the profession.

 

The accreditation program consists of 257 mandatory standards as well as 125 optional standards. In order to achieve accreditation status, the Department must meet all applicable mandatory standards as well as 60% of the optional standards.

 

Achieving accreditation is a highly prized recognition of law enforcement excellence. Anyone interested in learning more about the accreditation program may contact Captain James Martin, the Department’s Accreditation Manager, at 781-932-4531.

 

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

 

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A communication dated April 22, 2011 was received from Larry Guiseppe, Veterans Director, and George Poole, Commander of the United Veterans Council City of Woburn as follows:

 

Ladies and Gentlemen;

 

On behalf of the United Veterans Council of Woburn, I would like to invite you to participate in our annual Memorial Day parade and ceremonies on Monday May 30, 2011. The parade will start at the Armory on Main Street; call to order will be at 8:15

AM.

 

The parade will march from the Armory to Woburn Common for a ceremony, then proceed to Woodbrook Cemetery for a ceremony, a bus will take us to the East Woburn Fire Station where we will muster and march to Calvary Cemetery where we will pay tribute to our veterans laid to rest and re-dedicate the United Veteran’s Council grave site at Calvary Cemetery, with stops at the Jewish Cemetery and Knights of Columbus Memorial.

 

You are additionally invited to:

 

  • Sunday May 29th at 10 AM: Veteran’s Mass at St. Charles
  • Sunday May 29th, following the church service at St. Charles: Veteran’s breakfast at the Moose Lodge, 4 Federal Street
  • Sunday May 29th at 1 PM: We are dedicating a Memorial Square to Private Rupp, who was killed in action, on May 27th 1918, on Arlington Road across from Hudson Street
  • Thursday June 2nd at 12:30 PM: We also would like to invite you to the Veterans Services at the Woburn Senior Center, 144 School Street, on Thursday June 2nd at 12:30 PM.

 

Please join us for these events to honor those veterans that have served our country, many at great cost. Please feel free to contact George or myself if there are any questions. We look forward to your participation in our tribute.

 

If you are participating in the ceremonies, please contact our office to confirm – thank you!

 

Sincerely, s/Larry Guiseppe, Veterans Director

s/George Poole, Commander of the United Veterans Council City of Woburn

 

Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be RECEIVED AND PLACED ON FILE, 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:

 

RESOLVED That His Honor the Mayor instruct the Superintendent of Public Works to install jersey barriers in the Ferullo Field parking lot to define the northern property line of the parcel owned by the City of Woburn.

 

s/Alderman Raymond

 

Alderman Raymond stated that there is enough city property to park fifty cars in this area, that the property at that end of the parcel has been neglected, that the city has surveyed and marked the city property, that he has been working on this issue for a long time, that he is working to get the property cleaned up, that this is a temporary resolution to the issue, that the Middlesex Canal Commission will be submitting a plan to improve the area, and that the intent is to clean up the area before the plan is released. Alderman Mercer-Bruen stated that jersey barriers are not pleasant to look at and subject to graffiti, and that a wooden fence with three rails may look better. Motion made and 2nd that the ORDER be ADOPTED, AS AMENDED with the amendment as follows: To add after the words “jersey barriers” the words “or similar structure as determined by the Department of Public Works”, all in favor, 9-0.

Presented to the Mayor May 19, 2011 and ten days having elapsed without same being approved, said Resolve became effective without his signature on June 1, 2011.

 

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RESOLVED That His Honor the Mayor be and is hereby authorized and empowered in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 40, Section 3, and Section 3-23(C) of the

1989 Woburn Municipal Code, as amended, to execute, in such form as he may deem proper, and in consideration of such sum as he deems to be in the best interest of the City of Woburn, a Massachusetts Quitclaim Deed for the following parcels of land:  

  1. A parcel designated by the Woburn Assessors as Map 03/Block 05/Lot

3 containing 2,400 square feet located on Kensington Avenue; and

 

  1. A parcel designated by the Woburn Assessors as Map 03/Block 06/Lot 1 containing 4,800 square feet located on Ingelow Avenue.

 

s/Alderman Raymond

 

Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL LANDS with a copy to His Honor the Mayor, all in favor, 9-0.

 

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ORDERED     Be It Ordained by the City Council of the City of Woburn that Title 2, Section 2-5 of the 1989 Woburn Municipal Code, as amended, be further amended by adding a new Paragraph C as follows:

 

2-5(C) Exemptions from Conflict of Interest Education Training

 

The following municipal employees shall be exempt from the mandatory conflict of interest education and training requirements set forth in Sections 27 and 28 of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 268A. This does not exempt the municipal employees from any other requirement of the so-called conflict of interest law. The list of exempt employees are as follows:

 

  1. Unpaid volunteer positions in which employees do not have or exercise governmental authority and do not participate in or have responsibility for government decision-making, contracting, hiring, investigation or any other discretionary governmental action including:   a. Public Library volunteers;
    1. School volunteers;
    2. Conservation Commission volunteers at clean-up days or similar events;
    3. Senior Center, Parks and Recreation volunteer teacher positions;
    4. Volunteers at any city sponsored celebration or field day events.
  2. Short-term temporary or seasonal compensated positions in which employees do not have or exercise governmental authority and do not participate in or have responsibility for government decision-making, contracting, hiring, investigation or any other discretionary governmental action including:  a. Poll worker positions;
    1. Non-supervisory seasonal positions of lifeguards and snowplow operators;
    2. Substitute teachers who work less than one day per week;
    3. Participants in the senior citizen tax abatement program;
    4. Medical Reserve Corps volunteers;
    5. High school, college and graduate students participating in summer and work-study employment, whether paid or unpaid;
    6. Participants in programs of the Department of Mental Health who are patients in a therapeutic program that includes employment;
    7. Individual vendors and contractors to the city who provide one day or less of services per calendar year;
    8. Participants in volunteer programs whose names are not available or known to any public agency, such as, city residents who help shovel snow or clean up after a flood.

 

s/Alderman Gately

 

Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be LAID ON THE TABLE TO THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL ON JUNE 7, 2011, 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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RESOLVED WHEREAS, Maria Mele Malandrino (August 15, 1876 to April 14, 1946)

was a resident of Woburn from 1910 when she came to this county from Sicily until her death in 1946; and

 

WHEREAS, she was a Midwife, Physical Therapist and Healer to the South End of Woburn for over three decades; and

 

WHEREAS, she was dedicated to helping and assisting the poor and less fortunate; and

 

WHERAS, she was known to the residents of the South End of Woburn as a problem solver; and

 

WHEREAS, it is incumbent upon the City of Woburn to recognize the contributions Maria Mele Malandrino made to the people of the City of Woburn and especially to those less fortunate;

 

NOW THEREFORE, let it be resolved:

 

RESOLVE:  That the City of Woburn, through the Mayor, (1) dedicate a bench to the memory of Maria Mele Malandrino in gratitude for her contributions as a Midwife, Physical Therapist and Healer to the South End of Woburn for three decades; (2) locate the bench in the South End at the corner of the intersection of Main Street, Warren Avenue and Porter Street; and (3) inscribe the bench:  “In memory of Maria Mele

Malandrino, Midwife, Physical Therapist and Healer to the South End of

Woburn for over three decades (1910-1946).”

 

s/Alderman Anderson and Alderman Gately

 

Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL LANDS with a copy to His Honor the Mayor, all in favor, 9-0.

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RESOLVED Due to the deplorable condition many of guard rails along Commerce way are in that the Department of Public Works, in collaboration with the Engineering Department, replace the severely damaged guard rails along

Commerce Way. This maintenance should be paid through the existing

PWED grant monies; and

 

Be it further resolved that the Engineering Department look into a more permanent solution that would allow tractor trailer trucks more turning room and would thereby decrease the probability of this damage continually occurring.

 

s/Alderman Haggerty

 

Alderman Haggerty stated that the Public Works Economic Development (PWED) grant was received for Commerce Way maintenance, and that the grant was received by the city in 2004. Alderman Gately stated that sometimes vehicles cannot make the turns onto Commerce Way, and that the city can widen the road to avoid this situation. Motion made and 2nd that the RESOLVE be ADOPTED, all in favor, 9-0.

Presented to the Mayor May 19, 2011 and ten days having elapsed without same being approved, said Resolve became effective without his signature on June 1, 2011.

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Motion made and 2nd to take the matter of reprecincting from the Committee on Liaison, all in favor, 9-0.

 

ORDERED     That the ward and precinct lines for the City of Woburn following the 2010 United States Decennial Census shall be and are hereby established as follows:

 

WARD 1 – PRECINCT 1

 

Beginning at the intersection of Cambridge Road and the Burlington town line running in a southerly direction along Cambridge Road to the intersection with Locust Street, then northeasterly along Locust Street to the center of the utility line easement, thence southerly along the utility line easement to the intersection with Lexington Street, thence southwesterly along Lexington Street to the intersection with Cambridge Road, thence southerly along Cambridge Road to the intersection with the Winchester Town Line, thence running along the Winchester Town Line to a utility line easement, thence running northwesterly along the utility line easement to an intersection with Woburn Parkway, thence northerly along Woburn Parkway to the intersection with Fowle Brook, thence westerly along Fowle Brook to the intersection of Shaker Glen Brook and Cummings Brook, thence northwesterly along Cummings Brook to the intersection with Lexington Street, thence northerly along Willow Street to the intersection with Locust Street, thence easterly along Locust Street to the intersection with South Bedford Street, thence northwesterly along South Bedford Street to the intersection with Willow Street, thence northerly along Willow Street to the intersection with Bedford Road, thence westerly along Bedford Road to the center of the utility line easement, thence northwesterly along the utility line easement to the Burlington town line, then southwesterly along the Burlington town line to the point of beginning.

 

WARD 1 – PRECINCT 2

Beginning at the intersection of Main Street at the Winchester Town Line in a northwesterly direction along Main Street to the intersection with Porter Street and Warren Avenue, thence northwesterly along Warren

Avenue to the intersection with Pleasant Street, thence westerly along Pleasant Street to the intersection with Lexington Street, thence westerly along Lexington Street to the intersection with Akeson Road, thence northerly along Akeson Road to the intersection with Burlington Street, thence northwesterly along Burlington Street to the intersection with Locust Street, thence southwesterly along Locust Street to the intersection with Willow Street, thence southerly along Willow Street to the intersection with Cummings Brook, thence southeasterly along Cummings Brook to the intersection with Shaker Glen Brook and Fowle Brook, thence southwesterly along Fowle Brook to the intersection with Woburn Parkway, thence southeasterly along Woburn Parkway to the utility line easement, thence easterly along the utility line easement to the Winchester Town Line, thence northeasterly along the Winchester Town Line to the point of beginning.

 

 

WARD 2 – PRECINCT 1

 

Beginning at the intersection of Main Street at the Winchester town line in a northeasterly direction along the Winchester Town Line to Holton Street, thence northerly along Holton Street to the intersection with Nashua Street, thence northerly along Nashua Street to the intersection with Montvale Avenue, thence westerly along Montvale Avenue to the intersection with Vernon Street, thence southeasterly along Vernon Street to the intersection with Green Street, thence westerly along Green Street to the intersection with Main Street, thence northerly along Main Street to the intersection with Myrtle Street, thence westerly along Myrtle Street to the intersection with Warren Avenue, thence southerly along Warren Avenue to the intersection with Main Street, thence southerly along Main Street to the point of beginning.

 

 

WARD 2 – PRECINCT 2

Beginning at the intersection of Harrison Avenue and North Warren Street in a southeasterly direction along North Warren Street to the intersection with Pleasant Street, thence southeasterly along Warren Avenue to the intersection with Myrtle Street, thence easterly along Myrtle Street to the intersection with Main Street, thence southerly on Main Street to the intersection with Green Street, thence easterly on Green Street to the intersection with Vernon Street, thence northerly on Vernon Street to the intersection with Montvale Avenue, thence westerly along Montvale Avenue to the intersection with Union Street, thence westerly along Union

Street to the intersection with First Street, thence southerly along First

Street to the intersection with Montvale Avenue, thence westerly along Montvale Avenue to the intersection with Everett Street, thence northwesterly along Everett Street to the intersection with Main Street, thence southwesterly along Main Street to the intersection with Winn Street, thence southwesterly and thence turning in northwesterly along Winn Street to the intersection with Harrison Avenue, thence southwesterly along Harrison Avenue to the point of beginning.

WARD 3 – PRECINCT 1

Beginning at the intersection of Akeson Road and Lexington Street in an easterly direction along Lexington Street to the intersection with Pleasant Street, thence easterly along Pleasant Street to the intersection with North Warren Street, thence northwesterly along North Warren Street to the intersection with Harrison Avenue, thence easterly along Harrison Avenue to the intersection with Winn Street, thence southeasterly along Winn Street to the intersection with Pleasant Street, thence northwesterly along

Winn Street to the intersection with Park Street, thence northerly along

Park Street to the intersection with Centre Street, thence northerly along Centre Street to the intersection with Franklin Street, thence westerly along Franklin Street to the intersection with Johnson Street, thence northerly along Johnson Street to the intersection with Main Street, thence northerly along Main Street to the intersection with Kilby Street, thence westerly along Kilby Street to the intersection with Winn  Street, thence northwesterly along Winn Street to the intersection with Shield Street, thence southwesterly along Shield Street to the intersection with Bedford

Road, thence westerly along Bedford Road to the intersection with Burlington Street, thence northerly along Burlington Street to the intersection with Cummings Brook, thence southwesterly along Cummings Brook to the intersection with Willow Street, thence southerly along Willow Street to the intersection with South Bedford Street, thence southeasterly along South Bedford Street to the intersection with  Burlington Street, thence southeasterly along Burlington Street to the intersection with Akeson Road , thence southerly along Akeson Road to the point of beginning.

 

 

WARD 3 – PRECINCT 2

Beginning at the intersection of the center of the utility line easement and the Burlington town line, thence easterly along the Burlington town line to the intersection with Lowell Street, thence southeasterly along Lowell Street to the intersection with Main Street, thence southerly along Main

Street to the intersection with Kilby Street, thence southwesterly along Kilby Street to the intersection with Winn Street, thence northwesterly along Winn Street to the intersection with Shield Street, thence southwesterly along Shield Street to the intersection with Bedford Road, thence southwesterly along Bedford Road to the intersection with Burlington Street, thence northerly along Burlington Street to the intersection with Cummings Brook, thence southwesterly along Cummings Brook to the intersection with Willow Street, thence southerly along Willow Street to the intersection with Bedford Road, thence southwesterly along Bedford Road to the center of the utility line easement, thence northwesterly along the utility line easement to the point of beginning.

 

WARD 4 – PRECINCT 1

 

Beginning at the intersection of Lowell Street and the Burlington town line in a easterly direction along Lowell Street to the intersection with Wilcox Circle, thence northeasterly along Wilcox Circle to the intersection with Main Street at Eaton Avenue, thence easterly along Eaton Avenue to the intersection with Mishawum Road, thence southwesterly along Mishawum Road to the intersection with Middle Street, thence northeasterly along Middle Street to the intersection with Mishawum Road, thence northeasterly along Mishawum Road to the intersection with School Street, thence northwesterly along School Street to the intersection with Main Street, thence southerly along Main Street to the intersection with Interstate Route 95, thence westerly along Interstate Route 95 to the Burlington town line, thence southerly along the Burlington town line to the point of beginning.

 

 

WARD 4 – PRECINCT 2

 

Beginning at the intersection of Montvale Avenue and Wood Street in a northerly direction along Wood Street to the intersection with Salem Street, thence westerly along Salem Street to the intersection with Beach Street, thence northwesterly along Beach Street to the intersection with Mishawum Road, thence northeasterly along Mishawum Road to the intersection with Eaton Avenue, thence westerly along Eaton Avenue to the intersection with Main Street at Wilcox Circle, thence southwesterly along Wilcox Circle to the intersection with Lowell Street, thence southeasterly along Lowell Street to the intersection with Main Street, thence southerly along Main Street to the intersection with Johnson Street, thence southerly along Johnson Street to the intersection with Franklin Street, thence easterly along Franklin Street to the intersection with Centre

Street, thence southerly along Centre Street to the intersection with Park

Street, thence southerly along Park Street to the intersection with Winn

Street, thence northeasterly along Main Street to the intersection with

Everett Street, thence easterly along Everett Street to the intersection with Montvale Avenue, thence easterly along Montvale Avenue to the intersection with First Street, thence northerly along First Street to the intersection with Union Street, thence easterly along Union Street to the intersection with Montvale Avenue, thence easterly along Montvale Avenue to the point of beginning.

WARD 5 – PRECINCT 1

Beginning at the intersection of Beach Street and Mishawum Road along Beach Street in an easterly direction to the intersection with Salem Street, thence easterly along Salem Street to the intersection with Washington Street, thence southerly along Washington Street to the intersection with Washington Terrace, thence easterly along Washington Terrace to the intersection with Mill Street, thence easterly along Mill Street to the intersection with Salem Street, thence southeasterly along Salem Street to the Stoneham town line, thence northwesterly along the Stoneham town line to the Reading town line, thence northwesterly along the Reading town line to the Wilmington town line, thence southwesterly along the Wilmington town line to the intersection with the MBTA Commuter Rail line, thence southerly along the MBTA Commuter Rail line to the intersection with Interstate Route 95, thence westerly along Interstate Route 95 to the intersection with Mishawum Road, thence southwesterly along Mishawum Road to the intersection with Middle Street, thence southerly along Middle Street to the intersection with Mishawum Road, thence southerly along Mishawum Road to the point of beginning.

 

 

WARD 5 – PRECINCT 2

 

Beginning at the intersection of Wood Street and Salem Street in a southerly direction along Wood Street to the intersection with Nashua Street, thence southerly along Nashua Street to the intersection with Holton Street, thence southerly along Holton Street to the Winchester town line, thence easterly along the Winchester town line to the Stoneham town line, thence northerly along the Stoneham town line to the intersection with Salem Street, thence northwesterly along Salem Street to the intersection with Mill Street, thence westerly along Mill Street to the intersection with Washington Terrace, thence westerly along Washington Terrace to the intersection with Washington Street, thence northerly along Washington Street to the intersection with  Salem Street, thence southwesterly along Salem Street to the point of beginning.

 

 

WARD 6 – PRECINCT 1

 

Beginning at the intersection of the Burlington town line with Interstate Route 95 in an easterly direction along Interstate Route 95 to the intersection Main Street, thence along Main Street to the intersection with Nichols Street, thence westerly along Nichols Street to the intersection with Poole Street, thence northwesterly along Poole Street to the intersection with Webster Street, thence southwesterly along Webster Street to the intersection with Pearl Street, thence northwesterly along Pearl Street to the Burlington town line, thence southerly along the Burlington town line to the point of beginning.

 

WARD 6 – PRECINCT 2

 

Beginning at the intersection of the MBTA Commuter Rail line with the Wilmington town line in a southwesterly direction along the Wilmington town line to the Burlington town line, thence southerly along the Burlington town line to the intersection with Pearl Street, thence southeasterly along Pearl Street to the intersection with Webster Street, thence northeasterly along Webster Street to the intersection with Poole Street, thence southeasterly along Poole Street to the intersection with Nichols Street, thence easterly along Nichols Street to the intersection with Main Street, thence southerly along Main Street to the intersection with School Street, thence easterly and thence turning southeasterly along School Street to the intersection with Mishawum Road, thence southwesterly along Mishawum Road to the intersection with Interstate Route 95, thence easterly along Interstate Route 95 to the intersection with the MBTA Commuter Rail line, thence northwesterly along the MBTA Commuter Rail line to the point of beginning.

 

 

WARD 7 – PRECINCT 1

 

Beginning at the intersection of Russell Street and the Lexington town line in a northwesterly and thence a northeasterly direction along the Lexington town line to the Burlington town line, thence along the Burlington town line to the intersection with Cambridge Road, thence southeasterly along Cambridge Road to the intersection with Locust Street, thence northeasterly along Locust Street to the center of the utility line easement, thence southeasterly along the utility line easement to the intersection with Lexington Street, thence southwesterly along Lexington Street to the intersection with Cambridge Road and Russell Street, thence southwesterly along Russell Street to the intersection with Dix Road, thence southerly along Dix Road through to Dix Road Extension, thence southerly along Dix Road Extension to the intersection with Shaker Glen Brook, thence westerly along Shaker Glen Brook and following the brook as it turns southerly thence southwesterly to the intersection with Samoset Road, thence northwesterly along Samoset Road to the intersection with Seneca Road, thence northwesterly along Seneca Road to the intersection with Manomet Road, thence southwesterly along Manomet Road to the intersection with Squanto Road, thence northwesterly along Squanto Road to the intersection with Russell Street, thence southwesterly along Russell Street to the point of beginning.

 

 

WARD 7 – PRECINCT 2

 

Beginning at the intersection of Russell Street and the Lexington town line in a southeasterly direction along the Lexington town line to the Winchester town line, thence northeasterly along the Winchester town line to the intersection with Cambridge Road, thence northwesterly along Cambridge Road to the intersection with Russell Street, thence southwesterly along Russell Street to the intersection with Dix Road, thence southerly along Dix Road through to Dix Road Extension, thence southerly along Dix Road Extension to the intersection with Shaker Glen Brook, thence southerly along Shaker Glen Brook and following the brook as it turns southerly thence southwesterly to the intersection with Samoset Road, thence northwesterly along Samoset Road to the intersection with Seneca Road, thence northwesterly along Seneca Road to the intersection with Manomet Road, thence southwesterly along Manomet Road to the intersection with Squanto Road, thence northwesterly along Squanto Road to the intersection with Russell Street, thence southwesterly along Russell Street to the point of beginning.

 

s/President Denaro

 

Alderman Raymond stated that he feels the city is being forced into redistricting because of the U.S. Census, that Ward 6 tends to lose actual voters because of the numbers, that he does not want to give this area up however if the change is fought it will spread to other areas of the city, and that he accepts the changes reluctantly because of the ramifications of not accepting the change. Motion made and 2nd that the ORDER be ADOPTED, all in favor, 9-0.

Presented to the Mayor: May 19, 2011                  s/Scott D. Galvin May 19, 2011

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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 8:48 p.m.

 

A TRUE RECORD ATTEST:

 

 

 

William C. Campbell

City Clerk and Clerk of the City Council

 

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