City Council Budget Meeting – 06/11/2007

DATE 06/11/2007
TIME 7:00 pm
LOCATION Council Chamber, Woburn City Hall, Common Street, Woburn, MA, United States

Meeting Agenda

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CITY OF WOBURN

JUNE 11, 2007 – 7:00 P.M.

SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL

 

 

Roll Call

 

                                                                    Ciriello                        Gately

                                                                    Denaro                       Galvin

                                                                                Drapeau                      Gonsalves

                                                                    Dwyer                         Mercer-Bruen

Doherty

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

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Pursuant to Woburn Municipal Code Title 3, Article I, Section 3-3(C) and pursuant to Rule 31 of the Rules and Orders of the City Council, the President of the City Council has called for a Special Meeting of the City Council for the purposes of reviewing, conducting a public hearing and taking action as determined by the City Council on the Fiscal Year 2008 Budget, taking action on financial matters presented and pending before the City Council, and for any other matters that may legally come before the City Council.

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PUBLIC HEARING OPENED. Michael Mulrenan, 937 Main Street stated that he supports the school budget. Nancy Lyons, Co-Chair, Woburn Teachers Association asked that the City Council support the school department budget. Nancy Whalen, 75 Montvale Avenue stated that she supports the school budget. David Kimmelman, 6 Arnold Street stated that he supports the school budget, and that he wants the DARE program to continue. Mr. Kimmelman offered letters in support of the DARE program to the City Council for review. Motion made and 2nd that the documents be received and made part of the record and that copies of the documents be sent to the Superintendent of Schools and the Chief of Police, all in favor, 9-0. Kathleen Sullivan, 72 School Street stated that she supports the school budget. Paul Meaney, 1 Brandt Drive stated that there has been a significant increase in property taxes, that in the last five years tax bills on some properties on the west side of the city have gone from $1,800.00 per year to $4,400.00 per year, that the city must control spending, that the city is spending faster than the revenue is raised, and that he is concerned with the expense of the take home vehicles. Mayor McLaughlin stated that there is a 4.34% increase in spending on this budget, that if health insurance, retirement, energy and trash expenses were taken out of the budget the increase would have been 1.9%, that all communities are faced with these increases, that shifting the Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund (W&SEF) indirect cost will result in an increase in property taxes and close the Proposition 2½ levy limit gap, and that this is a fair budget. Kevin Hunt, 147 Green Street stated that he understands the need for a resource officer at the high school and middle school but that the elementary school students need the DARE program. Dogan Gunduz, 30 Elm Street stated that the schools take the place of the parents in the community and this is a tragedy. Lori Medeiros, 9 Marietta Street stated that she supports the school budget, and that there needs to be provision for capital improvements at the public library. Motion made and 2nd to close the public hearing, all in favor, 9-0.

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Motion made and 2nd to SUSPEND THE RULES for the purposes of taking the Fiscal Year 2008 Budget from the Committee on Finance, all in favor, 9-0.

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Motion made and 2nd to take the Page 31 School Department out of order, all in favor, 90. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 31 School Department, all in favor, 9-0. Motion made and 2nd to return to the regular order of business, all in favor, 9-0. _________________________

 

A discussion of the Fiscal Year 2008 Budget as submitted by the Mayor ensued in which each page of the Budget was reviewed by the City Council.

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

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

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Motion made and 2nd to take the W&SEF out of order, all in favor, 9-0. Alderman Galvin stated that he supports the position to realign the indirect charges, and that the DPW Surface Drainage should be included in the indirect charges. Alderman Denaro stated that the realigning the indirect charges is the correct direction but it will put pressure on the city in the future, and that the city must set proper water rates. Alderman Gately stated that there is $2,200,000.00 in the Inflow and Infiltration Account (I&I) which could be used to pay down the W&SEF deficit. City Auditor Surette stated that there is $2,200,000.00 in the W&SEF for a study, and that placing this into the W&SEF will reduce the tax rate. Alderman Gately stated that the money has been in the I&I account since 2000 and that little has been taken out, and that this money should by used to pay off the W&SEF deficit which will leave $1,000,000.00 in the fund. President Doherty stated that if the money is used just to pay the deficit this will be a one time reduction in the levy, and that the city has to reduce the costs of the W&SEF to have a true benefit. Alderman Galvin stated that the proper time to discuss this is when the water and sewer rates are set. Motion made and 2nd to accept the report of the Committee on Finance with a recommended reduction in the Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund indirect charges by $452,277.62 and to refer the matter to the Committee on Ordinances to prepare a revision to the ordinances, all in favor, 9-0. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 74 Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund as amended in the amount of $452,277.62, all in favor, 9-0. City Auditor Surette stated that the impact of the vote is to bring the city closer to the Proposition 2½  levy limit. Alderman Drapeau stated that the residents of the city are having a difficult time paying their tax bills, that a $133.00 increase is modest, that it is almost impossible not to raise taxes by some amount, that salary increases for all departments are being negotiated, and that there will be some adjustment to the budget for these salary increases. Alderman Gonsalves stated that the budget includes some consideration for future salary increases in the recap sheet. City Auditor Surette stated that no salary increases are included in the budget but since the budget is under the Proposition 2½ levy limit the mayor can provide funding for salary increases. President Doherty stepped down from the chair. Alderman Galvin assumed the chair. President Doherty stated that the City Council is trying to set the indirect charges properly, that the changes appropriately bring these figures in line, that the W&SEF is being used to keep the city under the Proposition 2½ restrictions, and that these changes get the city in line to pay charges for the W&SEF. Alderman Galvin stepped down from the chair. President Doherty assumed the chair. 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 approve Page 3 Mayor Community Services, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 4 Auditor, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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

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

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 7 Treasurer/Collector, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 8 Law Department, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstained (Doherty abstained).

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 9 Data Processing, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1

abstained (Doherty abstained).

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 10 City Clerk, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstained (Doherty abstained).

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

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

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 13 Human Resources, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstained (Doherty abstained).

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

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 15 Planning Board, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstained (Doherty abstained).

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

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

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 18 Woburn Police, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstained (Doherty abstained).

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 19 Woburn Police, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstained (Doherty abstained).

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 20 Woburn Police, 7 in favor, 0 opposed, 2

abstained (Gonsalves, Doherty abstained).

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 21 Woburn Police, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstained (Doherty abstained). Alderman Drapeau stated that he would like the stipends for the crossing guards increased in the future.

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 22 Woburn Police, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstained (Doherty abstained).

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 23 Woburn Police, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1

abstained (Doherty abstained).

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 24 and Page 25 Woburn Fire, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstained (Doherty abstained).

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 26 Woburn Fire, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstained (Doherty abstained).

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 27 Woburn Fire, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstained (Doherty abstained).

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Alderman Ciriello stated that he looked at the cell telephone accounts for various departments, and that the administrative assistants in the Inspectional Services

Department have cell telephones assigned to them although the do not leave the building.

Motion made and 2nd to reduce Cell Phones on Page 28 Inspectional Services by $1,000.00, 6 in favor, 3 opposed (Gately, Galvin, Denaro opposed). Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 28 Inspectional Services, as amended, 9 in favor, 0 opposed. _________________________

 

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

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 30 Civil Defense, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstained (Doherty abstained).

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 32 Engineering, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 33 Woburn Public Works, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstained (Doherty abstained).

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 34 Woburn Public Works, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstained (Doherty abstained).

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 35 Woburn Public Works, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstained (Doherty abstained).

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 36 Woburn Public Works, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstained (Doherty abstained).

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Alderman Gately stated that he questioned the amount of $25,000.00 for Building

Maintenance on Page 37 Woburn Public Works City Hall Maintenance. Mayor McLaughlin stated that this amount of for a new boiler in city hall. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 37 and Page 38 Woburn Public Works, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstained (Doherty abstained).

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 39 Woburn Public Works, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1

abstained (Doherty abstained).

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Motion made by Alderman Gately and 2nd to reconsider his vote on Page 37 and Page 38 Woburn Public Works, 9 in favor, 0 opposed. Alderman Gately stated that $50,000.00 is to high an amount for Sweep St/Catch Basin Clean on Page 38 Woburn Public Works. Alderman Denaro stated that the Department of Public Works is required to remove this material under a Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) order, that the city cannot go out to bid for these services without the funding in place, and that he Superintendent of Public Works stated that this may not be adequate funding to complete this work. Mayor McLaughlin stated that he does not recall a DEP order on this issue. Motion made and 2nd to reduce Sweep St/Catch Basin Clean on Page 38 Woburn Public Works by $50,000.00, 2 in favor, 7 opposed (Ciriello, Denaro, Drapeau, Dwyer, Galvin, Gonsalves, Mercer-Bruen opposed). Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 37 and Page 38 Woburn Public Works, 7 in favor, 1 opposed (Gately opposed), 1 abstained (Doherty abstained).

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 40 Woburn Public Works, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstained (Doherty abstained).

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 41 Woburn Public Works, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstained (Doherty abstained).

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 42 Woburn Public Works, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstained (Doherty abstained).

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 43 Woburn Public Works, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstained (Doherty abstained).

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 44 Woburn Public Works, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1

abstained (Doherty abstained).

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Alderman Denaro stated that the Cemetery Commission has to be funded by the city and not by the current method of using the trust fund interest. Alderman Galvin stated that the department is currently supported from trust fund interest. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 45 Cemetery, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstained (Doherty abstained).  _________________________

 

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

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 47 Board of Health, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstained (Doherty abstained).

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 48 and Page 49 Board of Health, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstained (Doherty abstained).

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

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

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

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Alderman Denaro stated that there is a need to support the proposed library improvements, and that the City Council should meet with the Library Board of Trustees to determine the next steps. Alderman Galvin stated that he is the liaison to the Library Board of Trustees, that the proposal is a great project, they the trustees need money to get moving on the project, and that the trustees can put up $100,000.00 of their funds but need approximately $300,000.00 in additional funds from the city which could be under the capital project account. Mayor McLaughlin stated that he met with the trustees, that they need architectural drawings to determine the cost of the project, that a committee will be formed comprised of trustees, aldermen and the mayor on this issue, that the city needs to know that if it provides the $300,000.00 that it may be followed by a

$12,000,000.00 commitment, that there is no question about the needs of the library but it is a question about the availability of resources, and that the city should wait until July 1,

2007 to see what the school building assistance fund may offer the city. Alderman Gonsalves stated that both the library improvements and the Goodyear School improvements cannot be completed under the levy limit without a debt exclusion. Alderman Galvin stated that the trustees cannot start the program without a project manager which this would fund, and that there should be a recommendation from the committee by the end of the summer. Mayor McLaughlin stated that there is not a need for a project manager but there is a need for architectural drawings. Alderman Drapeau stated that there are competing interests in the way of new schools and the library, and that he will not support a debt exclusion. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 53 Woburn Public Library, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 54 Woburn Public Library, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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Alderman Dwyer stated that the DARE program is being reorganized, that the program will still be provided to the students through the school health department, and that the services will be provided at the high school through the resource officers. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 55, Page 56 and Page 57 Woburn Recreation, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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

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

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

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Motion made and 2nd to reduce Expenses on Page 62 Biotech Commission by $500.00, 9 in favor, 0 opposed. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 62 Biotech Commission, as amended, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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

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Mayor McLaughlin stated that the programs planned by the Human Rights Commission have not been planned yet, that the commission was not active, that he re-established the commission, and that they commission has been charged with working for the youth of the city. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 64 Human Rights Commission, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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Motion made and 2nd to reconsider Page 7 Treasurer/Collector, 9 in favor, 0 opposed. Motion made and 2nd to reduce Deputy Treasurer/Collector salary by $7,000.00, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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Motion made and 2nd to reconsider Page 53 Woburn Public Library, 9 in favor, 0 opposed. Motion made and 2nd to reduce the Assistant Director salary by $4,031.00, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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Mayor McLaughlin stated that the Board of Health uses the Expenses on Page 62 Biotech Commission as they have taken over the role of that commission. Motion made and 2nd to reconsider Page 62 Biotech Commission, 9 in favor, 0 opposed. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 62 Biotech Commission as originally submitted, 9 in favor, 0 opposed. _________________________

 

Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 65 Historic District Commission, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 67 Temporary Loans, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 68 Contributory Pensions and Page 69 NonContributory Pensions, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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

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Alderman Denaro stated that health insurance account is a budget buster and that he will not support this. Alderman Drapeau stated that he will not support this, that he understands that the City Council cannot be involved in negotiations, and that he would like to reduce the health insurance account by $1,900,000.00. Alderman Gately stated that he wants the cost of health insurance including the shared paid by employees to be stated. City Auditor Surette stated that in Fiscal Year 2007 the total paid for health insurance was $13,186,719.00 and of that amount the employees paid $1,579,718.00. Alderman Gately stated that the cost of health insurance is killing the city, and that if the city does not get the cost of health insurance under control then next year a decision will have to be made as to how many employees will have to be laid off. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 71 Insurance, 5 in favor, 4 opposed (Denaro, Drapeau, Gately, Doherty opposed).

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

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 75, Page 76 and Page 77 Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstained (Doherty abstained).

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Alderman Galvin stated that the W&SEF Outlays on Page 78 Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund are too aggressive and will result in water and sewer rate increases too much at one time, that $34,000,000.00 has been approved for improvements to the water system, that the budget reflects a $200,000.00 increase for outlays, that an increase of $125,000.0 would be more appropriate, and that he wants to reduce the total for this page by $150,000.00. Alderman Gately stated that the bond work can reduce the Water System Preventive Maintenance account, that $70,000.00 for a Blueberry Hill Pump Station Generator is ridiculous, that the Valves & Hydrant Maintenance can be reduced with the bond work, and that the amounts sought in this budget are too much. Alderman Drapeau stated that he does not want to sacrifice the pumps or wells but that he would support a cut. Alderman Denaro stated that a lot of money is going into water and sewer projects in certain areas of the city but other areas of the city also need attention. Alderman Gonsalves stated that the city had a water crisis not long ago and the City Council is talking about reducing water system maintenance funding, and that she will support the budget and trust the Department of Public Works to do the correct work. Alderman Mercer-Bruen also stated that she will support the maintenance requests. Alderman Gately stated that the Blueberry Hill project at $70,000.00 is too much and that this project is in his ward. Alderman Galvin stated that this is not a cut, that the maintenance is increased by $80,000.00 over last year, that there is more work being planned than can be completed, that it is feel good to propose these amounts and $80,000.00 is a good increase but that all this work cannot be completed in one year. President Doherty stepped down from the chair. Alderman Galvin assumed the chair. President Doherty stated that the budget can be cut to an $80,000.00 increase, that these are all one time repairs and improvements however once the work is completed the amount will stay in the budget forever, and that money on hand under the W&SEF should be used to pay these one time costs. Alderman Galvin stepped down from the chair. President Doherty assumed the chair. Alderman Denaro stated that no plan is in place and that the City Council should support the funds until a plan is before the City Council. Alderman Galvin stated that there has to be sufficient fund on an annual basis, and that this jump is too much in one year. Alderman Gately stated that he is in support of water and sewer project funding but he wants to reduce these accounts and find other ways to fund the projects. President Doherty stated that $150,000.00 for Water System Preventive Maintenance is a recurring account. Motion made and 2nd to reduce Rehab Well 1 on Page 78 Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund by $59,999.00, 5 in favor, 4 opposed (Denaro, Gonsalves, Mercer-Bruen, Doherty opposed). Motion made and 2nd to reduce Blueberry Hill Pump Station Generator on Page 78 Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund by $45,000.00, 6 in favor, 3 opposed (Denaro, Gonsalves, Doherty opposed). Motion made and 2nd to reduce Water System Preventive Maintenance on Page 78 Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund by $50,000.00, 5 in favor, 4 opposed (Denaro, Gonsalves, Mercer-Bruen, Doherty opposed). Motion made and 2nd to reduce Valves & Hydrant Miantenance on

Page 78 Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund by $15,000.00, 5 in favor, 4 opposed (Denaro,

Gonsalves, Mercer-Bruen, Doherty opposed). Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 78 Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund, as amended, 6 in favor, 3 opposed (Gonsalves, Mercer-Bruen, Doherty opposed).

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President Doherty stepped down from the chair. Alderman Galvin assumed the chair. President Doherty stated that recurring costs should be funded through the budget but not one time costs, and that the $2,200,000.00 should be used to reduce the debt of the W&SEF. Alderman Galvin stated that the MWRA rates and other charges will continue to increase, and that the city cannot raise rates by more than is needed. Alderman Galvin stepped down from the chair. President Doherty assumed the chair. _________________________

 

Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 79 Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 80 Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 81 Sewer Enterprise Fund, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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Motion made and 2nd to reduce Pump Station Eval/Training/Misc on Page 82 Water and

Sewer Enterprise fund by $20,000.00, 5 in favor, 4 opposed (Denaro, Dwyer, Gonsalves, Mercer-Bruen opposed). Motion made and 2nd to reduce Preventive Maintenance Sewer on Page 82 Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund by $25,000.00, 5 in favor, 4 opposed (Denaro, Dwyer, Gonsalves, Mercer-Bruen opposed). Motion made and 2nd to reduce Distribution and Pump Station Repair on Page 82 Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund by

$55,000.00, 5 in favor, 4 opposed (Denaro, Dwyer, Gonsalves, Mercer-Bruen opposed). Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 82 Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund, as amended, 5 in favor, 4 opposed (Denaro, Dwyer, Gonsalves, Mercer-Bruen opposed).

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 83 Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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

 

President Doherty called the meeting back to order.

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Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 73 Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund, as amended, in the amount of $16,258,365.52, 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

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Motion made and 2nd that the WATER & SEWER ENTERPRISE FUND BUDGET in the sum of $14,985,385.89 be ADOPTED, AS AMENDED, ROLL CALL: Ciriello –

Yes, Denaro – Yes, Drapeau – Yes, Dwyer – Yes, Galvin – Yes, Gately – Yes, Gonsalves – Yes, Mercer-Bruen – Yes, Doherty – Yes, MOTION PASSES.

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President Doherty stepped down from the chair. Alderman Galvin assumed the chair.

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Motion made by Alderman Drapeau and 2nd to reconsider his vote on Page 2 Mayor, 9 in favor, 0 opposed. Motion made and 2nd to reduce Inaugural by $500.00, 3 in favor, 6 opposed (Ciriello, Denaro, Dwyer, Gately, Gonsalves, Mercer-Bruen opposed). _________________________

 

Motion made by Alderman Drapeau and 2nd to reconsider his vote on Page 4 Auditor, 6 in favor, 3 opposed (Ciriello, Denaro, Gonsalves opposed). Motion made and 2nd to reduce Professional Development on Page 4 Auditor by $1,000.00, 6 in favor, 3 opposed (Ciriello, Denaro, Gonsalves opposed). Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 4 Auditor, as amended, 7 in favor, 2 opposed (Denaro, Gonsalves opposed). _________________________

 

Motion made by Alderman Drapeau and 2nd to reconsider his vote on Page 7

Treasurer/Collector, 7 in favor, 2 opposed (Denaro, Gonsalves opposed). Motion made and 2nd to reduce Bonding on Page 7 Treasurer/Collector by $800.00, 7 in favor, 2 opposed (Denaro, Gonsalves opposed). Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 7

Treasurer/Collector, as amended, 7 in favor, 2 opposed (Denaro, Gonsalves opposed).

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Motion made by Alderman Drapeau and 2nd to reconsider his vote on Page 8 Law Department, 7 in favor, 2 opposed (Denaro, Gonsalves opposed). Motion made and 2nfd to reduce Court Costs on Page 8 Law Department by $10,000.00, 5 in favor, 4 opposed (Denaro, Gately, Gonsalves, Galvin opposed). Mayor McLaughlin stated that this year 80% of the Law Department budget has been used with two months of bills outstanding. President Doherty stated that only $451.00 has been paid in court costs this year. Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 8 Law Department, as amended, 7 in favor, 2 opposed (Denaro, Gonsalves opposed).

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Motion made by Alderman Drapeau and 2nd to reconsider his vote on Page 9 Data Processing, 7 in favor, 2 opposed (Denaro, Gonsalves opposed). Motion made and 2nd to reduce Hardware/Software Support by $5,000.00, 7 in favor, 2 opposed (Denaro, Gonsalves opposed). Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 9 Data Processing, as amended, 7 in favor, 2 opposed (Denaro, Gonsalves opposed). _________________________

 

Motion made by Alderman Drapeau and 2nd to reconsider his vote on Page 13 Human Resources, 7 in favor, 2 opposed (Denaro, Gonsalves opposed). Motion made and 2nd to reduce D/A Testing on Page 13 Human Resources by $500.00, 7 in favor, 2 opposed (Denaro, Gonsalves opposed). Motion made and 2nd to reduce Advertising for Positions on Page 13 Human Resources by $300.00, 7 in favor, 2 opposed (Denaro, Gonsalves opposed). Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 13 Human Resources, as amended, 7 in favor, 2 opposed (Denaro, Gonsalves opposed).

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Motion made by Alderman Drapeau and 2nd to reconsider his vote on Page 15 Planning Board, 7 in favor, 2 opposed (Denaro, Gonsalves opposed). Motion made and 2nd to reduce Education on Page 15 Planning Board by $200.00, 7 in favor, 2 opposed (Denaro, Gonsalves opposed). Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 15 Planning Board, as amended, 7 in favor, 2 opposed (Denaro, Gonsalves opposed). _________________________

 

Motion made by Alderman Drapeau and 2nd to reconsider his vote on the Woburn Police budget, 7 in favor, 2 opposed (Denaro, Gonsalves opposed). Motion made and 2nd to reduce Animal Control Overtime on Page 21 Woburn Police by $1,000.00, 4 in favor, 5 opposed (Ciriello, Denaro, Gately, Gonsalves, Galvin opposed). Motion made and 2nd to reduce Heating/HVAC on Page 21 Woburn Police by $15,000.00, 6 in favor, 3 opposed (Denaro, Galvin, Gonsalves opposed). Motion made and 2nd to reduce Auto Maintenance on Page 22 Woburn Police by $10,000.00, 4 in favor, 5 opposed (Denaro, Dwyer, Gonsalves, Mercer-Bruen, Galvin opposed). Motion made and 2nd to reduce Dog

Maintenance on Page 22 Woburn Police by $1,000.00, 4 in favor, 5 opposed (Denaro, Dwyer, Gonsalves, Mercer-Bruen, Galvin opposed). Motion made and 2nd to reduce

Office Supplies on Page 22 Woburn Police by $1,000.00, 7 in favor, 2 opposed (Denaro, Gonsalves opposed). Motion made and 2nd to reduce Building Maintenance Supply on Page 22 Woburn Police by $20,000.00, 6 in favor, 3 opposed (Denaro, Gonsalves, Galvin opposed). Motion made and 2nd to reduce Gasoline on Page 22 Woburn Police by $10,000.00, 6 in favor, 3 opposed (Denaro, Gonsalves, Galvin opposed). Motion made and 2nd to reduce Diesel on Page 22 Woburn Polcie by $1,000.00, 5 in favor, 4 opposed (Denaro, Gately, Gonsalves, Galvin opposed). Motion made and 2nd to LAY ON TABLE Woburn Police, 8 in favor, 1 opposed (Denaro opposed).

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Motion made by Alderman Drapeau and 2nd to reconsider his vote on the Fire Department budget, 7 in favor, 2 opposed (Denaro, Gonsalves opposed). Motion made and 2nd to reduce Fire Holiday Salary on Page 26 Woburn Fire by $12,000.00, 2 in favor, 7 opposed (Ciriello, Denaro, Dwyer, Gately, Gonsalves, Mercer-Bruen, Galvin opposed). Motion made and 2nd to reduce Building Maintenance on Page 26 Fire Department by $5,000.00, 2 in favor, 7 opposed (Ciriello, Denaro, Dwyer, Gately, Gonsalves, Mercer-Bruen, Galvin opposed). Motion made and 2nd to approve Woburn Fire budget, as amended, 7 in favor, 2 opposed (Denaro, Gonsalves opposed).

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Motion made and 2nd to TAKE FROM TABLE Woburn Police budget, 7 in favor, 2 opposed (Denaro, Gonsalves opposed). Mayor McLaughlin stated that he spoke by telephone to the Chief of Police, that he was at this meeting earlier and was surprised that his budget was being revisited, and that the Chief of Police opposes the reductions to the budget being proposed. Motion made and 2nd to approve Woburn Police budget, as amended, 7 in favor, 2 opposed (Denaro, Gonsalves opposed).  _________________________

 

Motion made by Alderman Drapeau and 2nd to reconsider his vote on Page 28

Inspectional Services, 7 in favor, 2 opposed (Denaro, Gonsalves opposed). Motion made and 2nd to reduce Academic Courses on Page 28 Inspectional Services by $500.00, 7 in favor, 2 opposed (Denaro, Gonsalves opposed). Motion made and 2nd to reduce Vehicle Maintenance on Page 28 Inspectional Services by $500.00, 6 in favor, 3 opposed (Gately, Gonsalves, Denaro opposed). Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 28 Inspectional Services, as amended, 7 in favor, 2 opposed (Denaro, Gonsalves opposed).

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Motion made by Alderman Drapeau and 2nd to reconsider his vote on the Woburn Public Works Department budget, 7 in favor, 2 opposed (Denaro, Gonsalves opposed). Motion made and 2nd to reduce Air Conditioner Repairs on Page 37 Woburn Public Works Department by $500.00, 7 in favor, 2 opposed (Denaro, Gonsalves opposed). Motion made and 2nd to reduce Fence Repairs on Page 40 Woburn Public Works Department by $2,000.00, 4 in favor, 5 opposed (Denaro, Dwyer, Gonsalves, Mercer-Bruen, Gately opposed). Motion made and 2nd to approve Woburn Public Works Department budget, as amended, 7 in favor, 2 opposed (Denaro, Gonsalves opposed). _________________________

 

Motion made by Alderman Drapeau and 2nd to reconsider his vote on Page 56 and Page 57 Woburn Recreation Department, 5 in favor, 4 opposed (Denaro, Gately, Gonsalves, Mercer-Bruen opposed). Motion made and 2nd to reduce Pool Resurface on Page 57

Woburn Recreation Department by $3,000.00, 2 in favor, 7 opposed (Ciriello, Denaro, Dwyer, Gately, Gonsalves, Mercer-Bruen, Galvin opposed). Motion made and 2nd to approve Page 56 and Page 57 Woburn Recreation Department, as amended, 7 in favor, 2 opposed (Denaro, Gonsalves opposed).

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Motion made and 2nd for a five minute recess, 8 in favor, 1 opposed (Denaro opposed).

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President Doherty assumed the chair and called the meeting back to order.

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Motion made and 2nd that the GENERAL FUND BUDGET in the sum of $91,965,642.49 be ADOPTED, AS AMENDED, ROLL CALL: Ciriello – Yes, Denaro – No, Drapeau – Yes, Dwyer – Yes, Galvin – Yes, Gately – Yes, Gonsalves – Yes, Mercer-Bruen – Yes, Doherty – No, MOTION PASSES.

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             City of Woburn                                                                                                                                                                                               

             Additions & Deletions                                                                                                                                                                                   

             Budget FY 2008                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                

                                                                                    

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                 Page                            Department                              Description                                  ORG #                             OBJECT #         Amount 

28 Inspections Cell Phones (5)  0125158  585501  $                      1,000.00 
53 Library Salary 0161051 511000  $                      4,031.00 
7 Treasurer Salary 0113851 511000  $                      7,000.00 
4 Auditor Professional Development 0113457 571000  $                      1,000.00 
7 Treasurer BONDING 0113857 574020  $                         800.00 
8 Law Court Costs 0115152 530405  $                    10,000.00 
9 Data Processing Hardware Software  0115451 511000  $                      5,000.00 
13 Human Resources D / A  Testing 0117052 530305  $                         500.00 
13 Human Resources Advertising for Positions 0117052 530605  $                         300.00 
15 Planning Education 0117251 519105  $                         200.00 
22 Police Lighting 0121052 521101  $                    10,000.00 
22 Police Heating/ HVAC 0121052 521102  $                    15,000.00 
22 Police Office Supplies 0121054 542000  $                      1,000.00 
22 Police Building Maint. Supply 0121054 543000  $                    20,000.00 
22 Police Gasoline 0121054 548100  $                    10,000.00 
22 Police Diesel 0121054 548101  $                      1,000.00 
28 Inspections Academic Courses 0125151 519110  $                         500.00 
28 Inspections Vehicle Maintenance 0125152 524915  $                         500.00 
37 DPW Air Conditioner Repairs 0141352 524500  $                         500.00 

                                                                                   

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Net

                                                                                                                                                                                       Deletions/Additions          $                  (88,331.00)

New General Fund

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                                          Water & Sewer Enterprise Fund                                                                                                                                        

                  

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           Page                            Department                                   ORG #                                  OBJECT #                         Description                  Amount 

74 Water & Sewer       Indirect ChargesCommittee           $                  452,277.62 
74 Water & Sewer     Indirect Charges-Fro GF Cuts          $                      1,841.00 
78 Water & Sewer 64258 584045 Rehab Well I         $                    59,999.00 
78 Water & Sewer New New Blueberry Hill Pump Station         $                    45,000.00 
78 Water & Sewer 64258 584018 Preventitive Maintenance         $                    50,000.00 
78 Water & Sewer New New Values & Hydrants         $                    15,000.00 
82 Water & Sewer 64158 585xxx Pump Station Eval         $                    20,000.00 
82 Water & Sewer 64158 584048 Preventitive Maintenance        $                    25,000.00 

            82                           Water & Sewer                                64158                                      585xxx                  Distrib                                 $                    55,000.00 

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Presented to the Mayor June 13, 2007    s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 13, 2007 _________________________

 

ORDERED     That the sum of $15,000.00 be and is hereby appropriated as so stated from Free Cash Acct #01-356000 $15,000.00 to Baldwin Green Restoration Project Acct #0112158-586576 $15,000.00.

 

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

 

                                                                                                        s/Alderman Denaro

 

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

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Motion made and 2nd to take from the Committee on Finance the Order to appropriate the sum of $942,074.00 from Overlay Reserve Account to Mayor – Capital Project Program, all in favor, 9-0. Motion made and 2nd to amend the Order by deleting “Council Chambers Air Conditioning $30.000.00”, 5 in favor, 4 opposed (Ciriello, Doherty, Drapeau, Gonsalves opposed). Alderman Drapeau stated that it costs more to operate the window air conditioners, that the air conditioners are too loud, and that conditions in the Council Chamber are deplorable without an air conditioner. Motion made and 2nd that the ORDER be ADOPTED, AS AMENDED, all in favor, 9-0.

                    Presented to the Mayor June 13, 2007 s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 13, 2007

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                     ORDERED     That the City Council shall hold a Regular Meeting on July 31, 2007.

 

                                                                                                        s/President Doherty

 

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

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Motion made and 2nd that the Special Meeting of the City Council scheduled for June 12, 2007 be canceled, all in favor, 9-0.

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Motion made and 2nd to ADJOURN, all in favor, 9-0. Meeting adjourned at 10:56 p.m.

 

A TRUE RECORD ATTEST:

 

 

 

                                                                                              William C. Campbell

                                                                                City Clerk and Clerk of the City Council

 

 

 

 

 

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