City Council – 02/02/2011

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

Meeting Agenda

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CITY OF WOBURN

FEBRUARY 1, 2011 – 7:30 P.M.

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL

 

Roll Call

                                                Anderson

Gately -absent

                                                DiTucci

Haggerty

Drapeau

Mercer-Bruen

                                                Gaffney

Raymond

       Denaro

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VOTED to dispense with the reading of the previous meeting’s Journal and to APPROVE, all in favor, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Gately absent).

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MAYOR’S COMMUNICATIONS: 

 

ORDERED     That the sum of $17,803.22 be and is hereby appropriated as so stated from Unreserved Fund Balance Acct #01-356000 $17,803.22 to Purchasing Salary Sick Leave Buy Back Acct #0113651-515400

$17,803.22 – Purpose: William McGowan

 

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

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

 

s/President Denaro

 

Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

FINANCE, all in favor, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Gately absent).

 

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ORDERED     That the Woburn City Council hereby authorizes the Mayor to utilize a Departmental Revolving Fund under M.G.L. Chap. 44, Sec. 53E ½. Mayor may spend funds received without further appropriation during Fiscal Year 2011 with the purpose of encouraging the wellness and healthy lifestyles in the City of Woburn . The “Be Well Woburn Committee Departmental Revolving Fund”, is to be credited with all fees and charges not to exceed $50,000.00 received during Fiscal Year 2011 from donations and money raised. Any remaining balance at June 30, 2011 is to revert to the General Fund, unless the fund is re-established. The “Be Well Woburn Committee Departmental Revolving Fund”, under M.G.L. Chap. 44, Sec. 53 ½ must be re-established on a year-to year basis. The City Council, upon recommendation of the Mayor, must have an annual vote prior to the

start of the Fiscal Year. This authorization makes the approved Departmental Revolving Fund effective for the ensuing Fiscal Year only.

 

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

 

s/Alderman Denaro

 

Alderman DiTucci stated that the Committee on Finance should inquire as to why this matter is not being run under the jurisdiction of the Recreation Commission. Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON FINANCE, as amended, with the amendment as follows: That a communication be forwarded to the Mayor inquiring as to why this matter is under the Mayor’s office rather than the Recreation Commission and why the Mayor’s office is a more suitable overseer of the  activities conducted by the Committee rather than the Recreation Commission, all in favor, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Gately absent).

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PUBLIC HEARINGS:  None.

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CITIZEN’S PARTICIPATION:  None.

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COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

FINANCE:

 

On the Order to transfer the sum of $14,466.65 from ALS Ambulance Receipts Account to Hazardous Clothing Account, committee report was received “ought to pass”. Motion made and 2nd that the COMMITTTEE REPORT be ADOPTED, all in favor, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Gately absent).

Presented to the Mayor: February 3, 2011           s/Scott D. Galvin February 3, 2011

 

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On the Order to transfer the sum of $75,000.00 from BLS Ambulance Receipts Account to Fire/Overtime Account, committee report was received “ought to pass”. Motion made and 2nd that the COMMITTTEE REPORT be ADOPTED, all in favor, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Gately absent).

Presented to the Mayor: February 3, 2011           s/Scott D. Galvin February 3, 2011

 

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On the Order to transfer the sum of $25,000.00 from BLS Ambulance Receipts Account to Ambulance Maintenance Account, committee report was received “ought to pass”. Motion made and 2nd that the COMMITTTEE REPORT be ADOPTED, all in favor, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Gately absent).

Presented to the Mayor: February 3, 2011            s/Scott D. Galvin February 3, 2011 *************************

On the Order to transfer the sum of $100,000.00 from BLS Ambulance Receipts Account and $100,000.00 from ALS Ambulance Receipts Account to Ambulance Salaries Account, committee report was received “ought to pass”. Motion made and 2nd that the COMMITTTE REPORT be ADOPTED, all in favor, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Gately absent).

Presented to the Mayor: February 3, 2011           s/Scott D. Galvin February 3, 2011

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NEW PETITIONS:

 

A communication dated January 31, 2011 with attachments was received from Attorney Joseph R. Tarby, III, Murtha Cullina LLP, 600 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn as follows:

 

Re: Minor Modification to Landowner’s Decision and Notice of Special Permit dated December 27, 2007 as Modified by Notice of Modification Special Permit dated

September 24, 2009 (the “Decision”) Granted to Allied Building Products Corp., 41 Atlantic Avenue, Woburn, Massachusetts

 

Dear Mr. Campbell:

 

Please be advised that I represent Allied Building Products Corp. (“Allied”) of 41

Atlantic Avenue, Woburn, Massachusetts (the “Property”). On December 27, 2007, the City Council granted a Special Permit to Allied for the use of the Property as a wholesale establishment, warehouse and distribution center, outside storage of new or used building materials and equipment and the accessory parking of commercial motor vehicles. On September 24, 2009 a Notice of Modification of Special Permit was issued allowing for a modified site plan. Enclosed please find ten (10) copies of the Decision and the approved modified site plan described in Condition 1.

 

In addition, I have enclosed ten (10) copies of a further revised site plan showing the following minor revisions:

 

  1. A “squaring off” of the sliding gate at the rear of the fenced in area.
  2. The relocation of the fence line at the front of the fenced in area to include the side entrance within the fenced in area. This was an inadvertent error since the purpose of the fending is for security purposes.
  3. The addition of three (3) handicap spaces which are required as a condition of occupancy under the Massachusetts State Building Code.
  4. The addition of four (4) additional parking spaces which are four more than originally approved.
  5. The relocation of the dumpster from the side entrance to the rear of the fenced in area.

 

I respectfully request approval by the City Council of the above improvements as a minor modification to the Special Permit by substituting the Plan entitled: “41 Atlantic Avenue, Woburn, MA” prepared by Allen & Major Associates Inc., 100 Commerce Way,

Woburn, MA dated September 25, 2007, as revised October 18, 2007, August 26, 2009, April 27, 2010, May 14, 2010, October 11, 2010 and November 22, 2010 in place of the plan entitled: “41 Atlantic Avenue, Woburn, MA” prepared by Allen & Major Associates Inc., 100 Commerce Way, Woburn, MA dated September 25, 2007, as revised October 18, 2007, as revised August 26, 2009 as the plan of record. I would appreciate it if you would place this matter on the agenda of the City Council meeting scheduled for February 1, 2011. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Thank you.

 

Very truly yours, s/Joseph R. Tarby, III

 

Alderman Mercer-Bruen stated that this proposal has not major impact on the public for any of the five requested modifications, that these are improvements and will not impact the abutters, and that she recommends the request for a minor modification be approved.

Motion made and 2nd that the REQUEST FOR A MINOR MODIFICATION be

GRANTED, as amended with the condition as follows: That the City Council specifically finds that the request is a minor modification, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Gately absent).

 

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Petition by Wireless PCS, LLC dba AT&T Mobility, 580 Main Street, Bolton,

Massachusetts 01740 for a special permit pursuant to Sections 5.1.80b and 56 of the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, to install three (3) panel antennas, in addition to the existing antennas, to the existing 69 feet, 5 inch utility transmission structure at an antenna centerline height of 65 feet, 5 inch, remote radio heads and surge arrestor for new network service upgrade with associated antenna and electronic equipment, fiber and coax conduits, and install additional equipment in the existing AT&T equipment compound located at the base of the existing utility transmission structure, at 9 Waltham Street. Alderman Drapeau stated that this petition should be denied as an incomplete application without prejudice, that the petition does not have the signature of the landowner and is therefore incomplete and not valid, and that the matter should not move forward without the landowners signature. Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be DENIED, WITHOUT PREJUDICE AS AN INCOMPLETE FILING, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent).

 

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Petition by Avalon WFS, LLC, c/o Avalon Bay Communities, Inc., 51 Sleeper Street, Suite 750, Boston, Massachusetts 02110 for a special permit to modify a special permit issued April 5, 2005, extended December 21, 2006 and extended January 8, 2009, pursuant to Section 5.1.4 of the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, by amending Conditions 1, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25 as shown in petition to allow for 34 apartment units at 0 Inwood Drive, Lot 1. Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO PUBLIC HEARING, all in favor, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Gately absent).

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COMMUNICATIONS AND REPORTS:

 

A communication dated January 21, 2011 was received from Charles L. O’Connor, Parking Clerk, Police Headquarters, 25 Harrison Avenue as follows:

 

In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 90, Section 20½, I am submitting a report to you on the parking violations in the City of Woburn for the period ending December 2010: number of parking violations issued 1,627, number of violations paid 809, number of violations outstanding 645, amount collected and submitted to the Office of the Collector $53,023.40. There exists a backlog of 5,157 tickets for 1982 through 2009. Demand will be sent until all tickets have been paid. Parking violations referred to the Handicapped Commission to date $10,500.00.

 

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

 

Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be RECEIVED AND PLACED ON FILE, all in favor, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Gately absent).

 

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A communication dated January 20, 2011 with attachments was received from Joanne Collins, Director, Woburn Council on Aging along with the minutes of the January meeting of the Council on Aging and the Director’s report for the month of January.

Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be RECEIVED AND PLACED ON FILE, all in favor, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Gately absent).

 

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A communication dated January 20, 2011  with attachments was received from Joanne

Collins, Director, Woburn Council on Aging along with the Woburn Council on Aging Annual Report for the period January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009. Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be RECEIVED AND PLACED ON FILE, all in favor, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Gately absent).

 

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A communication dated January 19, 2011 was received from Woburn Council on Aging Member Barbara Ridley thanking the City Council for supporting the purchase of computers in the Senior Center computer room and inviting the Aldermen to visit the Senior Center. Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be RECEIVED AND PLACED ON FILE, all in favor, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Gately absent).

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UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF PRECEDING MEETING:  None.

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APPOINTMENTS AND ELECTIONS:  None.

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MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

 

ORDERED That the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to enter into a certain Easement Agreement calling for the construction of sidewalks and installation of lighting on a portion of Middlesex Canal Park, so called, said easement to be granted over property as shown on Exhibit A, attached hereto, with construction to be performed by National Amusements, Inc., in accordance with condition No. 17 of a certain Special Permit granted to National Amusements, Inc. by the Woburn City Council dated April 20, 1993.

 

s/Alderman Anderson

 

Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL LANDS, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Gately absent).

 

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ORDERED     Pursuant to Chapter 53 of the Acts of 2007, the Preliminary Election for the Municipal Election shall be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2011.

 

s/President Denaro

 

Motion made and 2nd that the ORDER be ADOPTED, all in favor, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Gately absent).

Presented to the Mayor: February 3, 2011           s/Scott D. Galvin February 3, 2011

 

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

 

ORDERED     ELLIS COURT – That a stop sign restriction be established on Ellis Court at the intersection with Wade Avenue.

 

Motion made and 2nd that the ORDER be ADOPTED, all in favor, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Gately absent).

Presented to the Mayor February 2, 2011 and ten days having elapsed without same being approved, said Order became effective without his signature on February 15, 2011.

 

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ORDERED     CAMPBELL STREET – Handicapped parking space shall be established at 46 Campbell Street.

 

Motion made and 2nd that the ORDER be ADOPTED, all in favor, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Gately absent).

Presented to the Mayor February 2, 2011 and ten days having elapsed without same being approved, said Order became effective without his signature on February 15, 2011.

 

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ORDERED     Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Woburn as follows:

 

That current Section “5.2.4 (6)” be re-numbered, by deleting said subsection (6) and inserting the same provision as part of Section 5.2.1(“General Requirements for All Districts”), by adding a new subsection (4)

 

The provision, thus renumbered, would read as follows:

 

5.2.1 (General Requirements for All Districts)…..

 

(4)  “Access to the buildable portion of a lot shall be gained from a lot’s legal street frontage only.  Access to lots by so-called “common driveways or access easements shall be prohibited.”

 

s/Alderman Denaro

 

Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO PUBLIC HEARING, all in favor, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Gately absent).

 

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ORDERED     WHEREAS, there presently exists a structure or structures located in the City of Woburn, Massachusetts known and numbered as 33 Sylvanus

Wood Lane; and

 

WHEREAS, the said building or buildings and the property is generally not being properly maintained;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDERED be the City Council of the City of Woburn that the City Clerk and Clerk of the City Council schedule a public hearing pursuant to Mass. General Laws Ch. 139, Sec. 1, et. seq., and give notice thereof to the owner of said building or buildings, said hearing to be conducted for the purposes of determining whether said building or buildings are a nuisance, a nuisance to the neighborhood, dilapidated or dangerous building or buildings or other structure or structures, as said terms are used in Mass. General Laws Ch. 139, Sec. 1, and if so, enter an order adjudging it to be a nuisance to the neighborhood, or dangerous, and prescribing its disposition, alteration or regulation.

 

s/Alderman Drapeau

 

Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO PUBLIC HEARING, all in favor, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Gately absent).

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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, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Gately absent).

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A communication dated February 1, 2011 with attachment was received from His Honor the Mayor Scott D. Galvin as follows:

 

President Denaro and members of the Woburn City Council:

 

I am forwarding a request for an appropriation of $30,299.00 from Unreserved Fund Balance to Collation Expenses. The purpose of the appropriation is to cover the expenses for the funeral of Woburn Police Officer John Maquire.

 

Sincerely, s/Scott D. Galvin, Mayor

 

Attached thereto was the following:

 

ORDERED     That the sum of $30,299.00 be and is hereby appropriated as so stated

from Unreserved Balance Acct #01-356000 $30,299.00 to Collation Expenses Acct $30,299.00 Acct #0121057-578600 – Purpose: Expenses for Officer John Maguire Funeral.

 

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

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

 

s/President Denaro

 

Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

FINANCE, all in favor, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Gately absent).

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ORDERED     Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of Woburn that Title 2 of the 1989 Woburn Municipal Code, as amended, be further amended, by adding a new Article XL as follows:

 

2-249:  This Ordinance establishes the Woburn Farmers’ Market at Spence Farm (“Farm”), the Woburn Agricultural Commission (“the Commission”) and further sets forth the operating parameters for the Farm.

 

2-250:  The Farm shall be located on the parcel of land owned by the City of Woburn at Wyman and Lowell Streets consisting of approximately 7.497 acres, also known as Spence Farm, and such other agricultural parcels the City may acquire from time to time.

 

2-251:  The Farm shall be operated by the city for the purposes of:

  1. Making available to the general public the following: locallygrown produce, fruits, plants, honey, jams, jellies and maple syrup, fresh cider, herbs and spices, dairy products, poultry, fish and meat products, baked goods in which the majority of the ingredients are produced by the Vendor and locally produced specialty food products;
  2. Educating the public about sustainable and ecologically-sound agricultural and environmental practices, including serving as an outdoor classroom for students to learn about locally-grown produce and ecologically-sound agricultural practices; and
  3. Preserving the historic character and culture of the farm;
  4. Making the premises available for use by the public as determined by the Commission;
  5. Such other purposes that benefit the community.

 

2-252:  This ordinance establishes the Woburn Agricultural Commission.

The Commission shall implement the purposes set forth in this Ordinance and manage the operation of the Woburn Farmers’ Market at Spence Farm, as herein described.

 

The Commission’s duties shall include but not be limited to:

  1. Developing a business plan for the operation of the Farm that is designed to achieve the purposes set forth in this section without placing an additional burden on the operating budget of the city;
  2. Promulgating rules and regulations for the management and use of the Woburn Farmers’ Market at Spence Farm that shall be acceptable to the Massachusetts Commissioner of Agriculture as set forth in M.G.L. Chapter 40, Section 10.  The

Commission shall also provide in writing to the Mayor, City Council, and City Clerk the final version of the policies and procedures upon their adoption.

  1. Determining, developing and implementing uses of the Farm for the benefit of the public.  This may include, but is not required to include, a farmers market, community garden, seasonal special events, educational programs and activities, hay rides, skating, and such other uses that are in compliance with the purposes set forth above.
  2. The ability to lease some or all of the premises provided the intent of the lease complies with the purposes set forth in this ordinance and the lease restricts the use of the premises to those purposes.  Any such lease shall be subject to approval by the Mayor and City Council.
  3. The Commission shall provide the Mayor and City Council with annual written reports pertaining to the Farm’s operation and performance including a statement of operating expenses and revenue associated with the operation of the Farm for each fiscal year.  Said reports shall be submitted within ninety (90) days of the end of the fiscal year.

 

2-253:  Composition:  The Commission shall consist of five (5) members who shall be appointed by the Mayor subject to City Council confirmation.  The Commissioners shall all be Woburn residents and at least one shall be a Ward 3 resident and one shall be a Ward 4 resident.  Of the first members first appointed to the

Commission, the initial term of one Commissioner shall be until December 31, 2011, two Commissioners shall be until December 31, 2012 and two commissioners shall be until December 31, 2013.  Upon the expiration of the initial term, all subsequent terms shall be three (3) years or until their` successor is duly appointed and confirmed by the City Council.  Commissioner terms shall commence January 1st.  Appointments to fill vacancies shall be made as set forth in Title 2, Article II, Section 2-9.  The members of the Commission shall serve without compensation.

 

2-254:  Supervision:  The Farmers’ Market shall be under the supervision of the Woburn Agricultural Commission (“Commission”) who shall designate a Market Manager as provided in M.G.L. Chapter 40, Section 10, to operate and manage the market in accordance with the terms of this Ordinance.

 

The Commission shall make rules and regulations for the management and use of the Woburn Farmer’s Market at Spence Farm that shall be acceptable to the Massachusetts Commissioner of Agriculture as set forth in M.G.L. Chapter 40, Section 10.

 

The Commission shall establish and enforce all rules and regulations relative to the Farmers’ Market; and shall promptly remove or cause to be removed any person who is disorderly or who refuses to obey any rule or regulation made for the management or conduct of the Farmers’ Market.

 

The Commission shall require any Vendors at the Woburn

Farmers’ Market at Spence Farm to have liability insurance.

 

s/Alderman Anderson

 

Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON ORDINANCES, all in favor, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Gately absent).

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ORDERED     Be It Ordained by the City Council of the City of Woburn as followsthat Title 5, Article V, Section 5-38 of the 1989 Woburn Municipal Code, as amended, be further amended, by numbering each of the existing Paragraphs in Section 5-38 and by adding a sub-paragraph numbered 9.  The amended ordinance shall be as set forth below with the amended provisions in bold and italics:

 

5-38 Conduct of business.

 

  1. All transient vendors, hawkers and peddlers, whether licensed by the State or the City of Woburn, shall be governed by the following restrictions unless otherwise noted and must further comply with the provisions of M.G.L. Ch. 101:

 

  1. No person hawking, peddling or carrying or exposing any articles for sale shall cry his wares to the disturbance of the peace and comfort of the inhabitants of the City, nor carry or convey such articles in any manner that will tend to injure or disturb the public health or comfort nor otherwise than in vehicles and receptacles which are neat and clean and do not leak. (Prior Ch. 22 sec. 2(D)).

 

  1. Hawkers and peddlers may only remain stationary for fifteen minutes at any given location to sell their goods, wares, and merchandise on public land, including without limitation, public streets, public parks, public parking lots, public playgrounds, and public ways. Between such transactions, hawkers and peddlers shall be moving at all times. For vendors on foot, moving shall be walking in a normal manner along a street, path or way with all goods, wares, and merchandise, or service. For vendors operating from vehicles, moving requires the vehicle to be driven along a street, path or way, stopping only to service customers and allow traffic to pass.

 

  1. Transient vendors may not sell goods, wares, or merchandise on public land, including without limitation, public streets, public parks, public parking lots, public playgrounds, and public ways.   

 

  1. Transient vendors may sell goods, wares, merchandise or services at fixed locations on private commercial property only if such property is properly zoned for such activities and the vendor has written

permission to conduct such transactions from the owner of the private land.   

 

  1. Transient vendors may not sell goods, wares, merchandise or services on residential property.

 

  1. All transient vendors, hawkers and peddlers shall clearly and prominently post prices for all foods, beverages, goods, merchandise and services offered for sale. Transient vendors, hawkers and peddlers are prohibited from selling or offering goods, wares, merchandise or services between the hours of 8:00pm to 6:00 am.

 

  1. Transient vendors, hawkers and peddlers shall provide suitable receptacles for the placement of any trash and litter that may be expected to result from the sale of their wares and shall remove said trash and litter.

 

  1. The provisions of sub-paragraphs (3), (4) and (6) shall not apply to vendors authorized by the City to sell goods, wares or merchandise at a Woburn Farmers’ Market at Spence Farm as set forth in Title 2, Article XL.

 

s/Alderman Anderson

 

Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON ORDINANCES, all in favor, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Gately absent).

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A communication dated February 1, 2011 with attachment was received from His Honor the Mayor Scott D. Galvin as follows:

 

President Denaro and members of the Woburn City Council,

 

I am forwarding a request for an appropriation of $475,000.00 from free cash to:

 

  • Salary                                      $383,000.00
  • Sick Leave Buy Back                 22,000.00
  • Holiday                                       29,000.00
  • Overtime                                     41,000.00

 

This appropriation will cover the FY 2011 portion of The Quinn Bill of the

Commonwealth of Massachusetts promised to pay, but stopped funding this fiscal year.

 

This appropriation is in addition to the approximately $383,000.00 already included in the FY 2011 budget, contractually known as the City of Woburn’s one-half share of The Quinn Bill.

 

The decision to fund the Commonwealth’s one-half share of The Quinn Bill for the current fiscal year is based, in part, on recent legal decisions regarding cities’ and towns’ obligations to fund the Commonwealth’s share of Quinn regardless of the elimination of state funding.

 

There is considerable debate in legal circles throughout the Commonwealth over the obligation of cities and towns to fully fund the Commonwealth’s share in such circumstances. That debate will likely be resolved by the Supreme Judicial Court, though not likely before the close of this fiscal year. It is in our best interests to fully fund the Commonwealth share of Quinn, thereby minimizing any risks that may be incurred by unilaterally withholding such payments.

 

We will begin contract negotiations for a new agreement, anticipating the Supreme Judicial Court will offer firm guidance on the issue.

 

I am confident that these negotiations will produce a contract that will be both fair and equitable to taxpayers, while at the same time reflecting the high degree of appreciation and respect, which this office, your honorable body and our community as a whole, has for the members of the Woburn Police Department.

 

Sincerely, s/Scott D. Galvin

 

Attached thereto was the following:

 

ORDERED     That the sum of $475,000.00 be and is hereby appropriated as so stated from Unreserved Fund Balance Account #01-356000 $475,000.00 to Police Salary Account #0121051-511000 $383,000.00, Police Sick Leave

Buy Back Account #0121051-515400 $22,000.00, Police/Holiday

Account #0121051-514500 $29,000.00, Police Overtime Account

#0121051-513100 $41,000.00, Total $475,000.00

 

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

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

 

s/President Denaro

 

Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON FINANCE, as amended, with the amendment as follows: That the Committee on Finance meet on February 7, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss this matter, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Gately absent).

 

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Motion made and 2nd to return to the regular order of business, all in favor, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Gately absent).

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Motion made and 2nd to ADJOURN, all in favor, 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 absent (Gately absent). Meeting adjourned at 7:44 p.m.

 

A TRUE RECORD ATTEST:

 

 

 

William C. Campbell

City Clerk and Clerk of the City Council

 

 

 

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