City Council – 06/02/2009

DATE 06/02/2009
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

JUNE 2, 2009 – 7:30 P.M.

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL

 

                 Roll Call

                                                            Denaro

Gonsalves

                                                            Drapeau

Mercer-Bruen

            Galvin

Raymond

                                                            Gately

Wall

                                                                             Doherty

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Motion made and 2nd that Joyce M. Gray be named Clerk of City Council Pro-Tem in the absence of the Clerk of City Council, all in favor, 9-0.

 

I do solemnly swear that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and will support the constitution thereof as Clerk of City Council Pro-Tem, so help me God.

 

I do hereby accept the position of Clerk of City Council Pro-Tem, to act in this capacity for the purpose of the City Council meeting of June 2, 2009, and do hereby promise to act in accordance with statutes and ordinances to the best of my ability.

 

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Sworn before me this 2nd day of June, 2009.

 

Joyce M. Gray
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  Charles E. Doherty
  President Woburn City Council

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

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MAYOR’S COMMUNICATIONS: 

 

ORDERED That the sum of $57,802.00 be and is hereby appropriated as so stated from Insurance

Reimbursement Acct #211-359000 $57,802.00 to Police Building Maintenance Acct #21158-585006 $57,802.00 – Insurance reimbursement for damage to police range.

 

I hereby approve the above: s/Thomas L. McLaughlin, Mayor

I hereby recommend the above: s/Philip L. Mahoney, Chief of Police

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

 

s/President Doherty

 

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

9-0.

 

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ORDERED   That the sum of $732.00 be and is hereby transferred as so stated from Fire Sick Leave

Buy Back Acct #0122051-515400 $732.00 to Fire – Holiday Pay Acct #0122051-514500 $732.00

 

I hereby approve the above: s/Thomas L. McLaughlin, Mayor

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

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

 

s/President Doherty

 

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

9-0.

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A communication dated May 28, 2009 with attachment to Mayor Thomas L. McLaughlin was received from Carl R. Batchelder, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools, Woburn Public Schools as follows:

 

Dear Mayor McLaughlin:

 

At their meeting of May 27, 2009, the School Committee voted to send this letter to you regarding necessary funding in the area of special education which has exceeded the FY09 school district budget. As you are aware the Out-of-District Special Education Oversight Committee has been meeting regularly throughout the year to review those extraordinary costs which have been incurred relative to out-of-district tuition and transportation. This topic has been well reviewed by both school and city officials; and, therefore, the School Committee is asking that you request the City Council to appropriate a supplemental amount of $535,220 to the FY09 budget for the purpose stated above.

 

Thank you in advance for your attention to this matter.

 

Sincerely, s/Carl R. Batchelder, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools

 

ORDERED   That the sum of $535,220.00 be and is hereby transferred as so stated from Unreserved

Fund Balance Acct #01-359000 $535,220.00 to Special Department Special Education Section 15 – Out of District $535,220.00 Total $535,220.00

 

I hereby approve the above: s/Thomas L. McLaughlin, Mayor

I recommend the above: s/Carl R. Batchelder, Superintendent of Schools

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

 

s/President Doherty

 

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 Alderman Richard Gately concerning the structure or structures located in the City of

Woburn, County of Middlesex, Commonwealth of Massachusetts known and numbered as 320 Main Street, Woburn, Massachusetts, commonly referred to as the Woburn Armory, for the purposes of determining whether said structure or structures are a public nuisance, a nuisance to the neighborhood, a dilapidated or dangerous building or other structure, as said terms are used in Massachusetts General Laws Ch. 139, Sec. 1, and if so, enter an order adjudging it to be a nuisance to the neighborhood, or dangerous, and prescribing its disposition, alteration or regulation. PUBLIC HEARING OPENED. Alderman Gately stated that the owners of the property have been doing work cleaning up the site, that they are willing to work with the city, that there are still issues that need to be address broken windows and the roof needs repair.  The Public Hearing will stay open until all issues are addressed. Attorney Joseph Tarby, Murtha Cullina, P.C, 600 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, MA stated that there has been several discussions with the city.  Some of the trees have been removed, work on the roof has begun and windows will be repaired.  We will keep the City Council up dated on the on goings work being done. IN FAVOR:  Mark Sanborn, 12 Caulfield Road, Woburn, Ma stated that some work has been done.  No work has been done on his side of the building.  The neighbors have asked for repairs to be done and nothing was done.  Now that the city is involved the work is getting done.  John O’Neil, 10 Myrtle Street, Woburn, MA asked what is the reason for tonight’s meeting, and what this property will be deemed a nuisance.   Alderman Gately stated that they have been given 30 days to get the work done.  We do not want to tear the building down we want the property kept up until such time renovations can

be made or a new building constructed.   OPPOSED: None.  Motion made and 2nd that the PUBLIC

HEARING be CONTINUED TO THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2009 AND THAT THE MATTER BE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

LIAISON, all in favor 9-0.

 

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On the petition by Alderman Scott Galvin concerning the structure or structures located in the City of

Woburn, County of Middlesex, Commonwealth of Massachusetts known and numbered as 17-19 Franklin Street, Woburn, Massachusetts for the purposes of determining whether said structure or structures are a public nuisance, a nuisance to the neighborhood, a dilapidated or dangerous building or other structure, as said terms are used in Massachusetts General Laws Ch. 139, Sec. 1, and if so, enter an order adjudging it to be a nuisance to the neighborhood, or dangerous, and prescribing its disposition, alteration or regulation. PUBLIC HEARING OPENED:  Alderman Galvin stated the property located on

Franklin Street had a fire awhile ago and is now boarded up.  The neighbors have called the police several times to complain about squatters that have been living in the house and under age drinking.  Steve Paris, Building Commissioner, and Jack Fralick, Board of Health, have been to the property they could not go into the property without a court order.   There are miner issues that need to be addressed on the out side.  Armelle, Felius, 216 Main Street, Woburn, MA, owner of the property stated that some work has been done, that she has been waiting for the check from the insurance company that she has already put over $500.00 of her own money into new locks on the doors and windows.  A contractor is lined up to do the work once the check is received.  Alderman Gately asked if the property was a multi family and where is the tenant that was living in the house now.  Armelle Felius stated that the tenant is living with her.  Alderman Galvin stated that when Ms. Felius receives her check from the insurance company we will set up a meeting to see the plans.  FAVOR:  Paula Curry, 14 Franklin Street, Woburn, MA stated that she would like to submit a petition signed by neighbors that are concerned the work will not be done.  Elderly people live on both sides of the house and have concerns with safety.   There are wires hanging off the structure which is very dangerous.  Motion made and 2nd to receive the petition and make part of the permanent file, all in favor, 9-0.  Michael Pacek, 16 Franklin Street, Woburn, MA stated that the house has been sitting vacant for over four years.  The water line in the basement broke three months before it was discovered and now mold is an issue.  Alderman Drapeau asked if the owner would let the Board of Health into the house to see what issues are in the building and what condition it is in.   Amelle Felius agreed to let the Board of Health into the house.  Alderman Galvin stated that he will work with the owner, the police and other departments that are involved, will get the name of the insurance company to find out the status of the check and will have an update for the next meeting.  Alderman Gately asked that the real estate taxes and water/sewer bills be checked to make sure there are no liens. OPPOSED: None.  Motion made and 2nd that the PUBLIC HEARING be CONTINUED TO THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL ON JUNE 16, 2009 AND THAT THE MATTER BE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON LIAISON, all in favor 9-0.

 

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On the petition by J. Sallese & Sons, Inc., 7 Hart Street, Wakefield, Massachusetts 01880 for s special permit pursuant to Section 5.1.57b of the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, to allow for the parking of petitioner’s vehicles at 5 Crescent Avenue. PUBLIC HEARING OPENED. Appearing for the petitioner was Attorney Joseph Tarby, Murtha Cullina, L.P., 600 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, MA and he stated that the zoning for the property is I-G (Industrial General) for which a special permit is required. Several other tenants in the building have petitioned the City Council requesting the same parking in the past.  In 2005 Mr. Sallese’s son purchased the family business and would like to move it back to Woburn from Wakefield.  The company specializes in lockers, storage shelving, restroom partitions and accessory’s and has supplied lockers for the new high school and other schools in the area.   The petition is to allow parking of three (3) commercial vehicles overnight, a 24 foot box livery truck, 14 foot box livery truck and a service van.  The company has fourteen (14) parking spaces along with spaces that are shared with the other tenants.  Alderman Drapeau excused himself due to previous

business with the company.  FAVOR: None OPPOSED: None  Motion made and 2nd that the PUBLIC

HEARING be CONTINUED TO THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL ON JUNE

16, 2009 AND THAT THE MATTER BE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON SPECIAL

PERMITS, all in favor 8-0-1 (Drapeau abstained).

 

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On the petition by Anthony K. Paone, Trustee of Harrison Avenue Realty Trust, 141 Sylvester Avenue,

Winchester, Massachusetts 01890 for a special permit pursuant to Sections 5.1.71 and/or 5.1.72, 5.5 and 8.3.2 to finish grading and filing of lot and to utilize same for parking purposes, for rental to other businesses, on a commercial basis at 7 Harrison Avenue. PUBLIC HEARING OPENED:  Appearing for the petitioner Attorney John McElhiney of McElhiney & Matson, 607 Main Street, Woburn, MA and he stated that Anthony Paone has owned the property for about 4 years.  The lot is L shaped and the house that was on it has been removed. A possible use for the lot is parking for the businesses in the area.  This will be temporary, until a building or structure can be built.  The grading and filling of the lot needs to be finished due to flooding that has occurred due to the incomplete work that has been done.  The lot can hold about forty (40) vehicles and a license would also be needed.  Alderman Galvin stated that the area is B-H zoned (Business Highway) and that the area does not need anymore commercial parking.  Lannan took down a building to expand their parking lot recently.  Alderman Gately stated that he would like to see something done with the property there is a drainage problem that needs to be addressed.  Alderman Gonsalves stated that she would like to look at the property, that it might have to have restrictions placed on it, and that the city does not need any more car sales.  FAVOR:  Joseph Wells, 45 Harrison Avenue Woburn, MA stated that he would like to see the owner be able to fill in the land and address the flooding issues. OPPOSED: None  Motion made and 2nd that the PUBLIC

HEARING be CONTINUED TO THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL ON JUNE

16, 2009 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 President Charles Doherty to amend the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, by establishing a new Section 23 entitled Commerce Way Corridor Overlay District as set forth in the petition (Clerk’s Note: See City Council Journal dated July 10, 2008 for a full recitation of the text of the ordinance). PUBLIC HEARING OPENED:  President Doherty stated that the matter is still pending before the Zoning Ordinance Review Committee (ZORC), that a review meeting is scheduled for June 11, 2009, and that the intent is to have a finalized draft prepared and sent to the City Council and the Committee on Ordinance.  FAVOR: None  OPPOSED: None  Motion made and 2nd that the PUBLIC HEARING be CONTINUED TO THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL ON JULY 14, 2009 AND THAT THE MATTER BE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

ORDINANCES, all in favor 9-0.

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CITIZEN’S PARTICIPATION:  None.

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COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

FINANCE:

 

On the Order to appropriate the sum of $4,000.00 from Cemetery Interest Fund to Over-Time Salary Account, committee report was received “ought to pass.” Motion made and 2nd that the COMMITTEE REPORT be ADOPTED, all in favor, 9-0.

Presented to the Mayor: June 5, 2009                      s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 8, 2009

 

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On the Order to appropriate the sum of $245,000.00 from School Stabilization Fund Account to Traffic Study Plan Implementation at the Clapp School Account, committee report was received “ought to pass.” Motion made and 2nd that the COMMITTEE REPORT be ADOPTED, all in favor, 7-2 (Galvin & Denaro opposed).

Presented to the Mayor: June 5, 2009                      s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 8, 2009

 

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On the Order to appropriate the sum of $495,062.26 from the Designated for Reduction of Debt Account to Debt Principle Account and Debt Long Term Interest 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: June 5, 2009                      s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 8, 2009

 

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On the matter of discontinuing a portion of Central Street, committee report was received “That the portion of Central Street shown as “Area of Proposed Discontinuance of Central Street” as shown on a plan entitled “Portion of Central Street, Montvale Ave – Orange Street, Woburn, Massachusetts” prepared by the City of Woburn Engineering Department dated 03/30/03 be discontinued and the land turned over to the jurisdiction of the School Department.” Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO PUBLIC HEARING, all in favor, 9-0.

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NEW PETITIONS:

 

Petition by Ali A. Saleh dba Metro Car Service requesting that he be permitted to change his place of business under his Taxi Cab License from 329 Washington Street, Woburn, MA to the new address 21 Cummings Park, Suite 224, Woburn, MA. Motion made and 2nd that the ADDRESS CHANGE tp 21 Cummings Park, Suite 224 be APPROVED, all in favor, 9.0

Presented to the Mayor: June 5, 2009                      s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 8, 2009

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COMMUNICATIONS AND REPORTS:

 

A copy of a communication dated May 7, 2009 to Mayor Thomas L. McLaughlin was received from

Patricia A. Leavenworth, P.E., District Highway Director, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Transportation, District 4, 519 Appleton Street, Arlington, Massachusetts 02476 advising that the construction bid documents for the resurfacing and related work on a section of I-93 in the city of Woburn has been completed and bids were solicited, that the work to be done under this contract shall consist of resurfacing and related work on Interstate I-93 both northbound and southbound in the town of Stoneham, town of Winchester, city of Woburn and town of Reading, that the project is expected to be completed within 1,095 Calendar Days from receipt of the Notice to Proceed, and advising that the construction plans and specifications are available for review at the District office. 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 June 1, 2009 with attachment was received from Dennis A. Clarke, President and CEO, Cummings Properties, 200 West Cummings Park, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 as follows:

 

Re: Special permit granted to Woburn Properties, LLP, c/o Cummings Properties, LLC – 8 Cabot Road

– to construct 48,240 NSF building for Offices and Research and Testing Laboratories pursuant to Section 5.1.30b and 5.1.41

 

Dear Mr. Campbell:

 

We are writing to request that the City Council clarify the language in Condition 8 of the written Decision recording the City Council’s grant of a special permit for the above-referenced mixed-use building at 8 Cabot Road. Accordingly, we ask that language be added to Section 8, as shown below in italics.

 

8.   That a communication be forwarded to the City Engineer that the City use standard practice under the mitigation ordinance to determine the estimated costs of construction and to seek documents from the petitioner to determine the estimated costs for the purpose of determining that the estimated construction costs reported by applicant on its building permit application are reasonable estimates of the applicant’s costs to construct the approved building.

 

Please call me at 781-932-7019 with any questions.

 

Sincerely, Cummings Properties, LLC s/Dennis A. Clarke, President and CEO

 

Alderman Wall stated that the standard basis of standard building cost should not be changed.  If the standard cost is $100.00 per square foot that is what it should be not $68.00 per square foot.  It is an area cost use on average.   The builders want it changed so that the applicant can give the cost they think it can be built for.  That will be a loss of revenue to the city and the value on a square foot basis will give the city a problem down the road on assessments.  Alderman Denaro stated that the permit is already issued and that this is just a modification, that a contractor can state what the cost will be to construct a building, that builders have proved that they can build at a lower cost, that the city needs to be able to understand and attract business to the city, that the city is not going down the right road, and that the Building Commissioner will use condition #8 to make decisions.  Alderman Drapeau stated that contractors can build at a lower cost due to past practice.  Alderman Galvin stated that the Building Commissioner will make the decision when the permit is applied for.  The City Engineer has enough work to do and he does not need contractors having him approve costs.  Alderman Gonsalves stated that the City Council passed the Special Permit and asked for issues to be addressed as mitigation, a pedestrian access and cameras.  Motion made and 2nd to suspend the rules to hear from Dennis Clark, all in favor, 9-0. Dennis Clark, President and CEO , Cummings Properties, 200 West Cummings Park, Woburn, MA stated that they are requesting to more clearly articulate what was granted to make sure the costs are more reasonable to what the petitioner feels a project can be built for and that a permit application has not been submitted a permit to the building department yet.  Alderman Raymond stated that he agreed that there is a standard out there and if the city uses the standard if would have to be used across the board even if a contractor can do it at a lower cost.  Motion made and 2nd to return to the regular order of business, all in favor 9-0.  Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON SPECIAL PERMIT REVIEW, all in favor, 8-1 (Denaro).

 

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A communication dated June 1, 2009 with attachments was received from Attorney Joseph R. Tarby, III, Murtha Cullina LLP, 600 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 as follows:

 

Re: Special Permit Decision/Self Storage Group, LLC, 420-422 Washington Street, Woburn, Massachusetts

 

Dear Mr. Campbell:

 

Please be advised this office represents Self Storage Group LLC of 637 Washington Street, Suite 200,

Brookline, Massachusetts. On July 31, 2008, a Landowner’s Decision and Notice of Special Permit

(“Decision”) was issued by your office, which Decision allows for a self storage warehouse at 420-422 Washington Street, Woburn, Massachusetts (copy enclosed). Condition 8 of the Decision requires that the Woburn City Council adopt methodology relative to the administration of the Blasting Fund.

Enclosed please find a document entitled “Administration of Blasting Fund Per Condition 8 of Landowner’s Decision and Notice of Special Permit Dated July 31, 2008 Issued to Self Storage Group LLC”. Please submit to the City Council for approval at its meeting on June 2, 2009.

 

If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you.

 

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

 

Motion made and 2nd to ADOPT the ADMINISTRATION OF BLASTING FUND DOCUMENT as AMENDED with the amendment as follows: That in condition #1 the words “and home owners”, be added after the words “Woburn City Clerk”, all in favor, 9-0.

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UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF PRECEDING MEETING:  None.

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APPOINTMENTS AND ELECTIONS:  None.

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MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

 

ORDERED        Be It Ordained by the City Council of the City of Woburn that the 1989 Woburn

Municipal Code, as amended by further amended by striking Title 2, Article V, Section 3-25(H)(1) in its entirety and inserting in its place the following: “1. Income limitations on eligibility shall be $45,000.00 for single household and $55,000.00 for a couple.”

 

s/Alderman Drapeau

 

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

 

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ORDERED     That the supervision granted to the City Clerk pursuant to Title 2, Article IV, Section 221 of the 1989 Woburn Municipal Code, as amended, with respect to the Clerk of Committees shall include the authority to discipline the incumbent in said office up to and including suspension.

 

s/President Doherty

 

Motion made and 2nd that the ORDER be REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON ORIDNANCE, ALL IN

FAVOR, 9-0

 

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RESOLVED That the Department of Public Works clean the stream that runs from Hope Lane through Forest Park Road up Westview Terrace and to the Middlesex Canal; and

 

Further, Resolved that the Department of Public Works obtain any necessary permits for cleaning the stream; and

 

Further, Resolved that the Department of Public Works repair the headwall at Forest Park Road.

s/Alderman Wall and Alderman Raymond

 

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

Presented to the Mayor: June 5, 2009                      s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 8, 2009

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Motion made and 2nd to suspend the rules for the purpose of adding the following matters as late filed matters to the Order of the Day.

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ORDERED     That Rule 1 of the Rules and Orders of the City Council be amended for the meetings of July 2009 and August 2009 and that the Regular Meetings of the City Council shall be on July 14, 2009 and August 11, 2009.

 

s/President Doherty

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

 

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RESOLVED Whereas, the Parks and Recreation Department manages over 90 acres of land including the recent addition of the high school fields, and works to insure the continued stellar upkeep of our recreation facilities for Woburn youth soccer, lacrosse, little league, softball, Babe Ruth and men’s softball, and

 

Whereas, the tractor/cutters currently used by the Parks Department are both close to 15 years old and experiencing significant downtime due to costly needed repairs,

 

 

Be It Resolved that the Mayor appropriate the necessary funding to

replace both cutters with a first reading at the June 16, 2009 City Council                           meeting.

 

s/Alderman Galvin

 

Motion made and 2nd that the RESOLVE be ADOPTED and that a communication be sent to the Parks Department requesting a complete list of all working and non working equipment and a detailed list of what the 90 acres of land entails with copies sent to the City Council and Mayor McLaughlin, all in favor, 9-0.

Presented to the Mayor: June 5, 2009                      Returned Unsigned June 8, 2009

 

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A communication dated May 26, 2009 with attachment was received from William E. Kerns, Chairman, Cemetery Commission, as follows:

 

Dear President Doherty and City Council Members:

 

The Board of Cemetery Commissioners is requesting approval for an appropriation of $38,000.00 from the Cemetery Interest Fund to the cemetery utility account ($15,000.00), new equipment account ($5,000.00), office supply account ($5,000.00), building maintenance account ($5,000.00) and the tools and supplies account ($8,000.00) for fiscal year 2010.

 

Should you have any questions regarding this request do not hesitate to contact his office.

 

Thank you, s/William E. Kerns, Chairman, Cemetery Commission

 

ORDERED     That the sum of $38,000.00 be and is hereby appropriated from Cemetery Interest Fund and distributed as follows for Fiscal Year 2010: $15,000.00 to Utility Acct. 0149052521103, $5,000.00 to New Equipment 0149058-586600, $5,000.00 to Office Supplies 0149054-542000. $5,000.00 to Equip/Bldg Maint 0149054-543000, $8,000.00 to Tools/Supplies Acct 0149054-546100.

 

I hereby approve the above: s/William Kerns, Chairperson

I hereby recommend the above: s/Thomas L. McLaughlin

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

 

s/President Doherty

 

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

9-0.

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A communication dated June 2, 2009 was received from His Honor the Mayor Thomas L. McLaughlin as follows:

 

Dear Mr. Campbell:

 

By the power vested in me as Mayor of the City of Woburn, I hereby appoint Dr. John Wells of 5 Curtis Road as a member of the Biomedical Oversight Committee for a period of two years.

 

Dr. Wells’ appointment will be effective on the date of confirmation by the City Council, and his twoyear term will expire on that date.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely, s/Thomas L. McLaughlin

 

Motion made and 2nd to suspend Rule 34, all in favor, 9-0.  Motion made and 2nd that the

APPOINTMENT be CONFIRMED, all in favor, 9-0.  Motion made and 2nd to restore Rule 34, all in favor, 9-0.

Presented to the Mayor: June 5, 2009                      s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 8, 2009

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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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Alderman Galvin stated that he would like to clarify that he is in support of the Goodyear School, that he has supported funding for the construction of the other new schools in the city and that he does not approve of the Clapp School as a swing school as it will be dangerous.  It will cost almost a $1,000,000.00 for portable classrooms and that there are nine (9) teachers at the Clapp School in this budget.  There is room in other schools to support these teachers by filling the position with the Clapp teachers before hiring any and that he does not want to see any teachers terminated.

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Motion made and 2nd to ADJOURN, all in favor, 9-0.  Meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.

 

 

A TRUE RECORD ATTEST:

 

 

 

Joyce M. Gray

Assistant City Clerk and

Clerk of the City Council, Pro Tem

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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