City Council – 06/19/2007

DATE 06/19/2007
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 19, 2007 – 7:30 P.M.

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL

 

Roll Call

                                                Ciriello                        Galvin – Late

                                                Denaro                       Gately

Drapeau             Gonsalves  Doherty

                                                Dwyer                         Mercer-Bruen

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Motion made and 2nd to suspend the rules to allow for a ceremony for new reserve police officers to subscribe their oath of office, all in favor, 8-0-1 (Galvin absent). The Mayor and Chief of Police Philip Mahoney congratulated the officers and their families and shared comments. The City Clerk proceeded to administer the oath of office to the following individuals for the following offices: John E. O’Neil as Police Lieutenant; Charles A. Stokes as Police Sergeant; and Charles D. King, Jr., Denis W. McGrath, John D. O’Connor and Michael J. Wells as Permanent Police Officer. Alderman Galvin arrived in the Council Chamber during the ceremony.

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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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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: 

 

A communication dated June 13, 2007 with attachment was received from Mayor Thomas L. McLaughlin as follows:

 

Dear Mr. Campbell:

 

Attached please find the Order passed by the City Council concerning the Affordable Housing Requirement which amends the City Ordinances by adding a new Section11.11.

Although I am supportive of this measure to promote affordable housing initiatives in the

City of Woburn, I am returning this for the Council’s reconsideration in accordance with MGL c. 39, Section 4, and Section 25 of the City of Woburn Charter, as it relates to Paragraph 5 of the proposed ordinance.

 

Paragraph 5 states in part, “…Any moneys in said fund shall be expended only by 2/3 vote of the City Council, with the approval of the mayor, to support the creation of…” After consultation with Attorney Silverstein at Kopelman and Paige, I am of the opinion that this language would first require the passage of special legislation by the state Legislature, insofar as it would deviate from the established appropriations process set forth in the City’s Charter and state law. Hence, I suggest that this language be amended to read: “Any moneys in said fund shall be expended in accordance with the City Charter, to support the creation of…”

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions concerning this reconsideration.

 

Sincerely, s/Thomas L. McLaughlin, Mayor

 

Alderman Gonsalves stated that the money can be appropriated until such time as special legislation is passed, and that she approves the change requested by the Mayor. Alderman Galvin stated that the intent was that the funds would not be spent without direction from the City Council, and that this issue should be addressed in a home rule petition. President Doherty stated that the process will require special legislation to change the manner in which financial transaction with respect to these funds are currently permitted to progress. Motion made and 2nd that upon reconsideration pursuant to Section 25 of the Woburn City Charter that the ORDER be ADOPTED, AS FURTHER AMENDED by adopting the language suggested by the Mayor in his veto message, all in favor 9-0.

Presented to the Mayor: June 22, 2007      s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 26, 2007

 

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A communication dated June 6, 2007 with attachment was received from Mayor Thomas L. McLaughlin as follows:

 

President Doherty and Other Members of the City Council:

 

I would like your support in the City’s acceptance of the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 31, Section 60A, regarding reserve police officers. The City’s acceptance of this statute allows reserve police officers who are unable to accept permanent, full-time police officer positions to make an irrevocable request to be removed from the certified list of candidates for promotion to permanent, full-time police positions. Those reserve officers who make this request will remain on the reserve list only for continued service as reserve officers. They will continue to utilize the training they have received and serve the City as reserve police officers. The City will be able to utilize the services of these trained reserve police officers as needed, but will also be able to increase the number of new reserve officers who can be trained and ready to assume permanent, full-time police officer positions.

 

The benefits to the City of accepting the statute include:

  • More effective management of the process for promoting reserve officers to permanent, full-time police officer position.
  • Having a larger trained group of reserve police officers, some who will continue on the track for promotion to permanent positions and others who will have made the decision to remain as reserve officers only;

 

We don’t anticipate a large number of reserve officers who will choose to be exempted from promotion to permanent positions, but I believe the flexibility offered by this statute will serve the needs of the City of Woburn and its police department. I have discussed this statute with Chief of Police Philip Mahoney who fully supports its acceptance and application.

 

Thank you for your consideration of acceptance of this statute.

 

Sincerely, s/Thomas L. McLaughlin, Mayor

 

Attached thereto was the following:

 

ORDERED     That the City of Woburn hereby accepts the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 31, Section 60A Intermittent or reserve police or fire force members; effect of refusals to accept employment on permanent basis in regular police or fire force.

 

s/President Doherty (per request)

 

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

PERSONNEL, all in favor, 9-0

 

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RESOLVED Resolution in Support of the Municipal Partnership Act

 

Whereas, In order for the residents and the economy of Woburn to prosper and thrive, it is essential that the Commonwealth establish an enduring state-local financial relationship that ensures sufficient and stable revenue sources to appropriately and adequately fund all essential local government services and responsibilities, including public safety, public works, public education and the full range of vital local government activities and obligations; and

 

Whereas, the sound financial health of cities and towns and the high quality of municipal and school services are necessary for the growth of the knowledge-based Massachusetts economy and the well-being of residents and businesses; and

 

Whereas, the great majority of cities and towns have not financially recovered from the municipal and school aid cuts imposed in fiscal 2003 and fiscal 2004 that resulted in widespread reductions and cutbacks in local services and the municipal workforce; and

 

Whereas, reliance on the regressive property tax has increased to historic levels, and has placed a heavy property tax burden on low- and moderateincome homeowners, especially seniors and those on fixed incomes, and the communities of the Commonwealth should not be forced to further their reliance on the property tax, which is the only major source of tax revenue granted to local government; and

 

Whereas, the City of Woburn, and cities and towns across the

Commonwealth are facing increased reliance on property taxes this year; and

 

Whereas municipal revenues and current levels of local aid are inadequate to maintain services and fund the high growth in unavoidable local costs, including health insurance for public employees and retirees, special education for disabled students, and rising fuel and energy expenses; and

 

Whereas, cities and towns in Massachusetts have far less autonomy under state law to manage local revenues and costs than other states;

 

Therefore Be It Resolved, that the City of Woburn hereby endorses the Municipal Partnership Act, and calls on the Massachusetts Legislature to enact the full scope of the bill this year, as this municipal partnership legislation would give cities and towns practical and meaningful tools to close local budget shortfalls and enhance stability in municipal and school services; and

 

Be It Further Resolved, that meaningful partnership legislation must include both substantial revenue self-reliance measures referenced in the next provision, as well as strong administrative cost-cutting opportunities in the areas of health insurance and pension funding as proposed by the Governor in the Municipal Partnership Act filed in February; and

 

Be It Further Resolved, that the Municipal Partnership Act passed by the Legislature must include the following revenue provisions: a local option sales tax on meals of up to 2 percent, a local option expansion of the room occupancy excise of an additional 1 percent, and closing the telecommunications property tax loophole in state law to eliminate the special ability of telecommunications companies to avoid appropriate local taxation and shift this burden onto other taxpayers and communities; and

 

Be it Further Resolved, that a copy of this Resolution be forwarded to the Honorable Members of the Senate and House of Representatives for the City of Woburn and be placed in the public record.

 

s/President Doherty

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

LIAISON, all in favor, 9-0.

 

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ORDERED     That the Woburn City Council hereby authorizes the Board of Health to utilize a Departmental Revolving Fund under M.G.L. Chap. 44, Sec. 53E ½. The Board of Health may spend funds received without further appropriation during Fiscal Year 2008 for the purpose of purchasing additional compost bins. The “Board of Health Revolving Fund”, is to be credited with all fees and charges not to exceed $2,500.00 received during Fiscal Year 2008 from persons purchasing compost bins. Any remaining balance at June 30, 2008 is to revert to the General Fund, unless the fund is re-established. The “Board of Health 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 Revolving Fund effective for the ensuing Fiscal Year only.

 

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

 

s/President Doherty

 

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

Presented to the Mayor: June 22, 2007      s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 26, 2007

 

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ORDERED     That the Woburn City Council hereby authorizes the Board of Health to utilize a Departmental Revolving Fund under M.G.L. Chap. 44, Sec. 53E ½. The Board of Health may spend funds received without further appropriation during Fiscal Year 2008 for the purpose landfill closure. The “Board of Health Revolving Fund”, is to be credited with all fees and charges up to $400,000.00 received during Fiscal Year 2008. Any remaining balance at June 30, 2008 is to revert to the General Fund, unless the fund is re-established. The “Board of Health 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 Revolving Fund effective for the ensuing Fiscal Year only.

 

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

 

s/President Doherty

 

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

Presented to the Mayor: June 22, 2007      s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 26, 2007 *************************

ORDERED     That the Woburn City Council hereby authorizes the Office of the Mayor to utilize a Departmental Revolving Fund under M.G.L. Chap. 44, Sec. 53E ½. The Office of the Mayor may spend funds received for cable television and telecommunications franchise fees as required under the CATV operator license agreement with the City of Woburn without further appropriation during Fiscal Year 2008 for the purpose of cable related expenditures. The “Cable Television and Telecommunications Revolving Fund”, is to be credited with all fees and charges up to

$500,000.00 received during Fiscal Year 2008. Any remaining balance at June 30, 2008 is to revert to the General Fund, unless the fund is reestablished. The “Cable Television and Telecommunications 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 Revolving Fund effective for the ensuing Fiscal Year only.

 

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

 

s/President Doherty

 

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

Presented to the Mayor: June 22, 2007      s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 26, 2007

 

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ORDERED     That the Woburn City Council hereby authorizes the Conservation Commission to utilize a Departmental Revolving Fund under M.G.L. Chap. 44, Sec. 53E ½. The Conservation Commission may spend funds received without further appropriation during Fiscal Year 2008 for the purpose of environmental public benefit and open space acquisitions and/or protection. The “Conservation Commission’s Revolving Fund”, is to be credited with all fees and charges not to exceed $10,000.00 received during Fiscal Year 2008 from gifts, donations and monies raised. Any remaining balance at June 30, 2008 is to revert to the General Fund, unless the fund is re-established. The “Conservation Commission’s 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 Revolving Fund effective for the ensuing Fiscal Year only.

 

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

 

s/President Doherty

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

Presented to the Mayor: June 22, 2007      s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 26, 2007

 

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ORDERED     That the Woburn City Council hereby authorizes the Council on Aging to

utilize a Departmental Revolving Fund under M.G.L. Chap. 44, Sec. 53E ½. The Council on Aging may spend funds received without further appropriation during Fiscal Year 2008 for the purpose of operating the Senior Center. The “Council on Aging Revolving Fund”, is to be credited with all fees and charges received during Fiscal Year 2008 up to $70,000.00. Any remaining balance at June 30, 2008 is to revert to the

General Fund, unless the fund is re-established. The “Council on Aging Revolving Fund”, under M.G.L. Chap. 44, Sec. 53 ½  must be reestablished 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 Revolving Fund effective for the ensuing Fiscal Year only.

 

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

 

s/President Doherty

 

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

Presented to the Mayor: June 22, 2007      s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 26, 2007

 

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ORDERED     That the Woburn City Council hereby authorizes the Recreation Department  to utilize a Departmental Revolving Fund under M.G.L. Chap. 44, Sec. 53E ½. The Recreation Department may spend funds received without further appropriation during Fiscal Year 2008 for the purpose of purchasing playground equipment and related items for Leland Park only. The “Kids’ Kingdom Revolving Fund”, is to be credited with all fees and charges not to exceed $2,500.00 received during Fiscal Year 2008 from donations and monies raised. Any remaining balance at June 30, 2008 is to revert to the General Fund, unless the fund is re-established.

The “Kids’ Kingdom Revolving Fund”, under M.G.L. Chap. 44, Sec. 53E 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 Revolving Fund effective for the ensuing Fiscal Year only.

 

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

 

s/President Doherty

 

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

Presented to the Mayor: June 22, 2007      s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 26, 2007

 

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ORDERED    That the Woburn City Council hereby authorizes the Parks Department  to

utilize a Departmental Revolving Fund under M.G.L. Chap. 44, Sec. 53E ½. The Parks Department may spend funds received without further appropriation during Fiscal Year 2008 for the purpose of construction and a maintenance of a street hockey rink at Leland Park. The “Leland Park Street Hockey Revolving Fund”, is to be credited with all fees and charges not to exceed $2,500.00 received during Fiscal Year 2008 from gifts, donations and monies raised. Any remaining balance at June 30, 2008 is to revert to the General Fund, unless the fund is re-established. The “Leland Park Street Hockey Revolving Fund”, under M.G.L. Chap. 44, Sec. 53E 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 Revolving Fund effective for the ensuing Fiscal Year only.

 

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

 

s/President Doherty

 

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

Presented to the Mayor: June 22, 2007      s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 26, 2007

 

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ORDERED     That the Woburn City Council hereby authorizes the Woburn Police

Department DARE to utilize a Departmental Revolving Fund under M.G.L. Chap. 44, Sec. 53E ½. The Woburn Police Department DARE  may spend funds received without further appropriation during Fiscal Year 2008. The “Police Department DARE Revolving Fund”, is to be credited with all fees and charges not to exceed $25,000.00 received during Fiscal Year 2008 from donations and money raised. Any remaining balance at June 30, 2008 is to revert to the General Fund, unless the fund is re-established. The “Police Department DARE 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 Revolving Fund effective for the ensuing Fiscal Year only.

 

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

 

s/President Doherty (per request)

 

President Doherty requested that a communication be forwarded to the chief of police asking for clarification as to how these funds will be utilized in view of the elimination of the DARE program. Motion made and 2nd that the ORDER be ADOPTED, all in favor, 9-

0.

Presented to the Mayor: June 22, 2007      s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 26, 2007

 

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ORDERED   That the sum of $269,999.00 be and is hereby transferred as so stated from

I&I Reserve Sewer Enterprise Fund Acct #641-359600 $269,999.00 to Rehab Well I Acct #64258-584045 $59,999.00, Blueberry Hill Pump

Station Acct #64258-584093 $45,000.00, Preventative Main – Water Acct #64258-584018 $50,000.00, Valves & Hydrants Acct #64258-584094

$15,000.00, Pump Station Eval/Training Acct 64158-584087 $20,000.00,

Preventative Main/Sewer Acct #64158-584048 $25,000.00, Distrib. &

Pump Stationo Repair Acct #64158-584096 $55,000.00, Total $269,999.00

 

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

 

s/President Doherty (per request)

 

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 $400,000.00 be and is hereby appropriated as so stated from Demolition of Reeves School Acct #0112158-586572 $400,000.00 to Woburn Memorial High School Acct #616058-588095 $400,000.00 upon completion of this project, any surplus shall revert back to the Stabilization Fund.

 

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

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

 

s/President Doherty (per request)

 

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 Sam Gandor, 290 Turnpike Road, Suite 354, Westborough,

Massachusetts 01581 for a special permit pursuant to Section 7.1.3 of the 1985 Woburn

Zoning Ordinances, as amended, for reconstruction or structural change to a pre-existing and non-conforming four family frame residential dwelling to allow the construction of a deck or porch structure at the rear elevation of principal dwelling at 11-13 Porter Street. PUBLIC HEARING OPENED. A communication dated June 11, 2007 was received from Brett F. Gonsalves, Senior Engineer, Woburn Engineering Department as follows:

 

Subject: 11-13 Porter Street – Construction of Deck and Porch Special Permit – Special Permit Application Dated 4/27/2007 – Plot Plan Dated October 30, 2006

 

This office has reviewed the special permit application for the above referenced location and offers the following comments.

 

The submitted plan shows the existing dwelling with the setbacks to the property lines. The special permit indicates the construction of a deck and porch to the rear of the existing structure and upon review of the supporting documentation, this office takes no exception to the special permit application as submitted.

 

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

 

A communication dated June 14, 2007 was received from Edmund P. Tarallo, Planning Director, Woburn Planning Board as follows:

 

Re: Sam Gandor – 11-13 Porter St. – To construct deck and porch under Section 7.1.3

 

Dear Mr. Campbell and Members of the City Council:

 

At the Planning Board meeting held on June12, 2007, the Board voted to forward a favorable recommendation to the City Council on the Special Permit request to allow for the construction of a deck and porch under Section 7.1.3 of the Woburn Zoning Ordinance at 11-13 Porter Street subject to the following conditions:

 

  1. That the deck and porch shall be as shown on the Site Plan dated October 30, 2006 prepared by Edward J. Farrell.
  2. That the structure shall be a three family house.
  3. That the structure shall not be used as a rooming house.
  4. That no residential or business use of the barn shall be allowed.

 

If members of the City Council have any questions or concerns regarding the foregoing recommendation, please feel free to contact me.

 

Sincerely, s/Edmund P. Tarallo, Planning Director

 

A communication dated June 14, 2007 was received from Attorney Malcolm H. Houck, 7 Winn Street, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 as follows:

 

In re: 11-13 Porter Street – Sam Gandor, Owner

 

Dear Mr. Campbell:

 

Further to our discussion of the 13th at your office, please be advised that I must now request a continuance of the public hearing referenced above. I am aware of the favorable recommendation of the Planning Board rendered upon their deliberations at Planning Board meeting on June 12, 2007, and a reasonable anticipation was that this should proceed rapidly at public hearing before the City Council.

 

A portion of the Planning Board recommendation is a specific condition limiting residential usage of these premises to three – family occupancy.  This condition conflicts with the historic non-conforming usage of the residential dwelling house structure, and now raises an issue that must be addressed. Contrary to the prediction for a speedy, brief and economical disposition of this matter, a direct confrontation to the proposed limiting condition of the Planning Board recommendation will require some presentation of facts and history supporting the four-family use of the premises; — all as specified in the original petition. Implicitly, this will not only consume more time than estimated, but also requires additional preparation.

 

As you are aware, I am encumbered by a conflict with another public hearing that evening, and further my client must assemble that data for a suitable presentation upon the facts.

 

Accordingly, and as we have discussed, I must ask for a continuance of the Public Hearing scheduled on this Petition for Tuesday June 19, 2007, until a later date, as your schedule of hearings permits.

 

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

 

Very truly yours, s/Malcolm H. Houck

 

Appearing for the petitioner was Attorney Malcolm H. Houck and he stated that the petitioner asks that the matter be continued to the July 31, 2007 City Council meeting, that there is a conflict between the actual status of the building and the city’s records, and that the petitioner wants the opportunity to obtain additional details. Alderman Gately stated that he received a memorandum from the building department concerning issues with the property, and that the petitioner should not be before the City Council because of the number of violations. Attorney Houck stated that the notice from the building department gave rise to seeking this special permit. Alderman Gately stated that there has been an issue at the property since a building department inspection on August 2, 2006, that there are eight or nine complaints outstanding on the property, and that a water and sewer line was installed at the property on June 12, 2007 without a permit. Sam Gandor stated that a galvanized steel pipe was cracked and leaking in the basement, that he called the building department and they told him that the stop work order pertained to the siding, roof and deck work, that he was not installing a sewer line but replacing an existing line, that the inspector said to stop the work and close the hole which he did, and that they took out the pipe and filled in the hole. Alderman Gately stated that there were eight violations, and that permits have been denied for the property four times. Mr. Gandor stated that the permits were denied because of technical errors in the plans each of which was addressed, that all of the issues have been satisfied, that the type of plans provided was the issue of the concerns, that the violations were not as to the condition of the building or the deck itself but as to the plans, that he contends that the deck was to be constructed to replace a dilapidated deck, that people were living in the house at the time that he purchased the property and that people continue to live in the building, that the deck plan, architectural plan of interior of the property and the survey plan were the only issues relative to violations, that he applied for a siding, roofing and deck permit based on advice from his contractor, and that every time he went to the building department there was an additional request for additional information. Aldeman Gately stated that the petition should not be before the City Council until all these issues have been addressed. Attorney Houck stated that that this special permit is needed to allow the petitioner to resolve any issues, that the circumstances of the building are at variance with the records on file with city departments, that a petition from thirty years ago which stated that this was a three family house is being relied upon to the detriment of the petitioner, that he will research water meter, electric meter, postal delivery and similar records to address the question as to the number of units in the building, and that the petitioner has dealt with all issues raised and is down to the last issue which is the reconstruction of the deck. Alderman Gately offered copies of documents to the City Council for review. Motion made and 2nd that the documents be received and made part of the record, all in favor, 90. Alderman Galvin stated that the petitioner has the right to go beyond the decision of the Building Inspector and go to the Board of Appeals or it this is a legal non-conforming use then to the City Council, and that the City Council has the obligation to review the request. Alderman Gonsalves stated that she questions why the deck cannot be changed to conform. Mr. Gandor stated that the original structure is within the setback. Attorney Houck stated that the entire building is within the eight foot front setback and therefore the entire building is non-conforming. President Doherty stated that the number of actual units will need to be determined before the committee meeting. IN FAVOR: None.

OPPOSED: None. Motion made and 2nd that the PUBLIC HEARING be CONTINUED

TO THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL ON JULY 31, 2007 and that the matter be referred to the Committee on Special Permits for further review, all in favor 9-0.

 

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On the petition by NSTAR Electric Company and Verizon New England Inc. for a grant of right in a way to install one joint occupancy pole and anchor guy (138/132) and to remove one joint occupancy pole on Main Street southerly side at Elm Street. PUBLIC HEARING OPENED. A communication was received from Superintendent of Public Works Frederick Russell as follows: “Approved”. Appearing for the petitioner was Jacqueline Duffy of NSTAR and she stated that this is to allow the widening of the intersection for a right turn lane in relation to the expansion of the office park. IN FAVOR: None. OPPOSED: None. Motion made and 2nd that the public hearing be closed, all in favor, 9-0. PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED. Motion made and 2nd that the GRANT OF RIGHT IN A WAY be APPROVED, AS AMENDED with the amendment as follows: 1. That the recommendation of the Superintendent of Public Works be adopted, all in favor 9-0.

Presented to the Mayor: June 22, 2007      s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 26, 2007

 

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On the petition by Anthony J. Cierri, 1 North Maple Street, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 to amend the Zoning Map of the City of Woburn by changing the zoning district for a parcel of land located at 1 North Maple Street with Assessors Map Reference Map 09, Block 05, Lot 01 containing approximately 1.31 acres of land at 1 North Maple Street as shown on the plan filed in the Office of the City Clerk with the petition from the O-P zoning district to the I-P zoning district. PUBLIC HEARING OPENED. A communication dated June 14, 2007 was received from Edmund P. Tarallo, Planning Director, Woburn Planning Board as follows:

 

Re:  Anthony J. Cierri, to amend the Zoning Map by changing the zoning district at 1 North Maple Street from O-P to I-P

 

Dear Mr. Campbell and Members of the City Council:

 

At the June 12, 2007 public hearing, the Planning Board voted unanimously to forward a favorable recommendation to the City Council to approve the zoning map change as proposed for the lot at 1 North Maple Street from O-P to I-P because this rezoning is the most appropriate zoning designation for this property.

 

If you or members of the City Council have any questions or concerns regarding the foregoing matter, please contact me.

 

Sincerely, s/Edmund P. Tarallo, Planning Director

 

Appearing for the petitioner was Attorney Joseph R. Tarby III and he stated that this is a continuation of the public hearing from June 5, 2007, that the property is located by industrial uses, that the property is well maintained, and that there is a large wetland area to the left of the property which acts as a natural buffer between the O-P zoning district and the I-P zoning district. IN FAVOR: Paul Meaney, Executive Director, Woburn Business Association, Ten Tower Office Park, Woburn stated that he is in favor of the petition. OPPOSED: None. Motion made and 2nd that the public hearing be closed, all in favor, 9-0. PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED. Motion made and 2nd that the ORDER be ADOPTED, all , all in favor 9-0.

Presented to the Mayor: June 22, 2007      s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 26, 2007

 

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On the petition by Pacer Electronics, Inc. to further amend the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, as follows: That a new Accessory Use be added to Section 5.1 as follows: “Section 5.1.67 Accessory Kennel used in conjunction with a retail

establishment greater than 15,000 square feet”. In addition, an “x” shall be inserted in the

BI column and a “-“ in all other columns. PUBLIC HEARING OPENED. A communication dated June 14, 0207 was received from Attorney Joseph R. Tarby III, Murtha Cullina LLP, 600 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 as follows:

 

Re: Petition of National Development Acquisitions LLC, 112 Commerce Way, Woburn, Massachusetts

 

Dear Mr. Campbell:

 

Due to the fact that the Planning Board public hearing on this matter has been continued to June 26, 2007, I respectfully request that the public hearing on this matter be further continued to the City Council meeting scheduled for July 17, 2007. If you need any further information, please contact me. Thank you.

 

Very truly yours, s/Joseph R. Tarby III

 

Appearing for the petitioner was Attorney Joseph R. Tarby III and he stated that the Planning Board is reviewing the matter and continued their public hearing to next week, that he asks that this public hearing be continued to the City Council meeting on July 17, 2007, that if the Planning Board concludes review and the City Council approves the amendment on July 17th this would allow National Development the opportunity to file a petition for the special permit on the July 31st meeting with a public hearing in August, and that if the Planning Board does not complete its review the matter would have to be continued further to August as the Planning Board will not be meeting in August. IN FAVOR: Paul Meaney, Executive Director, Woburn Business Association, Ten Tower Office Park, Woburn stated that he is in favor of the petition. OPPOSED: None. Motion made and 2nd that the PUBLIC HEARING be CONTINUED TO THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL ON July 17, 2007, all in favor 9-0.

 

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On the petition Michael R. Tyminski, 14 Otis Street, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 for a special permit pursuant to Section 5.5 of the 1989 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, to allow earth removal or filling at 14 Otis Street. PUBLIC HEARING OPENED. A communication dated June 12, 2007 was received from Attorney Mark J. Salvati, 10 Cedar Street, Suite 26, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 as follows:

 

Re: 14 Otis Street

 

Dear Mr. Campbell and Aldermen:

 

Request is made to withdraw the special permit without prejudice in regard to 14 Otis Street. It is my client’s hope to redesign the plan to incorporate the suggestions of the Planning Board director and the Woburn Engineering Dept and to re-file the petition at a later date.

 

Thank you for your cooperation and please call with any questions.

 

Very truly yours, s/Mark J. Salvati

 

IN FAVOR: None. OPPOSED: None. Motion made and 2nd that the public hearing be closed, all in favor, 9-0. PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED. Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be GIVEN LEAVE TO WITHDRAW WITHOUT PREJUDICE, all in favor

9-0.

 

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On the petition by 400 MetroNorth Corporate Center LLC to further amend the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, as follows: That line 5.1.65b Accessory muscular therapy facility be amended by deleting the “-“ in the IP2 column and replacing with “x”. This amendment would allow muscular therapy as an accessory use with physical fitness training and recreation facilities as set forth on lines Section 5.1.16, 5.1.16a, 5.1.17a and 5.1.17b. PUBLIC HEARING OPENED. A communication dated June 14, 2007 was received from Edmund P. Tarallo, Planning Director, Woburn Planning Board as follows:

 

Re: 400 MetroNorth Corporate Center LLC – to amend Woburn Zoning Ordinance line 5.1.65b Accessory muscular therapy facility by deleting under “-“ IP2 and replacing with “x”

 

Dear Mr. Campbell and Members of the City Council:

 

At the June 12, 2007 public hearing, the Planning Board voted unanimously to forward a favorable recommendation to the City Council with the following modification to the proposed Ordinance amendment: that line 5.1.65b Accessory muscular therapy facility be amended by deleting the “-“ and replacing it with “P” not an “x”.

 

If you or members of the City Council have any questions or concerns regarding the foregoing matter, please contact me.

 

Sincerely, s/Edmund P. Tarallo, Planning Director

 

Appearing for the petitioner was Attorney Joseph R. Tarby III and he stated that the property is located in the IP-2 zoning district, that a physical fitness training facility in excess of 15,000 square feet in area is allowed with a special permit, that the locus contains 9.67 acres of property, that this is located in the MetroNorth area, that the petitioner will be filling a petition for a special permit for a physical fitness training facility, that muscular therapy is common in these type of facilities, that this will be an accessory use, that the petitioner does not oppose a special permit requirement as recommended by the Planning Board, that a free-standing muscular therapy business would not be allowed as the ordinance would require it to be accessory to a physical fitness facility and a special permit would be required from the City Council for the use, that a physical fitness facility under 15,000 square feet is allowed by right, and that the petitioner’s facility will be in excess of 30,000 square feet and will require a special permit. Alderman Denaro stated that he does not want to add additional barriers by changing the “x” to a “p” thereby making it a use requiring a special permit rather than being allowed by right, that this would then require the lengthy special permit process, that the review of the accessory use could be included when the special permit is needed for the physical fitness facility, and that he objects to a small muscular therapy business which is operating in conjunction with a physical fitness facility having to obtain a special permit. Alderman Mercer-Bruen stated that she doe not object to the concept, that this will attract business to the area, that she supports the special permit requirement, and that the special permit allows oversight by the City Council  of these facilities to make certain that they are operating properly. Alderman Ciriello stated that his is a clean use, that this will attract businesses, and that he will support the special permit requirement. Alderman Galvin stated that special permit requirement or not does not appear to be a concern of the petitioner. IN FAVOR: Paul Meaney, Executive Director, Woburn Business Association, Ten Tower Office Park Drive, Woburn stated that he is in favor of the petition and the petitioner, that they petitioner has done everything for the city that they have stated they would do, and that the City Council should help move this process along. OPPOSED: None. Motion made and 2nd that the public hearing be closed, all in favor, 9-0. PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED. Motion made and 2nd that ORDER be ADOPTED, AS AMENDED with the amendment as follows: 1. That the recommendations of the Planning Board be adopted, all in favor, 9-0.

Presented to the Mayor: June 22, 2007      s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 26, 2007

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CITIZEN’S PARTICIPATION:  None.

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COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

PERSONNEL:

 

On the re-appointment of Joseph Leary as a Member of the Board of Appeals, 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 22, 2007      s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 25, 2007

 

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On the Order to appropriate the sum of $22,000.00 from Cemetery Interest Fund to various Cemetery Accounts, 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 22, 2007      s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 26, 2007

 

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On the Order to transfer the sum of $134,000.00 from DPW Sewer Outlays and DOW

Sewer MWRA User Charges to DPW Sewer/Electric and DPW Water/Electric, 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 22, 2007      s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 25, 2007

 

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On the Order to transfer the sum of $222,500.00 from Free Cash to various DPW Accounts, 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 22, 2007      s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 25, 2007

 

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On the Order to transfer the sum of $15,000.00 from Free Cash to Baldwin Green

Restoration Project, 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 22, 2007      s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 25, 2007

 

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On the Order to transfer the sum of $12,065.00 from Treasurer Postage Mailing Fees to Treasurer Tax Title Foreclosure, 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 22, 2007      s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 25, 2007

 

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On the Order to transfer the sum of $14,000.00 from Fire/Regular Salary to Fire/Holiday Pay and Fire/Overtime, 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 22, 2007      s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 25, 2007

 

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On the Order to transfer the sum of $25,000.00 from BLS Receipts to Ambulance Maintenance, 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 22, 2007      s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 27, 2007

 

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On the Order to transfer the sum of $60,000.00 from Free Cast to Police Overtime and Police Gasoline, 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 22, 2007      s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 25, 2007

 

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On the communication by the License Commission requesting that the City Council petition the General Court to adopt a Home Rule Petition that would permit the city to issue ten (10) additional so-called Section 12 Pouring Licenses, committee report was received “that the city clerk draft the correct language for the City Council in order to get the Home Rule petition going.” Motion made and 2nd to receive the report, all in favor, 90. Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON CHARTER AND RULES, all in favor, 9-0.

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NEW PETITIONS:

 

A communication dated June 18, 2007 with attachment was received from Attorney Joseph R. Tarby III, Murtha Cullina LLP, 600 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 as follows:

 

Re: Minor Modification to Special Permit Granted to Avalon Bay Communities, Inc. for Lot 2, Inwood Drive, Woburn, Massachusetts

 

Dear Mr. Campbell:

 

Please be advised that I represent Avalon Bay Communities, Inc. As you know, on April 7, 2005 the City Council granted a Special Permit to Howland Development Inc/Avalon Bay Communities, Inc. for the development of 446 apartment units on Lot 2, Inwood

Drive which special permit was further amended by the City Council on April 13, 2006, November 9, 2006 and March 19, 2007. Enclosed please find ten (10) copies of a plan showing proposed minor improvements.

 

Avalon would like to add a picnic/play area on the east side of Inwood Drive as well as an additional 300 feet of sidewalk as shown on the enclosed plan. I respectfully request approval by the City Council of the above improvements as a minor modification to the Special Permit. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Thank you.

 

Very truly yours, s/Joseph R. Tarby III

 

Attorney Tarby stated that the only existing picnic and play area is at the farthest cluster of building near the community building, that near the first cluster of buildings there is open grass, that the petitioner wants to construct a sidewalk, crosswalk and a new picnic and play area, that there are three separate areas, that the play area will be mulched with child-safe materials and timbers, that the grass will remain, that there will be an area for swings, picnic tables and grills, that no new structures are being proposed other than playground equipment and the approximate three hundred feet of sidewalk, that this proposal has been provided to the Conservation Commission and there are no issues remaining with that board, that the area will be fenced with a gate, and that the area will be well maintained. Motion made and 2nd to approve the changes as requested as a minor modification of the special permit, all in favor, 9-0.

 

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Petition by Koffler/GID Woburn LLC, One Providence Washington Plaza, Ninth Floor, Providence, Rhode Island 02903 for a special permit to modify a special permit dated October 9, 2003 further amended by special permit dated August 21, 2006 said modification being pursuant to Section 8.2.5 of the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended to allow for 1,283 parking spaces at 300 Mishawum Road. Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO PUBLIC HEARING, all in favor, 9-0.

 

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Petition by Rohm and Haas, 185 New Boston Street, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 pursuant M.G.L. Ch. 148, Section 13 and Section 8-8 of the 1989 Woburn Municipal Code, as amended, to amend an Inflammable License to allow for the aboveground storage of 35,000 cu. ft. of hydrogen gas at 185 New Boston Street. Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO PUBLIC HEARING, all in favor, 9-0

 

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Petition by Manuel Jose and Maria Celeste Jose, 7 Dewey Avenue, Woburn,

Massachusetts 01801 for a special permit pursuant to Section 7.3 of the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended to allow the alteration of a pre-existing nonconforming three-family residence to allow for a re-configuration of units basement and parking at 40-42 Porter Street. Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO PUBLIC HEARING, all in favor, 9-0.

 

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Petition by Boys & Girls Club of Woburn, Inc., Charles Gardner Lane, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 for a special permit to continue the six day carnival of May 15 to

May 20, 2007 to September 12 to September 16, 2007 at 25 Middlesex Canal Park Drive. Motion made and 2nd that the MATTER be REFERRED TO PUBLIC HEARING, all in favor, 9-0.

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COMMUNICATIONS AND REPORTS:

 

A communication dated June 15, 2007 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 20A½, I am submitting a report to you on the parking violations in the City of Woburn for the period ending May 2007: number of tickets issued 934, number of tickets paid 865, number of hearings scheduled 494, number of tickets voided or dismissed 68, number of tickets outstanding 242, number of tickets issued by motorcycle officers 0, total dollar amount collected and turned into the Treasurer’s Office $32,876.00. There exists a backlog of 4,924 tickets for 1982 through 2006. Demands will be sent out until all tickets have been cleared. Parking violations turned over to Handicap Commission to date $5,310.00.

 

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

 

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

 

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A communication dated June 5, 2007 with attachments was received from Joanne Collins, Director, Woburn Council on Aging along with the minutes of the May meeting of the Council on Aging and the Director’s report for the month of May. 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 12, 2007 with attachments was received from Brad Kent, Agent to Nextel Communications as follows:

 

Re:  Application for Special Permit – Nextel Communications of the Mid-Atlantic, Inc.

proposed antenna reconfiguration at 21 Warren Ave, Woburn, MA 01801

 

Dear Council President Doherty:

 

This letter is to request that the Special Permit granted to Nextel Communications, and Cummings Foundation New Horizons, Inc, to replace the existing nine (9) antennas on existing pipe frame with twelve (12) antennas on a proposed anchored roof frame pursuant to Section 7.3 of the Woburn Zoning Ordinances at 21 Warren Avenue be amended by removing condition number one (1).

 

The application for the above referenced special permit was heard by the City Council on February 6, 2007 at which time the application was voted on and approved by the City Council and a Special Permit was granted to Nextel Communications with the following conditions:

 

  1. That the Special Permit conforms with Section 5.6 of the zoning ordinances.
  2. That the petitioner shall post a bond for future removal; and
  3. That the petitioner shall contribute up to $5,000 for the cost of a survey for the siting of wireless communication facilities within Woburn.

 

Nextel Communications diligently complied with the conditions by posting the removal bond, contributing $5,000 to the City of Woburn for the wireless communication survey, and preparing a report explaining  why the installation conforms to Section 5.6 of the zoning ordinances, which was approved by the Planning Board.

 

Two issues arose when Nextel applied for a building permit. According to section 5.6 of the Woburn Zoning Ordinance, the antennas must 15 feet from the sides of all buildings and must be screened from abutters. The Building Commissioner denied the building permit application because the site does not conform to section 5.6.

 

This is a non-conforming use because the existing installation does not comply with these two parameters that are set within section 5.6 of the zoning ordinance. The proposed installation cannot comply with these two issues because there is not enough room to allow 15 feet from the sides of all buildings and wind loading would be too great to allow the antennas to be screened on the roof top. Because this is nonconforming use and Nextel cannot comply with Section 5.6 for the proposed installation, Nextel applied under section 7.3 of the zoning ordinance “Extension or Alteration of Non-conforming Uses”.

 

The owner of the property strongly supports the proposed installation due to the fact it drastically improves the aesthetics of the building. Please consider that the plans have not been changed from what was originally approved by both the Planning board and City Council.

 

Please present this request to the City Council for a vote to amend the Special Permit by removing condition number one (1), at its public hearing on Tuesday, June 19, 2007.

 

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

 

Very truly yours, s/Brad Kent, Agent to Nextel Communications

 

Appearing for the petitioner was Brad Kent, Agent to Nextel Communications and he stated that the use was a non-conforming use before they applied for the special permit, that the Building Commissioner would not allow any deviation from Section 5.6 of the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, (“WZO”) despite the City Council special permit, that the petitioner asks that Condition 1 of the special permit be removed, that the plans have not changed from the original plans submitted with the special permit, that the new antennas will not be as visible, that this will improve the aesthetics compared with the original installation, and that they will pull the antennas back from the sides of the building as much as possible. Alderman Gonsalves stated that she does not want an exemption from Section 5.6 of the WZO although an exemption from WZO Section

5.6.4(c), 5.6.4(d) and 5.6.4(e) may be appropriate as this will exempt the petition from the fifteen foot setback. President Doherty stated that the petitioner is seeking an exemption from the fifteen foot setback and the screening requirements. Alderman Denaro stated that he wants to be certain that all issues are addressed to avoid this having the petitioner having to come before the City Council again. Mr. Kent stated that this satisfies all outstanding issues. Motion made and 2nd that Section 5.6 of the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, shall apply to the special permit issued March 2, 2007 with an exemption from the requirement that the antennas be screened from abutters and from the requirement for a fifteen (15) foot setback from sides of all buildings, all in favor, 9-0.

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UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF PRECEDING MEETING:  None.

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APPOINTMENTS AND ELECTIONS: 

 

A communication dated June 12, 2007 was received from Mayor Thomas L. McLaughlin as follows:

 

Re: Peter Lennon – Sign Review Board

 

Dear Mr. Campbell:

 

By the power vested in me as Mayor of the City of Woburn, I hereby appoint Peter Lennon of 629 Main Street, as a member of the Sign Review Board for a period of one year from the date of his appointment.

 

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

 

Sincerely, s/Thomas L. McLaughlin, Mayor

 

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

 

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A communication dated June 15, 2007 was received from Mayor Thomas L. McLaughlin as follows:

 

Re: Daniel J. Gately – Woburn Housing Authority

 

Dear Mr. Campbell:

 

By the power vested in me as Mayor of the City of Woburn, I hereby appoint Daniel J. Gately of 16 Arcadia Street, as a member of the Woburn Housing Authority for a period of five (5) years from the date of his appointment.

 

Daniel J. Gately will be replacing Thomas C. Quinn.

 

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

 

Sincerely, s/Thomas L. McLaughlin, Mayor

 

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

 

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A communication dated June 13, 2007 was received from Mayor Thomas L. McLaughlin as follows:

 

Dear Mr. Campbell:

 

By the power vested in me as Mayor of the City of Woburn, I hereby re-appoint Jose

Santiago of the Woburn Council on Social Concerns, as a Member of the Human Rights Commission as required in the City of Woburn Municipal Code Title 2-236. Please be advised that the effective date of this appointment will be August 1, 2007, and the term will expire on July 31, 2010.

 

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

 

Sincerely, s/Thomas L. McLaughlin, Mayor

 

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

 

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A communication dated June 13, 2007 was received from Mayor Thomas L. McLaughlin as follows:

 

Dear Mr. Campbell:

 

By the power vested in me as Mayor of the City of Woburn, I hereby re-appoint Jan Robbins Cox, Director of Human Resources, as a Member of the Human Rights Commission as required in the City of Woburn Municipal Code Title 2-236. Please be advised that the effective date of this appointment will be August 1, 2007, and the term will expire on July 31, 2010.

 

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

 

Sincerely, s/Thomas L. McLaughlin, Mayor

 

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

 

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A communication dated June 13, 2007 was received from Mayor Thomas L. McLaughlin as follows:

 

Dear Mr. Campbell:

 

By the power vested in me as Mayor of the City of Woburn, I hereby re-appoint Ralph Coakley, Community Policing Officer of the Woburn Police Department, as a Member of the Human Rights Commission as required in the City of Woburn Municipal Code Title 2-236. Please be advised that the effective date of this appointment will be August 1, 2007, and the term will expire on July 31, 2010.

 

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

 

Sincerely, s/Thomas L. McLaughlin, Mayor

 

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

 

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A communication dated June 13, 2007 was received from Mayor Thomas L. McLaughlin as follows:

 

Dear Mr. Campbell:

 

By the power vested in me as Mayor of the City of Woburn, I hereby re-appoint Dr. Carl

Batchelder, Superintendent of Woburn Public Schools, as a Member of the Human Rights Commission as required in the City of Woburn Municipal Code Title 2-236. Please be advised that the effective date of this appointment will be August 1, 2007, and the term will expire on July 31, 2010.

 

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

 

Sincerely, s/Thomas L. McLaughlin, Mayor

 

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

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MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

 

RESOLVED That the Traffic Commission order the installation of no parking signs along Washington Street in front of Leland Park.

 

s/Alderman Mercer-Bruen

 

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

Presented to the Mayor: June 22, 2007      s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 26, 2007

 

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RESOLVED That the Traffic Commission establish a resident traffic only restriction at the entrance to Stevin Drive from Russell Street as Stevin Drive is being used as a cut through and causing problems on Revere Road.

 

s/Alderman Drapeau

 

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

Presented to the Mayor: June 22, 2007      s/Thomas L. McLaughlin June 26, 2007

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Motion made and 2nd to ADJOURN, all in favor, 9-0. Meeting adjourned at 8:54 p.m.

 

A TRUE RECORD ATTEST:

 

 

 

William C. Campbell

City Clerk and Clerk of the City Council

 

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