City of Somerville
Massachusetts

Agenda Item
192279
Work Completed
Jul 12, 2012 7:00 PM

51 That this Board requests that NStar and National Grid create a policy to notify the Mayor’s Office, Communications Dept., Constituent Services Dept. and all affected Aldermen of scheduled outages, ensuring that a repeat of the November 16 incident, where only residents were notified, is not repeated.

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Department:Board of AldermenSponsors:Alderman At Large Dennis M. Sullivan
Category:ResolutionFunctions:Resolution

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That this Board of Aldermen hereby requests that NSTAR and National Grid create a communication policy to notifying the Mayor’s Office, Communications Department, Constituent Services Department and all affected Aldermen of scheduled outages, ensuring that a repeat of the November 16th incident, where only residents were notified, is not repeated.

 

Meeting History

Nov 22, 2011 7:00 PM Video Board of Aldermen Regular Meeting
RESULT:APPROVED
Dec 20, 2011 5:30 PM  Public Utilities and Public Works Committee Committee Meeting
RESULT:KEPT IN COMMITTEE
Jan 24, 2012 6:00 PM  Public Utilities and Public Works Committee Committee Meeting

Mr. Reed will include the Police, Fire and Lines & Lights Departments to the notification list offered by Ms. Walsh.

RESULT:KEPT IN COMMITTEE
Feb 29, 2012 7:00 PM  Public Utilities and Public Works Committee Committee Meeting

Mr. Reed discussed methods of providing notification to customers for planned power outages and spoke about the safety and security concerns involved.

RESULT:KEPT IN COMMITTEE
Apr 4, 2012 6:00 PM  Public Utilities and Public Works Committee Committee Meeting

Mr. Zamparelli told the members that the notification system is automated out of Boston and that he has no control of it at the present time. Chairman O'Donovan requested that Mr. Zamparelli confer with Mark Reed (from NSTAR) and with NSTAR's IT Department for additional information and a solution to the problem.

RESULT:KEPT IN COMMITTEE
Jun 21, 2012 6:00 PM  Public Utilities and Public Works Committee Committee Meeting

Mr. Zamparelli reviewed the notification process and explained why it is utilized.

RESULT:WORK COMPLETED
Jul 12, 2012 7:00 PM Video Board of Aldermen Regular Meeting
RESULT:WORK COMPLETED