City of Somerville
Massachusetts

Agenda Item
192597
Work Completed
Jul 12, 2012 7:00 PM

7 That the Commissioner of Public Works update the Public Works and Utilities Committee with the status of double poles and street lamps not working.

Information

Department:Board of AldermenSponsors:Alderman At Large John M. Connolly, Bruce M. Desmond, Ward Five Alderman Sean T. O’Donovan, Alderman At Large Dennis M. Sullivan, Alderman At Large William A. White Jr.
Category:OrderFunctions:Order

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That the Commissioner of Public Works update the list of the number of street lamps not working, as well as the double pole count, and report those findings in person at the February 29, 2012 meeting of the Public Works and Public Utilities Committee.

 

Meeting History

Feb 23, 2012 7:00 PM Video Board of Aldermen Regular Meeting
RESULT:APPROVED
Feb 29, 2012 7:00 PM  Public Utilities and Public Works Committee Committee Meeting

Mr. Koty informed the committee that there are 110 double poles in the city at the present time, of which 41 are scheduled to be remediated by NSTAR within the next 30 to 60 days. There was a discussion about ways to track the number of double poles, including utilizing Parking Control Officers and possibly hiring an intern, since the city no longer has access to the double pole database. Mr. Usovicz assured the members that Verizon will continue to make progress in this matter and that he would provide an update at the next committee meeting.

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

Mr. Zamparelli reported that 13 of the 41 remaining double poles would be removed by April 13th. Alderman Connolly recommended that the committee monitor the actions of utility companies with regard to double poles in the city.

Alderman Connolly's motion that the Commissioner of Public Works provide, at each meeting of the Committee on Public Utilities and Public Works, an update of the number of double poles in the city and their status, was approved.

Alderman Connolly's motion that the Director of Communications appear at the next scheduled meeting of the Committee on Public Utilities and Public Works, was approved.

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

Mr. MacEachern reported that there are 54 double poles in the city. NSTAR has 4 needing equipment transfers and 10 poles needing removal.

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