City of Somerville
Massachusetts

Agenda Item
196919
Work Completed
Jul 10, 2014 7:00 PM

That the City Solicitor advise whether this Board has the authority to pass an ordinance that requires the approval of this Board for any agreement for payment in lieu of taxes.

Information

Department:Finance CommitteeSponsors:City Councilor At Large William A. White Jr.
Category:OrderPurposes:Order

Official Text

That the City Solicitor advise the Board of Aldermen on whether the Board has the authority to pass an ordinance that requires the approval of the Board of Aldermen for any agreement for payment in lieu of taxes.

Meeting History

May 8, 2014 7:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
RESULT:APPROVED
May 29, 2014 6:00 PM  Finance Committee Committee Meeting

Mr. Wright informed the members that the Board of Aldermen has no authority in this matter as it is an Executive function. Mr. Wright is not aware of what other communities might be doing relative to PILOT agreements, but he will explore that avenue with caveat that it is not indicative of what Somerville does. Alderman White requested that the relevant statute reference and legal memo be provided.

RESULT:KEPT IN COMMITTEE
Jul 10, 2014 7:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
RESULT:WORK COMPLETED