City of Somerville

Agenda Item

Requesting authorization to borrow $500,000 in a bond, and appropriate the same amount, for ADA accessibility building improvements.


Department:Capital Projects and EngineeringSponsors:
Category:Mayor's RequestPurposes:Bond/BAN


  1. ADA

Official Text

To the Honorable Board:


I hereby request, subject to the approval of your Honorable Board, an appropriation in the amount of $500,000.00 For various ADA Accessibility: Building Improvements. To meet said appropriation, the Treasurer will be authorized to borrow $500,000.00 as provided by MGL Chapter 44.


This request is a recurring capital project item.


My staff will be available to answer any questions you may have. Thank you for your consideration of this matter.



Joseph A. Curtatone, Mayor

Meeting History

Jan 26, 2017 7:00 PM Video Board of Aldermen Regular Meeting

Alderman Lafuente requested to waive the readings of items 30 and 31 and refer them to the Finance Committee. There being no opposition, the motion was approved.

Feb 8, 2017 7:00 PM  Finance Committee Committee of the Whole

Mr. King said the construction package is ready to be bid out and includes accessible bathrooms and new lift at the T&P building. The work involves minor improvements. Alderman White asked about the total long term debt and questions were raised about the School Department debt. Ms. Allen stated there were no ADA issues or complaints from residents that needed to be addressed. Most of the items on the list are for the schools.

Feb 14, 2017 7:00 PM Video Board of Aldermen Regular Meeting
AYES:John M. Connolly, Mary Jo Rossetti, Dennis M. Sullivan, William A. White Jr., Maryann M. Heuston, Robert J. McWatters, Tony Lafuente, Mark Niedergang, Lance L. Davis
ABSENT:Matthew McLaughlin, Katjana Ballantyne