City of Somerville

Agenda Item
Kept in Committee
Mar 11, 2020 6:00 PM

Submitted by Eversource to install 7 feet of conduit in Willow Ave from Pole 198/22 to a point of pickup at 201 Willow Ave.


Department:City ClerkSponsors:
Category:Grant of LocationPurposes:Grant of Location


  1. Grant Nstar 201 Willow

Official Text

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Meeting History

Oct 10, 2019 7:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting

The President opened the public hearing. Jacqueline Duffy with Eversource discussed the work to be completed. Councilor Davis requested that this be sent to Committee, as he's concerned that the placement of the equipment unnecessarily interferes with the outdoor play area. With no other speakers, the President closed the public hearing.

Nov 25, 2019 6:00 PM Video Licenses and Permits Committee Committee Meeting

Ms. Duffy from Eversource and Mr. MacEachern appeared to discuss this matter of relocating the transformer. Mr. MacEachern is still exploring different options for the transformer location. Councilor Davis had submitted a couple of emails from the Brown School parents on this matter.

Mar 11, 2020 6:00 PM Video Licenses and Permits Committee Committee Meeting

Ms. Duffy from Eversource attended the meeting. The Chair read an email from Councilor Davis which stated the following in part. “Given that we are at the very early stages of scoping out a schoolyard redesign and that any outdoor space is a precious resource at this facility, I believe it is entirely appropriate that a decision on how that space is used -- and how any proposed budget for the project is allocated -- should be made based on input from the actual people who use the space daily and are best positioned to consider the appropriateness of the various options. The chair stated that Ward Councilor Davis was not contacted about this item prior to the request that it be heard by the Committee that evening. The Chair asked that the appropriate city staff contact Councilor Davis and address his concerns.