Board of Aldermen
Regular Meeting
5/12/2011 7:00 PM
Aldermanic Chambers
City Hall   93 Highland Avenue   Somerville, MA 02143
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OPENING OF THE MEETING
Roll Call
1. 191354 : Call of the Roll.
2. 191355 : Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of April 14, 2011.
a. 04-14-2011
Minutes of Apr 14, 2011 7:00 PM
CITATIONS
3. 191356 : Commending Kristine Fiore, a bystander whose swift administration of CPR saved a a Davis Sq. pedestrian who had suffered a potentially fatal heart attack.
4. 191357 : Commending Acting Fire Lieutenant Patrick Dorant and Firefighters Karl Popken and Michael Mattera for their heroic actions to restore life to a Davis Sq. pedestrian who had suffered a potentially fatal heart attack.
PUBLIC HEARINGS
5. 191358 : Grant of Location submitted by NStar Electric to install 55 ft. of conduit in Beech St.
a. GOL NStar Electric Beech St
ORDERS, ORDINANCES, RESOLUTIONS AND MOTIONS OF MEMBERS
6. 191359 : That the Director of Traffic and Parking install an additional DO NOT ENTER sign at Wallace and Holland Streets.
7. 191360 : That the Chief of Police increase enforcement of the ONE WAY restriction on Wallace Street.
8. 191361 : That the Commissioner of Public Works add bicycle lane striping on Willow Avenue as additional improvements are made to that street.
9. 191362 : That the Commissioner of Public Works repair or replace all damaged or missing bricks in Davis Square to eliminate the public safety hazards they create.
10. 191363 : That this Board requests that the Administration investigate establishing a Seasonal Senior Clean Up Program in specific areas, for not more than 19 hours per week, to provide a stipend in conjunction with the Senior Tax Write-Off Program.
11. 191364 : That the Commissioner of Public Works replace the broken or paved sidewalk panels from 300-400 Washington Street as they present a public safety hazard to pedestrians and offer little ADA accessibility.
12. 191365 : That the ADA Compliance Officer conduct an assessment of ADA accessibility at the corner of Somerville Avenue and Kent Street and provide the findings to the Ward 2 Alderman.
13. 191366 : That the Commissioner of Public Works repair the potholes on Beacon, Washington, Perry and Calvin Streets.
14. 191367 : That the city’s Volunteer Coordinator provide volunteer assistance to the city's efforts to notify neighborhoods of rodent control measures by distributing door knockers in particualr areas as directed by the Superintendent of Inspectional Services and the Executive Director of OSPCD.
15. 191368 : That the Director of Traffic and Parking advise the Ward 2 Alderman of the feasibility of installing concurrent leading pedestrian interval signalling at certain intersections in Ward 2.
16. 191369 : That the Commissioner of Public Works replace the STOP sign at Linwood Street and the Somerville Avenue extension and place it at a height that motorists can see when driving through that intersection.
17. 191370 : That the Commissioner of Public Works repair the letters on the sign at the entrance to Perry Park.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
18. CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE
A. 191371 : Report of the Committee on Confirmation of Appointments, May 11, 2011.
a. Committee Report - C of A - 5-11-11
B. 190616 : Requesting the appointment of Geovanne Colon as Constable.
C. 191263 : Requesting the appointment of Herbert Foster Jr. to the Zoning Board of Appeals.
19. FINANCE COMMITTEE
A. 191372 : Report of the Committee on Finance, May 10, 2011.
a. Committee Report - Finance - 5-10-11
B. 190977 : Conveying the Assembly Row DIF Consultant Analysis on municipal service impacts.
a. DIF Consultant Report (staff report) 3-10-11
b. DIF Consultant Report (report from W-ZHA) 3-10-11
C. 190978 : Conveying the Assembly Row DIF Tri-Party Public Funding Agreement.
a. DIF Tri-Party Agreement (Staff Report)
b. DIF Tri-Party Agreement (Agreement - Attachment)
c. Tri-Party Funding Agreement EXECUTION COPY 04 28 11
D. 191229 : Requesting an appropriation of $301,000 from unexpended bond proceeds from the Argenziano School Construction Project to fund needed building renovations at the Public Safety Building.
E. 191230 : Requesting approval of an MBTA Shared Use Path Easement in Assembly Square.
a. MBTA Shared Use Path Easement 04 14 11
F. 191262 : Requesting acceptance of a grant up to $25,000 from the Boston Mayor's Office of Emergency Management to the Fire Dept. for its participation in Operation Urban Shield.
a. KMBT35020110425143301
G. 191347 : Requesting approval of the proposed HUD Action Plan for FY2011-2012, featuring a grant of $3,610,801 in CDBG, HOME, and ESG funding.
a. 2011-2012 HUD Action Plan (staff report) 4-28-11 FINAL
b. 2011-2012 Action Plan Draft 4-28-11 BOA SUBMITTAL
H. 191348 : Requesting acceptance of a grant of up to $12,400 from the Boston Mayor's Office of Emergency Preparedness for Police Dept. participation in the Urban Shield exercise on May 22 - 23, 2011.
I. 191351 : Sixty registered voters submitting a "Proposed Ordinance to Ensure that Development Financed with the Sale of DIF Bonds Yields Jobs for Somerville Residents."
a. Public Comm Proposed Ordinance re DIF
20. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
A. 191373 : Report of the Committee on Information Technology, May 11, 2011.
a. Committee Report - Info Tech - 5-11-11
B. 191374 : That this Board requests that the Administration consider establishing a partnership with another city or town to provide mutual assistance in the event of an Information Technology disaster.
21. LEGISLATIVE MATTERS COMMITTEE
A. 191375 : Report of the Committee on Legislative Matters, May 3, 2011.
a. Committee Report - Leg Matters - 5-3-11
B. 191081 : Requesting that this Board adopt one of the two attached 2011 Election Calendars.
a. Election Calendars #1 & #2
b. Final Adopted Election Calendar
22. LEGISLATIVE MATTERS COMMITTEE
A. 191376 : Report of the Committee on Legislative Matters, May 10, 2011.
a. Committee Report - Leg Matters - 5-10-11
23. PUBLIC HEALTH AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE
A. 191377 : Report of the Committee on Public Health and Public Safety, May 9, 2011.
a. Committee Report - PHPS - 5-9-11
B. 191255 : That the Chief Fire Engineer advise this Board of any changes to the allocation of fire apparatus due to the recent addition of the rescue truck.
COMMUNICATIONS OF THE MAYOR
24. 191378 : Requesting approval to appropriate $115,000 from the remaining balance of $416,933 from the Argenziano School Construction Project to fund the construction of an outdoor Ice Skating Rink adjacent to the Veterans Memorial Ice Rink.
25. 191379 : Requesting an appropriation of $72,735 from the Receipts Reserved-Parking Meter Receipts Acct. to the Traffic and Parking Professional Services Acct. to pay for on-line customer credit card transactions.
26. 191380 : Transfer $32,000 from the DPW Sanitation/Recycling Acct. to the School Custodian Overtime Acct. to fund a projected deficit for the rest of the fiscal year.
a. 4.27.11 AM.PM transfer
b. 4.11.11 boa AM.PM
27. 191381 : Requesting the transfer $12,500 from the DPW Sanitation Recycling Acct. to the School Custodian Salaries Acct. to fund salaries for the remaining portion of this fiscal year.
a. 4.27.11 transfer $12,500
28. 191382 : Requesting authorization to raise the FY2011 Council on Aging Revolving Account Spending Limit from $55,000 to $90,000.
29. 191383 : Requesting approval to declare as Surplus Equipment several Cisco 3500 network switches that are no longer being used or supported.
30. 191384 : Requesting acceptance of a reimbursement of up to $6,300 from Tufts University for the Police Dept.'s assistance during their Spring Fling event on April 30.
31. 191385 : Requesting the appointment of Housing Director Dana LeWinter to the Affordable Housing Trust.
32. 191386 : Proclaiming May 11, 2011, as National School Nurse Day.
COMMUNICATIONS OF CITY OFFICERS
33. 191387 : Retirement Board notifying this Board of a vote on a cost of living adjustment at its meeting on June 8, 2011.
a. Retirement Board Communication
NEW BUSINESS
34. 191388 : Public Event Permit, Somerville Community Corporation tabling, Union Sq. Plaza and Davis Sq. Plaza Wed & Fri 4-7PM from Jun 1 to Aug 3, Davis Sq. Plaza Sat 10-2PM from Jun 4 to Aug 6, Davis Sq. Plaza and Teel Sq. Sun 10-2PM on May 29.
35. 191389 : Public Event Permit, Journeyman Summer Barbeque at the Farmer's Market, 9 Sanborn Court, Sat 11-2PM from Jun 4 to Oct 29.
36. 191390 : Public Event Permit, Shape Up Somerville Road Race, Foss Park and area streets, Jun 5, 9-1PM.
37. 191391 : Public Event Permit, SomerStreets Carnaval, Broadway from Temple St. to Lombardi Way, Jun 5, 10-6PM.
38. 191392 : Public Event Permit, Somerville String and Wind Camp Fundraiser, Davis Sq., Jun 11, 9-4PM (raindate Jun 18).
39. 191393 : Renewing Drainlayer's License, D. Muzzioli Associates.
40. 191394 : Renewing Drainlayer's License, J.W. DeNapoli Inc.
41. 191395 : Renewing Flammables License, Tufts University, 37 Latin Way, 20,000 gallons.
42. 191396 : Renewing Flammables License, Tufts University, 61 Talbot Ave., 24,005 gallons.
43. 191397 : Renewing Flammables License, Hillside Auto Repair, 583 Broadway, 22,600 gallons.
44. 191398 : Renewing Flammables License, Home Depot, 75 Mystic Ave., 34,136 gallons.
45. 191399 : Renewing Flammables License, Somerville Hospital, 230 Highland Ave., 15,000 gallons.
46. 191400 : Renewing Flammables License, Broadway Petroleum, 1284-1286 Broadway, 23,500 gallons.
47. 191401 : Renewing Flammables License, Winter Hill Yacht Club, 130R Foley St., 7,000 gallons.
48. 191402 : Renewing Flammables License, Sunoco Service Station, 434-450 McGrath Hwy., 33,380 gallons.
49. 191403 : Renewing Flammables License, Coresite Real Estate 70 Innerbelt LLC, 70 Innerbelt Rd., 100,000 gallons.
50. 191404 : Renewing Flammables License, Chambers Motorcars, 259 McGrath Hwy., 6,075 gallons.
51. 191405 : Renewing Flammables License, Valvoline Instant Oil Change, 182 Washington St., 3,000 gallons.
52. 191406 : Renewing Garage License, Valvoline Instant Oil Change, 182 Washington St., 3 autos in, 3 out.
53. 191407 : Renewing Garage License, Herbert Chambers I-93 Inc., 259 McGrath Hwy., 310 autos in, 40 out.
54. 191408 : Renewing Garage License, Original Auto Body and Mechanic, 12-16 Joy St., 8 autos in, 2 out.
55. 191409 : Renewing Garage License, United Auto Repair, 64-68 Joy St., 6 autos in, 2 out.
56. 191410 : Renewing Garage License, Teele Sq. Auto, 1284 Broadway, 3 autos in, 8 out.
57. 191411 : Renewing Garage License, Gene Automotive Repair, 56 Joy St., 10 autos in, 3 out.
58. 191412 : Renewing Garage License, Walnut Hill Auto Body, 235 Lowell St., 8 autos in, 2 out.
59. 191413 : Renewing Garage License, Fellsway Auto Repair, 693 McGrath Hwy., 5 autos in, 10 out.
60. 191414 : Renewing Garage License, E-Z Auto Body, 627 Somerville Ave., 33 autos in.
61. 191415 : Renewing Garage License, Tech Auto Body Repair, 9 Union Sq., 3 autos in, 5 out.
62. 191416 : Renewing Garage License, J.C. Auto Repair, 91 Union Sq., 2 autos in, 8 out.
63. 191417 : Renewing Garage License, Barnes and Walsh Company, 224-226 Somerville Ave., 9 autos in.
64. 191418 : Renewing Garage License, Mike's Auto Services, 6E Beach Ave., 5 autos in, 1 out.
65. 191419 : Renewing Garage License, County Auto Repair, 107 Washington St., 4 autos in.
66. 191420 : Renewing Garage License, Monro Muffler and Brake Inc., 223 Washington St., 4 autos in, 12 out.
67. 191421 : Renewing Garage License, Hillside Service, 45 Mystic Ave., 10 autos in.
68. 191422 : Renewing Extended Operating Hours License, Red House Restaurant, 24 Union Sq., Su-Th to 1:30AM, Fr-Sa to 2AM.
69. 191423 : Renewing Junk Dealer's License, Buffalo Exchange Ltd., 238 Elm St., used clothing and accessories.
70. 191424 : Renewing Outdoor Parking License, Star Market, 275 Beacon St., 3 spaces.
71. 191425 : Renewing Pool Table License, Diesel Cafe, 257 Elm St., 2 pool tables.
72. 191426 : Renewing Automatic Amusement Device License, Holiday Inn, 30 Washington St., 1 Device.
73. 191427 : Sign/Awning Permit, Mr. Crepe, 51 Davis Sq., one sign.
74. 191428 : Sign/Awning Permit, SSG Development LLC, 50 Middlesex Ave., window fins, signage, canopies, and parapets.
75. 191429 : New Outdoor Seating License, Amelia's Kitchen, 1137 Broadway, 2 tables, 8 chairs.
76. 191430 : New Outdoor Seating License, SSG Development LLC, 50 Middlesex Ave., planters.
77. 191431 : Renewing Outdoor Seating License, Diesel Cafe, 257 Elm St., 1 bench.
78. 191432 : Renewing Outdoor Seating License, Riverside, 2 Union Sq., 3 motorcycles.
79. 191433 : Renewing Outdoor Seating License, Mike's Restaurant, 9 Davis Sq., 8 tables, 16 chairs.
80. 191434 : Senator Brown responding to #190904 re: the federal CDBG program.
a. Public Comm Senator Brown
SUPPLEMENTAL ITEMS
81. 191435 : Requesting approval to transfer $120,420 from the Salary Contingency-Salaries Acct. to the Police Medical and Dental Services Acct. to fund a deficit in medical claims.
82. 191436 : Requesting the appointment of Joey Buizon to the Commission on Persons with Disabilities.
83. 191437 : Public Event Permit, Columbus Ave. Block Party, Columbus Ave. from Bonner Ave. to Prospect Hill Parkway, May 21, 2-10PM (raindate May 22).
84. 191438 : Public Event Permit, Duhamel Education Initiative Walk, Davis Sq. and area streets, Jun 5, 10-1PM.
85. 191439 : Public Event Permit, Redbones Bike to Work Benefit, Chester St. from Elm to Herbert Sts., Jun 6, Noon-10PM (raindate Jun 13).
86. 191440 : Public Event Permit, Somerville Climate Action 350 Actions Challenge Kick-Off, Union Sq. Plaza, Jun 13, 4-7:30PM.
LATE ITEMS
87. 191441 : That the Commissioner of Public Works repair the driveway panels on the sidewalk at 34 and 38 Fairfax Street.
88. 191442 : That the Commissioner of Public Works repair the sidewalk panel at the corner of Cutter and Highland Avenues.
89. 191443 : That the Commissioner of Public Works properly secure the dedication sign honoring John Halloran at the corner of Curtis Street and Powderhouse Boulevard.
ADJOURNMENT
Adjournment



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