Board of Aldermen
Regular Meeting
9/22/2011 7:00 PM
Aldermanic Chambers
City Hall   93 Highland Avenue   Somerville, MA 02143
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OPENING OF THE MEETING
Roll Call
1. 191985 : Call of the Roll.
2. 191986 : Approval of the Minutes of the Special Meeting, August 11, 2011, and the Regular Meeting, August 25, 2011.
Minutes of Aug 11, 2011 7:00 PM
Minutes of Aug 25, 2011 7:00 PM
CITATIONS
PUBLIC HEARINGS
3. 191987 : Grant of Location submitted by NStar Electric to install 8 feet of conduit in College Ave. to provide service to 30 College Ave.
a. GOL NStar Electric College Ave
4. 191988 : Grant of Location submitted by NStar Electric to install 51 feet of conduit in Windsor Place to provide service to 520 Columbia St.
a. GOL NStar Electric Windsor Pl-Columbia St
5. 191989 : Grant of Location submitted by NStar Electric to install 44 feet of conduit in Albion St. to provide service to 152 Albion St.
a. GOL NStar Electric Albion St
ORDERS, ORDINANCES, RESOLUTIONS AND MOTIONS OF MEMBERS
6. 191990 : That the Commissioner of Public Works repair the broken sidewalk on Grove Street, between Elm Street and the Grove Street parking lot.
7. 191991 : That the Commissioner of Public Works repair the depression in the roadway near the intersection of Chandler and William Streets.
8. 191992 : That the Commissioner of Public Works notify the appropriate electric utility company to repair the inoperable street lamps at the entrance to the Rite Aide parking lot on Grove Street and that the Commissioner provide this Board with an update on finding a vendor to maintain the city's street lamps.
9. 191993 : That the Chief of Police enforce the one-way traffic at the intersection of Harvard and Atherton Streets, especially during AM and PM commuting hours.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
10. CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE
A. 191994 : Report of the Committee on Confirmation of Appointments, meeting on September 22, 2011.
a. Committee Report - C of A - 9-22-11
B. 191983 : Requesting the appointment of Matthew Kane to the position of Permanent Firefighter.
C. 191984 : Requesting the appointment of Daniel Donegan to the position of Permanent Firefighter.
11. LEGISLATIVE MATTERS COMMITTEE
A. 191995 : Report of the Committee on Legislative Matters, meeting as a Committee of the Whole on September 20, 2011.
a. Committee Report - Leg Matters - 9-20-11
12. LICENSES AND PERMITS COMMITTEE
A. 191996 : Report of the Committee on Licenses and Permits, meeting on September 21, 2011.
a. Committee Report - L&P - 9-21-11
B. 191866 : Renewing Garage License, Somerville Body Works, 42 Dana St., 10 autos in, 2 out.
C. 191867 : Renewing Garage License, Pearl St. Auto Sales, 56 Bonair St., 8 autos in.
D. 191960 : Public Event Permit, Stereo Drive-By Concert, Davis Sq. Statue Park, Sep 24, 4PM (raindate Oct 1).
E. 191962 : New Hawker Peddler License, RCN Becocom, Communications services.
13. PUBLIC HEALTH AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE
A. 191997 : Report of the Committee on Public Health and Public Safety, meeting on September 15, 2011.
a. Committee Report - PHPS - 9-15-11
B. 191481 : Requesting an amendment to Ordinance 11-38 regarding rodent control.
a. Rodent Control Ordinance (ordinance) 05-26-11 FINAL (2)
C. 191998 : That this Board requests that the Administration, upon the adoption of a Rodent Control Ordinance, take immediate action to enlighten the public about it.
14. SENIOR SERVICES COMMITTEE
A. 191999 : Report of the Committee on Senior Services, meeting on September 12, 2011.
a. Committee Report - Seniors - 9-12-11
B. 192000 : That the Director of Traffic and Parking contact the MA Highway Dept. regarding the missing rotary sign on Alewife Brook Parkway near Dilboy Stadium, and forward a copy of this request to the State Delegation.
C. 192001 : That the City Clerk notify the Director of the Housing Authority of the serious obstacle presented by the sidewalk not being handicap accessible outside its newly acquired property on Alewife Brook Parkway.
15. SENIOR SERVICES COMMITTEE
A. 192002 : Report of the Committee on Senior Services, meeting on September 19, 2011.
a. Committee Report - Seniors - 9-19-11
B. 192003 : That the Commissioner of Public Works ensure that bus stops near the Somerville Hospital are cleared of snow.
16. YOUTH SERVICES COMMITTEE
A. 192004 : Report of the Committee on Youth Services, meeting on September 20, 2011.
a. Committee Report - Youth - 9-20-11
COMMUNICATIONS OF THE MAYOR
17. 192005 : Requesting an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance to establish minimum pervious area requirements on lots in certain zoning districts.
a. Pervious surfaces - SZO (staff report) 1-27-11
b. pervious zoning ordinance (ordinance) 1-27-11
18. 192006 : Requesting an appropriation of $100,000 and authorization to borrow the same amount in a bond for various repairs to municipal buildings.
a. Appropriation Order (Somerville) Various Municipal BuildingsBULIDINGREPAIRS
19. 192007 : Requesting an appropriation of $55,000 and authorization to borrow the same amount in a bond to replace the apron at the Fire Dept. Headquarters.
a. Appropriation Order (Somerville) Fire Department (2)FIREAPRON
20. 192008 : Requesting an appropriation of $50,000 and authorization to borrow the same amount in a bond to repair the Dept. of Public Works roof.
a. Appropriation Order (Somerville) Department of Public WorksDPWROOF
21. 192009 : Requesting an appropriation of $50,000 from the Capital Projects Stabilization Fund for private way reconstruction work.
22. 192010 : Requesting an appropriation of $25,000 from the Capital Projects Stabilization Fund to fund the purchase of street benches and barrels.
23. 192011 : Request to pay prior year invoices in the Department of Public Works from the FY12 appropriation, totalling $11,031.75.
a. Prior year bil request #2 9.16.11
24. 192012 : Requesting acceptance of a grant of $31,809 from the Office of Justice Programs FY11 Byrne JAG Grant for the use of the Police Dept.
25. 192013 : Requesting the acceptance of an overtime reimbursement from Federal Realty to cover Police expenses associated with the Riverfest Fireworks event on September 17, 2011.
26. 192014 : Requesting approval of an $800 grant from the MetLife Foundation to support the Arts Council's Art in a Garden program.
a. MetLife_grant
27. 192015 : Requesting to appoint Tanya Paglia to the Design Review Committee.
a. Tanya_Paglia_Resume
28. 192016 : Requesting the reappointment of Elaine Severino as an Aldernate on the Zoning Board of Appeals.
a. Elaine Severino Resume
29. 192017 : Requesting to reappoint Joseph Favaloro to the Planning Board.
a. JOSEPH FAVALORO Resume
COMMUNICATIONS OF CITY OFFICERS
30. 192018 : Asst. City Solicitor submitting a revised Rodent Control Ordinance.
a. Rodent Control
31. 192019 : Director of Traffic and Parking responding to various Board Orders.
NEW BUSINESS
32. 192020 : Public Event Permit, High School Class of 2012 Car Wash Fundraiser, High School Concourse, Sep 17, 9-2PM.
33. 192021 : Public Event Permit, East Somerville Main Streets Eat Outside the Square Foodie Crawl, Broadway from McGrath Hwy. to Sullivan Sq., Oct 25, 6-9:30PM (raindate Oct 26).
34. 192022 : Public Event Permit, Run For A Cure Jason Dedrick Road Race, 56 Holland St. and Davis Sq. area, Oct 29, 10:30-1:30PM.
35. 192023 : Public Event Permit, Halloween Howl Concert, Davis Sq. Statue Park, Oct 29, 7:45-10:45PM (raindate Oct 31, 7-10PM).
36. 192024 : Renewing Drainlayer's License, Marchi Paving Inc.
37. 192025 : Renewing Flammables License, M. S. Walker Inc., 15R Third Ave., 90,000 gallons.
38. 192026 : Renewing Lodging House License, Zeta Psi Fraternity, 80 Professors Ave., 13 residents.
39. 192027 : Renewing Garage License, H & F Motors, 486 Columbia St., 5 autos in, 1 out.
40. 192028 : New Extended Operating Hours License, Mr. B's Restaurant, 142 Cross St., Sun-Sat till 2AM for deliveries only.
41. 192029 : George O'Shea submitting comments re: George Dilboy Post 529, 371 Summer St., operating a commercial parking lot without a permit.
SUPPLEMENTAL ITEMS
42. 192030 : That the Commissioner of Public Works repair the sidewalks at 45 and 49 Moore Street.
43. 192031 : Requesting acceptance of a grant of up to $8,000 from the Homeland Security Investigations Office for the Police Dept. to purchase a Cellbrite Mobile Forensic and Data Transfer Device.
44. 192032 : Requesting approval for this Board to meet in Executive Session to discuss the status of the Green Line Extension including litigation strategy.
45. 192033 : William Campbell submitting comments re: H1972, An Act Regulating Election Primaries.
a. Public Comm William Campbell re H1972
LATE ITEMS
46. 191959 : Requesting approval to accept a $25,000 MA Emergency Management Performance Grant for the Fire Dept. to purchase equipment.
a. EMPG grant
47. 192034 : That the Chief of Police order directed patrols along Shore Drive, including the adjoining water front and wooded area.
48. 192035 : That the City Solicitor and the Administration explore the legality and feasibility of banning HAZMAT trucks from driving through the City.
49. 192036 : Requesting the re-appointment of Michael Flynn to the Board of Assessors.
ADJOURNMENT
Adjournment



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