Board of Aldermen
Regular Meeting
11/10/2011 7:00 PM
Aldermanic Chambers
City Hall   93 Highland Avenue   Somerville, MA 02143
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OPENING OF THE MEETING
Roll Call
1. 192169 : Call of the Roll.
2. 192170 : Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Meeting, October 13, 2011.
a. 10-13-2011
Minutes of Oct 13, 2011 7:00 PM
CITATIONS
3. 192171 : Commending Captain John Keane, Lt. Steven Ortolani, and Firefighters Michael Powers, Christopher Clark, Francis Sharpe, and John Donovan, each given the Thomas Chetham Award as Firefighter of the Year by American Legion Post 19.
4. 192172 : Commending Officers Alan Monaco and Steve St. Hilaire, each given the Alexander McQuestion Award as Police Officer of the Year by American Legion Post 19.
PUBLIC HEARINGS
ORDERS, ORDINANCES, RESOLUTIONS AND MOTIONS OF MEMBERS
5. 192173 : That the Director of SPCD provide this Board with the status of the Water Works building at the corner of Capen Court and Mystic Valley Parkway.
6. 192174 : That the Director of SPCD investigate complaints that the lighting at the Capen Court VNA is shining into surrounding homes.
7. 192175 : That the Commissioner of Public Works replace the hot top sidewalk panels at 509 Mystic Valley Parkway.
8. 192176 : That the Commissioner of Public Works repair the fence gate behind the Edgerly School.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
9. CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE
A. 192177 : Report of the Committee on Confirmation of Appointments, meeting on November 9, 2011.
a. Committee Report - C of A - 11-9-11
B. 192161 : Requesting the appointment of Kenneth Silva to Fire Lieutenant.
C. 192162 : Requesting the appointment of Thomas Bellini to the Reserve Fire List.
D. 192163 : Requesting the appointment of Eric Saulnier to the Reserver Fire List.
E. 192164 : Requesting the appointment of John Curley to the Fire Reserve List.
F. 192165 : Requesting the appointment of Brendan Hughes to the Fire Reserve List.
G. 192166 : Requesting the appointment of James Piwinski to the Fire Reserve LIst.
H. 192167 : Requesting the appointment of Kevin Williams to the Fire Reserve List.
I. 192168 : Requesting the appointmernt of Francis Otting to the Fire Reserve List.
10. PUBLIC HEALTH AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE
A. 192178 : Report of the Committee on Public Health and Public Safety, meeting on November 3, 2011.
a. Committee Report - PHPS - 11-3-11
B. 190999 : That this Board's Committee on Public Health and Public Safety once again address the safety of the abandoned building at 82 Pearson Avenue, which remains in disrepair.
C. 191733 : That the Director of Communications update this Board regarding the July 7 phone outage that affected the Fire Dept. and explain what steps have been taken to ensure it will not happen again.
D. 192035 : That the City Solicitor and the Administration explore the legality and feasibility of banning HAZMAT trucks from driving through the City.
E. 192179 : That the Chief of Police appear before the Committee on Public Health and Safety to present a plan to enforce bicycling regulations for Spring, 2012.
F. 192180 : That the Administration inform the Committee on Public Health and Safety when the parking plan for the skating rink is ready.
G. 192181 : That the Commissioner of Public Works submit a lighting plan for the skating rink to the Committee on Public Health and Safety.
COMMUNICATIONS OF THE MAYOR
11. 192182 : Requesting an appropriation of $46,000 and authorization to borrow that amount in a bond to complete the planned replacement of DPW vehicles.
a. 11.7.11 $46k trucks
b. Board Order
12. 192183 : Requesting an appropriation of $30,000 and authorization to borrow that amount in a bond for renovations to the old Union Square Firehouse.
a. Appropriation Order (Somerville) $30000 11_9_11
13. 192184 : Requesting an appropriation of $76,923.02 from the Receipts Reserved for Appropriation – Insurance Losses Acct. to pay expenses related to the July 10, 2010, flood.
14. 192185 : Requesting a transfer of $15,000 from the Salary Contingency Acct. to the Police Other Lump Sum Payments Acct. to fund relocation expenses for the Police Chief per an Employment Agreement.
15. 192186 : Requesting the use of available funds of $11,348.80 to create a new Part-Time Data Entry Clerk for a School Nurse Unit at the Public Health Dept.
16. 192187 : Requesting a transfer of $9,350 from the Salary Contingency Acct. to the Police Animal Control Salaries Acct. to fund additional staff services during the maternity leave of the Animal Control Officer.
17. 192188 : Requesting to pay prior year invoices in the Dept. of Public Works totalling $15,067.40.
a. 11.08.11 Prior year bil request
18. 192189 : Requesting to accept a $25,000 MA Public Health Grant for the SCAP Social Norms/Marketing/Media Project to support several youth initiatives.
19. 192190 : Requesting the acceptance of $2,856.87 from Federal Realty Investment Trust for the Fire Dept. to cover overtime associated with the Riverfest Fireworks.
a. Riverfest 2011
COMMUNICATIONS OF CITY OFFICERS
20. 192191 : Chief Assessor requesting to appear before this Board for the classification hearing on November 22, 2011.
21. 192192 : Director of Traffic and Parking responding to various Board Orders.
NEW BUSINESS
22. 192193 : Renewing Outdoor Seating License, Five Horses Tavern, 400 Highland Ave., 6 tables, 12 chairs, 1 A-frame sign.
23. 192194 : Renewing Outdoor Seating License, Smart Tan, 258 Elm St., 1 A-frame sign.
24. 192195 : Renewing Outdoor Seating License, Dave's Fresh Pasta, 81 Holland St., 6 tables, 12 chairs, 1 A-frame sign.
25. 192196 : Renewing Outdoor Seating License, SSG Development LLC, 50 Middlesex Ave., planters and display windows.
26. 192197 : Renewing Outdoor Seating License, El Potro Mexican Grill, 61 Union Sq., 4 tables, 8 chairs.
27. 192198 : Renewing Outdoor Seating License, Dali Restaurant, 415 Washington St., 2 benches.
28. 192199 : Renewing Outdoor Seating License, SoundBites, 704 Broadway, 4 tables, 16 chairs.
29. 192200 : Renewing Outdoor Seating License, Joshua Tree, 256 Elm St., A-Frame sign.
30. 192201 : Renewing Used Car Dealers License Class 1, Mercedes Benz of Boston, 259 McGrath Hwy., 290 autos in, 55 out.
31. 192202 : Renewing Used Car Dealers License Class 1, Smart Center Boston, 259 McGrath Hwy., 5 autos in.
32. 192203 : Renewing Used Car Dealers License Class 2, William Doucette Auto Sales Inc., 325 Alewife Brook Pkwy., 2 autos in, 30 out.
33. 192204 : Renewing Used Car Dealers License Class 2, Executive Auto Leasing and Sales, 30 Medford St., 3 autos in.
34. 192205 : Renewing Used Car Dealers License Class 2, Pat's Towing Inc., 160 MdGrath Hwy., 75 autos out.
35. 192206 : Renewing Used Car Dealers License Class 2, D.M. Auto Body Inc., 48 Joy St., 13 autos.
36. 192207 : Renewing Used Car Dealers License Class 2, Motobidia LLC, 561 Windsor St., Suite A205, 0 autos.
37. 192208 : Renewing Used Car Dealers License Class 2, United Motors, 188 Broadway, 4 autos out.
38. 192209 : Renewing Used Car Dealers License Class 2, Somerville Avenue Motors Inc., 595 Somerville Ave., 18 autos out.
39. 192210 : Renewing Used Car Dealers License Class 2, Broadway Brake Corp., 45 Broadway, 3 autos out.
40. 192211 : Renewing Used Car Dealers License Class 2, John's Auto Sales, 181 Somerville Ave., 38 autos.
41. 192212 : Renewing Used Car Dealers License Class 2, Barnes and Walsh, 224 Somerville Ave., 5 autos.
42. 192213 : Renewing Used Car Dealers License Class 2, Mystic Auto Sales and Service, 712 Mystic Ave., 10 autos.
43. 192214 : Renewing Used Car Dealers License Class 2, Tech Auto Body, 9 Union Sq., 2 autos.
44. 192215 : Renewing Used Car Dealers License Class 2, Unlimited Auto Body, 471 Somerville Ave., 10 autos.
45. 192216 : Renewing Used Car Dealers License Class 2, Teele Sq. Auto, 1284 Broadway, 2 autos out.
46. 192217 : Renewing Used Car Dealers License Class 2, Webster Auto Sales, 61 Prospect St., 22 autos out.
47. 192218 : Renewing Used Car Dealers License Class 2, Pearl Street Auto, 182 Pearl St., 2 autos in, 4 out.
48. 192219 : Renewing Used Car Dealers License Class 3, Nissenbaum's Auto Parts, 480 Columbia St.
49. 192220 : Renewing Used Car Dealers License Class 3, Nissenbaum's Auto Parts, 0 Windsor St.
50. 192221 : Renewing Used Car Dealers License Class 3, Ed's Used Auto Parts, 516-518 Columbia St.
51. 192222 : New Extended Operating Hours License, Target Corp., 180 Somerville Ave., Opening "Black Friday," Nov 25, from 12 AM to 11 PM.
SUPPLEMENTAL ITEMS
LATE ITEMS
52. 192223 : That this Board requests that the Administration ensure that any person covered as a survivor, while insured through the City, maintains a level of coverage equal to or better than the coverage received while insured through the City.
53. 192224 : That the City Solicitor and Director of Personnel report back to this Board as to why the few Somerville residents previously covered as survivors through their parent's policies will not receive coverage from the GIC.
54. 192225 : Congratulating Mary Bocella on the happy occasion of her 100th birthday.
ADJOURNMENT
Adjournment



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