Public Utilities and Public Works Committee
Committee Meeting
4/4/2012 6:00 PM
Committee Room – 2nd Floor – City Hall
City Hall   93 Highland Avenue   Somerville,, MA 02143
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Agenda
Minutes
I. Call to Order
1. Roll Call
II. Agenda Item
1. 189988 : That the Commissioner of Public Works Appear Before the Subcommittee on Public Utilities and Public Works to Report on the Progress of the Magoun Sqaure Reconstruction Project and to Discuss Its Completion.
2. 190133 : That the Public Utilities and Public Works Committee discuss the damage done to the roof of 140 Willow Avenue by the utility companies working there.
3. 190372 : That the Commissioner of Public Works appear before this Board’s Committee on Public Utilities and Public Works regarding the lack of handicap ramps at the intersection of Highland Road and Kidder Avenue.
4. 191056 : That the Commissioner of Public Works contact the appropriate utilities to address the overloaded and low hanging wires at Somerville Avenue at Kent Street, Somerville Avenue at Linden Street, and along Tyler Street.
5. 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.
6. 191815 : That the Director of SPCD place several additional seating options at Albion Park, especially near the water source, as the present seating is insufficient.
7. 192242 : That this Board requests that the Administration coordinate efforts with NStar to inventory the non-operating lights in West Somerville and make them operational as quickly as possible.
8. 192279 : That this Board requests that NStar and National Grid create a policy to notify the Mayor’s Office, Communications Dept., Constituent Services Dept. and all affected Aldermen of scheduled outages, ensuring that a repeat of the November 16 incident, where only residents were notified, is not repeated.
9. 192487 : That the Commissioner of Public Works advise the appropriate utility company to repair/replace the streetlamps at the locations listed within.
10. 192593 : That this Board’s Committee on Public Utilities and Works investigate the repeated power outages around 470 Medford Street and take the necessary steps to ensure that NStar resolves this problem.
11. 192597 : That the Commissioner of Public Works update the Public Works and Utilities Committee with the status of double poles and street lamps not working.
12. 192598 : That the Director of Communications appear at the next meeting of the Public Works and Utilities Committee with an update and cost of the cable, internet and telephone providers in Somerville.
13. 192641 : That this Board requests that the Administration provide a timeline for repairs to the West Branch Library and that the Commissioner of Public Works provide an update on repairs to interior walls that are peeling.
14. 192642 : That this Board requests that the Administration analyze improvements needed at the East Branch Library and provide this Board with a schedule for completion.
15. 192644 : That the Commissioner of Public Works and the City Engineer inspect catch basins and roadway depressions on Adrian Street and take action to restore structural integrity and address problems of overflow.
16. 192645 : That the Commissioner of Public Works repave Adrian Street as part of the Spring 2012 paving program, and provide the Committee on Public Utilities and Works with the streets to be repaved in 2012.
17. 192768 : NStar Electric updating this Board on providing the DPW access to NStar's double pole tracking system.



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