Board of Aldermen
Regular Meeting
11/8/2012 7:00 PM
Aldermanic Chambers
City Hall   93 Highland Avenue   Somerville, MA 02143
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OPENING OF THE MEETING
Roll Call
1. 193927 : Call of the Roll.
2. 193928 : Approval of the Minutes of the Special Meeting, October 2, 2012, and the Regular Meeting, October 11, 2012.
a. 10-11-2012
b. 10-02-2012 Special
Minutes of Oct 2, 2012 7:30 PM
Minutes of Oct 11, 2012 7:00 PM
CITATIONS
PUBLIC HEARINGS
ORDERS, ORDINANCES, RESOLUTIONS AND MOTIONS OF MEMBERS
3. 193929 : That the Commissioner of Public Works trim the tree at 18 Upland Road.
4. 193930 : That the Commissioner of Public Works replace all damaged sidewalk panels at 87 Pritchard Avenue.
5. 193931 : That the Commissioner of Public Works repair the sidewalk depression near 244 Summer Street, across from 57 Linden Avenue.
6. 193932 : That this Board finalize the pending ethics conflict of interest measure for non-profits, and that the City Solicitor appear before this Board to advise on this Board's power to force transparency.
7. Withdrawn.
8. 193933 : That the City Engineer report to this Board the steps that are being taken to mitigate flooding on streets that are regularly flooded, including Simpson Avenue.
9. 193934 : That the Commissioner of Public Works repair the street lights on Broadway at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
10. 193935 : That the Commissioner of Public Works replace the missing handle on one of the big belly trash compactors in Davis Square’s Statue Park.
11. 193936 : That the Commissioner of Public Works trim the tree at the Florence Street playground that is overhanging 12-18 Pinckney Street.
12. 193937 : In his capacity as a member of the School Committee, conveying a report of the School Committee's activities.
a. School Committee Report, 11-8-2012
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
13. LEGISLATIVE MATTERS COMMITTEE
A. 193938 : Report of the Committee on Legislative Matters, meeting as a Committee of the Whole, on October 30, 2012.
a. Committee Report - Leg Matters - 10-30-12
B. 193882 : Requesting the amendment of Ordinance 2-323 pursuant to the Municipal Compensation Advisory Board recommendations, with respect to Elected City Officials only.
a. Salary ord amendment 2-323 Elected Officials Only
b. Salary amendment - Mayor APPROVED 11-8-12
C. 193939 : Requesting the amendment of Ordinance 2-323 pursuant to the Municipal Compensation Advisory Board recommendations, with respect to the Board of Aldermen.
a. Salary ord amendment 2-323 Elected Officials Only
COMMUNICATIONS OF THE MAYOR
14. 193940 : Requesting a transfer of $20,000 from the Salary Contingency Salaries Account to the Executive Salaries Account to implement a recommendation of the Classification and Compensation Study.
COMMUNICATIONS OF CITY OFFICERS
15. 193941 : Chief Assessor requesting to appear before this Board at its next regular meeting on November 20, 2012, for the Assessing Classification Hearing.
NEW BUSINESS
16. 193942 : Renewing Open Air Vendor License, Next Wave/Full Circle Schools, selling Xmas trees and wreaths, Foss Park, Nov 19-Dec 24, M-F 4-8PM, Sa-Su 10-8PM.
17. 193943 : Renewing Garage License, American Auto Gallery, 682 Mystic Ave.
18. 193944 : Renewing Used Car Dealer Class 2 License, American Auto Gallery, 682 Mystic Ave.
19. 193945 : New Drainlayer's License, Atlantic Excavation and Utility.
20. 193946 : New Fortune Teller License, Maryann Mitchell dba Astrology by Gia, 68 Holland St.
21. 193947 : Sign/Awning Permit, Pinkberry, 263 Elm St., Sign and blade sign.
22. 193948 : MBTA Acting General Manager submitting comments re #193769, a replacement bus stop at Somerville Avenue and Central Street.
a. MA DOT response re 193769
SUPPLEMENTAL ITEMS
23. 193949 : Acting as President, Reminding this Board that this Board's next regular meeting will be on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at 7:00 PM.
24. 193950 : Requesting the acceptance of a grant of $24,765 from the Department of Justice, for the Police to purchase tactical gear and enhance the use of force simulator.
25. 193951 : Requesting the acceptance of a donation of $200 from the Somerville Dog Owners Group (Som/Dog) to the Animal Control Dept.'s Revolving Fund.
26. 193952 : Requesting the appointment of Valeria Amato to the Somerville Arts Council.
27. 193953 : Requesting the appointment of Tori Costa to the Somerville Arts Council.
28. 193954 : Renewing Extended Operating Hours License, KMart Corp., 77 Middlesex Ave., Opening "Black Friday," Nov 23, from 1 AM to 11 PM.
LATE ITEMS
29. 193955 : That this Board commends the Elections Dept., including the Chairman, poll workers and wardens, for their tireless efforts on Election Day, with the highest voter turnout in twenty years, and that this Board hereby supports Early Voting statewide to ease the process on future Election Days.
30. 193956 : Requesting an appropriation of $17,963 from the Receipts Reserved for Appropriation-Insurance Losses Account to the Fire Other Lump Sum Settlements Account to reimburse firefighters for personal property losses.
31. 193785 : Requesting approval of a $25,000 donation from the WalMart State Giving Council to support the Arts Council's general operations.
a. walmart
32. 193787 : Requesting approval of a $5,000 grant from the MA Cultural Council to support the Arts Council's general operations.
a. MCCOS_2013LTR
ADJOURNMENT
Adjournment



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