Board of Aldermen
Regular Meeting
1/24/2013 7:00 PM
Aldermanic Chambers
City Hall   93 Highland Avenue   Somerville, MA 02143
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OPENING OF THE MEETING
Roll Call
1. 194254 : Call of the Roll.
2. 194255 : Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Meeting, December 18, 2012.
Minutes of Dec 18, 2012 7:00 PM
CITATIONS
PUBLIC HEARINGS
ORDERS, ORDINANCES, RESOLUTIONS AND MOTIONS OF MEMBERS
3. 194256 : That the Director of Traffic and Parking recalibrate the traffic signal on Medford Street to allow more vehicles to exit Lowell Street onto Medford Street.
4. 194257 : That the Commissioner of Public Works illuminate street lights earlier than 6:00 AM to accommodate early morning walkers and runners.
5. 194258 : That the Commissioner of Public Works install a non-wood MAGOUN SQUARE sign in Magoun Square to showcase the area.
6. 194259 : Acting as President, Appointing Wig Zamore to serve as his designee on the State's Technical Advisory Group for the study of the Safety Impacts of Ethanol Transportation by Rail through the cities of Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett and Revere.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
7. FINANCE COMMITTEE
A. 194260 : Report of the Committee on Finance, meeting on January 22, 2013.
a. Committee Report - Finance - 1-22-13
B. 193789 : Request to accept a gift of unknown value in the form of a painting by Barbara D'Ambrosio.
a. Diane Lewis Painting Donation
C. 194161 : Requesting acceptance of a reciprocal easement over private property in Assembly Square.
a. ASQ Reciprocal Easement
D. 194163 : Requesting acceptance of a grant of $27,500 from the MA Emergency Management Agency for radiation detection equipment.
a. EMPG 2011
E. 194203 : Requesting authorization to create a Traffic and Parking Special Event Revolving Fund, with a $60,000 spending cap.
a. Revolving Fund Request - Traffic and Parking Special Event
F. 194207 : Requesting the dedication of North Street Veterans Playground for Open Space and Recreational Use in perpetuity.
a. North Street PARC 21 Dedication in Perpetuity
G. 194208 : Requesting an appropriation of $715,000 for the renovation of the North Street Veterans Playground.
H. 194209 : Requesting the acceptance of a Parkland Acquisitions and Renovations for Communities (PARC) grant of $400,000 for the North Street Veterans Playground.
a. (1) Jan 2013 North Street PARC 21 Grant Acceptance DRAFT
I. 194210 : Requesting an appropriation of $48,569 from the Capital Stabilization Fund for a Hybrid Administrative Command Vehicle for the Fire Department.
J. 194211 : Requesting the acceptance of a reimbursement of $3,369.54 from Federal Realty Investment Trust for Riverfest event expenses.
K. 194212 : Requesting the acceptance of two "Quick Deploy" video cameras from the Boston Office of Emergency Management for the Police Department.
L. 194213 : Requesting the acceptance of a donation from Target Corporation to the Police Department for eight used Dell laptop computers.
8. LAND USE COMMITTEE
A. 194261 : Report of the Committee on Land Use, meeting in Joint Session with the Planning Board on January 24, 2013.
a. Committee Report - Land Use - 1-24-13
9. LEGISLATIVE MATTERS COMMITTEE
A. 194262 : Report of the Committee on Legislative Matters, meeting on January 22, 2013.
a. Committee Report - Legislative Matters - 1-22-13
10. RULES AD HOC COMMITTEE
A. 194263 : Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Rules, meeting on January 17, 2013.
a. Committee Report - Rules - 1-17-13
b. Items in Multiple Committees
c. Sample Committee Report, Robert's Rules
d. Sample Committee Report, Boston City Council
B. 194201 : That this Board consider a series of changes to the Rules of this Board as described within to clarify and improve the proceedings of this Board and its Committees.
a. Rules of the BOA proposed 01-10-13
C. 194264 : That this Board adopts an Interim Rule, for each item that is currently referred to two or more committees, allowing any of the committees separately to discharge the item once it has been addressed.
COMMUNICATIONS OF THE MAYOR
11. 194265 : Requesting the acceptance of a grant of $10,000 for Preventive Policing Analytics from The Bureau of Justice Assistance.
12. 194266 : Requesting the acceptance of a grant of $7,625 from the MA Office of Public Safety and Security for the Fire Dept.'s Student Awareness of Fire Education program.
a. S.A.F.E. FY 2013
13. 194267 : Requesting the acceptance of an Urban Areas Security Initiative Grant of $2,332.27 from the Boston Office of Emergency Preparedness for radio installation in the Fire Dept.
14. 194268 : Requesting the appointment of Rachel Borgatti to the Conservation Commission.
15. 194269 : Requesting the appointment of Alexander Hackman to the Conservation Commission.
COMMUNICATIONS OF CITY OFFICERS
16. 194270 : City Clerk requesting approval of his Public Official's Bond.
a. City Clerk's Bond
NEW BUSINESS
17. 194271 : Public Event Permit, John Micelin Memorial Road Race, Somerville Ave to Washington St to Beacon St, Mar 24, 8AM-2PM.
18. 194272 : Renewing Outdoor Seating License, Dave's Fresh Pasta, 79 Holland St.
19. 194273 : Renewing Garage License, Mike's Auto Service, 298 Somerville Ave.
20. 194274 : Renewing Used Car Dealers License Class 2, Automotive Transport Service, 495 Columbia St.
SUPPLEMENTAL ITEMS
21. 194275 : That the Director of Traffic and Parking replace the faded street signs on either end of Sunnyside Avenue.
22. 194276 : That the Commissioner of Public Works inform this Board whether Somerville Avenue has been turned over to the City by the State, and, if reconstruction is still incomplete, what actions are being taken to resolve any outstanding issues.
23. 194277 : That the Commissioner of Public Works and the Director of Traffic and Parking provide this Board with recommendations to address the traffic and parking concerns of business owners on Somerville Avenue, especially within the 400-700 blocks.
24. 194278 : Requesting an appropriation in the amount of $124,965 from the Capital Projects Stabilization Fund for equipment for the school department
25. 194279 : Requesting the appointment of Special Police Officers Francis Pisani, Scott Gamble, Michael Devereaux, John Monte, David Lyons, Anthony Nargi, Dennis Silva, and George McLean.
26. 194280 : Requesting the re-appointment of James DiFraia as Constable.
27. 194281 : Requesting the re-appointment of Michael Browne as Constable.
28. 194282 : Sign/Awning Permit, Dunkin Donuts, 76 Middlesex Ave., Awnings and lighting.
LATE ITEMS
29. 194283 : That the Police Chief appear before this Board's Committee on Public Health and Safety to discuss policies and procedures related to the use and retention of all video recordings.
30. 194284 : That the Commissioner of Public Works replace the light bulbs at the High School basketball courts with the original style bulbs that came with the fixtures.
31. 194285 : That Goodyear Tire Company, 9 Bow St., be permitted to expand their hours of operation on Sundays to 11AM-5PM.
32. 194220 : Renewing Garage License, American Auto Gallery, 682 Mystic Ave.
33. 194234 : Renewing Used Car Dealers License Class 2, American Auto Gallery, 682 Mystic Ave.
34. 194239 : Renewing Used Car Dealers License Class 2, Alewife Automotive, 395 Alewife Brook Pkwy.
ADJOURNMENT
Adjournment



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