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OPENING OF THE MEETING - City of Somerville

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OPENING OF THE MEETING - City of Somerville ...

    City of Somerville, Massachusetts

    Matters of Business of the Board of Aldermen

    REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

    May 25, 2006, 7:00 PM

    Aldermanic Chambers

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     OPENING OF THE MEETING

    1. Call of the Roll.

    2. Approval of the minutes of the Regular Meeting of April

    27, 2006.

     CITATIONS

    3. Citation By Ald. Heuston, Commending Thomas G. Kelley, Grand

    Marshal of Somerville’s 2006 Memorial Day Parade.

    4. Citation By Ald. Heuston and the Entire Board, Commending Kevin

    O’Malley, who is resigning after 10 years of dedicated

    service to the City as a member of the Human Rights

    Commission.

    5. Citation By Ald. Taylor, Commending William Sloane, who is

    retiring after 34 years of dedicated service to the City in the

    Fire Dept.

     PUBLIC HEARINGS

    6. Grant of Loc. Boston Edison for a Grant of Location to install 5 ft. of

    conduit at 245 Beacon St. on Kent St.

    7. Grant of Loc. Boston Edison for a Grant of Location to install 95 ft. of

    conduit at 33 Glen St.

    8. Grant of Loc. Boston Edison for a Grant of Location to install 37 ft. of

    conduit on 28 Murdock St.

    9. Grant of Loc. Comcast for a Grant of Location to install 30 ft. of conduit

    on 26-28 Murdock St.

    10. Grant of Loc. RCN Becocom for a Grant of Location to install 30 ft. of

    conduit on 26-28 Murdock St.

    11. Grant of Loc. Verizon for a Grant of Location to install 30 ft. of conduit

    on 26-28 Murdock St.

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    12. Grant of Loc. Comcast for a Grant of Location to install 51 ft. of conduit

    on 140 Jaques St.

    13. Grant of Loc. RCN Becocom for a Grant of Location to install 51 ft. of

    conduit on 140 Jaques St.

    14. Grant of Loc. Verizon for a Grant of Location to install 51 ft. of conduit

    on 140 Jaques St.

    15. Grant of Loc. Comcast for a Grant of Location to install 35 ft. of conduit

    on 20 Cottage Ave.

    16. Grant of Loc. RCN Becocom for a Grant of Location to install ft. 35 of

    conduit on 20 Cottage Ave.

    17. Grant of Loc. Verizon for a Grant of Location to install 35 ft. of conduit

    on 20 Cottage Ave.

     ORDERS, ORDINANCES, RESOLUTIONS

     AND MOTIONS OF MEMBERS

    18. Order By Ald. Heuston, That the Commissioner of Public Works

    remove the shopping cart and computer monitor on

    Chestnut St. and the couch on Joy St.

    19. Order By Ald. Heuston, That the Commissioner of Public Works

    plant trees at 6 Oak St. and along Houghton St., from the

    corner of Houghton and Prospect Sts. to 12 Houghton St.

    20. Order By Ald. Heuston, That the City Clerk request that Robert

    Soetzel, MBTA Commuter Rail Chief, visit Somerville to

    review the condition of the MBTA tracks for graffiti, trash,

    debris and decaying trees, and that he meet with the Ward 2

    Alderman to discuss maintenance and clean-up.

    21. Order By Ald. Heuston, That the Director of SPCD inspect 296

    and 302 McGrath Hwy. and cite the owners for any and all

    health and building code violations.

    22. Order By Ald. Heuston, That the Director of SPCD inform the

    owners of the businesses on Joy, Linwood and Chestnut

    Sts., particularly Eastern Bus, U-Haul and Nick's Moving

    Company, that they must clean the sidewalks in front of

    and surrounding their businesses.

    23. Order By Ald. Roche, That the Commissioner of Public Works

    repair the sidewalk at 15 Flint St.

    24. Order By Ald. Roche, That the Director of SPCD instruct the

    owner of Highland Auto Parts to clean up the Otis St. side

    of their sidewalk.

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    25. Order By Ald. Roche, That the Director of Traffic and Parking

     monitor Pearl St. at Franklin St. for the installation of

    STOP signs and report back to the Ward 1 Alderman with

    his findings.

    26. Resolution By Ald. Roche, That this Board requests that DCR cut the

    grass and clean the area under the Otis St. pedestrian pass.

    (copy to be sent to State Delegation)

    27. Resolution By Ald. Roche, That this Board requests that DCR respond

    to the Ward 1 Alderman about having a representative at a

    neighborhood meeting on the evening of June 13, to

    discuss the pedestrian traffic signals along McGrath Hwy.

    at Broadway, Pearl St. and Medford St. (copy to be sent to

    State Delegation)

    28. Resolution By Ald. Provost and Desmond, That this Board requests

    that DCR Commissioner Steve Burrington attend a

    scheduled meeting with the East Somerville Neighborhood

    Association to discuss pedestrian safety on the McGrath

    Hwy. crosswalks in East Somerville, and that the MA

    Highway Dept. also send a representative to this meeting.

    29. Resolution By Ald. Provost and the Entire Board, That this Board

    requests that DCR and the MA Highway Dept. settle

    between themselves the question of which agency is

    responsible for conditions in the McGrath Hwy. corridor,

    and so inform this Board and the Administration in writing.

    30. Resolution By Ald. Provost and the Entire Board, That this Board

    requests that DCR and/or the MA Highway Dept. replace

    the missing signage at the intersection of McGrath Hwy.,

    Highland Ave. and Medford St., and landscape and

    maintain the patch of weeds in the "bump out" at this

    intersection.

    31. Order By Ald. Provost and the Entire Board, That the City Clerk

    send to the state delegation, copies of all resolutions

    directed towards DCR or the MA Highway Dept.

    32. Order By Ald. Provost, That the City Solicitor advise this Board

    in writing whether the Planning Board may lawfully refuse

    or neglect to advertise for public hearing, proposed zoning

    amendments submitted to this Board and referred to the

    Planning Board, and what legal recourse exists if the ndPlanning Board does not so advertise. (2 request)

    33. Order By Ald. Provost and Desmond, That the Commissioner of