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City of Somerville, Massachusetts

Matters of Business of the City Council

Tagged Interests: business and council

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

October 10, 2019, 7:00 PM

City Council Chamber, City Hall-93 Highland Avenue

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OPENING OF THE MEETING

1. Roll Call

(ID 21821)

Call of the Roll.

2. Minutes

(ID 21822)

Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Meeting,

September 12, 2019.

CITATIONS

3. Citation

(ID 21825)

By City Councilor Ballantyne, and the Mayor

Commending each of the 55 Crossing Guards who

Tagged Interests: recognition

protect our children on school days, as they cross busy

Tagged Interests: education

streets made busier this year by the bridge closures and

Tagged Interests: streets

construction activities.

Tagged Interests: construction

PUBLIC HEARINGS

Tagged Interests: hearing

4. Grant of

Tagged Interests: grant

Location

(ID 21826)

Submitted by Eversource to install 408 feet of conduit in

Broadway from Manhole 2635 to a point of pickup at

725 Broadway.

5. Grant of

Tagged Interests: grant

Location

(ID 21827)

Submitted by Eversource to install 121 feet of conduit in

Broadway from Manhole 3636 to a point of pickup at

1070 Broadway.

6. Grant of

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Location

(ID 21828)

Submitted by Eversource to install 102 feet of conduit in

Broadway from Pole 144/6 to a point of pickup at 41

Tagged Interests: pole

Myrtle St.

7. Grant of

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Location

(ID 21829)

Submitted by Eversource to install 100 feet of conduit in

Broadway from Manhole 1905 to an Extenet wireless

Tagged Interests: wireless and Wireless

facility near 328 Broadway.

Tagged Interests: facility

8. Grant of

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Location

(ID 21830)

Submitted by Eversource to install 93 feet of conduit in

Somerville Ave from Manhole 20650 to a new Extenet

handhole near 411 Somerville Ave.

9. Grant of

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Location

(ID 21831)

Submitted by Eversource to install 71 feet of conduit in

Vinal Ave from Pole 248/1 to a point of pickup at 3

Tagged Interests: pole

Summer St.

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10. Grant of

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Location

(ID 21832)

Submitted by Eversource to install 57 feet of conduit in

Cedar St from Pole 238/1 to a point of pickup at 171

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Cedar St.

11. Grant of

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Location

(ID 21833)

Submitted by Eversource to install 44 feet of conduit in

Elmwood St from Pole 113/3 to a point of pickup at 17

Tagged Interests: pole

Elmwood St.

12. Grant of

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Location

(ID 21834)

Submitted by Eversource to install 9 feet of conduit in

College Ave from Pole 156/5 to a point of pickup at 40

Tagged Interests: university and pole

College Ave.

Tagged Interests: university

13. Grant of

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Location

(ID 21835)

Submitted by Eversource to install 7 feet of conduit in

Willow Ave from Pole 198/22 to a point of pickup at 201

Tagged Interests: pole

Willow Ave.

14. Grant of

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Location

(ID 21836)

Submitted by ExteNet Systems to replace a City-owned

streetlight at 479 Canal St with a similar streetlight that

Tagged Interests: watershed

includes a wireless small cell antenna and related

Tagged Interests: cell tower, Cell tower, wireless, and Wireless

equipment.

Tagged Interests: equipment

15. Grant of

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Location

(ID 21837)

Submitted by ExteNet Systems to replace a City-owned

streetlight at 411 Somerville Ave with a similar

streetlight that includes a wireless small cell antenna and

Tagged Interests: cell tower, Cell tower, wireless, and Wireless

related equipment.

Tagged Interests: equipment

16. Grant of

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Location

(ID 21838)

Submitted by ExteNet Systems to replace a City-owned

streetlight at 497 Broadway with a similar streetlight that

includes a wireless small cell antenna and related

Tagged Interests: cell tower, Cell tower, wireless, and Wireless

equipment.

Tagged Interests: equipment

17. Grant of

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Location

(ID 21839)

Submitted by ExteNet Systems to replace a City-owned

streetlight at 75 Mystic Ave with a similar streetlight that

includes a wireless small cell antenna and related

Tagged Interests: cell tower, Cell tower, wireless, and Wireless

equipment.

Tagged Interests: equipment

ORDERS, ORDINANCES, RESOLUTIONS AND MOTIONS OF MEMBERS

Tagged Interests: ordinance

18. Order

(ID 21803)

By City Councilor Davis

That the City Solicitor take all actions available to

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enforce any applicable law or regulation requiring

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utilities to remove wires that are no longer in use

Tagged Interests: utility and Utility

(including MGL c166 ss 30 33).

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19. Resolution

(ID 21804)

By City Councilor Ewen-Campen

That the Director of Sustainability and Environment and

Tagged Interests: Conservation, environment, and sustainability

others in the Administration work with this Council to

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convene a task force to provide recommendations to

eliminate the use of natural gas and other fossil fuels in

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new buildings.

20. Resolution

(ID 21811)

By City Councilor Ewen-Campen, Hirsch

That the Administration update this Council on plans to

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preserve onsite affordable senior housing and care for the

Tagged Interests: housing

current and future residents of the Little Sisters of the

Poor facility.

Tagged Interests: facility and poverty

21. Order

(ID 21812)

By City Councilor Ewen-Campen

That the Commissioner of Public Works commence

Tagged Interests: Public Works and public works

regular sidewalk cleaning outside the Nunziato Dog

Tagged Interests: streets, pets, and Pedestrian

Park, and provide the Ward 3 City Councilor with a

Tagged Interests: parks

written policy for scheduled sidewalk cleaning.

Tagged Interests: streets, policy, and Pedestrian

22. Order

(ID 21805)

By City Councilor White Jr.

That the Chief Assessor utilize a valuation method for

commercial real estate that takes into account the

Tagged Interests: commercial

financial impact of the bridge closings on businesses

Tagged Interests: business and finance

located in such properties.

23. Order

(ID 21806)

By City Councilor White Jr.

That the Chief of Police report to this Council on any

Tagged Interests: council and public safety

enforcement actions undertaken under Ordinance 9-97,

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especially with regard to disturbances of the peace in the

vicinity of Tufts College.

Tagged Interests: university

24. Order

(ID 21788)

By City Councilor Ballantyne, Rossetti, Hirsch

That the Commissioner of Public Works install traffic

Tagged Interests: Public Works, public works, and traffic

dampening tools at the intersection of Broadway and

Simpson Avenue to slow the traffic speeding on

Tagged Interests: traffic

Broadway.

25. Order

(ID 21807)

By City Councilor Niedergang

That the Director of SPCD report on the bus and bike

Tagged Interests: Public Transit, Bicycles, and bicycles

lanes on Broadway on Winter Hill, including an

assessment of their effectiveness, a response to the many

complaints that have been received, and a description of

any changes that are planned or being investigated.

26. Order

(ID 21808)

By City Councilor Niedergang

That the Chief of Police redeploy as soon as possible at

Tagged Interests: public safety

least 6 Police Officers full-time into the Traffic Division,

Tagged Interests: public safety and traffic

to conduct traffic enforcement to regain control over our

Tagged Interests: traffic

increasingly chaotic streets in the interest of public and

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especially pedestrian safety.

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27. Resolution

(ID 21809)

By City Councilor Niedergang

That the Administration provide an update on

implementation of the Tree Preservation Ordinance, with

Tagged Interests: ordinance, trees, and preservation

any recommendations for amendments to make it as

effective and enforceable as possible.

28. Order

(ID 21810)

By City Councilor Niedergang

Proposing amendments to Tree Preservation Ordinances

Tagged Interests: ordinance, trees, and preservation

12-103, 12-104 and 12-105.3, to allow the Tree Warden

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and Senior Urban Forestry and Landscape Planner to

Tagged Interests: Forestry and buildings and grounds

designate another member of their departments to

perform their duties and attend, count towards the

quorum for, and participate and vote in the meetings of

the Urban Forestry Committee.

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29. Order

(ID 21813)

By City Councilor Hirsch

That the Chief of Police and the Chief Fire Engineer

Tagged Interests: public safety

provide an update on upcoming and past meetings with

Spectra Energy (now Enbridge) related to the Algonquin

Tagged Interests: energy

Gas Transmission line and the J-2 loop and any

communications regarding risks and safety procedures

Tagged Interests: risk, procedure, communications, and Communications

related to those pipelines.

30. Order

(ID 21815)

By City Councilor Hirsch

That the Director of SPCD or the Chief of Police discuss

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whether or not residents only and abutters only

driving restrictions are enforceable, and whether this

information can currently be reflected in mapping

applications like Google and WAZE.

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31. Communication

Tagged Interests: communications and Communications

(ID 21814)

By City Councilor Hirsch

Providing updates on metric development for the 2040

Tagged Interests: development and Development

SomerVision Housing Working Group.

Tagged Interests: housing

32. Resolution

(ID 21820)

By City Councilor Clingan

That the Administration perform an ADA accessibility

Tagged Interests: disability

audit of the entire city of Somerville (including state

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property) and based on that audit, devise a plan complete

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with timeline for implementation.

33. Order

(ID 21816)

By City Councilor Clingan

That the Chief of Police forgive all traffic violations to

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date for drivers fined for using the new bus only lane on Broadway until residents are educated on the changes.

Tagged Interests: Public Transit

34. Order

(ID 21817)

By City Councilor Clingan

That the Director of SPCD create an education campaign

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for the new bus only lane on Broadway.

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35. Resolution

(ID 21818)

By City Councilor Clingan

That the Administration provide an update addressing

the Winter Hill in Motion project, including links to the

educational materials created.

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36. Order