Somerville City Council Agenda 12.09.21

City of Somerville, Massachusetts Matters of Business of the City Council
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
December 9, 2021, 7:00 PM
City Council Chamber and Remote Participation *****************

NOTICE: Pursuant to Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021, this meeting of the City Council will be conducted both in person and via remote participation. We will post an audio recording, audio- video recording, transcript, or other comprehensive record of these proceedings as soon as possible after the meeting on the City of Somerville website and local cable access government channels.
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OPENING CEREMONIES
1. Roll Call (ID # 27701)
2. Remembrances (ID # 27702)
3. Minutes
(ID # 27703)
CITATIONS
4. Citation
(ID # 27715)
5. Citation
(ID # 27709)
6. Citation
(ID # 27710)
7. Citation
(ID # 27711)
8. Citation
(ID # 27712)
Call of the Roll. Remembrances.
Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Meeting, November 9, 2021.
By City Councilor McLaughlin
Commending Paul Nonni on the occasion of his retirement from the Inspectional Services Department after 36 years of distinguished service.
Commending outgoing Councilor Katjana Ballantyne for her outstanding service to the people of Somerville as Ward 7 City Councilor from 2014 to 2021.
Commending outgoing Councilor Wilfred Mbah for his outstanding service to the people of Somerville as City Councilor at Large from 2018 to 2021.
Commending outgoing Councilor Mark Niedergang for his outstanding service to the people of Somerville as Ward 5 City Councilor from 2014 to 2021.
Commending outgoing Councilor Mary Jo Rossetti for her outstanding service to the people of Somerville as City Councilor at Large from 2014 to 2021.
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Citation
(ID # 27713)
Citation
(ID # 27714)
Citation
(ID # 27707)
Citation
(ID # 27708)
Commending outgoing Councilor William A. White, Jr. for his outstanding service to the people of Somerville as City Councilor at Large from 1998 to 2021.
Commending outgoing Mayor Joseph Curtatone for his outstanding service to the people of Somerville as Mayor from 2004 to 2021.
Commending Councilor Matthew McLaughlin for his distinguished service as President of this Council in 2021.
Commending Councilor Mary Jo Rossetti for her distinguished service as Vice President of this Board in 2021.
PUBLIC HEARINGS
Grant of Location (ID # 27678)
Grant of Location (ID # 27679)
Grant of Location (ID # 27680)
Submitted by Comcast to install a total of 295 feet of conduit in Poplar and Joy Streets.
Submitted by Verizon to install 192 feet of conduit in Somerville Avenue from manhole 42 to a handhole near 343 Somerville Avenue.
Submitted by Level 3 to install a total of 510 feet of conduit starting from manhole 0515-3800 located at the intersection of Poplar and Chestnut Streets, continuing to a proposed vault at 28 Chestnut Street.
December 9, 2021
ORDERS, ORDINANCES, RESOLUTIONS AND MOTIONS OF MEMBERS UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Mayor’s Request Veto – Requesting approval of proposed amendments to 211693 the Zoning Ordinances at Article 8.2 – Small Business
Overlay District, and to the Zoning Map.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
FINANCE COMMITTEE
Committee Report
(ID # 27657)
Report of the Committee on Finance, meeting on December 1, 2021.
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December 9, 2021
18. A.
19. A.
20. A.
21. A.
22. A.
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FINANCE COMMITTEE
Committee Report of the Committee on Finance, meeting on Report December 7, 2021.
(ID # 27660)
LAND USE COMMITTEE
Committee Report of the Committee on Land Use, meeting on Report November 30, 2021.
(ID # 27656)
LAND USE COMMITTEE
Committee Report of the Committee on Land Use, meeting on Report December 6, 2021.
(ID # 27659)
LEGISLATIVE MATTERS COMMITTEE
Committee Report of the Committee on Legislative Matters, meeting Report on December 2, 2021.
(ID # 27658)
LICENSES AND PERMITS COMMITTEE
Committee Report of the Committee on Licenses and Permits, Report meeting on December 8, 2021.
(ID # 27661)
PUBLIC HEALTH AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE
Committee Report of the Committee on Public Health and Public Report Safety, meeting on November 29, 2021.
(ID # 27655)
COMMUNICATIONS OF THE MAYOR
Mayor’s Request (ID # 27666)
Mayor’s Request (ID # 27688)
Mayor’s Request (ID # 27663)
Requesting approval of the City reprecincting based on the 2020 Federal Census results, after split precinct mitigation.
Requesting approval of a Home Rule Petition to authorize the continued employment of Acting Somerville Police Chief Charles Femino.
Requesting the reduction of the FY22 Veterans Enterprise Budget by $277,972 to balance the budget.
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27. Mayor’s Request (ID # 27634)
28. Mayor’s Request (ID # 27681)
29. Mayor’s Request (ID # 27684)
30. Mayor’s Request (ID # 27682)
31. Mayor’s Request (ID # 27637)
32. Mayor’s Request (ID # 27690)
33. Mayor’s Request (ID # 27606)
34. Mayor’s Request (ID # 27607)
35. Mayor’s Request (ID # 27608)
36. Mayor’s Communication
(ID # 27689)
December 9, 2021
Requesting approval to appropriate $591,442 from the Medical Marijuana Stabilization Fund for implementing related priorities.
Requesting the appropriation of $150,000 from the Salary & Wage Stabilization Fund to the Police Department – Personal Services – Other Lump Sum Benefits Account in order to settle pending litigation.
Requesting the appropriation of $220,016 from the Salary Contingency Account to the Police Department Personal Services Accounts to fund a collective bargaining agreement between the City of Somerville and the Somerville Police Superior Officers Association.
Requesting the appropriation of $66,666.67 from the Unreserved Fund Balance Account (“Free Cash”) to the Law Department’s Judgments & Settlements Account in order to fund attorneys fees in pending litigation.
Requesting approval to appropriate $7,700 from the Unreserved Fund Balance (“Free Cash”) to the Information Technology, Internet Maintenance Account for Internet Pipe Denial of Service Mitigation Services.
Requesting acceptance of, and approval to expend, a $2,923.38 grant with no new match required, from Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) to the Fire Department for overtime reimbursement for Structural Collapse training.
Requesting approval of a time-only extension for PMA LLC for OPM services for the Somerville High School construction project through 12/31/2023.
Requesting approval of a time-only extension for Symmes Maini and McKee Associates (SMMA) for designer services during construction for the Somerville High School project through 12/31/2023.
Requesting approval of a time-only extension for Suffolk Construction Company Inc. for construction management services for the Somerville High School project through 12/31/2023.
Conveying a memo from the Democracy Collaborative regarding the Accelerating Reinvestment in our Community (ARC) Project.
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December 9, 2021
37. Mayor’s Submitting the updated 2021 Surveillance Technology Communication AnnualReport.
(ID # 27643)
COMMUNICATIONS OF CITY OFFICERS
38. Officer’s Assistant City Solicitor responding to Item #212567 Communication regarding overhead wires.
(ID # 27665)
NEW BUSINESS
39. Public Communication
(ID # 27683)
40. License/Permit (ID # 27697)
41. License/Permit (ID # 27698)
42. License/Permit (ID # 27699)
43. License/Permit (ID # 27696)
44. License/Permit (ID # 27667)
45. License/Permit (ID # 27668)
46. License/Permit (ID # 27669)
47. License/Permit (ID # 27671)
48. License/Permit (ID # 27672)
49. License/Permit (ID # 27673)
Broadway Somerville Apartments, LLC requesting the adoption of an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance Map to change the zoning district of 383 Broadway from UR to MR5.
Public Event License, Dancing in the Dark, Munroe St from Prospect Hill Ave to Greenville St, December 21, 3:30PM-6:30PM.
Public Event License, Mid Winter Chili Cookoff, Bond St from Broadway to Heath St, Jan 22, 10AM-4PM (raindate Jan 29).
Public Event License, Recognizing COVID-19 deaths, Symphony Park, Dec 11, 11AM-3PM (raindate Dec 18).
New Drainlayer’s License, Mendez Masonry & Construction Inc.
Renewing Used Car Dealers License Class 2, James Kiley Co, 15 Linwood St.
Renewing Used Car Dealers License Class 2, 28 Motorsports, 486R Columbia St.
Renewing Used Car Dealers License Class 2, Union Gulf Service, 231 Washington St.
Renewing Used Car Dealers License Class 2, Tech Auto Body, 9 Union Sq.
Renewing Used Car Dealers License Class 2, DM Auto Body, 48 Joy St.
Renewing Used Car Dealers License Class 2, Broadway Brake, 45 Broadway.
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SUPPLEMENTAL ITEMS LATE ITEMS ADJOURNMENT
December 9, 2021
50. License/Permit (ID # 27674)
51. License/Permit (ID # 27675)
52. License/Permit (ID # 27677)
53. License/Permit (ID # 27692)
54. License/Permit (ID # 27693)
55. License/Permit (ID # 27694)
56. License/Permit (ID # 27670)
57. License/Permit (ID # 27691)
Renewing Used Car Dealers License Class 2, Hillside Service Center, 45 Mystic Ave.
Renewing Used Car Dealers License Class 3, Joseph Talewsky and Son, 512 Columbia St.
Renewing Used Car Dealers License Class 1, Smart Center Boston, 257 McGrath Hwy.
Renewing Used Car Dealers License Class 2, Broadway Auto Sales, 525 Broadway.
Renewing Used Car Dealers License Class 2, Teele Sq Auto, 1284 Broadway.
Renewing Used Car Dealers License Class 2, Broadway Sunoco, 258 Broadway.
Renewing Used Car Dealer Class 1, Herb Chambers Mercedes Benz of Boston Commercial Vans, 161 Linwood St.
Renewing Automatic Amusement Devices License, Lucky Strike, 325 Revolution Dr.
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