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A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Boston was held in the Christopher A. Iannella Chamber, City Hall at
12:10 on Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Councilors Present: President Ross in the Chair. Absent, Councilor Consalvo.
Clergy:Pastor David Hill, Abundant Grace Church, delivered the invocation
The following were received:
Docket Short Description
1301 On the message and order, referred on September 22, 2010 Docket #1301, for the confirmation of the appointment of Richard Yeager II, as a member of the Bay State Road/Back Bay West Architectural Conservation District Commission for a term expiring on June 30, 2013, the Committee submitted a report recommending the appointment ought to be confirmed. The report was accepted; the appointment was confirmed.
1302 On the message and order, referred on September 22, 2010 Docket #1302, for the confirmation of the appointment of Richard Yeager II, as a member of the Bay Village Historic Commission for a term expiring on April 1, 2013, the Committee submitted a report recommending the appointment ought to be confirmed. The report was accepted; the appointment was confirmed.
1394 Councilor Linehan, on behalf of the Committee on Economic Development and Planning, submitted the following: On the message and order, referred on October 6, 2010 Docket #1394, for confirmation of the appointment of Olivia Waishek, as a member of the Zoning Commission for a term expiring October 1, 2012, the Committee submitted a report recommending the appointment ought to be confirmed. The report was accepted; the appointment was confirmed.
1395 On the message and order, referred on October 6, 2010 Docket #1395, for confirmation of the appointment of Michael Miles, as a member of the Zoning Commission for a term expiring October 1, 2012, the Committee submitted a report recommending the appointment ought to be confirmed. The report was accepted; the appointment was confirmed.
1396 On the message and order, referred on October 6, 2010 Docket #1396, for confirmation of the appointment of John M. McDonnell, as a member of the Zoning Commission for a term expiring November 1, 2012, the Committee submitted a report recommending the appointment ought to be confirmed. The report was accepted; the appointment was confirmed.
1357 On the message and order, referred on September 29, 2010 Docket #1357, to declare surplus City-owned former Real Estate-Owned (REO) property know as 4 Wellesley Park, Unit 1, Dorchester to transfer care, custody, management and control of said property to the Public Facilities Commission, the Committee submitted a report recommending the order ought to pass. The report was accepted; the order was passed.
1358 On the message and order, referred on September 29, 2010 Docket #1358, to declare surplus City-owned former Real Estate-Owned (REO) property know as 4 Wellesley Park, Unit 2, Dorchester to transfer care, custody, management and control of said property to the Public Facilities Commission, the Committee submitted a report recommending the order ought to pass. The report was accepted; the order was passed.
1359 On the message and order, referred on September 29, 2010 Docket #1359, to declare surplus City-owned former Real Estate-Owned (REO) property know as 12 Wildwood Street, Mattapan to transfer care, custody, management and control of said property to the Public Facilities Commission, the Committee submitted a report recommending the order ought to pass. The report was accepted; the order was passed.
1516 Communication was received from City Council President Michael Ross, to meet immediately after the December 1, 2010 City Council meeting to discuss City Council Rule 40A. Placed on file.
1517 Communication was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Christopher Cook, as Acting Director of Arts and Cultural Development, effective October 2, 2010. Placed on file.
1423 Councilor Linehan, on behalf of the Committee on Housing, submitted the following: On the message and order, referred on October 20, 2010 Docket #1423, authorizing the Department of Neighborhood Development (Public Facilities Department) to apply for, accept and expend a grant of One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) a Federal FY2010 Healthy Homes Production Program Grant, the Committee submitted a report recommending the order ought to pass. The report was accepted; the order was passed.
1080 Councilor LaMattina, on behalf of the Committee on City, Neighborhood Services and Veterans Affairs, submitted the following: On the message and order, referred on August 4, 2010 Docket #1080, authorizing the City to accept and expend a grant of $300,000.00 from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Recovery Act Local Energy Assurance Plan (LEAP), for the purpose to strengthen and expand local government energy assurance planning and resiliency, reduce the impacts from energy supply disruptions, and create jobs and save jobs in energy assurance planning, the Committee submitted a report recommending the order ought to pass. The report was accepted; the order was passed.
1393 On the message and order, referred on October 6, 2010 Docket #1393, authorizing the Public Works Department and Waste Reduction Division to accept and expend funds in the amount of $85,380.00 from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, to pay for yard waste collection and processing in the Asian Longhorned Beetle Regulated Area surrounding Jamaica Plain, the Committee submitted a report recommending the order ought to pass. The report was accepted; the order was passed.
1298 Councilor Linehan, on behalf of the Committee on Economic Development and Planning, submitted the following: On the message and order, referred on September 22, 2010 Docket #1298, for the confirmation of the appointment of Kirsten Hoffman, as a member of the Aberdeen Architectural Conservation District Commission for a term expiring on May 31, 2013, the Committee submitted a report recommending the appointment ought to be confirmed. The report was accepted; the appointment was confirmed.
1299 On the message and order, referred on September 22, 2010 Docket #1299, for the confirmation of the appointment of Thomas M. Hotaling, as a member of the Bay State Road/Back Bay West Architectural Conservation District Commission for a term expiring on June 30, 2011, the Committee submitted a report recommending the appointment ought to be confirmed. The report was accepted; the appointment was confirmed.
1300 On the message and order, referred on September 22, 2010 Docket #1300, for the confirmation of the appointment of Thomas M. Hotaling, as an alternate member of the Bay Village Historic Commission for a term expiring on April 1, 2012, the Committee submitted a report recommending the appointment ought to be confirmed. The report was accepted; the appointment was confirmed.
1509 President Ross moved to adopt the minutes from the October 27, 2010 meeting. Motion prevailed. Message and ordinance amending CBC Ordinances, Chapter XVIII, section 1.16 to increase fees for lighting of parks and recreation playing fields. Filed in the Office of The City Clerk on November 2, 2010. Referred to the Committee on Government Operations.
1510 Message and order authorizing the Commissioner of the Parks and Recreation Department to accept and expend a capital grant of $500,000.00 from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, for Communities (PARC) Program for renovations to the Howes Playground located in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. Referred to the Committee on City, Neighborhood Services and Veterans Affairs.
1511 Message and order authorizing the Commissioner of the Parks and Recreation Department to accept and expend a capital grant of $500,000.00 from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, for Communities (PARC) Program for renovations to the Cronin/Wainwright Park located in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston. Referred to the Committee on City, Neighborhood Services and Veterans Affairs.
1512 Message and order authorizing the Commissioner of the Parks and Recreation Department to accept and expend a capital grant of $329,382.00 from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, for Communities (PARC) Program for renovations to the Laviscount Park located in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. Referred to the Committee on City, Neighborhood Services and Veterans Affairs.
1513 Message and order authorizing the Commissioner of the Parks and Recreation Department to accept and expend a capital grant of $310,648.00 from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, for Communities (PARC) Program for renovations to the Alvah Kittredge Park located in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. Referred to the Committee on City, Neighborhood Services and Veterans Affairs.
1514 Message and order authorizing the Fire Commissioner to accept and expend a grant of $237,500.00 from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the Fire Department Hazardous Materials Response Teams. On motion of Councilor Murphy, the rules were suspended; the order was passed.
1515 Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Kenan Bigby, as a Trustee of the Neighborhood Housing Trust for a term expiring January 14, 2012. Placed on file.
1360 On the message and order, referred on September 29, 2010 Docket #1360, to declare surplus City-owned former Real Estate-Owned (REO) property know as 6 Selden Street, Mattapan to transfer care, custody, management and control of said property to the Public Facilities Commission, the Committee submitted a report recommending the order ought to pass. The report was accepted; the order was passed.
1391 Councilor Feeney, on behalf of the Committee on Government Operations, submitted the following: On the message and ordinance, referred on October 6, 2010 Docket #1391, amending CBC Ordinances, Chapter IX, §9-9 “Inspectional Services Department” that provides for the adoption of procedures for the collection of unpaid municipal fines under Chapter 40U of the Massachusetts General, the Committee submitted a report recommending the ordinance ought to pass in a new draft. The report was accepted; the ordinance was passed in a new draft.
1518 Councilor Ross for Councilor Feeney offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Tierney Flaherty in City Council. Passed under suspension of the rules.
1480 Councilor Ross called Docket # 1480, message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Terri North, as a member of the Bay State Road/Back Bay West Architectural Conservation District Commission for a term expiring on June 30, 2013, from the Committee of the Whole. No objection being heard, the matter was before the body. On motion of Councilor Ross, the appointment was confirmed.
1481 Councilor Ross called Docket # 1481, message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Pamela Beale, as an alternate member of the Bay State Road/Back Bay West Architectural Conservation District Commission for a term expiring on June 30, 2013, from the Committee of the Whole. No objection being heard, the matter was before the body. On motion of Councilor Ross, the appointment was confirmed.
1538 The Chair stated that in absence of objection, one late-filed matter would be added to the Agenda. No objection being heard, the following matter was added: Message and order to accept provisions of Appendix 120.AA of Massachusetts Board of Building Regulations and Standards also known as stretch energy code. Referred to the Committee on Environment and Health. The Chair moved adoption of a Consent Agenda containing the following matters:
1519 Councilor Murphy offered the following: Resolution congratulating 23 people on their retirement from the Boston Police Department.
1520 Councilor Ross on behalf of all Councilor offered the following: Resolution congratulating 11 people who received the 2010 Henry L. Shattuck Award.
1521 Councilors Feeney and Connolly offered the following: Resolution in memory of the Honorable Paul J. Murphy.
1522 Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution in memory of Dolores Fiorino.
1523 Resolution in memory of James Luciano Masciulli.
1524 Councilors Murphy and Feeney offered the following: Resolution in memory of Claire Charbonnier.
1525 Councilors Yancey and Turner offered the following: Resolution congratulating Kevin Wayne Thomas, Touch 106.1 FM Radio.
1526 Councilor Linehan offered the following: Resolution declaring October 29, 2010 to be Turkish American Cultural Day in Boston.
1527 Councilor Ross on behalf of all Councilor offered the following: Resolution declaring October 28, 2010 as Sleeping Car Porters Day in Boston.
1528 Councilor Pressley offered the following: Resolution congratulating 7 people for their commitment to the elimination of Health and Social Disparities in the State of Massachusetts.
1529 Councilor Yancey offered the following: Resolution in memory of Oscar A. Wells.
1530 Councilors Yancey and Turner offered the following: Resolution recognizing Mary Elizabeth Gittens.
1531 Councilor Ross offered the following: Resolution in memory of Albert S. Gleason.
1532 Councilor Connolly offered the following: Resolution congratulating Ralph S. Robinson, Jr.
1533 Councilor Feeney offered the following: Resolution in memory of William J. Pendergast.
1534 Resolution in memory of Albert James Healy Madden.
1392 Councilor LaMattina, on behalf of the Committee on City, Neighborhood Services and Veterans Affairs, submitted the following: On the message and order, referred on October 6, 2010 Docket #1392, authorizing the Public Works Department to accept and expend a grant of $300,000.00 from the Department of Energy, for the purpose of the Solar Compact Energy Efficiency Research Demonstration Project, the Committee submitted a report recommending the order ought to pass. The report was accepted; the order was passed.
1535 Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution in memory of Teresa Bellone.
1536 Resolution in memory of Ralph J. Polcari.
1537 Councilors Yancey and Turner offered the following: Resolution honoring Buffalo Soldiers. The matters contained within the Consent Agenda were severally adopted. Adjourned at 12:55 p.m. on motion of President Ross in memory of Edward Egan, Fay John, Marie Adams, Oscar Wells, Paul Blake, Thomas Cloherty, William Pendergast, Ralph Polcari, Teresa Bellone and Albert Madden, to meet again on Wednesday November 17, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. The papers acted upon at the foregoing meeting of the City Council, which contain action requiring the approval of the Mayor, were deposited in the Mayor’s Office on November 5, 2010. Attest: Alex Geourntas Assistant City Clerk


 
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