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Medford City Council
The Twenty Sixth Regular Meeting
Medford, Massachusetts
August 12, 2014

City Council

Paul A. Camuso, President
Richard F. Caraviello, Vice President
Frederick N. Dello Russo, Jr.
Adam Knight
Breanna Lungo-Koehn
Michael J. Marks
Robert M. Penta

Council President, Paul A. Camuso, called the Twenty Sixth Regular Meeting of the
Medford City Council to order at 7:00 P.M. at the Howard F. Alden Memorial
Auditorium, Medford City Hall.

ROLL CALL

SALUTE TO THE FLAG

RECORDS

The Tabled Records of June 17, 2014 were passed to Vice President Caraviello.

The Tabled Records of June 24, 2014 were passed to Councillor Dello Russo.

The Records of July 15, 2014 were passed to Councillor Knight.


HEARING

14-594
LOCATION OF POLES, ATTACHMENT OF FIXTURES AND UNDERGROUND
CONDUITS

MEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS

CITY CLERK’S OFFICE

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You are hereby notified that by order of the Medford City Council, a Public
Hearing will be given at the Howard F. Alden Memorial Auditorium, 85 George P.
Hassett Drive, City Hall, Medford, Massachusetts at 7:00 P.M., on TUESDAY,
August 12, 2014 on a petition by National Grid of North Andover, MA., for
permission to locate poles, wires, and fixtures including the necessary sustaining
and protecting fixtures, along and across the following public way:

James Street-National Grid to install 30’ +/- of 2-4” PVC conduit from P-6081 to
customer’s property line at 21 James Street

Wherefore it prays that after due notice and hearing as provided by law, it be
permission to excavate the public highways and to run and maintain underground
electric conduits together with such sustaining and protecting fixtures as it may
find necessary for the transmission of electricity. Said underground conduits to
be located substantially in accordance with the plan filed herewith marked
National Grid. – 16323489 dated 05/1/2014

Approved – Chief Engineer –Upon review of this petition, the Engineering
Department based on the Engineers review, that this work can proceed forthwith
provided the following requirements are met; No City Owned or private utilities or
other structures are adversely impacted. National Grid shall ensure that all
sewer, water and drain lines are marked prior to any excavation.

Before beginning work the contractor shall notify Dig Safe and shall obtain
applicable permits from the Engineering Division. National Grid shall complete all
restoration in accordance with City of Medford regulations and standards as well
as for removing all debris related to its work.

Approved - Supt. of Wires

Call 781-393-2425 for any accommodations/aids. T.D.D. #781-393-2516 Plans
can be viewed in City Clerk’s Office 781-393-2425

S/ Edward P. Finn
City Clerk

14-595-
LOCATION OF POLES, ATTACHMENT OF FIXTURES AND UNDERGROUND
CONDUITS

MEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS

CITY CLERK’S OFFICE

You are hereby notified that by order of the Medford City Council, a Public
Hearing will be given at the Howard F. Alden Memorial Auditorium, 85 George P.
Hassett Drive, City Hall, Medford, Massachusetts at 7:00 P.M., on TUESDAY,
August 12, 2014 on a petition by National Grid of North Andover, MA., and
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Verizon New England for permission to locate poles, wires, and fixtures including
the necessary sustaining and protecting fixtures, along and across the following
public way:

James Street-National Grid to install 1 JO Pole and relocating 1 JO Pole on
James St., beginning at a point 150 feet east of the centerline of the intersection
of Swan St. and James St. and continuing approximately 200 feet in a Southeast
direction. National Grid is relocating Pole 11 on James St to relieve clearance
issues from new construction

Wherefore it prays that after due notice and hearing as provided by law, it be
permission to excavate the public highways and to run and maintain underground
electric conduits together with such sustaining and protecting fixtures as it may
find necessary for the transmission of electricity. Said underground conduits to
be located substantially in accordance with the plan filed herewith marked
National Grid. – 16323489 dated 05/12/2014

Approved – Chief Engineer –Upon review of this petition, the Engineering
Department based on the Engineers review, that this work can proceed forthwith
provided the following requirements are met; No City Owned or private utilities or
other structures are adversely impacted. National Grid shall ensure that all
sewer, water and drain lines are marked prior to any excavation.

Before beginning work the contractor shall notify Dig Safe and shall obtain
applicable permits from the Engineering Division. National Grid shall complete all
restoration in accordance with City of Medford regulations and standards as well
as for removing all debris related to its work.

Approved - Supt. of Wires

Call 781-393-2425 for any accommodations/aids. T.D.D. #781-393-2516 Plans
can be viewed in City Clerk’s Office 781-393-2425

S/ Edward P. Finn
City Clerk

MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS

14-596-Offered by Councillor Lungo-Koehn
Be It Resolved, I, City Councillor Breanna Lungo-Koehn, being on the prevailing
side of the vote taken on Special Permit Petition 14-554, moved for reconsideration
of my vote.

14-616-Offered by Councillor Knight
Be It Resolved the Medford City Council congratulate David Holway, National
President of the N.A.G.E, on his recent appointment by President Barack Obama
to the Federal Labor Relations Council.
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14-617-Offered by Councillor Knight
Be It Resolved the Medford City Council congratulate Edward Reardon Jr. and
Tara Flynn on the birth of their newest child Rylee Lynn.

14-618-Offered by Councillor Knight
Be It Resolved the Medford City Council, in an effort to prevent bullying in our
public schools and to improve student safety, support the use of security
cameras on school buses.

14-619- Offered by Councillor Knight
Be It Resolved the Medford city council extends it's best wishes toward a speedy
recovery to Eric Ferrazani who recently suffered a spinal cord injury.

14-620- Offered by Councillor Knight
Be It Resolved the Medford City Council congratulate MHS Alumnus Joe Sacco
on being named to coaching staff of the Boston Bruins.

14-621-Offered by President Camuso and Councillor Knight
Be It Resolved the Medford City Council extend it's deep and sincere condolences
to the family of Donna Marie Galusi on her recent passing.

14-622-Offered by Vice President Caraviello
Be It Resolved that that Carol Power be allowed to address the Council on
Ovarian Cancer and September being Ovarian Cancer Month and their placing of
ribbons around the City.

14-623-Offered by Vice President Caraviello
Be It Resolved that the Annual Challenger Day is in it's 8th year and is being held
this year on Sunday, August 17 at 12:15 at Bruce Field in Malden. This baseball
game is open to all young women and men with physical disabilities.

14-624-Offered by Vice President Caraviello:
Be It Resolved that the Medford City Council commend and congratulate
Pellegrino Garozzo, more popularly known as "Pino" on his retirement. Pino has
been a tailor for 45 years and many of those years in Medford Square. He will be
missed in Medford Square especially on Saturdays for lunch.
We wish him well on his retirement.

14-625-Offered by Councillor Marks
Be It Resolved that Medford resident and long time businessman Pellegrino
(Pino) Garozzo be recognized by the Medford City Council for his recent
retirement. Pino was the owner of Pino's Men's Shop & Tailoring in Medford
Square for over 45 years. Mr Garozzo served Medford residents with top quality
tailoring and service and was a staple in our square for many years.

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14-626-Offered by Councillor Marks
Be It Resolved that the Medford City Council recognize long time Medford
resident Juliet Garabedian for celebrating her 100th birthday. Be it further
resolved that a city council citation be issued to honor Juliet.

14-627-Offered by Councillor Knight
Be it resolved the Medford City Council welcome Cosme Portillo, Isidro Valentin,
Heath Johnson, and Daniel Complese to the Medford DPW.

14-632-Offered by Councillor Penta
Be It Resolved that because the mayor has refused to answer council resolution
14-566, it can be argued that he is the authority in charge of the city's web
site and he decides and approves what content can be placed on it.

14-633-Offered by Councillor Penta
Be It Resolved that because public access TV is not up and running and because
cable ratepayers have been continuously paying for public access since
December 2012 without any programming to the tune in excess of over $275,000
and because candidates running for office have no public access forum to make
their statements and since the Mayor is the sole contracting authority with
Verizon and Comcast for public access TV, therein presents the ulterior motive
as to why he so chooses not to have public access TV up and running as in
every other surrounding community

14-634-Offered by Councillor Penta
Be It Resolved that the proposed water and sewer new tiered rate charges be
discussed as well as why the city administration has not purchased the leak
detection usage on homeowners accounts that would identify spike situation so
as to have the home owner notified.

14-635-Offered by Councillor Penta
Be It Resolved that the single historic home districts be discussed

14-597-Offered by Vice President Caraviello


City of Medford
Call for
State Primary
September 9, 2014


BE IT ORDERED that the City Clerk be and he is hereby authorized and
directed to notify and warn such of the inhabitants of the City of Medford, as were
qualified by law to vote for candidates at the State Primary on Tuesday,
September 9, 2014, to assemble at the polling places in their respective wards
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and precincts, then and there to give in their votes for: a SENATOR IN
CONGRESS; a GOVERNOR; a LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR: an ATTORNEY
GENERAL; a SECRETARY OF STATE: a TREASURER; an AUDITOR; a
REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS: a COUNCILLOR; a SENATOR IN
GENERAL COURT: a REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT: a DISTRICT
ATTORNEY; a REGISTER OF PROBATE and such other vacancies as may
exist or occur and the polls of said State Primary shall open at 7:00 A.M. and
remain open until 8:00 P.M.

BE IT FURTHER ORDERED: that the following named polling places be,
and they are hereby designed for use at the State Primary on September 9,
2014.
Voting Precincts

Ward 1 Precinct 1 Andrew Middle School, 3000 Mystic Vly. Pkwy.
Ward 1 Precinct 2 Fire Fighter’s Club, 340 Salem Street

Ward 2 Precinct 1 St. Francis Parish Center, Fellsway and Fulton St.
Ward 2 Precinct 2 Roberts Elementary School, 35 Court St.

Ward 3 Precinct 1 Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 170 Governors Ave.
Ward 3 Precinct 2 Temple Shalom, 475 Winthrop Street

Ward 4 Precinct 1 Tufts University, Gantcher Center Rear, 161 College Ave.
Ward 4 Precinct 2 Walkling Ct./Auburn and North Street (Fondacaro Center)

Ward 5 Precinct 1 Columbus Elementary School, 37 Hicks Ave.
Ward 5 Precinct 2 Columbus Elementary School, 37 Hicks Ave.

Ward 6 Precinct 1 West Medford Fire Station, 26 Harvard Ave.
Ward 6 Precinct 2 Brooks School, 388 High Street

Ward 7 Precinct 1 Mystic Valley Towers, North Building Entrance
Ward 7 Precinct 2 McGlynn K-8 Public School, 3004 Mystic Vly. Pkwy.

Ward 8 Precinct 1 Senior Center, 101 Riverside Ave.
Ward 8 Precinct 2 Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall – 114 Mystic Ave.












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PETITIONS, PRESENTATIONS AND SIMILAR MATTERS

14-628-
Petition for Common Victualler License by Robert Savin,Pres. of Savin Burger,
LLC dba Smashburger, 799 Riverside Avenue, Medford, MA

ON FILE
Business Certificate #151 Letter of Compliance
Building Dept. State Tax ID
Fire Dept Workmen’s’ Compensation
Police Traffic Impact Application
Health
Treasurer


14-629-
Petition for Taxi Operator License by Daniel Bekele, 177 Hillside Street, Boston,
MA 02120 Driving for Mystic Cab, 407 R Mystic Ave, 34B U31

ON FILE

CORI Police Dept.

14-630-
Petition for Taxi Operator License by Mohd Karajeh, 398 Malden St, Revere, MA
02151 Driving for Mass Cab, 121R Mystic Ave

ON FILE

CORI Police Dept.


14-631-
Petition by Joseph Viglione, 59 Garfield Ave, Medford to discuss censorship


14-636-
Petition by Anthony D’Antonio,12 Yale Street, Medford, MA to discuss a Charter
Review Commission.






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COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR

14-598-
August 4, 2014

To The Honorable President and
Members of the Medford City Council
City Hall
Medford, MA 02155

Dear Mr. President and Councillors:

I respectfully request and recommend that your Honorable Body approve of the
following Amendments to Revised Ordinances entitled, “Compensation Plan and Leave
Ordinances,” Chapter 66, “Personnel”:
CITY OF MEDFORD AMENDMENT TO REVISED ORDINANCES
COMPENSATION PLAN AND LEAVE ORDINANCES
CHAPTER 66, PERSONNEL

BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Medford in Chapter 66 entitled
“Personnel” Article II entitled “Classification and Compensation Plans” Section 66.35
entitled “Public Works Personnel” and Section 66.36 (b)entitled “Building Services
Personnel” are hereby amended as follows:

Section 1. In subsection 66.35 effective June 30, 2013, add two and one-half percent
(2.5%) of the present amount of each step within the grades shown below, to the said
present amount of each step and adjust the sum thus obtained to the nearest and highest
figure for each grade: PW-23; PW-22.5; PW-22:PW-21; PW-20; PW-19; PW-18; PW-
17; PW-16; PW-15; PW-14; PW-13; PW-12; PW-11; PW-10; PW-9; PW-8; PW-7; PW-
6; PW-5.5; PW-5; PW-4 and PW-3.

Section 2. In subsection 66.36 (b) effective June 30, 2013, add two and one-half percent
(2.5%) of the present amount of each step within the grades shown below, to the said
present amount of each step and adjust the sum thus obtained to the nearest and highest
figure for each grade: B-4.5; B-4 and B-2

Section 3. In subsection 66.35 effective December 31, 2013, add one percent (1%) of
the present amount of each step within the grades shown below, to the said present
amount of each step and adjust the sum thus obtained to the nearest and highest figure for
each grade: PW-23; PW-22.5; PW-22:PW-21; PW-20; PW-19; PW-18; PW-17; PW-16;
PW-15; PW-14; PW-13; PW-12; PW-11; PW-10; PW-9; PW-8; PW-7; PW-6; PW-5.5;
PW-5; PW-4 and PW-3.
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Section 4. In subsection 66.36 (b) effective December 31, 2013, add one percent (1%) of
the present amount of each step within the grades shown below, to the said present
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amount of each step and adjust the sum thus obtained to the nearest and highest figure for
each grade: B-4.5; B-4 and B-2

Section 5. In subsection 66.35 effective June 30, 2014, add one percent (1%) of the
present amount of each step within the grades shown below, to the said present amount of
each step and adjust the sum thus obtained to the nearest and highest figure for each
grade: PW-23; PW-22.5; PW-22:PW-21; PW-20; PW-19; PW-18; PW-17; PW-16; PW-
15; PW-14; PW-13; PW-12; PW-11; PW-10; PW-9; PW-8; PW-7; PW-6; PW-5.5; PW-5;
PW-4 and PW-3.

Section 6. In subsection 66.36 (b) effective June 30, 2014, add one percent (1%) of the
present amount of each step within the grades shown below, to the said present amount of
each step and adjust the sum thus obtained to the nearest and highest figure for each
grade: B-4.5; B-4 and B-2

Section 7. In subsection 66.35 effective December 29, 2014, add one percent (1%) of
the present amount of each step within the grades shown below, to the said present
amount of each step and adjust the sum thus obtained to the nearest and highest figure for
each grade: PW-23; PW-22.5; PW-22:PW-21; PW-20; PW-19; PW-18; PW-17; PW-16;
PW-15; PW-14; PW-13; PW-12; PW-11; PW-10; PW-9; PW-8; PW-7; PW-6; PW-5.5;
PW-5; PW-4 and PW-3.

Section 8. In subsection 66.36 (b) effective December 29, 2014 add one percent (1%) of
the present amount of each step within the grades shown below, to the said present
amount of each step and adjust the sum thus obtained to the nearest and highest figure for
each grade: B-4.5; B-4 and B-2

Section 9. In subsection 66.35 effective June 30, 2015, add one percent (1%) of the
present amount of each step within the grades shown below, to the said present amount of
each step and adjust the sum thus obtained to the nearest and highest figure for each
grade: PW-23; PW-22.5; PW-22:PW-21; PW-20; PW-19; PW-18; PW-17; PW-16; PW-
15; PW-14; PW-13; PW-12; PW-11; PW-10; PW-9; PW-8; PW-7; PW-6; PW-5.5; PW-5;
PW-4 and PW-3.

Section 10. In subsection 66.36 (b) effective June 30, 2015, add one percent (1%) of the
present amount of each step within the grades shown below, to the said present amount of
each step and adjust the sum thus obtained to the nearest and highest figure for each
grade: B-4.5; B-4 and B-2

It is estimated that the contract will cost approximately $277,340 in additional funds in
FY 2015. A separate transfer paper is on the agenda for your consideration.

Very truly yours,
(signature file/paper)
Michael J. McGlynn,
Mayor
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14-599-
August 4, 2015

To The Honorable President and
Members of the Medford City Council
City Hall
Medford, MA 02155

Dear Mr. President and Councillors:

In regards to the paper before you this evening regarding the proposed increase to the
Public Works and Building Services Union Employees-An amendment to Chapter 66,
Article II, Section 66.35 and Section 66.36 (b):

Please transfer $159,340 from Negotiated Salary Account 009-102-5199 to the following:

010-491-5110 $33,900
010-411-5110 $ 6,900
010-421-5110 $70,000
010-492-5110 $20,000
010-495-5110 $18,340
010-246-5110 $10,200

Please transfer $62,500 from Water Retained Earnings to a/c 620-450-5110.

Please transfer $55,500 from Sewer Retained Earnings to a/c 610-440-5110.


Very truly yours,
(signature file/paper)
Michael J. McGlynn,
Mayor

14-615-

REQUEST FOR EXPENDITURE FROM LAW DEPARTMENT CLAIMS OVER
$1,000.00 ACCOUNT #010-151-5762
Date: July 31, 2014

To: The President and Members of the
Honorable Medford City Council

Fr: Michael J. McGlynn, Mayor

Claimant Name: Julian S. Sanders v. City of Medford
Law Department File No. 11-44
Date of Accident: February 7, 2011
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Date of Settlement: July 14, 2014
Date of Trial Result: NA
Amount of Request: $4,000.00
Claimant’s Attorney: Louis B. Birenbaum, Esquire

Description of Alleged Claim:

The claimant, Julian S. Sanders, age 45, 143 Quitman Street, Newark, NJ 07108 seeks
Compensation for injuries suffered as a result of a sidewalk defect, namely, ice located near 303
Park Street in Medford, Massachusetts. His injury occurred on February 7, 2011 at
approximately 8:00 p.m. As a result of his fall, he sustained acute lateral chest wall/rib
contusions, acute right trapezius muscle pain and stiffness, and acute right lumbar musculature
pain and stiffness. He was treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital as well as Riverside
Chiropractic Center. His medical bills were in excess of $3,855.00 The necessary Release has
been obtained from the claimant.

Breakdown to Amount Requested:

Medical Cost $3,855.45
Lost Wages: -0-
Property Damage: -0-
Other: -0-
Total Settlement: $4,000.00


UNFINISHED BUSINESS


13-633 Acceptance of G.L.C. 48 59B, 59C, 59D establish Reserve Fire Force

IN CITY COUNCIL AUGUST 6, 2013 TABLED

14-492 ‘Taxi Operator License Tarik El-Amrani- On Time Taxi

IN CITY COUNCIL MAY 27, 2014 TABLED

’14-529 Off-street parking enforcement

IN CITY COUNCIL JUNE 17, 2014 TABLED

’14-540 Show Cause Hearing CTC Gold Refinery, 6 Salem St

IN CITY COUNCIL JUNE 17, 2014

IN CITY COUNCIL JULY 15, 2014 TABLED

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’14-549 Council Resolution Amendment to Budget

IN CITY COUNCIL June 24, 2014 Passed 4-3

Mayor June 30, 2014 Vetoed

IN CITY COUNCIL JULY 15, 2014 TABLED


’14-568 Solicitor’s Information Channel 3

IN CITY COUNCIL JULY 15, 2014 TABLED



PUBLIC PARTICIPATION


COUNCIL PAPERS IN COMMITTEE

Reports Due / Deadlines

12-507-Traffic Commission Review traffic patterns Winthrop Street rotary & Rural Avenue


Records:
The Tabled Records of June 17, 2014 were passed to Vice President Caraviello.

The Tabled Records of June 24, 2014 were passed to Councillor Dello Russo.

The Records of July 15, 2014 were passed to Councillor Knight.


Adjournment:



Medford City Council Summer Meeting Schedule

September 23, 2014 Tuesday 7:00 PM
September 30, 2014 Tuesday 7:00 PM


2014 Election Schedule
September 9, 2014 Tuesday 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM State Primary
November 4, 2014 Tuesday 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM State Election

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