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City Council meeting

The City Council is holding a meeting on July 12 at 12 p.m.

All meetings are open to the public. You can also watch meetings on Comcast channel 8, RCN channel 82, Verizon channel 1982 and online at Boston.gov.

Please note

The schedule for meetings is subject to change at the call of the City Council president.

Discussion Topics

  1. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES:
  2. COMMUNICATIONS FROM HIS HONOR, THE MAYOR:

    1000 Message and order amending Chapter 16 Section 12.3(d) of the City of Boston Code Ordinance governing advertising on free-standing signs. 

    Filed in the City Clerk's Office on July 10, 2017.

    1001 Message and order approving appropriations of Six Hundred Thousand Dollars ($600,000.00) for the purpose of paying for the costs of a feasibility study and schematic design work associated with projects at the following schools: East Boston High School– boiler replacement, O'Donnell School K-5 – boiler replacement, Sumner School K-5 – boiler replacement, Timilty Middle School – boiler replacement, Tobin School K-8 – boiler replacement, UP Academy K-8-window replacement and the Russell School K-5- roof replacement. This includes the payment of all costs incidental or related thereto, and for which the City of Boston may be eligible for a grant from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”), said amount to be expended under the direction of the Public Facilities Department on behalf of the Boston Public Schools.

    1002 Message and order approving an increase of the cost-of-living adjustment ("COLA") base from $13,000.00 to $14,000.00 for all retirees and beneficiaries of the Boston Retirement System.

    1003 Message and order amending a grant to the City of Boston, acting through its Department of Neighborhood Development, to apply for, accept and expend an additional Four Hundred Fourteen Thousand Three Hundred Seventy Seven Dollars ($414,377.00) increasing a grant award order passed by your Honorable Body on June 21, 2017 for One Million Six Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,600,000.00).  This Order will increase the Federal Fiscal Year 2017 Emergency Solutions Grant Program to Two Million Fourteen Thousand Three Hundred Seventy Seven Dollars ($2,014,377.00) in Housing and Community Development funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

    1004 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to extend the property tax exemption for members of the Massachusetts National Guard and reservists who are serving in foreign countries, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 59, Section 5 (56), the City of Boston shall extend the property tax exemption of up to 100% for active members of the National Guard or reservists for Fiscal Year 2018.

    1005 Message and order authorizing the Police Department to accept and expend a grant of Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000.00) from the Boston Regional Intelligence Center FY17 Allocation, awarded by the MA Executive Office of Public Safety and Security to upgrade, expand and integrate technology and protocols related to anti-terrorism, anti-crime, anti-gang and emergency response.

    1006 Message and order authorizing Consumer Affairs and Licensing to accept and expend the amount of Fifty-Eight Thousand Dollars ($58,000.00) in the form a grant, for the FY18 Local Consumer Aid Fund, awarded by MA Attorney General to be administered by the Consumer Affairs & Licensing. The grant will fund the intake, resolution, and administration of consumer complaints and outreach concerning consumer topics.

    1007 Message and order for the confirmation of the re-appointment of David Marr as a member to the Zoning Commission for a term ending on May 1, 2020.

    1008 Message and order for the confirmation of the re-appointment of Jill Hatton as a member to the Zoning Commission for a term ending on May 1, 2020.

    1009 Message and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Elliot Guerreroas a member to the Zoning Commission for a term ending on May 1, 2020.

  3. REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:

    1010 The Constable's Bonds of the following having been duly approved by the Collector-Treasurer, were received 

    Kimberly Freeman-Hoge Diane Huynh Anselm Nwankwo. 

    1011 Notice was received from the City Clerk in accordance with Chapter 6 of the Ordinances of 1979 re: action taken by the Mayor on papers acted upon by the City Council at its meeting of June 21, 2017.

    1012 Notice was received from the City Clerk in accordance with Chapter 6 of the Ordinances of 1979 re: action taken by the Mayor on papers acted upon by the City Council at its meeting of June 28, 2017.

    1013 Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Richard DePiano, as Temporary First Assistant Collector-Treasurer for a period of sixty days, effective June 30, 2017.

    1014 Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Anthony Dello Iacono, as Temporary Second Assistant Collector-Treasurer for a period of sixty days, effective June 30, 2017.

    1015 Communication was received from the City Clerk of the Contract between the City of Boston and Hotel Tower Owner Limited Partnership pursuant to Section 6A of Chapter 121A of the Massachusetts General Laws.

    1016 Communication was received from the City Clerk of the Contract between the City of Boston and Residential Tower Owner Limited Partnership pursuant to Section 6A of Chapter 121A of the Massachusetts General Laws.

  4. MATTERS RECENTLY HEARD-FOR POSSIBLE ACTION:

    0175 Message and order approving a Home Rule Petition to the General Court entitled "An Act Further Regulating the Appointment of Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston".

    0177 Message and order approving a Home Rule Petition to the General Court entitled “An Act Relative to Boards and Commissions of the City of Boston".

    0877 Message and order authorizing the Public Works Department to accept and expend a grant of Six Million Dollars ($6,000,000.00) from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation for pedestrian, bicycle and traffic improvements on Summer Street in the South Boston Waterfront District.

     

  5. PERSONNEL ORDERS:

    1017 Councilor Wu for Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Catherine Carangelo, Janet Knott and Lori Toscano in City Council.

    1018 Councilor Wu for Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Herby Lindor in City Council.

     

  6. GREEN SHEETS:

    Legislative Calendar for July 12, 2017.

  7. CONSENT AGENDA:

    1019 Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Henry Winkler.

    1020 Councilor Wu offered the following: Resolution recognizing Maestro David González Ladrón de Guevara.

    1021 Councilor Wu offered the following: Resolution recognizing J. Keith Motley.

    1022 Councilor Baker offered the following: Resolution congratulates 11 on receiving the Boston University scholarship

    1023 Councilors Baker and Campbell offered the following: Resolution congratulating 6 on receiving the 2017 Main Street business and volunteer of the year award

    1024 Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution in memory of Elia DeLisi.

    1025 Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution recognizing Grace Magoon.

    1026 Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution in memory of Raymond "Sonny" Coppola.

    1027 Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution recognizing Aquabella Spa.

    1028 Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Resolution recognizing five people for their years of service to the community.

    1029 Councilor Jackson offered the following: Resolution congratulating Gregory David Mumford.

    1030 Councilor Jackson offered the following: Resolution recognizing Natan Santos.

    1031 Councilor Jackson offered the following: Resolution recognizing Reginald Fils.

    1032 Councilor Jackson offered the following: Resolution congratulating Julia Martin.

    1033 Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution in memory of Dineen M. Zirpolo.

    1034 Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution congratulating East Boston Savings Bank, Central Square Branch.

    1035 Councilors Ciommo and Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution recognizing Hopewell Bar & Kitchen.

    1036 Councilors Ciommo and Essaibi-George offered the following: Resolution recognizing John McCartin.

    1037 Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution in memory of  Charles Moore

    1038 Councilor Campbell offered the following: Resolution congratulating Dora Vaughn.

    1039 Councilor Jackson offered the following: Resolution recognizing Payne Haynes Clarke Family Reunion

    1040 Councilor Ciommo offered the following: Resolution recognizing Jean Leslie Morgan on her 75th birthday.

    1041 Councilors Linehan and Flaherty offered the following: Resolution in memory of William "Skip" Miller.

    1042 Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Resolution declaring June 29, 2017 as "Barbara Lottero Day".

    1043 Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Resolution in memory of Thomas P. Flaherty.

    1044 Councilors Zakim and Pressley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Harvard School of Dental Medicine for its 150 years of contributions to the City of Boston

    1045 Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Resolution recognizing Barbara Gillis on her 90th Birthday.

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