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Last updated: 03/09/2017 - 9:54am

City Council Committee on Ways and Means Hearing on Dockets #0339 and #0388

Hearing on two Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) Dockets to authorize project submissions and approve appropriations. The Chair of the Committee is Councilor Ciommo and the Sponsor of both dockets is the Mayor.
The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Docket #0339

    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to submit to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) Statements of Interest for Accelerated Repair Program for the following schools: Chittick Elementary School, East Boston High School, James Curley K-8, Joyce Kilmer K-8, Marshall/Up Academy K-8, O'Donnell School K-5, Oliver Perry K-8, Russell School K-5, Sumner School K-5, Timilty Middle School and Tobin School K-8. The Statements of Interest describe and explain the deficiencies and priority category for which the City of Boston may be invited to apply to the Massachusetts School Building Authority in the future.

  2. Docket #0388

    Message and order approving appropriations of Nine Million Two Hundred Two Thousand One Hundred Eight-One Dollars ($9,202,181.00) for the purpose of paying for the costs associated with roof and boiler replacement projects at the following schools: Boston Latin School – partial boiler replacement, James F. Condon Elementary School – boiler replacement, John W. McCormack Middle School – roof replacement, Paul A. Dever Elementary School – roof replacement, and the William E. Channing Elementary School – boiler 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.

    These matters were sponsored by the Mayor, and referred to the Committee on March 1, 2017 and March 8, 2017 respectively.

    NOTICE:  The Boston City Council may have a quorum in attendance due to standing committees of the City Council consisting of both voting and non-voting members.  However, members attending this duly posted meeting are participating and deliberating only in conjunction with the business of the standing committee.

    Public Testimony

    Members of the public are cordially invited to attend and testify.  If you have not testified at a Council hearing before, please arrive five (5) minutes before the call of the hearing to sign up and become familiar with the hearing format, testimony locations and sound system.  Please bring fifteen (15) copies of any written documentation you wish to present at the hearing.

    Written comments may be made part of the record and available to all Councilors by sending them by email, fax or mail to arrive before the hearing, please use the information below.

    Mail Address:  Docket #0256   , City Council, City Hall, 5th Floor, Boston MA  02201

    Fax Number:  617- 635-4203 Attn: Kate Sullivan, Docket # 0256


    Staff  Staff Telephone:  617-635- 4644

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