Town Council - September 28, 2021

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Pledge of Allegiance 00:00:10


Public Forum 00:00:42


EXAMINATION OF RECORDS OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS 00:03:34

A. Minutes of the Special Town Council Meeting – September 2, 2021


EXAMINATION OF RECORDS OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS 00:04:45

B. Minutes of the Town Council Meeting – September 14, 2021


PRESIDENT’S REPORT 00:05:37


Public Hearings 00:08:05

A. Public Hearing and Vote on a Proposed Amendment to the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget


Public Hearings 00:31:23

B. Public Hearing and Vote on a Proposed Loan Order authorizing the Town Treasurer, with the Approval of the Town Manager, to Borrow and/or Expend Monies in the Amount of $423,826 Under M.G.L. c.44, §7(1), or Pursuant to Any Other Enabling Authority, to Pay the Costs of Replacing the Town Hall Chiller, Including All Costs Incidental and Related Thereto; and to Issue Bonds or Notes of the Town Therefor; and That Any Premium Received Upon the Sale of Any Bonds or Notes Approved by this Order, Less Any Such Premium Applied to the Payment of the Costs of Issuance of Such Bonds or Notes, May Be Applied to the Payment of Costs Approved by This Order in Accordance with M.G.L. c.44, §20, Thereby Reducing the Amount Authorized to Be Borrowed to Pay Such Costs by a Like Amount


Public Hearings 00:39:04

C. Public Hearing and Vote on a Proposed Loan Order Authorizing the Town Treasurer, with the Approval of the Town Manager, to Borrow and/or Expend Monies in the Amount of $410,000 Under M.G.L. c.44, §7(1), or Pursuant to Any Other Enabling Authority Including All Costs Incidental and Related Thereto: and to Issue Bonds or Notes of the Town Therefor; to Pay the Following Costs of the Following Capital Projects for the Department of Public Works: $110,000 Improvements to DPW Building Sidewalks and Parking Lots $300,000 Replace and/or Add Underground Duct for Utilities to Roadways Any Premium Received Upon the Sale of Any Bonds or Notes Approved by This Order, Less Any Such Premium Applied to the Payment of the Costs of Issuance of Such Bonds or Notes, May Be Applied to the Payment of Costs Approved by this Order in Accordance with M.G.L. c.44, §20, Thereby Reducing the Amount to Be Borrowed to Pay Such Costs by a Like Amount


Public Hearings 00:46:47

D. Public Hearing and Vote on a Proposed Loan Order Authorizing the Town Treasurer, with the Approval of the Town Manager, to Borrow and/or Expend Monies in the Amount of $1,628,000 Under M.G.L. c.44, §7(1), or Pursuant to Any Other Enabling Authority Including All Costs Incidental and Related Thereto: and to Issue Bonds or Notes of the Town Therefor to Pay the Costs of Purchasing Equipment for the Department of Public Works 3 of 4 $243,000 Purchase Highway 48.000 GVW Dump Truck $265,000 Purchase Snow and Ice 6-Wheel Combo Body Truck $ 85,000 Purchase Highway Service Flatbed $120,000 Purchase Property and Building Sign Truck $ 85,000 Purchase Street Vactor (MadVac) $280,000 Purchase Salter 6-Wheel Snow Fighter $300,000 Purchase Snow and Ice Loader $250,000 Purchase Street Sweeper Any Premium Received Upon the Sale of Any Bonds or Notes Approved by this Order, Less Any Such Premium Applied to the Payment of the Costs of Issuance of Such Bonds or Notes, May Be Applied to the Payment of Costs Approved by this Order in Accordance with M.G.L. c.44, §20, Thereby Reducing the Amount Authorized to Be Borrowed to Pay Such Costs by a Like Amount


MOTIONS, ORDINANCES, ORDER, AND RESOLUTIONS 01:02:17

A. An Order Releasing a Covenant to Build and Maintain a Fence for the Benefit of Property of the Town of Watertown Lying Westerly of Bacon Street (Parcel No. 216-0-0) and Authorizing the Town Manager to Execute a Release of Covenant


MOTIONS, ORDINANCES, ORDER, AND RESOLUTIONS 01:06:46

B. First Reading on a Proposed Loan Order Authorizing the Town Treasurer, with the Approval of the Town Manager, to Borrow and/or Expend Monies in the Amount of $1,250,000 Under M.G.L. Chapter 44, Section 7(1B, or Pursuant to Any Other Enabling Authority to Pay Costs of Purchasing and Equipping a New Ladder Truck for the Use of the Fire Department, Including the Payment of All Other Costs Incidental or Related Thereto. Any Premium Received by the Town Upon the Sale of Any Bonds or Notes Approved by this Vote, Less Any Such Premium Applied to the Payment of the Costs of Issuance of Such Bonds or Notes, May Be Applied to the Payment of Costs Approved by This Vote in Accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44, Section 20 of the General Laws, Thereby Reducing the Amount Authorized to Be Borrowed to Pay Such Costs by a Like Amount


MOTIONS, ORDINANCES, ORDER, AND RESOLUTIONS 01:08:36

D. First Reading and Referral to the Planning Board for Public Hearing an Amendment of the Zoning Ordinance to the Zoning Ordinance to Define Short Term Rentals, Include This Use in the Table of Accessory Use Regulations, and Add Requirements Specific to This Use.


REPORTS OF COMMITTEES 01:12:36

A. Committees on Economic Development and Planning and Human Services Report Regarding Affordable Housing Initiatives presented by the Watertown Housing Partnership and the Department of Community Development and Planning - Lisa J. Feltner, Vice Chair, Economic Development and Planning; Anthony Palomba, Chair, Human Services ACTION ITEMS: 1. That the Town Council Move Forward with the Proposed Ordinance Creating a Watertown Affordable Housing Trust Including the Declaration of Trust and the Order to Dissolve the Watertown Housing Partnership 2. That the Town Council Request the Administration Proceed, As Soon As Possible, with the Nexus Study for Affordable Housing Linkage Fees


REPORTS OF COMMITTIES 01:26:48

B. Committee on Public Safety Report Regarding Current Operations and Services Being Provided by the Watertown Police Department


New Business 01:33:57


COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE TOWN MANAGER 01:34:04


REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION 01:35:48


ANNOUNCEMENTS 01:38:27


PUBLIC FORUM 01:41:46


Adjournment 01:41:56


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