Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Several locals to be recognized by the council.
The Medford City Council will go back to work tonight with a regular meeting at 7 p.m. in the Howard F. Alden Auditorium of Medford City Hall. The council decided not to hold a meeting last week during school vacation week. Agendas for both the licensing subcommittee meeting scheduled to take place at 6 p.m. in Room 207 of City Hall as well as for the regular meeting are available here. The council is scheduled to honor MHS senior Trent Sullivan for winning the state VFW "Voice of Democracy" essay contest. Sullivan will represent Massachusetts in Washington, DC on March 2. Teresa Pepe of Bride N' Belle in Medford will also be recognized "for her continued support and generosity to the MHS girls over the last 4 years. Teresa has donated …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Mayor looking for $3.2 million in water improvements.
The Medford City Council will discuss the $3.2 million water improvements loan order at their committee of the whole meeting starting at 6 p.m. tonight. The meeting will take place in room 207 of Medford City Hall and there will be a regular meeting starting at 7 p.m. in the Howard F. Alden Auditorium. Take a look at the meeting notice and agenda here. Medford Mayor Michael J. McGlynn is making the request for the loan order. Originally, the loan order appeared on the regular meeting agenda for Feb. 5, but McGlynn asked the council to discuss the order at committee of the whole before taking action. If approved, the loan would come from Local Pipeline Assistance Program of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA).
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Election year calendar also being considered by the City Council tonight.
The Medford City Council will take up a loan order from Mayor Michael J. McGlynn tonight to the tune of nearly $3.2 million for improvements to the city's water system. The regular meeting of the council will take place at 7 p.m. in the Howard F. Alden Auditorium at Medford City Hall. There will also be a licensing subcommittee meeting at 6:15 in room 207 of City Hall. Information about both meeting is available here. If approved, the loan would come from Local Pipeline Assistance Program of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA). Also on the agenda, councilors will be asked to consider approving the municipal election calendar for 2013. Under City Clerk Edward Finn's proposal, nomination papers for the city election would be …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
A space needs study for the aging facility will be presented and discussed.
Medford's aging Department of Public Works facility will be the topic of discussion for the Medford City Council tonight. The council will be holding a committee of the whole meeting this evening starting at 6 p.m. in Room 207 at Medford City Hall. According to the meeting notice, the committee will discuss and review a space needs study for the facility, which will be presented by representatives from Donham & Sweeney Architects of Boston. The council has invited Mayor Michael J. McGlynn as well as other officials from the city to take part in the discussion. At 7 p.m., the council will meet in the Howard F. Alden Auditorium for a regular meeting. The agenda can be viewed under the committee of the whole notice here.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
State recently relieved Medford of having to pay back $1.2 million, but one councilor wants an explanation.
The Medford City Council will discuss the recent announcement regarding the state relieving Medford of a $1.2 million debt taken from the city's Water and Sewer surplus in 2011. The council will be meeting tonight at 7 p.m. in the Howard F. Alden Auditorium at Medford City Hall. Here is their agenda. Councilor Robert Penta is asking for "a clearer explanation" as to why the city will not have to repay the money. The money was used "to save approximately 20 jobs and secure city services" during fiscal year 2012, according to Mayor Michael McGlynn.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Councilor Robert Penta offering resolutions for future election of council president and VP.
The fall-out from last week's controversial votes for Medford City Council president and vice president will continue at this week's council meeting with several resolutions from Councilor Robert Penta. The council will meet tonight at 7 in the Howard F. Alden Memorial Auditorium at Medford City Hall. Click here for the night's agenda. Penta has offered the stipends for the council president and vice president be eliminated, that the city clerk be removed from the process of chairing the council during the election of the officers and also that length and terms for councilors to be able to serve as council officers be discussed.
Monday, January 7, 2013
The City Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
The Medford City Council will elect their president and vice president for 2013 at their first meeting of the year this week. The council is meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, in City Hall’s Howard F. Alden Memorial Auditorium. For 2012, the council president was Robert A. Maiocco and the vice president was Frederick N. Dello Russo, Jr. The full agenda for Tuesday's meeting can be viewed here.
Monday, November 12, 2012
The City Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
The Medford City Council is expected to hear cost updates on Hurricane Sandy from city administrators at its meeting this week. The council is meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in City Hall’s Howard F. Alden Memorial Auditorium. In addition to the cost updates, the council will also hear if any federal or state aid is likely to come Medford’s way, according to the agenda.
Monday, October 15, 2012
A look at some of the items from this week's City Council meeting.
The City Council will consider a resolution Tuesday to ban dogs from tot lots in Medford, according to a meeting agenda. Councilor Breanna Lungo-Koehn submitted the resolution, which calls for the council to amend the city parks ordinance to ban dogs from tot lots. It's one of several resolutions to be discussed by the council during its 7 p.m. meeting Tuesday. Others include:
Monday, October 8, 2012
A look at items from the Medford City Council agenda.
A local auto dealership has offered up gifts totalling $15,300 to the city intended to be used at the temporary DPW yard, according to a city council agenda. Mayor Michael McGlynn has requested the City Council accept the gifts from Sentry Ford, which include heaters, a gas furnace, a rooftop heating and air conditioner unit, a rooftop ventilation fan, two air compressors, office equipment and furniture, according to the request. The council will consider the request during it's 7 p.m. meeting at City Hall Tuesday. Also on the agenda is a resolution from Councilor Robert Penta to discuss the $3.2 million bond the council approved for new technology in Medford Public Schools. Before its regular meeting, the council will hold a committee of …