Friday, February 11, 2011

City Council Agenda for Tuesday 2/15/2011

After a romantic evening on Monday with your sweetheart, what better way to spend a Tuesday night than at City Hall with your favorite political reality show. You can watch on LynnCAM, but I highly recommend getting to this one in person. It includes Part II of The Fortucci Situation (something I like to refer to as the first Mayoral Debate). It is especially interesting to watch your particular Ward councilor speak. I feel bad for some of you and we have some at-large guys in there that make me feel sorry for this city. It becomes clear who is on the side of truth and who is on the side of politics as usual. Make up your own mind, Tuesday at City Hall...... and, if you don't, I might have to make it up for you.

Downtowners!!! Pay special attention to the last tabled item. I've heard that there is an offer on the table for 33 Central Square, which is great news. I'm also hearing that Zee hasn't accepted it yet. Not great news! If no one is going to do anything with this building, it's time for the pressure of this city to be applied in full force. It is a danger to the kids at RAW, it is a danger to a large residential and commercial street block in Central Square (full disclosure, MY BUILDING!!! and I don't want it to burn down) and must be dealt with in whatever way we can.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011:
Personnel Committee, 7:00 P.M., Room 402Discussion re: Request from Veterans Director for
One (1) Entry-Level Full-Time Clerk Typist, and
Other Business.

License Committee, 7:15 P.M., Room 402Discussion re: Minor Licenses, and Other Business.

Public Works Committee, 7:30 P.M., Room 408Discussion with the DPW Commissioner and the Police Chief regarding the status of the current equipment in relation to winter snow storms and accidents throughout the City; and Other Business.

City Council Agenda

Roll Call
Moment of Silence
Pledge of Allegiance


Letter of Disclosures from:
Robert Stilian
Stephen Upton
Paul Price
William Trahant
Stephen J. Duffy

Public Hearings:
Petition of National Grid, Craig Spinale, for permission to install a steel stub pole #26-84 in the public way on Hamilton Avenue, between #98 and #102 Hamilton Avenue. (Colucci)

Petition of Verizon, Robert E. Grassia, for permission to place approximately 50 feet of 4” conduit in the intersection of Lynnfield Street and Parker Hill Road and Millard Avenue, from Manhole #339 to New Pole #46/86 (Pole 46/86 is being relocated approximately 30 feet) and to place approximately 20 feet of 4” conduit from the new pole location to the existing main line conduit system on Lynnfield Street to establish a new underground connection from the new pole to the Verizon conduit system.

Public Hearings to be Set Down:
Petition of Verizon, Robert Grassia, for permission to locate one pole, wires, cables and fixtures, including the necessary anchors, guys and or such sustaining and protecting fixture to be owned and used in common along Bailey Street, for service for #41-54 Bailey Street, and to lay and maintain underground laterals, cables and wires in the above or intersection public ways for the purpose of making connections with such pole and buildings.

Petition of National Grid, Philip Courcy, for the installation of 3650’ + of 12-5” and 1525’ + of 6-5” PVC-EB conduit and miscellaneous underground equipment on Union Street.

Unfinished Business:
Continuation of Special Council Meeting to take whatever action the Council so desires on the following:

A Public Hearing to determine whether to remove Richard J. Fortucci as Chief Financial Officer for the City of Lynn.

Committee Reports:
Personnel Committee
License Committee
Public Works Committee

New Business:

Petition of AT&T Mobility, Inc., Francis Kelley, for permission to do minor modification of an existing stealth Wireless Communication facility from 6-9 antennas, unmanned, no change in operation at Grace United Methodist Church at 372 Broadway. (Lozzi) Tabled 12/28/10

Petition of AT&T Mobility, Inc., Francis Kelley, for permission to do minor modification of an existing wireless communication facility from 6-9 antennas, unmanned, no change in operation at 500 Lynnfield Street. (Lozzi) Tabled 12/28/10.

Recommends that the Lynn City Council be requested to set down a Public Hearing relative to a burnt, dilapidated or dangerous building or other structure located at 33 Central Square and, after hearing, may make record an order adjudging it to be a nuisance to the neighborhood or dangerous and prescribing to its disposition, alteration, or regulation all as authorized by Massachusetts General
Laws, Chapter 139, Section 1. (Crighton) Tabled 1/11/11


  1. The pols are giving us a lot to write about these days. Kennedy seems intent on airing the city's dirty laundry, which is laudable, but I feel that in the process she is airing her own. Maybe some discretion is advised.

  2. 33 Central Square is an asset to downtown. It is architecturally beautiful, with an historic appeal. It will cost less to repair, than to try to rebuild something in similar character to fit in downtown.

    On the matter of Fortucci's case, I have to agree with those on the council who have not voiced their opinion as of yet. How can one come to an opinion before a hearing is over? I would like to see things worked out. If lack of communication is the issue and can be corrected, then let it stand a trial period. (Most) Everyone means well.

    Maybe you can explain things for me, if I don't understand ......

  3. i wonder how much it would cost to renovate 33 Central Square? seems like a nice spot for a rooftop garden...

  4. erased computer info/ lack of communication by mayor... same difference,
    only difference maybe you Corey may have communication with the mayor but the rest of the city doesnt

  5. I don't actually. same challenges as everyone else. I was just complaining about that on I think the lack of her office responding to the recent Globe article is ridiculous. I got no response on my several complaints about banning parking in our business district. Post on that coming soon.


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