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Town Council Meeting
The Town Council meets tonight in the Council Chamber in Town Hall.
1. ROLL CALL
2. EXECUTIVE SESSION: 6:00 pm – To discuss strategy with respect to litigation if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the litigating position of the Town and the President so declares.
3. RETURN TO OPEN SESSION: 7:15 pm
4. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
5. EXAMINATION OF MINUTES: July 10thand July 17th as amended.
6. PUBLIC FORUM
7. COMMUNICATIONS FROM TOWN OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES:
a) Informational Update and Report on the first week of new single streamline recycling and automated trash collection program that began on August 6, 2012 –Gerald S. Mee, Jr., Superintendent of Public Works.
b) Informational Update and Report on issues with the broadcast quality of public meetings presented through the Watertown Cable Access Corporation – John Airasian, Chair.
c) Historic District Commission – Request for Authorization to Commence Study of Creation of 917 Belmont Street Historic District
8. PRESIDENT’S REPORT
9. PUBLIC HEARING AND VOTE:
a) 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 $2,500,000 under Chapter 44 of the General Laws or any other enabling authority for the costs of road, sidewalk and wheelchair ramp construction and reconstruction, and for the payment of other costs incidental or related thereto, including, but not limited to drainage and water service improvements, signing, pavement markings and related work as directed by the Superintendent of Public Works.
10. MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:
a) A Resolution on the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Process.
b) A Resolution to Take Temporary Easements for Belmont Street Improvements.
c) Order of Taking – Easements Abutting Belmont Street.
11. COMMITTEE REPORTS:
a) Personnel and Town Organization subcommittee report on the Town’sOrganizational Structure – Susan G. Falkoff, Chair.
b) Public Works subcommittee report on a policy for the new Recycling Center at Stanley Avenue – Cecilia Lenk, Chair.
12. NEW BUSINESS
13. COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE TOWN MANAGER:
a) Request for Confirmation of reappointments to the Conservation Commission.
b) Request for Confirmation of appointments and reappointment to the Storm-water Advisory Committee.
14. REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION
16. PUBLIC FORUM
More About Town of Watertown Town Hall
Town Hall is the center of government in town. The building houses several department offices, including the town manager, town clerk, the treasurer and collector, assessor, health, recreation and veterans services. Many town committees and boards meet in Town Hall, including the town council, the school committee, the planning board and the zoning board.