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Town Council Meeting
The Town Council meets tonight in the Council Chambers in Town Hall.
1. ROLL CALL
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. EXAMINATION OF MINUTES: December 11, 2012.
4. PUBLIC FORUM
5. PRESIDENT’S REPORT
6. INFORMATION PRESENTATIONS:
a) Status Update on the Riverfront Project Capital Funding – Stephen P. Corbett, Vice President.
7. 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 issue refunding bonds pursuant to G.L. c. 44, §21A in order to reduce interest costs, in an amount not to exceed Eleven Million Dollars ($11,000,000), to refund all or any portion of the remaining principal of and redemption premium and interest on the following outstanding bonds of the Town:
Original Amount Original Issue Date
$4,103,000 November 1, 2003 $5,263,000 March 15, 2004 $15,965,000 November 1, 2004
and for the payment of all costs incidental and related thereto, and that the Town Manager and the Treasurer are each authorized to take any and all other action necessary to carry out the purposes of this Order.
8. MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:
a) Resolution preserving the property known as Whitney Hill Park for passive recreation and education purposes.
b) First Reading on an Ordinance amending Watertown Code of Ordinances, Title IX, General Regulations; Chapter 91, Animals; Section 91.16: Restraint of Dogs allowing dogs on leashes to be walked in Whitney Hill Park.
c) First Reading on an Ordinance amending Watertown Code of Ordinances Title III, Administration; Chapter 31, Boards, Commissions and Departments, Timing and Process of Appointments; Section 31.50: Expiration of Terms to provide for an expiration date for appointments to the Storm-water Advisory Board.
d) Resolution authorizing a transfer of $2,297 from the Fiscal Year 2013 Town Council Reserve Account to the Fiscal Year 2013 Town Auditor Full Time Salaries Account in order to adjust the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget to reflect the previously adopted Ordinance amending the Fiscal Year 2012 Compensation of the Town Auditor.
9. COMMITTEE REPORTS:
a) Committee on Public Works report on Automated Trash and Recycling program; roads/street repairs – Cecilia Lenk, Chair.
b) Committee on Rules and Ordinances report and action on a resolution regarding electronic distribution of documents – John A. Donohue, Chair.
10. NEW BUSINESS
11. COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE TOWN MANAGER
12. REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION
14. 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.