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City Council Minutes

September 21, 1998
 

After this evening's work session, Commissioner Saunders made a motion to go into regular session; seconded by Commissioner Vickers. Motion carried unanimously.

Those Commissioners in attendance were: Commissioners Watkins, Saunders and Vickers.

Mr. Pritchett, Public Works Director, had a request to go to bid for replacement of the oil burner which serves the Rescue Fire Company, Cambridge Emergency Medical Services and a portion of City Hall. Since it would need to be shut down for three days in order to install a new one, time is of the essence. Commissioner Watkins motioned to allow Mr. Pritchett to go to bid for this budgeted item; seconded by Commissioner Vickers. Motion carried unanimously.

He also advised Council that he has completed his review of the bids received for replacement of the air-conditioner at DPW. The lowest bid received was from Dorchester Service Associates and he would like to award the bid to them. Commissioner Saunders moved to allow his request; seconded by Commissioner Watkins. Motion carried unanimously. Mr. Pritchett advised that their bid was over $2,000. less than budgeted.

Commissioner Saunders then made a request from the Mayor and Council to send a letter to Ms. Nancy Palmer at the Department of Housing and Community Development requesting confirmation that the $40,000. that she granted for the design of Pine Street Revitalization be stepped up. The design needs to accompany the November 13th application for the second project. Mr. Kinnamon advised that the City received a letter from the Governor committing the $40,000. but they never received a letter from DHCD. A confirmation letter needs to be received from Ms. Palmer so the Mayor and Council can be allowed to go to bid for an architect. Commissioner Saunders had previously asked Ms. Palmer if the City did not need all of the $40,000. for an architect, could they ask for an amendment and use up to $5,000. for administrative services for the Grants Department.

On another note, Commissioner Vickers brought up the fact that the salt shed at DPW is starting to collapse. Mr. Pritchett said it would cost $30,000. to replace the salt shed and he has already checked with vendors. A salt dome, which is the best way to go, is approximately $60,000. He did say that $30,000. was budgeted for a salt dome. Commissioner Saunders made a motion to allow Mr. Pritchett to go to bid for the salt shed; seconded by Commissioner Watkins. Motion carried unanimously.

Mr. Kinnamon mentioned that it had been discussed not to have a Police Board meeting on October 19th since the Chief's secretary will be on vacation. There will still be a work session on that date regarding discussion of the Historic District Guidelines.

With no further business, meeting adjourned.

I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and accurate account of the Council meeting of Monday, September 21, 1998 insofar as I personally am aware.

Edwin C. Kinnamon