Almost half of the Aug 27th BOA mtg agenda (pdf) basically consists of 311 service requests like orders to fix potholes and sidewalks. The other half contains some interesting items including these highlights (emphasis added by me):
Note that Ward 7 Alderman Bob Trane was the only member to not have sponsored any items. The Aldermen each earn a salary of $24,521.03 in FY2010.
By Ald. Roche, That the Chief of Police monitor Foss Park at different hours near the swimming pool and tot lot for adults defecating and urinating, and send a communication to the Park Rangers to monitor same, and that the Commissioner of Public Works request that DCR monitor the cleanliness of these areas.
By Ald. Roche, That the Commissioner of Public Works determine if the two trees at 55-57 Bonair St. are harmful to the residents’ quality of life as they constantly emit a thick liquid that is hard to remove from vehicles and surfaces.
By Ald. Heuston, That the Director of SPCD update this Board on the Union Sq. Traffic Study, including a timeline for final review, plan approval and implementation.
By Ald. Heuston, That the City Solicitor draft an ordinance requiring that all property taxes and revenues owed to the City be paid in full by the applicant before an appeal can be submitted to the Planning Board or Zoning Board.
By Ald. Heuston, That this Board requests that the Traffic Commission consider an additional alternative to city-wide resident parking to provide for certain major streets with both commercial sections and major residential portions, to keep resident parking all day and evening in the residential portions and resident parking from 2:30 to 10 AM only in the commercial sections.
By Ald. Heuston, That the City Solicitor advise this Board on the ability of the city to regulate noise, overcrowding, and other activities from churches that impact the quality of life for residents.
By Ald. O’Donovan, That this Board requests that the Traffic Commission rescind its 10 PM meter regulation in Magoun Sq.
By Ald. O’Donovan, That this Board requests that the Traffic Commission complete a parking study in Magoun Sq. prior to placing any metered parking on residential streets there.
By Ald. O’Donovan, That this Board requests that the Traffic Commission rescind the $1 guest parking fee for taxpayers and residents.
By Ald. O’Donovan, That the Director of Personnel appear before this Board to explain the city’s policy for retirees regarding their benefits and available options on retirement.
By Ald. Gewirtz, That this Board requests that the Administration consider launching a wireless device recycling program at City Hall.
By Ald. Gewirtz, That the Commissioner of Public Works ensure that Statue Park is cleaned vigorously and that the benches are power washed to remove pigeon droppings.
By Ald. Sullivan, That the Director of Traffic and Parking inspect all intersections and install the appropriate markings and signs identifying the twenty foot rule to motorists.
Requesting approval of an ordinance regarding weeds, grass and overgrowth.
Requesting approval of a transfer of $5,650.66 from the DPW B&G Alarms Acct. to the Law Dept. Settlement Acct., for a settlement with Ultraguard Protective Services.
Proclaiming Monday, September 28, 2009, as Family Day, a day to eat dinner with your children.