THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – Friday, June 28, 2019 Page 3 City Council approves $16.3 million for CIP projects there,” he said. “I’m not voting for this thing.” Photography award and summer break The City Council presented a citation to Katy Rogers for her ongoing work as an accomplished photographer. DiFlorio said Rogers has received several other accolades in the past. “It is by no accident that Katy is getting all these awards, her work is impeccable,” she said. City Council President Richard Dell Isola lauded Rogers for her diligence. “Katy is at more events than any other reporter or photographer in the city,” he said. The City Council is not scheduled to meet during the months of July and August; however, the president reserves the right to call a special meeting should business arise that requires immediate attention. 8 Norwood St. Everett (617) 387-9810 www.eight10barandgrille.com HONORED: Local photographer Katy Rogers recently received a citation from the City Council to recognize the selection of her submission as the 2018-2019 Greater Lynn Photographic Association “Image of the Year” and being selected as the second overall photographer for projected images in 2018-2019. By Christopher Roberson T he City Council voted unanimously, during its June 24 meeting, to appropriate $16.3 million to fund Everett’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for fiscal year 2020. During the City Council’s prior meeting on June 10, Chief Financial Officer Eric Demas recommended purchasing two BMW motorcycles for the Police Department. Although the police have used Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the past, Demas said, the BMW models are easier to maintain and come with better warranties. He said the $50,000 needed for the purchase would come out of the CIP Stabilization Fund. In addition, Demas had called attention to the ongoing park renovations, specifically Phase II of Swan Street Park, which could potentially have a dog park. Also on June 10, Gregory St. Louis, executive director of Public Works & Engineering, said there are plans to install “five or six” pipes under Spring Street to reduce flooding from the Island End River. In addition, St. Louis said the City Council already allocated $650,000 to dredge the northern canal; however, dredging is also needed for the southern canal. Looking ahead, Demas said he expects the city’s debt service to be reduced by $5 million by fiscal year 2021 and for 82 percent of the total debt to be paid off within the next 10 years. Regarding the recent launch of Bluebikes, Ward 1 Councillor Fred Capone asked to see the terms of the contract with the bike-share company. “We were told we were going to be involved and we were cut out completely,” he said of the contract negotiations. Capone also expressed his disappointment with Lime Bikes and does not want another blunder. “We were allowing a vendor to use the sidewalks without any compensation,” he said, adding that the city could have requested 10 percent of the money that residents paid to Lime Bikes, and “It was a big miss.” In addition, Capone said the new bike rack locations have only compounded the city’s parking problems. Therefore, he asked that no more racks be added until the City Council can meet with the Mayor’s Office and the Planning Department. Councillor-at-Large Michael Marchese said the racks should be located in the parks and not in front of businesses. “The businesses are getting killed, they really are,” he said. Ward 6 Councillor Michael McLaughlin said he has had reservations about Bluebikes since they arrived in Everett. “The rollout was a disaster, they just dumped them,” he said. “I don’t know who came up with the idea to put them where they put them – it doesn’t make sense.” Spring Street church denied open air parking license In other news, the City Council voted 3-7 against granting an open air parking license for Ministerio Monte De Sion, a church located at 108-114 Spring St. Prior to the vote, City Clerk Sergio Cornelio said the license would allow “three to four” parking spaces to be used for donation storage contain• Family Dentistry • Crowns • Bridges • Veneers/Lumineers • Dental Implants • All on 4 Dental Implants • Emergency Dentist • Kid Friendly Dentist • Root Canals • Dentures • Invisalign Braces • Snap On Smile • Teeth Whitening ers and box trucks. Cornelio reminded the councillors that they could approve the license with conditions. He also said that as the City Council’s agent, he has the authority to inspect the property of a license holder; however, Ward 5 Councillor Rosa DiFlorio said there is too much room for error. “We don’t know what’s going to be there, it’s too broad,” she said. “It’s just not the right place.” Councillor-at-Large Wayne Matewsky said he wants a recommendation from the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) and the Planning Board before making his decision. “I don’t feel comfortable voting on this,” he said. Marchese said his mind was already made up and that there is no need to involve the ZBA and the Planning Board. “We shouldn’t be putting that crap (Courtesy Photo) Lunch Menu! Enjoy our Famous $10 Served Mon. thru Fri. ‘til 3:30 PM Choose from 16 Items! Grilled Rib Eye Steak! Only $22.00 includes Two Sides Every Friday FRESH HADDOCK DINNER Prepared Your Way! 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