City Council Holds Short Meeting

By Sue Ellen Woodcock

In setting a new record, the Revere City Council met for just  9 minutes on Monday night and only recorded a couple of votes.

First, the council approved the gift of a small piece of land on Pratt Street from a man who would rather not pay $200 a year in taxes on a wet piece of land he acquired years ago. Darren Ryan of Stoneham said the land was part of a subdivision and in his opinion was not buildable.

The council also approved a transfer of funds for the Oak Island Playground Build. The amount of $62,453 was transferred from the Restoration of Playground Fund to the Playground Capital Fund.

The council also approved a motion made by Ward 5 Councillor John Powers to make a bus stop safer.

Powers asked that the mayor address the safety issues at the school bus stop at John and Mills Avenues. Powers said the dangerous traffic conditions for a driver on Route 1A create heavy traffic between John and Mills Avenue. He said people are cutting through Mills Avenue creating a dangerous situation without regard to children waiting for the buses on Riverside.

“A child was almost hit waiting for the bus with cars flying down,” Powers said, asking also if a police officer could be stationed down there between the hours of 7 and 8 a.m. “so no child is injured or worse.”

Councillor George Rotondo had proposed many of the motions on the council’s agenda, but since he was not able to attend the meeting the council could not act on them.

The next regular City Council meeting will be on October 4 at 6 p.m.

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