By Sue Ellen Woodcock
The city council held a brief meeting on Wednesday, July 12, to issue a Resolution of Condolence for former Mayor and City Council President Robert J. Haas Jr.
With a bouquet of red roses and a photograph of former Mayor and Council President Robert Haas Jr. placed at Haas’ seat in the Council chambers, friend and Ward 3 Councillor Arthur Guinasso read the Resolution of Condolence from the city.
“Whereas former Mayor and City Council President Robert J. Haas Jr. has rendered conspicuous, faithful and honorable public service to the citizens in the city of Revere in his duties as mayor and city councillor.
Whereas almighty God in his infinite wisdom has called former Mayor and City Council President Robert J. Haas Jr. to his eternal reward.
Whereas the sad calling from our midst of former Mayor and City Council President Robert J. Haas Jr. leaves a vacancy in the official family of the city of Revere that will be difficult to fill and a memory that will be long cherished.
Now, therefore be it resolved that the members of the Revere City Council extend to the family of former Mayor and City Council President Haas on behalf of the citizens of Revere our heartfelt sympathy and sincerest regrets on their for their profound loss.
Be it further resolved that in recognition of former Mayor and City Council President Haas’ services to the citizens of Revere, the City Council pays sincere tribute to his memory by spreading upon the official records of the city of Revere a copy of this resolution and condolences, ordered on a roll call (vote) of the city council.”
In other business, the council voted to approve $892,142 in end of year transfers, including a transfer from the police detail account of $35,000 to the new equipment account for the purchase of a police car. There was also $250,000 transfer from the fire department’s permanent salaries account to fund other deficit accounts in the department. It was also noted that $69,000 was saved in the snow removal budget.