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Council Overrides Mayor’s Horn Pond Veto

Mayor Scott Galvin had vetoed a City Council vote to implement a 90-day moratorium on new structures at Horn Pond.

A Horn Pond bench. Photo credit: Patch file photo.
A Horn Pond bench. Photo credit: Patch file photo.

The Woburn City Council overrode Mayor Scott Galvin’s veto pertaining to a 90-day moratorium on new benches, plaques and memorials at Horn Pond.

The council voted in favor of the moratorium at its May 6 meeting, but Galvin vetoed the vote. The council, in turn, overrode his veto last week, reported the Daily Times Chronicle.

Galvin’s opposition to the moratorium was that the City Charter prohibits the council from “directly or indirectly taking part in the care, custody or management of city property,” reported the Times Chronicle.

Read the full Times Chronicle article.

 

Background

Alderman Rosa DiTucci, whose ward includes Horn Pond, voiced concern earlier this month about the number of benches that have popped up along Horn Pond. She requested a plan to look at the short-term and long-term use and care of Horn Pond and restricted memorials, plaques, benches and structures at the pond.

She ultimately agreed to the 90-day ban. At that time, the council also sent a motion to create the Horn Pond Committee to the council’s Liaison Committee for further review.

garc2010 May 26, 2014 at 09:30 PM
It is an indisputable fact that there are more asses in Woburn than bench seats at Horn Pond...when will the music stop?

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