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.
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.