What's on the Salem City Council Agenda Tonight?

The Salem City Council will meet tonight at City Hall.

Salem city councilors being sworn in Monday morning at Collins Middle School.
Salem city councilors being sworn in Monday morning at Collins Middle School.

The recently reorganized Salem City Council will come together tonight at City Hall for the first time since Monday morning's inauguration.

Councilors are Thomas Furey, William Legault, Elaine Milo, and Arthur Sargent, Councilors-at-Large; Robert McCarthy, Ward 1 Councilor; Heather Famico, Ward 2 Councilor; Todd Siegel, Ward 3 Councilor; David Eppley, Ward 4 Councilor; Josh Turiel, Ward 5 Councilor; Beth Gerard, Ward 6 Councilor; Joseph O’Keefe, Sr., Ward 7 Councilor.  

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Here's a look at some of the items that will be on the agenda.

  • Hearing regarding National Grid's plan to install conduits on Bridge Street.

Appointments and Reappointments

  • Mayor's appointment of William Griset Jr. to serve as member of the Planning Board.
  • Mayor's appointment of Peter Copelas to serve as an alternate member of the Zoning Board of Appeals.
  • Mayor's reappointment of Olle Duijvesteijn, William Simons, Laura DeToma Swanson, Linda Vaughn and Kevin Walker to serve as members of the Cable Commission.
  • Mayor's reappointment of Frank Milo to serve as member of the Salem Housing Authority.
  • Mayor's reappointment of Michael Cagggiano and Tim Dogett to serve as members of the Salem Parking Board.
  • Mayor's appointment of Thomas Burke to serve as a Constable.
  • Mayor's reappointment of James Barina to serve as Constable.

Communications from the Mayor

  • Confirmation of Salem's new Snow Emergency Parking Policy
  • Consider amending an ordinance pertaining to smoking on the bike path.
  • Consider making the fine for smoking on the bike path $50.
  • Consider amending an ordinance so that the Director of Park, Recreation & Community Services will oversee and direct the Council on Aging Department and appointment of the Head of the Council on Aging.
  • Amending an ordinance so that the fee for fingerprint-based criminal record background checks will be reduced from $75 to $50.


  • Petition from National Grid to install and remove poles on Bridge, Boston and Goodhue streets.
  • Request from the North Shore Medical Center to hold their annual Cancer Walk on Jude 22, 2014.

Unfinished Business


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