Wednesday, July 17, 2024

These are just some of the municipal meetings and civic events for the coming week. More are on the City of Somerville website.

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Somerville needs poll inspectors

Ward 5 voting at the Armory on Nov. 7 in Somerville. (Photo: Ryan DiLello)

Polling place workers information session, 2 and 6 p.m. Tuesday. The city’s election department is hiring inspectors for the March 5 presidential primary election. These informational sessions will discuss basic knowledge of the polls and have attendees fill out paperwork to become city employees. IDs along with a passport, Social Security card or birth certificate are needed to fill out the paperwork. Inspectors must be registered voters in Massachusetts, but not necessarily in Somerville. Compensation for inspectors is $200 for the day. The sessions take place at Somerville City Hall, 93 Highland Ave., Central Hill. Registration for the sessions is required.

City asks about federal funds

Five-Year Consolidated Plan community meeting, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. The city hosts meetings for the community to provide input on plans for spending around $3.2 million annually to benefit low- and moderate-income residents. These yearly funds come from the federal government for housing and community development activities. To get the funds, the city has to create a five-year plan to decide where funding is needed; the 2024-2028 period is being discussed. The Tuesday meeting is at Bow Market, 1 Bow Market Way, Union Square, while Thursday’s meeting takes place via Zoom videoconferencing..

Accessible parking discussion

Somerville Commission for Persons With Disabilities, at 9 a.m. Friday. The commission holds a special meeting to discuss funds for accessible parking. The meeting will take place via Zoom.