City Council Meeting

Wednesday, September 22, 6:30 pm
via Webex (link to be provided via Agenda)

Greenfield City Council

September 22, 2021

221st Regular Meeting

6:30 p.m.

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AGENDA

  1. Call to Order

CHAIRS STATEMENT: This meeting is being recorded and videotaped by the City Council and GCTV-15. If any other persons present are doing the same you must notify the chairperson at this time.

  1. Roll Call of Members

  1. Pledge of Allegiance (voluntary)

  1. Approve the August 18, 2021, City Council meeting minutes. (Pg. 3)

  1. Communications from Superintendent of Schools and School Committee

  1. Communications from Mayor, City Officers and Employees

  1. Communications from other City Employees as needed, by invitation.

  1. Public Comment

  1. Public Hearing(s) and Second Reading(s): (Pg. 9)
  • Transfer $10,000 from Reserve Fund to DPW Parks Swim Area Materials to Cover Expenses of the Flooding at the Nash Mill Road recreation area.

  1. Motions, Orders, and Resolutions
  1. Take from the Table FY22-001 – Authorize Sale of 382 Deerfield Street (GMTA). (Pg. 10)
  2. Amend City Charter Article 1: Incorporation; Short Title: Definitions, Section 7 -1: Definitions, Subsection (o): Voters. (Pg. 22)
  3. Amend City Charter Article 2: Legislative Branch, Section 2-1: Composition, Subsection (b): Term of Office. (Pg. 23)
  4. Amend City Charter Article 2: Legislative Branch, Section 2-1: Composition, Subsection (c): Eligibility. (Pg. 24)
  5. Amend City Charter Article 2: Legislative Branch, Section 2-2: Council President, Subsection (a): Election and Term. (Pg. 25)
  6. Amend City Charter Article 2: Legislative Branch, Section 2-2: Councilor President, Subsection (c): Council Vice President. (Pg. 26)
  7. Amend City Charter Article 2: Legislative Branch, Section 2-6: Exercise of Powers; Quorum; Rules, Subsection (c) (2): Rules of Procedure; Special Meetings of the City Council. (Pg. 28)
  8. Transfer $10,000 from Reserve Fund to DPW Parks Swim Area Materials to Cover Expenses of the Flooding at the Nash Mill Road recreation area. (Pg. 29)
  9. Authorization to Release City’s Right of Title and Interest of Paper Street located at 61-71 Montague City Road. (Pg. 31)
  10. Mayor’s Appointment – Gretchen Green, Crossroads Cultural District. (Pg. 44)

  1. Presentation of Petitions and Similar Papers

  1. Report of Committees

  1. Unfinished Business

  1. Old Business

  1. New Business

First Reading (Pg. 47)

  • Transfer $41,100 from Capital Stabilization for Wisdom Way Engineering & Construction Administration Services.
  • Transfer $200,000 from OPEB Stabilization Fund 8406 to the OPEB Trust.

  1. Motions for Reconsideration

  1. Adjournment

EXECUTIVE SESSION MAY BE CALLED

*Please note that the list of topics was comprehensive at the time of posting, however, the public body may consider and take action on unforeseen matters not specifically named in this notice. Posted in accordance with M.G.L.c 30A § 18-25.

PUBLIC HEARING

In accordance with Home Rule Charter, the Greenfield City Council will hold a public hearing on Wed., September 22, 2021, at 6:30 p.m., via Webex: https://greenfieldma.my.webex.com/greenfieldma.my/j.php?MTID=mdeaa61c99683d06b1289777cce61a241, to receive public input on the following:

  • Transfer $10,000 from Reserve Fund to DPW Parks Swim Area Materials to Cover Expenses of the Flooding at the Nash Mill Road recreation area.

The City Council may consider the same on Wed., September 22, 2021, at 6:30 p.m., via Webex:https://greenfieldma.my.webex.com/greenfieldma.my/j.php?MTID=mdeaa61c99683d06b1289777cce61a241. Materials can be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office, 14 Court Sq. from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Mon. - Fri. or phone 413-772-1555, x. 6163.

Penny Ricketts, Greenfield City Council President

Posted to: Town Council