City Council Meeting

Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 6:30 pm
via Webex (link to be provided via Agenda)

Greenfield City Council

October 20, 2021

222nd 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 September 22, 2021, City Council meeting minutes (Pg. 4)

  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. 14)
  • 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, Orders, and Resolutions
  1. Extension of GI Zone on Map R42, to include all or a portion of lot 4 that would include the shop building and run all the way down the river. (Pg. 15)
  2. Amendments to Chapter 200: Zoning; Section7.17: Marijuana Establishments, including the addition of two definitions below and amending the ordinance where applicable to reflect the new definitions:
  • Marijuana courier
  • Marijuana delivery operator or delivery operator (Pg. 20)
  1. Amend City Charter Article 2: Legislative Branch, Section 2-8: Officers Elected by City Council, Subsection (a) City Auditor. (Pg. 29)
  2. Amend City Charter Article 3: Executive, Section 3-3: Appointments by the Mayor, Subsection (a). (Pg. 30)
  3. Amend City Charter Article 3: Executive, Section 3-4: Removal or suspension of certain officials, Subsection (a) City Officers and Department Heads. (Pg. 32)
  4. Amend City Charter Article 3: Executive, Section 3-6: Communications; Special Meetings, Subsection (b): Special Meetings of the City Council. (Pg. 34)
  5. Declares Real Estate located at 294-296 Federal Street, units located in the 298 Federal Street building as surplus property and transfers to Mayor for sale. (Pg. 36, top)
  6. Authorize the Mayor to Sell City property located at 294-296 Federal Street, units located in the 298 Federal Street building. (Pg. 36, bottom)
  7. Resolution requesting that the mayor pursue the development of the Hope St. parking lot as mixed-income housing when the temporary fire station is no longer needed. (Pg. 38)
  8. Warrant for the City Biennial Election on November 2, 2021. (Pg. 40)
  9. Accept Re-Precincting for the City of Greenfield. (Pg. 43)
  10. Transfer $41,100 from Capital Stabilization for Wisdom Way Engineering & Construction Administration Services. (Pg. 57)
  11. Transfer $200,000 from OPEB Stabilization Fund 8406 to the OPEB Trust. (Pg. 64)
  12. Citizen’s Petition of the City Council to amend Charter Section 2-6: Exercise of Powers; Quorum; Rules (c): Rules of Procedure, Subsection 3. (Pg. 67)
  13. Citizen’s Petition for the City Council to maintain the City Commons as it existed as of January 1, 2021. (Pg. 85)

  1. Presentation of Petitions and Similar Papers

  1. Report of Committees

  1. Unfinished Business

  1. Old Business

  1. New Business

First Reading (Pg. 107)

  • $115.50 Payment of Baker’s Invoice from FY22 Human Resources Department Budget.

  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., October 20, 2021, at 6:30 p.m., via Webex: https://greenfieldma.my.webex.com/greenfieldma.my/j.php?MTID=mbb062482e0766f3b72f9f6d0f79b4969 , to receive public input on the following:

  • 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.

The City Council may consider the same on Wed., October 20, 2021, at 6:30 p.m., via Webex: https://greenfieldma.my.webex.com/greenfieldma.my/j.php?MTID=mbb062482e0766f3b72f9f6d0f79b4969. 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

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