City Council Meeting

Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 6:30 pm
via Webex (link to be provided via Agenda)

Greenfield City Council

November 17, 2021

223rd Regular Meeting

6:30 p.m.

Webex Conferencing System

To join via computer:

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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 October 20, 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. 34)
  • $115.50 Payment of Baker’s Invoice from FY22 Human Resources Department Budget.

  1. Motions, Orders, and Resolutions
  1. Order withdrawn by Mayor, November 3, 2021 - Take from Table FY22-027A1 – Declare Real Estate located at 294-296 Federal Street, units located in the 298 Federal Street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. 35, Top)
  2. Order withdrawn by Mayor, November 3, 2021 - Take from Table FY22-027A2 – Authorize the Mayor to Sell City property located at 294-296 Federal Street, units located in the 298 Federal Street building. (Pg. 35, Bottom)
  3. Mayor’s Appointments & Re-Appointments – Susan Ahearn Bellemare, Public Library Board of Trustees; David Singer, Zoning Board of Appeals. (Pg. 38)
  4. Appointment– Jim Geisman, Board of Assessors. (Pg. 44)
  5. Approve $115.50 Payment of Baker’s Invoice from FY22 Human Resources Department Budget. (Pg. 45)
  6. Amend City Charter Article 3: Executive Branch, Section 3-1: Mayor; Qualifications; Term of Office; Compensation, Subsection (c): Compensation. (Pg. 48)
  7. Amend City Charter Article 3: Executive Branch, Section 3-8: Temporary Absence of the Mayor, Subsection (a): Acting Mayor. (Pg. 49)
  8. Amend City Charter Article 3: Executive Branch, Section 3-9: Vacancy in Office of Mayor, Subsection (b): Council Election. (Pg. 51)
  9. Amend City Charter Article 5: Finance and Fiscal Procedures, Section 5-2: School Committee Budget, Subsection (a): Public Hearing. (Pg. 52)
  10. Amend City Charter Article 5: Finance and Fiscal Procedures, Section 5-3: Submission of Budget and Budget Message. (Pg. 53)
  11. Amend City Charter Article 5: Finance and Fiscal Procedures, Section 5-7: Supplementary Budgets; Other Appropriations. (Pg. 54)

  1. Presentation of Petitions and Similar Papers

  1. Report of Committees

  1. Unfinished Business

  1. Old Business

  1. New Business

First Reading (Pg. 56)

  • Transfer $13,375 from Contract Stabilization for Central Maintenance Union Contract Wage Provisions.
  • Approve $1,700 for Payment of Invoices from KP Law PC from FY22 Energy 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., November 17, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. at John Zon Community Center, 35 Pleasant St., or via Webex, if required, https://greenfieldma.my.webex.com/greenfieldma.my/j.php?MTID=maef6ee7b838ae1410467d09f250746f2, to receive public input on the following:

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

The City Council may consider the same on Wed., November 17, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. at John Zon Community Center, 35 Pleasant St., or via Webex, if required, https://greenfieldma.my.webex.com/greenfieldma.my/j.php?MTID=maef6ee7b838ae1410467d09f250746f2. 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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