City Council Meeting

Wednesday, April 20, 6:30 pm
John Zon Community Center, 35 Pleasant Street

Greenfield City Council

April 20, 2022

228th Regular Meeting

6:30 p.m.

John Zon Community Center

35 Pleasant Street, Greenfield

PLEASE NOTE: THIS CITY MEETING, INCLUDING PUBLIC COMMENT PARTICIPATION, WILL BE IN PERSON AT THE JOHN ZON COMMUNITY CENTER, 35 PLEASANT STREET.

To view the full agenda:

https://greenfield-ma.gov/files/City_Council_2022-04-20_Agenda.pdf

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 March 16, 2022, City Council meeting minutes (Pg. 5)

  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
  • Police Chief Robert Haigh

  1. Public Comment

  1. Public Hearing(s) and Second Reading(s): (Pg. 18)
  • FY2023 Capital Budget
  • Approve a 4 to 6 year lease/purchase agreement for two (2) Standard Utility Vehicles (SUV) Not to Exceed $99,000.
  • Appropriate $25,000 from 8402 Capital Stabilization for an ADA Architectural Study of City Hall.
  • Appropriate $40,000 from 8402 Capital Stabilization for a Health Department Vehicle.
  • Appropriate $1,848,900 for Upgrades to the Police Station.
  • Appropriate $275,000 for Main Street Reconstruction (B2 Engineering).
  • Appropriate $200,000 for the Highway Fund.
  • Appropriate $25,000 from 8402 Capital Stabilization for the Engineering Mill Street Bridge Repairs.
  • Appropriate $136,000 for Sidewalks.
  • Appropriate $60,000 for the Mill and Overlay Paving Phase I of Legion Avenue Parking Lot.
  • Appropriate $285,000 to Purchase a Curbside Trash Collection Truck.
  • Appropriate $95,000 to Design a Replacement for Shelburne Road Culvert.
  • Appropriate $50,000 from 8402 Capital Stabilization (1/3 Share) to Purchase a Roadside Mower.
  • Appropriate $42,000 from 8402 Capital Stabilization to Update Fire Suppression System at Transfer Station.
  • Appropriate $80,000 from 8402 Capital Stabilization for Repairs to the Sanderson Street Building.
  • Appropriate $60,000 from 8402 Capital Stabilization to Purchase Used Bucket Truck.
  • Appropriate $40,000 from 8402 Capital Stabilization for an Inspection Department Vehicle.
  • Appropriate $100,000 from 8402 Capital Stabilization to Purchase Teacher and Student Desktops.
  • Appropriate $75,000 from 8402 Capital Stabilization for Paving at the Federal Street School.
  • Appropriate $100,000 for Equipment and Related Costs for GCET’s Municipal Light Plan Telecommunications System Expansion.
  • Appropriate $55,000 from FY21 Sewer Retained Earnings (1/3 Share) to Purchase a Roadside Mower.
  • Appropriate $150,000 for Sewer Upgrades, Repairs and Replacement for West Street Phase 2.
  • Appropriate $90,000 from FY21 Sewer Retained Earnings to Replace Ford F-350 Truck #15.
  • Appropriate $500,000 for Sewer Inflow and Infiltration Repairs and Replacement as Identified in the Wright-Pierce Sewer System Evaluation Survey.
  • Appropriate $100,000 from FY21 Water Retained Earnings for Water Main Replacement.
  • Appropriate $125,000 to Replace Millbrook Wellfield PH System.
  • Appropriate $175,000 to Replace Oak Hill Actuator and Controls.
  • Appropriate $105,000 to Replace Rocky Mountain Tank Valves.
  • Appropriate $100,000 from FY21 Water Retained Earning for Phase II of the West Street Rehab Project.
  • Appropriate $55,000 from FY21 Water Retained Earnings (1/3 Share) to Purchase a Roadside Mower.

  1. Motions, Orders, and Resolutions
  1. Mayor’s Appointments & Reappointments: Council on Aging – Michelle DeLisio; Greenfield Local Cultural Council – Mpress Bennu; Historical Commission – David Brock; Human Rights Commission – Mpress Bennu; GCET Board of Commissioners – Amy McMahan, Timothy Farrell, Jennifer Stromsten, John Howland, David Russell; Community Preservation Committee – Donna DuSell. (Pg. 21)
  2. Mayor’s Appointment: Greenfield Redevelopment Authority – Ashli Stempel Rae. (Pg. 40)
  3. Mayor’s Appointment: Greenfield Redevelopment Authority – Otis Wheeler. (Pg. 46)

FY2023 Capital Budget

  1. Approve a 4 to 6 year lease/purchase agreement for two (2) Standard Utility Vehicles (SUV) Not to Exceed $99,000. (Pg. 48)
  2. Appropriate $25,000 from 8402 Capital Stabilization for an ADA Architectural Study of City Hall. (Pg. 51)
  3. Appropriate $40,000 from 8402 Capital Stabilization for a Health Department Vehicle. (Pg. 54)
  4. Appropriate $1,848,900 for Upgrades to the Police Station. (Pg. 57)
  5. Appropriate $275,000 for Main Street Reconstruction (B2 Engineering). (Pg. 72)
  6. Appropriate $200,000 for the Highway Fund. (Pg. 75)
  7. Appropriate $25,000 from 8402 Capital Stabilization for the Engineering Mill Street Bridge Repairs. (Pg. 79)
  8. Appropriate $136,000 for Sidewalks. (Pg. 82)
  9. Appropriate $60,000 for the Mill and Overlay Paving Phase I of Legion Avenue Parking Lot. (Pg. 87)
  10. Appropriate $285,000 to Purchase a Curbside Trash Collection Truck. (Pg. 91)
  11. Appropriate $95,000 to Design a Replacement for Shelburne Road Culvert. (Pg. 108)
  12. Appropriate $50,000 from 8402 Capital Stabilization (1/3 Share) to Purchase a Roadside Mower. (Pg. 113)
  13. Appropriate $42,000 from 8402 Capital Stabilization to Update Fire Suppression System at Transfer Station. (Pg. 124)
  14. Appropriate $80,000 from 8402 Capital Stabilization for Repairs to the Sanderson Street Building. (Pg. 127)
  15. Appropriate $60,000 from 8402 Capital Stabilization to Purchase Used Bucket Truck. (Pg. 135)
  16. Appropriate $40,000 from 8402 Capital Stabilization for an Inspection Department Vehicle. (Pg. 138)
  17. Appropriate $100,000 from 8402 Capital Stabilization to Purchase Teacher and Student Desktops. (Pg. 141)
  18. Appropriate $75,000 from 8402 Capital Stabilization for Paving at the Federal Street School. (Pg. 144)
  19. Appropriate $100,000 for Equipment and Related Costs for GCET’s Municipal Light Plan Telecommunications System Expansion. (Pg. 148)
  20. Appropriate $55,000 from FY21 Sewer Retained Earnings (1/3 Share) to Purchase a Roadside Mower. (Pg. 153)
  21. Appropriate $150,000 for Sewer Upgrades, Repairs and Replacement for West Street Rehab Phase 2. (Pg. 162)
  22. Appropriate $90,000 from FY21 Sewer Retained Earnings to Replace Ford F-350 Truck #15 (Pg. 166)
  23. Appropriate $500,000 for Sewer Inflow and Infiltration Repairs and Replacement as Identified in the Wright-Pierce Sewer System Evaluation Survey. (Pg. 172)
  24. Appropriate $100,000 from FY21 Water Retained Earnings for Water Main Replacement. (Pg. 175)
  25. Appropriate $125,000 to Replace Millbrook Wellfield PH System. (Pg. 178)
  26. Appropriate $175,000 to Replace Oak Hill Actuator and Controls. (Pg. 182)
  27. Appropriate $105,000 to Replace Rocky Mountain Tank Valves. (Pg. 186)
  28. Appropriate $100,000 from FY21 Water Retained Earning for Phase II of the West Street Rehab Project. (Pg. 189)
  29. Appropriate $55,000 from FY21 Water Retained Earnings (1/3 Share) to Purchase a Roadside Mower. (Pg. 193)

  1. Presentation of Petitions and Similar Papers

  1. Report of Committees

  1. Unfinished Business

  1. Old Business

  1. New Business

First Reading (Pg. 202)

  • Increase the FY22 Ambulance Revolving Spending Limit.
  • Appropriate $50,000 from Free Cash to Compensated Absences Fund 8450.
  • FY2023 Operating Budget
  • Appropriate $58,329,672 for FY2023 General Fund Budget
  • Appropriate $100,000 from Fund 8406 – OPEB Stabilization – to reduce FY2023 General Fund Operating Budget Raise and Amount from $58,029,672 to $57,929,672.
  • Establish Spending Limit on Revolving Funds not to exceed $680,557
  • Appropriate $1,666,258 FY2023 Water Enterprise Fund
  • Appropriate $2,565,093 FY2023 Sewer Enterprise Fund
  • Appropriate $2,042,234 FY2023 GCET Enterprise Fund

Notice of Zoning Amendment Proposals

  • Proposed zoning amendment for Marijuana Cultivation Facilities. (Pg. 226)

  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., April 20, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. at John Zon Community Center, 35 Pleasant St., to receive public input on the following:

  • FY2023 Capital Budget
  • Approve a 4 to 6 year lease/purchase agreement for two (2) Standard Utility Vehicles (SUV) Not to Exceed $99,000.
  • Appropriate $25,000 from 8402 Capital Stabilization for an ADA Architectural Study of City Hall.
  • Appropriate $40,000 from 8402 Capital Stabilization for a Health Department Vehicle.
  • Appropriate $1,848,900 for Upgrades to the Police Station.
  • Appropriate $275,000 for Main Street Reconstruction (B2 Engineering).
  • Appropriate $200,000 for the Highway Fund.
  • Appropriate $25,000 from 8402 Capital Stabilization for the Engineering Mill Street Bridge Repairs.
  • Appropriate $136,000 for Sidewalks.
  • Appropriate $60,000 for the Mill and Overlay Paving Phase I of Legion Avenue Parking Lot.
  • Appropriate $285,000 to Purchase a Curbside Trash Collection Truck.
  • Appropriate $95,000 to Design a Replacement for Shelburne Road Culvert.
  • Appropriate $50,000 from 8402 Capital Stabilization (1/3 Share) to Purchase a Roadside Mower.
  • Appropriate $42,000 from 8402 Capital Stabilization to Update Fire Suppression System at Transfer Station.
  • Appropriate $80,000 from 8402 Capital Stabilization for Repairs to the Sanderson Street Building.
  • Appropriate $60,000 from 8402 Capital Stabilization to Purchase Used Bucket Truck.
  • Appropriate $40,000 from 8402 Capital Stabilization for an Inspection Department Vehicle.
  • Appropriate $100,000 from 8402 Capital Stabilization to Purchase Teacher and Student Desktops.
  • Appropriate $75,000 from 8402 Capital Stabilization for Paving at the Federal Street School.
  • Appropriate $100,000 for Equipment and Related Costs for GCET’s Municipal Light Plan Telecommunications System Expansion.
  • Appropriate $55,000 from FY21 Sewer Retained Earnings (1/3 Share) to Purchase a Roadside Mower.
  • Appropriate $150,000 for Sewer Upgrades, Repairs and Replacement for West Street Phase 2.
  • Appropriate $90,000 from FY21 Sewer Retained Earnings to Replace Ford F-350 Truck #15.
  • Appropriate $500,000 for Sewer Inflow and Infiltration Repairs and Replacement as Identified in the Wright-Pierce Sewer System Evaluation Survey.
  • Appropriate $100,000 from FY21 Water Retained Earnings for Water Main Replacement.
  • Appropriate $125,000 to Replace Millbrook Wellfield PH System.
  • Appropriate $175,000 to Replace Oak Hill Actuator and Controls.
  • Appropriate $105,000 to Replace Rocky Mountain Tank Valves.
  • Appropriate $100,000 from FY21 Water Retained Earning for Phase II of the West Street Rehab Project.
  • Appropriate $55,000 from FY21 Water Retained Earnings (1/3 Share) to Purchase a Roadside Mower.

The City Council may consider the same on Wed., April 20, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. at John Zon Community Center, 35 Pleasant St. 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.

Sheila Gilmour, Greenfield City Council President

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