Committee Chairs

Tuesday, July 5, 6:00 pm
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COMMITTEE CHAIRS

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Tuesday, July 5, 2022

6:00 pm

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The purpose of this meeting is to prepare agendas for subcommittees for Council consideration. No discussion or comments will be entertained unless requested upon by the Committee Chairs.

Roll Call

President’s Notes

  • Status with documentation on Sidewalk Ordinance enforcement.
  • Return to in person/hybrid subcommittee meetings for Council and training of Hybrid meetings by Committee Chairs.
  • Assistance to the Clerk in the Operation of Hybrid Meetings.
  • Emergency meeting to discuss policing in Greenfield.
  • New CRE Chair: Penny Ricketts submitted by President Sheila Gilmour.
  • GBA reappointment: Penny Ricketts submitted by President Shelia Gilmour.
  • Transfer and authorize sale of City owned land located on Summer Street.
  • Procedure regarding technology issues before and during hybrid meetings submitted by Councilor Virginia Desorgher.
  • Rotation of Councilors to assist the City Clerk during hybrid meetings submitted by Councilor Virginia Desorgher.
  • Appoint Councilor Terounzo to Fire Department Safety Staffing Committee submitted by President Sheila Gilmour.
  • Discussion on Equity submitted by President Sheila Gilmour.
  • Possible update/status on proposed amendments to Charter Chapters 7-7 and 7-8 Citizens’ initiatives and petitions as requested by President Sheila Gilmour.
  • Police audit and community engagement submitted by Councilor Marianne Bullock.
  • Withdrawal of proposed amendments to Rules of Procedure submitted by Administrative Assistant to the Council Tammy Marciel.
  • Mayor’s Appointments – Community Preservation Committee, David Chichester; Planning & Construction, Mike Pratt; Planning Board (Full Member), David Chichester; Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee, Greta Shwachman.

Economic Development Committee

Regular Meeting: Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 6:00 pm, Greenfield City Hall Meeting Room, 2nd Fl., unless otherwise posted.

Agenda Items

  • Amend Zoning Amend Section 200-6.7, Signs, of the Zoning Ordinance.
  • Transfer and authorize sale of City owned land located on Summer Street.
  • Joint Public Hearing with Planning Board
  • Add Section 200-7.3 to place a 1-year moratorium on all outdoor marijuana/cannabis cultivation facilities to allow the City time to study existing cultivation establishments and to undertake a planning process to consider amending the Zoning Ordinance regarding cultivation facilities in residential areas. – Continued from the June 23, 2022 Public Hearing.
  • Motion: Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 94G, section 3 of the M.G.L., in order to impose reasonable safeguards on the operation of outdoor marijuana cultivations, and to restrict the licensed cultivation, processing and manufacturing of marijuana, the City of Greenfield hereby makes the following amendments to its Zoning Ordinance:

  1. 1. Section 200-4.2 Rural Residential District (RC) section (C) Uses by special permit, is hereby amended by adding the following new section:

“(22) Marijuana cultivation limited to Tier 1 (5,000 square feet) pursuant to ~200-7.17”

  1. 2. ~ 200-7.17. Marijuana Establishments is hereby further amended by adding at the end of section (B) 4 the following new language: “A marijuana outdoor cultivation is limited to Tier 1 (5,000 square feet) per license. No Person or Entity Having Direct or Indirect Control shall be granted, or hold, more than three licenses in a particular class. The maximum outdoor canopy permissible under all licenses for a single parcel is 15,000 sq. ft.”

Discussion Items

  • Parking and Bike Lane on Main Street (continued).

Appointments and Ordinance Committee

Regular Meeting: Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at 5:30 PM, Greenfield City Hall Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, unless otherwise posted.

Agenda Items

  • Mayor’s Appointments – Community Preservation Committee, David Chichester; Planning & Construction, Mike Pratt; Planning Board (Full Member), David Chichester; Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee, Greta Shwachman.

Discussion Items

  • Establishment of a Code of Ethics for City of Greenfield.
  • Proposed amendments to Greenfield Charter Chapter 7-7: Citizen’s Initiative.
  • Update on (Former Councilor) Otis Wheeler’s proposed Ordinance to prohibit unmuffled compression release engine brakes.

Community Relations and Education Committee

Regular Meeting: Monday, July 18, 2022, 6:00 PM, Greenfield City Hall Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, unless otherwise posted.

Agenda Items

  • Housing in Greenfield

Ways and Means Committee

Regular Meeting: Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at 600 PM, John Zon Community Center, 35 Pleasant St., unless otherwise posted.

Agenda Items

  • Appropriate $175,000 from Fund 8400 General Stabilization for Independent Assessment/Audit of the City of Greenfield’s Police Department’s Structure, Policies and Practices.

Discussion Items

  • Financial activity involving the Lunt Property located on 294-296-298 Federal Street (continued).
  • Review of City of Greenfield’s budget process.
  • Police Audit.

City Clerk Report –

DRAFT - City Council Meetings and Agendas items, July 20, 2022

  1. Approve Payment of $10,814 FY2020 Invoice for Siemens Inc from FY22 Energy Department Budget.
  2. Appropriate $175,000 from Fund 8400 General Stabilization for Independent Assessment/Audit of the City of Greenfield’s Police Department’s Structure, Policies and Practices
  3. Transfer and authorize sale of City owned land located on Summer Street.
  4. Amend Zoning Amend Section 200-6.7, Signs, of the Zoning Ordinance.
  5. Mayor’s Appointments – Community Preservation Committee, David Chichester; Planning & Construction, Mike Pratt; Planning Board (Full Member), David Chichester; Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee, Greta Shwachman.
  6. Proposed amendments to the Rules of Procedure.

First Readings -

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.

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