City Council

Wednesday, July 20, 6:30 pm
John Zon Community Center, 35 Pleasant Street and Zoom (Hybrid)

Greenfield City Council

July 20, 2022

231st Regular Meeting

6:30 p.m.

Hybrid (Joint In-Person/Zoom Attendance)

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AGENDA

  1. Call to Order

CHAIRS STATEMENT: This meeting is being recorded by the City Council and GCTV-15. If any other persons present are doing the same you must notify the chairperson at this time. In accordance with MGLc 30A SS 20(g) “No person shall address a meeting of a public body without permission of the Chair and all persons shall, at the request of the chair, be silent. No person shall disrupt the proceedings of a meeting of a public body. If, after clear warning from the chair, a person continues to disrupt the proceedings, the chair may order the person to withdraw from the meeting and if the person does not withdraw, the chair may authorize a constable or other officer to remove the person from the meeting.”

  1. Roll Call of Members

  1. Pledge of Allegiance (voluntary)

  1. Approve the May 16, May 18, May 19, June 15, 2022 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. 55)
  • 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.

  1. Motions, Orders, and Resolutions
  1. Approve Payment of $10,814 FY2020 Invoice for Siemens Inc from FY22 Energy Department Budget. (Pg. 56)
  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. (Pg. 59)
  3. 1) Declare surplus property and 2) Authorize the sale of City owned land located on a Portion of Parcel 124-53, Summer Street. (Pg. 234)
  4. Amend Zoning Section 200-6.7, Signs. (Pg. 243)
  5. Amend Zoning Section 200-4.2: Rural Residential District (RC) Section (C): Uses by Special Permit & Section 200-7.17: Marijuana Establishments Section (B)(4): Applicability. (Pg. 253)
  6. Amend Zoning Section 200-7.3 (New Section): Temporary Moratorium on Outdoor Marijuana Cultivation Facilities (pg. 256)
  7. Mayor’s Appointments – Community Preservation Committee, David Chichester; Planning & Construction, Mike Pratt; Planning Board (Full Member), David Chichester; Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee, Greta Shwachman. (Pg. 269)
  8. Council authorization of police officers for 2022 Elections. (Pg. 276)
  9. Warrant for State Primary Election for September 6, 2022. (Pg. 299)

  1. Presentation of Petitions and Similar Papers

  1. Report of Committees

  1. Unfinished Business

  1. Old Business

  1. New Business

  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., July 20, 2022, at 6:30 pm, at John Zon Community Center, 35 Pleasant St., and Zoom Remote Access: https://greenfield-ma-gov.zoom.us/j/97104765151?pwd=VE9KSFRMR1NsdVNZUjMzTzlWZWRKZz09 Meeting ID 971 0476 5151, to receive public input on the following:

  • 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.

The City Council may consider the same on Wed., July 20, 2022, at 6:30 pm, at John Zon Community Center, 35 Pleasant St., and Zoom Remote Access: https://greenfield-ma-gov.zoom.us/j/97104765151?pwd=VE9KSFRMR1NsdVNZUjMzTzlWZWRKZz09 Meeting ID 971 0476 5151 Materials can be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office, 14 Court Sq. from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Mon. - Fri. or phone 413-772-1555, x. 6163.

Sheila Gilmour, Greenfield City Council President

Posted to: City Council.