City Council

Wednesday, August 17, 6:30 pm
John Zon Community Center, 35 Pleasant Street and Zoom (Hybrid)

Greenfield City Council

August 17, 2022

232nd 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 July 20, 2022, 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
  • Fernando Fleury, IT Director
  • Robert Strahan, Fire Chief or other representative(s) from the Fire Department Building Committee
  • William Gordon, Acting Chief of Police

  1. Public Comment

  1. Public Hearing(s) and Second Reading(s): None

  1. Motions, Orders, and Resolutions
  1. Take from table Order no. FY22-155 Appropriate $175,000 for police audit. (Pg. 17)
  2. Mayor’s Appointments – Meckenzie Sarage, Human Rights Commission. (Pg. 18)
  3. Amend Rules of Procedure 565-1, Rule 1, Organization, Section A: Organizational Meeting. (Pg. 21)
  4. Amend Rules of Procedure 565-1, Rule 1, Organization, Section C: Election of Officers. (Pg. 22)
  5. Amend Rules of Procedure 565-1 Rule, 1, Organization, New Section F: Council Orientation. (Pg. 23)
  6. Amend Rules of Procedure 565-2 Rule 2, Meetings, Section D: Quorum. (Pg. 24)
  7. Amend Rules of Procedure 565-4 Rule 4, Voting, Section B: Vote. (Pg. 25)
  8. Amend Rules of Procedure 565-7 Rule 7, Duties of the Clerk of the Council, Section F: Filing of Papers. (Pg. 26)
  9. Amend Rules of Procedure 565-7 Rule 7, Duties of the Clerk of the Council, Section G: Filing for Committee Documents. (Pg. 27)
  10. Amend Rules of Procedure 565-8 Rule 8, Order and Disposition of Business, Section A: Agenda, Subsection (1). (Pg. 28)
  11. Amend Rules of Procedure 565-8 Rule 8, Order and Disposition of Business, Section A: Agenda, Subsection (3). (Pg. 29)
  12. Amend Rules of Procedure 565-8 Rule 8, Order and Disposition of Business, Section D: Items Referred for Administrative Action, Subsection (2) (e). (Pg. 30)
  13. Amend Rules of Procedure 565-9, Rule 9, Committees, Section B: Composition-Charge, Subsection (1): Ways and Means. (Pg. 31)
  14. Amend Rules of Procedure 565-9, Rule 9, Committees, Section B: Composition-Charge, Subsection (4): Community Relations and Education. (Pg. 32)
  15. Amend Rules of Procedure 565-12, Rule 12, Public Participation, Section A: Conduct, Subsection (1). (Pg. 33)

  1. Presentation of Petitions and Similar Papers

  1. Report of Committees

  1. Unfinished Business

  1. Old Business

  1. New Business
  • First Reading (Pg. 34)
  • Approval to repurpose $57,955.54 of previously authorized financial orders for parts and repair of transfer station doors.
  • Appropriate $45,000 from Fund 8400 General Stabilization for establishment expenses of a Public Safety Community Task Force.
  • Expectations for Committee work.

  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.

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