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Tuesday, October 4, 6:00 pm
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COMMITTEE CHAIRS

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

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CHAIRS STATEMENT: This meeting is being recorded by Committee Chairs. If any other persons present are doing the same you must notify the chairperson at this time.

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

  • Presentation by Jonathan Mirin of Hilltown Health on updating Ordinances and By-laws in regards to cellular telecommunications. (Originally introduced at the September 6, 2022, meeting.)
  • Update and status of Audit: discussion re appointments. (Originally introduced at the August 2, 2022, meeting.)
  • Governing entity with the authority to approve the Community Preservation Committee expenditures. (Originally introduced at the September 6, 2022, meeting.)
  • Zoning Amendment to Rezone French King Highway from General Commercial (GC) to Planned Industry (PI) submitted by Mayor Roxann Wedegartner and Planning Board. (Pg. 5)
  • Amend Code of Greenfield Ordinance Chapter 408: Vehicles and Traffic. (Pg. 7)
  • Appropriate $2,500,000 from Free Cash to Capital Stabilization Fund 8402. (Pg.11)
  • Appropriate $200,000 from Free Cash to Compensated Absences Fund 8450. (Pg. 13)
  • Appropriate $200,000 from Free Cash to Contract Stabilization Fund 8403. (Pg. 15)
  • Appropriate $100,000 from Free Cash to General Stabilization Fund 8400. (Pg. 17)
  • Appropriate $600,000 from Free Cash to reduce the FY2023 tax rate. (Pg. 19)
  • Transfer $107,300 from Free Cash to FY23 General Fund Vehicle Fuel Accounts. (Pg. 22)
  • Appropriate $8,500 from Sewer Retained Earnings to FY23 Sewer Vehicle Fuel Accounts. (Pg. 26)
  • Appropriate $10,000 from Water Retained Earnings to FY23 Water Vehicle Fuel Accounts. (Pg. 28)
  • Appropriate $14,387 from FY22 Reserve Fund to FY23 Weights and Measures Contracted Services. (Pg. 30)
  • Acceptance of the City’s Quarterly Grant List Including Current and Pending Grants to the City of Greenfield. (Pg. 38)
  • Mayor’s Appointments: Crossroads Cultural District Committee – Charlotte Treiber; Planning Board (alternate) – Charles Kinney. (Pg. 47)
  • Appoint Councilor to the Mayor’s Task Force Against Domestic Violence. (Pg. 53)
  • Appoint alternate Councilor to the Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee.
  • Appoint Councilor Marianne Bullock to serve on Strategic Planning with Schools.
  • Public Forum to discuss Greenfield’s Public Safety/Current police force submitted by Councilor Virginia Desorgher. (Pg. 54)

Economic Development Committee

Joint Public Hearing with Planning Board: Thursday, October 6, 2022, 6:00 pm, Zoom Conferencing System, unless otherwise posted.

Agenda Items

  • Zoning Amendment to rezone 41 Oak Hill Road; Portion of 75 Oak Hill Road and Parcel R20-10T from General Industry (GI) to Rural Residential (RC).
  • Amend Zoning Ordinance 200 7-17: Marijuana Establishments, Marijuana Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation.

Regular Meeting: Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 6:00 pm, Zoom Conferencing System, unless otherwise posted.

Agenda Items

  • Zoning Amendment to rezone 41 Oak Hill Road; Portion of 75 Oak Hill Road and Parcel R20-10T from General Industry (GI) to Rural Residential (RC).
  • Amend Zoning Ordinance 200 7-17: Marijuana Establishments, Marijuana Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation.

Discussion Items

  • Zoning Amendment to Rezone French King Highway from General Commercial (GC) to Planned Industry (PI) (continued)
  • Parking and Bike Lane on Main Street (continued).

Appointments and Ordinance Committee

Regular Meeting: Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at 5:30 PM, Zoom Conferencing System, unless otherwise posted.

Agenda Items

  • Amend Code of Greenfield Ordinance Chapter 408: Vehicles and Traffic.
  • Mayor’s Appointments: Crossroads Cultural District Committee – Charlotte Treiber; Planning Board (alternate) – Charles Kinney.

Discussion Items

  • Rules of Procedure – City Council obtaining a legal review and/or opinion. (continued) (Pg. 55)
  • Status on proposed ordinance to prohibit the use of unmuffled compression release engine brakes submitted by (former) Councilor Otis Wheeler.

Community Relations Committee

Regular Meeting: Monday, October 17, 2022, 6:00 PM, Zoom Conferencing System, unless otherwise posted.

Agenda Items (Pg. 56)

  • Update from the Recreation Department
  • Recycling with DPW.
  • Schools with Superintendent and Committee Chair.
  • Housing in Greenfield.

Ways and Means Committee

Regular Meeting: Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at 600 PM, Zoom Conferencing System, unless otherwise posted.

Agenda Items

  • Take from the Table - FY23-017 Appropriate $45,000 from Fund 8400 General Stabilization for establishment expenses of a Public Safety Community Task Force.
  • Take from the Table – FY23-027 Rescind Borrowing Authorization of $500,000 for the Construction of the new Library.
  • Take from the Table – FY23-028 Appropriate $500,000 from borrowing for construction of a new Fire Station.

Discussion Items

  • City of Greenfield’s process as to tax title taking and collection of additional equity (continued).
  • Review of City of Greenfield’s budget process.

City Clerk Report –

DRAFT - City Council Meetings and Agendas items, October 19, 2022

  1. Establishment of a Committee for review of Charter Sections 7-7 and 7-8.
  2. Amend Code City of Greenfield Ordinance Chapter 394: Tag Sales.
  3. Amend Code City of Greenfield Ordinance Chapter 209: Alcoholic Beverages.
  4. Amend Code City of Greenfield Ordinance Chapter 337: Peddling & Solicitation.
  5. Amend Code City of Greenfield Ordinance Chapter 408: Vehicles and Traffic.
  6. Take from the Table – FY22-155 Appropriate $100,000 [Amended] from Fund 8400 General Stabilization for Independent Assessment/Audit of the City of Greenfield’s Police Department’s Structure, Policies and Practices.
  7. Take from the Table - FY23-017 Appropriate $45,000 from Fund 8400 General Stabilization for establishment expenses of a Public Safety Community Task Force.
  8. Take from the Table – FY23-027 Rescind Borrowing Authorization of $500,000 for the Construction of the new Library.
  9. Take from the Table – FY23-028 Appropriate $500,000 from borrowing for construction of a new Fire Station.
  10. Acceptance of the City’s Quarterly Grant List Including Current and Pending Grants to the City of Greenfield.
  11. Mayor’s Appointments: Crossroads Cultural District Committee – Charlotte Treiber; Planning Board (alternate) – Charles Kinney.
  12. Take from the Table – FY23-013 Amend Rules of Procedure §565-8, Rule 8, Order and Disposition of Business Section A: Agenda, Subsection (1).
  13. Take from the Table – Resolution for Declaration of No Confidence for Police Chief Robert Haigh and Mayor Roxann Wedegartner.

First Readings -

  • Appropriate $2,500,000 from Free Cash to Capital Stabilization Fund 8402.
  • Appropriate $200,000 from Free Cash to Compensated Absences Fund 8450.
  • Appropriate $200,000 from Free Cash to Contract Stabilization Fund 8403.
  • Appropriate $100,000 from Free Cash to General Stabilization Fund 8400.
  • Appropriate $600,000 from Free Cash to reduce the FY2023 tax rate.
  • Transfer $107,300 from Free Cash to FY23 General Fund Vehicle Fuel Accounts.
  • Appropriate $8,500 from Sewer Retained Earnings to FY23 Sewer Vehicle Fuel Accounts.
  • Appropriate $10,000 from Water Retained Earnings to FY23 Water Vehicle Fuel Accounts.
  • Appropriate $14,387 from FY22 Reserve Fund to FY23 Weights and Measures Contracted Services.

Notice of Proposed Zoning Amendments:

  • Zoning Amendment to Rezone French King Highway from General Commercial (GC) to Planned Industry (PI)

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.

Posted to: City Council.