Committee Chairs

Tuesday, November 1, 6:00 pm
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COMMITTEE CHAIRS

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Tuesday, November 1, 2022

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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

  • Update on Governing entity with the authority to approve the Community Preservation Committee expenditures. (Originally introduced at the September 6, 2022, meeting.)
  • Appropriate $45,000 from Fund 8400 General (Originally Tabled at September 20st Ways & Means Meeting.)
  • Resolution to Urge the Massachusetts General Court to pass H. 3053, An Act Relative to Tax Deeds, as filed in the 192nd Session, submitted by Councilor Katherine Golub.
  • Repurpose $67,060.51 from School Department Capital Accounts for School Phone System.
  • Amend Code for City of Greenfield (New) Chapter 410 – Vendors.
  • Mayor’s Appointments and Re-Appointments – Commission on Disability Access, Lynne Kelley; Crossroads Cultural District, Charlotte Trieber; Human Rights Commission, Grady VerPlanck; Task Force Against Domestic Violence, Katie Rosewarne plus 22 Re-Appointments.
  • Rescind Borrowing Authorities of $500,000 for Construction of New Library (2nd Order)
  • Appropriate $100,000 from Free Cash to Contract Stabilization Fund 8403.

Economic Development Committee

Regular Meeting: Thursday, November 17, 2022, 6:00 pm, John Zon Community Center, 35 Pleasant St., unless otherwise posted.

Agenda Items

  • Joint Public Hearing with Planning Board
  • Zoning Amendment to Rezone French King Highway from General Commercial (GC) to Planned Industry (PI)
  • Amend Zoning Ordinance 200 7-17: Marijuana Establishments, Marijuana Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation.

Discussion Items

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

Appointments and Ordinance Committee

Regular Meeting: Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at 5:30 PM, Zoom Conferencing System, unless otherwise posted.

Agenda Items

  • Amend Code for Greenfield Chapter 381- Stormwater Management.
  • Amend Code for Greenfield Chapter 400 – Trees.
  • Amend Code for Greenfield (New) Chapter 410 – Vendors.
  • Mayor’s Appointments and Re-Appointments – Commission on Disability Access, Lynne Kelley; Crossroads Cultural District, Charlotte Trieber; Human Rights Commission, Grady VerPlanck; Task Force Against Domestic Violence, Katie Rosewarne plus 22 Re-Appointments.

Discussion Items

  • Rules of Procedure – City Council obtaining a legal review and/or opinion (continued).

Ways and Means Committee

Regular Meeting: Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 600 PM, Zoom Conferencing System, 35 Pleasant Street., unless otherwise posted.

Agenda Items

  • 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.
  • Rescind Borrowing Authorities of $500,000 for Construction of New Library (2nd Order).

Discussion Items

  • Repurpose $67,060.51 from School Department Capital Accounts for School Phone System.
  • Appropriate $100,000 from Free Cash to Contract Stabilization Fund 8403.
  • Setting Tax Rate.
  • Report from Councilor Forgey on the Capital Improvement Committee.
  • Review of City of Greenfield’s budget process.

Community Relations Committee

Regular Meeting: Monday, November 21, 2022 6:00 PM, Zoom Conferencing System, unless otherwise posted.

Agenda Items

  • Public Forum including question and answer period with Committee members and Mayor.

City Clerk Report –

DRAFT - City Council Meetings and Agendas items, November 16, 2022

  1. Amend Code of Greenfield Chapter 408 – Vehicles and Traffic.
  2. Amend Code for Greenfield Chapter 381- Stormwater Management.
  3. Amend Code for Greenfield Chapter 400 – Trees.
  4. Amend Code for Greenfield (New) Chapter 410 – Vendors.
  5. Mayor’s Appointments and Re-Appointments – Commission on Disability Access, Lynne Kelley; Crossroads Cultural District, Charlotte Trieber; Human Rights Commission, Grady VerPlanck; Task Force Against Domestic Violence, Katie Rosewarne plus 22 Re-Appointments.
  6. Appropriate $2,500,000 from Free Cash to Capital Stabilization Fund 8402.
  7. Appropriate $200,000 from Free Cash to Compensated Absences Fund 8450.
  8. Appropriate $200,000 from Free Cash to Contract Stabilization Fund 8403.
  9. Appropriate $100,000 from Free Cash to General Stabilization Fund 8400.
  10. Appropriate $600,000 from Free Cash to reduce the FY2023 tax rate.
  11. Transfer $107,300 from Free Cash to FY23 General Fund Vehicle Fuel Accounts.
  12. 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.
  13. Rescind Borrowing Authorities of $500,000 for Construction of New Library (2nd Order)
  14. Resolution to Urge the Massachusetts General Court to pass H. 3053, An Act Relative to Tax Deeds, as filed in the 192nd Session.

First Readings -

  • Repurpose $67,060.51 from School Department Capital Accounts for School Phone System.
  • Appropriate $100,000 from Free Cash to Contract Stabilization Fund 8403.

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 (updated 2022-10-27 10:16:07).