Committee Chairs

Tuesday, February 7, 6:00 pm
via Zoom (link will be posted on the agenda)

COMMITTEE CHAIRS

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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

6:00 pm

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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

  • Return to in person/hybrid subcommittee meetings for Council and training of Hybrid meetings by Committee Chairs.
  • Update on Governing entity with the authority to approve the Community Preservation Committee expenditures. (Originally introduced at the September 6, 2022, meeting.)
  • Proposal to start full Council meetings at 6:00 pm submitted by Councilor Penny Ricketts.
  • Accept FY2022 COPS Hiring Program Grant Funds.
  • In Depth Examination of the current Police Department Budget submitted by Vice President Christine Forgey.
  • Removal of both Police and Fire Chiefs from Civil Service and Request for Council Order to be Placed on the Ballot submitted by Vice President Christine Forgey.
  • Examine the Current Police Department budget Regarding Existing Balances and Calculating Impact of Staff Reduction by Six Officers submitted by Vice President Christine Forgey.
  • French King rezoning submitted by Councilor Philip Elmer
  • Policy for City Councilors to request public records submitted by Councilor Virginia Desorgher.
  • Address Councilor Bottomley’s FOIA request submitted by Councilor Virginia Desorgher.
  • Policy for City Councilors to request independent legal counsel submitted by Councilor Virginia Desorgher.
  • Committee Chair training for hybrid meetings in the City Hall Meeting Room submitted by Councilor Virginia Desorgher.
  • Potential Sale of City Owned Land – Portion of Parcel 4-6A (Montague City Road) submitted by Planning Board.
  • (1st Reading) Appropriate $200,000 from borrowing to Pay Costs of a Lead Service Line Inventory and Replacement Plan Program.
  • (1st Reading) Approve Payment of invoice for Connecticut Business Systems of $104.00 from FY23 Veterans Various Paper Products.
  • Mayor’s Appointments – Council on Aging, Margo Townley; Historical Commission, Matt Abbey; Public Safety Commission, Ed Jarvis and Karen Wessinger; Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee, Mary Chicoine

Economic Development Committee

Regular Meeting: Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 6:00 pm, Zoom Conferencing System, unless otherwise posted.

Agenda Items

Discussion Items

  • Potential Sale of City Owned Land – Portion of Parcel 4-6A (Montague City Road) submitted by Planning Board.
  • French King rezoning
  • Parking and Bike Lane on Main Street (continued).

Appointments and Ordinance Committee

Regular Meeting: Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at 5:30 PM, Zoom Conferencing System, unless otherwise posted.

Agenda Items

  • Mayor’s Appointments – Council on Aging, Margo Townley; Historical Commission, Matt Abbey; Public Safety Commission, Ed Jarvis and Karen Wessinger; Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee, Mary Chicoine

Discussion Items

  • Amend Rules of Procedure 565-14: Request by Councilors for Legal Opinion/Material, Subsection B: Action Required by Councilors; and addition of Subsection C: Action by Chair.

Greenfield Charter Chapter 7-7 & 7-8 Review Ad Hoc Committee Meeting:

Thursday, February 23, 2023, at 6:00 pm, Zoom Conferencing System, unless otherwise posted.

  • Discussion on submitted proposals from the Committee members for Charter Chapter 7-7.

Community Relations Committee

Regular Meeting: Monday, February 20, 2023, (Holiday) 6:00 PM, Greenfield City Hall Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, unless otherwise posted.

Agenda Items

Ways and Means Committee

Regular Meeting: Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at 600 PM, John Zon Community Center, 35 Pleasant Street/Zoom Hybrid, unless otherwise posted.

Agenda Items

  • Approve Payment of Egan, Flanagan & Cohen PC invoice of $10,507 from FY23 Town [City] Attorney Services.
  • Appropriate $100,000 from OPEB Stabilization to OPEB Trust.
  • Accept FY2022 COPS Hiring Program Grant Funds.

Discussion Items

  • Appropriate $200,000 from borrowing to Pay Costs of a Lead Service Line Inventory and Replacement Plan Program.
  • Approve Payment of invoice for Connecticut Business Systems of $104.00 from FY23 Veterans Various Paper Products.
  • Consider a Home Rule Petition for Compensating/reimbursement to the Schools/City for Monies Spent Regarding the Education and Care of Foster Children.
  • In Depth Examination of the current Police Department Budget.
  • Examine the Current Police Department budget Regarding Existing Balances and Calculating Impact of Staff Reduction by Six Officers.

City Clerk Report –

DRAFT - City Council Meetings and Agendas items, February 15, 2023

  1. Approve Payment of Egan, Flanagan & Cohen PC invoice of $10,507 from FY23 Town [City] Attorney Services.
  2. Appropriate $100,000 from OPEB Stabilization to OPEB Trust.
  3. Accept FY2022 COPS Hiring Program Grant Funds.
  4. Mayor’s Appointments – Council on Aging, Margo Townley; Historical Commission, Matt Abbey; Public Safety Commission, Ed Jarvis and Karen Wessinger; Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee, Mary Chicoine.

First Readings -

  • Appropriate $200,000 from borrowing to Pay Costs of a Lead Service Line Inventory and Replacement Plan Program.
  • Approve Payment of invoice for Connecticut Business Systems of $104.00 from FY23 Veterans Various Paper Products.

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 on 2022-12-20 14:09:55 (updated 2023-02-02 10:00:53).