Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 7:00 pm
John Zon Community Center, 35 Pleasant St., Greenfield
A meeting of the Town Council

Greenfield City Council

June 19, 2019

194th Regular Meeting

7:00 p.m.

John Zon Community Center

35 Pleasant Street, Greenfield


  1. Call to Order

CHAIRS STATEMENT: This meeting is being recorded, videotaped and broadcasted. If any other persons present are doing the same you must notify the chairperson at this time.

  1. Roll Call of Members

  1. Pledge of Allegiance (voluntary)

  • Suspend Rules of Procedure - Rules of Procedure, 8 Order and Disposition of Business (Pg.4)
  • Appointment of Norman Hirschfeld as Precinct 9 Councilor(Pg.5)

  1. Approve the May 15th and May 22nd, 2019, City Council meeting minutes(Pg.6)

  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.52)
  • Appropriate $276,530 from Free Cash to the following FY20 Operating Budget Accounts:

Assessors Expenses $104,000

Health Insurance $144,000

Workers Comp $ 28,530

  1. Motions, Orders, and Resolutions
  1. Mayor’s Veto FY19-073. (Pg.53)
  2. Disclosure by Municipal Employee of Financial Interest – Kurt Seaman (Pg.56)
  3. Take from the Table – FY19-107 $80,000 Replace Middle School Stair Treads. (Pg.61)
  4. Take from the Table – FY19-108 $90,000 City Hall Repairs. (Pg.62)
  5. Take from the Table – FY19-109 $100,000 Sewer Main Replace and Repairs. (Pg.63)
  6. Take from the Table – FY19-110 $300,000 Sewer I&I Evaluation and Repairs. (Pg.64)
  7. Take from the Table – FY19-112 $550,000 Water Meter Replacement Program. (Pg.65)
  8. Take from the Table – FY19-113 $675,000 Replace Leyden Woods Pumping Station. (Pg.66)
  9. Take from the Table – FY19-117 $30,000 Replace Playground Equipment GF Middle School. (Pg.67)
  10. Take from the Table – FY19-121 $120,000 Wiley Russell Dam Repair Design. (Pg.68)
  11. Take from the Table – FY19-123 $600,000 Water Meter Replacement Program. (Pg.69)
  12. Take from the Table – FY19-124 $150,000 GCET Telecommunications Equipment. (Pg.70)
  13. Transfer $138,000 from FY19 Operating Budget Short Term Interest to Sewer Short Term Interest. (Pg.71)
  14. Appropriate $615,000 from Free Cash to the General Stabilization Fund. (Pg.73)
  15. Appropriate $100,000 from Free Cash to the OPEB Trust Fund. (Pg.74)
  16. Appropriate $200,000 from Free Cash to the FY19 City Council Reserve Fund. (Pg.75)
  17. Appropriate $276,530 from Free Cash to the following FY20 Operating Budget Accounts: (Pg.76)

Assessors Expenses $104,000

Health Insurance $144,000

Workers Comp $ 28,530

  1. Appropriate $141,897 from GCET Retained Earnings to FY19 GCET Operating Budget. (Pg.78)
  2. Appropriate $132,000 from Sewer Retained Earnings to FY19 Sewer Operating Budget. (Pg.79)
  3. Mayor’s Reappointments – (Pg.80)
  • Denise Leonard – Agricultural Commission
  • Eva Carrier – Board of Registrars
  • Mik Muller (alternate) – Cable Advisory Board removed
  • Jeffrey Hampton – Cemetery Commission
  • F. Peter Clarke; Joseph LaChance – Constable
  • Lynne Kelley – Commission on Disability Access
  • Janice Colbert – Council on Aging
  • Peter Miller; Robert Moorhead – Greenfield Historical Commission
  • William Mason – Greenfield Housing Authority
  • Doris Cowdrey – Greenfield Public Library Trustees
  • Alan Ball; Robert Wolanske – Greenfield Board of Licensing Commissioners
  • Jean Wall; Sebastian Gutwein – Parking and Traffic Commission
  • Virginia Desorgher; James Allen – Planning Board
  • Susan Hollins; Joe Ruggeri; Nancy Hazard – Planning & Construction
  • Adam Provost – Public Safety Commission
  • Barbara Zaccheo; Heather Valenta; Myrt Jaquay-Wilson – Recreation Commission
  • Nancy Hazard; Jay Lord – Sustainability Advisory Committee
  • Ilana Gerjuoy – Taskforce on Domestic Violence
  • Mark Maloney – Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Paul Doran – Franklin County Tech School Committee
  1. Resolution in Support of LGBTQIA Pride and Civil Rights month. (Pg.83)
  2. Resolution to keep Mental Health Services Local. (Pg.87)

  1. Presentation of Petitions and Similar Papers

  1. Report of Committees

  1. Unfinished Business

  1. Old Business

  1. New Business
  • First Reading - Appropriate $460,000 to Replace Green River School’s Heating System(Pg.89)
  • Executive Session – # 3 -To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining or litigation if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining or litigating position of the public body and the chair so declares. (Pg.91)

  1. Motions for Reconsideration

  1. Adjournment


*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.

In accordance with Home Rule Charter, the Greenfield City Council will hold a public hearing on Wed., June 19, at 7:00 p.m. at John Zon Community Center, 35 Pleasant St., to receive public input on the following:
• Appropriate $276,530 from Free Cash to the following FY20 Operating Budget Accounts:
Assessors Expenses $104,000
Health Insurance $144,000
Workers Comp $ 28,530

The City Council will consider the same on Wed., June 19, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at Jon Zon Community Center, 35 Pleasant St. Materials can be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office, 14 Court Sq. from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Mon. - Fri. or phone 413-772-1555, x. 6163.
Karen Renaud, Greenfield City Council President

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