CITY COUNCIL

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 7:00 pm
John Zon Community Center, 35 Pleasant St., Greenfield
A meeting of the City Council

Greenfield City Council

October 16, 2019

198th Regular Meeting

7:00 p.m.

John Zon Community Center

35 Pleasant Street, Greenfield

AGENDA

  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)

  1. Approval of Minutes – August 21 & September 18, 2019. (Forwarded to Councilors 10.11.19)

  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):
  • $1,300.00 be appropriated from the Stabilization Fund to fund retroactive wage provisions of a new contract with the Greenfield Superior Officers Association, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 50 (Supervisors Police Union). (pg. 3)

  • Suspend Rules of Procedure - Rules of Procedure, 8 Order and Disposition of Business. (pg. 4)

  • Executive Session – # 3: To discuss strategy with respect to pending and imminently threatened litigation where an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the litigation position of the public body. (pg. 5)

  1. Motions, Orders, and Resolutions
  1. $1,300.00 be appropriated from the Stabilization Fund to fund retroactive wage provisions of a new contract with the Greenfield Superior Officers Association, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 50 (Supervisors Police Union). (pg. 6)
  2. Amend Financial Order FY19-132 - FY20 Sewer Enterprise Appropriation. (pg. 46)
  3. Take from Table – FY20-009 $460,000 Green River School Heating System. (pg. 49)
  4. Appointments – Linda McInerney, Greenfield Cultural District; Rabbi Andrea Cohen-Keiner, Hannah Rechtschaffen, Emily Deutchman, Local Cultural Council. (pg. 50)
  5. City Election Warrant- November 5, 2019. (pg. 59)
  6. Resolution requesting compensation for CVS Health Corporation for their role in the opioid crisis in the City of Greenfield. (pg. 63)
  7. Resolution to accept the Mass Development Site Readiness Grant for the expansion of the I-91 Industrial Park. (pg. 66)
  8. Adopt new Ordinance Chapter 345: Property Tax Work-off Abatement Ordinance. (pg. 69)
  9. Initiate the proposed zoning amendments to the use schedule of the Zoning Ordinance. (pg. 71)
  10. Adopt Greenfield Code Amendment (2017). (pg. 113)
  11. Refer Just Roots Lease to Legislature for approval. (pg. 131)
  12. Ordinance to raise the salaries of the Mayor and City Councilors. (pg. 132)
  13. Amendment to §56-18 of the City Code (Annual Stipend) to increase stipend for the City Council and School Committee. (pg. 136)
  14. Non binding resolution regarding the Individual Petition submitted, per Charter 7-6: Petitions French King Zoning (pg. 138)

  1. Presentation of Petitions and Similar Papers

  1. Report of Committees

  1. Unfinished Business

  1. Old Business

  1. New Business

First Reading (Pg. 143)

  • Approve payment of prior year FY19 invoice for Partek Solutions in the amount of $2,167.64 to be paid from the FY20 Parking Department Budget.

  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.

PUBLIC HEARING
In accordance with Home Rule Charter, the Greenfield City Council will hold a public hearing on Wed., October 16, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at John Zon Community Center, 35 Pleasant St., to receive public input on the following:
• $1,300.00 be appropriated from the Stabilization Fund to fund retroactive wage provisions of a new contract with the Greenfield Superior Officers Association, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 50 (Supervisors Police Union).

The City Council may consider the same on Wed., October 16, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at John 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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