City Council Meeting

Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 6:30 pm
via Webex (Link will be posted on the agenda)

Greenfield City Council

December 15, 2021

224th Regular Meeting

6:30 p.m.

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AGENDA

  1. Call to Order

CHAIRS STATEMENT: This meeting is being recorded and videotaped by the City Council and GCTV-15. 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. Approve the November 17 and December 7, 2021 City Council meeting minutes (Pg. 4)

  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. 30)
  • Transfer $13,375 from Contract Stabilization for Central Maintenance Union Contract Wage Provisions.
  • Approve $1,700 for Payment of Invoices from KP Law PC from FY22 Energy Department Budget.
  • Appropriate $780,000 to develop the Greenfield Skate Park.
  • Appropriate $34,359 from Contract Stabilization to fund a union contract for Clerical, Library and UE.
  • Appropriate $82,092 from Free Cash to fund a union contract for Greenfield Police.
  • Appropriate $98,251 to fund union contract for SSEA.
  • Appropriate $150,520 to fund union contract for DPW.
  • Appropriate $1,700,000 from Free Cash to Capital Stabilization Fund.

Public Hearing: (Pg. 30, Bottom)

  • To adopt a residential factor in accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 58, Section 1A, which shall be used by the Board of Assessors to determine the percentages of the local tax levy to be borne by each class of real and personal property.

  1. Motions, Orders, and Resolutions
  1. Approve $115.50 for Payment of Baker’s Office Supply Invoice from FY22 Human Resources Department Budget. (Pg. 31)
  2. Approve $1,700 for Payment of Invoices from KP Law PC from FY22 Energy Department Budget. (Pg. 34)
  3. Transfer $13,375 from Contract Stabilization for Central Maintenance Union Contract Wage Provisions. (Pg. 38)
  4. Appropriate $34,359 from Contract Stabilization to fund a union contract for Clerical, Library and UE. (Pg. 48)
  5. Appropriate $98,251 to fund union contract for SSEA. (Pg. 71)
  6. Approve Resolution of the City Council of the City of Greenfield, Massachusetts, to dedicate the land for the Greenfield skate park permanently for park, playground or recreation purposes. (Pg. 89)
  7. Approve Resolution Authorizing Development of Greenfield Skate Park by Appropriation or Borrowing Subject to Reimbursement from the “Parkland Acquisitions and Renovations for Communities (PARC)” Grant and Appropriate $780,000 for Development of the Greenfield Skate Park. (Pg. 90)
  8. Appropriate $82,092 from Free Cash to fund a union contract for Greenfield Police. (Pg. 100)
  9. Appropriate $150,520 to fund union contract for DPW. (Pg. 112)
  10. Appropriate $1,700,000 from Free Cash to Capital Stabilization Fund. (Pg. 140)
  11. FY2022 Tax Classification (Pg. 143)
  • Minimum Residential Factor
  • Residential Exemption
  • Small Commercial Exemption
  1. Mayor’s Year End Appointments – 8 Appointees. (Pg. 149)
  2. Mayor’s Year End Re-Appointments – 19 Appointees. (Pg. 168)
  3. Amend City Charter Article 6: Administrative Organization, Section 6-2: Merit Principle. (Pg. 170)
  4. Amend City Charter Article 6: Administrative Organization, Section 6-3: Department of Municipal Finance, Subsection (a): Establishment, Scope. (Pg. 171)
  5. Amend City Charter Article 6: Administrative Organization, Section 6-3: Department of Municipal Finance, Subsection (b): Director of Municipal Finance. (Pg. 173)
  6. Amend City Charter Article 6: Administrative Organization, Section 6-5: Assistant to the Mayor for Economic Development and Marketing. (Pg. 175)
  7. Amend City Charter Article 6: Administrative Organization, Section 6-7: Planning and Construction of Municipal Buildings and Other Facilities, Subsection (b): Powers and Duties. (Pg. 176)
  8. Amend City Charter Article 6: Administrative Organization, Section 6-7: Planning and Construction of Municipal Buildings and Other Facilities, Subsection (b): Powers and Duties (2nd Paragraph). (Pg. 177)
  9. Amend City Charter Article 6: Administrative Organization, Subsection 6-8: Department of Human Resources, Subsection (a): Establishment, Scope (2nd Paragraph). (Pg. 178)
  10. Amend City Charter Article 6: Administrative Organization, Subsection 6-12: Library Trustee, Subsection (e). (Pg. 179)
  11. Amend City Charter Article 6: Administrative Organization, Subsection 6-18: Council on Aging, Subsection (a). (Pg. 180)
  12. Amend City Charter Article 6: Administrative Organization, Subsection 6-24: Mayor’s Task Force Against Domestic Violence, Subsections (a) and (b). (Pg. 181)

  1. Presentation of Petitions and Similar Papers

  1. Report of Committees

  1. Unfinished Business

  1. Old Business

  1. New Business

  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

The Greenfield City Council will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at 6:30 pm, via Webex: https://greenfieldma.my.webex.com/greenfieldma.my/j.php?MTID=mcc0d3f6f2582003b442579d2f23a1102, to adopt a residential factor in accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 58, Section 1A, which shall be used by the Board of Assessors to determine the percentages of the local tax levy to be borne by each class of real and personal property.

The Assessors shall provide all information and data relevant to making such determination and the fiscal effect of the available alternatives.

The hearing is required under Section 56 of Chapter 40, Massachusetts General Laws.

Penny Ricketts, Greenfield City Council President

PUBLIC HEARING

In accordance with Home Rule Charter, the Greenfield City Council will hold a public hearing on Wed., December 15, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. at John Zon Community Center, 35 Pleasant St., or via Webex, if required: https://greenfieldma.my.webex.com/greenfieldma.my/j.php?MTID=mcc0d3f6f2582003b442579d2f23a1102, to receive public input on the following:

  • Transfer $13,375 from Contract Stabilization for Central Maintenance Union Contract Wage Provisions.
  • Approve $1,700 for Payment of Invoices from KP Law PC from FY22 Energy Department Budget.
  • Appropriate $780,000 to develop the Greenfield Skate Park.
  • Appropriate $34,359 from Contract Stabilization to fund a union contract for Clerical, Library and UE.
  • Appropriate $82,092 from Free Cash to fund a union contract for Greenfield Police.
  • Appropriate $98,251 to fund union contract for SSEA.
  • Appropriate $150,520 to fund union contract for DPW.
  • Appropriate $1,700,000 from Free Cash to Capital Stabilization Fund.

The City Council may consider the same on Wed., December 15, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. at John Zon Community Center, 35 Pleasant St., or via Webex, if required: https://greenfieldma.my.webex.com/greenfieldma.my/j.php?MTID=mcc0d3f6f2582003b442579d2f23a1102 . 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.

Penny Ricketts, Greenfield City Council President

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