City Council Meeting

Wednesday, January 19, 6:30 pm
via Webex (Link will be posted on the agenda)

Greenfield City Council

January 19, 2022

225th Regular Meeting

6:30 p.m.

Webex Conferencing System

To join via computer:

https://greenfieldma.my.webex.com/greenfieldma.my/j.php?MTID=maaed0d37803e6d194d9454ac475cec45

To join via phone:

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To view the full agenda:

https://greenfield-ma.gov/files/City_Council_2022-01-19_Agenda.pdf

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 December 15, 2021 and January 3, 2022 City Council meeting minutes (Pg. 3)

  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. 22)
  • Appropriate $221,055 from Free Cash for Greenfield Permanent Firefighters Local #2548, International Association of Firefighters, AFL-CIO-CLC Union Contract.

  1. Motions, Orders, and Resolutions
  1. Mayor’s Appointments – Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee – Tracey Allen, Jonah Keane, Carole Collins; Public Safety Commission – Michelle Laurie. (Pg. 23)
  2. Approval of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City of Greenfield and Greenfield Fire & Police Signal Operators Association. (Pg. 37)
  3. Appropriate $221,055 from Free Cash for Greenfield Permanent Firefighters Local #2548, International Association of Firefighters, AFL-CIO-CLC Union Contract. (Pg. 46)
  4. Charter Amend Section 4-2(a) School Committee Chair; Election and Term (Pg. 89)
  5. Charter Amend Section 4-2(b) School Committee Chair; Powers and Duties (Pg. 91)
  6. Charter Amend Section 4-2 (d) School Committee Chair; Secretary (Pg. 92)
  7. Charter Amend Section 4-5 (b) School Committee Powers and Duties (Pg. 93)
  8. Charter Amend Section 4-6 Filling of Vacancies (Pg. 94)
  9. Charter Amend Section 6-14 (a) and (c) Board of Assessors (Pg. 96)

  1. Presentation of Petitions and Similar Papers

  1. Report of Committees

  1. Unfinished Business

  1. Old Business

  1. New Business

Notice of Zoning Amendment Proposals (Pg. 99)

  • Zoning Amendment to Section 200-6.7, Sign Regulations

  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., January 19, 2022, at 6:30 p.m., via Webex: https://greenfieldma.my.webex.com/greenfieldma.my/j.php?MTID=maaed0d37803e6d194d9454ac475cec45 to receive public input on the following:

  • Appropriate $221,055 from Free Cash for Greenfield Permanent Firefighters Local #2548, International Association of Firefighters, AFL-CIO-CLC Union Contract.

The City Council may consider the same on Wed., January 19, 2022, at 6:30 p.m., via Webex: https://greenfieldma.my.webex.com/greenfieldma.my/j.php?MTID=maaed0d37803e6d194d9454ac475cec45. 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.

Sheila Gilmour, Greenfield City Council President

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