City Council Meeting

Wednesday, May 18, 6:30 pm
John Zon Community Center, 35 Pleasant Street and Zoom (Hybrid)

Greenfield City Council

May 18, 2022

229th Regular Meeting

6:30 p.m.

Hybrid (Joint In-Person/Zoom Attendance)

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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 April 20, 2022 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. 29)
  • Increase the FY22 Ambulance Revolving Spending Limit.
  • Appropriate $50,000 from Free Cash to Compensated Absences Fund 8450.
  • FY2023 Operating Budget
  • Appropriate $58,329,672 for FY2023 General Fund Budget
  • Appropriate $100,000 from Fund 8406 – OPEB Stabilization – to reduce FY2023 General Fund Operating Budget Raise and Amount from $58,029,672 to $57,929,672.
  • Establish Spending Limit on Revolving Funds not to exceed $680,557
  • Appropriate $1,666,258 FY2023 Water Enterprise Fund
  • Appropriate $2,565,093 FY2023 Sewer Enterprise Fund
  • Appropriate $2,042,234 FY2023 GCET Enterprise Fund

Motions, Orders, and Resolutions

    1. Reconsideration of vote on FY22-103 – Appropriate $60,000 for Legion Avenue Parking Lot paving. (Pg. 30)
    2. Approval for the City of Greenfield to opt out of the State Reclamation and Mosquito Control Board (SRMCB) (Pg. 37)

FY2023 Operating Budget -

    1. Appropriate $58,329,672 for FY2023 General Fund Budget (Pg. 45)
    2. Appropriate $100,000 from Fund 8406 – OPEB Stabilization – to reduce FY2023 General Fund Operating Budget Raise and Amount from $58,029,672 to $57,929,672. (Pg. 52)
    3. Establish Spending Limit on Revolving Funds not to exceed $680,557 (Pg. 54)
    4. Appropriate $1,666,258 FY2023 Water Enterprise Fund (Pg. 56)
    5. Appropriate $2,565,093 FY2023 Sewer Enterprise Fund (Pg. 59)
    6. Appropriate $2,042,234 FY2023 GCET Enterprise Fund (Pg. 62)
    7. Increase the FY22 Ambulance Revolving Spending Limit. (Pg. 64)
    8. Appropriate $50,000 from Free Cash to Compensated Absences Fund 8450. (Pg. 66)
    9. Rescind Council vote FY22-055 - Charter Section 6-12(a) Council on Aging. (Pg. 68)
    10. Amend City Charter Article 6: Administrative Organization, Subsection 6-18(a):

Council on Aging (Pg. 69)

    1. Mayor’s Reappointments – Community Preservation Committee - Mark Maloni (Planning Board appointee), Wisty Rorabacher (Council appointee); Zoning Board of Appeals – Mark Maloney, Debra Gilkes. (Pg. 70)

  1. Presentation of Petitions and Similar Papers

  1. Report of Committees

  1. Unfinished Business

  1. Old Business

  1. New Business

First Reading (Pg. 72)

  • Approve Payment of $10,814 FY2020 Invoice for Siemens Inc from FY22 Energy Department Budget.

Notice of Zoning Amendment Proposals (Pg. 76)

  • Proposed 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., May 18, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. at John Zon Community Center, 35 Pleasant St., to receive public input on the following:

  • Increase the FY22 Ambulance Revolving Spending Limit.
  • Appropriate $50,000 from Free Cash to Compensated Absences Fund 8450.
  • FY2023 Operating Budget
  • Appropriate $58,329,672 for FY2023 General Fund Budget
  • Appropriate $100,000 from Fund 8406 – OPEB Stabilization – to reduce FY2023 General Fund Operating Budget Raise and Amount from $58,029,672 to $57,929,672.
  • Establish Spending Limit on Revolving Funds not to exceed $680,557
  • Appropriate $1,666,258 FY2023 Water Enterprise Fund
  • Appropriate $2,565,093 FY2023 Sewer Enterprise Fund
  • Appropriate $2,042,234 FY2023 GCET Enterprise Fund

The City Council may consider the same on Wed., May 18, 2022, at 6:30 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.

Sheila Gilmour, Greenfield City Council President

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