Committee Chairs

Tuesday, June 7, 6:00 pm
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COMMITTEE CHAIRS

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022

6:00 pm

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CHAIRS STATEMENT: This meeting is being recorded by Committee Chairs. If any other persons present are doing the same you must notify the chairperson at this time.

The purpose of this meeting is to prepare agendas for subcommittees for Council consideration. No discussion or comments will be entertained unless requested upon by the Committee Chairs.

Roll Call

President’s Notes

  • Status with documentation on Side walk Ordinance enforcement.
  • Approve Community Preservation Committee Program FY2023 Budget.
  • Letters of interests submitted for the Precinct 1 Councilor vacancy.
  • Report on the acceptance and distribution of grant money to the Ways & Means Committee.
  • Return to in person/hybrid subcommittee meetings for Council and training of Hybrid meetings by Committee Chairs.
  • Emergency meeting to discuss policing in Greenfield.
  • Potential Sale of Land Portion of Parcel 124-53 Summer Street submitted by the Planning & Development Department.
  • Proposed Resolution to declare Police Chief Robert Haigh and Mayor Roxanne Wedegartner lost the confidence of the Citizen’s of Greenfield submitted by Councilor Jasper Lapienski.
  • Discussion on understanding departmental budgets that include a listing of the specific number of employees in each department submitted by Councilor Virginia Desorgher.
  • Discussion on Grant funding as applied to departmental budgets submitted by Councilor Virginia Desorgher.
  • Discussion on Tier Changes in regards to Marijuana cultivation properties submitted by Councilor Virginia Desorgher.
  • Discussion with regards to the Public Safety Commission submitted by Councilor Virginia Desorgher.
  • Discussion on the issue of snow shoveling on sidewalks submitted by Councilor Virginia Desorgher.
  • Possible meeting with Human Rights Commission (HRC).
  • Discussion on the concerns regarding Police Retaliation submitted by President Sheila Gilmour.
  • Discussion on the Police Audit submitted by President Sheila Gilmour.
  • Discussion on the Lunt Property Audit located on 294-296-298 Federal Street.
  • End of Year Transfers (Does not require a first reading, second reading and/or a public hearing)
  • Transfer $50,000 to City Legal FY22 Account from Labor Special Litigation and Building Salaries FY22 Accounts.
  • Transfer $30,000 to Dispatch Overtime FY22 Account from Parking Salaries FY22 Account.
  • Transfer $60,000 from IT and Accounting Salaries FY22 Accounts to Energy FY22 Accounts.
  • Transfer $12,600 from Assessors Salaries and Wages FY22 Account to General Fund FY22 Accounts.
  • Transfer $65,000 from FY22 Reserve Fund to City Vehicle Fuel FY22 Accounts.
  • Transfer $61,000 from FY22 Short Term Principal Paydown to FY22 Short Term Interest.
  • Appropriate $175,000 from Fund 8400 General Stabilization for Independent Assessment/Audit of the City of Greenfield’s Police Department’s Structure, Policies and Practices.
  • Mayor’s Appointments & Re-Appointments – Council on Aging, Randie Handleman; Human Rights Commission, Philippe Simon; Human Rights Commission, Irene Woods; Mayor’s Task Force Against Domestic Violence, Scott Smith; Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee, Walter Kim Boas; Council on Aging, Margaret Saulnier; Housing Authority, Trish Leonard; Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee, Nancy Hazard.
  • Appointment of Council Representative to the Fire Station Building Committee as replacement for former Councilor Edward Jarvis.
  • Rescind Council vote FY22-082 – Charter Section 6-11(d) Public Safety Commission.
  • Amend City Charter Article 6: Administrative Organization, Subsection 6-11(d): Public Safety Commission Powers & Duties.

Economic Development Committee

Regular Meeting: Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 6:00 pm, Greenfield City Hall Meeting Room, 2nd Fl/Zoom Hybrid, unless otherwise posted.

Agenda Items

  • Proposed zoning amendment for Marijuana Cultivation Facilities established in medium to high density neighborhoods and moratorium on all special permits.

Discussion Items

  • Potential Sale of Land Portion of Parcel 124-53 Summer Street.
  • Parking and Bike Lane on Main Street (continued).
  • Tier Changes in regards to Marijuana cultivation properties.

Appointments and Ordinance Committee

Regular Meeting: Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at 5:30 PM, Greenfield City Hall Meeting Room, 2nd Fl/Zoom Hybrid, unless otherwise posted.

Agenda Items

  • Mayor’s Appointments & Re-Appointments – Council on Aging, Randie Handleman; Human Rights Commission, Philippe Simon; Human Rights Commission, Irene Woods; Mayor’s Task Force Against Domestic Violence, Scott Smith; Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee, Walter Kim Boas; Council on Aging, Margaret Saulnier; Housing Authority, Trish Leonard; Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee, Nancy Hazard.
  • Amend City Charter Article 6: Administrative Organization, Subsection 6-11(d): Public Safety Commission Powers & Duties.

Discussion Items

  • Proposed amendments to Rules of Procedure (continued).
  • Establishment of a Code of Ethics for City of Greenfield.
  • Proposed amendments to Greenfield Charter Chapter 7-7: Citizen’s Initiative.
  • Update on (Former Councilor) Otis Wheeler’s proposed Ordinance to prohibit unmuffled compression release engine brakes.

Community Relations and Education Committee

Regular Meeting: Monday, June 20, 2022, (Holiday) 6:00 PM, Greenfield City Hall Meeting Room, 2nd Fl/Zoom Hybrid, unless otherwise posted.

Discussion Items

  • Housing in Greenfield.

Ways and Means Committee

Regular Meeting: Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at 600 PM, John Zon Community Center, 35 Pleasant Street/Zoom Hybrid, unless otherwise posted.

Agenda Items

  • Approve Community Preservation Committee FY2023 Budget.
  • Approve Payment of $10,814 FY2020 Invoice for Siemens Inc from FY22 Energy Department Budget.
  • End of Year Transfers
  • Transfer $50,000 to City Legal FY22 Account from Labor Special Litigation and Building Salaries FY22 Accounts.
  • Transfer $30,000 to Dispatch Overtime FY22 Account from Parking Salaries FY22 Account.
  • Transfer $60,000 from IT and Accounting Salaries FY22 Accounts to Energy FY22 Accounts.
  • Transfer $12,600 from Assessors Salaries and Wages FY22 Account to General Fund FY22 Accounts.
  • Transfer $65,000 from FY22 Reserve Fund to City Vehicle Fuel FY22 Accounts.
  • Transfer $61,000 from FY22 Short Term Principal Paydown to FY22 Short Term Interest.

Discussion Items

  • Extend invitation to City of Greenfield’s new Chief Assessor Randall Austin.
  • Review of Split Tax Rates (continued).
  • Financial activity involving the Lunt Property located on 294-296-298 Federal Street.
  • Report on the acceptance and distribution of grant money.
  • Understanding departmental budgets that include a listing of the specific number of employees in each department.
  • Grant funding as applied to departmental budgets.
  • Review of City of Greenfield’s budget process.

City Clerk Report –

  • Hybrid Meeting Operation.
  • MGLc 30A SS 20 (g) “No person shall address a meeting of a public body without permission of the Chair and all persons shall, at the request of the chair, be silent. No person shall disrupt the proceedings of a meeting of a public body. If, after clear warning from the chair, a person continues to disrupt the proceedings, the chair my order the person to withdraw from the meeting and if the person does not withdraw, the chair may authorize a constable or other officer to remove the person from the meeting.”

DRAFT - City Council Meetings and Agendas items, June 15, 2022

  1. Approve Community Preservation Committee FY2023 Budget.
  2. Approve Payment of $10,814 FY2020 Invoice for Siemens Inc from FY22 Energy Department Budget.
  3. Transfer $50,000 to City Legal FY22 Account from Labor Special Litigation and Building Salaries FY22 Accounts.
  4. Transfer $30,000 to Dispatch Overtime FY22 Account from Parking Salaries FY22 Account.
  5. Transfer $60,000 from IT and Accounting Salaries FY22 Accounts to Energy FY22 Accounts.
  6. Transfer $12,600 from Assessors Salaries and Wages FY22 Account to General Fund FY22 Accounts.
  7. Transfer $65,000 from FY22 Reserve Fund to City Vehicle Fuel FY22 Accounts.
  8. Transfer $61,000 from FY22 Short Term Principal Paydown to FY22 Short Term Interest.
  9. Proposed zoning amendment for Marijuana Cultivation Facilities established in medium to high density neighborhoods and moratorium on all special permits.
  10. Rescind Council vote FY22-082 – Charter Section 6-11(d) Public Safety Commission.
  11. Amend City Charter Article 6: Administrative Organization, Subsection 6-11(d): Public Safety Commission Powers & Duties.
  12. Mayor’s Appointments & Re-Appointments – Council on Aging, Randie Handleman; Human Rights Commission, Philippe Simon; Human Rights Commission, Irene Woods; Mayor’s Task Force Against Domestic Violence, Scott Smith; Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee, Walter Kim Boas; Council on Aging, Margaret Saulnier; Housing Authority, Trish Leonard; Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee, Nancy Hazard.

First Readings -

  • Appropriate $175,000 from Fund 8400 General Stabilization for Independent Assessment/Audit of the City of Greenfield’s Police Department’s Structure, Policies and Practices.

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.

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