CITY COUNCIL CALENDAR
Thursday, November 10, 2016
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OPENING OF SESSION BY:
CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT LINDA M. MORAD
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PRAYER LED BY:
REVEREND DALTON SAID, ST. LUKE'S HOSPITAL RELIGIOUS MINISTRIES
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NOTE:
NOTE: DUE TO THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY, THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2016. THE AGENDA WILL CLOSE ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2016 AT 10 A.M. AND BE RELEASED ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016.
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MAYOR'S PAPERS

M1.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER authorizing the Mayor to execute the Purchase and Sale Agreement and a deed to Sherwood Building Company, Inc. in a form acceptable to the City Solicitor for $40,000.00 for the former Dunbar School Property located at 338 Dartmouth Street, shown as Lot 160 on City of New Bedford Assessor’s Map 23.

 

M1a.    AN ORDER,

M2.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting a request from the Department of Inspectional Services to increase the starting salary of their selected candidate for the position of Inspector of Wire, Mr. Simon Roderiques, start the position at M6 Step 6.

M3.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER for the TRANSFER of $20,000.00 from LIBRARY, SALARIES & WAGES, to LIBRARY, CAPITAL OUTLAY.

 

M3a.    AN ORDER,

M4.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER for the TRANSFER of $2,500.00 from FIRE, SUPPLIES & MATERIALS, to FIRE, CAPITAL OUTLAY.

 

M4a.    AN ORDER,

M5.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER amending the order adopted by the City Council on June 23, 2016, and signed by the Mayor on June 30, 2016, which in accordance with Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 44, Section 53E1/2, the revolving fund under the control of the Fire Department, known as the COMMUNITY TRAINING FUND, whose purpose is to provide digital and print media for training purposes and class advertisements, nonperishable training equipment and supplies, perishable training equipment, subscriptions, training DVD’s, AHA student course manuals and completion cards, salary expenses, office supplies and office equipment, whose revenues and amount limited to be spent estimated at $1,200.00, is hereby authorized at $5,000.00 for FISCAL YEAR 2017.

 

M5a.    AN ORDER,

M6.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting a renewal of a ONE-YEAR Waiver of Residency for SHANNON C. SHREVE, A COUNSEL II with the Office of the City Solicitor; Mr. Shreve of 12 Horseshoe Circle, Sandwich, MA has been a Solicitor’s Office employee since November 2007; Mr. Shreve’s current waiver expires of November 2016.

M7.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting a renewal of a ONE-YEAR Waiver of Residency for ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST in the Department of Community Services CATHERINE VERDADEIRO, Fall River, MA; Ms. Verdadeiro’s current waiver expires November 30, 2016.

M8.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting a renewal of a ONE-YEAR Waiver of Residency for NIBRS Administrator for the New Bedford Police Department, KERI A. LEBEAU, Tiverton, RI 02878; Ms. Lebeau has been a member of the New Bedford Police Department since December 2006.

M9.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting the application for the REAPPOINTMENT of JEFFREY LAWRENCE KING, South Dartmouth, MA 02748 as a CONSTABLE.

 

M9a.    APPLICATION,

NEW BUSINESS

1.         COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting a VETO of the proposed Ordinance that would rezone Plot 103/Lot 13 (127 Hathaway Street) from Mixed-Use Business to Residence “C”. (VETO Received and Ordered Spread on the Records – October 27, 2016.)

 

1a.        AN ORDINANCE, Rezoning Plot 103/Lot 13 (127 Hathaway Street) from Mixed-Use Business to RESIDENCE “C”. (Passed to a Second Reading – September 08, 2016; Passed to be Ordained – October 13, 2016; Vetoed by Mayor Mitchell – October 25, 2016; VETO Received and Ordered Spread on the Records – October 27, 2016.)

2.     WRITTEN MOTION, Councillors Coelho, Abreu, Martins, Carney, Winterson, Lopes and Oliveira, requesting, that our State Legislative Delegation, Representatives Antonio F.D. Cabral, Robert M. Koczera, Christopher M. Markey, Paul A. Schmid, III, William M. Straus and State Senator Mark Montigny take immediate action by looking into crafting legislation to regulate all off road vehicles, including dirt bikes, quads, any off road vehicle and require that each vehicle be registered and be insured by the State, like any other motor vehicle; and further, that residents of New Bedford are suffering from these motorists who continuously and recklessly ride these off road vehicles throughout the City on sidewalks, causing a hazard  by driving to endanger all Citizens  with this unlawful operation of  vehicles; and further, a New Bedford Police Sergeant was recently hospitalized in serious condition due to being struck by a dirt bike.

3.     WRITTEN MOTION, Councillor Martins, requesting, that letters be sent to our local and Senate Delegation, in support of past and current legislation giving Cities and Towns the authority to implement a Senior Citizen Property Tax Exemption; and further, that our delegation work in support with Representative Jay Kaufman of Lexington, to file a bi-partisan bill that would grant New Bedford the authority to implement a senior citizen program like the towns of Wayland and Sudbury who already sought and received legislative approval to exempt certain parcels of land owned by senior citizens from property tax; furthermore, that the House Committee on Revenue currently hears the exemption process now, senior citizens are waiting years for a decision and said Committee often hears one case at time.

4.     WRITTEN MOTION, Councillors Carney and Abreu, on behalf of Arthur Garty, Steven Peters, Lee Vulgaris, and Dennis Maniatis, members of the Greek Veterans Memorial Committee, requesting that the City designate an area in Clasky Common Park on the west corner of Pearl and Pleasant Streets to place a Veteran’s Memorial monument honoring the Greek American War Veterans. (To be Referred to the Special Committee on Memorial and Dedications, Board of Park Commissioners; and that the Greek Veterans Committee, Christopher Gomes Veterans Agent, and Mary Rapoza, Director of Parks, Recreation and Beaches be invited to said meeting.)

5.     WRITTEN MOTION, Councillors Carney, Winterson and Abreu, requesting, that the Traffic Commission install two, three or four hourly limited parking signs along Brownell Avenue, from Fuller Memorial Parkway to Route 6, due to the vehicles using this area as a Park and Ride and restricting visitors from using parking spaces from its intended usage, parking for Buttonwood Park. (To be Referred to the Traffic Commission.)

6.     WRITTEN MOTION, Councillors Carney, Winterson and Abreu, requesting that the Traffic Commission repaint the crosswalks at Fuller Memorial Parkway and Brownell Avenue; and further, that barrels be placed or flashing lights be installed to alert traffic to the pedestrian crossing. (To be Referred to the Traffic Commission.)

7.     WRITTEN MOTION, Councillors Carney, Rebeiro and Abreu, requesting that Michele Paul, Director of Environmental Stewardship, Gerard Martins and Ellie Donovan, Representatives from Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection; Cole Worthy, from Haley & Aldrich Consultant for CBS Operations; Jeff Groy, Senior Vice-President CBS Operations; Buddy Andrade, Executive Director of Olde Bedford Village and  Donald Gomes, spokesman for resident abutters, appear before the Committee on Appointments and Briefings to inform the City Council of the draft closure plan for the Morse Cutting Tool site located at 163 Pleasant Street, and what measures are being taken thus far by CBS Operations to remediate this site. (To be Referred to the Committee on Appointments and Briefings.)

8.     WRITTEN MOTION, Councillor Gomes, requesting, that a letter be sent to the owner of the old HESS Gas Station or Speedway franchise located at the corner of Cove Road and Crapo Street, asking for immediate action as to what their intentions are for this location; and further, that City Solicitor McDermott begin the process of making sure that this company is held accountable for the deterioration and underground gas tanks and any other contaminants at said location; and further, that the Department of Inspectional Services and  the Treasurer’s office inform the City Council if there any problems at this location or any taxes due. (To be Referred to the Committee on Appointments and Briefings.)  
9.     COMMUNICATION, City Clerk/Clerk of the City Council, to City Council, on behalf of NASAR M. BOKHARI, 347 North Street, New Bedford, MA, 02740 d/b/a MY WHEELS, LLC, 347 North Street, New Bedford, MA, 02740, hereby submits a copy of the Application requesting a NEW Private Livery License, under the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 159A, Section 1 and amendments thereto, and M.G.L. Chapter 270, Section 22 (Smoke Free Workplace Law) and all other laws applicable to such operation, to carry passengers for hire over the streets of New Bedford. 

10.     COMMUNICATION, City Clerk/Clerk of the City Council, to City Council, on behalf of Douglas Furtado, 39 Perry Street, Dartmouth, MA 02748 d/b/a IDEAL MOTORS, INC./IDEAL LIMO, 439 Bolton Street, New Bedford, MA 02740, hereby submitting a copy of the Application requesting a RENEWAL of a  PRIVATE LIVERY LICENSE, under the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 159A, Section 1, and amendments thereto, and M.G.L. Chapter 270, Section 22 (Smoke Free Workplace Law) and all other laws applicable to such operation to carry passengers for hire over the streets of New Bedford. (Current License expired on August 20, 2016.)

11.     COMMUNICATION, City Clerk/Clerk of the City Council, to City Council, on behalf of Gabriel N. DaRosa, 56 Westwood Drive, North Dartmouth, MA 02747 d/b/a BLUEBIRD TRANSPORTATION, 458 Dartmouth Street, New Bedford, MA 02740, hereby submitting a copy of the Application requesting a RENEWAL of a  PRIVATE LIVERY LICENSE, under the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 159A, Section 1, and amendments thereto, and M.G.L. Chapter 270, Section 22 (Smoke Free Workplace Law) and all other laws applicable to such operation to carry passengers for hire over the streets of New Bedford. (Current License expires on November 12, 2016.)

12.     COMMUNICATION, City Clerk/Clerk of the City Council, to City Council, on behalf of Walter J. Callahan, 86 North Street, Mattapoisett, MA 02739, d/b/a TRANSIT SERVICES, INC., 987 Pleasant Street, New Bedford, MA 02740, hereby submits a copy of the Application requesting a RENEWAL OF A PRIVATE LIVERY LICENSE, under the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 159A, Section 1, and amendments thereto, and M.G.L. Chapter 270, Section 22 (Smoke Free Workplace Law) and all other laws applicable to such operation to carry passengers for hire over the streets of New Bedford. (Current License expires October 08, 2016.)
13.     COMMUNICATION/DEMOLITION REVIEW, Anne Louro Preservation Planner, to City Council, re: 20 Willis Street (Map 66, Lot 167), circa 1838, 2 ½ story wood framed building and circa 1910, 2 ½ wood framed building, the property is located in the Acushnet Heights National Register Historic District; the circa 1838 structure is associated with Clement C. Covell, a Master Mariner who, for a period time was part owner of the Bark Lagoda; the buildings have experienced acute alterations, resulting in a lack of historical integrity in their design, setting, materials, workmanship and feeling; due to the exterior alterations, the buildings no longer retain sufficient integrity to meet the criteria for listing and therefore, in light of these findings, the Preservation Planner has determined that the circa 1838 and circa 1910 structures at 20 Willis Street are neither Historically Significant nor Preferably Preserved structures.  The Council may wish to note that the owner additionally intends to demolish the circa 1952 three story brick masonry additions, which once served as Union Hospital, because those building additions are not seventy-five (75) years old, they are not subject to the Demolition Delay Ordinance and therefore are not included in this determination.
TABLED BUSINESS

NO ITEMS ON THIS AGENDA.