CITY COUNCIL CALENDAR
Thursday, April 27, 2017
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PRAYER LED BY:
REVEREND PAMELA J. COLE, PRESIDENT - GNB CHAPTER OF CHURCH WOMEN UNITED
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HEARINGS

1.     HEARING, ORDERED, that the following petroleum license hereby be REVOKED: 1476 PURCHASE STREET – originally granted on June 24, 1971 – one (1) 4,000 gallon gasoline tank, one (1) 2,000 gallon gasoline tank, one (1) 1,000 gallon tank of motor oil, one (1) 2,000 gallon tank of motor oil and one (1) 1,000 gallon tank of waste oil was removed on were removed on August 1, 1997.

 

1a.     COMMUNICATION, Doug Glassman, President DGRE, LLC, 1476 Purchase Street, to City Clerk Farias, requesting that the petroleum license for 1476 Purchase Street be REVOKED. (To be Received and Placed on File.)

2.     HEARING, ORDERED, that the following petroleum license hereby be REVOKED: 27 HEALEY STREET formerly 34 Healey Street – originally granted on October 11, 1956 – one (1) 2,000 gallon fuel oil tank and one (1) 15,000 gallon fuel oil tank were removed on November 9, 2010.

2a.     COMMUNICATION, International Parallel Machines, Inc., 50 Conduit Street, owner of 27 Healey Street, to City Clerk Farias, requesting that the petroleum license for 27 Healey Street be REVOKED. (To be Received and Placed on File.)

3.     HEARING, ORDERED, that the following petroleum license hereby be REVOKED: 51 DUNCAN STREET – originally granted on August 13, 1935 – one (1) 8,000 gallon heating oil tank was removed November 27, 2006 and one (1) 2,000 gallon heating oil tank was removed May 22, 2007.

 

3a.     COMMUNICATION, Reverend Philip N. Hamel, Pastor St Joseph-St. Therese Parish, 51 Duncan Street, to City Clerk Farias, requesting that the petroleum license at 51 Duncan Street be REVOKED. (To be Received and Placed on File.)

MAYOR'S PAPERS

M1.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting the following individuals for confirmation as New Bedford Police Officers:  TURNER RYAN, VICTORIA WAGNER and TIMOTHY DACOSTA.

M2.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER for the TRANSFER of $180,000.00 from FREE CASH to GENERAL GOVERNMENT UNCLASSIFIED – RESERVE FOR APPROPRIATION.

 

M2a.    AN ORDER,

M3.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell to City Council, submitting AN ORDER for the TRANSFER of $182,167.00 from AIRPORT, FREE CASH to AIRPORT, CAPITAL OUTLAY in the amount of $106,000.00 and AIRPORT, STABILIZATION FUND in the amount of $76,167.00.

 

M3a.    AN ORDER,

M4.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER for the TRANSFER of $15,000.00 from RECREATION AND PARKS, SALARIES & WAGES, to RECREATION AND PARKS, CHARGES & SERVICES in the amount of $8,000.00 and RECREATION AND PARKS, SUPPLIES & MATERIALS in the amount of $7,000.00.

 

M4a.    AN ORDER,

M5.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER            for the TRANSFER of $15,000.00 from CITY COUNCIL, SALARIES & WAGES, to CITY COUNCIL, CHARGES & SERVICES.

 

M5a.    AN ORDER,

M6.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting a WAIVER OF RESIDENCY for ROBERT TETREAULT, Waterfront Supervisor in the Parks, Recreation and Beaches Department, who resides in Mattapoisett.

M7.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER granting a utility easement to NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy for the purpose of placement of a transformer pad and distribution of electricity over the premises 64-66 Emma Street and 33 Emery Street, said premises constituting a portion of the property dedicated to the Irwin Jacobs Elementary School and located at Assessors Map 13, Lots 3 and 122.

 

M7a.    AN ORDER,

M8.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting the APPOINTMENT of LESLIE J. MAGALIOS, New Bedford, MA to the AIRPORT COMMISSION, replacing Moira Tierney, this term will expire December 2018.

M9.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting the APPOINTMENT of CHANCERY PERKS, New Bedford, MA to the CONSERVATION COMMISSION, replacing John G. Radcliffe whose term has expired; this term will expire June 2019.

M10.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting the REAPPOINTMENT of ELSIE FRAGA, New Bedford, MA to the LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES; this term will expire April 2020.

M11.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting the REAPPOINTMENT of JILL HORTON-SIMMS, New Bedford, MA to the LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES; this term will expire April 2020.

M12.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to the City Council, submitting the REAPPOINTMENT of HELEN ROGERS, New Bedford, MA, to the LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES; this term will expire April 2020.

M13.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting the REAPPOINTMENT of HERVE WILLIAM VANDAL, JR., New Bedford, MA, as a CONSTABLE.

 

M13a.  APPLICATION,

RECONSIDERATION

4.     RECONSIDERATION, Councillor Morad having voted with the prevailing side on the question of : REPORT, Committee on Finance, recommending to the City Council ADOPTION of the Communication of A Host Community Agreement with ARL Healthcare, Inc. of Newton, MA, to operate a Registered Marijuana Dispensary (“RMD”) cultivation and processing facility in New Bedford, to be located at 167 John Vertente Boulevard, New Bedford Industrial Park; facility at said location and COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting a copy of A Host Community Agreement with ARL Healthcare, Inc., of Newton, MA, to operate a Registered Marijuana Dispensary (“RMD”) cultivation and processing facility in New Bedford, to be located at 167 John Vertente Boulevard, New Bedford Industrial Park; ARL Healthcare, Inc. at the regular City Council meeting held on April 12, 2017, hereby files a Motion to RECONSIDER said vote.  (Filed April 13, 2017, at 8:06 a.m. to Assistant City Council Clerk.)

 

4a.     REPORT, Committee on Finance, recommending to the City Council ADOPTION of the Communication of A Host Community Agreement with ARL Healthcare, Inc. of Newton, MA, to operate a Registered Marijuana Dispensary (“RMD”) cultivation and processing facility in New Bedford, to be located at 167 John Vertente Boulevard, New Bedford Industrial Park; ARL Healthcare, Inc. is currently seeking approval from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to operate a medical marijuana cultivation/production facility at said location.  (RECONSIDERATION FILED by Councillor Morad on April 13, 2017 at 8:06 a.m.)  

 

4b.     COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting a copy of A Host Community Agreement with ARL Healthcare, Inc., of Newton, MA, to operate a Registered Marijuana Dispensary (“RMD”) cultivation and processing facility in New Bedford, to be located at 167 John Vertente Boulevard, New Bedford Industrial Park; ARL Healthcare, Inc., is currently seeking approval from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to operate a medical marijuana cultivation/production facility at said location. (RECONSIDERATION FILED by Councillor Morad on April 13, 2017 at 8:06 a.m.; Referred to the Committee on Finance – December 8, 2016.)

NEW BUSINESS

5.     REPORT, Committee on Ordinances, recommending to the City Council ADOPTION of the ORDINANCE, rezoning 671 Summer Street, Plot 91/Lot 152 from RESIDENTIAL “B” to MIXED USE BUSINESS and 674 Summer Street, Plot 91/Lot 249 from RESIDENTIAL “C” to MIXED USE BUSINESS.

 

5a.     AN ORDINANCE, (To be Passed, to a Second Reading.)

6.     REPORT, Committee on Ordinances, recommending to the City Council Adoption of AN ORDINANCE - RELATIVE TO BOARDS & COMMISSIONS, and that it be Passed to a Second Reading.

 

6a.     AN ORDINANCE, (To be Passed, to a Second Reading.)

7.     REPORT, Committee on Ordinances, Recommending that the City Council take “NO FURTHER ACTION” on the ORDINANCE amending Chapter 9 ZONING by adding Section 5720 Temporary Moratorium on Recreational Marijuana Establishments.

 

7a.     AN ORDINANCE,

8.     REPORT, Committee on Appointments & Briefings, recommending that the City Council Follow the Recommended Actions on the WRITTEN MOTION,  Councillor Gomes, requesting, an increase in Police patrols especially on weekends in Hazelwood Park, on the West Beach side of the park due to the amount of complaints from residents from the south and north side abutting the park of drug activity, inappropriate activity, including persons openly urinating on residential properties; and further, that the Police Chief consider using motorcycle Police patrols in these Park areas due to the fact that motorcycle patrols can get through the whole entire park; and further, that the Department of Parks, Recreation and Beaches consider putting up signage on both sides of the park reminding visitors of the rules and regulations of our City Parks.

9.     REPORT, Committee on Appointments & Briefings, relative to the APPOINTMENT of CAROL PIMENTEL, New Bedford, MA, 02740 to the NEW BEDFORD HOUSING AUTHORITY; this appointment FAILED in Committee.

10.     REPORT, Committee on Appointments & Briefings, recommending that the City Council take “NO FURTHER ACTION” on the WRITTEN MOTION, Councillor Bousquet and Council President Morad, requesting, that Den DeMarinis, Chairperson of the Commission for Citizens with Disabilities and Cynthia Wallquist, Director of the Department of Community Services, appear before the Committee on Appointments and Briefings to provide an overview of the projects and initiatives the Commission is currently undertaking.

 

10a.     WRITTEN MOTION, Councillor Bousquet and Council President Morad, requesting, that Den DeMarinis, Chairperson of the Commission for Citizens with Disabilities and Cynthia Wallquist, Director of the Department of Community Services, appear before the Committee on Appointments and Briefings to provide an overview of the projects and initiatives the Commission is currently undertaking. (Referred to the Committee on Appointments and Briefings 08/18/2016.)

11.     LOAN ORDER, appropriating $21,608,000 for the purpose of financing the construction of the West End Sewer Separation Project – Phase 4, West End Sewer Separation Project – Phase 5, Deane Street Sewer Separation Project, Coggeshall Street Sewer Separation Project, Union Street Sewer Separation Project and general system improvements, and the planning costs related to the development of the CSO Long-Term Control Plan Update. (Passed, to a Second Reading 03/23/2017.)

12.     LOAN ORDER, appropriating $4,113,000.00 for the purpose of making critically-needed repairs to City-owned buildings including, but not limited to, projects for repairs and renovations of public safety facilities, recreational facilities, general office space, and roads and infrastructure and all costs incidental and related thereto. (Passed, to a Second Reading, as amended 04/12/2017.)

13.     COMMUNICATION, Councillor Morad, submitting a Traffic Commission petition for a HANDICAP PARKING SIGN in front of 415 Summer Street, for Patricia Langis, Tenant at said address, and the Handicap parking is needed because Ms. Langis does not own the home and has no access to the small driveway on the property. (Copy of Ms. Langis’ Handicap Placard and letter from owner of 415 Summer Street; To be Referred to the Traffic Commission.)