CITY COUNCIL CALENDAR
Thursday, May 11, 2017
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OPENING OF SESSION BY:
CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT JOSEPH P. LOPES
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PRAYER LED BY:
REVEREND DAVID LIMA, PASTOR, NEW SEASONS WORSHIP CENTER
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NOTE:
NOTE: THE NEXT REGULARLY SCHEDULED CITY COUNCIL MEETING IS TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017 DUE TO A HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION ON THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017. THE AGENDA WILL CLOSE ON THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017 AND BE RELEASED ON FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017.
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MAYOR'S PAPERS

M1.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER for a TRANSFER of $173,000.00 from POLICE, SALARIES & WAGES, to POLICE, OTHER FINANCING USES in the amount of $93,000.00 and FIRE, CHARGES & SERVICES in the amount of $80,000.00.

 

M1a.    AN ORDER,

M2.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER for a TRANSFER of $5,000.00 from CITY COUNCIL, SALARIES & WAGES, to CLERK OF COMMITTEES, SALARIES & WAGES.

 

M2a.    AN ORDER,

M3.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER for the TRANSFER of $15,150.00 from PURCHASING, SALARIES & WAGES, to PURCHASING, CHARGES & SERVICES in the amount of $15,000.00 and PURCHASING, SUPPLIES & MATERIALS, in the amount of $150.00.

 

M3a.    AN ORDER,

M4.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER for the TRANSFER of $1,300.00 from ASSESSORS, SALARIES & WAGES, to ASSESSORS, CHARGES & SERVICES.

 

M4a.    AN ORDER,

M5.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting a SIX-MONTH WAIVER OF RESIDENCY for Ryan DeCoste, Raynham, as DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT and place Mr. DeCoste at Grade 10, Step 6 with a salary of $68,650.00.

M6.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting the REAPPOINTMENT of CYNTHIA WALLQUIST, New Bedford, MA as the EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of the COMMISSION FOR CITIZENS WITH DISABILITIES, this term will expire April 2018.

M7.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting the REAPPOINTMENT of JOSHUA AMARAL, New Bedford, MA to the COMMISSION FOR CITIZENS WITH DISABILITIES, this term will expire May 2020.

M8.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell to City Council, submitting the REAPPOINTMENT of REVEREND PAMELA J. COLE, New Bedford, MA to the COMMISSION FOR CITIZENS WITH DISABILITIES, this term will expire May 2020.

M9.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell to City Council, submitting the REAPPOINTMENT of MARSHA F. FERNANDES, New Bedford, MA to the COMMISSION FOR CITIZENS WITH DISABILITIES, this term will expire May 2020.

M10.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting the 2017 Preliminary and Municipal Election calendar for the City of New Bedford, with all the required dates and deadlines.

M11.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell to City Council, submitting the REAPPOINTMENT of ANTHONY J. POENTE, JR., Dartmouth, MA as a CONSTABLE.

 

M11a.  AN APPLICATION,

NEW BUSINESS

1.     AN 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. (Passed to a Second Reading-April 27, 2017.)

2.     COMMUNICATION, City Clerk/Clerk of the City Council, to City Council, on behalf of Daniel Xavier d/b/a MCKENZIE’S BUS CO., INC., 183 Campbell 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 June 23, 2017.)  

3.     COMMUNICATION, Election Commission reporting the results of the Special Municipal Election held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 to fill the vacancy of Ward Three Councillor Henry Bousquet there were 685 votes cast and Mr. Hugh Dunn with a total of 471 votes was elected to fill the remainder of the unexpired term for Councillor of Ward Three.

4.         COMMUNICATION, Rick Kidder, President and CEO, New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce, to the Special Committee on the Airport, regarding the Chamber’s support of the Airport’s planned expansion.  (To be Referred to the Special Committee on the Airport.)

5.     COMMUNICATION, City Clerk Farias, submitting a response from Senator Markey offering his support of Massachusetts’ Hyperloop application. (Copy all Councillors via email 05/08/2017.)

TABLED BUSINESS

NO ITEMS ON THIS AGENDA.