CITY COUNCIL CALENDAR
Thursday, June 8, 2017
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OPENING OF SESSION BY:
CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT JOSEPH P. LOPES
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PRAYER LED BY:
RABBI RAPHAEL KANTER, TIFERETH ISRAEL CONGREGATION
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PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
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HEARINGS

1.     HEARING, on NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy for location of one (1) 4” Conduit, five (5) 4” Conduits and one (1) 45”x45”x36” Handhole in HAWTHORN STREET, East of Ash Street.

 

1a.     AN ORDER,

2.     HEARING, on NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy for location of one (1) 4” Conduit and one (1) 45”x45”x36” Handhole in LOCUST STREET, West of Summer Street.

 

2a.     AN ORDER,

MAYOR'S PAPERS

M1.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting a LOAN ORDER in the amount of $100,000.00 to pay costs of a schematic design/feasibility study as required by the Massachusetts School Building Authority with respect to the proposed accelerated repairs to the Elizabeth Brooks School.

 

M1a.    LOAN ORDER,

M2.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER that the City accept M.G.L. c.40, §13E, which authorizes a Special Education Reserve Fund to pay for unanticipated or unbudgeted costs for special education, out-of-district tuition or transportation.

 

M2a.    AN ORDER,

M3.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting a RESOLUTION authorizing the Mayor to apply for federal financial assistance from the United State of America and submitting the Final Fiscal Year 2017 Department of Planning, Housing and Community Development Action Plan.

 

M3a.    RESOLUTION, Authorizing the Mayor to apply for federal financial assistance from the United States of America.

 

M3b.    FINAL FISCAL YEAR 2017 DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ACTION PLAN,

M4.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting a WAIVER OF RESIDENCY for KEVIN REBELO, Westport, MA as a Diesel Engine Repairman in the Department of Facilities and Fleet Management.

M5.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting a renewal of a ONE-YEAR WAIVER OF RESIDENCY for Board of Health Member DR. CRAIG LONGO, Dartmouth, MA; this waiver will be in effect until June 2018.

M6.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting a renewal of a ONE-YEAR WAIVER OF RESIDENCY for CARL BIZARRO, Acushnet, MA as a LOCAL BUILDING INSPECTOR with the Department of Inspectional Services.

M7.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting a WAIVER OF RESIDENCY for JODI GOODMAN, Providence, RI, as a LIBRARIAN-III/HEAD OF SPECIAL COLLECTIONS; Ms. Goodman has had this position since June 22, 2015.

M8.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell to City Council, submitting WAIVERS OF RESIDENCY for three (3) summer life guards:  FAITH RICHARD, Acushnet, MA; CONNOR ROY, Acushnet, MA and PAIGA AVIZA, Acushnet, MA.

M9.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER for the TRANSFER of $15,000.00 from INSPECTIONAL SERVICES, SALARIES & WAGES, to EMS, SALARIES & WAGES.

 

M9a.    AN ORDER,

M10.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER for the TRANSFER of $12,000.00 from TRAFFIC, SALARIES & WAGES in the amount of $6,000.00 and PARKS AND RECREATION, SALARIES & WAGES in the amount of $6,000.00 to COMMUNITY SERVICES, SALARIES & WAGES.

 

M10a.  AN ORDER,

M11.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER for the TRANSFER of $5,000.00 from TOURISM, SALARIES & WAGES, to ELECTIONS, SALARIES & WAGES.

 

M11a.  AN ORDER,

M12.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER for the TRANSFER of $180,000.00 from FACILITIES & FLEET MANAGEMENT, SALARIES & WAGES, to FACILITIES & FLEET MANAGEMENT, SUPPLIES & MATERIALS.

 

M12a.  AN ORDER,

M13.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER for the TRANSFER of $20,446.00 from TRAFFIC, CAPITAL OUTLAY to TRAFFIC, OTHER CHARGES.

 

M13a.  AN ORDER,

M14.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER for the TRANSFER of $4,206.00 from ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP, CHARGES & SERVICES to ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP, SALARIES & WAGES.

 

M14a.  AN ORDER,

M15.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER for the TRANSFER of $2,200.00 from TOURISM/MARKETING, SALARIES & WAGES, to TOURISM/MARKETING, CHARGES & SERVICES.

 

M15a.  AN ORDER,

 

M16.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting a TRANSFER of $750.00 from COMMUNITY SERVICES, CHARGES & SERVICES, to COMMUNITY SERVICES, SUPPLIES & MATERIALS.

M16a.  AN ORDER,

M17.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER that in accordance with Massachusetts General Law  Chapter 44, Section 53E½, the revolving fund under the control of the Purchasing Department known as the PURCHASING REVOLVING, whose revenues collected and amount limited to be spent estimated at $200,000.00, is hereby authorized for FISCAL YEAR 2018.

 

M17a.  AN ORDER,

M18.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER that in accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 44, Section 53E½, the revolving fund known as the TANGIBLE SUPPLY DISPOSITION REVOLVING FUND, whose revenues collected and amount limited to be spent estimated at $25,000.00 is hereby authorized for FISCAL YEAR 2018.

 

M18a.  AN ORDER,

M19.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER that in accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 44, Section 53E½, the revolving fund under the control of the Tourism Department known as the TOURISM REVOLVING FUND, whose revenues collected and amount limited to be spent estimated at $20,000.00, is hereby authorized for FISCAL YEAR 2018.

 

M19a.  AN ORDER,

M20.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER that in accordance with MGL Chapter 44, Section 53E ½, the revolving fund under the control of the Library Department, known as LIBRARY EQUIPMENT REVOLVING FUND, whose revenues collected and amount limited to be spent estimated at $20,000.00, is hereby authorized for FISCAL YEAR 2018.

 

M20a.  AN ORDER,

M21.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER that in accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 44, Section 53E½, the revolving fund under the control of the MIS Department known as the SOUTHEASTERN REGIONAL POLICE REVOLVING, whose revenues collected and amount limited to be spent estimated at $17,000.00, is hereby authorized for FISCAL YEAR 2018.

 

M21a.  AN ORDER,

M22.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER that in accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 44, Section 53E½, the revolving fund under the control of the School Department known as the FOOD SERVICE CONCESSION, whose revenues collected and amount limited to be spent estimated at $5,000.00, is hereby authorized for FISCAL YEAR 2018.

 

M22a.  AN ORDER,

M23.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER that in accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 44, Section 53E½, the revolving fund under the control of the Fire Department known as the COMMUNITY TRAINING FUND, whose revenues collected and amount limited to be spent estimated at $5,000.00, is hereby authorized for FISCAL YEAR 2018.

 

M23a.  AN ORDER,

M24.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER that in accordance with MGL Chapter 44, Section 53E ½, the revolving fund under the control of the Clerk of Committees Department, known as the COUNCIL SPECIAL PERMIT REVOLVING, whose revenues collected and amount limited to be spent estimated at $5,000.00, is hereby authorized for FISCAL YEAR 2018.

 

M24a.  AN ORDER,

M25.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER that in accordance with MGL Chapter 44, Section 53E ½, the revolving fund under the control of the Community Services Department, known as SENIOR TRAVEL AGENCY REVOLVING FUND, whose revenues collected and amount limited to be spent estimated at $120,000.00, is hereby authorized for FISCAL YEAR 2018.

M25a.  AN ORDER,

M26.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER that in accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 44, Section 53E½, the revolving fund under the control of the Community Services Department known as the ADULT SOCIAL DAY PROGRAM REVOLVING FUND, whose revenues collected and amount limited to be spent estimated at $30,000.00 is hereby authorized for FISCAL YEAR 2018.

 

M26a.  AN ORDER,

M27.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER that in accordance with MGL Chapter 44, Section 53E ½, the revolving fund under the control of the Community Services Department, known as SENIOR TRANSPORTATION FUND, whose revenues collected and amount limited to be spent estimated at $12,000.00, is hereby authorized for FISCAL YEAR 2018.

 

M27a.  AN ORDER,

M28.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER that in accordance with MGL Chapter 44, Section 53E ½, the revolving fund under the control of the Community Services Department, known as SENIOR ACTIVITIES FUND, whose revenues collected and amount limited to be spent estimated at $5,000.00, is hereby authorized for FISCAL YEAR 2018.

 

M28a.  AN ORDER,

M29.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER that in accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 44, Section 53E½, the revolving fund under the control of the Recreation and Parks Department known as SUPPORTIVE RECREATION REVOLVING FUND, whose revenues collected and amount limited to be spent estimated at $79,000.00, is hereby authorized for FISCAL YEAR 2018.

 

M29a.  AN ORDER,

M30.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER that in accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 44, Section 53E½, the revolving fund under the control of the Recreation and Parks Department known as the FORT TABER REVOLVING FUND, whose revenues collected and amount limited to be spent estimated at $75,000.00 is hereby authorized for FISCAL YEAR 2018.

 

M30a.  AN ORDER,

M31.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER that in accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 44, Section 53E½, the revolving fund under the control of the Planning and Community Development Department known as the ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS REVOLVING, whose revenues collected and amount limited to be spent estimated at $40,000.00, is hereby authorized for FISCAL YEAR 2018.

 

M31a.  AN ORDER,

M32.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER that in accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 44, Section 53E½, the revolving fund under the control of the Department of Facilities and Fleet Management, known as QUEST CENTER REVOLVING whose revenues collected and amount limited to be spent estimated at $137,565.00, is hereby authorized for FISCAL YEAR 2018.

 

M32a.  AN ORDER,

M33.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER that in accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 44, Section 53E½, the revolving fund under the control of the Inspectional Services Department known as the VACANT BUILDING REVOLVING FUND, whose revenues collected and amount limited to be spent estimated at $477,965.00, is hereby authorized for FISCAL YEAR 2018.

 

M33a.  AN ORDER,

M34.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER that in accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 44, Section 53E½, the revolving fund under the control of the Inspectional Services Department known as the DEMOLITION REVOLVING FUND, whose revenues collected and amount limited to be spent estimated at $23,816.00 is hereby authorized for FISCAL YEAR 2018.

 

M34a.  AN ORDER,

 

M35.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER that in accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 44, Section 53E½, the revolving fund under the control of the Department of Public Infrastructure, known as NEW BEDFORD RAILYARD & RAIL CROSSING REVOLVING FUND, whose revenues collected and amount limited to be spent are estimated at $100,000.00,  is hereby authorized for FISCAL YEAR 2018.

 

M35a.  AN ORDER,

M36.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER that in accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 44, Section 53E½, the revolving fund under the control of the Department of Public Infrastructure known as the NEW BEDFORD ENERGY NOW REVOLVING FUND, whose revenues collected and amount limited to be spent estimated at $21,256, is hereby authorized for FISCAL YEAR 2018.

 

M36a.  AN ORDER,

M37.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting the REAPPOINTMENT of NELSON MACEDO, New Bedford, MA as a CONSTABLE.

 

M37a.  APPLICATION,

M38.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting the APPOINTMENT of RICKY NUNEZ, New Bedford, MA as a CONSTABLE.

 

M38a.  APPLICATION,

M39.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting the APPOINTMENT of JUSTIN DION, East Taunton, MA as a SPECIAL POLICE OFFICER.

 

M39a.  APPLICATION,

NEW BUSINESS

3.     REPORT, Committee on Appointments & Briefings, recommending to the City Council APPROVAL of the APPOINTMENT of SARAH MORRIS, MD, New Bedford, MA to the BOARD OF HEALTH, replacing Dr. Athena Xifaras, whose term has expired; this term will expire April 2020.

4.     REPORT, Committee on Appointments & Briefings, relative to the APPOINTMENT of LESLIE J. MAGALIOS, New Bedford, MA to the AIRPORT COMMISSION; this appointment FAILED in Committee.

5.     REPORT, Committee on Appointments & Briefings, recommending to the City Council to take “NO FURTHER ACTION” on the WRITTEN MOTION, Councillor Gomes, requesting that Mr. Dennis Galvam or a Representative of NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy, come before the Committee on Appointments and Briefings to explain to the Council and City Residents the high cost of delivery charges appearing on the electrical bills and their request to the State Regulators for a rate increase.

5a.     WRITTEN MOTION, Councillor Gomes, requesting that Mr. Dennis Galvam or a Representative of NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy, come before the Committee on Appointments and Briefings to explain to the Council and City Residents the high cost of delivery charges appearing on the electrical bills and their request to the State Regulators for a rate increase. (Referred to the Committee on Appointments and Briefings 03/09/2017)

6.     REPORT, Committee on Appointments & Briefings, recommending to the City Council to take “NO FURTHER ACTION” on the WRITTEN MOTION, Councillors Abreu, Winterson, Gomes, Lopes, Council President Morad and Councillors Carney and Martins, requesting that Jean Fox, Project Manager of “SouthCoast Rail” for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, and the “Rail to Boston” Coalition come before the Committee on Appointments and Briefings to discuss the recent updates of this project to both the Council and the Residents of New Bedford as it approaches its 30% permitting and design phase; and further, how this body can help further the advocacy of this project amongst both our State and Federal delegations.

6a.     WRITTEN MOTION, Councillors Abreu, Winterson, Gomes, Lopes, Council President Morad and Councillors Carney and Martins, requesting that Jean Fox, Project Manager of “SouthCoast Rail” for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, and the “Rail to Boston” Coalition come before the Committee on Appointments and Briefings to discuss the recent updates of this project with both the Council and the Residents of New Bedford as it approaches its 30% permitting and design phase; and further, how this body can help further the advocacy of this project amongst both our State and Federal delegations. (To be Referred to the Committee on Appointments & Briefings 04/28/2016.)

7.     REPORT, Committee on Appointments & Briefings, recommending to the City Council to take “NO FURTHER ACTION” on the WRITTEN MOTION, Councillor Gomes, requesting, on behalf of the Cape Verdean Recognition Day Parade Committee, that the City waive all cleanup costs associated with the Recognition weekend, including the streets and parks being utilized for the Recognition weekend; and further, that the Committee on Appointments and Briefings meet with all organizations sponsoring events in the City to discuss this waiver fee that has been implemented and how this current fee may possibly cause upcoming events to be cancelled in the City.

7a.     WRITTEN MOTION, Councillor Gomes, requesting, on behalf of the Cape Verdean Recognition Day Parade Committee, that the City waive all cleanup costs associated with the Recognition weekend, including the streets and parks being utilized for the Recognition weekend; and further, that the Committee on Appointments and Briefings meet with all organizations sponsoring events in the City to discuss this waiver fee that has been implemented and how this current fee may possibly cause upcoming events to be cancelled in the City. (Referred to the Committee on Appointments and Briefings 06/23/2016.)

8.     REPORT, Committee on Appointments & Briefings, recommending to the City Council to take “NO FURTHER ACTION” on the WRITTEN MOTION, Councillor Lopes, requesting, that the City establish a permitting application for the private delivery of Port-A-Johns onto City parks and recreational property.

8a.    WRITTEN MOTION, Councillor Lopes, requesting, that the City establish a permitting application for the private delivery of Port-A-Johns onto City parks and recreational property.  (Referred to the Board of Parks Commissioners, Mary Rapoza, Director of Parks, Recreation and Beaches and the Committee on Appointments and Briefings 07/21/2016.)

9.     LOAN ORDER, appropriating $6,499,000.00 to pay costs of environmental cleanup and remediation projects for the Parker Street Waste site, including assessment, planning, design, permitting, settlement or remediation projects costs at the New Bedford High School Street lots, Keith Middle School wetland, Nemasket Streets lots, certain acquired residential properties and private properties and the cost of the EPA settlement. (Passed to a Second Reading – May 23, 2017.)

10.     WRITTEN MOTION, Councillors Abreu, Martins, Council President Lopes and Councillor Dunn, requesting that the City Council go on record in support of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 888 opposition to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) privatization of staffing proposal of the New Bedford/Fairhaven Bridge, the New Bedford/Fairhaven Bridge conducts on average 5,000 bridge openings per year for roughly 90,000 vessels, and it is imperative that such operations continue to remain staffed by our locally-sourced and community-invested workforce. (To be Referred to MassDOT Secretary & CEO Stephanie Pollack, MassDOT District 5 Commissioner Mary-Joe Perry, Governor Charlie Baker, and our State and Federal Delegation.) 

11.     WRITTEN MOTION, Councillors Morad and Gomes, once again, requesting that the listing of events fees that was presented to the Council several months ago, be updated as was requested by the Council, to remove the events associated with the Administration, the Council had requested this update in an attempt to determine the true costs associated with the various non-profit groups who are utilizing City buildings, parks and streets; and further, this request now requests that the updated list be returned to the Chairperson of the Committee on Appointments and Briefings within 7 days of this motion being adopted by the Council.  (To be Referred to the Administration and the Committee on Appointments and Briefings.)
12.     WRITTEN MOTION, Councillors Morad and Gomes, again requesting, that a representative of the Administration appear before the Committee on Appointments and Briefings to discuss charges and fees being assessed to various non-profit groups across the City who are utilizing City buildings, parks and streets to host free family related activities, festivals and events; said fees are prohibiting organizations from continuing these events and diminishing the quality of life of the residents and taxpayers of the City of New Bedford who have enjoyed these activities, festivals and events for so many years. (To be Referred to the Committee on Appointments and Briefings.)
13.     WRITTEN MOTION, Councillors Morad and Gomes, requesting, that a representative of the Administration appear before the Committee on Appointments and Briefings to discuss the rational being utilized to determine when charges and fees being assessed to some non-profit groups across the City can be waived, yet other groups are required to pay said charges and fees. (To be Referred to the Committee on Appointments and Briefings.)
14.     WRITTEN MOTION, Councillor Morad, requesting, that the rental contract currently being negotiated with representatives of the Fort Taber Military Museum Association be presented to the Committee on Finance for review prior to being executed by the Administration; and further, that the Executive Board of the Fort Taber Military Museum Association, along with their legal representative be invited to the Committee on Finance to discuss the terms of the contact and the financial effect said contract will have on the future operation of the Military Museum. (To be Referred to the Administration and the Committee on Finance.)
15.     WRITTEN MOTION, Councillor Gomes, requesting, that the Department of Public Infrastructure sweep and clean the streets and fill all potholes prior to the Cape Verdean Recognition Day Parade on SATURDAY, JULY 01, 2017, the Parade route is as follows: Proceed down UNION STREET, from ROCKDALE AVENUE to COUNTY STREET, left to SPRING STREET,  right onto ACUSHNET AVENUE, right onto GRINNELL STREET, right onto PURCHASE STREET, ending at the reviewing stand located at the Cape Verdean-American Veterans Memorial Hall, 561 Purchase Street. (Copy of the Parade Permit enclosed.)

16.     WRITTEN MOTION, Councillors Abreu, Martins, Council President Lopes, Councillors Winterson and Coelho requesting that a Representative of the City Solicitor’s Office come before the Special Committee on Licensing and Zoning for Cannabis to begin the collaborative dialogue and process of working on and establishing appropriate zoning parameters, the number of allowed licenses, the application process, and overall implementation of recreational cannabis dispensaries for the City of New Bedford which can come any time after April 1, 2018. (To be Referred to the Special Committee on Licensing and Zoning for Cannabis, Representative of the City Solicitor’s Office and Legislative Counsel Gerwatowski.) 

17.         WRITTEN MOTION, Councillors Abreu, Winterson and Council President Lopes, Councillors Oliveira and Carney, requesting, that the City Council send a letter of interest to ALDI, which is an international food market and grocery store chain, that currently has over 1,600 locations in 35 States throughout the United States and is currently engaged in aggressive national expansion efforts; and further, it should be noted that an ALDI location would be a welcome addition to the New Bedford community as it offers top-quality foods at affordable prices, in addition to compensating employees with industry-leading wages and benefits; furthermore, that the City Council would be interested in assisting the New Bedford Economic Development Council with the site selection process to help this investor find a suitable location which would provide a significant value to both the company and community. (To be Referred to the ALDI Corporate Office in Batavia, Illinois and the New Bedford Economic Development Council.)

18.     WRITTEN MOTION, Councillor Coelho, requesting, that the Police Department look into the possibility of increasing the installation and use of surveillance cameras throughout the City streets and neighborhoods, concentrating on the hot spots of high crime incidents. (To be Referred to the Police Chief, the Mayor and the Committee on Public Safety and Neighborhoods.)
19.     WRITTEN MOTION, Councillor Morad, requesting, that CFO Ari Sky provide the Committee on Finance the total financial obligation of the City of New Bedford for payment of utilities, to include "Gas, Electric Water, Sewage etc." as detailed in the Zeiterion Theater contract, as well as any additional charges that were paid by the City of New Bedford, in addition to the $210,000 Annual Contract Compensation, the request for this information should cover the period of FY 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 to date.  (To be Referred to the Committee on Finance.) 

20.       WRITTEN MOTION, Councillors Carney and Winterson, requesting, on behalf of the Buttonwood Neighborhood Association that their scheduled annual tree light be on the first Wednesday in December starting this year, 2017. (To be Referred to the Mayor’s Office, DPI Commissioner Zeb Arruda and the Board of Park Commissioners.)

21.       WRITTEN MOTION, Councillors Carney and Winterson, requesting that the crosswalks at Brownell Avenue and Fuller Memorial Parkway and Rockdale Avenue and Court Street, which are the main entrances to Buttonwood Park, be colored in red; and further, that pedestrian crossing signs be installed, or orange poles be placed in the street.  (To be Referred to the Traffic Commission and the Department of Public Infrastructure.)

22.     PETITION, Kevin Sousa, 67 James H. Luther Drive, Taunton, MA 02780 d/b/a GAMES TO GOLD, 105 Nauset Street, New Bedford, MA 02746, requesting that he be granted a Waiver of Residency in accordance with Section 15-18 of the City Code, to obtain a LICENSE TO DEAL IN JUNK, OLD METALS OR ANY OTHER SECOND HAND ARTICLES.

23.     COMMUNICATION, City Clerk/Clerk of the City Council, to City Council, on behalf of Edward Pacheco, 182 Hixville Road, Dartmouth, MA 02747 d/b/a PLACES TO GO, LLC, 1 Wamsutta 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 May 26, 2017.)

24.     COMMUNICATION, City Clerk/Clerk of the City Council, to City Council, on behalf of Michael Souza d/b/a SOUZA TRANSPORTATION, 91 Clifford Street, New Bedford, MA 02745, 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 May 26, 2017.)

25.     COMMUNICATION, City Clerk/Clerk of the City Council, to City Council, on behalf of Henry Lee, 25 Sycamore Street, Apt 1, New Bedford, MA 02740 d/b/a LEE TRANSPORTATION, 271 County 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 March 10, 2017.)

26.     COMMUNICATION, Community Preservation Committee, to City Council, submitting the CPA annual budgets for Fiscal Years 2016, 2017 and 2018, to appropriate or reserve from the Community Preservation Fund annual revenue in the amounts recommended by the Community Preservation Committee for committee administrative expenses, community preservation projects and other expenses in fiscal years 2016, 2017 and 2018 with each item to be considered a separate appropriation. (Copy all Councillors 06/02/2017.)

27.     COMMUNICATION, Councillor Morad, submitting a copy of an email from Mr. Lee Morse, President, MIKALIX Aviation Group, to Mayor Mitchell, regarding the safety concerns with narrowing of Runway 14/32.  (To be Referred to the Special Committee on the Airport.)

28.     COMMUNICATION, Councillor Morad, submitting a copy of an email from Mr. Greg Bongiorno, Captain – Safety Officer, C-FOQA Gatekeeper, CVS Health Flight Department, regarding the safety concerns with narrowing of Runway 14/32.  (To be Referred to the Special Committee on the Airport.)

29.     COMMUNICATION, Councillor Morad, submitting a copy of a letter from Mr. Scott Martin, Chief Operating Officer – Brahmin Leather Works, Inc. to Mayor Mitchell, regarding the safety concerns with narrowing of Runway 14/32.  (To be Referred to the Special Committee on the Airport.)

30.     COMMUNICATION, Councillor Morad, submitting a copy of a letter from Mr. John Wood, Jr., Concord, MA, regarding the safety concerns with narrowing of Runway 14/32.  (To be Referred to the Special Committee on the Airport.)

31.     COMMUNICATION, Councillor Morad, submitting a copy of an email from Mr. Elin-Mari Heggland, Chief Pilot CSL 340 Corp Inc., to Mayor Mitchell, regarding the safety concerns with narrowing of Runway 14/32.  (To be Referred to the Special Committee on the Airport.)

32.     COMMUNICATION, Councillor Morad, submitting a copy of a letter from Mr. Thomas F. Martin, Jr., Chief Pilot, Sea & Air Inc.,regarding the safety concerns with narrowing of Runway 14/32.  (To be Referred to the Special Committee on the Airport.)

33.     COMMUNICATION, Councillor Morad, submitting a copy of a letter from Dustin Enge, Chief Pilot, Kalahari Management Company, LLC, regarding the safety concerns with narrowing of Runway 14/32. To be Referred to the Special Committee on the Airport.)

34.       COMMUNICATION, Councillor Morad, submitting a copy of a letter from Eli Mejia, Pilot, Challenger 605 regarding the safety concerns with narrowing of Runway 14/32. (To be Referred to the Special Committee on the Airport.)

35.     COMMUNICATION, Councillor Dunn, submitting a copy of a letter sent to the Joint Committee on Marijuana Policy regarding the management of the sale of recreational marijuana in local communities. (To be Referred to the Committee on Licensing and Zoning for Cannabis.)