CITY COUNCIL CALENDAR
Thursday, July 20, 2017
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OPENING OF SESSION BY:
CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT JOSEPH P. LOPES
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PRAYER LED BY:
REVEREND LEONA FISHER, PASTOR IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHURCH
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PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
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HEARINGS

1.         COMMUNICATION, Jane Medeiros Friedman, First Assistant City Solicitor, responding to City Council Order, submitting AN ORDER for the Acceptance of MATE DRIVE, 40 feet wide, from STA. 0+29.74 at Tarkiln Place 1,451.15 feet northerly to terminus at STA. 14+80.89.

 

1a.        AN ORDER, (for the LAYOUT AND ACCEPTANCE of MATE DRIVE, 40 feet wide, from STA. 0+29.74 at Tarkiln Place 1,451.15 feet northerly to terminus at STA. 14+80.89.)

2.         COMMUNICATION, Jane Medeiros Friedman, First Assistant City Solicitor, responding to City Council Order, submitting AN ORDER for the Acceptance of WHALERS WOODS BOULEVARD, 40 feet wide, from STA. 0+31.27 at Church Street 364.21 feet westerly to terminus at STA. 3+95.48.

 

2a.        AN ORDER, (for the LAYOUT AND ACCEPTANCE of WHALERS WOODS BOULEVARD, 40 feet wide, from STA. 0+31.27 at Church Street 364.21 feet westerly to terminus at STA. 3+95.48.)

3.         COMMUNICATION, Jane Medeiros Friedman, First Assistant City Solicitor, responding to City Council Order, submitting AN ORDER for the Acceptance of SCHOONER COURT, 40 feet wide, from STA. 0+20 at Whalers Woods Boulevard 217.36 feet northerly to terminus at STA. 2+37.36.

 

3a.        AN ORDER, (for the LAYOUT AND ACCEPTANCE of SCHOONER COURT, 40 feet wide, from STA. 0+20 at Whalers Woods Boulevard 217.36 feet northerly to terminus at STA. 2+37.36.)

4.         COMMUNICATION, Jane Medeiros Friedman, First Assistant City Solicitor, responding to City Council Order, submitting AN ORDER for the Acceptance of TARKILN PLACE, variable width, from STA. 0+00 at the existing terminus of Tarkiln Place 1,381.80 feet northerly to terminus at STA. 13+81.80 at Mate Drive.

 

4a.        AN ORDER, (for the LAYOUT AND ACCEPTANCE of TARKILN PLACE, variable width, from STA. 0+00 at the existing terminus of Tarkiln Place 1,381.80 feet northerly to terminus at STA. 13+81.80 at Mate Drive.)

MAYOR'S PAPERS

M1.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER for the TRANSFER of $1,507,174.00 from STABILIZATION FUND to AUDITOR, Salaries & Wages in the amount of $22,395.00; PURCHASING, Salaries & Wages in the amount of $16,052.00; ASSESSORS, Salaries & Wages in the amount of $32,433.00; TREASURERS, Salaries & Wages in the amount of $53,107.00; PERSONNEL, Salaries & Wages in the amount of $3,934.00; MIS, Salaries & Wages in the amount of $14,143.00; CITY CLERK, Salaries & Wages in the amount of $19,478.00; ELECTIONS, Salaries & Wages in the amount of $13,085.00; LICENSING, Salaries & Wages in the amount of $6,245.00; FACILITIES & FLEET MANAGEMENT, Salaries & Wages in the amount of $507,925.00; GENERAL GOVERNMENT UNCLASSIFIED, Salaries & Wages in the amount of $45,588.00; POLICE, Salaries & Wages in the amount of $62,525.00; FIRE, Salaries & Wages in the amount of $26,744.00; EMS, Salaries & Wages in the amount of $5,779.00; INSPECTIONAL SERVICES, Salaries & Wages in the amount of $78,884; TRAFFIC, Salaries & Wages in the amount of $52,293.00; HIGHWAYS, Salaries & Wages in the amount of $213,389.00; HEALTH, Salaries & Wages in the amount of $119,786.00; VETERANS, Salaries & Wages in the amount of $17,770.00; LIBRARY, Salaries & Wages in the amount of $101,913.00 and ZOO, Salaries & Wages in the amount of $93,705.00.

 

M1a.    AN ORDER,

M2.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER for the TRANSFER of $208,821.00 from WATER STABILIZATION FUND, to WATER, SALARIES & WAGES.

 

M2a.    AN ORDER,

M3.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER for the TRANSFER of $109,558.00 from WASTEWATER SPECIAL PROJECTS FUND, to WASTEWATER, SALARIES & WAGES.

 

M3a.    AN ORDER,

M4.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER for the TRANSFER of $20,389.00 from AIRPORT, STABILIZATION FUND, to AIRPORT, SALARIES & WAGES.

 

M4a.    AN ORDER,

M5.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER for the TRANSFER of $28,138.00 from EMS, CAPITAL OUTLAY, to EMS, OTHER FINANCING USES.

 

M5a.    AN ORDER,

M6.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER for the APPROPRIATION of $140,000.00 from ORDINARY REVENUE & MUNICIPAL RECEIPTS to ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP, OTHER FINANCING USES.

 

M6a.    AN ORDER,

M7.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER granting a utility easement to Verizon New England, Inc. and NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy for the purpose of providing utilities over the premises constituting a portion of the property dedicated to the Irwin M. Jacobs Elementary School and located at Assessors Map 13, Lot 122.

 

M7a.    AN ORDER,

M8.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting a Quitclaim Deed and Performance Covenants for the donation of Lots 132-27, 132-29 and 132-400 from the New Bedford Youth Soccer Association, Inc. to the City of New Bedford for recreational purposes.

M9.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting four (4) ORDINANCES, updating the City’s processes for issuing Outdoor Café Permits.

 

M9a.    AN ORDINANCE, amending Chapter 15, Article VI – Planning Board Licenses and Permits – Article VI stricken in its entirety.

 

M9b.    AN ORDINANCE, amending Chapter 15, Article I  - In General, by inserting Section 15-15 OUTDOOR CAFÉ PERMIT.

 

M9c.    AN ORDINANCE, amending Chapter 17, Section 17-18 Noncriminal disposition of violations of certain Ordinances, Rules and Regulations.

 

M9d.    AN ORDINANCE, amending Chapter 17, Section 17-28 Chapter 40U of the Massachusetts General Laws.

M10.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting a WAIVER OF RESIDENCY for MANNY DACAMRA, Somerset, MA, who is recommended for the position of Diesel Engine Repairman in the Department of Facilities and Fleet Management.

M11.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting ONE-YEAR WAIVER OF RESIDENCY for ATTORNEY THOMAS J. MATHIEU, Raynham, MA, Associate City Solicitor with the Office of the City Solicitor.

M12.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting a WAIVER OF RESIDENCY for FRANKLIN MONIZ, Berkley, MA, Park Maintenance/Forestry Superintendent for the Department of Public Infrastructure/Water Department.

M13.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting the APPOINTMENT of JILL MARIE USSACH, New Bedford, MA, to the Cemetery Board, replacing Martha Crowley who has resigned; this term will expire December 2018.

M14.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting the APPOINTMENT of MELISSA BRANCO, New Bedford, MA to the COMMISSION FOR CITIZENS WITH DISABILITIES, replacing Kimberly Bettencourt whose term has expired; this term will expire May 2020.

M15.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting the APPOINTMENT of PETER BLANCHARD, New Bedford, MA to the CONSERVATION COMMISSION, replacing Robert Morris whose term has expired; this term will expire April 2018.

M16.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting the APPOINTMENT of ALEXANDER JARDIN, New Bedford, MA, as an Alternate Member to the HISTORICAL COMMISSION, replacing Elsie Souza whose term has expired in February 1998 and has moved to Florida; this term will expire February 2019.

M17.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting the APPOINTMENT of MARCUS CHUMACK, New Bedford, MA to the HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION, replacing Robert Schilling whose term has expired; this term will expire December 2019.

M18.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting the APPOINTMENT of BETHANY FAUTEUX, New Bedford, MA, to the HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION, replacing Irma Perez, whose term has expired; this term will expire April 2019.

M19.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting the APPOINTMENT of PATRICK E. ROGERS, New Bedford, MA to the WATER BOARD, replacing Richard Emken whose term has expired; this term will expire April 2018.

M20.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting the REAPPOINTMENT of PAUL R. PACHECO, New Bedford, MA, to the CONSERVATION COMMISSION; this term will expire June 2020.

M21.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting the REAPPOINTMENT of DANIEL PATTEN, New Bedford, MA, to the GREATER NEW BEDFORD REGIONAL REFUSE MANAGEMENT DISTRICT; this term will expire June 2020.

M22.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting the APPOINTMENT of ERIC S. CALDEIRA, New Bedford, MA as a CONSTABLE.

 

M22a.  APPLICATION,

M23.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting the REAPPOINTMENT of ALAN R. KENDALL, New Bedford, MA as a SPECIAL POLICE OFFICER.

 

M23a.  APPLICATION,

NEW BUSINESS

5.     REPORT, Committee on Finance, recommending to the City Council to RECEIVE AND PLACE ON FILE the 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.

 

5a.     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. (Referred to the Committee on Finance – June 08, 2017.)

6.     REPORT, Committee on Finance, recommending to the City Council to take “NO FURTHER ACTION” on the Written Motion, Councillor Bousquet, requesting that the City Council look into establishing a revolving fund for the Department of Parks and Recreation and Beaches, in order to manage the care and maintenance of the proposed Dog Park in the City of New Bedford.  

 

6a.     WRITTEN MOTION, Councillor Bousquet, requesting that the City Council look into establishing a revolving fund for the Department of Parks and Recreation and Beaches, in order to manage the care and maintenance of the proposed Dog Park in the City of New Bedford.   (Referred to the Committee on Finance – July 16, 2015.)

7.     REPORT, Committee on Finance, recommending to the City Council to take “NO FURTHER ACTION” on the COMMUNICATION, City Solicitor Mikaela A. McDermott, to City Council, providing an overview of how the funds in the Judgments, Claims and Settlements line item in the General Government Unclassified account have been spent thus far in FY17; and an overview of the claims and litigation currently pending against the City and finally an estimate of how much additional funding will be needed for Judgment/Claims/Settlements line item for the remainder of FY17.  

 

7a.     COMMUNICATION, City Solicitor Mikaela A. McDermott, to City Council, providing an overview of how the funds in the Judgments, Claims and Settlements line item in the General Government Unclassified account have been spent thus far in FY17; and an overview of the claims and litigation currently pending against the City and finally an estimate of how much additional funding will be needed for Judgment/Claims/Settlements line item for the remainder of FY17. (Referred to the Committee on Finance – February 23, 2017.)

8.     REPORT, Committee on Memorials & Dedications, recommending to the City Council APPROVING the placing of a Greek Military Service Monument at the West Side Corner of Clasky Common Park, at the corner of Pearl and Pleasant Streets, and that this initiative be sent on to the Park Board for approval, and to DPI Commissioner Zeb Arruda for assistance, as well as the Mayor’s Office

9.     REPORT, Committee on Memorials & Dedications, recommending to the City Council APPROVING the placing of a plaque in honor of a permanent memorial to honor the late Fernando Garcia, longtime community activist, philanthropist and businessman whose commitment to local education and to Bristol Community College made a lasting impact on the Greater New Bedford area, and that it be erected in the area of Bristol Community College, downtown (the old Cherry & Webb building); and further that this be forwarded to the Mayor’s office for further consideration to work towards completing the dedication.

10.     REPORT, Committee on Memorials & Dedications, recommending to the City Council to take “NO FURTHER ACTION” on the Written Motion, Councillors Coelho, Gonsalves, Duarte, Bousquet, Lopes, and Oliveira, requesting, that the City Council move to establish a “Wall of Remembrance” at City Hall in honor of deceased City activists who throughout their lives made an attempt to better the lives of their fellow Citizens and improve the quality of life in New Bedford, that their efforts and the work they did be recognized and honored.

 

10a.     WRITTEN MOTION, Councillors Coelho, Gonsalves, Duarte, Bousquet, Lopes, and Oliveira, requesting, that the City Council move to establish a “Wall of Remembrance” at City Hall in honor of deceased City activists who throughout their lives made an attempt to better the lives of their fellow Citizens and improve the quality of life in New Bedford, that their efforts and the work they did be recognized and honored.

11.       REPORT, Committee on Finance, recommending to the City Council APPROVAL of a HOST COMMUNITY AGREEMENT with ARL Healthcare, Inc. of Newton, MA to operate of 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.

11a.      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. (Referred to the Committee on Finance – December 8, 2016; Host Agreement Adopted – April 12, 2017; Reconsidered – April 13, 2017; Referred to the Committee on Finance – April 27, 2017.)

12.       REPORT, Committee on Finance, recommending to the City Council that it send a communication to the Administration’s Fee Structure Committee, expressing its strong opposition to any charges and/or fees being levied upon the Military Museum for any reason. 

13.       REPORT, Committee on Finance, recommending to the City Council to take “NO FURTHER ACTION” on the 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.

 

13a.      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.

14.     LOAN ORDER, appropriating $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. (Passed to a Second Reading - June 8, 2017.)

15.     AN ORDINANCE, Amending Chapter 15, Section 15-103 and 15-104 LICENSES AND PERMITS; BUSINESS REGULATIONS – RELATIVE TO WETLAND PROTECTION. (Passed to a Second Reading – June 22, 2017.)

16.     AN ORDINANCE, Amending Chapter 4 - RELATIVE TO BEEKEEPING. (Passed to a Second Reading – June 22, 2017.)

17.     WRITTEN MOTION, Councillor Gomes, requesting, that the Committee on Appointments and Briefings call an immediate Public Safety Summit to include a Representative of the Mayor’s Office, Police Chief Cordeiro, Massachusetts Homeland Security Director, Bristol County Sheriff Hodgson, the Commanding Officer from the State Police Barracks in Dartmouth and a Representative of the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office  to discuss measures, procedures and strategies to be utilized and implemented, such as stop and search, crime-free zones, and zero tolerance for crimes in our parks and playgrounds and that SRT Tactical Unit be on call and utilized anytime its needed, also that extra patrols and undercover units be placed in high crime neighborhood; and further, that a Public Awareness Campaign be put together to reach out to the neighborhoods and the citizens of this City for their assistance in fighting crime; furthermore, that this summit be held in executive session, due to the information that may be provided and also strategies that may already be in place that not only protect our Police Officers, Agencies but also the public.

18.     WRITTEN MOTION, Councillor Gomes, requesting, that the City's Health Department send out notices to all fast food restaurants and donut shops with drive-through windows, informing them of City Ordinance Sec.12-38- Owner to Maintain Premises Free of Litter; and further, that they have 30 days to comply with said Ordinance, installing trash receptacles before the drive up window and after the pick-up window, with the proper trash receptacles covers, that this is required by City Ordinance; and further, after the 30 days has expired that the Health Department be required to inspect all fast food establishments and donut shops across the City for compliance.
19.     WRITTEN MOTION, Councillor Gomes, requesting, that letters be sent to Governor Baker, and our State Legislative Delegation asking for an explanation as to how the State and the City of Boston implemented free college tuition opportunities paid for by Massachusetts taxpayers, and if such program is going to be available to all Cities and Towns across the state; and further, where did this money come from and who will be paying for such a program, which in this Councillor’s opinion, does not seem fair to the rest of the State.
20.     WRITTEN MOTION, Councillors Gomes, Winterson and Martins, requesting, that once more a letter be sent to the Triple A Pawtucket Red Sox ownership and management informing them of the City’s interest in locating the Triple A team here in New Bedford; and further, that an invitation be sent to the ownership and management of the team to visit and tour possible sites like the Logan Hicks Street and the Washburn Street area ofthe City and also to meet with the Committee on Appointments and Briefings, the Economic Development Council and a representative from the Mayor’s office.
21.     COMMUNICATION, City Clerk/Clerk of the City Council, to City Council, on behalf of Rene A. Depina Dos Reis, 813 Belleville Avenue, New Bedford, MA  02745 AND Liberio DeMelo, 70 Sharp Street, Dartmouth, MA  02747, d/b/a B & R TRANSPORTATION, INC., 303 Coggeshall 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 July 21, 2017.)
22.     COMMUNICATION, City Clerk/Clerk of the City Council, to City Council, on behalf of George M. Viveiros, 102 Durfee Street, New Bedford, MA  02740, d/b/a MED FIRST, INC., 102 Durfee 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 July 21, 2017.) 
23.     COMMUNICATION, City Clerk/Clerk of the City Council, to City Council, on behalf of Khalil Arsanios 1220 Pleasant Street, New Bedford, MA 02740, d/b/a INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION LLC, 1220 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 07/21/17.)
24.     COMMUNICATION/ DEMOLITION New Bedford Historical Commission, to City Council, re: BUILDING DEMOLITION REVIEW OF 899 PLEASANT STREET, (MAP 58/LOT 302), a Circa 1876 Carriage House – advising that “the Humphrey House and its carriage house are contributing resources within the North Bedford National Register District; the carriage house is a rare surviving outbuilding from the period in which prominent citizens built their homes just outside the village center and it also reflects the transition of the North Bedford District from an area of large estates to an area of mixed business and residential uses; because these buildings’ original purpose is now obsolete, these structures are prone particularly to neglect and demolition; the proposed reuse of this vacant property would introduce professional offices in this area of the City which the Master Plan identifies as a commercial corridor, one particularly visible from a Downtown gateway area, due to the site’s high visibility, the retention and preservation of the carriage house would provide a more attractive and historically authentic streetscape for visitors and neighboring residents; to accommodate the City’s parking requirements, the carriage house necessitates removal or relocation; the Commission encourages the applicant to pursue the initial submitted plan to the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals which demonstrated the relocation of the carriage house and its adaptive reuse as a separate office space, and furthermore to consider the available option from the Planning Board to seek a Special Permit which would allow a reduction in the parking requirement, if according to the Ordinance, the Board “finds that the reduction is not inconsistent with public health and safety, or that the reduction promotes a public benefit.”, “in light of these findings, the New Bedford Historical Commission has determined that the structure at 899 Pleasant Street is a historically significant and a Preferably Preserved structure.”
25.     COMMUNICATION/ DEMOLITION New Bedford Historical Commission, to City Council, re: BUILDING DEMOLITION REVIEW OF 92 KILBURN STREET, (MAP 79/LOT 1), a Portion of a Circa 1891 Brick Mill structure – advising that “the property’s association with New Bedford’s early cotton textile industry provides historical significance to the property as a whole; however the portion of the mill seeking demolition no longer retains architectural significance  due to its severe alterations; the portion of the mill seeking demolition is a small section of Mill #2, the remaining portion is abandoned and under the ownership of Revere Copper; the selective demolition of mill structures, particularly those which no longer retain significance, should be considered as a means to preserving and supporting those portions of a mill complex which can be positively adapted for new uses, in light of these findings, ‘the New Bedford Historical Commission has determined that the structure at 92 Kilburn Street is a neither a historically significant nor a Preferably Preserved structure.”
26.     COMMUNICATION, Councillor Morad, submitting a copy of a letter sent to DPI Commissioner Euzebio Arruda, from Paul L. Mission, Transportation Planning Manager, SRPEDD, relative to the Traffic Signal Warrant Analysis – Acushnet Avenue at Peckham Road and Sassaquin Avenue.
27.     COMMUNICATION, Maria Tomasia, Chairperson, Board of Election Commissioners to Mayor Mitchell, regarding the attendance record for Linda Ross. (Copy all Councillors 06/27/2017.)
28.     COMMUNICATION, David A. Kennedy, Chairman, New Bedford Redevelopment Authority to Mayor Mitchell, regarding his attendance record. (Copy all Councillors 07/11/2017.)
29.     COMMUNICATION, City Clerk Farias, submitting a response from ALDI Customer Service, to City Council, relative to locating a grocery store in the Greater New Bedford Area.
TABLED BUSINESS

M9.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting the REAPPOINTMENT of LINDA ROSS, New Bedford, MA, to the ELECTION COMMISSION; this term will expire April 2021.

M10.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting the REAPPOINTMENT of DAVID KENNEDY, New Bedford, MA, to the REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY; this term will expire July 2021.