CITY COUNCIL CALENDAR
Thursday, August 17, 2017
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OPENING OF SESSION BY:
CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT JOSEPH P. LOPES
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PRAYER LED BY:
REVEREND KEVIN HARRINGTON, ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI PARISH
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PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
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HEARINGS

1.     A HEARING on 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+80.81 at Mate Drive. (Continuation of the Hearing from the July 20, 2017 City Council Meeting.)

2.     HEARING, ORDERED, that the following petroleum license hereby be REVOKED: 987 PLEASANT STREET, originally granted on July 19,1979 for one (1) underground 3,000 gallon gasoline tank, two (2) underground 2,000 gallon gasoline tanks and one (1) underground 5,000 gallon gasoline tank,  two tanks holding a total of 6,000 gallons of gasoline were removed on September 21, 2016.

 

2a.     COMMUNICATION, Walter J. Callahan, President, Transit Services, Inc., 987 Pleasant Street, to City Clerk Farias, requesting that the petroleum license at said address be REVOKED. (To be Received and Placed on File.)

 

3.     HEARING, ORDERED, that the following petroleum license hereby be REVOKED: 92 KILBURN STREET, formerly 74 Kilburn Street, originally granted January 12, 1961 – 150 gallons in 5 gallon cans of lacquer and two (2) 50 gallon drums of toluol, per Fire Prevention, a petroleum license is not needed.

 

3a.     COMMUNICATION, Paul Bishins, B.S. Realty Limited Partnership, 92 Kilburn Street, to City Clerk Farias, requesting that the petroleum license at said address be REVOKED. (To be Received and Placed on File.)

4.     A HEARING on CELLCO Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless for location of a Cloud Radio Access Network for wireless communication, adjacent to 1069 SHAWMUT AVENUE.

 

4a.     AN ORDER,

5.     A 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 CLINTON STREET, East of Cottage Street.

 

5a.     AN ORDER,

6.     A HEARING on NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy for location of one (1) 45”x45”x36” Handhole in BORDEN STREET, South of Grove Street.

 

6a.     AN ORDER,

MAYOR'S PAPERS

M1.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER, amending the Order adopted by the City Council on June 22, 2017, and signed by the Mayor on June 30, 2017, which in accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 44, Section 53E½, authorized the revolving fund under the control of the Tourism Department known as the TOURISM REVOLVING FUND whose amount limited at $20,000.00 is hereby authorized at $38,000.00 for FISCAL YEAR 2018.

 

M1a.    AN ORDER,

M2.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting a renewal of a ONE YEAR WAIVER OF RESIDENCY for ANA POEIRA, North Dartmouth, MA, as a Legal Secretary in the Office of the City Solicitor; Ms. Poeira’s waiver will expire in August 2018.

M3.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting the APPOINTMENT of HENRY G. BOUSQUET, New Bedford, MA to the Election Commission, replacing Linda Ross; Ms. Ross’s resignation date is to be effective upon confirmation of the Council’s approval of Mr. Bouquet’s appointment to the Commission; this term will expire April 2021.

M4.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting the REAPPOINTMENT of FRANK J. ADESSO, New Bedford, MA as a CONSTABLE.

 

M4a.    APPLICATION,

M5.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting the REAPPOINTMENT of IAN DALEY, Taunton, MA as a CONSTABLE.

 

M5a.    APPLICATION,

NEW BUSINESS

7.     REPORT, Committee on Appointments & Briefings, recommending to the City Council, DENIAL of the APPLICATION, Humberto Martinez, D/B/A Affordable Tires, for a SPECIAL PERMIT for Motor Vehicle Tire Sales and General Repairs and Light Service at 956-958 Brock Avenue, New Bedford, MA 02744. 

 

7a.     APPLICATION,

8.     REPORT, Committee on Appointments & Briefings, recommending to the City Council, APPROVAL of the APPLICATION, Maximiliano Galvan, D/B/A Union Auto Towing, Inc., for a SPECIAL PERMIT for Motor Vehicle Sales and Rentals, General Repairs and Light Service at 1466 Pleasant Street, New Bedford, MA 02740. 

 

8a.     APPLICATION,

9.     REPORT, Committee on Appointments & Briefings, recommending to the City Council APPROVAL of the APPOINTMENT of RICKY NUNEZ, New Bedford, MA as a CONSTABLE. 

 

9a.     APPLICATION, Referred to the Committee on Appointments and Briefings – June 8, 2017.

10.     REPORT, Committee on Appointments & Briefings, recommending to the City Council to take “NO FURTHER ACTION” on the WRITTEN MOTION, Council President Gomes, requesting, that the Committee on Appointments and Briefings, meet with all Veteran agencies that are presently utilizing the Waldron Barracks to provide services to the Veterans of the Greater New Bedford area; and further that all Veteran agencies provide the City Council’s Committee on Appointments and Briefings with paperwork for the assistance they provided to Veterans along with the name of the Commanding Officer for each agency of service, that provide Veterans services out of this location.

 

10a.     WRITTEN MOTION, Council President Gomes, requesting, that the Committee on Appointments and Briefings, meet with all Veteran agencies that are presently utilizing the Waldron Barracks to provide services to the Veterans of the Greater New Bedford area; and further that all Veteran agencies provide the City Council’s Committee on Appointments and Briefings with paperwork for the assistance they provided to Veterans along with the name of the Commanding Officer for each agency of service, that provide Veterans services out of this location. (Referred to the Committee on Appointments and Briefings – November 12, 2015.)

11.     REPORT, Committee on Appointments & Briefings, recommending to the City Council to take “NO FURTHER ACTION” on the WRITTEN MOTION, Councillor Rebeiro, requesting that a representative from DPI come before the Committee on Appointments and Briefings, to explain the dissemination of salt throughout the City for the upcoming winter. 

 

11a.     WRITTEN MOTION, Councillor Rebeiro, requesting that a representative from DPI come before the Committee on Appointments and Briefings, to explain the dissemination of salt throughout the City for the upcoming winter.  (Referred to the Committee on Appointments and Briefings – November 22, 2016.)

12.     WRITTEN MOTION, Councillors Dunn, Abreu, Winterson and Council President Lopes, requesting, that the Health Department, the Department of Public Infrastructure, the Traffic Commission and the Mayor's office explore the implementation of a program that places, at popular panhandling locations, signage designed to encourage and facilitate responsible giving by providing a telephone number to both donate to local charities that provide food, shelter and mental health services and enable this at risk population to access these services. 

13.     WRITTEN MOTION, Councillor Gomes, requesting, that the City take immediate steps to install carbon monoxide detectors not only in the entire fleet of Police Ford Explorer vehicles in the department, but that the City install CO2 detectors in EMS, Department of Public Infrastructure and any City department using Ford Explorers in their fleet; and further, that this action be taken immediately for the safety and well-being of public safety officers and City workers.
14.     WRITTEN MOTION, Councillor Coelho, requesting, that Fire Chief Michael Gomes be invited to a Committee on Public Safety and Neighborhoods meeting to discuss the recent suspicious vehicle and residential fires that have occurred in the City; and further, provide Committee members with an update on the situation, is there anything information he can make public to help the community, are the fires arson related, have any arrests been made, etc.

15.     COMMUNICATION, City Clerk/Clerk of the City Council, to City Council, on behalf of Anthony Snow, 12 Humes Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860 d/b/a CAB TRANSPORTATION, 34 Welby Road, 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 July 21, 2017.)

16.     COMMUNICATION, City Clerk/Clerk of the City Council, to City Council, on behalf of David Bizarro d/b/a BIZARRO’S TRANSPORTATION, 50 Larch 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 July 21, 2017.)

17.     COMMUNICATION, City Clerk/Clerk of the City Council, to City Council, on behalf of Noel P. Ciminello, 22 Shannon Way, North Dartmouth, MA 02747 d/b/a YES! WE VAN, LLC, 168 Butler Street, New Bedford, MA 02744, 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 August 18, 2017.)

18.     COMMUNICATION, Councillor Gomes, submitting a letter from Eversource Energy Manager, Community Relations Dennis W. Galvam, regarding Eversource’s Rate Case which is before the Department of Public Utilities. (To be Received and Placed on File.)

19.     COMMUNICATION, Councillor Morad, submitting copy of a letter to the Zoning Board of Appeals, relative to her support of Petition # 4289, regarding the property located at WS Tradewind Street, Assessor’s Map 73/Lot 6.

20.     COMMUNICATION, Mr. Larry Lucchino, Chairman, Pawtucket Red Sox Baseball Club, Inc., to City Clerk/Clerk of the City Council Dennis W. Farias, thanking the City Council for the letter of interest in relocating the Pawtucket Red Sox’s to New Bedford. (Copy all Councillors via email 08/08/2017.)

TABLED BUSINESS

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