CITY COUNCIL CALENDAR
Thursday, January 26, 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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RESOLUTIONS
1.         RESOLUTION, Council President Lopes, Councillors Martins, Morad, Winterson, Abreu, Carney, Coelho, Gomes, Oliveira and Rebeiro, honoring WARD THREE COUNCILLOR HENRY G. BOUSQUET, on the occasion of his retirement from the New Bedford City Council.  
MAYOR'S PAPERS

M1.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting the APPOINTMENTS of SAMUEL ALGARIN-MOJICA and JEREMY A. DELLECESE as NEW BEDFORD POLICE OFFICERS.

M2.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting a LOAN ORDER appropriating $4,483,000.00 for the purpose of making critically-needed repairs to City-owned building 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.

M2a.    LOAN ORDER,

M3.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting ORDERS for the TRANSFER from FREE CASH to OPEB TRUST FUND in the amount of $270,000.00; SCHOOL DEPARTMENT, OTHER FINANCING USES in the amount $900,000.00; POLICE DEPARTMENT, CAPITAL OUTLAY in the amount of $200,000.00; PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE, CAPITAL OUTLAY in the amount of $200,000.00; TOURISM, CHARGES & SERVICES in the amount of $40,000.00 and STABILIZATION FUND in the amount of $500,000.00.

M3a.    AN ORDER, Free Cash to OPEB Trust Fund.

M3b.    AN ORDER, Free Cash to School Department, Other Financing Uses.

M3c.    AN ORDER, Free Cash to Police Department, Capital Outlay; Public Infrastructure, Capital Outlay and Tourism, Charges & Services

M3d.    AN ORDER, Free Cash to Stabilization Fund.

M4.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting AN ORDER for the TRANSFER of $5,000.00 from HEALTH, CAPITAL OUTLAY, to HEALTH, SUPPLIES & MATERIALS.

M4a.    AN ORDER,

M5.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting a ONE YEAR WAIVER OF RESIDENCY for SHARA CROOK, Curator at the Buttonwood Park Zoo, who currently lives in South Dartmouth; Ms. Crook has been employed by the zoo since July 1994.

M6.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting a ONE YEAR WAIVER OF RESIDENCY for STEPHANIE (HARRINGTON) SLOAN, Grants Administrator in the Health Department, who resides in Fall River, MA.

M7.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting a SEWER ABATEMENT for ANTONE A. FORTES, 789 County Street, New Bedford, MA; Account Number 1019132 in the amount of $323.70.

M8.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting the REAPPOINTMENT of MARY SULLIVAN, New Bedford, MA, to the COUNCIL ON AGING; this term will expire December 2019.

M9.      COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting the REAPPOINTMENT of JOAN SWAIN, New Bedford, MA, to the COUNCIL ON AGING; this term will expire December 2019.

M10.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting the REAPPOINTMENT of ESPERANZA ALEJANDRO-BERUBE, New Bedford, MA, to the COUNCIL ON AGING; this term will expire December 2019.

M11.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting the REAPPOINTMENT of PAUL GORDON, Acushnet, MA, as a SPECIAL POLICE OFFICER.

M11a.  AN APPLICATION,

M12.    COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting the REAPPOINTMENT of WILLIAM T. CAMBRA, SR., Dartmouth, MA, as a SPECIAL POLICE OFFICER.

M12a.  AN APPLICATION,

NEW BUSINESS

2.     AN ORDINANCE, amending Chapter 19, Section 19-7 PERSONNEL, Establishment of Unit C Salary Plan. (Passed to a Second Reading – December 08, 2016.)

3.     WRITTEN MOTION, Council President Lopes, requesting that the Committee on Ordinances amend Chapter 2, Section 2-56 of the City Code, relative to Committees, that the Special Committee on Budget Review be a Standing Committee of the City Council. (To be Referred to the Committee on Ordinances.)

4.     WRITTEN MOTION, Council President Lopes, requesting that the Special Committees on Soccer Fields, Charter Revision and Gaming/Casino be dissolved; and further requesting that the Special Committee on Employment Opportunities be dissolved and the duties and responsibilities be given to the Committee on Labor and Industries.  (To be Referred to the Clerk of Committees Office.)

5.     WRITTEN MOTION, Councillors Abreu, Gomes, Winterson, Council President Lopes and Councillor Bousquet, requesting that Jim Borghesani, Communications Director for the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol, come before the Special Committee on Licensing and Zoning for Cannabis to discuss the November 2016 passage of the Recreational Legalization of Commercial Cannabis, what this passage means for all Cities and Towns within the Commonwealth (especially gateway Cities such as New Bedford) and a current update on the State's regulatory process before its 2018 implementation. (To be Referred to the Special Committee on Licensing and Zoning for Cannabis.) 

6.     WRITTEN MOTION, Councillor Abreu, Gomes, Winterson, Council President Lopes, Councillors Martins and Bousquet, requesting, that Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro and Health Director Dr. Brenda Weis, come before the Special Committee on Licensing and Zoning for Cannabis to discuss the November 2016 passage of the Recreational Legalization of Commercial Cannabis and discuss questions or concerns they may have from a law enforcement and overall community health standpoint, and how we can work as a community to insure public safety, health and wellness always remains paramount in light of this new impending piece of legislation (To be Referred to the Special Committee on Licensing and Zoning for Cannabis.) 

7.     COMMUNICATION, City Clerk, requesting that the City Council ORDER the Election Commission to hold a PRELIMINARY ELECTION on TUESDAY MARCH 28, 2017 and a SPECIAL ELECTION on TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2017, to fill the vacancy for the CITY COUNCILLOR of WARD THREE.

 

7a.     CITY COUNCIL ORDER, ORDERED, that TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2017, be    approved as the date for the Election Commission to hold a PRELIMINARY ELECTION and TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2017, be approved as the date for the Election Commission to hold a SPECIAL ELECTION, in the City of New Bedford, to fill the vacancy for the CITY COUNCILLOR of WARD THREE.

8.     COMMUNICATION, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, to Massachusetts State Lottery Commission, Charitable Gaming Division, submitting their 2016 Beano Report. (To be Received and Placed on File.)

TABLED BUSINESS

NO ITEMS ON THIS AGENDA.