Pittsfield City Council Meeting - January 8, 2019

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Item 1 00:01:26

Open Microphone


Item 2 00:16:45

A communication from Mayor Tyer reappointing Dr. Alan Kulberg to the Board of Health


Item 3 00:17:09

A communication from Mayor Tyer reappointing Erin Sullivan to the Zoning Board of Appeals


Item 4 00:17:34

A communication from Mayor Tyer submitting an Order to accept a grant of funds in the amount $128,076.00 from the Massachusetts Executive Office for Elder Affairs


Item 5 00:18:05

A communication from Mayor Tyer submitting an Order to accept a grant of funds in the amount $5,300.00 from Massachusetts Clean Energy Center


Item 6 00:18:34

A communication from Mayor Tyer submitting an Order to accept the FY19 Charles E. Shannon Jr., Community Safety Initiative grant of funds in the amount $197,964.94 from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security


Item 7 00:19:12

A communication from Mayor Tyer submitting an Order to accept additional funds for the FY19 Statewide Emergency Telecommunications Board grant in the amount $14,178.00 from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security


Item 8 00:19:50

A communication from Mayor Tyer submitting an Order to accept a grant of funds in the amount $12,000.00 for the FY19 Traffic Enforcement and Equipment Program grant from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security-Highway Safety Division


Item 9 00:20:26

A communication from Mayor Tyer submitting an Order to accept the K9 Health Insurance grant in the amount of $1,000.00 from the National Police Dog Foundation


Item 14 00:20:58

A report from the Committee on Ordinances and Rules on a communication from the Community Development Board to amend the City Code, Chapter 23, Article 23-4, Section 4.322 - Establishing standards and allowing the permitting of wireless communication facilities, recommending to approve unanimously


Item 10 00:21:41

A public hearing on an Ordinance from the Community Development Board to amend the City Code, Chapter 23, Article 23-4, Section 4.322 - Establishing standards and allowing the permitting of wireless communication facilities


Item 11 00:48:57

A communication from Ricardo Morales, City Engineer, on a petition from Councilors Moon and White requesting the commission explore options at the intersection of Walden Land and North Street


Item 12 01:20:14

A report from the Finance Committee on an order rescinding the $200,000.00 bond authorization in support of the turf field at Berkshire Community College, recommending approved 4/1


Item 13 02:01:04

A report from the Finance Committee on an Order appropriating $200,000.00 from free cash to support the turf field project at Berkshire Community College, recommending approved 4/1


Item 15 02:03:08

A report from the Committee on Ordinances and Rules on an Ordinance amending the City Code, Chapter 2, Administration, Article XXXVII, Police Advisory Committee, recommending to approve as amended 4/1


Item 16 02:03:24

A communication from Mayor Tyer on two (2) Orders authorizing the City of Pittsfield to take by eminent domain a permanent drainage easement over land of Gloria B. Leavitt (Tabled from 3/27/18) Executive Session to discuss strategy with respect to ongoing and potentia/litigation


Item 17 02:03:53

A petition from Alexander Blumin with an administrative attempt to avoid a Federal Lawsuit, requesting not to ban plastic bags in the City of Pittsfield


Item 19 02:05:42

A petition from Justin Lis and Craig Gaetani suggesting the City hire an independent project reviewer to complete and assessment on each of the competing technologies available for the water and wastewater treatment plant


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