Pittsfield City Council Meeting - January 22, 2019

Open Agenda

1. Open Microphone 00:01:19


Item 2 00:11:13

A Communication from Mayor Tyer submitting two Orders in connection with the development of the Gordon Deming Housing Project: 1. Authorizing the acceptance of an easement deed: 2. Authorizing the acceptance of a grant of funds in the amount of $425,000.00 from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development


Item 3 00:18:05

A communication from Mayor Tyer submitting an Order to accept a grant of funds in the amount of $182,000.00 from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Aeronautics Division for upgrades to security gates.


Item 4 00:18:36

A communication from Mayor Tyer submitting an Order to accept a grant of funds in the amount of $152,000.00 from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Aeronautics Division for a front-end loader


Item 5 00:22:40

A communication from Mayor Tyer submitting an Order to rescind $5,370,395.97 of authorized by yet unissued debt


Item 6 00:23:10

A communication from Mayor Tyer submitting an Order to increase the approved FY19 Capital Budget for the Measure and List update by $50,000.00


Item 7 00:23:43

A communication from Mayor Tyer submitting an Ordinance amending the City Code, Chapter 16, Personnel, Section 16-13, Adjustment of Compensation Plan


Item 8 00:24:11

A communication from Mayor Tyer submitting an Ordinance amending the City Code, Chapter 16, Personnel, Section 16-12(a), Definition and adoption of compensation plan


Item 9 00:24:57

A petition from Councilor Morandi requesting the Public Health and Safety Committee along with the Health Director to conduct an update on Building 71 and Hill 78 in February with representatives from the DEP, DPH, EPA and General Electric be present.


Item 10 00:29:26

A petition from Councilor Simonelli requesting that Overlook Road be changed to a one way street, going north only


Item 11 00:30:38

A petition from Councilor Persip requesting that the City Clerk only accept typed or emailed petitions


Item 12 00:40:24

A petition from Councilor Moon and Councilor Persip requesting the City Council establish and implement a new councilor and subcomittee chair orientation


Item 13 00:56:41

A petition from Councilors Moon and Rivers, Shirley Edgerton, and Dennis Powell requesting that all Council members participate in a yearly cultural competency and implicit bias training


Item 14 01:40:58

A petition from Councilors Connell and Mazzeo requesting to establish a Road Construction stabilization fund using 50 percent of the marijuana tax collected


Item 15 02:03:02

A report from the Public Works Committee on a petition from the residents of Churchill Street requesting the condition of Churchill Street between Cascade Street and West Street be improved


Item 17 02:03:56

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


Item 19 02:39:23

A petition from Craig Gaetani asking that the Council President be admonished for stifling his free speech


Item 22 02:39:50

A petition from Craig Gaetani asking the council to consider looking into the costs of the proposed sewer plant updates for removal of phosphorous only