Pittsfield City Council Meeting - March 26, 2019

Open Agenda

Proclamation 00:01:14


Item 1 00:08:44

Open Microphone


Item 2 00:14:19

A communication from Mayor Tyer reappointing Rebecca Brighenti to the Commission on Tourism


Item 3 00:14:44

A communication from Mayor Tyer appointing Cheryl Mirer to the Commission on Tourism


Item 4 00:15:11

A communication from Mayor Tyer submitting an Order accepting an additional grant of funds in the amount of $112,060.00 from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Aeronautics Division


Item 5 00:18:46

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


Item 6 00:20:03

A communication from the City Clerk in response to the petition from Alex Blumin requesting to add to the City Council Rules that it is the City Clerk's responsibility to notify the petitioner of the petitions status


Item 7 00:20:42

A petition from Councilor Morandi requesting the Commissioner of Public Services & Utilities appear at the next Public Works & Utilities subcommittee meeting in April to provide street improvement information for the upcoming seasons


Item 8 00:21:13

A petition from Councilor Morandi requesting that the Business Development Manager for the City, PEDA, and PERC appear at the April glh City Council meeting to give a presentation on the progress, accomplishments, and goals regarding economic development in the city


Item 9 00:21:59

A petition from Councilor Morandi requesting an update from the Mayor at the April gth City Council meeting regarding the development of a backup plan with the recommendations for the City Resource Recovery Facility


Item 10 00:22:56

A petition from Councilor Krol concerning the vision for high school education in the City of Pittsfield, including plans for a one or two high school solution, and the future of Pittsfield High School


Item 11 00:29:20

A report from the Finance Committee on an Order amending the borrowing authorization for the reconstruction of the main runway at the Pittsfield Municipal Airport, recommending to approve amending the borrowing authorization to $7,116,456.00 unanimously 5/0


Item 12 00:30:17

A report from the Finance Committee on an Order to accept a grant of funds from the United States Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration in the amount of $76,025.00, recommending to approve unanimously 5/0


Item 13 00:31:26

A report from the Finance Committee on an Order to accept additional grant of funds from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Transportation Aeronautics Division in the amount of $4,244.00, recommending to approve unanimously 5/0


Item 14 00:32:10

A report from the Finance Committee on a petition from Craig Gaetani requesting homeowners 66 years and older have their property tax frozen at their current rate, recommending to refer to the Solicitor unanimously 5/0


Item 17 00:34:57

A report from the Ordinance and Rules Committee on an Ordinance amending the City Code, Chapter 8, Solid Waste Collection and Disposal, banning single use plastic bags recommending to approve as amended (Tabled from 2126/19)


Item 19 02:04:50

A petition from Craig Gaetani requesting the Council order the DPW Commissioner to test for the deadly parasite cryptosporidium