Pittsfield City Council Meeting - April 9, 2019

Open Agenda

Proclamation 00:01:20


Item 1 00:04:03

Open Microphone


Item 2 00:17:18

A communication from Mayor Tyer reappointing Jennifer Kerwood to the Board of Registrars


Item 3 00:17:44

A communication from Mayor Tyer reappointing Matthew Herzberg to the Historical Commission


Item 4 00:18:14

A communication from Mayor Tyer reappointing Alexandra Tasak Groff to the Community Preservation Committee


Item 5 00:19:10

A communication from Mayor Tyer reappointing Michael Vincent Bushey and Councilor Melissa Mazzeo to the Cultural Development Board


Item 14 00:19:39

A report from the Traffic Commission on a petition from Councilor Simonelli requesting Stop Signs be placed on Spaniol Street and Constitution Road, recommending to amend to read Spaniol Street, voted unanimously


Item 6 00:20:23

A communication from Mayor Tyer submitting a Traffic Order to install a stop sign on Spaniol Street at the intersection of Waubeek Road


Item 7 00:20:51

A communication from Mayor Tyer on a presentation from Michael Coakley, Business Development Manager


Item 8 00:33:37

A communication from Mayor Tyer in response to a petition from Councilor Krol"concerning the vision for high school education in the City of Pittsfield"


Item 9 00:50:59

A communication from Mayor Tyer in response to a petition from Councilor Connell and Councilor Mazzeo requesting the establishment of a road construction stabilization fund using the remaining fifty percent (50%) of the city's new marijuana tax revenue


Item 10 00:54:11

A communication from Mayor Tyer in response to a petition from Councilor Morandi "requesting an update regarding the development of a backup plan with recommendations for the City Resource Recovery Facility"


Item 11 01:02:53

Public hearing on a petition from Verizon New England, Inc. and NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy, requesting permission to place one (1) jointly owned midspan pole at the intersection of Churchill Street and West Street


Item 12 01:03:51

A petition from Councilor Krol requesting a report on the effectiveness of ShotSpotter


Item 13 01:05:31

A petition from Councilor Krol and James Ramondetta concerning the parking plan for the Columbus Avenue lot


Item 15 01:20:22

A report from the Traffic Commission on a petition from Councilor Krol and Councilor Rivers requesting improved signage and recommendations to improve truck traffic through Downtown Pittsfield, recommending to refer to Commissioner Turocy for more signage directing trucks to the established Truck Route to Route 20, voted unanimously


Item 16 01:24:02

A report from the Traffic Commission on a petition from Councilor Connell requesting the City's Engineering Department review and report on all 3 and 4-way Stop Sign locations, recommending to file, voted unanimously


Item 18 01:27:31

A petition from Justin Lis and Craig Gaetani suggesting the City hire an independent project reviewer to complete an assessment on each of the competing technologies available for the water and wastewater treatment plant (Tabled from 118119)


Matters Referred Under Rule 27 01:28:10


Item 17 01:29:22

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 3127118) Executive Session to discuss strategy with respect to ongoing and potentia/litigation