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Common Council Regular Meeting 20140709 1900

AGENDA FOR THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE COMMON COUNCIL

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM REGULAR MEETING OF APRIL 23, 2014.

 

PETITIONS

 

 

REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, DEPARTMENTS AND

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES

 

**CONSENT AGENDA

REPORTS

 

CITY CLERK

 

**A.)  ITEM #     CLAIMS FOR INJURIES AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.  PURPOSE:  RECEIPT OF CLAIMS.

 

REPORT OF:         CITY CLERK

 

To Her Honor, the Mayor, and the Common Council of the City of New Britain:  the undersigned beg leave to report the following:

 

ITEM #:

RE:       CLAIMS FOR INJURIES AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE

 

CLAIMANTS NAME

Aponte, Maximino

Bajuk, Beata

Wilkinson, John

 

Mark H. Bernacki

City Clerk

 

PURCHASING DEPARTMENT

 

**B.)  ITEM #     PUBLIC BID NO. 3765.  PURPOSE:  INSTALLATION OF A NEW IRRIGATION SYSTEM AT THE STANLEY GOLF COURSE FOR THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, PARKS AND RECREATION DIVISION. 

 

REPORT OF:         Finance Dept., Purchasing Division

 

To Her Honor, the Mayor, and the Common Council of the City of New Britain:  the undersigned beg leave to report the following:

 

ITEM #:

RE:          Public Bid No. 3765 Automatic Irrigation System at the Stanley Golf Course for the Public Works

               Department, Parks and Recreation Division

DATE:     July 9, 2014

 

Public Bid No. 3765 was solicited and received in accordance with the Purchasing Ordinances of the City of New Britain for the installation of a new automatic irrigation system at the Stanley Golf Course for the Public Works Department, Parks and Recreation Division.  The present irrigation system for the twenty-seven (27) playing holes at the golf course is over forty (40) years old. The cost of the irrigation system to the City will be for only eighteen (18) playing holes. Costco will pay for the other nine (9) playing holes as per their agreement with the City.  An appropriation was authorized by Council within the Capital Projects Fund, Stanley Golf Course Irrigation Project, account number 0083237101-5454.  However, it is anticipated that the annual debt service payments related to this new irrigation system will be funded by the interest generated on the proceeds of the Stanley Golf Course property sale to Costco.

 

Invitations to bid were solicited and the bid was duly advertised in the New Britain Herald Newspaper, the City and State of Connecticut’s Department of Administration Services websites and mailed to sixteen (16) irrigation companies.  The Purchasing Agent did not receive any letters from the irrigation companies on the mailing list who indicated that they could not respond to the bid request.  The responses were received as per attached.

 

The bids were reviewed for conformance to specifications by the Public Works Department, Park and Recreation Division’s administration and the Purchasing Agent.  The Deputy Director of the Public Works Department is recommending the bid be awarded to National Lawn Sprinklers, Inc. of North White Plains, NY who submitted the lowest responsible bid and met all of the bid specifications.

 

RESOLVED, That the Mayor is hereby authorized to enter into a contract with National Lawn Sprinklers, Inc. of North White Plains, NY and a purchase order issued to them in the amount of $1,749,000 for the installation of an automatic irrigation system at eighteen (18) playing holes at the Stanley Golf Course for the Public Works Department, Park and Recreation Division, per the terms and specifications of Public Bid No. 3765.

 

Jack Pieper

Purchasing Agent

 

**C.)  ITEM #     PUBLIC BID NO. 3772.  PURPOSE:  RENTAL OF UNIFORMS FOR THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, UTILITIES DIVISION AND THE STANLEY GOLF COURSE.

 

REPORT OF:         Finance Dept., Purchasing Division

           

To Her Honor, the Mayor, and the Common Council of the City of New Britain:  the undersigned beg leave to report the following:

 

ITEM #:

RE:       Public Bid No. 3772 Uniform Rental for the Public Works Department, Utilities Division and

            Stanley Golf Course 

DATE:  July 09, 2014

                      

Public Bid No. 3772 was solicited and received in accordance with the Purchasing Ordinances of the City of New Britain for the Rental of Uniforms for the Public Works Department, Utilities Division and the Stanley Golf Course. Funding is available for the Rental of Uniforms in the Public Works Department’s, Uniform and Clothing Accounts, 001315006-5127, Street/Fleets, and 001419005-5127, Equipment Maintenance, Utilities Division 9303500204-5127, Water Maintenance Expense and the Stanley Golf Course, 001419005-5127.  

 

Invitations to bid were solicited and the bid was duly advertised in the New Britain Herald Newspaper, the City and State of Connecticut’s Department of Administration Services websites and mailed to eighteen (18) Uniform Companies. The Purchasing Agent did not receive any letters from Uniform Companies on the mailing list indicating they could not respond to the bid request. The responses were received as per the attached.

    

The bids were reviewed for conformance to specifications by the Public Works Department, Utilities Division and the Stanley Golf Course Administration along with the Purchasing Agent. Therefore the Director of the Public Works Department is recommending that the bid be awarded to White Way Cleaners of Wallingford, CT. which was the overall lowest bidder and met all bid specifications.

 

RESOLVED:  That the Purchasing Agent is hereby authorized to enter into a contract and issue standing purchases order to White Way Cleaners of Wallingford, CT. for the Rental of Uniforms for the Public Works Department, Utilities Division and the Stanley Golf Course for a period of three (3) years beginning August 1, 2014 to July 31, 2017 per the attached pricing, terms and specifications of Public Bid No. 3772.                                                                                                                                

Jack Pieper

Purchasing Agent

 

 

 

**D.)  ITEM #     COOPERATIVE PURCHASING.  PURPOSE:  ROAD SALT FOR THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT FOR THE 2014-2015 WINTER SEASON.

 

REPORT OF:         Finance Dept., Purchasing Division

 

To Her Honor, the Mayor, and the Common Council of the City of New Britain:  the undersigned beg leave to report the following:

 

ITEM #:

RE:       Cooperative Purchasing - Road Salt for the Public Works Department for the 2014-2015 Winter Season

DATE:  July 09, 2014

 

In accordance with City Code of Ordinances, Chapter 2, Article VIII, Division 1, Section 2-538 (a), a purchase order was requested for Road Salt by the Public Works Department for the 2014-2015 Winter Season under the Capital Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) cooperative pricing.

 

       Supplier                                  Needed Supplies               Quantity           Price

Cargill Deicing Technologies

         Bridgeport, CT.

Road Salt for 2014-2015         

       Winter Season

    3,000 Tons       $79.84

                                                                                                                        Total Costs    $239,520.00

 

The City is a member of CRCOG and was included again this year in their bid for Road Salt needed during the 2014-2015 Winter Season. CRCOG is a Purchasing Cooperative serving seventy-two (72) Municipalities, Boards of Education and Government Agencies within the State of Connecticut. This enabled CRCOG to get a very competitive price from Cargill Deicing Technologies for the Road Salt again this year for the City. Cargill Deicing Technologies has been supplying Road Salt to the City through CRCOG’s cooperative pricing since 2008. The Public Works Department has been happy with the road salt provided by Cargill Deicing Technologies. Funding is available for this purchase within the Public Works Department’s Ice and Snow Control, account number, 001315007-5659, Streets/Snow Removal, Operating Materials and Supplies.

 

RESOLVED: That the Purchasing Agent is hereby authorized to issue a standing purchase order for $239,520.00 to Cargill Deicing Technologies of Bridgeport, CT for the purchase of 3,000 tons of Road Salt for the 2014-2015 Winter utilizing CRCOG’s Cooperative Purchasing Pricing.

 

Jack Pieper

Purchasing Agent

 

**E.)  ITEM #     EMERGENCY PURCHASE ORDER.  PURPOSE:  PIPE REPAIRS AT A.W. STANLEY POOL.

 

REPORT OF:         Finance Dept., Purchasing Division

 

To Her Honor, the Mayor, and the Common Council of the City of New Britain:  the undersigned beg leave to report the following:

 

ITEM #:

RE:       Emergency Purchase Order (Informational Report only)

DATE:  July 9, 2014

 

In accordance with City Code of Ordinances, Chapter 2, Article VIII, Division V, Section 2-606a, emergency purchase order were authorized by the Mayor and issued to the vendor listed below on June 20, 2014

 

Supplier

Item

Total Price

Construction Services Of New England, Inc.

West Simsbury, CT.      

Pipe Repairs at

A.W. Stanley Pool

$19,000.00

 

The Purchasing Agent reports that no formal bid solicitation and advertisement as outlined in the Purchasing Ordinances were made for this item. In accordance with Section 2-606b of the City Code of Ordinances, the Purchasing Agent reports:

 

A Purchase Order was requested by the Public Works Department, Parks and Recreation Division for pipe repairs at A.W. Stanley Pool. When the Parks and Recreation Division was getting the pool ready to open for the summer season it was discovered that the main line skimmer pipe was broken. The skimmer pipe broke due to water in the pipe during the winter. The skimmer pipe is around the entire perimeter of the pool and is for the filtration system. The skimmer pipe had to be replaced so the pool could be operational again.  A drainage system was also installed in the pool for winterizations so the skimmer pipe would not break again in the future. The pool was originally scheduled to open during the weekend of June 21, 2014. Because of the importance and urgency of getting the repairs conducted so the public who already purchased seasonal pool passes could utilize the pool the Mayor under her executive authority approved the purchase order. Funding for the pipe repairs came from the Parks and Recreation Division’s account 001419004-5435, Park Maintenance, Building Grounds Maintenance and Repairs.  

 

Jack Pieper

Purchasing Agent

 

**F.)  ITEM #     ON-CALL ENGINEERING SERVICES.  PURPOSE:  IDENTIFICATION OF ILLICIT DISCHARGES INTO THE CITY’S STORM WATER DRAINAGE SYSTEM.

 

REPORT OF:         Finance Dept., Purchasing Div.

 

To Her Honor, the Mayor, and the Common Council of the City of New Britain:  the undersigned beg leave to report the following:

 

ITEM #:

RE:       On-Call Engineering Services

DATE:  July 9, 2014

 

The following on-call engineering project has been requisitioned following the award by the Common Council for on-call engineering contracts, Bid #3620, approved at its Regular Meeting of October 26, 2011.

 

Project Name:   Identifications of Illicit Discharges into the City’s Storm Water Drainage System                                                       

Vendor:                 Cardinal Engineering Associates 

Amount:            $49,500.00                                                      

Line Items:        0082748814-5453 Storm Water Illicit Discharge, Engineering/Appraisals

Requested By:  Public Works Department, Utilities Division

 

Scope:  Cardinal Engineering Associates will review the data compiled by the Utilities Division from inspections they conducted of the storm water drainage system for illicit discharges within the City’s hundred forty five (145) miles of pipes. Cardinal Engineering Associates will determine if there are any illicit discharges. They will meet with the Utilities Division to determine if any potential sources of illicit discharges have been noted during routine maintenance of the system by City employees or complaints from citizens during the year. Cardinal Engineering Associates after reviewing the reports will conduct inspections of the storm water drainage system where they found illicit discharges may have occurred. At the sites they will obtain samples of the water and soils and have them tested by a state certified Environmental Testing Laboratory. Once the illicit discharge has been isolated to a reach of storm drainage pipes between two adjacent manholes, the source shall be identified by Cardinal Engineering Associates using video inspection and dye testing. Cardinal Engineering Associates will submit all test results to the Public Works Department/Utilities Division for their review and conduct any required meetings with them. They will also prepare any required annual reports for submittal to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental (DEEP) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

 

Resolved:  That the Purchasing Agent is hereby authorized to issue a Purchase Order for $49,500.00 to Cardinal Engineering Associates for them to provide services for the identification of Illicit Discharges into the City’s Storm Water Drainage System for the Public Works Department, Utility Division, per their On-Call Engineering Services, Bid 3620.

                                  

Jack Pieper                                                                                                        

Purchasing Agent 

 

**G.)  ITEM #     ON-CALL ENGINEERING SERVICES.  PURPOSE:  AUTHORIZATION TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER FOR $14,500 TO LENARD ENGINEERING, INC. FOR INSPECTIONS OF CITY DAMS.

 

REPORT OF:         Finance Dept., Purchasing Div.

 

To Her Honor, the Mayor, and the Common Council of the City of New Britain:  the undersigned beg leave to report the following:

 

ITEM #:

RE:       On-Call Engineering Services   

DATE:   July 9, 2014

 

The following on-call engineering project has been requisitioned following the award by the Common Council for on-call engineering contracts, Bid #3620, approved at its Regular Meeting of October 26, 2011. This project was presented and approved by the Water Commission at their April 8, 2014 meeting.

 

Project Name:   Dam Inspections               

Vendor:                                                            Lenard Engineering, Inc.

Amount:            $14,500.00                                                     

Line Items:          9303500101-5300 Water Operating Expense or Supply, Consulting and Contractual Services

Requested By:    Public Works Department/Utilities Division

 

Scope: Lenard Engineering, Inc. will conduct inspections of the six (6) dams at the Utilities Division’s Reservoirs in accordance with the new CT DEEP Dam Inspection Regulations. The inspections will include observations of visible components of the dams including their embankments, spillways, downstream channels, intake and outlet structures and training walls. Photographs of the dam components and areas of concern will be taken along with aerial photographs of the watershed and impoundment areas of the reservoirs. Lenard Engineering, Inc. will then create internal reports describing the conditions of each dam and estimate any seepage found. They will then meet with the Utilities Division to discuss their site inspection results of the dams. Lenard Engineering, Inc. will then prepare the required CT DEEP formal dam inspection reports and then submit the reports to them. 

 

Resolved:  That the Purchasing Agent is hereby authorized to issue a Purchase Order for $14,500.00 to Lenard Engineering, Inc. to conduct inspections of the six (6) dams at the City’s Reservoirs and submit required reports to the CT DEEP for the Public Works Department, Utilities Division.

                                  

Jack Pieper                                                                                                        

Purchasing Agent     

 

TAX DEPARTMENT

 

**H.)  ITEM #     TAX ABATEMENTS, CORRECTIONS AND REFUNDS

 

REPORT OF:         Tax Collector

 

To Her Honor, the Mayor, and the Common Council of the City of New Britain:  the undersigned beg leave to report the following:

 

ITEM #:

RE:                       Tax Abatements, Corrections and Refunds

 

The Collector of Taxes has referred a list of tax abatements, corrections and refunds.  Acceptance and adoption is respectfully recommended.

 

Cheryl S. Blogoslawski

Tax Collector 

 

 

 

REPORTS RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

 

HUD GRANTS COMMITTEE

 

**I.)  ITEM #       HUD PROGRAMS.  PURPOSE:  2014 ANNUAL CONSOLIDATED PLAN FOR HUD PROGRAMS.

 

REPORT OF:   HUD Grants Committee

 

To Her Honor, the Mayor, and the Common Council of the City of New Britain:  the undersigned beg leave to report the following:

 

ITEM #:

RE:  2014 Annual Consolidated Plan for HUD Programs

 

The HUD Grants Committee at a regular meeting held on Wednesday evening, June 25, 2014, at 8:15 pm in the Council Chambers, to which was referred the matter of resolution #32764 – 2014 Annual Consolidated Plan for HUD Programs, voted to accept as amended and recommend that the following amended resolution be referred back to the Common Council with a favorable recommendation.

                     

Alderwoman Suzanne Bielinski

 

COMMITTEE ON LICENSES

 

**J.)  ITEM #      ST. JOSAPHAT UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH NEW BRITAIN UKRAINIAN FESTIVAL.  PURPOSE: LICENSE TO BE ISSUED FOR PURPOSE OF CONDUCTING ANNUAL FESTIVAL.

 

REPORT OF:   COMMITTEE ON LICENSES

 

To Her Honor, the Mayor, and the Common Council of the City of New Britain:  the undersigned beg leave to report the following:

 

ITEM #:                 

RE:       St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church New Britain Ukrainian Festival

 

The Committee on Licenses, held a meeting on Monday, July 7, 2014, at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers, voted to adopt and to refer back to the Common Council with a favorable recommendation the following:

 

RESOLVED; by the Common Council of the City of New Britain that the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to issue to the St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church said license as may be issued under Chapter 5, Section 5-15 through 5-22, of the Code of Ordinances for Saturday, September 20, 2014, for the purpose of conducting their ninth annual “New Britain Ukrainian Festival” at the Polanka-Falcon Field, Farmington Avenue, New Britain, Connecticut.

                     

Alderman Adam Platosz

Chair

 

RESOLUTIONS RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

 

1.)  ITEM #        HUD PROGRAMS.  PURPOSE:  2014 ANNUAL CONSOLIDATED PLAN FOR HUD PROGRAMS. J. GIANTONIO, E. SANCHEZ

 

Item #

RE:       2014 ANNUAL Consolidated Plan for HUD Programs

 

To Her Honor, the Mayor, and the Common Council of the City of New Britain:  the undersigned beg leave to recommend the adoption of the following:

 

WHEREAS, the City of New Britain anticipates receiving funds from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for Fiscal Year 2014 under the Community Development Block Grant Program, the HOME Program, and the  Emergency Solutions Grant Program, and

 

WHEREAS, also during Fiscal Year 2014 the City anticipates receiving CDBG program income of $38,000 from Revolving Funds through the Neighborhood Preservation Program and $60,000 through the Business Assistance Program, and HOME program income of $6,700 through the HOME Rehabilitation Program and $40,200 through the Homeownership Program which will be used to support new projects under these programs, and

 

WHEREAS, in order to receive these funds, the City is required to prepare an Annual Plan that is consistent with the 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan for HUD Programs which was adopted by the Common Council of the City of New Britain, and

 

WHEREAS, the Common Council has reviewed requests for funding consideration under the CDBG, HOME and ESG Programs, and

 

WHEREAS, a Public Hearing of the Common Council HUD Grants Committee was held on April 30, 2014, in order to obtain the views of citizens on housing and community development needs and priorities, and to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the Proposed 2014 Consolidated Plan as prepared by the Commission on Community and Neighborhood Development;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Common Council HUD Grants Committee of the City of New Britain hereby adopts the 2014 Annual Consolidated Plan for HUD Programs, and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Mayor is hereby authorized to submit to the U. S. Department of Housing & Urban Development the 2014 Annual Consolidated Plan for HUD Programs, including certifications and descriptions as required by HUD, said submission to serve as the City’s application for CDBG Program funds, HOME Program funds and ESG Program funds, and to execute any agreements, revisions, rescissions or amendments thereto, as necessary for the City’s receipt of CDBG, HOME and ESG funds.

                            

Alderman Jamie Giantonio

Alderman Emmanuel Sanchez

 

2.)  ITEM #        ST. JOSAPHAT UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH NEW BRITAIN UKRAINIAN FESTIVAL.  PURPOSE: LICENSE TO BE ISSUED FOR PURPOSE OF CONDUCTING ANNUAL FESTIVAL.  A. PLATOSZ

 

Item #

RE:  New Britain Ukrainian Festival

 

To Her Honor, the Mayor, and the Common Council of the City of New Britain:  the undersigned beg leave to recommend the adoption of the following:

 

RESOLVED; by the Common Council of the City of New Britain that the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to issue to the St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church said license as may be issued under Chapter 5, Section 5-15 through 5-22, of the Code of Ordinances for Saturday, September 20, 2014, for the purpose of conducting their ninth annual “New Britain Ukrainian Festival” at the Polanka-Falcon Field, Farmington Avenue, New Britain, Connecticut.

 

Alderman Adam Platosz

 

NEW RESOLUTIONS

 

3.)  ITEM #        GRANT FUNDED PERSONNEL PERFORM SERVICES WITHIN THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT.  PURPOSE:  MINIMIZING RISK OF SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE THROUGH AWARENESS, IDENTIFICATION, TREATMENT AND INTERVENTION.

                        A. PLATOSZ

 

Item #

RE:      

 

To Her Honor, the Mayor, and the Common Council of the City of New Britain:  the undersigned beg leave to recommend the adoption of the following:

 

Program Objective: minimizing the risk of spreading sexually transmitted diseases through awareness, identification, treatment and intervention. Grant funded personnel perform services within the Health Department and throughout the City of New Britain in order to promulgate the program plan. The initial year of grant funding was July 1980.

 

Local Program Operation Department: Health, under the supervision of the Director.

 

Resolution Purpose: to provide notification that the grant has been continued through June 30, 2015, and to approve receipt of funding.

 

WHEREAS, the control of sexually transmitted diseases remains a core public health function in the City of New Britain and

 

WHEREAS; the New Britain Board of Health runs a Sexual Health Center which has conducted  prevention and control programs for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) for many years, and

 

WHEREAS; the State Department of Public Health has notified the City that funding comprised of State and Federal funds, is being provided at $13,092 for fiscal year 2014-2015 

 

THEREFORE BE IT

 

RESOLVED, that The Mayor be authorized to sign any necessary and appropriate agreements in order to secure the use of such funds for said program and BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, that the Special Revenue Fund, STD Control Program #2015-0004, be amended at this time for the purpose of recording all income and expenditure activity and reflect an authorized expenditure budget of $13,092 and an anticipated income from the State of Connecticut of $13,092 for fiscal year 07/01/014 through 06/30/15.

 

Revenues:                                                         FY 2014/15      

280522143-4222                                                St of CT                      $   13,092.00                  

 

Expenditures:                                                                                                                             

280522143-5124                                                  P/T Salaries               $    12,298.00     

280522143-5231                                                 Medicare                        $        174.00

280522143-5876                                                  Administration                $         500.00            

280522143-5810                                                 Fees & Membership       $        120.00

                                                                       Total Expenditures         $   13,092.00    

 

Alderman Adam Platosz

 

 

4.)  ITEM #        PLANS SO GRAND, LLC. OKTOBERFEST.  PURPOSE:  LICENSE TO BE ISSUED FOR PURPOSE OF CONDUCTING A FESTIVAL.  A. PLATOSZ

 

Item #

RE:  Oktoberfest

 

To Her Honor, the Mayor, and the Common Council of the City of New Britain:  the undersigned beg leave to recommend the adoption of the following:

 

RESOLVED; by the Common Council of the City of New Britain that the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to issue to the Plans So Grand, LLC. said licenses as may be issued under Chapter 5, Section 5-15 through 5-22, of the Code of Ordinances for the period of Friday, September 12, 2014, from 5:00 pm – 12:00 am, Saturday, September 13, 2014, from 10:00 am to 12:00 am, and Sunday, September 14, 2014, from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, for the purpose of conducting the Oktoberfest to be held in Downtown New Britain.  Festival to take place on both sides of Main Street from the northeast corner of Chestnut Street north to the south corner of Columbus Boulevard and West Main Street from the east corner of High Street east to Scalise Drive.

 

Alderman Adam Platosz

 

 

5.)  ITEM #        AMEND CODE OF ORDINANCES.  PURPOSE:  AMEND CODE OF ORDINANCES TO CREATE THE STANLEY PARK TRUST FUND DUE TO THE PROPOSED SALE OF STANLEY GOLF COURSE TO COSTCO. J. GIANTONIO, D. SALERNO

 

Item #

RE: Stanley Park Trust Fund

 

To Her Honor, the Mayor, and the Common Council of the City of New Britain:  the undersigned begs leave to recommend the adoption of the following:

 

Resolution Summary:  PURPOSE.  To amend the Code of Ordinances to create the Stanley Park Trust Fund as the result of the proposed sale of a portion of Stanley Golf Course to COSTCO.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW BRITAIN that Chapter 17, Article III “PARK USE REGULATIONS” of the Code of Ordinances, City of New Britain, be amended by adding a new Section 17-56 to read as follows (inserted text appears in underline; deleted text appears in strikethrough; new sections begin with the word [new]):

 

[NEW]  Sec. 17-56. Establishment of the Stanley Park Trust Fund.

 

  1. There is hereby established a permanent endowment fund known as the Stanley Park Trust Fund.  Such fund is established under authority and provisions of Conn. Gen. Stat. Section 7-129a.

  2. Pursuant to the requirements set forth in the Stanley Park Deed of Gift, executed December 22, 1927, recorded in the land records for the City of New Britain at Volume 214, Page 473, the Stanley Park Trust Fund is established to ensure that the proceeds from sales of Stanley Park land is “set up in the hands of the City Treasurer as a perpetual trust fund, the income only thereof to be available for use in the development and maintenance of Stanley Park.” 

  3. The principal of the Stanley Park Trust Fund shall consist of:

  1. The proceeds from the anticipated sale of a portion of the Stanley Park to Costco;

  2. The proceeds from any future sale of Stanley Park, in part or in whole in accordance with the Stanley Park Deed of Gift; and

  3. Any funds from any source designated by the City Treasurer of the City of New Britain, Connecticut to be added to the Stanley Park Trust Fund for the purposes of said Trust Fund as set forth herein.

  1. The Stanley Park Trust Fund shall be managed by a Committee of the Treasurer and Five Trustees (the “Trustees”) appointed by the Mayor, including one of whom is a representative of land preservation and community benefit interests.    One Trustee shall be a representative of the Alex W. Stanley heirs to be designated by the heirs.  If there are no heirs or the heirs do not designate a representative then the appointment shall be made by the Mayor.

  2. In accordance with the Stanley Park Deed of Gift, the principal of the Stanley Park Trust Fund shall be managed only in accordance with the following provisions:

  1. The Trustees shall have exclusive control over any and all principal, income, and disbursements of the Stanley Park Trust Fund; and

  2. Such funds may be invested under an agreement managed by the City Treasurer of the City of New Britain, Connecticut in accordance with Conn. Gen. Stat. Section 45a-535 et seq. and the Stanley Park Deed of Gift.

  1. In accordance with the Stanley Park Deed of Gift, only the interest or earnings on the principal of the Stanley Park Trust Fund shall be expendable solely for use in the development and maintenance of Stanley Park;

  2. The Trustees, after consultation with the Mayor of the City of New Britain, Connecticut, may appoint a committee of advisors to counsel and advise the Treasurer on oversight and distribution of the Stanley Park Trust Fund, interest or earnings, but the Trustees are not required to appoint such an advisory committee.

  3. The Stanley Park Trust Fund must be managed in accordance with the requirements of Conn. Gen. Stat. Section 7-129a and the Connecticut Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act, Conn. Gen. Stat. Section 45a-535 et seq.

  4. The City Treasurer of the City of New Britain must give notice to the Attorney General of the State of Connecticut prior to any sale or development of Stanley Park land.

     

    Alderman Jamie Giantonio

    Alderman Daniel Salerno

    6.)  ITEM #        BUDGET ADOPTION – POLICE DEPARTMENT.  PURPOSE:  $5,000 SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDS FOR AN EXPOLORER POLICE ACADEMY.  S. BIELINSKI, C.CARLOZZI, JR.,

                            W. PABON, E. SANCHEZ, R. SMEDLEY

 

Item # ___________________  RE:  Budget Adoption – Police Department

 

To Her Honor, the Mayor, and the Common Council of the City of New Britain:  the undersigned beg leave to recommend the adoption of the following:

 

WHEREAS, the American Savings Foundation is an independent charitable foundation, headquartered in New Britain, dedicated to strengthening the community by supporting education, human services, and the arts, with a special emphasis on the needs of children, youth and families, through grants to community organizations, and

 

WHEREAS, Police Explorer Post 25 is designed to help young men and women decide if law enforcement is a career for them and if so, helps them prepare for it, and

 

WHEREAS, an Explorer Police Academy that provides a one week “mini police academy”, is being held July 27 to August 2, 2014, at the University of Hartford, to provide personal and professional development for Explorers and adult advisors, and

 

WHEREAS, Police Explorer Post 25 needs supplemental funds, in the amount of $5,000, to send nine (9) Explorers and three (3) advisors to the Explorer Police Academy, and

 

WHEREAS, that Mayor Erin E. Stewart be authorized to execute all grant documents with the American Savings Foundation on behalf of the City of New Britain for the Police Explorers’ summer Explorer Police Academy in the sum of $5,000, THEREFORE BE IT

 

RESOLVED, that a sum of $5,000 be appropriated within the special revenue account structure as follows:

 

Revenue:

 

 

230211105-4232

Grants and Contributions

$  5,000

Expenditures:

 

 

230211105-5337         

Training/Conferences

$  5,000

 

Ald. Suzanne Bielinski - Police Liaison         Ald. Emmanuel Sanchez - Police Liaison

Ald. Carlo Carlozzi, Jr. - Police Liaison        Ald. Robert Smedley - Police Liaison

Ald. Wilfredo Pabon - Police Liaison       

                                   

7.)  ITEM #        CONTRACT WITH NATIONAL LAWN SPRINKLERS, INC.  PURPOSE:  INSTALLATION OF A NEW IRRIGATION SYSTEM AT STANLEY GOLF COURSE.  J. GIANTONIO, D. SALERNO

 

Item #

RE:

 

To Her Honor, the Mayor, and the Common Council of the City of New Britain:  the undersigned beg leave to recommend the adoption of the following:

 

Resolution Purpose: Install a new irrigation system at Stanley Golf Course to replace a forty year old antiquated system.  This will include the connection of narrow band radio frequency for all the controls required by the new FCC laws.  The new system will be designed with a double and triple row irrigation which most golf courses already have installed.  This will enable a better distribution and savings of water. In addition, it is designed to reduce our electrical costs, making it environmentally friendly.

 

Whereas, the City of New Britain went out to bid in January 2014 for a new irrigation system, and

 

Whereas, the pumps were upgraded five years ago, and

 

Whereas, a new 16 inch pipe must be bored under Hartford Road from the pump station to the golf course, and

 

Whereas, all 27 holes system will be replaced, and

 

Whereas, the lowest responsible bidder was National Lawn Sprinklers Inc. from New York, and

 

Whereas, the total cost to the golf course for the city’s portion (18 holes) is $1,749,000, and

 

Whereas, the debt services to this bond funding, account number 0083237101-5454, will be paid for by the interest of the sale of the golf course property, and

 

Whereas, Costco will pay for the other nine holes to be irrigated as part of their agreement, and

 

Whereas, timing is critical to connect water from the pump station through the blue and white nines to the red nine Costco construction area, NOW THEREFORE BE IT

 

Resolved, that the Common Council authorize Mayor Erin E. Stewart to sign a contract with National Lawn Sprinklers Inc. and any other official documents required to install the irrigation system

 

Alderman Jamie Giantonio
Alderman Daniel Salerno

 

8.)  ITEM #        BUDGET AMENDMENT – POLICE DEPARTMENT.  PURPOSE:  APPROPRIATIONS OF FUNDS IN THE DRUG INVESTIGATION FUND.  S. BIELINSKI, C. CARLOZZI, JR.,

                        W. PABON, E. SANCHEZ, R. SMEDLEY

 

Item # ___________________  RE:  Budget Amendment – Police Department

 

To Her Honor, the Mayor, and the Common Council of the City of New Britain:  the undersigned beg leave to recommend the adoption of the following:

 

WHEREAS, the Drug Investigation Fund is an existing special revenue fund to which most revenue is credited as the result of the Federal/State of Connecticut drug asset forfeiture program, the greatest share of the proceeds from which are returned to Police Departments for use in drug control strategy, and

 

WHEREAS, the purpose of this resolution is to formally allocate funds that have accumulated in the Drug Investigation fund and establish an approved budget for FY 2014/2015, THEREFORE BE IT

 

RESOLVED, that a budget amendment in the Drug Investigation Fund to formally appropriate funds accumulated in that fund be made as follows:

 

Drug Investigation Fund

Increase Revenue:

289211128-4223

Fund Balance Federal

$246,367

 

Total

$246,367

Increase Expenditures:

289211128-5121

School Resource Officer Full Time Salary

$  66,367

289211128-5122

Overtime

$  50,000

289211128-5335

Investigations Expense

$  30,000

289211128-5740

Equipment

$100,000

 

Total

$246,367

 

Ald. Suzanne Bielinski - Police Liaison

Ald. Carlo Carlozzi, Jr. - Police Liaison  

Ald. Wilfredo Pabon - Police Liaison

Ald. Emmanuel Sanchez - Police Liaison

Ald. Robert Smedley - Police Liaison

9.)  ITEM #        AMEND SEC. 2-911 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES.  PURPOSE:  REORGANIZATION OF CITY DEPARTMENTS AND OFFICES, EXCEPT THE COMMON COUNCIL AND BOARD OF EDUCATION.  W. PABON

 

Item #

RE:      

 

To Her Honor, the Mayor, and the Common Council of the City of New Britain:  the undersigned beg leave to recommend the adoption of the following:

 

Resolution Summary:  PURPOSE:  To reorganize the departments and offices of the City of New Britain.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW BRITAIN that the Code of Ordinances be amended by amending Sec. 2-911 of Chapter 2 to read as follows (inserted text appears in underline; deleted text appears in strikethrough; new sections begin with the word [new]; amendment inserted text appears in italic bold underline; amendment deleted text appears in italic bold strikethrough):

 

Sec. 2-911.  REORGANIZATION PLAN

 

            (a)Pursuant to Section 5-4 of the City Charter, there is hereby enacted an amended reorganization plan. This plan shall include the reorganization of all city departments and offices except the Common Council and Board of Education. As a result of this reorganization plan, there shall hereby be six (6) departments in the City of New Britain.  Those departments shall be formed from departments existing prior to this reorganization, as follows:

 

1.         Community Services Department which shall consist of: 

 

            a.              Health department

            b.              Licenses, permits and inspections department

            c.              Senior center department

            d.              Parks & recreation department (persons with disabilities)

            e.              Parks & recreation department (youth Services)

            f.   Parks & recreation department (veterans services)

            g.  Human rights and opportunities

            h.  Welfare department

 

2.         Finance administration which shall consist of:

 

            a..             Office of the assessor

            b.              Finance department (including central administration, Information

                             technology, purchasing)

            c.              Property management department (parking ticket office)

            d.              Tax collector’s office

            e.              Water department (billing and financial administrative)

 

3.         Legal services department which shall consist of :

 

            a.              Town and city clerk

            b.              Corporation counsel’s office

            c.              Democratic registrar of voters

            d.              Personnel department

            e.              Republican registrar of voters

 

4.         Economic and policy department which shall consist of:

 

            a.              Office of the Mayor

            b.              Department of municipal development (including city plan and

                             HUD funds administration)

            c.   Municipal economic development authority

 

 

5.         Public safety department which shall consist of:

 

            a.              Emergency management

            b.              Fire department

            c.              Police department

            d.              Public safety telecommunications department

 

6.         Public works department which shall consist of:

 

            a.              Park & recreation department (except persons with disabilities, youth services and veterans services and including Stanley Golf Course and Driving Range and Fairview Cemetery);

            b.              Property management department (except parking ticket office)

            c.              Public works department (including sewer operating)

            d.              Water department (water maintenance).

 

  1. Mayor

     

  1. Office of the Mayor, which shall include:

  1. Municipal Economic Development Authority

     

  1. Corporation Counsel which shall include:

  1. Department of Human Resources and Personnel

  2. Human Rights and Opportunities

     

  1. Police Department

     

  2. Fire Department

     

  3. Public Safety Telecommunications Department

     

  4. Public Works Department, which shall include:

  1. Administrative Services

  2. Field Services & Parks Division, which shall include:

  1. Stanley Golf Course maintenance

  2. Cemetery maintenance

  3. Fleet and Facilities Division

  4. Water & Sewer Division

     

  1. Recreation and Community Services Department, which shall include:

  1. Recreation Division, which shall include:

  1. All recreation programming

  2. Stanley Golf Course operations

  3. Cemetery operations

  1. Community Services Division, which shall include:

  1. Youth & Family Services

  2. Persons with Disabilities

  3. Veterans Services

  4. Fair Housing

  1. Senior Center

     

  1. Finance Department, which shall include:

  1. Central Administration, which shall include:

  1. Treasury & Accounting Functions

  2. Budget & Capitol Projects

  3. Water/Sewer Billing & Assessments

  4. Purchasing & Risk Management

  1. City Assessor

     

  1. Information Technology Department

     

  2. Health & Building Services Department, which shall include:

  1. Building/Housing Inspections and Permitting

  2. Health Inspections and Permitting

  3. Nursing Services

     

  1. Department of Municipal Development, which shall include:

  1. HUD Funds Administration

  2. City Plan & Zoning

     

  1. Elected Officials

     

  1. Town and City Clerk

  2. Tax Collector

  3. Registrars of Voters

     

  1. (b)  Notwithstanding any provision of the Ordinances of the City of New Britain, except in the case of the fire, police and public safety telecommunications departments, whenever said Ordinances refer to any department or office, or portion, function or the department head thereof, the functions, powers and responsibilities referred to therein shall be vested in such reorganized department, or, as the case may be, in the department head of such reorganized department. When the terms used to describe the departments, department heads and offices set forth in this reorganization ordinance differ from the terms contained in other sections of the Code of Ordinances, the reorganization ordinance shall control and be applicable.

     

    Alderman Wilfredo Pabon

     

     

     

    UNFINISHED BUSINESS

     

    32554                    RESOLUTION RE:  APPROVAL OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF

                                 NEW BRITAIN AND LOCAL 1186.

                                 TABLED 11/13/2013

     

    32697                                                               REPORT OF PURCHASING DEPT. RE: ON CALL ENGINEERING SERVICES – LANDFILL AND RECYCLING CENTER COMPLIANCE MONITORING – PUBLIC WORKS DEPT.

                                 TABLED 04/23/2014

     

    32719                                                               REPORT OF PURCHASING DEPT. RE: HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS AT THE SENIOR CENTER

                                 TABLED 05/14/2014

     

    32676                    RESOLUTION  RE:  FISCAL YEAR 2015 COMMUNITY SERVICES BUDGET AMENDMENTS.

                                 TABLED 06/11/2014

     

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