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Common Council Regular Meeting 20140514 1900

REGULAR MEETING OF THE COMMON COUNCIL AGENDA

  1. REPAIR OF LARGE POTHOLE IN THE VICINITY OF 70 HIGH STREET.    D. SALERNO
  2. INVESTIGATE AND REPAIR PROBLEMS WITH RUPTURED RAILROAD TRACK AREA NEAR THE YMCA ON HIGH STREET.  RESEARCH POSSIBLE INVOLVEMENT WITH STATE DOT OR RAILROAD COMPANY.    D. SALERNO
  3. CONSIDERATION FOR WAYS TO DETER DUMPING IN THE WOODED AREA BETWEEN THE MAINTENANCE YARD AND PLAY SCAPE AREA AT WALNUT HILL PARK, POSSIBLE “NO DUMPING” SIGNS TO BE INSTALLED.  ALSO, CLEAN UP AND/OR REMOVAL OF DRAINAGE PIPES IN THE AREA.    D. SALERNO
  4. KATARZYNA KASICA OF AK AUTO, LLC. SEEKS GRANTING OF A CERTIFICATE OF LOCATION APPROVAL FROM THE COMMON COUNCIL IN ORDER TO ALLOW A MOTOR VEHICLE GENERAL REPAIRER’S AND AUTO DEALER’S LICENSE FOR PROPERTY AT 71 SOUTH STREET.    K. KASICA, AK AUTO, LLC.

 

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

Borgas, Henry

Greene, Ruby

Nowak, Kimberly

Skiba, Augustyn by Atty. David Thompson

Skrzypinski, Aleksander

 

Mark H. Bernacki

City Clerk

FINANCE DEPARTMENT 

**B.)  ITEM #     LINE ITEM TRANSFER.  PURPOSE:  LINE ITEM TRANSFER WITHIN A DEPARTMENT’S BUDGET FOR THE PERIOD OF APRIL 16, 2014 THROUGH MAY 6, 2014. 

REPORT OF:         Finance Department 

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:       Line Item Transfers within a department’s budget for the period April 16, 2014 through May 6, 2014 (This report for information purposes only) 

In accordance with the city of New Britain ordinance of Article VII – Finance, Section 2-494(3), the following departments have transferred monies from one line item to another within their departmental budget (total department budget has not changed). Each transfer will be continuously numbered from month to month throughout the fiscal year. This report represents the transfers executed by the mayor in accordance with the aforementioned ordinance for the period ending May 6, 2014 

5.         Department:      Recreation                               

            From:               237420131-5124            $26,455.00        (Part Time Salaries)

                                    237420131-5231            $    375.00         (Medicare)                                

            To:                   237420131-5121            $    560.00         (Full Time Salaries)

                                    237420131-5440            $ 9,768.00         (Rentals/Supplies Equip)

                                    237420131-5611            $    250.00         (Office Supplies)

                                    237420131-5659            $16,152.00        (Operating Material & Supp)

                                    237420131-5810            $    100.00         (Dues/Fees/Memberships)        

            Amount:            $26,830.00

            Brief Description:                                  Funds needed to replenish shortages and depleted line items

6.         Department:      Public Safety Telecommunications

            From:               001213001-5434            (Maintenance Contracts)

            To:                   001213001-5436            (Equip., Maintenance & Repairs)

            Amount:            $6,000.00

            Brief Description:    Costs associated with the implementation of Fire Captain System Software

7.         Department:      Public Safety Telecommunications                    

            From:               001213001-5434            (Maintenance Contracts)

            To:                   001213001-5622            (Electricity)

            Amount:            $4,000.00

            Brief Description:    Electrical service at Stanley Golf Course radio site

8.         Department:      Department of Property Management

            From:               001316009-5124            (Bank Street Garage-Part Time Salaries)

            To:                   001316009-5435            (Szczesny Garage-Bldg.,Gr. Maint. & Repairs)

            Amount:            $2,500.00

Brief Description:    Various repairs to elevators not covered under contract; repairs to parking equipment such as ticket spitters, gates, and fee computers

9.         Department:      Department of Property Management

            From:               001316009-5124            (Bank Street Garage-Part Time Salaries)

            To:                   001316008-5435            (Blogoslawski Garage-Bldg., Gr. Maint. & Rep)

            Amount:            $2,500.00

            Brief Description:    Various repairs to elevators not covered under contract; repairs to                            parking equipment such as ticket spitters, gates, and fee computers

10.        Department:      Department of Property Management

            From:               001316009-5124            (Bank Street Garage-Part Time Salaries)

            To:                   001316003-5435            (Police Dept-Bldg., Gr. Maint. & Repairs)

            Amount:            $5,000.00

Brief Description:  Yearly preventative maintenance service agreement, plus materials, for the two generators at the Police Department

Rebecca Salerni

Acting Finance Director  

 

**C.)  ITEM #     FISCAL YEAR 2014.  PURPOSE:  ESTIMATION OF FY14 OPERATING RESULTS

REPORT OF:         Finance Department 

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: FY 2014 Operating Results 

Attached is an estimation of the FY14 operating results as of 5/1/2014. 

Rebecca Salerni

Finance Department

PURCHASING DEPARTMENT 

**D.)  ITEM #     PUBLIC BID NO. 3773.  PURPOSE:  AUTHORIZATION TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDER FOR $1,434,158.60 TO SCHULTZ CORPORATION FOR THE PHASE 2 CLOSURE OF THE NEW BRITAIN LANDFILL FOR THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT. 

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. 3773, Phase 2 Closure of the New Britain Landfill for the Public Works Department. 

DATE:  May 14, 2014                          

Public Bid No. 3773 was solicited and received in accordance with the Purchasing Ordinances of the City of New Britain for the Phase 2 Closure of the New Britain Landfill for the Public Works Department. A grant for some of the funding for the Landfill Closer was received by the City from the State of Connecticut. Funding is available for the Phase 2 Closure of the New Britain Landfill in the Public Works Department account numbers Account Number 008-2749101-5453, Environmental Remediation Bond and 2131500114-52081, New Britain Landfill Final Closer Project. 

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 thirty (30) Construction Companies. The Purchasing Agent did not receive any letters from the Construction Companies on the mailing list indicating 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, Engineering Division, the City’s On-call Engineering Company associated with this project and the Purchasing Agent. Therefore the Director of Public Works is recommending that the bid be awarded to Schultz Corporation of Terryville, CT who submitted the lowest responsible bid and met all of the bid specifications for the base bid and for the alternate items, Perimeter Access Road Construction and Mowing of Phase 1 Surfaces. 

RESOLVED:  That the Purchasing Agent is hereby authorized to issue a purchase order for $1,434,158.60 and enter into a contract with Schultz Corporation of Terryville, CT for the base bid and alternate items, Perimeter Access Road Construction and Mowing of Phase 1 Surfaces, for the Phase 2 Closure of the New Britain Landfill for the Public Works Department per the terms and specifications of Public Bid No. 3773.                                                                                                                                                     

Jack Pieper

Purchasing Agent

 

**E.)  ITEM #     PUBLIC BID NO. 3779.  PURPOSE:  AUTHORIZATION FOR STANDING PURCHASE ORDER FOR CHEMICALS AND GASES FOR THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, UTILITIES 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. 3779 Chemicals and Gases for the Public Works Department, Utilities Division. 

DATE: May 14, 2014 

Public Bid No. 3779 was solicited and received in accordance with the Purchasing Ordinances of the City of New Britain for Chemicals and Gases for the Public Works Department, Utilities Division that will be utilized at the Water Filtration Plant. Funds are available for this purchase within the Public Works Department, Utilities Division’s account number 9303500103-5616, Water Treatment Expenses, Chemicals. 

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 forty (40) Chemical and Gas Companies. The Purchasing Agent did not receive any letters from the Chemical and Gas Companies on the mailing list indicating they could not provide a response to the bid request. Responses were received as per attached.     

The bids were reviewed for conformance to specifications by the Public Works Department, Utilities Division’s Administration and the Purchasing Agent. H. Krevit & Company which is a Connecticut based company has submitted a bid for Hydro Fluosilicic Acid Liquid Bulk that met all bid specifications and was within 5% of the lowest bid submitted by a company located out of the state. Per City Ordinance Section 2-578 item 10, H. Krevit & Company agreed to lower their bid to match the price of $3.0390 per gallon submitted by the lowest bidder for the Hydro Fluosilicic Acid Liquid Bulk. Therefore the Deputy Director of the Public Works Department, Utilities Division, is recommending the bid be awarded to the following chemical companies, Borden & Remington of Fall River, MA, Slack Chemical Company of Carthagem, NY, Air Gas of Hartford, CT, Holland Company of Adams MA, Careuse line, Inc. of Pittsburg, PA, Monson Companies, Inc. of South Portland, ME, Coyne Chemical of Croydon, PA,  and Praxair of Burr Ridge, IL who submitted the lowest bid price for the Chemicals and Gas which is highlighted on the attachment and H. Krevit & Company who agreed to lower their price for Hydro Fluosilicic Acid Liquid Bulk to match the price of an out of state company per City Ordinance. The bid results have also been presented to the Water Commission at their May 13, 2014 meeting. At this meeting they approved the Deputy Director of the Public Works Department, Utilities Division, recommendation to purchase the Chemicals and Gases from the indicated companies. 

RESOLVED:  That the Purchasing Agent be and is hereby authorized to issue standing purchase orders to Borden & Remington of Fall River, MA, Slack Chemical Company of Carthagem, NY, Air Gas of Hartford, CT, Holland Company of Adams MA, Careuse line, Inc. of Pittsburg, PA, Monson Companies, Inc. of South Portland, ME, Coyne Chemical of Croydon, PA, Praxair of Burr Ridge, IL and H. Krevit & Company whose prices are highlighted on the attachment to provide for the Utilities Division’s annual Chemical and Gas requirements, per the terms and  specifications of Public Bid No. 3779. 

Jack Pieper

Purchasing Agent

 

**F.)  ITEM #     PUBLIC BID NO. 3786.  PURPOSE:  AUTHORIZATION TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDER TO DATTCO, INC. FOR THE 2014 SUMMER BUS TRANSPORTATION 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. 3786, Summer Bus Transportation for the Public Works Department, Parks and Recreation Division.   

DATE:  May 14, 2014                    

Public Bid No. 3786 was solicited and received in accordance with the Purchasing Ordinances of the City of New Britain for 2014 Summer Bus Transportation for the Public Works Department, Parks and Recreation Division. Funding will be available for this purchase in the Public Works Department, Parks and Recreation Division’s Account Numbers 001420001-5440, Recreational Programs, Rental Supplies and Equipment and 001420001-5835, Recreational Programs, Programs. 

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 nine (9) Bus Transportation Companies. The Purchasing Agent did not receive any letters from the Bus Transportation Companies on the mailing list who indicated that they could not provide a response to the bid request. The responses were received as per the attached.     

The bid was reviewed for conformance to specifications by the Public Works Department, Parks and Recreation Division’s Administration and the Purchasing Agent. Dattco Inc., a New Britain based company, was within 10% of the lowest bidder’s price who was not a New Britain based company for the daily rate per bus. Dattco, Inc. was awarded the bid last year and provided the Summer Bus Transportation to the Parks and Recreation Division. Per City Ordinance Section 2-578 item 10, Dattco, Inc. agreed to lower their bid to match the prices submitted by the lowest bidder. Therefore the Deputy Director of the Public Works Department is recommending that the bid be awarded again to Dattco, Inc. of New Britain CT for providing Summer Bus Transportation to the Park and Recreation Division.   

RESOLVED:  That the Purchasing Agent is hereby authorized to enter into a contract and issue a Purchase Order to Dattco, Inc. of New Britain, CT for the 2014 Summer Bus Transportation for the Public Works Department, Parks and Recreation Division at a daily rate of $182.00 per bus and at a rate of $50.00 per hour for any additional buses needed, per the terms and specifications of Public Bid No. 3786.                                                                                                                                                                             

Jack Pieper      

Purchasing Agent 

**G.)  ITEM #     PUBLIC BID NO. 3787.  PURPOSE:  AUTHORIZATION TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDER FOR $69,903.00 FOR THE CRACK SEALING OF BITUMINOUS PAVEMENT OF VARIOUS CITY STREETS FOR THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT. 

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. 3787 Crack Sealing of Bituminous Pavement of Various City Streets for the Public Works Department 

DATE:  May 14, 2014 

Public Bid No. 3787 was solicited and received in accordance with the Purchasing Ordinances of the City of New Britain for the Crack Sealing of Bituminous Pavement of Various City Streets for the Public Works Department. Funding is available for this purchase within the Public Works Department’s account number 0082950302-5454, Capital Projects, Street Infrastructure Rehabilitation, Construction Contracts. 

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 nineteen (19) Pavement Sealing Companies. The Purchasing Agent did not receive any letters from the Pavement Sealing Companies on the mailing list indicating they could not provide a response to the bid request. Responses were received as per attached. 

The bids were reviewed for conformance to specifications by the Public Works Administration and the Purchasing Agent. Connecticut Sealcoating LLC, who is a Connecticut, based company, who submitted a bid that was within 5% of the lowest bidder’s price who is located outside of the State of Connecticut.  Because of this, Connecticut Sealcoating LLC had the right to lower their price per City Ordinance Section 2-578, Item 10 and the bid specifications. The Purchasing Agent talked to Connecticut Sealcoating LLC and has received documentation from them. They indicated that they would lower their price to match that of the lowest bid submitted by the out of state bidder. Therefore the Public Works Director is recommending that the bid be awarded to Connecticut Sealcoating LLC who met all of the bid specifications for the Crack Sealing of Bituminous Pavement of Various City Streets.  

RESOLVED:  That the Purchasing Agent is hereby authorized to issue a purchase order for $69,903.00 and enter into a contract and with Connecticut Sealcoating LLC of Bethlehem, CT for the Crack Sealing of Bituminous Pavement of Various City Streets for the Public Works Department per the terms and specifications of Public Bid No. 3787                                                                                                                                                                                         

Jack Pieper

Purchasing Agent

 

**H.)  ITEM #     PUBLIC BID NO. 3788.  PURPOSE:  AUTHORIZATION TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDER TO PROVIDE HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS AT THE SENIOR CENTER. 

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. 3788 Heating and Air Conditioning Maintenance and Repairs at the Senior Center 

DATE:  May 14, 2014                          

Public Bid No. 3788 was solicited and received in accordance with the Purchasing Ordinances of the City of New Britain for Heating and Air Conditioning Maintenance and Repairs at the Senior Center. Funding is available for this purchase within the Senior Center’s account number 001523002-5435, Building, General Maintenance and Repairs. 

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 thirty-four (34) Heating and Air Conditioning Maintenance and Repair Companies. The Purchasing Agent did not receive any letters from the Heating and Air Conditioning Maintenance and Repair Companies on the mailing list who indicated 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 Senior Center Director and the Purchasing Agent. Therefore the Director of the Senior Center is recommended that the bid be awarded for three (3) years for Option A that includes full maintenance, repairs, emergency repairs, travel costs and parts to Modern Mechanical Services, Inc. of Farmington, CT who was the lowest bidder and met all of the bid specifications. 

RESOLVED:  That the Purchasing Agent is hereby authorized to enter into a contract with and issue a Purchase Order to Modern Mechanical Services, Inc. of Farmington, CT to provide Heating and Air Conditioning Maintenance and Repairs at the Senior Center from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2017 at a price of $ 11,952.00 per year to include full maintenance, repairs, emergency repairs, travel costs and parts per the terms and conditions of Public Bid No. 3788.                                                                                                                                                       

Jack Pieper

Purchasing Agent 

 

**I.)  ITEM #       ON-CALL ENGINEERING SERVICES.  PURPOSE:  AUTHORIZATION TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDER FOR $49,700.00 FOR THE SHUTTLE MEADOW RESERVOIR CANAL LEAKAGE INVESTIGATION. 

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:              May 14, 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:        Shuttle Meadow Reservoir Canal Leakage Investigation                                     

Vendor:                        Comprehensive Environmental, Inc.

Amount:                $49,700.00                                                 

Line Items:             9303501100-5331 Water Capital Improvements, Professional Services 

Requested By:       Public Works Department, Utilities Division 

Scope:  Comprehensive Environmental, Inc. will conduct a site visit of the Shuttle Meadow Reservoir Cannel. The site visit will determine if water existing in the rear yards of residential properties along the reservoir cannel is from the cannel leaking through the embankment or if it is naturally occurring from groundwater flowing into the area. Comprehensive Environmental, Inc. will conduct a boring program in the area to create three (3) observation wells. The wells will help to provide data of the bedrock surface to indicate where the water is going from. They will then conduct dye and water quality testing of the water in the wells to determine the source of the water. Comprehensive Environmental, Inc. will also conduct interviews with homeowners who live along the cannel and to inspect their homes if they have any wet basement issues. Comprehensive Environmental, Inc. then will assemble all the data from the drilling and geophysical activities and prepare a summary report. They will meet with the Utilities Division to discuss the results of their tests and give the summery report to them. The report will indicate their recommendations to stop the leakage issues if it is coming from the reservoir cannel and the estimated cost to make the needed repairs or improvements.  

RESOLVED:  That the Purchasing Agent be and is hereby authorized to issue a Purchase Order for $49,700.00 to Comprehensive Environmental, Inc. of New Britain, CT for the Shuttle Meadow Reservoir Canal Leakage Investigation.             

Jack Pieper

Purchasing Agent

**J.)  ITEM #      ON-CALL ENGINEERING SERVICES.  PURPOSE:  AUTHORIZATION TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDER FOR $42,830.00 FOR LANDFILL AND RECYCLING CENTER COMPLIANCE MONITORING DURING 2014. 

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:             May 14, 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:        Landfill and Recycling Center Compliance Monitoring during 2014      

Vendor:                 CMG Environmental, Inc.

Amount:                $42,830.00                                                 

Line Items:             001315004-5331 Sanitation, Professional Services 

Requested By:       Public Works Department, Engineering Division 

Scope:  The City of New Britain, under DEEP consent order WSWDS08014, is required to conduct quarterly ground water and other related monitoring at the New Britain Landfill on Deming Road in Berlin and at the New Britain Residential Recycling Center on Christian Lane in Berlin. Failure to comply with these requirements may subject the City to fines imposed by DEEP. Other towns have been fined $8,000 for failing to perform similar testing. Sampling for the first quarter of 2014 was due by April 1st and the second quarter is due by July 1st. CMG Environmental, Inc. has provided a scope of work to conduct this quarterly monitoring at the Landfill as well as the other required monitoring at the City’s Recycling Center. Quarterly, semi-annual and annual summary reports of the testing and monitoring results will be created. These reports will include water quality, ground water elevations and flow maps. The reports will include items such as tabulated analytical data and exceedances of National Primary Drinking Water Standards and the Connecticut Department of Health Services Standards. The evaluation will be submitted to the Public Works Department for review and approval before being sent to the Connecticut DEEP. CMG Environmental, Inc. will also meet with the Public Works Department to discuss the results of their tests. 

RESOLVED:  That the Purchasing Agent be and is hereby authorized to issue a Purchase Order for $42,830.00 to CMG Environmental, Inc. of New Britain, CT for Landfill and Recycling Center Compliance Monitoring during 2014.             

Jack Pieper

Purchasing Agent 

**K.)  ITEM #     COOPERATIVE PURCHASING.  PURPOSE:  AUTHORIZATION TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDER FOR $30,007.04 FOR 394 TONS OF BITUMINOUS ASPHALT FOR THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT. 

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, Bituminous Asphalt for Public Works Department   

DATE:              May 14, 2014 

In accordance with City Code of Ordinances, Chapter 2, Article VIII, Division 1, Section 2-538 (a), a purchase order was requested by the Public Works Department, for the following under the State of Connecticut’s Cooperative Purchasing Plan: 

         Supplier

        Description

 Quantity           Unit Price       Total Price

Tilcon Connecticut Inc.

New Britain, CT. 

   Bituminous Asphalt                 

 394 Tons            $76.16        $30,007.04

The Public Works Department requested a purchase order for the purchase of Bituminous Asphalt utilizing the State of Connecticut’s Contract Award #13PSX0288. The Public Works Department needs to make repairs to City Streets. The Bituminous Asphalt is needed to fill in pot holes, conduct minor repairs to the streets that the snow and ice caused damage to during the past winter season and repave areas that utility trench repairs are going to be conducted or the replacement of storm drains. The work needs to be completed soon to ensure the safety of the public who are driving on the streets. Funding is available for this purchase from the Public Works Department’s Account Numbers 0082950302-5659, Infrastructure Bond, and Operating Materials and 001315005-5659, Street, Highways, Operating Material and Supplies. 

RESOLVED: That the Purchasing Agent is hereby authorized to issue a purchase order for $30,007.04 to Tilcon Connecticut Inc. of New Britain, CT. for the purchase of 394 tons of Bituminous Asphalt for the Public Works Department, utilizing the State of Connecticut’s Cooperative Purchasing Plan, Contract Award #13PSX0288.

Jack Pieper

Purchasing Agent

HEALTH DEPARTMENT

**L.)  ITEM #      ANNUAL REPORT.  PURPOSE: RECEIPT OF ANNUAL REPORT FROM THE BOARD OF HEALTH. 

REPORT OF:         Health Department 

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:                       Annual Report 

Code of Ordinances, Sec 12-27, requires the Board of Health annually submit a formal report to the Common Council of the City of New Britain. 

Resolved: that the Board of Health Annual Report for 2013 – 2014 has been submitted to Mayor Erin E. Stewart and the Common Council of the City of New Britain. 

Sergio Lupo

Director of Health 

HUMAN RIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES DEPARTMENT

**M.)  ITEM #     ANNUAL REPORT.  PURPOSE: RECEIPT OF ANNUAL REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES. 

REPORT OF:         Human Rights and Opportunities Department 

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:                       Annual Report 

Code of Ordinances, Sec 2-196 (1), requires the submission of annual reports from the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. 

Resolved: that the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2013 – 2014 has been submitted to Mayor Erin E. Stewart and the Common Council of the City of New Britain. 

Elba Mercado

Human Rights and Opportunities  

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 

**N.)  ITEM #     SEWER USER FEES.  PURPOSE: INCREASE OF SEWER USER RATE. 

REPORT OF:         Department of Public Works 

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 – 2015 SEWER USER FEES 

On May 5, 2014 the Board of Public Works, acting as the Water Pollution Control Authority, held a required Public Hearing on the 2014-2015 Sewer User Fee rates. 

At its meeting immediately following the Public Hearing, the Board of Public Works approved the sewer user rate of $3.40/ccf.  This is an increase of $.56 from fiscal year 2013-2014 rate of $2.84/ccf. 

Mark E. Moriarty, Director Public Works 

WATER DEPARTMENT 

**O.)  ITEM #     ANNUAL REPORT.  PURPOSE: RECEIPT OF ANNUAL REPORT FROM THE BOARD OF WATER COMMISSION. 

REPORT OF:         Water Department 

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:                       Annual Report 

Code of Ordinances, Sec 23-132, requires the submission of annual reports from the Board of Water Commission. 

Resolved: that the Board of Water Commission Annual Report for Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2013 has been submitted to Mayor Erin E. Stewart and the Common Council of the City of New Britain. 

Gil Bligh

Deputy Director of Public Works

Water/Sewer Division

 

REPORTS RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE 

ADMINISTRATION, FINANCE AND LAW

**P.)  ITEM #     CLAIMS SUBCOMMITTEE.  PURPOSE:  SETTLEMENT OF CLAIMS. 

REPORT OF:         COMMITTEE ON ADMINISTRATION, FINANCE AND LAW 

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:    Settlement of Claims 

The Committee on Administration, Finance and Law and the Standing Claims Subcommittee of the Committee on Administration, Finance and Law at a regular meeting held on Wednesday evening, May 7, 2014, at 6:30 pm, having held public hearings and made investigations of said claims, respectfully beg leave to recommend the following: 

RESOLVED; that the sum of $307.51 be paid to Wanda Radzewicz of 25 Cranston Terrace, New Britain, Conn., in full settlement of her claim of property damage sustained as a result of hitting a hole on January 12, 2014. 

Alderman Carlo Carlozzi, Jr.

Chair 

NEW RESOLUTIONS 

1.)  ITEM #        LoCIP APPROPRIATIONS.  PURPOSE:  TRANSFER OF FUNDS TO NEWLY CREATED 2014 NEW BRITAIN LANDFILL FINAL CLOSURE PROJECT, BID NO. 3773.

                        M. TRUEWORTHY, C. CARLOZZI, JR., E. MAGNUSZEWSKI, D. NAPLES, E. SANCHEZ

 

Item #

RE:       FY 11 and FY 12 LOCIP Fund Budget Transfer

 

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:  To close or reduce several LOCIP appropriations of previous year’s projects in order to transfer the funds to the newly created 2014 New Britain Landfill Final Closure Project, Bid No. 3773. 

Whereas, The City of New Britain, under DEEP Consent Order WSWDS08014, is required to install the final cover system on the entire disposal area of the New Britain Bulky Waste Landfill located at 142 Deming Road, Berlin, CT by December 15, 2014, and 

Whereas, The City of New Britain has been awarded a $1.0M Grant by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and has $400K in the Environmental Bond to provide funding for the closure of the New Britain Landfill, and 

Whereas, The Landfill Final Closure Project bid came in slightly higher than expected at $1,434,159 and an additional $34,159 is required to the cover the cost of the Landfill Closure Project, and 

Whereas, Several Public Works LOCIP projects have balances that can be closed out or transferred to cover the balance of the Landfill Closure Project, 

Therefore, be it RESOLVED, that the Finance Department, in conjunction with the State of Connecticut, perform the following LOCIP transfers and open a new LOCIP account for the New Britain Landfill Final Closure Project. 

From:  

Account

Description

Current Budget

Increase / (Decrease)

Revised Budget

2131500111-52041

FY 11 Sidewalk Improvements

$190,681

($1,672)

$189,009

2131500112-52041

FY 12 Sidewalk Improvements

$200,000

($9,868)

$190,132

2131500112-52070

FY 12 Streetscape Imp Downtown Phase 1 Part 2

$239,082

($22,619)

$216,463

 

 

Total

($34,159)

 

To:

Account

Description

Current Budget

Increase / (Decrease)

Revised Budget

2131500114-52081

New Britain Landfill Final Closure Project

$           0

$ 34,159

$  34,159

 

Alderman Michael Trueworthy                        

Alderman Carlo Carlozzi, Jr.

Alderwoman Eva Magnuszewski                        

Alderman Don Naples

Alderman Emmanuel Sanchez

 

2.)  ITEM #        CONVEYANCE OF PROPERTY.  PURPOSE:  PURCHASE AND SALE AGREEMENT FOR 66 BARNES STREET.  M. TRUEWORTHY

 

Item #

RE: Purchase and Sale Agreement with Vito Previti and Tammi Antolini-Previti for

66 Barnes Street

 

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 convey a City of New Britain-owned property for rehabilitation and housing. 

WHEREAS, the City of New Britain currently owns property known as 66 Barnes Street which had been acquired through the foreclosure process and has been vacant since 11/30/12; and 

WHEREAS, Vito Previti and Tammi Antolini-Previti have offered to purchase the property for Sixteen Thousand Dollars ($16,000.00) and will rehabilitate the condition of the building; and 

WHEREAS, Vito Previti and Tammi Antolini-Previti are owners of Vito and Sons Remodeling LLC and have had past experience in improving the appearance and condition of residential property. They propose to add an addition to the building to increase the square footage, as well as new framing, new siding, new roofing and new mechanics; and 

WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the City of New Britain to have this property rehabbed and restored to the grand list; now, therefore, be it 

RESOLVED, that Erin E. Stewart, Mayor, be and is hereby authorized to negotiate and execute on behalf of the City of New Britain a Purchase and Sales Agreement with Vito Previti and Tammi Antolini-Previti for property known as 66 Barnes Street and to execute any and all documents necessary for the conveyance of said property in accordance with the terms of said agreement at a sales price not less than Sixteen Thousand Dollars ($16,000.00).

Alderman Michael Trueworthy

Liaison Property Management

 

3.)  ITEM #        CONVEYANCE OF PROPERTY.  PURPOSE:  PURCHASE AND SALE AGREEMENT FOR 54 UNION STREET.  M. TRUEWORTHY 

Item #

RE:  Purchase and Sale Agreement with New Britain Social Club for 54 Union Street

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 convey a City of New Britain-owned property to be used as an off-street parking lot for New Britain Social Club functions. 

WHEREAS: The City of New Britain currently owns a vacant .18 acre lot known as 54 Union Street which had been acquired through the foreclosure process and has been vacant since 6/13/11; and 

WHEREAS: The New Britain Social Club located at 145 North Street, New Britain, CT., has offered to purchase the property to be utilized as overflow parking in connection with their functions; and 

WHEREAS: The New Britain Social Club has offered to purchase the property for Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00); and 

WHEREAS: it is in the best interests of the City of New Britain to have this property turned into a useful and productive space and restored to the grand list; now, therefore, be it 

RESOLVED, That Erin E. Stewart, Mayor, be and is hereby authorized to negotiate and execute on behalf of the City of New Britain a Purchase and Sales Agreement with The New Britain Social Club for property known as 54 Union Street and to execute any and all documents necessary for the conveyance of said property in accordance with the terms of said agreement at a sale price of not less than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00).   

Alderman Michael Trueworthy

Liaison Property Management 

 

4.)  ITEM #        PRIVATE WATER SERVICE AGREEMENT.  PURPOSE:  MODIFICATION AND ASSIGNMENT OF WATERLINE EASEMENT.  A. PLATOSZ 

Item #                    RE: ASSIGNMENT OF WATERLINE EASEMENT 

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, Tomasso Brothers, Inc. (“TBI”) and the City of New Britain Board of Water Commissioners (“Board”) entered into a Private Water Service Agreement June 10, 1997 for the provision of municipal water service for domestic and fire protection to TBI’s commercial development located on or near North Mountain Road, New Britain, Connecticut and Loon Lake Road, Plainville, Connecticut (the “Private Water Service Agreement”); and 

WHEREAS, in conjunction with and in furtherance of the Private Water Service Agreement, TBI granted a Waterline Easement to the City of New Britain dated June 10, 1997 and recorded in Volume 336 at Page 227 of the Plainville Land Records (hereinafter “Easement”); and 

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Private Water Service Agreement, TBI transferred to the Board the water distribution system constructed by TBI on or near the area encompassed by the Easement, including the pump station and its building and its equipment, fixtures, machinery and other systems (collectively, “Water System”); and 

WHEREAS, due to the magnitude of the development currently under construction and future development of the Plainville portion of the land envisioned, the pump station will require upgrading; and 

WHEREAS, it has been determined by the Board of Water Commissioners that it would be in the best interest of the City of New Britain to sell the water necessary to service the proposed commercial development to Valley Water Systems of Plainville, Connecticut (“Valley”) by way of an existing tap in the 24” City of New Britain water main located in the Route 372 right of way adjacent to the property and transfer its interest in the Water System to Valley which will be responsible for upgrading and maintaining the Water System from the date of transfer; and 

WHEREAS, in order to effectuate the transfer, the City of New Britain must approve the Modification and Assignment of Waterline Easement assigning all of the right, title and interest of the City in the Easement to Valley, a copy of which is attached hereto; therefore, be it 

RESOLVED, that the Common Council of the City of New Britain hereby approves the Modification and Assignment of Waterline Easement among the City of New Britain, the City of New Britain Board of Water Commissioners, Valley Water Systems, Tomasso Brothers, Inc. and Tilcon, Inc. and the Mayor is hereby authorized to sign the Modification and Assignment of Waterline Easement on behalf of the City. 

Alderman Adam Platosz

Common Council Liaison, Water Dept.

                                                                       

5.)  ITEM #        NEW BRITAIN HIGH SCHOOL CRIMINAL JUSTICE CLUB GRANT.  PURPOSE:  BUDGET APPROPRIATIONS.   S. BIELINSKI, C. CARLOZZI, JR., W. PABON, E. SANCHEZ, R. SMEDLEY 

Item #                      RE: Budget Appropriation – Police Dept. 

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, there is funding available under the Youth Development Training and Resource Center (YDTRC) at the Consultation Center, Inc. and they have awarded a grant to the City of New Britain to design and implement projects that promote positive relationships/interactions between youth and police in the community, and, 

WHEREAS, this grant will be a group collaboration between the Police Department, Community Services, and New Britain High School Criminal Justice Club to actively engage the youth in our community in planning, program design, decision-making, and meaningful leadership roles.  The areas of focus are understanding laws, law enforcement responsibilities, understanding the criminal justice system from arrest to prosecution, and, 

WHEREAS, these funds are to be used to pay for program supplies and materials, food, and incentives for the youth such as certificates of completion for the projects they create.  There is no requirement for a cash match from the City, and, 

WHEREAS, the New Britain High School Criminal Justice Club grant ends June 30, 2014, and 

WHEREAS, these funds, in the amount of $2,000 will be used as set forth in the budget listed below, THEREFORE, BE IT 

RESOLVED, that the budget be amended for the New Britain High School Criminal Justice Club grant in the sum of $2,000 as follows: 

Revenue:

 

 

230211149-4232

Grants & Contributions

$       2,000

 

 

 

Expenditures:

 

 

230211149-5659

Operating Materials & Supplies

$       2,000

 

 

 

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

 

6.)  ITEM #        BICYCLE CONNECTIVITY.  PURPOSE:  BICYCLE FRIENDLY COMMUNITY APPLICATION FOR THE CITY OF NEW BRITAIN AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A BICYCLE ADVISORY COMMITTEE.   C. CARLOZZI, JR. E. MAGNUSZEWSKI, D. NAPLES, E. SANCHEZ 

Item #                    RE: Bicycle Friendly Community Application for New Britain 

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, Communities across the country are taking simple steps to make bicycling safe and comfortable and are realizing huge benefits in civic, community and economic development. Given the opportunity to ride, residents enjoy dramatic health benefits, reduced congestion, increased property values and more money in their pockets to spend in the local economy. Communities that are bicycle friendly are also seeing tourism boom and businesses that attract the best and the brightest employees while governments save on fuel and parking costs and cut their carbon emissions. 

WHEREAS, The City’s Complete Streets Master Plan for Downtown New Britain recognized that an important component of developing a livable community that best supports transit ridership and realizes Transit Oriented Development (TOD) opportunities associated with CTfastrak involves establishing a walkable and bicycle friendly community; 

WHEREAS, In follow up to the Complete Streets Master Plan, in April of 2013, New Britain Public Works completed a City-wide Bicycle Connectivity and Traffic Calming Study which was adopted by the Board of Police Commissioners and the NBPD who are the City’s Legal Traffic Authority; 

WHEREAS, The City-wide Bicycle Connectivity and Traffic Calming Study established plans for dealing with vehicle speeding problems in some critical areas around the City, and established plans for bicycle connectivity around the City with a focus on connecting City parks, City schools, CCSU, and CTfastrak

WHEREAS, Some of the City-wide Bicycle Connectivity and Traffic Calming Study’s recommendations have already been put in effect on New Britain City streets including Eddy Glover Boulevard and John Downey Drive among other roadways, and are already seeing reductions in speeding and safer pedestrian and bicycles connections to places of business and City parks; 

WHEREAS, The two bicycle friendly organizations, Bike-Walk Connecticut and the Connecticut Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board, have both recognized New Britain for their bicycle friendly community efforts including New Britain being named as the stand-out community by Bike-Walk Connecticut at their annual dinner in November of 2013; 

WHEREAS, There is an active and growing bicycle advocacy group in the City, Bike New Britain, working in support of the City’s bike friendly initiatives on activities like establishing a “borrow a bike program”, bicycle education, bike donation, and other beneficial community activities; 

WHEREAS, The League of American Bicyclists is nation-wide organization that has and oversees the “Bicycle Friendly Community” program and communities can apply and obtain several designation of “Bicycle Friendly Community” status at no cost to the community;  

RESOLVED, The New Britain Common Council supports the City pursuing Bicycle Friendly Community status from the League of American Bicyclists, and, additionally, supports the City establishing a Bicycle Advisory Committee to help oversee the City’s bicycle friendly community efforts.  

Alderman Carlo Carlozzi, Jr.

Alderwoman Eva Magnuszewski

Alderman Don Naples

Alderman Emmanuel Sanchez

 

 

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

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