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Common Council Regular Meeting 20150708 1900

REGULAR MEETING OF THE COMMON COUNCIL JULY 8, 2015

EGULAR MEETING OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

JULY 8, 2015

AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS AND SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE REGULAR MEETING OF MAY 27, 2015.

PETITIONS 

  1. PLEASE HAVE THE HEALTH AND BUILDING SERVICES DEPARTMENT INSPECT PROPERTIES AT 288 MONROE STREET, 292 MONROE STREET AND 110 VANCE STREET AND REPORT UPDATED STATUS ON REPAIRS. THERE HAVE BEEN NUMBEROUS COMPLAINTS BY RESIDENTES OF UNSIGHTLY CONDITIONS OF THESE PROPERTIES WITH LITTLE IMPROVEMENTS OVER AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME  M. TRUEWORTHY 

    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.

    PURCHASING DEPARTMENT

    **B.)  ITEM #     PUBLIC BID 3830.  PURPOSE:  EAST RIVER ENERGY TO PROVIDE UNLEADED GASOLINE AT A FIXED PRICE OF $2.1346 PER GALLON FROM JUNE 25, 2015 TO JUNE 24, 2016 FOR THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.

    **C.)  ITEM #     COOPERATIVE PURCHASING.  PURPOSE:  NEW MOBILE STAGE FROM WENGER CORPORATION FOR $153,309 FOR THE PARKS, RECREATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

    **D.)  ITEM #     COOPERATIVE PURCHASING.  PURPOSE:  PURCHASE OF INFLUENZA VIRUS VACCINES FROM FFF ENTERPRISES FOR $14,445.

    **E.)  ITEM #     COOPERATIVE PURCHASING.  PURPOSE:  PURCHASE OF ELECTRICAL VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS FOR $14,271 FROM EVSA, LLC AND INSTALLATION FOR $29,760 FROM NEWINGTON ELECTRIC COMPANY FOR THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT. 

    REPORTS RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

    COMMITTEE ON ADMINISTRATION, FINANCE AND LAW

    **F.) 33157        CODE OF ORDINANCES SEC. 2-44.1.  PURPOSE:  RECOMMENDATION TO REQUIRE TWO DAYS BETWEEN THE HOLDING OF A BONDING SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING AND A COMMON COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING.  

    STANDING CLAIMS SUBCOMMITTEE

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

    COMMITTEE ON PLANNING, ZONING AND HOUSING

    **H.) 33138        CODE OF ORDINANCES SEC. 13-90.  PURPOSE:  RECOMMENDATION OF THE PLANNING, ZONING AND HOUSING COMMITTEE TO AMEND THE CODE OF ORDINANCES TO ALLOW FOR AN OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING PERMIT PROCESS.

    RESOLUTIONS RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE 

    1.) 33157           CODE OF ORDINANCES SEC. 2-44.1.  PURPOSE:  PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO REQUIRE TWO DAYS BETWEEN THE HOLDING OF A BONDING SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING AND A COMMON COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING.  M. TRUEWORTHY

    2.) 33138           CODE OF ORDINANCES SEC. 13-90.  PURPOSE:  PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CODE OF ORDINANCES TO ALLOW FOR AN OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING PERMIT PROCESS.

                            D. NAPLES, D. SALERNO, R. SMEDLEY

    NEW RESOLUTIONS

    3.)  ITEM #        PUERTO RICAN SOCIETY OF NEW BRITAIN.  PURPOSE:  LICENSE TO BE ISSUED FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONDUCTING THE PUERTO RICAN FESTIVAL.  A. PLATOSZ

    4.)  ITEM #        ST. JOSAPHAT’S UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.  PURPOSE:  LICENSE TO BE ISSUED FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONDUCTING THE NEW BRITAIN UKRAINIAN FESTIVAL.         

                            A. PLATOSZ

    5.)  ITEM #        PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CODE OF ORDINANCES.  PURPOSE:  INCREASE PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR QUALIFIED VETERANS AND QUALIFIED SURVIVING SPOUSES OF VETERANS FROM $5,000 TO $10,000.  M. TRUEWORTHY 

    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

    32767                    RESOLUTION  RE:  FISCAL YEAR 2015 COMMUNITY SERVICES BUDGET AMENDMENTS.  TABLED 06/11/2014

    32953                    RESOLUTION  RE:  APPROVAL OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF NEW BRITAIN AND LOCAL 871 – NEW BRITAIN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS.

                                 TABLED 12/10/2014

    City of New Britain Seal 

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