AGENDA

                                                 MEETING OF THE COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL

                                                                        JANUARY 12, 2009



 

APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETINGS OF MARCH 10 AND 24, APRIL 14 AND 28, MAY 12,
RECESSED BUDGET MEETING MAY 19, MAY 27, JUNE 9 AND 23, JULY 14, AUGUST 11, SEPTEMBER 8 AND 22,
OCTOBER 14 AND 27, NOVEMBER 12 AND 24 AND DECEMBER 8, 2008.

 

 

CONSENT CALENDAR:

                                                                                                                                                                                                ACTION TAKEN

COMMUNICATIONS

1.              MAYOR PEREZ, with accompanying resolution de Authorization for the appointment of

            Christopher J. Wolf, CPA as the Finance Director.

                     Action postponed until January 26, 2009

2.              MAYOR PEREZ, with accompanying resolution de Authorization to apply for and execute

            contracts with State for Per Capita Grant to provide various health division services.

                     Referred to Health and Human Services Committee

3.              MAYOR PEREZ, with accompanying resolution de Authorization to approve and execute all

Contracts and amendments and allocation of funds from the Health and Human Services
Department Recreation Services Contractual Account to the Hartford Elementary Basketball
League.

                     Referred to Health and Human Services Committee

4.              MAYOR PEREZ, with accompanying resolution de Waiver of all City building and trade

            permit fees administered by the Division of Licenses and Inspections for the construction of

            the Public Safety Complex.

                     Referred to Operations, Management and Budget Committee

5.              MAYOR PEREZ, with accompanying resolution de Authorization to consider a grant

            agreement with State for Flood Control Improvements pursuant to the agreement with the

            Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for achieving accreditation of the Hartford

            Levee System.

                     Passed

6.              MAYOR PEREZ, with accompanying resolution de Authorization to receive funds from State

            for the improvements and renovations to the South End Wellness Senior Center.

                     Passed

7.              MAYOR PEREZ, with accompanying resolution de Authorization to apply for and receive

            funds for the operation of the Youth Services Bureau Enhancement Program.

                     Passed

8.              MAYOR PEREZ, with accompanying resolution de Approval to execute an Urban Green Grant

            Agreement for the Pope Park West UGCG 2007-05 Project.

                     Referred to Public Works, Parks and Environment Committee

9.              MAYOR PEREZ de Request to receive the Monthly Revenue and Expenditure Report.

                     Received

10.           MAYOR PEREZ de Request to enter into Executive Session to discuss the status and possible

            resolution of Daniel Pettinato v. Carlos Faienza, et al.

                     Received

REPORTS

11.      PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE, with accompanying

         resolution de Approval of a new Redevelopment Plan for the Dowtown West Section II/Union

         Station-Walnut Street Project.

                     Action postponed until January 26, 2009

12.      PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE, with accompanying

         resolution de Approval of a new Redevelopment Plan for the Downtown North Project to

         connect Downtown and Clay-Arsenal neighborhood.

                     Action postponed until January 26, 2009

13.      PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE, with accompanying

         resolution de Approval of a new Redevelopment Plan as the Constitution Plaza East Project-

         former WFSB Broadcast House and former Sonesta Hotel.

                     Action postponed until January 26, 2009

14.      OPERATIONS, MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET COMMITTEE, with accompanying

         substitute resolution de Request to accept Hartford Public Library Audit Report.

                     Passed, as amended

15.      OPERATIONS, MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET COMMITTEE de Ordinance appropriating

         $54,400,000 for the planning, acquisition and construction of renovations and improvements

         to M.D. Fox Elementary School and authorizing the issuance of $13,400,000 Bonds of the

         City to meet the City's share of project costs and pending the issuance thereof the making of

         temporary borrowings for such purpose. ($54,400,000).

                     Received


16.      OPERATIONS, MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET COMMITTEE, with accompanying

         resolution de Restriction of funds to community-based organizations or sports leagues to two

         (2) consecutive fiscal years from City Contributions Account.

                     Withdrawn

17.      OPERATIONS, MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET COMMITTEE, with accompanying

         resolution de Reduction in salary for highly paid managers.

                     Action postponed until January 26, 2009

18.      OPERATIONS, MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET COMMITTEE, with accompanying

         resolution de Appointment of three members of Council to Ad Hoc Committee to assist in

         resolving the deficit.

                     Action postponed until January 26, 2009

19.      OPERATIONS, MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET COMMITTEE, with accompanying

         resolution de Declaration of moratorium on special events fee waivers.

                     Passed, as amended

20.      LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE de Ordinance repealing, re-

         codifying or otherwise amending Chapter 2, Article VII, Division 3 and 4, Article VIII, IX and

         X, Division 1-4, as specifically set forth herein and establishing a new Article XII of Code.

                     Action postponed until January 26, 2009

21.      LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE, with accompanying substitute

         resolution de Review of current civil services processes and elimination of any barriers that

         hinder employment.

                     Passed

22.      PUBLIC WORKS, PARKS AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE, with accompanying

         resolution de Waiver of half the fees for Saint Francis Walk in Memory of Kate John

         Woodbury, M.D. sponsored by Saint Francis Hospital Foundation.

                     Passed

23.      PUBLIC WORKS, PARKS AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE, with accompanying

         resolution de Waiver of half the fees, street closures, and permission to explode fireworks for

         First Night Hartford, Inc. at Bushnell Park.

                     Passed

24.      PUBLIC WORKS, PARKS AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE, with accompanying

         resolution de Waiver of half the fees for religious procession sponsored by Saint Peter's

         Church.

                     Action postponed until January 26, 2009

25.      PUBLIC WORKS, PARKS AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE, with accompanying

         resolution de Authorization to select the Ebony Horsewoman, Inc. as Tentative Developer to

         pursue the Development of the Connecticut Equestrian and Exhibition Center in Keney Park.

                     Action postponed until January 26, 2009

26.      PUBLIC WORKS, PARKS AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE, with accompanying

         substitute resolution de Establishment of Green Belt Task Force.

                     Passed

27.      QUALITY OF LIFE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE, with accompanying resolution de

         Authorization to execute a contract with Sonitrol of Hartford for the donation of technology

         related equipment to implement the Mutualink Interoperable System.

                     Passed

28.      PUBLIC BUILDING DEDICATION COMMITTEE, with accompanying resolution de

         Erecting of a memorial monument and honorary streets signs for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

         and Mrs. Coretta King at the corner of Greenfield and Ridgefield Streets.

                     Passed

FOR ACTION

29.      Report de Approval for the permanent monument commemorating worker's killed while on the

         job and to be placed in Bushnell Park.

                     Passed, as amended

30.      Ordinance repealing, re-codifying or otherwise amending Chapter 2, Article VII, Division 3

         and 4, Article VIII, IX and X, Division 1-4, as specifically set forth herein and establishing a           TO BE WITHDRAWN

         new Article XII of the Hartford Municipal Code. (A COPY OF THE ORDINANCE IS ON

         FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE TOWN AND CITY CLERK).

                     Action postponed until January 26, 2009

31.      Ordinance amending Chapter 2, Article XIX, Sections 2-900 through 2-911 of Code de Code

         of Ethics. (Generally, definitions, prohibited generally, disclosure of confidential information,

         appearance and intervention on behalf of others, violations: contracts, disclosure of financial

         interest; filing requirements, duty to disclose, commission created; memberships; terms;

         vacancies, convictions or pleas to criminal conduct - pension revocation, pension distribution

         pursuant to convictions or pleas to criminal conduct and disclosure of financial records upon

         indictment or probable cause finding, arrest or conviction of criminal conduct).

                     Action postponed until January 26, 2009

32.      Ordinance appropriating $54,400,000 for the planning, acquisition and construction of

         renovations and improvements to MD Fox Elementary School and authorizing the issuance of

         $13,400,000 Bonds of the City to meet the City's share of project costs and pending the

         issuance thereof the making of temporary borrowings for such purpose. ($54,400,000).

                     Passed

33.      Resolution de Implementing a hold on Capital Improvement Projects.

                     Action postponed until January 26, 2009

34.      Resolution de Granting subpoena power to the Chairman of the Operations, Management and

         Budget Committee.

                     Action postponed until January 26, 2009

35.      Report de Authorization to identify funds for the Hartford Knights After School Program.

                     Passed, as amended

36.      Resolution de Appointment of member to Metropolitan District Commission.

                     Referred to Legislative Affairs Committee

37.      Resolution de Appointment of members to Metropolitan District Commission.

                     Referred to Legislative Affairs Committee

38.      Resolution de Appointment of members to Metropolitan District Commission.

                     Passed, as amended

        

PROPOSED ORDINANCES

39.      (MAYOR PEREZ) Ordinance amending ordinances appropriating a total of $106,500,000 for

         Hartford Public High School and authorizing the issuance of $105,000,000 General Obligation

         Bonds to meet said appropriations.

         HEARING DATE - Tuesday, January 20, 2009

                     Referred to Operations, Management and Budget Committee

40.      (MAYOR PEREZ) Ordinance amending an ordinance appropriating a specified Bond amount

         for Annie Fisher School.

         HEARING DATE - Tuesday, January 20, 2009

                     Referred to Operations, Management and Budget Committee

41.      (MAYOR PEREZ) Ordinance amending an ordinance appropriating $29,500,000 for

         Breakthrough Academy Magnet School and authorizing the issuance of $2,950,000 Bonds of

         the City to meet the City's portion of said appropriation and pending the issuance thereof the

         making of temporary borrowings for such purpose.

         HEARING DATE - Tuesday, January 20, 2009

                     Referred to Operations, Management and Budget Committee

42.      (MAYOR PEREZ) Ordinance amending an ordinance appropriating $36,450,000 for

         construction of Greater Hartford Classical Magnet School and authorizing the issuance of

         $3,645,000 Bonds of the City to meet the City's portion of said appropriation and pending the

         issuance thereof the making of temporary borrowings for such purpose.

         HEARING DATE - Tuesday, January 20, 2009

                     Referred to Operations, Management and Budget Committee

43.      (Mayor Perez) Ordinance amending Chapter 32, Article I, Section 32-18 (a) (4) and (j) of

         Code de Tax Relief for the Elderly.

         HEARING DATE - Tuesday, January 20, 2009

                     Referred to Operations, Management and Budget Committee

44.      (MAYOR PEREZ) Ordinance repealing, re-codifying or otherwise amending Chapter 2,

         Article VII, Division 3 and 4, Article VIII, IX and X, Division 1-4, as specifically set forth

         herein and establishing a new Article XII of Code.

         HEARING DATE - Tuesday, January 20, 2009

                     Withdrawn

45.      (MAYOR PEREZ) Ordinance amending Chapter 23, Section 23-3 (f) (1) of Code de Noise.

         HEARING DATE - Tuesday, January 20, 2009

                     Referred to Operations, Management and Budget Committee

46.      (MAYOR PEREZ) Ordinance amending Chapter 14, Article I, of Code de Food and Food

         Establishments.

         HEARING DATE - Tuesday, January 20, 2009

                     Referred to Health and Human Services Committee

47.      (MAYOR PEREZ) Ordinance concerning the discontinuance of a portion of Atlantic Street.

         HEARING DATE - Tuesday, January 20, 2009

                     Referred to Planning and Economic Development Committee

48.      (COUNCILMAN RITTER) Reconsideration of ordinance amending Chapter 2, Article V,

         Division 16, Section 2-331 of Code de Freedom of Information Advisory Board.

        Action postponed until January 26, 2009

 

RESOLUTIONS

49.      (MAYOR PEREZ) (COUNCIL PRESIDENT TORRES) (COUNCILWOMAN WINCH)

         (COUNCILMAN BOUCHER) (COUNCILMAN DEUTSCH) (COUNCILWOMAN AIREY-

         WILSON) (COUNCILMAN RITTER) (COUNCILMAN KENNEDY) (COUNCILPERSON

         COTTO) (COUNCILMAN SEGARRA) Mayor Michael P. Peters Memorial Firehouse de

         Naming Hartford Firehouse Engine Company #15 as.

         HEARING DATE - Tuesday, January 20, 2009

                     Referred to Public Building Dedication Committee

50.      (MAYOR PEREZ) Human Resources Appeals Board de Appointment of members to.

        Action postponed until January 26, 2009

51.      (MAYOR PEREZ) Zoning Board of Appeals de Appointment of members to.

        Action postponed until January 26, 2009

52.      (MAYOR PEREZ) Fair Rent Commission de Re-Appointment of members to.

        Action postponed until January 26, 2009

53.      (MAYOR PEREZ) Thomas E. Swarr de Re-Appointment to the Advisory Commission on the

         Environment.

        Action postponed until January 26, 2009

54.      (COUNCILPERSON COTTO) Jeanne C. Webb de Appointment to the Metropolitan District

         Commission.

                     Referred to Legislative Affairs Committee

55.      (COUNCILMAN KENNEDY) Metropolitan District Commission de Appointment of member

         to.

                     Withdrawn

56.      (MAYOR PEREZ) Public Safety Complex unexpended Bond proceeds de Authorization to

         transfer.

                     Referred to Operations, Management and Budget Committee

57.      (MAYOR PEREZ) (COUNCIL PRESIDENT TORRES) (COUNCILMAN RITTER) Federal

         lobbying services de Authorization to sign letter of engagement with Baker, Donelson,

         Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz P.C. for.

                     Passed, as amended

58.      (MAYOR PEREZ) (COUNCILMAN BOUCHER) (COUNCILWOMAN WINCH)

         (COUNCILMAN RITTER)  Healthcare 4every1 Campaign de Support for.

                     Passed

59.      (MAYOR PEREZ) (COUNCIL PRESIDENT TORRES) (COUNCILWOMAN WINCH)

         (COUNCILMAN BOUCHER)  Registrars of Voters and Deputy Registrars of Voters de

         Setting of salary for.

                     Referred to Operations, Management and Budget Committee

60.      (MAYOR PEREZ) (COUNCILWOMAN WINCH) Hartford Knights de Authorization for

         funding for.

                     Withdrawn

61.      (COUNCILMAN BOUCHER) (COUNCIL PRESIDENT TORRES) (COUNCILWOMAN

         WINCH) (COUNCILPERSON COTTO) (COUNCILMAN DEUTSCH) (COUNCILMAN

         RITTER)  Human Services de Support for the efforts and strategies to assure residents in

         need access to.

                     Passed

62.      (COUNCILMAN BOUCHER) (COUNCIL PRESIDENT TORRES) (COUNCILWOMAN

         WINCH) (COUNCILPERSON COTTO) (COUNCILMAN RITTER) Hartford New Britain

         Hartford Busway and the New Haven/Hartford/Springfield Commuter Rail de Support for the

         development of.

                     Passed

63.      (COUNCILMAN BOUCHER) (COUNCILWOMAN WINCH) (COUNCILWOMAN AIREY-

         WILSON) (COUNCILMAN RITTER) Culture and tourism marketing de Support for

         preserving.

                     Passed, as amended

64.      (COUNCILPERSON COTTO) Council Rules de Amendment of.

                     Referred to Legislative Affairs Committee

65.      (COUNCILPERSON COTTO) Percent for the Arts de Establishing of.

                     Referred to Operations, Management and Budget Committee

66.      (COUNCILPERSON COTTO) Bushnell Park de Waiver of half the fees for Making Strides

         Against Breast Cancer Event sponsored by the American Cancer Society at.

                     Referred to Public Works, Parks and Environment Committee

67.      (COUNCILPERSON COTTO) Downtown Hartford de Waiver of half the fees for the 38th

         Annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade sponsored by the Central Connecticut Cultic Cultural

         Committee in.

                     Referred to Public Works, Parks and Environment Committee

68.      (COUNCILPERSON COTTO) Bushnell Park de Waiver of half the fees for Candlelight Vigil

         for Domestic Violence Awareness sponsored by the Hartford Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma

         Theta Sorority, Inc. at.

                     Referred to Public Works, Parks and Environment Committee

69.      (COUNCILPERSON COTTO) Hartford Marathon Foundation de Waiver of half the fees for

         and permission for streets closure for O'Hartford 5K Run sponsored by.

                     Referred to Public Works, Parks and Environment Committee

70.      (COUNCILPERSON COTTO) Bushnell Park de Waiver of half the fees for the Susan G.

         Komen Race sponsored by the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Connecticut at.

                     Referred to Public Works, Parks and Environment Committee

71.      (COUNCILPERSON COTTO) Deputy Democratic, Working Families, Republican Registrars

         of Voters de Establishing salary for.

                     Withdrawn

72.      (COUNCILPERSON COTTO) Democratic, Working Families, Republican Registrars of

         Voters de Establishing salary for.

                     Withdrawn

73.      (COUNCILMAN DEUTSCH) (COUNCILPERSON COTTO) Salvation Army's Marshall

         House Overflow Shelter de Authorization to find funding to offset the immediate costs of.

        Action postponed until January 26, 2009

74.      (COUNCILMAN RITTER)  Public Works and Health and Human Services Employees who are
killed in the course of their duties de Tax credit for surviving spouses of.

                     Referred to Operations, Management and Budget Committee

FROM TABLE

75.      Ordinance amending Chapter 2, Article XIX, Sections 2-907 of Code de Duty to disclose.
         (Ethics Code).          

                     Tabled

Attest:                                                                                    

 

 

                                                                                              Daniel M. Carey,

                                                                                              City Clerk