MINUTES

                                                 MEETING OF THE COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL

                                                                        FEBRUARY 9, 2009

 

 

CONSENT CALENDAR:

                                                                                                                                                  ACTION  TAKEN

COMMUNICATIONS

1.       HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE, with accompanying resolution de

         Authorization to apply for and execute contracts with State for Per Capita Grant to provide

         various Health Division services.

         Passed

2.       HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE, 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.

          Passed

3.       HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE de Ordinance amending Chapter 14,

         Article I, of Code de Food and Food Establishments.

         Received

4.       COUNCILMAN BOUCHER de Reconsideration of resolution concerning appointment of

         members to the Zoning Board of Appeals.

         Withdrawn

REPORTS

5.       OPERATIONS, MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET COMMITTEE, with accompanying

resolution de Tax credit for surviving spouses of Public Works and Health and Human
Services Employees who are killed in the course of their duties.

         Received

6.       OPERATIONS, MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET COMMITTEE, 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.

        Received

7.       OPERATIONS, MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET COMMITTEE de 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 appropriations.

         ($106,500,000).

         Received

8.       OPERATIONS, MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET COMMITTEE de Ordinance amending an

         ordinance appropriating $38,438,000 for the construction of an addition to the renovation

         of Annie Fisher Magnet School and authorizing the issuance of $3,850,000 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. ($38,438,000).

         Received

9.       OPERATIONS, MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET COMMITTEE de 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. ($29,500,000).

         Received

10.     OPERATIONS, MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET COMMITTEE de Ordinance amending an

         ordinance appropriating $36,450,000 for the 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. ($36,450,000).

         Received

11.     OPERATIONS, MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET COMMITTEE de Ordinance amending

         Chapter 32, Article I, Section 32-18 (a) (4) and (j) of Code de Tax Relief for the Elderly.

         Received

12.       OPERATIONS, MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET COMMITTEE de Ordinance amending

            Chapter 23, Section 23-3 (f) (1) of Code de Noise.

            Received

 

13.       OPERATIONS, MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET COMMITTEE, with accompanying

            resolution de Requesting to take day off without pay for Mayor and Appointees.

         Action postponed until February 23, 2009

14.       LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, with accompanying resolution de Appointment of

            D. Anwar Al-Ghani to the Metropolitan District Commission.

        Failed

15.       LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, with accompanying resolution de Appointment of

            members to Metropolitan District Commission.

         Failed

16.       LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, with accompanying resolution de Appointment of

            Jeanne C. Webb to the Metropolitan District Commission.
        
   Failed

17.       Blum, Shapiro and Company, P.C. de Municipal Audit for Fiscal Year 2008-2009.
           
Received

FOR ACTION

18.       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 February 23, 2009

19.       Ordinance amending Chapter 2, Article V, Division 16, Section 2-331 of Code de Freedom

            of Information Advisory Board, as amended.
           
Passed

20.       Resolution de Amendment of Council Rules.

         Passed, as amended

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

            Passed, as amended

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

            and Budget Committee.

            Passed, as amended

23.       Report de Appointment of three members of Council to ad hoc committee to assist in

            resolving the deficit.

          Action postponed until February 23, 2009

24.       Report de Reduction in salary for highly paid managers

        Action postponed until February 23, 2009

25.       Report 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.

          Passed

26.       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. ($106,500,000).

            Action postponed until February 23, 2009

27.       Ordinance amending an ordinance appropriating $38,438,000 for the construction of an

            addition to the renovation of Annie Fisher Magnet School and authorizing the issuance of

            $3,850,000 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. ($38,438,000).

            Passed

28.       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. ($29,500,000).

            Action postponed until February 23, 2009

29.       Ordinance amending an ordinance appropriating $36,450,000 for the 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. ($36,450,000).

         Action postponed until February 23, 2009

30.      Ordinance amending Chapter 32, Article I, Section 32-18 (a) (4) and (j) of Code de Tax

         Relief for the Elderly.

         Passed

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

         Passed

32.      Ordinance amending Chapter 14, Article I, of Code de Food and Food Establishments.

         Passed

33.      Ordinance concerning the discontinuance of a portion of Atlantic Street.         

         Passed

34.      Resolution de Authorization to find funding to offset the immediate costs of the Salvation

         Army's Marshall House Overflow Shelter.

         Passed, as amended

PROPOSED ORDINANCES

35.      (MAYOR PEREZ)  Ordinance concerning an appropriation in the Capital Improvement

         Fund for the improvements to Lozada Park. ($350,000).

         HEARING DATE - Tuesday, February 17, 2009

        Referred to Operations, Management and Budget Committee

36.      (MAYOR PEREZ)  Ordinance concerning a supplemental appropriation in the Capital

         Improvement Fund for the construction of a boundless playground within a public park

         known as Lozada Park. ($40,000).

         HEARING DATE - Tuesday, February 17, 2009

         Referred to Operations, Management and Budget Committee 

37.      (COUNCILMAN KENNEDY)  Ordinance amending Chapter 2, Section 2-47 of Code de

         Establishing outside counsel for the Court of Common Council.

         HEARING DATE - Tuesday, February 17, 2009

        Referred to Legislative Affairs Committee

38.      (MAYOR PEREZ)  Ordinance amending Chapter 9, Section 9-15 (d), Article I of Code de

         Building permit fees.

         HEARING DATE - Tuesday, February 17, 2009

        Referred to Operations, Management and Budget Committee

39.      (COUNCILPERSON COTTO)  Ordinance amending Chapter 12, of Code de Elections.

         (Campaign Finance Reform).

         HEARING DATE - Tuesday, February 17, 2009

        Referred to Legislative Affairs Committee

40.      (MAYOR PEREZ)  Ordinance amending Chapter 13, Section 13-94, Article III, Division 3

         of Code de License required; application; expiration; revocation; charge.

         HEARING DATE - Tuesday, February 17, 2009

        Referred to Operations, Management and Budget Committee

41.      (MAYOR PEREZ)  Ordinance amending Chapter 14, Sections 14-2, 14-5, 14-6, 14-6(1),

         and 14-7 of Code de Definitions; Plan prerequisite; Temporary food establishment licensing:

          submittal, procedures, and approvals: Catering food establishment licensing: Classification;

         fees; revocation; no transferability; penalties.

         HEARING DATE - Tuesday, February 17, 2009

        Referred to Health and Human Services Committee

42.      (MAYOR PEREZ)  Ordinance amending Chapter 15, Article I, Sections 15-1 and 15-27

         through 15-37 of Code de Definitions; Permitting of refuse collector; registration of

         vehicles and permanent containers.

         HEARING DATE - Tuesday, February 17, 2009

        Referred to Health and Human Services Committee

43.      (MAYOR PEREZ)  Ordinance amending Chapter 17, Article 1, Section 17-6 and Article III,

          Section 17-49 of Code de Operation of public pools and records requirements for permit

         holders.

         HEARING DATE - Tuesday, February 17, 2009

        Referred to Health and Human Services Committee

44.      (MAYOR PEREZ)  Ordinance amending Chapter 18, Article VI, Section 18-147 of Code de

         State law relative to certificates of occupancy adopted by reference; administration

         designated.

         HEARING DATE - Tuesday, February 17, 2009

        Referred to Housing Committee

45.      (MAYOR PEREZ)  Ordinance amending Chapter 26, Article I, Sections 26-5, 26-7, 26-7(1)

          and 26-9 of Code de Lawn bowling fees; Ice rink fees; Boat launch fees; Dillon stadium fee

         schedule.

         HEARING DATE - Tuesday, February 17, 2009

        Referred to Health and Human Services Committee

46.     (COUNCILPERSON COTTO)  Ordinance prohibiting political contributions to candidates
            for municipal office in the City of Hartford.

            HEARING DATE - Tuesday, February 17, 2009

        Withdrawn

                                                                                                                                                

RESOLUTIONS

47.     (MAYOR PEREZ)  CRRA de Appointment of Robert Painter as an ad hoc member to the

         board of.

        Action postponed until February 23, 2009

48.      (COUNCILMAN BOUCHER)  Refugee Resettlement Task Force de Acceptance of refugee

         resettlement report and recommendations of.

        Referred to Health and Human Services Committee

49.      (COUNCILMAN DEUTSCH)  Finance Director de Requesting tax payer burden of fees and

         profits to Tax-Serv and other private collection agencies report by.

        Referred to Operations, Management and Budget Committee

50.      (COUNCILMAN DEUTSCH)  City Charter de Reassert Government of laws and censure

         officials stated refusal to accept rulings according to.
        
Referred to Legislative Affairs Committee
 

51.       Mayor Perez, with accompanying resolution de Approval to pursue and an initial
            allocation from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community
            Development regarding the Neighborhood Stabilization Program.
        Referred to Operations, Management and Budget Committee

    Attest:

 

                                                                                               Daniel M. Carey,

                                                                                              City Clerk