MINUTES

MEETING OF THE COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL

SEPTEMBER 13, 2004

 

 

APPROVE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETINGS OF NOVEMBER 24, 2003, DECEMBER 8, DECEMBER 22, THE ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING OF JANUARY 5, 2004, THE REGULAR MEETINGS OF JANUARY 26, FEBRUARY 9, FEBRUARY 23, MARCH 8, MARCH 22, APRIL 12, APRIL 26, AND MAY 10, 2004.

 

CONSENT CALENDAR:

                  ACTION TAKEN 

COMMUNICATIONS

1.       MAYOR PEREZ, with accompanying resolution de Authorization for Health and

Human Services Department to accept funds from the Hartford foundation for Public

Giving to re-grant monies to Summer Youth Basketball Leagues.

Passed

2.       MAYOR PEREZ, with accompanying resolution de Authorization to enter into a

         contractual agreement with State to participate in the Child Adult Care Food Program.
        
Referred to the Health and Human Services Committee

3.       MAYOR PEREZ, with accompanying resolution de Authorization for Health and

Human Services Department to accept funds from the End Hunger Coalition to offer an

Arts & Crafts Project at various  summer lunch sites.

Passed

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

receive  funds from the Federal Department of Health and Human Services under Title I

of the Ryan White CARE Act for services for persons with AIDS.

Referred to the Health and Human Services Committee

5.       MAYOR PEREZ, with accompanying resolution de Authorization to accept funds from

the State  to assist the City's Department of Emergency Services and Telecommunications

and coordinate the Emergency Management Program.

Passed

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

          funds from the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management

         Agency and to contract with Capitol Region Council of Governments for services

         related to Regional emergency medical response.
        
Passed

        

7.       MAYOR PEREZ, with accompanying resolution de Authorization for the Department

         of Public Works to enter into contract with the Lawrence Associates to provide

         architectural and engineering design services for the design of the Fire House Improvements.

         Passed

8.       MAYOR PEREZ, with accompanying resolution de Authorization for sale of

         City-owned property located at 2657-2659 Main Street to Harry Nguyen.

         HEARING DATE - Monday, September 20, 2004
       
  Referred to the Housing Committee

9.       MAYOR PEREZ, with accompanying resolution de Authorization for sale of

         City-owned property located at 148 Mather Street to Richard Baron.

         HEARING DATE - Monday, September 20, 2004
        Referred to the Housing Committee

10.      MAYOR PEREZ, with accompanying resolution de Authorization to apply to SAMHSA

for funding for the expansion of drug treatment programs and to contract with Alcohol and

Drug Recovery Centers, Inc./Coventry House and with Community Health Services for

outpatient drug treatment services.

Passed

11.      MAYOR PEREZ, with accompanying resolution de Authorization to extend the

         agreement with the Hartford Stage Company to defer rent payments to the City and use

         those funds for capital improvement projects on the 50 Church Street Facility.
         Referred to Planning and Economic Development Committee

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

receive funds from the State to coordinate population-specific community level intervention

projects.

Referred to the Health and Human Services Committee

13.      MAYOR PEREZ, with accompanying resolution de Authorization to extend contract
          
  
     with CRT to operate the McKinney Shelter. 
      
Passed

14.      CORPORATION COUNSEL de Authorization to enter into Executive Session to

         discuss update regarding Samuel Harris v. City of Hartford.
           
Received


15.     EDUCATION COMMITTEE de Overview and update on the current school budget.
        
Received

FROM TABLE

16.      Resolution de Request to revert from semi-annual to quarterly installments for

         collection of property taxes.

        Withdrawn

REPORTS

17.    CORPORATION COUNSEL de Report on the use of Mini Bikes.

        Received

18.      MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET COMMITTEE, with accompanying resolution de

         Authorization to reprogram Program Year 30 CDBG funds and Unspecified Local

         Options funds to the Open Hearth for the homeownership program.

         Passed

19.     MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET COMMITTEE, with accompanying resolution de

         Authorization to transfer funds from Rebuilding Together Hartford, Inc.'s Community

         Development Block Grant Program "National Rebuilding Day" to "Homeowner

         Retention" Program.

         Passed

20.      MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET COMMITTEE de Ordinance concerning an

         appropriation in the Capital Improvement Fund for the Main-John-Hudson Street

         Project. ($500,000).
        
Passed


21.
      EDUCATION COMMITTEE, with accompanying resolution de Setting of construction

          fee rate for school improvement and renovation projects by the Court of Common Council.
        
Passed


22.
      EDUCATION COMMITTEE, with accompanying substitute resolution de

         Authorization for the Board of Education and the School Buildings Committee to

         execute a purchase-sale agreement for the parcel of land known as 875 Asylum Avenue.
       
Passed

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

         resolution de Waiver of half the fees and permission to close streets, sell food and

         alcohol and use City equipment for the Eleventh Annual United Technologies Greater

         Hartford Marathon and related activities sponsored by the Hartford Marathon

         Foundation, Inc. at Bushnell Park.

         Passed

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

         resolution de Waiver of half the fees and permission to use City equipment, close street

         and sell food and beverages for block party sponsored by Ester Sanches-Naek at Park Street.

         Passed

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

         resolution de Approval of recommendation to make Hartford Parks Trust funds

         available to the New England Carousel Museum for their restoration efforts at the

         Bushnell Park Carousel.
        
Passed

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

         substitute resolution de Granting permission to serve food and beverages and use City

         equipment for a private family picnic and reception sponsored by Grant Normandin at

         Elizabeth Park.
        
Passed

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

         resolution de Waiver of half the fees, permission to close streets and allocation of funds

         for the Puerto Rican Parade.
        
Passed

PROPOSED ORDINANCES

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

         Fund for seven LoCIP Projects. ($3,975,000).
        
Referred to the  Management and Budget Committee

         HEARING DATE - Monday, September 20, 2004


29.
      (MAYOR PEREZ) Ordinance appropriating Capital Improvement Funds for asbestos

         floor tile removal and replacing it at Martin Luther King Elementary School and

         allocation of additional funds for major renovations and improvements. ($785,000).

         HEARING DATE - Monday, September 20, 2004

           Referred to the Finance and Review Committee

30.      (MAYOR PEREZ) Ordinance amending Code de Protection of historic properties.

         HEARING DATE - Monday, September 20, 2004

           Referred to Planning and Economic Development Committee

31.      (MAYOR PEREZ) Ordinance concerning accessibility to ownership information.

         HEARING DATE - Monday, September 20, 2004

        Referred to the Housing Committee

32.  (COUNCILPERSON PAINTER) Ordinance amending Chapter 26, Article I, Section

         26-6 of Code de Usage of recreational facilities. (Fees).

         HEARING DATE - Monday, September 20, 2004

            Referred to Public Works, Parks and Environment Committee

33.      (MAYOR PEREZ) Ordinance amending Chapter 22 of the Code de Definitions. 

         (Pocket bikes, mini bikes, mini cycles, mini sport bikes, mini motorcycles, mini dirt

         bikes, chopper scooters, motor scooters, and bicycles with helper motors).

         HEARING DATE - Monday, September 20, 2004

            Referred to the Quality of life and Public Safety Committee

RESOLUTIONS

34.      (MAYOR PEREZ) ONE CHANE, INC. de Authorization to execute a lease agreement

for City-owned parcel with.

HEARING DATE - Monday, September 20, 2004

             Referred to the Housing Committee

35.      (MAYOR PEREZ) "Voter Registration Day" de Declaration of.

            Passed  

36.      (MAYOR PEREZ) Keney Park de Support of the concept of establishing a Connecticut

         Horse Park and Exhibition Center in.

          Referred to Public Works, Parks and Environment Committee

37.      (MAYOR PEREZ) Riverfront de Support for completion of the basic infrastructure for

          the riverwalk system and to create a new entrance to.

          Referred to Public Works, Parks and Environment Committee

38.      (MAYOR PEREZ) First Night Hartford de Allocation of funds to.

           Referred to the  Management and Budget Committee

39.      (MAYOR PEREZ) Travelers de Authorization to sign the HARTSCAN agreement with.

          Referred to the Quality of life and Public Safety Committee

40.     (COUNCILPERSONS BAZZANO, WINCH, PAINTER, HORTON SHEFF,

         AIREY-WILSON, BOUCHER AND KENNEDY) Chappelle Gardens, Incorporated de

         Waiver of half the fees,  permission to sell food and beverages and use of City equipment

         for "Chappelle Gardens Family Day" hosted by.

             Passed  

41.     (COUNCILPERSON HORTON SHEFF) 2004 Presidential Election de Support for request for

         Election Observers to be present at.

        Referred to the Health and Human Services Committee

42.     (COUNCILPERSON PAINTER) Batterson Park de Authorization to conduct a Phase I

        Professional Archaeological Reconnaissance Survey by the Town of Farmington at.

        Passed

43.      (COUNCILPERSON PAINTER) Riverfront Plaza de Waiver of half the fees and

permission to serve food and beverages for 5 mile walk sponsored by the American

Heart Association at.

Passed


44.
    (COUNCILPERSON PAINTER) Riverfront Plaza de Waiver of half the fees and

         permission to serve food and beverages for  Light the Night Walk sponsored

         by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at.

         Passed

45.      (COUNCILPERSON PAINTER) The Milan Cultural Association, Inc. de Waiver of

         half the fees and permission to serve food and beverages for fundraiser  for Hartford

         Courant Community Fund for Children of Connecticut at Risk of Hunger sponsored by.

          Referred to Public Works, Parks and Environment Committee

46.      (COUNCILPERSON PAINTER) St. Luke Church de Waiver of half the fees for

         religious procession sponsored by.

         Passed

47.     (COUNCILPERSON PAINTER) Youth Challenge de Waiver of half the fees for

         Walkathon for Drug Awareness sponsored by.

           Passed

48.     (COUNCILPERSON PAINTER) Bushnell Park de Waiver of half the fees and

         permission to sell alcoholic beverages for Vintage Baseball Factory, LLC Event at.

           Passed

49.      (COUNCILPERSON PAINTER) Pratt Street de Waiver of all fees and permission to close

         street for Women of Faith Convention sponsored by the Greater Hartford Arts Council at.

           Passed

50.     (COUNCILPERSON PAINTER) Our Church of God Pentecost de Waiver of half the fees for

        religious procession sponsored by.

            Passed

    Attest:

    

        Daniel M. Carey,
                       
City Clerk