AGENDA

                                                 MEETING OF THE COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL

                                                                       SEPTEMBER 13, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

MONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010

 

The meeting was called to order by Her Honor Council President rJo Winch, at 8:05 pm.

 

Present: Councilpersons, Veronica Airey-Wilson, James M. Boucher, Larry Deutsch, Kenneth H. Kennedy, Jr., Matthew D. Ritter, Calixto Torres, Alexander Aponte and rJo Winch

 

Also Present: Corporation Counsel:  Saundra Lee Borges.

 

The meeting was opened with a minute of silence

 

Recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance

 

Items considered on the Consent Calendar: See Paragraphs*

 

Items consider under suspension of Rule XIV were approved by roll-call vote 9 to 0. See Paragraphs **

 

COMMUNICATIONS:

 

*MAYOR SEGARRA, with accompanying resolution de Correction of Member's Term on Human Relations Commission.

 

Communication was received from Mayor Segarra, with accompanying resolution, as follows:

 

Honorable rJo Winch, Council President, and Members of the Court of Common Council Hartford, Conn.                                                                                                  September 13, 2010

 

Dear Council President Winch:

 

Enclosed please find, for your consideration, a resolution which corrects the expiration date of Sylvia Reid’s term on the Human Relations Commission.

 

On April 26, 2010, the Council confirmed my appointment of Sylvia Reid to the Human Relations Commission for a term beginning April 12, 2010.  The expiration date of the appointment was intended to be February 24, 2013, but the year was inadvertently typed as “2010”.  The attached resolution corrects that error.

 

I respectfully request your favorable action on this resolution.

 

Respectfully submitted, Pedro E. Segarra, Mayor

 

Whereas, The appointment of Sylvia D. Reid (D) of 28 Gray Street, Hartford, CT 06105 (vacancy) to the Human Relations Commission was confirmed by Council on April 26, 2010, and

 

Whereas, The expiration date of Ms. Reid’s term is February 24, 2013, but said date was inadvertently typed in the resolution as February 24, 2010, now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, That the term of Sylvia Reid on the Human Relations Commission is hereby confirmed as April 12, 2010 through February 24, 2013.

 

The resolution was passed on the following roll-call vote:

 

Yeas: Councilpersons, Airey-Wilson, Aponte, Boucher, Cotto, Deutsch, Kennedy, Ritter Torres and Winch. 9

 

*MAYOR SEGARRA, with accompanying resolution de Authorization to apply for and accept a grant from the Connecticut State Library for the renovation of the Multi-Purpose Room of the Downtown Branch of the Hartford Public Library.

 

Communication was received from Mayor Segarra, with accompanying resolution, as follows:

 

Honorable rJo Winch, Council President, and Members of the Court of Common Council Hartford, Conn.                                                                                                  September 13, 2010

 

Dear Council President Winch:

 

Attached for your consideration is a resolution authorizing the City of Hartford and the Hartford Public Library to submit an application to and accept grant funds from the Connecticut State Library for the renovation of space in the Central Branch of the Hartford Public Library for the creation of a Multi-Purpose Room.

 

The Multi-Purpose Room is located on the main floor of the Library, is 4,049 square feet in size, and was previously used for staff and collections during the construction of the new Library.  It is currently used for a wide variety of programs, but is only partially finished and has no blinds, acoustical treatment, or appropriate equipment.  The design for the renovated space will not only make the room fully functional for programs, events, and large group meetings, but will allow the division of the room into two spaces which will enable small groups to meet for more intimate meetings and discussions.

 

The grant from the CT State Library is expected to be $153,333.  The total cost of the project will be $460,000.  The remaining funds ($306,667) will be allocated from the Library’s Capital Fund.

 

In order to meet State deadlines for the grant, I respectfully request action by the Court of Common Council at your meeting of September 13, 2010.

 

Respectfully submitted, Pedro E. Segarra, Mayor

 

Whereas, The Hartford Public Library’s Downtown Branch hosts many programs and activities of varying types and sizes over the course of the year, and

 

Whereas, Space on the Main Floor of the Central Library, that previously housed library collections and staff during the construction of the Library, is currently being used for programming, and

 

Whereas, This space does not have ceiling treatment, interior wall partitions, window blinds, or equipment for audio visual presentations, and

 

Whereas, The Library has developed a design for a Multi-Purpose Room in this space which would include acoustical partitions, a sprinkler system, acoustical ceiling tiles, closets, light fixtures, lecterns, a speaker system, audio visual equipment, and other improvements to make the room fully usable for many types of programming, and

 

Whereas, The cost of improvements to the Multi-Purpose Room will be approximately $460,000, and

 

Whereas, The Connecticut State Library has indicated the availability of $153,333 in its Construction Grants for Distressed Municipalities program, and

 

Whereas, Additional funds in the amount of $306,667 to complete the project will come from the Library’s capital fund; now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, That the Mayor is hereby authorized to apply for and accept a grant of $153,333 from the Connecticut State Library to be used for the renovation and improvement of the Multi-Purpose Room on the Main Floor of the Downtown Branch of the Hartford Public Library, and be it further

 

Resolved, That the Mayor is authorized to execute any and all manner of other documents and to take such other actions as he, the Corporation Counsel, and the Hartford Public Library may deem appropriate and in the best interests of the City in order to receive, contract and expend the above referenced grant funds, and be it further

 

Resolved, That no person or entity shall be entitled to rely on, or otherwise claim any benefit by reason of this resolution should the Mayor fail to execute the aforementioned agreement or other documents, or to take any of the aforesaid actions, and be it further

 

Resolved, That all approvals and authorizations provided hereby are contingent upon, and only shall be effective on and by means of, the parties executing such documents, and taking such actions, all of which shall be, in form and substance, acceptable to the Mayor, the Corporation Counsel, and the Hartford Public Library.

 

The resolution was passed on the following roll-call vote:

 

Yeas: Councilpersons, Airey-Wilson, Aponte, Boucher, Cotto, Deutsch, Kennedy, Ritter Torres and Winch. 9

 

MAYOR SEGARRA, with accompanying resolution de Authorization to enter into and execute a license agreement for twelve parking spaces at the 166 Sheldon Street Parking Lot to the United States Marshalls/Court Security Officers

 

Communication was received from Mayor Segarra, with accompanying resolution, as follows:

 

Honorable rJo Winch, Council President, and Members of the Court of Common Council Hartford, Conn.                                                                                                  September 13, 2010

 

Dear Council President Winch:

 

Enclosed, for your consideration, is a resolution regarding a license for twelve (12) parking spaces at the 166 Sheldon Street parking lot (the “Property”) by the City of Hartford (“City”) to the United States Marshalls/Court Security Officers (the “Licensee”).

 

On August 31, 2007, the City and Licensee entered into a License Agreement (“Agreement”) whereby the City licensed twelve (12) parking spaces on the Property to the Licensee at Fifty Dollars and 00/100 ($50.00) per parking space/per month.  The Agreement was for an initial term of one (1) year with two (2) options to renew for one (1) year each.

 

The Licensee has exercised all renewal options and, in anticipation of the expiration of the Agreement, has requested the continued use of the twelve (12) parking spaces on the Property.

 

The City conducted market rate analyses and, based on said analyses, the existing rate of Fifty Dollars and 00/100 ($50.00) per space is consistent with the current market rate.  Consequently, the City seeks to enter into a new license agreement with the Licensee under the same terms and conditions as the expiring Agreement.  Based on the foregoing, I recommend and support your approval of the attached resolution.

 

Respectfully submitted, Pedro E. Segarra, Mayor

 

Whereas, The City of Hartford (the “City”) is the owner of a certain parcel of real property known as 166 Sheldon Street (the “Property”); and

 

Whereas, In August of 2007, the City entered into a License Agreement (“Agreement”) with the United States Marshals/Court Security Officers (“Licensee”), wherein the City licensed twelve (12) parking spaces on the Property to the Licensee at Fifty Dollars ($50.00) per month per space for one year with two (2) additional terms of one (1) year each; and

 

Whereas, All renewal options under the terms of the Agreement have expired and the Licensee has requested the continued use of the Property for parking; and

 

Whereas, The City conducted market rate analyses and based on said analyses the existing rate of Fifty Dollars and 00/100 ($50.00) per space is consistent with the current market rate; and

 

Whereas, The City is willing to enter into a new license agreement with the Licensee subject to the following terms and conditions:

 

Initial term is for one (1) year, commencing on September 1, 2010 and ending on August 31, 2011 with two (2) options to renew for one (1) year each.

 

The total monthly payment for the twelve (12) spaces shall be Six Hundred Dollars and 00/100 ($600.00).

 

now therefore be it

 

Resolved, That the Mayor is hereby authorized to enter into and execute a license agreement with the Licensee for the purposes set forth above, upon and subject to the above terms and conditions that the Mayor and the Corporation Counsel may deem appropriate and in the best interests of the City; and be it further

 

Resolved, That the Mayor is hereby further authorized to execute any and all manner of other documents and to take such other actions as he and the Corporation Counsel may deem appropriate and in the best interests of the City in order to effectuate the above transaction; and be it further

 

Resolved, That no person or entity shall be entitled to rely on, or otherwise claim any benefit by reason of this resolution should the Mayor fail to execute the aforementioned license agreement, or to take any of the other aforesaid actions; and be it further

 

Resolved, That all approvals and authorizations provided hereby are contingent upon, and only shall be effective on and by means of, the Mayor executing such license agreement and taking such actions, all of which shall be, in form and substance, acceptable to the Mayor and the Corporation Counsel.

 

Referred to the Planning and Economic Development Services Committee

 

MAYOR SEGARRA, with accompanying resolution de Authorization to enter into and execute a license agreement for ten parking spaces at the 166 Sheldon Street Parking Lot to  the United States District Court.

 

Communication was received from Mayor Segarra, with accompanying resolution, as follows:

 

Honorable rJo Winch, Council President, and Members of the Court of Common Council Hartford, Conn.                                                                                                  September 13, 2010

 

Dear Council President Winch:

 

Enclosed is a resolution for your consideration approving a license for ten (10) parking spaces at the 166 Sheldon Street parking lot (the “Property”) by the City of Hartford (“City”) to the United States District Court (the “Licensee”).

 

On August 31, 2007, the City and Licensee entered into a License Agreement (“Agreement”) whereby the City licensed ten (10) parking spaces on the Property to the Licensee at Forty Dollars and 00/100 ($40.00) per space/per month.  The Agreement was for an initial term of one (1) year with two (2) options to renew for one (1) year each.  The Licensee has exercised all renewal options and has requested the continued use of the Property for parking.

 

The Assessor’s Office, at the request of the Finance Department, conducted a market analysis of the current market rate for the parking spaces.  The Assessor’s Office suggested a rate of $50-$60 per space/per month.  The Office of Corporation Counsel commissioned a market analysis from the J.F. Mulready Company who suggested a rental rate of $50.00 per space/per month.  Following consideration of the foregoing analyses, the City and Licensee have agreed to maintain the reasonable rental rate of Forty Dollars and 00/100 ($40.00) per space/per month in the spirit of intergovernmental cooperation.

 

Based on the foregoing, I recommend and support your approval of the attached resolution.

 

Respectfully submitted, Pedro E. Segarra, Mayor

 

Whereas, The City of Hartford (the “City”) is the owner of a certain parcel of real property known as 166 Sheldon Street (the “Property”); and

 

Whereas, In August of 2007, the City entered into a License Agreement (“Agreement”) with the United States District Court (“Licensee”), wherein the City licensed ten (10) parking spaces on the Property to the Licensee at Forty Dollars ($40.00) per month per space for one (1) year with two (2) additional terms of one (1) year each; and

 

Whereas, All renewal options under the terms of the Agreement have expired and the Licensee has requested the continued use of the Property for parking; and

 

Whereas, The City and Licensee have agreed to maintain the rate of Forty Dollars and 00/100 ($40.00) per space/per month; and

 

Whereas, The City is willing to enter into a new license agreement with the Licensee subject to the following terms and conditions:

 

Initial term is for one (1) year, commencing on September 1, 2010 and ending on August 31, 2011 with two (2) options to renew for one (1) year each.

 

The total monthly payment for the ten (10) spaces shall be Four Hundred Dollars and 00/100 ($400.00).

 

now therefore be it

 

Resolved, That the Mayor is hereby authorized to enter into and execute a license agreement with the Licensee for the purposes set forth above, upon and subject to the above terms and conditions that the Mayor and the Corporation Counsel may deem appropriate and in the best interests of the City; and be it further

 

Resolved, That the Mayor is hereby further authorized to execute any and all manner of other documents and to take such other actions as he and the Corporation Counsel may deem appropriate and in the best interests of the City in order to effectuate the above transaction; and be it further

 

Resolved, That no person or entity shall be entitled to rely on, or otherwise claim any benefit by reason of this resolution should the Mayor fail to execute the aforementioned license agreement, or to take any of the other aforesaid actions; and be it further

 

Resolved, That all approvals and authorizations provided hereby are contingent upon, and only shall be effective on and by means of, the Mayor executing such license agreement and taking such actions, all of which shall be, in form and substance, acceptable to the Mayor and the Corporation Counsel.

 

Referred to the Planning and Economic Development Services Committee

 

MAYOR SEGARRA, with accompanying resolution de Authorization to enter into and execute a license agreement for eighteen parking spaces at the 141 Sheldon Street Parking Lot to eighteen individual employees of the Department of Justice.

 

Communication was received from Mayor Segarra, with accompanying resolution, as follows:

 

Honorable rJo Winch, Council President, and Members of the Court of Common Council Hartford, Conn.                                                                                                  September 13, 2010

 

Dear Council President Winch:

 

Enclosed, for your consideration, is a resolution authorizing license agreements for eighteen (18) parking spaces at the 141 Sheldon Street parking lot (the “Property”) by the City of Hartford (“City”) to eighteen (18) individual employees of the Department of Justice (collectively, the “Licensees”).

 

On August 31, 2007, the City and Licensees entered into individual License Agreements (“Agreements”) whereby the City licensed eighteen (18) parking spaces on the Property to the Licensees at forty dollars and 00/100 ($40.00) per parking space.  The Agreements were for an initial term of one (1) year with two (2) options to renew for one (1) year each.  The Licensees have exercised all renewal options.

 

In anticipation of the expiration of the Agreements, the Assistant United States Attorney expressed the interest of the Licensees in continuing their use of the Property for parking.

 

The Assessor’s Office, at the request of the Finance Department, conducted a market analysis of the current market rate for the parking spaces.  The Assessor’s Office suggested a rate of $50-$60 per space/per month.  The Office of Corporation Counsel commissioned a market analysis from the J.F. Mulready Company who suggested a rental rate of $50.00 per space/per month.  Following consideration of the foregoing analyses, the City and Licensees have agreed to maintain the reasonable rental rate of Forty Dollars and 00/100 ($40.00) per space/per month in the spirit of intergovernmental cooperation.

 

Based on the foregoing, I recommend and support your approval of the attached resolution.

 

Respectfully submitted, Pedro E. Segarra, Mayor

 

Whereas, The City of Hartford (the “City”) is the owner of a certain parcel of real property known as 141 Sheldon Street (known as the city employee parking lot) (the “Property”); and

 

Whereas, In August of 2007, the City entered into individual License Agreements (“Agreements”) with eighteen (18) employees of the United States Department of Justice (the “Licensees”), wherein the City licensed to each of the Licensees one parking space at Forty Dollars and 00/100 ($40.00) per month for one (1) year with two (2) additional terms of one (1) year each; and

 

Whereas, All renewal options under the terms of the Agreements have expired and the Licensees have requested the continued use of the Property for parking; and

 

Whereas, The City and Licensees have agreed to maintain the rate of Forty Dollars and 00/100 ($40.00) per space/per month; and

 

Whereas, The City is willing to enter into new license agreements with the Licensees subject to the following terms and conditions:

 

Initial term is for one (1) year, commencing on September 1, 2010 and ending on August 31, 2011 with two (2) options to renew for one (1) year each.

 

The total monthly payment for the eighteen (18) spaces shall be Seven Hundred Twenty Dollars and 00/100 ($720.00).; now therefore be it

 

Resolved, That the Mayor is hereby authorized to enter into and execute license agreements with the Licensee for the purposes set forth above, upon and subject to the above terms and conditions that the Mayor and the Corporation Counsel may deem appropriate and in the best interests of the City; and be it further

 

Resolved, That the Mayor is hereby further authorized to execute any and all manner of other documents and to take such other actions as he and the Corporation Counsel may deem appropriate and in the best interests of the City in order to effectuate the above transaction; and be it further

 

Resolved, That no person or entity shall be entitled to rely on, or otherwise claim any benefit by reason of this resolution should the Mayor fail to execute the aforementioned license agreements, or to take any of the other aforesaid actions; and be it further

 

Resolved, That all approvals and authorizations provided hereby are contingent upon, and only shall be effective on and by means of, the Mayor executing such license agreements and taking such actions, all of which shall be, in form and substance, acceptable to the Mayor and the Corporation Counsel.

 

Referred to the Planning and Economic Development Services Committee

 

MAYOR SEGARRA, with accompanying resolution de Authorization to enter into and execute a license agreement regarding twenty-two parking spaces at the 141 Sheldon Street Parking Lot to the U.S. District Court.

 

Communication was received from Mayor Segarra, with accompanying resolution, as follows:

 

Honorable rJo Winch, Council President, and Members of the Court of Common Council Hartford, Conn.                                                                                                  September 13, 2010

 

Dear Council President Winch:

 

Enclosed is a resolution for your consideration authorizing a license from the City of Hartford (“City”) to the United States District Court (the “Licensee”) for twenty-two (22) parking spaces at the 141 Sheldon Street parking lot (the “Property”).

 

On August 31, 2007, the City and Licensee entered into a License Agreement (“Agreement”) whereby the City licensed twenty-two (22) parking spaces on the Property to the Licensee at Forty Dollars and 00/100 ($40.00) per parking space/per month.  The Agreement was for an initial term of one (1) year with two (2) options to renew for one (1) year each.  The Licensee has exercised all renewal options and has requested the continued use of the twenty-two (22) parking spaces on the Property.

 

The Assessor’s Office, at the request of the Finance Department, conducted a market analysis of the current market rate for the parking spaces.  The Assessor’s Office suggested a rate of $50-$60 per space/per month.  The Office of Corporation Counsel commissioned a market analysis from the J.F. Mulready Company who suggested a rental rate of $50.00 per space/per month.  Following consideration of the foregoing analyses, the City and Licensee have agreed to maintain the reasonable rental rate of Forty Dollars and 00/100 ($40.00) per space/per month in the spirit of intergovernmental cooperation.

 

Based on the foregoing, I recommend and support your approval of the attached resolution.

 

Respectfully submitted, Pedro E. Segarra, Mayor

 

Whereas, The City of Hartford (the “City”) is the owner of a certain parcel of real property known as 141 Sheldon Street (the City employees parking lot) (the “Property”); and

 

Whereas, In August of 2007, the City entered into a License Agreement (“Agreement”) with the United States District Court (“Licensee”), wherein the City licensed twenty-two parking spaces on the Property to the Licensee at Forty Dollars ($40.00) per month per space for one (1) year with two (2) additional terms of one (1) year each; and

 

Whereas, All renewal options under the terms of the Agreement have expired and the Licensee has requested the continued use of the Property for parking; and

 

Whereas, The City and Licensee have agreed to maintain the rate of Forty Dollars and 00/100 ($40.00) per space/per month; and

 

Whereas, The City is willing to enter into a new license agreement with the Licensee subject to the following terms and conditions:

 

Initial term is for one (1) year, commencing on September 1, 2010 and ending on August 31, 2011, with two (2) options to renew for one (1) year each.

 

The total monthly payment for the twenty-two (22) spaces shall be Eight Hundred Eighty Dollars and 00/100 ($880.00)

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT

 

Resolved, That the Mayor is hereby authorized to enter into and execute a license agreement with the Licensee for the purposes set forth above, upon and subject to the above terms and conditions that the Mayor and the Corporation Counsel may deem appropriate and in the best interests of the City; and be it further

 

Resolved, That the Mayor is hereby further authorized to execute any and all manner of other documents and to take such other actions as he and the Corporation Counsel may deem appropriate and in the best interests of the City in order to effectuate the above transaction; and be it further

 

Resolved, That no person or entity shall be entitled to rely on, or otherwise claim any benefit by reason of this resolution should the Mayor fail to execute the aforementioned license agreement, or to take any of the other aforesaid actions; and be it further

 

Resolved, That all approvals and authorizations provided hereby are contingent upon, and only shall be effective on and by means of, the Mayor executing such license agreement and taking such actions, all of which shall be, in form and substance, acceptable to the Mayor and the Corporation Counsel.

 

Referred to the Planning and Economic Development Services Committee

 

*MAYOR SEGARRA, with accompanying resolution de Authorization to accept $60,000 from three area hospitals to support a community health needs assessment.

 

Communication was received from Mayor Segarra, with accompanying resolution, as follows:

 

Honorable rJo Winch, Council President, and Members of the Court of Common Council Hartford, Conn.                                                                                                  September 13, 2010

 

Dear Council President Winch:

 

Attached for your consideration is a resolution authorizing me to accept $60,000 from three area hospitals to support a community health needs assessment.

 

The Department of Health and Human Services is partnering with three area hospitals to conduct a community health needs assessment within Hartford, with the objectives of developing community health improvement plans, reinforcing the hospitals’ commitment to community benefit, and prioritizing public health endeavors.

 

The three area hospitals, Hartford Hospital, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, and the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, are partially sponsoring this project by contributing $20,000 each for a total of $60,000.00, for the period of September 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011.

 

I have attached a resolution for your consideration and I recommend its passage.

 

Respectfully submitted, Pedro E. Segarra, Mayor

 

Whereas, The Department of Health and Human Services is partnering with area hospitals to conduct a community health needs assessment within the city; and

 

Whereas, The objectives of this assessment are to utilize its results in developing community health improvement plans as well as to reinforce the hospitals’ commitment to community benefit and to prioritize public health endeavors; and

 

Whereas, The three area hospitals, Hartford Hospital, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center and the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center are partially sponsoring this project; now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, That the Mayor is hereby authorized to accept approximately twenty thousand dollars ($20,000.00) from each hospital for a total of approximately sixty thousand dollars ($60,000.00), for the period of September 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011; and be it further

 

Resolved, That the Mayor is authorized to execute any and all manner of other documents and to take such other actions as he and the Corporation Counsel may deem appropriate and in the best interests of the City in order to receive, contract and expend the above referenced grant funds, and be it further

 

Resolved, That no person or entity shall be entitled to rely on, or otherwise claim any benefit by reason of this resolution should the Mayor fail to execute the aforementioned agreement or other documents, or to take any of the aforesaid actions, and be it further

 

Resolved, That all approvals and authorizations provided hereby are contingent upon, and only shall be effective on and by means of, the parties executing such documents, and taking such actions, all of which shall be, in form and substance, acceptable to the Mayor and the Corporation Counsel.

 

The resolution was passed on the following roll-call vote:

 

Yeas: Councilpersons, Airey-Wilson, Aponte, Boucher, Cotto, Deutsch, Kennedy, Ritter Torres and Winch. 9

 

*MAYOR SEGARRA, with accompanying resolution de Authorization to apply for and accept reimbursement funds approved under the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant.

 

Communication was received from Mayor Segarra, with accompanying resolution, as follows:

 

Honorable rJo Winch, Council President, and Members of the Court of Common Council Hartford, Conn.                                                                                                  September 13, 2010

 

Dear Council President Winch:

 

Attached for your consideration is a resolution authorizing the Mayor to apply for and accept reimbursement funds approved under the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG).

 

On May 11, 2009 the Hartford Court of Common Council passed a resolution authorizing the City to submit an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) application to the U.S. Department of Energy for funds authorized under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

 

The Department of Energy is now requesting a new council resolution authorizing Mayor Pedro E. Segarra to be the designated City representative for receipt of funds reimbursed to the City under the EECBG.

 

I respectfully request your favorable action on this resolution.

 

Respectfully submitted, Pedro E. Segarra, Mayor

 

Whereas, On September 28, 2009 as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the U.S.  Department of Energy (DOE) awarded the City of Hartford an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) in the amount of $1,372,700.00; and

 

Whereas, The purpose of the EECBG is to assist eligible entities in creating and implementing strategies to (1) Reduce fossil fuel emissions in a manner that is environmentally sustainable and, to the maximum extent practicable, maximizes benefits for local and regional communities; (2) Reduce the total energy use of the eligible entities; and (3) Improve energy efficiency in the building sector, the transportation sector and other appropriate sectors; and

 

Whereas, The DOE awarded the grant to the City of Hartford on a plan of reimbursement for funds expended on activities approved as part of the City’s submitted and approved plan, and

 

Whereas, The City of Hartford is implementing the City’s plan, approved by the DOE as part of the EECBG, and is applying for reimbursement of funds for plan expenditures; and

 

Whereas, The Court of Common Council, on May 11, 2010, authorized then Mayor, Eddie A. Perez, to submit the City’s Plan for the EECBG to DOE for approval by the June 25, 2009 deadline; now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, That the Court of Common Council hereby authorizes Mayor Pedro E. Segarra, upon approval by DOE, to implement and carry out all activities in accordance with the adopted City Plan for the EECBG, including negotiation and entering into all necessary agreements, and soliciting proposals from prospective sub-recipients; and be it further

 

Resolved, That Mayor Pedro E. Segarra is hereby authorized to execute any and all manner of other documents and to take such other actions as he and the Corporation Counsel may deem appropriate and in the best interests of the City in order to effectuate the above transaction; and be it further

 

Resolved, That no person or entity shall be entitled to rely on, or otherwise claim any benefit by reason of this resolution should the Mayor fail to execute the aforementioned agreement or other documents, or to take any of the other aforesaid actions; and be it further

 

Resolved, That all approvals and authorizations provided hereby are contingent upon, and only shall be effective on and by means of, the Mayor executing such agreement and documents, and taking such actions, all of which shall be, in form and substance, acceptable to the Mayor and the Corporation Counsel.

 

The resolution was passed on the following roll-call vote:

 

Yeas: Councilpersons, Airey-Wilson, Aponte, Boucher, Cotto, Deutsch, Kennedy, Ritter Torres and Winch. 9

 

*MAYOR SEGARRA, with accompanying resolution de Authorization to accept the Federal Fiscal Year 2011 Emergency Management Performance Grant.

 

Communication was received from Mayor Segarra, with accompanying resolution, as follows:

 

Honorable rJo Winch, Council President, and Members of the Court of Common Council Hartford, Conn.                                                                                                  September 13, 2010

 

Dear Council President Winch:

 

Attached is a resolution authorizing the Mayor, on behalf of the City of Hartford, to accept the Federal Fiscal Year 2011 Emergency Management Performance Grant that supports the City’s Emergency Management Program.  The grant is made on a per capita basis and the FY2011 allocation has been increased to .50 cents per capita, a slight increase over the .46 cents per capita in 2010. 

 

The program funding will be used by the Department of Emergency Services and Telecommunications to reduce the City’s cost for a mandated Emergency Management Director, an Emergency Operations Plan that is reviewed and up-dated annually, WEB Emergency Operations Center (WEB EOC), and an Emergency Operations Center (currently located at 550 Main Street).  In addition, the funds will support Hartford’s commitment to saving lives and protecting property in the event of a natural or man-made disaster.

 

Your support of this resolution is respectfully requested.

 

Sincerely, Pedro E. Segarra, Mayor

 

Whereas, The State of Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security makes State and Local Assistance (SLA) funding available to support local emergency management; and

 

Whereas, The City of Hartford is committed to the development and coordination of a local Emergency Management Program with the goal of saving lives and protecting property; and

 

Whereas, With these funds, the City of Hartford supports the position of Director of Emergency Management for the purpose of (1) Emergency Organization, Planning, and Management, (2) Direction, Control, and Warning, (3) Population Protection and (4) Training and Exercising; now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, That the Mayor, or his designee, on behalf of the City of Hartford, is hereby authorized to accept the 2011 Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) funding in an amount approximately equal to the amount of $57,069 which the City received in 2010 from the State of Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, and be it further

 

Resolved, That the Mayor is authorized to execute any and all manner of other documents and to take such other actions as he and the Corporation Counsel may deem appropriate and in the best interests of the City in order to receive, contract and expend the above referenced grant funds, and be it further

 

Resolved, That no person or entity shall be entitled to rely on, or otherwise claim any benefit by reason of this resolution should the Mayor fail to execute the aforementioned agreement or other documents, or to take any of the aforesaid actions, and be it further

 

Resolved, That all approvals and authorizations provided hereby are contingent upon, and only shall be effective on and by means of, the parties executing such documents, and taking such actions, all of which shall be, in form and substance, acceptable to the Mayor and the Corporation Counsel.

 

The resolution was passed on the following roll-call vote:

 

Yeas: Councilpersons, Airey-Wilson, Aponte, Boucher, Cotto, Deutsch, Kennedy, Ritter Torres and Winch. 9

 

*MAYOR SEGARRA, with accompanying resolution de Authorization to accept 702,268.09 from the State of Connecticut's Fiscal Year 2010/2011 funds for Enhanced 9-1-1

 

Communication was received from Mayor Segarra, with accompanying resolution, as follows:

 

Honorable rJo Winch, Council President, and Members of the Court of Common Council Hartford, Conn.                                                                                                  September 13, 2010

 

Dear Council President Winch:

 

Attached for your consideration is a resolution authorizing the Mayor, on behalf of the City of Hartford, to accept $702,268.09 from the State of Connecticut’s Fiscal Year 2010/2011 funds for Enhanced 9-1-1.  These funds are authorized by Section 28-24-3 of the Regulations of the State of Connecticut and are made available to cities with populations greater than 40,000.

 

Program funding will be used by the Department of Emergency Services and Telecommunications for the purpose of providing emergency telecommunications services and will be used for communications equipment, maintenance, and training.

 

Your support for this resolution is respectfully requested.

 

Respectfully submitted, Pedro E. Segarra, Mayor

 

Whereas, The Regulations of the State of Connecticut, Section 28-24-3 provide for cities with populations greater than 40,000 to receive Enhanced 9-1-1 funding; and

 

Whereas, The State of Connecticut Department of Public Safety has notified the City’s Department of Emergency Services and Telecommunications of its Fiscal Year 2010/2011 subsidy based on a per capita formula; and

 

Whereas, To be eligible for this funding, the City must have a primary Public Safety Answering Point which meets the criteria defined in Public Act 96-150, and

 

Whereas, The City of Hartford provides such an Answering Point in the Department of Emergency Services and Telecommunications, now therefore, be it

 

Resolved, That the Mayor, or his designee, on behalf of the City of Hartford, is hereby authorized to accept the Fiscal Year 2010/2011 Department of Public Safety E 9-1-1 funding in the amount of $702,268.09 to provide telecommunication services, and be it further

 

Resolved, That the Mayor is authorized to execute any and all manner of other documents and to take such other actions as he and the Corporation Counsel may deem appropriate and in the best interests of the City in order to receive, contract and expend the above referenced grant funds, and be it further

 

Resolved, That no person or entity shall be entitled to rely on, or otherwise claim any benefit by reason of this resolution should the Mayor fail to execute the aforementioned agreement or other documents, or to take any of the aforesaid actions, and be it further

 

Resolved, That all approvals and authorizations provided hereby are contingent upon, and only shall be effective on and by means of, the parties executing such documents, and taking such actions, all of which shall be, in form and substance, acceptable to the Mayor and the Corporation Counsel.

 

The resolution was passed on the following roll-call vote:

 

Yeas: Councilpersons, Airey-Wilson, Aponte, Boucher, Cotto, Deutsch, Kennedy, Ritter Torres and Winch. 9

 

MAYOR SEGARRA, with accompanying resolution de Authorization for the Hartford Parking Authority to offer five free parking days through the Special/Holiday Parking Days Program.

 

Communication was received from Mayor Segarra, with accompanying resolution, as follows:

 

Honorable rJo Winch, Council President, and Members of the Court of Common Council Hartford, Conn.                                                                                                  September 13, 2010

 

Dear Council President Winch:

 

Attached, for your consideration, please find a resolution that would authorize the Hartford Parking Authority to offer up to five free parking days during the 2010- 2011 fiscal year.

 

In September 2009, the Hartford Parking Authority (Authority) created a Strategic Marketing Plan (Plan) to increase usage of the Authority’s parking garages by monthly and hourly users.  The Plan was grounded in survey research conducted in July of 2009.  It was designed to increase awareness and visits to all HPA facilities, with a special focus on the Morgan Street Garage (MSG), in order to increase revenue and assist in downtown revitalization efforts.

 

The first step taken by the Authority, and approved by the Court of Common Council, was the establishment of incentive rates for monthly parking patrons at the Morgan Street Garage.  The rates went into effect on August 1, 2010, and to date, more than 50 new parkers have enrolled. The Authority is now seeking approval of new rates associated with three marketing programs designed to meet the goals of the Plan and enhance revenue: “Loyalty”, “Five Free Days”, and “Refer a Friend”.  The attached resolution authorizes the Five Free Days program.

 

On September 1, 2010, the Authority approved a resolution authorizing up to five days of free parking on days, times and at locations approved by the Board during the 2010-2011 fiscal year. The purpose of the program is to help attract people to downtown shops, restaurants and other destinations on specific days. The day after Thanksgiving is an example of one such day.  Since each day would result in a revised rate, Court of Common Council approval of the Authority’s resolution is required.

 

I recommend approval of the attached resolution.

 

Respectfully submitted, Pedro E. Segarra, Mayor

 

Whereas, The Hartford Parking Authority passed the following Resolution on September 1, 2010:

 

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING FIVE FREE PARKING DAYS AT HARTFORD PARKING AUTHORITY GARAGES IN SUPPORT OF DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES

 

Whereas, The Hartford Parking Authority (“Authority”) has adopted the mission statement

that states that the on and off-street parking system of the City of Hartford (“City”) shall

support existing land uses and encourage economic growth, to assist the City’s economic

vitality; and

 

Whereas, The Authority utilized survey research to develop a Strategic Marketing Plan

(“Plan”) to increase usage of the Authority’s parking garages by monthly and hourly users

and assist with economic development efforts; and

 

Whereas, The Authority has engaged Business for Downtown Hartford and the Business

Improvement District to design new parking programs to carry out the Plan; and

 

Whereas, As a means of spurring retail traffic, the Authority is proposing a Special/Holiday

Parking Days Program which would provide up to five days of free parking on days, times

and at locations approved by the Authority during the 2010 -2011 fiscal year; and

 

Whereas, Pursuant to §10-15(4) of the Hartford Municipal Code, the revised rate associated

with the Special/Holiday Parking Days Program is subject to the approval of the City’s

Court of Common Council, now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, That the Authority hereby approves the Special/Holiday Parking Days Program,

based on the terms outlined above; and be it further

 

Resolved, That the Chief Executive Officer is directed to forward this resolution to the

City’s Court of Common Council for approval.

 

            And be it further

 

Resolved, The court of Common Council supports the efforts of the Authority to spur retail traffic in Hartford, now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, That the Hartford Parking Authority is hereby authorized to offer five free parking days through the Special/Holiday Parking Days Program as described herein.

 

Referred to the Planning and Economic Development Services Committee

 

MAYOR SEGARRA de Request to enter into Executive Session to discuss the resolution of Murtha v. City of Hartford.

 

Communication was received from Mayor Segarra, as follows:

 

Honorable rJo Winch, Council President, and Members of the Court of Common Council Hartford, Conn.                                                                                                  September 13, 2010

 

Dear Council President Winch:

 

I would like to request that the Council enter into Executive Session during the Council meeting on Monday, September 13, 2010.   A brief session is necessary to discuss the resolution of Murtha v. City of Hartford.

 

Thank you for your consideration.

 

Respectfully submitted, Pedro E. Segarra, Mayor

 

Received

 

*MAYOR SEGARRA, with accompanying resolution de Authorization to accept $25,000 from the Connecticut Department of Public Health, through the West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District.

 

Communication was received from Mayor Segarra, with accompanying resolution, as follows:

 

Honorable rJo Winch, Council President, and Members of the Court of Common Council Hartford, Conn.                                                                                                  September 13, 2010

 

Dear Council President Winch:

 

Attached for your consideration is a resolution authorizing the City to accept $25,000 from the CT Department of Public Health, through the West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District, for bioterrorism preparedness planning.

 

The Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI) is a federally funded project created to prepare major U.S. cities and metropolitan areas to effectively respond to large scale bioterrorism events, such as anthrax, by creating Point of Dispensing (POD) sites where antibiotics are dispensed to the entire identified population within 48 hours of the decision to do so.  Federal funds are provided to the CT Department of Public Health which has contracted with the West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District to be the fiduciary agency for these funds.

 

Hartford was chosen as a CRI demonstration site and has previously received grant funds for this purpose.  The $25,000 which has now been allocated will support this project for the period August 31, 2010 through August 30, 2011.

 

I recommend passage of the attached resolution.

 

Respectfully Submitted, Pedro E. Segarra, Mayor

 

Whereas, The Connecticut Department of Public Health has made Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI) funds available for local health departments to develop plans to provide pharmaceuticals and homeland security preparedness planning within 48 hours of any catastrophic public health emergency; and

 

Whereas, The Connecticut Department of Public Health has entered into a sub-contract with the West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District as the fiduciary agency for these funds; and

 

Whereas, The City of Hartford has been chosen as a CRI demonstration site; and

 

Whereas, The City of Hartford Department of Health and Human Services will use these funds for services, supplies and equipment used in the development of this plan; now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, That the Mayor is hereby authorized to accept approximately twenty five thousand dollars ($25,000.00) from the West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District in Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI) Grant funds for the period of August 31, 2010 through August 30, 2011; and be it further

 

Resolved, That funds authorized through the previous CRI Grant be utilized by the Hartford Health and Human Services Department to complete certain obligations under the grant; and be it further

 

Resolved, That the existing CRI contract with the West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District for CRI funds be extended for the period August 31, 2010 through August 30, 2011, and be it further

 

Resolved, That the Mayor is authorized to execute any and all manner of other documents and to take such other actions as he and the Corporation Counsel may deem appropriate and in the best interests of the City in order to develop the infrastructure needed to plan and prepare for a mass vaccination event and receive, contract and expend the above referenced grant funds, and be it further

 

Resolved, That no person or entity shall be entitled to rely on, or otherwise claim any benefit by reason of this resolution should the Mayor fail to execute the aforementioned agreement or other documents, or to take any of the aforesaid actions, and be it further

 

Resolved, That all approvals and authorizations provided hereby are contingent upon, and only shall be effective on and by means of, the parties executing such documents, and taking such actions, all of which shall be, in form and substance, acceptable to the Mayor and the Corporation Counsel.

 

The resolution was passed on the following roll-call vote:

 

Yeas: Councilpersons, Airey-Wilson, Aponte, Boucher, Cotto, Deutsch, Kennedy, Ritter Torres and Winch. 9

 

MAYOR SEGARRA de Submission of Fourth Quarter Report for Fiscal Year 2009-10 no later than Friday September 10, 2010.

 

Communication was received from Mayor Segarra, as follows:

 

Honorable rJo Winch, Council President, and Members of the Court of Common Council Hartford, Conn.                                                                                                  September 13, 2010

 

Dear Council President Winch:

 

As you know, the Hartford City Charter requires me to submit to the Council, not later than its first meeting in September, a “concise and comprehensive report of the financial transactions and administrative activities of the City government” during the previous fiscal year.  This letter is to notify you that, in compliance with the Charter, I will be submitting to you, no later than Friday, September 10, 2010, the Fourth Quarter Report for the Fiscal Year 2009-10.

 

Respectfully submitted, Pedro E. Segarra, Mayor

 

Received

 

MAYOR SEGARRA, with accompanying resolution de Approval for the establishment of a Loyalty Program for parking patrons by the Hartford Parking Authority.

 

Communication was received from Mayor Segarra, with accompanying resolution, as follows:

 

Honorable rJo Winch, Council President, and Members of the Court of Common Council Hartford, Conn.                                                                                                  September 13, 2010

 

Dear Council President Winch:

 

Attached, for your consideration, is a resolution approving the establishment, by the Hartford Parking Authority, of a Loyalty Program during the 2010- 2011 fiscal year.

 

In September 2009, the Hartford Parking Authority (Authority) created a Strategic Marketing Plan (Plan) to increase usage of the Authority’s parking garages by monthly and hourly users.  The Plan was grounded in survey research conducted in July of 2009.  It was designed to increase awareness and visits to all HPA facilities, with a special focus on the Morgan Street Garage (MSG), in order to increase revenue and assist in downtown revitalization efforts.

 

The first step taken by the Authority, and approved by the Court of Common Council, was the establishment of incentive rates for monthly parking patrons at the Morgan Street Garage.  The rates went into effect on August 1, 2010, and to date, more than 50 new parkers have enrolled. The Authority is now seeking approval of new rates associated with three marketing programs designed to meet the goals of the Plan and enhance revenue: “Loyalty”, “Five Free Days”, and “Refer a Friend”.  The attached resolution authorizes the Loyalty Program.

 

On September 1, 2010, the Hartford Parking Authority passed a resolution approving the establishment of a Loyalty Program for the 2010-2011 Fiscal Year. The program is designed to reward repeated use of Authority garages by hourly and daily parking patrons.  By utilizing Reward Cards, a patron that makes three paid visits to any Authority garage will earn a free fourth visit, which must be redeemed by June 30, 2011.  Reward cards will be distributed through multiple outlets, including downtown shops and restaurants.  Since the granting of a free visit amounts to a revision to the hourly rate, Court of Common Council approval of the Authority’s resolution is required.

 

I recommend approval of the attached resolution.

 

Respectfully submitted, Pedro E. Segarra, Mayor

 

Whereas, The Hartford Parking Authority passed the following Resolution on September 1, 2010:

 

RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LOYALTY PROGRAM FOR PARKING PATRONS

 

Whereas, The Hartford Parking Authority (“Authority”) has adopted the mission statement that states that the on and off-street parking system of the City of Hartford (“City”) shall support existing land uses and encourage economic growth, to assist the City’s economic vitality; and

 

Whereas, The Authority utilized survey research to develop a Strategic Marketing Plan (“Plan”) to increase usage of the Authority’s parking garages by monthly and hourly users and assist with economic development efforts; and

 

Whereas, The Authority has engaged Business for Downtown Hartford and the Business Improvement District to design new parking programs to carry out the Plan; and

 

Whereas, In order to spur repeated use of Authority facilities and support downtown businesses, a Loyalty Program (“Program”) is being proposed to reward hourly and daily parking patrons; and

 

Whereas, A patron that makes three paid visits to any Authority garage will earn a free, fourth visit which must be redeemed by June 30, 2011; and 

 

Whereas, Reward Cards, which will be utilized to track visits, will be distributed through multiple outlets, including downtown shops and restaurants; and

 

Whereas, Pursuant to §10-15(4) of the Hartford Municipal Code, the revised rate associated with the Program, is subject to the approval of the City’s Court of Common Council, now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, That the Authority hereby approves the Loyalty Program, based on the terms outlined above; and be it further

 

Resolved, That the Chief Executive Officer is directed to forward this resolution to the City’s Court of Common Council for approval.

 

And be it further

 

Resolved, The Court of Common Council supports the efforts of the Authority to spur repeated use of Authority facilities and support downtown businesses by rewarding hourly and daily parking patrons, now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, That the Hartford Parking Authority is hereby authorized to implement the Loyalty Program as described herein.

 

Referred to the Planning and Economic Development Services Committee

 

MAYOR SEGARRA, with accompanying resolution de Approval of establishment by the Hartford Parking Authority, of a Refer a Friend Program during the 2010-2011 Fiscal Year

 

Communication was received from Mayor Segarra, with accompanying resolution, as follows:

 

Honorable rJo Winch, Council President, and Members of the Court of Common Council Hartford, Conn.                                                                                                  September 13, 2010

 

Dear Council President Winch:

 

Attached, for your consideration, is a resolution that would approve the establishment, by the Hartford Parking Authority, of a Refer a Friend Program during the 2010- 2011 fiscal year.

 

In September 2009, the Hartford Parking Authority (Authority) created a Strategic Marketing Plan (Plan) to increase usage of the Authority’s parking garages by monthly and hourly users.  The Plan was grounded in survey research conducted in July of 2009.  It was designed to increase awareness and visits to all HPA facilities, with a special focus on the Morgan Street Garage (MSG), in order to increase revenue and assist in downtown revitalization efforts.

 

The first step taken by the Authority, and approved by the Court of Common Council, was the establishment of incentive rates for monthly parking patrons at the Morgan Street Garage (MSG).  The rates went into effect on August 1, 2010, and to date, more than 50 new parkers have enrolled. The Authority is now seeking approval of new rates associated with three marketing programs designed to meet the goals of the Plan and enhance revenue: “Loyalty”, “Five Free Days”, and “Refer a Friend”.  The attached resolution authorizes the Refer a Friend program.

 

On September 1, 2010, the Authority approved a resolution approving the establishment of a Refer a Friend Program for the 2010-2011 Fiscal Year. In order to increase monthly patrons at MSG, a benefit is being proposed for current monthly patrons (at any HPA facility) who refer a friend(s) to MSG.  A free month of parking will be provided to each individual who refers a friend who enrolls and pays for three months of parking at MSG.  Court of Common Council approval of the Authority’s resolution is required because the granting of a free month of parking results in a revision of the monthly rate.

 

I recommend approval of the attached resolution.

 

Respectfully submitted, Pedro E. Segarra, Mayor

 

Whereas, The Hartford Parking Authority passed the following resolution on September 1, 2010,

 

RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A REFER A FRIEND PROGRAM

 

Whereas, The Hartford Parking Authority (“Authority”) has adopted the mission statement that states that the on and off-street parking system of the City of Hartford (“City”) shall support existing land uses and encourage economic growth, to assist the City’s economic vitality; and

 

Whereas, The Authority utilized survey research to develop a Strategic Marketing Plan (“Plan”) to increase usage of the Authority’s parking garages by monthly and hourly users and assist with economic development efforts; and

 

Whereas, The Authority has engaged Business for Downtown Hartford and the Business Improvement District to design new parking programs to carry out the Plan; and

 

Whereas, A Refer a Friend Program (“Program”) is being proposed to increase monthly patrons at the Morgan Street Garage (“MSG”); and 

 

Whereas, Said Program will provide a free month of parking for any current monthly patron (at any HPA facility) who refers a friend  to MSG who enrolls and pays for three months at MSG; and

 

Whereas, Said Program would expire on June 30, 2011, requiring enrollment by February 28, 2011 in order to take advantage of the benefit; and 

 

Whereas, Pursuant to §10-15(4) of the Hartford Municipal Code, the revised rate associated with the Refer a Friend Program is subject to the approval of the City’s Court of Common Council, now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, That the Authority hereby approves the Refer a Friend Program, based on the terms outlined above; and be it further

 

Resolved, That the Chief Executive Officer is directed to forward this resolution to the City’s Court of Common Council for approval.

 

And be it further

 

Resolved, The Court of Common Council supports the efforts of the Authority to increase monthly marking at the Morgan Street Garage, now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, That the Hartford Parking Authority is hereby authorized to implement the Refer a Friend program as described herein.

 

Referred to the Planning and Economic Development Services Committee

 

PUBLIC WORKS, PARKS AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE de Discussion regarding the listing of remainder of Keney Park on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

Communication was received from Minority Leader Cotto, with accompanying resolution, as follows:

 

Honorable rJo Winch, Council President, and Members of the Court of Common Council Hartford, Conn.                                                                                                  September 13, 2010

 

Dear Council President Winch:

 

Your Public Works, Parks and Environment Committee held a meeting on August 26, 2010 to discuss the following item:

 

DISCUSSION REGARDING THE LISTING OF REMAINDER OF KENEY PARK ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES.

 

Present at the meeting was Chairperson Luis Cotto, Majority Leader rJo Winch, Council members Kenneth Kennedy, Jr. & Matthew Ritter, Council staff Brendan Mahoney, Kejuan Dillard of the Mayor’s Office, Paul Basch of 31 Woodland Street, Robin Saunders of the CT Chapter of Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, Kevin Burnham of the Public Works Department, Laura Knott-Twine & Todd Jones of the Hartford Preservation Alliance, Victor Luna of the Hartford Democratic Town Committee, Eric Stamm of Hope Out Loud, Don Chapman of the Planning Division, several representatives of the Friends of Keney Park and other concerned citizens.

 

Laura Knott-Twine, Director of the Hartford Preservation Alliance (HPA), delivered a brief presentation on the prospect of listing the northern (north of Tower Avenue) and middle (south of Tower Avenue and north of Love Lane) sections of Keney Park on the National Register of Historic Places. She indicated that the application would be prepared by Todd Jones, an HPA intern and master’s student at Central Connecticut State University, at no cost to the City. At present, the southern section of Keney Park (south of Holcomb Street and north of Greenfield Street) is on the Register.

 

Ms. Knott-Twine explained that listing the Park on the Register would prevent it from having an outside government agency or private entity from developing the park in any way that would stray from the park’s original purpose. She cited examples of additional land being taken for interstate highway expansion or a developer trying to build houses on the park. She went on to explain that any future park development in the newly listed section of the park would be subject to approval by the Hartford Preservation Commission.

 

Ms. Knott-Twine clarified that with the blessing of the City, Mr. Jones and the HPA would only begin a preliminary application for the project. This application would indicate that the project was being undertaken by an individual with adequate credentials to complete an application for the Register and that an organization intends to pursue research on an historic place. Prior to filing the final application, community support must behind the application or work on it will stop. Ms. Knott-Twine stressed that throughout the process the HPA would work with the neighboring Neighborhood Revitalization Zones, the Friends of Keney Park, the City of Hartford and the Park’s neighbors.

 

Jeff Stewart and Bayyinah Lyons of the Friends of Keney Park asked if the nature center, which the group hoped to build near the Barbour Street entrance, would be precluded from construction if that section of the park was listed on the Register. Ms. Knott-Twine responded the process would be almost the same as it is now, but there would be the additional step of approval by the Preservation Commission. The nature center could go forward.

 

Others in attendance expressed similar concerns regarding restrictions being placed on the park by this listing, such as expansion of sports fields. Ms. Knott-Twine indicated that such expansion would still be possible.

 

Committee member Winch said that she felt the Public Works, Parks and Environment committee supports this listing, but that the HPA should formally meet with the Friends of Keney Park before going any further, a sentiment echoed by the other committee members. Until this committee meeting, the HPA and Friends of Keney had not met.

 

Respectfully submitted, Luis E. Cotto, Chairperson

 

Received

 

REPORTS:

 

*OPERATIONS, MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET COMMITTEE, with accompanying resolution de Allocation of funds from the Hartford Civic & Cultural Affairs Account to the West Indian Parade.

 

Report was received from the Chairperson of the Operations, Management and Budget Committee, as follows:

 

Honorable rJo Winch, Council President, and Members of the Court of Common Council Hartford, Conn.                                                                                                  September 13, 2010

 

Dear Council President Winch:

 

The Operations and Management & Budget Committee held a Special meeting on Tuesday, September 7, 2010, at 5:30 pm in the Council Chambers to discuss the following agenda item:

 

West Indian Parade 2010, Heavenly Ground Youth Leadership Program, Uptown Troops Color Guard de Allocation of funds from the Hartford Civic & Cultural Affairs Account to.

 

Present at the meeting were Chairman, Kenneth H. Kennedy, Jr., Committee Members, Jim Boucher and rJo Winch, Councilman Luis Cotto, Human Resource Director, Malave Santiago, Deputy Finance Director, Lydia Rosario and Management and Budget Director Rick Galarza.

 

Council President Winch requested the resolution heading and second Resolved Clause to reflect the correct name for the fund and the correct Fiscal year included.

 

Motion was made to send the item to the full Council for approval.

 

Respectfully submitted, Kenneth H. Kennedy, Jr., Chairperson

 

The resolution, introduced August 23, 2010, was passed on the following roll-call vote:

 

Yeas: Councilpersons, Airey-Wilson, Aponte, Boucher, Cotto, Deutsch, Kennedy, Ritter Torres and Winch. 9

 

OPERATIONS, MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET COMMITTEE, with accompanying substitute resolution de Authorization for Voluntary Retirement Incentive Program.

 

Report was received from the Chairperson of the Operations, Management and Budget Committee, as follows:

 

Honorable rJo Winch, Council President, and Members of the Court of Common Council Hartford, Conn.                                                                                                  September 13, 2010

 

Dear Council President Winch:

 

The Operations and Management & Budget Committee held a Special meeting on Tuesday, September 7, 2010, at 5:30 pm in the Council Chambers to discuss the following agenda item:

 

Mayor Segarra, with accompanying resolution de Authorization for Voluntary Retirement Incentive Program.

 

Present at the meeting were Chairman, Kenneth H. Kennedy, Jr., Committee Members, Jim Boucher and rJo Winch, Councilman Luis Cotto, Human Resource Director, Malave Santiago, Deputy Finance Director, Lydia Rosario and Management and Budget Director Rick Galarza.

 

Human Resource Director, Malave Santiago in his presentation to the Operation, Management and Budget briefly mentioned the anticipated deficit for the next Fiscal year. He also discussed Mayor Segarra’s proposal to develop and offer a voluntary retirement incentive program to full-time non-bargaining and unclassified employees.

 

The Director told the Committee that in an effort to resolve the anticipated budget deficit for Fiscal Year 2010-2011 the Court of Common Council has identified several areas for reducing a deficit. The areas indentified include employee concessions, reduced or deferred City contributions to the Municipal Employees Retirement Fund (MERF), and an employee retirement incentive to all full-time, non-bargaining, and unclassified City employees who become eligible for normal, early retirement by October 29, 2010. The Administration has proposed two options for Council’s consideration.

 

Option 1: Three (3) years of City-paid health insurance under the City’s retiree health insurance program for the employee and his/her eligible enrolled dependents.

 

Option 2: The addition of four (4) years of City service credit to the employee’s years of service for purposes of calculating the employee’s retirement allowance.

 

Committee members questioned the savings to the City and the time frame to actually see the savings. They also asked about the number of employees that might be eligible and the time frame for an eligible employee to accept the offer. Chairman Kennedy made a motion to amend the third whereas clause and then added a third resolved clause. After the discussion a motion was made and seconded to send the amended resolution to the full Council for their approval.  There was a quorum.

 

Respectfully Submitted, Kenneth H. Kennedy, Jr., Chairperson

 

Whereas, A deficit is anticipated in the City's Fiscal Year 2010-11 budget, and

 

Whereas, The Court of Common Council has identified several strategies for reducing such a deficit, including employee concessions, reduced or deferred City contributions to the Municipal Employee Retirement Fund, and an employee retirement incentive program, and

 

 

Whereas, The Administration proposes to offer a voluntary employee retirement incentive program to all full-time City non-bargaining and unclassified employees who with (4) four years of additional City service credit become eligible for a normal, early, or alternate normal retirement by October 29, 2010, and

 

Whereas, The Administration has proposed two incentive options for the Council's consideration as follows:

 

 

Resolved, That the Court of Common Council authorizes the Mayor to offer an Employee Retirement Incentive Program as described above and in accordance with Option 1 or 2, and be it further

 

Resolved, That the Court of Common Council authorize the Mayor to offer the option of a lump sum cash out of vacation and sick leave payout to eligible employees who take option 2 only; and be it further

 

Resolved, That the Court of Common Council authorizes the Mayor to take into consideration those instances where an employee's retirement under this incentive program would cause an undue hardship to City operations and, in those instances, to grant, on a case-by-case basis, a deferment to such employee.

 

The substitute resolution was passed as amended on the following roll-call vote:

 

Yeas: Councilpersons, Airey-Wilson, Aponte, Boucher, Cotto, Deutsch, Kennedy, Ritter Torres and Winch. 9

 

*OPERATIONS, MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET COMMITTEE, with accompanying resolution de Authorization to execute an amendment to the lease with Marshall Realty Corporation.

 

Report was received from the Chairperson of the Operations, Management and Budget Committee, as follows:

 

Honorable rJo Winch, Council President, and Members of the Court of Common Council Hartford, Conn.                                                                                                  September 13, 2010

 

Dear Council President Winch:

 

The Operations and Management & Budget Committee held a Special meeting on Tuesday, September 7, 2010, at 5:30 pm in the Council Chambers to discuss the following agenda item:

 

Mayor Segarra, with accompanying resolution de Authorization to execute an amendment to the lease with Marshall Realty Corporation. 

 

Present at the meeting were Chairman, Kenneth H. Kennedy, Jr., Committee Members, Jim Boucher and rJo Winch, Councilman Luis Cotto, Human Resource Director, Malave Santiago, Deputy Finance Director, Lydia Rosario and Management and Budget Director Rick Galarza.

 

Deputy Finance Director, Lydia Rosario spoke to the resolution. In her presentation the Deputy Finance Director, Lydia Rosario informed the Committee that the property was used mainly for parking and the resolution presented to the Court of Common Council was regarding a five (5) year extension (the “Second Extension”) to a lease of a Greater Hartford Flood Plan Commission (“GHFC”) property. The property is located at 1002-1008 Wethersfield Avenue and is leased to Marshall Realty Corporation for the purpose of providing additional parking to the adjacent commercial property owned by Marshall Realty Corporation. 

 

The current market rent for the property is $18.00/parking space. An independent appraiser commissioned by the City established a parking rate of $26.00/parking space. Marshall Realty Corporation commissioned a second independent appraiser, that analysis established a parking rate of approximately $20.83/parking space. After reviewing both appraisals, the City and Marshall Realty Corporation agreed upon a market rate increase of $4.00 per parking space over the current rate for the Second Extension.

 

After the discussion a motion was made and seconded to send the item to the full Council for their approval.  There was a quorum.

 

Respectfully Submitted, Kenneth H. Kennedy, Jr., Chairperson

 

The resolution, introduced August 9, 2010, was passed on the following roll-call vote:

 

Yeas: Councilpersons, Airey-Wilson, Aponte, Boucher, Cotto, Deutsch, Kennedy, Ritter Torres and Winch. 9

 

*PUBLIC WORKS, PARKS AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE, with accompanying resolution de Waiver of half the fees for Rolla-A-Thon sponsored by the Reeve Foundation at Bushnell Park

 

Report was received from the Chairperson of the Public Works, Parks and Environment Committee, as follows:

 

Honorable rJo Winch, Council President, and Members of the Court of Common Council Hartford, Conn.                                                                                                  September 13, 2010

 

Dear Council President Winch:

 

Your Public Works, Parks and Environment Committee held a meeting on August 26, 2010 to discuss the following item:

 

RESOLUTION BY MINORITY LEADER COTTO DE WAIVER OF HALF THE FEES FOR REEVE ROLLA-A-THON SPONSORED BY THE REEVE FOUNDATION AT BUSHNELL PARK.

 

Present at the meeting was Chairperson Luis Cotto, Majority Leader rJo Winch, Council members Kenneth Kennedy, Jr. & Matthew Ritter, Council staff Brendan Mahoney, Kejuan Dillard of the Mayor’s Office, Paul Basch of 31 Woodland Street, Robin Saunders of the CT Chapter of Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, Kevin Burnham of the Public Works Department, Laura Knott-Twine & Todd Jones of the Hartford Preservation Alliance, Victor Luna of the Hartford Democratic Town Committee, Eric Stamm of Hope Out Loud, Don Chapman of the Planning Division, several representatives of the Friends of Keney Park and other concerned citizens.

 

Robin Saunders spoke about this event.

 

The committee voted 2 – 0 (Ms. Winch was out of the room at the time of voting and Mr. Kennedy had not arrived yet) in favor of this item with a recommendation for a 50% waiver of applicable City fees associated with the event.

 

Respectfully submitted, Luis E. Cotto, Chairperson

 

The resolution, introduced August 9, 2010, was passed on the following roll-call vote:

 

Yeas: Councilpersons, Airey-Wilson, Aponte, Boucher, Cotto, Deutsch, Kennedy, Ritter Torres and Winch. 9

 

*PUBLIC WORKS, PARKS AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE, with accompanying substitute resolution de Creation by Department of Public Works of Adopt-a-Median Program.

 

Report was received from the Chairperson of the Public Works, Parks and Environment Committee, as follows:

 

Honorable rJo Winch, Council President, and Members of the Court of Common Council Hartford, Conn.                                                                                                  September 13, 2010

 

Dear Council President Winch:

 

Your Public Works, Parks and Environment Committee held a meeting on August 26, 2010 to discuss the following item:

 

RESOLUTION BY MINORITY LEADER COTTO DE CREATION BY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS OF ADOPT-A-MEDIAN PROGRAM.

 

Present at the meeting was Chairperson Luis Cotto, Majority Leader rJo Winch, Council members Kenneth Kennedy, Jr. & Matthew Ritter, Council staff Brendan Mahoney, Kejuan Dillard of the Mayor’s Office, Paul Basch of 31 Woodland Street, Robin Saunders of the CT Chapter of Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, Kevin Burnham of the Public Works Department, Laura Knott-Twine & Todd Jones of the Hartford Preservation Alliance, Victor Luna of the Hartford Democratic Town Committee, Eric Stamm of Hope Out Loud, Don Chapman of the Planning Division, several representatives of the Friends of Keney Park and other concerned citizens.

 

Committee members and Public Works Director Kevin Burnham discussed this matter. Councilman Ritter requested that when developing this program, the Department of Public Works work with Corporation Counsel to ensure that any First Amendment pit falls are avoided vis-à-vis what may or may not be printed on the “Adopt-a-Median” signs. Councilman Kennedy introduced an amendment to the resolution that would allow the Council to have final approval over any program developed the Department of Public Works Department.

 

The committee voted 4 – 0 on the substitute resolution with a recommendation for its approval by the full Council.

 

Respectfully submitted, Luis E. Cotto, Chairperson

 

Whereas, There are many medians and traffic islands throughout the City of Hartford; and

 

Whereas, As the Public Works Department is stretched thin maintaining the parks and other large tracts of City property, these medians and traffic islands can fall by the wayside; and

 

Whereas, Hartford residents take great pride in the appearance of their community and are willing to help out if empowered to do so; and

 

Whereas, In communities throughout the nation “Adopt-a-Median” programs have been created to allow individuals, community groups and businesses to adopt a median or traffic island, oversee its upkeep and credited with a small sign; now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, That within ninety (90) of the passage of this resolution, the Department of Public Works shall create an “Adopt-a-Median” program; and, be it further

 

Resolved, That the “Adopt-a-Median” program shall conform to any and all applicable Union rules and contracts; and, be it further

 

Resolved, That the Department of Public Works may charge up to fifty dollars ($50.00) for signage that credits the individual(s), community group(s) or business(es) that has adopted the median; and, be it further

 

Resolved, That prior to the promulgation of “Adopt-a-Median” program to the public, the Department of Public Works shall seek final approval of this program’s rules and regulations from the Court of Common Council.

 

The substitute resolution was passed on the following roll-call vote:

 

Yeas: Councilpersons, Airey-Wilson, Aponte, Boucher, Cotto, Deutsch, Kennedy, Ritter Torres and Winch. 9

 

*PUBLIC WORKS, PARKS AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE, with accompanying resolution de Granting permission to serve alcohol for Hartford Public Library Events.

 

Report was received from the Chairperson of the Public Works, Parks and Environment Committee, as follows:

 

Honorable rJo Winch, Council President, and Members of the Court of Common Council Hartford, Conn.                                                                                                  September 13, 2010

 

Dear Council President Winch:

 

Your Public Works, Parks and Environment Committee held a meeting on August 26, 2010 to discuss the following item:

 

RESOLUTION BY MINORITY LEADER COTTO DE GRANTING PERMISSION TO SERVE ALCOHOL FOR HARTFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS.

 

Present at the meeting was Chairperson Luis Cotto, Majority Leader rJo Winch, Council members Kenneth Kennedy, Jr. & Matthew Ritter, Council staff Brendan Mahoney, Kejuan Dillard of the Mayor’s Office, Paul Basch of 31 Woodland Street, Robin Saunders of the CT Chapter of Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, Kevin Burnham of the Public Works Department, Laura Knott-Twine & Todd Jones of the Hartford Preservation Alliance, Victor Luna of the Hartford Democratic Town Committee, Eric Stamm of Hope Out Loud, Don Chapman of the Planning Division, several representatives of the Friends of Keney Park and other concerned citizens.

 

The committee voted 4 – 0 in favor of this item.

 

Respectfully submitted, Luis E. Cotto, Chairperson

 

The resolution introduced August 9, 2010, was passed on the following roll-call vote:

 

Yeas: Councilpersons, Airey-Wilson, Aponte, Boucher, Cotto, Deutsch, Kennedy, Ritter Torres and Winch. 9

 

*PUBLIC WORKS, PARKS AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE, with accompanying resolution de Waiver of half the fees for the 9th Annual Hope Out Loud Peace and Arts Festival sponsored by the Connecticut Coalition for Peace and Justice at Bushnell Park.

 

Report was received from the Chairperson of the Public Works, Parks and Environment Committee, as follows:

 

Honorable rJo Winch, Council President, and Members of the Court of Common Council Hartford, Conn.                                                                                                  September 13, 2010

 

Dear Council President Winch:

 

Your Public Works, Parks and Environment Committee held a meeting on August 26, 2010 to discuss the following item:

 

RESOLUTION BY MINORITY LEADER COTTO DE WAIVER OF HALF THE FEES FOR THE 9TH ANNUAL HOPE OUT LOUD PEACE AND ARTS FESTIVAL SPONSORED BY THE CONNECTICUT COALITION FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE AT BUSHNELL PARK.

 

Present at the meeting was Chairperson Luis Cotto, Majority Leader rJo Winch, Council members Kenneth Kennedy, Jr. & Matthew Ritter, Council staff Brendan Mahoney, Kejuan Dillard of the Mayor’s Office, Paul Basch of 31 Woodland Street, Robin Saunders of the CT Chapter of Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, Kevin Burnham of the Public Works Department, Laura Knott-Twine & Todd Jones of the Hartford Preservation Alliance, Victor Luna of the Hartford Democratic Town Committee, Eric Stamm of Hope Out Loud, Don Chapman of the Planning Division, several representatives of the Friends of Keney Park and other concerned citizens.

 

Eric Stamm and Caron Shanahan spoke about this event. The Finance Department had issued a memorandum indicating that Hope Out Loud owed approximately $600 from an event in 2006, because the bill had been sent to the wrong address. Mr. Stamm indicated that the organization would pay the pay as soon as it received it.

 

The committee voted 4 – 0 in favor of this item with a recommendation for a 50% waiver of applicable City fees associated with the event.

 

Respectfully submitted, Luis E. Cotto, Chairperson

 

The resolution, introduced August 9, 2010, was passed on the following roll-call vote:

 

Yeas: Councilpersons, Airey-Wilson, Aponte, Boucher, Cotto, Deutsch, Kennedy, Ritter Torres and Winch. 9

 

PUBLIC WORKS, PARKS AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE, with accompanying resolution de Waiver of half the fees and closure of street parade sponsored by the Spanish American Merchants Association, Inc. (SAMA) for Three Kings Day.

 

Report was received from the Chairperson of the Public Works, Parks and Environment Committee, as follows:

 

Honorable rJo Winch, Council President, and Members of the Court of Common Council Hartford, Conn.                                                                                                  September 13, 2010

 

Dear Council President Winch:

 

Your Public Works, Parks and Environment Committee held a meeting on August 26, 2010 to discuss the following item:

 

RESOLUTION BY COUNCILPERSON COTTO DE WAIVER OF HALF THE FEES AND CLOSURE OF STREET PARADE SPONSORED BY THE SPANISH AMERICAN MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION, INC. (SAMA) FOR THREE KINGS DAY.

 

Present at the meeting was Chairperson Luis Cotto, Majority Leader rJo Winch, Council members Kenneth Kennedy, Jr. & Matthew Ritter, Council staff Brendan Mahoney, Kejuan Dillard of the Mayor’s Office, Paul Basch of 31 Woodland Street, Robin Saunders of the CT Chapter of Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, Kevin Burnham of the Public Works Department, Laura Knott-Twine & Todd Jones of the Hartford Preservation Alliance, Victor Luna of the Hartford Democratic Town Committee, Eric Stamm of Hope Out Loud, Don Chapman of the Planning Division, several representatives of the Friends of Keney Park and other concerned citizens.

 

It is the intention of the maker of the resolution to withdraw it at the September 13 meeting.

 

Respectfully submitted, Luis E. Cotto, Chairperson

 

Withdrawn

 

QUALITY OF LIFE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE de Ordinance amending Chapter 29 of the Hartford Municipal Code creating a new article with the purpose of maintaining the focus of the Hartford Police to their core public safety mission by limiting their domestic surveillance and immigration enforcement activities.

 

Report was received from the Chairperson of Quality of Life and Public Safety Committee, as follows:

 

Honorable rJo Winch, Council President, and Members of the Court of Common Council Hartford, Conn.                                                                                                  September 13, 2010

 

Dear Council President Winch:

 

Your Quality of Life & Public Safety Committee held its regular scheduled meeting on August 17, 2010, at 5:30pm in the Council Chambers to discuss the following referred item:

 

ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 29 OF THE HARTFORD MUNICIPAL CODE, CEATING A NEW ARTICLE WITH THE PURPOSE OF MAINTIANING THE FOCUS OF THE HARTFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT TO THEIR CORE PUBLIC SAFETY MISSION BY LIMITING THEIR DOMESTIC SURVEILLANCE AND IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES. HEARING DATE- HONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010. FOR ACTION - SEPTEMBER 13, 2010,

 

Present at the meeting was Calixto Torres, Chairman of QLPS; Kenneth H. Kennedy, Jr.; Luis E. Cotto; Nathalie Feola- Guerrieri of Corporation Counsel; Chief Daryl Roberts and the HPD Assistant Chiefs, Acting Director of Emergency Service; community members & staff.

 

Motion was made and seconded to postpone action on this item for further discussion at the next Quality of Life & Public Safety committee meeting.

 

Respectfully submitted, Calixto Torres, Chairman

 

Received

 

PROPOSED ORDINANCES:

 

Ordinance amending Chapter 13, Article III, of Code de Novelty Lighters. HEARING DATE - Monday, September 20, 2010

 

Proposed ordinance was introduced by Councilman Torres, as follows:

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE MUNICIPAL CODE de NOVELTY LIGHTERS

COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL, CITY OF HARTFORD

 

Court of Common Council

City of Hartford

September 13, 2010

 

Be It Ordained by the Court of Common Council of the City of Hartford:

 

That Chapter I3, Article m of the Municipal Code be amended by adding Division 10 as follows:

 

See. 13-262 Purpose.

It is the purpose of this division is to prohibit a person from sellln,, or distributing for retail sale in Hartford novelty lighters, which are lighters that are designed to be attractive to children with visual effects, flashing lights, musical sounds and toy-like designs.

 

See. 13-263 Definitions.

For purposes of this division "novelty lighter" means a mechanical or electrical device typically used for lighting cigarettes, cigars, or pipes that is designed to appear especially attractive to children ten years or younger due to a toy-like design. This includes, but is not limited to, lighters that depict or resemble cartoon characters, toys, guns. watches, musical instruments, vehicles, toy animals, food or beverages, or that play musical notes or have flashing lights or other entertaining features. A novelty lighter may operate on any fuel, including butane or liquid fuel.

 

See. 13-264 Prohibition.

The retail sale, offer of retail sale, gift or distribution of any novelty lighter within the territorial jurisdiction of the City of Hartford is prohibited.

 

See. 13-265 Enforcement.

The provisions of this division shall be enforced by the Fire Marshall's Office of the Hartford Fire Department and by the Hartford Police Department

 

This ordinance shall take effect upon adoption.

 

Reading waived

 

Hearing date - Monday, September 20, 2010

 

Referred to the Quality of Life and Public Safety Committee

 

*Executive Assistant to Councilman Aponte de Appointment of Olga Colon as.

 

Resolution – Councilman Aponte

 

Resolved, That Olga Colon is hereby appointed as the Executive Assistant to Councilman Alexander Aponte, and be it further

 

Resolved, That the weekly pay for 0lga Colon, Executive Assistant is $1,730.76 bi-weekly retroactive to August 26, 2010.

 

The resolution was passed on the following roll-call vote:

 

Yeas: Councilpersons, Airey-Wilson, Aponte, Boucher, Cotto, Deutsch, Kennedy, Ritter Torres and Winch. 9

 

Capital Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) de Appointment of Dr. Robert Painter to.

 

Resolution – Assistant Majority Leader Boucher, Council President Winch, Councilman Kennedy, Councilman Torres and Councilman Ritter:

 

Whereas, The City of Hartford has several positions on the Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) Policy Board, and there has been a vacant Hartford seat open for over a year; and

 

Whereas, A number of critical decisions impacting Hartford and the region ~ be made by CRCOG regarding such issues as transportation, solid waste disposal, community services and regional cooperation and services; and

 

Whereas, It is important for Hartford m have experienced leadership representing the City in addition m the Mayor and City Council (presently sitting on the Council); and

 

Whereas, Candidate (former councilman) Dr. Robert Painter has strong experience, and leadership on these regional issues; therefore be it

 

Resolved, That Dr. Robert Painter is appointed to serve on the Capital Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) Policy Board.

 

Action postponed until September 27, 2010

 

Hartford Nights After School Youth Program de Allocation of funds from Fiscal Year 2010 from City contributions toward public programs to.

 

Resolution – Council President Winch:

 

Whereas, The Hartford Knights after school youth program has been recognized as a positive option for hundreds of Hartford children, providing academic support, athletic discipline, interpersonal and life skills; and

 

Whereas, The Hartford Knights have provided these programs at Hartford Elementary Schools with progressive positive outcomes and in and outside of the school house and into the neighborhoods; and

 

Whereas, Athletic programs such as the Hartford Knights that combines education and sports have been cited as a positive youth development best practice; and

 

Whereas, The Hartford Knights have requested support from the City of Hartford to assist in covering funds in 2010 school year to assist in a shortfall of funds to pay for expenses incurred by the organization; now, therefore be it

 

Resolved, That the Court of Common Council does hereby designate up to $15,000 from the Fiscal Year 2010 from the City contributions toward public programs to the Hartford Knights; and be it further

 

Resolved, That the Hartford Knights will report the outcomes of these kids to the Office of Youth Services at the end of the 2010 school year and Hartford Knights must make a more aggressive effort to fundraise for next year so that there will not be a reoccurrence of this shortfall for summer 2011.

 

Referred to the Operations, Management and Budget Committee

 

The South Hartford Community Alliance Soccer Team de Allocation of funds from the Fiscal Year 2010 from the City Contributions Account.

 

Resolution – Council President Winch

 

Whereas, The South Hartford Community Alliance is a 5013c organization and are serving 150 Hartford youth between the ages of 8 to 18; and

 

Whereas, The South Hartford Community Alliance is currently in it's 7th year of operation and in 2005 they established a Hartford Youth soccer league to further expand and enhance an anti-violence, after school program for youth to learn through play; and

 

Whereas, The South Hartford Community Alliance summer soccer league consists of a 10 week program, 3 practice sessions weekly and 2 games weekly and this soccer league is open to youth from anywhere in the City of Hartford who meet age and educational requirements, and

 

Whereas, The South Hartford Community A11iance teaches discipline, teamwork, community pride and also assist with homework to enhance student's performance, they also check report cards to make sure participating youth are where they should be academically. This anti-violence soccer program ensures youth are in a controlled environment under adult supervision; and

 

Whereas, The South Hartford Community Alliance soccer team has missed opportunities to play in other towns due to lack of funds, they are asking the City of Hartford to assist with up to $3,000.00 not to miss these opportunities for their youth in the future, now, therefore be it

 

Resolved, That the Court of Common Council does hereby designate up to $3,000.00 from the Fiscal Year 2010 from the City contributions toward public programs to The South Hartford Community Alliance; and be it further

 

Resolved, That The South Hartford Community Alliance soccer team will report outcomes of these funds to the Office of Youth Services at the end of the 2010 school year and The South Hartford Community soccer team must make a more aggressive effort to fundraise for the next year so that there will not be a reoccurrence of this shortfall for summer 2011.

 

Referred to the Operations, Management and Budget Committee

 

Civic and Cultural Affairs Account de Allocation of funds from.

 

Resolution – Assistant Majority Leader Boucher, rJo Winch, President, Councilmen; Kennedy, Torres, Ritter, Aponte, Deutsch, Minority Leader Cotto

 

Whereas, Hartford 2000 (H2K) has provided longstanding significant efforts to informing and engaging the Hartford community in the civic life of the city, including such public information and civic engagement initiatives as the Council Preview/Review, Citizens Agenda and  Behind the Gavel television commentary; and

 

Whereas, Other community engagement activities including the Neighborhood Training Institute, Elert and Announcement Programs, Neighborhood Revitalization Zone (NRZ) communications and coordination; and

 

Whereas, The Court of Common Council has received a notice that said services to the community have an actual cost of $60,000 per year; and

 

Whereas, The Court of Common Council supports Hartford 2000’s efforts to inform the public and assure an active citizenry central to a healthy, well-functioning community; and therefore be it

 

Resolved, That the Court of Common Council give special, immediate consideration to supporting this request through review of this request at the next City Council OMB Committee.

 

Referred to the Operations, Management and Budget Committee

 

Bushnell Park de Waiver of half the fees for the Impact Hartford-Live With Hope Event sponsored by the Southern New England Conference Youth Department at.

 

Resolution – Minority Leader Cotto:

 

Whereas, The Southern New England Conference Youth Department is sponsoring the "Impact Hartford - Live With Hope" event in Bushnell Park on October 2 & 3, 2010 from 10:00am to 8:00pm; and

 

Whereas, The sponsor of this event is requesting 50% fee waiver for city costs associated with this event; and

 

Whereas, On January 28, 2002, the Court of Common Council passed a resolution that provides in part that special event fee waivers, if granted, shall not exceed an mount equal to one-half of the city's costs and fees associated with an event; and

 

Whereas, Prior to the event the Sponsor is required to obtain the proper Insurance Certificate, which holds the city harmless for any claims arising out of the event. This Certificate must be reviewed and approved by the Risk Manager of the Finance Department; now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, That the Court of Common Council grants a fee waiver to the event sponsor consistent with the recommendation of the Public Works, Parks and Environment Committee.

 

Referred to the Public Works, Parks and Environment Committee

 

Keney Park de Waiver of half fees the Annual Walk-a-Thon sponsored by the Mount Olive Child Development Center at.

 

Resolution – Minority Leader Cotto:

 

Whereas, The Mount Olive Child Development Center is sponsoring the "Annual Walk-a-Thon" on October 16, 2010 in Kelley Park from 10:00am to 1:00pro; and

 

Whereas, The sponsor of this event is requesting 50% fee waiver for city costs associated with this event; and

 

Whereas, On January 28, 2002, the Court of Common Council passed a resolution that provides in part that special event fee waivers, if granted, shall not exceed an amount equal to one-half of the city's costs and fees associated with an event; and

 

Whereas, Prior to the event the Sponsor is required to obtain the proper Insurance Certificate, which holds the city harmless for any claims arising out of the event. This Certificate must be reviewed and approved by the Risk Manager of the Finance Department; now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, That the Court of Common Council grants a fee waiver to the event sponsor consistent with the recommendation of the Public Works, Parks and Environment Committee.

 

Referred to the Public Works, Parks and Environment Committee

 

Bushnell Park de Waiver of half the fees, street closures, permission to vend food, beverages, alcohol, and merchandise for the ING Run for Something Better and the ING Hartford Marathon sponsored by the Hartford Marathon Foundation at.

 

Resolution – Minority Leader Cotto:

 

Whereas, The Hartford Marathon Foundation is sponsoring the "ING Run for Something Better" on October 8, 2010 and the °'ING Hartford Marathon" on October 9, 2010 from 7:30am to 3:00pm; and

 

Whereas, The sponsor of this event is requesting usage of Bushnell Park; closing of numerous City streets; permission to vend food, beverages, alcohol, and merchandise; and a 50% fee waiver for city fees associated with the events; and

 

Whereas, On January 28, 2002, the Court of Common Council passed a resolution that provided in part that special event fee waivers, if granted, shall not exceed an amount equal to one-half of the city's costs and fees associated with an event; and

 

Whereas, Prior to the event the Sponsor is required to obtain the proper insurance certificate, which holds the city harmless for any claims arising out of the event. Tiffs certificate must be reviewed and approved by the Risk Manager of the Finance Department; and

 

Whereas, The permittee is also required where applicable to apply and obtain a liquor permit from the Connecticut Liquor Control Commission. A copy of this approved liquor permit must be presented to the Risk Management Department prior to the event; now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, That the Court of Common Council's waiver, if any, of fees shall be consistent with the recommendation of the Public Works, Parks, and Environment Committee; and be it further

 

Resolved, That the event sponsor shall work with the City's residents and business owners to inform them of the street closures so that they are not unduly affected by the event; and be it further

 

Resolved, That the event sponsor will provide the police and community organizations, such as the Neighborhood Revitalization Zones, with maps and other informational material so that motorists and others who are traveling through and around the City on the day of the event will be able to reach their destinations with a minimum inconvenience.

 

Referred to the Public Works, Parks and Environment Committee

 

Bushnell Park de Waiver of half the fees for 2010 Hartford Start! Heart Walk sponsored by the American Heart Association at.

 

Resolution – Minority Leader Cotto:

 

Whereas, The American Heart Association is sponsoring the "2010 Hartford Start” Heart Walk" on October 23, 2010 from 9:00am to l:00pm in Bushnell Park and surrounding streets; and

 

Whereas, The sponsor of this event is requesting 50% fee waiver for city costs associated with this event; and

 

Whereas, On January 28, 2002, the Court of Common Council passed a resolution that provides in part that special event fee waivers, if granted, shall not exceed an amount equal to one-half of the city's costs and fees associated with an event; and

 

Whereas, Prior to the event the Sponsor is required to obtain the proper Insurance Certificate, which holds the city harmless for any claims arising out of the event. This Certificate must be reviewed and approved by the Risk Manager of the Finance Department; now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, That the Court of Common Council grants a fee waiver to the event sponsor consistent with the recommendation of the Public Works, Parks and Environment Committee.

 

Referred to the Public Works, Parks and Environment Committee

 

The Spanish 7th Day Adventist Church de Request for closure of sections of streets for End it Now - March Against Domestic Violence at.

 

Resolution – Minority Leader Cotto:

 

Whereas, The Spanish 7th Day Adventist Church is sponsoring "End it Now- March Against Domestic Violence" on September 11, 2010 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm; and

 

Whereas, The event sponsor is requesting a closure of sections of Russ, Park, Washington and Babcock Streets; and

 

Whereas, On January 28, 2002, the Court of Common Council passed a resolution that provides in part that special event fee waivers, if granted, shall not exceed an amount equal to one-half of the city's costs and fees associated with an event; and

 

Whereas, Prior to the event the Sponsor is required to obtain the proper insurance certificate, which holds the city harmless for any claims arising out of the event. This certificate must be reviewed and approved by the Risk Manager of the Finance Department; now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, That the Court of Common Council's waiver, if any, of fees shall be consistent with the recommendation of the Public Works, Parks, and Environment Committee.

 

Referred to the Public Works, Parks and Environment Committee

 

Bushnell Park de Waiver of half the fees and street closure for the Memory Walk sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, Connecticut Chapter at.

 

Resolution – Minority Leader Cotto:

 

Whereas, The Alzheimer's Association, Connecticut Chapter is sponsoring the "Memory Walk" on Sunday, October 3, 2010 from 9:00am to l:00pm in Bushnell Park; and

 

Whereas, The event sponsor is requesting a closure of Trinity Street where it passes through Bushnell Park and a fee waiver; and

 

Whereas, On January 28, 2002, the Court of Common Council passed a resolution that provides in part that special event fee waivers, if granted, shall not exceed an amount equal to one-half of the city's costs and fees associated with an event; and

 

Whereas, Prior to the event the Sponsor is required to obtain the proper insurance certificate, which holds the city harmless for any claims arising out of the event. This certificate must be reviewed and approved by the Risk Manager of the Finance Department; now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, That the Court of Common Council's waiver, if any, of fees shall be consistent with the recommendation of the Public Works, Parks, and Environment Committee.

 

Referred to the Public Works, Parks and Environment Committee

 

SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA

MEETING OF THE COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL

MEETING SEPTEMBER 13, 2010

 

COMMUNICATIONS:

 

**MAYOR SEGARRA, with accompanying resolution de Appointment of Saundra Kee Borges as Corporation Counsel.

 

Communication was received from Mayor Segarra, with accompanying resolution, on August 9, 2010, action postponed on that date until August 23, 2010, action postponed on that date until September 13, 2010, was again considered.

 

 

The resolution, introduced August 9, 2010, was passed on the following roll-call vote:

 

Yeas: Councilpersons, Airey-Wilson, Aponte, Boucher, Cotto, Deutsch, Kennedy, Ritter Torres and Winch. 9

 

**MAYOR SEGARRA, with accompanying resolution de Re-appointment of Daryl Roberts as Chief of Police.   

 

Communication was received from Mayor Segarra, with accompanying resolution, on August 9, 2010, action postponed on that date until August 23, 2010, action postponed on that date until September 13, 2010, was again considered.

 

The resolution, introduced August 9, 2010, was passed on the following roll-call vote:

 

Yeas: Councilpersons, Airey-Wilson, Aponte, Boucher, Cotto, Deutsch, Kennedy, Ritter Torres and Winch. 9

 

**MAYOR SEGARRA, with accompanying resolution de Appointment of Andrew Jaffee as Director of Emergency Services and Telecommunications.

 

Communication was received from Mayor Segarra, with accompanying resolution, on August 9, 2010, action postponed on that date until August 23, 2010, action postponed on that date until September 13, 2010, was again considered.

 

The resolution, introduced August 9, 2010, was passed on the following roll-call vote:

 

Yeas: Councilpersons, Airey-Wilson, Aponte, Boucher, Cotto, Deutsch, Kennedy, Ritter Torres and Winch. 9

 

RESOLUTIONS:

 

**MDC Construction de Take immediate action to assure that businesses along corridors are not hindered by.

 

Resolution – Councilwoman – Airey-Wilson:

 

Whereas, The success of small businesses are of vital importance to job growth in our community; and

 

Whereas, Ensuring that these small businesses survive and have the tools to prosper are the key to getting a staggering economy in the City of Hartford moving; and

 

Whereas, Area businesses along Albany Avenue and North Main Street have voiced concerns relating to the impact of the MDC Clean Water project, and how it has interfered with the daily operation of businesses, therefore, causing a profit loss in certain instances; now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, That the Court of Common Council request that the Mayor and the Administration take immediate action to assure that businesses along these corridors are not hindered by the MDC construction; and, be it further

 

Resolved, That a person from the City be assigned to address the concerns of area businesses during the construction period and a monthly progress report shall be made to Council for the next six months.

 

The resolution was passed, as amended, on the following roll-call vote:

 

Yeas: Councilpersons, Airey-Wilson, Aponte, Boucher, Cotto, Deutsch, Kennedy, Ritter Torres and Winch. 9

 

**Ordinance amending Chapter 2, Article IV, Sections 2-87, and Section 2-92 of Code de Department of Public Works-Organization and Department of Human Services-Organization.

 

Proposed amending the Municipal Code concerning Chapter 2, Article IV, Sections 2-87, and Section 2-92 of Code de Department of Public Works-Organization and Department of Human Services-Organization, introduced June 14, 2010, and on which a hearing was held June 21, 2010, and action postponed on July 12, 2010 until August 9, 2010, action postponed on that date until August 23, 2010, action postponed on that date until September 13, 2010, was again considered.

 

Reading waived

 

Action postponed until September 27, 2010

 

**Ordinance amending Chapter 26, article I, Section 26-1 of Code de Composition of department; duties.

 

Proposed ordinance amending Chapter 26, Article I, Section 26-1 of the Municipal Code concerning Composition of department; duties, introduced June 14, 2010, on which a hearing was held June 21, 2010, and action postponed on July 12, on that date action postponed until August 23, 2010, action postponed on that date until September 13, 2010, was again considered.

 

Reading waived

 

Action postponed until September 27, 2010

 

**Report, with accompanying resolution de Request for information for review and approval of the recommended budget of the Board of Education.

 

Resolution introduced on April 12, 2010 on that date action postponed until April 26, 2010, action postponed on that date until May 10, 2010, action postponed on that date until May 24, 2010 action postponed on that date until June 14, 2010, action postponed on that date until June 21, 2010, action postponed on that date until July 12, action postponed on that date until August 9, 2010, on that date action postponed until August 23, 2010, action postponed on that date until September 13, 2010, was again considered.

 

Action postponed until September 27, 2010

 

**Ordinance amending Code de Adding new section concerning prohibiting political contributions from City contractors to candidates for Municipal office in the City of Hartford.

 

Proposed amending the Municipal Code concerning adding new section concerning prohibiting political contributions from City contractors to candidates for Municipal office in the City of Hartford, introduced June 28, 2010, and on which a hearing was held July 19, 2010, and action postponed on August 9, 2010, action postponed on that date until August 23, 2010, action postponed on that date until September 13, 2010, was again considered.

 

Reading waived

 

Action postponed until September 27, 2010

 

**(MAYOR SEGARRA) Hartford Commission on Aging de Appointment of Althea E. Cordner to.

 

Resolution introduced by Mayor Segarra on August 9, 2010, action postponed on that date until August 23, 2010, action postponed on that date until September 13, 2010, was again considered.

 

The resolution, introduced August 9, 2010, was passed on the following roll-call vote:

 

Yeas: Councilpersons, Airey-Wilson, Aponte, Boucher, Cotto, Deutsch, Kennedy, Ritter Torres and Winch. 9

 

**(MAYOR SEGARRA) Hartford Parking Authority de Appointment of Kenneth B. Lerman  to.

 

Resolution introduced by Mayor Segarra on August 9, 2010, action postponed on that date until August 23, 2010, action postponed on that date until September 13, 2010, was again considered.

 

The resolution, introduced August 9, 2010, was passed on the following roll-call vote:

 

Yeas: Councilpersons, Airey-Wilson, Aponte, Boucher, Cotto, Deutsch, Kennedy, Ritter Torres and Winch. 9

 

**(MAYOR SEGARRA) Hartford Commission on Aging de Re-appointment of John K. Nelson to.

 

Resolution introduced by Mayor Segarra on August 9, 2010, action postponed on that date until August 23, 2010, action postponed on that date until September 13, 2010, was again considered.

 

The resolution, introduced August 9, 2010, was passed on the following roll-call vote:

 

Yeas: Councilpersons, Airey-Wilson, Aponte, Boucher, Cotto, Deutsch, Kennedy, Ritter Torres and Winch. 9

 

**(MAYOR SEGARRA) Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues de Appointment of David M. Cedar to.

 

Resolution introduced by Mayor Segarra on August 9, 2010, action postponed on that date until August 23, 2010, action postponed on that date until September 13, 2010, was again considered.

 

The resolution, introduced August 9, 2010, was passed on the following roll-call vote:

 

Yeas: Councilpersons, Airey-Wilson, Aponte, Boucher, Cotto, Deutsch, Kennedy, Ritter Torres and Winch. 9

 

**(MAYOR SEGARRA) Hartford Commission on Disability Issues de Re-appointment of Cheryl Zeiner to.

 

Resolution introduced by Mayor Segarra on August 9, 2010, action postponed on that date until August 23, 2010, action postponed on that date until September 13, 2010, was again considered.

 

The resolution, introduced August 9, 2010, was passed on the following roll-call vote:

 

Yeas: Councilpersons, Airey-Wilson, Aponte, Boucher, Cotto, Deutsch, Kennedy, Ritter Torres and Winch. 9

 

**MAYOR SEGARRA, with accompanying resolution de Authorization to execute purchase and sale agreement for 18 and 20 Liberty Street. HEARING DATE – Monday, September 20, 2010

 

Communication was received from Mayor Segarra, with accompanying resolution, as follows:

 

This resolution was introduced on August 23, 2010 and was passed on the meeting of August 23, 2010

 

**MAYOR SEGARRA, with accompanying resolution de Appointment of Ms. Sharon Patterson to the Board of Education.

 

Resolution introduced by Mayor Segarra on August 9, 2010, action postponed on that date until August 23, 2010, action postponed on that date until September 13, 2010, was again considered.

 

The resolution, introduced August 9, 2010, was passed on the following roll-call vote:

 

Yeas: Councilpersons, Airey-Wilson, Aponte, Boucher, Cotto, Deutsch, Kennedy, Ritter Torres and Winch. 9

 

**Poet Laureate de Creation for the City of Hartford of and Hartford of funds from the City Contributions toward Public Programs to.

 

Resolution – Councilman Cotto:

 

The resolution, introduced July 12, 2010, was passed, as amended, on the following roll-call vote:

 

Yeas: Councilpersons, Airey-Wilson, Aponte, Boucher, Cotto, Ritter Torres and Winch. 7

 

Nays: Councilperson Deutsch. 1

 

Absent: Kennedy. 1

 

**(COUNCILMAN TORRES) James Boucher de Appointment as Majority Leader for the term Commencing September 13, 2010 and ending December 31, 2011 of.

 

Resolved, That James M. Boucher be and hereby is appointed Majority Leader for the term commencing September 13, 2010 and ending December 31, 2011.

 

The resolution was passed on the following roll-call vote:

 

Yeas: Councilpersons, Airey-Wilson, Aponte, Boucher, Cotto, Deutsch, Kennedy, Ritter Torres and Winch. 9

 

 

 

Attest:

John V. Bazzano

Town and City Clerk