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June 16, 2003 Minutes
CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
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        The Meriden City Council’s regular meeting of June 16, 2003 was convened at 7:00 p.m. by Mayor Mark Benigni.  Mayor Benigni led the Council in the salute to the flag and Matthew Dominello offered the invocation.  The Clerk called the roll.  Present:  Robert Clermont, Matthew Dominello, Joseph Ferrigno Feest, Keith Gordon, Brian Kogut, George McGoldrick, Michael Rohde, Walter Shamock and Stephen Zerio.

OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE:  Lawrence J. Kendzior, Corporation Counsel and Roger L. Kemp, City Manager.

        Stephen Zerio, made a motion, seconded by Keith Gordon, to bring forth a Consent Calendar and to approve the minutes of June 2, 2003 and to adopt the Consent Calendar as previously prepared.  Motion carried unanimously.

CONSENT CALENDAR

Item 3.         Presented by Patricia D. Lynes, by request.

Whereas, the State of Connecticut, Court Support Services Division announced the availability of funds to enter into a contract for the continuation of funding for the City of Meriden, Department of Human Services, Youth Services Division, Juvenile Justice Center, C.H.A.N.C.E.S. Program for the period effective July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004; and

Whereas, the available funding for fiscal year 2003/2004 is in an amount not to exceed $275,000; and

Whereas, the Juvenile Justice Center, C.H.A.N.C.E.S. Program, will continue to provide coordinated delivery of services to Meriden Youth ages 10-15 who are on probation, parole or under court supervision; and

Whereas, upon renewal of this grant the City will contribute in-kind services in the form of office space, administrative and fiscal management, and no direct cost to the City; and

Whereas, the receipt of this grant has no financial impact on the City’s General Fund; now, therefore,

Be It Resolved, that Beth Vumbaco, R.N., M.S., Director of Health and Human Services is hereby authorized to execute a contract on behalf of the City of Meriden, Department of Human Services, Youth Services Division in accordance with the aforesaid project.  Beth Vumbaco, R.N., M.S., Director of Health/Human Services shall process and submit all of the documents required that are relative to this contract.

Adopted.


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Item 4.         Presented by Brian F. Kogut, by request.

A RESOLUTION AMENDING A RESOLUTION MAKING APPROPRIATIONS AGGREGATING $8,402,000 FOR VARIOUS PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS AND EQUIPMENT AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $8,402,000 BONDS OF THE CITY TOMEET SAID APPROPRIATIONS AND PENDING THE ISSUANCE THEREOF THE MAKING OF TEMPORARY BORROWINGS FOR SUCH PRUPOSE.

                Resolved:

Section 1.  Section 1(b) of the resolution entitled “A Resolution Making Appropriations Aggregating $8,402,000 For Various Public Improvements And Equipment And Authorizing The Issuance Of $8,402,000 Bonds Of The City To Meet Said Appropriations And Pending The Issuance Thereof The Making Of Temporary Borrowings For Such Purpose”, adopted by the Common Council on August 21, 2000, as amended, (the “GPIB #50 Resolution”) is hereby amended by adding the following new appropriations:

“Johnson Hill Permanent Tank Covers (Acct.#:401-7350-883)-$1,446,230; and
Carpenter Avenue Floating Tank Covers (Acct. #401-7350-884) - $228,770”

Thus increasing the total appropriation therein from $3,855,000 to $5,530,000.

Section 2.  Section 2(b) of the GPIB #50 Resolution is amended by increasing the amount of bonds of the City therein authorized to be issued from $3,855,000 to $5,530,000.

Section 3.  Section 7 of the GPIB #50 Resolution shall be applicable to the appropriation added by this amendment, as of the date of adoption of such amendment.

Referred to Finance for Public Hearing.

Item 5.         Presented by Stephen T. Zerio.

                Whereas, the City has acquired certain properties through foreclosure; and

                Whereas, certain of these properties are located at 183-185 Bunker Avenue; and

Whereas, the City’s Economic Development Task Force is responsible for disposing of such properties; and

Whereas, the Economic Development Task Force recommends these properties be sold to an adjacent property owner; and

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Whereas, the Economic Development Task Force recommends this property not be developed or used to increase density in any other lot; now, therefore,

Be It Resolved, that the aforementioned property is hereby declared surplus and may be disposed of by said Task Force.

Referred to Economic Development, Housing & Zoning, Planning.

Item 6.         Presented by Keith Gordon.

Be It Resolved, that a stop sign be placed on New Hanover Avenue near the curve going down towards Hanover Road; and

Be It Further Resolved, that the stop sign be installed before the curve to the right going down the hill; and

Be It Further Resolved, that signs about a dangerous curve ahead be installed where needed.

Referred to Public Safety.

Item 7.         Presented by Walter A. Shamock.

Whereas, certain municipal employees take City vehicles home because of public safety concerns, they are on standby, on-call, or by union agreement; and

Whereas, it is desirable to review these arrangements with the goal of reducing the City’s expenses in this area of the budget; and

Whereas, the City Manager, working with Department Managers, should review those municipal vehicles being taken home and make recommendations back to the City Council in this regard; and

Whereas, the goal of this review is to ensure that the fewest number of municipal vehicles possible be taken home by our City employees; now, therefore,

Be It Resolved, that the City Manager is hereby directed to review the status of all vehicles being taken home by municipal employees, and report his findings back to the City Council; and

Be It Further Resolved, that the City Manager’s report be returned to the City Council for their consideration by September 1, 2003.

Referred to Public Safety and Public Works and Parks & Recreation.


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Item 8.         Presented by Patricia Lynes and Walter A. Shamock.

Whereas, there currently is no monument listing the servicemen who gave their  lives during W.W. II; now, therefore,

Be It Resolved, that the Public Works and Parks & Recreation Committee investigate the possibility that a bronze plaque be installed on the monument on Broad Street with the list of servicemen who gave their lives during W.W.II; and

Be It Further Resolved, that an appropriation not to exceed $10,000 be made available from the City’s Contingency Budget for this purpose; and

Be It Further Resolved, that the Director of the Department of Parks & Public Works be assigned the task of completing this project.

Referred to Public Works and Parks & Recreation and Finance.

Item 9.         Presented by Brian F. Kogut, by request.

               Whereas, the City employs Parking Attendants; and

                Whereas, these Parking Attendants joined AFSCME, Local 1303-412; and
        
Whereas, the Parking Attendants entered into negotiations with the City in conjunction with the Parking Commission over a Collective Bargaining Agreement effective July 1, 2003; and

Whereas, such agreement was agreed to with fair and equitable wages and benefits; and

Whereas, appropriate funding is in place for next year’s budget; now, therefore,

Be It Resolved, that the Personnel Director sign said agreement; and

Be It Further Resolved, that this union has agreed to concessions and their contract should be reconsidered.

Referred to Finance.

Item 10.        Presented by Brian F. Kogut, by request.

Whereas, the Parking Commission has recommended that certain parking fees be increased; and

Whereas, this Commission has also suggested that other user fees be increased; and
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Whereas, these additional parking fees would make the services provided by the Commission more cost-covering; and

Whereas, the increased parking fees would make users pay for the parking services they utilize; now, therefore,

Be It Resolved, that the requested parking fee increases are hereby approved immediately; and

Be It Further Resolved, that these additional revenues be deposited to the City’s General Fund to offset the cost of the services provided by the Parking Commission.

Increases:

Hourly increase from $1.50 to $2.00.  This will increment $1.00 per half-hour as usual.

Daily increase from $8.00 to $9.50.  This brings the total to $10.00 when tax is added.

Monthly increase from $30.00 to $38.00.  This brings the total to $40.00 when tax is added.

Referred to Finance.

Item 11.        Withdrawn.

Item 12.        Letter to City Council from Rich Dahn of South Meriden Youth League re:  Upgrades & Improvement List was referred to Public Works and Parks & Recreation and Finance.

Item 13.        Letter to Mark Zebora from Mark Phillips of Ed Walsh Little League re:  Request to purchase a groomer was referred to Public Works and Parks & Recreation and Finance.

Item 14.        Letter to City Council from Dave O’Leary of Jack Barry Little League re:  Upgrade & improvement list was referred to Public Works and Parks & Recreation and Finance.

Item 15.        Letter to Mayor Benigni from Jerry Silbert, Quinnipiac Watershed Partnership re:  Plants and landscape plan for Baldwin Pond was referred to Public Works and Parks & Recreation.



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Item 16.        Letter to Mayor Benigni from Scott and Margaret Reynolds re:  questions and concerns regarding development of Cathole Mountain was referred to Planning Commission.

Item 17.        Letter to City Manager Kemp from Brenda Vumbaco, Treasurer of Meriden Symphony Orchestra re:  Request for $2910.00 towards 7/3/03.  Referred to Finance.

Item 18.        Letter to City Council from John Cerrato of Polish Knights re:  Painting of curbing from entrances of two parking lots down to the corner of Willow Street.  Referred to Public Safety.

Item 19.        Letter to City Manager Kemp from John Hogan of Home Avenue re:  Deteriorated curbs on Home Avenue.  Referred to Public Works and Parks & Recreation.

Item 20.        Letter to Lata Krishnarao, Asst. Planner from Steve Trella, Deputy Fire Marshal re:  Disposition of 16 Benjamin Street. Referred to Economic Development, Housing & Zoning.

Item 21.        Bid Waiver from Meriden Public Schools for $275 a month for a Pitney Bowes mailing machine under State Bid Contract was filed.

Item 22.        Bid Waiver from Deputy Director of Public Works for Tony’s Trucking to haul garbage, bulky waste and recycling was filed.

Item 23.        Bid Waiver from Irene Masse, City Clerk for $20,000 to purchase office modules from Saybrook Office Equipment to maximize space and efficiency was filed.

Item 25.        Bid Waiver from Deputy Chief Jeffry Cossette for the purchase of Motorola Portable Radios and Accessories utilizing a State Contract was filed.

Item 26.        Bid Waiver from Board of Education for tiling work by North Haven Ceramic Tiles at Nathan Hale Elementary School under the General Improvements to School Buildings Grant was filed.

Item 27.        Bid Waiver from Parks Department for $19,915.00 for Haberli Electric to perform emergency work on Ceppa Field lighting.  Haberli Electric was the low quoter.  Filed.

Item 28.        Claims submitted against the City by Frank Papandrea, 31 Bellevue Street, Meriden, CT. was referred to Legal and Safety & Risk.

Item 35.        Flood Control Implementation Agency Meeting Minutes of April 1, 2003 were filed.

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Item 36.        Flood Control Implementation Agency Meeting Minutes of May 6, 2003 were filed.

Item 37.        School Building Committee Meeting Minutes of May 1, 2003 were filed.

Item 38.        Meriden Aviation Commission Meeting Minutes of May 13, 2003 were filed.

Item MNO39.     Presented by Brian F. Kogut.

        Whereas, the Meriden Land Trust, Inc. is the owner of properties located at 110 Ivy Drive, 218 Lydale Place and 224 Lydale Place, in Meriden; and

        Whereas, the Meriden Land Trust is willing to allow the public access to said properties for the purpose of passive recreation, such as walking, hiking, bird watching and the like; and

        Whereas, the Meriden Land Trust is willing to do so on the condition that it be held harmless from any liability claims and insured against such claims; and

        Whereas, the Meriden Land Trust is a non-profit corporation formed to conserve open space in Meriden for future generations, and the City should shares that goal and should assist the Land Trust in its activities; and

        Whereas, the City is able to provide such insurance at minimal or no additional cost as part of its current insurance coverage; now, therefore,

        Be It Resolved, that the City of Meriden indemnify the Meriden Land Trust, Inc. against liability claims and provide it insurance for that purpose, on the condition that the insured properties be available for use by the public for passive recreations purposes, such as walking, hiking, bird watching and the like, for properties located at 110 Ivy Drive, 218 Lydale Place , 224 Lydale Place, and such other properties as may be owned by the Meriden Land Trust, Inc. and made available for such use in the future; and

        Be It Further Resolved, that the Corporation Counsel and the City Manager are authorized to execute any and all documents and take such other actions as are necessary to effectuate the terms of this resolution.

Referred to Public Works and Parks & Recreation.

Item MNO40.     Presented by Mark Benigni.

        Be It Resolved, that the following individual be appointed to the Inlands-Wetlands & Watercourse Commission for a term expiring 1/31/04.


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        Robert C. Burns         D
        223 Columbus Avenue
        (replaces Larosa)

Adopted.

Item MNO41.     Presented by Stephen T. Zerio.

        Whereas, the Jack Barry Little League has requested that new ballfields be constructed adjacent at their current facility; and

        Whereas, the needs for the additional fields is based on the growth of their membership in recent years; and

        Whereas, the Jack Barry Little League Program serves about 400 young people in the City of Meriden; and

        Whereas, the addition of these fields will improve the quality of the City’s recreation programs to young people throughout the City; now, therefore,

        Be It Resolved, that the sum of $11,000 is hereby made available from the City’s Contingency Budget to implement the proposal submitted by this League; and

        Be It Further Resolved, that these funds be given directly to the Jack Barry Little League, who will be responsible for implementing their plan; and

        Be It Further Resolved, that upon completion of this project, a complete accounting of these funds be presented to the City Manager, who will make them available to the City Council for their information.

Referred to Finance.

Item MNO42.     Presented by Brian F. Kogut, by request.

        Whereas, the Department of Finance has one vacancy which has been funded in the year’s, as well as the coming year’s municipal budget; and

        Whereas, this vacancy involves the following position – Accountant; now, therefore,

        Be It Resolved, that the City Manager is hereby authorized to fill this position – Accountant; and

        Be It Further Resolved, that the above position is filled effective September 1, 2003.

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Referred to Finance.

Item MNO43.     Presented by Michael S. Rohde.

        Whereas, the Department of Parks and Public Works has four vacancies which have been funded in this year’s, as well as the coming year’s municipal budget; and

        Whereas, these vacancies include the following positions – Custodian, Mechanic, Parks Maintainer, and Highway Maintainer; now, therefore,

        Be It Resolved, that the City Manager is hereby authorized to fill these four positions (Custodian, Mechanic, Parks Maintainer and Highway Maintainer); and

        Be It Further Resolved, that the above positions are filled effective September 1, 2003.

Referred to Finance.

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

Item 1. Presented by Joseph Ferrigno Feest and George McGoldrick.

        Whereas, Irene Moriarty, a 2nd grade teacher is retiring after 35 years of dedication to the children of our school system; and

        Whereas, Irene has taught at Benjamin Franklin School since 1968, and in addition to her responsibilities as a teacher, she has also served on the School Improvement Committee, the Child Study Team, and as a PTA Liaison; and

        Whereas, Irene has been awarded the Exemplary Achievement Award twice, once for Book Bag Buddies and also for Story Box Stories; she has put together homework bags for needy children, and she and her students have collected for charities, including the Rose Hope Animal Shelter; and

        Whereas, each morning Irene reviews the local newspaper to become current on events of present and former students and families to recognize them on their special occasion; and

        Whereas, it is only fitting that Irene’s commitment to the Meriden School System be recognized upon her retirement; now, therefore,

        Be It Resolved, that the Mayor and City Council does hereby publicly thank Irene for her devotion to our school children and to extend our best wishes to her and that Wednesday, June 18, 2003 be proclaimed as “Irene Moriarty Day” in her honor upon this special occasion; and
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        Be It Further Resolved, that a copy be presented to Irene as an expression of our appreciation with a copy thereof posted at Benjamin Franklin School to allow Irene’s fellow teachers and students to take notice of her special day.

        Dated and Presented, this 16th day of June, 2003.

Joseph Ferrigno Feest, made a motion, seconded by George McGoldrick, to adopt.  Motion carried unanimously.  Mayor Benigni asked Minority Leader Feest and Councilor McGoldrick to join him in the ellipse.  They presented Ms. Moriarty a framed copy of the resolution.

Item 2.         Presented by Mark D. Benigni.

Whereas, Saulo F. Sforza of Sal’s Barber Shop of 111 State Street is retiring after 33 years in Meriden; and

Whereas, Sal was one of the first tenants to move into the Meriden Mall in September of 1970, and will be one of the last tenants when the Barber Shop closes on June 30, 2003; and

Whereas, Sal has received notoriety by cutting the hairs and shaping the heads of many of Meriden’s “notable” officials, such as our own City Manager and City Planner; and

Whereas, Sal is respected by his patrons and will be remembered for his style and professionalism, and his business commitment is truly notable, earning him the respect he so rightfully deserves; now, therefore,

Be It Resolved, that the Mayor and City Council on behalf of the citizens of Meiden do hereby wish Sal the best in his retirement, and that Tuesday, June 17, 2003 be recognized as “Sal Sforza Day” in the City of Meriden in recognition of this special occasion; and

Be It Further Resolved, that a copy of this resolution be spread upon the records of this City Council and that a copy thereof be presented to Sal with our best wishes that his retirement days be filled with health and happiness.

Dated and Presented, this 16th day of June, 2003.

Walter Shamock, made a motion, seconded by Keith Gordon, to adopt.  Motion carried unanimously.  Mayor Benigni asked Deputy Mayor Shamock and Majority Leader Zerio to join him in the ellipse.  They presented Mr. Sforza a framed copy of the resolution.

Item 24.
Memo

To:             Roger L. Kemp, City Manager
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From:           Wilma C. Petro, CPPB, C.P.M., Purchasing Officer
Date:           May 16, 2003
Subject:        Bid Waiver
The Police Department is requesting a bid waiver for the purchase of two (2) 2003 Ford Expedition XLTs for the Patrol Division.  This year’s Bid Award for 2003 Ford Expeditions is Rizzo Ford of North Providence, RI (CT Bid Award #012-A-11-0385-C).  In the past, the Police Department has used this vendor to purchase a similar vehicle and has had an excellent relationship with them.

Therefore, Captain David Ceneviva is requesting a bid waiver for this purchase.

                                                        Wilma C. Petro, CPPB, C.P.M.
                                                        Purchasing Officer

                                                        Robert Curry
                                                        Acting Finance Director

I agree with your reason for the waiving of the provision of Chapter VIII, Section I, Article C of the Charter of the City of Meriden, and I hereby consent to the waiving of Chapter VIII, Section I, Article C of the Charter of the City of Meriden for the purpose of executing the project in the manner stated above.

                                                        Roger L. Kemp
                                                        City Manager

Stephen Zerio, made a motion, seconded by Brian Kogut, to file.  Motion carried unanimously.

Item 29.        Your Public Safety Committee, to whom was referred the resolution concerning filling of vacancies at the Police Department (1 Captain and 1 Sergeant) on 6/2/03, report that they have attended to the matter and recommend adoption.

Committee:  Matthew C. Dominello, Sr., Chairman; Anthony D. Tomassetti, Vice-Chairman; Michael S. Rohde; Keith Gordon; Joseph Ferrigno Feest.

Matthew Dominello, made a motion, seconded by Keith Gordon, to adopt.  Motion carried unanimously.

Item 30A.       Your Finance Committee, to whom was referred the transfer of properties at 1 State Street and 50 East Main Street from Meriden Economic Resources Group to the City of Meriden on 6/2/03, report that they have attended to the matter and recommend adoption.

Committee:  Brian F. Kogut, Chairman; Keith Gordon, Vice-Chairman; Stephen T. Zerio; Walter A. Shamock; Joseph R. Galotti, Jr.



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Brian Kogut, made a motion, seconded by Stephen Zerio, to adopt.  Councilor Feest asked to abstain.  Hearing no objection it was so ordered.  Vote taken on base motion and carried unanimously.  Councilor Feest abstained.

Item 30B.       Your Finance Committee, to whom was referred the resolution concerning filling of vacancies at the Police Department (1 Captain and 1 Sergeant) on 6/2/03, report that they have attended to the matter and recommend adoption and the passage of the accompanying order:

Committee:  Brian F. Kogut, Chairman; Keith Gordon, Vice-Chairman; Stephen T. Zerio; Walter A. Shamock; Joseph F. Galotti, Jr.

Be It Further Ordered, that the $24,000 be redirected into the Police Department’s accounts as follows:  $8,000 into the Salary Line Item Account and $16,000 into the Overtime Line Item Account to help cover any overtime expense from the officer assigned to the Task Force.

Brian Kogut, made a motion, seconded by Keith Gordon, to adopt.  Motion carried.  Councilors Shamock, McGoldrick and Kogut voted Nay.

Item 30C.       Your Finance Committee, to whom was referred the resolution concerning Hunter’s Ambulance Service Contract on 4/21/03, report that they have attended to the matter and recommend to extend the present contract to the end of September so they have time to finalize the contract.

Committee:  Brian F. Kogut, Chairman; Keith Gordon, Vice-Chairman; Stephen T. Zerio; Walter A. Shamock; Joseph F. Galotti, Jr.

Keith Gordon, made a motion, seconded by Stephen Zerio, to adopt.  Councilor Kogut asked to abstain.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered. Vote taken on base motion to adopt and carried unanimously.  Councilor Kogut abstained.

Item 30D.       Your Finance Committee, to whom was referred the resolution concerning transfer of funds from Contingency Fund to cover Local #740 Contract settlement ($45,946) on 4/21/03, report that they have attended to the matter and recommend adoption and the passage of the accompanying order:

Committee:  Brian F. Kogut, Chairman; Keith Gordon, Vice-Chairman; Stephen T. Zerio; Walter A. Shamock; Joseph F. Galotti, Jr.

Be It Further Ordered, that the appropriation of $45,946 be changed to read $68,600.

Brian Kogut, made a motion, seconded by Stephen Zerio, to adopt.  Motion carried unanimously.

Item 30E.      Your Finance Committee, to whom was referred a letter to City Councilor Dominello from Diane Sequist, Chairman of Special Day for Special People Committee

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requesting $1,000 contribution on 5/5/03, report that they have attended to the matter and recommend adoption and the passage of the accompanying order:

Committee:  Brian F. Kogut, Chairman; Keith Gordon, Vice-Chairman; Stephen T. Zerio; Walter A. Shamock; Joseph R. Galotti, Jr.

Be It Ordered, that source of funding to come from the Contingency Fund.

Brian Kogut, made a motion, seconded by Stephen Zerio, to adopt.  Motion carried unanimously.

Item 30F.       Your Finance Committee, to whom was referred the resolution concerning an appropriation of $17,000 for repairs and improvements at Habershon Field in South Meriden on 5/5/03, report that they have attended to the matter and recommend adoption and the passage of the accompanying order:

Committee:  Brian Kogut, Chairman; Keith Gordon, Vice-Chairman; Stephen T. Zerio; Walter A. Shamock; Joseph R. Galotti, Jr.

Be It Further Ordered, that the paragraph which states “Now, therefore, Be It Resolved, that the sum of $17,100….”be changed to read, “Now, therefore, Be It Resolved, that the sum of $10,500 is appropriated for a fence with safety cap be installed around the Babe Ruth Field”; and

Be It Further Resolved, that the last paragraph be changed to read “…..that the source of funding shall be the Contingency Fund.”

Stephen Zerio, made a motion, seconded by Brian Kogut, to table.  Motion carried unanimously.

Item 30G.       Your Finance Committee, to whom was referred the resolution concerning an amendment of GPIB #44 – 1)Decreasing appropriation for “Library Fire Alarm System” by $20,700; 2)Decreasing appropriation for “Police Department – 11 vehicles”; 3)Decreasing appropriation for “Tank Replacement, Public Works, Parks & Recreation” by $22,700; 4)Decreasing appropriation for “Tank Replacement – Fire Department” by $4,900; 5)Decreasing appropriation for “Tank Replacement – Curtis” by $27,808; 6)Rescinding appropriation for “Tank Replacement – Design” thus decreasing total appropriation in Section 1 of GPIB #44 from $12,964,020 to $12,818,617 on 5/19/03, report that they have attended to the matter and recommend adoption.

Committee:  Brian F. Kogut, Chairman; Keith Gordon, Vice-Chairman; Stephen T. Zerio; Walter A. Shamock; Joseph R. Galotti, Jr.

Brian Kogut, made a motion, seconded by Stephen Zerio, to waive the reading and adopt.  Motion carried unanimously.


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Item 30H.       Your Finance Committee, to whom was referred the resolution concerning an amendment of GPIB #45 – 1)Decreasing appropriation for “DPW Building – Michael Drive/Sprinkler Repairs” by $9,000; 2)Decreasing appropriation for “Kensington Avenue Sidewalks” by $14,000; 3)Decreasing appropriation for “St. Casimer Parking Lot” by $4,000; 4)Decreasing appropriation for “Street Sweeper (Replacement) by $31,900 thus decreasing total appropriation in Section 1 of GPIB #45 from $11,373,510 to $11,314,610 on 5/19/03, report that they have attended to the matter and recommend adoption.

Committee:  Brian F. Kogut, Chairman; Keith Gordon, Vice-Chairman; Stephen T. Zerio; Walter A. Shamock; Joseph R. Galotti, Jr.

Brian Kogut, made a motion, seconded by Stephen Zerio, to waive the reading and adopt.  Motion carried unanimously.

Item 30I.       Your Finance Committee, to whom was referred the resolution concerning an amendment to GPIB #54 – Decreasing total appropriation by $1,365,000 from $16,800,000 to $15,435,000 on 5/19/03, report that they have attended to the matter and recommend adoption.

Committee:  Brian F. Kogut, Chairman; Keith Gordon, Vice-Chairman; Stephen T. Zerio; Walter A. Shamock; Joseph R. Galotti, Jr.

Brian Kogut, made a motion, seconded by Stephen Zerio, to waive the reading and adopt.  Motion carried unanimously.

Item 30J.       Your Finance Committee, to whom was referred the resolution concerning an amendment to GPIB #55 – 1)Decreasing appropriation for “Library Bookmobile Replacement” by $43,200; 2)Decreasing appropriation for “Golf Pro Renovation” by $40,000; 3)Rescinding appropriation for “Parks & Public Works – Engineering – Genest/Williams Street Drainage Project”; 4)Rescinding appropriation for “Highway Building Renovations” thus decreasing total appropriation in Section 1 of GPIB #55 from $7,395,760 to $7,080,400 on 5/19/03, report that they have attended to the matter and recommend adoption.

Committee:  Brian F. Kogut, Chairman; Keith Gordon, Vice-Chairman; Stephen T. Zerio; Walter A. Shamock; Joseph R. Galotti, Jr.

Brian Kogut, made a motion, seconded by Stephen Zerio, to waive the reading and adopt.  Motion carried unanimously.

Item 30K.       Your Finance Committee, to whom was referred the resolution concerning appointment of McGladrey and Pullen as auditors for the City on 5/19/03, report that they have attended to the matter and recommend adoption and the passage of the accompanying order:

Committee:  Brian F. Kogut, Chairman; Keith Gordon, Vice-Chairman; Stephen T. Zerio; Walter A. Shamock; Joseph R. Galotti, Jr.


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Be It Further Ordered, that the in the fourth “Whereas” paragraph the language which states “2003-2004, 2004-2005” be deleted; and in the first “Be It Resolved” paragraph the language, which states “and continuing for an additional 2 fiscal years” be deleted; and in the last paragraph the language, which states “$81,500 for FY2003-2004 and $83,100 for FY2004-2005” be deleted.

Brian Kogut, made a motion, seconded by Stephen Zerio, to adopt.  Motion carried unanimously.

Item 30L.       Your Finance Committee, to whom was referred the resolution concerning union concessions to restore layoffs on 6/2/03, report that they have attended to the matter and recommend adoption.

Committee:  Brian F. Kogut, Chairman; Keith Gordon, Vice-Chairman; Stephen T. Zerio; Walter A. Shamock; Joseph R. Galotti, Jr.

Brian Kogut, made a motion, seconded by Stephen Zerio, to adopt.  Motion carried.  Brian Kogut voted Nay.

Item 30M.       Your Finance Committee, to whom was referred the resolution concerning transfer of funds for Fire contract settlement and other various transfers on 6/2/03, report that they have attended to the matter and recommend adoption.

Committee:  Brian F. Kogut, Chairman; Keith Gordon, Vice-Chairman; Stephen T. Zerio; Walter A. Shamock; Joseph R. Galotti, Jr.

Brian Kogut, made a motion, seconded by Keith Gordon, to adopt.  Stephen Zerio, made a motion, seconded by Walter Shamock, to table.  Stephen Zerio, made a motion, seconded by Walter Shamock, to withdraw the motion to table.  Vote on original motion to adopt carried unanimously.

Item 30N.        Your Finance Committee, to whom was referred the resolution concerning Clerk II position for Meals-On-Wheels Program on 6/2/03, report that they have attended to the matter and recommend adoption and the passage of the accompanying order:

Committee:  Brian F. Kogut, Chairman; Keith Gordon, Vice-Chairman; Stephen T. Zerio; Walter A. Shamock; Joseph R. Galotti, Jr.

Be It Further Ordered, that this item be approved pending approval of the Human Services Committee.

Stephen Zerio, made a motion, seconded by Walter Shamock, to table.  Motion carried unanimously.

Item 30O.       Your Finance Committee, to whom was referred the resolution concerning a special appropriation to the Board of Education for FY2003-2004 in an amount equal to the amount of unexpended funds appropriated to the Board of Education for the 2002-2003 FY, as
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soon after the amount of such surplus is ascertained on 6/2/03, report that they have attended to the matter and recommend adoption.

Committee:  Brian F. Kogut, Chairman; Keith Gordon, Vice-Chairman; Stephen T. Zerio; Walter A. Shamock; Joseph R. Galotti, Jr.

Brian Kogut, made a motion, seconded by Keith Gordon, to adopt.  Motion carried unanimously.

Item 30P.       Your Finance Committee, to whom was referred the resolution concerning an appropriation of $250 from Contingency Fund for the Quinnipiac Watershed Partnership on 6/2/03, report that they have attended to the matter and recommend adoption.

Committee:  Brian F. Kogut, Chairman; Keith Gordon, Vice-Chairman; Stephen T. Zerio; Walter A. Shamock; Joseph R. Galotti, Jr.

Brian Kogut, made a motion, seconded by Keith Gordon, to adopt.  Motion carried unanimously.

Item 30Q.       Your Finance Committee, to whom was referred the resolution concerning filling vacancies in Parks and Public Works Department on 6/2/03, report that they have attended to the matter and recommend adoption and the passage of the accompanying order:

Committee:  Brian F. Kogut, Chairman; Keith Gordon, Vice-Chairman; Stephen T. Zerio; Walter A. Shamock; Joseph R. Galotti, Jr.

Be It Further Ordered, that the second “Whereas” paragraph be deleted; and in the “Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved” paragraph be changed to read “…that the City Manager is hereby authorized to fill the Associate City Engineering position;” and the last paragraph of the resolution be changed to read, “Be It Further Resolved, that the above position is filled effective August 1, 2003.”

Brian Kogut, made a motion, seconded by Keith Gordon, to adopt.  Motion carried unanimously.

Item 30R.       Your Finance Committee, to whom was referred the resolution concerning filling vacancies in the Finance Department on 6/2/03, report that they have attended to the matter and recommend adoption and the passage of the accompanying order:

Committee:  Brian F. Kogut, Chairman; Keith Gordon, Vice-Chairman; Stephen T. Zerio; Walter A. Shamock; Joseph R. Galotti, Jr.

Be It Further Ordered, that the second to last paragraph be changed to read “Be It Resolved, that the City Manager is hereby authorized to fill the position of Director of Accounting;” and that the

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last paragraph of the resolution be changed to read “Be It Further Resolved, that the above position may be filled effective July 1, 2003.

Brian Kogut, made a motion, seconded by Keith Gordon, to adopt.  Motion carried unanimously.

Item 31A.       Your Public Works and Parks & Recreation Committee, to whom was referred a resolution concerning acquiring through eminent domain temporary & permanent easements for drainage improvements on Old Stagecoach Road but not limited to 212 Old Stagecoach Road, 533 South Broad Street and 777 South Curtis Street on 6/2/03, report that they have attended to the matter and recommend adoption.

Committee:  Michael S. Rohde, Chairperson; Joseph Galotti, Vice-Chairperson; Brian Kogut; George McGoldrick; Walter Shamock.

George McGoldrick, made a motion, seconded by Brian Kogut, to adopt.  Motion carried unanimously.

Item 31B.       Your Public Works and Parks & Recreation Committee, to whom was referred a resolution concerning Elizabeth Avenue to be added to the paving list on 1/6/03, report that they have attended to the matter and recommend the following:

Committee:  Michael S. Rohde, Chairperson; Joseph Galotti, Vice-Chairperson; Brian Kogut; George McGoldrick; Walter Shamock.

Walter Shamock, made a motion, seconded by Brian Kogut, to adopt.  Motion carried unanimously.

Item 31C.       Your Public Works and Parks & Recreation Committee, to whom was referred a resolution concerning appropriation of $17,000 for repairs and improvements at Habershon Field in South Meriden on 5/5/03, report that they have attended to the matter and recommend the following:

Committee:  Michael S. Rohde, Chairperson; Joseph Galotti, Vice-Chairperson; Brian Kogut; George McGoldrick; Walter Shamock.

George McGoldrick, made a motion, seconded by Walter Shamock, to adopt.  Motion carried unanimously.

Item 31D.       Your Public Works and Parks & Recreation Committee, to whom was referred a resolution concerning repair of Hanover Dam on 4/21/03, report that they have attended to the matter and recommend the following:

Committee:  Michael S. Rohde, Chairperson; Joseph Galotti, Vice-Chairperson; Brian Kogut; George McGoldrick; Walter Shamock.
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Be It Ordered, that this item be adopted and referred to Finance for source of funding.

Walter Shamock, made a motion, seconded by George McGoldrick, to adopt.  Motion carried unanimously.

Item 31E.       Your Public Works and Parks & Recreation Committee, to whom was referred a letter concerning drainage problem on 69 Westview Drive on 4/21/03 report that they have attended to the matter and recommend filing.

Committee:  Michael S. Rohde, Chairperson; Joseph Galotti, Vice-Chairperson; Brian Kogut; George McGoldrick; Walter Shamock.

Walter Shamock, made a motion, seconded by George McGoldrick, to adopt.  Motion carried unanimously.

Item 31F.       Your Public Works and Parks & Recreation Committee, to whom was referred a Public Works and Parks & Recreation Committee Report concerning Caretaker Agreement for Broadbrook Filtration Plant on 5/19/03 report that they have attended to the matter and recommend the following:

Committee:  Michael S. Rohde, Chairperson; Joseph Galotti, Vice-Chairperson; Brian Kogut; George McGoldrick; Walter Shamock.

Be It Ordered, that this item be approved; and

Be It Further Ordered, that the City Manager be authorized to sign off on the agreement.

Walter Shamock, made a motion, seconded by George McGoldrick, to adopt.  Walter Shamock, made an amendment, seconded by George McGoldrick, to add the words “which will be for three years” after the word agreement in the “Be It Further Ordered” paragraph.  Amendment carried unanimously.  Vote on base motion as amended carried unanimously.

Item 31G.       Your Public Works and Parks & Recreation Committee, to whom was referred a resolution concerning KANGA Neighborhood Association requesting a park at the corner of Kensington Avenue and Kensington Place on 4/21/03 report that they have attended to the matter and recommend filing.

Committee:  Michael S. Rohde, Chairperson; Joseph Galotti, Vice-Chairperson; Brian Kogut; George McGoldrick; Walter Shamock.

Walter Shamock, made a motion, seconded by George McGoldrick, to adopt.  Motion carried unanimously.

Item 31H.       Your Public Works and Parks & Recreation Committee, to whom was referred a resolution concerning Bulky Waste Program on 5/19/03, report that they have attended to the matter and recommend the following:
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Committee:  Michael S. Rohde, Chairperson; Joseph Galotti, Vice-Chairperson; Brian Kogut; George McGoldrick; Walter Shamock.

Be It Ordered, that this policy be adopted as attached with the exception that there will be a $25.00 charge on returned checks; and

Be It Further Ordered, that a report be forwarded back to the Public Works Committee in October to show how the program is doing.

BULKY WASTE POLICY

The City of Meriden Bulky Waste Pick-Up program resumes 7/14/03.

The intent of the program is removal of normal accumulated household debris from single and multiple family residences.  The program is for residential properties only.  These residences receive one (1) pick-up per street address per calendar year.

A fee of $20.00 for a pick-up must be paid at the time your appointment is scheduled.  No pick-ups will be made prior to payment being received.  We accept cash or checks.  Make checks payable to Treasurer, City of Meriden.  There will be a fee of $25.00 for returned checks.

We accept furniture, bedding, mattresses, dressers, sofas, toys, bicycles, carpeting, lawnmowers (w/fluids removed) and tires with wheels removed, propane tanks w/valves removed.  We also accept aluminum storm doors and windows, as well as entrance and rear doors.

All items must be separated:            METAL           FURNITURE       TIRES

Trash not separated will not be picked up!

Items must not be placed out any sooner than 24 hours before scheduled appointments.  We are not responsible for others adding to the trash and creating an unauthorized pile.

Construction debris, deck or shed demolition, commercial, industrial and hazardous materials are excluded from this residential curbside pick-up program.  No sheet rock, wood frame windows, lumber, 2x4’s etc., shingles, mortar, bricks, paint, lacquers or stains, including gasoline and motor oils.  In addition, we do not take car parts i.e. bumpers, engines, car batteries.  All residents are encouraged to recycle their automobile tires, batteries and large appliances at the time they purchase replacements.

Appointments will be taken beginning 7/7/03-please call (203)630-4275 between the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM only.  No appointments are made via voice mail.  All appointments must be scheduled with a clerk in the Parks and Public Works office.  Due to the inordinate number of calls generated by this program you are likely to reach our voice mail.  Please keep trying until you get through.  The call volume generated by this program does not allow us to respond to messages left on the system.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

We will take walk-in appointments and payments at the Parks and Recreation office, 460 Liberty Street, Washington Park, during normal business hours.

Prices:         $10 per car
        $20 per pick-up truck
        $50 large truck

George McGoldrick, made a motion, seconded by Walter Shamock, to adopt.  After a brief discussion regarding the policy, Walter Shamock, made a motion, seconded by George
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McGoldrick, to move the question.  Motion carried.  Councilors Clermont and Gordon voted Nay.  Vote taken on base motion to adopt and carried.  Councilors Clermont and Gordon voted Nay.

Item 31I.       Your Public Works and Parks & Recreation Committee, to whom was referred letters, resolutions & petitions concerning various streets to be added to the paving list on various dates report that they have attended to the matter and recommend the following:

Committee:  Michael S. Rohde, Chairperson; Joseph Galotti, Vice-Chairperson; Brian Kogut; George McGoldrick; Walter Shamock.

Be It Ordered, that the attached paving list be approved as presented; and

Be It Further Ordered, that Items #7A-N on the Public Works agenda be filed.

Pavement Rehab – 2003
NAME:                   FROM:                   TO:

Reclaim
Mosher Street *         Carter Avenue Extension Spring Street
North Second Street     North Avenue            West Main Street
Village Lane            New Cheshire Rd.                New Cheshire Rd.
Mildred Road *          Thorpe Avenue           Thorpe Avenue
Janet Road              Mildred Road            Mildred Road
David Drive *           Gravel Street           David Drive
Williams Street         East Main Street                Liberty Street
Oak Street              20’ S of Lima Street    Olive Street
Rice Road *             Miller Avenue           Whitney Drive
Meriden Avenue *                Prospect Avenue         Highland Avenue

Full Depth Reconstruction
Williams Street         Liberty Street          End
Klock Street            Carter Avenue Extension Spring Street

Overlay
Dee Avenue              Jepson Lane             Douglas Drive
Monroe Street           Bradley Avenue          Fourth Street
Congress Street         Crown Street Extension  Ridgefield Street
Winter Street           Columbus Avenue         Carter Avenue Extension
Goff Street             Reservoir Avenue                End
Whitney Drive *         Rice Road               Rice Road       
Morton Road             Mildred Road            End
Fairway Drive           Paddock Avenue          Murdock Avenue
Putter Place            Fairway Drive           Dogleg Drive
Dogleg Drive            Fairway Drive           End
Palmer Drive            Fairway Drive           End
Byron Road              Cheshire Townline               Sidehill Road
Sidehill Road           Keats Road              Byron Road
Oak Street              Harrison Street         20’ S of Lima

* Recommended by City Council


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Pavement Rehab – 2002
NAME:                   FROM:                   TO:

Full Depth Reconstruction:
Charles Street #1               Douglas Drive           310’ N of Douglas
Douglas Drive           New Cheshire Road       210’ N of Dee Avenue
Douglas Drive           210’ N of Dee Avenue    Charles Street #1

Reclaim:
Bruce Lane              Dee Avenue              Charles Street #1
Charles Street          310’ S of Douglas               Bruce Lane
Douglas Drive           Charles Street          553’ E of Charles
Douglas Drive           553’ E of Charles               Main Street

Overlay:
East Main Street                Broad Street            Pratt Street
Center Street           East Main Street                Liberty Street
Pleasant Street         East Main Street                Olive Street
Ridgewood Road *                Parkside Tr.            Murray Street
Woodlawn Tr             Ridgewood Road          End
Parkside Tr             Wall Street             End

Walter Shamock, made a motion, seconded by George McGoldrick, to adopt.  Motion carried unanimously.

Stephen Zerio, made a motion, seconded by Brian Kogut, to remove Item #30F of 6/16/03 from the table.  Motion carried unanimously.

Item 30F.       Your Finance Committee to whom was referred the resolution concerning an appropriation of $17,000 for repairs and improvements at Habershon Field in South Meriden on 5/5/03, report that they have attended to the matter and recommend adoption and the passage of the accompanying order:

Committee:  Brian Kogut, Chairman; Keith Gordon, Vice-Chairman; Stephen T. Zerio; Walter A. Shamock; Joseph R. Galotti, Jr.

Be It Further Ordered, that the paragraph which states “Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved, that the sum of $17,100….” be changed to read, “Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved, that the sum of $10,500 is appropriated for a fence with safety cap be installed around the Babe Ruth Field;” and

Be It Further Resolved, that the last paragraph be changed to read “….that the source of funding shall be the Contingency Fund”.

Brian Kogut, made a motion, seconded by Keith Gordon, to adopt.  Motion carried unanimously.

Matthew Dominello, made a motion, seconded by Robert Clermont, to take up an item not on the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.  Matthew Dominello, made a motion, seconded by Robert Clermont, to discharge Item #7 of 6/2/03 from the Human Services Committee.  Motion carried unanimously.
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Item 7 of 6/2/03:  Presented by Patricia Lynes and Matthew C. Dominello, Sr.

Whereas, the Department of Human Services, Division of Senior Affairs, Meals-on-Wheels Program delivers 135 meals each day to homebound senior citizens in Meriden to help them remain in their own homes as long as possible; and

Whereas, many of these meals are paid for by State of Connecticut agencies and programs whose mission is also to help people continue to live independently at home as long as possible; and

Whereas, there is substantial paperwork involved in submitting the monthly billing to be reimbursed for providing these meals; and

Whereas, the Department of Human Services, Division of Senior Affairs, has one Clerk II position in the Meals-on-Wheels Program that has been vacant since February, 2003 due to the retirement of an employee; and

Whereas, this employee is responsible for completing grant reimbursement forms for the City under the Connecticut Homecare Program for Elders and the Department of Social Services; and

Whereas, while a General Fund position, this employee generates $125,000 in grant funds annually for the City; and

Whereas, this position is included in the City’s budget for both the current and upcoming fiscal years; now, therefore,

Be It Resolved, that the City Manager is hereby authorized to fill this position; and

Be It Further Resolved, that this position is a benefit to the City of Meriden since it is budgeted for $34,107 but generates $125,000 in program revenues annually for the Meals-on-Wheels Program.

Matthew Dominello, made a motion, seconded by Robert Clermont, to adopt.  Motion carried unanimously.

Stephen Zerio, made a motion, seconded by Brian Kogut, to remove Item #30N of 6/16/03 from the table.  Motion carried unanimously.

Item 30N.  Your Finance Committee, to whom was referred the resolution concerning Clerk II position for Meals-on-Wheels Program on 6/2/03, report that they have attended to the matter and recommend adoption and the passage of the accompanying order:

Committee:  Brian F. Kogut, Chairman; Keith Gordon, Vice-Chairman; Stephen T. Zerio; Walter A. Shamock; Joseph R. Galotti, Jr.

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Be It Further Ordered, that this item be approved pending approval of the Human Services Committee.

Brian Kogut, made a motion, seconded by Keith Gordon, to adopt.  Motion carried unanimously.

There being no further business to be brought before the Council, Stephen Zerio, made a motion, seconded by Keith Gordon, to adjourn.  Motion carried unanimously.  The meeting adjourned at 9:02 p.m.

                                                        Lori N. Canney
                                                        Clerk of the City Council


 
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