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City Council Minutes of 4/02/01
                                                        CITY COUNCIL
                                                        REGULAR MEETING
                                                        APRIL 2, 2001

RECAPITULATIONS.

ADOPTED.  Res. re:  In commemoration of Stanley J. Hancock, Jr.

FINANCE.  Res. re:  Appropriation of $85,000 for material and installation costs for traffic signal installation at Thomas Edison Middle School with source of funding to be determined by Finance Committee.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, HOUSING & ZONING AND PLANNING.  Res. re:  Disposition of City Owned property (49 Andrews Street).

PUBLIC SAFETY.  Res. re:  FEMA Grant for fire officers and firefighters to be trained in supervisory skills and safety.

PUBLIC SAFETY.  Res. re:  FEMA Grant for firefighters and officers to be provided with necessary equipment and training to initiate a physical fitness wellness program.

ADOPTED.  Res. re:  Appropriation of $5,000 from Drainage Bond Account to complete the drainage project at 52 Alanby Drive.

HUMAN SERVICES FOR PUBLIC HEARING.  Res. re:  CDBG 27.

PUBLIC SAFETY.  Res. re:  No parking signs be erected on eastside of Lewis Avenue northerly from Foster Street.

FINANCE AND HUMAN SERVICES.  Res. re:  A special appropriation of $5000 be made for purposes of any aggressive larviciding program.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT,  HOUSING & ZONING AND PLANNING.  Res. re:  City Manager be directed to acquire Lewis Avenue by all means possible.

PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS & RECREATION.  Res. re:  Staff be directed to develop an RFP for the purpose of retaining expertise to assist City in attaining economies existing in said material and labor structure and the RFP be structured in such a way that it is performance based only and should be submitted back to the City Council within 90 days of the adoption of this resolution.

PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS & RECREATION.  Res. re:  Public Works and Parks & Recreation Committee be directed to work with the Director to develop a “dog park” for the City of Meriden and report back its findings within 120 days of the adoption of this resolution.

PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS & RECREATION.  Res. re:  City Council endorse the “exercise track” at Washington Park to be built by Allyson Johnson and thank Ms. Johnson for her dedication and commitment to the City of Meriden.

FINANCE.  Res. re:  Special appropriation of $200,000 be made to cover the dumping fees for the Bulky Waste Program until the end of this fiscal year.

ADOPTED.  Res. re:  MAP Loan to Lyons Tool and Die.

FINANCE.  Res. re:  Traffic and Vehicle Assistant be a certified job description and that current Parts Clerk be put into it and paid retro to January 1, 2001 from salary funds already budgeted for this fiscal year.

FINANCE.  Res. re:  Appropriation of $5000 from Contingency Fund for the cost of flower planting program for the Visions Group.

PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS & RECREATION.  Res. re:  Adding Skyline Drive, Finch Avenue, Riverside Drive to the paving list.

PUBLIC SAFETY.  Res. re:  Stop sign be installed at the intersection of Jepson and Christopher Lane.

ACCEPTED AND FILED.  Letter to Mayor Marinan from Mark Dupuis, Chairman Republican Town Committee re:  Appointment of John Maier, Jr., 145 Tulip Drive to the Board of Review to replace Michael Wrona.

PUBLIC SAFETY.  Letter to Councilor Shamock from Audrey Biafore of 257 Ann Street, Meriden re:  Trailer Trucks working for Kogut’s.

FILED.  Letter to City Council from Planning Commission re:  Acquisition of property behind 376 Reservoir Avenue (2 acres) and their recommendation that the City acquire the property as this would be a useful addition to the Hubbard Park property.

FILED.  Letter to City Council from Planning Commission re:  Acquisition of 33 Locust Street and their recommendation to acquire the property with the condition that an environmental report be submitted to ensure that the site is not contaminated as this parcel would be a useful addition to the North End Field ball fields.

FILED.  Letter to City Council from Planning Commission re:  proposed skateboard park on Coe Avenue and their recommendation to TABLE.

LEGAL AND SAFETY & RISK.  Christian Dostilio, 1367 Old North Colony Road, Meriden; John Bernardo, 288 Maple Avenue, Meriden; Barbara Welch, 206 Stafford Court, Meriden; Anthony Mascia, Jr., 134 Leonard Street, Meriden; Nancy Trella, 100 Valley View Drive, Meriden; Walter Turek, 20 Robin Hill Road, Meriden; Leslie McElroy through Attorney Thomas Weaver; Carol O’Brien, 337 Paddock Avenue, Meriden; Francis Fiore, 160 Sunset Avenue, Meriden; Joseph Valerie and Peter Hall of 72 Boylston Street, Meriden; Denise Kipphut, 111 Murray Street, Meriden; Michael Faulkner, 42 Paddock Avenue, Meriden.

ADOPTED.  Finance Committee Report recommending ADOPTION of a resolution concerning a special appropriation of $47,890.00 to pay the final fees billed by R.W. Beck for their services.

ADOPTED.  Finance Committee Report recommending ADOPTION of a resolution concerning a tentative agreement between City of Meriden and MME 595.

ADOPTED.  Finance Committee Report recommending ADOPTION of a resolution concerning a lease between P.C.I. Foodsource, LLC and the City of Meriden (restaurant at George Hunter Memorial Golf Course).

ADOPTED AS AMENDED.  Economic Development, Housing & Zoning Committee Report recommending that the City Manager enter into a lease with the Castle Craig Playhouse for properties at 59 and 61 West Main Street with the appropriate conditions and that THIS BE AMENDED TO INCLUDE the property at 55 Grove Street  and that the City Manager also be directed to terminate the leases with the present tenants at 63 and 65 West Main Street once a feasibility study is completed and approved by the City Council.

ADOPTED.  Economic Development, Housing & Zoning Committee Report recommending ADOPTION of a resolution concerning Rent Receivership Ordinance and that publication be dispensed with.
                                                        
ADOPTED.  Economic Development, Housing & Zoning Report recommending DENIAL of a resolution concerning Old Baldwin Avenue being accepted as a City Street and this item be denied as recommended by the Planning Commission and Public Works and Parks & Recreation.

ADOPTED.  Economic Development, Housing & Zoning Report recommending ADOPTION of a letter to City Council from Ralph Riello regarding Welcome to Meriden signs and that the City Planner be directed to order a “Welcome to Meriden” sign to be placed at the Evansville Avenue entrance.

ADOPTED.  Economic Development, Housing & Zoning Report recommending ADOPTION of a resolution concerning establishment of the Meriden Neighborhood Academy and that this item be referred to the Library Director for program consideration.

ADOPTED.  Economic Development, Housing & Zoning Report recommending ADOPTION of a letter to Mayor Marinan from John Hurst of Meriden Ventures re:  33 Locust Street and their offer to quit claim this property for the purpose of open space and recreation as recommended by the Planning Commission subject to an environmental assessment which will be paid for by the property owner.

ADOPTED.  Economic Development, Housing & Zoning Report recommending ADOPTION of a resolution concerning 26 Farnes Avenue be accepted in lieu of taxes and other charges due to the City and that Corporation Counsel and City Manager be authorized to execute any and all documents necessary to effectuate said transfer as recommended by the Planning Commission.

NO REPORT.  Public Safety.

NO REPORT.  Public Works and Parks & Recreation.

NO REPORT.  Human Services.

NO REPORT.  Committee of the Whole.

FILED.  Golf Course Commission Minutes of February 27, 2001.

FILED.  Public Utilities Commission Minutes of January 16, 2001.

FILED.  Curtis Memorial Building Committee Minutes of February 20, 2001.

FILED.  Meriden Aviation Commission Minutes of February 20, 2001.

FILED.  Minutes of Flood Control Implementation Agency Meeting of February 6, 2001.

FILED.  Minutes of Commission for Persons with Disabilities of March 1, 2001.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND FINANCE.  Letter to Laura Gallo, Chairwoman of Finance Committee from Capt. Frank Lewandowski re:  purchase of additional gas masks.





 
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