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City Council
Monday, June 17, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Council Chamber
City of Gardner, Massachusetts
Office of the City Council
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CALENDAR FOR THE MEETING
of
MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013
COUNCIL CHAMBER
7:30 P.M.


ORDER OF BUSINESS

I.      CALL TO ORDER

II.     CALL OF THE ROLL OF MEMBERS

III.    OPENING PRAYER

IV.     PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

V.      ANNOUNCEMENT OF OPEN MEETING RECORDINGS

Any person may make a video or audio recording of an open session of a meeting, or may transmit the meeting through any medium, subject to reasonable requirements of the chair as to the number, placement and operation of equipment used so as not to interfere with the conduct of the meeting.~ Any person intending to make such recording shall notify the Chair forthwith.  All documents and exhibits used or referenced at the meeting must be submitted in duplicate to the City Clerk, as they become part of the Meeting Minutes.

VI.     READING OF MINUTES OF PRIOR MEETING(S)

Approval of the Minutes of the June 3, 2013 Regular Meeting.

VII.    PUBLIC HEARINGS

VIII.   COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR

FINANCIAL ORDERS

        9086 – A Veto Message from the Mayor Relative to the Rescission of Loan Order No. 12597, An Order Authorizing $200,000 Loan through Gardner Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund Program.

        9093 – An Order Appropriating $200,000.00 from Water Surplus to Water Department, Water Main Replacement (Finance Committee).

        9094 – An Order Transferring $68,841.00 from Mayor’s Unclassified, Termination Leave Reserve to Community Development, Termination Leave (Finance Committee).

9095 – Amending Loan Order No. 12490, Appropriating $12,000,000.00 for Police Station Construction (Notice of Intent to Amend Pursuant to §35 of Robert’s Rules of      Order - Petition of Councillor Johnson).

        9096 – A Measure Requesting that the Mayor Submit to the City Council an Order to Raise & Appropriate $62,664.00 to Assessors, Chairman Assessors Salary & Wages, for FY2014, in accordance with Section        33 of Chapter 44 of the General Laws (Petition of Councillor Dembrosky).


IX.     PETITIONS, APPLICATIONS, REMONSTRANCES, ETC.
                
        9097 – A Measure Designating the Assistant City Solicitor a Special Municipal Employee (Finance Committee).

        9098 – An Order Declaring Surplus for Purpose of Disposal Buildings and Land at 30 Fairlawn Avenue (Finance Committee).
        
        9099 – A Communication from the Planning Board Relative to a Final Report on An Amendment to Zoning Ordinance Section 582, Designating Mill Street Parcels as Overlay Locations for Large-Scale, Ground         Mounted Solar Photovoltaic Installations (Public Welfare Committee).

X.      REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

        PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE
        
        9063 – An Application by Southern Worcester County Rehabilitation Center, Inc, d/b/a Life-Skills, Inc., d/b/a Chair City Thrift, for a License to Deal in Second Hand Articles at 20 Pearson Boulevard (Referred                          5/20/2013).

        9065 – An Application by This & That Discount Store for a License to Deal in Second Hand Articles at 96 Main Street (Referred 5/20/2013).

        9083 – An Order Authorizing Traffic Restrictions for 2013 Experience Gardner Summer Festival and Sidewalk Sale (Referred 6/3/2013).
        
        9085 – An Application by Brian’s Bowlaway, Inc., 123 Main Street, for a Bowling Alley License (Referred 6/3/2013).

        FINANCE COMMITTEE
        
        9066 – A Request by the Mayor to Remove the City Assessor from her Position Prior to the Expiration of the Term of Office, in accordance with the Provisions of Section 8 the Charter of the City of Gardner            (Referred 5/20/2013; Hearing scheduled for June 19, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.).

        9067 – An Ordinance Amending an Ordinance Relating to the Classification and Compensation of Officers, Employees and Personnel of the Police and Fire Departments - Ordinance No. 41 (Referred 5/20/2013).

        9068 – A Measure Confirming the Mayor’s Appointment of Trevor Beauregard to     Director of Community Development & Planning for term expiring June 3,  2015 (Referred 6/3/2013).

        9069 – A Measure Confirming the Mayor’s Appointment of Eileen Clarkson to Senior Citizens’ Director for term expiring July 1, 2015 (Referred 6/3/2013).

        9070 – A Measure Confirming the Mayor’s Appointment of Danielle Kilty to Full-time Dispatcher, Police Department (Referred 6/3/2013).

        9071 – A Measure Confirming the Mayor’s Appointment of Casey Scott to Part-time Dispatcher, Police Department (Referred 6/3/2013).

        9072 – An Order Transferring $15,000.00 from Property Insurances, Property and General Liability Insurance to Treasurer, Professional Services (Referred 6/3/2013).

        9073 – An Order Appropriating $30,911.00 from Water, Surplus to Water, Contract Operations (Referred 6/3/2013).

        9074 – An Order Appropriating $90,704.00 from Sewer, Surplus to Sewer, Contract Operations (Referred 6/3/2013).

        9075 – An Order Transferring $94,000.00 from Employee Benefits, Health Insurance to Public Works, Snow & Ice (Referred 6/3/2013).

        9076 – An Order Appropriating $70,000.00 from Free Cash to Public Works, Snow & Ice (Referred 6/3/2013).

        9077 – An Order Appropriating $46,000.00 from Free Cash to Mayor’s Unclassified, Land Acquisition (Referred 6/3/2013).

        9078 – An Order Appropriating $710,000.00 from Free Cash to Mayor’s Unclassified, Police Station Reserve (Referred 6/3/2013).

        9079 – An Order Appropriating $45,000.00 from Free Cash to Fire, Overtime (Referred 6/3/2013).

        9080 – An Order Appropriating $70,000.00 from Free Cash to Veterans, Cash Benefits (Referred 6/3/2013).

        9081 – An Order Appropriating $10,260.00 from Free Cash to Various Accounts (Referred 6/3/2013).

        9084 – A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor to Execute Housing Rehabilitation Subordination Agreement, Case No. 00-115(Referred 6/3/2013).

        9090 – A Measure Approving an Exemption of Financial Interest for City Solicitor John M. Flick, pursuant to G.L. Chapter 268A, §20(d) (Referred 6/3/2013).

        9091 – A Measure Approving an Exemption of Financial Interest for Assistant City Solicitor Jill A. Romer, pursuant to G.L. Chapter 268A, §20(d) (Referred 6/3/2013).

        9092 – A Measure Relative to an Encroachment Easement for 7 Jackson Street (Referred 6/3/2013). 

XI.     ANNOUNCEMENTS AND RECOGNITIONS

XII.    UNFINISHED BUSINESS AND MATTERS FOR RECONSIDERATION

In accordance with Council Rule 10, a motion to reconsider a motion shall only be in order at the same meeting, or at the next regular meeting, when a motion for reconsideration is decided, the decision shall not be reconsidered.  No motion to reconsider shall be entertained unless made by a member voting on the prevailing side.
        
        8924 – An Ordinance to Revise and Consolidate, Amend, Supplement and Codify the General Ordinances of the City of Gardner (Referred to Committee of the Whole 10/1/2012; Committee review on 1/16/2013; additional time                 granted).

XIII.   NEW BUSINESS

In accordance with Council Rule 15, any measure may be admitted for consideration by a two-thirds vote, but no such measure shall be finally disposed of except by the affirmative vote of two_thirds of all the Council, and then only as provided by Section 28 of the City Charter.  No money order will be considered under new business unless it is an emergency.

XIV.    CLOSING PRAYER

XV.     ADJOURNMENT

Items listed on the Council Calendar are those reasonably anticipated by the Council President to be discussed at the meeting.  Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.  

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