The Regular Meeting of the 26th Board of Representatives of the City of Stamford will be held Monday, April 1, 2002 at 8:00 p.m. in the Legislative Chambers of the Board of Representatives in the Government Center, 888 Washington Boulevard, Stamford, Connecticut.

Minutes

 

The meeting was called to order at 8:48 p.m.

 

 

 

INVOCATION:  Led by Rep. Imbrogno.  “Heavenly Father, you have placed the earth and its fruit under our care, so that by our labor we will endeavor to ensure that all share in the benefits of your creation.  We ask you to bless all that are present here today, the families and those who were unable to attend, especially for the use of this building as we make our decisions on this Board.  We would also like to pray so that our vote is a positive one for the city of Stamford.  By respecting justice and life we will see ourselves as working for the common good of all and find joy in what we do.  We ask this in your name.  Amen.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG:  Led by President of the Board David Martin.

 

 

 

ROLL CALL:  Conducted by Clerk of the Board Annie Summerville.  There were thirty-seven members present and three absent. Absent were Reps. McCullen and Spandow; there was one vacancy.

 

 

 

FILLING OF VACANCY:  President Martin announced, per the Charter, the first item is to fill any vacancies due to a resignation.  Last month Victor Biancardi resigned giving thirty days notice.  He has notified our board office that he has resigned and requested to be removed from the Board Office mailing list.  President Martin called for nominations from the floor to fill the seat. 

 

Ruby Blackwell moved to nominate Catherine Codato; said motion was seconded.  Rep. Blackwell stated that she is honored to present a Stamford resident, who is a member of the Stamford Board of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors, a former Board of Ethics member.  She is also a long-term member of Riverside’s St. Catherine’s choir, past president of the International Club of Greenwich.  She has lived in Sydney, Australia and Italy.  Said nomination was seconded.  President Martin declared the nominations closed; Clerk of the Board Annie M. Summerville cast one vote (Rep. Skigen abstained).

 

President Martin administered the oath of office.

 

 

 

MOMENTS OF SILENCE:  For the late:

 

Ralph Boccuzzi by the 26th Board of Representatives; Felicia Pannucci and Jennie Farfaglia, by Reps. Giordano and Loglisci; Rose Cosentino, Barbara D. Richardson, Arthur L.Deshnow, Jr. and Romaine E. Fernsler, by Rep. Giordano; Jane Bacon Bosak by Rep. Day; Michael Burke by Rep. Crowley; Geraldine Bafundi, Adonda Maria Jeffries, Josephine L. Meyer, Helen R. Stoogenke, John A. Bruno and Michael J. Ferretti by Rep. Loglisci; and James “Pierre” Preterotti Sr. by Rep. Mirkin.

 

STANDING COMMITTEES

 

STEERING COMMITTEE:   Meeting:  Monday, March 11, 2002

(Report)                            7:00 p.m. - Democratic Caucus Room

 

Majority Leader Boccuzzi moved to waive the Steering Committee Report; said motion was seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote.

 

 

 

APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE: Paul A. Esposito, Chair

(Report)                                   Annie M. Summerville, Vice Chair

(Attendance)                              Meeting:  Tuesday, March 26, 2002

(Votes)                                     7:00 p.m. – Democratic Caucus Room

 

Chair Esposito reported that the Appointments Committee met on Tuesday, March 26, 2002.  Present were Reps. Summerville, Esposito, Boccuzzi, Fahan, Blackwell, Mirkin, Coppola, Morrow, Clear and Kernan.  Also present was Rep. O’Neill.

 

1.  A26.041

Economic Development Commission

Michael Pansini (R)            Reappointment

76 Lawrence Hill Road                  Term Exp. 12/01/01

Stamford, CT  06903

Term Expires:  12/01/04

02/20/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/26/02 – Committee approved 9-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA


2.  A26.008

Economic Development Commission

Francine Pastore (D)           Reappointment

135 Alpine Street               Term Exp. 12/01/01

Stamford, CT  06905

Term Expires:  12/01/04

01/03/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/26/02 – Committee approved 9-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

3.  A26.009

Economic Development Commission

Joel P. Selden (D)               Reappointment

165 Echo Hill Drive            Term Exp. 12/01/01

Stamford, CT  06903

Term Expires:  12/01/04

01/03/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/26/02 – Failed in Committee 0-8-1

 

FAILED BY

VOICE VOTE (Reps. O’Neill, Shapiro and Boccuzzi abstaining)

Chair Esposito reported that Mr. Selden has been turned down without prejudice last month because he failed to attend the Appointments Committee.  The Committee, on a motion to approve his appointment, defeated said motion by a vote of 0-8-1.

 

Chair Esposito moved to approve the nomination of Mr. Selden.  Said motion failed by voice vote (Reps. O’Neill, Shapiro and Boccuzzi abstaining).

 

 

4.  A26.014

Social Services Commission

Ann Sadowsky (D)             Reappointment

64 Sweet Briar Road           Term Exp. 12/01/01

Stamford, CT  06905

Term Expires:  12/01/04

01/03/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/26/02 – Committee approved 9-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

5.  A26.043

Personnel Commission

Lois L. PontBriant (R)                  Reappointment

112 Northwind Drive          Term Exp. 12/01/01

Stamford, CT  06903

Term Expires:  12/01/04

02/20/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/26/02 – Committee approved 9-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

6.  A26.046

Personnel Appeals Board

Jack Halpert (R)                Rep. Sena

77 Cricket Lane                 Term Exp. 12/01/97

Stamford, CT  06903

Term Expires:  12/01/03

02/20/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/26/02 – Committee approved 9-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

7.  A26.044

Smith House Board of Directors

Leonard C. D’Andrea  (R)     Reappointment

170 Nichols Avenue            Term Exp. 12/31/00

Stamford, CT  06905

Term Expires:  12/01/03

02/20/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/26/02 – Committee approved 9-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

8.  A26.047

Smith House Board of Directors

Lewis G. Pace (R)              Repl. Verrastro

299 Westover Road            Term Exp. 12/31/00

Stamford, CT  06902

Term Expires:  12/31/03

02/20/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/26/02 –Held in Committee 9-0-0

 

HELD IN

COMMITTEE

Chair Esposito reported that Mr. Pace could not attend the meeting this month.

 

 

9.  A26.042

Parks & Recreation Commission

Thomas A. Lombardo (R)     Reappointment

65 Hickory Road               Term Exp. 12/01/01

Stamford, CT  06903

Term Expires:  12/01/04

02/20/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/26/02 – Committee approved 9-0-0

 

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

10.  A26.045

Traffic Hearing Officer

George E. Christiansen (R)    Reappointment

30 Beachview Drive            Term Exp. 04/03/02

Stamford, CT  06902

Term Expires:  04/03/04

02/20/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/26/02 – Committee approved 9-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

11.  A26.048

Stamford Golf Authority

W. Frank Dell, II (R)           Repl. McManus

125 Hardesty Road             Term Exp. 01/01/01

Stamford, CT  06903

Term Expires:  01/01/04

02/20/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/26/02 – Held in Committee 9-0-0

 

HELD IN

COMMITTEE

Chair Esposito noted that Mr. Dell could not attend the meeting this month, and his appointment was held.

 

 

12.  A26.049

Planning Board

Theresa Dell (R)                Repl. Loglisci

125 Hardesty Road             Term Exp. 12/01/02

Stamford, CT  06903

Term Expires:  12/01/02

02/20/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/26/02 – Committee approved 9-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

13.  A26.050

Zoning Board of Appeals

Jonathan T. Hoch (R)          Repl. Greenberg

1633 Washington Blvd. #3G  Term Exp. 12/01/02

Stamford, CT  06902

Term Expires:  12/01/02

02/20/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/26/02 – Committee approved 9-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

14.  A26.032

Fire Commission

Marilyn Dussault (D)          Reapp.

2777 Summer Street            Term Exp. 12/30/01

Stamford, CT  06905

Term Expires:  11/30/04

02/11/02 - Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/26/02 – Held in Committee 9-0-0

 

HELD IN

COMMITTEE

Chair Esposito noted that Ms. Dussault could not attend the meeting this month, and his appointment was held.

 

 

15.  A26.033

Fire Commission

E. Gaynor Brennan, Jr. (R)    Reapp.

241 Fairview Avenue          Term Exp. 11/30/01

Stamford, CT  06902

Term Expires:  11/30/04

02/11/02 - Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/26/02 – Held in Committee 9-0-0

 

HELD IN

COMMITTEE

Chair Esposito noted that Mr. Brennan could not attend the meeting this month, and his appointment was held.

 

 

16.  A26.034

Fire Commission

Richard L. Lyons (D)          Reapp.

38 Van Rensselaer Ave.        Term Exp. 11/30/01

Stamford, CT  06902

Term Expires:  11/30/04

02/11/02 - Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/26/02 – Held in Committee 9-0-0

 

HELD IN

COMMITTEE

Chair Esposito noted that Mr. Lyons could not attend the meeting this month, and his appointment was held.

 

 

17.  A26.035

Fire Commission

Dr. Robert Perry (D)           Reapp.

2009 Long Ridge Road                  Term Exp. 11/30/01

Stamford, CT  06903

Term Expires:  11/30/04

02/11/02 - Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/26/02 – Committee approved 9-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

18.  A26.036

Police Commission

Mark Denham (D)              Reapp.

70 Ocean Drive West          Term Exp. 11/30/01

Stamford, CT  06902

Term Expires:  11/30/04

02/11/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/26/02 – Committee approved 10-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

19.  A26.037

Police Commission

Adele Gordon (R)              Reapp.

211 West Lane                           Term Exp. 11/30/01

Stamford, CT  06902

Term Expires:  11/30/04

02/11/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/26/02 – Committee approved 10-0-0

 

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

20.  A26.038

Police Commission

David P. McMahon (R)                Reapp.

11 ElmbrookDrive              Term Exp. 11/30/01

Stamford, CT  06906

Term Expires:  11/30/04

02/11/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/26/02 – Committee approved 10-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

21.  A26.039

Police Commission

Michael Berkoff (D)           Reapp.

123 Jeanne Court               Term Exp. 11/30/01

Stamford, CT  06903

Term Expires:  11/30/04

02/11/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/26/02 – Committee approved 10-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

22.  A26.040

Police Commission

Rev. Winton M. Hill III (D)  Reapp.

82 Ralsey Road                 Term Exp. 11/30/01

Stamford, CT  06902

Term Expires:  11/30/04

02/11/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/26/02 – Committee approved 10-0-0

 

HELD IN

COMMITTEE

(Reps. Owens and O’Neill abstaining)

Chair Esposito noted that Mr. Hill was approved under the condition that he submit his application.  The application has not been received.  Chair Esposito moved to hold the item; said motion was seconded and approved by voice vote (Reps. Owens and O’Neill abstaining).

 

 

23.  A26.051

School Building Committee

Brian O’Neill (D)

57 Wyndover Lane

Stamford, CT  06903

03/04/02 – Submitted by President Martin

03/26/02 – Committee approved 9-0-0

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

 

Upon motion duly made and seconded, the Consent Agenda, consisting of Item Nos.1, 2, 4-7, 9-10, 12-13, 17-21 and 23 was approved by unanimous voice vote.

 

 

 

FISCAL COMMITTEE:     Randall Skigen, Chair

(Report)                          Bobby E. Owens, Vice Chair

(Attendance)                     Meeting:  Monday, March 25, 2002

                           7:00 p.m. – Democratic Caucus Room

 

Chair Skigen reported that the Fiscal Committee met on Monday, March 25, 2002.  In addition, the Committee met on March 11, 12, 20, 21, 25 and 26 for budget hearings.  Attendance sheets for those meetings are on file in the Board Office.  Present at the regular monthly meeting were Reps: Cannady, DeLuca, Fedeli, Giordano, Hunter, Loglisci, Lyons, Mirkin, Owens and Skigen.  Also present were Reps. Day and O’Neill, Tim Curtin, Elvis Cvecic, Dave Merkle, John Kauppinen, Alan Davis, Nancy Domiziano, John Chardavoynne, Ed Melchiori, Al Barbarotta, Mickey Docimo, Mike Sullivan, Charles Pollard, Robin Stein, Mary Judge and Steve MacKenzie.

 

1.  F26.050

$6,100,000.00

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION (Capital Budget); Board of Education; Energy Performance Contract; to install energy efficient fixtures and provide energy management in schools; contract awarded to NORESCO.

02/26/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/14/02 – Held by Board of Finance

02/19/02 – Approved by Planning Board

03/25/02 – Committee approved 7-1-2 (DeLuca opposed; Cannady and Loglisci abstained; Figueroa not voting)

 

APPROVED

BY VOICE

VOTE (Rep. Cannady abstaining)

Secondary Committees:  Operations                                      Waived

 

Rep. Owens moved to waive the Secondary Committee Report; said motion was seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote.

 

Chair Skigen stated the Committee approved this item 7-1-2 and moved the item; said motion was seconded.

 

Rep. O’Neill stated that the Board does not have the contract before it.  Chair Martin stated that this is an additional appropriation, not an approval of the NORESCO contract.  Rep. Lyons requested that the Board of Education send quarterly updates as to how this project is proceeding for the first 18 months of the contract.

 

Rep. DeLuca stated he voted against the item because he was disturbed that John Chardavoynne and Al Barbarotta did not check references.  He received a memo dated March 27, 2002 with a report of reference checks.  He will now support the contract.  The item was approved by voice vote (Rep. Cannady abstaining).

 

 

2.  F26.058

RESOLUTION (formerly Exhibit A); in conjunction with F26.050 above, Board of Education, Energy Performance Contract.

02/26/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/25/02 – Committee approved 7-1-2 (DeLuca opposed; Cannady and Loglisci abstained; Figueroa not voting)

 

APPROVED

BY VOICE

VOTE (Rep. Cannady abstaining)

Chair Skigen stated this resolution goes along with Item No. 1. Chair Skigen moved the item; said motion was seconded.  The motion was approved by voice vote (Rep. Cannady abstaining).

 

 

3.  F26.051

$12,961.04

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION (Grants Budget); 911 Telecommunications; Salaries; State has increased amount of grant and this will bring grant in line with state budget.

03/04/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/14/02 – Approved by Board of Finance

03/25/02 – Committee approved 10-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

4.  F26.052

$2,687.00

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION (Grants Budget); Senior Health Program; grant increased by Southwest CT Agency on Agency due to increased expenses associated with nurses contract settlement (this will reduce city funds by $6,051).

03/04/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/14/02 – Approved by Board of Finance

03/25/02 – Committee approved 10-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

5.  F26.053

$12,799.00

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION (Grants Budget); Immunization Program grant; State has increased amount of grant since budget appropriation and this will bring grant in line with state budget.

03/04/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/14/02 – Approved by Board of Finance

03/25/02 – Committee approved 10-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

6.  F26.054

$48,940.00

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION (Grants Budget); AIDS Education Risk Reduction Grant; state has increased amount of grant since budget appropriation and this will bring grant in line with state budget

03/04/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/14/02 – Approved by Board of Finance

03/25/02 – Committee approved 10-0-0

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

Secondary Committee:  Public Safety & Health                       Waived

 

Rep. Lyons moved to waive the Secondary Committee Report; said motion was seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote.

 

7.  F26.055

$7,433.19

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION (Grants Budget); Cost Sharing Grant; to supplement previously appropriated amount and bring grant total up to state-approved level.

03/04/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/14/02 – Approved by Board of Finance

03/25/02 – Committee approved 10-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

8.  F26.056

$24,929.00

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION (Grants Budget); Every Child Matters Program; grant to fund six months of a full time outreach worker.

03/04/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/14/02 – Approved by Board of Finance

03/25/02 – Committee approved 10-0-0

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

Secondary Committee:  Public Safety & Health

 

Rep. Owens moved to waive the Secondary Committee Report; said motion was seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote.

 

9.  F26.057

$56,691.00

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION (Grants Budget); Juvenile Justice Grant; Contracted Services; due to state-disallowed indirect costs for grant administration, these funds plus an $8,000 transfer will reimburse grant to $339,674.

03/04/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/14/02 – Approved by Board of Finance

03/25/02 – Committee approved 10-0-0

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

Secondary Committee:  Public Safety & Health                       Waived

 

Rep. Lyons moved to waive the Secondary Committee Report; said motion was seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote.

 

Suspension of Rules:

Chair Skigen stated that the Committee voted 10-0 to suspend its rules to take up the following matter:  Chair Skigen moved to suspend the rules to take the item up; said motion was seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote.

 

10.  F26.016

 

RESOLUTION; authorizing the refunding of bonds.

03/25/02 – Re-Submitted by Tom Hamilton

03/25/02 – Committee approved 10-0-0

APPROVED BY

UNANIMOUS

VOICE VOTE

 

Chair Skigen stated that as everyone may recall, a few months ago, a bond refunding swap auction was approved.  Due to changes in the bond market, this did not take place.  However, the City was preparing to issue new bonds, and was notified that if it proceeds with a traditional refunding within fifteen days of a new money financing, a present value savings of approximately $758,110 could be achieved.   Issuing the refunding bonds within fifteen days of a new bond issue allows the city to consider both transactions a single transaction for tax purposes, which thereby increases the escrow yield on the refunding bonds.

 

The Committee voted 10-0-0 to approve the new refunding bond resolution.  Chair Skigen moved the resolution; said motion was seconded.

 

Rep. Mirkin stated that he asked Mr. Hamilton if the City will take the $758,110 and use it over a period of years.  Mr. Hamilton was in agreement and stated he would come back and give the Committee a proposal.

 

Chair Skigen stated that Mr. Hamilton certainly agreed to two and was considering three years.

 

The matter was approved by a unanimous voice vote.

 

 

Upon motion duly made and seconded, the Consent Agenda, consisting of Item Nos. 3 and 4 through 9, was approved by unanimous voice vote.

 

 

 

LEGISLATIVE & RULES COMMITTEE:   Maria C. Nakian, Chair

(Report)                                              Jim Shapiro, Vice Chair

(Votes)                                                Meeting:  Monday, March 18, 2002

(Attendance)                                         7:00 p.m. – Democratic Caucus Room

 

Chair Nakian reported that the Legislative & Rules Committee met on Monday, March 18, 2002.  Present were Committee Member Reps. Nakian, Esposito, Fahan, Benyus, and DeLeo; Reps. Mitchell, Shapiro and Zelinsky were excused.  A public hearing was held on Item Nos. 1, 4 and 5 and no one from the public was present.

 

1.  LR26.005

REVIEW; of tax abatement request by the Landmark Baptist Church for property located on Crescent Street.

02/01/02 – Submitted by Dr. Vince J. Massa

02/25/02 – Held in Committee

03/18/02 – Held in Committee

 

HELD IN

COMMITTEE

Chair Nakian stated that this item should read “Proposed Ordinance, for publication”.  This matter was held because no one from the church attended the meeting.

 

 

2.  LR26.006

PROPOSED ORDINANCE; for final adoption; authorizing an extension of the phase out of the personal property tax district.

01/28/02 – Submitted by Fiscal Committee

02/25/02 – Committee approved for publication 7-0-0

03/04/02 – Approved for publication

03/18/02 – Committee approved 6-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

3.  LR26.007

PROPOSED ORDINANCE; for final adoption; amending Chapter 9, Sections 7.3 of the Code of Ordinances concerning the acquisition of real property by the City.

02/25/02 – Submitted by Leg & Rules Committee

02/25/02 – Approved for publication 7-0 and for final adoption 6-1

03/04/02 – Approved for publication

03/18/02 – Committee approved 7-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

4.  LR26.008
 

RESOLUTION & Public Hearing; approving the sale of city-owned land located at 25 Burwood Avenue to Steven Maleh; price of land:  $142,500.

03/04/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/12/02 – Approved by Planning Board

03/14/02 – Approved by Board of Finance

03/18/02 – Committee approved 6-0-0

 

 

HELD IN

COMMITTEE

BY UNANIMOUS VOICE VOTE (Rep. Nakian abstaining)

5.  LR26.009
 

RESOLUTION & Public Hearing; approving the sale of city-owned land located at 27 Burwood Avenue to David Maleh; price of land:  $142,500.

03/04/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/19/02 – Approved by Planning Board

03/14/02 – Approved by Board of Finance

03/18/02 – Committee approved 6-0-0

HELD IN

COMMITTEE

BY UNANIMOUS VOICE VOTE (Rep. Nakian abstaining)

 

Chair Nakian stated that Item Nos. 4 and 5 go together.  They are both by resolution, and the Committee voted to approve both of them by a vote of 6-0.  The Law Department sent down an ordinance, which was posted on our web site, and which she thought was the correct ordinance providing the money from the sale of these properties would go into the general fund, rather than the capital non-recurring fund.  Because it was an ordinance, she didn’t think it was correct because we now sell by resolution.  So, Chair Nakian changed it to a resolution.  The Committee voted in favor of the two resolutions and placing the money in the operating fund.

 

Chair Nakian stated that she checked with Mr. McDonald, and it was finally decided the money should go into the capital non-recurring fund, as most sales do. The resolutions that the Committee voted on were not correct, and rather than cause more confusion, she moved to hold the items in Committee.  Said motion was seconded.

 

Rep. Loglisci asked why Land Use was not a secondary committee.  He also stated that this would be good land for affordable housing.  He asked whether zoning changes were anticipated for the new owners use of the land.  He also asked if we knew what the use of the land would be once it is transferred.  Rep. Loglisci asked if the land was made available to a group such as New Neighborhoods.

 

President Martin stated that under a motion to hold, Mr. Loglisci is preparing an instruction for the committee to investigate upon its review.  As far as a secondary committee, this could be proposed at the Steering Committee meeting.

 

The motion was approved by unanimous voice vote (Rep. Nakian abstaining).

 

 

Upon motion duly made and seconded, the Consent Agenda, consisting of Item Nos. 2 and 3, was approved by unanimous voice vote.

 

 

 

PERSONNEL COMMITTEE:  Mary Lisa Fedeli, Co-Chair

(Report)                               Sanchia Spandow, Co-Chair

(Votes)                                Meeting:  Tuesday, March 19, 2002

(Attendance)                          7:00 p.m. – Democratic Caucus Room

 

Co-Chair Fedeli reported that the Personnel Committee met on Tuesday, March 19, 2002.  The attendance is noted in the Committee Report.  The Committee also met on April 1, 2002 at 7:00 p.m.  Members Present were Reps. Fedeli, Greenberg, DeLeo, Loglisci, Skigen, Cannady and McCullen.

 

1.  P26.007

APPROVAL; of employment contract with Louis DeCarlo, Chief of Police.

02/11/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/19/02 – Committee approved 6-0-0

APPROVED BY

UNANIMOUS VOICE VOTE (as amended)

 

Co-Chair Fedeli moved Item No. 1; said motion was seconded.  Co-Chair Fedeli moved to amend the contract as follows -- add a Section 13. entitled “Residency” to read:  “Throughout the term of this Agreement, the Employee shall live and reside in the City of Stamford.”   Said motion was seconded. 

 

Rep. Loglisci asked if this just referred to Chief DeCarlo or if it was intended to apply to all future police chiefs.  Chair Skigen stated the intent of his amendment was to change the contract for all future police chiefs.  The amendment was approved by a machine vote of 34-2 (see attached vote record) (Reps. Benyus and O’Neill opposed; Rep. Figueroa not voting (Rep. Skigen had left the meeting at this time).

 

Clerk of the Board Summerville noted that Mr. Skigen has left for the evening.

 

The main motion was approved by a unanimous voice vote.

 

 

2.  P26.008

APPROVAL; of employment contract with Richard Priolo, Assistant Police Chief.

02/11/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/19/02 – Committee approved 6-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA


3.  P26.009

APPROVAL; of employment contract with Frank Lagan, Assistant Police Chief.

02/11/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/19/02 – Committee approved 6-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

4.  P26.010

APPROVAL; of employment contract with John Geter, Assistant Police Chief.

02/11/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/19/02 – Committee approved 6-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

5.  P26.011

APPROVAL; of employment contract with Peter Brown, Assistant Fire Chief.

02/11/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/19/02 – Committee approved 6-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

6.  P26.013

APPROVAL; of employment contract with William Stover, Director of Human Resources.

02/11/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/19/02 – Committee approved 6-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

7.  P26.014

APPROVAL; of employment contract with Alfred Gorenflo, Construction Coordinator – WPCA.

02/11/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/19/02 – Committee approved 6-0-0

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

8.  P26.015

APPROVAL; of employment contract with Hugh Askew, Project Accountant – WPCA.

02/11/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/19/02 – Committee approved 6-0-0

HELD IN

COMMITTEE

 

Co-Chair Fedeli moved to hold Item No. P26.015 in Committee; said motion was seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote.

 

 

Suspension of Rules:

 

Co-Chair Fedeli stated that the Committee suspended its rules to take up the following item.  Co-Chair Fedeli moved to suspend the rules to take up Item No. P26.016; said motion was seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote.

 

9.  P26.016

APPROVAL; of amendment to employment contract with Maria J. Millen-Garcia, the City’s Welfare-to-Work Job Ladder Manager.

03/19/02 – Submitted by Ellen Bromley

04/01/02 –Committee approved 6-0-0

APPROVED BY

UNANIMOUS

VOICE VOTE

 

Co-Chair Fedeli stated that this is to amend the current contract of the Welfare-to-Work Job Ladder Manager to encompass administering the Husky and Every Child Matters program within her current job description.  Chair Fedeli moved the item; said motion was seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote.

 

Co-Chair Fedeli moved the Consent Agenda, consisting of Items 2 through 7; said motion was seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote.

 

 

 

LAND USE/URBAN REDEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE:

(Report)                                                     Harry Day, Co-Chair

(Votes)                                                       Patrick J. White, Co-Chair

(Attendance)                                                Meeting:  Wednesday, March 20, 2002

                                                               7:30 p.m. – Republican Caucus Room

 

Co-Chair Day reported that the Land Use/Urban Redevelopment Committee met on Wednesday, March 20, 2002.  Present were Committee Member Reps. Day, White, Benyus, Boccuzzi, Loglisci, Shapiro, Nakian and White. Rep. Mitchell was excused.  Also present was Joyce Sun, Robin Stein, Andrew McDonald, Bruce Goldberg and Bill Hennessey, attorney for Target Corporation.

 

1.  LU26.010

 

FEE RESOLUTION; authorizing the City of Stamford Planning Board to adopt a new administrative fee schedule (books, maps, master plan copies)

01/10/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/04/02 – Held by Board

03/20/02 – Committee approved 6-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

2.  LU26.011

FEE RESOLUTION; authorizing the City of Stamford Planning Board to adopt a new administrative fee schedule (agenda subscriptions).

01/10/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/01/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/04/02 – Held by Board

03/20/02 – Committee approved 6-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

3.  LU26.012

PROPOSED ORDINANCE; for publication; authorizing the City of Stamford to adopt a new fee schedule for Planning Board applications.

01/10/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/01/02 – Re- submitted as ordinance

03/04/02 – Held by Board

03/20/02 – Committee approved 6-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

4.  LU26.013

PROPOSED ORDINANCE; for publication; authorizing the City of Stamford to adopt a new fee schedule for Zoning Board applications.

01/10/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/01/02 – Re- submitted as ordinance

03/04/02 – Held by Board

03/20/02 – Committee approved 6-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

5.  LU26.014

FEE RESOLUTION; authorizing the City of Stamford Zoning Board of Appeals to adopt a new fee schedule for extension of time requests.

03/01/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/04/02 – Held

03/20/02 – Committee approved 6-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

6.  LU26.015

PROPOSED ORDINANCE; for publication; authorizing the City of Stamford to adopt a new fee schedule for Zoning Board of Appeals applications.

01/10/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/01/02 – Re- submitted as ordinance

03/04/02 – Held by Board

03/20/02 – Committee approved 6-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

7.  LU26.008

RESOLUTION; approving a sanitary sewer easement with Eric S. and Andrea N. Bass, 356 Club Road.

01/29/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

02/11/02 – Withdrawn by Engineering Dept.

02/21/02 – No action taken

03/20/02 – Held in Committee 7-0-0

 

HELD IN

COMMITTEE

Co-Chair Day stated that this item was held as it most likely will be withdrawn as a result of an ordinance amended by the Legislative & Rules Committee.

 

 

8.  LU26.009

RESOLUTION; approving lease agreement between the City of Stamford and the Domus Foundation for property at 17 Forest Street; term of lease:  three years; monthly rental:  $1,000 in year 1, $1,060 in year 2 and $1,123.60 in year 3.

02/04/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

02/21/02 – No action taken

03/12/02 – Approved by Planning Board

03/14/02 – Approved by Board of Finance

03/20/02 – Committee approved 7-0-0 (as amended – Year 1 - $1,250.00; Year 2 - $1,325.00; Year 3 - $1,404.50)

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

9.  LU26.016

APPROVAL; of construction coordination and easement agreement in connection with the Target project.

03/06/02 – Submitted by Andrew McDonald

03/14/02 – Approved by Board of Finance

03/20/02 – Committee approved 6-0-0

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

 

Co-Chair Day moved the Consent Agenda, consisting of Item Nos. 1-6 and 8-9; said motion was seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote.

 

 

 

OPERATIONS COMMITTEE:     Bobby E. Owens, Chair

                                    Anthony Imbrogno, Vice Chair

(Votes)                                     Meeting:  Tuesday, March 19, 2002

(Attendance)                              7:00 p.m. – Republican Caucus Room

 

Chair Owens reported that the Operations Committee met on Tuesday, March 19, 2002.  Present were Reps. Hunter, McDermott, Owens, Sherer, Zelinsky, White, Imbrogno and O’Neill. Also present were Rep. Giordano, Martin and Day.  Rep. Coppola was excused.  Mani Poola of Traffic Engineering and Jim Hrisi from Office of Policy & Management were also present.  A public hearing was held on Item Nos. 1 and 2.  Three were in attendance;  Joe Camarotta, Frank Speranza and Ken Davis.  They all spoke on the tipping fee item.

 

1.  O26.007

PROPOSED ORDINANCE; for final adoption; concerning an increase in tipping fees for the disposition of solid waste.

01/23/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

02/20/02 – Committee approved 5-0-1 ($75 at 4/1/2)

03/04/02 – Approved for publication by Board

03/19/02 – Committee approved 8-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

2.  O26.009

 

PROPOSED ORDINANCE; for publication; amending Chapter 214, Article II of the Code of Ordinances to increase fee for street opening permits.

01/23/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

02/20/02 – Committee approved 6-0-0 (as amended)

03/04/02 – Held by Board

03/19/02 – Committee approved 8-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

3.  O26.010

PROPOSED ORDINANCE; for final adoption; amending Chapter 214, Article II of the Code of Ordinances to increase fee for Street Use Permits.

01/23/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

02/20/02 – Committee approved 6-0-0

03/04/02 – Approved for publication by Board

03/19/02 – Committee approved 8-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

4.  O26.013

RESOLUTION; evidencing the Board of Representatives’ support for the Courtland Avenue Reconstruction Project.

02/22/02 – Submitted by Mani Poola

03/19/02 – Committee approved 7-0-1

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

 

Chair Owens stated that Item No.4 is 100% funded by state grants.

 

Chair Owens moved the Consent Agenda, consisting of Item Nos. 1 through 4; said motion was seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote.

 

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY & HEALTH COMMITTEE:    Richard Lyons II, Chair

(Report)                                                     Meeting:  Thursday, March 21, 2002

                                                               7:30 p.m. – Republican Caucus Room

 

Chair Lyons reported that the Public Safety & Health Committee met on March 21, 2002. Present were Committee Member Reps. Lyons, DeLuca, Blackwell, Clear, Crowley, DeLeo, Kernan and Mirkin.  Excused were Reps. DePina and O’Neill.  Also present was Rep. Coppola.

 

1.  PS26.003

 

PROPOSED ORDINANCE; for publication; proposed fee increases for false alarm fines and establishing new fees for alarm registration and late payment penalties.

01/10/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

02/04/02 – Report Made

02/13/02 – Committee approved 8-0-1 (as amended)

03/04/02 – Held by Board

03/21/02 – Committee approved Consent

 

 

APPROVED BY

MACHINE VOTE (32-5) (Reps. Clear, DeLeo, Fedeli, Kernan and Lyons opposed)

 

Chair Lyons moved Item No. PS26.003; said motion was seconded. 

 

Chair Lyons moved to amend the ordinance as follows:  Under Sections E and F, change the word “penalty” to “charge” and the word “charge” to “fine.”  Said motion was seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote. 

 

Rep. Day stated he agrees with the increase in false alarms, but he is not supportive of instituting a registration process.  The City is not doing a whole lot by way of providing services until the alarm goes off.  Rep. Day stated we should not impose charges on citizens that have no service associated with it.  In this particular case, he feels it is bad public policy to charge people for things they install in their home or business.  Further, Rep. Day stated that installing alarms should be encouraged, rather than deter people from installing the alarm.

 

Rep. Lyons stated that the City has an alarms administrator in place who collects a large amount of data on police and fire false alarm responses, and there is no reimbursement from the City.  The City alarms to over 8,000 false alarms per year.  The annual registration fee for residential users will be a one-time charge of $30 for the life of the alarm system.  Annually, they will not charge but will request an update of the contact information on file. 

 

Rep. Loglisci stated this is an attempt to increase revenue without providing a service.  Normally, the alarm companies contact police and fire to respond.  Rep. Loglisci asked what the cost would be to implement the program.  Chair Lyons stated that the reason for the one-year phase in of registration was due to the staffing level.

 

Rep. Mirkin stated that as a member of the Committee, the initial presentation by the Police Department was about registering alarms to try and better control the systems people have to better control the response to false alarms.  The reality of it is this is a plan to increase revenue.  Rep. Mirkin was initially in favor of the registration process, and was able to get the committee to agree to the one-time registration fee for residences although it did not agree to a one-time fee for businesses. 

 

Rep. Mirkin stated there are two separate issues, the first being how to legitimately reduce false alarms.  The second is an opportunity to raise revenue.

 

Rep. Figueroa said she will vote against the item because she owns an alarm system and doesn’t see the benefit of the City charging her $30 to register the system.

 

Rep. Boccuzzi stated that this was for publication only.

 

Rep. Day stated that he will be amazed if more than 10% of residents of Stamford respond to requests for information and return a check to register their alarm systems.

 

Rep. Loglisci moved to strike the entire Section 70.5-1 of the proposed ordinance, or the entire registration process.  Said motion was seconded.  The motion was approved by a machine vote of 23-14 (see attached Vote Record RCS #232).

 

Chair Lyons moved to publish the ordinance as amended; said motion was seconded and approved by a machine vote of 32-5 (see attached vote record RCS # 233) (Reps. Clear, DeLeo, Fedeli, Kernan and Lyons opposed).

 

 

2.  PS26.007

REVIEW; of citywide radio communications for emergency personnel.

02/25/02 – Submitted by Rep. Mirkin

03/21/02 – Held in Committee

HELD IN

COMMITTEE

 

 

 

PARKS & RECREATION

COMMITTEE:                         Linda Cannady, Co-Chair

(Report)                                   Donald B. Sherer, Co-Chair

(Attendance)                              Meeting:  Tuesday, March 19, 2002

                                             7:30 p.m. – Republican Caucus Room

 

Co-Chair Cannady reported that the Parks & Recreation Committee met on Tuesday, March 19, 2002.  The attendance is reported in the Committee Report.

 

1.  PR26.007

 

FEE RESOLUTION and public hearing; proposed fee and policy changes for miscellaneous fines and fees including:  bandwagon use; film/video permit; special events charges and rental fees

01/10/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

02/27/02 – Committee approved 8-0-0 (as amended)

03/04/02 – Held by Board

03/19/02 – Committee Approved 9-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

2.  PR26.018

PROPOSED ORDINANCE; for publication; amending Chapter 179-15 Concerning Peddlers, Street Vendors and Solicitors.

01/10/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/01/02 – Re-submitted as ordinance

03/04/02 – Held by Board

03/19/02 – Committee Approved 9-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

3. PR26.019

PROPOSED ORDINANCE; for publication; amending Chapter 179-6 Concerning Peddlers, Street Vendors and Solicitors.

01/10/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/01/02 – Re-submitted as ordinance

03/04/02 – Held by Board

03/19/02 – Committee Approved 9-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

4.  PR26.013

PROPOSED ORDINANCE; for publication; amending Chapter 175, Section 175-8 regarding water skiing restrictions.

01/10/02 – Submitted by Rep. Lyons

02/27/02 – Held in Committee

03/04/02 – Held by Board

03/19/02 – Held in Committee

 

 

HELD IN

COMMITTEE

5.  PR26.014

RESOLUTION; establishing a non-resident beach sticker policy (replaces corporate beach sticker policy); to provide for Monday through Friday access for non-residents who purchase a sticker.

02/01/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

01/29/02 – Approved by Parks & Rec. Commission

02/27/02 – Held in Committee

03/04/02 – Held by Board

03/19/02 – Held in Committee

HELD IN

COMMITTEE

 

Co-Chair Cannady moved the Consent Agenda, consisting of Item Nos. 1-3; said motion was seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote.

 

 

 

EDUCATION COMMITTEE:      Thomas Hunter, Co-Chair

                                            Brian O’Neill, Co-Chair

                                            No meeting

 

 

 

STATE AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE:     Jim Shapiro, Chair

                                                        John Morrow, Vice Chair

                                                        No meeting

 

 

HOUSING/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT/ 

SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE:       Elaine Mitchell, Chair

(Report)                                            Meeting:  Tuesday, March 19, 2002

(Attendance)                                       7:00 p.m. – Cafeteria, 4th Floor, Gov’t. Center

 

Chair Mitchell reported that the Housing/Community Development/Social Services Committee met on Tuesday, March 19, 2002.  Attendance is reported on the Committee Report.

 

1.  HCD26.03

APPROVAL and 2nd public hearing; of allocation for the Year 28 (2002-2003) Community Development Block Grant.

12/06/01 – Submitted by Tim Beeble

02/04/02 – Report Made

02/19/02 – Report Made

03/19/02 – Held in Committee

 

 

 

 

HELD IN

COMMITTEE

2.  HCD26.04

APPROVAL; of $6,854 transfer to the contingency line item of excess funds as follows:  $4,400 from the Child Care Center; $2,444 from CTE – Summer Enrichment and $10 from Oak Street Center.

03/05/02 – Submitted by Tim Beeble

03/19/02 – Held in Committee

 

 

HELD IN

COMMITTEE

3.  HCD26.05

REVIEW; of the per unit subsidy and income limits for the HOME Program.

03/05/02 – Submitted by Tim Beeble

03/19/02 – Held in Committee

HELD IN

COMMITTEE

 

 

 

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE: Robert “Gabe” DeLuca, Chair

(Report)                                        John R. Zelinsky, Jr., Vice Chair

(Votes)                                         Meeting:  Thursday, March 14, 2002

(Attendance)                                   7:00 p.m. – Republican Caucus Room

 

Chair DeLuca reported that the Transportation Committee met on Thursday, March 14, 2002.  Present were Committee Member Reps. DeLuca, Mirkin, Blackwell and Zelinsky. 

 

1.  T26.010

 

RESOLUTION; approving a lease and parking garage operating agreement for property located at 101 Summer Street between the City of Stamford and Park Square West I Limited Partnership.

03/06/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/12/02 – Approved by Planning Board

03/14/02 – Approved by Board of Finance

03/14/02 – Committee approved 4-0-0

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

 

Chair DeLuca moved the Consent Agenda, consisting of Item No. 1; said motion was seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote.

 

 

 

CHARTER COMMITTEE:     Maria Nakian, Co-Chair

                                        Robert “Gabe” DeLuca, Co-Chair

 

 

RESOLUTIONS    

 

 

1. 

SENSE OF THE BOARD RESOLUTION; congratulating the Trinity High School Girls Basketball Team on winning the state championship.

03/11/02 – Submitted by Rep. O’Neill

APPROVED BY

UNANIMOUS

VOICE VOTE

 

MINUTES

 

1. 

March 4, 2002 Regular Board Meeting

 

APPROVED BY

UNANIMOUS

VOICE VOTE

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

1.       Chair Martin stated that the budget meeting will be held on the last Monday of this month.

 

2.       Chair Martin announced that all representatives were invited to march in the Memorial Day Parade.

 

3.       Chair Martin thanked committee chairs, vice chairs and co-chairs for submitting their attendance sheets, vote sheets and reports in a timely manner.

 

4.       Clerk of the Board Summerville thanked Taylor Bova, the individual in charge of maintaining Government Center, for the excellent job he and his staff has done in cleaning the Legislative Chambers and surrounding areas.

 

 

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT 

 

Upon motion duly made and seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote, the meeting was adjourned at 10:06 p.m.

 

 

The proceedings are available on audio tape at the

Offices of the Board of Representatives.