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The Regular Meeting of the 26th Board of Representatives of the City of Stamford will be held Monday, August 5, 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 8:30 p.m.

 

 

INVOCATION:  Given by Rep. McDermott.

 “Fellow reps, as we try to make decisions tonight for the betterment of our community of Stamford, let us do so with these thoughts in mind.  May we be steadfast when that is called for, but always fair-minded and conciliatory in the interests of the common good.  May we respect each other as we seek to determine what is best for the citizens we represent. May we continue to engage in those basic works that improve the lives of our people and their children.  May we make the effort to learn more about how to ensure the quality of education that our children need and deserve and the quality of health care to both young and older in need of.  May providence provide us with the things we cannot influence such as soft rain falling into our stream to replenish our reservoirs in the heat of summer.  May we hold our constituents closely, and may we deserve that they hold us closely as well.  And, finally, if there be any who bear ill will toward this City of Stamford, may their hearts be turned, or if that cannot be, at least let their ankles be turned so that we can see them limping from a long way off. God bless all hear tonight.”

 

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG:  Led by President David R. Martin.

 

 

ROLL CALL:  Led by Clerk of the Board Annie M. Summerville.  There were thirty-one members present and nine absent-excused.  Rep. Lyons arrived to the meeting after Roll Call was taken.

 

 

 

MOMENTS OF SILENCE:  For the late:  Daisy Smtih, Robert Elliott and David A.Austin III by Annie Summerville; Jennie F. Davies, Sarah McGarry and Rosalie M. Lowman, by Phil Giordano; Philip Pagliaro, Sr., by Reps. Giordano, Loglisci and Zelinsky; Helen M.Guzda, by Reps. Giordano, Loglisci, Zelinsky and Day; Edward Kucharski and Michael Catino by Reps. Loglisci and Zelinsky; Jeremiah P. Marron, Antonio P. Golino, Daniel R. Epifanio and Dominick W. Diblasio by Rep. Loglisci; Marilyn Julian-Granelli, Bernard Zarenbski, Anne Corridor, Emmanuel Icatar, Sr., Mary Clare Doherty, Clarice Hermman, James Egan, Peter A. Berry, Frank Lombardi, John P.Misciuch,Dr. Ira Rosenblatt, Jane K. Duffey, Antonio Valenzisi, Anthony R. Terenzio, Mary Piorkowski, Adele V. Kulka, Marie J. Sidonio, Margaret L. Russell, Florence A. Farrali, Jane S. Fertig and Francis L. Klein III by Rep. Zelinsky.

 

 

 

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STANDING COMMITTEES

 

STEERING COMMITTEE:   Meeting:  Monday, July 8, 2002

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

 

Upon motion duly made and seconded, the Steering Committee Report was waived.

 

 

 

APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE:  Paul A. Esposito, Chair

(Attendance)                                       Annie M. Summerville, Vice Chair

(Votes)                                                 Meeting:  Tuesday, July 30, 2002

                                                7:00 p.m. – Democratic Caucus Room

 

Vice Chair Summerville reported that the Appointments Committee met on July 30, 2002.  Present were Committee Member Reps. Clear, Coppola, DePina, Fahan, Kernan, Mirkin and Summerville; excused were Reps. Boccuzzi, Blackwell and Esposito.

 

1.  A26.057

Economic Development Commission

Joel P. Selden (D)                    Reapp.

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

Stamford, CT  06903

Term Expires:  12/01/04

06/11/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

07/30/02 – Committee approved 7-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

2.  A26.058

Sewer/Water Commission

James D. Diamond, Esq. (D)    Repl. Paseltiner

220 Fifth Street                        (Term Exp. 12/01/01)

Stamford, CT  06905

Term Expires:  12/01/04

07/01/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

07/30/02 – Held in Committee

 

HELD IN

COMMITTEE

Vice Chair Summerville reported that Mr. Diamond could not attend the meeting, and this appointment will be held until next month.

 

 

3.  A26.060

Sewer/Water Commission

Donald A. Huppert (D) Reappoint.

63 Turn of River Road  (Term Exp. 12/01/01)

Stamford, CT  06905

Term Expires:  12/01/04

07/02/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

07/30/02 – Committee approved 7-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

4.  A26.059

Water Pollution Control Authority

Christina Padgett (D)                Repl. Berets

158 Minivale Road                   (Term Exp. 01/01/02)

Stamford, CT  06907

Term Expires:  01/01/05

07/01/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

07/30/02 – Committee approved 7-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

5.  A26.061

Traffic Hearing Officer

Carmine V. Longo, Sr. (D)       Reappoint.

830 Hope Street                       (Term Exp. 12/01/01)

Stamford, CT  06907

Term Expires:  12/1/3

07/02/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

07/30/02 – Committee approved 7-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

6.  A26.062

Traffic Hearing Officer

Lori L. Longo-Legierse (D)      Reappoint.

748 Hope Street                       (Term Exp. 12/01/01)

Stamford, CT  06907

Term Expires:  12/1/3

07/02/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

07/30/02 – Committee approved 7-0-0

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

 

Upon motion duly made and seconded, the Consent Agenda, consisting of Item Nos. 1 and 3-6, was approved by unanimous voice vote.

 

 

 

FISCAL COMMITTEE:       Randall Skigen, Chair

(Attendance)                           Bobby E. Owens, Vice Chair

(Votes)                                     Meeting:  Monday, July 29, 2002

                                                7:00 p.m. – Democratic Caucus Room

 

Chair Skigen reported that the Fiscal Committee met on July 29, 2002.  Present were Committee Member Reps. DeLuca, Figueroa, Giordano, Hunter, Loglisci, Lyons, Owens, Sherer and Skigen; Reps. Cannady and Fedeli were excused.  Also present were Rep. Mirkin, Director of Administration Hamilton, Mike Pensiero, Nancy Domiziano and Sandra Dennies.

 

1. F26.076

$54,735.00

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION (Capital Budget); Public Services - Highways; Parking Meters; to purchase and install new meters with life cycle of 20 years.

03/28/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

04/11/02 – Approved by Board of Finance

05/06/02 – Approved 7-0-2 ($193,275)

05/28/02 – Committee approved 9-0-1

06/03/02 – Returned to Committee

06/24/02 – Committee voted to Hold 10-0-0

07/01/02 – Held in Committee

07/29/02 – Held in Committee 7-0-0

 

HELD IN

COMMITTEE

Secondary Committee:  Transportation                                             Held 4-0

 

 

2.  F26.106

 

FUNDING RESOLUTION (formerly Exhibit A); amending Resolution No. 2735 to increase the appropriation by $54,735.00.

04/22/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

05/28/02 – Committee approved 9-0-1

06/03/02 – Returned to Committee

06/24/02 – Committee voted to Hold 10-0-0

07/01/02 – Held in Committee

07/29/02 – Held in Committee 7-0-0

 

 

HELD IN

COMMITTEE

3.  F26.102

$167,000.00

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION (Operating Budget); Operations – Administration; Government Center Electric; to reimburse CL&P for electrical service not recorded by a malfunctioning meter.

04/29/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

05/09/02 – Approved by Board of Finance

05/28/02 – Committee approved 10-0-0

06/03/02 - $133,000 approved; balance returned to Committee

06/24/02 – Committee voted to Hold 10-0-0

07/01/02 – Held in Committee

07/29/02 – Committee approved 9-0-0

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

Secondary Committee:  Operations                                                    Approved  6-0-0

 

 

4.  F26.121

$6,000.00

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION (Grants Budget); Operations – Recreation Dept.; Summer Tennis Camp; grant from the Tennis Foundation of Connecticut, Inc.; will pay for extra seasonal instructions and tennis supplies to allow 30 additional children to participate.

07/01/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

07/11/02 – Approved by Board of Finance

07/29/02 – Committee approved 9-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

5.  F26.109

RESOLUTION; approving an investment advisory agreement with MBIA Municipal Investors Service (contract previously submitted 9/2001); amount of contract:  varies as to assets under management but not to exceed $139,500; term of contract:  3 years.

05/25/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

06/24/02 – Committee voted to Hold 9-0-0

07/01/02 – Held in Committee

07/29/02 – Committee approved 8-1-0

 

APPROVED

BY MACHINE

VOTE (27-4-0)

Chair Skigen moved Item No. F26.109; said motion was seconded.

 

 Rep. Loglisci stated that they said they will make $150,000 a year, and since we could be dealing with $30-$40 million, and since such a small amount was projected to be made, he felt that we should not put these funds into someone else’s hands.

 

The item was approved by a machine vote of 27-4-0 (see attached Vote Record RCS#297).

 

 

6.  F26.122

APPROVAL; of contract with Fairfield County Communications, Inc. for telecommunications maintenance and consulting services.

07/02/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

07/11/02 – Approved by Board of Finance

07/29/02 – Committee approved 9-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

7.  F26.119

$531.10

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION (Grants Budget); Police Department; Bulletproof Vest Grant; Uniforms; to appropriate grant funds from Bureau of Justice Assistance.

07/01/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

07/11/02 – Approved by Board of Finance

07/29/02 – Committee approved 6-2-1

 

APPROVED

BY MACHINE

VOTE (25-5-1)

Chair Skigen moved Item No. F26.120; said motion was seconded.

 

Rep. Loglisci stated that it made no sense to have the Bureau of Justice give us ½ of a vest, and the real joke was when he asked who would get the vest, no one seemed to know. He added that in the contract all police officers get money every third or fourth year for vests, and he thought it was a silly thing for us to spend time on this.

 

The matter was approved by a machine vote of 24-7-0 (See Vote Record RCS #298).

 

 

8.  F26.120

$265.55

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION (Grants Budget); Police Department; Bulletproof Vest Grant; Uniforms; to appropriate city match of grant funds (See F26.119 above).

07/01/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

07/11/02 - Approved by Board of Finance

07/29/02 – Committee approved 6-2-1

APPROVED

BY MACHINE

VOTE 24-7-0

 

 

Chair Skigen moved Item No. F26.120; said motion was seconded.  Chair Skigen stated that this is the city match to Item No. F26.119.

 

Rep. Loglisci stated that he had the same comments as those he made on F26.119.  The item was approved by a machine vote of 24-7-0 (See Vote Record RCS #299).

 

Chair Skigen moved the Consent Agenda, consisting of Item Nos. 3, 4 and 6; said motion was seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote.

 

 President Martin announced that the Special Education Budget Committee will be chaired by Rep. Skigen.  Rep. Skigen stated he worked with Rep. Loglisci, and the members of the Committee would be:  Reps. Lyons, Loglisci and Fedeli.  President Martin added that the co-chairs of Education would also sit on this Committee (Reps. O’Neill and Hunter).

 

 

 

LEGISLATIVE & RULES COMMITTEE:    Maria C. Nakian, Chair

(Attendance)                                                      Jim Shapiro, Vice Chair

(Report)                                                              Meeting:  Monday, July 22, 2002

                                                                           7:00 p.m. – Democratic Caucus Room

 

Chair Nakian reported that the Legislative & Rules Committee met on Monday, July 22, 2002.  Present were Committee Member Reps. Nakian, Fahan, Mitchell, Zelinsky, Benyus, Browne and Greenberg; excused were Reps. Esposito, Spandow and Shapiro.

 

1. LR26.017

PROPOSED ORDINANCE; for publication; to provide for a tax abatement owned by the Bridgeport Community Health Centers for properties located at 805 Atlantic Street, 255 Washington Boulevard and 2 Lipton Place.

06/21/02 – Submitted by Stamford Community Health Center.

07/22/02 – Committee approved 6-0-1

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

 

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

 

 

 

LAND USE/URBAN REDEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE:

                                                                        Patrick J. White, Co-Chair

                                                                        Harry Day, Co-Chair

 

 

PERSONNEL COMMITTEE:   Sanchia Spandow, Co-Chair

(Attendance)                                 Mary Lisa Fedeli, Co-Chair

(Votes)                                           Meeting:  Wednesday, July 31, 2002

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

 

Co-Chair Fedeli reported that the Personnel Committee met on Wednesday, July 31, 2002. Present were Reps. Fedeli, Figueroa, Loglisci, Browne, Skigen, DeLeo and McCullen; Reps. Boccuzzi, Cannady and Spandow were excused. 

 

1.  P26.022

RESOLUTION; approving a contract with AG Consulting for consulting services to upgrade the PeopleSoft HRIS System; amount of contract:  $272,000.

07/01/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

07/11/02 – Approved by Board of Finance

07/31/02 – Committee approved 6-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

2.  P26.023

APPROVAL; of employment contract with Sybil V. Richards, Deputy Corporation Counsel.

07/01/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

07/31/02 – Committee approved 5-0-2

APPROVED

BY MACHINE

VOTE (22-7-2)

 

Chair Fedeli moved Item No. P26.023.  Said motion was seconded.  Chair Fedeli stated that Ms. Richards will be re-employed in the same position she previously occupied.  It is a non-union position; the contract is for 5 years with a $90,000 salary.  The Committee voted 5-0-2 to approve.

 

Rep. Loglisci stated he doesn’t believe the City protects itself regarding contracts.  He does not think it should be a five-year contract, but a three-year contract would be more appropriate as a mayoral election will occur in three years.  The City should insist on termination-at-will clauses, and he will be consistent in voting against contracts that he doesn’t think best serve the city.

 

The item was approved by a machine vote of 22-7-2 (See Vote Record RCS #300).

 

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

 

 

 

OPERATIONS COMMITTEE:       Bobby E. Owens, Chair

(Attendance)                                       Anthony Imbrogno, Vice Chair

(Votes)                                                 Meeting:  Wednesday, July 24, 2002

                                                7:00 p.m. – Democratic Caucus Room

 

Chair Owens reported that the Operations Committee met on Wednesday, July 24, 2002.  Present were Committee Member Reps. Owens, Hunter, White, McDermott, Coppola and Biancardi; excused were Reps. Zelinsky, O’Neill and Day.

 

1.  O26.019
(too large for
website)

RESOLUTION; approving an agreement with Brinckerhoff, Quade & Douglas, Inc. for engineering services for the design of the replacement of the Farms Road Bridge over the Mianus River.

07/01/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

07/11/02 – Approved by Board of Finance

07/24/02 – Committee approved 6-0-0

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

 

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

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY & HEALTH COMMITTEE:     Richard Lyons II, Chair

(Report)                                                                       Meeting:  Thursday, July 25, 2002

                                                                                    7:30 p.m. – Democratic Caucus Room

 

Rep. DeLuca reported that the Public Safety & Health Committee met on Thursday, July 25, 2002.  Present were Committee Member Reps. Lyons, Blackwell, Clear, DeLeo, Copolla, DeLuca, Kernan and Mirkin.

 

1.  PS26.003

 

PROPOSED ORDINANCE; for final adoption; 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

04/01/02 – Approved for publication

05/06/02 – Held in Committee

05/30/02 – Held in Committee

06/03/02 – Held in Committee

06/27/02 – Committee approved 6-0 (as amended)

07/01/02 – Approved as amended

07/25/02 – Committee approved 5-3-0

 

HELD IN

COMMITTEE

BY MACHINE

VOTE (27-4-0)

Rep. DeLuca moved for approval of Item No. 1; said motion was seconded.  A motion to return the item to Committee was made and seconded and approved by a machine vote of 27-4-0 (See Vote Record RCS#301).

 

 

2.  PS26.012

APPROVAL; of extension of contract with Stamford Emergency Medical Services (SEMS).

07/03/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

07/11/02 – Approved by Board of Finance

07/25/02 – Committee approved 8-0-0

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

 

Rep. DeLuca moved the Consent Agenda, consisting of Item No. 2; said motion was seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote.

 

 

 

PARKS & RECREATION

COMMITTEE:                                  Donald B. Sherer, Co-Chair

(Attendance)                                       Linda Cannady, Co-Chair

                                                            Meeting:  Thursday, July 18, 2002

                                                            7:00 p.m. – Democratic Caucus Room

 

Chair Cannady reported that the Parks & Recreation Committee met on Thursday, July 18, 2002.  Present were Committee Member Reps.

 

1.  PR26.028

RESOLUTION; reducing the weekday picnic parking fee from $15 to $5 for nonprofits, city agencies and schools.

06/10/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

07/18/02 – No quorum

APPROVED BY

UNANIMOUS

VOICE VOTE

 

Co-Chair Cannady moved to take Item No. PR26.028 out of committee. Said motion was seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote.  Co-Chair Cannady moved item No. Pr26.028; said motion was seconded.

 

Chair Cannady stated that the fee for one-day picnic parking was recently increased from $5 to $15.  This applies to the Cove Island Park Pavilion.  This is to change the fee back to $5 for nonprofits, agencies and schools. 

 

Rep. Day stated that this change would discriminate against anyone other than nonprofits, agencies and schools.

 

The item was approved by unanimous voice vote.

 

 

 

EDUCATION COMMITTEE:       Thomas Hunter, Co-Chair

                                                           Brian O’Neill, Co-Chair

 

 

 

STATE AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE:      Jim Shapiro, Chair

                                                                           John Morrow, Vice Chair

 

 

HOUSING/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT/  

SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE:         Elaine Mitchell, Chair

                                                                        Meeting:  Tuesday, July 16, 2002

                                                                        6:30 p.m. – Democratic Caucus Room

 

Clerk of the Board Summerville stated that these items would be reported on next month.

 

1.  HCD26.08

PROJECT; establishing a public information, education and discussion seminar/workshop on the Hope VI Program.

05/28/02 – Submitted by Rep. Mitchell

06/18/02 – Report Made

07/01/02 – No Report

NO

REPORT

 

 

 

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE:  Robert “Gabe” DeLuca, Chair

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

(Votes)                                                       Meeting:  Wednesday, July 24, 2002

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

 

Chair DeLuca reported that the Transportation Committee met on Wednesday, July 24, 2002.  Present were Committee Member Reps. DeLuca, Mirkin, Kernan and Giordano; Rep. Zelinsky was excused.

 

1.  T26.012

REVIEW; parking hours at Park Square West.

06/25/02 – Submitted by Rep. DeLuca

07/24/02 – Report Made

REPORT

MADE

 

Chair DeLuca stated a report was submitted to all representatives. 

 

 

 

 

CHARTER COMMITTEE:      Maria Nakian, Co-Chair

                                                     Robert “Gabe” DeLuca, Co-Chair

 

Chair DeLuca reported that notices for requests for resumes would be put in the paper.  The deadline is September 15, 2002.

 

1.  C26.001

RESOLUTION; establishing a Charter Review Commission.

02/04/02 – Submitted by President Martin

06/17/02 – Held in Committee

07/01/02 – Held in Committee

 

 

NO

REPORT

2.  C26.002

RESOLUTION; appointment the members to a Charter Review Commission.

02/04/02 – Submitted by President Martin

06/17/02 – Held in Committee

07/01/02 – Held in Committee

 

 

NO

REPORT

3.  C26.003

RESOLUTION; outlining the charge to the Charter Review Commission.

02/04/02 – Submitted by President Martin

06/17/02 – Held in Committee

07/01/02 – Held in Committee

NO

REPORT

 

 

RESOLUTIONS       

 

1. 

RESOLUTION; thanking Dena Diorio, Budget Director for her years of service

07/08/02 – Submitted by Rep. DeLuca

APPROVED BY

UNANIMOUS

VOICE VOTE

 

 

MINUTES

 

1. 

July 1, 2002 Regular Board Meeting

APPROVED BY

UNANIMOUS VOICE VOTE

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

1.                  Rep. Zelinsky inquired as to when the CPR courses would be offered; Rep. Lyons responded that they are scheduled for some time in September.

 

2.                  Rep. DeLuca gave a report on the softball game. 

 

3.                  President Martin announced three Committee changes:  Rep. O’Neill is leaving Public Safety & Health and Rep. Zelinsky will replace him.  Rep. Zelinsky will no longer be on Education, and Rep. McCullen will replace him.  Rep. Cannady is off the HCD/SS Committee.

 

4.                  President Martin announced he will serve on the City’s Investment Oversight Policy Committee.

 

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

 

ADJOURNMENT 

 

Upon motion duly made and seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote, the meeting was adjourned at 9:15 p.m.