The Regular Meeting of the 26th Board of Representatives of the City of Stamford will be held Monday, October 7, 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

 

 

INVOCATION:  Led by Rep. Clear.

 “Heavenly Father, we would serve you with righteousness, and then serve our fellow men and women with honor and integrity.  Guide our deliberations; strengthen us when we are right; forgive us when we are wrong.  May all of our actions be to thy greater glory as we address our duties in thy holy name.  Amen.”

 

 

 

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-two members present and eight absent-excused.  Excused were Reps. Benyus, Biancardi, Cannady, Crowley, Esposito (who arrived later during the meeting), Nakian, O’Neill and Owens.

 

 

MACHINE TEST VOTE:  The machine appeared to be in good working order.

 

 

 

MOMENTS OF SILENCE:  For the late:

 

Terrance Corley, by Rep. DePina; Lucy D. DeMaio, Luigi Vitti, James J. Baldassare, Christina M. Pistininzi, Harry Mugmon, Msgr. Norman A. Methe, Nettie D. Ferrara, Maria Masone and Lena S. Bevino, by Reps. Loglisci and Zelinsky; Richard L. Polotaye, Joan A. Vitti and Lena T. Rutigliano by Rep. Loglisci; Joseph J. Franchina and Rosa Dolcetti, by Reps. Giordano, Loglisci and Zelinsky; Joseph M. Vitti by Reps. Giordano and Zelinsky; Susan D. W. Truitt, by Reps. Summerville, Zelinsky and Giordano; Steven D. Pagano, by Reps. Loglisci,Boccuzzi, Fedeli and Zelinsky and John C. Sabini, Sr. by the 26th Board of Representatives.

 

 

 

PAGES: 

STANDING COMMITTEES

 

 STEERING COMMITTEE:  Meeting:  Monday, September 9, 2002

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

 

Upon motion duly made and seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote, the Steering Committee Report was waived.

 

 

 

APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE:  Paul A. Esposito, Chair

(Attendance)                                       Annie M. Summerville, Vice Chair

(Votes)                                                 Meeting:  Tuesday, October 1, 2002

                                    7:00 p.m. – Democratic Caucus Room

 

Clerk of the Board Summerville reported that the Appointments Committee met on Tuesday, October 1, 2002.  Present were Committee Member Reps. Summerville, Blackwell, Boccuzzi, Clear, Coppola, Esposito, Fahan, Kernan, Mirkin and Morrow; Rep. DePina was absent.

 

1.  A26.063

Golf Authority

Patricia McGrath                      Reappointment

99 Unity Road                          (Term Exp. 01/01/02)

Stamford, CT  06905

09/05/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

10/01/02 – Committee approved 10-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

2.  A26.064

Director of Legal Affairs

Thomas Cassone                      Repl. McDonald

81 Fernwood Drive

Stamford, CT  06903

09/09/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

10/01/02 – Committee approved 10-0-0

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

 

Upon motion duly made and seconded, the Consent Agenda, consisting of Item Nos. 1 and 2, was approved by voice vote (Rep. DeLeo abstaining on Item No. 2).

 

 

 

FISCAL COMMITTEE:       Randall Skigen, Chair

(Attendance)                           Vacant, Vice Chair

(Votes)                                     Meeting:  Monday, September 30, 2002

                                                7:00 p.m. – Democratic Caucus Room

 

Chair Skigen reported that the Fiscal Committee met on September 30, 2002.  Present were Committee Member Reps. Cannady, Fedeli, DeLuca, Giordano, Hunter, Loglisci, Sherer and Skigen; excused were Reps. Figueroa and Lyons.

 

1. F26.135

$3,000.00

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION (Capital Budget); Trees & Shrubs; America the Beautiful; replacement of trees lost due to disease, storms and environmental reasons.

09/04/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

09/10/02 – Approved by Planning Board

09/12/02 – Approved by Board of Finance

09/30/02 – Committee Approved 7-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

2.  F26.128

$3,695.00

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION (Grants Budget); Fire & Rescue; Education & Training; to appropriate grant funds to acquire CPR training mannequins and a Mass Casualty Training Kit.

09/04/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

09/12/02 – Approved by Board of Finance

09/30/02 – Committee Approved 7-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

3.  F26.129

$1,109.00

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION (Operating Budget); City Contributions to Grant Funds; Other Grants; to appropriate funds for training equipment that meets current infection control and decontamination guidelines.

09/04/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

09/12/02 – Approved by Board of Finance

09/30/02 – Committee Approved 8-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

4.  F26.130

$240,000.00

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION (Capital Budget); Stamford Fire & Rescue; Apparatus Replacement; purchase of a pumper to replace a 1988 Mack that is no longer suitable for front-line service.

08/20/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

09/12/02 – Approved by Board of Finance

09/10/02 – Approved by Planning Board

09/30/02 – Committee Approved 8-0-0

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

Secondary Committee:  Public Safety & Health                                            Concur

 

 

5.  F26.136

FUNDING RESOLUTION (formerly Exhibit A) in Connecticut with F26.130 above - $240,000.00 for Stamford Fire & Rescue Apparatus Replacement.

08/20/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

09/30/02 – Committee Approved 8-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

6.  F26.127

$136,000.00

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION (Operating Budget); EG Brennan Golf Course; Capital Outlay – Land & Improvements; for planned improvements and acquisition of various goods and services.

08/28/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

09/12/02 – Approved by Board of Finance

 

NO ACTION

TAKEN

Secondary Committee:  Parks & Recreation                                      No Report

  

Chair Skigen reported that this item is actually a summary of Item Nos. 7 through 10; therefore, the Committee did not take the item up.

 

 

7.  F26.131

$80,000.00

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION (Operating Budget); E.G. Brennan Golf Course; Capital Outlay; Land & Improvements; to construct 4 cart paths, tee construction, wiring from pump house to pond and installation of granite yardage markers..

09/03/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

09/12/02 – Approved by Board of Finance

09/30/02 – Committee Approved 8-0-0

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

Secondary Committee:  Parks & Recreation                                                  Waived

  

A motion to waive the secondary committee report was made and seconded; said motion was approved by unanimous voice vote.

 

 

8. F26.132

$20,000.00

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION (Operating Budget); E.G. Brennan Golf Course; Grounds Maintenance; to fund repair of fencing at 1st hole and design services for bunker reconstruction.

09/03/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

09/12/02 – Approved by Board of Finance

09/30/02 – Committee Approved 8-0-0

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

Secondary Committee:  Parks & Recreation                                                  Waived

  

A motion to waive the secondary committee report was made and seconded; said motion was approved by unanimous voice vote.

 

 

9. F26.133

$10,000.00

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION (Operating Budget); E.G. Brennan Golf Course; Non Capital Computer Equipment; to purchase a computer and software.

09/03/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

09/12/02 – Approved by Board of Finance

09/30/02 – Committee Approved 8-0-0

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

Secondary Committee:  Parks & Recreation                                                  Waived  

 

A motion to waive the secondary committee report was made and seconded; said motion was approved by unanimous voice vote.

 

 

10. F26.134

$26,000.00

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION (Operating Budget); E.G. Brennan Golf Course; Capital Outlay; Equipment; to purchase a sprayer and aerator.

09/03/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

09/12/02 – Approved by Board of Finance

09/30/02 – Committee Approved 8-0-0

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

Secondary Committee:  Parks & Recreation                                                  Waived

 

A motion to waive the secondary committee report was made and seconded; said motion was approved by unanimous voice vote.

 

Upon motion duly made and seconded, the Consent Agenda, consisting of Item Nos. 1-5, 7-10, was approved by unanimous voice vote.

 

 Chair Skigen stated he expresses his dismay at the loss of Mr. Owens as Vice Chair of the Committee.  Mr. Owens was a tremendous Vice Chair and was very helpful during the budget process.  Chair Skigen stated he is confident the entire Committee will also miss Mr. Owens.

 

Rep. Mirkin stated that he was also in attendance at the Fiscal Committee.

 

 

 

LEGISLATIVE & RULES COMMITTEE:    Maria C. Nakian, Chair

(Report)                                                              Jim Shapiro, Vice Chair

(Attendance)                                                      Meeting:  Tuesday, September 17, 2002

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

 

Vice Chair Shapiro reported that the  Legislative & Rules Committee met on Tuesday, September 17,2 002.  Present were Committee Member Reps. Browne, Esposito, DeLuca, Fahan, Greenberg, Mitchell, Nakian, Shapiro and Zelinsky.

 

1.  LR26.019

 

REVIEW; of providing additional property tax relief for veterans as a result of recent state legislation

07/16/02 – Submitted by Reps. DeLuca and Zelinsky

08/19/02 – Held in Committee 8-0-0

09/03/02 – Held in Committee

09/17/02 – Report Made

 

REPORT

MADE

Vice Chair Shapiro stated a report has been provided to all representatives on Item No. 1.

 

 

2.  LR26.020

RESOLUTION & PUBLIC HEARING; concerning the purchase of the approximately 14.6 acres of unimproved land located on the west side of Riverbank Road and the north of the Merritt Parkway (Route 15).

09/04/02 – Submitted by Sybil Richards

09/10/02 – Approved by Planning Board

09/12/02 – Approved by Board of Finance

09/17/02 – Committee Approved 7-0-0

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

 

Upon motion duly made and seconded, the Consent Agenda, consisting of Item No. 2, was approved by unanimous voice vote.

 

 

 

PERSONNEL COMMITTEE:   Sanchia Spandow, Co-Chair

                                                      Mary Lisa Fedeli, Co-Chair

 

No Report.

 

 

 

LAND USE/URBAN REDEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE:

(Report)                                                                       Patrick J. White, Co-Chair

                                                                        Harry Day, Co-Chair

                                                                                    Meeting:  Monday, Sept. 30, 2002

                                                                                    Wednesday, October 2, 2002

                                                            7:30 p.m. – Republican Caucus Room

 

Co-Chair Day reported that the Land Use/.Urban Redevelopment Committee met on Wednesday, October 2, 2002.  Present were Committee Member Reps. White, Day, Biancardi, Loglisci, Mitchell, Shapiro and Summerville.  Also present was Rep. DeLuca.  Rep. Boccuzzi, Nakian and Spandow were excused.

 

1.  LU26.023

REVIEW; of enforcement of and possible amendment to Chapter 248-Zoning-Article I-Sec. 248-3 Fines.

09/03/02 – Submitted by Reps. Mirkin and Deluca

 

 

HELD IN

COMMITTEE

2.  LU26.022

REVIEW; of regulations concerning gas stations and used car lots.

06/05/02 – Submitted by Rep. Lyons

08/12/02 – Placed on Pending Agenda

HELD IN

COMMITTEE

 

Co-Chair Day stated that none of the invitees of the City appeared, so both items were held.

 

 

 

OPERATIONS COMMITTEE:       Vacant, Chair

(Attendance)                                       Anthony Imbrogno, Vice Chair

(Votes)                                                 Meeting:  Wednesday, September 25, 2002

                                                            7:00 p.m. – Democratic Caucus Room

 

Vice Chair Imbrogno reported that the Operations Committee met on September 25, 2002.  Present were Committee Member Reps. Imbrogno, O’Neill, Zelinsky, McDermott, Hunter, Coppola and Owens.  Rep. White was absent. 

 

1.  O26.022
ordinance

 

PROPOSED ORDINANCE; for publication; amending Ordinance No. 988, Street Opening Permit Fees to set a new fee structure.

08/27/02 – Submitted by Law Department

09/25/02 – Committee Approved 7-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

2.  O26.023

REVIEW; of issuance and monitoring of building permits.

09/03/02 – Submitted by Reps. Fedeli, Clear and Day

09/25/02 – Held in Committee

HELD IN

COMMITTEE

 

Upon motion duly made and seconded, the Consent Agenda, consisting of Item No. 1, was approved by unanimous voice vote.

 

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY & HEALTH COMMITTEE:     Richard Lyons II, Chair

(Report)                                                                       Meeting:  Wednesday, October 2, 2002

(Votes)                                                                         7:30 p.m. – Democratic Caucus Room

 

Chair Lyons reported that the Public Safety & Health Committee met on Wednesday, October 2, 2002.  Present were Committee Member Reps. Lyons, Biancardi, DeLeo, Blackwell, Clear, Coppola, DeLuca, Mirkin and Zelinsky.  Reps. Kernan and DePina were absent.

 

1.  PS26.003

 

PROPOSED ORDINANCE; for final adoption & Public Hearing; 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

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

07/01/02 – Approved as amended

08/05/02 – Held in Committee

08/29/02 – Report Made

09/04/02 – Approved for republication

10/02/02 – Committee Approved 9-0-0 (as amended)

 

APPROVED

BY MACHINE VOTE (28-2-1)

Chair Lyons stated that after a public hearing, the Committee amended the ordinance.  Chair Lyons moved to amend the ordinance as follows:  “The ordinance shall take effect upon enactment, except the alarm registration penalties and the procedures pertaining to state alarm registration regulations shall not take effect until January 1, 2003.”  Said motion was seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote.

 

Chair Lyons moved the ordinance, as amended.  Said motion was seconded and approved by a machine vote of 28-2-1.  (See Vote Record #320).

 

 

2.  PS26.016

PROPOSED ORDINANCE; for publication; amending the Alarms Ordinance to specify departmental responsibilities for the registration program.

09/05/02 – Submitted by President Martin

10/02/02 – Committee Approved 9-0-0 (as amended)

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

3.  PS26.013

REVIEW; possibility of establishing an anti-blight ordinance that applies to commercial properties.

08/23/02 – Submitted by Rep. DeLuca

10/02/02 – Report Made

 

 

REPORT

MADE

4.  PS26.014

REVIEW; of citywide Fire Department apparatus including inventory of equipment and planned replacement and upgrade schedules.

09/04/02 – Submitted by Rep. Lyons

10/02/02 – Report Made

 

 

REPORT

MADE

5.  PS26.015

REVIEW; West Nile Virus and status report on monitoring and trapping by Health Department.

09/04/02 – Submitted by Rep. Lyons

10/02/02 – Report Made

REPORT

MADE

 

Chair Lyons stated that a report on Item Nos. 3, 4 and 5 was provided to all representatives.

 

Upon motion duly made and seconded, the Consent Agenda, consisting of Item No. 2, was approved by unanimous voice vote.

 

 

 

PARKS & RECREATION

COMMITTEE:                                  Donald B. Sherer, Co-Chair

(Attendance)                                       Linda Cannady, Co-Chair

(Report)                                               Meeting:  Tuesday, September 24, 2002

                                                            7:30 p.m. – Democratic Caucus Room

 

Chair Sherer reported that the Parks & Recreation Committee met on Tuesday, September 24, 2002.  Present were Committee Member Reps. Cannady, Clear, Giordano, Imbrogno, McCullen, McDermott and White.  Excused were Reps. Crowley, Fedeli and Lyons.  Also in attendance was Rep. O’Neill.

 

1. PR26.030

REVIEW; of parks opening and closing hours.

07/19/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

03/26/02 - Approved by Parks & Rec Commission

08/27/02 – Held in Committee 5-4-0

09/04/02 – Held in Committee

09/24/02 – Report Made

 

 

REPORT

MADE

2.  PR26.033

REVIEW; of Tournament Fee Policy for use of city park fields only.

07/19/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

04/30/02- Approved by Parks & Rec Commission

08/27/01 – Committee Held 9-0-0

09/04/02 – Held in Committee

09/24/02 – Report Made

REPORT

MADE

 

Co-Chair Sherer stated that a report on both items has been provided to all representatives.

 

 

 

EDUCATION COMMITTEE:       Thomas Hunter, Co-Chair

                                                           Brian O’Neill, Co-Chair

                                                           Meeting:  Wednesday, September 18, 2002

                                                           7:00 p.m. – Democratic Caucus Room

 

Co-Chair Hunter reported that the Education Committee met on September 18, 2002.  There was not a quorum, so no action was taken.

 

1.  E26.005

REVIEW; Board of Education policies for leasing space in school buildings or on school property.

09/05/02 – Submitted by Rep. Hunter

 

 

HELD IN

COMMITTEE

2.  E26.006

REVIEW; of Stamford Public Schools organizational chart(s).

09/05/02 – Submitted by Rep. Hunter

HELD IN

COMMITTEE

 

 

 

STATE AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE:      Jim Shapiro, Chair

                                                                           John Morrow, Vice Chair

 

No report. 

 

 

 

HOUSING/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT/  

SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE:         Elaine Mitchell, Chair

 

No report.

 

 

  

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE:  Robert “Gabe” DeLuca, Chair

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

(Votes)                                                       Meeting:  Thursday, September 19, 2002

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

 

Chair DeLuca reported that the Transportation Committee met on Thursday, September 19, 2002.  Present were Committee Member Reps. DeLuca, Zelinsky, Giordano and Mirkin.  Rep. Kernan was excused. 

 

 1.  T26.013

REVIEW; of Section 231-6 of the Code of Ordinance, entitled Prohibited Stopping, Standing or Parking.

07/25/02 – Submitted by Rep. Zelinsky

08/22/02 – Held in Committee

09/03/02 – Held in Committee

09/19/02 – Held in Committee

 

 

HELD IN

COMMITTEE

2.  T26.015

REVIEW; of policies regarding weekend free parking at the Bell and Bedford Street garages.

08/28/02 – Submitted by Rep. DeLuca

09/19/02 – Committee approved 3-1

 

HELD IN

COMMITTEE

Rep. DeLuca stated the Committee voted 3-1 to reinstitute the policy of free parking.  However, since it is a review item, the matter will be held for one month and will be submitted as a resolution.

 

Rep. DeLuca stated he hopes that Tim Curtin will heed the Board’s concerns regarding this matter and reinstitute the policy prior to any vote taken next month.

 

 

 3.  T26.016

REVIEW; of intersection site line obstructions (Adopt-A-Spot, signs, etc.)

09/06/02 – Submitted by Rep. O’Neill

09/19/02 – Report Made

 

REPORT

MADE

Chair DeLuca stated that all problems will be corrected shortly. 

 

 

4.  T26.017

REVIEW; pedestrian crosswalk markings.

09/06/02 – Submitted by Rep. O’Neill

09/19/02 – Report Made

REPORT

MADE

 

 Chair DeLuca stated that a written report was provided to all representatives.

 

 

 

SPECIAL COMMITTEES

 

CHARTER COMMITTEE:      Maria Nakian, Co-Chair

(Report)                                       Robert “Gabe” DeLuca, Co-Chair

(Attendance)                                Meeting: Wed., September 18, 2002

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

 

Co-Chair DeLuca reported that the Charter Committee met on Wednesday, September 18, 2002.  Present were Committee Member Reps. DeLuca, Nakian, Summerville, Day and Benyus.

 

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

08/12/02 – Placed on Pending Agenda

09/18/02 – Report Made

REPORT

MADE

 

Co-Chair DeLuca stated that the Committee agreed to extend the date for acceptance of resumes to October 31, 2002.  He added that posters have been put up around time encouraging people to apply.

 

Co-Chair DeLuca stated that a vote of 3-2 was taken that would provide for a 15 member commission, consisting of 6 Democrats, 5 Republicans and 4 unaffiliated.  President Martin stated that there is no item on the agenda that would call for a vote.

 

Rep. Loglisci stated that since the Charter Committee is supposed to be non-political, there should be even numbers of democrats and republicans.  He added that he believes it is against the spirit of what Charter Revision should be about to have uneven numbers.

 

 

 

SCHOOL BUDGET COMMITTEE:           Randall Skigen, Chair

(Attendance)                                                   Meeting:  Monday, September 9, 2002

                                                                        8:00 p.m. – Democratic Caucus Room

 

Chair Skigen reported that the School Budget Committee met on Monday, September 9, 2002.  Present were Committee Member Reps. Skigen, Hunter, Fedeli, Loglisci and McCullen.

 

1.  SB26.001

REVIEW; status of Board of Education Budget.

09/09/02 – Submitted by Rep. Skigen

REPORT

MADE

 

Chair Skigen stated that this was an organizational meeting in order to establish the parameters of what the Committee wants to accomplish.  No information was provided that evening.  It is Chair Skigen’s understanding that last week a budget summary was provided to the Board.

 

President Martin asked that the Fiscal Committee review the budget status of the Board of Education as well as the City budget at next month’s meeting.

 

RESOLUTIONS

 

 

 

MINUTES

 

1. 

September 9, 2002 Regular Board Meeting

 

APPROVED BY

UNANIMOUS

VOICE VOTE

 

Upon motion duly made and seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote, the minutes were approved.

 

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

1.      1.      President Martin reported that he had received resignations from Representative Bobby Owens and Representative Lisa Crowley.

 

2.      2.      Rep. DeLuca announced that the Annual Holiday Party will be held at Cafι Morelli’s on Sunday, December 1, 2002.  The price is $42 per person.

 

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

 

 ADJOURNMENT

 

Upon motion duly made and seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote, the meeting was adjourned at 9:37 p.m.