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The Regular Meeting of the 26th Board of Representatives of the City of Stamford will be held Tuesday, November 12, 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. by President David Martin.

 

 

INVOCATION:  By Rep. Queen McCullen

“Dear Lord, we thank you for your guidance, grace and mercies.  We thank you once again for bringing us together to do the work for those who have elected us.   Lord, we ask you to come into our meeting tonight and guide our minds and our thoughts, to help us to make the right decisions for our constituents.  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-three members present, five absent (Reps. Biancardi, DePina, Morrow, Skigen and Lyons) and two vacancies (3rd District and 15th District).  Rep. Lyons arrived after roll call, and the two vacancies were filled during the course of the meeting.

 

 

ELECTION OF NEW MEMBERS:  President Martin called for nominations for the vacancy created by Lisa Crowley’s resignation from the 15th District. 

 

Rep. Loglisci stated that Ms. Crowley recently got married and has moved out of the City.  Rep. Loglisci stated that they have found a wonderful candidate, and turned the floor over to Rep. Coppola.  Rep. Copolla stated it was a personal pleasure to nominate Michael Molgano to fill the vacancy in the 15th District.  Rep. Copolla stated he has known Mr. Molgano and his family for many years.  Mr. Molgano and his family have been dedicated to their church and to other civic organizations.  Rep. Copolla stated that Mr. Molgano would be an asset to the Board.  Said motion was seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote.  President Martin administered the oath of office to Mr. Molgano.

 

President Martin stated he would now entertain motions to fill the vacancy created by Bobby Owens’ resignation from the 3rd District. 

 

Rep. Boccuzzi stated that he would like the record to reflect that he is certain both sides of the aisle will miss Rep. Owens.  He added that Mr. Owens was a great representative for his district and the entire city.  Rep. Boccuzzi stated that Mr. Owens was a real gentleman, inquiring as to his family’s well-being every time he saw him.  Rep. Boccuzzi stated it is a great loss to the Board of Representatives and the City of Stamford.  Rep. Boccuzzi turned the floor over to Rep. Cannady.

 

Rep. Cannady stated that she has enjoyed working with Bob Owens over the past few years.  Bob served the 3rd District and this Board faithfully for years, and she will strive to do as well.  Rep. Cannady stated his dedication and loyalty will be missed.  Rep. Cannady nominated Terry Adams to fill the vacancy in the 3rd District.  Rep. Cannady stated she has known Mr. Adams for several years and has worked with him on several community activities.  Mr. Adams is a resident of the South End, a member of the City Committee and a member of NRZ.  Mr. Adams is employed with Pitney Bowes, and his work experience will be an asset to the Board. 

 

Rep. Cannady thanked Clerk of the Board Summerville for her knowledge and guidance as well as the support staff for assisting her in the nomination process.  Rep. Cannady also thanked Phil Giordano for his kind and considerate thoughtfulness.

 

Rep. Cannady moved to nominate Terry Adams; said motion was seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote. 

 

 

 

MOMENTS OF SILENCE:  For the late:  George A. Aretakis, Florence Frate and Joseph

 

“Gene” DeLuca by Reps. Loglisci and Zelinsky; Philomena Pope, Peter P. Sciglimpaglia and Josephine D. Arinzo by Rep. Loglisci; Elaine V. DeLeo by Reps. DeLeo, Giordano, Loglisci and Zelinsky; Albert Dolcetti by Reps. Giordano and Loglisci; Lucy Pavia and Albert F. Benevelli, by Reps. Giordano, Loglisci and Zelinsky; Joseph D. Telesco, Rose Lombardo, Eleanor R. Wasicki, Percy M. Lee and Marvin A. Minkler, Sr. by Rep. Giordano; Elizabeth Haviland by Reps. White, Lyons and Zelinsky; Marcel Picoche and Joan Murphy by Reps. White and Lyons; David Jaffe by Rep. Sherer; Myron “Mike” Parker by Reps. Sherer and Day; Estelle Feinstein by Reps. Spandow and Zelinsky; John P. Ponziana by Reps. Boccuzzi, Zelinsky and Loglisci; John Fiddleston by Rep. O’Neill; Hugo H. Vogt, James F. Lipscomb, Mary Y. Tonte and Orlando Lupinacci by Reps. Giordano and Zelinsky; Daniel Bellantonio by Reps. Giordano and Loglisci; William Morris and Stanley Walkusky by Rep. Coppola; and Juan Palacios and Jakub Prokopiuk by Rep. Summerville.

 

 

 

 

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STANDING COMMITTEES

 

STEERING COMMITTEE:   Meeting:  Tuesday, October 15, 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 29, 2002

                                    7:00 p.m. – Democratic Caucus Room

 

Vice Chair Summerville reported that the Appointments Committee met on October 29, 2002.  Present were Committee Member Reps. DePina, Blackwell, Boccuzzi, Coppola, Clear, Fahan, Kernan, Mirkin, Morrow and Summerville.

 

1.  A26.065

Police Commission

Broom, Patricia (R)                  Repl. McMahon

67 Fairmont Avenue                 (Term Exp. 11/30/01)

Stamford, CT  06906

Term Expires:  11/30/04

09/10/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

10/29/02 – Committee approved 9-1-0

APPROVED BY

MACHINE VOTE (28-5-1)

 

Vice Chair Summerville moved Item No. A26.065; said motion was seconded and approved by a machine vote of 28-5-1 (See Vote Record No. RCS #328) (Note:  Rep. Molgano voted no.)

 

Vice Chair Summerville stated that Rep. Esposito is a wonderful chair of the Appointments Committee, and she enjoys working with Mr. Esposito.

 

 

 

FISCAL COMMITTEE:       Randall Skigen, Chair

(Attendance)                           Vacant, Vice Chair

(Votes)                                     Meeting:  Monday, October 28, 2002

                                                7:00 p.m. – Democratic Caucus Room

 

Rep. Cannady reported that the Fiscal Committee met on Monday, October 28, 2002.  Present were Committee Member Reps. Cannady, Loglisci, Lyons, Mirkin, DeLuca, Skigen, Fedeli, Figueroa and Giordano; also present were Gail Okun, Bill Dunn, John Chardavoynne and Thomas Hamilton.

  

1.  F26.137

$473,892.00

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION (Operating Budget); Board of Education; Educational Assistants; to fund recently settled contract.

09/30/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

10/10/02 – Approved by Board of Finance

10/28/02 – Committee Approved 8-0-0

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

Secondary Committee:  Education                                                                 Waived

 

 

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

 

2. F26.138

$51,705.00

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION (Grants Budget); Every Child Matters Program; to fund Year 2 of 4-year grant; funds to pay for outreach worker’s salary and benefits.

09/30/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

10/10/02 – Approved by Board of Finance

10/28/02 – Committee Approved 8-0-0

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

Secondary Committee:  Public Safety & Health                                            Concur

 

 

3. F26.139

$24,929.00

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION (Grants Budget); Every Child Matters Program; to fund second half of Year 1 of 4-year grant; funds to pay for outreach worker’s salary and benefits

09/30/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

10/10/02 – Approved by Board of Finance

10/28/02 – Committee Approved 8-0-0

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

Secondary Committee:  Public Safety & Health                                            Concur

 

 

4. F26.140

$20,000.00

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION (Grants Budget); Bio-Terrorism Grant; funds to pay for an OSS for epidemiologist.

09/30/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

10/10/02 – Approved by Board of Finance

10/28/02 – Committee Approved 8-0-0

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

Secondary Committee:  Public Safety & Health                                            Concur

 

 

5.  F26.141

RESOLUTION; authorizing the Mayor to enter into agreement with the Dept. of Public Health for the purpose of a bioterrorism response preparedness grant; amount of grant: $28,395.13.

09/30/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

10/28/02 – Committee Approved 8-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

6.  F26.142

REVIEW; of City and Board of Education year-to-date budget status.

10/07/02 – Submitted by President Martin

10/28/02 – Report Made

 

REPORT

MADE

Secondary Committee:  Education                                                                 No Report

 

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

 

At this time, President Martin administered the oath of office to Terry Adams, the new representative from the 3rd District.

 

 

 

LEGISLATIVE & RULES COMMITTEE:    Maria C. Nakian, Chair

(Attendance)                                                      Jim Shapiro, Vice Chair

(Votes)                                                                Meeting:  Monday, October 21, 2002

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

 

Chair Nakian reported that the Legislative & Rules Committee met on Monday, October 21, 2002.  Present were Committee Member Reps. Nakian, Shapiro, Esposito, Fahan, Spandow, Zelinsky, Benyus, Browne, DeLeo and Greenberg.  Rep. Mitchell was excused.  Also present were Thomas Hamilton; Rep. DeLuca, and a representative of Day, Berry & Howard.

 

At this time, President Martin administered the oath of office to Terry Adams, the new representative from the 3rd District.

 

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

09/03/02 – Held in Committee

10/07/02 – Report Made

10/21/02 – Committee voted 9-0-1 to increase exemption to $5,000

REPORT

MADE

 

Chair Nakian reported that a report detailing the costs has been prepared and distributed to all representatives.  The Committee discussed these costs in great detail, and voted to present to the Board, at our next meeting, an ordinance that would increase the exemption in our local ordinance to $5,000.  It is currently $1,000.  This represents a compromise between the present ordinance and the state limit, which is $10,000.

 

 

2.  LR26.021

PROPOSED ORDINANCE; for publication; amending Ordinance No. 986, amending Chapter 179-6 Concerning Peddlers, Street Vendors and Solicitors to provide for a new fee.

10/09/02 – Submitted by President Martin

10/21/02 – Committee approved 7-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

3.  LR26.022

PROPOSED ORDINANCE; for publication; providing for a tax abatement for property located at 258 Atlantic Street, Unit 1, owned by the Print Research Foundation.

10/09/02 – Submitted by Day, Berry & Howard

10/21/02 – Held in Committee 10-0-0

HELD IN

COMMITTEE

 

Chair Nakian stated the Committee had no problem with granting the tax abatement to this organization.  However, they did not apply within the six month period of time as required by ordinance because their request was held up in the Office of Assessment and/or the Law Department from February until August 28, 2002.  Therefore, the Committee felt that the organization was unfairly penalized, and that there is a possibility of setting a precedent that the City can act on tax abatement requests merely by holding them up until they no longer fit within the six-month period.  After much discussion as to procedure, the Committee decided that the best thing would be to amend the present ordinance to exempt from the time frame the period of time that a request is before the tax assessor.

 

Chair Nakian stated that because there are questions and because the Committee is not certain to do it, the Committee will take the matter up at a meeting next month.

 

Suspension of Rules

 

1.  LR26.023

PROPOSED ORDINANCE; for publication; amending Chapter 220, Tax Abatements to change the time period for application to the Board of Representatives.

10/09/02 – Submitted by Day, Berry & Howard

10/21/02 – Committee voted to suspend rules to take up this item not on agenda

NO ACTION

TAKEN

 

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

 

 

 

LAND USE/URBAN REDEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE:

(Attendance)                                                               Patrick J. White, Co-Chair

(Report)                                                                       Harry Day, Co-Chair

                                                                                    Meeting:  Monday, October 28, 2002

                                                            7:00 p.m. – Republican Caucus Room

 

Chair White stated that the Land Use Committee met on October 28, 2002.  Present were Committee Member Reps. Benyus, Boccuzzi, Day, Loglisci, Nakian, Shapiro, Spandow, Summerville and White.  Reps. Biancardi and Mitchell were absent.  Also present were Reps. DeLuca, Mirkin and O’Neill; Director Tim Curtin, Steve Osman, Rachel Goldberg and Laszlo Papp of the URC; Jim Lunney and Robin Stein of the Land Use Bureau; Representatives of Ocean 211, Il Falco and Zanghias as well as Renee Kahn.

 

1.  LU26.025

REVIEW of Corcoran-Jennison/Target and Marriott Construction Facilitation Plans and their Effects on Small Business.

10/08/02 – Submitted by Rep. Shapiro 

10/28/02 – Report Made

 

REPORT

MADE

Rep. White stated that when Corcoran-Jennison was being constructed, that there was little concern shown by the City.  The merchants want a plan by the URC, the City and the Land Use Committee to be certain their concerns are dealt with so that they can operate their businesses.  The URC said they would work with the Committee and the merchants and would try to keep problems to a minimum.

 

The Marriott construction is not under the URC jurisdiction, so this matter will be handled by the City.

 

2. 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

09/30/02 – Held in Committee

10/28/02 – Report Made

 

REPORT

MADE

Chair White stated that the Zoning Enforcement Officer expressed concerns that he may be personally exposed under a state statute by issuing zoning violation fines.  The Committee did not agree with this opinion, but the matter will be turned over to the Legal Department so that the Zoning Enforcement Officer can receive a letter assuring him that he cannot be held personally liable.

 

3. 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

09/30/02 – Held in Committee

10/28/02 – Report Made

 

REPORT

MADE

Chair White reported that this matter was not acted on as Mr. Lyons received the information he requested.

 

 

4.  LU26.024

REVIEW; URC property management, maintenance of land and buildings within the designated redevelopment zone and Mill River Corridor.

10/10/02 – Submitted by Rep. O’Neill

10/28/02 – Report Made

REPORT

MADE

 

Chair White stated that the URC said it would deal with this issue by making the property more attractive and keeping the property clean.  Concerning the property across from UCONN, this property will be brought before the Blight Committee.  Rep. White stated that this is all detailed in his written report that has been distributed to all representatives.

 

 

OPERATIONS COMMITTEE:       Vacant, Chair

(Attendance)                                       Anthony Imbrogno, Vice Chair

(Votes)                                                 Meeting:  Wednesday, October 23, 2002

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

 

Vice Chair Imbrogno reported that the Operations Committee met on October 23, 2002.  Present were Committee Member Reps. Imbrogno, Day, McDermott, O’Neill, Zelinsky, Hunter and Clear.  Excused were Reps. Sherer, White and Biancardi.  Also present was Ed Gentile and Anthony Strazza from the Office of Operations.

 

1.  O26.022

 

PROPOSED ORDINANCE; for PUBLIC HEARING & FINAL ADOPTION; 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

10/07/02 – Approved for publication

10/23/02 – 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

10/23/02 – Report Made

 

 

REPORT

MADE

3.  O26.024

RESOLUTION; approving an amendment to an agreement with Purcell Associates for consulting engineering services for the reconstruction of North Street.

09/24/02 – Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy

10/10/02 – Approved by Board of Finance

10/23/02 – Committee approved 7-0-1

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

4.  O26.025

RESOLUTION; approving a contract with Fitzgerald & Halliday, Inc. for a multi-modal service study at the Transportation Center.

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

10/10/02 – Approved by Board of Finance

10/23/02 – Committee approved 7-0-0

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

 

Upon motion duly made and seconded, the Consent Agenda, consisting of Item Nos. 1, 3 and 4, was approved by unanimous voice vote.

 

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY & HEALTH COMMITTEE:     Richard Lyons II, Chair

(Report)                                                                       Meeting:  Wed., October 30, 2002

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

(Votes)

 

Chair Lyons reported that the Public Safety & Health Committee met on October 30, 2002.  Present were Committee Member Reps. Lyons, Blackwell, Clear, DeLuca, Kernan, Mirkin and Zelinsky.  Rep. Biancardi was absent; Reps. DeLeo and DePina were excused.  Also present was Minority Leader Rep. Loglisci.

 

1.  PS26.016

PROPOSED ORDINANCE; for PUBLIC HEARING & FINAL ADOPTION; 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

10/07/02 – Approved for publication

10/30/02 – Committee approved 6-0-0

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

Chair Lyons stated that no one from the public appeared to speak.

 

2.  PS26.019

REVIEW; feasibility of purchasing a bomb-sniffing dog.

10/04/02 – Submitted by Rep. DeLuca

10/30/02 – Report Made

 

 

REPORT

MADE

3.  PS26.017

REVIEW; of police substations, costs, locations and manned hours.

09/06/02 – Submitted by Rep. DeLuca

10/30/02 – Report Made

REPORT

MADE

 

Chair Lyons stated that a report has been provided to all members.

 

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

 

 

 

PARKS & RECREATION

COMMITTEE:                                  Donald B. Sherer, Co-Chair

                                                            Linda Cannady, Co-Chair

No Meeting                                         Meeting:  Tuesday, October 22, 2002

                                                            7:30 p.m. – Republican Caucus Room

 

1.  PR26.034

PROPOSED ORDINANCE; for publication; amending Section 84-7, areas of specific speed restriction to comply with DEP requirements

09/18/02 – Submitted by Rep. Lyons

 

 

NO ACTION TAKEN

2.  PR26.035

REVIEW; of DEP's disapproval of Ordinance No. 991 regarding water skiing.

09/18/02 – Submitted by Rep. Lyons

NO ACTION

TAKEN

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION COMMITTEE:       Thomas Hunter, Co-Chair

                                                           Brian O’Neill, Co-Chair

No meeting                                        Meeting:  Tuesday, October 22, 2002

                                                           7:00 p.m. – Democratic Caucus Room

 

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

10/07/02 – Held in Committee

 

 

NO ACTION

TAKEN

2.  E26.006

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

09/05/02 – Submitted by Rep. Hunter

10/07/02 – Held in Committee

NO ACTION

TAKEN

 

Co-Chair Hunter read the following into the record regarding the Board of Education fiscal situation.

 

“As many on the Board and in Stamford City Government know, revenues are down, budgets are tight and they must be carefully controlled.  Therefore, I was deeply disappointed to read in the Advocate that once again, the Board of Education has frozen money for childrens’ school supplies, when just five months ago we approved a budget of $166 million.  Where did the money go?  Who is paying attention, in these tight fiscal times, to see that the money is put to the best possible use.  Is there a better use than teachers’ salaries and classroom supplies. What is it that has such a high priority that the Board of Education can again short-change our children?

 

“We know that salaries and benefits take about $132 million from the budget, but what happened to the remaining $34 million?  With $34 million spent, it is incredible that we have run out of books and supplies, and that orders were not placed to ensure that the supplies arrived on time. 

 

“Shortly the bright light of an independent audit will give us the answers to these and many other questions.  The Board of Finance, the Board of Education and the Office of Administration have jointly decided on the scope of the audit.  The auditors will be selected by the Board of Finance next week, and the audit should be completed about year end.  The Board of Finance has agreed to pay for the audit out of its own budget.

 

“In general, there is a lack of school system organization, and that is a substantial part of the problem.  There is, at present, no comprehensive organization chart showing the reporting structure and the job titles and responsibilities for the school system.  Without that organization chart, city boards cannot understand how the school system operates and who is responsible for what.  In addition, the budget book, as it is presently organized, is incomprehensible to most, if not all, of the board members.

 

“While we recognize that the State has certain reporting codes and requirements, that does not mean that the Board of Education should submit a budget that is incomprehensible to the boards that must approve it.  The new budget must clearly show in common expense items on a monthly basis, with columns for projected and actual expense.  This will enable the boards to understand where the money is going. 

 

“The last and present year had more unpleasant budget surprises, and that must stop.  We must be confident that the funds have been allocated to provide the best education to our children, and that it is being spent as agreed in the budget. 

 

“The Board of Finance audit will provide all of the boards an opportunity to develop a clear chart of accounts that can be understood by all concerned and that ties into an organization chart.  The Chair of the Board of Finance has agreed to work with our Education Committee on this project, and we invite the Board of Education to join us.  This will not be a dollars and cents discussion because that belongs to the fiscal Committees.

 

“It is to achieve a set of items that accurately conveys where the money comes from and where it is spent.  Without that, we are condemned to speculation and waste.  Thank you.”

 

 

 

STATE AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE:      Jim Shapiro, Chair

                                                                           John Morrow, Vice Chair

 

 

HOUSING/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT/  

SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE:         Elaine Mitchell, Chair

 

 

  

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE:  Robert “Gabe” DeLuca, Chair

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

(Attendance)                                             Meeting:  Thursday, October 24, 2002

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

 

Chair DeLuca reported that the Transportation Committee met on October 24, 2002.  Present were Committee Member Reps. Deuca, Zelinsky, Mirkin, Fahan, Giordano, Kernan and Blackwell.  Also present were Tim Curtin; Tom Cassone and a representative from the Police Department.

 

1.  T26.013

PROPOSED ORDINANCE; for publication; amending 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

10/07/02 – Held in Committee

10/24/02 – Report Made

 

 

REPORT

MADE

Chair DeLuca stated that a report was provided to each representative.  The Police Department will respond to gridlock situations.  They will do a public awareness campaign in the future.

 

2.  T26.018

PROPOSED ORDINANCE; for publication; amending Sec. 231-5, providing the Board of Representatives authority over parking meter fees and times.

10/04/02 – Submtited by Reps. DeLuca and Fahan

10/24/02 – Approved 6-0-0

 

 

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

3.  T26.019

SENSE OF THE BOARD RESOLUTION; establishing Saturday and Sunday parking rates for the Bell and Bedford Street garages.

10/07/02 – Submitted by Reps. DeLuca and Martin

10/24/02 – Committee Appr. as Amended 6-0-0

APPROVED

BY MACHINE

VOTE (33-2)

 

Chair DeLuca stated that as a result of a compromise, the time was changed from to 4:00 p.m. from 5:00 p.m.  This will be effective January 1, 2002.  Chair DeLuca stated that the anticipated revenue was $15,000 per year.  This is to encourage merchants and shoppers to come to Stamford.

 

Rep. Lyons stated that in light of the City’s economic situation, he encourages the reduced rates for the holiday season, but does not agree with the one-year length of the program.  He would prefer the program be reviewed after six months.  With Target and Courtyard by Marriott coming up for construction, parking in downtown will be at an all-time premium.  Rep. Lyons stated he will vote no on this matter.

 

Chair DeLuca moved Item No. T26.019; said motion was seconded and approved by a machine vote of 33-2 (See Vote Record RCS #329).

 

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

 

 

 

SPECIAL COMMITTEES

 

CHARTER COMMITTEE:      Maria Nakian, Co-Chair

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

(Report)                                       Meeting:  Tuesday, October 29, 2002

                                                     7:30 p.m. – Democratic Caucus Room

 

Chair Nakian reported that the Charter Committee met on October 29, 2002.  Present were Committee Member Reps. Nakian, DeLuca, Summerville, Skigen, Day and Fedeli present. 

 

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

10/07/02 – Report Made

10/29/02 – Report Made

REPORT

MADE

 

Chair Nakian reported that we have received applications from 26 people.  This coming Monday interviews will begin, along with Wednesday December 4 and December 11.  Everyone has been scheduled so far for an interview.

 

Chair Nakian stated that at the regular meeting at the end of December, the Committee will begin working on the Charge to the Commission.  Chair Nakian stated that if anyone has a section of the Charter that they want the Commission to look at, they should let a Committee member know.  Anything that the Commission is charged with must be responded to by the Commission; other than that, the Commission can look at other areas at its discretion.

 

Chair Nakian stated that the Committee is looking toward having everything in place at the February board meeting.  This would include a 15-member commission slate and a charge.

 

 

 SCHOOL BUDGET COMMITTEE:          Randall Skigen, Chair

(Attendance)                                                   Meeting:  Thursday, November 7, 2002

                                                                        7:00 p.m. – Democratic Caucus Room

Rep. O’Neill stated that members of the Board of Education, Superintendent Mazzullo, and members of the Board of Finance were present.

 

1.  SB26.001

REVIEW; status of Board of Education Budget.

09/09/02 – Submitted by Rep. Skigen

10/07/02 – Report Made

REPORT

MADE

 

Rep. O’Neill stated that there was a broad discussion as to the fiscal problems at the Board of Education, and a discussion regarding the presentation of the budget.  The Committee asked to be presented with an organization chart, and the Committee is working to understand the budget more fully.

 

 

 

RESOLUTIONS       

 

1. 

SENSE OF THE BOARD RESOLUTION; congratulating the Child Care Learning Centers on its 100th Anniversary.

10/15/02 – Submitted by Rep. Zelinsky

APPROVED

ON CONSENT

AGENDA

A motion to suspend the rules to take a resolution up was made, seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote.

 

2.

SENSE OF THE BOARD RESOLUTION; honoring Sergeant Robert Tymon for his forty years of service

APPROVED BY

UNANIMOUS

VOICE VOTE

 

Rep. Zelinsky moved Item No. 2; said motion was seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote.

 

 

 

MINUTES

 

1. 

October 7, 2002 Regular Board Meeting

APPROVED BY

UNANIMOUS

VOICE VOTE

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

1.                  Rep. DeLuca announced that the Holiday Party will be held on Friday, December 7, 2002 at Café Morelli’s.

 

2.                  President Martin announced that the Steering Committee will meet tomorrow, November 13, 2002 at 7:00 p.m.

 

3.                  President Martin congratulated Rep. Sherer on his victory in the recent election.

 

4.                  President Martin announced the following committee changes:  Fiscal Committee - Rep. Mirkin will be on and Rep. Cannady will be Vice Chair; Operations Committee – Reps. Imbrogno and Zelinsky will Co-Chair this Committee and Rep. Adams will be on this Committee; Steering Committee – Reps. Imbrogno, McDermott and Zelinsky will be members of the Steering Committee; Parks & Recreation Committee – Rep. McDermott will Co-Chair the committee, Rep. Sherer is no longer on the Committee and Rep. Morrow will join the Committee; Education Committee- Rep. Molgano will be on the Committee; Public Safety & Health – Rep. Adams will join the Committee, Rep. Clear will be Vice Chair of the Committee, Rep. Biancardo is no longer on the Committee; HCD/SS Committee – Phil Giordano will be the Vice Chair of the Committee; Rep. Molgano is on the Committee and Rep. Morrow is off  the Committee.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

ADJOURNMENT 

 

Upon motion duly made and seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote, the meeting was adjourned at 9:50 p.m.