The Regular Meeting of the 25th Board of Representatives of the City of Stamford will be held Monday, October 4, 1999 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 8:15 p.m.

INVOCATION:  By Rep. Susan Nabel

"Sovereign of all nations and all peoples, You reveal Yourself in the lives of great leaders and noble individuals of all generations. Greatly we recall today the heroism and the wisdom of all of those whose courage and sacrifice helped to achieve and preserve our nation’s freedom. May our remembrance of these devoted patriots inspire us to keep our country strong and proud and the land of freedom for all. May we strive to keep America free from ignorance, free from prejudice, free from oppression and free from strife. As we began this evening, oh Lord or God, we ask Your blessing upon our City and upon our citizens. Guard our neighbors from all dangers and prosper the work of our hands and minds. Be with us as we strive to be loyal and responsible citizens speaking to up hold the principles of unity, equity and compassion. As we recall the efforts and sacrifices made by others on behalf of America, may we increase our own commitment to the betterment of our community, our country and our world. Amen"

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG: Led by President Carmen Domonkos.

 

ROLL CALL: Conducted by Clerk of the Board Annie Summerville. There were thirty members present; one members absent (Rep. Gaztambide) and eight members excused (Reps. Owens, O’Neill, Green-Carter, Cannady, Mitchell, Sherer, Esposito, and Lyons); and one vacancy. At 8:23 p.m. Rep. Lyons arrived; at 8:30 p.m. Reps. Esposito and Sherer arrived.

 

MACHINE TEST VOTE: The machine was in good working order.

 

FILLING OF VACANCY: The President declared a vacancy in the 8th District and called for nominations to fill said vacancy. Rep. Nanos moved the nomination of Thomas Kiernan; said motion was seconded. President Domonkos called for additional nominations; there being no additional nominations, President Domonkos moved that the nominations be closed. Said motion was made, seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote. Rep. Skigen Rep. Boccuzzi cast a single vote for Mr. Thomas Kiernan. President Domonkos administered the oath of office.

 

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MOMENTS OF SILENCE: To be recorded in the minutes.

Theresa Starson, by Reps. Giordano and Zelinsky;
James J. Lunney Sr., by Reps. Giordano, Loglisci and Zelinsky;
Patrick J. Scarella, by the 25th Board of Representatives;
Crescenzo Giordano, by Reps. Giordano and Zelinsky;
Leonard Rossi, by Reps. Giordano and Zelinsky;
Angelina Orrico, by Reps. Giordano, Loglisci, and Zelinsky;
Floyd June by Reps. Mellis and Zelinsky;
Morton Semel by Reps. Mellis and Zelinsky;
Robert S. Gerosa by Rep. Giordano;
Granville S. Roman by Rep. Giordano;
Stanley A. Barosky by Reps. Giordano, Loglisci, and Zelinsky; and
Oscar A. LeMay by Rep. Boccuzzi.

 

RESOLUTIONS:

Rep. Loglisci moved to take the Resolutions out of order; said motion was seconded. Upon motion duly made and seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote, the following resolutions were approved to be taken out of order.

Rep. Spandow moved for the approval of a resolution commemorating the 111th Anniversary of Union Baptist Church. Rep. Boccuzzi seconded the motion, and the motion was approved by unanimous voice vote.

1. Commemorating the 111th anniversary of Union Baptist Church. APPROVED BY
UNANIMOUS
VOICE VOTE

President Domonkos stated to Rep. Summerville that the Board is very pleased that she is a member of Union Baptist Church and that the Board knows that Ms. Summerville is very proud of her Church and her congregation. President Domonkos asked Rep. Summerville to give Reverend Perry the Board’s regards and that the Board wishes Union Baptist the best of luck for its future years in the new sanctuary and extends the Board’s best wishes.

Rep. Summerville stated, on behalf of her Pastor, The Reverend Dr. Robert W. Perry of Union Baptist Church, 805 Newfield Avenue, she is honored to except this resolution, and this Board has always been wonderful to the Union Baptist congregation. Rep. Summerville added that Union Baptist is proud to be a part of the wonderful and lovely City of Stamford, Connecticut.

 

Upon motion duly made by Rep. Alswanger and seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote, the rules were suspended to take up Resolution #2. A motion was made and seconded to approve the resolution; said resolution was approved by unanimous voice vote.

2. Commending the players in the Babe Ruth Softball Tournament. APPROVED BY
UNANIMOUS
VOICE VOTE

Rep. Nabel stated that this resolution is offered by the members of the Board to thank the young women and their coaches for the fine job they did in representing Stamford in the national Babe Ruth Softball finals. Rep. Nabel thanked the Board.

A representative of the Babe Ruth Softball organization accepted the resolution on behalf of the 1999 Babe Ruth World Series and thanked the Board for noting this achievement.

Rep. Skigen noted that since all the members of the team were now on the floor of the Board, they are now official pages of the Board and he invited them to join the Board of Representatives next year in its annual softball game against the Mayor’s Office.

Rep. Loglisci moved Resolution No. 3, commending the players and citizens who worked at the Babe Ruth Tournament; said motion was seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote.

3. Commending the players and citizens who were involved in the Babe Ruth Tournament. APPROVED BY
UNANIMOUS
VOICE VOTE

Rep. Loglisci stated he is pleased tonight not only for the Babe Ruth Seniors but also because so many of the softball people are his cousins, neighbors or friends. Rep. Loglisci stated the team was so successful that the winner left the trophy with us believing that it belonged to the City. Rep. Loglisci read the resolution, which is attached here to and made a part hereof.

Terry McCaffrey stated that Joel Avalos could not be here tonight, and thanked Bob, Laurie and the other City employees as well as the people of Stamford who made this event possible. He added that the field was the best that Babe Ruth had seen in twenty years.

 

Rep. Giordano moved Resolution No. 4, commending the City of Stamford employees who worked at the Babe Ruth Tournament; said motion was seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote.

4. Commending City of Stamford employees who volunteered to work at the Babe Ruth Tournament. APPROVED BY
UNANIMOUS
VOICE VOTE

 

Rep. Giordano stated that Pat Broom and her staff did a wonderful job, and this is the Board’s way of thanking Pat Broom, the Mayor and the entire staff. Rep. Giordano read the resolution, a copy of which is attached hereto and made a part hereof.

Patricia Broom, Director of Operations stated that her role and contribution in this event was having the good fortune of working with a very talented group of people. Ms. Broom stated she would specifically note people who were key in making this happen, adding that this was truly a team effort throughout the City. Ms. Broom stated that the field is in the best condition it has ever been due to the efforts of Mike Sullivan (E. Gaynor Brennan), Bobby Longo, Laurie Albano (who ran the program side), Tony Vaccaro (who understands the assembly of grandstands) and Glen MacWilliams. Ms. Broom stated she is most appreciative of the Board’s thanks and acknowledgement.

 

STANDING COMMITTEES

STEERING COMMITTEE:
(Report)
Meeting: Wednesday, September 15, 1999
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
Annie M. Summerville, Vice Chair

No report.

FISCAL COMMITTEE:
(Report)
David Martin, Chair
Bobby E. Owens, Vice Chair
Meeting:  Tuesday, September 21, 1999
7:00 p.m. - Democratic Caucus Room

Chair Martin reported that the Fiscal Committee met on Tuesday, September 21, 1999. Present were committee members Reps. Martin, Owens, Loglisci, Poltrack, Green-Carter, Giordano, Nanos, Shapiro, Mellis, and Deluca.

 

1. F25.150
$1,000,000.00
$716,550.00
ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION (Capital Budget); Administration, Year 2000 Compliance; to replace existing computer chips at Board of Education; to upgrade computer fueling system for Operations; to upgrade Operations facilities.
02/28/99 - Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy
03/09/99 - Approved by Planning Board
03/30/99 - Approved by Board of Finance
04/05/99 - $50,000 approved, $1,000,000 Held
07/06/99 - Held in Committee
08/23/99 - Held in Committee
09/21/99 - Committee approved 7-0-0 ($716,550.00)
APPROVED BY
UNANIMOUS
VOICE VOTE
Secondary Committee: Administration & Technology - Waived

 

Chair Martin noted this item has been held for several months awaiting a specific dollar amount. The Committee approved $716,550.00, by a vote 7-0-0. Chair Martin moved the item; said motion was seconded. A motion to waive the secondary committee was made; said motion was seconded and approved by voice vote. The main motion was approved by a unanimous voice vote.

 

2. F25.190
$95,000.00
ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION (Capital Budget); Traffic Engineering; Scofieldtown Road; to complete improvement of intersection with Gary Road for traffic safety and drainage improvements; source of funds: bonding.
07/12/98 - Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy
09/09/99 - Held by Board of Finance
08/23/99 - Held in Committee
09/21/99 - Held in Committee
HELD IN
COMMITTEE
Secondary Committee: Transportation

Chair Martin reported that Item No. 2 is held at the request of the submitting department.

3. F25.203
$10,000.00
Additional Appropriation (Operating Budget); Police Youth Programs; funds to be subcontracted to Domus Foundation to provide training to school resource officers, counselors and administrators of Police Summer Camp Program; source of funds: grant.
08/27/99 - Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy
09/09/99 - Approved by Board of Finance
09/21/99 - Committee approved 7-0-0
APPROVED
ON CONSENT
AGENDA
Secondary Committee: Education - Concur

 

4. F25.191
$82,864.00
ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION (Operating Budget); SEMS; Contracted Services; to fund the balance of the negotiated amount for the first year of the new contract.
07/26/98 - Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy
08/12/99 - Held by Board of Finance
08/23/99 - Held in Committee
09/21/99 - Committee approved 6-0-0
APPROVED
ON CONSENT
AGENDA
Secondary Committee: Public Safety, Health & Welfare - Concur

 

5. F25.194
$386,280.00
ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION (Capital Budget); SEMS; Smith House; Renovations; new two-story addition at East Wing, new walks, concrete pad, enclosures, additional common area; Smith House Foundation to fund an undetermined amount.
07/30/99 - Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy
08/10/99 - Approved by Planning Board
08/12/99 - Approved by Board of Finance
08/23/99 - Held in Committee
09/21/99 - Committee approved 7-2-1
APPROVED BY
VOICE VOTE (Reps. DeLuca, Loglisci & Imbrogno opposed; Rep. Poltrack abstained)
Secondary Committee: Public Safety, Health & Welfare - Concur

Chair Martin stated that this is Phase II of the project, and the City has already appropriated over $500,000 toward the project. At the conclusion of Phase I there was approximately $115,000 left on this project. This project involves various additions and improvements in the East Wing. He stated that $386,280 will be provided by the Smith House Foundation, providing all of the funds, not "an undetermined amount" as indicated in the Agenda. The Committee voted in favor of the appropriation (although there has been some controversy regarding the profit and loss of the Smith House), and he believes there is a solid opinion that the facility will continue to be used to support care for the elderly whether the City is running it or whether a decision to allow someone else to run it is postponed. Rep. Martin added that this is a good investment and indicative of our commitment to the care of the elderly in that facility. Rep. Martin moved the item; said motion was seconded.

Rep. Loglisci stated that he was one of two votes against the appropriation because the future of Smith House is in doubt. Rep. Loglisci stated that none of the items in this renovation are critical, and most of them are cosmetic. Rep. Loglisci stated it was his belief that the City had allocated $465,000, $350,000 was spent on Phase I, and there is $115,000 left and the difference will be spent by the Smith House Foundation. Rep. Loglisci opposes the City spending any more money because some of the people involved in spending this money may be a member of one of the groups that will bid to buy it later. Rep. Loglisci stated he hears that we want to keep it a top-notch facility, and he questions whether this is the time to be spending money on chapels, etc. Rep. Loglisci stated that he would like to propose that the $115,000 of City funds be deducted from the appropriation and that the Board allow the Smith House Foundation to spend its money as far as it can. Rep. Loglisci moved to reduce the appropriation by $115,000. Said motion was seconded.

Clerk of the Board Summerville noted that Rep. Conrad left the floor for this discussion.

Rep. Boccuzzi stated that while he understands what Rep. Loglisci is saying in reference to the future of Smith House, he felt it was wrong to send a message out now saying, in effect, that we are going to take back City money that the Board has already approved. Rep. Boccuzzi said that this sends a message to the public that the City is no longer interested in keeping Smith House open or operating. Rep. Boccuzzi stated the City has a commitment to Smith House, and the City should keep the facility at 100%, and the Smith House is a place to be enjoyed by the residents.

Rep. Martin stated that he agrees with Mr. Boccuzzi’s remarks, adding that if he was donating to a foundation to fund this project with the understanding that the City has committed funds toward the project, he would be more than a little bit offended and taken aback by what had already been approved. Rep. Martin stated that if it is our intention to abandon Smith House, and we needed a rationale to do that, we would stop investing in it, and in a few years we would have a very poorly maintained facility and use that as our rationale for backing out. Rep. Martin stated that unfortunately we see this too often in real estate and in business. Rep. Martin stated he does not want to participate in this type of activity and feels that regardless of who ultimately manages Smith House, we should never let the condition of the facility be an excuse for an action. Rep. Martin stated he feels strongly that we need to invest in Smith House and keep the facility going forward, particularly in a situation like this where we are leveraging the good will and donations of private individuals.

Rep. Loglisci stated that he is sorry that his two colleagues think he is suggesting abandonment when he is actually suggesting quite the opposite. Rep. Loglisci stated that all his comments in Committee referred to his support of Smith House, and in Committee he heard some people wonder if there is a value in maintaining Smith House and these people are looking for ways in determining its value to the people of Stamford. Rep. Loglisci stated he is opposed to the fact that here we are questioning whether we should maintain it, while you have individuals who are running it who could possibly end up buying it suggesting whether we should be spending money. Rep. Loglisci added that there was a rosy picture painted a very short time ago, and now we are in the middle of different types of budgeting and all of a sudden the Smith House goes from a plus to in the red, forcing us to make some decisions with what to do with a $1 million. Rep. Loglisci said that perhaps we put the cart before the horse sometimes, and if they want to spend the money to do what is necessary, fine. Rep. Loglisci stated he is not saying to not ever give them the money, just that he’d like to hold it in abeyance now while they are trying to decide what is the next step for Smith House.

Rep. Boccuzzi stated that he would like the record to show that he was in no way inferring that Mr. Loglisci was in favor of closing Smith House or didn’t approve of keeping it up. Rep. Boccuzzi said his statements were directed toward the general public and people involved in Smith House who may look at it as if we are withdrawing our money and they may feel that the City is backing out and then they will not care what happens to this facility.

President Domonkos stated that the Board would be voting on the reduced amount, i.e., $386,280 less the $115,000.

Rep. Martin stated that technically the $115,000 has already been appropriated, and it cannot be withdrawn. Rep. Martin stated that if Mr. Loglisci’s motion was approved and forwarded to the Mayor’s office with a communication stating that we approved the $386,280 less the $115,000 with an accompanying recommendation that the City not spend its funds on this, the Mayor would most likely take heed of it. Rep. Martin stated this is his understanding of the motion.

Rep. Boccuzzi said if the amount is reduced, then what happens to the $115,000 that the Smith House raised. Rep. Boccuzzi stated that the City’s $115,000 and the Smith House Foundation’s $386,280 are separate from each other.

President Domonkos stated this is a motion to approve $386,280, and Mr. Loglisci moved to withhold $115,000, which reduces the amount. President Domonkos asked Rep. Loglisci what the intent of his motion is. Rep. Loglisci stated he was never clear on whether the $386,280 included the $115,000. Rep. Martin stated that it does not, and the $386,280 is comprised entirely of funds raised by the Smith House Foundation. Rep. Loglisci stated obviously the Board cannot cut the funds that Smith House has raised.

Rep. Martin stated that in fact the Board could choose to appropriate a reduced amount, but the point is that the monies already appropriated by the City were appropriated in the past, and those funds are not before us tonight. Rep. Martin stated that there is a $115,000 remaining in the account. The City is permitted to spend the $115,000, and with the addition of the funds raised by Smith House Foundation, then almost $500,000 can be spent, of which $386,280 was raised by the Smith House Foundation. Rep. Martin said that if the Board reduces the appropriation by $115,000, then the Mayor would have a choice: he could take the $271,280 as a total appropriation, or he could spend the $115,000 and the $271,280 that we appropriate.

Rep. Loglisci stated his intent was never to reduce the funds that the Smith House Foundation has raised, and at this point he is not sure how to proceed. President Domonkos asked if Mr. Loglisci wished to withdraw his motion. Rep. Loglisci stated he doesn’t want to withdraw it but wants to find a method by which he can put into action the intent of his motion.

President Domonkos stated that the Board is voting tonight on $386,280 of Smith House Foundation money. Rep. Loglisci asked whether if the Board approves the $386,280, will that cause the City to automatically spend its $115,000 previously appropriated.

Rep. Martin stated that the $115,000 has already been approved. Rep. Loglisci asked whether the approval of the $386,280 would trigger the City to automatically follow with the release of its $115,000. Rep. Martin stated that the issue relates to the words "automatically follow." He stated that if the Board does not approve the $386,280, it is unclear what the City would do with the $115,000 that was already approved. It may be that the City may still find it necessary to spend all of those funds. The request is to supplement the City’s funds with the Foundation’s funds.

Rep. Loglisci stated it was his recollection during the Committee meeting that there was one phase, and it was estimated to cost $465,000, but that the City actually spent $350,000. Thereafter, a Phase II was conceived of, which was not part of the original plan. He believes it emanated from the fact that they discovered there was $115,000 left that the City did not spend on the original allocation, and then they came back for the $115,000 with a new Phase II. Rep. Loglisci stated that if he is correct, he does not believe the City is obligated to spend the $115,000 because it is as if you had a project that was completed, and instead of closing the project out, a new project is conceived. Rep. Loglisci stated it is his understanding that they are now looking to enhance Smith House in a fashion that never entered into the original allocation of money. Rep. Loglisci stated that in essence they are coming back for $115,000 that could very well be funds left over from a project that should be closed out.

Rep. Martin stated his recollection is somewhat different in that they had always intended to do two phases and always intended some additional Foundation support. Rep. Martin also stated that they did say they had expanded the scope of Phase II, and all of that expansion was coming from the private contributions. Rep. Martin stated he understands how there could be some confusion regarding this, but it is his understanding that the City originally committed to $565,000 and always intended to spend this amount. As this project progressed and Phase I was completed and Phase II was contemplated, the Foundation determined it wanted additional projects that would be financed through private donations.

Rep. Loglisci stated that it is his observation that whenever people see money, they have to spend it, however the City completed what was supposed to be done. He stated that now they have a much more grandiose view of what should be done, and so they said, "hey, lets go back to the City because they have another $115,000." Rep. Loglisci stated that he will withdraw his motion and will vote against this appropriation.

President Domonkos asked Mr. DeLuca if he withdraws his second. Mr. DeLuca withdrew his second. President Domonkos stated that the motion and the second is withdrawn and that the Board will now vote on the main motion. Said motion was approved by voice vote (Reps. Loglisci, DeLuca and Imbrogno opposed; Rep. Poltrack abstained).

6. F25.197
REVIEW; of matter of additional state funding for Smith House Nursing Home and response to Mayor's Report.
07/14/99 - Submitted by Rep. Martin
08/23/99 - Held in Committee
09/21/99 - Held in Committee
REPORT MADE AND HELD IN
COMMITTEE
Secondary Committee: Personnel

Chair Martin noted that a discussion was held and further discussions will be held. He also noted that with regard to the accounting issue, members of the Administrative Subcommittee of the Fiscal Committee (which essentially consists of Reps. Martin and DeLuca) will be meeting with Mr. Hamilton at 7:00 p.m. a week from tomorrow and all Board members are invited to attend.

Rep. Domonkos stated that all of the back up information on this subject has been put on the Web Site.

7. F25.202
$500,000.00
Additional Appropriation (Capital Budget); Opeations; Street Patch and Resurfacing; for neighborhood/residential roads which have been delayed for 10-15 years; source of funds:  Town Road Aid Grant.
09/02/99 - Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy
09/09/99 - Approved by Board of Finance
09/21/99 - Committee approved 9-0-0
APPROVED ON CONSENT
AGENDA
Secondary Committee: Operations - Concur

Chair Martin noted that the Operations Department contacted him after his Committee meeting, advising him that the street indicated as being a chip-seal operation would in fact be a regular paving job similar to all other roads on the list.

8. F25.201
$8,705.00
Additional Appropriation (Operating Budget); Juvenile Delinquency; Direct Services; additional funding awarded by State of Connecticut; source of funds: grant
08/19/99 - Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy
09/09/99 - Approved by Board of Finance
09/21/99 - Committee approved 7-0-0
APPROVED
ON CONSENT
AGENDA
Secondary Committee: Housing/Community Development/Social Services - Concur
9. F25.200
$25,000.00
Additional Appropriation (Operating Budget); Juvenile Delinquency; Direct Services; additional funding awarded by State of Connecticut; source of funds: grant
08/19/99 - Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy
09/09/99 - Approved by Board of Finance
09/21/99 - Committee approved 6-0-1
APPROVED
ON CONSENT
AGENDA
Secondary Committee: Housing/Community Development/Social Services - Concur
10.  F25.199
$1,550.00
Additional Appropriation (Operating Budget); Neighborhood Youth Grant; Direct Services; additional funding awarded by State of Connecticut; source of funds: grant.
08/19/99 - Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy
09/09/99 - Approved by Board of Finance
09/21/99 - Committee approved 7-0-0
APPROVED
ON CONSENT
AGENDA
Secondary Committee: Housing/Community Development/Social Services - Concur

Upon motion duly made and seconded, the Consent Agenda, consisting of Item Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 9 and 10, was approved.

 

LEGISLATIVE & RULES COMMITTEE:
(Report)

Maria Nakian, Chair
William MacInnis, Vice Chair
Meeting: Monday, September 27, 1999
7:00 p.m. - Democratic Caucus Room

Chair Nakian reported that the Legislative & Rules Committee met on Monday, September 27, 1999 at 7:00 pm. Present were committee members Reps. Nakian, MacInnis, Esposito, Skigen, Spandow, Day, Fedeli, and Sherer. Also, present were Robert Roskowski. A public hearing was held on No. 1 and no one from the public attended.

 

1. LR25.94 PROPOSED ORDINANCE; for republication; regarding surplus property sales.
07/30/99 - Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy
08/30/99 - Committee approved 8-0-0
09/27/99 - Committee approved 8-0-0
APPROVED BY
UNANIMOUS VOICE VOTE (Republication) (*as amended)

Rep. Nakian moved Item no. 1 for republication; said motion was seconded. Rep. Nakian stated that in response to concerns that were raised on this ordinance subsequent to approval for publication, the Committee made some changes. Chair Nakian moved the following amendment:

Para 1: add a second sentence: To the extent that it is possible, using due diligence and inquiry, said statement shall include the date such items were purchased, the purchase price, and the use to which they were put from the date of purchase to the present. Copies of said statements shall be provided by the Purchasing Agent to the Board of Representatives.

Said motion was seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote.

Chair Nakian moved the following amendment:

Para 5: … said records shall include, but not be limited to: lists of equipment that has been sold, including the name of the purchaser and the purchase price; lists of equipment …

Said motion was seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote.

Mr. Skigen moved the following amendment that addresses a concern that Mr. Loglisci had expressed, which was not discussed in Committee. He added that Chair Nakian has found a reference in the Charter that deals with the purchasing agent and his oversight of purchasing vis-a-vis the Board of Education.

Chair Nakian stated that the Charter says: "The Office of Administration shall make all such purchases for the Board of Education in accordance with specifications submitted by the Superintendent of Schools." Chair Nakian said she reads that to mean that the City Purchasing Agent does all of the purchasing for the Board of Education, and therefore, he would also be the person responsible for selling surplus property. Chair Nakian said that to make this very clear, the following amendment is being moved.

Para 1: … Each city office, department, board, commission, authority, including the Board of Education, or other agency shall furnish to the Purchasing Agent, …

Said motion was seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote.

2. LR25.95 PROPOSED ORDINANCE; for publication; amending Chapter 154 of the Code of Ordinances and other various licenses required by ordinance.
06/07/99 - Submitted by L. Reynolds, Controller
08/30/99 - Held in Committee
APPROVED BY UNANIMOUS VOICE VOTE (**as amended)

 

Rep. Nakian moved the proposed ordinance for publication, amending Chapter 154. Said motion was seconded. Rep. Nakian moved a minor amendment, that would not require republication.

Section 154-5, para B: Change the word "may" to "shall" in the last sentence.

Rep. Zelinsky stated that he was the individual who suggested this amendment only for the fact of clarification by having the word "May" it means that it leaves it up in the air without having an affirmative "some people do it and some people don’t." By clarifying it and having the word "shall" substituted means that everyone has to do it and there is no misunderstandings.

Said motion was seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote.

The main motion was approved by voice vote.

 

PERSONNEL COMMITTEE:
Randall Skigen, Chair
Ralph Loglisci, Vice Chair

 

LAND USE COMMITTEE:
Donald B. Sherer, Co-Chair
Patrick White, Co-Chair

 

OPERATIONS COMMITTEE: Bobby E. Owens, Chair
Susan Nabel, Vice Chair
Meeting:  Tuesday, September 21, 1999
7:00 p.m. - Democratic Caucus Room
(in conjunction with Fiscal Committee) 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY & HEALTH   
COMMITTEE:
Alice Fortunato, Chair
Lucy F. Corelli, Vice Chair
Meeting:  Tuesday, September 21, 1999
7:00 p.m. - Democratic Caucus Room
(in conjunction with Fiscal Committee)

 

PARKS & RECREATION COMMITTEE:

Herman P. Alswanger, Co-Chair
Mary L. Fedeli, Co-Chair
Meeting:  Wednesday, September 29, 1999
7:00 p.m. - Republican Caucus Room

Rep. Alswanger reports that the Parks & Recreation Committee met on Wednesday, September 29, 1999 at 7:00 pm.

1. PR25.040 APPROVAL; of lease between Sterling Farms Golf Course and the City of Stamford; term of lease: 5 years; rent: 11% of gross revenue.
08/03/99 - Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy
08/10/99 - Approved by Planning Board
09/09/99 - To be considered by Board of Finance
08/25/99 - Held in Committee
09/29/99 - Held in Committee
HELD IN
COMMITTEE
2. PR25.041 APPROVAL; of Keep America Beautiful’s Stamford Adopt-a-Spot Program.
08/06/99 - Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy
08/25/99 - Held in Committee
09/29/99 - Held in Committee
HELD IN
COMMITTEE
3. PR25.042 APPROVAL; of policies for Riverbank Park and Gus Edson Park.
08/13/99 - Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy
09/29/99 - Held in Committee
HELD IN
COMMITTEE
4. PR25.043 APPROVAL; of settlement agreement between the City of Stamford and the Sterling Farms Golf Authority.
08/03/99 - Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy
09/29/99 - Held in Committee
HELD IN
COMMITTEE

 

EDUCATION COMMITTEE:
(Report)
Ellen Mellis, Chair
Philip Giordano, Vice Chair
Meeting: Tuesday, September 21, 1999
7:00 p.m. - Democratic Caucus Room
(in conjunction with Fiscal Committee)

 

URBAN REDEVELOPMENT  
COMMITTEE:
Jim Shapiro, Chair
Joseph Gasparrini, Vice Chair
Meeting:  Saturday, October 2, 1999
9:30 a.m. - Democratic Caucus Room
(tour of Mill River Corridor to start at 10:00 a.m.)
1. UR25.004 REVIEW; of the Urban Redevelopment Commission’s actions regarding the Mill River Corridor Project, including its Statement of Policy and the Delineation & Eligibility Report.
09/11/98 - Submitted by E. Steinberg, Executive
       Director, URC
05/03/99 - Report Made
10/02/99 - Report Made
REPORT
MADE
Secondary Committee: Land Use
2. UR25.005 APPROVAL; of lease between the City of Stamford and Urban Redevelopment Commission at Government Center; term of lease: 5 years; annual rent: $1,650 per month.
08/26/99 - Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy
10/02/99 - Held in Committee
HELD IN
COMMITTEE

 

HOUSING/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT/  
SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE:
Elaine Mitchell, Chair
Vincent Mobilio, Vice Chair
Meeting:  Tuesday, September 28, 1999
6:30 p.m. - Democratic Caucus Room
- and -
Meeting:  Tuesday, September 21, 1999
7:00 p.m. - Democratic Caucus Room
(in conjunction with Fiscal Committee)
3.HCD25.027 REVIEW; of privatization of Rippowam Park apartments.
07/08/99 - Submitted by Reps. Domonkos and
     Mitchell
09/28/99 - Held in Committee
HELD IN
COMMITTEE

 

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE: Gabe DeLuca, Chair
Peter C. Nanos, Vice Chair

 

ADMINISTRATION & TECHNOLOGY   
COMMITTEE:
Gloria DePina, Chair
Ellen S. Mellis, Vice Chair
Meeting:  Tuesday, September 21, 1999
7:00 p.m. - Democratic Caucus Room

Chair Depina reported that the Administration & Technology Committee met on Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at 7 p.m. Present were committee members Depina, Mellis, Mitchell, Summerville, Day, and Owens. Also present were David Ward; Harry Walker, and Valerie Pankosky.

1. A25.07 REVIEW; of new voting system for Legislative Chambers and review of bids receives.
08/03/99 - Submitted by President Domonkos
09/21/99 - Report Made
REPORT
MADE

Rep. Depina stated after discussion, the Committee voted for International Roll Call as the vendor. She stated that the Committee also recommended that the Board leadership and office staff work with International Roll Call to determine the scope of the project and select appropriate options for the bid. International Roll call was very up to date on their system and the Committee was impressed with this firm.

 

HOUSE COMMITTEE: Annie M. Summerville, Chair
Meeting:  Tuesday, September 21, 1999
7:00 p.m. - Democratic Caucus Room
(in conjunction with Admin & Tech Com)

 

SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON PARKS: Lisa Poltrack, Co-chair
Paul Esposito, Co-chair

 

SPECIAL REVALUATION COMMITTEE: Maria Nakian, Chair

 

MINUTES

1. September 7, 1999 Regular Meeting APPROVED BY
UNANIMOUS VOICE VOTE (as amended)

 

COMMUNICATIONS

1. President Domonkos advised all representatives that CCM would be holding a seminar entitled Tools for Municipal Finance and that any representative who wishes to attend should advise the Board Office.

2. President Domonkos reminded all representatives that the Web Site is up and running.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

ADJOURNMENT

Upon motion duly made and seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote, the meeting was adjourned at 9:17 p.m.

The proceedings are available on audio tape at the

Offices of the Board of Representatives.