The Regular Meeting of the 25th Board of Representatives of the City of Stamford will be held Wednesday, November 3, 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 9:15 p.m.

INVOCATION:  Given by Rep. Shapiro.  A copy of the text of the invocation is attached hereto and made a part hereof.

 

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

 

ROLL CALL: Conducted by Clerk of the Board Annie Summerville. There were thirty-six members present; three members were excused (Reps. Fortunato, DePina and Mobilio) and one member absent (Rep. Gaztambide).

 

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

 

PAGES:

 

MOMENTS OF SILENCE: For the late:

Ira Jones, Sr., by the 25th Board of Representatives;
Euphrosyne Joyce Nichols, by Rep. Mellis;
Frieda Emmons Golden, by Rep. Conrad;
Stanley Reader, by Reps. Sherer, Loglisci and Zelinsky;
Joseph M. Zurzola Sr., by Reps. Giordano and Zelinsky;
Oscar R. Giordano, by Reps. Giordano and Zelinsky;
Mildred A. Saba, by Reps. Giordano and Zelinsky;
Nelli Tota, by Reps. Giordano, Loglisci, and Zelinsky;
Albert Calorossi, by Reps. Giordano, Loglisci, and Zelinsky;
Robert E. Greeney, by Reps. Giordano and Zelinsky;
William F. Henry, by Rep. Giordano;
Lorraine Rich Aguire, by Reps. Giordano and Zelinsky;
Michael J. DeMott, by Rep. Giordano;
Margaret Nesman, by Reps. Giordano and Zelinsky;
Robert W. Rosa, by Rep. Loglisci;
Anthony A. Suttile, by Reps. Loglisci and Zelinsky;
Michelena Micallef, by Rep. Loglisci;
Van Michael Pirri, by Rep. Loglisci;
Mary R. Moavero, by Reps. Loglisci and Zelinsky;
Juan M. Rey, Sr., by Rep. Zelinsky;
William P. White, by Reps. White and Lyons;
Terrance J. Gallagher, by Reps. Lyons, White, Domonkos, and Sherer.

 

STANDING COMMITTEES

STEERING COMMITTEE:
(Report)
Meeting: Wednesday, October 13, 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

 

FISCAL COMMITTEE:
(Report)
David Martin, Chair
Bobby E. Owens, Vice Chair
Meeting:  Monday, October 18, 1999
7:00 p.m. - Democratic Caucus Room

Chair Martin reported that the Fiscal Committee met on Monday, October 18, 1999. Present were committee members Reps. Martins, Owens, Deluca, Green-Carter, Giordano, Loglisci, Shapiro and Nanos.

 

1. 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; approval of Exhibit A.
07/12/98 - Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy
08/23/99 - Held in Committee
09/21/99 - Held in Committee
09/28/99 - Approved by Planning Board
10/14/99 - Approved by Board of Finance
10/18/99 - Committee approved 8-0-0
APPROVED
ON CONSENT
AGENDA
Secondary Committee: Transportation - Waived

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

2. 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
10/18/99 - Held in Committee
HELD IN
COMMITTEE
Secondary Committee: Personnel

Chair Martin stated that this is an ongoing item, and the Committee will be holding a meeting next Monday at 7:00 p.m.

3. F25.204 RESOLUTION; authorizing an agreement with the State of Connecticut for funding assistance to facilitate the opening of a Dental Clinic.
09/21/99 - Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy
10/18/99 - Committee approved 7-0-0
APPROVED
ON CONSENT
AGENDA
4. F25.205 RESOLUTION; authorizing the Mayor to enter into agreements with the State of Connecticut for funding assistance regarding operation of the Stamford Day Care Program.
09/21/99 - Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy
10/18/99 - Committee approved 6-0-0
APPROVED
ON CONSENT
AGENDA
5. F25.206
$708,767.00
ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION (Capital Budget); Water Pollution Control Authority; for required design modification changes including contaminated soil remediation, asbestos/lead study and highway garage; Upgrade and Expansion Project; source of funds: $134,565 bonding and $574,202 grant; approval of Exhibit A.
09/28/99 - Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy
09/28/99 - Approved by Planning Board
10/14/99 - Approved by Board of Finance
10/18/99 - Committee approved 6-0-0 (subject to CT
State Bond Commission approval)
FAILED BY
MACHINE
VOTE
(see
attached)
Secondary Committee: Operations   - Concur

Chair Martin stated that the Committee approved this item by a vote of 8-0-0, contingent upon this item being approved by the State Bond Commission. Because the Bonding Commission has not placed the item on its agenda, Chair Martin stated the item should remain in Committee.

Rep. Lyons moved that this item be taken out of committee. Said motion was seconded.

Rep. Deluca stated that he is against taking this item out of committee because the Fiscal Committee met with Jeanette Brown, and she did not have a problem delaying this work until the State Bonding Commission approved the funds. Rep. DeLuca stated that Ms. Brown’s statements were the reason the Committee voted the way it did.

Rep. Lyons stated that subsequent to the Committee meeting, he learned that the project itself and the design of the project is time sensitive. Rep. Lyons added that ninety percent of the project is already approved and designed, and this is the last 10% remaining, and he sees no reason to delay the approval of these funds.

Upon motion duly made and seconded and approved by voice vote, the item was approved to be taken out of committee.

Rep. Martin stated that the Committee heard discussion of this particular project, and the Committee agreed unanimously with the merits of the project itself. Therefore, he stated he believes there is no debate about the appropriateness of the design funds. He stated that other than the statement regarding the State Bonding Commission, the Committee took no action. The bonding issue was discussed with the director of the WPCA, Jeanette Brown, who informed us that she concurred and supported the Committee’s position. Chair Martin stated that he has learned that subsequent to the meeting, Ms. Brown has changed her position (conveyed through our president) and that she would rather have this item approved now, even though the State Bonding Commission has not acted. Chair Martin confirmed Rep. DeLuca’s statement that at the Committee meeting Ms. Brown saw no real urgency to having this item passed, and this in fact was her testimony before the Committee. Chair Martin stated, speaking for himself – not the Committee, that he is not in favor of approving this because these are a substantial amount of funds being directed by the State in terms of how they be spent, and he feels it is only appropriate that the State provide assurances that the funds will be provided.

Rep. Owens stated that the Operations Committee concurred with the Fiscal Committee’s position vis-a-vis the State Bonding Commission. Thus, the matter was held in committee.

Rep. Lyons stated that this is a $60,000,000 upgrade, and the plant needs to be upgraded. He added that he feels it is bad policy for this Board to slow down a project, that is of vital interest to the infrastructure of the City, based upon an agenda set up in Hartford. He added that we have a strong Hartford delegation that is elected to represent us at the State level, and he is sure they will fulfill what we all know will become of the bonding agenda, and the funds will become available. Rep. Lyons urged the Board’s cooperation in this matter by expediting the availability of the funds.

Rep. Boccuzzi stated he originally had some doubts about this appropriation, but considering how far we are into the design of the plant, he decided to support this appropriation. However, Rep. Boccuzzi stated that when the time comes to the actual building (according to State specifications), he is willing to spend the City share to do it. But, before the City begins actual construction, this Board should make sure that these funds have been approved by the Bonding Commission. Rep. Boccuzzi stated the State is forcing us to do this project, they agreed to pay a certain percentage of it, and the City is agreeing to pay its share, but if the governor decides to play politics with the Bonding Commission, then Stamford will have to wait until our delegation forces him to put this on the Bonding Commission’s agenda.

Rep. Loglisci stated that the Fiscal and Operations Committees voted to hold this based on statements that the approval of these funds was not a time critical matter, and he will vote against this item for that reason and wait until the Bonding Commission has approved the funds.

Rep. Lyons stated that in the fiscal year 1999 -2000 there was $3.5 million dollars appropriated, expenditures to date are $2.5 million, this additional appropriation is almost 70% reimbursable by the State, and he sees no reason to delay this matter another thirty days. This delay will lead to a much long delay, with engineers and design architects leaving the project, which will slow the project down tremendously and set the project back for months.

Rep. Loglisci asked where Rep. Lyons learned that denial of this appropriation will slow the project down by months, when the director of the WPCA told the Committee there was no urgency in approving these funds. Rep. Loglisci stated that perhaps Rep. Lyons is privy to information that he is not privy to.

Rep. Lyons stated that it is a well known fact that the consultants and engineers on this job are also involved with other municipalities throughout the State, which are also fighting time sensitive construction projects mandated by both Federal and State requirements. He stated that eventually there are going to be only so many engineers available to do these upgrades. The engineers and the design architects working now are ninety percent through this project, there have been soil contamination issues and other unanticipated expenditures that have delayed the work, and to dismiss these personnel for 30 to 60 days while we approve the item will slow the project down immensely.

Rep. Martin stated – that while not trying to be difficult, only clear – that the testimony before the Committee in an open public hearing did not convey the facts that Mr. Lyons is stating.

President Domonkos stated that Ms. Brown called her today with the information that Rep. Lyons has.

Rep. Martin stated that basically she [Ms. Brown] said something to one Committee, and now she is telling someone else, without the Committee’s ability to question, and he is absolutely opposed to approving this item. President Domonkos stated that while the chair does not debate, she wants everyone to know that she is the representative on the WPCA from this Board. President Domonkos called the President in that capacity because the WPCA Board is voting on revisions to the contract.

Rep. DeLuca stated that he agrees with Rep. Martin. He stated that to not give the Fiscal Committee the chance to ask questions, to call the President up at the last minute and give the president information to try to scare the Board into approving this tonight, and considering she sat and after being questioned by the Committee stated there was no rush, she now states it is an emergency. Rep. DeLuca stated that the Board should not forget that years ago the State mandated the private and parochial school health program, promising $1.2 million in reimbursement and ultimately we received no funds. Rep. DeLuca is concerned that this could happen again by approving something and having the State renege. Finally, Rep. DeLuca stated that Ms. Brown was out of line and way off base with what she did, and he urges the Board to allow the Fiscal and Operations Committee the opportunity to pose questions on this item.

Rep. MacInnis stated he is enthralled with this conversation about where we are going with this project because this project goes back to May of 1997, when this Board appropriated $2 million for this project. This is a $70 million dollar project, and we are talking about the design and engineering phase here. Rep. MacInnis added that this Board has approved $3.5 million dollars, and an additional $700,000 in funds is being requested. Rep. MacInnis believes that to hold this project up at this point, because of some disagreement with Ms. Brown, is ludicrous. Rep. MacInnis stated the City needs this project, and he is going to vote for approval.

Rep. Lyons stated that the item did not end up on the agenda today; the item has been on the agenda for at least a month. Rep. Lyons added that he was at the Fiscal Committee meeting and heard Ms. Semon-Brown; he finds that people are playing personalities and politics against public health issues in the City.

Rep. Loglisci stated he would talk about politics; he finds the choice of the individual to present this item to the Board is interesting, considering the Chair of the Fiscal Committee could have been contacted. Rep. Loglisci stated he feels the Fiscal Committee does a very good job trying to protect the monies of the City. Rep. Loglisci stated he would talk about procedure and the fact that this Board is always being pushed into corners to make decisions. He stated that it is not a matter of whether they are going to get the $708,000, but it is a matter of the message that was sent to this Board. Rep. Loglisci stated that all of a sudden through – not the correct individual, he believes the message should have been sent through the Chair of the Fiscal Committee – now this Board is talking about destroying a $70 million project and this is a joke.

Upon motion duly made and seconded, the motion failed by machine vote (21-13-2)

Clerk of the Board Summerville noted that Rep. Biancardi has left due to illness and there are now thirty-five members present.

6. F25.207
$75,000.00
ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION (Capital Budget); Operations - Solid Waste; Recycling Truck; to purchase a truck to assist small businesses with office paper recycling; source of funds: State DEP grant; approval of Exhibit A.
09/27/99 - Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy
09/28/99 - Approved by Planning Board
10/14/99 - Approved by Board of Finance
10/18/99 - Committee approved 8-0-0
APPROVED
ON CONSENT
AGENDA
Secondary Committee: Operations - Concur
7. F25.208
$142,464.00
ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION (Operating Budget); Administration; Quality Enhancement; funds to be subcontracted to Student Health Services of Stamford, Inc. to administer services to early childhood care givers; source of funds: State of Connecticut grant.
10/05/99 - Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy
10/14/99 - To be considered by Board of Finance
10/18/99 - Committee approved 6-0-1
APPROVED
ON CONSENT
AGENDA
Secondary Committee: Housing/Community Development/Social Services - Waive

Upon motion duly made and seconded, the Housing/Community Development/Social Services Committee report was waived.

 

8. F25.209
$128,407.00
ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION (Operating Budget); Health and Social Services; Welfare to Work Formula Funds; funds to provide education referrals, training, supportive services, assistance in job searches and job placement to 35 individuals; source of funds: federal Department of Labor grant.
10/05/99 - Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy
10/14/99 - Approved by Board of Finance
HELD IN
COMMITTEE
Secondary Committee: Housing/Community Development/Social Services - Waive

Upon motion duly made and seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote, the HCD/SS Committee report was waived.

9. F25.210
$100,000.00
ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION (Operating Budget); Administration; Dental Clinic; to provide equipment and pay for installation/construction costs associated with the opening of a dental clinic at 587 Elm Street; source of funds: State bond funds (passed through City).
10/05/99 - Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy
10/14/99 - To be considered by Board of Finance
APPROVED
ON CONSENT
AGENDA
Secondary Committee: Housing/Community Development/Social Services - Waive

Upon motion duly made and seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote, the HCD/SS Committee report was waived.

Upon motion duly made and seconded, the Consent Agenda, consisting of Item Nos. 1, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 9, was approved by unanimous voice vote.

LEGISLATIVE & RULES COMMITTEE:
(Report)

Maria Nakian, Chair
William MacInnis, Vice Chair
Meeting: Monday, October 25, 1999
7:00 p.m. - Democratic Caucus Room

Rep. Nakian reported that the Committee met on Monday, October 25, 1999 at 7:00pm. Present were committee members Reps. Nakian, MacInnis, Esposito, Gasparrini, Skigen, Spandow, and Sherer. Reps. Day, Mitchell and Fedeli were excused. Also present was Reps. Loglisci, Giordano, and Nabel; Pat Broom, Director of Operations; Mike Sarba, Superintendent of Highways; Andrew McDonald, Corporation Council; Alex Martinez, Attorney; and Three sisters of Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary.

Public Hearings were held on number 1 and 2. No one from the public attended.

1. LR25.94 PROPOSED ORDINANCE; for final adoption; regarding surplus property sales.
07/30/99 - Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy
08/30/99 - Committee approved 8-0-0
10/25/99 - Committee approved 6-0-0
APPROVED
ON CONSENT
AGENDA
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
10/25/99 - Committee approved 6-0-0
APPROVED
ON CONSENT
AGENDA
3.  LR25.98 PROPOSED ORDINANCE; for publication; limiting access to city boat slips to individuals who are current with their local tax payments.
09/17/99 - Submitted by Mayor Dannel P.Malloy
10/25/99 - Committee approved 6-0-0
APPROVED
ON CONSENT
AGENDA
4.  LR25.99 PROPOSED ORDINANCE; for publication; providing for a tax abatement for property located at 645 Glenbrook Road by the Little Workers of Sacred Heart of Jesus & Mary, Inc.
09/27/99 - Submitted by Alex J. Martinez, Esq.
10/25/99 - Committee approved 6-0-0
APPROVED
ON CONSENT
AGENDA
5. LR25.97 PROPOSED ORDINANCE; for publication; enabling the designation of certain city streets as "Scenic Roads."
09/09/99 - Submitted by Rep. Nabel
10/25/99 - Held in Committee
HELD IN
COMMITTEE
6. LR25.100 PROPOSED ORDINANCE; for publication; concerning the additionof three members to the Board of Assessment Appeals for the 1999 and 2000 assessment years.
10/12/99 - Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy
10/25/99 - Committee Approved 7-0-0 to waive
publication and for final adoption
APPROVED BY
UNANIMOUS VOICE VOTE (waive publication and final adoption)

Chair Nakian moved the item; said motion was seconded. Chair Nakian stated that the Committee voted to waive publication and go forward with final adoption because with publication the ordinance could not be approved until the December meeting, which means that there would be a very small period of time to find 3 additional members for the Board of Assessment of Appeals and have them go through the regular appointment process. Chair Nakian added that the appeals process will began in February, and the City is depending on having these three additional members to enable the appeal process to go smoothly and in a timely manner. The motion was approved by unanimous voice vote.

Chair Nakian moved to waive publication; said motion was seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote.

Chair Nakian moved for final adoption; said motion was seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote.

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

PERSONNEL COMMITTEE:
(Report)
Randall Skigen, Chair
Ralph Loglisci, Vice Chair
Meeting:  Wednesday, October 27, 1999
7:00 p.m. - Democratic Caucus Room

Rep. Skigen reported that the Personnel Committee met on October 27, 1999 at 7:00 pm. Present were committee members Reps. Cannady, Fortunato, Gasparrini, Loglisci, MacInnis and Skigen. Reps. Spandow and Fedeli were excused. Also present was Rep. Giordano; Jim Haselkamp, Bill Stover, and Fred Manfredonia from Human Resources; Barbara Jean Siegal Dept. of Social Services; Mary Willis, Youth Services Bureau; and Deputy Fire Chief Peter Brown.

 

1.  P25.060 APPROVAL; of a tentative agreement of a new collective bargaining agreement with the International Association of Fire Fighters, Local #786.
09/30/99 - Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy
10/14/99 - Favorable Advisory by Board of Finance
10/27/99 - Committee Approved 6-0-0
APPROVED
ON CONSENT
AGENDA
2.  P25.061 REVIEW; of implementation of PeopleSoft HRIS System.
10/06/99 - Submitted by Rep. Domonkos.
10/27/99 - Report Made
REPORT
MADE

Chair Skigen stated that everyone should have received a report tonight on this item, which was prepared by Mr. Manfredonia. In summary, Chair Skigen stated that they consider Phase I to be 95% implemented; the Ceridian payroll portion is currently running and payroll is now considered to be Y2K complaint. Further, the interface between Ceridian and PeopleSoft has not yet been accomplished; the Kronos Time and Attendance System is not implemented, but it is anticipated that it will be implemented prior to the end of the calendar year.

Chair Skigen added that the approved budget for the system is $1.95 million; $1.15 million has been spent, and about $360,000 is encumbered, and the rest is available. In Committee, Rep. Loglisci asked if these funds would be returned, and Mr. Haselkamp advised that these funds would be spent before the system is fully implemented as well as additional costs being incurred as more modules to the program are brought on line.

3.  P25.062 PROPOSED ORDINANCE; for publication; creating the position of Youth Advisory Council Line ("Yacline") Referral Center Operator.
10/07/99 - Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy
10/27/99 - Committee Approved 6-0-0
HELD IN
COMMITTEE (Reps. Skigen, Gasparrini, Loglisci, Corelli and Day opposed)

Chair Skigen stated the Committee approved this item 6-0-0. Rep. Martin moved to hold this item for a month because of a number of liability issues involved. He stated that while he believes this item has a great deal of merit, he would like to see the Board proceed cautiously on this item. Said motion was seconded and approved by voice vote.

4.  P25.063 PROPOSED ORDINANCE; for publication; creating the position of Youth Advisory Council Line ("Yacline") Support Specialist..
10/07/99 - Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy
10/27/99 - Committee Approved 6-0-0
HELD IN
COMMITTEE (Reps. Skigen, Gasparrini, Loglisci, Corelli and Day opposed)

Rep. Martin stated that in a parallel manner, he moves to hold this item, said motion was seconded and approved by voice vote.

Rep. Mitchell stated that she would like the Chair to look at the qualifications for this position.

5. P25.055 APPROVAL; of 3% across-the-board pension increase for members of the Custodians and Mechanics Pension Trust Fund.
06/03/99 - Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy
07/14/99 - Placed on Pending Agenda
10/27/99 - Committee approved 6-0-0
APPROVED BY
VOICE VOTE (Reps. Shapiro and Martin opposed; Rep. Zelinsky abstained)

Note: Rep. Giordano left the floor for the vote on Item No. 5.

Rep. Skigen moved the item, said motion was seconded.

Rep. Martin stated that he feels this is similar to a number of items in the past. Rep. Martin stated that he understands that pensions have eroded and understands the reasons for pension increases, however, he will vote against this item as he has in the past for the same reasons. Rep. Martin believes that the City and the union should negotiate pension increases. He stated that the City keeps coming up with reasons and excuses not to make this happen, and he does not agree with this. Rep. Martin also stated that other communities and other states have solved this problem to the mutual benefit of both the government and its workers.

Rep. Zelinsky abstained from voting due to a possible conflict of interest.

6. P25.054 APPROVAL; of 3% across-the-board pension increase for members of the Stamford Fire Pension Trust Fund.
06/03/99 - Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy
07/14/99 - Placed on Pending Agenda
10/14/99 - Approved by Board of Finance
10/27/99 - Committee approved 6-0-0
APPROVED BY
VOICE VOTE
(Reps. Shapiro, Martin and Poltrack opposed)

Rep. Skigen moved the item, said motion was seconded and approved by voice vote.

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

LAND USE COMMITTEE:
(
Report
)
Donald B. Sherer, Co-Chair
Patrick White, Co-Chair
Meeting:  Tuesday, October 26, 1999
7:00 p.m. - Democratic Caucus Room

Chair Sherer, reports that the Land Use Committee met on Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 7:00. Present were Committee members Reps. Sherer, Spandow, O’Neill, Loglisci, and Conrad. Also present was Rep. Deluca.

1. LU25.028 APPROVAL; of zoning permit and building fees as proposed by the Department of Operations.
08/13/99 - Submitted by Rep. DeLuca
10/28/99 - Committee approved 5-0-0
APPROVED
ON CONSENT
AGENDA

Rep. Sherer stated the Committee learned that these fees have existed since 1994. Also, the Zoning Enforcement Officers have an increased work load due to increased numbers of zoning applications as well as awareness of zoning complaints. The Committee felt that this Department is unable to prioritize the zoning complaints. Because many representatives hear many zoning complaints from our constituents, the Committee felt that there should be an additional 1.5 personnel in this department and that they should request same in the next budget. This department should also consider raising its fees.

Chair Sherer asked the president to write a letter to the Mayor stating the Committee’s recommendations. The President agreed to do so.
 

2.  LU25.029 PROPOSED ORDINANCE; for publication; authorizing the Mayor to sell the Clinton Avenue Extension in exchange for four Richmond Hill Avenue Parcels and other Consideration.
10/08/99 - Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy
10/28/99 - Committee approved 5-0-0
APPROVED BY
VOICE VOTE
(Rep. White opposed)

Rep. Sherer states that in exchange for four Richmond Hill Avenue Parcels and other consideration, the City is selling the Clinton Avenue extension. He stated that the Committee made recommendations to provide for perpetual indemnity and hold harmless from any liability arising out of environmental problems. The Committee also wanted to make certain that the City was not selling property without receiving the other property. Rep. Sherer added that these recommendations were included in the final agreement – to the satisfaction of the Committee.

Rep. Sherer moved the item for publication, said motion was seconded and approved by voice vote.

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

OPERATIONS COMMITTEE: Bobby E. Owens, Chair
Susan Nabel, Vice Chair
Meeting:  Monday, October 18, 1999
7:00 p.m.- Democratic Caucus Room
(in conjunction with Fiscal Committee)

 

PUBLIC SAFETY & HEALTH   
COMMITTEE:
(Report)
Alice Fortunato, Chair
Lucy F. Corelli, Vice Chair
Meeting:  Thursday, October 21, 1999
7:00 p.m. - Democratic Caucus Room

Rep. Corelli stated that a report has been distributed to all members.

1. PS25.020 REVIEW; of feasibility of enacting an anti-blight ordinance in the City of Stamford.
05/07/99 - Submitted by Reps. DeLuca and Fortunato
05/20/99 - Held in Committee
06/07/99 - Held in Committee
06/16/99 - Placed on Pending Agenda
10/21/99 - Report Made
REPORT
MADE

 

PARKS & RECREATION COMMITTEE:
(Report)
Herman P. Alswanger, Co-Chair
Mary L. Fedeli, Co-Chair
Meeting:  Thursday, October 28, 1999
7:00 p.m. - Republican Caucus Room
1. PR25.040 APPROVAL; of lease between Sterling Farms Golf Course and the City of Stamford; term of lease: 5 years; annual 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 Edison 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:  Thursday, October 28, 1999
6:30 p.m. - Republican Caucus Room

Chair Mellis states that the Education committee met on Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 6:30. Present were committee members Reps. Conrad, Giordano, Imbrogno, Nabel, Poltrack, Green-Carter and Mellis. Excused were Day and Alswanger. Also present were Rep Patrick White; Laid Law transportation representatives Clifford Gibson, David Martinez and James Kirk; Anthony Mazzullo, Superintendent of Schools; Pat Broom, Director of Operations; Prakash Chakravarti and Antonio Iadaroca, Engineering Bureau; Alfonso Barbarotta, Owner of AFB Construction Management of Trumbull, Inc. and Arthur Brown, Teacher/Coach at Stamford High.

1.  E25.028 REVIEW;of Trailblazers Academy.
09/07/99 - Submitted by Steering Committee
REPORT
MADE
2. E25.029 APPROVAL; of construction management agreement between AFB Construction Management of Trumbull, Inc. and the City of Stamford for code compliance, fire protection and renovation work at Stamford High School.
09/24/99 - Submitted by Mayor Dannel P. Malloy
10/14/99 - Approved by Board of Finance
10/28/99 - Committee approved 7-0-0
10/28/99 - Report Made
APPROVED BY
UNANIMOUS
VOICE VOTE

Rep. Mellis moved the item, said motion was seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote.

3. E25.030 REVIEW; of problems with Laidlaw Transportation and bus service.
10/04/99 - Submitted by Rep. White
10/28/99 - Report Made
REPORT
MADE

 

URBAN REDEVELOPMENT  
COMMITTEE:
Jim Shapiro, Chair
Joseph Gasparrini, Vice Chair
Meeting:  Wednesday, October 20, 1999
7:00 p.m. - Democratic Caucus Room
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
NO REPORT
Secondary Committee: Land Use
2. LU25.005 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, October 19, 1999
6:30 p.m. - Democratic Caucus Room
1. HCD25.27 REVIEW; of privatization of Rippowam Park/Oak Park apartments.
07/08/99 - Submitted by Reps. Domonkos and
Mitchell
09/07/99 - Report Made
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

 

HOUSE COMMITTEE: Annie M. Summerville, Chair

 

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

 

SPECIAL REVALUATION COMMITTEE: Maria Nakian, Chair

 

RESOLUTIONS

 

MINUTES

1. October 4, 1999 Regular Meeting APPROVED BY
UNANIMOUS
VOICE VOTE

 

COMMUNICATIONS

1. Rep. DeLuca reminded everyone of the Holiday Party to be held on December 12, 1999.

OLD BUSINESS

 

NEW BUSINESS

1. Rep. Loglisci thanked Dr. Conrad for his service and commitment during his time on the Board of Representatives.

2. President Domonkos advised that a new voting system will be installed in December.

3. Rep. Zelinsky asked if consideration could be given to holding the November board meeting on the following Monday after election day rather than on the Wednesday following election day.

4. President Domonkos stated that new members will be sworn in at next month’s meeting.

ADJOURNMENT

Upon motion duly made and seconded ad approved by unanimous voice vote, the meeting was adjourned at 10:20 p.m.

 

The proceedings are available on audio tape at the
Offices of the Board of Representatives.