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Date:
May 18, 2022
Time:
6:00 PM
Location:

50 Payson Ave., 2ndflr mtg. area & remote by Google Meet

Address:
Easthampton, MA 01027
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City Council

Wednesday, May 18, 2022


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Video call link: https://meet.google.com/uxa-oowm-vee

Or dial: (US) +1 240-514-8605 PIN: 865 408 424# 

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AMENDED AGENDA*

1. Roll Call.

2. Pledge of Allegiance.

3. Approval of Minutes: May 4, 2022 meeting  

4. Public Speak Time.

5. Public Hearings (starting at 6:15 p.m):

Interdepartmental Transfer: 

- $1,500.00 for City Council legal advertising for remainder of FY ‘22

Supplemental Appropriations:

- 137,500 from CPA Funds for 17 Ward Ave. rail trail land acquisition (continued from April 6, 2022 meeting)

- $156,130 from CPA funds for Housing Sustainability & Financial Literacy program

- $27,467.23 for FY ’22 IT Department payroll

- $89,864 for purchase of 1 Tesla police cruiser, equipment & 2 EV charging stations

- $148,000 for Fire & Ambulance expenses, personnel costs & equipment

- $49,800 to fund design services for upgrades to the Liberty St. pump station

- $15,000 for tree work (removal of 7 trees/trimming of 8 trees)

- $93,500 for FY ’22 Snow & Ice deficit

- $40,000 to cover fuel costs for remainder of FY ’22

- $4,000 to cover trash removal & pickup for remainder of FY ’22

6. Communications from elected officials, boards and committees:

7. Mayor Communications:

   a. Proposed FY ’23 finance budget hearing schedule  

   b.  FY '23 Budget Proposal*

8. Correspondence, Announcements & President/Vice-President Communications:

 9. REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES:

 (First date after item = date referred to sub-committee, Second date = action deadline):

a. FINANCE:

 - Quarterly fiscal reports from the City Auditor (8-5-20)

 - Quarterly reports on COVID-19 grant funding and spending (4-7-21)

 - Charter required review of elected officials/board & committee stipends (1-19-22) (7-18-22)

 Interdepartmental Transfer:

* - $1,500 for FY ’22 City Council legal advertising (5-4-22) (8-2-22) 

 Supplemental Appropriations:

∗ -$137,500 from CPA funds for 17 Ward Ave. Rail Trail land acquisition (3-16-22) (6-14-22)

* - $156,130 from CPA funds for Housing Sustainability & Financial Literacy program (5-4-22) (8-2-22) 

* - $27,467.23 for FY ’22 IT Department payroll (5-4-22) (8-2-22) 

* - $89,864 for purchase of 1 Tesla cruiser, equipment & 2 EV charging stations (5-4-22) (8-2-22) 

* - $148,000 for Fire & Ambulance expenses, personnel costs & equipment (5-4-22) (8-2-22) 

* - $49,800 to fund design services for upgrades to the Liberty St. pump station (5-4-22) (8-2-22) 

* - $15,000 for tree work (removal of 7 trees/trimming of 8 trees) (5-4-22) (8-2-22) 

* - $93,500 for FY ’22 Snow & Ice deficit (5-4-22) (8-2-22) 

* - $40,000 to cover fuel costs for remainder of FY ’22 (5-4-22) (8-2-22) 

* - $4,000 to cover trash removal & pickup for remainder of FY ’22 (5-4-22) (8-2-22)

*Public Hearings – May 18, 2022

b. PUBLIC SAFETY:

 - Quarterly review of Public Safety departments (2-2-22)

 - Ordinance Review Committee’s final report (10-6-21) (7-3-22)

 - Request to review safety of the sidewalk on South Street @ Main St. intersection (7-7-21) (7-2-22) 

 - Review of South/Main St. 4-way traffic light (2-16-22) (8-15-22)

 - Review use of electric speed monitoring signs (2-16-22) (8-15-22)

c. APPOINTMENTS:

 - Mayoral appointments (5) (5-4-22) (8-2-22)

 d. ORDINANCE: 

 - Ordinance Review Committee’s final report (10-6-21) (7-3-22)

 City Ordinance amendments:

 - Vacant Storefront Ordinance (11-17-21) (8-14-22)

 - Amend Chpt. 6, adding Sec. 6-22- Deceptive Advertising Practices of Limited Pregnancy Centers (5-4-22) (8-2-22)

 e. PROPERTY:

f. RULES & GOVERNMENT RELATIONS:

10. Old Business/Pending:

11. New Business (to be referred to council committees for review):

   a. Mayoral appointment (1)  

   b. Resolution in support of the Fair Share amendment 

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