Pittsfield City Council Meeting - September 8, 2020

Open Agenda

1. Appointments 00:38:27

A communication from Mayor Tyer appointing Florian ptak, Lillian Lee, and Sally Sol uri to the Pittsfield Cultural Council


2. Communications from Her Honor the Mayor 00:39:54

A communication from Mayor Tyer submitting an Order to accept additional grant of funds in the amount of $8,500.00 from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health


3. Communications from Her Honor the Mayor 00:41:17

A communication from Mayor Tyer on a petition from Councilor Morandi concerning the Pittsfield Economic Development Funds Small Business Fund and the amount of funds each received from the CARES Act and a list of cultural organizations that received funds from the CARES Act


4. Communications from Her Honor the Mayor 00:52:25

A communication from Mayor Tyer submitting an Order transferring excess bond proceeds from the completed Solar Panel Installation project at the Wastewater Treatment Plant to upgrade the Gordon Rose Business Park Pump Station Project


24. Reports of Committees 00:56:32

A REPORT FROM THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BOARD A report from the Community Development Board on an application from Hospitality Syracuse, INC for approval of a fast food restaurant with a drive-through window, recommending to approve 5/0


5. Public Hearing 00:57:51

A petition from Eversource requesting to install1 solely owned pole on East Street, West of Newell Street


7. Public Hearing 02:15:58

A petition from Eversource requesting to install 1 solely owned pole on East Street, West of Newell Street


9. Communications & Reports - City Officers/Boards 02:20:15

A communication from the Community Development Board on a petition from Glenn and Debra Guachione requesting to amend the zoning code permitting the construction of ground mounted solar


10. Communications/Reports - City Officers/Boards 02:22:24

A petition from Councilors Lampiasi and Persip requesting the Chairman of the Homeless Prevention Committee provide a detailed list of programs that the committee advocated for through the City, State, Federal, and County entities. Additionally, what recommended funding sources and procedures has the Committee recommended per Section 2.4


11. Communications/Reports - City Officers/Boards 02:57:27

A petition from Councilors Lampiasi and Persip requesting the Chairman of the Homeless Prevention Committee provide a report detailing steps the Homeless Prevention Committee has taken to monitor homelessness in the City of Pittsfield since 2019 per Section 2.1


12. Communications/Reports - City Officers/Boards 02:58:57

A petition from Councilors Lampiasi and Persip requesting the Chairman of the Homeless Prevention Committee answer how many meetings the Homeless Prevention Committee held during the present quarter and if, due to the recent spike in homelessness in Pittsfield, there has been an increase in meetings during the stated timeframe per Section 2.3


13. Communications/Reports - City Officers/Boards 03:00:21

A petition from Councilors Lampiasi and Persip requesting the Chairman of the Homeless Prevention Committee provide a report of the community leaders and neighborhood service providers that the Homeless Prevention Committee has collaborated with and if any, what "viable" solutions has the Committee drafted since 2019 per Section 2.1


15. Communications/Reports - City Officers/Boards 03:17:40

A petition from Councilors Connell and Kavey requesting the Mayor and the Zoning Board of Appeals restart the permitting process for the 877 South Street tower


16. Communications/Reports - City Officers/Boards 03:24:45

A petition from Councilors Maffuccio, Kavey and Connell asking the Sub Committee of Public Health and Safety to review the cities relationship with ServiceNet


18. Communications/Reports - City Officers/Boards 03:43:13

A petition from Councilor Maffuccio requesting that Councilor Lampiasi resign from the Licensing Board


19. Communications/Reports - City Officers/Boards 04:17:58

A petition from Councilors Connell and Marchetti requesting to change the traffic signal at the entrance to Kirvin Park to a flashing yellow light at all times


20. Communications/Reports - City Officers/Boards 04:22:01

REPORT FROM THE FINANCE COMMITTEE A Report from the Finance Committee on an Order appropriating $223,000 from the FY21 Community Preservation Fund Budget, recommending to approve 4-0


21. Communications/Reports - City Officers/Boards 04:28:09

A Report from the Finance Committee on two Orders authorizing to borrow $2,750,000 to pay cost of the New Western Pressure Zone Water Storage Tank and $950,000 to pay the cost of the Cleveland Reservoir Diversion Structure Maintenance, recommending to approve 4-0


22. Communications/Reports - City Officers/Boards 04:43:22

REPORT FROM THE COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE A Report from the Community and Economic Development Committee on two Orders: Order 1 to approve the amended Housing Development Zone Map, recommending to approve 5-0 and Order 2 approving a Tax Increment Exemption Agreement for 235 East Street, recommending to approve 5-0


23. Communications/Reports - City Officers/Boards 04:50:38

A Report from the Community and Economic Development Committee on two Orders: Order 1 to approve a Tax Increment Exemption Agreement for 730-748 Tyler Street, recommending to approve 5-0 and Order 2 to approve a Tax Increment Exemption Agreement for 765 Tyler Street, recommending to approve 4-1


27. Communications/Reports - City Officers/Boards 05:00:02

A petition from Mark Tully requesting that the City Council petition the Mayor to remove Councilor Lampiasi from the Licensing Board


28. Communications/Reports - City Officers/Boards 05:01:55

A petition from Mark Tully requesting the City Council enforce Section 6-20 of the City Code and that the reports be made available on the City website for public review