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Public Facilities Commission meeting (PFD)

The presenter is the Public Facilities Department.

RE: COVID-19, Temporary Practices

ATTENDANCE

In accordance with Governor Baker's March 12, 2020 Executive Order modifying certain requirements of the Open Meeting Law and relieving public bodies of certain requirements, including the requirement that public bodies conduct its meetings in a public place that is open and physically accessible to the public, the Public Facilities Commission (PFC) will be conducting its meetings virtually. This enables the PFC to conduct its usual business while adhering to public health recommendations and ensuring public access to its deliberations through adequate, alternative means.

You can watch these virtual meetings on Boston City TV at Xfinity channel 24, RCN channel 13, Fios channel 962, and livestreaming on our website.

These practices in effect since May 11, 2020, will remain in effect until further notice. Updates to these practices will be posted as appropriate.

Discussion Topics

  1. VOTE 1: Patrick I. Brophy, Chief of Operations, Mayor’s Office
     
    Appointment of Kerrie Griffin: To the position of Director of the Public Facilities Department.
     
    Pursuant to the authority contained in St. 1966, c. 642, s. 2, the Public Facilities Commission does hereby vote to appoint Kerrie Griffin to the position of Director of the Public Facilities Department, to serve at the pleasure of the Commission until further notice, effective February 22, 2021; and
     
    FURTHER VOTED: The Director shall be the executive officer of the Public Facilities Department, and shall have such powers and duties as are necessary or appropriate to perform the responsibilities of executive officer of the Public Facilities Department, including but not limited to the power to execute contracts, and any or all of its other powers as the Commission may from time to time determine; and
     
    FURTHER VOTED: The Director be, and hereby is, authorized and directed to accept and exercise said powers and perform said responsibilities, which may be necessary or convenient for the effective administration and management of the Public Facilities Department.
     
     
     
  2. VOTE 2: Patrick I. Brophy, Chief of Operations, Mayor’s Office
    CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY
     
    By this writing, signed by a majority of its members and filed with the Secretary, the City of Boston Public Facilities Commission, upon written recommendation of the Chief of Operations for the Public Facilities Department, does hereby vote:
     
    VOTED: “Subject to the approval of the Mayor, that in accordance with the provisions of Sections 2 and 3(ii)(v) of Chapter 642 of the Acts of 1966, the Public Facilities Commission does hereby authorize and direct the following named individuals, in the name and on behalf of the Commission, to execute and deliver such documents, instruments and certificates as may be deemed necessary or appropriate by such named individuals relating to the Public Facilities Commission’s approved acquisition or conveyance of real property or to the discharge, satisfaction, subordination or termination of instruments of record which have been recorded with the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds or filed for registration with the Suffolk Registry District of the Land Court. Deeds or Orders of Taking to be recorded with the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds or to be filed for registration with the Suffolk Registry District of the Land Court shall be accompanied by a separate vote of this Commission specifically authorizing such conveyance or acquisition. Said named individuals are further authorized and directed to execute and deliver Grant Agreements involving the City of Boston, Public Facilities Department, in the name and on behalf of the Commission as they may deem necessary or appropriate.”
     
    Patrick I. Brophy, Chief of Operations
    Office of Mayor Martin J. Walsh
     
    Kerrie Griffin, Director
    Public Facilities Department
     
    Niall Murphy, Chief of Staff
    Public Facilities Department
     
    FURTHER VOTED:  That this authorization is effective immediately and shall remain in effect until such time as it is expressly rescinded, in whole or in part, by a vote of this Commission.
     
    FURTHER VOTED:  The taking of the foregoing vote and the naming of the above individuals, when approved by the Mayor of Boston, shall serve to expressly rescind that certain Certificate of Authority dated February 10, 2021 recorded on February 11, 2021, with the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds in Book 64773 at Page 148, and filed with the Suffolk Registry District of the Land Court as Document Number 00916622.
     
     
     
     
                                                    PUBLIC FACILITIES COMMISSION
     
     
                                                         
                                                    not in attendance
                                                    ___________________________                                    
                                                    Katherine P. Craven, Chair
     
     
                                                    ______________________________
                                                    Larry D. Mammoli, Commissioner
     
     
                                                     ______________________________                                                          
                                                    Dion S. Irish, Commissioner
     
     
    A true record, ATTEST:
     
                                                    _________________________________
                                                    Colleen Daley, Secretary
                                                    City of Boston Public Facilities Commission
     
     
    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, The City of Boston has caused its name to be subscribed hereto by Martin J. Walsh, its Mayor on this              day of March 2021.
     
     
                                                    _________________________________
                                                    Martin J. Walsh, Mayor of Boston
     
     
     
                                                                                                    Sincerely,
     
                                                                                                    Patrick I. Brophy, Chief of Operations
                                                                                                    Public Facilities Department