City Council meeting
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- APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES:
COMMUNICATIONS FROM HIS HONOR, THE MAYOR:
0803 Message and order for an appropriation order in the amount of One Million Two Hundred and Two Thousand Three Hundred and Thirty-Seven Dollars ($1,202,337.00) for the administrative and operating expenses of the City of Boston Preservation Committee (“CPC”) for Fiscal Year 2020, and a further appropriation Order in the amount of Twenty-Four Million Three Hundred and Nine Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirteen Dollars ($24,309,813.00) from the Community Preservation Fund's ("the Fund") estimate annual revenues for Fiscal Year 2020, to be appropriated and reserved for future appropriation.
0804 Message and order authorizing the Collector-Treasurer for the City of Boston to enter into a compensation balance agreement with Citizens Bank, pursuant to Massachusetts General Law’s chapter 44, section 53F, for the provision of Banking Services as more fully described in the attached form.
REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:
0805 Notice was received from Councilors Edwards and O'Malley regarding the briefing held by Planned Parenthood on Friday, May 10, 2019 in the Piemonte Room.
0806 Notice was received from Mayor of the appointment of Jeffrey Hawkins as a member of the Boston Public Library Board of Trustees for a term expiring May 1, 2024.
0807 Notice was received from Mayor of the appointment of Representative Chynah Tyler as a member of the Boston Public Library Board of Trustees for a term expiring May 1, 2024.
0808 Notice was received from Mayor of the reappointment of Priscilla Douglas as a member of the Boston Public Library Board of Trustees for a term expiring May 1, 2024.
0809 Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Greg T. Rooney, as Acting Commissioner of Transportation, for a period of ninety days, effective May 6, 2019.
0810 Communication was received from Keegan Werlin LLP, re: NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversouce Energy, EFSB 19-03, D.P.U. 19-15 of the Petition entitled "Andrew Square to Dewar Street Transmission Reliability Project Analysis."
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:
0630 The Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred on April 10, 2019 Docket #0630, message and order approving an appropriation of Four Million Four Hundred Thousand Dollars ($4,400,000.00) from the 21st Century Fund, also known as the Public Educational, or Governmental (PEG) Access and Cable Related Fund, pursuant to Section 53F 3/4 of Chapter 44 of the General Laws, to the PEG Access and Cable Related Grant for cable related purposes consistent with the franchise agreement between the cable operator and the city including but not limited to: (i) supporting public, educational or governmental access cable television services; (ii) monitoring compliance of cable operator with the franchise agreement; or (iii) preparation of renewal of the franchise license, submits a report recommending the order ought to pass.
MATTERS RECENTLY HEARD-FOR POSSIBLE ACTION:
0622 - 0625 Orders for the FY20 Operating Budget including Annual Appropriations for Departmental Operations, Annual Appropriation for the School Department, Appropriation for Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB), Appropriation for Certain Transportation and Public Realm Improvements, and Appropriation for Certain Park Improvements.
0626 - 0628 Capital Budget Appropriations including Loan Orders and Lease-Purchase Agreements.
0629 Message and order authorizing the appropriations of One Million Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,200,000.00) from the income of the George Francis Parkman Fund. The funds are to be expended under the direction of the Commissioner of Parks and Recreation for the maintenance and improvement of Boston Common and Parks in existence since January 12, 1887.
0635 Message and order authorizing a limit for the Distributed Energy Resource revolving Fund for Fiscal Year 2020 to facilitate the purchase of offsets of greenhouse gas emissions which shall be associated with a portion of the electricity consumed by the City annually; and to operate, maintain, monitor, and expand the City's existing solar arrays and Boston Public Schools' combined heat and power facilities. This revolving fund shall be credited with any and all receipts from the sale of renewable and alternative energy certificates and demand response program revenues produced by combined heat and power units located at Boston Public Schools sites, and solar renewable energy certificates produced by the City's photovoltaic arrays. Receipts and resulting expenditures from this fund shall not exceed One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00).
0636 Message and order authorizing a limit for the Parks Department revolving fund for Fiscal Year 2020 to reimburse for the administrative cost to those City agencies which enforce CBC Chapter 16, sections 1.9 and 1.9B, and for cost associated with licensing and registration. This revolving fund shall be credited with any and all receipts from all dog registration fees collected pursuant to CBC Chapter 18, section 1.4 and fines pursuant to CBC Chapter 16, section 1.9 and 1.9B. Receipts and resulting expenditures from this fund shall not exceed Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($200,000.00).
0718 Message and order approving a supplemental appropriation order for the Boston Public Health Commission for FY19 in the amount of One Million Nine Hundred Thirty-Three Six Hundred Seventy-Nine Dollars ($1,933,679.00) to cover the FY19 cost contained within the collective bargaining agreements between the Boston Public Health Commission and the Boston EMS Division of the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association. The terms of the contracts are July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 and July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2021. The major provisions of the contacts include base wage increases of 2% effective the first pay period of July of each fiscal year. The agreements also contain other benefits including increases to hazardous duty and awards.
0719 Message and order to reduce the FY19 appropriation for the Reserve for Collective Bargaining by One Million Nine Hundred Thirty-Three Thousand Six Hundred Seventy-Nine Dollars ($1,933,679.00) to provide funding for the Boston Public Health Commission for the FY19 increase contained with the collective bargaining agreements between the Boston Public Health Commission and the Boston EMS Division of the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association.
MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:
0811 Councilor O'Malley offered the following: Order for a hearing on restricting E-Cigarette Sales in the City of Boston.
0812 Councilors Janey and O'Malley offered the following: Order for a hearing on efforts to combat summer violence in the City of Boston.
0813 Councilor Campbell for Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employees Walter Apperwhite, Elizabeth Blasi, Maria Farrell, Nita Holder and Stephen Maguire in City Council effective May 18, 2019.
0814 Councilor Campbell for Councilor McCarthy offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employees Walter Apperwhite, Elizabeth Blasi, Maria Farrell, Nita Holder and Stephen Maguire in City Council effective May 25, 2019.
Legislative Calendar for May 15, 2019.
0815 Councilor Janey offered the following: Resolution congratulating Dr. Zorica Pantic.
0816 Councilor Janey offered the following: Resolution congratulating Dr. Sarah-Ann Shaw.
0817 Councilors Janey and Garrison offered the following: Resolution recognizing five individuals on their induction into the Centenarian Society of Boston.
0818 Councilor Zakim offered the following: Resolution recognizing Nancy M. Kane.
0819 Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution congratulating Robbie Guen and Bonnie Ng.
0820 Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Resolution recognizing Rosetta Philips.
0821 Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Resolution recognizing Sister Myrtle Jean.