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Journal of the Board of Aldermen - Final

          Wednesday, April 7, 2010

                  7:00 PM



           Aldermanic Chambers


          Board of Aldermen
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                    The regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen, duly warned, was held on April 7,
                    2010 in the Bart Guida Aldermanic Chambers of the Biagio DiLieto Government
                    Center, 165 Church Street.

                        President Goldfield called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.



                    ATTENDANCE

                         The members present were Alderpersons M. Jones, Calder, James-Evans,
                    Jackson-Brooks, Perez, Colon, Clark, Lemar, Elicker, O'Sullivan-Best, Antunes,
                    Rhodeen, Bauer, Castro, Paolillo, DePino, Blango, K. Jones, Morehead, Paca,
                    Dildine, S. Rodriguez, Lehtonen, Robinson-Thorpe, Goldfield and Goldson - 26.



                    DIVINE GUIDANCE

                         Divine Guidance was invoked by Alderwoman Bauer: "I forgot my speech that
                    I wrote. So being that it was a beautiful day, I left work and decided that I would
                    take my dog for a walk. I grew up in Killingworth, on a farm, and my closest
                    neighbor was probably about a mile and a half away. We didn't walk very much in
                    Killingworth. So I realized that today it was beautiful out and I decided to take my
                    dog for a walk around the block. I'd just like to take a moment to say that I don't
                    know how often any of us has to really do this, but as we walk around the city -
                    and every ward actually has historic buildings - just take a moment and admire
                    the fact that we do have beautiful architecture in our city and it is there for all of
                    us to view. Thank you."



                    APPROVAL OF JOURNAL

                        The Journal of the Regular Meeting held on March 15, 2010 was approved.



                    IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION

                    The following were read for the first time and unanimous consent for immediate
                    action thereon having been granted, it was voted, viva voce, on motion of
                    Alderwoman Jones, duly seconded, that they be accepted and the matter to which
                    they refer be approved, and it was so declared by the Chair:

                    From Alderpersons S. Rodriguez, Blango, Paca, Clark, Castro, Goldson,
                    Lehtonen, Lemar, Antunes, Bauer, Morehead, Robinson-Thorpe and K. Jones
                    submitting a resolution urging the New Haven Board of Aldermen to strongly
                    support H. R. 4812, the local Jobs for America Act.
                    (RESOLUTION ADOPTED)

                    April 7, 2010

                    Hon. Carl Goldfield
                    President, New Haven Board of Aldermen
                    165 Church Street
                    New Haven, CT 06510-2010


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                    Dear President Goldfield:

                    We the undersigned Aldermen summit the attached resolution for unanimous
                    consent urging the New Haven Board of Aldermen to strongly support H.R. 4812,
                    Local Jobs for America Act to help create one million public and private jobs in
                    local communities this year including in the City of New Haven.

                    Our nation is going through one of the worst economic times since the great
                    depression. Due to the recession, state and city governments and local
                    communities have cut back on jobs that are critically important. Essential
                    services such as education, public safety, childcare, health care and others have
                    been cut.

                    As local elected officials, we must do everything we can to help create jobs for
                    New Haven citizenry who are struggling to support their families. The Local Jobs
                    For America Act will boost our economy by creating jobs to put one million
                    people back to work this year nationwide, employing many New Haven citizens
                    and restoring essential services.

                    We feel it is important to go on record in support of this important issue, and urge
                    our colleagues to support this resolution. A copy of the attached resolution will
                    be forwarded to Congress and the President to adopt H.R. 4812 into law
                    immediately so that cities and town across America can retain existing employees
                    and provide employment opportunities in the public and private sectors.

                    We thank you for your attention to this very important issue facing New Haven,
                    the State of Connecticut, and throughout the Country.

                    Respectfully submitted,

                    SERGIO RODRIGUEZ            CHARLES A. BLANGO            MARCUS PACA
                    Alderman, 26th Ward            Alderman, 20th Ward             Alderman, 24th Ward

                    RESOLUTION URGING THE NEW HAVEN BOARD OF ALDERMEN TO STRONGLY
                    SUPPORT H.R. 4812, THE LOCAL JOBS FOR AMERICA ACT

                    WHEREAS: our nation is going through one of the most difficult economic times
                    in its history with the national unemployment rate hovering around 10 percent;
                    and

                    WHEREAS: despite signs of an economic recovery at the national level, economic
                    conditions in cities and towns across the country continue to worsen with more
                    municipal governments facing significant budget shortfalls and increased
                    demand for services; and

                    WHEREAS: the City of New Haven employs 4541 workers who provide critical
                    services to our residents ranging from public safety, community and economic
                    development, infrastructure maintenance, trash collection, education, and waste
                    water treatment; and

                    WHEREAS: the unemployment rate in the City of New Haven metropolitan
                    statistical area has risen to 10.6%; and


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                    WHEREAS: the City of the City of New Haven has had to consider: raising
                    property tax revenue to fill a $38.6 million gap in next year's budget by raising
                    property tax revenues; cutting expenses by 1.7 percent and; leveraging future
                    income streams from parking meters to earn some cash in the short term; and

                    WHEREAS: if not, tax payers could face dramatic tax increases or dramatic
                    service reductions, such as cutbacks on libraries, education, or fire department
                    and policing; and

                    WHEREAS: such action to counter the recession's impact on the City of New
                    Haven would contribute to an increase in the lack of fiscal stability for this
                    community and further contribute to the nation's unemployment rate just as the
                    economy begins to recover; and

                    WHEREAS: members of the Board of Aldermen have proposed local innovation
                    solutions such as the HIRE-New Haven program, the HomeWork program, a four
                    day work-week, and commuter tax to address this issue through local action and
                    local options; and

                    WHEREAS: nonetheless federal aid will be necessary if the City of New Haven is
                    to avoid public service worker layoffs or significant increases in taxes to pay the
                    salaries of these employees.

                    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City of New Haven endorses H.R.
                    4812, the Local Jobs for America Act because it will help create one million public
                    and private jobs in local communities this year, including in the City of New
                    Haven.

                    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City of New Haven supports the Local Jobs
                    for America Act because it will help ensure that our city can continue to provide
                    services essential to families in our community.

                    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City of New Haven supports H.R. 4812
                    because it would help prevent state and local tax increases, while helping
                    governments avoid making the choice between eliminating services and raising
                    taxes.

                    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City of New Haven supports H.R. 4812
                    because it would help stimulate local businesses and create more jobs in the
                    local economy.

                    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City of New Haven, Congress and the
                    President to adopt H.R. 4812 into law immediately so that cities and towns across
                    America can retain existing employees and provide employment opportunities in
                    the public and private sectors.

                        Alderman Rodriguez: "First of all, I'd like to thank all the colleagues who
                    signed on to this resolution request for us to contact Congress and let them
                    know of our strong support for H.R. 4812, the Local Jobs for America Act.

                    Our nation is going through one of the most difficult economic times in its
                    history. We must do everything to help create jobs for those who are struggling


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                    to support their families. At the same time the recession is forcing states and
                    municipalities to cut jobs that are critically important - teachers, police,
                    firefighters, childcare workers, and others.

                         The Local Jobs for America Act will provide our economy a shot in the arm by
                    putting one million people to work by restoring those services in local
                    communities. The Local Jobs for America Act will create a million public and
                    private jobs in communities. The Local Jobs Act will help ensure that local
                    communities can still operate essential services. This bill will help prevent state
                    and local tax increases, which I know we're all concerned about this year.

                         Creating local jobs and stimulating local businesses to create more jobs in
                    the local economy, the Local Jobs for America Act will fund salaries for private
                    sector on-the-job training to help local businesses put people back to work, to
                    provide the subsidies for local businesses to hire people and provides the
                    opportunity for local communities to bring people back that have been laid off.

                         This is a bill that really makes a lot of sense to me. So I'm hoping that the rest
                    of the colleagues will support this. Thank you so much"

                    Alderman Goldson: "Mr. President, I just want to stand in support of this
                    resolution. I think that it's important for this board to continue to vote and
                    concentrate on how we can provide assistance to local New Haven residents in
                    their job searches during this economic time. So I'm anxious to continue that
                    process and have some discussions around the other proposals that we have in
                    front of the board. I am looking forward to that discussion. Thank you, Mr.
                    President."



                    From the Tax Collector, Order de Tax Refunds (April 7, 2010).
                    (ORDER PASSED EXCEPT FOR REFUNDS TO RIDER TRUCK RENTAL, WHICH
                    WERE REFERRED TO THE TAX ABATEMENT COMMITTEE)

                    ORDERED by the New Haven Board of Aldermen that the tax refund applications
                    specified hereinafter by taxpayer's name, account number, and refund amount be
                    and hereby are approved pursuant to the Connecticut General Statutes and the
                    certification of the Tax Collector. The Tax Collector shall draw orders upon the
                    City Treasurer for each payee specified and, pursuant to Section 2-37 of the City
                    Ordinances, the Controller or his designee shall surrender each payment to the
                    payee named thereon after obtaining satisfaction of any and all debts owed to the
                    City of New Haven by the Payee.

                         NAME                          ACCOUNT # AMOUNT
                    CAB EAST LLC        614161 $242.59
                    CAB EAST LLC        614181 $157.36
                    CITIMORTGAGE        26692 $1,613.63
                    COLLINS,ANTHEA 744020 $44.19
                    DCFS TRUST      711657 $502.30
                    DCFS TRUST      727368 $553.37
                    FINANCIAL SERV VEH TRUST       14 ACCTS $8,068.90
                    HUD C/O CITYSIDE MNGMT         14465 $1,882.44
                    NAIRN, EDNA & MAXWELL          8162   $65.55
                    NISSAN INFINITI LT      10 ACCTS $2,988.30


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                    PCS LANDSCAPING       751698 $140.00
                    DWIGHT PEDERSEN       751263 $126.63
                    PLOSKY, DANIEL    751550 $74.96
                    RUMLEY, PHOENIX       626925 $48.41
                    SELECT PORTFOLIO      19885 $905.84
                    TOYOTA MOTOR CREDIT CORP          670402 $231.64
                    TOYOTA MOTOR CREDIT CORP          738981 $927.78
                    TRUE WORSHIP CHURCH INC       15528 $3,526.14
                    VOLVO CAR FINANCE         517993 $170.46
                    VOLVO CAR FINANCE         554150 $497.24
                    VW CREDIT LEASING     629851 $186.06
                    VW CREDIT LEASING     670981 $320.21
                    VW CREDIT LEASING     671000 $262.75
                    WILLIAMS, HYCLIS      708375 $108.79
                    ZAMBRABNO, CECILIA        755654 $34.89
                       TOTALS     $23,680.43




                    ORDER GRANTING LEAVE TO WITHDRAW TO THE RESOLUTION SUBMITTED BY
                    THE DIRECTOR OF ELDERLY SERVICES OF AN APPLICATION TO THE SOUTH
                    CENTRAL REGIONAL COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS IN THE AMOUNT OF $77,947
                    FOR A PERIOD OF ONE YEAR TO ENHANCE TRANSPORTATION FOR SENIORS
                    AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE CITY OF NEW HAVEN.
                    (LEAVE TO WITHDRAW GRANTED)

                    BE IT ORDERED by the New Haven Board of Aldermen that the resolution
                    submitted by the Director of Elderly Services entitled "Resolution authorizing
                    submission of an application to the South Central Regional Council of
                    Governments in the amount of $77,947 for a one-year period to enhance
                    transportation for seniors and persons with disabilities" be and hereby is granted
                    leave to withdraw.



                    From the Superintendent of Schools submitting 3 contracts for the purchase of
                    an energy saving fuel cell, the related 15-year maintenance agreement, and the
                    acceptance of a grant from the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF):

                    Order approving a contract with UTC Power Corporation for the purchase and
                    installation of a 400 kilowatt fuel cell power plant and associated equipment to
                    provide electric power and thermal energy for Roberto Clemente and Hill Central
                    Schools.
                    (PRESENTED UNDER SUSPENSION OF SECTION 24-1-A OF THE RULES OF THE
                    BOARD OF ALDERMEN)

                    April 5, 2010

                    Carl Goldfield, President
                    New Haven Board of Aldermen
                    165 Church Street
                    New Haven, CT 06510

                    Dear President Goldfield,


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                    I am submitting for the Board of Alderman's consideration and approval three
                    contracts for the purchase of an energy saving fuel cell, the related 15 year
                    maintenance agreement and the acceptance of a grant from the CT Clean Energy
                    Fund (CCEF).

                    The first contract for consideration and approval is for the purchase of an energy
                    saving fuel cell device from UTC Energy Corporation for the Roberto Clemente
                    and Hill Central School Construction Projects. The contract is being submitted to
                    BOA because it is not a City standard contract form.

                    The second contract is for a 15 year maintenance agreement between the BOE
                    and UTC Energy Corporation to provide long term maintenance services for the
                    fuel cell. The contract is being submitted to BOA because it is a multi-year
                    contract.

                    The third contract is between the City and the CCEF. This is for the acceptance of
                    a $500,000 grant to assist in funding the purchase of the fuel cell. The contract is
                    being submitted to BOA because it is not a City standard contract form.

                    It should be noted that there is no funding being requested with these requests.
                    All funding for these contracts will come from the existing approved school
                    construction capital accounts for Roberto Clemente and Hill Central projects.

                    It should also be noted that this is a time sensitive request that was borne out of
                    the very lengthy negotiations with CCEF & UTC that took over 1 year and more
                    than 6 months respectively, far longer than anticipated. In order to purchase and
                    install the unit this year (2010) as originally planned we need BOA contract
                    approval as soon as possible. Without it the manufacture of the fuel cell will slip
                    to 2011 and the CCEF grant to the City is jeopardized (the grant has a June 2010
                    expiration). Therefore, we are requesting swift action on these items via
                    unanimous consent if possible.

                    I look forward to discussing this matter in more detail during Aldermanic
                    deliberations.

                    Sincerely,

                    Dr. Reginald Mayo
                    Superintendent of Schools

                    ORDER OF THE NEW HAVEN BOARD OF ALDERMEN APPROVING A CONTRACT
                    WITH UTC POWER CORPORATION FOR THE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF
                    A 400 KILOWATT FUEL CELL POWER PLANT AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT TO
                    PROVIDE ELECTRIC POWER AND THERMAL ENERGY FOR ROBERTO
                    CLEMENTE AND HILL CENTRAL SCHOOLS.
                    (ORDER PASSED) (PRESENTED UNDER SUSPENSION OF SECTION 24-1-A OF
                    THE RULES OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN)

                    WHEREAS, in July 2009, the New Haven Board of Education advertised a Request
                    for Proposal # 20911 for a fuel cell power plant; and

                    WHEREAS, the New Haven Board of Education at its March 22, 2010 meeting


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                    approved the contract with UTC Power Corporation for the purchase of a 400
                    kilowatt fuel cell power plant and associated equipment to provide electric power
                    and thermal energy for Roberto Clemente and Hill Central Schools, subject to
                    approval by the Board of Aldermen; and

                    WHEREAS, under this agreement UTC Power Corporation will manufacture and
                    install a 400 kilowatt fuel cell power plant for Roberto Clemente and Hill Central
                    Schools; and

                    WHEREAS, the New Haven Board of Aldermen at a meeting in 2010 approved
                    contract for the purchase of a 400 kilowatt fuel cell power plant and associate
                    equipment to provide electric power and thermal energy for Roberto Clemente
                    and Hill Central Schools (Project # SDE # 093-0351N Roberto Clemente School
                    Phase 3 and SDE 093-0353N Hill Central School - Phase 1).

                    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDERED by the New Haven Board of Aldermen that a
                    contract for the purchase of a 400 kilowatt fuel cell power plant and associated
                    equipment to provide electric power and thermal energy for Roberto Clemente
                    and Hill Central schools is hereby approved.



                    Order OF THE NEW HAVEN BOARD OF ALDERMEN approving a multi-year
                    service contract with UTC Power Corporation for the preventative maintenance of
                    a 400 kilowatt fuel cell power plant at Roberto Clemente and Hill Central Schools.
                    (ORDER PASSED) (PRESENTED UNDER SUSPENSION OF SECTION 24-1-A OF
                    THE RULES OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN)

                    WHEREAS, in July 2009, the New Haven Board of Education advertised a Request
                    for Proposal # 20911 for maintenance services for a 400 KiloWatt fuel cell; and

                    WHEREAS, the New Haven Board of Education at its March 22, 2010 meeting
                    approved the Multi-Year service contract with UTC Power Corporation for
                    preventative maintenance service of a 400 kilowatt fuel cell power plant at
                    Roberto Clemente and Hill Central Schools over a fifteen year period; and

                    WHEREAS, under this agreement UTC Power Corporation will provide
                    preventative maintenance for a 400 kilowatt fuel cell power plant at Roberto
                    Clemente and Hill Central Schools in accordance with a scope of services
                    contained in Attachment A of the agreement over a fifteen-year period; and

                    WHEREAS, the New Haven Board of Aldermen at a meeting in 2010 approved the
                    multi-year contract to provide preventative maintenance for a 400 kilowatt fuel
                    cell power plant at Roberto Clemente and Hill Central Schools (Project # SDE #
                    093-0351N Roberto Clemente School Phase 3 and SDE 093-0353N Hill Central
                    School - Phase 1) in accordance with a scope of services contained in
                    Attachment A of the agreement over a fifteen-year period.

                    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDERED by the New Haven Board of Aldermen that a
                    Multi-Year contract with UTC Power Corporation for the preventative maintenance
                    for a 400 kilowatt fuel cell power plant at Roberto Clemente and Hill Central
                    Schools over a fifteen-year period is hereby approved.




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                    Order OF THE NEW HAVEN BOARD OF ALDERMEN approving the application to
                    and acceptance of a grant in the amount of $500,000 from the CCEF to fund the
                    purchase of the fuel cell equipment.
                    (ORDER PASSED) (PRESENTED UNDER SUSPENSION OF SECTION 24-1-A OF
                    THE RULES OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN)

                    WHEREAS, in July 2009, the New Haven Board of Education advertised a Request
                    for Proposal # 20911 for a fuel cell power plant for Roberto Clemente and Hill
                    Central Schools; and

                    WHEREAS, the New Haven Board of Education at its March 22, 2010 meeting
                    approved the contract with UTC Power Corporation for the purchase of a 400
                    kilowatt fuel cell power plant and associated equipment to provide electric power
                    and thermal energy for Roberto Clemente and Hill Central Schools, subject to
                    approval by the Board of Aldermen; and

                    WHEREAS, under this agreement the City of New Haven will receive a $500,000
                    incentive grant from the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund toward the purchase of
                    the fuel cell.

                    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDERED by the New Haven Board of Aldermen that a
                    contract to receive a $500,000 incentive grant from the Connecticut Clean Energy
                    Fund for the purchase of a 400 kilowatt fuel cell power plant and associated
                    equipment to provide electric power and thermal energy for Roberto Clemente
                    and Hill Central schools is hereby approved.

                         Alderman Goldson: "This issue is worse than the Tower One situation. I
                    believe that had a public hearing. This has not. There is no one here from the
                    administration to explain to us how we're entering into a fifteen (15) year contract,
                    what it means, how much it costs, and anything else. Again, I'm frustrated and
                    concerned that we are being asked to make public policy decisions based on no
                    information. Again, I am going to support this, because it's for our kids and it
                    needs to be done. I wish I had more information, so I can feel comfortable about
                    my vote. I'm going to support this despite the fact that no one was here to explain
                    this to us. Thank you, Mr. President.

                        Alderman Perez: Not that I want to sound like I disagree with the colleague
                    from Ward 30, but this did have somewhat of a public hearing. This did have
                    discussion because our concept of a power plant was discussed as part of the
                    school construction program. The service contract though that's what we do not
                    know much about. We don't know if they bid it or not. I don't agree with one of
                    my colleagues who said in caucus that this company who put it together is the
                    best to service it. There are examples where that is not necessarily true. They're
                    other people who are licensed to do this. I do want to give me colleague some
                    comfort that on this item when we approved the construction of the two schools,
                    the whole issue of a power plant was discussed. That said, this item leaves a lot
                    to be desired, at least the process does, anyway.

                    REFERRED TO COMMITTEE

                    The following were read for the first time, ordered printed in the Journal, and
                    referred to the Committee as indicated for public hearing and report:




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                    ALDERMANIC AFFAIRS:

                    From the Mayor submitting the appointment of Mark J. Potocsny of 100 York
                    Street, apt. 14-M, to the Cultural Affairs Commission.

                    March 26, 2010

                    Honorable Board of Aldermen
                    City of New Haven
                    165 Church Street
                    New Haven, CT 06510

                    Honorable Ladies and Gentlemen:

                    Pursuant to the authority vested in me by virtue of Section 11, Article V of the
                    Revised City Charter, I wish to hereby submit the name Mr. Mark J. Potocsny of
                    100 York Street, Apt. 14M, New Haven, CT 06511 to the Cultural Affairs
                    Commission. This appointment would become effective upon the approval of the
                    Honorable Board of Aldermen and will expire on June 1, 2011. Mr. Potocsny will
                    be filling the unexpired term of Ms. Tia Blassingame who has resigned.

                    I am confident given Mr. Potocsny's credentials and commitment to our city, that
                    he will serve the citizens of New Haven in a most conscientious and productive
                    manner.

                    I thank you for your kind consideration of this appointment and ask for your
                    prompt consideration of same.

                    Very truly yours,

                    John DeStefano, Jr.
                    Mayor



                    From the Mayor submitting the reappointment of Dana Canevari of 5 Harbor
                    Close, Bldg. A, to the Commission on Disabilities.

                    January 19, 2010

                    Honorable Board of Aldermen
                    City of New Haven
                    165 Church Street
                    New Haven, CT 06510

                    Honorable Ladies and Gentlemen:

                    Pursuant to the authority vested in me by virtue of Section #16-l/2-14, Article II, of
                    the Code of General Ordinances, I wish to hereby submit for your Honorable
                    Board's approval the name of Ms. Dana Canevari of 5 Harbor Close, Bldg. #A, New
                    Haven, CT 06519 to the Commission on Disabilities. This reappointment would
                    become effective upon your Honorable Board's approval and will expire on
                    February 11, 2013.




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                    I am confident given Ms. Canevari's credentials and commitment to our city that
                    she will continue to serve the citizens of New Haven in a most conscientious and
                    productive manner.

                    I thank you for your kind consideration of this reappointment and ask for your
                    prompt consideration of same.

                    Very truly yours,

                    John DeStefano, Jr.
                    Mayor



                    From the Mayor submitting the reappointment of Linda Reeder of 96 Lyon Street
                    to the Commission on Disabilities.

                    January 19, 2010

                    Honorable Board of Aldermen
                    City of New Haven
                    165 Church Street
                    New Haven, CT 06510

                    Honorable Ladies and Gentlemen:

                    Pursuant to the authority vested in me by virtue of Section #16-l/2-14, Article II, of
                    the Code of General Ordinances, I wish to hereby submit for your Honorable
                    Board's approval the name of Ms. Linda Reeder of 96 Lyon Street, New Haven, CT
                    06511 to the Commission on Disabilities. This reappointment would become
                    effective upon your Honorable Board's approval and will expire on February 11,
                    2013.

                    I am confident given Ms. Reeder's credentials and commitment to our city that
                    she will continue to serve the citizens of New Haven in a most conscientious and
                    productive manner.

                    I thank you for your kind consideration of this reappointment and ask for your
                    prompt consideration of same.

                    Very truly yours,

                    John DeStefano, Jr.
                    Mayor



                    From the Mayor submitting the reappointment of Edith Rawls of 1010 Whalley
                    Avenue to the Equal Opportunities Commission.

                    January 4, 2010

                    Honorable Board of Aldermen
                    City of New Haven
                    165 Church Street


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                    New Haven, CT 05510

                    Honorable Ladies & Gentlemen:

                    Pursuant to the authority vested in me by virtue of Section #12-l/2-3 of the Code
                    of General Ordinances of the City of New Haven, I wish to hereby submit for your
                    Honorable Board's approval the name of Ms. Edith Rawls of 1010 Whalley
                    Avenue, New Haven, CT 06515 to the Commission on Equal Opportunity. This
                    reappointment would become effective upon your Honorable Board's approval
                    and will expire on January 8, 2013.

                    I am most confident given Ms. Rawls' credentials, that she will be an ideal
                    candidate for this most vital Board.

                    I thank you for your kind consideration of this request and ask for your prompt
                    consideration in the approval of this reappointment.

                    Very truly yours,

                    John DeStefano, Jr.
                    Mayor



                    CITY SERVICES AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY:

                    From Alderpersons Elicker, Jones and Lemar submitting an order calling for the
                    establishment of an "On-Street Parking Working Group" to explore how to
                    maximize the City of New Haven's on-street parking assets to foster economic
                    development and vitality in the city and improve the quality of life of residents
                    through adequate and fair access to on-street parking.

                    March 30, 2010

                    Honorable Carl Goldfield
                    President, New Haven Board of Aldermen

                    Dear President Goldfield:

                    We would like to respectfully submit to the Board of Aldermen the attached Order
                    calling for establishment of an "On-Street Parking Working Group" to explore
                    how to maximize the City of New Haven's on-street parking assets to foster
                    economic development and vitality in the city, and improve the quality of life of
                    residents through adequate and fair access to on-street parking.

                    We all recognize the importance of on-street parking to New Haven citizens and
                    businesses and its role in fostering economic development and improved quality
                    of life through convenient access to city services. Likewise, there is a recognition
                    that adequate and fair access to on-street parking through the maximization of
                    the city's parking assets is key to such economic development.

                    New innovative technologies, practices, and policies in the area of on-street
                    parking and metering such as pay stations, dynamic parking, pay-by-phone
                    parking and digital permitting are being developed and are rapidly becoming


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                    available to municipalities such as New Haven and offer the possibility of helping
                    us reach the aforementioned goals. In addition, the "Complete Streets Steering
                    Committee" is on the verge of completing a "Complete Streets" design manual
                    that will encourage multi-modal transportation options for New Haven residents,
                    customers and employees, identify safer and more comprehensive access to
                    pedestrian, bicycle and public transit infrastructure and outline a community
                    planning process on how city residents can design and better utilize our streets.

                    We strongly believe that it would be very productive at this time to create an
                    "On-Street Parking Working Group" to explore how to maximize the City of New
                    Haven's on-street parking assets by increasing on-street parking availability
                    within the existing right-of-way, through investigation of emerging technologies
                    and practices, and by making changes in the city's on-street parking policies to
                    foster economic development and improve the quality of life of city residents.

                    We ask that the Board please approve this Order, so that an "On-Street Parking
                    Working Group" can begin this important task and report back with
                    recommendations on how the city can best move forward in utilizing its on-street
                    parking assets.

                    We thank you for your consideration of this Order and urge your support.

                    Respectfully submitted,

                    JUSTIN ELICKER                   MICHAEL JONES                   ROLAND LEMAR
                    Alderman, Ward 10                 Alderman, Ward 1                Alderman, Ward 9



                    From Alderman S. Rodriguez submitting an order to "adopt" the Haitian City of
                    Port au Prince and establish a volunteer Haitian Resources Relief Center in
                    cooperation with community partners.

                    April 7, 2010

                    Hon. Carl Goldfield
                    President, New Haven Board of Aldermen
                    165 Church Street
                    New Haven, CT 06510-2010

                    Dear Ald. Goldfield:

                    I am pleased to submit the attached order approving the symbolic adopting the
                    City of Port Au Prince and calling for the establishment of a local Haitian Relief
                    Resources Office.

                    As you know on January 12, 2010 a devastating earthquake hit Haiti. Port au
                    Prince suffered tremendously, losing almost a quarter million people.

                    Since then there have been tremendous outpourings of support efforts by the
                    City of New Haven, our businesses community, our faith community, and our
                    residents. Yet there remains an overwhelmingly need for our Haitian residents to
                    have a central location to pool their resources, share their stories, and attempt to
                    contact their loved ones.


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                    In order to support their residents other cities have created volunteer Haitian
                    Resources Relief Centers and adopted a Haitian city. The attached order
                    approves us doing the same.

                    By approving this order and leveraging our public and private partners we can
                    have a direct impact on recovery efforts and provide a much needed morale boost
                    for Haitian people here and in Haiti.

                    Yours truly,

                    Hon. Sergio Rodriguez
                    Ward 26, Alderman



                    From the Director of Transportation, Traffic & Parking submitting a resolution
                    authorizing the application to and acceptance of funding from the Greater New
                    Haven Transit District to offset the cost of the shared lane bike enhancement
                    project.
                    (REFERRED CONCURRENTLY TO CITY PLAN COMMISSION, PUBLIC WORKS,
                    AND TRANSPORTATION, TRAFFIC & PARKING)

                    March 15, 2010

                    The Honorable Carl Goldfield
                    President
                    New Haven Board of Aldermen
                    165 Church Street
                    New Haven, CT 06510

                    RE: Resolution of the Board of Aldermen authorizing the City of New Haven to
                    apply for and accept funding from the Greater New Haven Transit District to offset
                    the cost of the shared lane bike enhancement project.

                    Dear Alderman Goldfield:

                    The department recently prepared design plans for a new type of shared lane
                    bicycle marking on certain streets in Downtown New Haven and in the Westville
                    neighborhood. Funds are available for this project in the department's capital
                    budget and construction will begin in the Spring, 2010.

                    The Greater New Haven Transit District (GNHTD) has agreed to reimburse for
                    certain construction expenses related to wayfinding to Union Station. Similar to
                    the heated bus shelter project, funding is made available to the GNHTD by the
                    Federal Transit Administration for "transit enhancements" (Project
                    #CT-90-X444-00) and the maximum reimbursement estimated for this project is
                    $40,000.

                    Thank you for your time and attention to this matter. If you have any questions,
                    please do not hesitate to call me direct at (203) 946-8067.

                    Sincerely,




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                    Michael Piscitelli, AICP
                    Director, TTP



                    COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT:

                    From the Economic Development Administrator submitting an order
                    re-authorizing the filing of a grant application with the Connecticut Department of
                    Economic and Community Development for a grant not to exceed $2,800,000 to
                    support the River Street Municipal Development Project.
                    (REFERRED CONCURRENTLY TO CITY PLAN COMMISSION, PUBLIC WORKS,
                    AND TRANSPORTATION, TRAFFIC & PARKING)

                    April 5, 2010

                    The Honorable Board of Aldermen
                    City of New Haven
                    165 Church Street
                    New Haven, Connecticut 06510

                    Dear Honorable Members:

                    On March 3, 2008, the Board of Aldermen approved the filing and receipt of a
                    grant application to the State Department of Economic and Community
                    Development (DECD) for $2.8 million to support the River Street Municipal
                    Development Project.

                    The grant, which will help offset extraordinary foundation costs for Colony
                    Hardware's proposed 133,000 expansion facility at 100 River Street, was approved
                    by DECD last year. However, the State process for executing the Assistance
                    Agreement is not quite completed, and DECD has asked that the City provide a
                    more current Order since the initial one is over two years old.

                    Thank you for your attention to this matter.

                    Sincerely,

                    Kelly Murphy
                    Economic Development Administrator



                    FINANCE:

                    From the Mayor submitting the required budgetary and financial reports for the
                    month of February 2010 in compliance with Section 62 of the Charter.

                    March 28, 2010

                    The Honorable Board of Aldermen
                    City of New Haven
                    165 Church Street
                    New Haven, CT 06510




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                    Dear Honorable Board:

                    In compliance with Section 62 of the Charter of the City of New Haven, please find
                    attached the required budgetary and financial reports for the month of February,
                    2010.

                    As required by City Charter, the report shall be filed in the Office of the City Clerk
                    where it shall be available for public inspection. Copies will also be made
                    available to members of the Financial Review and Audit Commission.

                    Very truly yours,

                    John DeStefano, Jr.
                    Mayor



                    From the Controller submitting an order requesting approval for McGladrey &
                    Pullen to be the independent audit firm to review the city's financial statements
                    for fiscal years 2010 through 2013 as per Section 2-40 of the Code of Ordinances.

                    March 22, 2010

                    The Honorable Carl Goldfield, President
                    New Haven Board of Aldermen
                    165 Church Street
                    New Haven, CT 06510

                    Re: Request for approval of the Financial Review and Audit Commission
                    selection of Independent Auditors per Section 64 of the City Charter and Section
                    2-40 of the New Haven Code of General Ordinances.

                    Dear Honorable Carl Goldfield:

                    I respectfully submit for your approval the selection of McGladrey & Pullen to be
                    the City's independent audit firm to conduct the annual audit of the City's
                    financial statements for fiscal years 2010 through 2013.

                    In accordance to Section 64 of the City Charter, the Financial Review and Audit
                    Commission (FRAC) reviewed proposals and interviewed all three firms who
                    submitted proposals to be the City's independent auditors. The firms were
                    Levitsky and Berney, UHY, LLC and McGladrey and Pullen, LLP. Chairman Martin
                    O'Connor has authorized me to report that FRAC voted to select the services of
                    McGladrey & Pullen.

                    Your approval is required per Section 2-40 of the New Haven Code of General
                    Ordinances. McGladrey & Pullen fixed fees for audit services for fiscal years 2010
                    through 2013 are not to exceed $704,000.
                    $171,000.00
                        175,000.00
                        179,000.00
                        179,000.00

                    Should you have any questions, please call me at 946-8360.


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                    Your favorable response is requested.

                    Very Truly Yours,

                    Mark Pietrosimone
                    Controller



                    From the Controller submitting a resolution authorizing Source One to solicit
                    electrical and natural gas rates for up to a five-year period and authorizing the
                    Energy Procurement Committee to commit to the best possible market price as
                    procured by Source One.

                    March 22, 2010

                    Carl Goldfield
                    President of the Board of Aldermen
                    City of New Haven
                    165 Church St., 2nd Floor
                    New Haven, CT. 06510

                    Dear President Goldfield,

                    I am submitting a resolution asking your board authorization to extend the
                    procurement period of the Energy Procurement Committee that was created by
                    the Board of Aldermen September 18, 2006 to continue to:

                    To allow this committee to work with Source One Incorporated to solicit natural
                    gas and electric utility rates on behalf of the City
                    Determine the best prices, terms and products for procurement of natural gas and
                    electricity for the next five years going forward from enactment of this resolution.
                    The present five year authorization period is set to expire in December of 2011,
                    enter into contractual agreements for energy procurements in the best interest of
                    the City
                    Appoint additional city officials to this committee to give it a more rounded
                    representation.

                    Natural gas rates are presently at historically low levels. It has been found that
                    electrical utility rates are highly correlated to natural gas prices because almost
                    100% of the electrical plants in the Northeast use natural gas to generate
                    electricity.

                    Due to current market forces the supply of natural gas is presently outstripping
                    the demand resulting in lower gas prices. However it is estimated as the economy
                    recovers the global demand for natural gas will increase over the next year
                    resulting in higher electrical rates. So it seems like now is the most opportunistic
                    time to jump into the market and purchase more electricity at fixed rates limiting
                    the city's exposure to sudden price increases.

                    Since the Energy Procurement Committee which includes Aldermanic
                    representatives was set up following approval by the Board in September of 2006,
                    it has consulted with legal counsel to develop a standard procurement agreement


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                    and has set up protocols for receiving and reviewing pricing and energy product
                    information. Continued authorization for this committee to move quickly in
                    response to market opportunities is in the best financial interests of the City and I
                    urge your favorable consideration.

                    With this resolution we would also like to make the Budget Director and The city's
                    Chief Administrative Officer permanent voting members on this committee along
                    with the two Aldermanic representatives, City Controller, City Engineer, City
                    Purchasing Agent and Superintendent of Schools. We believe this will give this
                    committee a wider panorama of representation. That will result in more informed
                    decisions on behalf of the city.

                    Through these tireless efforts since its inception thru December of 2009 the city
                    has experienced a $3+ million dollar accumulated cost avoidance to date, and
                    further savings as market forces dictate.

                    Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have in regards to this
                    important project and thank you for your consideration of it.

                    Sincerely,

                    Mark Pietrosimone
                    City Controller



                    From the Controller submitting an order establishing a Declaration of Trust for
                    the City of New Haven, to be known as the City of New Haven Trust Fund for
                    Other Post Employment Benefits, to hold the assets and income to be used for
                    the exclusive purpose of funding post retirement benefits.

                    March 22, 2010

                    The Honorable Carl Goldfield, President
                    New Haven Board of Aldermen
                    165 Church Street
                    New Haven, CT 06510

                    Re: Request for approval of Declaration of Trust Fund

                    Dear Honorable Carl Goldfield:

                    I respectfully submit for your approval the Declaration of Trust, establishing the
                    "City of New Haven Trust Fund for Other Post Employment Benefits" per GASB
                    43/45, to be established for the City of New Haven for the funding of the City's
                    other post employment benefits (OPEB) of its retires as per GASB 43/45.

                    As required by GASB 43/45, the City of New Haven must now account for and
                    report the annual cost of OPEB and its outstanding obligations and commitments
                    related to the OPEB, essentially, the same way that the City now reports its
                    pension liabilities. These regulations require the City to provide information on
                    the City's cost of providing post employment benefits, the commitment made by
                    the City via its' labor agreements related to these benefits, and the extent to
                    which these commitments have been funded.


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                    The City currently pays the medical benefits of its employees, both active and
                    retired on a "pay as you go" basis.

                    The Declaration of trust, as approved will provide the City with a specific funding
                    tool, to begin to fund such OPEB. The establishment of a trust, solely for the use
                    of funding the OPEB lessens the liability of the City in funding this requirement.

                    In addition, the City's rating agencies will look favorably upon such action by the
                    City to establish such trust as a step in the right direction for the City in meeting
                    its OPEB obligations.

                    Very Truly Yours,

                    Mark Pietrosimone
                    Controller

                    From the Chapel West Special Services District submitting an order approving the
                    fiscal year 2010-2011 budget and imposing a levy as municipal tax levy for the
                    Chapel West Special Services District.
                    (REFERRED CONCURRENTLY TO CITY PLAN COMMISSION)

                    April 7, 2010

                    Honorable Board of Aldermen
                    City of New Haven
                    157 Church Street
                    New Haven CT 06510

                    Ladies and Gentlemen,

                    Submitted for your consideration is the Chapel West Special Services District
                    budget for the fiscal year commencing on July 1, 2010 and ending June 30, 2011.
                    This budget was approved by the Board of Commissioners of the District at the
                    district annual meeting held on February 24, 2010.

                    The levy (mil rate) was set at 2.5 mils, the same as last year. The district plans
                    several new activities this year, including the façade renovation program, and
                    expansion of the district boundaries and street sweeping routes by addition of
                    properties. That action is currently before your Board under separate cover.

                    Respectfully submitted
                    for the Board of Commissioners

                    Brian McGrath
                    Business Manager

                    From the Grand Avenue Special Services District submitting an order approving
                    the fiscal year 2010-2011 budget and imposing a levy as municipal tax levy for the
                    Grand Avenue Special Services District.
                    (REFERRED CONCURRENTLY TO CITY PLAN COMMISSION)

                    March 13, 2010


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                    Honorable Board of Aldermen
                    City of New Haven
                    165 Church Street
                    New Haven, CT 06510

                    Dear Honorable Ladies and Gentlemen:

                    On behalf of the Grand Avenue Special Services District, I am pleased to submit
                    the proposed 2010-2011 budget for the District. We request that the Board of
                    Aldermen approve our tax levy of 1.00 mills covering the period of July 1, 2010 to
                    June 30, 2011.

                    At its Annual Meeting on February 25, 2010 the Grand Avenue Special Services
                    District Commissioners voted to approve the tax levy of 1.00 mills as well as the
                    annual budget for the District covering the period of July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011,
                    a copy of which is included for your information.

                    Thank you for your consideration of this matter and please feel free to contact me
                    if I can provide you with any additional information.

                    Sincerely,

                    Frank Alvarado
                    Chairman, GASSD



                    From Mulvey, Oliver, Gould & Crotta submitting, on behalf of 8 of the towers on
                    the Municipal Towers List, a petition seeking a public hearing and relief from
                    recent changes made to the operations of New Haven's municipal towing services
                    by city officials.

                    March 10, 2010

                    Hon. Ron Smith
                    City Clerk, City of New Haven
                    200 Orange Street
                    New Haven, CT

                    RE: Petition to Board of Aldermen on behalf of Municipal                               Towers

                    Dear Sir:



                    I represent 8 of the towers on the Municipal Towers List established by the New
                    Haven Code of Ordinances, Title 29, Article V, Sec. 29-118: Columbus Auto Body
                    Works, Catapano's Auto, York, Lombard Motors, Tony's Long Wharf, Unlimited,
                    Fountain's Garage and Megill's.

                    I submit on their behalf the attached Petition seeking a public hearing and relief
                    from recent changes made to the operation of the New Haven's Municipal Towing
                    Services by city officials rather than by the Board of Aldermen.




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                    Please refer this Petition to the appropriate committee for a public hearing and
                    legislative action.

                    Very truly yours,

                    ROBERT G. OLIVER
                    Mulvey, Oliver, Gould & Crotta
                    83 Trumbull Street
                    New Haven, CT 06511



                    LEGISLATION:

                    From the Economic Development Administrator submitting an ordinance
                    amendment to Chapter 12 ¼ of the Code of Ordinances regarding the Small
                    Business Enterprise Construction Opportunity Initiative.

                    March 30, 2010

                    Honorable Carl Goldfield, President
                    New Haven Board of Aldermen
                    165 Church Street
                    New Haven, CT 06510

                    Re: Extension of Chapter 121/4 of the New Haven Code of Ordinances
                        Small Construction Business Development Program

                    Dear President Goldfield:

                    I respectfully submit for the Board of Aldermen our request to amend Chapter 12
                    1/4 of the New Haven Code of Ordinances entitled, Small Business Enterprise
                    Construction Opportunity Initiative Ordinance. Included in the proposed
                    amendments is a request to modify Section 17, which will extend the life of the
                    ordinance for an additional ten years.
                    On November 19, 2001 the Board of Aldermen approved The Small Business
                    Enterprise Construction Opportunity Initiative with the requirement (Section 17)
                    to review the provisions of the Chapter by June 30, 2004 to determine if the City
                    should "continue, discontinue, or modify any or all of the provisions". On March
                    19, 2004, the Board voted to continue the Ordinance with amendments, which
                    extended greater opportunities to small contractors for at least two years, until
                    June 30, 2006. On May 8, 2006, the Board again amended to the Ordinance to
                    extend the program another four years and to address challenges concerning
                    how to transition graduating contractors as well as how to keep ineligible
                    contractors from infiltrating the program.

                    Through this ordinance, the City has made a commitment to small and minority
                    contractors to provide opportunities, where previously very little existed, and to
                    establish parity in New Haven construction contract procurement. This
                    commitment has confirmed that New Haven is open to small and minority
                    businesses, whereby the small contractor has a chance to compete and succeed.
                    Since this program was implemented, many small and minority contractors have
                    received and performed City construction contracts for the first time in their
                    professional existence. At the start of the program, only 5 % of City contracts we


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                    awarded to small or minority owned businesses. Today, the percentage has risen
                    to 16; a 300 % increase. Although great strides have been made, the work is not
                    yet complete and thus our request to extend the program for ten more years.
                    Based on the progress to date, we believe this extension of ten years will allow
                    the City's goal of 25% to be realized.

                    Participating in the program is more than just having your name on a list.
                    Contractors are notified of bidding opportunities and receive one-on-one
                    assistance reading bids and specifications. Professional development
                    workshops and certifications are organized on subjects ranging from change
                    orders to "How To Do Business with The City of New Haven". Most successfully,
                    this year the City sponsored a Green Building Certification Program recognized
                    by the Green Buildings Council for 26 contractors. As the construction industry
                    shifts its focus to more environmentally friendly practices, New Haven based
                    small and minority contractors will be primed to compete.

                    There are 201 small and minority owned contractors who are registered to
                    participate in the program. These companies employ over 1000 people. To date
                    $61,448,760 has been awarded to small contractors from the school construction
                    program and $16.2 million in non-school construction projects. The 360 State
                    Street project has awarded $10 million dollars to minority contractors and two
                    prime contractors are participating in mentoring relationships with two New
                    Haven minority contractors (each receiving a $200,000 - $300,000 contract).
                    Attached you will also find a summary on the program to date.

                    I look forward to the opportunity to meet with the Board to discuss this proposal,
                    the progress we have made and the challenges that we have going forward to
                    satisfy the needs of our diverse business community. As always, if you have
                    questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me at 946.2366 or the Program
                    Coordinator Lillia Snyder at 946.6550.

                    Very truly yours,

                    Kelly Murphy, AICP
                    Economic Development Administrator



                    TAX ABATEMENT:

                    From the Tax Collector, Order de Tax Refunds FOR Rider Truck Rental (April 7,
                    2010).

                    ORDERED by the New Haven Board of Aldermen that the tax refund applications
                    specified hereinafter by taxpayer's name, account number, and refund amount be
                    and hereby are approved pursuant to the Connecticut General Statutes and the
                    certification of the Tax Collector. The Tax Collector shall draw orders upon the
                    City Treasurer for each payee specified and, pursuant to Section 2-37 of the City
                    Ordinances, the Controller or his designee shall surrender each payment to the
                    payee named thereon after obtaining satisfaction of any and all debts owed to the
                    City of New Haven by the Payee.

                    RYDER TRUCK RENTAL            8 ACCTS      $21,717.90
                       TOTALS    $21,717.90


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                    From Robert Casilio submitting a petition for abatement (deferral of collection) of
                    taxes due on his residence known as 399 Woodward Avenue, Grand Lists of 2007,
                    2008, and 2009.

                    March 22, 2010

                    To: Board of Aldermen
                    From: Donald Hayden, Tax Abatement Committee Staff

                    Robert Casillo has submitted a petition to the Board of Aldermen for abatement
                    (deferral of collection) of taxes due on his residence known as 399 Woodward
                    Avenue, Grand Lists of 2007, 2008 and 2009.



                    From Anita L. McElya submitting a petition for abatement (deferral of collection)
                    of taxes due on her residence known as 1677 Quinnipiac Avenue, Grand Lists of
                    2008 and 2009.

                    March 16, 2010

                    To: Board of Aldermen
                    From: Donald Hayden, Tax Abatement Committee Staff

                    Anita L. McElya has submitted a petition to the Board of Aldermen for abatement
                    (deferral of collection) of taxes due on her residence known as 1677 Quinnipiac
                    Avenue, Grand Lists of 2008 and 2009.



                    From Olivia Neal submitting a petition for abatement (deferral of collection) of
                    taxes due on her residence known as 35 Anita Street, Grand Lists of 2007, 2008,
                    and 2009.

                    March 22, 2010

                    To: Board of Aldermen
                    From: Donald Hayden, Tax Abatement Committee Staff

                    Olivia Neal has submitted a petition to the Board of Aldermen for abatement
                    (deferral of collection) of taxes due on her residence known as 35 Anita Street,
                    Grand Lists of 2007, 2008, and 2009.



                    From Edward Manning submitting a petition for abatement (forgiveness) of taxes
                    due on his vehicles, Grand Lists 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998.

                    March 30, 2010

                    To: Board of Aldermen
                    From: Donald Hayden, Tax Abatement Committee Staff




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                    Edward Manning has submitted a petition to the Board of Aldermen for an
                    abatement of taxes (forgiveness) due on his vehicles, Grand Lists 1995, 1996,
                    1997, and 1998.



                    JOINT FINANCE/LEGISLATION:

                    From Alderpersons Goldson, Calder, James-Evans, Antunes and Castro
                    submitting an order establishing the home-work program requiring residency for
                    applicants for city jobs, a required annual community contribution from all
                    non-resident city employees, an incentive plan to encourage New Haven
                    residency, and that the appropriate department take steps to include a provision
                    in all city employee contracts.

                    April 7, 2010

                    Hon. Carl Goldfield
                    President, New Haven Board of Aldermen
                    165 Church Street
                    New Haven, CT 06510-2010

                    Dear President Goldfield:

                    We, the undersigned Aldermen respectfully submit the attached order as a
                    communication establishing the HomeWork program requiring: residency for
                    applicants for city jobs, a required Annual Community Contribution from all non
                    resident city employees, an incentive plan to encourage New Haven residency,
                    and the appropriate departments take steps to include a provision in all city
                    employee contracts.

                    The City of New Haven desires to attract the highest quality of individuals
                    possible to fill city positions. The City also wishes such individuals to be
                    personally invested in the community, contributing to the tax base, improving
                    community attitudes by having a stake in the community.

                    The City of New Haven employs 1298 workers, while the Board of Education
                    employs another 3243 individuals. Only 37% of those employed by city
                    government and its education department reside in New Haven. For instance,
                    only 13% of the police and 17% of the firefighters live in New Haven. Only 32% of
                    the $231 million annual city payroll is collected by New Haven residents, and
                    more than two-thirds, or $3 million of the funds paid by New Haven's taxpayers
                    for the city payroll leave the city weekly, $156 annually.

                    Homes are being purchased elsewhere, automobiles are being registered in other
                    towns, and tax dollars from these non-resident city employees are flowing to the
                    coffers of other towns. The City of New Haven, as is the state and most of the
                    country, is facing continuing budget deficits. In order to close the projected
                    budget deficits, proposed solutions include budget cuts as well as revenue
                    increases. Budget cuts are primarily achieved through staff reductions, and
                    revenue increases are primarily achieved through tax increases.

                    The city administration has indicated that it is focusing its budget balancing by
                    raising taxes on New Haven residents. The economy and New Haven taxpayers


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                    are stressed and can not afford any additional taxes. Those city government
                    employees not residents of the city still benefit from city services such as police,
                    fire, and safe streets, without paying their fair share.

                    We feel this is a very important issue facing New Haven's taxpayers. Therefore,
                    we respectfully request that you consider this Order as submitted. Thank you for
                    your consideration of this matter.

                    Respectfully submitted,

                    Darnell Goldson                     Gina Calder
                    Alderman, 30th Ward                     Alderwoman, 2nd Ward

                    Jacqueline James-Evans                   Gerald Antunes
                    Alderwoman, 3rd Ward                     Alderman, 12th Ward



                    From Alderpersons Goldson, Calder, James-Evans and Antunes submitting a
                    resolution urging the State Legislature to amend the current ban on residency
                    requirement laws.

                    April 7, 2010

                    Hon. Carl Goldfield
                    President, New Haven Board of Aldermen
                    165 Church Street
                    New Haven, CT 06510-2010

                    Dear President Goldfield:
                    We, the undersigned Aldermen respectfully submit the attached resolution as a
                    communication urging the state legislature to amend the current ban on
                    residency requirement laws.
                    New Haven, as is the case with many other American cities of comparable size or
                    larger, is losing its middle class. The net result of this loss is static or declining
                    real estate values as well as a stagnant grand list.
                    In addition, many of the City of New Haven government jobs, particularly the
                    higher paying jobs that maintain a middle class standard of living, are occupied
                    by people who reside outside of the city. New Haven's population is becoming
                    more poor and less able to bear the tax burden. Add to this the fact that poor
                    people generally make disproportionately higher demands on the school system,
                    the police department, the fire department and most other city departments, and
                    we have a recipe for a financial problem.
                    Each week over $3 million of New Haven taxpayer's contribution to our local
                    government flows out of the city to other towns. New Haven is hemorrhaging
                    money to 125 other cities and towns, including Hamden, West Haven, North
                    Haven, East Haven, and Branford.
                    The city administration has indicated that is it focusing its budget balancing by
                    raising taxes on New Haven residents. The economy and New Haven taxpayers
                    are stressed and can not afford any additional taxes. Those city government
                    employees not residents of the city still benefit from city services such as police,
                    fire, and safe streets, without paying their fair share.
                    Each year the city of New Haven hires police officers, firefighters, teachers and
                    other municipal employees. Most of these jobs are solid, good-paying jobs that


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                    clearly qualify the holders of those jobs for middle-class status. Today, nearly
                    70% our city teachers live out of town. Living-outside-the-city percentages for
                    police officers and firefighters are even worse, 87% of the police and 83% of the
                    firefighters.
                    Connecticut General Statutes do not allow Connecticut cities and towns to
                    require teachers and municipal collective-bargaining employees to live in the
                    town or city of their employment.
                    Residency laws are constitutionally permissible. In 1976 the U. S. Supreme Court
                    held in McCarthy vs. Philadelphia Civil Service Commission that residency laws
                    were constitutional. The court did, in the McCarthy decision, state that some city
                    employees were most valuable to their employer because they lived in the
                    community they served.
                    There being no constitutional barriers to residency laws in Connecticut, I hereby
                    urge my fellow Aldermen to support this resolution for change in Connecticut
                    General Statutes to allow New Haven to institute a residency law.
                    We feel this is a very important issue facing New Haven's taxpayers. Therefore,
                    we respectfully request that you consider this Resolution as submitted. Thank
                    you for your consideration of this matter.

                    Respectfully submitted,

                    Darnell Goldson                          Gina Calder
                    Alderman, 30th Ward                          Alderwoman, 2nd Ward

                    Jacqueline James-Evans                      Gerald Antunes
                    Alderwoman, 3rd Ward                        Alderman, 12th Ward



                    READ, PRINT, AND FILE

                    The following were read for the first time, ordered printed in the Journal and filed
                    in the Office of the City Clerk:

                    From the Executive Director, City Plan Department, submitting the following
                    reports: No. 1438-21, re: the commissioning and deaccessioning of public works
                    of art; No. 1438-22, re: ordinance amendment regulating the facilitation of
                    underage parties at places where alcoholic beverages are normally consumed;
                    No. 1438-23, re: ordinance amendment regarding commercial waste collections;
                    No. 1438-24, re: ordinance amendment regarding waste disposal; No. 1438-25, re:
                    the FY2010-2011 general, capital and special budgets; No. 1438-26, re: ordinance
                    amendment to appropriating ordinance #3, FY09-10, redesignating unexpended
                    bond proceeds; No. 1438-27, re: brownfield remediation funds; No. 1438-28, re: an
                    application for funds for a brownfields remediation program; No. 1438-29, re:
                    ordinance amendment regarding permit, license and user fees; and No. 1438-30,
                    re: sign at 266 College Street, Bespoke Restaurant.

                    March 18, 2010

                    Board of Aldermen
                    City Hall
                    165 Church Street
                    New Haven, CT 06510




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                    Honorable Board of Aldermen:

                    In accordance with our customary procedure, the attached reports referenced
                    below adopted by the City Plan Commission at its meeting of March 17, 2010 are
                    forwarded to you for your consideration:

                    RE: PUBLIC WORKS OF ART, Standards and Conditions for Donations, Loans,
                    Commissioning and Deaccessioning of Public Works of Art (Department of
                    Cultural Affairs).
                    REPORT:       1438-21
                    ADVICE:       Approval

                    RE: ORDINANCE AMENDMENT regulating the facilitation of underage parties at
                    any occupied structure, dwelling, club or curtilage where persons over the age of
                    21 may lawfully purchase or consume alcoholic beverages (Alder James-Evans).
                    REPORT:     1438-22
                    ADVICE:     Board of Aldermen to seek advice of Corporation Counsel

                    RE: ORDINANCE AMENDMENT, Amend Article XVI of the Code of Ordinances
                    regarding commercial waste collections (Director of Public Works).
                    REPORT:     1438-23
                    ADVICE:     Approval

                    RE: ORDINANCE AMENDMENT, Amend Chapter 30 ¾-16 of the Code of
                    Ordinances regarding waste disposal, site cleanliness plans, and dumpster
                    regulations (Director of Public Works).
                    REPORT:      1438-24
                    ADVICE:      Approval

                    RE:      FY 2010-2011 GENERAL, CAPITAL, AND SPECIAL BUDGETS (Mayor
                    DeStefano).
                    a) Appropriating Ordinance #1, an ordinance making appropriations for operating
                    departments of the city for the fiscal year July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.
                    b) Tax levy and revenue appropriating ordinance for fiscal year 2010-2011.
                    c) Appropriating Ordinance #3, an ordinance authorizing issuance of General
                    Obligation Bonds, fiscal year 2010-2011.
                    d) Appropriating Ordinance #4, an ordinance making appropriations for certain
                    school projects (HSC Magnet and Hyde Leadership Academy) in the five-year
                    capital plan and authorizing issuance of general obligation bonds, fiscal year
                    2010-2011.
                    e) Appropriating Ordinance #5, an ordinance amending appropriations for certain
                    school projects in various capital budgets and authorizing the issuance of
                    general obligation bonds, fiscal year 2010-2011.
                    f) Order approving Alling Memorial Golf Course Enterprise Fund Budget, fiscal
                    year 2010-2011.
                    g) Order approving Lighthouse Park Carousel Enterprise Fund Budget, Fiscal
                    Year 2010-2011.
                    h) Order approving Walker Skating Rink Enterprise Fund Budget, Fiscal Year
                    2010-2011.
                    i) Order approving East Rock Park Communications Tower Enterprise Fund
                    Budget, Fiscal Year 2010-2011.
                    REPORT:       1438-25
                    ADVICE:       Approval


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                    RE: ORDINANCE AMENDMENT TO APPROPRIATING ORDINANCE #3, FY2009-10,
                    Redesignation of unexpended bond proceeds in the amount of $39,178 from
                    Project # E202 911 Consolidation to Project #1044 Government Center (Mayor
                    DeStefano).
                    REPORT:      1438-26
                    ADVICE:      Approval

                    RE: BROWNFIELD REMEDIATION FUNDS, Application for and Acceptance of up to
                    $1,000,000 of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Grant Funds for Brownfield
                    Remediation (Economic Development Administrator).
                    REPORT:      1438-27
                    ADVICE:      Approval

                    RE: BROWNFIELDS REMEDIATION PROGRAM, Authorization to apply for and
                    accept $200,000 from EPA's FY2010 Brownfield Cleanup Grant Program for funds
                    to remediate select City Brownfields (Economic Development Administrator).
                    REPORT:      1438-28
                    ADVICE:      Approval

                    RE: ORDINANCE AMENDMENT, Amend Article XX, Section 17-201 of the Code of
                    Ordinances regarding permit, license and user fees (Mayor DeStefano).
                    REPORT:     1438-29
                    ADVICE:     Approval with recommended addition under City Plan Department fees

                    RE: 266 COLLEGE STREET, Authorization for Sign over the City Sidewalk
                    (Bespoke Restaurant).
                    REPORT:    1438-30
                    ADVICE:    Approval with Conditions

                    Respectfully submitted,

                    Karyn M. Gilvarg, AIA
                    Executive Director



                    LIVABLE CITY INITIATIVE

                        Upon motion made and duly seconded, it was voted viva voce that said order
                    be passed, and it was so declared by the Chair.

                    From the Executive Director, LCI, submitting the following properties for
                    disposition: at least one-half of the sliver lot at 32 Stevens Street to
                    Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven, Inc. and 34, 80 and 0 Sylvan
                    Avenue (MBP 299 1145 05000) to Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven.

                    March 20, 2010

                    The Honorable Carl Goldfield, President
                    Board of Aldermen
                    City of New Haven
                    165 Church Street
                    New Haven, CT 06510


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                    Re: Dispositions : 32 Stevens Street, 34 Sylvan Avenue, 80 Sylvan Avenue, 0
                    Sylvan Avenue ( M.B.P. 299 1145 05000)

                    Dear Alderman Goldfield:

                    In accordance with the Board of Aldermen's Land Disposition Guidelines revision
                    dated September 5th, 2006, as well as the Board of Aldermen's May 20th, 1996
                    order establishing the Livable City Initiative and requiring that said Initiative
                    submit a list of land disposition matters, I am writing to respectfully request that
                    the Honorable Board approve the City's disposition of the properties more fully
                    described on the attached list. In addition, I have attached the City Plan
                    Commission Advisory Reports for these properties as required by the same order
                    referred to above .

                    By acquiring and, or, disposing of the listed properties, if so approved by the
                    Honorable Board, the City, acting through the Livable City Initiative, will be able to
                    continue to strive toward the mission of combating blight and fostering a better
                    New Haven in which to live and thrive. Thank you for your consideration in this
                    matter. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

                    Very truly yours,

                    Erik Johnson
                    Executive Director

                    LIST OF PROPERTIES PROPOSED FOR DISPOSITION

                    April 7, 2010

                    ADDRESS Type            Price     Owner USE        WARD
                    32 Stevens Street        Sliver lot (3,485 Square Feet total)        $1.00   City    The
                    Livable City Initiative seeks prior authorization to dispose of at least one-half of
                    this sliver lot to Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven, Inc. once title
                    vested to the City of New Haven. This parcel is in the foreclosure process. The
                    applicant will utilize this land as a driveway. The applicant is currently
                    rehabilitating the property next door and would like to purchase at least one-half
                    of the sliver lot. The applicant seeks prior approval because time is of the
                    essence once the rehabilitation is completed and a home buyer is identified                    3

                    34 Sylvan Avenue       Non-Profit $1000 Hill Develop Corp. (HDC)             The applicant
                    will construct a single family house at this location. This property must be sold
                    to an owner-occupant for a combined period not less than (5) years, inclusive of
                    successive ownership, unless a more extensive period is required by federal law,
                    the Property Acquisition and Disposition Committee (PAD), City Plan, the Board
                    of Directors of Livable City Initiative (LCI) and / or the Board of Aldermen of the
                    City of New Haven. The Livable City Initiative is requesting authorization to
                    dispose of this building lot to Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven. City of
                    New Haven is in the process of acquiring this land back from Hill Development
                    Corporation through a deed in lieu of foreclosure. Therefore, the City of New
                    Haven is requesting prior authorization for this transaction to occur.                  3
                    80 Sylvan Avenue        & 0 Sylvan Avenue (MBP 299 1145 05000)                    Non-Profit
                         $1000 Hill Develop Corp. (HDC)            Th


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                    Aldermanic Affairs. Favorable. Resolution from the Mayor establishing a Charter
                    Revision Commission.

                    WHEREAS: pursuant to Article XXXIX of the Charter of the City of New Haven a
                    charter revision commission shall be appointed by the Board of Aldermen at least
                    once every ten years after July 1, 1993 ;and

                    WHEREAS: pursuant to Section 7-187 et seq. of the General Statutes of
                    Connecticut said commission shall consist of between 5 and 15 electors not more
                    than one third of whom may hold any other public office in the municipality and
                    not more than a bare majority of whom shall be members of any one political
                    party; and

                    WHEREAS: pursuant to Section 7-187 et .seq. prior to establishment of said
                    commission a resolution initiating the charter revision must be approved by a 2/3
                    vote of the entire Board of Aldermen; and

                    WHEREAS: on February 1, 2010 the Mayor submitted a request for the Board of
                    Aldermen to consider the empanelling of a Charter Revision Commission for
                    limited purposes which request was assigned to the Aldermanic Affairs
                    Committee for review; and

                    WHEREAS: on February 22, 2010 the Aldermanic Affairs Committee met to
                    consider the request and decided to solicit nominees for the commission and to
                    reconvene on March 16, 2010; and

                    WHEREAS: on March 16, 2010, the Aldermanic Affairs Committee of the Board of
                    Aldermen met again to consider the request and additionally selected 15
                    members from 41 nominees for inclusion on the 2010 Charter Revision
                    Commission and chose the issues to be referred to the charter revision
                    commission for action.

                    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the following persons are appointed to
                    constitute the 2010 Charter Revision Commission: Victor Bolden, Allan Brison,
                    William Celentano, John Cirello, Porsche Collins, Arlene DePino, Cherice Dykes,
                    Victor Fasano, William Ginsberg, Willie Moore, Jorge Perez, James Rawlings,
                    James Segaloff, Sandra Trevino and Larcina Carrington-Wynn.

                    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following persons are appointed as
                    alternates for the 2010 Charter Revision Commission: Andrew Orefice, Mordechai
                    Sandman and Gregory Smith.

                    BE IT ALSO FURTHER RESOLVED that the 2010 Charter Revision Commission is
                    charged with consideration of the following:

                    1. Review and make recommendation regarding increasing the term of office
                    from two to four years for the positions of Mayor, City Clerk and Alderman and if
                    changed, at what date should the change be effective; and
                    2. Review and make recommendation on the total number of Aldermen; whether
                    the number should increase, stay the same or decrease, and if changed, at what
                    date should the change be effective.

                    BE IT ALSO FURTHER RESOLVED that approval of this resolution by a 2/3 vote of


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                    the entire Board of Aldermen officially initiates the process for charter revision
                    pursuant to Article XXXIX of the Charter and Section 7-187 et. seq.of the General
                    Statutes of the State of Connecticut.

                    BE IT ALSO FURTHER RESOLVED that upon the establishment of the
                    commission and in accordance with 7-190 of the General Statutes of the State of
                    Connecticut, the commission shall communicate its draft report to the Board of
                    Aldermen no later than the June 7, 2010 regular meeting of the Board of
                    Aldermen.



                    City Services and Environmental Policy. Favorable. Ordinance amendment from
                    the Director of Public Works to Article XVI of the Code of Ordinances regarding
                    commercial waste collections.

                    WHEREAS, Conn. General Statutes §7-148(c)(4)((H) empowers the City of New
                    Haven to provide for and regulate the collection and disposal of garbage, trash,
                    rubbish, waste material and ashes by contract or otherwise, including prohibiting
                    the throwing or placing of such materials on the highway; and

                    WHEREAS, in accordance with CGS §7-148(c)(4)((H) with Ord. No. 1557 of April
                    2007, the Board of Aldermen created ARTICLE XVI of the New Haven Code of
                    Ordinances Commercial Waste Collectors establishing a licensing requirement of
                    all Commercial Waste Collectors; and

                    WHEREAS, § 30 ¾-13 (d) of the New Haven Code of Ordinances establishes "All
                    organizations and other persons collecting designated recyclables within the city
                    must be registered and licensed by the city in a similar manner as private
                    collectors of solid waste;" and

                    WHEREAS, the City seeks to clarify the § 17-123 Commercial Waste Collections
                    License to include Recycling as established in § 30 ¾-13 (d); and

                    WHEREAS, § 30 ¾ -19 establishes the Designation of areas for all solid waste
                    disposal; and

                    WHEREAS, the City seeks to enhance the ability to better enforce these
                    regulations; and

                    WHEREAS, the City has determined the need exists to identify and license the
                    receptacles used for commercial waste and recycling collection to enforce §
                    17-123 and § 30 ¾ -19.

                    Now, Therefore, Be It Ordained that Chapter 30 ¾ of New Haven Code of
                    Ordinances be amended as set forth in the attached.

                    ARTICLE XVI. COMMERCIAL WASTE & RECYCLING COLLECTORS

                    Sec. 17-121. Incorporation by reference.
                    This article shall incorporate by reference all relevant provisions of Article I of
                    this chapter, captioned "Licenses and Permits in General.
                    (Ord. No. 1557, 4-16-07)




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                    Sec. 17-122. Definitions.
                    For the purposes of this article, the following terms shall have the following
                    meanings:
                    Collection means the act of picking up refuse at its point of generation or storage
                    and placing it in a vehicle.
                    Commercial waste collector means a person, firm, corporation or other entity
                    that collects, recycles and/or hauls, for a fee, the solid waste, including recyclable
                    solid waste, generated by other persons, firms, corporations, residential,
                    business, commercial or other establishments or other entities in New Haven, and
                    includes private haulers, and collectors as defined in the waste disposal chapter
                    of this Code.
                    Licensee means the owner(s) of the commercial waste collection business herein
                    being regulated.
                    Noise means any sound, the intensity of which exceeds the standards set forth in
                    this Code.
                    Person means any individual, firm, partnership, association, syndicate, company,
                    trust, corporation, municipality, agency or political or administrative subdivision
                    of the state or other legal entity of any kind.
                         Recycling. Shall mean the process of separating, sorting, cleansing, treating,
                    diverting and reconstituting an item or items, or other discarded material, from
                    the solid waste stream for the purposes of processing it, or causing it to be
                    processed, into a material product, including the production of compost, in order
                    to provide for disposition of the item(s) in a manner, other than incineration or
                    landfilling, which will best protect the environment. As established by Section 30
                    ¾ -13 of this Code.
                    Solid waste means refuse, litter, municipal solid waste, bulky waste and yard
                    waste, garbage, household rubbish, ashes and any organic wastes normally
                    produced from the handling and use of foods, except dishwater and wastewater.
                    Solid waste disposal site means the location where any final treatment, utilization,
                    processing or developing of solid waste occurs, but shall not include
                    incineration. This term shall include, but not be limited to the city's transfer
                    station.
                         Waste Receptacle. Any receptacle approved for the collection and storage of
                    municipal solid waste, including dumpsters and or toters and cans.
                         Recycling Receptacle. Any receptacle approved for the collection and storage
                    of recycling including dumpsters, toters, or bins.

                    (Ord. No. 1557, 4-16-07)

                    Sec. 17-123. Commercial waste & recycling collectors, license required.
                    No commercial waste collector shall engage in the collection, haulage,
                    transportation, recycling and disposal of solid waste or refuse and recycling
                    generated by other persons, firms, corporations, residential, business,
                    commercial or other establishments or other entities in New Haven, and collect a
                    fee for such service, without obtaining a license and permit(s) from the city's
                    license and permit issuer.
                    (Ord. No. 1557, 4-16-07)Sec. 17-124. Application.
                    (a) In order to obtain a license under this article, an interested person must file
                    an application with the city's license and permit issuer, and provide the following
                    and all other information that he/she requires:
                    (1) Applicant's name;
                    (2) Address of the applicant's place of business;
                    (3) If the applicant is a corporation, the names and addresses of each of its


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                    directors and officers;
                    (4) Name, address, and telephone number of the primary contact acting as
                    representative for the applicant;
                    (5) A description of each vehicle to be used in the business operations licensed
                    by this article, including the make, model, manufacturer, license plate number,
                    tare weight capacity, and number of axels of all such vehicles; and
                    (6) A list of the routes located in New Haven and the name of each other
                    municipality in which the collector hauls solid waste.
                    (7) The number and type of receptacles used for the collection of waste and or
                    recycling in the City of New Haven.
                    (b) A licensee shall notify the license and permit issuer of any change of
                    information supplied in its application for a license within five (5) business days
                    of said change.
                    (Ord. No. 1557, 4-16-07)

                    Sec. 17-125. Conditions.
                    Before the license and permit(s) may be issued, the following conditions must be
                    satisfactorily met:
                    (1) The applicant shall provide proof of general liability insurance with limits of
                    liability of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($250,000.00) for property
                    damage per occurrence, or five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00) combined
                    single limit.
                    (2) The applicant shall secure automobile liability coverage in the amounts of
                    five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00) for property damage, two hundred
                    and fifty thousand dollars ($250,000.00) for bodily injury per person and fifty
                    thousand dollars ($50,000.00) for bodily injury per accident, or five hundred
                    thousand dollars ($500,000.00) combined single limit for each vehicle used in the
                    business operation licensed by this article that does not require a commercial
                    drivers license (CDL).
                    (3) The applicant shall secure automobile liability coverage in the amounts of
                    one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) for property damage, five hundred thousand
                    dollars ($500,000.00) for bodily injury per person and one million dollars
                    ($1,000,000.00) for bodily injury per accident, or one million dollars ($1,000,000.00)
                    combined single limit, for each vehicle used in the business operations licensed
                    by this article that does require a commercial drivers license (CDL).
                    (4) The applicant, his/her successors and assigns shall maintain each such
                    insurance policy in full force as long as he/she conducts business in the city.
                    (5) The applicant shall be and remain current concerning the payment of any
                    arrearage for taxes, fees, or any other obligation to the city.
                    (Ord. No. 1557, 4-16-07)

                    Sec. 17-127. Commercial waste and recycling collectors; license fee.
                    The fee for the license is established in section 17-20 of this Code as amended
                    from time to time. . Such fee shall not be prorated.
                    (Ord. No. 1557, 4-16-07)

                    Sec. 17-128. License term.
                    Unless otherwise cancelled, revoked or suspended, the license shall be valid
                    from July 1st to June 30th.. The license may be renewed, provided the licensee is
                    in compliance with all federal, state and local laws and regulations, including but
                    not limited to, this Code's waste disposal chapter.
                    (Ord. No. 1557, 4-16-07)




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                    Sec. 17-129. Commercial waste and recycling vehicles; permit required.
                    (a) A licensee shall obtain a permit issued by the license and permit issuer for
                    each vehicle that he/she/it uses in the business operations licensed by this
                    article.
                    (b) Vehicle permits shall be issued hereunder in the form of a sticker. Said
                    sticker may not be transferred to any other vehicle, and must only be affixed to
                    the vehicle for which it is issued. Stickers shall be firmly affixed in a prominent
                    location on the left front (driver's side) of the vehicle so that it can be readily
                    visible at all times.
                    (c) If a vehicle is put into service during the license year, the licensee shall
                    submit the required information for this vehicle to the license and permit issuer,
                    and shall not use the vehicle to collect, transport or dispose of waste in the city
                    until a decal has been issued and affixed to the new vehicle.
                    (Ord. No. 1557, 4-16-07)Sec. 17-129. Regulations.
                    (a) The licensee of a permitted disposal vehicle shall keep it clean and as free as
                    possible of offensive odors.
                    (b) No permitted vehicle shall be parked in any place other than its place of
                    business for longer than is reasonably necessary to make a collection.
                    (b) A person shall not transport solid waste or recycling in any vehicle unless it
                    is secured so as to be spill-proof and leak-proof.
                    (c) A vehicle body designed to use a tailgate shall have the tailgate properly in
                    place. A load of solid waste or recycling shall not overhang the sides or the rear
                    of the permitted vehicle's body.
                    (d) Commercial waste and recycling collectors shall cooperate with the city to
                    ameliorate noise through such methods, including but not limited to, padding
                    dumpsters, adding plastic lids, altering pickup times, relocating dumpsters and/or
                    any other method in which to reduce noise.
                    (e) All licensees engaged in the business operations licensed by this article shall
                    fully comply with all federal, state and local laws and regulations as each is
                    amended from time to time, including but not limited to, this code's waste
                    disposal chapter.
                    (b) Each licensee shall display his/her/its name and address or his/her/its name
                    and telephone number on all permitted vehicles used in the business operations
                    licensed by this article.
                    (c) No commercial waste or recycling collectors may engage in the business
                    operations licensed by this article except between the hours of 5:00 a.m. through
                    10:00 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays in the following areas:
                    (1) Downtown area bounded by North Frontage Street, State Street, south of
                    Trumbull Street, Prospect Street, Grove Street, Tower Parkway and Howe Street.
                    (2) Yale New Haven Hospital area bounded by South Frontage Street, Congress
                    Avenue, and Howard Avenue.
                    (3) Hospital of Saint Raphael area bounded by Sherman Avenue, Chapel Street,
                    Orchard Street and George Street.
                    (d) In all other areas of the city no commercial waste collector shall engage in
                    the business operations licensed by this article except between the hours of 6:00
                    a.m. through 10:00 p.m.
                    (Ord. No. 1557, 4-16-07)

                    Sec. 17-[ ] Commercial waste and recycling receptacles; permit required.
                    (a) A licensee shall obtain a permit issued by the license and permit issuer for
                    each receptacle that he/she/it uses in the business operations licensed by this
                    article for collections of waste and recycling within the City of New Haven.
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                    the name and contact information for such hauler.
                    (c) Each waste and recycling receptacle shall be affixed with a permit sticker
                    issued by the permit issuer.
                    (d) Each sticker shall be affixed to the upper left corner of the receptacle so it can
                    be readily visible at all times.
                    (f) Each sticker shall represent a separate license and is subject to a fee as
                    established by Section 17-20 of this code as amended from time to time. Such fee
                    shall not be prorated. Sec. 17-130. License renewal.
                    (a) The license may be renewed each year, provided the licensee has complied
                    with all federal, state and local laws and regulations, including but not limited to
                    this Code's waste disposal chapter as it is amended from time to time, during the
                    licensed term.
                    (b) The license and permit issuer shall collect and maintain information from
                    each license applicant when licenses and permit(s) are initially issued. In
                    subsequent years it shall not be necessary for the licensee to provide detailed
                    information unless there are any changes to the documentation submitted with
                    the original license and permit request. If there are no changes, the licensee shall
                    submit a written license renewal request, an updated insurance certificate, the
                    required license fee, and any other relevant information requested by the issuer.
                    (Ord. No. 1557, 4-16-07)



                    City Services and Environmental Policy. Favorable. Ordinance amendment from
                    the Director of Public Works to Chapter 30 ¾-16 of the Code of Ordinances
                    regarding waste disposal, site cleanliness plans, and dumpster regulations.

                    WHEREAS: With the 2008 creation of the New Haven Solid Waste and Recycling
                    Authority, the City of New Haven Board of Aldermen established "The municipal
                    solid waste and recycling authority is an agency dedicated to achieving the most
                    environmentally sound solid waste management and resources conservation
                    program for the people of New Haven and the surrounding communities;" and

                    WHEREAS: The New Haven Solid Waste and Recycling Authority and the New
                    Haven Department of Public works have developed a resource conservation
                    strategy intended to promote recycling to advance this goal; and

                    WHEREAS: Connecticut General Statutes 22a-241b establishes that every person
                    who generates solid waste shall, in accordance with §22a-220, make provision for
                    the separation from other solid waste of the items designated for recycling; and

                    WHEREAS: In accordance with Connecticut General Statutes 22a-220 the City of
                    New Haven established Section 30¾-13 Recycling; and

                    WHEREAS: Section 30¾-13 of the New Haven Code of Ordinances requires
                    recycling of all residential and non-residential properties; and

                    WHEREAS: §30 ¾ -16 of The New Haven Code of Ordinances Site Cleanliness
                    Plans; dumpster regulations, establishes that the Director of Public Works may
                    require a site cleanliness plan for any premises in the city; and

                    WHEREAS: The City of New Haven would like to clarify the requirements of §30 ¾
                    -16 to require site plans of all non residential units and extend those requirements
                    to include a plan for recycling; and


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                    WHEREAS: The City of New Haven desires to extend the dumpster requirements
                    to all waste disposal and recycling receptacles.

                    Now, Therefore, Be It Ordained that Chapter 30 ¾ of New Haven Code of
                    Ordinances be amended as set forth in the attached.

                    Sec. 30¾-16. Site cleanliness and recycling plans; dumpster, waste and recycling
                    receptacle regulations.
                    (a)     Definitions. As used in this section, the following definitions shall apply:
                    (1) Non-residential unit. Shall mean all premises not eligible for municipal
                    collections as established by Sec. 30¾-12 of these ordinances including:
                    buildings with more than (6) dwelling units, condominiums, nonprofit
                    organizations, commercial or industrial properties or other agency deemed by the
                    department of public works to be excluded from this coverage.
                    (2) Recycling. Shall mean the process of separating, sorting, cleansing, treating,
                    diverting and reconstituting an item or items, or other discarded material, from
                    the solid waste stream for the purposes of processing it, or causing it to be
                    processed, into a material product, including the production of compost, in order
                    to provide for disposition of the item(s) in a manner, other than incineration or
                    landfilling, which will best protect the environment. As established by Section 30
                    ¾ -13 of this Code.
                    (3) Person responsible. Shall mean the owner of record or his designee.
                    (4) Waste Receptacle. Any receptacle approved for the collection and storage of
                    municipal solid waste, including dumpsters and or toters and cans.
                    (5) Recycling Receptacle. Any receptacle approved for the collection and storage
                    of recycling including dumpsters, toters, or bins.
                    (6) Waste Hauler. Shall mean a licensed commercial waste hauler as established
                    by Sec. 17-129 of this code.
                    (7) Recycling Hauler. Shall mean a company licensed by the City of New Haven
                    as established by Sec. 30 ¾ - 13 (d) of this Code.
                    (8) Director. Shall mean the Director of Public Works or his designee.
                    (b)Site cleanliness plans. The director of the department of public works may
                    require a site cleanliness plan for any premises in the city; and all
                    Non-Residential units must provide the city with a site cleanliness plan
                    (1) The person responsible for any premises subject to a site cleanliness plan
                    shall file it in writing with the director of the department of public works on a form
                    approved by him/her. The plan shall contain:
                    (a) the address and specifications regarding the site on which solid waste and
                    recycling collection for the premises will take place.
                    (b) the location of solid waste and recycling receptacles in relation to adjacent
                    structures,
                    (c) the type and licenses of all solid waste and recycling receptacles
                    (d) the name and contact information of the licensed solid waste and recycling
                    haulers responsible for removal
                    (e)contain a regular weekly schedule, by days and hours, of solid waste and
                    recycling collection.
                    (f) A similar schedule shall be provided for cleaning and maintaining the site of
                    the solid waste containers, and any immediately adjacent sidewalk or public way
                    from litter, rubbish and solid waste.
                    (g) A dumpster shall be the preferred solid waste receptacle unless it is
                    impractical, or unnecessary for the projected volumes of municipal waste as
                    determined by the Director or his designee.


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                    (2) If the director of the department of public works determines that the site
                    maintenance is adequate to keep the site free from litter, and that the
                    requirements for recycling as established by Section 30 ¾ - 13 have been met,
                    he/she shall approve the plan. The director may consult with the director of the
                    department of public health and the director of the building division of the Livable
                    City Initiative in making this determination.
                    (3) All plans shall be filed by July 1, 2010 and updated annually.
                    (4) All changes must be reported to the Director within 30 calendar days.
                    (b) Dumpsters, waste and recycling receptacles:
                    (1) No dumpster may be placed or installed on any site in the city's right of way
                    unless the person responsible for it has obtained an obstruction permit for it from
                    the director of the department of public works or his/her designee. Such permit
                    may be issued upon the payment of a fee, if any, as authorized, established and
                    amended from time to time by the board of aldermen. Additionally, the dumpster
                    must bear a license issued by the director of the department of public works or
                    his/her designee as required by this section. No permit for a dumpster
                    obstruction shall be issued unless the applicant provides the following written
                    information on a form approved by the director of the department of public works
                    or his/her designee:
                    (i) The address and a plan of the site on which the dumpster will be located,
                    showing the location of the dumpster in relation to any structure on the site and
                    on adjacent sites;
                    (ii) The site owner's name, address and telephone number;
                    (iii) The name, address and telephone number of the responsible person if the
                    owner does not manage the site;
                    (iv) The name, address and telephone number of the person purchasing the
                    dumpster service;
                    (v) The name, address and telephone number of the company which provides
                    the dumpster; and
                    (vi) The name, address and telephone number of the company which empties
                    the dumpster, if the provider does not empty it.
                    (2) No commercial waste or recycling receptacle may be placed or installed on
                    any site in the city unless it is affixed with the name and contact information of
                    the hauler and the hauler responsible for it has obtained a permit for it from the
                    director of the department of public works or his/her designee. Such permit may
                    be issued upon the payment of a fee, as established by Section 17-129## of this
                    Code. Additionally, the waste or recycling receptacle must bear a number issued
                    by the director of the department of public works or his/her designee in
                    conjunction with the permit.
                    (3) If the director of the department of public works or his/her designee
                    determines that the above information is accurate, he/she shall issue a permit for
                    a dumpster, waste or recycling receptacle on the site upon payment of a fee, if
                    any, as established, authorized and amended from time to time by the board of
                    aldermen. The permit shall be conditioned upon the compliance with the activities
                    specified in such cleanliness plan. Nonperformance of any of the activities
                    specified in the site cleanliness plan shall be a violation of the permit and of this
                    section.
                    (4) All dumpsters, including, but not limited to, those transporting debris or solid
                    waste within the city, must be covered at all times.
                    (c) Regulations. The director of the department of public works or his/her
                    designee may establish regulations pertaining to the matters of this section from
                    time to time.
                    (d) Penalties:


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                    (1) Violation of this section shall be punishable by a fine up to the maximum
                    amount authorized by state statutes or this Code per day for each
                    noncompliance.
                    (2) The director of the department of public works has sole discretion in
                    determining whether a violation is punishable by revoking the approval of the site
                    cleanliness plan, and/or any permits and licenses issued under this section.
                    (Code of 1985, § 16-19; Ord. of 10-17-88; Ord. No. 1407, 3-6-06)



                    City Services and Environmental Policy. Favorable. Order from the City Engineer
                    authorizing an amended agreement and any subsequent amendments with
                    Diversified Technology Consultants LLC to provide shop drawings and
                    construction administration/construction support services for the replacement of
                    the State Street Bridge over the Mill River.

                    WHEREAS: The City has completed the plans and specifications for the
                    replacement of the State Street Bridge over the Mill River, and;

                    WHEREAS: The construction of the State Street Bridge was started in June 2009
                    and is in serious condition based upon an in depth inspection by the Department
                    of Transportation of the State of Connecticut, and;

                    WHEREAS: Said improvements include the demolition of the existing bridge,
                    replacement of the bridge, new drainage and reconstruction of the approaches to
                    the bridge, and;

                    WHEREAS: The funds for the construction and inspection of the bridge are being
                    funded by utilizing 80% Federal and 20% State funds under the Surface
                    Transportation Program for a total estimated cost of $7.775 million, and;

                    WHEREAS: The State requires the designer of the bridge, DTC, to provide Shop
                    Drawings Construction Administration/Construction Support Services for the
                    replacement of the State Street Bridge over the Mill River, and any design
                    modifications as a result of unforeseen field conditions, and;

                    WHEREAS: The initial agreement with DTC for Administrative and Support
                    services was less than $100,000.00, and;

                    WHEREAS: The unforeseen conditions involved the sensitivity of an existing
                    42-inch water line, relative to the installation of sheet piling and contaminated
                    ground water found on the east side of the bridge, it is expected that the cost of
                    these services by DTC will exceed the original estimated professional services
                    contract for Administrative and Support services in excess of $100,000.00 and
                    more than one year,

                    NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDERED, that John DeStefano, Jr., Mayor be
                    authorized to sign an amended agreement and any subsequent amendments
                    entitled "Agreement By and Between the City of New Haven and Diversified
                    Technology Consultants, Inc. to provide Shop Drawings & Construction
                    Administration/Construction Support Services for the replacement of the State
                    Street Bridge over the Mill River Bridge No. 03748, in an aggregate amount no
                    greater than $200,000.00 (two hundred thousand dollars) and over a period
                    ending on April 19, 2013.


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                    City Services and Environmental Policy. Favorable. Order granting permission to
                    Lauren Kendzierski of Bespoke Restaurant to install a sign over the city sidewalk
                    at 226 College Street.

                    WHEREAS: Lauren M. Kendzierski, has petitioned the New Haven Board of
                    Aldermen for permission to install a sign over the city sidewalk at 226 College
                    Street at the entrance to her restaurant, Bespoke; and

                    WHEREAS: Patricia Kendzierski, representing Lauren Kendzierski, attended the
                    March 25 meeting of the City Services & Environmental Policy Committee to
                    speak for the proposal, and

                    WHEREAS: The City Plan Commission, in Report 1438-30, recommended
                    Approval with Conditions.

                    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDERED by the New Haven Board of Aldermen that
                    permission is granted to Lauren M. Kendzierski to install a sign over the city
                    sidewalk at 226 College Street in conformance with the conditions and
                    recommendations contained in City Plan Commission Report 1438-30, which
                    Report is incorporated herein by reference. Said sign and all appurtenances
                    thereto shall be constructed, located and installed to the satisfaction of the City
                    Engineer, Building Inspector, Director of Public Works, Director of Traffic &
                    Parking and the Fire Marshall.

                    BE IT FURTHER ORDERED that in consideration of this permission, said
                    permission shall be subject to revocation at any time and Lauren M. Kendzierski,
                    her successors and assigns, shall hold the City of New Haven harmless from any
                    and all claims, losses, costs and damages of any nature whatsoever arising out of
                    or resulting from the design, construction, installation, maintenance and/or use of
                    said sign. Lauren M. Kendzierski shall furnish the City of New Haven with a
                    public liability insurance policy acceptable to the Corporation Counsel of the City
                    of New Haven. Such policy shall be placed in the possession of the City Clerk
                    before any permit for the sign is granted. The policy shall be maintained in force
                    by Lauren M. Kendzierski, her successors and assigns, as long as said sign is
                    maintained at 226 College.



                    City Services and Environmental Policy. Favorable. Resolution from the Mayor
                    approving a Sister City Agreement between the City of New Haven and the City of
                    Tetlanohcan, Tlaxcala, Mexico.

                    WHEREAS, the Sister City Program, administered by Sister Cities International®,
                    was initiated by the President of the United States of America in 1956 to
                    encourage greater friendship and understanding between the United States and
                    other nations through direct personal contact; and

                    WHEREAS, New Haven Sister Cities was established to encourage global
                    networking and cultural diplomacy; and

                    WHEREAS, the community of Tetlanohcan has met the requirements and
                    guidelines outlined by the New Haven Sister Cities Committee; and


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                    WHEREAS, in order to foster those goals, the people of New Haven, CT and
                    Tetlanohcan, Mexico in a gesture of friendship and goodwill, agree to collaborate
                    for the mutual benefit of their communities by exploring educational, economic
                    and cultural opportunities; and

                    WHEREAS, the communities agree to the exchange of resources, information,
                    and ideas in small business development and cultural awareness.

                    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Aldermen that the City of
                    New Haven Board of Aldermen approves the Sister City Agreement between the
                    City of New Haven and the City of Tetlanohcan, Mexico.



                    City Services and Environmental Policy. Leave to Withdraw. Order granting leave
                    to withdraw to the request of the Purchasing Agent for an emergency
                    procurement in the amount of $19,900 for the replacement of the boiler at the
                    Micro Society Magnet School.

                    BE IT ORDERED by the New Haven Board of Aldermen that the communication
                    titled
                    "From the Purchasing Agent submitting a resolution authorizing an emergency
                    procurement in the amount of $19,900 for the replacement of the boiler, including
                    installation of a new insulated jacket and associated hardware, at the Micro
                    Society Magnet School," dated January 4, 2010, be and hereby is granted leave to
                    withdraw.



                    FINANCE. FAVORABLE ORDER TO READ AND FILE THE REQUIRED
                    BUDGETARY AND FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2010 IN
                    COMPLIANCE WITH SECTION #62 OF THE CHARTER.

                    BE IT ORDERED by the New Haven Board of Aldermen that the financial report for
                    the month ended December 31, 2009, submitted by the Mayor pursuant to Section
                    62 of the Charter and Section 2-192 of the Code of General Ordinances of the City
                    of New Haven, Connecticut, be read and filed.



                    Finance. Favorable. Order from the Director of Parks, Recreation & Trees
                    authorizing the execution of a multi-year agreement with the Alling Memorial Golf
                    Club, Inc. to manage the Alling Memorial Golf Course.

                    WHEREAS: on June 18, 1997, the City of New Haven entered into an agreement
                    with the Alling Memorial Golf Club, Inc to manage the Alling Memorial Golf
                    Course; and

                    WHEREAS: Alling Memorial Golf Club, Inc. has managed the Alling Memorial Golf
                    Course for the past thirteen years; and

                    WHEREAS: Alling Memorial Golf Club, Inc. has substantially increased revenue at
                    the Alling Memorial Golf Course and has improved playing conditions; and

                    WHEREAS: Alling Memorial Golf Club, Inc was selected from two qualified


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                    bidders through a Request for Proposal process; and

                    WHEREAS: the arrangement whereby a private management company operates
                    the Alling Memorial Golf Course has proven successful for both the City and the
                    golfing public.

                    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDERED by the Board of Aldermen of the City of New
                    Haven that the five-year agreement with Alling Memorial Golf Club, Inc. is hereby
                    approved and the Mayor is authorized to execute said agreement on behalf of the
                    City.



                    Finance. Favorable Ordinance amendment from the Director of Public Works to
                    Section 17-201 of the Code of Ordinances to add public works recycling and
                    waste receptacle fees to the schedule of fees.

                    WHEREAS: Conn. General Statutes §7-148(c)(4)((H) empowers the City of New
                    Haven to provide for and regulate the collection and disposal of garbage, trash,
                    rubbish, waste material and ashes by contract or otherwise, including prohibiting
                    the throwing or placing of such materials on the highway; and

                    WHEREAS: in accordance with CGS §7-148(c)(4)((H) with Ord. No. 1557 of April
                    2007, the Board of Aldermen created ARTICLE XVI of the New Haven Code of
                    Ordinances Commercial Waste Collectors establishing a licensing requirement of
                    all Commercial Waste Collectors; and

                    WHEREAS: the Board of Aldermen, in concordance with consideration of this
                    Order is also considering an Order to extend those requirements to permits for
                    the Waste and Recycling Receptacles of those Collectors; and

                    WHEREAS: With the 2008 creation of the New Haven Solid Waste and Recycling
                    Authority, the City of New Haven Board of Aldermen established "The municipal
                    solid waste and recycling authority is an agency dedicated to achieving the most
                    environmentally sound solid waste management and resources conservation
                    program for the people of New Haven and the surrounding communities;" and

                    WHEREAS: The New Haven Solid Waste and Recycling Authority and the New
                    Haven Department of Public works have developed a resource conservation
                    strategy intended to promote recycling to advance this goal; and

                    WHEREAS: Connecticut General Statutes 22a-241b establishes that every person
                    who generates solid waste shall, in accordance with §22a-220, make provision for
                    the separation from other solid waste of the items designated for recycling; and

                    WHEREAS: Section 30¾-13 of the New Haven Code of Ordinances requires
                    recycling of all residential and non-residential properties; and

                    Whereas: Section 30 ¾- 12 Establishes that "The director of the department of
                    public works shall be responsible for the collection of solid waste and recyclable
                    items from residential buildings having no more than six (6) dwelling units"; and

                    WHEREAS: The Department of Public Works has the capacity to expand
                    collection of recyclables to many properties not currently eligible for recycling


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                    collections; and

                    WHEREAS: The Department of Public Works can cover the salary and
                    administrative expenses of extending recycling coverage with a small annual fee.

                    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the New Haven Board of Aldermen that
                    Section 17-201.4 of the Code of Ordinances be amended as follows:

                    ADD PUBLIC WORKS FEES:

                    Commercial Waste and/or Recycling Collectors - Annual        $340
                    Commercial Recycling Pickup by Public works per Bin - Annual                $225

                    Commercial Waste and Recycling Receptacles by Size - Annually:

                    RECYLCING RECEPTACLES WASTE CONTAINERS:                    FREE
                    Up to 30 gallons 5.00
                    Up to 60 gallons 10.00
                    Up to 90 gallons 15.00
                    YARDS UP TO:
                    0.5 20.00
                    1   40.00
                    2   80.00
                    3   120.00
                    4   160.00
                    5   200.00
                    6   240.00
                    7   280.00
                    10 320.00
                    20 360.00
                    30 400.00
                    30+ 440.00



                    Joint Community Development/Human Services. Favorable. ORDER APPROVING
                    THE CITY OF NEW HAVEN'S 2010-2014 FIVE YEAR CONSOLIDATED PLAN,
                    ANNUAL 2010-2011 CONSOLIDATED ACTION PLAN STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES
                    AND USE OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG), HOME
                    INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP (HOME), HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR
                    PERSONS WITH AIDS (HOPWA), AND EMERGENCY SHELTER GRANT
                    (ESG)FUNDS TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND
                    URBAN DEVELOPMENT FOR FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR PLANNING
                    AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF
                    TITLE I OF THE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1974 AS
                    AMENDED, (PL 93-383); THE CRANSTON GONZALEZ NATIONAL AFFORDABLE
                    HOUSING ACT OF 1990 as amended(PL 101-625); THE MCKINNEY - VENTO
                    HOMELESS ASSISTANCE ACT OF 2000 (PL 106-400); THE AIDS HOUSING
                    OPPORTUNITY ACT (PL 102-550); HEREAFTER REFERRED TO AS "HOUSING
                    AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS" AND FOR ACTIVITIES TO BE
                    FUNDED BY PROGRAM INCOME AND/OR REPROGRAMMING FUNDS FROM
                    PRIOR GRANT YEARS.
                    (PRESENTED UNDER SUSPENSION OF SECTION 24-1-A OF THE RULES OF THE
                    BOARD OF ALDERMEN)


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                    WHEREAS, HUD requires the submission of a planning document incorporating
                    housing and non-housing community development strategies in a consolidated
                    plan to be prepared in accordance with the process prescribed in 24CFR Part 91;
                    and

                    WHEREAS, the City has submitted to the Board of Aldermen a proposed Five Year
                    Consolidated Plan covering 2010 through 2014, which includes a description of
                    the community participation process, a needs analysis, objectives and priorities
                    for the five year strategy period; and

                    WHEREAS, the Mayor has submitted to the Board of Aldermen Fiscal Year
                    2010-11 budget recommendations; and

                    WHEREAS, under the provisions of Title I of the Housing and Community
                    Development Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-383), as amended, (P.L. 93-383); the
                    Cranston Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act of 1990 as amended (P.L.
                    101-625); The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-400);
                    The Aids Housing Opportunity Act (AHOA) and amended by the Housing and
                    Community Development Act of 1992 (PL 102-550, approved October 28, 1992);
                    hereafter referred to as "Housing and Community Development Programs" the
                    Department of Housing and Urban Development is authorized to provide financial
                    assistance to cities for undertaking and carrying out community development
                    activities on an annual basis; and

                    WHEREAS, under the provisions of an Act concerning Community Development,
                    Public Act No. 75-443, Connecticut Municipalities are authorized to undertake
                    community development programs in accordance with the provisions of Title I of
                    the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, and Public
                    Act No. 75-443; and

                    WHEREAS, in accordance with the federal regulations requiring Consolidated
                    Submission for Community Planning and Development Programs (24CFR 91), the
                    Mayor has caused to be prepared and has submitted to this Board an Annual
                    2010-2011 Consolidated Action Plan, Statement of Activities and Use of Funds for
                    submission to the Department of Housing and Urban Development for the
                    purpose of obtaining financial assistance to undertake and carry out community
                    development activities; and

                    WHEREAS, the said Annual Action Plan, Statement of Activities and Use of Funds
                    contains activities to be funded by funds reprogrammed and/or program income
                    from prior years' Community Development Block Grant activities; and

                    WHEREAS, prior to submission to HUD of such proposed Annual 2010-2011
                    Consolidated Action Plan, Statement of Activities and Use of Funds the Mayor
                    and other public officials have heard citizen views on housing and community
                    development needs; and

                    WHEREAS, there also has been presented to the Board and approved, a Citizen
                    Participation Plan and information and data regarding the activities the City will
                    undertake and carry out during the coming year with the financial assistance
                    received from the Department of Housing and Urban Development under its
                    Housing and Community Development Programs; and


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                    WHEREAS, the Mayor, as part of the submission of the Annual Consolidated
                    Action Plan, must sign specific certifications and that such certifications include
                    a statement regarding Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing and an Analysis of
                    Impediments to Fair Housing Choice; and

                    WHEREAS, the City prepared its initial Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing
                    Choice in 1996, it prepared an update in 2002/2003 to reflect the release of new
                    census data and activities undertaken to further fair housing since 1996; and

                    WHEREAS, the Annual 2010-2011 Consolidated Action Plan, Statement of
                    Activities and Use of Funds has been on file at the office of the City/Town Clerk,
                    200 Orange Street, for at least thirty-five days for the purpose of public
                    inspection; and copies of the Consolidated Plan Statement of Activities and Use
                    of Funds have been made available to the public; and

                    WHEREAS, in February, March and April 2010, this Board acting through the Joint
                    Committee on Community Development and Human Resources held public
                    hearings pursuant to notices published in accordance with Public Act No. 75-443
                    at which times the views of the public with respect to the strategies, objectives
                    and community development activities proposed in the Consolidated Plan,
                    Statement of Activities and Use of Funds were communicated to this Board; and

                    WHEREAS, this Board has received written comments on the Annual 2010-2011
                    Consolidated Action Plan Statement of Activities and Use of Funds from the New
                    Haven City Plan Commission, the New Haven Housing Authority, the LCI Loan
                    Advisory Committee, the New Haven Development Commission or, has allowed
                    such agencies thirty (30) days to review such plans; and

                    WHEREAS, this Board has also received or has provided the opportunity for
                    written communications from various City officials and members of the general
                    public regarding the Annual 2010-2011 Consolidated Action Plan, Statement of
                    Activities and Use of Funds; and

                    WHEREAS, it is necessary that this Board take appropriate official action
                    respecting the City's Annual 2010-2011 Consolidated Action Plan, Statement of
                    Activities and Use of Funds which forms part of the application to the Department
                    of Housing and Urban Development for financial assistance under its Housing
                    and Community Development Programs; and

                    WHEREAS, this Board is cognizant of the conditions imposed upon the Mayor
                    and the City with respect to undertaking and carrying out community
                    development activities under the provisions of the Housing and Community
                    Development Programs, and Public Act No. 75-443; and

                    WHEREAS, due to possible delays by the federal government regarding grant
                    funding applications, retroactive agreements may be required in order to cover
                    services for the entire current grant year.

                    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDERED by the Board of Aldermen of the City of New
                    Haven as follows:

                        1. It is hereby found and determined that:


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                    The Five Year Plan and the Annual 2010-2011 Consolidated Action Plan,
                    Statement of Activities and Use of Funds has been developed so as to give
                    maximum feasible priority to activities which will benefit low or moderate income
                    families and persons or aid in the prevention or elimination of slum or blight or
                    that the activities contemplated in the plan in whole or in part are designed to
                    meet other community development needs having a particular urgency which
                    cannot otherwise be met.

                    (b) There has been (i) adequate information provided to citizens concerning the
                    amount of funds available for activities proposed under the Annual 2010-2011
                    Consolidated Action Plan and the range of activities which may be undertaken
                    and other important program requirements, (ii) adequate opportunity for citizens
                    to participate in the development of the plan, and (iii) adequate public hearings by
                    this Board to obtain the views of citizens on community development and
                    housing needs.

                    (c) The Annual 2010-2011 Consolidated Action Plan Program will be conducted
                    and administered in compliance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 1968, P.L. 88
                    -52 and P.L. 90-284, as from time to time amended, the Fair Housing Amendments
                    Act of 1988, P.L. 100-430, section 109 of the Housing and Community
                    Development Act of 1974, as amended, and Sections 31-26, 33-34, 53-35, 53-35a of
                    the General Statutes.

                    (d) The Mayor has consented to make the certifications required under
                    subsection (b) of Section 104 of said Housing and Community Development Act
                    of 1974, as amended, Section 106 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable
                    Housing Act; Subtitle D of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing
                    Act; Section 415 of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 2000; and
                    Section 854 of the AIDS Housing Opportunity Act.

                    (e) In implementing the 2010-2011 Consolidated Plan Program the City shall
                    comply with the provisions of Titles II and III of the Uniform Relocation
                    Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, P.L. 91-646, as
                    from time to time amended.

                    (f) All laborers and mechanics employed by the contractor or subcontractor on
                    construction of rehabilitation work, except as provided under Section 110 of said
                    Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, and Part III of
                    Chapter 557 and Part I of Chapter 558 of the general statutes, shall be paid wages
                    at rates not less than those prevailing on similar construction within the locality,
                    as determined by the United States Secretary of Labor under the provisions of the
                    Davis-Bacon Act, as from time to time amended; 40 U.S.C., Sections 276a to 276a-
                    5, inclusive, or by the labor commissioner under Section 31-53 of the federal
                    statutes, and all such persons shall receive overtime compensation in
                    accordance with the provisions of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards
                    Act, 40 U.S.C., Section 327 to 332, inclusive and Section 31-60 of the general
                    statutes, or where no such federal financial assistance is to be provided, then
                    compliance with Part III of Chapter 557 and Part I of Chapter 558 of the general
                    statutes, or where no such federal financial assistance is to be provided, then
                    compliance with Part III of Chapter 557 and Part I of Chapter 558 of the general
                    statutes shall be required.




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                    (g) In implementing the 2010-2011 Consolidated Plan Program the City shall
                    comply with Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 and the
                    implementing regulations at 24 CFR Part 135. Section 3, as amended, requires
                    that economic opportunities generated by certain HUD financial assistance for
                    housing and community development programs shall, to the greatest extent
                    feasible, be directed to low and very low income persons, particularly those who
                    are recipients of government assistance for housing, and to businesses that
                    provide economic opportunities to low and very low income persons.

                    In implementing the 2010-2011 Consolidated Plan Program the City shall comply
                    with notification, inspection, testing and abatement procedures concerning
                    lead-based paint as required by 24 CFR 570.608.

                    In implementing the 2010-2011 Consolidated Plan Program the City shall comply
                    with provisions of   Executive Order 12372, Intergovernmental Review of Federal
                    Programs.



                          2. That the Five Year Consolidated Plan has had an opportunity for citizen
                    comment as outlined in the City's Citizen Participation Plan

                        3. That the Five Year Consolidated Plan complies with the requirements of the
                    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and other applicable
                    provisions of the law and regulations, subject to the securing of further local
                    approvals which may be required.

                         4. That the Annual 2010-2011 Consolidated Action Plan, Statement of
                    Activities and Use of Funds as approved by this Board, complies with the
                    requirements of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974,
                    as amended, (PL 93-383); the Cranston Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act
                    of 1990 as amended (P.L. 101-25); the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
                    of 2000 (P.L. 106-400); AIDS Housing Opportunity Act (AOHA) and amended by
                    the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 (P.L. 102-550); hereafter
                    referred to as "Housing and Community Development Programs" Public Act No.
                    75-443 and other applicable provisions of the law and regulations subject to the
                    securing of further local approvals, such as urban renewal plan amendments,
                    which may be required.

                    NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED that the Five Year Consolidated Plan, the
                    Annual 2010-2011 Consolidated Action Plan, Statement of Activities and Use of
                    Funds having been incorporated in this Order by reference, is hereby approved
                    and the Mayor is authorized and directed to take all steps necessary to undertake
                    and carry out the community development activities described in said plan.

                    IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Mayor is authorized and directed to take
                    whatever steps necessary to secure the approval of the Five Year Consolidated
                    Plan, Annual 2010-2011 Consolidated Action Plan, Statement of Activities and Use
                    of Funds and the City's application for financial assistance to the Secretary of
                    Housing and Urban Development and make such other applications as are
                    necessary to secure community development funds required by this City,
                    including advances, discretionary and transition funds as authorized under the
                    Housing and Community Development Programs.




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                    IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Mayor is authorized to enter into contractual
                    agreements and/or amendments irrespective of fiscal year expenditure
                    restrictions and other ordinance restrictions in order to insure performance of
                    approved community development activities.

                    IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that express approval for the Mayor to enter into an
                    agreement with a start date that relates back to the commencement of the current
                    grant year regardless of when approval is obtained is hereby approved.

                    IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Mayor is authorized and directed to certify or
                    give assurances, on behalf of the City, to the Secretary of Housing and Urban
                    Development as to the matters determined and found by this Board.

                    IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that in the event financial assistance is made available
                    by the State of Connecticut under the provisions of Public Act No. 74-443 or
                    related legislation to support the community development activities contemplated
                    under the Annual 2010-2011 Consolidated Action Plan, Statement of Activities and
                    Use of Funds approved by this Board, that the Mayor is authorized to take
                    whatever steps as are necessary to secure such financial assistance.

                    IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that CDBG public service contracts which not been
                    executed by December 1, 2010 will be reprogrammed in program year 2011-2012.
                    These reprogramming funds will be allocated only to organizations that
                    submitted applications for CDBG public service funding in 2011-2012. The
                    reprogramming allocations will be recommended by the Mayor and approved by
                    the Board of Aldermen.

                    IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that pursuant to the Consolidated Plan application
                    requires, prior to the authorization for and/or release of funding, all agencies and
                    organizations receiving Consolidated Plan funds through the City must be current
                    on all municipal taxes; provide proof of fiscal accountability including the filing of
                    all federal tax forms 990 or 990EZ and the completion of the annual audits as
                    required; and clear of all significant audit findings. These requirements must be
                    met no later than the start of the program year, July 1. If an agency is unable to
                    fulfill these requirements, funding shall be reprogrammed.



                    SECOND READINGS

                    Public Safety. Favorable.

                    Resolution from the Chief Administrative Officer authorizing the application to
                    and acceptance of $1,132,968.07 from the Department of Homeland Security, Port
                    Security Grant Program, to purchase and equip a chemical, biological,
                    radiological, nuclear, explosive maritime vessel for protection, response and
                    recovery within the Port of New Haven.

                    Resolution from the Chief Administrative Officer authorizing the application to
                    and acceptance of $1,219,375 over a two year period from the Federal Emergency
                    Management Agency (FEMA), Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency
                    Response (SAFER) grant program, for the purpose of hiring nine
                    firefighters/paramedics for vacancies lost through attrition.




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                    The favorable reports of the Public Safety Committee recommending passage of
                    the proposed resolutions, as printed on pages 180-181 of the Journal of the
                    Regular Meeting of the Board of Aldermen held on March 15, 2010, were read for
                    the second time and upon motion made and duly seconded, it was voted, viva
                    voce, that said reports be accepted and proposed resolutions be adopted, and it
                    was so declared by the Chair.

                    Note: Alderwoman James-Evans was absent from the Chamber at the time of the
                    vote.

                         Alderman Rhodeen: "Colleagues, this grant request currently requires a 25
                    percent local match. However, the city has applied for a waiver. If that waiver is
                    granted and the grant issued, they would proceed with the purchase of this boat,
                    which would become the first fire boat that the city's had in 20 years, and also
                    the only one located between New York City and Boston. However, if that waiver
                    is not granted, the city will not accept the grant and will not push for the boat. I
                    urge your support."



                    Tax Abatement. Favorable.

                    Order approving a petition from Benita Lee for abatement (deferral of collection)
                    of taxes due on her residence known as 596 Central Avenue, Grand Lists of 2008
                    and 2009.

                    Order approving a request from Juan Paris for abatement (deferral of collection)
                    of property taxes due on his residence known as 415 Ellsworth Avenue, Grand
                    lists of 2007, 2008 and 2009.

                    Order approving a petition from Ardell E. Tucker for abatement (deferral of
                    collection) of taxes due on her residence known as 290 Division Street, Grand List
                    of 2008 and 2009.

                    Order approving a petition from Naomi M. Kantrow for abatement (deferral of
                    collection) of taxes due on her residence known as 16 Kohary Drive, Grand List of
                    2009.

                    The favorable reports of the Tax Abatement Committee recommending passage
                    of the proposed orders, as printed on pages 181-185 of the Journal of the Regular
                    Meeting of the Board of Aldermen held on March 15, 2010, were read for the
                    second time and upon motion made and duly seconded, it was voted, viva voce,
                    that said reports be accepted and proposed orders be passed, and it was so
                    declared by the Chair.

                    Note: Alderwoman James-Evans was absent from the Chamber at the time of the
                    vote.

                        Alderman Blango: "This first request is from Mrs. Lee, a resident of the City
                    of New Haven, who is asking to have the city property tax on her home abated.
                    During the Tax Abatement Committee meeting on March 9th, Mrs. Lee told the
                    committee that she was unable to pay her city property tax. The Tax Abatement
                    Committee determined that Mrs. Lee is eligible for the City of New Haven's Tax
                    Abatement Program and I urge you to vote in favor of her request. I urge your


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                    support.

                    This second request is from Mr. Parris, a resident of the City of New Haven, who
                    is asking to have the city property tax on his home abated. During the Tax
                    Abatement Committee meeting on March 9th, Mr. Parris told the committee that
                    he was unable to pay his city property tax. The Tax Abatement Committee
                    determined that Mr. Parris is eligible for the City of New Haven's Tax Abatement
                    program. I urge you to vote in favor of his request.

                    This third request is from Ms. Tucker, a senior resident of the City of New Haven,
                    who is asking to have the city property tax on her home abated. During the Tax
                    Abatement Committee meeting on March 9th, Ms. Tucker told the committee that
                    she was unable to pay her city property tax. The Tax Abatement Committee
                    determined that Ms. Tucker is eligible for the City of New Haven's Tax Abatement
                    Program and I urge you to vote in favor of her request. Thank you.

                    This fourth and last request is from Mrs. Kantrow, a retired resident of the City of
                    New Haven, who is asking to have the city property tax on her home abated.
                    During the Tax Abatement Committee meeting on March 9th, Mrs. Kantrow told
                    the committee that she was unable to pay her city property tax. The Tax
                    Abatement Committee determined that Mrs. Kantrow is eligible for the City of New
                    Haven's Tax Abatement program. I urge you to vote in favor of her request.
                    Thank you."



                    TAX ABATEMENT. FAVORABLE. Ordinance amendment from the Corporation
                    Counsel to Chapter 28 of the New Haven Code of Ordinances regarding the
                    classification of Tower One, 18 Tower Lane, New Haven, as a property used for
                    housing solely for low or moderate-income persons or families in accordance
                    with Section 8-215 of the Connecticut General Statutes.

                    The favorable report of the Tax Abatement Committee recommending passage of
                    the proposed ordinance amendment, as printed on pages 185-186 of the Journal
                    of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Aldermen held on March 15, 2010, was
                    read for the second time.

                    Alderman Blango: "This Ordinance Amendment is to comply with State Statutes
                    by recognizing the Tower One property as a low or moderate income housing
                    property. By designating this property it becomes eligible for state
                    reimbursement for lost property taxes. Because of this I ask that you approve the
                    ordinance amendment and I urge your support. Thank you."

                         Alderman Goldson: "I am a little frustrated by the process that we're using
                    this evening. I think this is a good corporation and I think it does good things. I
                    know people who live there and I want to be able to support this. The problem
                    that I have is that there's no one here from the administration to explain this to
                    us. We have questions. One of the main questions we had in caucus was the
                    state is supposed to reimburse us for the full assessment. Well, what happens if
                    the state doesn't reimburse us for the full assessment? Does that mean that we
                    take a loss? Does it mean that we could possibly get part of tax fees from Tower
                    One? We don't have the answers to the questions. It's frustrating that we're
                    making decisions tonight without that information. I don't understand why the
                    administration is not here. I want to go on record that I am extremely frustrated


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                    that they're not here. I still don't understand why they're not here, and I'd like for
                    them to explain to you, Mr. President, in writing, eventually, why they weren't here
                    this evening to explain this to us. Thank you, Mr. President."

                         Alderman Perez: "Through you, Mr. President, to the chairman of the
                    committee. If we delay this at this meeting, is there something bad that will
                    happen? I would think that if we delay this 10 or 12 days until the next board
                    meeting, it's not going to get foreclosed. No foreclosure works that fast. So I was
                    just wondering if the chair would know that, because I agree, we should not be
                    voting on something we don't understand."

                         Alderman Blango: "I do know that we asked those same questions in
                    committee. From my recollection if I understand this right, it was time-sensitive to
                    get the money back to be in compliance. But nevertheless, that was one of the
                    questions that we were asking, why we were not in compliance, and that was
                    when someone from the Tax Office gave us that particular input."

                         Alderwoman Colon: "I'm standing up in support of passing this, only because
                    when their tax abatement wasn't renewed the last time, there was a bad
                    after-effect. Some of the people, some of the residents who live in this
                    subsidized building, which is Tower One - there are two buildings there - Tower
                    One and Tower East. Tower One had residents with very serious income
                    problems. They are seniors on fixed incomes. Some of them had to move out. We
                    had 25 seniors that had to move out, go back to their children, or find other
                    accommodations, which was a little bit difficult for them.

                         So I'm not trying to give anyone a guilt trip, and I do agree that we need
                    answers. We have to be fiscally responsible for not just these constituents, but
                    also the whole entire state. Times are bad. But there would be ramifications, I
                    believe, if this abatement doesn't go through as scheduled, because everything
                    travels on a fiscal year. If Tower One management doesn't get this abatement,
                    they will have to pass on whatever operating expenses they have, and they have
                    increased since the last time. But I think it will mean that some seniors will have
                    to wait. I'd just like to put that on the floor."

                         Alderwoman Castro: "I stand to support this, and secondly to say something.
                    We here in the city represent our constituents. As a matter as delicate as this one,
                    it has to come in a way that the administration and we can really communicate
                    what the answers to all of these questions are. But in the meantime, our formost
                    responsibility is to make sure that there's stability and that communities are
                    strong, especially in a time like this.

                         So on that note I am supporting this, but I am sending a message out to
                    whoever needed to be here to answer questions. It's about responsibility. It
                    appalls me to know that something as delicate as this, we're talking about people,
                    humans, the elderly, who have worked for a number of years and now they're
                    retired. We should have answers on this process. And for that, I'll just put it out
                    there in the hope that when we make a decision, that we really think about our
                    elderly."

                        Alderwoman Calder: "I just have a question through you, Mr. President, to the
                    Vice-Chair of the committee. Could you actually clarify what the actual deadline is
                    so we can make this decision as to whether or not we're going to move forward."


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                          Alderman Blango: "I do not have that date. But to reiterate what Alderwoman
                    Colon said, they did not have the deadline, but I can get the date, the deadline
                    that if we withhold this the seniors would have to move out. It's like we missed
                    the deadline, and I don't have that date. I did have it at the committee when they
                    were speaking. But it's way passed the time. We should have been in compliance.
                    It's going to affect the seniors."

                       Alderwoman Calder: "Let me be clear. We're passed the deadline when we
                    should have instituted this.

                        Alderman Blango: "Yes. That's why we put this ordinance in, to be compliant.
                    I don't have that date but I think we have time to get this in. And that's why they
                    said that they would meet the deadline if we agree in this board meeting. I think it
                    was by the end of April. That a probability."

                         Alderwoman Calder: "Mr. Vice-Chair, I definitely think that we should support
                    this organization. However, I am very concerned that we don't have the answers
                    to the questions. What happens if, in fact, the state is unable to cover its end of
                    the deal? I would submit that we consider what the impact would be of potentially
                    tabling this until our next meeting. I'm not sure what that is, being that we have
                    already passed the deadline as the Vice-Chair of the committee mentioned. But
                    that is what I would submit for the body to consider. Thank you."

                         Alderwoman Jackson-Brooks: "I think Alderman Blango covered it. We have
                    long since passed the original deadline. I'm not sure about what extensions we
                    might have been given and what the impacts to those are. But I think that
                    Alderwoman Colon has already told you what the impact of missing the original
                    deadline was - several seniors had to leave their homes. Mr. President, if you
                    would please do something about staff not being available to the Board of
                    Aldermen for these kinds of issues. If this goes down, we've got some seniors
                    who are not possibly going to have a place to live simply because someone who
                    gets paid pretty good money isn't here to respond to the questions. Alderman
                    Perez has already asked you to write a letter or something, but something has got
                    to be done about this. As I said, Alderman Blango did really answer the question.
                    Those of you remember the executive director lobbied us quite a while ago on
                    this issue. Thank you, Mr. President."

                        Alderman Goldson: "A couple of points and then I have a question for you.
                    The point that I want to make here is I want to make sure that everybody
                    understands that I support this. I actually have relatives who live in both of those
                    buildings. And the question I have for you is I don't know if I'm supposed to
                    abstain from this or




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                    from this or not. I do have relatives that work in this building. I do support this. I
                    know for a fact that before I even joined this body, that the administration was
                    being lobbied by Tower One and Tower East to get this done. I can sign a petition
                    to do that. So I don't understand why all of a sudden we are up against a deadline.
                    I don't understand that. So I guess someone eventually will explain it to me. But
                    my question to you is, do I need to abstain from this?”

                        President Goldfield: “I don't believe you do need to abstain because this is
                    not going to be anything personal to view unless you're anticipating an
                    inheritance.”

                        Alderwoman Castro: “I rise to ask a question. Is there a possibility that we
                    can take a few minutes to break until we find somebody who can answer some of
                    these question.?”

                        President Goldfield: “That is a possibility if somebody would be showing up.
                    I don't want to delay this meeting for a half hour waiting for somebody to drive
                    down here. So I guess I'm going to say 'no' because I don't see anybody out
                    there and don't anticipate anybody is going to show up”

                        Alderwoman Colon: “I'd just wanted to give some clarity to the question of
                    what will happen if this isn't passed. Whether it's passed now and it meets the
                    deadline for some state agencies, fine, well and good. If it doesn't pass, the
                    increase in the rents of some of the tenants will surely happen and that will have
                    an adverse affect on some of the seniors. But everyone here should vote their
                    conscience not because it's in my ward, but because it's like Alderwoman Castro
                    has said earlier, it's because human beings are being severely affected by this
                    and by our response to this application.

                         I imagine that if it is passed at some time in the future and the state does not
                    reimburse the city for the abatement, I guess the city can go back to Tower One
                    and tell them we didn't get the money. You'll have to pay us. I don't know what
                    the lawyers have agreed upon between the city and the managers/ owners of this
                    non-profit building. I imagine that the city can ask the Tower One managers and
                    the owners to come up with the difference. Of course I don't know what is in
                    place to mandate that they pay the city whatever the difference is going to be due.
                    I don't have a crystal ball on that. I wasn't in on the negotiations. I just know that
                    seniors will be forced to pay more should this abatement not go through. If
                    anyone has any questions about what's going to happen, rents are going to go up
                    and some people might have to leave if this abatement doesn't go through. Thank
                    you.”

                        Alderman Perez: “I want to go on the record making it real clear that I am not
                    suggesting that people not vote for this. My question was more to the point of is
                    there whether we vote on it today or at the next board meeting; is there some
                    negative consequences?

                         I doubt very much that people would be forced to move in the next 15 days.
                    First of all, you won't be able to get a moving truck and a lot of stuff together, and
                    you won't be able to be even served with notices and go through the whole
                    process in that short period of time. But I don't know what other consequences
                    there are. So my question was what happens if we don't approve this as much as
                    what happens if we delay it until the next board meeting so that we can get the


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                    answers that some colleagues have. For instance, I'm an alderman, not that this
                    is only a Hill issue. The alderwoman from the 6th Ward is the alderperson of this
                    area, and she hasn't even been consulted either. I'm not asking people to vote
                    against it. But what happens if we do. We need the answer. What happens if we
                    simply delay the decision to the next board meeting? Thank you.”

                         Alderman S. Rodriguez: “Is there a way to just pass over this for the moment
                    to the end agenda and see if we can try to reach the corporation counsel now.
                    There's a family member who's ill in his family and that's one of the challenges.
                    They are trying to reach him now. Maybe we can get the question answered. I
                    don't know if we are going to be able to get this particular question - whether the
                    state will or won't reimburse - answered.”

                         Alderman Didine: “I just wanted to again ask through you to the vice-chair of
                    the committee who's here tonight, if he has anything else from his memory or
                    recollection of the meeting to add to what is seemingly a favorable
                    recommendation to our body to pass this, this evening. Thank you.”

                         Alderman Blango: “Once again when you're a non-profit organization you
                    have to be in compliance with the state. To do so that they are supposed to file
                    this particular document. They didn't do it. That's why they had to go to the tax
                    abatement committee. By this being relevant to a fiscal year, if you hold it up,
                    time will pass and the monies that they need to make up for this will have to be
                    procured by charging the seniors who live there. It's not the seniors' fault that
                    Tower One did not file the proper documentation. The state told them that they
                    had to come back here to the tax abatement committee and if the tax abatement
                    committee approves it, the state would give an extension. Would that extension
                    would be in jeopardy if we wait for the next board meeting? I know it was testified
                    that action was needed before either the end of April or May. If we don't beat that
                    deadline the opportunity won't be there until next year because we did not do
                    what we needed to do for it to filed in time. Voting on this tonight is a small price
                    to spend on the seniors. One thing you better realize, you 're going to get old, and
                    you will ask somebody to advocate for you when you get old.

                         So all I'm saying is that it doesn't make any sense to punish a senior over
                    paperwork. If we have to eat some of this cost, then we should eat it. I think we
                    will get reimbursed, that's the point of the process. But just remember, the
                    bottom line is that the any costs falls on the seniors. Like the colleague from the
                    4th ward said, we want our seniors here for the future. I know that I kept asking
                    what the deadline was but I didn't know there would be such a great fuss. I agree
                    we should have had the paperwork explaining that here, tonight but I just want to
                    leave with you that any negative consequences only punish the seniors.”

                         Alderman Lehtonen: “Is there anyone that knows any past history when
                    something like this happens and the state didn't reimburse the city for anything
                    like this? Is there any history we can fall back on say if we don't pass this or if we
                    do and then the state doesn't come through with the money?”

                         Alderman Lemar: “With great respect for the number of questions and
                    concerns that my colleagues have, I'll tell you why I'm voting in favor of this
                    tonight. I care passionately about the public housing law, I care passionately
                    about the state statutes that empower cities, municipalities, small towns, the
                    state as a whole to offer favorable tax deals for conferences that create affordable


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                    housing for low and moderate-income families. In this particular instance, we're
                    creating it for the most vulnerable of our population. While there can be some
                    concern about whether or not we are compensated adequately from the state for
                    the consideration that we've given to Tower One, I do not believe those concerns
                    and the questions rise to change my commitment to vote on this. While there may
                    be points of interest for me, I wouldn't mind finding out at a later date whether or
                    not there were some costs to the city to support this. I don't think it can affect my
                    vote either tonight or in the future. This is a total policy that we should be
                    supporting. This is a total policy we should be concerned about, whether or not
                    the state ultimately reimburses us enough money. I think this board and the city
                    supports how Connecticut offers this type of deal to support public housing. I
                    am proud to support this ordinance amendment and I'm proud to support whether
                    it's Tower One or any company who wishes to create housing of this magnitude
                    and this number for this population. I think we should support them in any way
                    we can, and that's what we're voting here this evening.”

                        Alderman S. Rodriguez: “I've just been informed that Mr. Bolden would be
                    available on the phone if someone would like to call him with the questions.”

                        President Goldfield: “I suppose we can skip over this vote, take a recess and
                    have the conference call with the Corporation Counsel.”

                        Alderman S. Rodriguez: “I just wanted to add that Mr. Bolden does have an ill
                    family member. So it wouldn't be a long call.”

                         Alderwoman Castro: “I feel that there is a sense in the room that people feel
                    comfortable in supporting our seniors. But when we're making a decision
                    especially for really poor people it's not responsible to put the pressure on us as
                    aldermen when we don't have all the complete answers. So this is a precedent
                    for the future that if you're not coming or you're not going to be present,
                    somebody should be here that is able to answer questions. So on that note I just
                    wanted to say let's make this decision for our voters and the most vulnerable, the
                    seniors. We have to make sure that that happens regardless of whatever
                    meetings we're going to have.”

                        Alderman Didine: “Mr. President, I would just like to express my thanks to the
                    members of the committee, through you, especially the Vice-Chair who's spent
                    time testifying to what the committee did and the information and testimony that
                    they took on this matter. I guess I would ask one last time through you to
                    Alderman Blango, Vice-Chair of the committee, if he can fill us in a little bit more
                    on who they might have relied on at that meeting. I would appreciate that. Thank
                    you.”

                         Alderman Blango: “I wanted to say that we had Corporation Counsel here. In
                    addition to that we also had the young lady from the Tax Office. When we talk
                    about responsibility we also had three meetings so anyone could have attended
                    one of the meetings. I just want to go on record that we had a communication.
                    We had a first reading. We have it as a second reading. We had the hearings. I am
                    saying that for clarification, so that you know that we have been responsible and
                    fiscally responsible I know that this is time-sensitive. Whatever the Corporation
                    Counsel is going to say is just a clarification of the deadline date. I do know that
                    we have passed the first date. Now is the date that we need. I think that the other
                    clarification sought is to the question of if we don't get reimbursed, what


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                    happens. Well if that is why you're not going to support it, then colleagues vote
                    your conscience.”

                         Alderman Goldson: “Mr. President, I think it's clear from this discussion that
                    most if not all aldermen here are going to support this. Raising questions doesn't
                    mean that we're not going to support it. I don't think it's good public policy to
                    make decisions based on valid information, that's not all the information. I've
                    never been to a Board of Aldermen meeting where there was not a Corporation
                    Counsel member here, whether it was the director of that department or one of
                    his employees. The point here isn't whether we're going to get fully reimbursed or
                    not, even though that's a good question, because the taxpayers are going to pay
                    this if we don't get fully reimbursed. The question is why isn't the administration
                    here to answer these questions? That's a simple answer. Corporation Counsel
                    may not be available, but he has staff that is. And this is not the only issue on the
                    agenda where we have questions that we don't have someone here to answer.
                    We shouldn't spend more than five more minutes on this item. I'm ready to move
                    on and I'm sure most people here are ready to move on. But I feel that this point
                    is going to come back again in this meeting and this point is, where is the
                    administration with the answers we need to make good policy decisions.”

                          Alderman S. Rodriguez: “I was in that committee as well, and the committee
                    did hear testimony from the administration. Since we voted favorably for it, we all
                    felt that it was sufficient enough information to be able to move on this. Now
                    that's the work of the committee and that's what it's supposed be doing.
                    Otherwise we shouldn't even have committees. We should just individually ask
                    everyone what it is that we need to find out because the committee isn't going to
                    be able to figure this stuff out. Also this information has been sent out in
                    advance. So if you do have questions you can always pick up the phone and call
                    the city administrator to try to find out an answer. Now if you don't get an answer
                    there, then I absolutely agree, we've got some real challenges then with what is
                    going on here. But if you have the information in advance, you should be calling
                    the city people who can give you the answer. Try to find out the answer before
                    you get here if you're not on the committee, or come to the committee meeting
                    and find out what's going on.         The committee did move to favorably pass this and
                    move it ahead to the full board. I think we need to respect the work of the
                    committee.”

                          Alderman Goldson: “Mr. President, I respect the work of the committee. I'm a
                    little confused though. I believe that the committee is supposed to come back and
                    have the answers for us. If they don't have the answers for us, then the
                    administration should be here to have answers for us. But someone should have
                    the answers. Saying that because they had a public hearing and because it was
                    on the agenda, we should know the answers is not fair. We can't have the
                    answers to all this stuff all the time. So we come here and we sit in caucus and
                    we ask questions. And hopefully we have our answers before we get out of
                    caucus. If we don't, we go open a public meeting and then we ask more
                    questions. If we don't have the answers there, then we have a problem.

                        Yes, the committee felt good about booing this out, but apparently they don't
                    have the answers. So someone should be here to give us the answers, Mr.
                    President.”

                        Alderman Blango: “I think that my colleague from the 4th Ward put it so


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                    eloquently that in the future, can we look into having staff here who can resolve
                    this issue.”

                    ORDINANCE AMENDMENT ENACTED.

                         Upon motion made and duly seconded, said ordinance amendment was put to
                    a roll call vote, which resulted as follows:

                       Those voting “AYE”: M. Jones, Calder, Jackson-Brooks, Perez, Colon, Clark,
                    Lemar, Elicker, O'Sullivan-Best, Antunes, Rhodeen, Bauer, Castro, Paolillo,
                    DePino, Blango, K. Jones, Morehead, Paca, Dildine, S. Rodriguez, Lehtonen,
                    Robinson-Thorpe, Goldfield and Goldson - 25.

                        Those voting “NO”: 0.

                    Said ordinance amendment was enacted by a majority vote of the Board of
                    Aldermen, and it was so declared by the Chair.

                    Note: Alderwoman James-Evans was absent from the Chamber at the time of the
                    vote.



                    TAX ABATEMENT. FAVORABLE. Ordinance from the Corporation Counsel
                    amending the New Haven Code of Ordinances for the purpose of providing an
                    abatement of real estate taxes for Tower One, 18 Tower Lane, New Haven and
                    authorizing the Mayor to enter into a tax abatement agreement with the owner of
                    Tower One and a reimbursement agreement with the State of Connecticut in
                    accordance with Sections 8-215 and 8-216 of the Connecticut General Statutes.

                    The favorable report of the Tax Abatement Committee recommending passage of
                    the proposed ordinance amendment, as printed on pages 186-187 of the Journal
                    of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Aldermen held on March 15, 2010, was
                    read for the second time.

                    Alderman Blango: “This is the ordinance amendment change needed to make
                    this happen. I ask that you approve the ordinance amendment and I urge your
                    support. Thank you very much.”

                    Alderman Goldson: “I have a question through you, Mr. President. This is an
                    ordinance amendment, it was already part of the Code? So does this just change
                    the date or is there something else we are changing.”

                    Alderman Blango: “No, you are absolutely right, nothing else.”

                    ORDINANCE AMENDMENT ENACTED.

                         Upon motion made and duly seconded, said ordinance amendment was put to
                    a roll call vote, which resulted as follows:

                        Those voting “AYE”: M. Jones, Calder, James-Evans, Jackson-Brooks, Perez,
                    Colon, Clark, Lemar, Elicker, O'Sullivan-Best, Antunes, Bauer, Castro, Paolillo,
                    DePino, Blango, K. Jones, Morehead, Paca, Dildine, Lehtonen, Robinson-Thorpe,
                    Goldfield and Goldson - 24.


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                        Those voting “NO”: 0.

                    Said ordinance amendment was enacted by a majority vote of the Board of
                    Aldermen, and it was so declared by the Chair.

                    Note: Alderpersons Rhodeen and S. Rodriguez were absent from the Chamber at
                    the time of the vote.



                    Tax Abatement. Leave to Withdraw. Order granting leave to withdraw to the
                    request from Lloyd Parchment for a delay in collection activities for personal
                    property at the Jamaican Gourmet Coffee Roasting Company at 380 East Street.

                    The unfavorable report of the Tax Abatement Committee recommending leave to
                    withdraw for the proposed order, as printed on page 187 of the Journal of the
                    Regular Meeting of the Board of Aldermen held on March 15, 2010, was read for
                    the second time and upon motion made and duly seconded, it was voted, viva
                    voce, that said report be accepted and proposed order be given leave to
                    withdraw, and it was so declared by the Chair.



                    MISCELLANEOUS

                    MOTION TO AMEND A MATTER PREVIOUSLY ADOPTED.

                    Alderwoman Jones made a motion to approve the following motion to amend,
                    which motion was duly seconded.

                    From Alderman Perez submitting on behalf of the Livable City Initiative a motion
                    to amend the land disposition agreement for the property known as 15 Hurlburt
                    Street, originally approved November 19, 2007 and first amended September 21,
                    2009, by changing the expiration of the order from January 31, 2010 to July 31,
                    2010.

                    MOTION TO AMEND A MATTER PREVIOUSLY ADOPTED PASSED.

                    Upon motion made and duly seconded, said motion to amend the above-entitled
                    matter previously adopted passed by a viva voce vote, and it was so declared by
                    the Chair.

                    April 7, 2010

                    Hon. Carl Goldfield, President
                    Board of Aldermen
                    City of New Haven

                    Dear President Goldfield,

                    Enclosed please find a “Motion to Amend a Matter Previously Adopted” by the
                    Board of Aldermen at its November 19, 2007 and first amended on September 21,
                    2009. I am submitting this at the request of LCI per the normal standard
                    procedure related to this type of change. This motion serves only to extend the


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                    expiration date at the disposition of 15 Hurlburt Street for 6 months from January
                    31, 2010 to July 31, 2010.

                    Yours Truly,

                    Hon. Jorge L. Perez
                    Ward 5, Alderman

                    ORDER OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN APPROVING THE AMENDMENT TO THE
                    LAND DISPOSITION AGREEMENT FOR THE PROPERTY KNOWN AS 15
                    HURLBURT STREET, ORIGINALLY APPROVED ON NOVEMBER 19, 2007 AND
                    AMENDED SEPTEMBER 21, 2009, BY CHANGING THE EXPIRATION OF THE
                    ORDER FROM JANUARY 31, 2010 TO JULY 31, 2010.

                    BE IT ORDERED by the New Haven Board of Aldermen that the land disposition
                    agreement for the property known as 15 Hurlburt Street , As referenced in the
                    attached, which is incorporated herein by reference, previously approved by the
                    Board of Aldermen on November 19th , 2007 and amended on September 21,
                    2009 in accordance with the procedure established by the Board of Aldermen on
                    September 5, 2006 and amended on July 6th, 2009 and approved subject to
                    conditions of the City Plan Commission reports submitted with said list, is hereby
                    amended to extend the expiration of the Board of Aldermen order from January
                    31, 2010 to July 31, 2010.



                    MISCELLANEOUS REMARKS

                    POINT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE.

                        Alderwoman Jackson-Brooks: “At the risk of beating a dead horse Mr.
                    President, please, again, I request that you send something in writing to the
                    administration expressing our concern about having appropriate staff to help us
                    deal with issues as we move through our agenda at every meeting. Please, I
                    would appreciate it. Thank you.

                        Alderman Goldfield: “I will do that.”

                       Alderman Dildine: “I would like to just ask my colleagues to endeavor to
                    communicate more between meetings. I think that would benefit all of us greatly.
                    Thank you, very much.”

                         Alderwoman Calder: “I need to echo the sentiments of my colleague,
                    Alderwoman Jackson-Brooks. I just wanted to make a potential suggestion. Is
                    there any way that the heads of the departments in the administration could
                    potentially put together some type of on-call schedule for any of our meetings so
                    that we'll know who the representative is that we should be contacting with
                    questions? They can determine who that person would be, but that there will
                    always be someone available whether they're here or at the on-call number.

                         The second thing is that I'm sure that our colleague from the 24th ward will
                    probably rise to speak on this. I'm sure that all of you are very well aware that at
                    this point in the City of New Haven we are experiencing a food desert with the exit
                    of Shaw's Supermarket. While a number of people are working very diligently to


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                    bring a replacement supermarket to the area, we still at this point in time don't
                    have a local resource where people can go and purchase quality affordable foods.
                    So, the two of us with a number of other folks in the community are working very
                    hard. Local businesses are actually providing vans to bring people to food and
                    bring food to people. We are organizing a ride sharing program to bring people
                    who need transportation to stores in the area. We are also organizing ordering
                    food through mechanisms like Peapod. Please speak to the colleague from the
                    24th Ward or me if you are interested in learning more or helping to support
                    these efforts. Thank you.”

                         Alderman Lemar: “While it's much more fun to beat up on the administration,
                    I actually want to rise to call attention to and thank them for reintroducing the
                    street level pedestrian signs throughout the city at several locations. We had
                    members of the Board of Aldermen who were at many corners informing
                    constituents and informing passers by of the importance of street pedestrian
                    signs and driver safety and the way to make the city more livable and more
                    drivable for all of us who are walking to and from our homes, our shops and
                    schools. I think it's an incredible effort brought by the administration to raise the
                    awareness and importance of how to save lives. I know that there were a number
                    of colleagues who were out in the blazing sun. I got myself a little sunburn today.
                    Two particular people took hazardous intersections that I don't know what they
                    were doing saying yes to. Our colleague from Ward 8 took the corner of Court and
                    Olive Streets which is a dangerous place, but he did well. The colleague from the
                    10th Ward took the intersection of Trumbull and Lincoln Streets. The colleague
                    from the 11th Ward didn't get to meet many people but got to impact a lot of
                    passers by on Middletown Avenue. These intersections see a large number of
                    crashes, of near-misses. We were able to impact behavior and ultimately impact
                    vulnerability on the streets. So I appreciate all my colleagues' efforts. So thank
                    you all.”

                         Alderman Paca: “I just want to reiterate what the colleague from the 2nd ward
                    just spoke about. New Haven doesn't really have a close full service supermarket
                    in a couple of miles radius of downtown. What we're trying to do is to come up
                    with some feasible solutions that we can implement. The elderly as well people
                    without transportation can't get to a supermarket. What I did was put together a
                    plan along with Whalley Avenue Special Services District and the Dwight
                    Development Corporation who are strongly supporting this initiative to help
                    people get food. I think it's an important matter. I think we need to look at it as a
                    full board.

                        Secondly, I want to just very quickly give a personal shout-out to the Joint
                    Community Development/Human Services Committee. We had a great CDBG
                    process this year that was open and transparent. We were able to help out a lot
                    of people. I'm proud to say that we took care of everybody who had requests
                    even our esteemed colleague from the 30th Ward. That being said, I look forward
                    to passing the amendments as proposed as soon as possible. I urge everybody's
                    support. Thank you.”

                         Alderman Goldson: “Mr. President I don't consider asking the administration
                    to be at the board meetings twice a month to answer our questions to be beating
                    up on the administration. I think they do a lot of good things. Tonight they didn't
                    do some good things. I hope based on the comments of our colleagues from the
                    4th and the 2nd Wards that we do address that issue in writing to the


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                    administration. Thank you.

                         Alderman Elicker: “I just wanted to add an additional comment about the
                    frustration about the administration not being here to answer questions. I do
                    think it's a two-way street. We have seen the agenda that's in front of us. Most of
                    the agenda for three weeks sometimes even more than a month, and we've had
                    time to ask these questions ourselves. At the same time particularly with the
                    suspension agenda, I think it's critical that members of the administration are
                    here to answer those questions, because those are questions that we have
                    developed in the last hour or two, because this is the first time we've seen the
                    suspension agenda. But I would like to urge my colleagues and echo the
                    colleague from the 25th Ward's comments. It's a two-way street and it's
                    incumbent upon us to ask questions. It's also incumbent upon the administration
                    when submitting things of a last minute nature to be here to answer questions.”

                        Alderman Lemar: “Just fill out your census.”

                         Alderman Goldson: “I'd like to agree with my colleague from the 10th Ward. It
                    is a two-way street. That's why I sent a request today by e-mail to have those
                    people available to answer my questions. So this is not just something that
                    happened where I was coming to the meeting tonight to ask questions. I asked
                    them to have their staff get the answers to these questions.”

                         Alderwoman Castro: “As we're getting ready to go I just want to say that I
                    received all the information I needed. However, some of the things that
                    colleagues really needed some answers to were the last minute matters
                    presented to us. It is a two-way street, but when something's presented at the
                    last minute we're entitled to ask questions. The other part was the part that some
                    of the colleagues mentioned that they requested information including the
                    Alderman from Ward 4. And that information we are still waiting on. Mr.
                    President please make our point clearly that we asked for answers. Yet some
                    answers were not here in a timely fashion. Nobody was here to provide those
                    answers. If they are in the future, it will make it better and allow us to make the
                    best responsible decision.”



                    ADJOURNMENT



                    ADJOURNED             8:13 p.m.

                    ATTEST:           RON SMITH
                                 City Clerk




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