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CITY COUNCIL CALENDAR

CITY OF FITCHBURG MASSACHUSETTS

CITY COUNCIL CALENDAR

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April 3, 2018 7:00PM

Memorial Middle School Library

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615 Rollstone Street

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Fitchburg MA 01420

WELCOME TO THE FITCHBURG CITY COUNCIL This is intended to help you understand the meeting format and assist you with the rules

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of the Council as they pertain to your participation.

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All meetings of the Fitchburg City council are open to the public. This does not mean that

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the public participates in all aspects of the meeting. It simply means that the meeting

itself, including all discussions and votes, is open for public view.

Executive Session

The only time a Council meeting can be closed to the public is when

the Council votes for Executive Session in order to discuss sensitive

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matters in private, such as pending litigation. Any votes taken

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however, must be taken in open session.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE PUBLIC TO SPEAK DURING A COUNCIL MEETING:

Public Forum

The Public Forum occurs immediately following the Pledge of

Allegiance. The President will ask if anyone in the audience wishes

to speak on any matter appearing on the Agenda. If you wish to

address the Council, you must stand and be recognized and follow

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these rules before speaking:

1. State your name and address.

2. Approach the center table and either stand or sit. This allows

you to be seen and heard clearly by everyone in attendance.

3. You may speak only on items appearing on the agenda for

no more than (2) minutes. Copies of the agenda are

available on the center table prior to the meeting.

4. Please state the petition, order, ordinance, or resolution

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number to which you refer.

Public Hearings

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Public hearings are held on various issues such as Special Permits and

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Zoning changes. The same rules apply with the following exceptions:

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1. You must stand and be recognized either in favor or in opposition when asked by the Council President.

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2. You need not refer to the petition number.

If you have any questions or comments either before or after the meeting,

any Councillor would be happy to assist you.

Thank you for your interest

I. PUBLIC FORUM

II. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RECORDS

III.COMMUNICATION FROM HIS HONOR THE MAYOR

Appointment Letters

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1. Captain Anthony Marrama, as permanent Deputy Fire Chief, to replace Deputy Chief David Gravel who will retire April 8,

2018.

2. Lieutenant Dante Suarez to permanent Fire Captain, to replace Captain Marrama.

3. Firefighter Robert DaCosta to permanent Fire Lieutenant, to replace Lt. Suarez.

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4. Lieutenant Richard Jollimore to permanent Fire Captain.

IV.COMMUNICATION

Pension Reserves Investment Management Board

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V.REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

Appointments Committee Oral Report

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Meeting of April 3, 2018, 6:45 PM

Re-Appointments:

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Fitchburg Redevelopment Authority Board of Directors

(Term to expire July 1, 2021)

Mr. George Leondhardt

Member of the Board of Commissioners of Trust Funds

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(Term to expire January 1, 2021)

Mr. David Brassard

Fitchburg Council on Aging

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(Term to expire March 1, 2021

Mr. John Antilla

New Appointment

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Fitchburg Council on Aging

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(Term to expire March 1, 2021)

Ms. Nancy Fors

Council as a Whole Committee

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Meeting of March 27, 2018

066-18. AN ORDINANCE: Be it ordained by the City Council of

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the City of Fitchburg that Chapter 147-35 of the Code

of the City of Fitchburg relative to the adoption of

charges and fees, be and hereby is amended as follows; By inserting the following table of Chapter 147,

Section 35.2;

(Revised Chart attached)

(Be adopted as amended to include the revised fees

table; FIRST READING AS AMENDED)

Finance Committee

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Meeting of March 27, 2018, 6:00 PM

054-18. ORDERED THAT: There be and hereby is appropriated the

sum of TWENTY-TWO THOUSAND, THREE HUNDRED THIRTY-ONE

AND 00/100 DOLLARS ( 22,331.00) same to be charged

against AVAILABLE FUNDS and credited to LAW OTHER

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EXPENSES, DAMAGES TO PERSONS AND PROPERTY for the

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purpose of paying the deductible incurred in

connection to the fire damage to the Crocker Field

Concession Stand.

(Be Given leave to withdraw)

055-18. ORDERED THAT: There be and hereby is appropriated the

sum of ONE HUNDRED THIRTY THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED EIGHTY-

THREE DOLLARS ( 130,283), same to be charged against

AVAILABLE FUNDS and credited to accounts as follows:

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FIRE-Personal Services: 520

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DPW-Highway General Personal Services 81,391

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DPW-Snow Ice Personal Services 15,015

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DPW-Cemetery Personal Services 18,422

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DPW-Parks Personal Services 14,935

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(Be Adopted)

056-18. ORDERED THAT: There be and hereby is transferred from

within the following Personal Services Accounts the

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sum of EIGHTY-ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED NINETY-FOUR

DOLLARS ( 81,394), same to be credited to the

respective Fiscal Year 2018 Personal Services

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Accounts:

Water Enterprise Fund 64,488

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Wastewater Enterprise Fund 16,906

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(Be Adopted)

057-18. ORDERED THAT: There be and hereby is transferred from

within the sum of THIRTY THOUSAND AND 00/100 DOLLARS

( 30,000.00) same to be transferred from YEAR 41

HOMEOWNER REHABILITATION PROGRAM to YEAR 43 DOWN

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PAYMENT ASSISTANCE PILOT PROGRAM.

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(Be Adopted)

058-18. ORDERED THAT: The City of Fitchburg hereby approves

the expenditure of funds from the Stanton Foundation

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grant in the approximate amount of 201,015.00 (TWO

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HUNDRED ONE THOUSAND, FIFTEEN AND 00/100 DOLLARS) for

the purpose of said grant, which is to construct a

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Municipal Dog Park at Coolidge Park.

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(Be Adopted)

059-18. ORDERED THAT: The City of Fitchburg hereby approves

the expenditure of funds from the Friends of Fitchburg

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Dogs gift in the approximate amount of 22,335.00

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(TWENTY-TWO THOUSAND, THREE HUNDRED THIRTY-FIVE AND

00/100 DOLLARS) for the purpose of said gift, which is

to construct a Municipal Dog Park at Coolidge Park.

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(Be Adopted)

Planning Board

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Meeting of March 15, 2018

031-18. AN ORDINANCE:

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1. To add a new section 181.65, Marijuana

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Establishments, to regulate non-medical marijuana as

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outlined in the enclosed Ordinance.

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2. To amend the definitions of RMD, MMD and MMM in

Section 181.10 to remove a requirement that the

operator be a non-profit entity as follows.

3. To add the following Section Regulating signs.

4. to amend the requirements for site plan review by

amending Section 181.9414 as follows.

5. To amend the prohibited home occupations by adding

the following to Section 181.333 (Prohibited Home

Occupations)

(Be Adopted as amended and detailed in Planning Board

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Report)

050-18. ORDERED THAT: The City of Fitchburg discontinue and

abandon any and all public interests in a portion of

Westminster Hill Road as outlined in the enclosed

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Order.

(Amend Order, be Adopted as amended)

(Reference Petition 114-17)

Public Works Committee

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Meeting of March 27, 2018, 5:00 PM

243-17. Councillor Paul Beaucemin, on behalf of Norman

Beauvais, to request a sidewalk in front of the Dunkin

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Donuts located on Electric Avenue.

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(Be Granted)

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300-17. Councillor Marcus DiNatale, Councillor Paul

Beauchemin, and Lisa Hebert, to install a berm at 47

Elmwood Avenue.

(Be given leave to withdraw)

038-18. Councillor Paul Beauchemin and City Solicitor Vincent

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Pusateri petitions the Council to ensure that property

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located at 150 Legros Street be provided access via

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public ways. The City will be required to cause a

survey, obtain an appraisal, and perform a taking by

eminent domain in order to correct the problem.

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(Be Held)

040-18. Councillor Marcus DiNatale and Miriam Ruiz Gonzalez,

to install new fencing at the Boylston Street

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Playground.

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(Be given leave to withdraw)

041-18. Councillor Michael Kushmerek and Ms. Sharon Bernard,

to repair the handicap accessible ramp located at the

crosswalk immediately in front of the library.

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The ramp and adjoining curb are uneven, causing

pooling and hazardous ice buildup.

(Be Granted)

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048-18. Councilors Elizabeth Walsh and Marcus DiNatale, along

with resident Mary Fritz, to erect jersey barriers at

the corner of 400 Rollstone Road (intersection of

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Rollstone road and Brittany Lane) to mitigate frequent

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motor vehicle accidents occurring on this resident s

property. Existing boulders placed there previously

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are not effectively mitigating encroachment.

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(Be Held)

049-18. Evan Corrigan, to request that a section of Water

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Street be repaved.

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(Be Granted)

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070-18. Councillor Marcus DiNatale and resident Lorelei

McClure to re-pave the portion of Rindge Road just

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after McKay Elementary School. This stretch of

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roadway is a critical pathway for parents, faculty,

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and university students to and from both McKay and the

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University.

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(Be Granted)

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071-18. Councillor Elizabeth Walsh and John Carbone, to

address drainage problem at 33 Damon Road that is

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creating a road hazard.

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(Be Granted)

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072-18. Councillor Elizabeth Walsh and Sam Erhagbai to address

drainage problem at 96 Lancaster Ave. Each time it

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rains, water runs into the driveway and results in

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standing water in his garage.

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(Be given leave to withdraw)

073-18. Councillor Elizabeth Walsh, to address drainage

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problem at 264 Boutelle St., install a berm along the

East side at Boutelle St. from Harvard St. to St.

Bernard St., and pave the sidewalk.

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(Amended to read: Councillor Elizabeth Walsh to

address drainage problem at 264 Boutelle St. Install

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a berm along the East side of Boutelle St. in front of

264 Boutelle St. and pave the sidewalk and grant as

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amended.)

VI. PUBLIC HEARINGS

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031-18. AN ORDINANCE:

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1. To add a new section 181.65, Marijuana

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Establishments, to regulate non-medical marijuana as

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outlined in the enclosed Ordinance.

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2. To amend the definitions of RMD, MMD and MMM in

Section 181.10 to remove a requirement that the

operator be a non-profit entity as follows.

3. To add the following Section Regulating signs.

4. to amend the requirements for site plan review by

amending Section 181.9414 as follows.

5. To amend the prohibited home occupations by adding

the following to Section 181.333 (Prohibited Home

Occupations)

074-18. Lightower Fiber Networks, to place and maintain

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approx. 700 feet of underground micro conduit from

telephone pole 5542 River Road to 22 Kimball Pl. in

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accordance with that attached plan.

075-18. Comcast of Massachusetts III, Inc., to request a

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hearing for a grant of location, to install a new

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conduit system to provide service to 175 Old Princeton

Road.

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VI. ORDERS-CDBG YEAR 44

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076-18. ORDERED THAT: The sum of FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS

( 5,000) be appropriated, same to be credited to

Fitchburg Sidewalk Accessibility Improvements and

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charged against the CDBG Year 44.

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077-18. ORDERED THAT: The sum of FORTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS

( 45,000) be appropriated, same to be credited to the

Goodrich Playground Project and charged against the

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CDBG Year 44.

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078-18. ORDERED THAT: The sum of EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLARS

( 8,000) be appropriated, same to be credited to the

Crocker Field Grandstand Wall Restoration project and

charged against the CDBG Year 44.

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079-18. ORDERED THAT: The sum of SEVENTY-FOUR THOUSAND FIVE

HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX DOLLARS ( 74,526) be appropriated,


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