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Gloucester City Council Calendar Of Business

GLOUCESTER CITY COUNCIL CALENDAR OF BUSINESS TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 7:00 P.M. KYROUZ AUDITORIUM, CITY HALL COUNCIL MEETING 2018-012 MEETINGS ARE

RECORDED
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FLAG SALUTE MOMENT OF SILENCE ORAL COMMUNICATIONS PRESENTATIONS/COMMENDATIONS Presentation from Carl Ellis on the Youth Legends Street Hockey

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CONFIRMATION OF NEW APPOINTMENTS Magnolia Pier Advisory Committee Lisa Nogello TTE 02/14/21

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CONSENT AGENDA ACTION

CONFIRMATION OF REAPPOINTMENTS Tourism Commission Elizabeth (Favazza) Osier TTE 02/14/2019

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MAYOR S REPORT 1. New Appointment Gloucester Trust Fund Commission (TTE 02/14/2021) Karen Neva Bell (Refer O A) 2. Request from Public Health

Director to accept a two year extension on the Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative Grant in the
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amount of 200,000 (Refer B F) 3. Memorandum from City-Owned Cemeteries Advisory Committee requesting reimbursement of an FY17 invoice in the amount

of

667.55 to be paid with FY19 Mayor s Office Budget to a committee member/SHRAB Grant for materials paid for with the committee member s own funds

(Refer B F)
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COMMUNICATIONS/INVITATIONS

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INFORMATION ONLY

APPLICATIONS/PETITIONS 1. PP2018-005: petition by National Grid to install 38 +/- of 2-4 PVC conduits from existing MH 24-1 to the property line at

417
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Main Street (Refer P D) 2. PP2018-006: petition by National Grid to install approx. 30 of conduit on Rocky Neck Ave. from existing pole (P 2971) to

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Rocky Neck Avenue 30 (Refer P D)

COUNCILLORS ORDERS 1. CC 2018-031(O Hara): AMEND GCO Ch. 22 Traffic and Motor Vehicles Art. V Stopping, Standing and Parking , Div. 1 Generally ,

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Sec. 22-176(a) Penalties for violation by DELETING 45.00 in Code 04 and replacing it with 75.00 ; and AMEND Sec. 22-176(b) re: increase of fine if

not paid within a certain period of time (Refer O A)

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM PREVIOUS COUNCIL AND STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS 1. City Council Meeting: 6/12/2018 (Approve/File) 2. Standing Committee

Meetings: B F 6/21/2018 (under separate cover), O A 6/18/2018 (under separate cover), Special P D 6/13/2018,

P D 6/20/2018 (under separate cover) (Approve/File)

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS ACTION B F 6/21/2018; O A 6/18/2018; P D 6/20/2018 Individual items from committee reports may be consolidated into a

consent agenda SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARINGS 1. PH2017-059: SCP2017-012: School House Road 2, 3 and 4, Map 262, Lots 14 37, and Gloucester Crossing Road 7, Map 43,
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Lots 4 5, for a Special Permit under the Mixed Use Overlay District pursuant to GZO Sec. 5.29 (including Major Project GZO Section 5.7) and Sec.

5.29.10 and 5.11.8 (TBC 7/10/18) 2. PH2018-016: Local adoption of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts DEP Division of Air Quality Control Policy, Noise Regulation (310 CMR 7.10) AND amend GCO Ch. 13 Noise (TBC 7/10/18) 3. PH2018-031: Draft Marijuana Establishments ordinance to replace existing GZO Sec. 5.27 Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers
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and Medical Marijuana Cultivation Facilities with a new Sec. 5.27 Marijuana Establishments Ordinance ; Amend Sec. 2.3 Use Tables ; Amend Sec. 2.3.2

Community Service Uses ; and DELETE Sec. 5.31 Temporary Moratorium on Recreational Marijuana Establishments (TBC 7/10/18)
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4. PH2018-032: Loan Authorization to amend Loan Order 2017-002, in the amount of 1,800,000 by increasing it to 2,300,000 to pay costs of Phase 1 of

the Haskell Dam upgrade project

5. PH2018-033: Application of DLM Properties LLC for the purpose of the storage of diesel at 24 Kondelin Road, Assessors Map 197, Lot 13, per MGL Ch.

148 13, and GCO Ch. 8, Sec. 8.1 License for Storing Inflammables
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6. PH2018-034: Amend GCO Ch. 22 Traffic and Motor Vehicles , Sec. 22-265 Turning movements Generally as follows: No left turn at the end Angle Street

and at the intersection of Washington Street and Western Avenue effective July 27, 2018 and to expire October 27, 2018. 7. PH2018-035: Amend GCO Ch. 22 Traffic and Motor Vehicles Sec. 22-279 Thirty-minute parking by DELETING Western Avenue,
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Northerly side from Centennial Avenue to Perkins Road AND amend Sec. 22-280 Fifteen-minute parking by ADDING Western Avenue, northerly side from

Centennial Avenue to Perkins Road
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FOR COUNCIL VOTE UNFINISHED BUSINESS INDIVIDUAL COUNCILLOR S DISCUSSION INCLUDING REPORTS BY APPOINTED COUNCILLORS TO COMMITTEES: Update of the Stage

Fort Park Advisory Committee and the Magnolia Woods Oversight Advisory Committee by City Council Representative, Councillor Sean Nolan
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COUNCILLOR S REQUESTS TO THE MAYOR ROLL CALL Councillor Valerie H. Gilman

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City Clerk

Minutes filed in City Clerk s Office of other Boards and Commissions June 7, 2018 thru June 21, 2018 Bd. of Assessors 5/18/18; Bd. of Health 4/5/18,

5/3/18; Cemeteries Advisory Committee 4/10/18; Clean City Commission 1/31/18, 2/28/18, 3/28/18; Conservation Commission 4/4/18, 5/2/18; Dogtown Advisory Committee 4/18/18; Fisheries Commission 4/19/18; Gloucester Housing Authority 5/16/18; Retirement Bd. 1/31/18, 3/28/18; ZBA 4/26/18
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NOTE: The Council President may rearrange the Order of Business in the interest of public convenience.

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The listing of matters is those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be

discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.

Meeting dates are subject to change. Check with City Clerk s Office

NEXT REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING, July 10, 2018

CITY OF GLOUCESTER 2018

CITY COUNCIL ORDER

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ORDERED that Gloucester Code of Ordinances Chapter 22 Traffic and Motor Vehicles , Article V Stopping, Standing and Parking , Division 1 Generally ,

Section 22-176(a) Penalties for violation be AMENDED by DELETING 45.00 in Code 04 and replacing it with 75.00 .
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FURTHER ORDERED that Article V Stopping, Standing and Parking , Division 1 Generally , Sec. 22-176(b) as follows:

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If the citation is paid not more than 21 days after the issuance of the fine, the fine shall be

75; if the citation is paid more than 21 days after the issuance of the fine, but before the

parking clerk reports to the registrar as provided under section 20A1/2 of chapter 90 of the

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Massachusetts General Laws, the fine shall be 80; if the citation is paid more than 21 days

after the issuance of the fine and after the parking clerk has so reported, the fine shall be 100.

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FURTHER ORDERED that this matter be referred to the Ordinances and Administration

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Standing Committee for review and recommendation by City Council.

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James O Hara Councillor at Large

ORDER: CC 2018-031

COUNCILLOR: James O Hara

DATE RECEIVED BY COUNCIL: 6/26/2018

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REFERRED TO: O A

FOR COUNCIL VOTE:

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GLOUCESTER CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 7:00 p.m. Kyrouz Auditorium City Hall

-MINUTES-

Present: Chair, Councilor Paul Lundberg; Vice Chair, Councilor Steven LeBlanc, Jr.; Councilor Melissa

Cox; Councilor Valerie Gilman; Councilor Kenneth Hecht; Councilor Jennifer Holmgren; Councilor Scott

Memhard (entered the meeting at 7:05 p.m.); Councilor Sean Nolan; Councilor James O Hara; Absent: None.

Also Present: Mayor Sefatia Theken (entered the meeting at 7:45 p.m.); Joanne Senos; Jim Destino; Kenny

Costa; Chip Payson; John Dunn; James Pope; Fire Chief Eric Smith; Grace Poirier

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The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. The Council President announced that this meeting is

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recorded by video and audio in accordance with state Open Meeting Law.

Flag Salute Moment of Silence. The Moment Silence was dedicated by Councilor Cox in the memory of

Barbara Todd, a valued member of the Gloucester community and wife of the former city Poet Laureate, Peter Todd who predeceased her.

Oral Communications: None.

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Presentations/Commendations: None.

Confirmation of New Appointments:

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Fisheries Commission Michael Orlando TTE 02/14/21

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COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION: On a motion by Councilor O Hara, seconded by Councilor Nolan, the Ordinances Administration Committee voted 3 in favor, 0

opposed, to recommend that the City Council appoint
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Michael Orlando to the Fisheries Commission, TTE 02/14/21.

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DISCUSSION:

Councilor LeBlanc advised Mr. Orlando has worked in the seafood industry for his entire adult life, working

his way up through the ranks. He knows the fishing industry from both sides, he pointed out.

MOTION: On a motion by Councilor LeBlanc, seconded by Councilor Nolan, the City Council voted 8 in

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favor, 0 opposed, 1 (Memhard) absent, to appoint Michael Orlando to the Fisheries Commission, TTE

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02/14/21.

Zoning Board of Appeals Kristopher Howard TTE 02/14/20

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COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION: On a motion by Councilor O Hara, seconded by Councilor Nolan, the Ordinances Administration Committee voted 3 in favor, 0

opposed, to recommend that the City Council appoint
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Kristopher Howard to the Zoning Board of Appeals, TTE 02/14/20.

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DISCUSSION:

Councilor LeBlanc advised that Mr. Howard was previously an appointed alternate to the Zoning Board of

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Appeals; and with the retirement of Francis Wright from the Board, Mr. Howard is moving to full membership.

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Because of that fact, he was excused from having to appear this evening by the O A Committee, he reported.

MOTION: On a motion by Councilor LeBlanc, seconded by Councilor Nolan, the City Council voted 8 in

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favor, 0 opposed, 1 (Memhard) absent, to appoint Kristopher Howard to the Zoning Board of Appeals, TTE

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02/14/20

Consent Agenda:

CONFIRMATION OF REAPPOINTMENTS MAYOR S REPORT

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1. New Appointment: Magnolia Pier Advisory Committee TTE 02/14/21 Liisa Nogelo (Refer O A)

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2. Supplemental Appropriation 2018-SA-33 from Director of Public Works (Refer B F)

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3. Supplemental Appropriation 2018-SA-34 from Chief Financial Officer (Refer B F) 4. Memorandum from Chief Financial Officer re: loan authorization

request in the amount of 1,525,000 for Sewer Pump Station
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Facility Rehabilitation Improvements located at Beacon Marine, Parker St., Finch Lane, Corliss Ave. Thurston Point Rd. (Refer B F)

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5. Memorandum from Chief Financial Officer re: loan authorization request in the amount of 1,500,000 re: Babson Water Treatment

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Plant Emergency SRF Support Request (Refer B F)

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6. Memorandum from Assistant DPW Director re: permission to pay FY17 invoices in the amount of 7,192.92 with FY18 funds (Refer B F)

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7. Memorandum from City-owned Cemeteries Advisory Committee re: acceptance of 1,000 donation from Awesome Gloucester (Refer B F)

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8. Memorandum from Community Development Economic Development Directors re: Mass. Seaport Economic Council Grant

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Application - Gloucester Fresh (Refer B F)

9. Memorandum from Planning Director re: requests to apply grant acceptances - MassHousing MVP (Refer B F)

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10. Memorandum from Planning Director re: requests to apply for a Planning Resistance Grant Coastal Resilience Grant (Refer B F)

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11. Memorandum from Harbormaster re: acceptance of a FY19 Clean Vessel Act Grant in the amount of 11,000 (Refer B F)

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12. Memorandum from Planning Director re: Request of Gloucester Crossing, LLC proposing modifications (Refer B F)

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13. Memorandum from General Counsel re: MuniCode Ordinance Review Recommendations for Gloucester s General Code of Ordinances Gloucester Zoning

Ordinance (Refer O A P D)
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14. City of Gloucester Board of Health Regulation re: Restricting the Sale of Tobacco Products (Info Only)

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COMMUNICATIONS/INVITATIONS 1. Letter from Councilor Holmgren to City Council re: informational brochure for dog owners (Info Only)

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APPLICATIONS/PETITIONS 1. PP2018-004: Petition by Comcast to install +/-200 feet of undergro9und service including two (2) 24 x 36 vaults over the

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conduits in the sidewalk on Main Street to Main Street 86

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2. Special Events Application: Request to hold the Magnolia Farmers Market on Mondays from June 25 through August 27, 2018 (Refer P D)

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3. Special Events Application: Request to hold 60th Annual Sidewalk Bazaar August 2, 3, 4, 2018 (Refer P D)

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4. Special Events Application: request to hold Maritime Heritage Day on September 1, 2018 (Refer P D)

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COUNCILORS ORDERS 1. CC2018-0028 (Memhard): Amend GCO Ch. 22 Traffic and Motor Vehicles , Sec. 22-269 Stop intersections be amended by ADDING

Traverse Street at its intersection with Haskell Street (Refer O A TC) 2. CC2018-029 (Holmgren): Request Traffic Commission review the matter of limiting amount of time and locations that commercial
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box trucks are allowed to park on public streets (Refer O A TC)

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3. CC2018-030 (Holmgren/Nolan): Request O A and B F examine the potential of raising the Stage Fort Park non-resident access

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fee, and explore the potential of opening a fund/account to designate a portion of the fee to ready Stage Fort Park for the

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Quadricentennial celebration in 2023 (Refer O A, B F

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM PREVIOUS COUNCIL AND STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS 1. City Council Meeting: 05/22/18 (Approve/File)

2. Special City Council Meeting: 06/05/2018 (Approve/File)

3. FY19 Budget Review: 6/06/2018, 6/07/2018 (Approve/File)

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4. Standing Committee Meetings: B F 06/07/18 (under separate cover), O A 06/04/18, P D 06/06/18 (Approve/File)

Unanimous Consent Calendar: 1. Memorandum from Community Development Director re: Program Year 2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG

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HOME Funds (Refer B F)

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Items to be added/deleted from the Consent Agenda and Unanimous Consent Calendar:

Councilor Gilman asked to remove Item 1 from the Mayor s Report under Communications/Invitations, Letter from Councilor Holmgren to City Council re:

informational brochure for dog owners. She highlighted the
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work of Francesca Hillyer Combs and Linda Brayton for producing an informative brochure for dog owners,

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thanking both women as well as extending her thanks to Councilor Holmgren for bringing the brochure to the

Animal Advisory Committee. She advised this is very helpful to all dog owners in the community. The Council

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unanimously accepted to the letter from Councilor Holmgren as part of the Consent Agenda.

By unanimous vote of the Council the Consent Agenda was accepted as amended.

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The Unanimous Consent Calendar was accepted as presented by unanimous vote of the Council.

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Committee Reports:

Budget Finance: June 7

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COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION: On a motion by Councilor Hecht, seconded by Councilor Memhard, the

Budget Finance Committee voted 3 in favor, 0 opposed, to recommend that the City Council approve Special

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Budgetary Transfer 2018-SBT-15 in the amount of 12,000 from Account 0121251-511000, Police- Criminal

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Investigations, Salaries to Account 0121152-520000, Police-Uniform, Purchase of Services for the purpose of

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funding invoices for management consulting services through June 30, 2018.

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DISCUSSION:

Councilor Cox explained that this transfer is to pay an invoice for a Police Department outside consultant for internal affairs whom they hire; this

is a personnel issue.
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MOTION: On a motion by Councilor Cox, seconded by Councilor Memhard, the City Council voted 9 in

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favor, 0 opposed, to approve Special Budgetary Transfer 2018-SBT-15 in the amount of 12,000 from

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Account 0121251-511000, Police- Criminal Investigations, Salaries to Account 0121152-520000, Police-

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Uniform, Purchase of Services for the purpose of funding invoices for management consulting services

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through June 30, 2018.

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION: On a motion by Councilor Hecht, seconded by Councilor Memhard, the

Budget Finance Committee voted 3 in favor, 0 opposed, to recommend that the City Council accept under MGL

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c. 44, 53A a grant from the Massachusetts State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) through the

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Massachusetts Secretary of State s Office in the amount of 6,326 for the purpose of the City-Owned Cemeteries Advisory Committee Preservation of

Veterans headstones in First Parish Burial Ground and Clarks Cemetery at 122-R Centennial Avenue.
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DISCUSSION:

Councilor Cox noted that this motion and the next motion are to accept grants, one for 6,326 is to support the

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Cemeteries Advisory Committee s preservation of veterans headstones in the city s First Parish Burial Ground and Clarks Cemetery and the second

acceptance is another related donation.
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MOTION: On a motion by Councilor Cox, seconded by Councilor Memhard, the City Council voted 9 in

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favor, 0 opposed, to accept under MGL c. 44, 53A a grant from the Massachusetts State Historical Records

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Advisory Board (SHRAB) through the Massachusetts Secretary of State s Office in the amount of 6,326 for the purpose of the City-Owned Cemeteries

Advisory Committee Preservation of Veterans headstones in First Parish Burial Ground and Clarks Cemetery at 122-R Centennial Avenue.
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COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION: On a motion by Councilor Hecht, seconded by Councilor Memhard, the

Budget Finance Committee voted 3 in favor, 0 opposed, to recommend that the City Council under MGL c. 44,

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53A to accept a donation of up to 674 from the Daughters of the American Revolution, The Gloucester Fund and Awesome Gloucester Foundation for the

purpose of the City-Owned Cemeteries Advisory Committee Preservation
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of Veterans headstones in First Parish Burial Ground and Clarks Cemetery at 122-R Centennial Avenue.

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DISCUSSION: None.

MOTION: On a motion by Councilor Cox, seconded by Councilor Memhard, the City Council voted 9 in

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favor, 0 opposed, under MGL c. 44, 53A to accept a donation of up to 674 from the Daughters of the American Revolution, The Gloucester Fund and

Awesome Gloucester Foundation for the purpose of the
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City-Owned Cemeteries Advisory Committee Preservation of Veterans headstones in First Parish Burial Ground and Clarks Cemetery at 122-R Centennial

Avenue.
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COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION: On a motion by Councilor Hecht, seconded by Councilor Memhard, the

Budget Finance Committee voted 3 in favor, 0 opposed, to recommend that the City Council accept under MGL

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c. 44, 53A a state grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council in the amount of 7,600 to the Gloucester

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Cultural Council for the purpose of supporting FY2018 local cultural projects in the City of Gloucester by the

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Gloucester Cultural Council.

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DISCUSSION:

Councilor Cox advised this is an annual state grant acceptance for the city s Cultural Council and that they will be split evenly between the two

districts.
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MOTION: On a motion by Councilor Cox, seconded by Councilor Memhard, the City Council voted 9 in

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favor, 0 opposed, to accept under MGL c. 44, 53A a state grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council in

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the amount of 7,600 to the Gloucester Cultural Council for the purpose of supporting FY2018 local cultural

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projects in the City of Gloucester by the Gloucester Cultural Council.

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COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION: On a motion by Councilor Hecht, seconded by Councilor Memhard, the

Budget Finance Committee voted 3 in favor, 0 opposed, to recommend that the City Council approve 2018-SA-32

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in the amount of 30,848 (Thirty Thousand Eight Hundred Forty Eight Dollars) from Waterways Enterprise Fund,

Undesignated Fund Balance-Retained Earnings ( Free Cash ) Account 7000-359000, to Waterways Enterprise. Stabilization Fund, 7150-359000, for

reserving said funds for future purposes of the Waterways Enterprise Fund.
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DISCUSSION:

Councilor Cox explained that this appropriation is taking the remainder of Waterways Enterprise Retained

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Earnings (Free Cash) and moving it into the Stabilization Fund for use should there be any emergency that arise, the

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Harbormaster can request transfer the funds through a Supplemental Appropriation. This action will make the funds available despite the turnover of

the new fiscal year, with Council approval.
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MOTION: On a motion by Councilor Cox, seconded by Councilor Memhard, the City Council voted by

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ROLL CALL 9 in favor, 0 opposed, to approve 2018-SA-32 in the amount of 30,848 (Thirty Thousand Eight

Hundred Forty Eight Dollars) from Waterways Enterprise Fund, Undesignated Fund Balance-Retained

Earnings ( Free Cash ) Account 7000-359000, to Waterways Enterprise. Stabilization Fund, 7150-359000, for reserving said funds for future purposes of

the Waterways Enterprise Fund.
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COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION: On a motion by Councilor Hecht, seconded by Councilor Memhard, the

Budget Finance Committee voted 3 in favor, 0 opposed, to recommend that the City Council approve Special

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Budgetary Transfer 2018-SBT-16 in the amount of 32,000 from Account 0115551-511000, Management Information Systems, Salaries to Account

0154352-577000, Veteran s Benefits, Ordinary Benefits for the purpose of funding Veterans Benefits through June 30, 2018.
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DISCUSSION:

Councilor Cox conveyed that the CFO advised the B F Committee that for several years the city has had to

appropriate further funding for Veterans Benefits which points to the success of the city s Veterans Services programs. The projection for the total

required to balance spending for the year is 32,000. That amount is available
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in the Management Information Systems salary line due to lag in filling budgeted positions. The state reimburses

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the city for 75 of these expenses a year in arrears, she noted.

MOTION: On a motion by Councilor Cox, seconded by Councilor Memhard, the City Council voted 9 in

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favor, 0 opposed, to approve Special Budgetary Transfer 2018-SBT-16 in the amount of 32,000 from

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Account 0115551-511000, Management Information Systems, Salaries to Account 0154352-577000,

Veteran s Benefits, Ordinary Benefits for the purpose of funding Veterans Benefits through June 30, 2018.

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Planning Development: May 2 June 6

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COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION: On a motion by Councilor Holmgren, seconded by Councilor Gilman, the

Planning Development Committee voted 2 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 (Lundberg) absent, to recommend that the City

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Council pursuant to GCO Sec. 2-3(2)(d) grant to National Grid (d/b/a Massachusetts Electric Company) a perpetual

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right and easement to install, construct, reconstruct, repair, replace, add to, maintain and operate for the transmission

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of high and low voltage electric current and for the transmission of intelligence, an UNDERGROUND ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, consisting of lines

of buried wires and cables and lines of wires and cables installed in underground conduits, together with all equipment and appurtenances located in, through, under, over, across and
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upon a parcel of land situated on the easterly and westerly sides of Hough Avenue, a portion of which is known as

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24 and as shown on a plan entitled, Easement, City of Gloucester, 24 Hough Avenue, City of Gloucester, MA, WR 23830938 dated 08/17/2015; and as

described in the easement submitted with National Grid s request for
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disposition of said easement for a nominal fee of 1.00. National Grid shall record the Easement at the Southern

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Essex County Registry of Deeds and shall pay all costs to do so including providing copies to the City of Gloucester.

DISCUSSION: None.

MOTION: On a motion by Councilor Gilman, seconded by Councilor Holmgren, the City Council voted 9 in

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favor, 0 opposed, pursuant to GCO Sec. 2-3(2)(d) grant to National Grid (d/b/a Massachusetts Electric

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Company) a perpetual right and easement to install, construct, reconstruct, repair, replace, add to, maintain

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and operate for the transmission of high and low voltage electric current and for the transmission of

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intelligence, an UNDERGROUND ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, consisting of lines of buried wires and cables and lines of wires and cables installed in

underground conduits, together with all equipment
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and appurtenances located in, through, under, over, across and upon a parcel of land situated on the easterly

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and westerly sides of Hough Avenue, a portion of which is known as 24 and as shown on a plan entitled,

Easement, City of Gloucester, 24 Hough Avenue, City of Gloucester, MA, WR 23830938 dated 08/17/2015; and as described in the easement submitted with

National Grid s request for disposition of said easement for a nominal fee of 1.00. National Grid shall record the Easement at the Southern Essex County Registry of
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Deeds and shall pay all costs to do so including providing copies to the City of Gloucester.

Ordinances Administration: June 4

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There are no matters for Council action under this heading.

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Scheduled Public Hearings

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1. PH2018-059: SCP2017-012: Schoolhouse Road 2, 3 and 4, Map 262, Lots 14 37, and Gloucester

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Crossing Road 7, Map 37, Lots 4 5, for a Special Permit under the Mixed Use Overlay District

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pursuant to GZO Sections 5.29 (including Major Project GZO Sec. 5.7), 5.29.10 and 5.11.8 (TBC 6/26/18)

This public hearing is opened at 7:17 p.m.

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Council President Lundberg announced this public hearing was continued to June 26, 2018.

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This public hearing is continued at 7:17 p.m.

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2. PH2018-016: Local adoption of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts DEP Division of Air Quality

Control Policy, Noise Regulation (310 CMR 7.10) AND Amend GCO Ch. 13 Noise (TBC 6/26/2018)

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This public hearing is opened at 7:17 p.m.

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Council President Lundberg announced this public hearing was continued to June 26, 2018. He asked

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Councilor Memhard for any updates on this matter. Councilor Memhard noted that the owners of 159 East Main

Street have been working carefully and thoroughly with the Building Department, having made a number of improvements as to the sound emanating from

the facility. He conveyed that today the Building Inspector advised there is compliance with the city s Noise Ordinance as to almost all the guidelines except for the evening hours impacting residential properties in the zone. He commended the owners of 159 East Main Street and management of the production facility for the resources they have committed to this issue and their forward progress.
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This public hearing is closed at 7:17 p.m.

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3. PH2018-028: Application of NSDJ Real Estate LLC for the storage of ammonia, gas and oil at 159 East

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Main Street, Assessors Map 63, Lot 26, per MGL Ch. 148, 13 and GCO Ch. 8, Sec. 8.1 Licensing for Storing Inflammables

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This public hearing is opened at 7:18 p.m.

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Those speaking in favor: Nick Osgood, NSDJ Real Estate, LLC, owner of the property at 159 East Main Street, advised that there is no

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change in the use, volume of materials in the application (for an inflammables license) and is, essentially, a transfer

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of license with the new ownership of property. He noted that the Fire Department did their review of this application

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and signed off on it. The business use application is the same as with the previous owners who held this license, and

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that this is instrumental to their operation. The volumes of the inflammables are the same as with the previous

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owner s use. He advised there is no change in the business conducted at 159 East Main Street. The cold storage facility can t operate without

ammonia, and has been that way since the day the facility was built in the 1960 s. He asked they be allowed to continue this use for the benefit of the company and the community; for the sustaining of
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jobs and for the other businesses besides National Fish Seafood that use the cold storage facility, other producers

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that store their finished goods and pre-prepped goods for production there, he pointed out. He asked for the Council approval.

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Todd Provost, President of National Fish Seafood, indicated this inflammables license is a continuation of use

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with no expansion of operations or change in chemicals used for their production process. This is important to their

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ability to run their business, he noted as part of the finishing of the line, as well as storage of raw materials and

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