City Council Meetings – Week of November 19th

The Finance Committee is the only Council Committee meeting this week.  All other meetings have been cancelled.  The Meeting Cancellation Notice can be found here.

Finance Committee:  The Finance Committee will meet TONIGHT, November 20th, at 6:15 p.m. in Room 211 and is scheduled to discuss the following:  request to appropriate
$7,000 from the Handicapped Parking Fine Fund to be used to pay for special police
detail enforcement of the accessible parking regulations, request to appropriate $106,000 from bonded indebtedness for the purpose of upgrading the Toughbooks equipment in the Police Department’s first line response vehicles, request that the Mayor take the necessary steps to construct a 9½’ chain link fence with ivy around the exterior of the Rumford Avenue solar site, request to accept and expend a $3500 grant from the Massachusetts Department of Housing for hoarding services to support the work of the Newton Hoarding
Task Force, request to transfer the necessary funding the from Current Year Wage Reserve Account to various department budgets in order to fund the cost items set forth in the one-year labor contract agreement with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSME), City Hall Associates, Local 3092, request to appropriate and expend $41,080 from the Inclusionary Zoning Fund and the Newton Housing Authority will contribute an equal amount for the purpose of repaying HOME funds in the amount of $82,160, request to appropriate $280,000 from bonded indebtedness to purchase a
Gradall vehicle for the Public Works Department, request authorization for the city to enter into a lease agreement for the delivery, implementation, management, and support of the Student Information Systems (SIS) for the Newton Public Schools, request to appropriate and expend $1,200,000 from bonded indebtedness to replace the Fire Department’s Ladder Truck #2, request authorization to accept and expend a $22,460 grant from the
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency Grant for the purchase of equipment for the City’s Emergency Operations Center, and a request to appropriate $1,507,105 from bonded indebtedness to upgrade the City’s financial system to Tyler Technology’s Munis
Software.  The agenda can be found here.

Following this meeting, the Finance Committee will hold a public hearing on the request for approval of the  FY 18 Municipal Property Tax Levy Distribution Percentages (Tax Classification).  The Notice can be found here and the agenda can be found here