Prepared by: Citizens’ Research Education Network,
Hartford Public Library, and Hartford 2000
There were 85 items on the regular agenda. The Council recessed their meeting and will
reconvene on April 4 at 3:30 in Council Chambers. That meeting will be held jointly with the Hartford Board of
Education and Hartford’s delegation to the state capital. The next public hearing will be April 16 at
8 P.M. in Council Chambers.
Cutter Site – The council passed a resolution
authorizing the sale of 101 Pearl to Lewis & Pearl Connection, LLC. The parcel is one of the properties which
comprises the “Cutter” site, which is a parcel of land north and east of
Bushnell Park. The resolution calls for
closing no later than 90 days after the execution of the purchase and
construction to begin no later than 30 days after that. The site will be used for office space and
ground level retail.
Ordinance on Park Alcohol Waiver -- The Council
referred an ordinance changing the municipal code to allow the sale and
consumption of alcoholic beverages at the Pond House at Elizabeth Park and the
Pump House Gallery at Bushnell Park to public hearing April 16 and to the
Operations, Management, Budget, Education, and Labor Committee. Under the present code alcoholic beverages
are not allowed in Hartford’s parks except for occasions specifically allowed
Teen Pregnancy -- The Council passed two resolutions
addressing teen pregnancy. The first
resolution expresses the city’s support of the Breaking the Cycle Program; the
second directs City Manager Kee Borges to have the matter studied and provide
the Council appropriate recommendations for action by May 30, 2001. According to the resolutions, Hartford has
the highest teen pregnancy of the 50 largest cities analyzed in the Annie E.
Casey “Kid’s Count” report.
Census Correction Request -- On the recommendation of
Deputy Mayor Francis Sanchez, the Council passed a resolution calling U.S.
Census Bureau to correct its count of Hartford residents during the 2000
census. According to the resolution,
the Census Bureau counted around 2,500 students at the University of Hartford
as West Hartford residents.
Funding for City Projects -- The Council passed two
resolutions accepting money for city projects:
from the National Senior Citizens Education and Resource Center for employment
training for low-income seniors.
from the state government for the Burns Learning Center.
Councilwomen – On the recommendation of
Councilpersons Marilyn Rosetti, Veronica Airey-Wilson, and Elizabeth Horton
Sheff, the Council passed a resolution making “Councilperson” and
“Councilwoman” the official forms for addressing women on the City Council.
If you have any questions about the agenda call Greg Vickers at CREN, 249‑1416. The Citizens' Research Education Network is a non‑profit research and education center for Hartford community‑based organizations.