Prepared by: Citizens’ Research Education Network,
Hartford Public Library, and Hartford 2000
There were 47 items on the regular agenda. The next Council meeting will be 8 P.M.,
Monday, April 23. The next public
hearing will be 8 P.M., Monday, April 16.
Civic Center Redevelopment -- The Council passed two
resolutions approving agreements between Northland Two Pillars and the
city. The agreements clear the way for
Northland Two Pillars to redevelop the Hartford Civic Center. Northland will lease the land from the city
and redevelop the Civic Center to include retail, entertainment, and
residential housing space.
Funds for Downtown Circulator Route – The Council
passed a resolution approving funding for the infrastructure of a downtown
circulator route. The Capital Region
Council of Governments has designated $794,000 to be used for the project. The funds require a 20% match by the city.
The circulator route was recommended in the Greenburg study and will connect
points of interest in the downtown business district.
Smart Stream Financial System -- On the
recommendation of Councilperson John O’Connell, the Council passed a resolution
directing City Manager Kee Borges to complete a business analysis of the city’s
“Smart Stream” financial system. According to the resolution there have been problems with the system.
Grandparent Task Force -- On the recommendation of
Councilperson Elizabeth Horton Sheff, the Council passed a resolution directing
the City Manager to identify properties and resources that could be used to
create affordable housing for grandparents raising their grandchildren. The city’s task force to explore the needs
of grandparents raising grandchildren has identified affordable housing as a
Revocation of Minority Business Enterprise Certification
-- The Council received a communication from the Health and Human Services
Committee on the committee’s special meeting to discuss the eligibility status
of Safe Workers of America to qualify as a Minority Business Enterprise with
the city. The committee voted to
support City Manager Kee Borges’ decision to revoke Safe Workers of America’s
certification as a Minority Business Enterprise.
Bushnell Park Pump House – The Council passed a
resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a lease agreement with
Vito’s by the Park to operate a food concession at the Pump House in Bushnell
Park for the Summer.
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.