Prepared by: Citizens’ Research Education Network,
Hartford Public Library, and Hartford 2000
There were 53 items
on the regular agenda. The Council
meeting will began at 8 P. M. at Hartford City Hall in Council Chambers and was
televised on Hartford Public Access. The Next Council meeting will be November 26, 2001.
Fašade Program II - The Council postponed action on a
resolution which would create a new fašade improvement program: Fašade Program
II. The new program is designed for property owners who want to invest
private funds in addition to funds from the city. Under the program,
property owners could be reimbursed up to 25% their total construction costs.
The Council referred this resolution to the Operations, Management,
Budget, Education, and Labor Committee at its September 24th meeting.
The Council referred to the Operations, Management, Budget,
Education, and Labor Committee a resolution authorizing City Manager Kee Borges
to fund Fašade Program II with Year 27 Community Development Block Grant Funds.
The resolution would allow $200,000 from the Hartford
Revitalization Fund to the Department of Housing and Community Development.
According to the letter attached to the resolution, no monies from the general
fund would be used for the program.
Local Law Enforcement Block Grant - The Council voted
to accept $406,502 from the United States Department of Justice. The
funds, a Local Law Enforcement Block Grant, are mandated for crime prevention
and public safety and will be used to fund neighborhood block watch and problem
solving organizing services. The funds are used for organizers in
thirteen neighborhoods and in conjunction with United Connecticut Action for
CDBG Funds for Site Remediation - The Council passed
on consent a resolution authorizing the City Manager to reprogram $75,000 from
the Year 27 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Site Remediation Fund to
Stephanie Properties, Inc. for environmental remediation at 1000 Wethersfield
Ave. Stephanie Properties plans to renovate the banquet facility at the
site and has requested the funds to cover expenses associated with the removal
of an underground storage tank and contaminated soil from the property.
Trumbull on the Park, LLC Tax Fixing Agreement - The
Council passed a resolution creating a tax assessment agreement with Trumbull
on the Park, LLC for properties it is developing along Lewis and Pearl Streets
in downtown Hartford. The tax agreement is intended to offset
redevelopment costs. Under the agreement, Trumbull on the Park LLC
will pay reduced taxes on the 600 space garage, residential units, and retail
space it is developing.
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