Prepared by: Citizens’ Research Education Network,
Hartford Public Library, and Hartford 2000
There were 47 items
on the regular agenda; one item was walked in at the meeting. The
Council meeting began at 8 P. M. at Hartford City Hall in Council Chambers. The
next public hearing will be Monday, December 17. The next Council meeting will be Monday, January 14, 2002.
Counsel and - The
Council voted to reappoint Alexander
Aponte as the Corporation Counsel. (Corporation Counsel advises the Council on
matters of law.)
Manager - The Council also
voted to appoint Albert G. Ilg as interim City Manager to replace outgoing City
Manager Saundra Kee Borges. Mr. Ilg is
the retired city manager of Windsor.
Clay Arsenal and Upper Albany Zone Strategic
Plans – The Council passed
on consent two ordinances which officially adopted the Strategic Plans of the
Clay Arsenal and Upper Albany Neighborhood Revitalization Zones.
Façade Program II - The Council tabled a resolution which
would have created a new façade improvement program: Façade Program II.
The proposed 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.
Action was postponed on this item at the last Council meeting.
The Council also
tabled a resolution authorizing City
Manager Saundra Kee Borges to fund Façade Program II with Year 27 Community
Development Block Grant Funds. If passed, the resolution would
allow $200,000 from the Hartford Revitalization Fund to the Department of
Housing and Community Development. The Operations, Management, Budget, Education,
and Labor Committee reviewed the resolution at its November 15 meeting and
voted to send the resolution to the Council with no recommendation.
City-Owned Land - The
Council referred to the Housing Committee and to a public hearing on December
17, several resolutions authorizing the sale of city-owned properties to
not-for-profit housing developers. In
each case the developer will build or rebuild in order to create housing.
- 108 Cleveland
Avenue ($5,000) and 29 Guilford Street ($5,000) to Habitat for Humanity. Habitat will build a single family home on
Cleveland and two single-family homes on Guildford Street.
Deerfield Avenue ($1,000) to the Christian Activities Council, for
- 50-52 Colonial
Street ($2,000) to Pope Park Zion, LLC for development in connection with the Cityscape
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.