FINANCE COMMITTEE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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A Public Hearing on the following proposed Ordinances will be held before the Finance Committee on Monday, August 2, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 869 Park Avenue, City Hall, Cranston, R.I. pursuant to Section 3.12 of the Charter, in accordance with the RI General Laws Chapter 45-24-53 for the purpose of considering the following items listed on the agenda.  Remote participation is also available by using the logon information provided below as posted on the City’s website at www.cranstonri.gov and Secretary of State’s website at www.sos.ri.gov.

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Edward J. Brady, Chair
Finance Committee

Rosalba Zanni
Acting City Clerk

     

PROPOSED ORD. NO. 7-21-01 TRANSFERRING APPROPRIATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS AMENDING THE BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING JULY 1, 2020 AND ENDING JUNE 30, 2021 – (4th Quarter Transfers)

It is ordained by the City Council of the City of Cranston as follows:

SECTION 1: The following sections of the budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021 are hereby amended to read as follows:

REVENUES:
GENERAL REVENUES:
[State aid-Distressed Communities]----[$2,547,805]
State aid-Distressed Communities----$2,982,805
[Other Revenue]----[$182,630]
Other Revenue----$607,630

CITY CLERK
[License Advertising]----[$18,350]
License Advertising----$28,350
[RI Real Estate Tax Account]----[$2,000,000]
RI Real Estate Tax Account----$2,050,000

DEPARTMENT INSPECTIONS
[Building Permits]----[$775,000]
Building Permits----$805,000
[Solar Permits]----[$60,000]
Solar Permits----$80,000

FIRE DEMARTMENT
[Federal/State Grants]----[$1,896,000]
Federal/State Grants----$2,261,000 

EXPENDITURES:
DEPARTMENT OF LAW
[Outside Legal Services]----[$400,000]
Outside Legal Services----$650,000  

MUNICIPAL COURT
[Advanced Payments State of RI]----[$144,000]
Advanced Payments State of RI----$94,000

BOARD OFCANVANSSERS
[Overtime]----[$7,000]
Overtime----$32,000

FINANCE
[Severance]----[$250,000]
Severance----$310,000

FIRE DEPARTMENT
[Overtime]----[$4,500,000]
Overtime----$5,250,000

POLICE DEPARTMENT
[Severance]----[$70,000]
Severance----$270,000

DIVISION OF HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE
[Snow Removal Overtime]----[$150,000]
Snow Removal Overtime----$250,000

DIVISION OF ENGINEERING
[Part-time Help]----[$20,000]
Part-time Help----$0

DIVISION OF BUILDING MAINTENANCE
[Departmental Expenses]----[$70,000]
Departmental Expenses----$80,000

SENIOR SERVICES-DIVISION OF SOCIAL SERVICE
[Overtime]----[$1,000]
Overtime----$11,000

SCHOOL DEPARTMENT-REVENUE
State of RI-School Aid----[$64,715,767]
State of RI-School Aid----$68,878,395

SCHOOL DEPARTMENT-EXPENDITURES
School Maintenance----[$163,942,646]
School Maintenance----$168,105,274

I recommend adoption of the foregoing Ordinance
Pursuant to Section 6.17 of the City Charter

_______________________________
Kenneth J. Hopkins, Mayor                       Date                       

 

Fiscal Note
I hereby certify that it is anticipated that sufficient funds will be available to fund this appropriation.

__________________________________
Robert F. Strom, Director of Finance

Sponsored by Mayor Hopkins

     

PROPOSED ORD. 7-21-02 TRANSFERRING APPROPRIATIONS AND AMENDING THE BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING JULY 1, 2021 AND ENDING JUNE 30, 2022 (City Council to Executive Transfers-General Fund)

 It is ordained by the City Council of the City of Cranston as follows:

SECTION 1.   The 2021/2022 Operating Budget adopted by Ordinance and Resolution on May 10, 2021, is hereby amended to reallocate funds as follows:

CITY COUNCIL  (Group 1102)

Line 52215----Council Contingency----$4,900

TOTAL CITY COUNCIL----$4,900

Transferred to the following accounts:

EXECUTIVE  (Group 1101)

Line 52110----Contingency----$1,000

Line 52113----Orders of Mayor----$3,900

TOTAL EXECUTIVE----$4,900

     

I recommend adoption of the foregoing Ordinance
Pursuant to Section 6.17 of the City Charter

_________________________________        _________________________
Kenneth J. Hopkins, Mayor                                                      Date

 

Fiscal Note
I hereby certify that it is anticipated that sufficient funds will be available to fund this appropriation.

__________________________________
Robert F. Strom, Director of Finance

Sponsored by: Councilwoman Renzulli, Council President Paplauskas, Council Vice President Brady, Councilman Reilly

     

PROPOSED ORD. 7-21-03 RATIFYING THE LIUNA (LABORERS INTERNATIONAL UNION OF NORTH AMERICA) CONTRACT, LOCAL UNION 1322
(FY July 1, 2021-June 30, 2024)

It is ordained by the City Council of the City of Cranston as follows:

Section 1.  The City of Cranston has through its corporate officials, bargained collectively with the LIUNA (Laborers International Union of North America), Local 1322, which is the certified bargaining representative of municipal laborers as set forth in the contract; and the Union and the City of Cranston have reached an understanding respecting the terms of a contract resulting from concession bargaining.

Section 2.  That the agreement in writing between the City of Cranston and the Local 1322, a copy of which is attached hereto and made a part hereof, is herby ratified, confirmed and approved by this City Council.

Section 3.  That except as modified by the terms of the aforesaid agreement, the City of Cranston shall retain all powers vested in it by law and its charter over the management, regulation and control of said city municipal laborers.

Section 4Any additional agreements, letters of understanding, contract addendums or modifications during the life of this collective bargaining agreement between the parties must be ratified by the City Council and comply with Charter Sec. 14.17

Section 5.  This Ordinance shall take effect upon its final adoption.

Fiscal Note

I hereby certify that it is anticipated that sufficient funds will be available to fund this contract, and I have provided a fiscal impact analysis, in accordance with Sec. 3.04.152 of the Cranston City Code. Detailed fiscal note attached.

_________________________________
Robert F. Strom, Director of Finance

Sponsored by Mayor Hopkins

     

PROPOSED ORD. 7-21-04 RATIFYING SCHOOL COMMITTEE’S COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT WITH RHODE ISLAND LABORERS DISTRICT COUNCIL 1322, TRADESPEOPLE UNIT

It is ordained by the City Council of the City of Cranston as follows:

Section 1The Cranston School Committee having bargained collectively with the Rhode Island Laborers District Council 1322, which is the certified bargaining representative of Tradespeople Unit as set forth in the attached contract and Addendum;

Section 2.  , The School Committee in accordance with Section 11.02.1 of the Cranston Home Rule Charter posted and made public on June 9,2021 a copy of the proposed contract at least 72 hours notice prior to the public hearing on June 14, 2021 at which time the School Committee voted to approve the attached agreement.

Section 3 That the agreement in writing between the School Committee and the, Rhode Island Laborers District Council 1322 copy of which is attached hereto and made a part hereof,  is hereby ratified, confirmed and approved by the City Council

Section 4.   Any additional agreements, letters of understanding, contract addendums or modifications during the life of this collective bargaining agreement between the parties must be ratified by the City Council and comply with Charter sec. 11.02.1

Section 5.  This Ordinance shall take effect upon its final adoption.

Introduced pursuant to:  Charter Sec. 11.02.1

     

PROPOSED ORD. 7-21-05 RATIFYING SCHOOL COMMITTEE’S COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT WITH THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, LOCAL RI-153, CUSTODIAN UNIT

It is ordained by the City Council of the City of Cranston as follows:

Section 1The Cranston School Committee having bargained collectively with the National Association of Government Employees (NAGE) Local RI-153,  which is the certified bargaining representative of Custodians Unit  as set forth in the attached contract and Addendum;

Section 2.  , The School Committee in accordance with Section 11.02.1 of the Cranston Home Rule Charter posted and made public on June 9,2021 a copy of the proposed contract at least 72 hours notice prior to the public hearing on June 14, 2021 at which time the School Committee voted to approve the attached agreement.

Section 3 That the agreement in writing between the School Committee and the National Association of Government Employees, RI Local-153, copy of which is attached hereto and made a part hereof,  is hereby ratified, confirmed and approved by the City Council

Section 4.   Any additional agreements, letters of understanding, contract addendums or modifications during the life of this collective bargaining agreement between the parties must be ratified by the City Council and comply with Charter sec. 11.02.1

Section 5.  This Ordinance shall take effect upon its final adoption.

Introduced pursuant to:  Charter Sec. 11.02.1

     

PROPOSED ORD. 7-21-06 RATIFYING SCHOOL COMMITTEE’S COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT WITH RHODE ISLAND LABORERS DISTRICT COUNCIL 1322, BUS DRIVERS UNIT

It is ordained by the City Council of the City of Cranston as follows:

Section 1The Cranston School Committee having bargained collectively with the  Rhode Island Laborers District Council Local Union 1322,  which is the certified bargaining representative of Bus Drivers Unit Unit  as set forth in the attached contract and Addendum;

Section 2.  , The School Committee in accordance with Section 11.02.1 of the Cranston Home Rule Charter posted and made public on June 9,2021 a copy of the proposed contract at least 72 hours notice prior to the public hearing on June 14, 2021 at which time the School Committee voted to approve the attached agreement.

Section 3 That the agreement in writing between the School Committee and the, Rhode Island Laborers District Council 1322  copy of which is attached hereto and made a part hereof,  is hereby ratified, confirmed and approved by the City Council

Section 4.   Any additional agreements, letters of understanding, contract addendums or modifications during the life of this collective bargaining agreement between the parties must be ratified by the City Council and comply with Charter sec. 11.02.1

Section 5.  This Ordinance shall take effect upon its final adoption.

Introduced pursuant to:  Charter Sec. 11.02.1

     

PROPOSED ORD. 7-21-07 RATIFYING SCHOOL COMMITTEE’S COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT WITH THE RHODE ISLAND COUNCIL 94 AFSCME,AFL-CIO, CRANSTON PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 2044

It is ordained by the City Council of the City of Cranston as follows:

Section 1The Cranston School Committee having bargained collectively with the Rhode Island Council 94 AFSCME, AFL-CIO, Local RI-2044, which is the certified bargaining representative of Cranston Public School Employees as set forth in the attached contract and Addendum;

Section 2.  , The School Committee in accordance with Section 11.02.1 of the Cranston Home Rule Charter posted and made public on June 9,2021 a copy of the proposed contract at least 72 hours notice prior to the public hearing on June 14, 2021 at which time the School Committee voted to approve the attached agreement.

Section 3 That the agreement in writing between the School Committee and the, Rhode Island Council 94 AFSCME, AFL-CIO, Local RI-2044 copy of which is attached hereto and made a part hereof,  is hereby ratified, confirmed and approved by the City Council

Section 4.   Any additional agreements, letters of understanding, contract addendums or modifications during the life of this collective bargaining agreement between the parties must be ratified by the City Council and comply with Charter sec. 11.02.1

Section 5.  This Ordinance shall take effect upon its final adoption.

Introduced pursuant to:  Charter Sec. 11.02.1

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