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City Council Agenda Dec. 17: Police Contract, Employee Benefits

Long Beach City Hall. (Credit: Joseph Kellard)
Long Beach City Hall. (Credit: Joseph Kellard)

The following is the agenda for the Long Beach City Council meeting at City Hall, 1 W. Chester St., at 7 p.m. on Dec. 17.

1. Resolution Authorizing an Amendment and Extension to the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Long Beach and the Long Beach Civil Service Employees Association.

Legislative Memo: This contract extension will save the City approximately $274,467.00 in the first year and approximately $621,868.00 over the lifetime of the Agreement, providing fair and agreed upon modifications. This Agreement was voted on and approved by the union membership.

PUBLIC HEARING: Ordinance Authorizing Financing for Payments by the City of Long Beach, Pursuant to the Award Dated May 29, 2013 in the Matter of the Interest Arbitration Between the Long Beach Police Benevolent Association, Inc. and the City of Long Beach, Stating the Estimated Total Cost Thereof is $6,500,000, Appropriating Said Amount Therefore, and Authorizing the Issuance of up to $6,500,000 Bonds of Said City to Finance Said Appropriation.

2. Ordinance Authorizing Financing for Payments by the City of Long Beach, Pursuant to the Award Dated May 29, 2013 in the Matter of the Interest Arbitration Between the Long Beach Police Benevolent Association, Inc. and the City of Long Beach, Stating the Estimated Total Cost Thereof is $6,500,000, Appropriating Said Amount Therefore, and Authorizing the Issuance of up to $6,500,000 Bonds of Said City to Finance Said Appropriation.

Legislative Memo: This bond issue is required to pay the mandatory retroactive salary payments pursuant to an arbitration award to the PBA, going back a period of five years that they were without a contract. Bond payments have been estimated and accounted for in the City’s current budget.

PUBLIC HEARING: Resolution Granting Waiver of Off-Street Parking Requirements Re: Premises 881 West Beech Street (street floor), Long Beach, New York.
Re: Nail Salon

3. Resolution Granting Waiver of Off-Street Parking Requirements Re: Premises 881 West Beech Street (street floor), Long Beach, New York.
Re: Nail Salon

4. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Accept a Charitable Donation.

Legislative Memo: This is a donation of call center equipment, valued at approximately $300,000, to be utilized by the Long Beach Community Response Center in helping the City serve our residents in a timely, efficient and courteous manner.

PUBLIC HEARING: Ordinance to Amend the Code of Ordinances of the City of Long Beach Re: Water and Sewers.

5. Ordinance to Amend the Code of Ordinances of the City of Long Beach
Re: Water and Sewers.

Legislative Memo: This resolution is brought before the City Council seeking to amend the City’s Code in order to reduce infiltration and inflow into the sanitary sewer system, groundwater and waterways, by requiring inspection, testing, repair, replacement and ongoing maintenance of privately owned sewer laterals within the City, only necessary by the owner at the time of sale of a property or when renovation costs are in excess of $50,000. This amendment would be effective April 1, 2014.

PUBLIC HEARING: Ordinance to Amend the Code of Ordinances of the City of Long Beach Re: Personnel Code.

6. Ordinance to Amend the Code of Ordinances of the City of Long Beach
Re: Personnel Code.

Legislative Memo: To amend the amount of benefits afforded to management employees, specifically reducing the allowable accrued sick and vacation time and bringing the City into line with Nassau County and other municipalities as it relates to qualified retirees.

7. Resolution Authorizing Budget Amendment to Community Development Fund Budget Year 2013-2014.

Legislative Memo: Appropriation of Urban Development Grant funds for approved projects/programs, such as tourism, senior and youth programs, City park and playground improvements and the purchase of a trolley bus.

8. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Purchase One Classic Trolley Bus from the Lowest Responsible Bidder and Authorizing Budget Amendment to Community Development Fund Budget Year 2013-2014.

Legislative Memo: This is an additional trolley bus for the City’s public transportation department, helping to promote tourism and economic growth throughout the City’s business districts.

9. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Purchase One Clean Air Diesel Gillig Bus.

Legislative Memo: This new bus will replace a 2010 transit bus that was completely destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. 90% of the funding is being provided through the FTA Emergency Relief Fund and the other 10% is being sought from CDBG Relief Fund monies.

10. Resolution to Schedule the First Regular Council Meeting of January on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 12:00 O’clock Noon.

Legislative Memo: The second regular scheduled City Council meeting of January shall be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2014.

larry teague December 17, 2013 at 11:09 PM
forget the sewer, CSEA saving us $274K??? benefits for life after only FIVE years in LB????!!!! are these morons serious???? so you work for ten years and you get medical for life? where do I sign up? can they waive the age requirement for me here? seems they do what they want for themselves. gotta sell my house asap
alan schwartz December 18, 2013 at 12:25 AM
Our kids can't live here with sewage in the channel. If we are rebuilding lets fix the sewers while we fix the boardwalk and streets.
Eddie December 18, 2013 at 08:20 AM
Larry, join the Democrats and get one of the 34 new management jobs they made up for their friends and family members. Some of them, like the ones in the Daycare Center are under investigation by the feds now, but after FIVE years, you and your wife will have LIFETIME benefits and your kids will have benefits until they turn 26 YEARS OLD!
Eddie December 18, 2013 at 08:20 AM
The only fix to the sewers will be a new requirement to replace your house lateral when you sell. Another $5000 tax for homeowners. An "exit" tax.

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