Prepared by: Citizens’ Research Education Network,
Hartford Public Library, and Hartford 2000
There were 30 items on the agenda. The next public
hearing will be Monday, April 18th in Council Chambers. The
next Council meeting will be Monday, April 25th,
2005 at 7 P.M.
CDBG Allocations for FY 2005 – 2006: The
Council sent to public hearing Monday, April 18th and to the Management
and Budget Committee the One Year Annual Action Plan for FY 2005 – 2006. The
plan includes allocations from several federal programs totaling $8,363,948. The
programs include Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), $4,809,509; Home
Investment Partnership (HOME), $2,035,678; American Dream Downpayment Initiative
(ADDI), $62,876; Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA), $1,285,000;
and Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) Program $170,885. (Item #4)
Funds for Hartford Parks: The Council
initiated the process on two ordinances that would allocate funds for Hartford
Parks. The first would appropriate $170,000 from the Capital Improvement
Fund to create a “Boundless Playground” at Goodwin Park. A
boundless playground is barrier free and developmentally advantageous for all
children. All of the funds from this appropriation will be reimbursed
by the state Department of Environmental Protection.
The second ordinance would appropriate $400,000 from the Capital Improvement
Fund for improvements to Pope Park. The improvements include surveying
and construction of pedestrian paths and an entry gate.
Both ordinances were sent to public hearing Monday, April 18th in
Council Chambers and to the Public Works, Parks, and Environment Committee.
410 Asylum Historical Designation: The
Council referred to the Planning Economic Development Committee and to public
hearing, Monday, April 18th, an ordinance that would designate 410
Asylum St. as a Local Historic Property. The Planning and Zoning Commission
has endorsed the designation.
If you have any questions about the agenda call Greg Vickers at CREN, 509-3701 or Richard Frieder at the Hartford Public Library, 695-6365. The Council Preview is a joint project of the Citizens' Research Education Network and the Hartford Public Library