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Event takes place on October 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM
City Council Chamber 536 Dwight St. Holyoke MA

AGENDA FOR THE CITY COUNCIL
October 15,2013

LAID ON THE TABLE

1.    Previous City Council minutes from September 3, 2013

2.    From Ryan Allen, Administrative Ass’t to the City Council, minutes from August 6, and Sept 3, 2013.

3.    Petition for a pole and wire location at intersection of Shawmut & Lynwood Ave.

4.    Petition of Kenrick Williams, 97 Locust St. renewal of a special permit for a home occupation for a landscaping and lawn care business

5.    the City Council vote to approve the operation of a Needle Exchange program in the City of Holyoke

PUBLIC COMMENT

COMMUNICATIONS

6.    Previous City Council minutes from October 1, 2013

7.    Petition from residents of the City of Holyoke requesting resignation of Councilors Todd McGee and Daniel Bresnahan

8.    From Board of Health minutes from September 9, 2013

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

PETITIONS

9.    Petition of Joseph Harfoush, 288 W. Franklin St. for a new livery license.

10.    Petition of Carmen Rivera for a new pool table license at 119 High St.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

11.    Ordinance Committee Reports (if any)

11A.    The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that a handicap spot be placed in front of 94 Suffolk St. this spot is for Living Water Counseling Center which as applied for a license to provide outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment services at 94 Suffolk St. Clinic in Holyoke Recommend that the order be adopted

11B.    The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that the City Ordinance be changed to allow for overnight parking in front of 566 South St.  Recommend that the order be adopted

11C.    The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that the City remove the Handicap parking sign affixed to the illegal double-pole in front of 9 Wolcott St. Parking on Wolcott, a one-way st. is at a premium and a nearby resident would like it removed Recommend that the order be adopted

11D.    The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that the handicap sign at 40-42 Belvidere be removed, the person has moved Recommend that the order be adopted

11E.    The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that the City Council refer to its Ordinance Committee an ordinance change to create a “police only” parking space, with any appropriate signage, at the top of John St. on the north side of the street. This is located near the High St. police substation. Recommend that the order be adopted

11F.    The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order That the City Council Committee on Ordinance review the existing PVTA and HCC bus stops in the City  under 86-326 and delete and or update list as necessary Recommend that the order be adopted

12.    Finance Committee Reports (if any)

13.    Public Safety Committee Reports (if any)

14.    Public Service Committee Reports (if any)

15.    Redevelopment Committee Reports (if any)

15A.    The Committee on Redevelopment to whom was referred an order that the Honorably City Council, in accordance with MA General Laws Chapter 30B and the Holyoke Procurement Ordinance, vote to declare the following parcels of land surplus property available for disposition. Said Parcels are described as Parcel ID 030-06-006 Main St. Vacant land, Parcel ID 033-04-011 24 Main St. Vacant land, Parcel ID 020-02007 Rear Bond St. Vacant Building, Parcel 020-02-008, 216 Appleton St. Vacant Building, Parcel 021-01-008, 191 Appleton St. Vacant Land, Parcel 030-07-003, Main St. Vacant Land, Parcel 030-07-004 Main St. Vacant land, Parcel 018-01-005 84 Sargeant St. Vacant land/building  Recommend that the order be adopted

15B.    The Committee on Redevelopment to whom was referred an order that the Honorable City Council in accordance with the Holyoke Redevelopment Authority’s urban renewal plan entitled, “Connect. Construct. Create. – A plan for the Revitalization of Center City Holyoke” which was approved by the Holyoke City Council on December 4, 2012 and by the MA Department of Housing and Community Development on February 5, 2013, vote to approve the transfer of the properties listed to the Holyoke Redevelopment Authority for consideration of 1:00: Said Parcels are described as Parcel ID 030-06-006 Main St. Vacant land, Parcel ID 033-04-011 24 Main St. Vacant land, Parcel ID 020-02007 Rear Bond St. Vacant Building, Parcel 020-02-008, 216 Appleton St. Vacant Building, Parcel 021-01-008, 191 Appleton St. Vacant Land, Parcel 030-07-003, Main St. Vacant Land, Parcel 030-07-004 Main St. Vacant land, Parcel 018-01-005 84 Sargeant St. Vacant land/building   Recommend that the order be adopted

15C.    The Committee on Redevelopment to whom was referred an order that the Creative Economy Director appear before the Redevelopment sub-committee to provide a 1 year update Recommend that the order has been complied with

MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS

16.    ALEXANDER    –    Whereas:  The SC zoning district restricts certain types of retail activities allowed in all other commercial zones,

Ordered: That the Council consider amending Zone SC to allow for certain other business types.

17.    ALEXANDER    –    Whereas: the current zoning chart of dimensional controls only specifies a maximum lot coverage for zone RO, allowing lots in any other zone to be entirely paved over

Ordered: That the Council amend zoning ordinance table 5.2 (dimensional controls) to include a minimum green space requirement for all zones, and make any other necessary zoning ordinance changes to implement this requirement, consistent with the desired style of development in each Zone.

18.    ALEXANDER    –    Whereas: the HHA has insufficient ability to police
    BRESNAHAN        parking on the public ways within Beaudoin Village

Ordered:
    VACON        That the Council declare the Beaudoin Village neighborhood, including Leary Drive and any other public ways within Beaudoin Village), a Residents-Only parking district define the boundaries of such District, and provide HHA with the authority to enforce the district through a permit and ticket/tow process.

19.    ALEXANDER    –    Whereas: many city residents have no way to deliver items to the DPW facility for disposal

Ordered: That the DPW draft and implement a fee-based program, available to all residents of the city, to allow for curbside pickup of large and/or bulky items for disposal.

20.    ALEXANDER    –    Whereas: the city currently requires a Permit for tag sales, requires that tag sale signs be removed promptly after the sale, but has no way to positively identify the poster of such signs

Ordered: That the tag sale ordinance be amended to require the sale permit number be placed on all such signs, and that placement of a sign without a permit number be considered a violation of said ordinance.

21.    ALEXANDER    –    Whereas: the DPW currently has no budget or funding
    BRESNAHAN        mechanism to foster and expand the city recycling
            program

Ordered: That the council consider creation of an Enterprise Fund, funded by the revenues generated by the recycling program, to be used to encourage and facilitate recycling throughout the city.

22.    ALEXANDER    –    Whereas: Renters make up more than half of Holyoke’s population, and whereas renters currently have no access to the DPW to dispose of items unsuitable for the household trash stream

Ordered: That the DPW draft and implement a program, similar to that available to homeowners and landlords, to enable any rental property resident within the city to, upon payment of an appropriate fee, deliver any and all such items to the DPW for disposal.

23.    JOURDAIN    –    the Special State Election in the City of Holyoke for the choice of Senator in General Court be and the same is hereby called to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, in the several polling places designated by the City Council.
     The polls will be opened at 7:00AM and remain open continuously thereafter until 8:00PM, when the polls will be closed and all the votes will in the several precincts in which they are entitled to vote, between said hours, give their votes for SENATOR IN GENERAL COURT

ORDENA, Que la Eleccion Especial del Estado, en  la Ciudad de Holyoke para la seleccion de Senador de la Legislatura Estatal sea y al igual de  por este medio llamado a que lleve a cabo el Martes, 5 de Noviembre 2013, en los various lugares de votacion, como designado por el concejo municipal.
     Las urnas seran abiertas a las 7:00AM y cerradas a las 8:00PM de dicho dia y todos tienen derecho a votar entre dicha horas ceder sus votos para lo siguente:  SENADOR DE LA LEGISLATURA ESTATAL

24.    JOURDAIN    –    the DPW install a cross walk in front of Blessed Sacrament Church across Northampton St.

25.    JOURDAIN    –    
    That the Polling Places for each of the voting precincts in the City of Holyoke for the Municipal & State Election to be held Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, be and the same are hereby designated as follows:

    ORDENA, que los lugares para cada recintos en la Ciudad de Holyoke para la Eleccion Municipal y las Primarias Especial del Estado que se llevaran a cabo el Martes, 5 de Noviembre 2013, sea y al igual, por este medio designado lo siguente:

WARD ONE   BARRIO UNO
                      PRECINCT A – Rosary Towers Recreation Room 21 Bowers St..
                      RECINTO A—Rosary Towers Recreation Room  21 de la Calle Bowers

                       PRECINCT B—Prospect Heights Community Room, 41 Chestnut St.
                       RECINTO B—Prospect Heights, 41 de la Calle Chestnut

WARD TWO   BARRIO DOS
        PRECINCT A—Morgan School Gym, South Bridge St. Entrance only
        RECINTO A—Gimnasio de la Escuela Morgan, en la Calle So. Bridge solamente

        PRECINCT B – Falcetti Towers, 475 Maple St.
        RECINTO B – Falcetti Towers, 475 de la Calle Maple

WARD THREE   BARRIO TRES
        PRECINCT A – Elmwood Engine House, South St.
        RECINTO A – Elmwood Engine House, en la Calle South

        PRECINCT B – Metcalf  School Gym, 2019 Northampton St.
        RECINTO B –Gimnasio de la Escuela Metcalf, 2019 de la Calle Northampton

WARD FOUR   BARRIOS CUATRO
        PRECINCT A& B – St. Paul’s Church Parish Center, Appleton St.
        RECINTO A&B – St. Paul’s Church Parish Center, en la Calle Appleton

WARD FIVE   BARRIOS CINCO
        PRECINCT A – Lt. Elmer J. McMahon School Gym, Kane Rd.
        RECINTO A—Gimnasio de la Escuela McMahon, en la Calle Kane

        PRECINCT B – Maurice A. Donahue School Gym, Whiting Farms Rd.
        RECINTO B—Gimnasio de la Escuela Donahue, en la Calle Whiting Farms    
 
WARD SIX   BARRIO SEIS
        PRECINCT A&B – Sullivan School 400 Jarvis Ave.
        RECINTO A&B – Escuala Sullivan, 400 de la Calle Jarvis

WARD SEVEN   BARRIO SIETE
        PRECINCT A&B – E. N. White School Gym, 1 Jefferson St.
        PRECINTO A&B– Gimnasio de la Escuela E. N. White, 1 de la Calle Jefferson

26.    JOURDAIN    –    a handicap space be placed at 267 Walnut St., Placard #P01598681, Expires Aug. 27, 2015

27.    MCGEE_T    –    that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2014, Ten Thousand & 00/100 Dollars ($10,000) as follows:(Bldg. Dept.)

FROM:
*****-*****    General Fund Free Cash        $10,000
        TOTAL:    $10,000
TO:
12402-53010    Other Contracted Services        $10,000
        TOTAL:    $10,000

Addendum:
The listing of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the chair which may be discussed at the meeting.  
Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law

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