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Event takes place on March 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM
536 Dwight St. City Council Chambers Holyoke, MA

AGENDA FOR THE CITY COUNCIL

March 21,2017

 

LAID ON THE TABLE

 

1.    The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “Shannon Community Safety Initiative” grant and authorizes the establishment of a Fund or other method appropriate for the accounting of the receipts and expenditures of all resources associated with the administration of said grant.  Recommend that the order be adopted

 

2.    The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred an order Community Development block Grants recommend the order be adopted

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

3.    From Alex B. Morse, Mayor letter re-appointing Mr. Al Lehmann, 19 Thomas Ave. to serve as a member of the Commission of Disabilities for the City of Holyoke:  Mr. Lehmann will serve a three year term; said term will expire on March 2020.

 

4.    From Mayor Alex B. Morse, letter re:  Veto of Ordinance regarding Community Preservation Committee.

 

5.    From Brenna Murphy McGee CMC, City Clerk minutes from March 7, 2017.

 

6.    From Bellamy H. Schmidt, Acting City Auditor, re: Monthly Budget Reports, for the General Fund and Sewer Fund as of January 31, 2017.

 

7.    From Office of Planning & Development letter re:  GTI, Massachusetts NP Corporation, 28 Appleton St. (Zone: IG, Industrial General).

 

8.    From Dr. Stephen Zrike, Jr. Receiver/Superintendent, letter on follow-up for information to the feasibility study and schematic design required by the MSBA for all projects.

 

9.    From Holyoke Economic Development and Industrial Corporation minutes of Sept. 27  2016 & January 9, 2017.

 

10.  From Holyoke Redevelopment Authority minutes of October 19, & November 16, 2017.

 

11.  From Board of Public Works, Sewer Commission and Stormwater Authority minutes of  January 23, 2017.

 

12.  From Holyoke Board of Health minutes of January 5, 2017.

 

PETITIONS

 

13.  Petition of Frank E. Ferrini, for a new second hand license at 375 Whitney Ave.

 

14.  Petition of Mimi Mai, for a renewal of a second hand license at 324 Appleton St.

 

15.  Petition of Jannette Vega for a Street vendor license for a mobile food truck.

 

16.  Petition of William F. Sullivan Co, Inc. for a renewal of a Junk Dealer’s license at 1 Jed Days Landing.

 

17.  Petition of William F. Sullivan Co, Inc. for a renewal of a Junk Dealer’s License at 107 Appleton St.

 

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

 

 

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

 

18.     Ordinance Committee Reports (if any)

 

18A.  The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order   That one parking space opposite the driveway for 138 Linden St. be designated “no parking” to facilitate entry by the rubbish removal service truck. At present, if a car is parked above, below, and across from the 138 Linden St. driveway, the garbage truck cannot get in (and if only two of those three spaces are occupied, the truck is able to get in). This is impacting the garbage removal process for this building. 
 Recommend that the order be adopted

 

18B.  The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order That the DPW remove the handicapped parking sign in front of 99 Carlton St. as the sign is no longer needed  Recommend that the order be adopted

 

18C.  The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that the handicap parking spot at 144 Linden St. be removed. Resident has moved and parking is no longer needed Recommend that the order be adopted

 

18D.  The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that the parking spot at 179 Beech St. be removed. Resident has moved and the parking is no longer needed  Recommend that the order be adopted

 

18E.   The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that the handicap parking at 189 Beech St. be removed. Resident moved and handicap parking is no longer needed at the location  Recommend that the order be adopted

 

19.     Finance Committee Reports (if any)

 

20.     Public Safety Committee Reports (if any)

 

20A.  The Committee on Public Safety to whom was referred an order that Mark E. Dupont and Russell A. Sprague of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield, and their agent Barry Engineers, be invited to answer questions of public safety surrounding Mater Dolorosa Church and Rectory  Recommend that the order has been complied with

 

20B.  The Committee on Public Safety to whom was referred an order That the Board of Health or Building Inspector take immediate enforcement action against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield to take the necessary measures to prevent the growth of white mold in the Mater Dolorosa Church.  This fungus is not only a serious respiratory threat but it also accelerates the deterioration of valuable historic artifacts. recommend that the order has been complied with

 

20C.  The Committee on Public Safety to whom was referred an order that the Board of Health take immediate enforcement action against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield to clean and prevent further accumulation of avian fecal matter in the Mater Dolorosa Church. This material is a serious respiratory threat and breeding ground for maggots and other fungus Recommend that the order has been complied with

 

21.     Public Service Committee Reports (if any)

 

22.     Development and Governmental Relations Committee Reports (if any)

 

23.     Charter and Rules Committee Reports (if any)

 

24.     Joint City Council and School Committee Reports (if any)

 

24A.  The Committee on Joint Committee of City Council and School to whom was referred an order From Mayor Alex B. Morse, correspondence regarding a vote to submit a Statement of Interest with the Massachusetts Building Authority.     Recommended that Statement of Interest & Appropriation be approved and adopted

 

24B.  The Committee on Joint Committee of City Council and School to whom was referred an order that the City Council invite the School Superintendent to discuss the potential of new middle schools for the city.  Recommended that the order be complied with

 

 

MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS

 

25.     LEBRON-MARTINEZ   –         An order that the ordinance committee allowed an additional handicap space in front of Mass Surgical Supply (249 High Street) and to make the current and handicap to each be an one hour parking limit. 

 

26.     LEBRON-MARTINEZ   –         An order that an unmetered fifteen (15) minute loading zone be allowed in front of the Mass Surgical Supply store (249 High Street) for loading and unloading purpose.

 

27.     MCGEE             — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2017, Five thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($5,000) as follows:

FROM:
11611-51210        Election Officers                   $5,000
                     TOTAL:          $5,000
TO:
11612-53020        Ordinance Codification                   $5,000
                     TOTAL:          $5,000

 

28.     MCGEE             — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2017, Twenty thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($20,000) as follows:

FROM:
*****-*****      Free Cash                  $20,000
                     TOTAL:          $20,000
TO:
15432-57700        Veterans Benefits                 $20,000
                     TOTAL:          $20,000

 

29.     MCGEE             — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2017,  Fifteen thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($15,000) as follows:/100 Dollars ($15,000) as follows:

FROM:
11522-53190        Education & Training                       $15,000
                     TOTAL:          $15,000
TO:
196412-57630      Claims                        $15,000
                     TOTAL:          $15,000

 

30.     MCGEE             — That the Treasurer is authorized to file an application to qualify any and all of the bonds or notes authorized by the Council on or before the date hereof under Chapter 44A of the General Laws, and to provide such information and execute such documents as may be required for such purposes.

 

31.     MCGEE             — That each prior order of the City Council that authorizes the borrowing of money to pay costs of

capital projects is hereby supplemented to provide that, in accordance with Chapter 44, Section

20 of the General Laws, as most recently amended by the Municipal Modernization Act, so-

called, the premium received by the City upon the sale of any bonds or notes thereunder, less any

such premium applied to the payment of the costs of issuance of such bonds or notes, may be

applied to pay project costs and the amount authorized to be borrowed for each such project shall

be reduced by the amount of any such premium so applied.

 

32.     ROMAN            — that the City’s Street Ordinances be amended to change Oscar Street in Holyoke be changed to Jones Ferry Road, extending the current street, and changing the address of the Sue Ellen Panitch boathouse at Jones Ferny River Access Center to 25 Jones Ferry Road. 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

                                                                                    ______________________________

                                                                                                        City Clerk

 


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