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Event takes place on November 15, 2016 at 7:00 PM
City Hall Council Chambers, 536 Dwight St. Holyoke, MA 01040

AGENDA FOR THE CITY COUNCIL
November 15,2016

LAID ON THE TABLE

1.    The Committee on Joint Committee of City Council and School to whom was referred an order that the City of Holyoke provide information to the Joint Committee of the City Council and School Committee as to the dollars available for capital improvements, now that the school construction bonds are completed  recommend that the order has been complied with

2.    The Committee on Joint Committee of City Council and School to whom was referred an order that the Superintendent attend the Joint Meeting of the City Council and School Committee to discuss school security improvements/ City wide crises response efforts  recommend that the order has been complied with

3.    The Committee on Joint Committee of City Council and School to whom was referred  that the administrative staff of Goodwin College and Windsor Marketing Group be invited to address the Council and School Committee regarding potential collaboration and partnering with Dean Tech HS  Recommend that the order has been complied with

4.    The Committee on Joint Committee of City Council and School to whom was referred an order that the Superintendent attend the Joint meeting of the City Council and School Committee to discuss MSBA projects  recommend that the order has been complied with

5.    Ordered, that the parks and recreation commission, parks and recreation director, personnel director and law dept take 15-20 minutes to give the City Council a briefing in executive session to discuss the recent employee placed on paid administrative leave.”

PUBLIC COMMENT

COMMUNICATIONS

6.    From Sara J. Carroll, Assistant City Solicitor, letter re:  Opinion on Political Activity in Public Space.

7.    From Brenna Murphy McGee, City Clerk, CMC and Ryan Allen, Admin. Asst. to City Council minutes of Special Meeting on November 1, 2016.

8.    From Bellamy H. Schmidt, Acting City Auditor, Monthly Budget Reports for the General fund and Sewer Fund as of September 30, 2016.

9.    From Parks & Recreation Commission, minutes of September 27, 2016.

10.    From Board of Fire Commission minutes of October 12, 2016.

11.    From Board of Public Works minutes of September 26, 2016.

12.    From Sewer Commission minutes of September 26, 2016.

13.    From Stormwater Authority minutes of September 26, 2016.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

14.    Ordinance Committee Reports (if any)

14A.    The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that the City place a “Loading Zone” sign in front of 845 Main St. for business owner Diomedes Chaves who is having difficulty locating parking for delivery truck.  Recommend that the order be adopted as amended placing the sign across the street

15.    Finance Committee Reports (if any)

16.    Public Safety Committee Reports (if any)

17.    Public Service Committee Reports (if any)

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

19.    Charter and Rules Committee Reports (if any)

19A.    The Committee on Charter and Rules to whom was referred an order that all regular meetings of the Holyoke City Council shall start at 7:00pm sharp.   The meetings shall be chaired by Council President or the senior member of the City Council present.  Awaiting disposition

19B.    The Committee on Charter and Rules to whom was referred an order that late file orders of the Holyoke City Council shall be limited to ten items.  Awaiting disposition

19C.    The Committee on Charter and Rules to whom was referred an order that the City Council amend its rules to make the Joint Committee of the City Council and School Committee a permanent standing committee.
  Awaiting disposition

19D.    The Committee on Charter and Rules to whom was referred an order that the Council adopt a rule in accordance with the legal opinion already provided, clarifying the need for a meaning of a signature on a committee report  Awaiting disposition

19E.    The Committee on Charter and Rules to whom was referred an order that the Holyoke City Council Official Resolution to include the name of the Councilor who was the lead author.  Awaiting disposition

19F.    The Committee on Charter and Rules to whom was referred an order that the one year appointment for the City Council Administrative Assistant be changed to a two year appointment.  Awaiting disposition

19G.    The Committee on Charter and Rules to whom was referred an order that the rules of the City Council be amended that all councilors are to be in chambers by 6:45pm and that the City Council meeting will begin promptly at 7:00pm.
  Awaiting disposition

19H.    The Committee on Charter and Rules to whom was referred an order to amend council rule #31 to allow any member present during a subcommittee hearing to sit in the meet the quorum requirement Awaiting disposition

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

MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS

21.    LEAHY    –    that the Law Department come before the Public Service subcommittee. Since the passage of recreational marijuana how will that  effect our ordinances and laws. Also give us an update on the cities regulatory power over the stores that will be selling/manufacturing of marijuana and edibles.

22.    LEAHY    –    that the city creates an ordinances on recreational marijuana regarding the taxation of the products that will be manufactured and or sold.

23.    LEAHY    –    that The chief of police come before the Public Safety committee to brief the council on how the Holyoke Police officers are trained on detecting and handling operation under influence of marijuana.

24.    LEAHY    –    The Department of Public Works install no Parking signs at the beginning of Maple Street located in the circle of Mater Dolorosa School.  Have the signs read, ” no parking from 7:00 to 9:00am and from 2:00 to 4:00pm. Monday through Friday.

25.    LEAHY    –    that the City installs a light to shine on the American Flag at Community Field.  This will put the City of Holyoke in compliance with The US Flag code which reads, ” the flag may be displayed 24 hours a day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness”.

26.    MCGEE    –    that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “2017 BYRNE MEMORIAL JUSTICE ASSISTANCE ” 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.

27.    MCGEE    –    that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “2017 STATE 911 TRAINING ” 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.

28.    MCGEE    –    that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “2017 BULLETPROOF VESTS PARTNERSHIP” 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.

29.    ROMAN    –    That the DPW paint parking lines on both sides High Street on the intersections of Resnic Boulevard and Jackson Street, businesses and residents are requesting that parking lines be painted. 

30.    ROMAN    –    that the City forester trim overgrown trees on the corner of Jackson Street and High Street, it blocks the view of drivers, and makes intersection dangerous.

31.    ROMAN    –    that the DPW remove and clean up dead shrubbery and overgrown weeds on Adams Street, which between Clemente Street and South Bridge Street.

32.    ROMAN    –    that the DPW, City forester and Holyoke Gas and Electric, investigate and remedy raised side walk due to tree roots in front of 346 Elm Street in Holyoke.   Side walk has been a safety concern and individuals/residents are tripping over the raised side walk. As a result homeowners adjacent are concerned with potential root damage to foundations/ water pipes etc.

33.    ROMAN    –    that City of Holyoke establish the Community Preservation Committee.  The purpose of this committee shall be to study community preservation resources, possibilities and needs, and to make annual recommendations to city council on spending of Community Preservation surcharge funds.  

Required members of the committee per state statue shall be one representative of the following city boards / commissions:

- Conversation Commission
- Planning Board
- Historical Commission
- Housing Authority
- Board of Park Commissioners

An 3 additional members will be appointed by the Holyoke City Council with a 4th seat being reserved for a member of the City Council who will also serve as Chairman of the Committee, City Council appointment shall be made by the City Council President.

34.    VACON    –    That the sale of recreational marijuana be allowed
    JOURDAIN        under the same zoning as medical marijuana after the
            State establishes regulations.

35.    VALENTIN    –    That a handicap sign be place in front of 189 Beech St. for Abigail Sevigne.

36.    BARTLEY    –    The City Council ask the Mayor, DPW Superintendent to use 2017 CDBG  funds to purchase and install an outdoor bulletin board, that can be locked and is waterproof.  That is sufficient in size and installed in a convenient location for the public.

37.    BRESNAHAN    –    That a handicap sign be placed in front of 11 Center
    LEBRON-MARTINEZ        St. for Josephine Rivera.

38.    BRESNAHAN    –    that the health, fire, police, building Depts and license board provide a list of all social clubs within the City of Holyoke and any licenses that are issued to them. This request is due to the recent stabbing that took place as a patron left a social club in south Holyoke between 3 and 5 am as reported by the Republican

39.    BRESNAHAN    –    The Personnel director attend the next public service
    JOURDAIN        meeting to review and discuss the applicants for the
            City Auditor.

40.    BRESNAHAN    –    City of Holyoke ordinance committee discuss creating regulations with respect to the Air  bed and breakfasts located within City of Holyoke.

41.    BRESNAHAN    –    City engineer/DPW have the word “school” that is painted in the street in front of 76 Maple street gets repainted as it is fading

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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                  City Clerk


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