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Event takes place on October 17, 2017 at 7:00 PM
536 High St. City Hall, City Council CHambers, Holyoke, MA 01040

AGENDA FOR THE CITY COUNCIL
October 17,2017

LAID ON THE TABLE

1. From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter re: Veto of Recreational Marijuana Moratorium

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

COMMUNICATIONS

2. From Brenna Murphy McGee CMC, City Clerk, minutes of October 3, 2017.

3. From Board of Fire Commission minutes of September 1, 2017.

PETITIONS

4. Petition of Forward Change Experiences d/b/a Hobby Quest (Antonia Santiago) for a special permit for a non-conforming use (4.7.2.) at 226 Sargeant St.

5. Petition of The Parlor Faded Company LLC, (Jose Dones & Antonia Santiago) for a special permit for a non-conforming use (4.7.2) at 230 Sargeant St.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

6. Ordinance Committee Reports (if any)

6A. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred a Handicap parking application for Jordanis Figueroa at 552 So. Summer St. Recommend that the order be adopted

6B. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred a Handicap parking application for Jose Ortiz at 615 So. Summer St Recommend that the order be adopted

6C. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred a street vendor license application of Jose Ortiz to operate a hot dog and soda cart on Spring St. Recommend that the application be approved

6D. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that a handicap sign be placed in front of 159 Walnut St. for Angel L. Torres Recommend that the order be denied

6E. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that a handicap sign be placed in front of 554 So. Summer St. for Wanda Hernandez Recommend that the order be denied

6F. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that zoning ordinances for recreational marijuana be established. Furthermore, where the medical marijuana zoning ordinances can be reasonably modified to accommodate recreational marijuana rules as well then those existing ordinances be changed accordingly Recommend that the order be given leave to withdraw

7. Finance Committee Reports (if any)

7A. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred a Financial Transfer request of $3,255.13 FROM Firefighters and Lieutenants TO: Injured on Duty Recommend that the order be adopted

7B. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred a Financial Transfer of $6,051.91 FROM Sergeants and Patrolmen TO: Injured on Duty
Recommend that the order be adopted

7C. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred a Financial Transfer request of 10,910.86 FROM Firefighters and Lieutenants TO: Injured on Duty Recommend that the order be adopted

7D. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred a Financial Transfer request of $11,573.03 FROM Sergeants and Patrolmen TO: Injured on Duty Recommend that the order be adopted

7E. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred a Financial Transfer request of $12,812.99 FROM Sergeants and Patrolmen TO: Injured on Duty Recommend that the order be adopted

7F. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred a Financial Transfer request of $17,279.94 FROM Sergeants and Patrolmen TO: Injured on Duty Recommend that the order be adopted

7G. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred a Financial Transfer request of $4,483.40 FROM Firefighters and Lieutenants TO: Injured on Duty Recommend that the order be adopted

7H. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred a Financial Transfer request of $6,451.21 FROM Firefighters and Lieutenants TO: Injured on Duty Recommend that the order be adopted

7I. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred a Financial Transfer request of $6,451.21 FROM Firefighters and Lieutenants TO: Injured on Duty Recommend that the order be adopted

7J. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred a Financial Transfer request of $7,453.01 FROM Sergeants and Patrolmen TO: Injured on Duty Recommend that the order be adopted

7K. 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 “MUNICIPAL VULNERABILITY PREPAREDNESS GRANT” 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

7L. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there is hereby authorized to be established and maintained for fiscal year 2018 the Wistariahurst Museum Activities Revolving Fund Recommend that the order be approved

7M. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there is hereby authorized to be established and maintained for fiscal year 2018 the Roberts Field Sports Complex Revolving Fund Recommend that the order be adopted

7N. 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 “LOG POND COVE- CT RIVER-INVASIVE PLANT CONTROL PROJECT” 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

7O. 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 “MEDAL OF HONOR MONUMENT GRANT” 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

7P. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order : that there is hereby authorized to be established and maintained for fiscal year 2018 the Government TV Access Channel Revolving Fund Recommend that the order be adopted

7Q. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there is hereby authorized to be established and maintained for fiscal year 2018 the Elderly Health Services Revolving Fund Recommend that the order be adopted

7R. 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 “Office of the Attorney General Abandoned Housing Initiative Demolition Fund” 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

7S. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that the City Council receive a copy of the contractual agreement between the City of Holyoke and Frontier Management regarding the Lynch School property. I would like the council to review this agreement in detail as soon as possible. I have requested this information previously, but I have not received it. Recommend that the order has been complied with

7T. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that the Mayor or his designee inform the city council as to the cost of renting the city hall auditorium. Does this cost associated with the auditorium cover all DPW or other city employees that are needed to set up and break down the auditorium before and after the parties. If the cost of renting the auditorium is not paid for by the renter or does not cover any work or overtime of city employees who is covering these costs Recommend that the order has been complied with

8. Public Safety Committee Reports (if any)

9. Public Service Committee Reports (if any)

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

11. Charter and Rules Committee Reports (if any)

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

MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS

13. GREANEY JR. — Order that the Parks Department and DPW consider moving the memorial stone marker at McKenzie Field to a location that would be more adventageaous for public viewing. The Stone is now currently located outside the ball park.

14. JOURDAIN — That the Biennial Municipal Election in the City of Holyoke for the choice of City Officers be and the same is hereby called to be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 in the several polling places as designated by the City Council. The polls will be opened at 7:00 am. in the forenoon and closed at 8:00 PM. in the afternoon of said day, and all the voters in the several precincts in which they are entitled to vote, between said hours, may cast their votes by voting machines and paper ballots for the election of:
Que las Elecciones Municipal (Biennial) en la Cuidad de Holyoke, para el escojer de oficiales de la cuidad, sera llevado a cabo el Martes, 7, de Noviembre 2017 en los varios barrios, designados por la Assambleista Municipal. Los precintos estaran abiertos a las 7:00 a.m. de la manana y permaneceran abierto hasta las 8:00 p.m., cuando los precintos sean designado para votar en las horas dicha y haigan dado sus votos por medio de las maquinas de eleccion o por boletos de papel, para la eleccion de:

MAYOR, to serve for the term of four years, from the first Monday in January following his election, and until his successor is qualified.
ALCALDE, para servir por un termino de cuatro anos, desde el primer Lunes de Enero, despues de las elecciones, O’hasta que su sucesor sea cualificado.

CITY CLERK, to serve for the term of four years, from the first Monday in January following his election, and until his successor is qualified.
ESCRIBIENTE MUNICIPAL, para servir por un termino de cuatro anos, desde el primer Lunes de Enero, despues de las elecciones, O’hasta que su sucesor sea cualificado.

TREASURER, to serve for the term of four years, from the first Monday in January following his election, and until his successor is qualified.
TESORERO, para servir por un termino de cuatro anos, desde el primer Lunes de Enero, despues de las elecciones, O’hasta que su sucesor sea cualificado.

ONE MEMBER OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE AT-LARGE to serve for the term of four years, from the first Monday in January following his/her election, and until his/her successor is qualified.
UN MIEMBRO DE EL COMITE DE ESCUELA EN-GENERAL, para servir por un termino de cuatro anos, desde el primer lunes en Enero, despues de las elecciones, O’hasta que su sucesor sea cualificado.

SIX COUNCILORS AT LARGE, to serve for the term of two years, from the first Monday in January following their election, and until their successors are qualified.
SEIS, ASAMBLEISTAS EN-GENERAL, para servir un termino de dos anos, desde el primer lunes de Enero, despues de las elecciones, O’hasta que su sucesor se cualificado.

ONE COUNCILOR FROM EACH WARD, by and from the voters of each ward, to serve for the term of two years, from the first Monday in January following their election, and until their successors are qualified.
UN ASAMBLEISTA DE CADA BARRIO, por los votantes de cada barrio, para servir por el termino de dos anos, desde el primer lunes de Enero despues de elecciones, O’hasta que su sucesor se cualificado.

ONE MEMBER OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE FOR EACH WARD, by and from the voters of each ward, to serve for the term of two years, from the first Monday in January following their election, and until their successors are qualified.
UN MIEMBRO DE EL COMITE DE ESCUELA DE CADA BARRIO, por los votantes de cada barrio, para servir un termino de dos anos, desde el primer lunes de Enero, despues de las elecciones, O’hasta que su sucesor sea cualificado.

15. JOURDAIN — Suspend Rule 1 of the Rules and Orders of the City Council in so far as it pertains to the regularly scheduled meeting of November 7, 2017 as it is the date of the Municipal Election and reschedule this meeting.

16. JOURDAIN — That the Polling Places for each of the voting precincts in the City of Holyoke for the Biennial Municipal Election to be held Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, be and the same are hereby designated as follows:

ORDENA, que los lugares para cada recinto en la Ciudad de Holyoke para la Eleccion Biennial Municipal que se llevaran a cabo el Martes, 7 de Noviembre 2017, 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 – Escuela 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

17. JOURDAIN — Ordered that the Ordinance Section 86-106 “Permit parking” be amended to reflect the following changes:
1. That not more than two parking stickers be allowed per household
2. That the ordinance reflect that Center St is only addresses 1-20 Center St., from North Canal to Lyman Street

18. JOURDAIN — that the Mayor, Procurement Officer, Law department, a representative of Hampshire Towing, and a representative of Red’s Towing appear before the City Council to discuss campaign donations made to Mayor Alex Morse during the period January 1 to September 8, 2017 which appear to be in violation of Ordinance 2-335 and moreover appear to be a material breach of their contracts with the city.  A discussion of how this matter can be remedied should also take place.

19. LEAHY — Because the regulatory speed limit on Lawler Street is 30 mph that the Police Department conducts a speed study to determine if the limit should be decreased to 25 mph.
If the Police Dept concludes that the speed needs to be reduce that they petition the Mass DOT for approval, then change the signs. Please send this order to the Police Department and a copy to the Superintendent of the DPW, and Public Service subcommittee.

20. LEAHY — The City of Holyoke opt-in to MGL c. 90 § 17C which
MCGEE will “Establishment of 25-miles-per-hour speed limit
VACON in thickly settled or business district in city or
town.”  What this will do is setting the reasonable
and proper speed on all city- and town-owned streets
within thickly settled or business districts at 25
mph (that do not have existing special speed regulations).  If
the City adopts this language, Holyoke can also adopt
a 25 MPH thickly settled speed zone on a street-by-street
basis.

21. MCGEE — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2018, Twenty-Eight Thousand Two Hundred Twenty-Six and 41/100/100 Dollars ($28,226.41) as follows:

FROM:
12101-51105 Sergeants $8,021.32
12101-51107 Patrolmen 14,124.54
12201-51105 Firefighters 6,080.55
TOTAL: $28,226.41
TO:
12101-51180 Police- Inj On Duty $22,145.86
12201-51180 Fire- Inj On Duty 6,080.55
TOTAL: $28,226.41

22. MCGEE — that there is hereby authorized to be established and maintained for fiscal year 2018, in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53E1/2, the Recycling Program (Updated) Revolving Fund.
1. Expenditures from the fund shall be specifically for the purposes of purchase of recycling bins and materials for distribution to the public..
2. The source of receipts to be credited to the Fund shall be 50% of the sale of recycled materials (not to exceed $15,000 each FY), donations, and fees charged for purchase of new bins.
3. The officer authorized to expend from the Fund shall be Superintendent of DPW.
4. The limit on the total amount which may be expended from the Fund during fiscal year 2018 shall be the lesser of actual receipts collected during fiscal year 2018 or $15,000 which, when combined with all other such revolving funds authorized under M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53E1/2 under the direct control of the officer designated in 3., above, does not exceed 1% of the amount raised by taxation in 2018.

23. VACON — that DPW and the Water Commission provide a status report on the contract and a start date for the combined water and sewer billing.

24. VACON —  that we adopt state law Chapter 17A if necessary or enforce this State Law if adoption of the law is not needed.
Section 17A. Whoever, for the purpose of soliciting any alms, contribution or subscription or of selling any merchandise, except newspapers, or ticket of admission to any game, show, exhibition, fair, ball, entertainment or public gathering, signals a moving vehicle on any public way or causes the stopping of a vehicle thereon, or accosts any occupant of a vehicle stopped thereon at the direction of a police officer or signal man, or of a signal or device for regulating traffic, shall be punished by a fine of not more than fifty dollars. Whoever sells or offers for sale any item except newspapers within the limits of a state highway boundary without a permit issued by the department shall for the first offense be punished by a fine of fifty dollars and for each subsequent offense shall be punished by a fine of one hundred dollars. Notwithstanding the provisions of the first sentence of this section, on any city or town way which is not under jurisdiction of the department, the chief of police of a city or town may issue a permit to nonprofit organizations to solicit on said ways in conformity with the rules and regulations established by the police department of said city or town.

25. BARTLEY — DPW install signage on Homestead Ave. (Route 202 South)
VACON on the bend in the road near Humeston Slope warning
motorists to SLOW DOWN and that cars are exiting on
Right. This is a constituent request.

26. BARTLEY — The City install a crosswalk from B.S. Church to the Messier parking lot across Northampton St near Carlton St. This is a constituent request.

 

 

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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