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Holyoke City Council Meeting Text Size

Event takes place on May 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM
City Council chambers, City Hall, 536 Dwight St. Holyoke, MA

AGENDA FOR THE CITY COUNCIL
May 19,2015

LAID ON THE TABLE

1.    Mayor FY 2016 Municipal Budget

PUBLIC COMMENT

COMMUNICATIONS

2.    From Kara Lamb Cunha, Assistant City Solicitor legal opinion re:  Special Act Charter Changes – Vote required and update

3.    From Brenna Murphy McGee, City Clerk, minutes from previous City Council meeting of May 5, 2015.

4.    From Alicia M. Zoeller, Administrator, Office of Community Development letter re:  Final CDBG Allocations.

5.    From Marcos A. Marrero Director Office of Planning & Economic Development & Massachusetts Historical Commission letter re:  FY 2015 MHC Survey and Planning Grant Award.

6.    From Marcos A. Marrero, Director Office of Planning & Economic Development & MassDevelopment letter re: Brownsfield recoverable remediation grant for the former Automania Site – 689 Main St.

7.    From Teresa M. Shepard, Director, Parks & Recreation Dept. minutes of February 11, 2015.

8.    From Board of Fire Commission minutes from March 9, 2015.

9.    From Board of Public Works minutes from April 13, 2015

10.    From Sewer Commission minutes from April 13, 2015

11.    From Stormwater Authority minutes from April 13, 2015

12.    From Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, thank you letter from the Fiscal Review Committee and Holyoke Taxpayers Association.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

13.    Ordinance Committee Reports (if any)

13A.    The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred Zone Chane application for Gary Rome for Whiting Farms Road Map 116- Lot 1  from current Zone BG to Proposed Zone BH Recommend that the zone change be adopted

13B.    The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred a Zone Change application from Frances Lavelle on 200 Whiting Farms Rd. from Current zone BG to proposed zone BH Recommend that the zone change be approved

13C.    The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred  Zone Change Application from Helen Norris/Holyoke First from BG to RM-20 Map 116 Block 00 Parcel 001 Known as Whiting Farms Rd. 18 Acre Parcel   Recommend that the zone change be denied

14.    Finance Committee Reports (if any)

15.    Public Safety Committee Reports (if any)

16.    Public Service Committee Reports (if any)

16A.    The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred Mayoral Appointment of Alexandra Puffer to serve as member of the Historical Commission awaiting disposition

16B.    The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred Mayoral Appointment of Intiya Isaza-Figueroa to the Historic Commission awaiting disposition

16C.    The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred Mayoral Appointment of Mr. Frances Welson to serve as member of the Historical Commission awaiting disposition

16D.    The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred Mayoral Appointment of Mr. Jerome R. Ezold to serve as member of the Historical Commission awaiting disposition

16E.    The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred Mayoral Appointment of Mr. Joseph Paul to serve as member of the Historical Commission awaiting disposition

16F.    The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred Mayoral Appointment of Mr. Michael Dodge to serve as member of the Conservation Commission awaiting disposition

16G.    The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred Mayoral Appointment of Mr. Seth R. Taylor to serve as member of the Conservation Commission awaiting disposition

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

18.    Charter and Rules Committee Reports (if any)

MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS

19.    BARTLEY    –    Motorists continue to ignore the “no left turn” and “do not enter” signs on Whiting Farms Rd./K-Mart Plaza and the “no U-turn” sign at Fire Station No. 5.  Order that HPD monitor this area and enforce city ordinances here and also near Gilman and Clark Sts. where there are two “do not block the box” areas that are also ignored.

20.    JOURDAIN    –    that a ” No Outlet” sign be placed at beginning of Raymond Ave.

21.    JOURDAIN    –    that a handicap sign be placed in front of 79 newton St. for Carlos Garcia.

22.    LEAHY    –    Order that the Holyoke City Council gives retiring
    ALEXANDER        fire fighter Larry Jackson an official proclamation
    BRESNAHAN        for serving the city for 36 years. LJ was the first
    CHATEAUNEUF        African American fire fighter in the City of Holyoke
    MCGEE        and proudly wears badge 1 as the most senior fire
    SOTO        fighter in the department.
    TALLMAN
    VALENTIN

23.    LEAHY    –    Order that the Holyoke City Council Official Resolution to include the name of the Councilor who was the lead author.

24.    LISI    –    hat the City Council adopt an ordinance to reallocate the $4,000 stipends that were previously allocated to Geriatric Authority members to the volunteer members of the Planning Board. The dissolution of the Geriatric Authority frees up a small sum of money that may be used to compensate the members of the very active and labor intensive Planning Board.

25.    LISI    –    that the City Council work to pass an operable sewer rate that lifts the burden of the budget shortfall off of the tax payers

26.    LISI    –    that the City Council review the Business General (BG), Business Highway (BH), Shopping Center (SC), and IG (General Industry) zoning ordinances to see if they can be consolidated and/or reformulated to make more intuitive and business-friendly commercial districts

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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