Holyoke City Council Meeting Text Size
Event takes place on December 01, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Holyoke City Hall: Council Chambers
AGENDA FOR THE CITY COUNCIL
1. From City Clerk Brenna Murphy McGee and Administrative Assistant Ryan Allen, minutes from November 17, 2015.
2. From Board of Fire Commission, minutes of October 14, 2015.
3. From Board of Health, minutes of October 8, 2015.
4. From Holyoke Historical Commission, minutes of January 7, 2015, February 16, 2015, March 9, 2015, May 11, 2015, June 8, 2015, August 12, 2015, September 9 ,2015, September 16, 2015, October 19, 2015, and By-Laws.
5. Petition of Robert M. Everett, 1065 Hampden St. for a non-conforming structure.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
6. Ordinance Committee Reports (if any)
6A. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that the City Engineer assess installation of a mid-block cross-walk across Hillside Ave. at Coit St. this area is used as a bus stop recommend that the order be adopted
6B. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that the DPW install stop signs on Nonotuck at Allyn St. and on Allyn St. eastbound at the corner of Waldo St. Recommend that the order be adopted
6C. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that the handicap sign be removed at 18 Center St. as it is no longer needed Recommend that the order be adopted
6D. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that the possibility of establishing several “Residents Parking Only” spaces be explored for the residential area on Beech St. located directly across from Wistiahurst Museum. Residents are having parking difficulties on evenings when the museum has events. Recommend that the order be adopted
6E. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that three additional parking spaces be designated and permitted from 7:30am to 9:30am and 3:00 pm to 5:30pm on Dwight St. for Square One Day Care. This parking will enable parents to safely drop off and pick up their children during high traffic times. Recommend that the order be adopted
7. Finance Committee Reports (if any)
8. Public Safety Committee Reports (if any)
9. Public Service Committee Reports (if any)
9A. The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order that he City Council with the City Clerk consider adopting a policy that allows dog owners to pay their license fees for several years in advance, this could cut down administrative costs tot he city as well as narrow the possibility for violations to occur Recommend that the order has been complied with
9B. The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order that the Building Dept. come before the City Council to inform us of all citations issued since January 2015 to August 31st 2015 Recommend that the order has been complied with
9C. The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order that the City Council with he City Clerk review the City’s policy for notification before violations are sent to the court Recommend that the order has been complied with
9D. The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred Mayoral appointment of Mr. Jerome Ezold to serve as member of the Historic Commission Recommend that the appointment be given leave to withdraw at the request of the appointee
10. Development and Governmental Relations Committee Reports (if any)
11. Charter and Rules Committee Reports (if any)
MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS
12. MCGEE — that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “Clean Energy 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.
13. MCGEE — That the City Council name the portion of Dwight Street, between High Street and Heritage Street, Susan Egan Way. This would be an honorary name for this section of Dwight.
14. VACON — that solar installations by right be limited to industrial and business zones. Any other solar proposals in a residential zone, other than an individual home, be subject to special permit.
15. VACON — That the traffic light at Doyle Drive and Rt 202 be changed to blinking red and yellow at the end of each class day and on days when there are no classes held at HCC. Residents are finding there are long backups during rush hour traffic when classes are no longer in session.
16. BRESNAHAN — That the Honorable State Senator Don Humason give the council a status update on the much needed work at the bridge covering the canal located on Lyman street just before the Wherehouse and Open Square.
17. LEAHY — that Mayor Morse and the Tax Collector, David Guzman, come into the City Council chambers to discuss the Head Clerk position that is vacant in the Tax Collectors office.
18. LISI — that the city add Line Rd. to Lemay Dr. to the street paving lists
19. LISI — That the city council consider adopting the following resolution in opposition to the federal Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal (language attached)
20. LISI — That the city council consider creating an ombudsman position to help entrepreneurs navigate the various permitting and licensing requirements for opening new businesses in the city.
21. LISI — that the city look into adding a “No Loitering” sign on Main St. near the car wash
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
Posted on November 24, 2015 by allenr