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Holyoke City Council Meeting (CANCELLED) Text Size

Event takes place on November 01, 2016 at 7:00 PM
City Council Chambers, 536 Dwight St. Holyoke, MA 01040

AGENDA FOR THE CITY COUNCIL
November 1,2016

LAID ON THE TABLE

1.    From Alex B. Morse, Mayor, letter re:  Veto of September 21, 2016, Agenda Item #11A, Amendments to the Procurement Ordinance, Sections 2-331 through 2-347.

PUBLIC COMMENT

COMMUNICATIONS

2.    From Mayor Alex B. Morse, letter re-appointing Mr. Thomas Creed, 2 Pheasant Dr.  as a member of the Holyoke Redevelopment Authority:  Mr. Creed will serve a five year term; said term will expire on November 1, 2021.

3.    From Mayor Alex B. Morse, letter re-appointing the following individuals to serve as commissioners of the Council on Aging for the City of Holyoke:
Susan Aiken, 359 Linden St. Julita Rojas, 337 Sargeant St. #2R, Richard Quenneville, 251 Ontario Ave. Barbara Sbrega, 121 West King St. Norma Bagnall, 169 Sycamore St. Brian Fitzgerald, 233 Sargeant St. Cynthia Archer, 88 Columbus Ave. Kyong Cruz, 107 Martin St. Jacqueline Brown-Hazard, 254 Walnut St. Margaret Sikop, 328 West Franklin St.
Also, appointing to serve as commissioners, Ruben Urbina, 15 Chapman Ave. and Nicole Perrier, 1706 Northampton St. they will serve a one year term; said term will expire on August 28, 2017.

4.    From Brenna Murphy McGee, CMC City Clerk & Ryan Allen, Admin. Ass’t to City Council, minutes of October 18, 2016.

5.    From Bellamy H. Schmidt, Acting City Auditor, re:  Monthly Budget Reports for General Fund and Sewer Fund Budget reports as of August 31, 2016.

6.    From Holyoke Redevelopment Authority minutes of May 18,  and September 21, 2016.

7.    From Holyoke Historical Commission, minutes for September 19,  and October 17, 2016.

8.    From Local Historic District Commission, minutes from September 14 and October 11, 2016.

PETITIONS

9.    Petition of Kathleen A. Cavanaugh, 324-326 Sargeant St. for a new home occupation #4.8.2. for a law office on the second floor of this property.

10.    Petition of Lasca Hoey, for a renewal of Home occupation at 7 Line Rd. for a Massage Therapy business.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

11.    Ordinance Committee Reports (if any)

11A.    The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order the City Council amend Ordinance Section 2-37 (c) to “an employee of the City Clerk’s Office only during two weeks prior to a state election and one week prior to a municipal election.” This Ordinance shall take effect October 24th, 2016  Recommend that the order be adopted

11B.    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

11C.    The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that the Code of Ordinances explicitly adopt and incorporate the provisions of the State Sanitary Code  Recommend that the order be adopted

11D.    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

11E.    The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that the code of Ordinances be amended to set specific fines, in accordance with M.G.L. ch 40, sec 21D, for violations of the State Sanitary Code and City blight ordinances, Section 18-35 Recommend that the order be adopted

11F.    The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that a handicap sign be placed in front of 91 North East St. for Reinerio Trejo  Recommend that the application be denied

11G.    The Committee on Joint Committee of City Council and School to whom was referred an order 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

11H.    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

12.    Finance Committee Reports (if any)

13.    Public Safety Committee Reports (if any)

13A.    The Committee on Public Safety to whom was referred an order that the City accept Temple St. as a Public St.  Recommend that the order has been complied with

13B.    The Committee on Public Safety to whom was referred an order that the City Council adopt a resolution in opposition to the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana in Massachusetts and send a letter to our State Delegation and the Governor to this effect  Recommend that the order be adopted

13C.    The Committee on Public Safety to whom was referred an order that the City look into a “No Loitering” sign on Main St. near the car wash  Recommend that the order be given leave to withdraw

14.    Public Service Committee Reports (if any)

14A.    The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred a Special Permit for Home Occupation for Mr. Daniel LiBoissonnault at 267 Southampton Rd.  Recommend that the application be referred to DGR Committee

14B.    The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order Mayoral appointment of Lori Belanger to the position of Chief Procurement Officer for the City of Holyoke  Recommend that the appointee be confirmed

14C.    The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order that the City Council consider the application of Frankie Santos, Senior at Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School to the Youth Councilor Seat.  Recommend that the order has been received

14D.    The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order that the HHS Principal has nominated the following individual to serve as the Youth Ambassador to the Holyoke City Council for a term ending in June 2017: Gabriel Camacho grade 11 Recommend that the order has been received

14E.    The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred Mayoral appointment of Mr. Charlie Berrios to the Library Board of Directors for the City of Holyoke  Recommend that the appointment be confirmed

14F.    The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred Mayoral appointment of Olivia Mausel to the Fairfield Avenue Historic District Commission  Recommend that the appointment be given leave to withdraw at the request of the appointee

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

16.    Charter and Rules Committee Reports (if any)

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

MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS

18.    JOURDAIN    –    That a handicap sign be placed in front of 30 Portland St. for Jose H. Duque.

19.    MCGEE    –     that the  City travel policy be amended to adopt the “Federal per diem rate for the destination city” as the maximum allowable reimbursement for all daily meal expenses.

20.    MCGEE    –    That the City Council invite the school superintendent and building relocation committee in to get an update on the process.

21.    MCGEE    –    That the speed limit of 30 MPH be lowered to 20 MPH on Old Ferry Rd.

22.    MCGEE    –    That the auditor confirm the true nature of the Wistariahurst Museum “revolving account” (i.e. The funds from ticket sales, event sales, etc…) that are used to help pay salaries. If there is no account then a revolving fund should be established for such funds.  Please provide an update in 2 weeks.

23.    MCGEE    –    That the DPW/forestry remove the tree near 38 Jefferson Street.

24.    MCGEE    –    That the engineer look at a no turn on red sign being placed at Cherry Street to Northampton.

25.    VACON    –    that a sign be added at the end of Dale St at Cherry that indicates “NO OUTLET”. Residents state trucks are trying to cut through the neighborhood.

26.    BARTLEY    –    That the G & E, Water Works, DPW and the Mayor’s office promote the upcoming winter parking ban via newsletters, inserts to invoices and the city’s web site as soon as possible and to continue to with reminders throughout the winter months.  Please include any emergency contact information to assist the public.

27.    BARTLEY    –    The City Council consider acceptance of Ogden St. (the section between Lorraine St. and Homestead Ave.) as repairs are needed in this area.

28.    BARTLEY    –    DPW install a “Do Not Enter” sign on Carlton St.  Specifically, attach the sign to pole #11 (with the G & E’s permission) as cars are regularly traveling the wrong way down this street from Messier’s Funeral Home.

29.    BARTLEY    –    City Forester assess the condition of the tree on city property between 30 and 32 Glen St. and report back to the Ward 3 councilor as soon as possible.

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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