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Holyoke City Council Meeting Text Size

Event takes place on April 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM
City Hall, City Council Chambers, 536 Dwight St. Holyoke, MA 01040

AGENDA FOR THE CITY COUNCIL
April 18,2017

PUBLIC COMMENT

COMMUNICATIONS

1.    From Brenna Murphy McGee, CMC City Clerk, letter re:  list of current commissioners in the City of Holyoke and Ward in which each commissioner lives.

2.    Communication from Councilor Jourdain, pursuant to newly adopted Ordinance 2-467 related to the Community Preservation Committee I hereby appoint myself effective immediately to serve as the City Council Member to the Community Preservation Committee.

3.    From Board of Fire Commission minutes of February 22, 2017.

4.    Invitation from the Holyoke Youth baseball League, to participate in the Jamboree.

PETITIONS

5.    Petition of Anthony Valentino for a new special permit for a non-conforming single and two family structure (4.7.5).

6.    Petition of Kim A. Silva for a renewal of 1 Pool table and 6 Bowling Alleys at 624 So. Bridge St.

7.    Petition of Tai W. Kong (Emmanuel Jewelry) for  a renewal of a Second hand License at 311 High St.

8.    Petition of Pedro L. Bocachica, for a street vendor license for a hot dog cart at the corner of High and Cabot Sts.

9.    Petition of Jose Laboy, for a street vendor license to sell hot dogs at the corner of High and Division Sts.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

10.    Ordinance Committee Reports (if any)

11.    Finance Committee Reports (if any)

12.    Public Safety Committee Reports (if any)

13.    Public Service Committee Reports (if any)

13A.    The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred  Reappointment of Teresa Shepard as the Director of Parks and Recreation Department  awaiting disposition

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

14A.    The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred a Communication from City Treasurer RE: Section 2-349 Code of Ordinances (List of all properties that are available to be disposed of at auction.)   Recommend that the communication be approved

14B.    The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred a Resolution Declaring Holyoke’s Commitment to Being a Safe and Accepting Community  Recommend that the order be referred to the full Council without a recommendation

14C.    The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred a Special permit applications for J+W Wally LLC for continued use of Auto Repairs 7.2.13(A) at 243 Elm St.  Recommend that the application be approved with conditions
Conditions: That there be allowed 24 combined vehicle spaces on the lot with 16 exterior parking spaces.
                        That there be 4 bays allowed with 2 spaces per bay for a total of 8 spaces inside.
                         That the hours be limited to 8:00am- 5:30pm  Monday through Saturday.

14D.    The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred an order that Special permit applications for J+W Wally LLC for continued use of Auto Sales 7.2.13  Recommend that the application be adopted with conditions:
Conditions: that a total of 24 spaces be allowed on property
That 2 outdoor spaces are designated for employees and  3 indoor spaces available  for employees.
 That there be 6 Customer parking spaces available
 That a surface acceptable to the Planning and Building departments and the stormwater authority be put in place in the lot.

14E.    The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred an  Order:  that the Honorable Holyoke City Council invite Holyoke Community College President Christina Royal into the DG&R subcommittee.
 Recommend that the order has been complied with

15.    Charter and Rules Committee Reports (if any)

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

MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS

17.    BARTLEY    –    HPD please provide enforcement of speed limits in the Brown Ave., Willow St., Laurel St. area and provide report to the Public Safety Committee.  Residents at the recent Ward 3 meeting repeatedly raised this as an ongoing concern.

18.    BRESNAHAN    –    that the law department give an opinion as to whether or not an ordinance can be created to outline the qualifications for the positions of the DPW and Fire Dept commissioners

19.    BRESNAHAN    –    That the Mayor or representative from his office come before the Public Service Committee to discus the purchase of or any plans to purchase a mobil City Hall.

20.    JOURDAIN    –    That the City Council advertise and fill the 3 open At Large positions to the Community Preservation Committee pursuant to Ordinance 2-467.  One member shall serve a term expiring February 1, 2018.  One member shall serve a term expiring February 1, 2019.  One member shall serve a term expiring February 1, 2020.  Each appointment shall be for a three year term unless sooner removed as allowed by the ordinance.

21.    LEAHY    –    that the Department of Public Works put up a sign on the existing corner sign approximately 15 yards from the corner of Cherry and Dale on the even side. The sign should read “No Overnight parking. 9pm to 7am” 

22.    MCGEE    –    that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2017, Three Hundred Thousand and 00/100/100 Dollars ($300,000) as follows:

FROM:
18201-56513    Charter School Assessment        $300,000
        TOTAL:    $300,000
TO:
19131-51999    Unemployment        $300,000
        TOTAL:    $300,000

23.    MCGEE    –    that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2017, Three Hundred Twenty-One Thousand and 00/100/100 Dollars ($321,000) as follows:

FROM:
18201-56513    Charter School Assessment        $321,000
        TOTAL:    $321,000
TO:
13002-57000    Expenses (Transportation)        $321,000
        TOTAL:    $321,000

24.    MCGEE    –    Ordered,  that ordinance Sec. 82-4 be amended  be expanding the Senior Tax Work Off Program by ten slots (from 20 to 30) to accommodate both an increased interest in participation by municipal departments and a growing number of elders interested in participating in the program.

25.    MCGEE    –    that the city establish a training day for all department with regard to MUNIS system.

26.    MCGEE    –    that the ordinance committee amend ordinance 2-467, related to the Community Preservation Committee, by removing the position requirement of city council member to the CPC.

27.    MCGEE    –    that the finance committee invite in Kathy Anderson from the Chamber of Commerce and Pat Bowie to start the discussion on systems change around business development in Holyoke.

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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