Ordinance Committee Meeting 12/22/15 – CANCELED Text Size
Event takes place on December 22, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Holyoke City Hall: Council Chambers
*PLEASE NOTE THAT HOLYOKE CITY COUNCIL ORDINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED PER ORDER OF THE CHAIR*
Notice of Committee Meeting
There will be a regular meeting of the Committee on
At City Hall in the Council Chamber, on Tuesday December 22, at 6:30PM
Per order of Chair: Rebecca Lisi
1. Alexander 10/7/14: Ordered: That the Council petition the General Court to enact appropriate legislation allowing the enlargement of the License Commission from (3) to (5) members.
2. Alexander 3/4/14: Ordered: That Chapter 22 Sec 22-71 (Auction Licenses) be amended to replace issuance by the City Council with issuance by the License Commission, and that section 22-73 (Fee) be amended to remove reference to a specific amount and the setting of such fee be granted to the License Commission.
3 Alexander 3/4/14: Ordered: That Ordinance Sec 10-51 (Billard etc. licenses) be changed to require a license issued by the License Commission rather than the City Council
4. Alexander 3/4/14: Ordered: That Chapter 62 be reviewed for (a) streamlining, (b) inclusion as one or more Divisions of Chapter 22 (Businesses), (c) to revise section 62-32 (Peddler’s License- Registration Required)’s requirement of a Police-issued Permit with a License Commission-issued License, (d) to revise section 62-93 (Hawker’s License- Issuance) replacing the City Council with the License Commission as Issuing Authority, and (e) d) to revise section 62-33 and 62-94 removing the reference to specific permit fees and granting the setting of such fees to the License Commission
5. Alexander 3/4/14: That Chapter 22 Article III (Fortune Tellers) be amended to replace permit issuance by the Police Department with issuance by the License Commission, that section 22-103 (Fee) be amended to remove reference to a specific amount and the setting of such fee be granted to the License Commission, and that the entirety of Article III be reviewed to streamline it and bring it into alignment with other similar regulated businesses.
6. Alexander 3/4/14: Ordered: That Ordinance Sec 14-1 be altered to change the Licensing Authority for Commercial Animal Establishments from the City Clerk’s office to the License Commission, and further that Sec 14-2 be amended to remove reference to specific fees and give establishment of that fee schedule to the License Commission
7. Alexander 3/4/14: Ordered: That the Council create a position of Inspector of Licenses with appropriate duties and powers to ensure compliance with the conditions attached to any License or Permit granted or monitored by the Commission
8. Bartley Order To amend Holyoke Code of Ordinances Chapter 22, Sections 161-163 (Pawnbrokers),and Chapter 66 (Secondhand dealers), by requiring that all city businesses subject to these laws be required to photograph any merchandise it receives, buys and sells, and to photograph any Sellers, and then upload the photos onto a police computer system for the purpose of making an electronic record. Currently, pawnbrokers are only required to keep a “book…open to the inspection of the Mayor or city council” or any other duly authorized person. Further, the amendment should require said dealers to hold items for at least 30 days prior to resale and the amendment should require pawnbrokers and secondhand dealers to register with the Chief of Police (i.e. Section 62-73) like Peddlers, Hawkers and Solicitors must do.
9.Bartley 6/3/14: Order: That the City of Holyoke amends Chapter 30 of its Code of Ordinances to provide for the public procurement of ambulance service. Since Chapter 30B, Section 1(24), exempts procurement of ambulance services from public bid laws, this Order would supersede state law and increase consumer protection.
10. Soto 6/3/14: Order: That the City of Holyoke amends Chapter 30 of its Code of Ordinances to provide for the public procurement of ambulance service. Since Chapter 30B, Section 1(24), exempts procurement of ambulance services from public bid laws, this Order would supersede state law and increase consumer protection.
11. Soto 8/5/14: Ordered, that Section 2-34 of the Ordinances be reviewed and amended as necessary to prevent any office of city hall from closing early or closing during normal business hours.
12. Vacon 6/2/15: Order: That our ordinances be reviewed to revise language to prevent panhandling at gateways to our City and other locations. This activity does not promote a business friendly environment. Consider adding language that panhandlers be required to obtain a permit from the municipal police department; that it is a crime to panhandle in commercial areas well as within 50 feet of any bank or automated teller machine and that it is a considered a crime for panhandlers to make false or untrue statements, or to disguise themselves, to solicit money, and to use money obtained for a claim of a specific purpose (e.g. food) to be spent on anything else.
13. Bartley 11/17/15: Order: The city council order removal of the handicap parking sign at 5-7 Martin St. The business at that address no longer requires it.
14. Soto 10/6/15: Ordered that a handicap sign be placed in front of 136 Sargeant St. for Ivonne Mora
15. Lebron-Martinez 11/17/15: Order that a handicap sign be placed in front of 100 Beech St. for Phillip Manzi
16. Valentin 11/17/15: Ordered that a handicap sign be placed in front of 195 Suffolk St. for Maria Vasquez
17. Valentin 11/17/15: Ordered that a handicap sign be placed in front of 16 Clinton St. for Robert A. Fitzpatrick Jr.
18. Soto 6/16/15: Ordered that handicap sign be placed in front of 582 South Summer St. for Hector L. Velasquez
19. Bartley: Order that a handicap space be placed at 34 Congress Ave. for Josue Andujar
Posted on December 18, 2015 by allenr