Ordinance Committee Meeting Text Size
Event takes place on March 11, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Holyoke City Hall: Council Chambers
Notice of Committee Meeting
There will be a Regular Meeting of the Committee on
At the City Hall Council Chambers Tuesday, March 11 , 2014
At 6:30 PM
Per order of the Chairperson: Rebecca Lisi
- Acceptance of Previous Meeting Minutes
- Ordered that an Ordinance be created to change the policy regarding vacation leave payouts for non-union employees so that leave is paid on accrual basis when the employee retires
- Zone Change Petition from IG (General Industry) to IP (Industrial Park) for the land in Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts identified by the City’s Assessors as Map 174 Block 00, Parcel 012, known formerly as Atlas Copco
- 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.
- Ordered: That Ordinance Sec 10-51 (Billiard etc. licenses) be changed to require a license issued by the License Commission rather than the City Council.
- 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
- Ordered: That Chapter 65 be reviewed for (a) streamlining, (b) inclusion as one or more Divisions of Chapter 22 (Businesses), (c) to revise section 66-61 (License) replacing the City Council with the License Commission as the Issuing Authority, (d) that section 66-65 (Fees) be revised to eliminate reference to specific fees and grant fee-setting authority to the License Commission
- Ordered: That Chapter 98 be reviewed for (a) streamlining, (b) inclusion as one or more Divisions of Chapter 22 (Businesses), (c) to revise all appropriate sections replacing the City Council and/or the Chief of Police with the License Commission as the Issuing Authority, (d) that all appropriate sections be revised to strike reference to specific fees and to grant fee-setting authority to the License Commission
- Ordered: 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.
- Ordered: That Chapter 22 Sec 22-1 (Miscellaneous Business License Fees) be amended to strip reference to specific fee amounts and that control over that fee schedule be granted to the License Commission
- 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
- Ordered: That the City Council adopt an Ordinance requiring owners of stores utilizing Shopping Carts to retrieve carts abandoned off-premises within a reasonable timeframe, and establishing a fine and enforcement mechanism for failure to comply.
- Ordered: that sec 82-3(b) of the Code of Ordinances be updated to replace the word “may” with the word “shall” in the following sentence:
Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 40, § 57 as adopted by this section of the Code of Ordinances, the city, through its licensing boards, departments, authorities and commissions, may deny any application for, or revoke or suspend a building permit, or any local license or permit, including renewals and transfers for any person, corporation or business enterprise, who has neglected or refused to pay any local taxes, fees, assessments, betterments or any other municipal charges, including amounts assessed under the provisions of [M.G.L.] c. 40, § 21D or with respect to any activity, event or other matter which is the subject of such license or permit and which activity, event or matter is carried out or exercised on or about real estate whose owner has neglected or refused to pay any local taxes, fees, assessments, betterments or any other municipal charges.
- Ordered: That the Council adopt an ordinance requiring that any appointees or reappointees to City Boards, Commissions, Committee’s or other official or semi-official City entities, including any such groups constituted by and for quasi-Governmental agencies such as the Geriatric Authority, Water Commission or Gas & Electric Commission, be certified as current on all city taxes, service bills, fees and fines in the same manner as is presently required of special permit applicants.
Ryan M. Allen: Administrative Asst.
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 may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.
Posted on March 6, 2014 by allenr