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Ordinance Committee Meeting 2/23/16 Text Size

Event takes place on February 23, 2016 at 6:30 PM
Holyoke City Hall: Council Chambers

City Council
Holyoke Massachusetts

Notice of Committee Meeting
There will be a regular meeting of the Committee on
Ordinance

At City Hall in the Council Chamber, on Tuesday, Feb, 23, at 6:30 PM
Per order of the Chair: Linda Vacon

1. Acceptance of previous meeting minutes

2. Lisi 1/19/16: Ordered that the City Council approve and ratify an agreement between the City of Holyoke and Ryan & Boudreau LLC c/o Robert Baker, and in accordance with Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 59, sec. 38H, for payment in lieu of taxes (“PILOT”) of certain personal property tax obligations

3. Lisi 1/19/16: Order: Ordered that the City Council approve and ratify an agreement between the City of Holyoke and Dinn Brothers, Inc., and in accordance with Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 59, sec. 38H, for payment in lieu of taxes (“PILOT”) of certain personal property tax obligations

4. Lisi 1/19/16: Ordered that the City Council approve and ratify an agreement between the City of Holyoke and Forestdale Cemetery Association, and in accordance with Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 59, sec. 38H, for payment in lieu of taxes (“PILOT”) of certain personal property tax obligations

5. Lisi 1/19/16: Ordered that the City Council approve and ratify an agreement between the City of Holyoke and O’Connell Development Group, and in accordance with Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 59, sec. 38H, for payment in lieu of taxes (“PILOT”) of certain personal property tax obligations

6. Lisi /19/16: Ordered, that Ordered that the City Council approve and ratify an agreement between the City of Holyoke and Rita M. Lawler, Trustee of the Timothy J. Lawler Trust of 76 Alvord Place, South Hadley and David A. Begley and Estelle A. Begley Trustees of the Begley Family Realty Trust and in accordance with Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 59, sec. 38H, for payment in lieu of taxes (“PILOT”) of certain personal property tax obligations for a solar facility located on property at Martin St.. Map 120 Parcel 11, Holyoke, MA

7. Jourdain 1/5/16: Order: That an Ordinance be created requiring the Mayor to submit a balanced budget for the subsequent fiscal year to the City Council by April 30th of each year. The Mayor’s Budget proposal for expenses may not exceed the projected revenues for the subsequent fiscal year. The Mayor may not use uncertified free cash dollars or unapproved withdrawals from the Stabilization fund in his revenue estimate to provide a balanced budget for the subsequent fiscal year.

8. Jourdain 12/1/15: Ordered, that the relevant sections of Chapter 86 of the Code of Ordinances be amended to allow the Holyoke Housing Authority to issue permits for parking on Leary Drive, and to authorize the Holyoke Housing Authority to tow vehicles parked without permits. Further, that the listing of spaces on Leary Drive be reviewed and amended as necessary to update the location of the permit parking spaces and visitor spaces.

9. McGee 9/23/14: Order: Order that the city proceed with a bid process regarding the replacement of the city’s outside legal council. The bid process can potentially offer cost savings to the city, look to attract local firm and keep the process open and fair.

10. Bartley 2/2/16: Order: To strengthen procurement laws, the city of Holyoke will put police ordered towing and any other public towing services out to bid on at least a biennial basis.

11. Jourdain 2/2/16: Ordered, that Division 3 entitled “Purchasing Department” of Chapter 2 of the Code of Ordinances be reviewed and amended as necessary for consistency with the thresholds set by M.G.L. ch. 30B.

12. Sullivan 1/19/16: Order that the discard of refuse items on public or private property in excess of 2lbs. constitutes an act of “Illegal Dumping”, examples are items such as mattresses, furniture, tires, bags of household trash, Etc., Penalty for such illegal disposal to be no less than $1,000 and up to $2,500 reward for arrest and conviction $250.00.

13. Sullivan 1/19/16: the discard of hazardous or regulated waste be subject to fines of $2,500 – $5,000 reward leading to arrest and conviction of $500. Examples would be asbestos, PCB’s, lead, mercury, Etc., This would include items containing hazardous materials, sucha as refrigerators, (freon), brake pads, floor tile (asbestos), paint and batteries (lead) light fixtures (PCB’s)

14. Jourdain 2/2/16: Order that whenever the Mayor sells a property to anyone that he first notify all abutters prior to agreeing to that sale. That an ordinance be created to this effect.

15. Bartley 11/18/14: 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.

16. Jourdain 1/19/16: Ordered that a handicap sign be placed in front of 148 Leary Dr. for Giovanni Correa

 

Administrative Assistant: Ryan M. Allen
The listing of matters are those reasonable 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.


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