Ordinance Committee Meeting Text Size

Event takes place on April 09, 2013 at 6:30 PM
Holyoke City Hall Council Chambers


                                  HOLYOKE, MASSACHUSETTS

                                      Notice of Committee Meeting

 There will be a Regular Meeting of the Committee on



At the City Council Chambers on Tues. April 9, 2013

At 6:30P.M. Joint Public Hearing with Planning Board at 7:00

Per order of the Chairperson: Rebecca Lisi



 Petition of John Lynch for a special permit for a Professional Office in the Overlay District at 1754 Northampton St.(continued from 3/12/13)


JOURDAIN (10/30/12, continued from 3/12/13)

Ordered, that That the Zoning Ordinance at Appendix A at Sections 6.4.5 (6) & 6.4.6 regulating political signs be amended by deletion or amendment in order to bring them into legal compliance, if possible.


Councilor Lopez (3-1-2011 continued from 2/26/13)

Section 6.4.3 Special regulations be amended to allow for a waiver and for a better definition of Electronic signs. 6. Electronic signs. No sign or advertising device shall, in any district, incorporate or be lighted by, flashing, scrolling or blinking lights, or be designed to attract attention by change in light intensity or direction, or by repeated mechanical or electrical motion. Fixed banners or electronic signs using changeable lights to convey the time, temperature, shall be exempt from this prohibition.


SOTO (2/19/13, continued from 3/26/13)

Ordered, that “Ordered, that Section 78-141 of the Code of Ordinances be amended to require that private property owners clear snow and ice from any parking areas located on their property, in addition to the requirements to remove snow and ice from sidewalks.”


SOTO, Ferreiral Lebron-Martinez (3/19/13)

Ordered, that the City ofHolyokeexplorer the possibility of providing the application process to apply for aUSpassport prefer location in the tax collection office


VACON, Alexander, Jourdain (3/19/13)

Ordered, that all appointed positions in Holyoke that serve for a designated term of office be advertised and interviews held for qualified applicants prior to the end of the term. That the Personnel office place ads 6 months prior to the end of the term.


LISI (4/2/13)

That Sections 34-31 through 34-34 regarding the Board of Registrars of Voters be amended to reflect the fact that the acceptance of NLGL. Ch. 51, Sec. 17 was revoked by the City in 2004.


JOURDAIN, Alexander, Leahy, McGiverin, Soto, Tallman (2/19/13, tabled from 2/26/13)

Ordered, that the Assistant City Clerk and Assistant City Treasurer be removed as political appointees of the Clerk (under Sec 2-85) and Treasurer (under Sec 2-113) serving at their pleasure respectively but be converted to career service positions or have 5 year terms of office appointed by the Clerk or Treasurer



Ordered, that DPW remove the handicapped sign place in front 811 High St. as i was inform by landlord the person of handicap placard does no longer live there


SOTO (11/20/12, continued from 3/26/13)

Ordered, that the City Council provide a handicap space at20 Vernon St.for Carlos Rodriguez


LEBRON-MARTINEZ  (12/4/12, continued from 3/26/13)

Ordered, that The City Council considers the request from Congregation Sons of Zion for handicap signage, as many of their elders have limitations to get around.


Ryan M. Allen: Administrative Assistant

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.

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