Ordinance Committee Meeting Text Size
Event takes place on July 26, 2016 at 6:30 PM
Holyoke City Hall: Council Chambers
Notice of Committee Meeting
There will be a regular meeting of the Committee on
At City Hall in the Council Chamber, on Tuesday July 26th , at 6:30PM
Per order of Chair: Linda Vacon
1. Acceptance of previous meeting minutes
2. Petition of Ovidio Hernandez, 175 Walnut St. for a street vendor license to sell Ice cup syrup
3. Jourdain 6/7/16: Order: that Magnolia Ave, MacKenzie Ave and Portland Street be reviewed for a 3 way stop and approved as a 3 way stop if deemed appropriate.
4. McGee 6/7/16: Order that DPW install speed bumps on Old Jarvis and do a traffic study.
5. Bresnahan 6/7/16: Ordered that a 15 minute parking only sign or verbiage to that effect be placed in front of 1373 Dwight St. in front of Friendly Variety Store
6. Bartley 6/7/16: Ordered that the City of Holyoke consider adding stop signs on Washinton Ave. at the intersection of Charles St. and Chapin St.
7. McGee 6/7/16: Ordered that the City Engineer/DPW look into installing a stop sign at Old Jarvis and Bassett
8. Lebron-Martinez 6/7/16: Ordered that parking ordinances relative to Race St. along the Canal Walk be amended in accordance with plans prepared by the City Engineer.
9. Roman 5/17/16: Ordered that the City place a “Loading Zone” sign in front of 845 Main St. for business owner Diomedes Chaves, who is having difficulty locating parking for a delivery vehicle.
10. Valentin 6/21/16: Ordered that the crosswalks at the intersection of Beech and Dwight are assessed for pedestrian safety. Currently there are three crosswalks for four crossing points
11. Order: That the Ordinance Committee discuss and reconsider the newly installed “No Parking Signs” recently installed at 220 Linden Street on the Cabot Street side of this address. Further that the owners of both the Sanctuary Animal Clinic and Atlas Property Management be called in for their input on this matter.
12. Lopez 6/21/16: Ordered that the disabled parking space located at 144 Linden St. be moved to 378 Appleton St. 2L for Luis Centeno
13. Bartley 6/3/14: Order: That the City of Holyoke amend Chapter 30 of its Code of Ordinances to provide for the public procurement of outside legal counsel. Since Chapter 30B, Section 1(15), exempts procurement of legal services from public bid laws, this Order would supersede state law and increase consumer protection.
14. 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.
15. 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 banking service. Since Chapter 30B, Section 1(23), exempts procurement of banking services from public bid laws, this Order would supersede state law and increase consumer protection.
16. 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
17. 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.
18. Jourdain 2/16/16: Ordered that Chapter 54 of the Holyoke Code of Ordinances be amended to make it unlawful to use a drone to fly over the private property of another without their prior written consent. They shall also be prohibited from flying over any municipal property without the prior written consent of the city. A violation shall be subject to a fine. A drone shall be defined as any unmanned aerial system.
19. 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
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.
Posted on July 21, 2016 by allenr