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City Council Orders March 2, 2021

Communications & Petitions

TitleInitial StatusCommitteeCMTE Date 1CMTE Date 1 StatusCMTE Date 2CMTE Date 2 StatusFinal Status
Notes
2. Mayor Morse - Communication from Providence Behavioral Health HospitalReceivedReceived 3-2-21
3. City Clerk & Admin Asst. - City Council Minutes 2-16-21ReceivedReceived 3-2-21
4. City Auditor - General Fund and Sewer Enterprise Budget ReportsReferredFinance
5. City Auditor - Grant Fund ReportReferredFinance
6. President of City Council - Residency RequirementReferredOrdinance3-23-21Received
7. Councilor Bartley - Puerto Rican diaspora community in ConnecticutReceivedReceived 3-2-21
8. OPED Director - reviewing updated grant proceduresReceivedReceived 3-2-21
9. Community Development - FY2021 CDBG Proposal MaterialsReferredDGR3-29-21Received
10. Memorandum of Understanding Between The Holyoke Public Schools and The Holyoke Police Department.ReferredFinance3-11-21ApprovedAdopted 3-16-21
11. Neighborhood Hub Project.ReferredFinance
12. Cinder McNerney - Bonding of Trucks.ReferredFinance
13. EMB Natural Ventures LLC - 2020 Annual Report.ReferredOrdinance
14. Sergey Troshchiy - withdrawal for a Zone Change at 405 Ingleside St.ReferredOrdinance3-9-21Received
15. Sean R. Cronin, Sr. Deputy Commissioner of Local Services - BAN.ReferredFinanceCopied to Joint Committee
16. Community Outreach Meeting for a proposed Marijuana Establishment at 12 Crescent St.ReferredOrdinance
17. Community Outreach Meeting for Hybrid House LLC located at 55 Jackson St.ReferredOrdinance
18. Virtual Community Outreach Meeting for a Marijuana Delivery Operator at 620 Beaulieu St.ReferredOrdinance
19. Mayor William C. Reichelt of Town of West Springfield - Town of West Springfield Conservation Restriction.ReferredDGR3-29-21Received
20. Whiting Street Reservoir Committee - 2-2-21 and 2-16-21 meeting minutes minutesReferredDGR3-29-21Complied withAdopted 4-6-21
21. Board of Fire Commission - 1-21-21 meeting minutesReceivedReceived 3-2-21
22. Harold and Lois Darcy - concerned citizensReferredOrdinanceCopied to Building Commissioner, Engineer
23. Petition of Anthony Dominguez - non-conforming structures, other than single and two family structures for 50 Upland Rd.ReferredDGR3-29-21Approved, with conditionAdopted 4-6-21
24. Petition of Massbiology Technology LLC - Cannabis Cultivation & Manufacturing Establishment at 6 Appleton St.ReferredOrdinance4-13-21Approved, with conditionsAdopted 4-20-21
25. Petition of Green Highland LLC - new Marijuana Retail and Manufacturing Establishment at 26 Hadley Mills Rd.ReferredOrdinance4-13-21Tabled, continued to 5-11-21
Late FIle A. Holyoke Media - Expenses related to meeting interpretationReceivedReceived 3-2-21
Late File B. Petition for pole and wire locations: G&E request for 1 40’ Class 2 pole between 340 and 346 Pleasant StTabledAdopted 3-16-21
Late File C. Petition for pole and wire locations: G&E request for 1 40’ pole in front of 12 Pleasant StLeave to withdrawLeave to withdraw w/o prejudice 3-16-21Withdrawn to correct address and resubmit
Late File D. Petition for pole and wire locations: G&E request for 1 40’ pole in front of 20 Pleasant StLeave to withdrawLeave to withdraw w/o prejudice 3-16-21Withdrawn to correct address and resubmit
Late File E. Petition for pole and wire locations: G&E request to relocate 1 40" pole on dead end of Pleasant StLeave to withdrawLeave to withdraw w/o prejudice 3-16-21Withdrawn to correct address and resubmit
Late File F. Mayor Morse - Appointment of Katherine Jackowski to serve as Acting TreasurerReferredPublic Service
Late File G. Mayor Morse - Appointment of Debra Haslam as Acting Tax CollectorReferredPublic Service
Late File H. Mayor Morse - Appointment of Crystal Barnes to serve as Acting City SolicitorReferredFinance3-11-21Received
Late File J. Conservation & Sustainability - Update on 2018 grant award detailing funds not reimbursed to the city and efforts to address the issueReferredPublic Service

New Orders

TitleInitial StatusCommitteeCMTE Date 1CMTE Date 1 StatusCMTE Date 2CMTE Date 2 StatusFinal Status
Notes
33. MURPHY -- An order for the city to pursue rebates and grants for the purchase of electric vehiclesReferredFinance
34. SULLIVAN -- An order to approve and ratify a PILOT agreement with Holyoke BESS, LLC for the property located across from 50 Water Street.ReferredFinance3-11-21ApprovedAdopted 4-6-21Tabled 3-16-21 to verify information
35. SULLIVAN -- An order to amend section 4.3(A)(8) and 9.3 and any other ordinance to require a special permit for residential care or rehabilitation (also known as group homes).ReferredOrdinance
36. SULLIVAN -- An order for Holyoke to petition the Massachusetts General Court to enact legislation to amend the requirement for special election upon mayoral vacancy for 2021ReferredCharter & Rules3-15-2136, 37, 39. and 55 approved as a package.Petition to Mass General Court adopted 3-16-21
37. SULLIVAN -- Resolution for Home Rule Petition

(Text of the resolution)

ReferredCharter & Rules3-15-2136, 37, 39. and 55 approved as a package.Petition to Mass General Court adopted 3-16-21
38. VACON -- An order for department heads to post days and hours they will be in City Hall, until normal opening resumesAdoptedAdopted 3-2-21Copied to Dept Heads, directed to post on website
39. VACON -- A reference to the city charter, section 6, which calls for a special election due to mayoral vacancyReferredCharter & Rules3-15-2136, 37, 39. and 55 approved as a package.Petition to Mass General Court adopted 3-16-21
40. BARTLEY -- An order for a DPW communication providing updates on road work including paving, patching, and stripingCopiedPublic Safety3-30-21Complied withAdopted 4-6-21Referred to DPW
41. BARTLEY -- An order for DPW and/or ROCA to coordinate cleanup behind Fitzpatrick Ice Rink.CopiedPublic Safety3-30-21Complied withAdopted 4-6-21Referred to DPW
42. LISI -- An order for resident only/permit parking area in front on 45-52 Canal St. (from Center St. to North East St.)ReferredOrdinancePetition submitted 4-6-21
43. LISI -- An order for a binding referendum to consider changing City Treasurer from elected position to appointed position, combined with the Tax CollectorReferredCharter & Rules4-12-21Tabled, referred to legal
44. MCGEE -- An order for a handicap in front of 6 Highland Ave. for Victor Goulding.ReferredOrdinance4-13-21ApprovedAdopted 4-20-21Copied to Disabilities Commission
45. MCGIVERIN -- An order to appropriate and bond  $1,216,500 to pay the costs of Department of Public Works and Fire Department vehiclesAdoptedAdopted 3-2-21
46. MCGIVERIN -- An order to appropriate and bond  $140,000 to pay the costs of Holyoke Police Department vehiclesReferredFinance3-11-21ApprovedAdopted 3-16-21
47. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $4,186.36 from FIREFIGHTER to INJURED ON DUTYAdoptedAdopted 3-2-21
48. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $13,792.49 from LIEUTENANTS and PATROLMEN to INJURED ON DUTYAdoptedAdopted 3-2-21
49. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $70,000) from PATROLMEN to MOTOR VEHICLE SUPPLIES and R&M MOTOR VEHICLESAdoptedAdopted 3-2-21
50. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $200,000 from PATROLMEN, TRAINING, COURT, and INCENTIVE to OVERTIMEReferredFinance4-26-21Return to Auditor
51. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $35,000 from PARKING CONTROL OFFICER and WASTE RECYCLE COORDINATOR to REFUSE R&M VEHICLES and PARKS R&M VEHICLESReferredFinance3-11-21ApprovedAdopted 3-16-21
52. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $815 from OFFICE & PROFESSIONAL SUPPLIES to OVERTIMEReferredFinance3-11-21ApprovedAdopted 3-16-21
53. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $10,000 from REFUSE to OTHER SERVICES-TEMPORARY/SEASONALReferredFinance3-11-21ApprovedAdopted 3-16-21
54. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $37,750 from CONTRACT FORESTRY SERVICES and SNOW REMOVAL SERVICES to SNOW REMOVAL SERVICESReferredFinance3-11-21ApprovedReferred to AuditorReplaced with corrected order 3-16-21
55. MCGIVERIN -- An order for Holyoke to petition the Massachusetts General Court to enact legislation to amend the requirement for special election upon mayoral vacancy for 2021ReferredCharter & Rules3-15-2136, 37, 39. and 55 approved as a package.
56. MCGIVERIN -- An order to authorize appropriation of $3,825 from COMPUTER SYSTEMS Department's SYSTEMS-SOFTWARE LICENSE/USAGE FEES for services rendered in FY '20.ReferredFinance3-11-21ApprovedAdopted 3-16-21
57. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $11,750 from HIGHWAYS & BRIDGES DEMO WORKER to AUTO EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE OVERTIMEReferredFinance3-11-21ApprovedAdopted 3-16-21
Late File K. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $5,957 from SPECIAL COUNSEL to CITY SOLICITORReferredFinance3-11-21Referred back w/o recommendationAdopted 4-6-21Tabled 3-16-21
Late File L. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $5,196 from SPECIAL COUNSEL to CITY SOLICITORReferredFinance3-11-21Referred back w/o recommendationAdopted 4-6-21Tabled 3-16-21
Late File M. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $5,733 from SPECIAL COUNSEL to CITY SOLICITORReferredFinance3-11-21Referred back w/o recommendationAdopted 3-16-21
Late File N. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $4,682 from HIGHWAY 7 BRIDGES DEMO WORKER to ENGINEERING VACATION BUYBACK and REFUSE/RECYCLING LONGEVITYReferredFinance3-11-21ApprovedAdopted 3-16-21
Late File O. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $19,755 from ASSISTANT SOLICITOR to CITY SOLICITORReferredFinance3-11-21ApprovedAdopted 3-16-21
Late File P. An order to invite Jim Welch in to discuss Providence Behavioral Health HospitalReferredDGR3-29-21Complied withAdopted 4-6-21
Late File Q. MCGEE, LISI -- An order to review residency requirements of city personnelReferredOrdinance3-23-21ApprovedAdopted 4-6-21
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