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City Council Orders March 2, 2021

Communications & Petitions

Title Initial Status Committee CMTE Date 1 CMTE Date 1 Status CMTE Date 2 CMTE Date 2 Status Final Status
Notes
2. Mayor Morse - Communication from Providence Behavioral Health Hospital Received Received 3-2-21
3. City Clerk & Admin Asst. - City Council Minutes 2-16-21 Received Received 3-2-21
4. City Auditor - General Fund and Sewer Enterprise Budget Reports Referred Finance
5. City Auditor - Grant Fund Report Referred Finance
6. President of City Council - Residency Requirement Referred Ordinance 3-23-21 Received
7. Councilor Bartley - Puerto Rican diaspora community in Connecticut Received Received 3-2-21
8. OPED Director - reviewing updated grant procedures Received Received 3-2-21
9. Community Development - FY2021 CDBG Proposal Materials Referred DGR 3-29-21 Received
10. Memorandum of Understanding Between The Holyoke Public Schools and The Holyoke Police Department. Referred Finance 3-11-21 Approved Adopted 3-16-21
11. Neighborhood Hub Project. Referred Finance
12. Cinder McNerney - Bonding of Trucks. Referred Finance
13. EMB Natural Ventures LLC - 2020 Annual Report. Referred Ordinance
14. Sergey Troshchiy - withdrawal for a Zone Change at 405 Ingleside St. Referred Ordinance 3-9-21 Received
15. Sean R. Cronin, Sr. Deputy Commissioner of Local Services - BAN. Referred Finance Copied to Joint Committee
16. Community Outreach Meeting for a proposed Marijuana Establishment at 12 Crescent St. Referred Ordinance
17. Community Outreach Meeting for Hybrid House LLC located at 55 Jackson St. Referred Ordinance
18. Virtual Community Outreach Meeting for a Marijuana Delivery Operator at 620 Beaulieu St. Referred Ordinance
19. Mayor William C. Reichelt of Town of West Springfield - Town of West Springfield Conservation Restriction. Referred DGR 3-29-21 Received
20. Whiting Street Reservoir Committee - 2-2-21 and 2-16-21 meeting minutes minutes Referred DGR 3-29-21 Complied with Complied with 4-6-21
21. Board of Fire Commission - 1-21-21 meeting minutes Received Received 3-2-21
22. Harold and Lois Darcy - concerned citizens Referred Ordinance Copied to Building Commissioner, Engineer
23. Petition of Anthony Dominguez - non-conforming structures, other than single and two family structures for 50 Upland Rd. Referred DGR 3-29-21 Approved, with condition Adopted 4-6-21
24. Petition of Massbiology Technology LLC - Cannabis Cultivation & Manufacturing Establishment at 6 Appleton St. Referred Ordinance 4-13-21 Approved, with conditions Adopted 4-20-21
25. Petition of Green Highland LLC - new Marijuana Retail and Manufacturing Establishment at 26 Hadley Mills Rd. Referred Ordinance a. 4-13-21, b. 5-11-21 a. Continued to 5-11-21, b. Continued to 5-25-21 a. 5-25-21
b. 6-8-21
a. Continued to 6-8-21
b. Approved, with conditions
Adopted 6-15-21
Late FIle A. Holyoke Media - Expenses related to meeting interpretation Received Received 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 St Tabled Adopted 3-16-21
Late File C. Petition for pole and wire locations: G&E request for 1 40’ pole in front of 12 Pleasant St Leave to withdraw Leave to withdraw w/o prejudice 3-16-21 Withdrawn 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 St Leave to withdraw Leave to withdraw w/o prejudice 3-16-21 Withdrawn 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 St Leave to withdraw Leave to withdraw w/o prejudice 3-16-21 Withdrawn to correct address and resubmit
Late File F. Mayor Morse - Appointment of Katherine Jackowski to serve as Acting Treasurer Referred Public Service
Late File G. Mayor Morse - Appointment of Debra Haslam as Acting Tax Collector Referred Public Service
Late File H. Mayor Morse - Appointment of Crystal Barnes to serve as Acting City Solicitor Referred Finance 3-11-21 Received
Late File J. Conservation & Sustainability - Update on 2018 grant award detailing funds not reimbursed to the city and efforts to address the issue Referred Public Service

New Orders

Title Initial Status Committee CMTE Date 1 CMTE Date 1 Status CMTE Date 2 CMTE Date 2 Status Final Status
Notes
33. MURPHY -- An order for the city to pursue rebates and grants for the purchase of electric vehicles Referred Finance 5-10-21 Tabled 6-7-21 Tabled
34. SULLIVAN -- An order to approve and ratify a PILOT agreement with Holyoke BESS, LLC for the property located across from 50 Water Street. Referred Finance 3-11-21 Approved Adopted 4-6-21 Tabled 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). Referred Ordinance 2-22-22 Leave to withdraw Leave to withdraw 3-1-22
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 2021 Referred Charter & Rules 3-15-21 36, 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)

Referred Charter & Rules 3-15-21 36, 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 resumes Adopted Adopted 3-2-21 Copied 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 vacancy Referred Charter & Rules 3-15-21 36, 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 striping Copied Public Safety 3-30-21 Complied with Complied with 4-6-21 Referred to DPW
41. BARTLEY -- An order for DPW and/or ROCA to coordinate cleanup behind Fitzpatrick Ice Rink. Copied Public Safety 3-30-21 Complied with Complied with 4-6-21 Referred 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.) Referred Ordinance 2-22-22 Leave to withdraw Leave to withdraw 3-1-22 Petition 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 Collector Referred Charter & Rules 4-12-21 Tabled, referred to legal 2-23-22 Leave to withdraw Leave to withdraw 3-1-22
44. MCGEE -- An order for a handicap in front of 6 Highland Ave. for Victor Goulding. Referred Ordinance 4-13-21 Approved Adopted 4-20-21 Copied 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 vehicles Adopted Adopted 3-2-21
46. MCGIVERIN -- An order to appropriate and bond  $140,000 to pay the costs of Holyoke Police Department vehicles Referred Finance 3-11-21 Approved Adopted 3-16-21
47. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $4,186.36 from FIREFIGHTER to INJURED ON DUTY Adopted Adopted 3-2-21
48. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $13,792.49 from LIEUTENANTS and PATROLMEN to INJURED ON DUTY Adopted Adopted 3-2-21
49. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $70,000) from PATROLMEN to MOTOR VEHICLE SUPPLIES and R&M MOTOR VEHICLES Adopted Adopted 3-2-21
50. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $200,000 from PATROLMEN, TRAINING, COURT, and INCENTIVE to OVERTIME Referred Finance 4-26-21 Return to Auditor Returned to Auditor 5-4-21
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 VEHICLES Referred Finance 3-11-21 Approved Adopted 3-16-21
52. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $815 from OFFICE & PROFESSIONAL SUPPLIES to OVERTIME Referred Finance 3-11-21 Approved Adopted 3-16-21
53. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $10,000 from REFUSE to OTHER SERVICES-TEMPORARY/SEASONAL Referred Finance 3-11-21 Approved Adopted 3-16-21
54. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $37,750 from CONTRACT FORESTRY SERVICES and SNOW REMOVAL SERVICES to SNOW REMOVAL SERVICES Referred Finance 3-11-21 Approved Referred to Auditor Replaced 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 2021 Referred Charter & Rules 3-15-21 36, 37, 39. and 55 approved as a package. Petition to Mass General Court adopted 3-16-21
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. Referred Finance 3-11-21 Approved Adopted 3-16-21
57. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $11,750 from HIGHWAYS & BRIDGES DEMO WORKER to AUTO EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE OVERTIME Referred Finance 3-11-21 Approved Adopted 3-16-21
Late File K. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $5,957 from SPECIAL COUNSEL to CITY SOLICITOR Referred Finance 3-11-21 Referred back w/o recommendation Adopted 4-6-21 Tabled 3-16-21
Late File L. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $5,196 from SPECIAL COUNSEL to CITY SOLICITOR Referred Finance 3-11-21 Referred back w/o recommendation Adopted 4-6-21 Tabled 3-16-21
Late File M. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $5,733 from SPECIAL COUNSEL to CITY SOLICITOR Referred Finance 3-11-21 Referred back w/o recommendation Adopted 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 LONGEVITY Referred Finance 3-11-21 Approved Adopted 3-16-21
Late File O. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $19,755 from ASSISTANT SOLICITOR to CITY SOLICITOR Referred Finance 3-11-21 Approved Adopted 3-16-21
Late File P. An order to invite Jim Welch in to discuss Providence Behavioral Health Hospital Referred DGR 3-29-21 Complied with Complied with 4-6-21
Late File Q. MCGEE, LISI -- An order to review residency requirements of city personnel Referred Ordinance 3-23-21 Approved Adopted 4-6-21
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