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City Council Orders April 18, 2023

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 Joshua A. Garcia - Veto letter for CPA ballot question Tabled Finance 10-11-23 Referred back to Council Received 10-17-23 Tabled 4-18-23, 5-2-23, 5-16-23, 6-6-23,6-20-23, 8-1-23, 9-5-23 Referred to Finance 10-3-23
3. School Building Committee - Request to Approve financing for the Middle School Building project Referred Finance 4-26-23 Tabled
4. Brenna Murphy McGee, MMC & Jeffery Anderson-Burgos, Admin. Ass’t. to City Council - 4-4-23 City Council Meeting Minutes Adopted Adopted 4-18-23
5. FY24 CPA Budget Proposal Referred Finance 5-10-23 Approved Adopted 5-16-23
6. FIR89 FY22 Firefighter equipment City of Holyoke Grant Completion form Received Received 4-18-23
7. Pawnbroker License Renewal - David Greenberg at 448 Appleton St Adopted Adopted 4-18-23
8. Second hand License Renewal - Brad Matthews Jewelers at 2225 Northampton St Adopted Adopted 4-18-23
9. Second hand License Renewal - David Greenberg at 448 Appleton St Adopted Adopted 4-18-23
10. Second hand License Renewal - Game Stop #4391 at 50 Holyoke St Adopted Adopted 4-18-23
11. Second hand License Renewal - EcoAtm at 2261 Northampton St Adopted Adopted 4-18-23
12. Second hand License Renewal - EcoAtm at 250 Westfield Rd Adopted Adopted 4-18-23
13. Second hand License Renewal - EcoAtm at 50 Holyoke St Adopted Adopted 4-18-23
14. Second hand License Renewal - Frank Ferrini at 375 Whitney Ave Adopted Adopted 4-18-23

Committee Reports

Laid on the Table
1. An order to draft ordinance for Puerto Rican Cultural District
Joint Committee
15A. An order to discuss offering trade certification for adult residents 15B. An order for an update on city's antiracism and diversity training 15C. An order to discuss IEP process and procedures and efforts to ensure adequate information is presented to parents
15D. An order to explore revamping drivers Ed classes so students receive a license/permit on completion 15E. An order that school officials provide plan and goals to regain local control of schools 15F. An order for School Department heads to explore re-establishing the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps
15G. An order that Superintendent update on teacher use of "N word"
Finance
16A. Settlement Agreement with International Brotherhood of Police Officers Local #388 16B. An order to accept FY23 Regional Economic Development Organization Project - ARTery Project - $28,500 no match grant 16C. An order to transfer $125,000 from Sick Buyback to Patrolmen
16D. An order to transfer $125,000 from E-911 Dispatchers to Overtime 16E. An order to transfer $61,345 from Vacation Buyback to Overtime and Hazmat Overtime 16F. An order to transfer $33,000 between various Police Dept salary accounts
16G. An order to discuss process for paying down off duty fee account deficit 16H. An order for State Rep and State Senator to discuss local aid legislation 16I. An order that there be no new road details shifts for companies/departments with outstanding balances
Charter and Rules
20A. Legal opinion on Council access to requesting legal opinions

New orders

Title Initial Status Committee CMTE Date 1 CMTE Date 1 Status CMTE Date 2 CMTE Date 2 Status Final Status
Notes
22. GIVNER -- An order to provide and publish brush fire plan Adopted Adopted 4-18-23 Copy to Fire Dept, CC Admin Asst
23. GIVNER -- An order that city employees take traffic safety pledge Referred Public Safety 9-27-23 Tabled
24. JOURDAIN -- An order for legal opinion ensuring CPA and City are not violating state anti-aid amendment Adopted Finance 8-30-23 Tabled 10-11-23 Complied with Adopted 4-18-23

Complied with 10-17-23

Copy to Law Dept, Finance Committee
25. JOURDAIN, MCGEE -- An order to return approval of assigning solicitor to Council meetings to Council President, and authorize City Council to request hiring of outside legal counsel Referred Ordinance a. 5-23-23
b. 6-27-23
a. Tabled for legal form
b. Approved first half, tabled second half
a. 8-22-23
b. 9-12-23
a. Second half Tabled

b. Second half complied with

Adopted first half 9-5-23

Second half complied with 10-3-23

City Council tabled 8-1-23
26. JOURDAIN, MCGEE -- An order to retain independent counsel to review City Council rules Referred Charter and Rules Copy to Law Dept
27. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $1,000 from Supplies to Overtime Referred Finance 4-26-23 Approved Adopted 5-2-23
28. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $30,000 from Heavy Motor Equipment Operator to Supplies-Traffic Lines Referred Finance 4-26-23 Approved Adopted 5-2-23
29. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $19,355.33 from Sergeant to Injured on Duty Adopted Adopted 4-18-23
30. MCGEE -- An order to create position of Chief Administrative and Financial Officer Referred Ordinance (C&R) a. 7-17-23
b. 12-11-23
a. Tabled
b. Tabled
Copy to Law Dept, Charter and Rules Committee
31. PUELLO, RIVERA_I -- An order to paint "do not block the box" in front of 403 Main St to prevent blocking hydrant Referred Ordinance
32. RIVERA_I -- An order that Cataldo share data on overdoses Referred Public Safety 9-27-23 Complied with Complied with 10-3-23 Copy to Police Dept
33. RIVERA_I, JOURDAIN, MCGIVERIN -- An order to offer trade certifications at Dean Tech to adult learners Adopted Adopted 4-18-23 Copy to the Mayor, Board of Health
34. RIVERA_I, TALLMAN -- An order for mayoral advisory committee on re-entry services Adopted Public Safety 6-21-23 Tabled 9-27-23 Complied with Adopted 4-18-23

Complied with 10-3-23

Copy to Mayor, Board of Health, Public Safety
35. VACON -- An order to accept Lyn Ann Dr and Richard Eger Dr as city streets for Chapter 90 eligibility Adopted Adopted 4-18-23 Copy to Engineer, Board of Public Works
36. VACON, JOURDAIN, BARTLEY -- An order to seek assistance form PVPC address truck traffic on Homestead Ave Adopted Adopted 4-18-26 Copy to Mayor, Public Safety Committee
A. MCGIVERIN -- An order to appropriate $85,504,592 through borrowing for the construction of the new Peck Middle School Referred Finance 4-26-23 Tabled 5-24-23 Return to Auditor Return to Auditor 6-6-23
B. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $82,800 from various HPD salary lines to various HPD expense lines Referred Finance 4-26-23 Approved Adopted 5-2-23
C. MCGEE -- An order to present proclamations to Colectivo Morivivi artists for mural work as part of the El Corazon/ Heart of Holyoke project Adopted Adopted 4-18-23
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