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City Council Orders December 19, 2023

Communications & Petitions

Title Initial Status Committee CMTE Date 1 CMTE Date 1 Status CMTE Date 2 CMTE Date 2 Status Final Status Notes
4. Appointment letter for Patricia Normand to serve as a member of the Conservation Commission Referred Public Service
5. Appointment letter for Zaisha Robert to serve as a member of the Historical Commission Referred Public Service
6. November 21, 2023 City Council meeting minutes Adopted Adopted 12-19-23
7. OPED letter regarding amendment to special tax assessment Referred DGR
8. Letter from Tony Dulude regarding Retirement Board adherence to meeting time ordinance Received Received 12-19-23
C. Councilor Puello communication providing article on Juan Montano arrest Referred Charter and Rules

Committee Reports

Laid on table
1. An order to transfer $6,000 from E911 Dispatchers to Stipends 2. An order to appropriate $1,000,000 from 2024 Tax Levy to Special Article-Ezekiel's Plan 3. An order to amend meeting time ordinance to add that public hearings must be held after 5pm
Ordinance
9A. An order to install handicap sign for Natalia Munoz at 247 Walnut St 9B. An order to place handicap sign at 34 No. Summer St 9C. An order to update trash receptacle ordinance to allow for new 96 gallon bins
9D. An order to review health insurance analysis with Cook and Company 9E. An order to review Chapter 74 of ordinances to reconcile with new trash pickup program 9F. An order to work on flexibility in new trash bin program
Finance
10A. An order to transfer $5,000 from Elections Officers to Equipment/Building Rentals 10B. An order to transfer $30,240 from Capital Stabilization to War Memorial-Outlay-Bldg Improve 10C. An order to transfer $60,500 from Capital Stabilization to Parking Capital Outlay-Vehicles
Public Service
12A. An order to support resolution on PR Cultural District 12B. Appointment letter for Brenna Levitinto serve as a member on the Library Board of Directors 12C. An order to post for Council appointment(s) to Community Preservation Committee
12D. An order for Solicitor Ball to review sec 2-156 and 2-162 and explain when department can refuse to provide legal opinions
Development and Governmental Relations
13A. An order to streamline process for event planning in city 13B. Councilor Bartley- Resolution in support of paint stewardship program 13C. Special Permit Application - OM Holyoke gas LLC for a Motor Vehicle Service Station with fast food and/or convenience goods at 820 High St
13D. Special Permit Application - O'Connell Professional Nurse Service for a Professional Office Overlay District (8.4.0) at 1763 Northampton Street 13E. An order to declare Easthampton Road lot 212-00-001 as surplus property 13F. An order to accept proposal to sell 736 Dwight Street to Jeffrey Dias and Tiago Martins for $17,500
13G. An order to accept proposal to sell 118 and 94 Newton Street Street to Boys & Girls Club for $15,000 13H. An order to declare Easthampton Rd parcel 212-00-001 as surplus and approve sale to Mass Dept of Fish and Game for $270,000
Charter and Rules
14A. An order to limit number of public hearings on an agenda 14B. An order to limit Council meetings to 2 1/2 hours with two 15-minute additions allowed through majority vote

New orders

Title Initial Status Committee CMTE Date 1 CMTE Date 1 Status CMTE Date 2 CMTE Date 2 Status Final Status Notes
16. ANDERSON-BURGOS -- An order to place handicap sign at 38 Beacon Ave Referred Ordinance 1-23-24 Approved Copy to Disabilities
17. BARTLEY — An order to declare 432 Hillside Avenue as surplus property Referred DGR 1-29-24 Approved
18. GIVNER -- An order to remove handicap sign at 195 Beech St Referred Ordinance 1-23-24 Approved
19. MALDONADO-VELEZ -- An order to impose term limits for elected officials Referred Charter and Rules
20. MALDONADO-VELEZ -- An order for departments to create digital forms, permits, and licenses Referred Finance 1-31-24 Complied with
21. MALDONADO-VELEZ -- An order to allow cannabis businesses beyond IG zone Referred Ordinance
22. MALDONADO-VELEZ -- An order that rental units be registered with the city Referred Public Safety
23. MALDONADO-VELEZ -- An order to create safe injection sites in city Referred Public Safety Copy to Ordinance
24. MALDONADO-VELEZ -- An order to create Certificate of Occupancy for inspection of rental units Referred Public Safety
25. MALDONADO-VELEZ -- An order to create publicly accessible landlord registry database Referred Public Safety
26. MALDONADO-VELEZ -- An order for city to declare that Housing is a Human Right Referred Public Safety
27. MALDONADO-VELEZ -- An order to create pathways for community ownership of property Referred Public Safety Copy to Ordinance
28. MALDONADO-VELEZ -- An order to create Office of Tenant Protections Referred Ordinance
29. MALDONADO-VELEZ -- An order to create a city Housing Committee Referred Ordinance
30. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $300,000 from City Stabilization to Claims & damages Referred Finance 1-17-24 Tabled
31. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $25,388.75 from Sergeants and Patrolmen to Injured on Duty Adopted Adopted 12-19-23
32. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $54,254.71 from Capital Stabilization to Parking Capital Outlay-Vehicles Adopted Adopted 12-19-23
33. MCGIVERIN -- An order to accept Community Planning Grant Program, $90,000 no match grant Referred Finance 1-17-24 Approved Adopted 1-22-24
34. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $3,866.32 from Capital Stabilization to Uniforms Adopted Adopted 12-19-23
35. PUELLO -- An order to place handicap sign at 958 Main St Leave to withdraw Leave to withdraw 12-19-23
36. PUELLO, VACON -- An order for new rule to withdraw  proclamations upon discovery & documentation of repeated criminal convictions Referred Charter and Rules
37. PUELLO, BARTLEY, TALLMAN -- An order monitor Ingleside and St. Vincent and Bemis near Kennedy Park for excess ice during freezing temperatures Adopted Adopted 12-19-23 Copy to DPW
38. PUELLO -- An order to remove handicap sign 527 South Bridge St Referred Ordinance 1-23-24 Approved
A. BARTLEY -- An order to declare 37 Brown Avenue as surplus property Referred DGR 1-29-24 Approved
B. VACON -- An order to advise Valley Springs on loading,unloading noise ordinance Adopted Adopted 12-19-23 Copy to Law Department
D. MCGEE -- An order to present Sean Gonsalves with proclamation for service as Board of Health Director Adopted Adopted 12-19-23
E. MCGEE, JOURDAIN -- An order to name Appleton in front of YMCA as Joe McGiverin Way Adopted Adopted 12-19-23
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