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City Council Orders December 20, 2022

Communications & Petitions

Title Initial Status Committee CMTE Date 1 CMTE Date 1 Status CMTE Date 2 CMTE Date 2 Status Final Status
Notes
5. Mayor Joshua A. Garcia - Reappointment letter for Anthony Diaz to serve as a Board Member for the Valley Opportunity Council  Appointment confirmed  Appointment confirmed 12-20-20
6. Mayor Joshua A. Garcia - Reappointment letter for Cheryl Figueroa to serve as a Board Member for the Valley Opportunity Council  Appointment confirmed  Appointment confirmed 12-20-20
7. Mayor Joshua A. Garcia - Appointment letter for Callie Niezgoda Flanagan to serve as a member of HEDIC  Referred Public Service 1-18-23 Recommend appointment
8. Mayor Joshua A. Garcia - Reappointment letter for Susan Aiken, Sean Gonsalves, Julita Rojas, Kyong Cruz, Nicole Perrier, Priscilla Garcia, Dian McCollum, Cappie Glica, Barbara J. Grady, Len Brouillette, and Wayne Klinge to serve as Commissioners of the Council on Aging  Appointments confirmed  Appointments confirmed 12-20-20
9. Kathleen E. Degnan - legal opinion regarding letter of Acceptance of anonymous Donation to the School Department Referred Finance 12-28-22 Received
10. Brenna Murphy McGee, MMC & Jeffery Anderson-Burgos, Admin. Ass’t. to City Council - 12-6-22 City Council and 12-12-12 Special Meeting minutes  Adopted Adopted 12-20-22
11. Rory Casey, City Treasurer - Moody’s Credit rating for Holyoke  Referred Finance
12. License Agreement for Cataldo Ambulance at 490 South St, 600 High St. and 33 Whiting Farms Rd Referred DGR 1-31-23
13. Holyoke Planning Board - HUD Accessory Dwelling Unit Case Study Referred  Ordinance
14. Michael Moriarty - UMASS Donahue Institute Greater Springfield Housing Analysis Referred Ordinance
15. PERAC - Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2024 Referred  Finance
16. Holyoke Redevelopment Authority - Summary of Activities 11-1-21 to 10-31-22 Referred DGR
17. Petition from Residents of Holyoke in support of a Tenant Bill of Rights Referred Public Safety 1-10-23 Tabled
E. Atty Lisa Ball - Legal opinion on Council access to requesting legal opinions Referred Charter and Rules
F. Atty Lisa Ball - Legal opinion on if ward seat becomes vacant if councilor moves out of their ward Referred  Charter and Rules

Committee Reports

Clicking on reports will link back to original filing of orders (back to 1-1-21)

1. An order to accept HOLYOKE SCHOOL DEPARTMENT, $1,066,548, ANONYMOUS DONATION 2. An order to appropriate $275,000 to pay costs of Schematic Design Study for projects at Lawrence, McMahon, and Donahue Schools 3. An order to appropriate $275,000 MSBA program for replacing windows and boilers at various city schools
4. An order to draft ordinance for Puerto Rican Cultural District 18A. Special Permit Application - Blossom Flower LLC at 1 Cabot St for Marijuana Delivery Operator 18B. Special Permit Application - Blossom Flower LLC at 1 Cabot St for Marijuana Manufacturing Establishment
18C. An order to place a handicap sign at 72 Hampshire St. for Lorraine I. Hernandez Campos 18D. An order to amend Ordinance Section 2-35 to update the compensation amount for the Emergency Management Director 18E. An order to eliminate need for Ordinance Committee to review handicap signs
19A. An order to grant HPS 5 year contract for bus service 19B. An order to accept FY2023 MUNICIPAL ROAD SAFETY PROGRAM, $35,000, NO MATCH grant 19C. An order to accept Land & Conservation Fund, Gateway Cities Park Program, $390,000, No Match grant
19D. An order to accept Wistariahurst Foundation INC., $75,000 Exterior Painting donation 19E. An order to appropriate $2,275.75 from City Clerk Ordinance Codification budget for services rendered in fiscal year 2022 19F. An order to accept donation of computers from PVPC to Veteran's Services
19G. An order to transfer $57,169.98 from Heavy Motor Equipment Operator-Highway to R&M Streets & Fixtures-Highway 19H. An order to transfer $190.00 from DPW Admin - In State Travel to Recruitment 19I. An order to transfer $165,000 from Capital Stabilization to Highways & Bridges Capital Outlay
19J. An order to transfer $35,000.00 from Local Building Inspector and Property Maint/Demo Supervisor to Other Contracted Services 19K. Holyoke Public Schools, Food Service Management Agreement 22A. Special Permit Application - Antonio Rodriguez at 2 Orchard St

New Orders

Title Initial Status Committee CMTE Date 1 CMTE Date 1 Status CMTE Date 2 CMTE Date 2 Status Final Status
Notes
25. RIVERA_I — An order to accept revised MIFA Victory Theatre Murals Project Referred Finance 12-28-22 Approved Adopted 1-3-23
26. RIVERA_I — An order to approve increased funding request of $3,000 to Wistariahurst museum for painting restoration project Referred Finance a. 12-28-22
B. 1-11-23
a. Tabled
b. Tabled
Copy to Law Dept
27. RIVERA_I — An order for Health and Legal to describe process for taking landlords to court for not complying with ordinances Referred Public Safety 1-10-23 Complied with Complied with 1-17-23 Copy to Board of Health, Law Dept
28. RIVERA_I, GIVNER, TALLMAN — An order to invite representatives of area colleges to discuss supporting paths for Holyoke youth to gain equitable access Referred DGR
29. VACON — An order to create ordinance for Pavement Cut Moratorium Referred Ordinance 1-24-23 Approved
30. VACON — An order to revise Sewer Use Policy to include recent requirements of EPA Referred Ordinance 1-24-23 Approved
31. VACON, PUELLO — An order to draft ballot question for voters to decide on reducing CPA tax Referred Finance a. 12-28-22 Tabled (Charter and Rules)
1-9-23
(Charter and Rules)
Complied with
(Charter and Rules)
Complied with 1-17-23
Copy to Charter and Rules
32. ANDERSON-BURGOS, GIVNER — An order to discuss planned use of opioid lawsuit settlement funds Referred Public Safety 1-10-23 Complied with Complied with 1-17-23 Copy to Board of Health, Law Dept
33. BARTLEY, JOURDAIN — An order for an update on PILOT agreements Referred Finance 1-11-23 Tabled Copy to Auditor
34. BARTLEY, JOURDAIN — An order for annual update on the City’s Receivership program Referred DGR Copy to Law Dept, Building Dept, Planning
35. JOURDAIN — An order to correct language on notification call system for city residents Adopted Adopted 12-20-22 Copy to the Mayor
36. JOURDAIN — An order that Assessors retain expert independent appraisal services to review the Holyoke Mall’s assessment and abatement and that Mayor fund it Adopted Adopted 12-20-22 Copy to the Mayor
37. JOURDAIN, VACON — An order that incoming Governor Healey return local control of our schools in 2023 Adopted Adopted 12-20-22 Copy to Governor-Elect Healey
38. JOURDAIN — An order for an update on progress and funding of Wistariahurst wall repair Referred Finance 1-11-23 Complied with Complied with 1-17-23 Copy to the Mayor, Wistariahurst
39. JOURDAIN, TALLMAN — An order to use Marijuana impact funds for marijuana addiction and problem use program Adopted Adopted 12-20-22 Copy to the Mayor, OPED, Board of Health
40. JOURDAIN — An order for state delegation and governor provide city with additional $4 million in annual local aid starting with the current fiscal year 2023 Adopted Adopted 12-20-22 Copy to Rep Duffy, Senator Velis, Governor Baker, Governor-Elect Healey
41. JOURDAIN — An order to review installing a raised sidewalk(s) in front of Blessed Sacrament School on Westfield Rd Referred Public Safety 1-10-23 Tabled Copy to City Engineer
42. MCGEE — An order to create no parking zone on Waldo St on Mondays Referred Ordinance Copy to City Engineer
43. MCGIVERIN — An order to transfer $1,000 from Board of Health Floating Clerk to Board of Health Overtime Referred Finance 12-28-22 Approved Adopted 1-3-23
44. MCGIVERIN — An order to transfer $9,910.92 from Refuse-HMEO to Refuse-Vacation Buyback Adopted Adopted 12-20-22
45. MCGIVERIN — An order to transfer $50,000 from Highway-HMEO to Trash-Recycling Contract Referred Finance 12-28-22 Tabled
46. MCGIVERIN — An order to appropriate $1,445 from Building Code & Inspections for services rendered in fiscal year 2022 Referred Finance 12-28-22 Approved Adopted 1-3-23
47. MCGIVERIN — An order to accept EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HOUSING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT-FY2023 URBAN AGENDA GRANT PROGRAM $25,000 grant Referred Finance 12-28-22 Approved Adopted 1-3-23
48. MCGIVERIN — An order to accept NEW ENGLAND FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS-2023 MAKING IT PUBLIC FOR MA MUNICIPALITIES $15,000 grant Referred Finance 12-28-22 Approved Adopted 1-3-23
49. MCGIVERIN — An order to transfer $275,000 from Capital Stabilization for MSBA Accelerated Repair Program for school repairs Adopted Adopted 12-20-22
50. PUELLO — An order to remove handicap and no parking spots on South Summer Street Referred Ordinance
51. PUELLO — An order to fix Do Not Enter sign at Main and Springdale Streets Adopted Adopted 12-20-22 Copy to DPW
A. MCGEE -- An order to update ordinances for vacation leave schedule and credit new & existing employees with additional vacation time based on prior experience Referred Ordinance
B. MCGEE -- An order to amend ordinance to update number of personal leave days Referred Ordinance
C. MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI -- An order to allow Law Department to hire paralegal above mid range without need for City Council approval Referred Ordinance
D. MCGEE -- An order to correct accrual language for vacation leave Referred Ordinance

 

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