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City Council Orders January 18, 2022

Communications & Petitions

TitleInitial StatusCommitteeCMTE Date 1CMTE Date 1 StatusCMTE Date 2CMTE Date 2 StatusFinal Status
Notes
6. Mayor Joshua A. Garcia - reappointment letter for George Mettey to serve as a member on the Library Board of Directors
7. Mayor Joshua A. Garcia - appointment letter for Cheryl Figueroa to serve as a Board Member for the Valley Opportunity Council
8. Mayor Joshua A. Garcia appointment letter for Jacqueline Watson to serve as a Board Member for the Valley Opportunity Council
9. Mayor Joshua A. Garcia appointment letter for Terry Gibson, Russell J. McNiff Jr, Victor Machado, and Willie Spradley to serve on the Citizens Advisory Committee
10. Kathleen E. Degnan, Assistant City Solicitor - opinion on Number of Votes required to Transfer Monies for HR salary
11. From Brenna Murphy McGee, MMC & Jefffery Anderson-Burgos, Admin to City Council - 12-15-21, 1-3-22, and 1-4-22 City Council Meeting Minutes
12. Tanya Wdowiak, City Auditor - General fund and sewer enterprise budget reports ending December 31, 2021
13. Holyoke Planning Board - Green Valley, 306 Race St. Annual Report
14. Holyoke Planning Board - Mill Town Agriculture Annual Report
15. Holyoke Planning Board - The High End Cannabis Co. 110 Winter St. Annual Report
16. Thomas J. O'Connor - Animal Control information through year end December 31, 2021
17. Board of Fire Commission - 11-30-21 meeting minutes

New Orders

TitleInitial StatusCommitteeCMTE Date 1CMTE Date 1 StatusCMTE Date 2CMTE Date 2 StatusFinal Status
Notes
25. MALDONADO-VELEZ -- An order to degender language of rule 2
26. MALDONADO-VELEZ -- An order to degender language of rule 4
27. MALDONADO-VELEZ -- An order to degender language of rule 37
28. MALDONADO-VELEZ -- An order to degender language of rule 62
29. MALDONADO-VELEZ -- An order to review, reorganize and tile City Council Rules
30. MALDONADO-VELEZ -- An order to provide closed captioning on Zoom and other virtual spaces
31. MALDONADO-VELEZ -- An order to ban single use plastic bags, straws, and/or food containers
32. MALDONADO-VELEZ -- An order to create ordinance regarding trash on properties during snowstorms
33. MALDONADO-VELEZ -- An order to create a Technology Advisory Board to give recommendations on updating systems
34. MALDONADO-VELEZ, ANDERSON-BURGOS -- An order to create a Food Economy Coalition to improve the Holyoke food system and food entrepreneurship
35. MCGEE -- An order for the police chief to discuss staffing issues
36. MCGEE -- An order for a discussion of the Police Department's 4th captain position
37. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $185,500 from SICK BUYBACK, TIME OWED, and VACATION BUYBACK to various Police Department line items
38. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $16,902.10 from LIEUTENANT, SERGEANT, and PATROLMEN to INJURED ON DUTY
39. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $205,000 from LIEUTENANT, PATROLMEN, and E911 DISPATCHER to RESERVES and OVERTIME
40. MCGIVERIN -- An order to accept "FY2022 SENATOR CHARLES E. SHANNON, JR. COMMUNITY SAFETY INITIATIVE (SHANNON CSI), $556,355.26, NO MATCH" grant
41. MCGIVERIN -- An order to accept in-kind contribution from Ceaco to Veteran's Services of 1 pallet of various games/puzzles
42. MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI, ANDERSON-BURGOS -- An order to amend Zoning Ordinances Section 7.10.5.3(a), changing all others uses to language relative to schools
43. MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI, ANDERSON-BURGOS -- An order to amend Holyoke Zoning Ordinances to correct the site plan review process in Section 7.10.6.5(b)
44. MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI -- An order to consider amending zoning regulations to diversify the siting of marijuana businesses
45. MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI, RIVERA_I -- An order investigate air quality concerns in and around IG zone
46. MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI -- An order to adopt a two-year legislative term for orders in committee
47. MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI -- An order to amend or clarify Rule 61 relative to 30 day action on orders in committee
48. MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI -- An order to accept sale of 299 and 307 Walnut Street for $10,000 to OneHolyoke CDC
49. MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI -- An order to accept sale of 394 High Street for $15,000 to WF Real Estate Holdings
50. MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI -- An order to accept sale of 400 High Street for $15,000 to WF Real Estate Holdings
51. PUELLO -- An order for a legal opinion on fault if property owners remove snow and plows push snow back onto property
52. PUELLO -- An order to explore blinking/flashing lights to alert residents of any upcoming parking bans
53. PUELLO -- An order to install signage and convert the intersection of Chestnut and Franklin streets into a three way stop
54. PUELLO -- An order to install another "Do Not Enter" sign at the intersection of Springdale Avenue and Main Street.
55. RIVERA_I -- An order to address graffiti at the SkatePark and explore a master plan for Pulaski Park
56. RIVERA_I -- An order to address upkeep and or improvement of Laurel St. Park
57. RIVERA_I -- An order to discuss development of community coalition around homelessness, substance abuse, and youth programming
58. VACON -- An order for city department to comply with ordinance to remove snow from sidewalks within 24 hours
59. VACON -- An order that Engineer recommends safety improvements on Westfield Road at the curve near #292
60. VACON -- An order to revise buffer language of marijuana ordinance
61. VACON -- An order for legal forms to be provided at least 48 hours before City Council meetings
62. ANDERSON-BURGOS -- An order to place pedestrian crosswalk at Portland and Beech
63. ANDERSON-BURGOS -- An order to discuss flooding issues at Beaudoin Village
64. ANDERSON-BURGOS -- An order to consider making Rohan Park a kids and dog park
65. ANDERSON-BURGOS -- An order change size of “no turn on red” signs at corner of Hillside Ave and Cherry St
66. ANDERSON-BURGOS -- An order to place “cross street does not stop” signs on stop signs where Locust meets Hampshire.
67. ANDERSON-BURGOS -- An order to repair sidewalk at 211 West Franklin St
68. ANDERSON-BURGOS -- An order to declare the duties and qualifications of the general superintendent of the department of public works
69. BARTLEY -- An order limit parking during business hours in front of 548 South St
70. BARTLEY -- An order to repair the sidewalk and tree belt proximate to 548 South St
71. BARTLEY -- An order to fix hole in sidewalk  proximate to 366-372 High St
72. BARTLEY -- An order that DPW fully plow all of Ogden St
73. GIVNER -- An order to install streetlight at pole #10 on Sycamore St
74. GIVNER -- An order to address un-plowed alleyways
75. GIVNER -- An order to install storm warning lights
76. GIVNER -- An order to reword Columbus Day holiday to Indigenous Peoples Day
77. GIVNER -- An order to adopt a wage theft ordinance for all contractors doing projects for the city or receiving special tax incentives
78. GIVNER -- An order to enforce no parking zones and implement warnings and or small fines
79. GIVNER -- An order to adopt a camera speed violation system
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