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City Council Orders March 21, 2023

Public Hearing

1. A Pole and Wire Petition to install a 45 foot pole at between 175 Lincoln St & Holyoke Park at corner of Northampton St and Lincoln St Approved

Communications & Petitions

Title Initial Status Committee CMTE Date 1 CMTE Date 1 Status CMTE Date 2 CMTE Date 2 Status Final Status
Notes
11. Mayor Joshua A. Garcia - Reappointment letter for Jeffrey A. Trask to serve as the Emergency Management Director Appointment confirmed Appointment confirmed 3-21-23
12. Mayor Joshua A. Garcia - letter for legal opinion on Voting Requirements Received Received 3-21-23
13. Memorandum of Agreement with NAGE R1-180, Clerical Union Referred Finance 3-29-23 Approved Adopted 4-4-23
14. From Brenna Murphy McGee, MMC & Jeffrey Anderson Burgos, Admin. to City Council - 3-7-23 City Council Meeting Minutes Adopted Adopted 3-21-23
15. 2023 CDBG Allocation Spreadsheet- DGR Recommendations Adopted Adopted 3-21-23
16. FY23 Community Preservation Act Committee Recommendations Referred Finance 3-29-23 Approved Adopted 4-4-23
17. Proposal to Erect a Plaque at Edward Holyoke’s Grave Referred Mayor

Committee Reports

Laid on the Table
7. Mayor Joshua A. Garcia - list of Historic Preservation related repairs needed on city buildings 8. An order to draft ballot question for voters to decide on reducing CPA tax from 1.5% to 0.5% 9. An order for CPA board to update on the program
10. An order to draft ordinance for Puerto Rican Cultural District
Finance
19A. An order to appropriate $2,523.40 from Purchasing Dept for services rendered in FY22 19B. An order to transfer $5,481 from Firefighters to Fire Chief 19C. An order to transfer $16,500 from Sewer Stabilization to Sewer - Professional Services
19D. An order to transfer $37,359.87 from Solicitor-Special Counsel to Fire Dept Informality Technologies and Weights & Measures Services 19E. Moody’s Credit rating for Holyoke 19F. An order to discuss schedule for fully funding retirement fund liability
19G. An order to discuss city's current waste management 19H. An order for an update on PILOT agreements
Public Service
21A. Appointment letter for Jean Jonker to serve as an Alternate of the Historical Commission 21B. An order to pledge support for ex-felons against disenfranchisement and electoral participation
Development and Governmental Relations
22A. FY2023 CDBG Proposal Book and Allocation Recommendations  

New orders

Title Initial Status Committee CMTE Date 1 CMTE Date 1 Status CMTE Date 2 CMTE Date 2 Status Final Status
Notes
25. VACON -- An order to repair collapsing catch basins on Ernest Lane at #14, #11 and #2 Adopted Adopted 3-21-23 Copy to Veolia, DPW
26. JOURDAIN -- An order to implement a job evaluation system for city employees Referred Ordinance 4-25-23 Tabled 5-23-23 Approved Adopted 6-6-23
27. JOURDAIN -- An order to discuss impacts of SJC decision, Barron v Kolenda Referred Charter and Rules 7-17-23 Complied with Complied with 8-1-23
28. JOURDAIN -- An order to develop a personnel policy for the handling of administrative leave Referred Ordinance a. 5-23-23
b. 6-27-23
a. Tabled
b. Tabled
a. 9-12-23
b. 10-24-23
c. 12-12-23
a. Tabled
b. Refer to legal, tabled
c. Tabled
29. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $97,640.20 from Capital Stabilization to Personnel Equipment Referred Finance 3-29-23 Approved Adopted 4-4-23
30. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $2,293.90 from Firefighter to Injured on Duty Adopted Adopted 3-21-23
31. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $14,925.29 from Sergeant and Patrolmen to Injured on Duty Adopted Adopted 3-21-23
32. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $7,590 from Sanitarian I to Sanitarian II and Sanitarian III Referred Finance 3-29-23 Approved Adopted 4-4-23
33. MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI -- An order to declare 94 Newton Street as surplus property Referred DGR 4-24-23 Approved Adopted 5-2-23
34. MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI -- An order to declare Newton Street parcel 011-03-009 as surplus property Referred DGR 4-24-23 Approved Adopted 5-2-23
35. PUELLO -- An order to install handicap sign at 400 Maple St. for Elliot Sierra Referred Ordinance 4-25-23 Approved Adopted 5-2-23 Copy to Disabilities Commission
36. PUELLO -- An order to add Street stop on Vernon St traveling south at Main St Referred Ordinance 1-25-23 Tabled
37. PUELLO, RIVERA_I -- An order to repair sidewalk at 62 Clemente St Adopted Adopted 3-21-23 Copy to DPW
38. RIVERA_J, MALDONADO VELEZ -- An order that Front Street be made into a one-way street Copied Ordinance Referred to Board of Public Works
39. RIVERA_J -- An order to add autistic child persons warning near 166 East Dwight St Adopted Adopted 3-21-23 Copy to DPW
A. TALLMAN, MCGEE -- An order to allow residential wind turbines Referred Ordinance
B. MCGEE -- An order to create ordinance establishing 2/3 majority vote of entire membership Referred Ordinance
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