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City Council Orders May 16, 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. Kathleen E. Degnan, Assistant City Solicitor - Opinion on CPA funds and violations of Anti-Aid Amendment Referred Finance 8-30-23 Received
5. License Agreement with Edward A. Owen for a business at 120 Front St Referred DGR 7-12-23 Approved Adopted 8-1-23
6. Holyoke Fire Department Brush Fire Prevention Plan Referred Public Safety
7. 2023 ARPA Allocation Spreadsheet Referred DGR 6-5-23 Approved Adopted 6-6-23
8. 5yr Contract for the School Department Transportation with VanPool and Durham Referred Finance 5-24-23 Approved Adopted 6-6-23
9. Holyoke Historical Commission - 1-9-23, 2-13-23, 3-13-23 Meeting Minutes Received Received 5-16-23
10. MEPA Review Requirements Analysis for Peck Middle School Referred Finance 5-24-23 Received
11. Junk Dealer License Renewal - William F. Sullivan & Co. Inc. at 107 Appleton St Adopted Adopted 5-16-23
12. Junk Dealer License Renewal - William F. Sullivan & Co. Inc. at 1 Jed Days Landing Adopted Adopted 5-16-23
13. Special Permit Application - Juan Rodriguez at 62 Pearl St for a non conforming structure Referred DGR 7-12-23 Refer back to City Clerk Refer back to City Clerk 8-1-23
14. Special Permit Application - Red Barn Growers LLC at 1 Cabot St Referred Ordinance 6-27-23 Public hearing opened, continued to 8-22-23 8-22-23 Approved with conditions Adopted with conditions 9-5-23

Committee Reports

Laid on the Table
3. An order to draft ordinance for Puerto Rican Cultural District
Finance
16A. FY24 CPA Budget Proposal 16B. An order to transfer $117,541.56 from Capital Stabilization to Capital Outlay-Motor Vehicles 16C. An order to transfer $47,000 from Pay-Heavy Motor Equip Operator to R&M Pools, R&M Fields, and R&M Vehicles
16D. An order to transfer $23,642.71 from Sergeant and Patrolmen to Injured on Duty 16E. Legal opinion on mayor's ballot question veto 16F. Mayor Joshua A. Garcia - list of Historic Preservation related repairs needed on city buildings
Development and Governmental Relations
19A. An order to invite Valley Blue Sox for discussion of team, stadium, and attendance

 

New orders

Title Initial Status Committee CMTE Date 1 CMTE Date 1 Status CMTE Date 2 CMTE Date 2 Status Final Status
Notes
22. MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI -- An order to amend ordinances to streamline process for disposition of tax title properties Referred Ordinance a. 6-27-23
b. 8-22-23
c. 9-12-23
a. Tabled
b. Tabled
c. Tabled
a. 11-28-23
b. 12-12-23
c. 1-23-24
a. Tabled for legal form
b.
Tabled for legal opinion
c. Referred to Council without recommendation
23. MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI -- An order to declare Easthampton Road lot 212-00-001 as surplus property Referred DGR a. 7-12-23
b. 8-23-23
a. Tabled
b. Tabled
12-18-23 Approved Denied 12-19-23
24. VACON -- An order to comply with MGL 30-62A and that environmental notification form is filed for middle school project Referred Finance 5-24-23 Complied with Complied with 6-6-23
25. VACON -- An order to adjust light at Lower Westfield Rd and Homestead to allow for more cars to travel through green light Adopted Adopted 5-16-23 Copy to DPW, Engineer, Alarm Division
26. VACON, JOURDAIN, -- An order to require department heads to report losses over $500 to City Council and Mayor Referred Ordinance
27. VACON -- An order to move engine brake sign closer to intersection on Lower Westfield Rd Adopted Adopted 5-16-12 Copy to DPW, Engineer, Law Dept, DPW Commission
28. VACON -- An order to evaluate intersection of Whiting Farms Rd and Farnum/Tokeneke for possible light Adopted Adopted 5-16-23 Copy to DPW, Engineer, Public Safety Committee
29. BARTLEY -- An order to add pads for the disabled to the sidewalks at Congress/S. Elm and Gates S. Elm St Adopted Adopted 5-16-23 Copy to DPW, Mayor
30. BARTLEY -- An order to replace sidewalk on Queen St. between Coit and King St Adopted Finance 7-26-23 Complied with Adopted 5-16-23

(Finance) Complied with 8-1-23

Copy to DPW, Mayor. Finance
31. BARTLEY, TALLMAN -- An order for an update on funding the crosswalk on Homestead Ave. at the Main Gate of HCC Adopted Adopted 5-16-23 Copy to Engineer, Mayor
32. BARTLEY -- An order to suspend September 19th meeting to attend Holyoke Day at Big E Adopted Adopted 5-16-23
33. JOURDAIN -- An order for performance report on Shot Spotter Adopted Public Safety 6-21-23 Complied with Adopted 5-16-23

Complied with 9-5-23
(Public Safety)

Copy to Mayor, Police Chief, Admin Asst, Public Safety

City Council tabled 8-1-23

34. MCGEE -- An order to repave Harvard Street Adopted Adopted 516-23 Copy to DPW
35. MCGEE, ANDERSON-BURGOS -- An order for HPD to monitor intersections of Portland & McKenzie and Martin & Lawler for stop sign violators Adopted Adopted 5-16-23 Copy to HPD, Public Safety
36. MCGEE -- An order to approve CPA request Wistariahurst Museum Adopted Adopted 5-16-23
37. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $55,000 from Sergeant to Overtime Referred Finance 5-24-23 Approved Adopted 6-6-23
38. MCGIVERIN -- An order to $24,579.97 from Sergeant and Patrolmen to Injured on Duty Adopted Adopted 5-16-23
39. MCGIVERIN -- An order to $22,806.17 from Sergeant and Patrolmen to Injured on Duty Adopted Adopted 5-16-23
40. MCGIVERIN -- An order to accept Mass Dept of Agricultural Resources Local Food Policy Grant Program Holyoke Food Economy Coalition $8,000 No Match grant Referred Finance 5-24-23 Approved Adopted 6-6-23
41. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $107,700 from Highway Pay-HMEO to Highway Overtime, Admin in State travel, Forestry Overtime, Trash-Hazardous Waste Collection, Trash-Other Services, Property-Energy Pellisier, Property R&M Pellisier, Property R&M Senior Center, Property R&M Police Station, and Property R&M Central Fire Station Referred Finance 6-7-23 Approved Adopted 6-20-23
42. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $8,000 from Highway Pay-HEMO to R&M Elmwood Fire Station and R&M West Holyoke Fire Station Referred Finance 6-7-23 Approved Adopted 6-20-23
A. Rivera_I -- an order to approve CPA request for Scott Tower/Anniversary Hill Adopted Adopted 5-16-23
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