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City Council Orders May 3, 2022

Communications & Petitions

Title Initial Status Committee CMTE Date 1 CMTE Date 1 Status CMTE Date 2 CMTE Date 2 Status Final Status
Notes
3. City Clerk Brenna Murphy McGee and Admin. Ass't Jeffery Anderson-Burgos - 4-5-22 and 4-19-22 City Council Meeting Minutes Adopted Adopted 5-3-22
4. Anthony Dulude, Executive Director Holyoke Retirement Board - nomination letter for Jack McCarthy to Trustee of Board Received Received 5-3-22
5. Parks and Recreation - 2-17-22 Meeting Minutes Received Received 5-3-22
6. Citizens of Mackintosh terrace - speed hump petition Referred Ordinance a. 6-8-22
b. 10-25-22
a. Tabled
b. Tabled
Copied to City Engineer, DPW
7. Zone Change Application - Dennis Bolduc at 474 Pleasant St from R-2 to B-H Referred Ordinance a. 6-28-22
b. 7-26-22
a. Public hearing opened, continued to 7-26-22
b. Public hearing closed, tabled
8-23-22 Approved Adopted 9-1-22
8. Special Permit Application - Delivered, Inc at 101 North Bridge St for Marijuana Establishment Referred Ordinance 6-8-22 Approved with conditions Adopted with conditions 6-21-22
9. Special Permit Application - Holyoke Wilds at 20 Hadley Mills Rd for Marijuana Establishment Referred Ordinance 6-8-22 Approved with conditions Adopted with conditions 8-2-22
A. Mayor Joshua Garcia - letter regarding Historical Commission proposal Referred Ordinance 5-24-22 Tabled 6-28-22 Received
B. Language for City Council - MSBA and Peck middle school building project Referred Finance 6-1-22 Received
I. Atty Lisa Ball - Fire Chief's Contract Referred Finance 6-1-22 In compliance Adopted 10-4-22 Tabled by City Council 6-7-22, 6-21-22

Committee Reports

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

1. An order to amend zoning ordinances to allow for front yard pools by special permit 10A. Office Assistant Position reclassification from W-2 to W-7 10B. 876 Grow Inc. - Special permit application for Marijuana and Cultivation Establishment at 360 Race St
10C. GreenGrab, Inc. - Special permit application to operate a Marijuana Delivery Operator at 620 Beaulieu St 10D. Special Permit Application for River Grove LLC for a new Marijuana Establishment at 475 Canal St 10E. WTM-SB LLC - Special Permit Application for Marijuana Establishment at 120 Middle Water Street
11A. Atty Degnan opinion on legal expenditure of CPA funds 11B. List of Historic Preservation related repairs needed on city buildings 11C. Mayor's letter regarding free cash calculations for fiscal year 2022
11D. Free cash certification calculations for fiscal year 2022 11E. An order for mayor to provide list of city APRA funding decisions 11F. An order to accept "AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR EQUIPMENT PROGRAM, $2,420.42, NO MATCH" grant
11G. An order to develop process for use of cannabis host community agreement funds 11H. An order to discuss absence of medical marijuana providers in the city 11I. An order to transfer $150,000.00 from CANNABIS STABILIZATION to CANNABIS SCHOLARSHIPS
11J. An order to transfer $12,690.00 from CANNABIS STABILIZATION to CANNABIS LIAISON 11K. An order to transfer $12,285.45 from ASSESSOR to PROFESSIONAL ASSESSMENT and PRINTING/BINDING 11L. An order to transfer $25,000.00 from VETERANS BENEFITS to R&M FIELDS
11M. An order to transfer $255,000.000 from PATROLMEN, SERGEANTS, and MATRONS to R&M BUILDING, and PERSONNEL EQUIPMENT 11N. An order to transfer $2,000.00 from PROP MAINT/DEMO SUPERVISOR to HEAD CLERK 11O. An order to explore creation of cannabis liaison

New Orders

Title Initial Status Committee CMTE Date 1 CMTE Date 1 Status CMTE Date 2 CMTE Date 2 Status Final Status
Notes
17. ANDERSON-BURGOS -- An order to place a handicap sign at 439 Beech St Referred Ordinance 5-24-22 Complied with Complied with 6-7-22 Copied to Disabilities Commission
18. ANDERSON-BURGOS -- An order to place DO NOT BLOCK DRIVEWAY sign at 11 Columbus Ave Adopted Adopted 5-3-22 Copied to Public Works
19. ANDERSON-BURGOS -- An order to place blinking stop sign on Linden at MacKenzie Ave and Anderson Ave Referred Public Safety 6-27-22 Complied with Complied with 8-2-22 Copied to Public Works, City Engineer
20. ANDERSON-BURGOS -- An order to consider left turn signal at West Franklin and Beech St Referred Public Safety 6-27-22 Complied with Complied with 8-2-22 Copied to City Engineer, MassDOT
21. ANDERSON-BURGOS -- An order for SLOW CHILDREN AT PLAY signs on Locust at MacKenzie and West Franklin Referred Public Safety 6-27-22 Tabled Copied to Public Works, City Engineer
22. ANDERSON-BURGOS -- An order to discuss alternatives to address issues of parking in front of driveways Referred Ordinance Copied to Public Works, City Engineer, Police Department
23. BARTLEY -- An order to present proclamation to the United Way of Pioneer Valley on its 100th anniversary Adopted Adopted 5-3-22
24. BARTLEY -- An order to present proclamation to David Kidwell, Maestro of the Holyoke Civic Symphony on his 25th anniversary Adopted Adopted 5-3-22
25. BARTLEY, MCGEE -- An order to present proclamation to Holyoke Community College on its 75th anniversary Adopted Adopted 5-3-22
26. BARTLEY -- An order to place speed humps on Mackintosh Terrace Referred Ordinance a. 6-8-22
b. 10-25-22
a. Tabled
b. Tabled
Copied to City Engineer, Public Works
27. BARTLEY, TALLMAN -- An order to hire part time staff person to maintain and plant city trees Adopted Adopted 5-3-22 Copied to Mayor, Public Works, Personnel, City Forester
28. GIVNER -- An order to remove existing handicapped sign at 402 Pleasant St Referred Ordinance 6-8-22 Approved Adopted 6-21-22
29. GIVNER -- An order to eliminate need for Ordinance Committee to review handicap signs Referred Ordinance Copied to Law Department
30. GIVNER -- An order to repaint lines where School St meets Hampden Adopted Adopted 5-3-22 Copied to Public Works
31. MALDONADO-VELEZ -- An order to add Zoning Committee, Public Way Committee, and Development Committee Referred Charter and Rules a. 6-14-22
b. 10-24-22
a. Tabled
b. Tabled
32. MALDONADO-VELEZ -- An order to rename Joint Committee to Youth Services Committee Referred Charter and Rules 6-14-22 Approved Adopted 6-21-22 Copied to School Committee
33. MALDONADO-VELEZ -- An order to allow backyard hens in residential zones Referred Ordinance
34. MCGEE -- An order to post truck restriction signs at Michelle Lane Referred Ordinance 5-11-22 Approved Adopted 5-17-22
35. MCGEE, BARTLEY -- An order to present proclamation to Chief Przekopowski for his dedicated service to Fire Department and Holyoke Adopted Adopted 5-3-22
36. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $2,240.06 from Firefighters to Injured on Duty Adopted Adopted 5-3-22
37. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $19,332.23 from Lieutenant, Sergeant, and Patrolmen to Injured on Duty Adopted Adopted 5-3-22
38. MCGIVERIN -- An order to accept DCR URBAN & COMMUNITY FORESTRY GRANT AWARD-PUBLIC TREE INVENTORY, $30,000, 25% IN KIND MATCH grant Referred Finance 5-23-22 Approved Adopted 6-21-22
39. MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI -- An order to be provided a list of all special permits issues by City Council Referred DGR Copied to City Clerk, Planning and Economic Development, City Council Admin Asst
40. MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI -- An order to update Council on Urban Renewal Plan Referred DGR
41. PUELLO, BARTLEY -- An order to install "No Engine Brakes" signs at all city gateways Referred Ordinance 10-25-22 Approved, amended Adopted 11-1-22 Copied to Public Works, City Engineer
42. PUELLO -- An order to repaint parking and traffic lines on section of South Summer Street Adopted Adopted 5-3-22
43. PUELLO -- An order for to request Morgan School staff park at school lot and not on street Adopted Adopted 5-3-22 Copied to Superintendent
44. PUELLO -- An order to discuss resources and programs for displaced families resulting from fire and other disasters Referred DGR
45. PUELLO, RIVERA_I, MCGEE -- An order to allow electronic payment for all parking meters Adopted Adopted 5-3-22
46. RIVERA_I -- An order to draft a ballot question to allow social consumption of marijuana Referred Charter and Rules 10-24-22 Tabled Copied to Law Department
47. RIVERA_I -- An order to limit number of public hearings on an agenda Referred Charter and Rules 6-14-22 Complied with Complied with 6-21-22
48. RIVERA_I -- An order to fund education/training for City Council Adopted Adopted 5-3-22 Copied to the Mayor
49. RIVERA_I -- An order to fund electronic devices for city councilors to save funds and resources Adopted Adopted 5-3-22 Copied to the Mayor
50. RIVERA_I -- An order to develop uniform system for flying flags at city parks Referred Public Safety Copied to Parks and Recreation
51. RIVERA_I -- An order to add Communications Committee and Senior citizen quality of life Committee Referred Charter and Rules a. 6-14-22
b. 10-24-22
a. Tabled
b. Tabled
52. TALLMAN, ALL COUNCILORS -- An order to draft ordinance for Puerto Rican Cultural District Referred Ordinance 7-26-22 Approved City Council tabled 8-2-22, 10-4-22, 10-18-22, 11-1-22
53. VACON, BARTLEY, PUELLO, ALL COUNCILORS -- An order to approve resolution opposing closure of VA Hospital in Leeds Adopted Adopted 5-3-22 Copied to City Council Admin Asst
54. VACON -- An order to send letter to Waste Management outlining the allowed times to empty dumpsters Adopted Adopted 5-3-22 Copied to Law Department
C. VACON, JOURDAIN -- An order to establish a rule allowing one councilor to call for end of debate lasting more than 30 minutes, with a referred to Auditor for review Referred Charter and Rules
D. BARTLEY -- An order to add no parking sign to portion of Russell Terrace Referred Ordinance 6-28-22 Approved Adopted 8-2-22
E. BARTLEY -- An order to delete two no parking sections of Russell Terrace Referred Ordinance 6-28-22 Approved Adopted 8-2-22
F. MCGEE -- An order to use prior feasibility study conclusion to construct new Peck Middle School Referred Finance 6-1-22 Approved Adopted 6-7-22
G. MCGEE -- An order to use previously selected consultants for middle school unless model school is selected Referred Finance 6-1-22 Approved Adopted 6-7-22
H. MCGEE -- An order agree to use model school project for new middle school is there are financial benefits Referred Finance 6-1-22 Approved Adopted 6-7-22

 

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