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City Council Orders October 3, 2023

Communications & Petitions

Title Initial Status Committee CMTE Date 1 CMTE Date 1 Status CMTE Date 2 CMTE Date 2 Status Final Status Notes
3. Appointment letter for Kate Hopkinson to serve on the Local Historic District Commission Referred Public Service 10-10-23 Recommend appointment Appointment confirmed 10-17-23
4. Licensing Agreement for 392 Main St (Jubinville Package Store) Received Received 10-3-23
5. September 5, 2023 City Council Meeting Minutes Adopted Adopted 10-3-23
6. Flag Code and Proper Procedures for Pledge of Allegiance Received Received 10-3-23
7. CPA Project List Referred Finance 10-11-23 Received
8. HEDIC June 29, 2023 Meeting Minutes Received Received 10-3-23
9. HRA August 16, 2023 Meeting Minutes Received Received 10-3-23
10. Board of Fire Commission August 17, 2023 Meeting Minutes Received Received 10-3-23
11. Holyoke Historical Commission July 10 and August 21, 2023 Meeting Minutes Received Received 10-3-23
12. Special Permit Application - Delfina Saillant for Third Dwelling Unit in an existing two family at 20 Pearl Street Referred DGR 11-20-23 Approved, condition on architect letter City Council tabled 11-21-23
B. Lisa Ball, City Solicitor - Decision and Order on Plaintiff’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction Received Received 10-3-23

Committee Reports

Laid on the table
1. An order to draft ballot question for voters to decide on reducing CPA tax from 1.5% to 0.5% 2. An order that flag ordinance be amended to include new POW flag regulations
Ordinance
13A. Special Permit Application - Euphorium LLC at 15 Main St 13B. An order to create ordinance vacating ward council seat if councilor moves out of ward 13C. An order to return approval of assigning solicitor to Council meetings to Council President, and authorize City Council to request hiring of outside legal counsel
Finance
14A. An order to accept 2023 Car Seat Distribution Program Non Monetary grant 14B. An order to accept FY24 EEA Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program $192,900 25% in kind match grant 14C. An order to appropriate $2,524 from Solicitor's Litigation account for services rendered in FY23
14D. An order to transfer $50,000 from Capital Stabilization to Sewer-Legal Services 14E. An order to transfer $100,000 from Capital Stabilization to Sewer-Professional Services 14F. An order to transfer $1,200 from Assistant CPO-Purchasing to MV Fuel-Weights & measures
14G. An order to transfer $6,000 from E911 Dispatchers to Stipends 14H. An order to transfer $24,359 from Energy-Gas/Oil/Electric to Financial Manager - Library
Public Safety
15A. An order for update on when rubbish at 27 Cabot Street will be cleaned up 15B. An order for local inspections of marijuana retailers to ensure compliance with laws 15C. An order that Cataldo share data on overdoses
15D. An order for mayoral advisory committee on re-entry services
Development and Governmental Relations
17A. An order to approve Certified Project Application and TIF with Sublime Systems for Water St properties 17B. License Agreement for Parth Patel at 370-396 Main Street 17C. Special Permit Application - Marisol Figueroa at 222 West Franklin St for Nail Salon
17D. An order to discuss support for paint recycling program legislation 17E. An order for Nueva Esperanza to present plans for $150,000 ARPA award

New orders

Title Initial Status Committee CMTE Date 1 CMTE Date 1 Status CMTE Date 2 CMTE Date 2 Status Final Status Notes
20. JOURDAIN, TALLMAN -- An order to fix street to prevent storn runoff at 188 Sargeant Street and 307 Linden Street Adopted Adopted 10-3-23 Referred to DPW
21. MALDONADO VELEZ -- An order to streamline process for event planning in city Referred DGR 12-18-23 Complied with, refer to Mayor for checklist Complied with, refer to Mayor 12-19-23
22. MCGEE -- An order to present proclamations to  Eaven Torruella and David Alexander Engle Fernandez for Arson Watch Reward Program contest Adopted Adopted 10-3-23
23. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $28,437.52 from Sergeants and Patrolmen to Injured on Duty Adopted Adopted 10-3-23
24. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $1,146.95 from Firefighter to Injured on Duty Adopted Adopted 10-3-23
25. MCGIVERIN -- An order to accept FY2024 State 911 Department Training Grant Program $25,013.16 no match grant Referred Finance 10-11-23 Approved Adopted 10-17-23
26. MCGIVERIN -- An order to accept FY24 EEA Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program-Action Grant, $141,6860, 25% in kind match grant Referred Finance 10-11-23 Approved Adopted 10-17-23
27. MCGIVERIN -- An order to accept FY2024 Jail/Arrest Diversion Program Grant, $45,000 no match grant Referred Finance 10-11-23 Approved Adopted 10-17-23
28. PUELLO -- An order to remove no parking sign at 14 Arthur Street Referred Ordinance
29. PUELLO -- An order for an opinion on Council President serving on the Retirement Board Referred Public Service 10-10-23 Complied with Complied with 10-17-23 Copy to Law Department
30. RIVERA_J -- An order for three-way stop at Mosher and Bowers Streets Referred Ordinance Copy to City Engineer
31. RIVERA_J -- An order to replace phone system at Department of Public Works Received Referred to DPW
Copy to Mayor, Purchasing
32. RIVERA_J -- An order to address state of sidewalks in Ward 1 Adopted Adopted 10-3-23 Referred to DPW
33. VACON -- An order for update on estimated cost of street sweeping for next fiscal year for impact on sewer enterprise fund Referred Finance 10-11-23 Tabled 12-4-23 Complied with Complied with 12-5-23
34. VACON, JOURDAIN, PUELLO -- An order to place question to reduce CPA surcharge on November 2024 ballot Referred Finance a. 10-11-23
b. 12-4-23
a. Approved
b. Tabled
1-31-24 Approved Referred back to Finance 10-17-23
35. BARTLEY, MCGIVERIN, PUELLO, RIVERA_I -- An order to install protective safety measures for motor vehicles at canals Referred DGR Copy to Mayor, City Engineer, HG&E Managers/Commission, Emergency Management
36. BARTLEY -- An order to work with state and federal delegation to develop protective barriers along I-91 proximate to ISO-New England Referred Public Safety
37. BARTLEY  - An order for review on installing do not block the box” at Northampton St / Longwood Ave Referred Public Safety Copy to DPW, City Engineer
38. BARTLEY -- An order to restripe do not block the box” warnings at Northampton St proximate to Clark and Gilman Streets Adopted Adopted 10-3-23 Referred to DPW
39. BARTLEY, JOURDAIN, VACON -- An order to procure smaller trash bins as alternative to 96-gallon trash receptacles Adopted Adopted 10-3-23 Copy to Finance Committee
40. GIVNER  -- An order to remove dead tree on O'Connor Ave bend Adopted Adopted 10-3-23 Copy to Forester, DPW, Public Safety Committee
41. GIVNER  -- An order to create “don’t block the box” street markings and signage at Beacon St on Pleasant St Referred Public Safety Copy to DPW, City Engineer
42. GIVNER  -- An order to address homeless encampment behind McNulty Park Received Received 10-3-23 Referred to Board of Health. Copy to Public Safety Committee
43. GIVNER -- An order to update trash receptacle ordinance to allow for new 96 gallon bins Referred Ordinance 11-28-23 Approved 12-12-23 Approved Adopted 12-19-23 Copy to DPW

City Council referred back 12-5-23

44. GIVNER -- An order to update special meetings ordinance to allow for notification to city councilors through email Referred Charter and Rules 12-11-23 Tabled Copy to Ordinance Committee, Law Department
45. GIVNER, TALLMAN -- An order to update ordinances and charter to allow for email notification of meetings to city councilors Referred Charter and Rules 12-11-23 Tabled Copy to Ordinance Committee, Law Department
A. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $30,000 from Pay-Power Shovel Operator, Pay-Waste Recycle Coordinator, and Pay-Se Civil Engineer to Professional Engineering Services Referred Finance 10-11-23 Approved Adopted 10-17-23
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