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City Council Orders October 4, 2022

Communications & Petitions

Title Initial Status Committee CMTE Date 1 CMTE Date 1 Status CMTE Date 2 CMTE Date 2 Status Final Status
Notes
7. Mayor Garcia - Veto of ordinance requiring public meetings prior to construction of public buildings Received Received 10-4-22 Veto override failed
5 yeas - 7 nays
8. Mayor Garcia - Veto of ordinance requiring electronic tracking of employee time off Received Received 10-4-22 Veto override failed
7 yeas - 5 nays
9. Mayor Garcia - Appointment letter for Gabriela Alcantara Pohls to serve as a member of the Historical Commission Referred Public Service 10-12-22 Leave to withdraw Leave to withdraw 10-18-22
10. Mayor Garcia - Appointment letter for Lizabeth Rodriguez to serve as a member of the Historical Commission Referred Public Service 10-12-22 Recommend confirmation Appointment confirmed 10-18-22
11. Mayor Garcia - Reappointment letter for Joshua Knox to serve as a member of the Board of Appeals Referred Public Service 10-12-22 Tabled 11-9-22 Referred to City Council Appointment confirmed 11-15-22
12. Mayor Garcia - Appointment letter for Jesus Espinosa to serve as a Commissioner of the Soldier's Memorial Referred Public Service 10-12-22 Leave to withdraw Leave to withdraw 10-18-22
13. Mayor Garcia - Appointment letter for Julia Santiago to serve as a member on the Library Board of Directors Referred Public Service 10-12-22 Recommend confirmation Appointment confirmed 10-18-22
14. Mayor Garcia - Letter of support for Holyoke Gas & Electric proposed LNG Infrastructure & Resiliency Project Received Received 10-4-22
15. Mayor Garcia - Letter to contract Cataldo Ambulance Service for Emergency Ambulance Services in city Referred Finance 10-17-22 Complied with Complied with 10-18-22
16. Mayor Garcia - Executive order for regulation of blighted and vacant buildings Received Received 10-4-22
17. Brenna Murphy McGee, MMC and Jeffery Anderson-Burgos, Admin. Ass't. to City Council - 8-2-22 and 9-1-22 City Council meeting minutes Adopted Adopted 10-4-22
18. Tanya Wdowiak, City Auditor - Purchase Agreement for Police Cruisers, Lease Schedule No 1 and Master lease purchase agreement Referred Finance 10-17-22 Tabled
19. MOA between Holyoke and Professional Supervisors Union (PSA), and Building Commissioner Referred Finance 10-17-22 Tabled 11-30-22 Return to Law Dept Return to Law Dept 12-6-22
20. MOA between Holyoke and Professional Supervisors Union (PSA) to add Zoning Official Referred Finance 10-17-22 Received
21. Agreement between Board of Public Works and United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1459 Referred Finance 11-30-22 Received Complied with 12-6-22
22. Chief David Pratt - Letter regarding remarks made at Sept 1 City Council meeting Referred Public Safety Copy to the Mayor
23. Planning Dept - Update to 50 % living space zoning text change recommendation Received Received 10-4-22
24. Planning Dept - Letter of thanks from Historical Commission for August 2nd majority vote of Preservation of Historic Building Ordinance Received Received 10-4-22
25. Planning Dept - Letter regarding incident during August 23rd Ordinance and Planning joint hearing Received Received 10-4-22
26. HPS - Update on Middle School Referred Finance
27. Hillside Avenue Speed hump petition Referred Ordinance Copy to DPW
28. Community outreach meeting notice - Blossom Flower LLC at 1 Cabot St Referred Ordinance
29. Community outreach meeting notice - Evergreen Industries LLC at 1 Cabot St Referred Ordinance
30. Holyoke Parks & Rec Commission - 4-5-22 and 5-9-22 meeting minutes Received Received 10-4-22
31. Fire Commission - 7-21-22 and 8-30-22 meeting minutes Received Received 10-4-22
32. MassDOT - Lamar Central Outdoor LLC removal of application for electronic billboard permit Received Received 10-4-22
33. Street vendor license application - Chevonne Ann Machuca for Race St Referred Ordinance 10-25-22 Approved Adopted 11-1-22
34. Special Permit Application - Small Wonder Cultivation LLC at 109 Lyman St Referred Ordinance 12-13-22
35. Special Permit Application - Upper Echelon Cultivation LLC at 420 Race St. Suite 1A Referred Ordinance 11-29-22 Approved with 9 conditions
36. Second hand license renewal - Sidikson Mamadjonov at 50 Holyoke St Adopted Adopted 10-4-22
37. Special Permit Application - Antonio Rodriguez at 2 Orchard St Referred DGR 11-14-22 Continued to 12-7-22 12-7-22
A. Decision and order on Mr. Puello-Mota's Motion for Preliminary Injunction Received Received 10-4-22

Committee Reports

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

2. Fire Chief's Contract 3. An order to accept FFY19 PROJECT SAFE NEIGHBORHOODS PROGRAM, $64,850, NO MATCH grant 4. An order to draft ordinance for Puerto Rican Cultural District
5. An order that City Council update Demolition Delay ordinance - proposals by Holyoke Historical Commission 6. An order to repaint lines on Rt 202 going toward Westfield 38A. An order to create an ordinance allowing a Fire Chief contract
38B. Daniel LaFlamme - Zone change application from DR to BH at 41 Temple St 38C. An order for School Department heads to explore re-establishing the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps 38D. An order to amend the zoning ordinance to require residential zone construction be greater than 50% living space, or require special permit
38E. An order to give mayor authority to hire DPW director above max with CC approval 39A. An order to transfer $12,500 from Cannabis Impact & Innovation Fund as match to the MassTrails Grant 39B. An order to accept 2022 MASSTRAILS GRANT
39C. An order to accept FY23 BEST PRACTICES COMPACT PROGRAM: EMPLOYEE BENEFIT COSTS EVALUATION & RECOMMENDATION $25,000 grant 39D. An order to accept FY23 BEST PRACTICES COMPACT PROGRAM: MUNIS EMPLOYEE SELF SERVICE IMPLEMENTATION, $29,475 grant 39E. An order to accept FY23 LIBRARY SERVICES & TECHNOLOGY ACT (LSTA) - STRENGTH IN FAMILIES, $10,000 grant
39F. An order to transfer $1,000 from Substitute Nurses to Overtime 39G. An order to transfer $62,000 from Pay Local Building Inspector and Pay Property Maint/Demo Super to Pay-Zoning Officer and Pay-Building Commissioner 39H. An order that HG&E report on progress to end gas moratorium
40A. Communication regarding legislation for 988 Behavioral Health Emergency Line 40B. An order to place Baby Safe Haven signage at all manned police and fire stations 40C. An order discuss and review the Baby Safe Haven law
40D. An order for ROCA to discuss benefits of the program to participants and the city 40E. An order to evaluate traffic flow on Kane and Vermont Street to reduce congestion during school pick up and drop off

New Orders

Title Initial Status Committee CMTE Date 1 CMTE Date 1 Status CMTE Date 2 CMTE Date 2 Status Final Status
Notes
45. MALDONADO-VELEZ, ANDERSON-BURGOS, GIVNER -- An order that Superintendent update on teacher use of "N word" Referred Joint Committee
46. MALDONADO-VELEZ -- An order for an update on city's antiracism and diversity training Referred Public Safety, Joint Committee 11-21-22 (P.Safety) Tabled Copy to Personnel
47. MALDONADO-VELEZ, RIVERA_I -- An order to create and fund Public Safety Dept Referred Public Safety 11-21-22 Tabled Copy to the Mayor
48. MALDONADO-VELEZ, RIVERA_I, GIVNER -- An order to study implementing a community responder model Referred Public Safety 11-21-22 Tabled Copy to the Mayor
49. MALDONADO-VELEZ -- An order to fund a rotating series of departmental studies for improvement of processes Referred Charter and Rules 10-24-22 Tabled Copy to Ordinance
50. MCGEE, ANDERSON-BURGOS -- An order to install a crosswalk and signal on 141 at entrance to the reservoir Adopted Adopted 10-4-22 Copy to DPW, Public Safety
51. MCGEE -- An order to explore creating zoning and code enforcement position in Building Dept Referred Ordinance
52. MCGEE -- An order patch up  potholes on Lincoln Street ASAP Adopted Adopted 10-4-22 Copy to DPW
53. MCGEE, JOURDAIN -- An order to place Lincoln street on resurfacing list Adopted Adopted 10-4-22 Copy to DPW
54. MCGEE, TALLMAN -- An order to adopt Back from the Brink resolution Referred Public Service 10-12-22 Approved Adopted 10-18-22
55. MCGEE -- An order to trim tree on Jefferson near 3 George Street and review if the tree has to be taken down Adopted Adopted 10-4-22 Copy to DPW
56. MCGEE -- An order to trim  branches along Hampton knolls over hanging the street Adopted Adopted 10-4-22 Copy to DPW
57. MCGEE -- An order to place temporary speed bumps on Hampton knolls Adopted Adopted 10-4-22 Copy to DPW
58. MCGEE -- An order to repair broken swings and equipment, and place wood chips at city parks Adopted Adopted 10-4-22 Copy to DPW, Parks & Rec, Public Safety
59. MCGEE -- An order that dept heads be allowed to hire above mid-range to no more than max in special circumstances Referred Ordinance
60. MCGEE -- An order to give City Solicitor authority to hire paralegal above mid-range without City Council approval Referred Ordinance
61. MCGEE -- An order to set polling places for November 8 election Adopted Adopted 10-4-22
62. MCGEE -- An order to call election for November 8 Adopted Adopted 10-4-22
63. MCGIVERIN -- An order to accept FY2023 MUNICIPAL ROAD SAFETY PROGRAM, $35,000, NO MATCH grant Referred Finance 10-17-22 Approved Adopted 10-18-22
64. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $23,678.36 from Lieutenant, Sergeant, and Patrolman to Injured on Duty Adopted Adopted 10-4-22
65. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $21,546.53 from Lieutenant, Sergeant, and Patrolman to Injured on Duty Adopted Adopted 10-4-22
66. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $843.64 from Firefighters to Injured on Duty Adopted Adopted 10-4-22
67. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $1,988.62 from Firefighters to Injured on Duty Adopted Adopted 10-4-22
68. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $10,000.00 from Pay-Local Inspector to Other Contracted Services Referred Finance 10-17-22 Approved Adopted 10-18-22
69. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer appropriate $9,705.from IT and $20,457 from Police/Fire Network for services rendered in FY2022 Referred Finance a. 10-17-22
b. 11-10-22
a. Tabled
b. Tabled
11-30-22 Approved Adopted 12-6-22
70. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $55,000.00 from Pay Local Building Inspector to Pay-Zoning Officer (New) Adopted Adopted 10-4-22
71. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $7,000.00 from Pay Property Maint/Demo Super to Pay-Building Commissioner Referred Finance 10-17-22 Tabled 11-30-22 Return to Auditor Return to Auditor 12-6-22
72. MCGIVERIN -- An order to accept GREENING THE GATEWAY CITIES PARTNERSHIP, $20,000, NO MATCH grant Referred Finance 10-17-22 Approved Adopted 10-18-22
73. MCGIVERIN -- An order to accept GREENING THE GATEWAY CITIES IMPLEMENTATION, $100,000, NO MATCH grant Referred Finance 10-17-22 Approved Adopted 10-18-22
74. MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI -- An order to accept proposal to sell 297, 301 & 303 Elm Street for $25,800.00 to Carrie and Arthur Naatz Referred DGR
75. MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI -- An order to petition Mass General Court for legislation to make Treasurer appointed position Referred Charter and Rules 10-24-22 Tabled
76. MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI -- An order to examine suggested salary increases to be competitive with neighboring communities Referred Ordinance
77. MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI -- An order to invite representatives from Worcester Red Sox to talk about "Town Takeover” initiative Referred DGR
78. RIVERA_J -- An order to place handicap sign at 16 East Court for Hector Reyes Referred Ordinance 10-25-22 Tabled 11-29-22 Leave to withdraw Leave to withdraw 12-6-22 Copy to Disabilities
79. RIVERA_J -- An order to place handicap sign at 8 West Court for Maria Malave Referred Ordinance 10-25-22 Tabled 11-29-22 Leave to withdraw Leave to withdraw 12-6-22 Copy to Disabilities
80. RIVERA_J -- An order to make Samosett St a one way heading east Referred Ordinance Copy to DPW, City Engineer
81. RIVERA_J, MALDONADO-VELEZ -- An order to install raised crosswalks on Main between Hamilton and Sargeant, and Cabot and Spring Referred Public Safety
82. VACON, JOURDAIN, MCGIVERIN -- An order to amend ordinances to stipulate that Police and Fire Chief contracts are subject to appropriation Referred Ordinance 11-29-22 Approved Adopted 12-6-22
83. VACON -- An order to paint crosswalk at McMahon School and trim branches from signal Adopted Adopted 10-4-22 Copy to DPW
84. VACON - An order to evaluate for crosswalk at Kane Road and Knollwood Circle Referred Public Safety Copy to City Engineer
85. VACON -- An order to place “No Engine Brakes” signs on Lower Westfield road and Rt 202 near Sunset Adopted Adopted 10-4-22
86. VACON -- An order to place speed feedback trailer on Apremont Hwy Adopted Adopted 10-4-22 Copy to HPD
87. ANDERSON-BURGOS -- An order to remove handicap sign at 29 Belvidere Ave Referred Ordinance 10-25-22 Approved Adopted 11-1-22
88. ANDERSON-BURGOS -- An order to repaint stop markers at intersection of Hillside Ave and Claremont Ave Adopted Adopted 10-4-22 Copy to DPW
89. BARTLEY, GIVNER, JOURDAIN, RIVERA_I, TALLMAN -- An order to request funding of concrete work of PVTA pad on South St Adopted Adopted 10-4-22 Copy to the Mayor
90. BARTLEY, JOURDAIN, MCGEE, TALLMAN -- An order for Engineer to recommend parking improvements on South St Referred Public Safety Copy to the Mayor
91. BARTLEY, JOURDAIN, MCGEE, TALLMAN -- An order to bestow proclamation upon Jericho Bureau for Exceptional Children and Adults commemorating its 50th Anniversary Adopted Adopted 10-4-22
92. BARTLEY, VACON -- An order to request legal fees incurred due to Planning Board actions on Dunkin Donuts/Log Cabin proposal Adopted Adopted 10-4-22 Copy to Law Dept, City Auditor
93. GIVNER, TALLMAN -- An order to install light signal with crossing sounds at Hampden and Clinton Referred Public Safety Copy to City Engineer
94. GIVNER -- An order to update zoning ordinance for more flexibility on residential lots Referred Ordinance
95. GIVNER -- An order to repaint crosswalks at Main and Hamilton and add state law pedestrian signs Adopted Adopted 10-4-22 Copy to DPW, Public Safety
96. GIVNER -- An order to implement a light delay at Hampden and Linden Referred Public Safety Copy to HFD
97. GIVNER, ANDERSON-BURGOS, PUELLO -- An order to add "do not block the box" marking at on Beech at CVS Referred Ordinance Copy to City Engineer
98. GIVNER -- An order to remove no parking sign on one side of curve on O'Connor Ave Referred Ordinance Copy to DPW
99. GIVNER, MALDONADO VELEZ -- An order to add signage informing of state law to stop for pedestrians at crosswalks Referred Public Safety Copy to DPW
100. GIVNER, MALDONADO-VELEZ -- An order to place no parking sign at 5 Whiting Ave Referred Ordinance Copy to DPW
101. JOURDAIN, BARTLEY, VACON, TALLMAN, MCGEE, MCGIVERIN -- An order to adopt resolution in support of Holyoke Police Dept Adopted Adopted 10-4-22
102. JOURDAIN, MCGIVERIN, TALLMAN -- An order to invite in Flynn Financial to discuss stabilization fund investments Referred Finance 10-17-22 Tabled
B. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $2,500 from R&M Office Equipment to Prof Serv - Employee Training and Systems Hardware Referred Finance 10-17-22 Approved Adopted 10-18-22
C. RIVERA_I  -- An order to repaint or make walkway more visible at 334 Elm for daycare and Boys & Girls Club Adopted Adopted 10-4-22 Copy to City Engineer, DPW
D. RIVERA_I -- An order to convert Samosett into one way, paint bus lines at Kelly School, and make parking for only one side Referred Ordinance Copy to DPW, City Engineer
E. VACON -- An order to seek Cannabis Control Commission authorization for local Board of Health to ensure health & safety regulations for workers Referred Ordinance 10-25-22 Approved, refer to Mayor, BOH Adopted 11-1-22
F. MCGEE -- An order to adopt HG&E resolution in support of LNG project Referred Public Service 10-12-22 Approved Adopted 10-18-22

 

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