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City Council Orders September 5, 2023

Public Hearing

1. A Pole and Wire Petition to install mid-span pole on east side of Jarvis 875 feet from Easthampton Road Adopted 9-5-23

Communications & Petitions

Title Initial Status Committee CMTE Date 1 CMTE Date 1 Status CMTE Date 2 CMTE Date 2 Status Final Status Notes
17. Mayor Joshua A. Garcia - Letter on Progress Report Received Received 9-5-23
18. Mayor Joshua A. Garcia - Progress on Middle School Project Referred Finance
19. Mayor Joshua A. Garcia - Resolution for Congressional earmarks for CSO's Adopted Adopted 9-5-23
20. Tanya Wdowiak, City Auditor - FY24 Sewer Fund Referred Finance
21. Tanya Wdowiak, City Auditor - FY24 General Fund Referred Finance
22. Retirement Board - 2022 PERAC Investment Report Referred Finance
23. Massachusetts Attorney General - Open Meeting Law Complaint Received Received 9-5-23
24. License Agreement for Parth Patel at 370-396 Main Street Referred DGR 9-25-23 Granted pending insurance certificate Adopted 10-3-23
25. City Clerk Brenna Murphy McGee and Admin. Assistant Jeffery Anderson-Burgos - August 1, 2023 City Council Meeting Minutes Adopted Adopted 9-5-23
26. President Todd McGee and Mayor Garcia - Letter regarding Congressional earmarks for CSO's Received Received 9-5-23
27. MassDOT - Replacement of bridges over canals Referred Public Safety
28. Grant Completion Form - FY23 Firefighter Equipment Grant Received Received 9-5-23
29. Grant Completion Form - LWCF Anniversary Hill Park Land Acquisition $150,000 Received Received 9-5-23
30. Grant completion Form - Greening the Gateway Cities $100,000 and $20,000 Received Received 9-5-23
31. Grant Completion Form - FY22 Municipal Energy Technical Assistance $15,000 Received Received 9-5-23
32. Grant Completion Form - DCR Urban & Community Forestry Award public tree inventory $30,000 Received Received 9-5-23
33. Grant Completion Form - Advance Climate resilience & Health through Urban forestry $13,500 Received Received 9-5-23
34. Board of Fire Commission - July 27 and August 2, 2023 meeting minutes Received Received 9-5-23
35. Redevelopment Authority - July 19, 2023 meeting minutes Received Received 9-5-23
36. Special Permit Application - Blossom Flower LLC at 1 Cabot Street for Transportation of cannabis Referred Ordinance 10-24-23 Approved Adopted 11-9-23
37. Special Permit Application - Laura Delmolino for a driveway in front yard at 176 Lincoln Street Referred DGR 10-30-23 Approved Adopted 11-21-23
B. Mayor Joshua A. Garcia - letter regarding school busing services for Lyman Terrace. Referred Public Safety Joint Committee 11-27-23 Received Copy to Joint Committee

Committee Reports

Laid on the table
2. An order to draft ballot question for voters to decide on reducing CPA tax from 1.5% to 0.5% 3. An order to transfer $9,952.04 from Sergeant and Patrolmen to Injured on Duty 4. An order to transfer $25,511.58 from Sergeant and Patrolmen to Injured on Duty
5. An order to transfer $2,293.90 from Firefighter (Pay Period #1) to Injured on Duty 6. An order to transfer $2,293.90 from Firefighter (Pay Period #2) to Injured on Duty 7. An order that employment issues be referred to Public Service Committee
8. An order that road and sign issues be referred to Public Safety Committee 9. An order that flag ordinance be amended to include new POW flag regulations 10. 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
11. An order to consider making Rohan Park a kids and dog park 12. An order to discuss transition and treatment programs with opioid task force 13. An order that the DPW Superintendent provide the City Council with an update on the tree list
14. An order that City Forester present on department obligations and plans for addressing concerns 15. An order for performance report on Shot Spotter 16. An order for update on potential homeless shelter at War Memorial
Ordinance
38A. OPEB Declaration of Trust Agreement 38B. Special Permit Application - Red Barn Growers LLC at 1 Cabot St 38C. An order to place handicap sign at 19 Worcester Place
38D. An order to place handicap sign at 565 S. Canal St 38E. An order to adjust the sewer rate 38F. An order to remove handicap sign at 282 Pine St
38G. An order to place handicap sign at 36A Resnic Blvd 38H. Special Permit Application - Small Wonder Cultivation LLC at 109 Lyman St
Finance
39A. An order to appropriate through bonding $10,500,000 for Holyoke River Terrace Sewer Separation Project 39B. An order to transfer $48,045 from Capital Stabilization to Refuse-R&M Vehicles 39C. An order to transfer $19,450 from Capital Stabilization to Professional Engineering Services
39D. An order to transfer $121,879 from Sick Leave Buyback to Captain 39E. An order for update on funding pedestrian safety signals at Hitchcock and Martin 39F. An order to place vote for CPA surcharge on 2023 ballot per attached petition
39G. An order for an update on recent sewer breaks and the sewer enterprise account
Public Service
41A. Appointment letter for Andrew Parker to serve as a member on the Library Board of Directors 41B. Appointment letter for Greg Virgilio, David "DJ" O'Connor, Linda Pratt, Nayroby Rosa-Soriano, Framk Dailey. Matt Mainville, Meagan Magrath, Axel Fontanez, Markeysha Dawn Davis & Camilia Garcia to serve as members on the Recycling Advisory Committee 41C. An order to update or redo Edward Kennedy monument to highlight heroic acts
Development and Governmental Relations
42A. An order to approve Certified Project Application and TIF with Valley Malt LLC for 4 North Bridge St 42B. An order to approve amendment to special tax assessment with Aegis Energy Services for 59 Jackson St 42C. An order to decertify Certified Project Application and TIF with AACO Realty and request decertification for development at 380 Dwight St
42D. An order to decertify Certified Project Application and TIF with Canal Row LLC and request decertification for development by Race and Main 42E. An order to extend approval of transfer of properties to HRA originally approved in 2016 and 2018 42F. An order to approve transfer of listed properties to HRA for $1 in accordance with urban renewal plan

New orders

 

Title

Initial Status Committee CMTE Date 1 CMTE Date 1 Status CMTE Date 2 CMTE Date 2 Status Final Status Notes
45. GIVNER -- An order for Board of Health guidance on protecting property owners from neighboring overgrown trees Referred Public Safety Copy to Board of Health
46. GIVNER, TALLMAN -- An order to add streetlights to Taylor Street Adopted Adopted 9-5-23 Copy to HG&E, Mayor
47. GIVNER, TALLMAN -- An order to add temporary speed humps to Taylor Street through attached petition Adopted Adopted 9-5-23 Copy to DPW, Public Safety
48. GIVNER -- An order to remove dead tree at 61 Taylor Street Adopted Adopted 9-5-23 Copy to Forester
49. GIVNER -- An order to assess School Street sidewalks for repair or replacement Adopted Adopted 9-5-23 Copy to DPW
50. GIVNER -- An order to encourage stores and restaurants to sponsor trash receptacles around city Referred Public Safety
51. JOURDAIN, PUELLO -- An order to review law for enforcement of reverters Referred Ordinance 9-12-23 Tabled 11-28-23 Complied with Complied with 12-5-23
52. JOURDAIN, PUELLO -- An order to for an inventory of parcels with outstanding rights of reverters Referred Ordinance 9-12-23 Tabled 11-28-23 Complied with Complied with 12-5-23 Copy to Law Dept
53. JOURDAIN, VACON -- An order for updated list of tickets issues by HPD in 2023 Adopted Public Safety 11-29-23 Tabled Adopted 9-5-23 Copy to HPD, Public Safety
54. JOURDAIN -- An order to explore redevelopment plan to build homes on city owned vacant parcels Referred DGR
55. JOURDAIN -- An order to update on city's use of receivership program to address large scale problems with rental properties Referred DGR 1-29-24 Tabled
56. JOURDAIN -- An order to install motion sensor, improved camera, security plan at Pouliot Pool Adopted Adopted 9-5-23 Copy to Parks, Mayor, Public Safety
57. JOURDAIN, VACON, TALLMAN, ANDERSON-BURGOS -- An order to consider senior discount in Comcast contract renewal Adopted Adopted 9-5-23 Copy to Mayor
58. JOURDAIN, MCGIVERIN, MCGEE, TALLMAN -- An order to review Chapter 74 of ordinances to reconcile with new trash pickup program Referred Ordinance a. 9-12-23
b. 11-28-23
a. Tabled
b. Tabled
12-12-23 Complied with Complied with 12-19-23 Copy to Mayor, DPW
59. MCGEE, TALLMAN -- An order to add two handicapped spots at Kennedy Field Referred Ordinance 10-24-23 Approved Adopted 11-9-23
60. MCGEE -- An order to designate polling places for September 26th preliminary election Adopted Adopted 9-5-23
61. MCGEE -- An order to call preliminary election for September 26th Adopted Adopted 9-5-23
62. MCGEE, MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI, TALLMAN -- An order to discuss development of regional Veterans Services District Referred Public Service 10-10-23 Complied with, approve district Adopted 10-17-23 Refer to Law Department, Copy to Auditor 10-17-23
63. MCGEE -- An order to present proclamation to Mila Dillard for Arson Watch Reward poster contest third place win Adopted Adopted 9-5-23
64. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $1,200 from Assistant CPO-Purchasing to MV Fuel-Weights & measures Referred Finance 9-13-23 Approved Adopted 10-3-23
65. MCGIVERIN -- An order to appropriate $2,524 from Solicitor's Litigation account for services rendered in FY23 Referred Finance 9-13-23 Approved Adopted 10-3-23


66. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $6,000 from E911 Dispatchers to Stipends Referred Finance 9-13-23 Approved Return to Auditor 12-19-23 Council Tabled 10-3-23, 10-17-23, 11-21-23
67. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $27,853.36 from Sergeants and Patrolmen to Injured on Duty Adopted Adopted 9-5-23
68. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $2,293.90 from Firefighter to Injured on Duty - Pay Period #3 Adopted Adopted 9-5-23
69. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $2,293.90 from Firefighter to Injured on Duty - Pay Period #4 Adopted Adopted 9-5-23
70. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $24,359 from Energy-Gas/Oil/Electric to Financial Manager - Library Referred Finance 9-13-23 Approved Adopted 10-3-23
71. MCGIVERIN -- An order to accept 2023 Car Seat Distribution Program Non Monetary grant Referred Finance 9-13-23 Approved Adopted 10-3-23
72. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $100,000 from Capital Stabilization to Sewer-Professional Services Referred Finance 9-13-23 Approved Adopted 10-3-23
73. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $50,000 from Capital Stabilization to Sewer-Legal Services Referred Finance 9-13-23 Approved Adopted 10-3-23
74. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $200,000 from Patrolmen and Incentive-Quinn Bill Ed Plan to Overtime Referred Finance 9-13-23 Approved Adopted 9-20-23
75. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $22,249.22 Sergeant and Patrolmen to Injured on Duty W/E 8-19-2023 Adopted Adopted 9-5-23
76. MCGIVERIN -- An order to accept FY24 EEA Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program $192,900 25% in kind match grant Referred Finance 9-13-23 Approved Adopted 10-3-23
77. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $25,944.66 from Sergeants and Patrolmen to Injured on Duty Payroll W/E 9-2-2023 Adopted Adopted 9-5-23
78. MCGIVERIN -- An order to transfer $2,293.90 from Firefighter to Injured on Duty Pay Period #5 Adopted Adopted 9-5-23
79. MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI, TALLMAN -- An order to provide free municipal parking to veterans will office license plate Referred Ordinance
80. PUELLO -- An order to place handicap sign at 584 South Summer Street Referred Ordinance 10-24-23 Approved Adopted 11-9-23
81. RIVERA_J -- An order to remove handicap sign at 60 North East Street Referred Ordinance 10-24-23 Approved Adopted 11-9-23
82. RIVERA_I -- An order to discuss support for paint recycling program legislation Referred DGR 9-25-23 Complied with Complied with 10-3-23
83. RIVERA_J -- An order to consider stop sign on Suffolk at Chestnut Referred Ordinance Copy to Engineer
84. RIVERA_J -- An order to repaint crosswalks and parking spaces on Main from Lyman to Cabot, as well as lines in Ward 5 and 6 Adopted Adopted 9-5-23 Copy to DPW
85. RIVERA_J -- An order for a curb cut in front of United Congregational Church for wheelchairs Adopted Adopted 9-5-23 Copy to DPW
86. RIVERA_J, ANDERSON-BURGOS, GIVNER, MALDONADO VELEZ, MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI, RIVERA_I, JOURDAIN -- An order pursue reinstatement of school bus service for Lyman Terrace Referred Public Safety Joint Committee 11-27-23 J.C.
Complied with
J.C. Complied with 12-5-23 Copy to Joint Committee
87. RIVERA_J, MALDONADO VELEZ -- An order to discuss process for addressing noise complaints due to heavy machinery operating in early morning Referred Public Safety 11-29-23 Complied with Complied with 12-5-23 Copy to Ordinance
88. VACON -- An order to place "no engine brake" sign on Westfield Road near Homestead Avenue Adopted Adopted 9-5-23
89. ANDERSON-BURGOS -- An order to invite TJ O'Connor to discuss how they serve animals in Holyoke Referred DGR 10-30-23 Complied with Complied with 11-21-23
90. BARTLEY -- An order to place handicap sign at 54 1/2 Davis Street Referred Ordinance 10-24-23 Approved Adopted 11-9-23
91. BARTLEY -- An order to replace heaved sidewalk between West Glen and Clark Streets Adopted Adopted 9-5-23 Copy to DPW, Mayor
92. BARTLEY -- An order to redesign/replace traffic island near 2 Brown Avenue / 274 South Streets Adopted Adopted 9-5-23 Copy to Engineer, Finance
93. BARTLEY, JOURDAIN -- An order secure fence on west side of Woodland St due to improperly disposed needles Adopted Adopted 9-5-23 Copy to DPW
A. VACON -- An order to paint a crosswalk at McMahon School Adopted Adopted 9-5-23 Copy to DPW, Engineer
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