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Event takes place on December 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM
City Council Chambers 536 Dwight St. Holyoke, MA

AGENDA FOR THE CITY COUNCIL
December 17,2019

LAID ON THE TABLE

1. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order That a handicap sign be placed in front of 9 Gates St. for Jeffrey Potter.
  Recommend that the order be adopted

MUNICIPAL BUDGET

2. Option A. Supplemental Budget for FY2020

3. Option B. Supplemental Budget FY2020

PUBLIC COMMENT

COMMUNICATIONS

4. From Mayor Alex B. Morse, letter addressing city’s financial position, levy capacity, free cash and supplemental budget

5. From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter appointing Mr. Robert S. Edwards, 222 Redfern Dr. Longmeadow, Ma to serve as a member of the Commission on Disabilities for the City of Holyoke: Mr. Edwards will serve a three year term; said term will expires on November 2022.

6. From Brenna Murphy McGee, City Clerk MMC and Ryan Allen, Admin. Ass’t. to City Council minutes of November 19, and December 3, 2019.

7. From Anthony Dulude, Communication from Massachusetts Department of Revenue letter re: Notice of Free Cash approval for City of Holyoke.

8. From Tanya Wdowiak, City Auditor, revised MOA for Holyoke Police Supervisors IBPO Local 409

9. From PERAC letter re: Appropriation for Fiscal Year 2021.

10. From Albert E. Bessette Jr. from Verizon Right of Way Manager letter re: Notice of Petition Withdrawal Job #1A3X5VS Harvard Street.

11. From Michael Sobolik, Chief Financial Office, Mill Town Agriculture LLC letter re: Notice of Community Outreach Meeting for Marijuana Establishment.

12. From Family and Friends of Holyoke Police Officer John A. DiNapoli, cordially invitation to attend a candlelight vigil on December 22, 2019 commemorating th 20th anniversary of his passing.

13. From Tanya Wdowiak, City Auditor, revised copy of the Holyoke Police Supervisors IBPO Local 409 contract.

PETITIONS

14. Petition of Four Trees Holyoke LLC for a Recreational Marijuana Retail Establishment (RMRE) and a Marijuana Manufacturing Establishment (MME) at 1 Cabot St.

15. Petition of Kenrick Williams for a renewal of a Home Occupation for property preservation & management business at 97 Locust St..

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

16. Ordinance Committee Reports (if any)

16A. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred a Petition of Holyoke Mall Company L.P. for a new Special Permit for a Height Limitation (5.3.1.) for 50 Holyoke St. Recommend that the Sp. Permit be approved

16B. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that Section 62-37 hours of operation for peddlers and/or solicitors be amended Recommend that the order be adopted

17. Finance Committee Reports (if any)

17A. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order  that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “FY2020 PLANNING ASSISTANCE GRANT” grant and authorizes the establishment of a Fund or other method appropriate for the accounting of the receipts and expenditures of all resources associated with the administration of said grant. Recommend that the order be adopted

17B. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order  that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “MUNICIPAL ENERGY TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM” grant and authorizes the establishment of a Fund or other method appropriate for the accounting of the receipts and expenditures of all resources associated with the administration of said grant. Recommend that the order be adopted

17C. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order  that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, SEVEN THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED EIGHT DOLLARS AND 47/100 Dollars ($7,808.47) as follows:

FROM:
12401-51103      PAY-CHIEF OF WIRES             $7,808.47
                        TOTAL: $7,808.47
TO:
12402-53050      INSPECTIONS-ELECTRIC                     $7,808.47
                        TOTAL: $7,808.47 Recommend that the order be adopted

17D. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, TWENTY FOUR THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED SIXTY TWO AND 77/100 Dollars ($24,362.77) as follows:

FROM:
16101-51104   CHILDRENS LIBRARIAN                  $5,285.77
16101-51107   LIBRARY ASSISTANT                       6,495.00
16101-51111   LIBRARY ASSISTANT – EVENING               7,932.00
16101-51113   ASSISTANT DIRECTOR                   4,650.00
                        TOTAL:           $24,362.77
TO:
16101-51500   VACATION BUYBACK                      $572.04
16101-51510   SICK TIME BUYBACK                       1,488.73
16101-51102   REFERENCE LIBRARY ASSISTANT                       1,814.00
16101-51110   REFERENCE LIBRARY ASSISTANT-EVE              1,411.00
16101-51102   REFERENCE LIBRARY ASSISTANT                       6,495.00
16101-51110   REFERENCE LIBRARY ASSISTANT – EVE            7,932.00
16101-51500   VACATION BUYBACK                      925.00
16101-51510   SICK TIME BUYBACK                       3,725.00
                        TOTAL:           $24,362.77 Recommend that the order be adopted

17E. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order  that the sum of $6,540,000 is appropriated to pay the costs of the  Capital Planning Project  – Water Main Replacement  and the payment of all costs incidental and related hereto, and that to meet this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval of the Mayor, is authorized to borrow said amount under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7(1) of the General Laws, or pursuant to any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the City therefore; that the Mayor is authorized to contract for and expend any state aid available for the project; and that the Mayor is authorized to take any other action necessary to carry out this project. Recommend that the order be adopted

17F. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order  that the Tax Collector provide the City with the top 100 property owners that are delinquent or are not current with their City of Holyoke tax bill. Please provide an updated list to the Council within 30 days of this order. Recommend that the order has been complied with

18. Public Safety Committee Reports (if any)

19. Public Service Committee Reports (if any)

20. Development and Governmental Relations Committee Reports (if any)

20A. The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred an order Petition for Joint or Identical Pole Locations for Verizon NE Inc. and Holyoke Gas and Electric Dept. request to locate poles, wires, cables and fixtures including necessary anchors, guys, and other such sustaining and protecting fixtures to be placed in used in common by you petitioners along and across the following public way or ways:
Jarvis Avenue: Place (1) jointly owned pole numbered T.30-01/E.7-1 on the westerly side of Jarvis Ave. at a point approx. 518 feet northerly from the center line of Old Bassett Rd. Recommend that the application be approved

20B. The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred an order  that in accordance with M.G.L. Ch. 40 Sec. 4A the City Council approve an intermunicipal agreement between the Springfield Water & Sewer Commission, City of Chicopee, City of Holyoke, and Pioneer Valley Planning Commission for the continuation of the Connecticut River Cleanup Committee. Recommend that the order be approved

20C. The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred an order  that in accordance with M.G.L. ch. 30B and the Holyoke Code of Ordinances procurement ordinance, the City Council declare 712 – 716 Dwight Street as surplus property available for disposition. Said parcel is identified by the Holyoke Board of Assessors records as Map 006, Block 06, Parcel 010, consisting of a vacant eight-unit apartment building situated on a 2,744-square foot lot which is more particularly described in a deed recorded at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds in Book 10944, Page 51. On August 6, 2019 the property was awarded to the City via Land Court Decree with a final judgment recorded in Hampden County Registry of Deeds Book 22792, Page 87.  The property is zoned Limited Business (BL) and has an assessed value of $246,300.  (parcel map and assessor card included) Recommend that the order be adopted

20D. The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred an order That the Honorable City Council, in accordance with M.G.L. c. 30B and the Holyoke Procurement Ordinance, vote to accept an offer of $10,000.00 from Alfred Shattelroe to purchase and redevelop 47 Chapin Street which is currently a vacant two-family house on a 6,839-square foot lot. The property is identified in the Holyoke Assessor’s Records as Map 079, Block 00, Parcel 014 zoned Downtown Residential (DR) with an assessed value of $116,000. Recommend that the order be adopted

20E. The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred an order  that the director of the housing authority and the superintendent of the DPW appear before the DG&R committee to discuss plans to improve the snow removal in the narrow paved alleys in the Churchill Homes section of the city.  These paved alleys lead to back yard driveways for some homeowners, and plowing needs to be done to remove the snow from blocking access to the gated areas. Recommend that the order has been complied with

20F. The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred  Petition from Verizon NE Inc. requests permission to locate poles, wires, cables, and fixtures, including the necessary anchors, guys and other such sustaining and protecting fixtures to be owned and used in common by your petitioners and across the following public way or ways:
Harvard Street: Place (1) soley owned pole numbered T.6S on the northerly side of Harvard St. at a point approx. 173 feet easterly from the center line of Pleasant St. Recommend that the application be given leave to withdraw without prejudice

21. Charter and Rules Committee Reports (if any)

22. Joint City Council and School Committee Reports (if any)

MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS

23. MCGEE — that the City Council set the tax rate for FY 2020.

24. MCGIVERIN — that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “FY2020 TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT GRANT” grant and authorizes the establishment of a Fund or other method appropriate for the accounting of the receipts and expenditures of all resources associated with the administration of said grant.

25. MCGIVERIN — that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “BARR FOUNDATION CLEAN ENERGY TRANSITION – GRANT19-08201 ” grant and authorizes the establishment of a Fund or other method appropriate for the accounting of the receipts and expenditures of all resources associated with the administration of said grant.

26. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, THIRTEEN THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED TEN AND 00/100 Dollars ($13,310.00) as follows:

FROM:
14261-51106 POLICE FLEET MECHANIC $13,310.00
TOTAL: $13,310.00
TO:
12101-52410 R & M MOTOR VEHICLES $13,310.00
TOTAL: $13,310.00

27. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, TWELVE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED TWENTY TWO AND 22/100 Dollars ($12,922.22) as follows:

FROM:
12101-51105 SERGEANTS $6,274.46
12101-51107 PATROLMAN 6,647.76
TOTAL: $12,922.22
TO:
12101-51180 INJURED ON DUTY $12,922.22
TOTAL: $12,922.22

28. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, TWO THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED SIXTEEN AND 00/100 Dollars ($2,716.00) as follows:

FROM:
12401-51110 PAY-LOCAL BUILDING INSPECTOR $2,716.00
TOTAL: $2,716.00
TO:
12401-51102 PAY – ASSIST. BUILDING COMMISIONER $2,716.00
TOTAL: $2,716.00

29. MCGIVERIN — that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “SOUTH HOLYOKE HOMES PROJECT” grant and authorizes the establishment of a Fund or other method appropriate for the accounting of the receipts and expenditures of all resources associated with the administration of said grant.

30. MCGIVERIN — that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “FFY2020 TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM” grant and authorizes the establishment of a Fund or other method appropriate for the accounting of the receipts and expenditures of all resources associated with the administration of said grant.

31. MCGIVERIN — Ordered, that, in accordance with Chapter 40, §4A, the City Council authorize the Mayor to execute a contract to deliver recyclables to the Springfield Materials Recycling Facility (MRF).  The dual stream contract will be a 5 year contract term, with two 5 year extension.  A copy of the Dual Stream Designated Community Contract is provided.

32. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND 00/100 Dollars ($2,500.00) as follows:

FROM:
11451-51105 FLOATING CLERK $2,500.00
TOTAL: $2,500.00
TO:
11351-51106 MUNIS ADMINISTRATOR STIPEND $2,500.00
TOTAL: $2,500.00

33. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND 00/100 Dollars ($2,500.00) as follows:

FROM:
11351-51105 HEAD ADMINISTRATIVE CLERK $2,500.00
TOTAL: $2,500.00
TO:
11351-51106 MUNIS ADMINISTRATOR STIPEND $2,500.00
TOTAL: $2,500.00

34. MURPHY — that the No Parking Except to Load and Unload restriction on the northerly side of Sargeant Street between Main Street and the alley be eliminated.

35. MURPHY — that the DG&R committee meet with the superintendent of the DPW to develop a specific planned schedule for snow removal on the sidewalks adjacent to all of the canals within the city.  The goal is to make certain that the length of time persons would need to walk in the road is as minimal as possible.

36. MURPHY — that in support of a $6.566 million MassWorks grant for infrastructure improvements that will serve an affordable homeownership project in the vicinity of Carlos Vega Park in South Holyoke, order that:

South East Street from Adams Street to Sargeant Street be designated a pedestrian way with a northerly bicycle lane. (Schedule VI)
A southerly bicycle lane be added on the west side of Clemente Street from Hamilton Street to Adams Street. (Schedule XI)
A northerly bicycle lane be added on the east side of South East Street from Sargent Street to Hamilton Street.  (Schedule XI)
A bicycle lane be added on both sides of South Bridge Street from Sargeant Street to Hamilton Street. (Schedule XI)
South East Street from Sargeant Street to Hamilton Street be designated one-way in a northerly direction. (Schedule III)
Clemente Street from Adams Street to Sargeant Street be designated two-way. (Remove a portion of Clemente St from Schedule III)

37. BARTLEY — The City council amend city ordinances to require property owners to:
a. Clear snow away from fire hydrants 
b. Clear leaves from catch basins
Refer to Ordinance committee. 

Addendum:
The listing of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the chair which may be discussed at the meeting.
Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law

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City Clerk


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