Notice of Committee Meeting
There will be a regular meeting of the Committee on
At City Hall in the Council Chamber, on Tuesday Feb. 13 at 6:30PM
Per order of the Chair: Linda Vacon
Item 1: Previous meeting minutes
Item 2: Street Vendor License Application for Mr. Manuel Contin to sell Latin Food on Elm St.
Item 3: Sullivan 2/6/18: rder: That the City of Holyoke adopt MGL CH 39, Sec 23D in order to allow commitee members to miss one meeting during the public hearing process
Item 4: Sullivan: Order: That a complete review of Chapter 42 Fire Prevention and Protection be undertaken. Many sections are outdated or need to be reviewed and updated. Some sections are being ignored or circumvented. Article III. which deals with the actual composition, staffing, and benefits of the department Is vague at best and receives less attention than the sale of cigarette lighters as detailed in 42-19.
Item 5: Jourdain 8/1/17: Order: that an ordinance be created or current ordinances be amended to address the placement of memorials, dedications, naming rights, and related matters on public property in the City of Holyoke.
Item 6: Roman 1/16/18: Ordered, that the City of Holyoke establish through ordinance a Human Rights Commission, multi-member body of the City. The Commission shall advocate, serve as an information resource, and ensure residents rights are guaranteed pursuant to local, state, and/or federal law on the basis of race or color, gender, gender expression, physical or mental ability, religion, socio-economic status, ethnic or national origin, sexual identification or orientation, or age for all persons within the City of Holyoke. The body shall be appointed by the Mayor with City Council Confirmation.
Item 7: Roman, Lisi 9/20/17: Order: that the city council adopt a rent control ordinance for the arts and industry overlay zone and other zones as appropriate in order to protect current residents from being displaced as new residential and commercial tenants begin to seek out space in our city’s center.
Item 8: Roman 12/6/16: Ordered, that the City of Holyoke through ordinance pass the “Fair Chance Rule,” requiring that the city itself as an employer make revisions to its current civil service processes and eliminate any barriers including the checking of the “box,” during an interview and application process, that may preclude applicants with criminal records from gaining employment with the City of Holyoke and/or its contractors. Giving exception to any employment having to deal with the elderly, finances, and the youth. Re-file order, originally filed on January 5, 2016.
Item 9: Roman 1/16/18: Ordered that the City of Holyoke Personnel Department and its contractors review and make revisions to their current civil service processes and eliminate any barriers, during an interview and application process, that may preclude applicants with criminal records from gaining employment with the City of Holyoke and/or its contractors. Giving exception to any employment having to deal with the elderly, and the youth.
Item 10: 2/6/18: Order: that the City Council adopt an ordinance that phases out and prohibits the use of plastic bags in the city (plastics bags are one of the greatest contributors to the trash and debris problems we have throughout the city and many neighboring city’s have passed language that we can emulate).
Item 11: Roman 12/19/17: Ordered that a handicap sign be placed in front of 545 So. Bridge St. for Tony Garcia
Item 12: Roman 12/19/17: Ordered that a handicap sign be placed in front of 330 Walnut St. for Irvin J. Rodriguez
Item 13: Lebron-Martinez 11/21/17: Ordered that a handicap sign be placed in front of 11 No. East St. for Gadiel Ortiz.
Item 14: Bartley: Order: that the name be changed of the portion of Coit St. that is west of Hillside Ave.
Administrative Assistant: Ryan M. Allen
The listing of matters are those reasonable anticipated by the chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.