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Event takes place on September 19, 2018 at 7:00 PM
536 Dwight St. City Hall Council Chambers, Holyoke, MA 01040

 

AGENDA FOR THE CITY COUNCIL
September 19,2018

LAID ON THE TABLE

1. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an application of Mr. Fara Bahrehmand to renew a license to operate taxi cab number 65, 09, 27, 29, and 58 upon any public way in the City of Holyoke Recommend that the applications be approved

2. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order   that The Mayor and others knowledgeable please provide a detailed explanation as to how a city employee personally paid for IT services prior to the close of FY18.  Recommend that the order be adopted

PUBLIC COMMENT

COMMUNICATIONS

3. From Bellamy Schmidt, City Auditor re: Monthly Budget Reports for General Fund and Sewer Fund as of July 31, 2018.

4. From Brenna Murphy McGee, MMC minutes of September 5, 2018.

5. From Board of Fire Commission minutes of August 15, 2018.

PETITIONS

6. Petition of RISE Holdings, Inc. for a special permit for a Registered Marijuana Dispensary located at 130 Race St.

7. Petition of Solurge Inc. for a special permit for a Registered Marijuana Dispensary located at 540 Beaulieu St.

8. Petition of Frank Dailey, for a Registered Marijuana Retail Establishment (RMRE) to be located at 73 Sargeant St.

9. Petition of Jorge I. Alvarez for a special permit for a driveway on a front yard at 45 Longwood Ave.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

10. Ordinance Committee Reports (if any)

10A. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred a Special permit application from Holyoke Gardens LLC for a Marijuana Manufacturing Establishment (MME) at 5 Appleton St.  May 049 Block 01 Parcel 006  Recommend that the Sp. Permit be approved with the following conditions:
1. That the owner of the building always pay commercial property tax rate to the extent allowed by Federal, State, and Local Laws for the duration of the Sp. Permit
2. That the business retain a minimum 30% Holyoke residents for of non-security jobs
3. That Hiring preference be given to security personnel that are retired Holyoke Police or are a retired member of another police department now lives in the City of Holyoke
4. There shall be no marijuana consumption to be allowed on site
5. There shall be no deliveries of retail or medical marijuana rom the site to individual homes, residences or people
6. That hours or operation be 8am to 8pm Monday through Saturday and 8am to 5pm on Sunday.

10B. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that Section 2-470 be amended to coincide with the Community Preservation Committee Application Schedule, as follows:

DRAFT Sec. 2-470. – Schedule.
In any given year, the committee shall maintain the following schedule: in March, the committee shall develop and submit its operational and administrative budget to the mayor in accordance with section 2-469(c); in April, the committee shall make its final proposal recommendation to the City Council in accordance with section 2-468; in July, each designating authority shall appoint members in accordance with section 2-467. The committee shall meet as necessary to fulfill its required duties, except that the committee shall meet no less than four times in any fiscal year. Recommend that the order be adopted

10C. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred that the council adopt an ordinance requiring city council approval of any license agreement for the use of city-owned real property where the term of such agreement exceeds thirty (30) days.  The Council enacted such an ordinance on February 2, 2016, however, the provision inserted as Section 2-349(c)(1) does not appear currently appear in the print or online Municode.  It appears the provision was not included in the legal form rewriting “Division 3. Purchasing Department” and adopted by the City Council on September 21, 2016.  The legal form may have been based on a version of Division 3 in effect prior to the enactment of Section 2-349(c)(1) Recommend that the order be adopted

10D. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that The City Council create a “temporary sign” ordinance that regulates when such temporary signs can be placed in homeowners’ yards and on commercial buildings or otherwise in public view. Recommend that the order be adopted

11. Finance Committee Reports (if any)

11A. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that the committee on finance to whom was referred a financial transfer request of $275,874 FROM: Stabilization Fund TO: Capital Outlay – Motor Vehicles Recommend that the Financial Transfer be approved

11B. 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 “FY2017 Byrne Justice 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

11C. 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 “2018 Connecticut River CSO Mitigation ” 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

11D. 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 “Recycling Dividends 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

11E. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that the amount of Eighty three and 33/100 Dollars ($83.33) be authorized from the Personnel Department’s Medical Claims – Police and Fire (19412-57640) appropriation in fiscal year 2019 for services rendered in fiscal year 2018 which were unencumbered at the 2018 fiscal year end.
  Recommend that the order be adopted

11F. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that the amount of One hundred sixty and 00/100 Dollars ($160.00) be authorized from the Personnel Department’s Advertising (11522-53430) appropriation in fiscal year 2019 for services rendered in fiscal year 2018 which were unencumbered at the 2018 fiscal year end
  Recommend that the order be adopted
 

11G. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that the Board of Health department head and the Animal Control Officer appear before the City council to discuss both the merits of the Thos. J. O’Connor Animal Control & Adoption center and alternatives thereto.  Advise the BOH to provide any reports or studies to the city council in advance of a subcommittee hearing.
  Recommend that the order has been complied with

11H. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2019, Four thousand two hundred eighty-eight and 00/100 Dollars ($4,288) as follows:

FROM:
15411-51105       Social Worker                      $4,288
                                TOTAL: $4,288
TO:
15411-51102       Nutrition Director                                $1,288
15411-51104       Utility Person                       759
15411-51202       Health Services Provider                    1,177
15411-51203       Driver                     1,064
                                TOTAL: $4,288 Recommend that the order be adopted

11I. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2019, Three thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($3,000) as follows:

FROM:
12401-51105       Pay-Plumbing Inspector                    $3,000
                                TOTAL: $3,000
TO:
12402-53040       Plumbing Inspections                         $3,000
                                TOTAL: $3,000 Recommend that the order be adopted

11J. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred Petition of  Diego Munoz-Torres for a new second hand license at 247 Main St. Recommend that the application be approved

11K. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2019, One thousand fifty and 00/100 Dollars ($1,050) as follows:

FROM:
12401-51105       Plumbing and Gas Inspector                             $1,050
                                TOTAL: $1,050
TO:
12401-51101       Building Commissioner                     $1,050
                                TOTAL: $1,050 Recommend that the order be adopted

11L. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred that the City Council invite in Pam Peebles of the TJO Animal Control
  Recommend that the order has been complied with

11M. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order Communication from the Holyoke Water Works RE: Informational meeting with the City Council to discuss various financial matters concerning the Holyoke Water Works Recommend that the order has been complied with

12. Public Safety Committee Reports (if any)

13. Public Service Committee Reports (if any)

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

14A. The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred an order communication from Alicia M. Zoeller, Office of Community Development Re: FY2017 Annual Plan Re-Programming II of Community Development Block Grants Recommend that the annual re-programming II of CDBG funds be approved

14B. The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred an order that a committee be formed to study the future of and make recommendations on the future use of the Whiting Reservoir.  In excess of 1.5 million dollars in repairs and upgrades to the dam and spillway are needed.  The state will soon order that the water level be drawn down six feet.  This will expose acres of new shore line and adversely affect the appearance of the area.  Committee should include a member of the Water and Conservation Commissions, OPED, abutting stakeholders, and a City Councilor. Recommend that the order has been complied with

14C. The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred an order that the Water Commissioners & Dept. head meet with the council to discuss and update issues regarding Ashley & Whiting Reservoir, tax abatements. Recommend that the order has been complied with

15. Charter and Rules Committee Reports (if any)

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

MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS

17. ANDERSON-BURGOS — that handicap spaces on Ivy Ave be condensed to one space in front of 8 Ivy Ave, to be located on the East side of the street, 90 feet North of Dwight St.

18. ANDERSON-BURGOS — that a handicap sign be placed in front of 184 Sargeant St. for Migdalia Colon.

19. BARTLEY — City Council invite Holyoke’s state delegation to
ROMAN a future DGR committee meeting.

20. BARTLEY — Quality of life issues:
a) Trim branches at 95 Carlton, 54 Lawler, and Grandview St.
b) Repair sidewalk at 409 S Elm St to help disabled child.
c) Replace sidewalk at Queen St corner near King St to ensure ADA compatibility.
d) Extend sidewalk on High St north of Career Point to prevent Mom’s walking in roadway.
e) Install berm at 41 and 45 Granville as it’s my 4th request
f) DPW advise home owner at 94 Brown re how tree from city tree belt impacts the foundation of the home.

21. LEBRON-MARTINEZ — that a handicap sign be placed in front of 130 Cabot St. for Diana Torres.

22. MCGEE — that the City Council meeting of November 6, 2018 be rescheduled due to the General State Election on such day.

23. MCGEE — Order that the City Council give a proclamation to John J. Driscoll of Holyoke “the 2018 recipient of the Dwight Award”.

24. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2019, TWENTY NINE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED NINETEEN AND TEN CENTS/100 Dollars ($29,219.10) as follows:

FROM:
11631-51105 SR. ELECTIONS CLERK $29,219.10
TOTAL: $29,219.10
TO:
11631-51103 ASSISTANT REG. OF VOTERS $29,219.10
TOTAL: $29,219.10

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

______________________________
City Clerk


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