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Holyoke City Council Meeting Text Size

Event takes place on January 07, 2020 at 7:00 PM
City Hall, Council Chambers, 536 Dwight St. Holyoke, MA 01040

AGENDA FOR THE CITY COUNCIL
January 7,2020

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

PUBLIC COMMENT

COMMUNICATIONS

2. List of Appointments January 2020.

3. From Tanya Wdowiak, City Auditor letter re: Christmas Tree refund.

4. From Board of Fire Commission minutes of November 14, 2019.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

5. Ordinance Committee Reports (if any)

6. Finance Committee Reports (if any)

6A. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order  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 Recommend that the order be adopted

6B. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order 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.
  Recommend that the order be adopted

6C. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order 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 COMMISSIONER                                     $2,716.00
                                                                                          TOTAL:                          $2,716.00 Recommend that the order be adopted

7. Public Safety Committee Reports (if any)

8. Public Service Committee Reports (if any)

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

10. Charter and Rules Committee Reports (if any)

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

MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS

12. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, NINETEEN THOUSAND THIRTY EIGHT AND 20/100 Dollars ($19,038.20) as follows:

FROM:
12101-51105 SERGEANTS $13490.09
12101-51107 PATROLMAN 5,548.11
TOTAL: $19,038.20
TO:
12101-51180 INJURED ON DUTY $19,038.20
TOTAL: $19,038.20

13. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, NINE HUNDRED TWENTY NINE AND 19/100 Dollars ($929.19) as follows:

FROM:
12402-57100 IN STATE TRAVEL $929.19
TOTAL: $929.19
TO:
12401-51510 PAY-VACATION BUYBACK $929.19
TOTAL: $929.19

14. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, SIXTY FIVE THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($65,000.00) as follows:

FROM:
8810-10400 STABILIZATION $65,000.00
TOTAL: $65,000.00
TO:
19412-57630 LEGAL CLAIMS $65,000.00
TOTAL: $65,000.00

15. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND 00/100 Dollars ($25,000.00) as follows:

FROM:
8810-10400 STABILIZATION $25,000.00
TOTAL: $25,000.00
TO:
19412-57630 LEGAL CLAIMS $25,000.00
TOTAL: $25,000.00

16. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, SIX THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($6,000.00) as follows:

FROM:
8810-10400 STABILIZATION $6,000.00
TOTAL: $6,000.00
TO:
19412-57630 LEGAL CLAIMS $6,000.00
TOTAL: $6,000.00

17. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($75,000.00) as follows:

FROM:
8810-10400 STABILIZATION $75,000.00
TOTAL: $75,000.00
TO:
11512-53010 SPECIAL COUNSEL $75,000.00
TOTAL: $75,000.00

18. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, SEVEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND 00/100 Dollars ($7,500.00) as follows:

FROM:
8810-10400 STABILIZATION $7,500.00
TOTAL: $7,500.00
TO:
11211-51250 EXTRA CLERICAL $7,500.00
TOTAL: $7,500.00

19. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS AND 00/100 Dollars ($6,000.00) as follows:

FROM:
8810-10400 STABILIZATION $6,000.00
TOTAL: $6,000.00
TO:
11212-57300 DUES $6,000.00
TOTAL: $6,000.00

20. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, EIGHTY FIVE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED FIFTY AND 00/100 Dollars ($85,550.00) as follows:

FROM:
8810-10400 STABILIZATION $85,550.00
TOTAL: $85,550.00
TO:
11552-53010 COMPUTER CONSULTING $85,550.00
TOTAL: $85,550.00

21. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, TWELVE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED THIRTY FIVE AND 00/100 Dollars ($12,535.00) as follows:

FROM:
8810-10400 STABILIZATION $12,535.00
TOTAL: $12,535.00
TO:
19402-57407 CYBER SECURITY INSURANCE $12,535.00
TOTAL: $12,535.00

22. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, FIFTY THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($50,000.00) as follows:

FROM:
8810-10400 STABILIZATION $50,000.00
TOTAL: $50,000.00
TO:
10002-59720 SPECIAL REVENUE FUND $50,000.00
TOTAL: $50,000.00

23. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, ONE HUNDRED EIGHTEEN THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($118,000.00) as follows:

FROM:
8810-10400 STABILIZATION $118,000.00
TOTAL: $118,000.00
TO:
12101-51107 PATROL- SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER $118,000.00
TOTAL: $118,000.00

24. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($100,000.00) as follows:

FROM:
8810-10400 STABILIZATION $100,000.00
TOTAL: $100,000.00
TO:
14222-52100 ENERGY-STREET LIGHTS $100,000.00
TOTAL: $100,000.00

25. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, THIRTEEN THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($13,000.00) as follows:

FROM:
8810-10400 STABILIZATION $13,000.00
TOTAL: $13,000.00
TO:
11382-53410 TELEPHONE USAGE $13,000.00
TOTAL: $13,000.00

26. MCGIVERIN — Ordered, that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the EASTHAMPTON SAVINGS BANK donation to the Holyoke Parks and Recreation Department 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 donation.

27. MURPHY — that the zoning on the west side of Main Street from the northerly side of Sargeant Street to the southerly side of Hamilton Street be changed from BH (business highway) to BC (central business).  

28. MURPHY — That a handicap sign to be placed at 300 Chestnut St. for Nictsa Garcia.

29. MURPHY — that the handicap sign place at 550 South Summer St. for Marilyn Vazquez be removed she has moved.

30. MURPHY — that the City council consider creating an ordinance to establish specific handicap signs to license plate number

31. BARTLEY — That the City Engineer provide a recommendation to
LISI the Ordinance Committee for a minimum buffer from
MCGIVERIN which vehicles can park near city crosswalks. (This
MURPHY issue came up during an Ordinance meeting regarding
VACON the Elmwood Towers crosswalk and the City Engineer
advised there is no city ordinance on point.)

32. BARTLEY — That the City Auditor provide more detailed information and additional discussion/insight to the Finance Committee regarding the Free Cash Calculation in which there are approximately 69 separate accounts that are considered by that Department to be an “other receivable, overdrawn account, deficit”. The negative value of these multiple cost centers total, per the Auditor’s calculation, $1,789,574.00. The Auditor should supplement its summary with documents and should be assisted by the relevant department head whose office oversaw the accounts that caused this deficit

33. BARTLEY — The City Council take final action on the matter of the bond issue for the two schools as soon as possible. I believe this bond issue was first presented to City Council as Late File Order “B” on May 7, 2019. With the election results of November 5, 2019 now in, where 4,862 (64.39%) voted NO and 2,694 (35.61%) voted YES, I believe the City Council should take a final vote.

34. BARTLEY — The DPW superintendent report to City Council regarding who is responsible for clearing sidewalks after a storm.  The public sidewalks at Crosier Field on Northampton St. as well as the sidewalks at Whiting Farms Rd. from Northampton St. to Gordon Drive and the sidewalk from McDonald’s to St. Vincent Ave. are snow-filled or ice-covered…for days.  This is unacceptable especially in lights of state law requiring landlords to clear its sidewalks within 24-hours after a storm.  Further, please explain why neither Brightwood Ave nor Oakwood Ave were not plowed even one time after the most recent storm. 

35. LEBRON-MARTINEZ — that a handicap sign be placed in front of 24 Hampden St. for Marilyn Vazquez.

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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