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Event takes place on January 21, 2020 at 7:00 PM
536 Dwight St. City Hall Council Chambers, Holyoke, ma 01040

AGENDA FOR THE CITY COUNCIL
January 21,2020

PUBLIC COMMENT

COMMUNICATIONS

1. From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter re-appointing Mr. Michael Dodge, 131 Norwood Terrace, Holyoke, MA to serve as a member of the Conservation Commission for the City of Holyoke: Mr. Dodge will serve a three-year term; said term will expire on February 1, 2023.

2. From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter re-appointing Mr. George Mettey, 7 Hemlock Dr. to serve as a member on the Library Board of Directors for the City of Holyoke: Mr. Mettey will serve a two year term; said term will expire on February 2022.

3. From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter re-appointing Mr. Bellamy Schmidt, 661 West Cherry St. Holyoke, MA to serve as a member on the Library Board of Directors for the City of Holyoke: Mr. Schmidt will serve a three year term; said term will expire on February 2023.

4. From Gina Paro, Assistant Solicitor Fire Chief Employment Contract.

5. From Brenna Murphy McGee, City Clerk MMC and Ryan Allen, Admin. Ass’t. to the City Council minutes of December 17, 2019 & January 7, 2020.

6. From Jason Ferreira letter of interest and resume for the Holyoke Community Preservation Committee.

7. From Board of Health minutes of October 3, 3019.

PETITIONS

8. Petition for Amendment of the Smith’s Ferry Neighborhood Zoning Ordinance for parcel’s #223-00-08, 223-00-001 and 223-00-005 from BH to R2

9. Petition of James T. Fitzgerald of 439 Northampton st. for a zone change for parcel #’s 223-00-001, 223-00-005, 223-00-008 from BH to R2.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

10. Ordinance Committee Reports (if any)

10A. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred Special Permit application of Four Trees Holyoke LLC to build and operate a Licensed Recreational Marijuana Retail Establishment (RMRE)  and a Marijuana Manufacturing Establishment (MME) at 1 Cabot St. (Map 048 Block 01 Parcel 010) 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.
7. Applicant must comply with the recommendations listed in the 12/20/19 letter from the City Engineer

10B. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order Special Permit application of Holyoke 420, LLC. DBA Holyoke Cannabis to site and operate a Registered Marijuana Retail Store 7.10 at 380 Dwight St. (Map 21 Block 01 Parcel 003)  Recommend that the application 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.
7. Applicant must be in compliance with recommendations spelt out in 12/20/19 letter from the City Engineer
8. A parking and traffic mitigation plan must be submitted before opening
9. The Holyoke Police Dept. must approve the opening day plan

10C. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order  That the fees in section 102-34 of the city ordinances be increased as necessary.  We are paying the state more for this service than we are collecting. Recommend that the order be adopted

10D. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order  that the City Council review and update if necessary Section 102-34 -The Collection of fees;  Fee Schedule of Chapter 102 – Weights and Measures of the Code of Ordinances.  This Fee Schedule was last updated in 1997.
  Recommend that the order be adopted

10E. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred 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
  Recommend that the order be adopted

10F. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order  that the city council ask the city engineer to review parking on Sargeant Street between Main and Race Streets, and recommend the best locations to have four parking spaces designated as 30 minute parking.  The request should be from 11-7, Tuesday through Sunday, and the recommendations forwarded to the ordinance committee Recommend that the order be approved and the recommendations of the City Engineer be adopted

10G. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that the City Engineer provide a recommendation for temporary parking in front of United Bank, 1830 Northampton St., between Corser St. and United’s driveway.  Refer to Ordinance. Recommend that the order be approved and the recommendations of the City Engineer be adopted

10H. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that the 25 MPH speed limit be posted on Evergreen, Bray Park Dr. and Meadowbrook at locations determined by DPW Recommend that the order be adopted

11. Finance Committee Reports (if any)

12. Public Safety Committee Reports (if any)

13. Public Service Committee Reports (if any)

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

15. Charter and Rules Committee Reports (if any)

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

MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS

17. SULLIVAN — That the Mayor, Treasurer, Auditor, Assessor, Tax Collector, OPED and Solicitor meet with the Finance Committee to discuss consolidation of record keeping and the current status of all PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) programs.  This needs to include detail regarding monitoring of and compliance with the conditions of the PILOTS. 

18. SULLIVAN — That a date be set for the first meeting of the newly formed Whiting Reservoir Study Committee and a Chairperson elected.

19. VACON — that DPW repair potholes on the portion of Rock Valley Road between Southampton Road and the Holyoke city line that has not been re-paved, on Pheasant Drive near #2 (prior requests made), at 202 and Homestead where a driver recently lost a tire due to large potholes and on 202 proceeding toward Homestead where the lanes go to two lanes. Please send to DPW with a copy to legal.

20. VACON — that a City Council rule be added; that City Council
BARTLEY committees assigned in the prior term remain in effect
for re-elected Councilors until the President-elect
assigns new committees.

21. BARTLEY — In keeping with a tradition city council started in 2016, Order that the members of the St. Patrick’s Parade Committee be invited to a special presentation from the City of Holyoke at the first regular city council meeting in March. Please invite the Parade Committee board, the 2020 Grand Marshall Atty. John J. Driscoll, Grand Colleen and her court including the Bonnie Baker Award Winner and the 2020 Parade committee award winners. A special invitation is hereby made to Holyoke native James Kelly, President and CEO of Polish National Credit Union, the 2020 Parade Marshall from the City of Chicopee.

22. BARTLEY — City Council suspend Rule 1 for its two meetings in March 2020. Tuesday, March 3, is a statewide election known as Super Tuesday and Tuesday, March 17, is Evacuation Day a/k/a St. Patrick’s Day. I hope we can move the meetings to Wednesday, March 4, and Wednesday, March 18, respectively.

23. BARTLEY — The City Auditor compile a list of public building sales by the City of Holyoke and any of its entities including HEDIC and HRA for the period 2015 to December 31, 2019. Please add to the summary the address, sale price, buyer, closing date, book/page of recorded deed, copy of proceeds check and please advise what account(s) in the city government these proceeds have been deposited. Please send a communication to full city council by the first meeting in March or sooner

24. BARTLEY — The City Council approve a Proclamation for Burton J. (“Buddy”) Resnic on his recent retirement from the full-time practice of Law. Atty. Resnic served clients in Holyoke and beyond for 65 years. His service to his clients, the community and his Faith are legendary. His Dad, Samuel Resnic, served as Holyoke’s 35th Mayor (1953-1957).

25. BARTLEY — The City of Holyoke amend Zoning Ordinance section 4.3(A)(8) to require a special permit prior to granting permission for this use in all residential districts in the City of Holyoke and no longer allow the use as of right; the special permit is to be issued by one of the following boards and only after a public hearing: city council or the planning board or the board of appeals.
(This is a re-file from 8/6/2019 agenda)

26. BARTLEY — “Order that the Honorable City Council, in accordance with the Massachusetts General Laws and the City of Holyoke Code of Ordinances, vote to approve the Order of Taking for certain takings in fee, permanent easements and temporary easements and thus acquire by right of eminent domain, in consideration for just compensation unless previously waived, parcels identified as PE-1 and TE-1 on said plan titled “Easement Plan Jackson Street Area Sewer Separation Project for the public purpose of the completion of the Jackson Street Area Sewer Separation Project.”

27. GREANEY, JR. — that the City Council be provided with a list of all non-profits including addresses and parties responsible for those sites, in the City of Holyoke

28. MCGEE — That the Presidential Primaries in the City of Holyoke for the expression of Presidential Preference, or of No Preference, of Political Parties, or for the Election
of Candidates of political Parties for offices herein stated, be and they are hereby called to be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in the several places as designated by the City Council.
The polls will be opened at 7:00 AM and remain open continuously thereafter until 8:00PM., when the polls will be closed, and all voters of the political parties will in the several polling places in which they are entitled to vote, between said hours, give in their votes by Accu-Vote for the election of candidates of political parties for the following offices:

Presidential Preference.

Members of the State Committee, one man and one woman for each of the Political Parties for the Hampden-Hampshire Senatorial District.

Not more than 35 members of the Democratic Ward Committee, from each of the Seven wards.

Not more than 35 members of the Republican Ward Committee, from each of the Seven wards.

ORDERED FURTHER, that the City Clerk cause notice of said primaries to be printed in one or more newspapers published in this city and also to be conspicuously posted in the Office of the City Clerk.

ORDENA, que las primarias presidencial en la ciudad de Holyoke por la Expression de preferencia presidencial, o de ninguna preferencia de partido politico, o para la eleccion de candidatos de partidos politicos para oficinas en esto declarado. Ser y por este medio sera llamada a llevar a cabo el Martes, 3 de Marzo 2020, en los varios lugares designado por los Asambleistas municipal.

Las urnas estaran abiertas a las 7:00A.M. y permaneceran abiertas continuamente de alli en adelante hasta las 8:00P.M. Cuando las urnas sean cerradas y todos los votantes de los partidos politicos, vayan a los varios lugares de votacion en el cual tienen derecho a votar, entre dichas horas, den sus votos, votando en Accu-Vote para la eleccion de candidatos para los partidos politicos las siguentes oficinas:

Preferencia Presidencial.

Miembros del comite del estado, un hombre y una mujer para cada uno de los partidos politicos para el Hampden-Hampshire Distrito Senatorial.

No mas de 35 miembros del comite barrio Democratico, de cada uno de los siete barrios.

No mas de 35 miembros del comite barrio Republicano, de cada uno de los Siete barrios.

ORDENO, mas adelante, que el escribiente municipal causa aviso de dicha primarias que sea emprentado en uno o mas periodicos publicado en esta ciudad y tambien sea conspicuo anunciado en las oficina del escribiente municipal.

29. MCGEE — That the Polling Places for each of the voting precincts in the City of Holyoke for the Presidential Primary to be held Tuesday, March 3, 2020, be and the same are hereby designated as follows:

ORDENA, que los lugares para cada recinto en la Ciudad de Holyoke para la Primarias Presidencial que se lleveran a cabo el Martes, 3 de Marzo 2020, sea y al igual, por este medio designado lo siguente:

WARD ONE BARRIO UNO
PRECINCT A – Rosary Towers Recreation Room 21 Bowers St..
RECINTO A—Rosary Towers Recreation Room 21 de la Calle Bowers

PRECINCT B—Prospect Heights Community Room, 41 Chestnut St.
RECINTO B—Prospect Heights, 41 de la Calle Chestnut

WARD TWO BARRIO DOS
PRECINCT A—Morgan School Gym, South Bridge St. Entrance only
RECINTO A—Gimnasio de la Escuela Morgan, en la Calle So. Bridge solamente

PRECINCT B – Falcetti Towers, 475 Maple St.
RECINTO B – Falcetti Towers, 475 de la Calle Maple

WARD THREE BARRIO TRES
PRECINCT A – Elmwood Engine House, South St.
RECINTO A – Elmwood Engine House, en la Calle South

PRECINCT B – Metcalf School Gym, 2019 Northampton St.
RECINTO B –Gimnasio de la Escuela Metcalf, 2019 de la Calle Northampton

WARD FOUR BARRIOS CUATRO
PRECINCT A& B – St. Paul’s Church Parish Center, Appleton St.
RECINTO A&B – St. Paul’s Church Parish Center, en la Calle Appleton

WARD FIVE BARRIOS CINCO
PRECINCT A – Lt. Elmer J. McMahon School Gym, Kane Rd.
RECINTO A—Gimnasio de la Escuela McMahon, en la Calle Kane

PRECINCT B – Maurice A. Donahue School Gym, Whiting Farms Rd.
RECINTO B—Gimnasio de la Escuela Donahue, en la Calle Whiting Farms

WARD SIX BARRIO SEIS
PRECINCT A&B – Sullivan School, 400 Jarvis Ave.
RECINTO A&B – Escuela Sullivan, 400 de la Calle Jarvis

WARD SEVEN BARRIO SIETE
PRECINCT A&B – E. N. White School Gym, 1 Jefferson St.
PRECINTO A&B– Gimnasio de la Escuela E. N. White, 1 de la Calle Jefferson

30. MCGEE — That the Polling Places for each of the voting precincts in the City of Holyoke for the Special State Primary to be held Tuesday, March 3, 2020, be and the same are hereby designated as follows:

ORDENA, que los lugares para cada recinto en la Ciudad de Holyoke para la Eleccion primary especial estatal que se lleveran a cabo el Martes, 3 de Marzo 2020, sea y al igual, por este medio designado lo siguente:

WARD ONE BARRIO UNO
PRECINCT A – Rosary Towers Recreation Room 21 Bowers St..
RECINTO A—Rosary Towers Recreation Room 21 de la Calle Bowers

PRECINCT B—Prospect Heights Community Room, 41 Chestnut St.
RECINTO B—Prospect Heights, 41 de la Calle Chestnut

WARD TWO BARRIO DOS
PRECINCT A—Morgan School Gym, South Bridge St. Entrance only
RECINTO A—Gimnasio de la Escuela Morgan, en la Calle So. Bridge solamente

PRECINCT B – Falcetti Towers, 475 Maple St.
RECINTO B – Falcetti Towers, 475 de la Calle Maple

WARD THREE BARRIO TRES
PRECINCT A – Elmwood Engine House, South St.
RECINTO A – Elmwood Engine House, en la Calle South

PRECINCT B – Metcalf School Gym, 2019 Northampton St.
RECINTO B –Gimnasio de la Escuela Metcalf, 2019 de la Calle Northampton

WARD FOUR BARRIOS CUATRO
PRECINCT A& B – St. Paul’s Church Parish Center, Appleton St.
RECINTO A&B – St. Paul’s Church Parish Center, en la Calle Appleton

WARD FIVE BARRIOS CINCO
PRECINCT A – Lt. Elmer J. McMahon School Gym, Kane Rd.
RECINTO A—Gimnasio de la Escuela McMahon, en la Calle Kane

PRECINCT B – Maurice A. Donahue School Gym, Whiting Farms Rd.
RECINTO B—Gimnasio de la Escuela Donahue, en la Calle Whiting Farms

WARD SIX BARRIO SEIS
PRECINCT A&B – Sullivan School, 400 Jarvis Ave.
RECINTO A&B – Escuela Sullivan, 400 de la Calle Jarvis

WARD SEVEN BARRIO SIETE
PRECINCT A&B – E. N. White School Gym, 1 Jefferson St.
PRECINTO A&B– Gimnasio de la Escuela E. N. White, 1 de la Calle Jefferson

31. MCGEE — That the Special State Primaries in the City of Holyoke for the expression of Senator in General Court for the 2nd Hampden * Hampshire District, or of No Preference, of Political Parties, or for the Election
of Candidates of political Parties for offices herein stated, be and they are hereby called to be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in the several places as designated by the City Council.
The polls will be opened at 7:00 AM and remain open continuously thereafter until 8:00PM., when the polls will be closed, and all voters of the political parties will in the several polling places in which they are entitled to vote, between said hours, give in their votes by Accu-Vote for the election of candidates of political parties for the following offices:

SENATOR IN GENERAL COURT FOR THE 2ND HAMPDEN & HAMPSHIRE DISTRICT

ORDERED FURTHER, that the City Clerk cause notice of said primaries to be printed in one or more newspapers published in this city and also to be conspicuously posted in the Office of the City Clerk.

ORDENA, que las primarias estatal especial en la ciudad de Holyoke por la Expression de Senador en Corte General para el districto 2 de condado Hampden y Hampshire, o de ninguna preferencia de partido politico, o para la eleccion de candidatos de partidos politicos para oficinas en esto declarado. Ser y por este medio sera llamada a llevar a cabo el Martes, 3 de Marzo 2020, en los varios lugares designado por los Asambleistas municipal.

Las urnas estaran abiertas a las 7:00A.M. y permaneceran abiertas continuamente de alli en adelante hasta las 8:00P.M. Cuando las urnas sean cerradas y todos los votantes de los partidos politicos, vayan a los varios lugares de votacion en el cual tienen derecho a votar, entre dichas horas, den sus votos, votando en Accu-Vote para la eleccion de candidatos para los partidos politicos las siguentes oficinas:

SENADOR EN CORTE GENERAL DEL DISTRICTO 2 DEL CONDADO HAMPDEN Y HAMPSHIRE

ORDENO, mas adelante, que el escribiente municipal causa aviso de dicha primarias que sea emprentado en uno o mas periodicos publicado en esta ciudad y tambien sea conspicuo anunciado en las oficina del escribiente municipal.

32. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, NINETEEN THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED EIGHTY TWO AND 20/100 Dollars ($19,782.20) as follows:

FROM:
12101-51105 SERGEANTS $9,411.69
12101-51107 PATROLMEN 10,370.51
TOTAL: $19,782.20
TO:
12101-51180 INJURED ON DUTY $19,782.20
TOTAL: $19,782.20

33. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, SEVENTEEN THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED NINTEY SEVEN AND 21/100 Dollars ($17,397.21) as follows:

FROM:
12101-51105 SERGEANTS $6,274.46
12101-51107 PATROLMAN 11,122.75
TOTAL: $17,397.21
TO:
12101-51180 INJURED ON DUTY $17,397.21
TOTAL: $17,397.21

34. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, TWO THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED FIFTEEN AND 71/100 Dollars ($2,115.71) as follows:

FROM:
12201-51105 FIREFIGHTER $2,115.71
TOTAL: $2,115.71
TO:
12201-51180 INJURED ON DUTY $2,115.71
TOTAL: $2,115.71

35. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, ELEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS AND 00/100 Dollars ($11,000.00) as follows:

FROM:
12201-51770 NON-CONTRIB PENSIONS $11,000.00
TOTAL: $11,000.00
TO:
12201-51101 PAY FIRE CHIEF $11,000.00
TOTAL: $11,000.00

36. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, NINETEEN THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED THREE AND 00/100 Dollars ($19,403.00) as follows:

FROM:
8810-10400 STABILIZATION $19,403.00
TOTAL: $19,403.00
TO:
12101-51920 QUINN – EDUCATION $19,403.00
TOTAL: $19,403.00

37. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, TWENTY TWO THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED NINETY NINE AND 00/100 Dollars ($22,699.00) as follows:

FROM:
8810-10400 STABILIZATION $22,699.00
TOTAL: $22,699.00
TO:
12101-51104 LIEUTENANTS $22,699.00
TOTAL: $22,699.00

38. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, NINE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED SEVENTY SIX AND 00/100 Dollars ($9,876.00) as follows:

FROM:
8810-59750 STABILIZATION $9,876.00
TOTAL: $9,876.00
TO:
12101-51103 CAPTAIN $9,876.00
TOTAL: $9,876.00

39. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, THIRTY SIX THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED FORTY FIVE AND 00/100 Dollars ($36,845.00) as follows:

FROM:
8810-10400 STABILIZATION $36,845.00
TOTAL: $36,845.00
TO:
12101-51105 SERGEANTS $36,845.00
TOTAL: $36,845.00

40. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, TWO THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED NINE DOLLARS AND 00/100 Dollars ($2,809.00) as follows:

FROM:
8810-10400 STABILIZATION $2,809.00
TOTAL: $2,809.00
TO:
12101-51900 IN SERVICE TRAINING $2,809.00
TOTAL: $2,809.00

41. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, FIVE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND 00/100 Dollars ($5,500.00) as follows:

FROM:
8810-10400 STABILIZATION $5,500.00
TOTAL: $5,500.00
TO:
12101-51915 EDUCATION PLAN $5,500.00
TOTAL: $5,500.00

42. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED THIRTY FIVE AND 00/100 Dollars ($1,835.00) as follows:

FROM:
8810-10400 STABILIZATION $1,835.00
TOTAL: $1,835.00
TO:
12101-51400 LONGEVITY $1,835.00
TOTAL: $1,835.00

43. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, SEVEN THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED SEVEN AND 00/100 Dollars ($7,107.00) as follows:

FROM:
8810-10400 STABILIZATION $7,107.00
TOTAL: $7,107.00
TO:
12101-51300 OVERTIME $7,107.00
TOTAL: $7,107.00

44. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS AND 00/100 Dollars ($450.00) as follows:

FROM:
8810-10400 STABILIZATION $450.00
TOTAL: $450.00
TO:
12101-51590 COURT APPEARANCES $450.00
TOTAL: $450.00

45. MCGIVERIN — that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “FY2020 EEA MUNICIPAL VULNERABILITY PREPAREDNESS 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.

46. MCGIVERIN — that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “FY2020 STATE 911 DEPARTMENT TRAINING” 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.

47. MCGIVERIN — that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “FY2020 SENATOR CHARLES E. SHANNON, JR. COMMUNITY SAFETY INITIATIVE (SHANNON CSI)” 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.

48. MCGIVERIN — that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “FY2020 SUSTAINED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM (STEP)” 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.

49. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND 00/100 Dollars ($3,000.00) as follows:

FROM:
8810-10400 STABILIZATION $3,000.00
TOTAL: $3,000.00
TO:
11522-53430 ADVERTISING $3,000.00
TOTAL: $3,000.00

50. MURPHY — Ordered that the public safety committee meet with the chief of police, the sheriff, the mayor, the school receiver, Ed Caisse, Betty Medina, Representative Vega, someone from the District Attorney’s office and Congressman Neal’s office to discuss concerns about the recent gun violence.  Included in that discussion needs to include the following:
1. Are there any federal or state grants available to increase police protective services around the schools, especially those most impacted by the gun violence, including Morgan, Lawrence, and Sullivan schools?  If so, how quickly might the city be able to receive them.
2. What actions can be taken to improve community awareness and involvement needed to reduce this violence?

51. MURPHY — that the joint city council and school committee meet to discuss if the city is doing all that we can do to move the MSBA process along.  If not, what can the city do to accelerate the process.

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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