Ordinance Committee Meeting 10/25/16 Text Size

Event takes place on October 25, 2016 at 6:30 PM
Holyoke City Hall: Council Chambers

City Council
Holyoke Massachusetts

Notice of Committee Meeting
There will be a regular meeting of the

Ordinance Committee

At City Hall in the Council Chamber, on Tuesday October 25, at 6:30 PM
Per order of the Chair: Linda Vacon


1. Approval of Previous Minutes 


2. Lopez 6/7/16: Ordered that the City Council adopt a Sp. Permit application for any Methadone/ Suboxone Clinics coming into the City 

3. Roman 8/2/16: Ordered that the City Council amend Ordinance Section 2-37 (c ) to “ an employee of the City Clerk’s office only during two weeks prior to a state election and one week prior to a municipal election”

4. Lisi, Valentin 9/6/16: Ordered that the Cod of Ordinances be amended to set specific fines, in accordance with MGL Ch. 40, sec 21D for violations of the State Sanitary Cod and City blight ordinances sections 18-35


5. Lisi, Valentin 9/6/16: Ordered that the code of ordinances explicitly adopt and incorporate the provisions of the State Sanitary Code


6. Jourdain 9/6/16: Ordered Ordinances related to ancillary structures be reviewed for possible revisions; particularly as it relates to garages   


7. Lebron-Martinez 10/4/16: Ordered that a Stop Sign be placed on the corner of North Summer and Mosher


8. Vacon 9/6/16: Order:  the the City Engineer evaluate and recommend stop sign placements at Lower Westfield Road near the Elks where Whitney Ave crosses to the Elks and that lines are painted in the roads that meet Lower Westfield road to indicate that they are two way streets.  Consider moving the stop sign part way

through the “rotary- like” area to Lower Westfield Road so that all traffic entering Lower Westfield Road from the side streets must stop prior to entering the roadway.  Constituents are requesting safety improvements due to increased traffic in the area.


9. Bartley 9/21/16: Order:  The City Council create by Ordinance Resident Only Parking on Mackintosh Terrace that would allow parking on-street parking on the north side of the street from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. only for cars that are registered with the City and that display the necessary decal.  Further, the City Council establish relevant signage.


10. Vacon 9/21/16: Order:  Place speed limit signs on Clayton Road and other side streets off of Homestead that are being used to cut through from Homestead to Rt. 202 so that police can enforce.  There has been an increase in safety concerns in the neighborhood with drivers cutting through at high speeds during rush hours.


11. Bartley, Jourdain 9/21/16: Order:  The City Council consider an on-street parking ban for the winter months for certain streets that due to accumulated snowfall become too narrow and impede or prevent emergency vehicles from passing through.


12. Leahy 9/21/16: Order:  that the department of public works paints a “do not block the intersection” at the  intersection  of Columbus Avenue and Northampton Street.


13. Roman 8/2/16: Order:  That the DPW place two handicap parking spots on the City owned parking lot on the corner of South Summer and Adams Street.  Per recommendations from the Handicap Commissioner Welch


14. Bartley 9/6/16: Ordered the City Council consider revising its ordinances relative to funds provided to the Mayor’s office in lieu of providing a vehicle


15. Vacon 6/7/16: Order:  That no person shall be appointed to any Board or Commission if any taxes, sewer or water bills are unpaid.  A member of any Board or Commission who fails to pay taxes, sewer or water bills shall resign their seat. The Treasurer or Collector shall provide a list of the payment status of each appointed person to the City Council twice a year.


16. Vacon 8/2/16: Order:  That no budgeted salary line can be increased following approval of the budget without an appropriation submitted to and approved by the City Council.


17. Outstanding Handicap applications ready for Ordinance Committee review



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.  Also one or two items may require the committee to enter into executive session at this meeting.   

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