Ordinance Committee Meeting 3/12/19 Text Size

Event takes place on March 12, 2019 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, March 12, 2019 , at 6:30 PM
Per order of the Chair: Linda Vacon


Item 1: Previous Committee Minutes

Item 2: Special permit application submitted by United Tractor Trailer School Inc. for the use of a temporary storage unite pursuant to Sec. 7.2.12 of the zoning ordinance at 50 Holyoke St. White Lot (Map 117 Block 00 Parcel 005)   

Item 3: Valentin 1/7/18:  Order:  That an official petition and notification process be implemented regarding “resident parking only” requests, such as the petition and notification process in place for speed humps via ordinance at this time. Proposed wording: “That no “resident parking only” be established, except upon petition to the City Council signed by at least two-thirds of the property owners or two-thirds of the registered voters within the impacted segment of a proposed “resident parking only” street.” 

Item 4: Valentin 11/7/18: Order:  That the “resident parking only” ordinance for Pine St. voted on recently be reconsidered and signs be taken down by DPW at this time. Several neighbors state that they were not notified of this change and are not in agreement with the rigidity of the ordinance as it is currently implemented. There is no official notification process at this time for “resident parking only” requests. 

Item 5: Leahy/Bartley 1/15/19: Order:  Any city department receiving grant money as approved by the city council per Mass. General Law or any other authorizing criteria shall within a reasonable period of time but no later than 60 days from the conclusion of said grant generate a detailed report that matches the planned outcomes with the documented results. The report should be submitted to the city clerk and forwarded to the next available city council agenda.  Once received and approved by city council the Mayor shall have the report posted publicly.

Item 6: Sullivan 11/20/18: Order:  The City Council and Mayor amend the city ordinances to create a commission whose purpose is to consider all aspects of the Whiting Street Reservoir.  The commission should be comprised of Holyoke residents only.  The charge of the commission should include reviewing costs to maintain the Reservoir and repurposing it for future use as well as ensuring that reasonable environmental considerations are maintained.


Item 7: Bartley:  Order:  The City council amend its ordinances to create a committee to study the costs and benefits of involved with the City of Holyoke establishing its own animal control facility.  The expectation is that the committee, once created, will produce a report to be reviewed by the Board of Health, City Council, Mayor and other relevant departments

Item 8: Roman 4/3/18: Order:  Ordered that the City of Holyoke draft and adopt a Small Cell Tower Instillation ordinance said ordinance would limit equipment must not extend further than 50 inches from the top of the pole/roof. Once installed, all rooftop poles/roofs would be subject to inspection by the city every other year at a fee of $500 apiece to said wireless company.

Item 9: Valentin 1/15/19: Order:  That a handicap sign be placed in front of 156 Linden St. Apt 2R for Alba C. Torres.

Item 10: Valentin 12/18/18: Ordered that a handicap sign be placed in front of 136 Beech St. for Mary Ellen Krajewski

Item 11: Valentin 11/7/18: Ordered that a handicap sign be placed in front of 15 School St. for Audrina Sullivan

Item 12: Valentin 1/15/19: Ordered that a handicap sign be placed in front of 149 Essex St. for Carlos Espada

Item 13: Valentin 1/15/19: Ordered that a handicap sign be placed in front of 156 Linden St. Apt. 1L for Ivette Avellanet


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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