Ordinance Committee Meeting Text Size

Event takes place on August 12, 2014 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 Committee on




At City Hall in the Council Chamber, on Tuesday August 12, 2014, at 6:30PM

Per order of the Chair: Rebecca Lisi




1. Acceptance of previous meeting minutes


2. Special Permit for a Motor Vehicle Repair Garage at 640 South Bridge St.


3. 1/15/13 Jourdain: Order: It is hereby ordered that the City Council amend, where necessary, the Holyoke Code of Ordinances, including Chapter 14 (Animals) and Chapter 1 §1-10 (Enforcement and Penalties), and enact any additional ordinances, if essential, in order to bring the Holyoke Code of Ordinances into compliance with the amended Massachusetts General Laws pursuant to Chapter 193, Senate Bill 2192, “An Act Further Regulating Animal Control” (“Act”). Furthermore, until such amendments are adopted, where the Holyoke Code of Ordinances conflicts with the current Massachusetts General Laws, as amended by the Act, the Animal Control Officer and all other Holyoke personnel and officers must follow the Massachusetts General Laws.


4. 8/5/14 Lisi: Order: that the City Council Ordinance Committee work with the Planning Department and City Clerk’s office to re-craft the application process for special permits for auto vehicle sales and vehicle repair. It has become clear that the current process does not serve the interest of business applicants, nor does it provide adequate information to relevant city departments involved in assessing proposed projects.


6. 3/18/14 Soto: Order: the City Council is provided all documentation related to all City vehicles that City employees are allowed to use after said employees are no longer acting in the course of their official duties. Additionally, details why use of identified vehicles is necessary and in the best interest of the City of Holyoke


7. 3/18/14 Jourdain: Order: that Travel Policy 2-48 be amended to further specify no personal use of city owned vehicles, no operation of the vehicles by non-city employees no occupancy of the vehicles by non-city employees unless it is incident to an authorized official use. That we further explore the necessity of providing a city-owned vehicle to certain listed/non-listed personnel, as well as, consider if other non-vehicle means of reimbursement would be more appropriate. Further that we consider providing other amendments to the ordinance sections related to city owned vehicles as necessary.



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.

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