Ordinance Committee Meeting 3/27/18 Text Size

Event takes place on March 27, 2018 at
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 March 27th at 6:30PM
Per order of the Chair: Linda Vacon


Item 1: Previous meeting minutes


Item 2: Street Vendor License Application for Manuel Contin for a Latin Food truck at 219 Elm St.


Item 3: Sullivan 2/7/17: Order:  That a complete review of Chapter 42 Fire Prevention and Protection be undertaken.  Many sections are outdated or need to be reviewed and updated.  Some sections are being ignored or circumvented.  Article III. which deals with the actual composition, staffing, and benefits of the department Is vague at best and receives less attention than the sale of cigarette lighters as detailed in 42-19.


Item 4: Lopez 121917: ordered that 1) That the Ordinance Committee create an Ordinance requesting that any City Credit Card or Debit Card giving by the City must get approval from the City Council. Also, that the City Treasurer provide a report to the City Council with the following details:
A) Who has a Debit Card or a Credit Card in the City.
B) Treasurer and Auditor provide a report yo the City Council with each Credit Card or Debit Card for the last 5 years.
C)  That all active  Credit Cards and Debit Cards be de-activated immediately.
that we get a print out of all purchases/transactions that the card has been used for .


Item 5: Jourdain 8/1/17: Order:  that an ordinance be created or current ordinances be amended to address the placement of memorials, dedications, naming rights, and related matters on public property in the City of Holyoke.


Item 6: Roman 12/9/17: Ordered that a handicap sign be placed in front of 545 So. Bridge St. for Tony Garcia


Item 7: Item 7: Roman 12/19/17: Ordered that a handicap sign be placed in front of 330 Walnut St. for Irvin J. Rodriguez


Item 8: McGee 3/6/18: Ordered that the City Council, in order to expand the search and scope for the City Auditor position change the residency requirement.


Item 9: Leahy 3/6/18: Ordered that an amendment be made to Section 18-35 (c) to require a rehabilitation or demolition plan be submitted within 30 days of notice. That an amendment be made to remove “after 1 year” in Section 2b(1) due to the language in subsection a, which allows for the Council’s intended result. This was an inadvertent mistake during drafting


Item 10: Jourdain 12/19/17: Ordered, that the “No Parking From Here to Corner” sign on Portland Street at the intersections of Mackenzie and Magnolia avenues be replaced with a new sign.


Item 11: Roman 12/19/17: Ordered that at 15 Minute Only Parking spot is established in front of 733 High Street, Holyoke, MA.   This will help improve the flow of traffic and safety at the established business on site.


Item 12: Roman 1/16/18: Ordered that Resident Only parking be established on Ivy Avenue in Holyoke.  Constituent Request. 


Item 13: Anderson-Burgos 3/6/18: Ordered That the City Council adopt an ordinance to limit the parking on the corner of Belvedere and Northampton St where Silk Deli is located. Residents have been experiencing parking hazards in this area. 


Item 14: Valentin 3/6/18: Order:  That the DPW Superintendent review the possibility of “Resident Parking Only” on Pine St., between Appleton and Essex. Request from residents.


Item 15: Valentin 3/6/18: Order:  That the DPW Superintendent reviews parking options on Hampden and Beacon and offer suggestions that may alleviate delivery issues for Eddie’s Furniture. Request from business owner.




Administrative Assistant: Ryan M. Allen
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 may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.

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