Ordinance Committee Meeting 4/9/19 Text Size

Event takes place on April 09, 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. April 9, 2019 , at 6:30 PM
Per order of the Chair: Linda Vacon


Item 1: Special permit application of Analytics Labs LLC for establishment of a cannabis testing lab at 28C Appleton St, Suite 3. (Map 032 Block 01 Parcel 001)

Item 2: 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 3: 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 4: Vacon/Murphy 3/5/19: Ordered that the single disbursement from the Vacant Building Revolving Fund in the amount of $100,000 be utilized for the demolition costs associated with 107 Clemente St.

Item 5: Vacon/Murphy 3/5/19: Ordered that the limit on the total amount which may be expended from the Vacant Building Revolving Fund be amended from $50,000 to $100,000

Item 6: McGee/Lisi/McGiverin/Sullivan/Tallman/Valentin 11/20/18: Ordered that the City Council revisit the new sign ordinance and place a moratorium on it’s enforcement. In light of the ACLU concerns with the4 language it is important to make sure rights are not violated.(Item was adopted and copy was referred to Ordinance)

Item 7: Lisi 11/7/18: Order:  the City Council ordinance committee do a comprehensive review of the City’s sign ordinance alongside technical support and feedback from the planning board and legal department.

Item 8: Lisi/McGee/Valentin 11/20/18: Ordered that the most recent changes to the sign ordinance be rescinded

Item 9: Vacon 4/3/18: Order:  Create an ordinance to post signs similar to the one below (say no to panhandlers) along business corridors and at major intersections.  This idea was provided by a constituent and this order is filed in response to concerns from residents and businesses.  See attached article.

Item 10: Sullivan 3/20/19: Order:  That signs be placed at city entrances and strategic intersections which shall read; PLEASE DONATE ONLY TO RECOGNIZED CHARITIES.

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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