Ordinance Committee Meeting 5/22/18 Text Size

Event takes place on May 22, 2018 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 May 22 , at 6:30PM
Per order of the Chair: Linda Vacon


Item 1: Previous meeting minutes

Item 2: Sullivan 2/7/18: 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  Many sections are outdated or need to be reviewed and updated.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 3: Sullivan 4/17/18: Order:  That ARTICLE I section 42-18   Permit fees of the Fire Prevention Code be reviewed.  This section deals with permit fees and all are substantially less than in surrounding communities.


Item 4: Sullivan 417/18: Order:  That ARTICLE I section 42-15 License for manufacture, storage, use, or sale of petroleum products, explosive materials, or inflammable materials, be reviewed.  Many of the license fees are outdated and out of line with the allowed volumes.


Item 5: McGiverin 5/15/18: Order:  that an ordinance be adopted establishing and authorizing all existing revolving funds in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 44, § 53E½.  The Massachusetts Municipal Modernization Act requires that, effective in FY19, all revolving funds are to be authorized by ordinance rather than an annual legislative body vote. The legislative body must still vote on or before July 1 on the amount that may be spent from each fund during the upcoming fiscal year.

Item 6: Lisi 9/5/17: Ordered, the DPW Superintendent assess the placement of a signalized cross-walk near the Homestead Ave. entrance to HCC

Item 7: Valentin 3/6/18: Ordered that the DPW Superintendent reviews parking options on Hampden and Beacon and offer suggestions that may alleviate delivery issues for Eddie’s Furniture.

Item 8: McGiverin 2/21/18: Ordered that the City Council look into creating a parking authority

Item 9: Vacon 3/20/18: Ordered that speed limit signs (30 mph) be installed on Mt. Rd.

Item 10: Bartley 4/3/18: Order:  DPW install a Stop sign where Russell Terrace intersects South St.  Amend the city ordinances as follows:
Add the following to Section 86-325 Schedule IV: Stop Streets

Street Stopped        Direction of Travel                            Intersection

Russell Terr.              Southerly                                            South St.

Item 11: Lebron-Martinez 4/3/18: Order:  Constituents request that a resident parking only signs be place in front of 340 Hampden Street other clients utilizing certain establishments leaving those who reside in this address without parking during the evening hours. Many are working individuals who ended up riding around in order to find parking places.

Item 12: Valentin 3/1/18: Order:  That the DPW Superintendent review the possibility of “Resident Parking Only” on Pine St., between Appleton and Essex. Request from residents.

Item 13: McGiverin 3/20/18: Ordered that the City Council amend the sewer rate ordinance adjusting the deficit in their sewer budget

Item 14: Street Vendor License for Jannette Vega to sell Spanish Foods at Hampden St. between Maple and Chestnut

Item 15: Bartley 5/1/18: Ordered that the City Council receive an update from the Mayor on the status of repairs to the Proulx and Taupier parking garages as well as the public parking meters


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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