Ordinance Committee Meeting 6/13/17 Text Size

Event takes place on June 13, 2017 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 Ordinance

At City Hall in the Council Chamber, on Tues. June 13th at 6:30PM
Per order of the Chair: Linda Vacon

Item 1: Previous Meeting Minutes

Item 2: Roman 5/23/17: Order: Ordered that the City of Holyoke pass a moratorium on the approval of any recreational marijuana retailers, growers and distributors.   Moratorium would expire December 31, 2018.  

Item 3: McGee  5/2/17: Order: Whereas new businesses that have developed around the mall area are looking for better directional signage for their business and such signage could be placed on private property owners property, it is therefore requested that the ordinance committee consider a possible new ordinance 

Item 4: Sullivan4/4/17:  Order that the Ordinance Committee Review section 6.4.5  #5 signs-institutional use.

Item 5:  Jourdain 5/16/17: Order:  That the Ordinance be amended to increase parking fees as follows: $1 per hour for both meters and garage $60 per month for garage

Item 6:  Lopez 2/21/17: Ordered that the Ordinance Committee adopt a special permit application for any methadone/suboxone clinics coming into the City

Item 7: Communication from Terry Shepard requesting a review of the miscellaneous pay scale

Item 8:  Jourdain/Roman 1/5/16: Order:  That an Ordinance be created requiring the Mayor to submit a balanced budget for the subsequent fiscal year to the City Council by April 30th of each year.  The Mayor’s Budget proposal for expenses may not exceed the projected revenues for the subsequent fiscal year.  The Mayor may not use uncertified free cash dollars or unapproved withdrawals from the Stabilization fund in his revenue estimate to provide a balanced budget for the subsequent fiscal year. 

Item 9: McGee 9/21/16: Ordered that the Ordinance Committee look into increasing the ifnes on property owners who violate the ordinance when performing illegal car repair on their property

Item 10: Roman 12/6/16: Ordered, that the City of Holyoke through ordinance pass the “Fair Chance Rule,” requiring that the city itself as an employer make revisions to its current civil service processes and eliminate any barriers including the checking of the “box,” during an interview and application process, that may preclude applicants with criminal records from gaining employment with the City of Holyoke and/or its contractors.  Giving exception to any employment having to deal with the elderly, finances, and the youth.  Re-file order, originally filed on January 5, 2016. 

Item 11: Lopez 2/21/17: Ordered that the Ordinance Committee start the process of drafting an Ordinance for the City Council to have own legal representative instead of the Acting City Solicitor

Item 12: Jourdain 1/17/17: Ordered that the City Council create and adopt a new comprehensive ethics ordinance

Item 13: Greaney 9/6/16: Order:  that the City Council order that all clothing drop boxes on property throughout the City are the responsibility of the property owner to police and maintain. Any and all such clothing drop boxes shall be kept clean of any clothes and trash that might accumulate outside these boxes. Any violation of this ordinance shall be culpable for a fine of up to 25 dollars. It should be noted that all property owners who allow these drop boxes on their property should be in communication with the owners of these boxes to prevent any eye sores in the neighborhoods of Holyoke.

Item 14: Bartley 5/16/17: Ordered that the City Council order that the “Police Parking Only” sign on John St. be removed. Police Chief said sign is no longer required

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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