Ordinance Committee Meeting Text Size
Event takes place on March 08, 2016 at 6:30 PM
Holyoke City Hall: Council Chambers
Notice of Committee Meeting
There will be a regular meeting of the Committee on
At City Hall in the Council Chamber, on Tuesday March 8, at 6:30PM
Per order of the Chair: Linda Vacon
1. Previous meeting minutes
2. Roman 2/2/16 Order: the City of Holyoke create a three way stop at intersections of Papineau Street and Temple Street. To reduce the level of speeding vehicles passing through without slowing down, also this intersection is located behind the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Home School
3. Roman 2/2/16 Order: the current bus stop in front of 60 / 62 / 64 Hampshire Street, be moved in-front of open lot, located at 74 Hampshire Street, Holyoke, MA
4. Roman 2/2/16 Ordered that Resident Only Parking signs be placed in front of 60 / 62 / 64 Hampshire Street totaling four spaces
5. Jourdain 2/2/16 Order: That a Stop sign be created at the corner of Forer Street at the intersection with Isabella St.
6. Vacon 1/19/16 Order: At the point where Apremont Hwy turns right up the hill toward 202 and meets Rock Valley Road, that the intersection be re-configured into a “T” three- way stop. There has been a long standing safety hazard with the current configuration of the intersection.
7. Roman 1/19/16 Order: the City of Holyoke establish a three way stop sign at the intersection of Hampshire and Chestnut Streets.
8. Bartley 1/19/16 Order: The city change Russell Terrace and Harrison Avenue from allowing one-way traffic to two-way traffic
9. Valentin 1/19/16 Order: That 1-2 parking spaces are eliminated on Hampden Street at the intersection of Hampden Street and School Street by installing “no parking” sign at that location. This intersection presents as a safety concern to drivers who have limited visibility
10. Roman 1/6/16 Order: That the City of Holyoke create a four way stop sign intersection at the corner of Elm Street and Franklin Street in Holyoke
11. Jourdain 3/2/16: Order: That the City Engineer review the intersection at West Franklin and Linden Street. It is a dangerous intersection that needs further safety remediation. Please examine if a flashing light as well as making it a 3 way intersection with Linden St fully one way as possible solutions. Please report back to City Council as soon as possible
12. Lisi 1/19/16: Ordered that the City Council approve and ratify an agreement between the City of Holyoke and Ryan & Boudreau LLC c/o Robert Baker, and in accordance with Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 59, sec. 38H, for payment in lieu of taxes (“PILOT”) of certain personal property tax obligations
13. Lisi 1/19/16: Order: Ordered that the City Council approve and ratify an agreement between the City of Holyoke and Dinn Brothers, Inc., and in accordance with Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 59, sec. 38H, for payment in lieu of taxes (“PILOT”) of certain personal property tax obligations
14. Lisi 1/19/16: Ordered that the City Council approve and ratify an agreement between the City of Holyoke and Forestdale Cemetery Association, and in accordance with Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 59, sec. 38H, for payment in lieu of taxes (“PILOT”) of certain personal property tax obligations
15. Lisi 1/19/16: Ordered that the City Council approve and ratify an agreement between the City of Holyoke and O’Connell Development Group, and in accordance with Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 59, sec. 38H, for payment in lieu of taxes (“PILOT”) of certain personal property tax obligations
16. Lisi /19/16: Ordered, that Ordered that the City Council approve and ratify an agreement between the City of Holyoke and Rita M. Lawler, Trustee of the Timothy J. Lawler Trust of 76 Alvord Place, South Hadley and David A. Begley and Estelle A. Begley Trustees of the Begley Family Realty Trust and in accordance with Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 59, sec. 38H, for payment in lieu of taxes (“PILOT”) of certain personal property tax obligations for a solar facility located on property at Martin St.. Map 120 Parcel 11, Holyoke, MA
17. Bartley 2/2/16: Order: To strengthen procurement laws, the city of Holyoke will put police ordered towing and any other public towing services out to bid on at least a biennial basis
18. Jourdain 2/2/16: Ordered, that Division 3 entitled “Purchasing Department” of Chapter 2 of the Code of Ordinances be reviewed and amended as necessary for consistency with the thresholds set by M.G.L. ch. 30B.
19. McGee 9/23/14: Order: Order that the city proceed with a bid process regarding the replacement of the city’s outside legal council. The bid process can potentially offer cost savings to the city, look to attract local firm and keep the process open and fair.
20. Sullivan 1/19/16: Order that the discard of refuse items on public or private property in excess of 2lbs. constitutes an act of “Illegal Dumping”, examples are items such as mattresses, furniture, tires, bags of household trash, Etc., Penalty for such illegal disposal to be no less than $1,000 and up to $2,500 reward for arrest and conviction $250.00
21. Sullivan 1/19/16: the discard of hazardous or regulated waste be subject to fines of $2,500 – $5,000 reward leading to arrest and conviction of $500. Examples would be asbestos, PCB’s, lead, mercury, Etc., This would include items containing hazardous materials, sucha as refrigerators, (freon), brake pads, floor tile (asbestos), paint and batteries (lead) light fixtures (PCB’s)
22. 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.
23. Jourdain 8/4/15: Order: That the Zoning Section 7.1.1, 4 be amended as follows by adding the following clause, ” Parking lots or structures designed to serve these institutions and their accessory uses and buildings are allowed whether or not a fee is charged for their use; provided, that parking lots shall only be allowed by special permit of the City Council.”
24. Vacon 1/19/16: Order: That solar zone be allowed by right in business zones but only be allowed by special permit (City Council) in residential zone other than an individual home.
25. Lisi 4/21/15:Ordered, that Section 2-35 of the Code of Ordinances, entitled “Classification and Compensation Plans” be amended to incorporate a new Classification and Compensation Plan, Elected Official Salary Ordinance and Miscellaneous Salary Schedule based upon the results of the HRS Salary Study, and that the current DH, PR and Miscellaneous Salary Schedules, as well as any other amendments previously adopted under this section be repealed.
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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