Ordinance Committee Meeting 9/12/19 Text Size

Event takes place on September 12, 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 committee on


 At City Hall in the Council Chamber, on Thursday Sept. 12, 2019, at 6:30PM
Per order of the Chair: Linda Vacon


 Item 1: Previous Meeting Minutes

 Item 2: Roman, Bartley 4/3/18: Ordered that the City of Holyoke draft and adopt a Small Cell Tower Installation ordinance. Said ordinance would limit equipment and state that equipment must not extend further than 50 inches from the top of the pole/roof. Once installed, all rooftop poles/roofs would be subject to inspection by the City every other year at a fee of $500 a piece to the wireless company.

Item 3: Vacon 9/5/19: Ordered that speed humps be installed on Lower Westfield Rd. Richard Eger Dr. Whitney Ave, and Lynn Ann Dr.

Item 4: Leahy 8/6/19: Ordered that The City Engineer research if a four way stop sign is needed  at the intersection of Race Street and Dwight Streets. There has been a lot of accidents in this area for the last couple of years. Please have results back to the Public Safety Committee within 30 business days.


Item 5: Murphy 8/6/19: Ordered that the city establish a school safety zone in accordance with MGL Ch 90 section 18B as follows: “To establish 2 20 MPH safety Zone in the vicinity of the Dean School and athletic field on Main Street beginning 100 feet northerly of the school property and extending 0.25 miles to the south in accordnace with MGL Chapter 90 section 18B.”


Item 6: Vacon 5/7/19: Order:  that No Parking signs be replaced on Homestead Ave between Kane and Pynchon roads on the school side of Homestead Ave and added as a city ordinance.


Item 7: Bartley 4/2/19: Order:  Ordered that Section 86-322, Schedule I-A(c)(3) be amended to amend the parking fees for special events in the City.


Item 8: McGiverin 2/19/19: Order:  Order that the City Council review and update if necessary Section 102-34 -The Collection of fees;  Fee Schedule of Chapter 102 – Weights and Measures of the Code of Ordinances.  This Fee Schedule was last updated in 1997.


Item 9: Sullivan 8/6/19: Order:  That the fees in section 102-34 of the city ordinances be increased as necessary.  We are paying the state more for this service than we are collecting.


Item 10: Lisi 11/7/18: Order:  that the City Engineer research and provide the council with recommendations for how to change the ordinances related to downtown parking so that business and residential needs can be best met


Item 11: McGee 2/19/19: Order:  that Section 82-5(a) be amended to increase the allowable abatement limit from $1,000 to $1,500 pursuant to an amendment to MGL c. 59, Section 5N


Item 12: Tallman 8/6/19: Order: That the City Council Accept Mass General Law Section 21C 1/2:

Employees who are veterans; participation in Veterans or Memorial Day exercises; time off granted; exceptions Section 21C1/2. An employee of a city or town which accepts the provisions of this section who is a veteran as defined in clause Forty-third of section seven of chapter four or is a member of a department of war veterans listed in section seventeen of chapter eight, and who desires to participate in a Veterans Day or Memorial Day exercise, parade or service, may be allowed and granted a reasonable and sufficient period of time off from his duties to attend and participate in such services or exercises. This section shall not apply to employees whose duties and services are critical and essential to the public safety as determined by ordinance or by-law, and the city or town may determine whether such time shall be with or without pay.


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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