Ordinance Meeting 2/28/17 Text Size

Event takes place on February 28, 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

At City Hall in the Council Chamber, on Tuesday Feb. 28th at 6:30PM
Per order of the Chair: Linda Vacon


Item 1: Acceptance of previous meeting minutes

Item 2: That one parking space opposite the driveway for 138 Linden St. be designated “no parking” to facilitate entry by the rubbish removal service truck. At present, if a car is parked above, below, and across from the 138 Linden St. driveway, the garbage truck cannot get in (and if only two of those three spaces are occupied, the truck is able to get in). This is impacting the garbage removal process for this building.

Item 3: Roman 12/6/16: Ordered that the intersection of Mosher and North Bridge St. become a 4 way stop intersection, there are numerous accidents and the residents would like to see a more secure intersection.

Item 4: Lebron-Martinez 1/17/17: Ordered per resident request that a 4 stop sign intersection be created in the intersection of center and Mosher St. Several accidents have occurred at this intersection

Item 5: Bartley 2/7/17: Ordered that DPW remove the handicapped parking sign in front of 99 Carlton St. as the sign is no longer needed

Item 6: Valentin 2/7/17: Ordered that the handicap parking at 189 Beech St. be removed. Resident moved and handicap parking is no longer needed at that location

Item 7: Valentin 2/7/17: Ordered that the parking spot at 179 Beech St. be removed. Resident has moved and parking is no longer needed

Item 8: Valentin 2/7/17: Ordered that the handicap parking spot at 144 Linden St. be removed. Resident has moved and parking is no longer needed

Item 9: Sullivan/Jourdain 2/7/17: 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  Many sections are outdated or need to be reviewed and updated.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 10: Vacon 2/7/17: Ordered that fire alarm systems shall be directly connected to the fire department for any residential building three stories or greater and with 4 or more units.

 Item 11: Roman 1/17/17: Ordered that the ordinances of the City of Holyoke be changed to require all landlords with three or more units install fire alarms and have them in good working condition.

 Item 12: Lebron-Martinez 1/17/17: Ordered that buildings sold within the City for residential occupancy be inspected for health and other safety codes before permitted to b in operation in addition to the fire alarms ordinance that already exist, than additional ordinance require landlords to install systems to alert the fire departments of any fires within the premises.

 Item 13: Leahy 1/17/17:  that the Council adopt an ordinance which requires when a communication failure is detected by a third party monitoring company in any residential building with 4 or more units, the Fire Department be notified immediately. At the discretion of the Fire Chief a fire watch detail may be assigned until the system is working again.  The cost of the detail will be paid for by the property owner. ​

 Item 14: Leahy 1/17/17:  that the City Council adopt a special act requiring the installation of monitored fire alarm systems in residential   buildings with four or more units.

 Item 15: Leahy 1/17/17:  that the city use any legislative mechanism necessary to require the installation of monitored fire alarm systems in residential buildings with four or more units. 



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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