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Event takes place on June 14, 2016 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 Tuesday June 14, at 6:30 PM Per order of the Chair: Linda Vacon
1. Acceptance of Previous meeting minutes
2. PUBLIC HEARING: Zone Change Petition from BH (Highway Business) and RO (Residential Office) to BC (Downtown Business) for the land in Holyoke located at 121 Elm St.,131 Suffolk St., and Walnut St. as identified by the City’s Assessor map, Map 006, Block 06, Parcels 004, -005, -006, -007 and Map 006, Block 06, Parcels 002, -003. Petitioner: Matthew McDonough
3. 2. PUBLIC HEARING: Lisi 5/19/15: Ordered that the City Council work to pass an operable sewer rate that lifts the burden of the budget shortfall off of the taxpayers.
4. Bartley 6/3/14: Order: That the City of Holyoke amend Chapter 30 of its Code of Ordinances to provide for the public procurement of outside legal counsel. Since Chapter 30B, Section 1(15), exempts procurement of legal services from public bid laws, this Order would supersede state law and increase consumer protection.
5. Soto 6/3/14: Order: That the City of Holyoke amends Chapter 30 of its Code of Ordinances to provide for the public procurement of ambulance service. Since Chapter 30B, Section 1(24), exempts procurement of ambulance services from public bid laws, this Order would supersede state law and increase consumer protection.
6. Bartley 6/3/14: Order That the City of Holyoke amends Chapter 30 of its Code of Ordinances to provide for the public procurement of banking service. Since Chapter 30B, Section 1(23), exempts procurement of banking services from public bid laws, this Order would supersede state law and increase consumer protection.
7. 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
8. 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.
9. Jourdain 2/16/16: Ordered that Chapter 54 of the Holyoke Code of Ordinances be amended to make it unlawful to use a drone to fly over the private property of another without their prior written consent. They shall also be prohibited from flying over any municipal property without the prior written consent of the city. A violation shall be subject to a fine. A drone shall be defined as any unmanned aerial system.
10. Lopez 6/7/16: Ordered that the City Council adopt a Special Permit/application for any Methadone Clinics coming to the City
11. Lopez 6/7/16: . Lopez-the handicap parking space located at 77 Newton Street be moved to the disabled person address 79 Newton Street (this request come from the handicap owner). The current parking space is located in the wrong location by 20 or 30 ft.
12. Vacon 6/2/15:Order: That our ordinances be reviewed to revise language to prevent panhandling at gateways to our City and other locations. This activity does not promote a business friendly environment. Consider adding language that panhandlers be required to obtain a permit from the municipal police department; that it is a crime to panhandle in commercial areas well as within 50 feet of any bank or automated teller machine and that it is a considered a crime for panhandlers to make false or untrue statements, or to disguise themselves, to solicit money, and to use money obtained for a claim of a specific purpose (e.g. food) to be spent on anything else.
13. Roman 2/16/16: That the council adopt an ordinance to limit the hours of operation of businesses and/or to prohibit the 24 hour operation of businesses within the City and that the law department provide an opinion to the Council as to whether such an ordinance could apply to existing businesses, as well as options of ordinance language for the Council to consider.
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.
Posted on June 10, 2016 by allenr