Public Safety Committee Committee Meeting 8/23/18 Text Size
Event takes place on August 23, 2018 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 Thursday, August 23rd at 6:30PM
Per order of the Chair: Dan Bresnahan
Item 1: Lisi 5/15/18: Order: the Holyoke Police Department provide the accident records for the past 5 years for the corner of Hampden and Northampton St.s and that they be evaluated with the City Engineer to see if traffic changes are needed in the area
Item 2: Anderson-Burgos 4/3/18: Order: That the City Council request a speed study be conducted on Columbus Ave to address a speeding issue expressed by multiple constituents.
Item 3: Anderson Burgos 4/3/18: Order: That the City Council request a speed study be conducted on Hillside Avenue to address a speeding issue expressed by multiple constituents.
Item 4: McGee 5/1/18: Order: that DPW and Park and Rec report back to Public Safety on the status of the review of all the parks in the city.
Item 5: McGee 5/1/18: Order: that DPW and Alarm Division report back to Public Safety with an update on the traffic lights throughout the city.
Item 6: Leahy 6/7/18: Order: that the fire department through its alarm division give the Honorable Holyoke City Council a report on which fire alarm boxes are working and which ones are not. For those that aren’t functioning please let us know what the plan is, either fixing or removing.
Item 7: McGee 4/17/18: Order: that DPW and Marcos Marrero come before the public safety committee to address the permitting and safety matters associated with the art in the park located on the corner of Lincoln and Northampton Street.
Item 8: Bartley 5/15/18: Order that the DPW Superintendent and City Engineer look at making the top of Hitchcock St (where it merges with Westfield Rd.) safer. This would include possibly limiting parking on the south side of Hitchcock St. and eliminating or moving the PVTA bus stop as well as trimming or ordering the removal the hedges at 97 Hitchcock St to allow for better visibility.
Item 9: Valentin 3/6/18: Order: That the DPW Superintendent give an update regarding the proposed crosswalk on Hampden St., across from Stop & Shop. The City Council voted to approve this order last year.
Item 10: Roman 2/20/18 Order: That the DPW repair and completely replace the entire stretch of Main Street from Ingleside and Main through the West Springfield Town Line. Temporary patches continue to reopen and are a cause of major pot hole related car damages, etc. (RECOMMENDED RECEIVE & ADOPT WITH A COPY TO PUBLIC SAFETY)
Item 11: Jourdain 2/16/16: Order: the City Council consider the acceptance of all private ways in the City of Holyoke as public ways.
Item 12: Bartley 2/20/18: Order: HPD enforce traffic ordinances in the Fenton St area. Speeding is the major concern of neighborhood residents. Report back to public safety committee.
Item 13: 2/20/18: Order: That the Law Department provide a dollar amount of small claims settlements against the City of Holyoke due to Pot Holes on Main Street from Ingleside and Main through the West Springfield Town Line. (RECOMMENDED TO SEND TO PUBLIC SAFETY)
Item 14: McGee 2/20/18: Order: That the Park and Rec Department and Commissioners provide the City Council with an update on the permitting status to the Hispanic Family Festival.
Item 15: McGee 2/20/18: Order: That the DPW & Park and Rec provide an update on the tennis courts, Mackenzie field house, and pool projects (timelines for completing, status, etc) which the city has bonded for and received grants on.
Item 16: McGee 2/20/18: Order: That the Auditor and Treasurer confirm that the $5,000 budgeted for the stage and sound for the Hispanic Family Festival has been allocated to the Festival. Response to be provided to City Council ASAP.
Item 17: Leahy 5/1/18 Order: that The City of Holyoke talks with the National Law Firm of Scott & Scott in regards to joining on the Class Action Lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies to recoup costs associated with the opioid crisis. The City of Holyoke has had seven overdoses in 2015 and 11 in 2016.
Administrative Assistant: Ryan M. Allen
The listing of matters are those reasonably 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 August 20, 2018 by allenr