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Event takes place on May 02, 2016 at 6:00 PM
Holyoke City Hall: Council Chambers

City Council
Holyoke Massachusetts
Notice of Committee Meeting

There will be a regular meeting of the Joint Committee of Public Safety

At Holyoke City Hall on Monday, May 2 at 6:00PM
Per order of the Council Chair: Dan Bresnahan

1. Jourdain 3/15/16: Order: That the Mayor and Police Chief please provide answers to the following questions:

1. Will the city by incurring any costs including travel, hotel, meal or other related expenses related to Chief’s training in Virginia?
2. Please explain what benefits there will be to the city from his attendance at this training including please provide us all program materials and requirements.
3. How will the Acting Chief’s former duties be handled for the 10 weeks he or she will not be doing their Captain duties?
4. Are ther eany other local chiefs attending this training?
2. Bartley, Sullivan 3/2/16: Ordered that Holyoke P.D. monitor speed on Longwood Ave. and report findings to the Public Safety committee.
3. Bartley 3/2/16: Ordered that Holyoke P.D. enforce the “do not block the box” ordinances citywide but in particular the two on Northampton St. near Clark and Gilman and please report back to the Public Service committee with any findings.

4. Vacon 11/17/15: Ordered that the intersection of Apremont Highway and Rt. 202 be evaluated for a traffic light and if needed that a cost for installation be determined.

5. Bartley 11/17/15: Due to constituent concerns, the city engineer provides recommendation(s) to improve and make safer the intersection at South St., Maple St. and Parenteau Dr. Motorists are making left turns on the red light and crossing over into oncoming traffic. Also, have the city install better street signage at this intersection.

6. Vacon 4/21/15: Ordered that County Rd. be evaluated for elimination of the passing zones as they encourage an increased rate of speed by drivers.

7. 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 roadways. This is requested if our City Engineer finds it to be acceptable.

8. Roman, Lisi 1/19/16: Order: the DPW study the impact of adding a traffic light on the intersections of Main Street & St. Vincent’s Street, in order to slow the speed, and elevate the flow of traffic, also to make walking and crossing the streets safer for students attending William J. Dean Technical High School.

9. Valentin 1/19/16: Order: That the crosswalk on Hampden Street (across from Stop and Shop) be evaluated for improvement’s, including but not limited to, blinking crosswalk lights. The safety of pedestrians is in jeopardy at this location on a regular basis due to the speed at which vehicles travel on Hampden Street.

10. McGiverin, McGee 11/17/15: Order: that the Conservation Commission, DPW, and City Engineer, come before the City Council to discuss the potential new access road for University apartments and the wet land surrounding that potential new road.

11. Valentin: Ordered our illegal dumping ordinances be reviewed to determine ways in which the City can enforce them with more success. In addition, that the possibility of installing video cameras in alley “hot spots” is explored as a way to curb illegal dumping.

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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