Public Safety Committee Meeting Text Size

Event takes place on December 14, 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
Public Safety

At City Hall in the Council Chamber, on Tuesday December 14 at 6:30PM
Per order of the Chair: Dan Bresnahan

Item 1: McGee 8/2/16: Order that the planning department provide the public safety committee an updated report with regard to 160 water street.  Information/report should be provided within 2 weeks.

Item 2: Vacon 5/16/17: Order:  that a hearing be set to review and reduce traffic cutting through the Sunset and Ashley neighborhood and what improvements could be made to reduce the safety hazards, such as changing traffic lights, making streets one-way, creating cul-de-sacs etc.

Item 3: Vacon 6/20/17: Order:  that guardrails be installed on Rt 202 near the entrance to Ashley Reservoir and across the street from the entrance due to ongoing safety issues.


Item 4: McGee 8/1/17: Ordered that the DPW and fire department provide different bonding options for replacing/repairing the traffic light/cross walks in the city.  The options should be provided to the city council ASAP


Item 5: Ordered that: That the City of Holyoke makes a major push towards recycling in public areas by:
1. That all parks have a recycling container, a blue one on wheels,
labeled consistently city wide so they are recognized by the public.
2. That all school playgrounds and fields have recycling containers.
3. That any store, that request a DPW provided recycling container, be located at the entrance to promote recycling.


Item 6: Bresnahan 6/6/17: Order:  that the DPW consider placing a sign at the parcel of land just before the parking lot at Kenney field that reads Slow Children At Play or similar wording to let drivers know there is a field/playground ahead


Item 7: Leahy 6/6/17:  Order that the department of public works installs a much larger sign on the corner of Hampden and Lincoln Street that reads use turn signals. The sign that is there currently is extremely small and people do not see it. This causes a large back up of traffic.


Item 8: Bartley 6/6/17: Order:  The DPW superintendent and the City Forester be invited to a Public Safety committee meeting to discuss removing dead trees and tree stumps as well as planting replacement trees.  Please be prepared to discuss an action plan that includes a budget.  If the Mayor could attend that would be great, too.


Item 9: McGiverin 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.


Item 10: Valentin 10/6/17: Order:  our current 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.


Item 11: Roman 9/5/17 Order:  that the Holyoke Police Department provide a detailed list of any crimes or arrests in the past 12 months between 1056/1057 Main St to 1125 Main St., 350 Ingleside to 370 Ingleside St. also on the following streets:  Jones Ferry Rd, Oscar St, Arthur St. Peltiah St. and Saint Vincent St.  residents in this neighborhood would like to know what the crime date is for these streets.  Please provide data within 60 Days of receipt of the request, provide a copy to Ward Councilor and City Council Public Safety Committee.


Item 12: Lopez 9/5/17: Order:  That the Holyoke public safety. fire, police, record all interactions that require Spanish translation. When using a translator to complete a report. Name of translator and relationship to person whom needed translator. 


Item 13: Sullivan 8/1/17: Order  That the Holyoke Police Department use their authority under M.G.L. Part 1, Title XVII, Ch. 123, Section 35 to protect any person who has lost the power of self control and is dangerously injuring their own health.  This law allows for the commitment of an individual to a public or private facility by the court for care and treatment after a hearing.



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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