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Holyoke City Council Meeting June 16, 2020

Jun 16 2020

7:00 pm Remote by Zoom

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AGENDA FOR THE CITY COUNCIL
June 16,2020

LAID ON THE TABLE

1. From Office of Community Development FFY2019 Amended Annual Plan-Legal Notice, CARES act CDBG-CV Funds and Spreadsheet.

2. Ordered, that the City of Holyoke rezone the following parcels to Retail Center (RC) in an effort to create a cohesive regional destination district of mixed commercial / retail which all property owners will share the same regulations: 117-00-005, 174-00-013, 174-00-013A, 174-00-013B, 174-00-016, 174-00-017, 174-00-018, 174-00-020, 174-00-021, 174-00-022, 174-00-024, 176-00-010B, 176-00-010C, 176-00-013, 176-00-014, 176-00-014.1, 176-00-027, 176-00-028, 176-00-029.

3.

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

COMMUNICATIONS

4. From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter re: Proposals to purchase City-Owned Properties.

5. From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter reappointing Marilyn Sanabria, 11 Leary Dr. to serve as a Commissioner of the Holyoke Housing Authority for the City of Holyoke: Ms. Sanabria will serve a five year term; said term will expire on April 1, 2025.

6. From Brenna Murphy McGee, City Clerk MMC and Ryan Allen, Admin. Ass't. to the City Council minutes of June 2, 2020.

7. From Terry Sheppard, Parks and Recreation Director communication re: Guidelines for City Parks & Playgrounds June 2020.

8. From Dr. Stephen Zrike letter re: Phase 1 reopening of school department offices.

9. Communication from Barr Foundation, re: Grant 19-08201(grant rescinded).

10. From Jennie Adamczyk, letter re: new program Providence Ministries partnered with Food Bank of Western Mass and is hosting the mobile food bank in Kate's Kitchen parking lot 1st and 3rd Monday of every month from 2pm to 2:45PM

11. Notice of Community Outreach Meeting, for Victoria Frost LLC June 15, 2020 via zoom.

12. Notice of virtual Community Outreach Meeting, for proposed Marijuana Retail Establishment operated by Emerald River LLC for June 11, 2020 via zoom.

13. Communication from residents of Morgan St. re: derelict property at 129 Morgan St.

PETITIONS

14. Petition of Frank Ferrini, 375 Whitney Ave. for a renewal of a second hand license

15. Petition of Cynthia & Michael Yelle for a 4.7.2 Non conforming use at 1 Martin St.

16. Petition of Victoria Frost LLC for a marijuana manufacturing business (7.10.6) at 679 Main St.

17. Petition of Exotica Farms, for a Marijuana Manufacturing Establishment at 5 Appleton St.

18. Petition of Diego Munoz Torres, for a renewal of a second hand license at 247 Main St.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

19. Ordinance Committee Reports (if any)

19A. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that a handicap sign be placed in front of 93 Jackson St. for Nashdiel Figueroa Recommend that the order be adopted

19B. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order Ordered that a handicap sign be placed in front of 89 Waldo St. for Mr. Paul LaSante Recommend that the order be adopted

19C. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that a handicap sign be placed in front of 28 Clinton Ave. for Mr. James Kelley Recommend that the order be adopted

19D. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order  that the city council meet with the department of public works superintendent to discuss the possibility of providing Refuse Disposal Permits free of charge to renters just as it is to residential homeowners.  Also, the policy deactivating a permit card when a landlord has failed to pay the sewer use charge should be discussed. Recommend that the order be adopted

19E. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order That Heritage Street, between Dwight St and Appleton St, be changed to a one way only. Recommend that the order be adopted

20. Finance Committee Reports (if any)

20A. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred MOA Between City of Holyoke and International Brotherhood of Police Officers (Local 388)
Recommend that the MOA be received

20B. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS AND 00/100 Dollars ($6,000.00) as follows:
FROM:
8810-10400 STABILIZATION $6,000.00
TOTAL: $6,000.00
TO:
11212-57300 DUES $6,000.00
TOTAL: $6,000.00
Recommend that the order be referred back to the City Auditor

20C. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, FIVE HUNDRED SIXTY FIVE AND 00/100 Dollars ($565.00) as follows:
FROM:
12201-51101      FIRE CHIEF                  $565.00
TOTAL: $565.00
TO:
12911-51225      EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIR. STIPEND               $565.00
TOTAL: $565.00 Recommend that the order be adopted

20D. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($100,000.00) as follows:
FROM:
8810-10400 STABILIZATION $100,000.00
TOTAL: $100,000.00

TO:
14222-52100 ENERGY-STREET LIGHTS $100,000.00
TOTAL: $100,000.00
Recommend that the order be referred back to the City Auditor

20E. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($75,000.00) as follows:
FROM:
8810-10400 STABILIZATION $75,000.00
TOTAL: $75,000.00

TO:
11512-53010 SPECIAL COUNSEL $75,000.00
TOTAL: $75,000.00
Recommend that the order be referred back to the City Auditor

20F. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order  that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY FOUR THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED FORTY FIVE AND 99 /100 Dollars ($184,245.99) as follows:
FROM:
8810-10400       STABILIZATION                         $184,245.99
TOTAL: $184,245.99
TO:
12101-51107      PAY-PATROL OFFICERS                      $105,030.99
12101-51900      IN-SERVICE TRAINING             2,473.00
12101-51920      EDUCATION PLAN-QUINN                    7,095.00
12101-51915      EDUCATION PLAN-CONTRACT                         37,474.00
12101-51400      LONGEVITY                  2,296.00
12101-51410      HOLIDAY                      15,103.00
12101-51300      OVERTIME                   12,700.00
12101-51590      COURT APPEARANCE             1,290.00
12101-51440      SICK LEAVE BONUS                784.00
TOTAL: $184,245.99 Recommend that the order be adopted

20G. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “BARR FOUNDATION CLEAN ENERGY TRANSITION GRANT19-08201 Recommend that the order be referred back to the City Auditor

20H. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order That the CPAC recommendation to award a grant to Canal Row
LLC in the amount of $90,000 be approved. Grant is for facade
work on the former Armour & Co. building (130 Race St.). Historic
Preservation category. Recommend that the order be adopted

20I. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, EIGHT THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($8,000.00) as follows:
FROM:
12101-51300      OVERTIME                                                                                        $8,000.00
TOTAL:                            $8,000.00
TO:
12101-51107      PATROLMAN                                                                                     $8,000.00
TOTAL:                            $8,000.00 Recommend that the order be adopted

20J. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, NINE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED AND 00/100 Dollars ($9,300.00) as follows:

FROM:
16301-51103 RECREATION COORDINATOR $9,300.00
TOTAL: $9,300.00
TO:
16302-53010 OTHER CONTRACTED SERVICES $750.00
16302-53190 EDUCATION & TRAINING 550.00
16301-51240 PAY-TEMPORARY/SEASONAL 8,000.00
TOTAL: $9,300.00 Recommend that the order be referred back to the City Auditor

20K. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, ONE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED AND 00/100 Dollars ($1,100.00) as follows:
FROM:
11552-53180      SYSTEMS HARDWARE/SOFTWARE                 $1,100.00
TOTAL: $1,100.00
TO:
11212-57300      DUES AND SUBSCRIPTIONS                $1,100.00
TOTAL: $1,100.00 Recommend that the order be adopted

20L. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, SIX THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($6,000.00) as follows:
FROM:
8810-10400 STABILIZATION $6,000.00
TOTAL: $6,000.00

TO:
19412-57630 LEGAL CLAIMS $6,000.00
TOTAL: $6,000.00 Recommend that the order be referred back to the auditor

20M. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, TWENTY ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND 00/100 Dollars ($21,700.00) as follows:
FROM:
11511-51102      ASSISTANT SOLICITOR                        $21,700.00
TOTAL: $21,700.00
TO:
11512-53010      SPECIAL COUNSEL                  $21,700.00
TOTAL: $21,700.00 Recommend that the order be adopted

20N. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, TWO HUNDRED TEN THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED NINETY ONE AND 00/100

Dollars ($210,391.00) as follows:

FROM:

8810-10400 STABILIZATION $210,391.00

TOTAL: $210,391.00
TO:

12101-51107 PAY- PATROL OFFICERS $131,176.00
12101-51900 IN-SERVICE TRAINING 2,473.00
12101-51920 EDUCATION PLAN – QUINN 7,095.00
12101-51915 EDUCATION PLAN – CONTRACT 37,474.00

12101-51400 LONGEVITY 2,296.00
12101-51410 HOLIDAY 15,103.00

12101-51300 OVERTIME 12,700.00
12101-51590 COURT APPEARANCE 1,290.00
12101-51440 SICK LEAVE BONUS 784.00

TOTAL: $210,391.00 Recommend that the order be denied

20O. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order , that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, ONE THOUSAND TWENTY AND 00/100 Dollars ($1,020.00) as follows:

FROM:
12101-51204 PAY-PT SENIOR CLERK-POLICE $1,020.00
TOTAL: $1,020.00
TO:
12101-51110 PAY-SR CLERK-POLICE $1,020.00
TOTAL: $1,020.00 Recommend that the order be adopted

21. Public Safety Committee Reports (if any)

21A. The Committee on Public Safety to whom was referred an order  that the mayor provide the funding needed for the upgrade of the electrical systems at Wistariahurst. The current system prevents the Museum from doing some business, but also poses a threat to personnel safety and increases the threat of loss by fire. Recommend that the order has been complied with

21B. The Committee on Public Safety to whom was referred an order Ordered that the police department locate their community
policing truck on the corner of Sargeant and Walnut as there is an incredible influx of
heroin trafficking originating from 308 Walnut and members installed across the street
from 300 Walnut Street, Coughlin Apts. Shots fired and now fireworks on a daily basis. Recommend that the order be adopted: Recommend that a letter be referred to HPD

21C. The Committee on Public Safety to whom was referred an order that DPW and city engineer advise city council about installation of more efficient catch basins especially on steep hills such as W Glen St. Recommend that the order be complied with

21D. The Committee on Public Safety to whom was referred an order that the city engineer consider the possibility of
constructing a speed bump on South Bridge Street adjacent to Valley Arena Park. There
have been incidents of drivers speeding while children were crossing the street from the
park. Recommend that the order has been complied with

21E. The Committee on Public Safety to whom was referred an order that the mayor, the law department, and the police
department provide an update to the public safety committee regarding the nuisance
complaint for the buildings on Appleton & Elm St and 556 S Bridge St. Can we expect a greater police presence with the landlord’s cooperation in the near future? Recommend that the order has been complied with

22. Public Service Committee Reports (if any)

23. Development and Governmental Relations Committee Reports (if any)

24. Charter and Rules Committee Reports (if any)

25. Joint City Council and School Committee Reports (if any)

MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS

26. GREANEY, JR. -- that the stop sign facing north at the intersection of Portland St. and Mackenzie Ave. be made more visible to the traffic moving north on Portland St. or that it be moved to the other side of the street. High bushes and parked vehicles are concealing the sign creating a dangerous situation.

27. LEBRON-MARTINEZ -- That the city council have an opportunity to hear from Holyoke Medical Center of the recent announcement of the closing of their birthing center. To ask the president and or appropriate designate person who is able to zoom to answer questions.

28. MCGEE -- That Rule 1 of the City Council be suspended for the purpose of the City Council going on Summer Recess and that the July 7, July 21 and August 18, 2020 meetings be cancelled.

29. MCGEE -- That the City Council change two polling locations for the September 1, 2020 State Primary and the November 3, 2020 Presidential Election. Under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 54, Section 24, the City Council can vote to change a polling place up until 20 days before an election,
The proposed changes for the two polling locations are as follows:
3A Elmwood Fire Station to Metcalf School
1B Prospect Heights to City Hall

30. MCGEE -- Order - (this is a second request) That the city council be provided the contracts the city has with the renting out of the former tax collectors office to Mass DOT, the order approving the moving of the Personnel department to the Annex, and the school department contract/order approving the cafe in city hall.

31. MCGEE -- Order that the auditor provide the city council with the contract the school and city has with regard to the school resource officers.

32. MCGEE -- Order that the Auditor come before the finance committee to give an update on the procedures now in place to address the tracking of department grants and reconciling of them.

33. MCGEE -- Order That the DPW remove and replace all the carpets in City Hall departments.  The age and condition of the current carpets are dangerous and a heath issue.

34. MCGEE -- Order that the hourly wage for reserve officers be
MCGIVERIN raised from its current $14.95 an hour.  Send to finance
MURPHY in order to address appropriate wage.
TALLMAN

35. MCGEE -- Order that the tax collector and assessor come before the finance committee to discuss the Excise tax with regard to companies like United Tracker Trailer, Amazon, etc.

36. MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, SIX THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED SEVENTY SIX AND 37/100 Dollars ($6,976.37) as follows:

FROM:
12201-51105 FIREFIGHTER $4,5328.15
12201-51104 LIEUTENANT 2,648.22
TOTAL: $6,976.37
TO:
12201-51180 INJURED ON DUTY $6,976.37
TOTAL: $6,976.37

37. MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, NINE THOUSAND NINETY SEVEN AND 70/100 Dollars ($9,097.70) as follows:

FROM:
12201-51105 FIREFIGHTER $6,449.48
12201-51104 LIEUTENANT 2,648.22
TOTAL: $9,097.70
TO:
12201-51180 INJURED ON DUTY $9,097.70
TOTAL: $9,097.70

38. MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, TEN THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED FORTY THREE AND 13/100 Dollars ($10,943.13) as follows:

FROM:
12101-51105 SERGEANTS $3,231.35
12101-51107 PATROLMEN 7,711.78
TOTAL: $10,943.13
TO:
12101-51180 INJURED ON DUTY $10,943.13
TOTAL: $10,943.13

39. MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS AND 00/100 Dollars ($100,000.00) as follows:

FROM:
0010-12318 OVERLAY $100,000.00
TOTAL: $100,000.00
TO:
11612-58000 CAPITAL OUTLAY - CITY CLERK $100,000.00
TOTAL: $100,000.00

40. MCGIVERIN -- that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the "SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF PARTNERSHIP" grant and authorizes the establishment of a Fund or other method appropriate for the accounting of the receipts and expenditures of all resources associated with the administration of said grant.

41. MCGIVERIN -- that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the "DIVERTING JUVENILES AND EMERGING ADULTS FROM CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM INVOLVEMENT" grant and authorizes the establishment of a Fund or other method appropriate for the accounting of the receipts and expenditures of all resources associated with the administration of said grant.

42. MURPHY -- Ordered that a raised sidewalk be installed between the gym building at the Dean campus and the main building.

43. MURPHY -- Ordered that the tax collector, the auditor and the DPW superintendent provide the city council with an update of fiscal 2019 unpaid property taxes and unpaid sewer fees as of July 1, 2020. The list should include the address, the total amount still owed, and the date of the last payment from that account.  In addition, please note total of unpaid taxes or sewer bills, and provide a comparison with those totals on July 1, 2019 from the previous fiscal year.  Please provide the report to the city council for the August 4th meeting.

44. MURPHY -- Ordered that the finance committee meet with the mayor or his designee to provide a summary of all of the community host agreements currently in place with various marijuana businesses.  Such summary should list each company and the date of the signed contract, as well as a report of any payments made to the city thus far.  In addition, please also provide a listing of those companies with which the city is expecting to finalize an agreement within the next six months.

45. MURPHY -- Ordered that the public safety committee meet with the director of the board of health and representatives from Holyoke Health Center, including Darren Beek,  as well as Jose Bou as a representative from the school department, to discuss any ideas to improve the environment within the four lower neighborhoods where statistics indicate the highest levels and most severe cases of asthma.  Asthma has also negatively impacted school attendance. Ideas to be discussed could include planting many more trees in each neighborhood; getting real-time air tests throughout the city by seeking volunteers who would use asthma inhalers embedded with GPS trackers to identify the most polluted neighborhoods.

46. MURPHY -- Ordered that the auditor provide a report to the city council on the fiscal activity for each revolving account for fiscal year 2020.  Report should include opening balance, any expenditures made, any revenue received, and the closing balance.  Please have report to council no later than first meeting in September.

47. MURPHY -- Ordered that the city solicitor submit an opinion regarding liability under the following circumstances.  After a snowstorm, a homeowner clears their sidewalk within 24 hours.  However, a day or two later, the city plows the road again and pushes snow and ice back onto the sidewalk again.  Please advise as to who would have liability should someone get hurt on that sidewalk, and also, is there a time limit for when the property owner must clear the walkway

48. MURPHY -- Ordered that the parks and recreation director, the superintendent of the DPW, and the parks commissioners meet with the DG&R committee to discuss issues related to Ingleside Park.  Some of the issues would be a schedule of regular maintenance; safety improvements on the stairs leading up to the park; the potential to add new play equipment; planting more trees so that at least some of the park has more shade; and any other thoughts on how to make the park more comfortable and attractive for families with children.

49. MURPHY -- Ordered that the council request the mayor to provide any needed funding to provide additional police coverage especially during second and third shifts to deter the problem of fireworks going off in all areas of the city.  This has become a serious quality of life issue.

50. VACON -- Repair sunken manhole covers on Homestead Ave southbound
GREANEY, JR. at Meadowbrook, Sterling and Pynchon and any other
needing to be corrected.  They are creating a safety
hazard.
Refer to DPW and Suez.

51. VACON -- Add a speed limit sign on Homestead northbound from
GREANEY, JR. Amazon.
Request the DPW Engineer evaluate the speed
limit on Homestead to lower it to 30mph due to many
taking a left turn onto Homestead from side streets.

52. VACON -- that the No Outlet sign on Dale Street be moved to the end of the street so tractor trailer trucks will not attempt to cut through.  Refer to DPW.

53. BARTLEY -- That the Honorable City Council, in accordance with M.G.L. ch. 30B and the Holyoke Procurement Ordinance, vote to accept an offer of $10,250 from Alfred Shattelroe to purchase and redevelop 19 West Glen Street which is a vacant single-family house on a 5,489 square foot lot.  The property is identified in the Holyoke Assessor’s records as Map 113, Block 00, Parcel 140, is zoned Two-Family Residence (R-2) and has an assessed value of $98,000.

54. BARTLEY -- That the Honorable City Council, in accordance with M.G.L. ch. 30B and the Holyoke Procurement Ordinance, vote to accept an offer of $10,000 from Tyler and Alysson Caine to purchase and redevelop 1094 Hampden Street which is a vacant single-family house on a 4,800 square foot lot.  The property is identified in the Holyoke Assessor’s records as Map 105, Block 00, Parcel 022, is zoned Two-Family Residence (R-2) and has an assessed value of $52,000.

55. BARTLEY -- That the Honorable City Council, in accordance with M.G.L. ch. 30B and the Holyoke Procurement Ordinance, vote to accept an offer of $25,000 from Tiago and Joaquim Martins to purchase and redevelop 712 Dwight Street which is a vacant six-unit apartment building with two ground floor commercial spaces on a 2,744 square foot lot and 718 Dwight Street which is an adjacent 8,780 square foot lot.  The properties are identified in the Holyoke Assessor’s records as Map 006, Block 06, Parcels 010 and 009, are zoned Limited Business (BL) and have assessed values of $144,300 and 32,900.

56. BARTLEY -- That the Honorable City Council, in accordance with M.G.L. ch. 30B and the Holyoke Procurement Ordinance, vote to accept an offer of $10,000 from Gennaro Santaniello, Salvatore Santaniello and Tiago Martins to purchase and redevelop 28 Cabot Street which is a vacant 3,817 square foot lot and 32 Cabot Street which is a vacant 4,443 square foot lot.  The properties are identified in the Holyoke Assessor’s records as Map 029, Block 04, Parcels 015 and 014, are zoned Downtown Residential (DR) and have assessed values of $32,100 and $22,100.

57. BARTLEY -- That the Honorable City Council, in accordance with M.G.L. ch. 30B and the Holyoke Procurement Ordinance, vote to accept an offer of $15,000 from Stephen Bosco to purchase and redevelop 175 Oak Street which is a vacant 9,369 square foot lot.  The property is identified in the Holyoke Assessor’s records as Map 061, Block 07, Parcel 008, is zoned Downtown Residential (DR) and has an assessed value of $36,700.

58. BARTLEY -- Each member of the shall be allowed a brief bio on
MCGEE the City's web site.  The bio should include the following
standard items:
a. Terms (years elected and re-elected)
b.
Committee assignments (current and past)
c. An asterisk
for a Chair or Vice Chair
Refer to Admin. Asst. to
coordinate. Admin. Asst. will work with each councilor
on content and wordiness.

 

 

Addendum:
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 not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law

______________________________
City Clerk


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SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
June 16,2020

The meeting was called to order by President McGee at 07:05 PM.

The Clerk called the roll. Absent members: 0.

The name of Councilor Anderson-Burgos was drawn to head the roll call voting.

 

LAID ON THE TABLE

From Office of Community Development FFY2019 Amended Annual Plan-Legal Notice, CARES act CDBG-CV Funds and Spreadsheet.

---> In City Council, on June 16, 2020, the spreadsheet was received and adopted as amended on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays 13 yeas--0 nays---0 absent.

Amendment recommendations as follows:

1. Take $33,000 from (Infrastructure) Department of Public Works-Enhanced Bike and Ped Pathways for Distancing
move to

$10,275 to (Public Services-Food Access) Nuestras Raices-Fresh Organic Produce at Your Doorsteps
$15,550 to (Public Services-Food Access) Viability-Meal Delivery Program
$7,175 to (Public Services-Food Access) Salvation Army-Emergency Assistance for Food Pantry

2. Divide the $150,000 for (Economic Development) Office of Community Development-Small Business and Microenterprise Grants to split with (Economic Development) Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce-Holyoke Business COVID-19 Relief GrantLISI Ordered, that Ordered, that the City of Holyoke rezone the following parcels to Retail Center (RC) in an effort to create a cohesive regional destination district of mixed commercial / retail which all property owners will share the same regulations: 117-00-005, 174-00-013, 174-00-013A, 174-00-013B, 174-00-016, 174-00-017, 174-00-018, 174-00-020, 174-00-021, 174-00-022, 174-00-024, 176-00-010B, 176-00-010C, 176-00-013, 176-00-014, 176-00-014.1, 176-00-027, 176-00-028, 176-00-029.

---> Given leave to withdraw by maker.

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

COMMUNICATIONS

From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter re: Proposals to purchase City-Owned Properties.
---> Received.

From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter reappointing Marilyn Sanabria, 11 Leary Dr. to serve as a Commissioner of the Holyoke Housing Authority for the City of Holyoke: Ms. Sanabria will serve a five year term; said term will expire on April 1, 2025.
---> Received and appointment confirmed

.From Brenna Murphy McGee, City Clerk MMC and Ryan Allen, Admin. Ass't. to the City Council minutes of June 2, 2020.
---> Received and adopted.

From Terry Sheppard, Parks and Recreation Director communication re: Guidelines for City Parks & Playgrounds June 2020.
---> Received. Copy to Public Safety.

From Dr. Stephen Zrike letter re: Phase 1 reopening of school department offices.
---> Received. Copy to Public Safety.

Communication from Barr Foundation, re: Grant 19-08201(grant rescinded).
---> Received.

From Jennie Adamczyk, letter re: new program Providence Ministries partnered with Food Bank of Western Mass and is hosting the mobile food bank in Kate's Kitchen parking lot 1st and 3rd Monday of every month from 2pm to 2:45PM
---> Received. Refer to Holyoke Media to post on website.

Notice of Community Outreach Meeting, for Victoria Frost LLC June 15, 2020 via zoom.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

Notice of virtual Community Outreach Meeting, for proposed Marijuana Retail Establishment operated by Emerald River LLC for June 11, 2020 via zoom.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

Communication from residents of Morgan St. re: derelict property at 129 Morgan St.
---> Received and referred to the Public Safety Committee.
Copy to Board of Health, Building Department, Forestry, Law Department.

PETITIONS

Petition of Frank Ferrini, 375 Whitney Ave. for a renewal of a second hand license
---> Received and adopted.

Petition of Cynthia & Michael Yelle for a 4.7.2 Non conforming use at 1 Martin St.
---> Received and referred to the Development and Governmental Relations Committee.

Petition of Victoria Frost LLC for a marijuana manufacturing business (7.10.6) at 679 Main St.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

Petition of Exotica Farms, for a Marijuana Manufacturing Establishment at 5 Appleton St.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

Petition of Diego Munoz Torres, for a renewal of a second hand license at 247 Main St.
---> Received and adopted.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that a handicap sign be placed in front of 93 Jackson St. for Nashdiel Figueroa
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .

Committee Members:
Rebecca Lisi
Juan . Anderson-Burgos
Linda L. Vacon
Terence Murphy
Libby Hernandez
---> Report of Committee received and the Ordinance passed its first reading.
The Ordinance passed its second reading.
The Ordinance was passed to be enrolled.
The Committee has considered the same and find that it is truly and properly enrolled.
Report of Enrollment received.
The Ordinance was passed to be Ordained and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Anderson-Burgos, Tallman).

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order Ordered that a handicap sign be placed in front of 89 Waldo St. for Mr. Paul LaSante
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .

Committee Members:
Rebecca Lisi
Juan . Anderson-Burgos
Linda L. Vacon
Terence Murphy
Libby Hernandez
---> Report of Committee received and the Ordinance passed its first reading.
The Ordinance passed its second reading.
The Ordinance was passed to be enrolled.
The Committee has considered the same and find that it is truly and properly enrolled.
Report of Enrollment received.
The Ordinance was passed to be Ordained and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Anderson-Burgos, Tallman).

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that a handicap sign be placed in front of 28 Clinton Ave. for Mr. James Kelley
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .

Committee Members:
Rebecca Lisi
Juan . Anderson-Burgos
Linda L. Vacon
Terence Murphy
Libby Hernandez
---> Report of Committee received and the Ordinance passed its first reading.
The Ordinance passed its second reading.
The Ordinance was passed to be enrolled.
The Committee has considered the same and find that it is truly and properly enrolled.
Report of Enrollment received.
The Ordinance was passed to be Ordained and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Anderson-Burgos, Tallman).

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order  that the city council meet with the department of public works superintendent to discuss the possibility of providing Refuse Disposal Permits free of charge to renters just as it is to residential homeowners.  Also, the policy deactivating a permit card when a landlord has failed to pay the sewer use charge should be discussed.
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .

Committee Members:
Rebecca Lisi
Juan . Anderson-Burgos
Linda L. Vacon
Terence Murphy
Libby Hernandez
---> Report of Committee received and the Ordinance passed its first reading.
The Ordinance passed its second reading.
The Ordinance was passed to be enrolled.
The Committee has considered the same and find that it is truly and properly enrolled.
Report of Enrollment received.
The Ordinance was passed to be Ordained and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Anderson-Burgos, Tallman).

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order That Heritage Street, between Dwight St and Appleton St, be changed to a one way only.
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .

Committee Members:
Rebecca Lisi
Juan . Anderson-Burgos
Linda L. Vacon
Terence Murphy
Libby Hernandez
---> Report of Committee received and the Ordinance passed its first reading.
The Ordinance passed its second reading.
The Ordinance was passed to be enrolled.
The Committee has considered the same and find that it is truly and properly enrolled.
Report of Enrollment received.
The Ordinance was passed to be Ordained and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 12--Nays 0--Absent 1 (Anderson-Burgos).

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred MOA Between City of Holyoke and International Brotherhood of Police Officers (Local 388)
have considered the same and Recommend that the MOA be received .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
James M. Leahy
David K. Bartley
---> Received.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS AND 00/100 Dollars ($6,000.00) as follows:
FROM:
8810-10400 STABILIZATION $6,000.00
TOTAL: $6,000.00
TO:
11212-57300 DUES $6,000.00
TOTAL: $6,000.00

have considered the same and Recommend that the order be referred back to the City Auditor .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
James M. Leahy
David K. Bartley
---> Recommend that the order be referred back to the City Auditor

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, FIVE HUNDRED SIXTY FIVE AND 00/100 Dollars ($565.00) as follows:
FROM:
12201-51101      FIRE CHIEF                  $565.00
TOTAL: $565.00
TO:
12911-51225      EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIR. STIPEND               $565.00
TOTAL: $565.00
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
James M. Leahy
David K. Bartley
---> Report of Committee passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Anderson-Burgos, Lisi).

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($100,000.00) as follows:
FROM:
8810-10400 STABILIZATION $100,000.00
TOTAL: $100,000.00

TO:
14222-52100 ENERGY-STREET LIGHTS $100,000.00
TOTAL: $100,000.00
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be referred back to the City Auditor .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
James M. Leahy
David K. Bartley
---> Recommend that the order be referred back to the City Auditor

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($75,000.00) as follows:
FROM:
8810-10400 STABILIZATION $75,000.00
TOTAL: $75,000.00

TO:
11512-53010 SPECIAL COUNSEL $75,000.00
TOTAL: $75,000.00
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be referred back to the City Auditor .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
James M. Leahy
David K. Bartley
---> Recommend that the order be referred back to the City Auditor

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order  that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY FOUR THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED FORTY FIVE AND 99 /100 Dollars ($184,245.99) as follows:
FROM:
8810-10400       STABILIZATION                         $184,245.99
TOTAL: $184,245.99
TO:
12101-51107      PAY-PATROL OFFICERS                      $105,030.99
12101-51900      IN-SERVICE TRAINING             2,473.00
12101-51920      EDUCATION PLAN-QUINN                    7,095.00
12101-51915      EDUCATION PLAN-CONTRACT                         37,474.00
12101-51400      LONGEVITY                  2,296.00
12101-51410      HOLIDAY                      15,103.00
12101-51300      OVERTIME                   12,700.00
12101-51590      COURT APPEARANCE             1,290.00
12101-51440      SICK LEAVE BONUS                784.00
TOTAL: $184,245.99
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
James M. Leahy
David K. Bartley
---> Report of Committee passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 10--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Anderson-Burgos, Lisi). Councilor Leahy did not vote or participate in discussion on this item.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “BARR FOUNDATION CLEAN ENERGY TRANSITION GRANT19-08201
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be referred back to the City Auditor .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
James M. Leahy
David K. Bartley
---> Recommend that the order be referred back to the City Auditor

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order That the CPAC reccomendation to award a grant to Canal Row
LLC in the amount of $90,000 be approved. Grant is for facade
work on the former Armour & Co. building (130 Race St.). Historic
Preservation category.
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
James M. Leahy
David K. Bartley
---> Report of Committee passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Anderson-Burgos, Lisi).

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, EIGHT THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($8,000.00) as follows:
FROM:
12101-51300      OVERTIME                                                                                        $8,000.00
TOTAL:                            $8,000.00
TO:
12101-51107      PATROLMAN                                                                                     $8,000.00
TOTAL:                            $8,000.00

have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
James M. Leahy
David K. Bartley
---> Report of Committee passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 10--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Anderson-Burgos, Lisi). Councilor Leahy did not vote or participate in discussion on this item.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, NINE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED AND 00/100 Dollars ($9,300.00) as follows:

FROM:
16301-51103 RECREATION COORDINATOR $9,300.00
TOTAL: $9,300.00
TO:
16302-53010 OTHER CONTRACTED SERVICES $750.00
16302-53190 EDUCATION & TRAINING 550.00
16301-51240 PAY-TEMPORARY/SEASONAL 8,000.00
TOTAL: $9,300.00
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be referred back to the City Auditor .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
James M. Leahy
David K. Bartley
---> Recommend that the order be referred back to the City Auditor

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, ONE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED AND 00/100 Dollars ($1,100.00) as follows:
FROM:
11552-53180      SYSTEMS HARDWARE/SOFTWARE                 $1,100.00
TOTAL: $1,100.00
TO:
11212-57300      DUES AND SUBSCRIPTIONS                $1,100.00
TOTAL: $1,100.00
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
James M. Leahy
David K. Bartley
---> Report of Committee passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Anderson-Burgos, Lisi).

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, SIX THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($6,000.00) as follows:
FROM:
8810-10400 STABILIZATION $6,000.00
TOTAL: $6,000.00

TO:
19412-57630 LEGAL CLAIMS $6,000.00
TOTAL: $6,000.00
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be referred back to the auditor .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
James M. Leahy
David K. Bartley
---> Recommend that the order be referred back to the auditor

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, TWENTY ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND 00/100 Dollars ($21,700.00) as follows:
FROM:
11511-51102      ASSISTANT SOLICITOR                        $21,700.00
TOTAL: $21,700.00
TO:
11512-53010      SPECIAL COUNSEL                  $21,700.00
TOTAL: $21,700.00
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
James M. Leahy
David K. Bartley
---> Report of Committee passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 10--Nays 1 (Sullivan)--Absent 2 (Anderson-Burgos, Lisi).

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, TWO HUNDRED TEN THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED NINETY ONE AND 00/100

Dollars ($210,391.00) as follows:

FROM:

8810-10400 STABILIZATION $210,391.00

TOTAL: $210,391.00
TO:

12101-51107 PAY- PATROL OFFICERS $131,176.00
12101-51900 IN-SERVICE TRAINING 2,473.00
12101-51920 EDUCATION PLAN – QUINN 7,095.00
12101-51915 EDUCATION PLAN – CONTRACT 37,474.00

12101-51400 LONGEVITY 2,296.00
12101-51410 HOLIDAY 15,103.00

12101-51300 OVERTIME 12,700.00
12101-51590 COURT APPEARANCE 1,290.00
12101-51440 SICK LEAVE BONUS 784.00

TOTAL: $210,391.00
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be denied .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
James M. Leahy
David K. Bartley
---> Report of Committee received and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 9--Nays 1 (McGiverin)--Absent 2 (Anderson-Burgos, Lisi). Councilor Leahy did not vote or participate in discussion on this item.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order , that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, ONE THOUSAND TWENTY AND 00/100 Dollars ($1,020.00) as follows:

FROM:
12101-51204 PAY-PT SENIOR CLERK-POLICE $1,020.00
TOTAL: $1,020.00
TO:
12101-51110 PAY-SR CLERK-POLICE $1,020.00
TOTAL: $1,020.00
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
James M. Leahy
David K. Bartley
---> Report of Committee passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Anderson-Burgos, Lisi).

The Committee on Public Safety to whom was referred an order  that the mayor provide the funding needed for the upgrade of the electrical systems at Wistariahurst. The current system prevents the Museum from doing some business, but also poses a threat to personnel safety and increases the threat of loss by fire.
have considered the same and Recommend that the order has been complied with .

Committee Members:
Terence Murphy
Joseph M. McGiverin
Todd McGee
Michael J. Sullivan
---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.

The Committee on Public Safety to whom was referred an order Ordered that the police department locate their community
policing truck on the corner of Sargeant and Walnut as there is an incredible influx of
heroin trafficking originating from 308 Walnut and members installed across the street
from 300 Walnut Street, Coughlin Apts. Shots fired and now fireworks on a daily basis.
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted: Recommend that a letter be referred to HPD .

Committee Members:
Terence Murphy
Joseph M. McGiverin
Todd McGee
Michael J. Sullivan
---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted. Refer to Holyoke Police Department.

The Committee on Public Safety to whom was referred an order that DPW and city engineer advise city council about installation of more efficient catch basins especially on steep hills such as W Glen St.
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be complied with .

Committee Members:
Terence Murphy
Joseph M. McGiverin
Todd McGee
Michael J. Sullivan
---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.

The Committee on Public Safety to whom was referred an order that the city engineer consider the possibility of
constructing a speed bump on South Bridge Street adjacent to Valley Arena Park. There
have been incidents of drivers speeding while children were crossing the street from the
park.
have considered the same and Recommend that the order has been complied with .

Committee Members:
Terence Murphy
Joseph M. McGiverin
Todd McGee
Michael J. Sullivan
---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.

The Committee on Public Safety to whom was referred an order that the mayor, the law department, and the police
department provide an update to the public safety committee regarding the nuisance
complaint for the buildings on Appleton & Elm St and 556 S Bridge St. Can we expect a greater police presence with the landlord’s cooperation in the near future?
have considered the same and Recommend that the order has been complied with .

Committee Members:
Terence Murphy
Joseph M. McGiverin
Todd McGee
Michael J. Sullivan
---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.

ORDERS AND TRANSFERS

GREANEY, JR. Ordered, that that the stop sign facing north at the intersection of Portland St. and Mackenzie Ave. be made more visible to the traffic moving north on Portland St. or that it be moved to the other side of the street. High bushes and parked vehicles are concealing the sign creating a dangerous situation.
---> Received and referred to the Public Safety Committee.

LEBRON-MARTINEZ Ordered, that That the city council have an opportunity to hear from Holyoke Medical Center of the recent announcement of the closing of their birthing center. To ask the president and or appropriate designate person who is able to zoom to answer questions. Also, information be gathered by caregivers and midwives about the closure.
---> Received and referred to the Development and Governmental Relations Committee. Copy to Senator Velis, Rep. Vega, Department of Public Health, Board of Health.

MCGEE Ordered, that That Rule 1 of the City Council be suspended for the purpose of the City Council going on Summer Recess and that the July 7, July 21 and August 18, 2020 meetings be cancelled.
---> Received and adopted.

MCGEE Ordered, that That the City Council change two polling locations for the September 1, 2020 State Primary and the November 3, 2020 Presidential Election. Under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 54, Section 24, the City Council can vote to change a polling place up until 20 days before an election,
The proposed changes for the two polling locations are as follows:
3A Elmwood Fire Station to Metcalf School
1B Prospect Heights to City Hall
---> Received and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Anderson-Burgos, Hernandez). Copy to Charter and Rules.

MCGEE Ordered, that Order - (this is a second request) That the city council be provided the contracts the city has with the renting out of the former tax collectors office to Mass DOT, the order approving the moving of the Personnel department to the Annex, and the school department contract/order approving the cafe in city hall.
---> Received and referred to the Development and Governmental Relations Committee. Copy to Legal and Mayor.

MCGEE Ordered, that Order that the auditor provide the city council with the contract the school and city has with regard to the school resource officers.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the Auditor.

MCGEE Ordered, that Order that the Auditor come before the finance committee to give an update on the procedures now in place to address the tracking of department grants and reconciling of them.
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee. Copy to Auditor.

MCGEE Ordered, that Order That the DPW remove and replace all the carpets in City Hall departments.  The age and condition of the current carpets are dangerous and a heath issue.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW.

MCGEE, McGiverin, Murphy, Tallman Ordered, that Order that the hourly wage for reserve officers be raised from its current $14.95 an hour.  Send to finance in order to address appropriate wage.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

MCGEE Ordered, that Order that the tax collector and assessor come before the finance committee to discuss the Excise tax with regard to companies like United Tracker Trailer, Amazon, etc.
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, SIX THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED SEVENTY SIX AND 37/100 Dollars ($6,976.37) as follows:

FROM:
12201-51105 FIREFIGHTER $4,5328.15
12201-51104 LIEUTENANT 2,648.22
TOTAL: $6,976.37
TO:
12201-51180 INJURED ON DUTY $6,976.37
TOTAL: $6,976.37

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

Alex B Morse, Mayor
---> Passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Anderson-Burgos, Hernandez).

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, NINE THOUSAND NINETY SEVEN AND 70/100 Dollars ($9,097.70) as follows:

FROM:
12201-51105 FIREFIGHTER $6,449.48
12201-51104 LIEUTENANT 2,648.22
TOTAL: $9,097.70
TO:
12201-51180 INJURED ON DUTY $9,097.70
TOTAL: $9,097.70

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

Alex B Morse, Mayor
---> Passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Anderson-Burgos, Hernandez).

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, TEN THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED FORTY THREE AND 13/100 Dollars ($10,943.13) as follows:

FROM:
12101-51105 SERGEANTS $3,231.35
12101-51107 PATROLMEN 7,711.78
TOTAL: $10,943.13
TO:
12101-51180 INJURED ON DUTY $10,943.13
TOTAL: $10,943.13

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

Alex B Morse, Mayor
---> Passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Anderson-Burgos, Hernandez).

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS AND 00/100 Dollars ($100,000.00) as follows:

FROM:
0010-12318 OVERLAY $100,000.00
TOTAL: $100,000.00
TO:
11612-58000 CAPITAL OUTLAY - CITY CLERK $100,000.00
TOTAL: $100,000.00

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

Alex B Morse, Mayor
---> Passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Anderson-Burgos, Hernandez).

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the "SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF PARTNERSHIP" grant and authorizes the establishment of a Fund or other method appropriate for the accounting of the receipts and expenditures of all resources associated with the administration of said grant.

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

Alex B Morse, Mayor
---> Passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 12--Nays 0--Absent 1 (Anderson-Burgos).

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the "DIVERTING JUVENILES AND EMERGING ADULTS FROM CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM INVOLVEMENT" grant and authorizes the establishment of a Fund or other method appropriate for the accounting of the receipts and expenditures of all resources associated with the administration of said grant.
To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

Alex B Morse, Mayor
---> Passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 12--Nays 0--Absent 1 (Anderson-Burgos).

MURPHY Ordered, that Ordered that a raised sidewalk be installed between the gym building at the Dean campus and the main building.
---> Received and referred to the Public Safety Committee.

MURPHY Ordered, that Ordered that the tax collector, the auditor and the DPW superintendent provide the city council with an update of fiscal 2019 unpaid property taxes and unpaid sewer fees as of July 1, 2020. The list should include the address, the total amount still owed, and the date of the last payment from that account.  In addition, please note total of unpaid taxes or sewer bills, and provide a comparison with those totals on July 1, 2019 from the previous fiscal year.  Please provide the report to the city council for the August 4th meeting.

---> Received and adopted. Referred to the Tax Collector, Auditor, DPW.

MURPHY, Leahy, McGee, Vacon Ordered, that Ordered that the finance committee meet with the mayor or his designee to provide a summary of all of the community host agreements currently in place with various marijuana businesses.  Such summary should list each company and the date of the signed contract, as well as a report of any payments made to the city thus far.  In addition, please also provide a listing of those companies with which the city is expecting to finalize an agreement within the next six months.
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

MURPHY, Lebron-Martinez, Lisi, Tallman Ordered, that Ordered that the public safety committee meet with the director of the board of health and representatives from Holyoke Health Center, including Darren Beek,  as well as Jose Bou as a representative from the school department, to discuss any ideas to improve the environment within the four lower neighborhoods where statistics indicate the highest levels and most severe cases of asthma.  Asthma has also negatively impacted school attendance. Ideas to be discussed could include planting many more trees in each neighborhood; getting real-time air tests throughout the city by seeking volunteers who would use asthma inhalers embedded with GPS trackers to identify the most polluted neighborhoods.
---> Received and referred to the Public Safety Committee. Copy to Board of Health, Holyoke Health Center,, Darren Beek, Jose Bou, School Department.

MURPHY Ordered, that Ordered that the auditor provide a report to the city council on the fiscal activity for each revolving account for fiscal year 2020.  Report should include opening balance, any expenditures made, any revenue received, and the closing balance.  Please have report to council no later than first meeting in September.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the Auditor.

MURPHY Ordered, that Ordered that the city solicitor submit an opinion regarding liability under the following circumstances.  After a snowstorm, a homeowner clears their sidewalk within 24 hours.  However, a day or two later, the city plows the road again and pushes snow and ice back onto the sidewalk again.  Please advise as to who would have liability should someone get hurt on that sidewalk, and also, is there a time limit for when the property owner must clear the walkway
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the Law Department.

MURPHY, Lisi Ordered, that Ordered that the parks and recreation director, the superintendent of the DPW, and the parks commissioners meet with the DG&R committee to discuss issues related to Ingleside Park.  Some of the issues would be a schedule of regular maintenance; safety improvements on the stairs leading up to the park; the potential to add new play equipment; planting more trees so that at least some of the park has more shade; and any other thoughts on how to make the park more comfortable and attractive for families with children.
---> Received and referred to the Development and Governmental Relations Committee. Copy to Parks and Rec Director, Park Commissioners, DPW.

MURPHY, Anderson-Burgos, Bartley, Greaney, Jr., Hernandez, Leahy, Lebron-Martinez, Lisi, McGee, McGiverin, Sullivan, Tallman, Vacon Ordered, that Ordered that the council request the mayor to provide any needed funding to provide additional police coverage especially during second and third shifts to deter the problem of fireworks going off in all areas of the city.  This has become a serious quality of life issue.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the Mayor and Police Chief.

VACON, Bartley, Greaney, Jr. Ordered, that Repair sunken manhole covers on Homestead Ave and Cherry St. southbound at Meadowbrook, Sterling and Pynchon and any other needing to be corrected.  They are creating a safety hazard.
Refer to DPW and Suez.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW.

VACON, Bartley, Greaney, Jr. Ordered, that Add a speed limit sign on Homestead northbound from Amazon.Amend to include 202 to Cherry St.
Request the DPW Engineer evaluate the speed limit on Homestead to lower it to 30mph due to many taking a left turn onto Homestead from side streets.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW.

VACON Ordered, that that the No Outlet sign on Dale Street be moved to the end of the street so tractor trailer trucks will not attempt to cut through.  Refer to DPW.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW.

BARTLEY Ordered, that That the Honorable City Council, in accordance with M.G.L. ch. 30B and the Holyoke Procurement Ordinance, vote to accept an offer of $10,250 from Alfred Shattelroe to purchase and redevelop 19 West Glen Street which is a vacant single-family house on a 5,489 square foot lot.  The property is identified in the Holyoke Assessor’s records as Map 113, Block 00, Parcel 140, is zoned Two-Family Residence (R-2) and has an assessed value of $98,000.
---> Received and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 13--Nays 0--Absent 0.

BARTLEY Ordered, that That the Honorable City Council, in accordance with M.G.L. ch. 30B and the Holyoke Procurement Ordinance, vote to accept an offer of $10,000 from Tyler and Alysson Caine to purchase and redevelop 1094 Hampden Street which is a vacant single-family house on a 4,800 square foot lot.  The property is identified in the Holyoke Assessor’s records as Map 105, Block 00, Parcel 022, is zoned Two-Family Residence (R-2) and has an assessed value of $52,000.
---> Received and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 13--Nays 0--Absent 0.

BARTLEY Ordered, that That the Honorable City Council, in accordance with M.G.L. ch. 30B and the Holyoke Procurement Ordinance, vote to accept an offer of $25,000 from Tiago and Joaquim Martins to purchase and redevelop 712 Dwight Street which is a vacant six-unit apartment building with two ground floor commercial spaces on a 2,744 square foot lot and 718 Dwight Street which is an adjacent 8,780 square foot lot.  The properties are identified in the Holyoke Assessor’s records as Map 006, Block 06, Parcels 010 and 009, are zoned Limited Business (BL) and have assessed values of $144,300 and 32,900.
---> Received and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 13--Nays 0--Absent 0.

BARTLEY Ordered, that That the Honorable City Council, in accordance with M.G.L. ch. 30B and the Holyoke Procurement Ordinance, vote to accept an offer of $10,000 from Gennaro Santaniello, Salvatore Santaniello and Tiago Martins to purchase and redevelop 28 Cabot Street which is a vacant 3,817 square foot lot and 32 Cabot Street which is a vacant 4,443 square foot lot.  The properties are identified in the Holyoke Assessor’s records as Map 029, Block 04, Parcels 015 and 014, are zoned Downtown Residential (DR) and have assessed values of $32,100 and $22,100.
---> Received and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 13--Nays 0--Absent 0.

BARTLEY Ordered, that That the Honorable City Council, in accordance with M.G.L. ch. 30B and the Holyoke Procurement Ordinance, vote to accept an offer of $15,000 from Stephen Bosco to purchase and redevelop 175 Oak Street which is a vacant 9,369 square foot lot.  The property is identified in the Holyoke Assessor’s records as Map 061, Block 07, Parcel 008, is zoned Downtown Residential (DR) and has an assessed value of $36,700.
---> Received and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 13--Nays 0--Absent 0.

BARTLEY, McGee Ordered, that Each member of the shall be allowed a brief bio on the City's web site.  The bio should include the following standard items:
a. Terms (years elected and re-elected)
b. Committee assignments (current and past)
c. An asterisk for a Chair or Vice Chair
Refer to Admin. Asst. to coordinate. Admin. Asst. will work with each councilor on content and wordiness.
---> Received and adopted. Copy to Wally Computers and Law Department .

LATE FILED ORDERS & COMMUNICATIONS

From Crystal Barnes, Acting City Solictore, information requested by Finance Comm. of Finanical Transfers requested by Special Counsel
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

From Crystal Barnes, re: Opening Meeting Law Complaint received by City Council.
---> Received and referred to the Development and Governmental Relations Committee.

From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter appointing Ms. Darcy Lambert, 39 Fairfield Ave. to serve on the Holyoke Historic District Commission effective January 30, 2020. Ms. Lambert will serve a three-year term; said term will expire on June 30, 2023.
---> Received and referred to the Public Service Committee.

LEAHY, McGee, Tallman Ordered, that that the DPW installs a light on the American flag at Highland Park
---> Received and referred to the Public Safety Committee.

MCGEE Ordered, that that the fire department and/or DPW install the AED machines in city hall. The installation should be done in the next 2 weeks or a report be provided to the city council as to the reason why it can not be installed in a timely fashion.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the Fire Department, Personnel Director, DPW.

VACON Ordered, that that Suez repair the drains on Ernest Lane; one marked with a barrel and one marked with a cone for two years.  Refer to DPW and Suez.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW.

 

Adjourn at 10:49 PM.
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