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City Council Meeting: May 5, 2020

May 5 2020

7:00 pm Remote by Zoom

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Event takes place on May 05, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Televised on Channel 15. The meeting will be a ZOOM meeting

AGENDA FOR THE CITY COUNCIL
May 5,2020

PUBLIC COMMENT-If the public would like to comment on any of the below agenda items please forward comments to publiccomment@yahoo.com!

COMMUNICATIONS

1. From Brenna Murphy McGee, City Clerk, MMC & Ryan Allen, Admin. Ass’t. to City Council minutes of April 21, 2020.

2. From James Cannon, email regarding Whiting Street Reservior Committee

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

3. Ordinance Committee Reports (if any)

4. Finance Committee Reports (if any)

4A. 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 Awaiting disposition

4B. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order  MOA Between City of Holyoke and International Brotherhood of Police Officers (Local 388) Awaiting disposition

4C. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that the City Council approve an updated inter-municipal agreement between the City of Holyoke with Amherst, Chicopee, Easthampton, Northampton, Springfield, South Hadley, West Springfield, the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission and the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, titled “Memorandum of Understanding for ValleyBike Share, as signed by the Mayor on March 11, 2020. OPED Get a copy to Finance Committee Awaiting disposition

4D. 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 Awaiting disposition

5. Public Safety Committee Reports (if any)

6. Public Service Committee Reports (if any)

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

8. Charter and Rules Committee Reports (if any)

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

MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS

10. BARTLEY — Holyoke install a 4-way stop sign at Michigan and Erie Aves. Speeding on Michigan is a major problem.

11. BARTLEY — Holyoke determine the voting location for Ward 3, Precinct A, for both the 9/1/20 state/federal primary and the 11/3/20 state/federal general election ASAP. I’m writing this in light of the last-minute change to the South St. Fire Station polling location for the 5/19/20 special election caused by the vendor’s concerns due to COVID-19. Holyoke also consider the location for 1-B as this, too, was amended due to the property owner’s COVID-19 concerns. Holyoke needs to plan ahead as to where residents can vote otherwise we risk disenfranchising voters. Refer to Charter & Rules.

12. BARTLEY — Holyoke set up a commission to look at all of its polling locations for every ward for future elections. Holyoke should ensure that voting locations have excellent access for voters and great amenities for our poll workers. The commission should have a plan in place by Spring 2021. Refer to Charter & Rules.

13. BARTLEY — The DPW install clear and/or improved signage at Route 202 and Homestead Ave. alerting truckers coming north on Rt. 202 that they must turn Left onto Homestead Avenue.

14. BARTLEY — The Holyoke City Council send a request, with back up from Massachusetts Federal & State delegation, to ask that any flyovers of Boston also include a one over the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home.  A fitting tribute to military who have died, still living “up on the Hill” and the staff helping these heroes.  I would say this request must be immediate as time and plans must be cleared and not need additional resources to complete.  (Per a constituent.)

15. LEAHY — The City of Holyoke look to rent/lease/purchase mobile trailers to conduct voting in.

16. LEAHY — Ordered that, the Water Department working in conjunction with the Environmental Police submit a report to the City Council itemizing the fines for dogs in the Cities reservoirs and fishing In the Reservoirs, as well.
Please submit this report monthly or for the remainder of the time the City has retained the Environmental Police.

17. LEAHY — Ordered that the Trustees of Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke attend our next meeting of the City Council to address the timeline of recent events, and to address their plans moving forward. As The Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke has accounted for nearly 20% of the Covid-19 fatalities within our city, we as a community had a reasonable expectation that this state-run facility would provide the best care its residents have earned through their service. As the ongoing tragedy has brought painful national attention to our city, it is also in the public interest that we fully understand where responsibility lies and that there is accountability.

18. MCGEE — That the Special State Election in the City of Holyoke for the expression of Senator in General Court for the 2nd Hampden * Hampshire District, or of No Preference, of Political Parties, or for the Election of Candidates of political Parties for offices herein stated, be and they are hereby called to be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in the several places as designated by the City Council.
The polls will be opened at 7:00 AM and remain open continuously thereafter until 8:00PM., when the polls will be closed, and all voters of the political parties will in the several polling places in which they are entitled to vote, between said hours, give in their votes by Accu-Vote for the election of candidates of political parties for the following offices:

SENATOR IN GENERAL COURT FOR THE 2ND HAMPDEN & HAMPSHIRE DISTRICT

ORDERED FURTHER, that the City Clerk cause notice of said primaries to be printed in one or more newspapers published in this city and also to be conspicuously posted in the Office of the City Clerk.

ORDENA, que las eleccion estatal especial en la ciudad de Holyoke por la Expression de Senador en Corte General para el districto 2 de condado Hampden y Hampshire, o de ninguna preferencia de partido politico, o para la eleccion de candidatos de partidos politicos para oficinas en esto declarado. Ser y por este medio sera llamada a llevar a cabo el Martes, 19 de Mayo 2020, en los varios lugares designado por los Asambleistas municipal.

Las urnas estaran abiertas a las 7:00A.M. y permaneceran abiertas continuamente de alli en adelante hasta las 8:00P.M. Cuando las urnas sean cerradas y todos los votantes de los partidos politicos, vayan a los varios lugares de votacion en el cual tienen derecho a votar, entre dichas horas, den sus votos, votando en Accu-Vote para la eleccion de candidatos para los partidos politicos las siguentes oficinas:

SENADOR EN CORTE GENERAL DEL DISTRICTO 2 DEL CONDADO HAMPDEN Y HAMPSHIRE

ORDENO, mas adelante, que el escribiente municipal causa aviso de dicha primarias que sea emprentado en uno o mas periodicos publicado en esta ciudad y tambien sea conspicuo anunciado en las oficina del escribiente municipal.

19. MCGEE — That the Polling Places for each of the voting precincts in the City of Holyoke for the Special State Election to be held Tuesday, May 19, 2020, be and the same are hereby designated as follows:

ORDENA, que los lugares para cada recinto en la Ciudad de Holyoke para la Eleccion especial estatal que se lleveran a cabo el Martes, 19 de Mayo 2020, sea y al igual, por este medio designado lo siguente:

WARD ONE BARRIO UNO
PRECINCT A – Rosary Towers Recreation Room 21 Bowers St..
RECINTO A—Rosary Towers Recreation Room 21 de la Calle Bowers

PRECINCT B – Holyoke City Hall, 536 Dwight St.
RECINTO B – Alcadia de Holyoke, 536 de la Calle Dwight

WARD TWO BARRIO DOS
PRECINCT A—Morgan School Gym, South Bridge St. Entrance only
RECINTO A—Gimnasio de la Escuela Morgan, en la Calle So. Bridge solamente

PRECINCT B – Falcetti Towers, 475 Maple St.
RECINTO B – Falcetti Towers, 475 de la Calle Maple

WARD THREE BARRIO TRES
PRECINCT A –Metcalf School Gym, 2019 Nortampton St.
RECINTO A – Gimnasio de la Escuela Metcalf, 2019 de la Calle Northampton

PRECINCT B – Metcalf School Gym, 2019 Northampton St.
RECINTO B – Gimnasio de la Escuela Metcalf, 2019 de la Calle Northampton

WARD FOUR BARRIOS CUATRO
PRECINCT A& B – St. Paul’s Church Parish Center, Appleton St.
RECINTO A&B – St. Paul’s Church Parish Center, en la Calle Appleton

WARD FIVE BARRIOS CINCO
PRECINCT A – Lt. Elmer J. McMahon School Gym, Kane Rd.
RECINTO A—Gimnasio de la Escuela McMahon, en la Calle Kane

PRECINCT B – Maurice A. Donahue School Gym, Whiting Farms Rd.
RECINTO B—Gimnasio de la Escuela Donahue, en la Calle Whiting Farms

WARD SIX BARRIO SEIS
PRECINCT A&B – Sullivan School, 400 Jarvis Ave.
RECINTO A&B – Escuela Sullivan, 400 de la Calle Jarvis

WARD SEVEN BARRIO SIETE
PRECINCT A&B – E. N. White School Gym, 1 Jefferson St.
PRECINTO A&B– Gimnasio de la Escuela E. N. White, 1 de la Calle Jefferson

20. MCGEE — that the May 19, 2020 City Council meeting be rescheduled due to the Special State Election.

21. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, ELEVEN THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED TWENTY TWO AND 57/100 Dollars ($11,822,57) as follows:

FROM:
12101-51105 SERGEANTS $6,274.46
12101-51107 PATROLMAN 5,548.11
TOTAL: $11,822,57
TO:
12101-51180 INJURED ON DUTY $11,822.57
TOTAL: $11,822,57

22. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, TWENTY THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY THREE AND 11/100 Dollars ($20,183.11) as follows:

FROM:
12101-51105 SERGEANTS $6,274.46
12101-51107 PATROLMAN 13,908.65
TOTAL: $20,183.11
TO:
12101-51180 INJURED ON DUTY $20,183.11
TOTAL: $20,183.11

23. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, ELEVEN THOUSAND EIGHTY SEVEN AND 48/100 Dollars ($11,087.48) as follows:

FROM:
12101-51107 PATROLMAN $7,856.14
12101-51105 SERGEANTS 3,231.34
TOTAL: $11,087.48
TO:
12101-51180 INJURED ON DUTY $11,087.48
TOTAL: $11,087.48

24. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, EIGHT THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED NINETY FOUR AND 66/100 Dollars ($8,394.66) as follows:

FROM:
12101-51107 PATROLMAN $5,163.32
12101-51105 SERGEANTS 3,231.34
TOTAL: $8,394.66
TO:
12101-51180 INJURED ON DUTY $8,394.66
TOTAL: $8,394.66

25. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, TWO THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED TWENTY ONE AND 32/100 Dollars ($2,121.32) as follows:

FROM:
12201-51105 FIREFIGHTER $2,121.32
TOTAL: $2,121.32
TO:
12201-51180 INJURED ON DUTY $2,121.32
TOTAL: $2,121.32

26. MCGIVERIN — that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “CYNTHIA WOODS MITCHELL ( $15k; 1:1 MATCH)” 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.

27. MURPHY — Ordered that the city auditor, tax collector, and treasurer provide a report to the city council on the status of property tax, motor vehicle excise tax, excise occupancy tax, and department revenues collected as of May 1.  The report should include all receivables within these revenue sources, and a comparison of what these figures were on May 1, 2019.  Please have the report for the city council meeting of May 19.

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

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City Clerk

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