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Holyoke City Council Meeting

Oct 20 2020

7:00 pm Remote by Zoom

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AGENDA FOR THE CITY COUNCIL
October 20,2020

LAID ON THE TABLE

1. 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 "CANAL SYSTEMS INDUSTRIAL AREA" 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. Recommend that the order be adopted

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

COMMUNICATIONS

2. From Mayor Alex B. Morse veto for the proposed one hundred and sixty-seventh amendment to Chapter 2 of the City Charter's.

3. From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter re-appointing Jeremy Smith, 485 Hillside Ave. to serve as a member of the Library Board of Directors for the City of Holyoke: Mr. Smith will serve a threeyear term; said term will expire on February 2023.

4. From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter re: Hotel Jess Tax incentive applications.

5. From Crystal Barnes, Acting City Solicitor re: Open meeting law complaint, matter is complete.

6. From Brenna Murphy McGee, City Clerk MMC minutes of September 15, and October 6, 2020.

7. From Brenna Murphy McGee, City Clerk, MMC communication regarding upcoming election.

8. From Greg Neffinger, Architect for special permit at 40 Lyman St. letter to Ordinance Committee with concerns to being returned back to Committee.

9. From Edward A. Owen, of 78 Hill St. West Springfield, Mass requesting the HRA to remove property at 120 Front St. from the list of Blighted and under used buildings.

10. Letter from Doris Bardwell re: Sincere Gratitude.

11. From Guy O'Donnell, letter in support of allowing Hens in the City of Holyoke.

PETITIONS

12. Petition of Edward Glica for a renewal of a home occupation at 19 Concord Ave. for a remodeling business.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

13. Ordinance Committee Reports (if any)

13A. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that the City grants resident parking for 340 Hampden St. Recommend that the order has been complied with

13B. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that the City of Holyoke accept Old Bassett Rd. as a public way. Recommend that the order has been complied with and that it be referred to the Dept. of Public Works

14. Finance Committee Reports (if any)

14A. 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 "IMLS Cares Act Grant entitled Virtual Programming for Distance Learning." 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. Recommend that the order be adopted

14B. 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 “FY2020 Edward Byrne Memorial  Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Grant and authorized the establishment of a fund or other method appropriate for he accounting of the receipts and expenditures of all resources associated with the administration of said grant. Recommend that the order be adopted

14C. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order Ordered that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2021, THIRTEEN THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED SEVENTY FIVE AND 00/100 Dollars ($13,675) as follows:
FROM: REFUSE HMEO ($8,365) AND PARKING CONTROL OFFICER: ($5,310) TO: BUILDING MAINT. MAN $598.00, BUILDING LABORER $123.00 TO: BUILDING OVERTIME ($100) HIGHWAY HMEO ($6635) HIGHWAY LODR ($1,549) HIGHWAY DEMO WORKER ($709) HIGHWAY OVERTIME ($250) HIGHWAY SNOW OVERTIME ($1,750) AUTO MOTOR EQUIP REPAIRMAN ($1,323) AUTO MOTOR EQUIP MAINT MAN ($638) TOTAL: $13,675 Recommend that the order be adopted

14D. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and s hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2021 TWENTY ONE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED FORTY THREE AND 00/100 Dollars ($21,243) as follows: FROM: REFUSE /RECYCLING COORDINATOR ($2,198) PARKING CONTROL OFFICER ($10,462) PARKS MAINT MAN ($8583.00) TO: AUTO EVT MECHANIC ($883) AUTO POLICE FLEET MECHANIC ($414) AUTO OVERTIME ($175) REFUSE HMEO ($4,949) REFUSE HMEO RECYCLER ($11,515) REFUSE OVERTIME ($585) PARKING CONTROL OFFICER ($622) PARKS HMEO ($1,273) PARKS MAINT CRAFTSMAN ($597) PARKS OVERTIME ($230)  TOTAL: $21,243.00 Recommend that the order be adopted

14E. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2021, FIFTEEN THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED SEVENTY TWO AND 00/100 Dollars ($15,672.00) as follows:

FROM:
14801-51101 PARKING CONTROL OFFICER $7,089.00
16501-51109 PARKS MAINT MAN 8,583.00
TOTAL: $15,672.00
TO:
14261-51105 AUTO EVT MECHANIC $883.00
14261-51106 AUTO FLEET MECHANIC 414.00
14261-51300 AUTO OVERTIME 175.00
14301-51104 REFUSE HMEO RECYCLER 11,515.00
14301-51300 REFUSE OVERTIME 585.00
16501-51106 PARKS HMEO 1,273.00
16501-51110 PARKS MAINT CRAFTSMAN 597.00
16501-51300 PARKS OVERTIME 230.00
TOTAL: $15,672.00 Recommend be approved

14F. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred Settlement Agreement between the City of Holyoke and the UFCW Local 1459 DPW Unit Recommend that the settlement agreement be received

14G. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred a communication from the Holyoke Community Preservation Act Committee requesting that City Council approve the FY 21 CPAC budget article Recommend that the order has been complied with

14H. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred a Financial Transfer of $5,027.00 FROM: Parking Control Officer ($622.00), Parking Longevity ($100.00), Park HMEO ($1,273.00), Parks Maint. Man ($1,805.00) Parks Maint. Craftsman ($597.00) Parks Overtime ($230) and Parks Longevity ($400) Recommend that the order be given leave to withdraw and referred back to the City Auditor

14I. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order for a Financial Transfer of $12,514 FROM: Refuse HMEO ($8,365) Refuse/Recycling Coordinator ($2,198.00) and Parking Control Officer ($1,951) TO: Building Maint. Man ($598) Building Laborer ($123) Building Overtime ($100) Building Longevity ($100) Highway HMEO ($6,635) Highway LODR ($1,549) Highway Demo Worker ($709) Highway Overtime ($250) Highway Snow Overtime ($1,750) Highway Longevity ($700)
Recommend that the order be given leave to withdraw and sent back to the City Auditor

14J. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order for a Financial Transfer of $21,282 FROM: Parking Control Officer ($14,001) and Parks Main. Man ($7,281) TO: Auto Motor Equip. Repairman ($1,323), Auto Motor Equip. Maint. Man ($638), Auto EVT Mechanic ($883) Auto Police Fleet Mechanic ($414) Auto Overtime ($175) Longevity ($200) Refuse HMEO ($4,949) Refuse HMEO Recycler ($11,515) Refuse Overtime ($585) Refuse Longevity ($600)
Recommend that the order be given leave to withdraw and sent back to the City Auditor

15. Public Safety Committee Reports (if any)

16. Public Service Committee Reports (if any)

16A. The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order that the Public Service Committee interview candidates for the City Council Administrative Assistant position Awaiting disposition

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

18. Charter and Rules Committee Reports (if any)

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

MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS

20. SULLIVAN -- Order that pursuant to M.G.L Ch. 23m, the City Council approves a resolution authorizing the City of Holyoke to participate in the Massachusetts Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy Program (PACE).
Send to Dev&GovRel

21. SULLIVAN -- Order that the City Council approve funding of $18,000 in CPA funding for a Small Grant program. This would allow for up to 6 or more small grants, none to exceed $3,000.
Send to Finance

22. SULLIVAN -- Order that the City Council approve the FY21 Community Preservation Act Committee budget per Article 18 as follows:

Appropriation
Admin Expenses    $30,000

Reserves
Historic                    $60,000
Housing                    $60,000
Open Space              $60,000
Reserves                $390,000
Supplemental        $ 59,155.  (FY20)

TOTAL FY21 Request  $659,155

23. VACON -- that the area’s marked on Ernest Lane with cones and a barrel for three years be repaired before winter. Refer to DPW and Suez

24. VACON -- that the DPW Engineer evaluate Upland Street and recommend the placement of no parking signs at the crest of the hill to improve safety due to line of sight limitations on the street. Refer to Ordinance

25. VACON -- that DPW repairs Homestead Ave. south between Arden St. and Edbert Rd.

26. HERNANDEZ -- That a handicap sign be placed in front of 254 Walnut St. for Jacqueline Brown-Hazard.

27. HERNANDEZ -- 16-26 Linden Street alleyway which abbutts with AVERY Field and parking lot of law firm on hampden and linden, needs some cleaning up, trimming of overgrown vines that impair visibility between park and alley way. I have attached some images during my walk through.

28. HERNANDEZ -- Property owners for 287 -291 Elm Street, Carrie and Arthur Naatz have reached out to possibly collaborate with City, HPD and other landlords such as Tony Visone that owns 294-298 Elm Street and the Buildings on Walnut Street adjacent to 300 Walnut, in the pursuit of installation of surveillance in an attempt to combat the overall criminal activity, drug, human trafficking in these areas.  I have full contact information for them both and would like to set up a meeting amongst all departments including our honorable mayor's office to initiate a plan to carry out our goal.

29. HERNANDEZ -- Forwarding email sent from constituent in regards and in support of having access to secure and healthy foods by having access to hens in our backyards

30. MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2021, ELEVEN THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED SEVENTEEEN AND 74/100 Dollars ($11,217,74) as follows:

FROM:
12101-51105 SERGEANTS $6,591.96
12101-51107 PATROLMEN 4,625.78
TOTAL: $11,217,74
TO:
12101-51180 INJURED ON DUTY $11,217.74
TOTAL: $11,217,74

31. MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2021, SIXTEEN THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED FORTY SEVEN AND 08/100 Dollars ($16,347.08) as follows:

FROM:
12201-51105 FIREFIGHTER $5,703.74
12201-51104 LIEUTENANT 10,643.34
TOTAL: $16,347.08
TO:
12201-51180 INJURED ON DUTY $16,347.08
TOTAL: $16,347.08

 

 

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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