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Holyoke City Council Meeting September 3, 2019

Sep 3 2019

7:00 pm City Hall Holyoke

536 Dwight St, Holyoke 01040

AGENDA FOR THE CITY COUNCIL
September 3,2019

LAID ON THE TABLE

1. From Tanya Wdowiak, City Auditor, Mayors request re: Supplemental Budget.

2. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that a handicap sign be placed in front of 131 Beech St. for Juan Colon Recommend that the order be adopted

3. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that a handicap sign be placed in front of 372 Maple St. for Cynthia Y Hernandez De Leon Recommend that the order be adopted.

4. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that section 4.6.2.1 corner lot – be amended to allow Corner lots to erect and maintain a fence when such fence will have no impact on traffic, visibility, etc.
(4.6.2.1 Corner Lot No Fence shall be erected or maintained within the front or side yard setback of a corner lot as defined in Table 5.2 of the Zoning Ordinance in a manner which interferes with traffic visibility across the corner.) Recommend that the City Council adopt the recommendation of the Planning Board

5. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that the a handicap sign be placed in back of 3 Laurel St. for Betty Hallenbeck Recommend that the order be adopted

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

COMMUNICATIONS

6. From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter appointing Mr. Marco Crescentini, 66 Fairfield Ave. to serve as an Alternate of the Historical Commission for the City of Holyoke: Mr. Crescentini will serve a three-year term; said term will expire on August 2022.

7. From Mayor Alex B. Morse communication re: Proposal for the city-owned land of Lower Westfield Rd.

8. From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter appointing Mr. Matteo Riodato, 56 Fairfield Ave. to serve in Fairfield Avenue Historic District Commission effective July 1, 2019: Mr. Riodato will serve a three year term; said term will expire on July 1, 2022.

9. From Tanya Wdowiak, City Auditor, Annual Financial Statements, Independent Auditor's reports pursuant to Government Auditing Standards and Uniform Guidance and Management letter from Melanson and Heath.

10. From Brenna Murphy McGee, MMC & Ryan Allen, Admin. Ass't. to City Council minutes of August 6, 2019.

11. From Holyoke Board of Health minutes of June 6, 2019.

12. From Board of Public Works, Sewer Commission and Stormwater Authority minutes of June 17, 2019.

13. Invitation to Join Holyoke Mayor Alex B. Morse to the IVHF Mayor's Reception to welcome the International Volleyball Hall of Fame 2019 Inductees, Award Winners, past Hall of Famers, VIP's and Friends, Saturday November 8, 2019.

PETITIONS

14. Petition of Gomoto, LLC - Charles A. Theocles for a street vendor license for a mobile food truck.

15. Petition of Albert Bahadzhanov for a zone change from DR to IG for 40 Lyman St. & adjacent empty lot.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

16. Ordinance Committee Reports (if any)

16A. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred a Special permit application from The High End Management Co. to operate a Registered Marijuana Retail Establishment and Recreational Marijuana Cultivation Facility at 110 Winter St. Holyoke MA. (Map 031, 032 Block 01 Parcel 004, 009) Recommend that the application be approved with the following amendments / conditions

1. Application is amended to be for an MME (no retail)
2. That the owner of the building always pay commercial property tax rate to the extent allowed by Federal, State, and Local Laws for the duration of the Sp. Permit
3. That the business retain a minimum 30% Holyoke residents for of non-security jobs
4. That Hiring preference be given to security personnel that are retired Holyoke Police or are a retired member of another police department now lives in the City of Holyoke
5. There shall be no marijuana consumption to be allowed on site
6. There shall be no deliveries of retail or medical marijuana rom the site to individual homes, residences or people
7. That hours or operation be 8am to 8pm Monday through Saturday and 8am to 5pm on Sunday.
8. Applicant must provide a fence to block access to the railroad track pending authorization from the abutting property owner

16B. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that section 4.6.2.1 corner lot – be amended to allow Corner lots to erect and maintain a fence when such fence will have no impact on traffic, visibility, etc. Recommend that the order be adopted

16C. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that Section 86-321 Schedule I: Parking be amended to include the following on Canal St. to improve parking for DPW and its customers Recommend that the order be adopted

16D. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that temporary speed humps be placed on Anderson Avenue, and that a speed study be done on the corner of Sycamore and Anderson. A resident living on Anderson noticed an increase in traffic using excessive speed coming around the blind corner from Anderson to Sycamore from the other end of Anderson as well as off of Carter Street. She is concerned for the safety of her young child as well as others. Recommend that the Council adopt the recommendations of the DPW and add a Slow Children sign

16E. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order That the City Engineer evaluate the placement of a four-way stop at the intersection of Locust and Sargeant Street. Request from residents Recommend that the order has been complied with

17. Finance Committee Reports (if any)

17A. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby raised and appropriated in the fiscal year 2020, ONE MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED EIGHTY EIGHT THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED TWENTY FIVE AND 00/100 Dollars ($1,788,325.00) as follows:

FROM:
18202-56513      CHARTER SCHOOL SENDING TUITION                        $36,716.00
TOTAL: $1,788,325.00
TO:
13001-51000      PERSONAL SERVICES             $1,493,219.00
18202-56511      SCHOOL CHOICE SENDING TUITION              331,822.00
TOTAL: $1,788,325.00 Recommend that the order be denied

17B. 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 “FY2019 MHC SURVEY & PLANNING ” 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

17C. 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 “MASSACHUSETTS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY” 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

17D. 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 “VETERANS HERITAGE GRANT PROGRAM -ADDITIONAL FUNDING ” 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

17E. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, SIXTEEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED FORTY DOLLARS AND 00/100 Dollars ($16,540.00) as follows:

FROM:
16102-52100      ENERGY OIL/GAS/ELECTRIC                $16,540.00
TOTAL: $16,540.00
TO:
16101-51114      COMPUTER COORDINATOR                $605.00
16101-51104      CHILDREN’S LIBRARIAN                       1,125.00
16101-51113      ASSISTANT LIBRARY DIRECTOR                     1,150.00
16101-51101      LIBRARY DIRECTOR                6,410.00
16101-51107      LIBRARY ASSISTANT               4,650.00
16101-51111      LIBRARY ASSISTANT-EVENINGS                     $2,600.00
TOTAL: $16,540.00 Recommend that the order be adopted

18. Public Safety Committee Reports (if any)

19. Public Service Committee Reports (if any)

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

21. Charter and Rules Committee Reports (if any)

21A. The Committee on Charter and Rules to whom was referred an order Resident’s petition to request that the following non-binding question be placed on the ballot for the next general election, 11/5/19. “Should the City of Holyoke build one to two affordably-funded new Schools? Recommend that the petition be denied without prejudice

21B. The Committee on Charter and Rules to whom was referred an order that the City of Holyoke amend its rules to add public comment as part of all committee meetings, allowing members of the public the opportunity to speak at all committee meetings.
Recommend that the order has been complied with

21C. The Committee on Charter and Rules to whom was referred an order that there is hereby established a finance department. Said finance department shall be responsible for the fiscal and financial affairs of the city and for the coordination and overall planning and supervision of all fiscal and financial activities of all city agencies. The finance department shall include the functions of assessing, auditing, collecting, purchasing and treasury. Recommend that the order be denied

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

MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS

23. VACON -- request that Police enforce “no parking” on Cherry
ANDERSON-BURGOS Street and Management of Beaudoin Village update Public
Safety Committee on status of parking for residents
there.

24. VACON -- that the sunken manhole covers on Kane Road be repaired.  For DPW and Public Safety Committee.

25. VACON -- ORDER: that 5.3.1 under section 5 of Dimensional Controls (zoning ordinance) be amended to add the BH zone so that height limitations in the BH zone may be exceeded by Special Permit when approved by the City Council in accordance with the following standards: 5.3.1.2 and 5.3.1.3.

26. VALENTIN -- That the City Council rename Spring Street (between Race Street and Clemente Street) Betty Medina Street. This would be to honor the decades that Betty has dedicated to the Holyoke community, especially in her role as Executive Director of Enlace de Familias.

27. ANDERSON-BURGOS -- Ordered that the lines dividing the lanes on the entire
VALENTIN stretch of Linden Street be repainted. Multiple constituents
have expressed concern that they have faded and it
often leads to hazardous traffic with drivers veering
between one side and the other.

28. ANDERSON-BURGOS -- Ordered that the city council form a volunteer commission to study and recommend solutions to comprehensively address panhandling in the city of Holyoke. Members of the commission should have a range of backgrounds and expertise related to the various concerns and contributors to panhandling. These should include but not be limited to public safety, public health, employment, and education.

29. BARTLEY -- With the sale of 86 Lower Westfield Rd. the City has lost significant tax revenue. Order that the Mayor negotiate a PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) with the new owner, Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 104. Receiver and adopt and send copy to Finance Committee.

30. BARTLEY -- The City Engineer make a recommendation to the city council regarding the crosswalk from Elmwood Towers across South St. There is parking on either side of the crosswalk and pedestrians cannot see the flow of traffic from the sidewalk.

31. BARTLEY -- The DPW cut the grass in the tree belt along Whiting Farms Rd. from Northampton St. to Old Westfield Rd. as soon as possible.

32. BARTLEY -- City of Holyoke post links on its website to all public transportation services including the new Amtrak Valley Flyer.

33. BARTLEY -- Dpw repair curbs on Queen St. Look particularly at #33, #41 and #47. I can meet City Engineer on site.

34. BARTLEY -- That the Honorable City Council, In accordance with MGL c. 30B and the Holyoke Procurement Ordinance, vote to accept the offer from Yunyi Liu to purchase the City-owned 3,688 acres of land located at 45 Lower Westfield Road for $220,000.00. The land is a portion of the Former Geriatric Authority property and identified in Holyoke Assessors' records as Map 117, Block 00, Parcel 045. The property is shown as Lot 2B on the plan recorded in the Hampden County Registry of Deeds in Book 385, Page 104. The property is zoned Multifamily residence and professional offices (RO) and has an assessed value of $215,700. Additional information is attached.

35. BRESNAHAN -- that the Building Department, Health Department and
LEAHY Police Department immediately investigate the condition
of the geriatric authority as complete doors are broken
open windows are open and it is evident that people
are getting full access to this property Then ensure
that this property is secured and remain secured for
the duration of its vacancy

36. LEAHY -- Ordered that representatives from MIFA and the Victory Theatre come into the Public Service subcommittee to discuss the December 2020 re-opening, and for a discussion on the tax credits they are supposed to be receiving.

37. LEAHY -- The Holyoke Gas and Electric reinstall the utility pole with a light in front or near 68 Waldo St.. Please send to the Holyoke Gas and Electric and a copy to Public Safety.

38. LEBRON-MARTINEZ -- 1) Per request from the constituents on Lyman Terrace that signs be place saying there is children crossing and at play on John, Hampden and Lyman.

39. LEBRON-MARTINEZ -- And a warning for drivers about a ditches located on John, Hampden and Lyman Street as speed bumps to motorist of the ditch. Many have left their front end on the car on the ditch.

40. LEBRON-MARTINEZ -- The City of Holyoke place a handicap parking sign
BARTLEY for Carmen Roy at 11 Center St.

41. MCGEE -- That the Polling Place for each of the voting precinct in the City of Holyoke for the Preliminary Election to be held Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, be and the same are hereby designated as follows:

ORDENA, que los lugares para cada recinto en la Ciudad de Holyoke para las Elecciones Preliminar Esta que se llevaran a cabo el Martes, 24 de Septiembre 2019, sea y al igual, por este medio designado lo siguente:

WARD THREE BARRIO TRES
PRECINCT A – Elmwood Engine House, South St.
RECINTO A – Elmwood Engine House, en la Calle South

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

42. MCGEE -- That the Preliminary Election in the City of Holyoke for the choice of City Officers be and the same is hereby called to be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 in the several polling places as designated by the City Council. The polls will be opened at 7:00 a.m. in the forenoon and closed at 8:00 p.m. in the afternoon of said day, and all the voters in the several precincts in which they are entitled to vote, between said hours, may cast their votes by voting machines and paper ballots for the election of:
Que las Elecciones Preliminaria en la Cuidad de Holyoke, para el escojer de oficiales de la cuidad, sera llevado a cabo el Martes, 24, de Septiembre 2019 en los varios barrios, designados por la Asambleista Municipal. Los precintos estaran abiertos a las 7:00 a.m. de la manana y permaneceran abierto hasta las 8:00 p.m., cuando los precintos sean designado para votar en las horas dicha y hagan dado sus votos por medio de las maquinas de eleccion o por boletos de papel, para la eleccion de:

City Councilor Ward Three (3)/Asambleista Municipal Barrio tres (3)

43. MCGIVERIN -- that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the "FY 2020 STATE 911 DEPARTMENT SUPPORT AND INCENTIVE GRANT" 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.

44. MCGIVERIN -- that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the "CITY HALL STAINED GLASS WINDOWS" 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.

45. MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, Twenty two thousand six hundred forty three and 25/100 Dollars ($22,643.25) as follows:

FROM:
12201-51104 Lieutenants $7,846.53
12201-51105 Firefighters 4,796.72
TOTAL: $22,643.25
TO:
12201-51180 Injured on Duty $22,643.25
TOTAL: $22,643.25

46. MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, Ten thousand three hundred sixty six and 10/100 Dollars ($10,366.10) as follows:

FROM:
12101-51107 Patrolmen $10,366.10
TOTAL: $10,366.10
TO:
12101-51180 Injured on Duty $10,366.10
TOTAL: $10,366.10

47. MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, Six thousand fourt hundred twen two and 00/100 Dollars ($6,422.00) as follows:

FROM:
16101-51107 Library Assistant $1,846.00
16101-51111 Library Assistant Evenings 4.576.00
TOTAL: $6,422.00
TO:
16101-51102 Reference Library Assistant $1,846.00
16101-51110 Reference Library Assistant-Evening 4,576.00
TOTAL: $6,422.00

48. MCGIVERIN -- Ordered, that the City of Holyoke create a Retail
ANDERSON-BURGOS Center (RC) zone taking into account both present
LISI tenancies and desired future development of such properties,
with appropriate criteria to ensure proper cohesive
uses and promote continued mixed commercial / retail
in Holyoke.

49. MCGIVERIN -- Ordered, that the City of Holyoke rezone the following
ANDERSON-BURGOS parcels to Retail Center (RC) in an effort to create
LISI 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.

50. MCGIVERIN -- Ordered, that the City of Holyoke remove from its
ANDERSON-BURGOS Code of Ordinances, Appendix A, Zoning Ordinance,
LISI Section 8.3 “Shopping Center Districts” and any other
references to said zone and replace with Retail Center
(RC).

51. MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, One hundred thirty five and 80/100 Dollars ($135.80) as follows:

FROM:
12402-53050 Electric Inspections $135.80
TOTAL: $135.80
TO:
12401-51109 Pay-Head Clerk $33.41
12401-51110 Pay-Local Building Inspector 102.39
TOTAL: $135.80

52. MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, Two thousand five hundred fifty five and 00/100 Dollars ($2,555.00) as follows:

FROM:
11351-51105 Head Administrative Clerk $2,555.00
TOTAL: $2,555.00
TO:
11351-51102 Assistant City Auditor $2,555.00
TOTAL: $2,555.00

53. MURPHY -- that the Department of Public Works fill the potholes on Papineau Street nearest Main Street as soon as possible.  There are several holes on each side of the street.

54. MURPHY -- that the City Engineer consider the possibility of constructing a speed bump on South Bridge Street adjacent to Valley Arena Park.  There have been several incidents of drivers speeding while children were crossing the street from the park.

55. MURPHY -- that the trees blocking both the stop sign and the no parking signs on S Bridge St at the corner of Sargeant Street be trimmed as soon as possible.

56. MURPHY -- that the DG&R committee meet with the superintendent of the DPW, and the health director to seek solutions to the problem of city owned and other vacant lots which seem to be neglected until there is a complaint.  The city needs to at least with city owned lots have a regular schedule for clean up and trash and other debris removal.

57. MURPHY -- that the DPW create and place signs reading "Please Pick Up After Your Dog" and working with the board of health and animal control offices place them appropriately.  One area that definitely needs the signs are within the Churchill Homes area.

58. MURPHY -- that the public safety committee meet with the chief of police, Officer Josue Colon, and Mass State Police Trooper, Mik Cutone to discuss the potential benefits of establishing a C3 program for the South Holyoke and Churchill areas and what actions are needed to make it as successful as possible.

59. MURPHY -- that the public safety committee meet with superintendent of the DPW, the police chief, Officer Colon, and Mike Cass, Springfield's graffiti removal director, to get a better understanding of the benefits of having someone responsible for graffiti removal.

60. MURPHY -- that the directors of community development, the office of planning and development, the Holyoke Housing authority meet with the DG&R committee to discuss the potential usage of HUD Section 108 funds to accelerate the redevelopment of the many city owned vacant lots within the city.

 

 

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

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
September 3,2019

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

The Clerk called the roll. Absent members: 0 Present Members (Anderson-Burgos, Bartley, Bresnahan, Leahy, Lebron-Martinez, Lisi, McGee, McGiverin, Roman, Sullivan, Tallman, Vacon, Valentin).

The name of Councilor McGiverin was drawn to head the roll call voting.

Jeffrey Anderson-Burgos entered the Council Chambers to present Councilor Peter Tallman with the Human Relations Award from the Greater Holyoke Council of Human Understanding. Mr. Anderson-Burgos spoke on the theme of the organization and the award and noted that service is one of the biggest aspects of the award. It was noted that Councilor Tallman embodies the service aspect of the award and is such a well deserving recipient of the award. Councilor Tallman spoke and thanked the Council of Human Understanding and Mr. Anderson-Burgos for honoring him with the award. Councilor Tallman spoke on the importance of service and treating people well and fairly and to work hard to improve others and the community.

LAID ON THE TABLE

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and take item #4 out of order:
The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that section 4.6.2.1 corner lot – be amended to allow Corner lots to erect and maintain a fence when such fence will have no impact on traffic, visibility, etc.
(4.6.2.1 Corner Lot No Fence shall be erected or maintained within the front or side yard setback of a corner lot as defined in Table 5.2 of the Zoning Ordinance in a manner which interferes with traffic visibility across the corner.) Recommend that the City Council adopt the recommendation of the Planning Board
Under discussion:
The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that section 4.6.2.1 corner lot – be amended to allow Corner lots to erect and maintain a fence when such fence will have no impact on traffic, visibility, etc.(4.6.2.1 Corner Lot No Fence shall be erected or maintained within the front or side yard setback of a corner lot as defined in Table 5.2 of the Zoning Ordinance in a manner which interferes with traffic visibility across the corner.) UNDER DISCUSSION: Councilor Vacon noted that a public hearing was scheduled and that both the Ordinance Committee and the Planning Board met for discussions on the order. Councilor Vacon stated that the Planning Board was able to come back with a recommendation and a scientific measurement that would allow for safe building of fences on corner lots that would not prohibit traffic and would not limit visibility for motorists/pedestrians.
---> In City Council, on September 3, 2019, the report of Committee received and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 13--Nays 0--Absent 0.
Approved by the Mayor.

From Tanya Wdowiak, City Auditor, Mayors request re: Supplemental Budget.
---> Laid on the table.

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that a handicap sign be placed in front of 131 Beech St. for Juan Colon Recommend that the order be adopted
---> Laid on the table.

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that a handicap sign be placed in front of 372 Maple St. for Cynthia Y Hernandez De Leon Recommend that the order be adopted.
---> Laid on the table.

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that the a handicap sign be placed in back of 3 Laurel St. for Betty Hallenbeck Recommend that the order be adopted
---> Laid on the table.

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

COMMUNICATIONS

From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter appointing Mr. Marco Crescentini, 66 Fairfield Ave. to serve as an Alternate of the Historical Commission for the City of Holyoke: Mr. Crescentini will serve a three year term; said term will expire on August 2022.
---> Received and referred to the Public Service Committee.

From Mayor Alex B. Morse communication re: Proposal for the city owned land of Lower Westfield Rd.
---> Received and referred to the Development and Governmental Relations Committee.

From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter appointing Mr. Matteo Riodato, 56 Fairfield Ave. to serve in Fairfield Avenue Historic District Commission effective July 1, 2019: Mr. Riodato will serve a three year term; said term will expire on July 1, 2022.
---> Received and referred to the Public Service Committee.

From Tanya Wdowiak, City Auditor, Annual Financial Statements, Independent Auditor's reports pursuant to Government Auditing Standards and Uniform Guidance and Management letter from Melanson and Heath.
---> Received.

From Brenna Murphy McGee, MMC & Ryan Allen, Admin. Ass't. to City Council minutes of August 6, 2019.
---> Received and adopted.

From Holyoke Board of Health minutes of June 6, 2019.
---> Received.

From Board of Public Works, Sewer Commission and Stormwater Authority minutes of June 17, 2019.
---> Received.

Invitation to Join Holyoke Mayor Alex B. Morse to the IVHF Mayor's Reception to welcome the International Volleyball Hall of Fame 2019 Inductees, Award Winners, past Hall of Famers, VIP's and Friends, Friday November 8, 2019.
---> Received.

PETITIONS

Petition of Gomoto, LLC - Charles A. Theocles for a street vendor license for a mobile food truck.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

Petition of Albert Bahadzhanov for a zone change from DR to IG for 40 Lyman St. & adjacent empty lot.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

Presidents Report: It was noted that September 17th would be Holyoke day at the Big E and that Councilors choosing to participate should meet up at GATE 1, it was noted that the day is always a fun day for Holyoke to be recognized and that Councilors wishing to participate should seek out Councilor Bartley for tickets and instructions. Councilor Murphy spoke on honoring 3 long term coaches that had been employed at Holyoke and High School and stated that they should be honored for their sacrifice and for being exemplary leaders in the community and stated that these three coaches recognized for their work.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred a Special permit application from The High End Management Co. to operate a Registered Marijuana Retail Establishment and Recreational Marijuana Cultivation Facility at 110 Winter St. Holyoke MA. (Map 031, 032 Block 01 Parcel 004, 009)
have considered the same and Recommend that the application be approved with the following amendments / conditions

1. Application is amended to be for an MME (no retail)
2. That the owner of the building always pay commercial property tax rate to the extent allowed by Federal, State, and Local Laws for the duration of the Sp. Permit
3. That the business retain a minimum 30% Holyoke residents for of non-security jobs
4. That Hiring preference be given to security personnel that are retired Holyoke Police or are a retired member of another police department now lives in the City of Holyoke
5. There shall be no marijuana consumption to be allowed on site
6. There shall be no deliveries of retail or medical marijuana on the site to individual homes, residences or people
7. That hours or operation be 8am to 8pm Monday through Saturday and 8am to 5pm on Sunday.
8. Applicant must provide a fence to block access to the railroad track pending authorization from the abutting property owner .

Committee Members:
Linda L. Vacon
David K. Bartley
Rebecca Lisi
Juan . Anderson-Burgos
Terence Murphy
Under discussion:
Councilor Vacon spoke and gave all relevant information on the application. Councilor stated that the 8th condition should not be problematic and stated that the applicant stated publicly that they are willing to go through with the recommendation.
---> Report of Committee received and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 13--Nays 0--Absent 0.
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that section 4.6.2.1 corner lot – be amended to allow Corner lots to erect and maintain a fence when such fence will have no impact on traffic, visibility, etc.
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be complied with (duplicate was removed from table and voted on) .

Committee Members:
Linda L. Vacon
David K. Bartley
Rebecca Lisi
Juan . Anderson-Burgos
Terence Murphy
---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that Section 86-321 Schedule I: Parking be amended to include the following on Canal St. to improve parking for DPW and its customers
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .

Committee Members:
Linda L. Vacon
David K. Bartley
Rebecca Lisi
Juan . Anderson-Burgos
Terence Murphy
Under discussion:
Councilor Vacon spoke and gave information, and noted that the committee had input from the City Engineer in reviewing the order. It was also noted that the order was filed on behalf of the DPW and that it was to address parking for DPW staff and should not have any effect on public parking in the area. It was noted that the committee felt the recommendations would be a good compromise for workers within DPW.
---> 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 1 (McGiverin)--Absent 0.

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that temporary speed humps be placed on Anderson Avenue, and that a speed study be done on the corner of Sycamore and Anderson. A resident living on Anderson noticed an increase in traffic using excessive speed coming around the blind corner from Anderson to Sycamore from the other end of Anderson as well as off of Carter Street. She is concerned for the safety of her young child as well as others.
have considered the same and Recommend that the Council adopt the recommendations of the DPW and add a Slow Children sign.

Committee Members:
Linda L. Vacon
David K. Bartley
Rebecca Lisi
Juan . Anderson-Burgos
Terence Murphy
Under discussion:
Councilor Vacon spoke on the order and gave overview of the traffic and safety issues at the location. It was noted that the City Engineer was present and cooperated in discussions to add signage to increase safety at the intersection.
---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order That the City Engineer evaluate the placement of a four-way stop at the intersection of Locust and Sargeant Street. Request from residents
have considered the same and Recommend that the order has been complied with .

Committee Members:
Linda L. Vacon
David K. Bartley
Rebecca Lisi
Juan . Anderson-Burgos
Terence Murphy
Under discussion:
It was noted that the City Engineer Bob Perient was present and that he did evaluate the intersection. It was noted that a larger stop sign replaced the older one in hopes of increasing visibility and safety at the intersection. It was also noted that there was a review done of accidents that had taken place at the location and that only two accidents had taken place in a relevant time period and therefore did not fit the criteria to put in a four way stop sign.
---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby raised and appropriated in the fiscal year 2020, ONE MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED EIGHTY EIGHT THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED TWENTY FIVE AND 00/100 Dollars ($1,788,325.00) as follows:
FROM:
18202-56513      CHARTER SCHOOL SENDING TUITION                        $36,716.00
TOTAL: $1,788,325.00
TO:
13001-51000      PERSONAL SERVICES             $1,493,219.00
18202-56511      SCHOOL CHOICE SENDING TUITION              331,822.00
TOTAL: $1,788,325.00
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be denied .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
James M. Leahy
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
Todd McGee
Under discussion:
Finance Chair McGiverin spoke and stated that Anthony Soto from the Schools was present at the Finance meeting for discussion. It was noted that a thorough discussion took place on the make-up of the School budget. Councilor McGiverin gave update on Chapter 70 moneys and charter reimbursement and the effect on the overall budget. It was noted that the way the language was placed on the order was not in proper form and that it would need to be adjusted. It was further noted that the problem/situation seems to be with LOTUS and It was noted that the Finance Committee can only give the vote an up or down vote and therefore the committee recommended that the order be denied.
---> Report of Committee received and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 13--Nays 0--Absent 0.

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 “FY2019 MHC SURVEY & PLANNING ” 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
(Recommended by the Mayor)
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
James M. Leahy
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
Todd McGee
Under discussion:
Finance Chair McGiverin spoke on the grant and gave overview of the discussion that took place in the finance committee meeting. It was noted the amount of money was $10,000 and required a matching fund from the City. It was noted that matching funds had been identified and that the project is on Main St. for surveying historic buildings and to improve the corridor. It was noted that Marcos Marrero was present to give information and that business owners made donations to help with the project and improvements. Councilor Sullivan spoke and stated that money was not available from CDBG which is a shame and noted that he does not feel that another survey will do any good and noted that none of the money being allocated would be used to fix any buildings.
---> Report of Committee passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 10--Nays 3 (Bartley, Bresnahan, Sullivan)--Absent 0.
Approved by the Mayor.

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 “MASSACHUSETTS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY” 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.
(Recommended by the Mayor)
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
James M. Leahy
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
Todd McGee
Under discussion:
It was noted Capt. Pratt of the Holyoke Police Dept. was present in the Finance Meeting and that money ($5,091) would go toward buying a smart board for the HPD that would help in crisis situations and coordinating with other public safety agencies in different crises scenarios. It was noted that the smart board would constitute a big improvement for capabilities of the HPD and increase the intelligence of the department.
---> Report of Committee passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 13--Nays 0--Absent 0.
Approved by the Mayor.

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 “VETERANS HERITAGE GRANT PROGRAM -ADDITIONAL FUNDING ” 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.
(Recommended by the Mayor)
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
James M. Leahy
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
Todd McGee
Under discussion:
Finance Chair McGiverin spoke and noted that the grant is for $5,870 dollars with a one to one match requirement that would put the total at $14,000. It was noted that money was for limestone plaques to honor veterans in the War Memorial building.
---> Report of Committee passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 13--Nays 0--Absent 0.
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, SIXTEEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED FORTY DOLLARS AND 00/100 Dollars ($16,540.00) as follows:
FROM:
16102-52100      ENERGY OIL/GAS/ELECTRIC                $16,540.00
TOTAL: $16,540.00
TO:
16101-51114      COMPUTER COORDINATOR                $605.00
16101-51104      CHILDREN’S LIBRARIAN                       1,125.00
16101-51113      ASSISTANT LIBRARY DIRECTOR                     1,150.00
16101-51101      LIBRARY DIRECTOR                6,410.00
16101-51107      LIBRARY ASSISTANT               4,650.00
16101-51111      LIBRARY ASSISTANT-EVENINGS                     $2,600.00
TOTAL: $16,540.00
(Recommended by the Mayor)
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
James M. Leahy
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
Todd McGee
Under discussion:
Finance Chair McGiverin spoke and noted that the financial transfer was for the Library. It was noted that Maria Pagan the Library Director was in for the meeting and gave information on the personnel needs that she is facing and the need for funds to pay staff in the library. Councilor McGiverin gave overview the individuals that are being underpaid and which line item the moneys would be appropriated away from to meet the staffing criteria. Councilor McGiverin also spoke and gave information on the huge rate of turnover taking place in the library.
---> Report of Committee passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 13--Nays 0--Absent 0.
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Charter and Rules to whom was referred an order Resident’s petition to request that the following non-binding question be placed on the ballot for the next general election, 11/5/19. “Should the City of Holyoke build one to two affordably-funded new Schools?
have considered the same and Recommend that the petition be denied without prejudice .

Committee Members:
Terence Murphy
Linda L. Vacon
Todd McGee
Under discussion:
Charter and Rules Chair Murphy spoke gave overview of discussions that had taken place with school officials in the Charter and Rules meeting. It was noted that the feeling amongst the committee and the School officials was that to add a potential question at this late juncture would have the effect of confusing the voters. Committee thanked the residents including David Yos whom had attended the meeting and taken time to get signatures and put thought into the question but noted that the committee decided that at this time the best way forward was to go ahead with the questions already approved and to try to educate voters the best they could on the current questions.
---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.

The Committee on Charter and Rules to whom was referred an order that the City of Holyoke amend its rules to add public comment as part of all committee meetings, allowing members of the public the opportunity to speak at all committee meetings.
have considered the same and Recommend that the order has been complied with .

Committee Members:
Terence Murphy
Linda L. Vacon
Todd McGee
Under discussion:
Charter and Rules Chair Murphy spoke and stated that the committee discussed the potential of adding public comment for all committee meetings but it was noted that in most all circumstances the Chair has discretion to allow for public comment and that the public has been consistently allowed to address these meetings.
---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.

The Committee on Charter and Rules to whom was referred an order that there is hereby established a finance department. Said finance department shall be responsible for the fiscal and financial affairs of the city and for the coordination and overall planning and supervision of all fiscal and financial activities of all city agencies. The finance department shall include the functions of assessing, auditing, collecting, purchasing and treasury.
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be denied .

Committee Members:
Terence Murphy
Linda L. Vacon
Todd McGee
Under discussion:
It was noted that the Assessor, the Treasurer, and Tax Collector were all present for the meeting and that each noted that the current cooperation taking place within the financial offices of the City is working well and that there is not a change needed at the current time.
---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.

ORDERS AND TRANSFERS

VACON, Anderson-Burgos Ordered, that request that Police enforce “no parking” on Cherry Street and Management of Beaudoin Village update Public Safety Committee on status of parking for residents there.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the Holyoke Police Department. Copy to Public Safety.
Approved by the Mayor.

VACON Ordered, that the sunken manhole covers on Kane Road be repaired.  For DPW and Public Safety Committee.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW. Copy to Public Safety.
Approved by the Mayor.

VACON Ordered, that ORDER: that 5.3.1 under section 5 of Dimensional Controls (zoning ordinance) be amended to add the BH zone so that height limitations in the BH zone may be exceeded by Special Permit when approved by the City Council in accordance with the following standards: 5.3.1.2 and 5.3.1.3.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

VALENTIN, Anderson-Burgos, Bartley, Bresnahan, Leahy, Lebron-Martinez, Lisi, McGee, Murphy, Sullivan, Tallman, Vacon Ordered, that That the City Council name Spring Street (between Race Street and Clemente Street) Betty Medina Street. This would be an honorary name for this section of Spring St. This would be to honor the decades that Betty has dedicated to the Holyoke community, especially in her role as Executive Director of Enlace de Familias.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW.
Approved by the Mayor.

ANDERSON-BURGOS, Valentin Ordered, that Ordered that the lines dividing the lanes on the entire stretch of Linden Street be repainted. Multiple constituents have expressed concern that they have faded and it often leads to hazardous traffic with drivers veering between one side and the other.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW.
Approved by the Mayor.

ANDERSON-BURGOS Ordered, that Ordered that the city council form a volunteer commission to study and recommend solutions to comprehensively address panhandling in the city of Holyoke. Members of the commission should have a range of backgrounds and expertise related to the various concerns and contributors to panhandling. These should include but not be limited to public safety, public health, employment, and education.
---> Received and referred to the Public Safety Committee.

BARTLEY Ordered, that With the sale of 86 Lower Westfield Rd. the City has lost significant tax revenue. Order that the Mayor negotiate a PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) with the new owner, Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 104. Receiver and adopt and send copy to Finance Committee.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the Mayor Morse. Copy to Finance.
Approved by the Mayor.

BARTLEY Ordered, that The City Engineer make a recommendation to the city council regarding the crosswalk from Elmwood Towers across South St. There is parking on either side of the crosswalk and pedestrians cannot see the flow of traffic from the sidewalk.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee. Copy to Engineer.

BARTLEY Ordered, that The DPW cut the grass in the tree belt along Whiting Farms Rd. from Northampton St. to Old Westfield Rd. as soon as possible.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW. Copy to Mayor and Sheriff's Department.
Approved by the Mayor.

BARTLEY Ordered, that City of Holyoke post links on its website to all public transportation services including the new Amtrak Valley Flyer.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the Mayor Morse and Eileen Pooler.

BARTLEY Ordered, that Dpw repair curbs on Queen St. Look particularly at #33, #41 and #47. I can meet City Engineer on site.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW. Copy to Engineer.
Approved by the Mayor.

BARTLEY Ordered, that That the Honorable City Council, In accordance with MGL c. 30B and the Holyoke Procurement Ordinance, vote to accept the offer from Yunyi Liu to purchase the City owned 3,688 acres of land located at 45 Lower Westfield Road for $220,000.00. The land is a portion of the Former Geriatric Authority property and identified in Holyoke Assessors' records as Map 117, Block 00, Parcel 045. The property is shown as Lot 2B on the plan recorded in the Hampden County Registry of Deeds in Book 385, Page 104. The property is zoned Multi family residence and professional offices (RO) and has an assessed value of $215,700. Additional information is attached.
---> Received and referred to the Development and Governmental Relations Committee.

BRESNAHAN, Leahy, Vacon Ordered, that the Building Department, Health Department and Police Department immediately investigate the condition of the geriatric authority as complete doors are broken open windows are open and it is evident that people are getting full access to this property Then ensure that this property is secured and remain secured for the duration of its vacancy. Please send a copy to OPED for an update.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the Building Department, Board of Health, Holyoke Police Department, OPED. Copy to Public Service.
Approved by the Mayor.

LEAHY Ordered, that Ordered that representatives from MIFA and the Victory Theater come into the Public Service subcommittee to discuss the December 2020 re-opening, and for a discussion on the tax credits they are supposed to be receiving.
---> Received and referred to the Public Service Committee.

LEAHY Ordered, that The Holyoke Gas and Electric reinstall the utility pole with a light in front or near 68 Waldo St.. Please send to the Holyoke Gas and Electric and a copy to Public Safety.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the Holyoke Gas and Electric. Copy to Mayor Morse.
Approved by the Mayor.

LEBRON-MARTINEZ Ordered, that Per request from the constituents on Lyman Terrace that signs be place saying there is children crossing and at play on John, Hampden and Lyman.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW.
Approved by the Mayor.

LEBRON-MARTINEZ Ordered, that Ordered that sign is posted for drivers about a ditches located on John, Hampden and Lyman Street as speed bumps to motorist of the ditch. Many have left their front end on the car on the ditch.

---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW.
Approved by the Mayor.

LEBRON-MARTINEZ, Bartley Ordered, that The City of Holyoke place a handicap parking sign for Carmen Roy at 11 Center St.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

MCGEE Ordered, that That the Polling Place for each of the voting precinct in the City of Holyoke for the Preliminary Election to be held Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, be and the same are hereby designated as follows:

ORDENA, que los lugares para cada recinto en la Ciudad de Holyoke para las Elecciones Preliminar Esta que se llevaran a cabo el Martes, 24 de Septiembre 2019, sea y al igual, por este medio designado lo siguente:

WARD THREE BARRIO TRES
PRECINCT A – Elmwood Engine House, South St.
RECINTO A – Elmwood Engine House, en la Calle South

PRECINCT B – Metcalf School Gym, 2019 Northampton St.
RECINTO B –Gimnasio de la Escuela Metcalf, 2019 de la Calle Northampton
---> Received and adopted.
Approved by the Mayor.

MCGEE Ordered, that That the Preliminary Election in the City of Holyoke for the choice of City Officers be and the same is hereby called to be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 in the several polling places as designated by the City Council. The polls will be opened at 7:00 a.m. in the forenoon and closed at 8:00 p.m. in the afternoon of said day, and all the voters in the several precincts in which they are entitled to vote, between said hours, may cast their votes by voting machines and paper ballots for the election of:
Que las Elecciones Preliminaria en la Cuidad de Holyoke, para el escojer de oficiales de la cuidad, sera llevado a cabo el Martes, 24, de Septiembre 2019 en los varios barrios, designados por la Asambleista Municipal. Los precintos estaran abiertos a las 7:00 a.m. de la manana y permaneceran abierto hasta las 8:00 p.m., cuando los precintos sean designado para votar en las horas dicha y hagan dado sus votos por medio de las maquinas de eleccion o por boletos de papel, para la eleccion de:

City Councilor Ward Three (3)/Asambleista Municipal Barrio tres (3)
---> Received and adopted.
Approved by the Mayor.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and take items 43, 44, 47, 51, 52 as a package
MCGIVERIN Ordered, that that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the "FY 2020 STATE 911 DEPARTMENT SUPPORT AND INCENTIVE GRANT" 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, September 3, 2019.

Alex B Morse, Mayor

---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the "CITY HALL STAINED GLASS WINDOWS" 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, September 3, 2019.

Alex B Morse, Mayor
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, Six thousand fourt hundred twenty two and 00/100 Dollars ($6,422.00) as follows:

FROM:
16101-51107 Library Assistant $1,846.00
16101-51111 Library Assistant Evenings 4.576.00
TOTAL: $6,422.00
TO:
16101-51102 Reference Library Assistant $1,846.00
16101-51110 Reference Library Assistant-Evening 4,576.00
TOTAL: $6,422.00

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

Alex B Morse, Mayor
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, One hundred thirty five and 80/100 Dollars ($135.80) as follows:

FROM:
12402-53050 Electric Inspections $135.80
TOTAL: $135.80
TO:
12401-51109 Pay-Head Clerk $33.41
12401-51110 Pay-Local Building Inspector 102.39
TOTAL: $135.80

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

Alex B Morse, Mayor
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, Two thousand five hundred fifty five and 00/100 Dollars ($2,555.00) as follows:

FROM:
11351-51105 Head Administrative Clerk $2,555.00
TOTAL: $2,555.00
TO:
11351-51102 Assistant City Auditor $2,555.00
TOTAL: $2,555.00

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

Alex B Morse, Mayor
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, Twenty two thousand six hundred forty three and 25/100 Dollars ($22,643.25) as follows:

FROM:
12201-51104 Lieutenants $7,846.53
12201-51105 Firefighters 4,796.72
TOTAL: $22,643.25
TO:
12201-51180 Injured on Duty $22,643.25
TOTAL: $22,643.25

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

Alex B Morse, Mayor
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, Ten thousand three hundred sixty six and 10/100 Dollars ($10,366.10) as follows:

FROM:
12101-51107 Patrolmen $10,366.10
TOTAL: $10,366.10
TO:
12101-51180 Injured on Duty $10,366.10
TOTAL: $10,366.10

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

Alex B Morse, Mayor
---> Passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 13--Nays 0--Absent 0.
Approved by the Mayor.

MCGIVERIN, Anderson-Burgos, Lisi Ordered, that Ordered, that the City of Holyoke create a Retail Center (RC) zone taking into account both present tenancies and desired future development of such properties, with appropriate criteria to ensure proper cohesive uses and promote continued mixed commercial / retail in Holyoke.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

MCGIVERIN, Anderson-Burgos, Lisi 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.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

MCGIVERIN, Anderson-Burgos, Lisi Ordered, that Ordered, that the City of Holyoke remove from its Code of Ordinances, Appendix A, Zoning Ordinance, Section 8.3 “Shopping Center Districts” and any other references to said zone and replace with Retail Center (RC).
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

MURPHY Ordered, that the Department of Public Works fill the potholes on Papineau Street nearest Main Street as soon as possible.  There are several holes on each side of the street.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW.
Approved by the Mayor.

MURPHY Ordered, that the City Engineer consider the possibility of constructing a speed bump on South Bridge Street adjacent to Valley Arena Park.  There have been several incidents of drivers speeding while children were crossing the street from the park.
---> Received and referred to the Public Safety Committee.

MURPHY Ordered, that the trees blocking both the stop sign and the no parking signs on S Bridge St at the corner of Sargeant Street be trimmed as soon as possible.

---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW.

MURPHY Ordered, that the DG&R committee meet with the superintendent of the DPW, and the health director to seek solutions to the problem of city owned and other vacant lots which seem to be neglected until there is a complaint.  The city needs to at least with city owned lots have a regular schedule for clean up and trash and other debris removal.
---> Received and referred to the Development and Governmental Relations Committee.

MURPHY Ordered, that the DPW create and place signs reading "Please Pick Up After Your Dog" and working with the board of health and animal control offices place them appropriately.  One area that definitely needs the signs are within the Churchill Homes area.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW, Animal Control, Board of Health.
Approved by the Mayor.

MURPHY, Lebron-Martinez Ordered, that the public safety committee meet with the chief of police, Officer Josue Colon, and Mass State Police Trooper, Mik Cutone to discuss the potential benefits of establishing a C3 program for the South Holyoke and Churchill areas and what actions are needed to make it as successful as possible.

---> Received and referred to the Public Safety Committee.

MURPHY Ordered, that the public safety committee meet with superintendent of the DPW, the police chief, Officer Colon, and Mike Cass, Springfield's graffiti removal director, to get a better understanding of the benefits of having someone responsible for graffiti removal.
---> Received and referred to the Public Safety Committee.

MURPHY Ordered, that the directors of community development, the office of planning and development, the Holyoke Housing authority meet with the DG&R committee to discuss the potential usage of HUD Section 108 funds to accelerate the redevelopment of the many city owned vacant lots within the city.
---> Received and referred to the Development and Governmental Relations Committee. Copy to OPED.

LATE FILED ORDERS & COMMUNICATIONS

MOA between City of Holyoke and NAGE R-1.
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

VALENTIN, Anderson-Burgos, Bartley, Bresnahan, Leahy, Lebron-Martinez, Lisi, McGee, McGiverin, Murphy, Sullivan, Tallman, Vacon Ordered, that That Betty Medina Lichtenstein receive a proclamation from the Holyoke City Council in recognition of her being selected as the madrina for the 2019 Springfield Puerto Rican Parade. Which will take place on September 15, 2019.
---> Received and adopted.

LISI Ordered, that the 30mph signs on Bemis Road be removed and replaced with 25mph signs (if necessary to achieve the new citywide speed-limit of 25 mph)
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee. Copy to Engineer.

LISI Ordered, that the City Assessor come before the City Council and explain the following:
1) whether it is indeed true that the mall will be receiving an reduction in assessed value from $220 Million to $205 Million (8% reduction in the taxes it owes the City)
2) whether the Assessor has the ability to make this change to assessed value unilaterally, or if there are other individuals/boards/departments involved
3) the methodology and all relevant documentation that was used to reassess the mall property
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee. Copy to Assessor.

 

Adjourn at 09:32 PM.
A true record
ATTEST:

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