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Holyoke City Council Meeting February 7, 2023

Feb 7 2023

7:00 pm City Hall Holyoke

536 Dwight St, Holyoke 01040

Agenda posted February 3, 2023, 12:30 PM

Status updates for orders

Meeting will take place at Holyoke City Hall, 536 Dwight St
and can also be accessed remotely via www.zoom.us
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Meeting ID: 859 1496 0000 Meeting Passcode: 657908 or by call in at 1 (646) 558-8656 with same Meeting ID and Passcode.

Live Spanish interpretation will be available on local access channel 15 using the television’s SAP option, through the live stream on the city website, as well as on the Zoom feed by clicking the interpretation option and choosing Spanish.

AGENDA FOR THE CITY COUNCIL
February 7,2023

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 “FY2022 EDWARD BYRNE MEMORIAL JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT, $37,248, NO 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. Recommended that the order be adopted

2. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that following the adoption of a resolution in support of the district, that the Ordinance Committee work with the mayor and the appropriate city and state departments to adopt an ordinance creating a Puerto Rican Cultural District within the City of Holyoke. Recommended that the order be adopted.

PUBLIC COMMENT

COMMUNICATIONS

3. From Mayor Joshua A. Garcia, letter reappointing Mr. Michael Dodge, 203 Ontario Ave. to serve as a member of the Conservation Commission for the City of Holyoke: Mr. Dodge will serve a three-year term; said term will expire on February 1, 2026.

4. From Mayor Joshua A. Garcia, letter reappointing Ms. Bernice Bowler, 26 Claren Dr. to serve as a member of the Conservation Commission for the City of Holyoke: Ms. Bowler will serve a three-year term; said term will expire February 1, 2026.

5. From Mayor Joshua A. Garcia letter appointing Ms. Jean Jonker, 198 Locust St. to serve as an Alternate of the Historical Commission for the City of Holyoke: Ms. Jonker will serve a three-year term; said term will expire on January 30, 2026.

6. From Mayor Joshua A. Garcia, letter reappointing Dr. John A. Perdrizet, 210 Linden St. to serve as a member of the Conservation commission for the City of Holyoke: Dr. Perdrizet will serve a three-year term; said term will expire on February 1, 2026.

7. From Brenna Murphy McGee, MMC & Jeffery Anderson-Burgos, Admin. Ass’t. to City Council minutes of January 17, 2023.

8. From Michael D. Bissonnette, Associate Solicitor opinion regarding Elected official appointment to Retirement Board.

9. From Tanya Wdowiak, City Auditor, List of Holyoke Disability Retirements as of February 28, 2023.

10. From Board of Assessors FY 2023 Tax Rates.

11. From Jeffery Anderson-Burgos, Admin. Ass’t. to City Council letter to Governor Maura Healey regarding two orders adopted on December 20, 2022.

12. From Alicia M. Zoeller, Administrator Office of Community Development Re: American Rescue plan Act Small Business Grant Program.

13. From Chief Pratt, update on order filed by Councilor Puello regarding Mayor Garcia Accident on city Vehicle, Vehicle Summary and Crash report.

14. From Melanson, City of Holyoke 2021 Financial Audit documents.

15. From Board of Fire Commission minutes of December 29, 2022.

16. From Blossom Flower, LLC notice of a community outreach meeting for a proposed marijuana transportation business at 1 Cabot St.

17. From Various Marijuana Establishments, Annual Reports

PETITIONS

18. Petition of Karen Spear for a renewal of a Home Occupation for a Nail Salon at 778 Homestead Ave.

19. Petition of The High End Management Company LLC, for a special permit extension for Marijuana Establishment at 110 Winter St.

20. Petition of Eloy Arocho, for a new special permit for a Auto body repair shop at 41 North Summer St.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

21. Ordinance Committee Reports (if any)

21A. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order Special Permit Application Evergreen Industries LLC at 1 Cabot St (048-01-010) to operate a marijuana cultivation establishment. Recommended that the order be adopted with the following conditions:
1. That the owner of the building always pay the commercial property tax rate to the extent allowed by federal, state, and local laws for the duration of the Special Permit.
2. That the business retains a minimum 30% Holyoke residents for non-security jobs.
3. That the hiring preference be given to security personnel that are retired Holyoke police or are a retired member of another police department that now lives in the city of Holyoke.
4. There shall be no marijuana consumption allowed on site.
5. That the hours of operation be set according to City ordinances.
6. That the applicant must abide by Massachusetts General Laws and guidances from the Cannabis Control Commission.
7. That the petitioner/applicant shall conform with city and state health laws, rules, and regulations, including odor nuisance controls, for the duration of the permit.
8. That if substantial progress has not occurred within 2 years of issuance of the Special Permit, an extension shall be required.

21B. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order Special Permit Application Infused Element LLC at 1 Cabot St (048-01-010) for a marijuana manufacturing establishment. Recommended that the order be adopted with the following conditions:
1. That the owner of the building always pay the commercial property tax rate to the extent allowed by federal, state, and local laws for the duration of the Special Permit.
2. That the business retains a minimum 30% Holyoke residents for non-security jobs.
3. That the hiring preference be given to security personnel that are retired Holyoke police or are a retired member of another police department that now lives in the city of Holyoke.
4. There shall be no marijuana consumption allowed on site.
5. That the hours of operation be set according to City ordinances.
6. That the applicant must abide by Massachusetts General Laws and guidances from the Cannabis Control Commission.
7. That the petitioner/applicant shall conform with city and state health laws, rules, and regulations, including odor nuisance controls, for the duration of the permit.
8. That if substantial progress has not occurred within 2 years of issuance of the Special Permit, an extension shall be required.

21C. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that an ordinance is created for “Pavement Cut Moratorium” proposed as new Section 78-59 Recommended that the order be adopted.

21D. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that the Sewer Use Policy be revised to include recent requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency. This would modify Chapter 90, Utilities, Article III- Sewers, Sections 90-81 “Definitions”, 90-83 “Use of public sewers” and all of Division 2 which is 90-111 through 90-122. Recommended that the order be adopted.

22. Finance Committee Reports (if any)

22A. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that 2-138 (e)(9)(b) Fire Department Stations Revolving Fund be updated to remove the language “payments received by Action Ambulance” and replace with “payments received from the City’s contracted ambulance provider.” Recommended that the order be adopted.

22B. 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 “2022/2023 Marcotte Ford Fire Equipment Donation, Estimated Value $9,890.52” 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 donation Recommended that the order be adopted.

22C. 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 “ADVANCING CLIMATE RESILIENCE AND HEALTH THROUGH URBAN FORESTRY, $13,500, NO 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. Recommended that the order be adopted.

22D. 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 “FY23 FIREFIGHTER SAFETY EQUIPMENT, $24,978.00, NO 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. Recommended that the order be adopted.

22E. 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 “STUDENT AWARENESS OF FIRE EDUCATION & SENIOR SAFE, 7,958.00, NO 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. Recommended that the order be adopted.

22F. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2023, FIVE THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($5,000.00) as follows:
FROM:
12101-51104 LIEUTENANTS $5,000.00
TOTAL: $5,000.00
TO:
12101-51103 CAPTAINS $5,000.00
TOTAL: $5,000.00 Recommended that the order be adopted

22G. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2023, TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($250,000.00) as follows:
FROM:
12101-51117 E911 DISPATCHERS $100,000.00
12101-51107 PATROLMEN 150,000.00
TOTAL: $250,000.00
TO:
12101-51300 OVERTIME $250,000.00
TOTAL: $250,000.00 Recommended that the order be adopted

22H. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that the Mayor be invited to a Finance meeting for presentation of a draft 5 year forecast model. Recommended that the order has been complied with

22I. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that our auditor review accounts to find any available funds in departments that are available for transfer to DPW for snow removal Recommended that the order has been complied with

22J. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order That Auditor please provide the City Council with a financial summary of how much revenue is generated by each department (not counting tax revenue) in FY 20 and FY 21 broken down by grant revenue and all other revenue. Please also exclude Sewer dept, Water dept, and G&E user fees. Goal is to understand how much revenue by dept is being generated excluding tax revenue Recommended that the order has been complied with

22K. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order That a request be made to the mayors office to provide the current list of businesses that received ARPA funding through the city business grant and each dollar amount awarded, to include rejected applicants Recommended that the order has been complied with

22L. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order From Tanya Wdowiak, City Auditor, FY 2022 and FY2023 Pilot Payments Recommended that the order has been complied with

22M. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order Second hand license application for Joseph Mazzola at 332 Pleasant St for Paper City Fabrics Recommended that the application be returned to the petitioner

23. Public Safety Committee Reports (if any)

24. Public Service Committee Reports (if any)

24A. The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order From Mayor Joshua A. Garcia, letter appointing Ms. Callie Niezgoda Flanagan, 38 Jefferson St. to serve as a member of the Holyoke Economic and Industrial Corporation (HEDIC): This seat on the Board of Directors represents the Finance Sector. This is a three year term; said term will expire on June 30, 2025. Recommended that the appointment be confirmed

24B. The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order that the City Council invite a representative from Soldier On as well as out Veterans Services Director to discuss support services for Veterans who fail to meet the requirements of Soldier On programs. Recommended that the order has been complied with

24C. The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order that the dpw work on putting up signs welcoming people to Holyoke at every highway entrance in 7 different languages. Recommended that the order has been complied with and be referred to the Tourism Advisory Committee

24D. The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order The Holyoke City Council encourages all city department heads to provide correspondence to Spanish-speaking persons in Spanish to the extent feasible. The Holyoke City Council particularly encourages that technical letters from the Mayor’s office, School Dept., Law Dept., Building Commissioner, Planning Board, City Clerk, License Board, and City Council, by translated into Spanish, upon request. Recommended that the order has been complied with

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

25A. The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred an order Cataldo Ambulance come before a future DGR meeting to discuss neighborhood concerns relative to parking, upkeep, siren noise and any other relevant issues at the South St. location.
Recommended that the order has been complied with

25B. The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred an order City of Holyoke License Agreement Cataldo Ambulance at 490 South St, 600 High St. and 33 Whiting Farms Rd Recommended that the order be advanced to the City Council

25C. The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred an order That the Honorable City Council, in accordance with M.G.L. ch. 30B and the Holyoke Procurement Ordinance, vote that the City of Holyoke accept the proposal and sell the surplus properties at 297, 301 & 303 Elm Street for $25,800.00 to Carrie and Arthur Naatz. The properties are contiguous parcels of vacant land on Elm Street at the corner of Sargeant Street and described by Assessor’s records as:
297 Elm Street (Assessors Map 004, Block 04, Parcel 005)
Approximately 6,360 square feet in size
Zoned Downtown Residential (DR)
Assessed value is $34,700.
301 Elm Street (Assessors Map 004, Block 04, Parcel 006)
Approximately 6,316 square feet in size
Zoned Downtown Residential (DR)
Assessed value is $34,700
303 Elm Street (Assessors Map 004, Block 04, Parcel 007)
Approximately 8,276 square feet in size.
Zoned Downtown Residential (DR)
Assessed value is $35,000. Recommended that the order be adopted

25D. The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred an order The City Council invite a representative from the Appalachian Mountain Club of Boston to a future DGR meeting to discuss the various hiking trails it maintains in Holyoke including the New England Trail that crosses state property from Rt. 141 (W-7) to Rt. 202 (W-5). Please invite Holyoke’s conservation director to attend, if available, and other interested parties. Recommended that the order has been complied with

25E. The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred an order Whiting Street Reservoir Committee Study Report Recommended that the order has been complied with

25F. The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred an order With Holyoke celebrating its 150th anniversary as a City, ORDER that DGR committee invite the committee chair (A. Vega) and any other committee members to a meeting to hear about any plans and to offer any suggestions. Recommended that the order has been complied with

26. Charter and Rules Committee Reports (if any)

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

MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS

28. MCGIVERIN, JOURDAIN — Order that the Director of the Office of Planning & Economic Development be authorized to provide a flexible work schedule for PSA members. Flexible work schedule will allow for evening meetings to be incorporated into the formal work day. A flexible schedule will still be required to fulfill the 35 hours a week requirement. All additional contractual and ordinances related to these positions will be adhered to.

29. MCGIVERIN — Ordered that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “Marcotte Ford Holyoke Police Department Equipment Donation, Est. Value $10,000” 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 donation.

30. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2023, TWO HUNDRED TWO THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($202,000.00) as follows:

FROM:
8815-10400 CANNABIS STABILIZATION $202,000.00
TOTAL: $202,000.00
TO:
.-. DPW MAIN STREET SAFETY PROJECT $202,000.00
TOTAL: $202,000.00

31. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2023, TWENTY SIX THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($26,000.00) as follows:

FROM:
8811-10400 CAPITAL STABILIZATION $26,000.00
TOTAL: $26,000.00
TO:
16302-52420 EQUIPMENT R & M – RECREATION $26,000.00
TOTAL: $26,000.00

32. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2023, TWENTY EIGHT THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED SEVENTEEN AND 37/100 Dollars ($28,117.37) as follows:

FROM:
12101-51104 LIEUTENANT $3,883.22
12101-51105 SERGEANT 10,085.70
12101-51107 PATROLMEN 14,148.45
TOTAL: $28,117.37
TO:
12101-51180 INJURED ON DUTY $28,117.37
TOTAL: $28,117.37

33. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2023, THREE THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($3,000.00) as follows:

FROM:
15432-57700 VETERANS BENEFITS-DIRECT $3,000.00
TOTAL: $3,000.00
TO:
.-. FY2023 VETERANS HERITAGE GRANT $3,000.00
TOTAL: $3,000.00

34. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2023, THREE HUNDRED NINETY NINE THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($399,000) as follows:

FROM:
8815-10400 CANNABIS STABILIZATION $399,000
TOTAL: $399,000
TO:
.-. DPW RACE STREET IMPROVEMENT $399,000
TOTAL: $399,000

35. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2023, SEVENTY THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($70,000) as follows:

FROM:
8815-10400 CANNABIS STABILIZATION $70,000
TOTAL: $70,000
TO:
.-. OPED CONTRACTED LEGAL SERVICES $70,000
TOTAL: $70,000

36. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2023, SEVEN THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($7,000.00) as follows:

FROM:
14261-51102 AUTOMOTIVE-MOTOR EQUIP REPAIRMAN $7,000.00
TOTAL: $7,000.00
TO:
14261-51300 OVERTIME $7,000.00
TOTAL: $7,000.00

37. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2023, ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($100,000) as follows:

FROM:
8815-10400 CANNABIS STABILIZATION $100,000
TOTAL: $100,000
TO:
.-. OPED PUBLIC ART/COMMUNITY BENEFIT $100,000
TOTAL: $100,000

38. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2023, ONE HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($150,000) as follows:

FROM:
8815-10400 CANNABIS STABILIZATION $150,000
TOTAL: $150,000
TO:
.-. OPED MUNICIPAL SUPPORT/MASTER PLAN $150,000
TOTAL: $150,000

39. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2023, EIGHT THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED EIGHTY EIGHT AND 00/100 Dollars ($8,788.00) as follows:

FROM:
2601-10400 TNC RIDESHARE $8,788.00
TOTAL: $8,788.00
TO:
11752-53010 OTHER CONTRACTED SERVICES $8,788.00
TOTAL: $8,788.00

40. MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2023, EIGHT HUNDRED NINETEEN AND 25/100 Dollars ($819.25) as follows:

FROM:
12201-51105 FIREFIGHTER $819.25
TOTAL: $819.25
TO:
12201-51180 INJURED ON DUTY $819.25
TOTAL: $819.25

41. MCGIVERIN — that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “” 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. MCGIVERIN — that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “STATE HISTORICAL RECORDS ADVISORY BOARD (SHRAB) FY2023 VETERAN’S HERITAGE GRANT, $26,238, 50% MATCH $13,238, $3K CASH & IN KIND, ” 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.

43. MCGIVERIN — that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “FY2023 SENATOR CHARLES E. SHANNON, JR., COMMUNITY SAFETY INITIATIVE (SHANNON CSI), $566,355.26, NO 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.

44. MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI — Ordered that the City Council invite our state delegation to attend a Development & Government Relations meeting to provide the City Council with a legislative update for the year ahead.

45. MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI — Ordered, that pursuant to Rule 9P, that the following order be discharged from the Ordinance Committee and returned to the Council and placed on the floor for immediate action:
Ordered that the Law Department be given the authority to hire a paralegal above mid range up to no more than max without needing further approval from CC due to special circumstances.
—>  Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee on 12-20-22

46. TALLMAN — Ordered, That the City Engineer consider a Do Not Block the Box at 56 Jackson St. Since the state started detouring traffic for the 391 construction project, it has been difficult at times to exit and enter the premises for employees and customers at all businesses located at 56 Jackson St

47. ANDERSON-BURGOS — Ordered that the DPW place a “STOP SIGN AHEAD” on the G&E pole #8 near 59 Magnolia Avenue. (Refer to Public Safety copy to DPW)

48. ANDERSON-BURGOS — That a flashing stop sign be installed to replace the current standard stop sign located on Magnolia Ave going up Portland St. Cars are speeding and ignoring the current stop sign.
(Refer to Public Safety copy to DPW)

49. GIVNER — With Community support, That all four way intersections include either red blinking lights or solar powered stop signs, AND that any new stop signs installed include solar powered lighting.
-To DPW / Copy to public safety.

50. GIVNER — With Community support, That the City Forester provide a safety action plan and timeline for annual maintenance/tree trimming at intersections throughout the city.
-To Public Safety  / Copy to City Forester

51. GIVNER — Per Constituent request, that an additional handicap parking space be added at 204 Oak St. for Josephine Rivera. Although a designated handicap space was created during the summer of 2022, that space is regularly occupied by other vehicles with handicap plates, indicating additional need.

52. JOURDAIN, VACON — Ordered, that City Council Rule 9P be modified to add: Only those items that are reasonably expected to be taken up at the meeting (per open meeting law) will be published on the meeting agenda.  Items “deemed tabled” by virtue of their existence in the committee jacket for 45 days will not be published on the active agenda.  Listing every item in the entire committee jacket on every agenda will create confusing agendas for Councilors and the general public when the vast majority of items will never be considered at that meeting and create the false impression that they will be.  This will create an absurd result that appears to be a violation of the Open Meeting Law.

53. JOURDAIN, VACON — Ordered, that Ordinance 2-421 be amended to include all public hearings so that the public has an opportunity to truly participate in their government and to advance transparency.

54. JOURDAIN — Ordered, that Administrative Assistant of the City Council please remind all Boards and Commissions to publish their minutes on the city website, as well as, video if the meeting had a remote option.

55. MCGEE — Ordered, that the residency requirement for the CPO/Purchasing Director position be removed.

56. MCGEE — That the City Council present a Proclamation to Amie Chrzanowski for her outstanding work and dedication as an interim director of the BPW

57. MCGEE — That the Board of Public works Commission provide an update on the new sewer rate.

58. MCGEE — Ordered, that the City Treasurer be invited into a Finance meeting to update on his cleanup efforts within the department.

59. MCGEE — Ordered that all roads and sign issues (including ordinances) be sent to the Public Safety Committee instead of Ordinance Committee

60. MCGEE — Ordered that all employment related ordinance issues be sent to the Public Service Committee instead of Ordinance Committee

61. MCGEE —  Ordered that the Public Service Committee be renamed the Public Service and Human Resources Committee

62. MCGEE — Ordered, that pursuant to Rule 9P, that the following order be discharged from the Ordinance Committee and returned to the Council and placed on the floor for immediate action:
Order that section 2-40 and section 2-41 of the City Ordinances regarding vacation leave be amended to credit a new employee and existing employees with additional paid vacation time based on relative prior employment experience and/or based on the new vacation schedule below:

Vacation leave* with full pay shall be accrued based upon the length of continuous employment as of the benefit eligibility date as follows:
Less than five years 15 days*
At least five years 20 days*
At least 10 years 25 days*
At least 20 years 30 days*
—>  Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee on 12-20-22.

63. MCGEE — Ordered, that pursuant to Rule 9P, that the following order be discharged from the Ordinance Committee and returned to the Council and placed on the floor for immediate action:
Ordered, that Sections 2-40 and 2-41 of the Holyoke City Ordinances be updated to correct accrual language in 2-40 (e) and (g) and 2-41 (b)
—>  Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee on 12-20-22.

64. MCGEE — Ordered, that pursuant to Rule 9P, that the following order be discharged from the Ordinance Committee and returned to the Council and placed on the floor for immediate action: Order that Sec 2-40 and Sec 2-41 of the City Ordinances regarding Vacation Leave be amended to add language that the City may credit a new employee with additional paid vacation time based on relative prior employment experience.
———->Tabled in Ordinance Committee on August 23, 2022.

65. MCGEE — Ordered, that pursuant to Rule 9P, that the following order be discharged from the Ordinance Committee and returned to the Council and placed on the floor for immediate action:  Order that section 2-35f personal days be amended to 4 days.
—>  Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee on 12-20-22.

LATE FILED ORDERS AND COMMUNICATIONS

A. From Rory Casey, City Treasurer, 2022 Salary Reports, City of Holyoke Top 100, Holyoke Public Schools Top 100, Elected Officials
*Updated February 3, 2023, 12:30 PM

B. Release and Settlement agreement between the City of Holyoke and Travelers Insurance
*Updated February 6, 2023, 9:55 AM

C. MCGIVERIN — Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2023, FOUR HUNDRED THIRTY TWO THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($432,000) as follows:
FROM:
2602-10400 INSURANCE CLAIMS/SETTLEMENTS > $150K $432,000
TOTAL: $432,000
TO:
14102-53009 CONTRACT SERV. -CLAIMS/SETTLEMENTS $432,000
TOTAL: $432,000
*Updated February 6, 2023, 9:55 AM

D. MCGEE — Order to make the entrance to the Wherehouse as Jimmy Curran Way.
*Updated February 6, 2023, 4:25 PM

E. From Kelly Curran, Personnel Director, Vacation and Personnel Day Data
*Updated February 7, 2023, 8:40 AM

F. From Mayor Garcia, letter in support of Councilor McGee’s orders to update vacation ordinance
*Updated February 7, 2023, 9:35 AM

G. Settlement agreement between the City of Holyoke and the International Brotherhood of Police Officers, Local #409
*Updated February 7, 2023, 1:47 PM

H. MCGIVERIN — Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2023, FIFTY ONE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED FIFTY TWO AND 00/100 Dollars ($51,952.00) as follows:
FROM:
12101-51510      SICK BUYBACK                        $51,952.00
LOCAL #409 HPD SUPERVISORS MOA                       .
TOTAL: $51,952.00
TO:
12101-51103      CAPTAINS                    $9,409.00
12101-51104      LIEUTENANTS              16,218.00
12101-51105      SERGEANTS                26,325.00
TOTAL: $51,952.00
*Updated February 7, 2023, 1:47 PM

 

 

 

Addendum:

LATE FILES FROM PREVIOUS MEETING

A. From Lisa A. Ball, City Solicitor Settlement Agreement By and Between The City of Holyoke and NAGE R1-180, Clerical Union.

B. MCGEE — Ordered that 2-138 (e)(9)(b) Fire Department Stations Revolving Fund be updated to remove the language “payments received by Action Ambulance” and replace with “payments received from the City’s contracted ambulance provider.”

C. MCGIVERIN — that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “ADVANCING CLIMATE RESILIENCE AND HEALTH THROUGH URBAN FORESTRY, $13,500, NO 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.

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

City-Council-Agenda-February-7-2023.pdf
January 23, 2023
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Item-5-2-7-23-City-Council-Meeting-Minutes.pdf
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Jeffery Anderson-Burgos
Administrative Assistant to the City Council

Holyoke City Hall
536 Dwight St, Room 10
Holyoke, MA 01040
Regular hours 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Meeting days 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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