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Holyoke City Council Meeting June 7, 2022

Jun 7 2022

7:00 pm City Hall Holyoke

536 Dwight St, Holyoke 01040

Status updates for orders

El Consejo Municipal 7 de junio 2022

 

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: 849 0970 0511 Meeting Passcode: 342401 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
June 7, 2022

LAID ON THE TABLE

1. FY 2023 Municipal Budget( Second reading)

PUBLIC COMMENT

COMMUNICATIONS

2. From Mayor Joshua A. Garcia, letter reappointing Mr. Francis Hoey, 90 Lexington Ave. to serve as a commissioner of the Gas & Electric for the City of Holyoke: Mr. Hoey will serve a six year term; said term will expire July 1, 2028.

3. From Mayor Joshua A. Garcia letter appointing Nathan Chung, 9 Prew Ave Apt 4A, to serve as a Commissioner of the Planning Board for the City of Holyoke: Mr. Chung will replace Mr. John Kelly and will serve a three year term; said term will expire on June 30, 2025.

4. From Mayor Joshua A. Garcia, appointment of Lisa Ball as City Solicitor

5. From Brenna Murphy McGee, MMC and Jeffery Anderson-Burgos, Admin. Ass't. to City Council minutes of May 17, 2022.

6. From Councilor Maldanado-Velez regarding 988 number: https://namimass.org/wp-content/uploads/MAMHNAMIMassFact_988ImplementationH2081S1274.pdf

7. From Law Department, MOA from local 1459

8. From School Committee Member Rebecca Birks, resignation effective July 29, 2022.

9. From Jose Bayron Chairman Parks & Rec and Helene Busby Vice Chairman letter appointing Tom Reynolds as the new director .

10. A resolution to file and accept a conservation grant with and from The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of energy and environmental affairs for the acquisition of land for the Anniversary Hill Park aka Crafts Hill/Scott Tower project.

11. Mackenzie Stadium lease dated May 9. 2022.

12. From Holyoke Redevelopment Authority Executive meeting minutes for the following dates:
Aug.. 21, 2019
October 21, 2020
January 20, 2021
March 2, 2021
April 21, 2021
May 26, 2021
June 9, 2021
August 18, 2021
September 29, 2021.
Included also, regular meeting minutes of March 16 & March 30, 2022.

13. From Holyoke Board of Health minutes of February 3 and March 1, 2022.

14. From Board of Fire Commission minutes of March 17 April 21, 2022.

 

PETITIONS

15. Petition for a renewal of a Second Hand license at 250 Westfield Rd. (Dollar general)

16. Petition for a renewal of a Second hand license for ECOATM, LLC at 50 Holyoke St. ( Holyoke Mall)

17. Petition of ECOATM. LLC for a renewal of a Second hand license at 2261 Northampton St. (inside Dollar General).

18. Petition of Ahava, LLC for a special permit for a Marijuana Facility for cultivation and product manufacturing at 333 Canal St.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

19. Ordinance Committee Reports (if any)

19A. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that the City Solicitor research how other law departments are set up in Western Massachusetts. How many lawyers does each law department employ, are they full or part-time, do they hire outside counsel or handle all legal matters in their law department? Recommended that the order has been complied with

19B. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order That a handicap sign be placed in front of 439 Beech St. for Luis Figueroa, placard #PL4620943 Recommended that the order has been complied with

19C. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order The Holyoke zoning ordinances shall be amended to no longer allow day-care services in R-1 or R-2 district by right but only by a city council special permit Recommended that the order be denied.

19D. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order ORDERED: that a Capital Stabilization Account be established which must be created by the end of FY22 in order to be active for FY23 Awaiting disposition

19E. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order ORDERED: that a Sewer Enterprise Stabilization Account be established which must be created by the end of FY22 in order to be active for FY23 Awaiting disposition

20. Finance Committee Reports (if any)

20A. 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 "DCR URBAN & COMMUNITY FORESTRY GRANT AWARD-PUBLIC TREE INVENTORY, $30,000, 25% IN KIND 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.

20B. 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 "LWCF ANNIVERSARY HILL PARK LAND ACQUISITION, $150,000, " 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.

20C. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, EIGHT THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED AND 00/100 Dollars ($8,600.00) as follows:
FROM:
14301-51103 LABORER-REFUSE $8,600.00
TOTAL: $8,600.00
TO:
14221-51300 OVERTIME-BUILDING MAINTENANCE $800.00
14301-51300 OVERTIME REFUSE 7,800.00
TOTAL: $8,600.00 Recommended that the order be adopted.

20D. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, FIVE THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($5,000.00) as follows:
FROM:
14211-51103 PAY-OFFICE MANAGER $5,000.00
TOTAL: $5,000.00
TO:
14801-51105 PAY-PART TIME CLERK $5,000.00
TOTAL: $5,000.00 Recommended that the order be adopted.

20E. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, FOUR HUNDRED TEN AND 00/100 Dollars ($410.00) as follows:
FROM:
14211-51103 OFFICE MANAGER $410.00
TOTAL: $410.00
TO:
60401-51300 OVERTIME-WWTP CLERKS $410.00
TOTAL: $410.00 Recommended that the order be adopted.

20F. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, FOUR THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED NINETY FIVE AND 00/100 Dollars ($4,195.00) as follows:
FROM:
16501-51106 PAY - HMEO $4,195.00
TOTAL: $4,195.00
TO:
16391-51101 PAY-SENIOR BUILDING CUSTODIAN $760.00
16931-51102 PAY-BUILDING CUSTODIAN 3.00
16931-51300 PAY-OVERTIME 1,100.00
60401-51105 PAY-PRINCIPAL CLERK/STENO 2,332.00
TOTAL: $4,195.00 Recommended that the order be adopted.

20G. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, ONE THOUSAND FIFTY AND 00/100 Dollars ($1,050.00) as follows:
FROM:
14211-51103 OFFICE MANAGER $1,050.00
TOTAL: $1,050.00
TO:
14211-51106 SUPERINTENDANT OF OUTDOOR WORKS $1,050.00
TOTAL: $1,050.00 Recommended that the order be adopted.

20H. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, SEVEN HUNDRED EIGHTY FOUR AND 00/100 Dollars ($784.00) as follows
FROM:
14261-51102 PAY-MOTOR EQUIPMENT REPAIRMAN $784.00
TOTAL: $784.00
TO:
14261-51105 PAY-EVT MECHANIC $700.00
14261-51106 PAY-POLICE FLEET MECHANIC 84.00
TOTAL: $784.00 Recommended that the order be adopted.

20I. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, SEVENTEEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND 00/100 Dollars ($17,500.00) as follows:
FROM:
14801-51101 PARKING CONTROL OFFICER $17,500.00
TOTAL: $17,500.00
TO:
14252-53100 SNOW REMOVAL SERVICES $17,500.00
TOTAL: $17,500.00 Recommended that the order be adopted.

20J. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, SEVENTY THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($70,000) as follows:
FROM:
15432-57700 VETERAN BENEFITS - DIRECT $70,000
TOTAL: $70,000
TO:
11512-53010 SPECIAL COUNSEL $70,000
TOTAL: $70,000 Recommended that the order be adopted.

20K. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, THIRTY ONE THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($31,000.00) as follows:
FROM:
16501-51106 HMEO-PARKS $15,000.00
16501-51109 PARK MAINTENANCE MAN 16,000.00
TOTAL: $31,000.00
TO:
14222-52509 R&M POLICE STATION $31,000.00
TOTAL: $31,000.00 Recommended that the order be adopted.

20L. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, TWELVE THOUSAND ONE AND 00/100 Dollars ($12,001.00) as follows:
FROM:
16501-51106 PAY-HMEO $12,001.00
TOTAL: $12,001.00
TO:
16501-51300 PAY -OVERTIME $4,000.00
12941-51101 PAY-FORESTER 1.00
12941-51300 PAY-OVERTIME 8,000.00
TOTAL: $12,001.00 Recommended that the order be adopted.

20M. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, TWELVE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED THIRTY EIGHT AND 00/100 Dollars ($12,338.00) as follows:
FROM:
14211-51108 PAY-SAFETY INSPECTOR $10.988.00
14301-51103 PAY-LABORER 1,350.00
TOTAL: $12,338.00
TO:
14301-51106 PAY-WASTE RECYCLING COORDINATOR $12,338.00
TOTAL: $12,338.00 Recommended that the order be adopted.

20N. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, TWENTY ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED TWENTY AND 00/100 Dollars ($21,720.00) as follows:
FROM:
14251-51105 PAY-POWER SHOVEL OPERATOR $21,720.00
TOTAL: $21,720.00
TO:
14251-51101 PAY-PW FOREMAN/H&B $840.00
14251-51300 PAY-OVERTIME 12,000.00
14251-51301 PAY-SNOW REMOVAL OVERTIME 8,880.00
TOTAL: $21,720.00 Recommended that the order be adopted.

20O. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, TWENTY THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($20,000) as follows:
FROM:
15101-51109 SANITARIAN I $20,000
TOTAL: $20,000
TO:
15102-53100 PERMITTING SOFTWARE $20,000
TOTAL: $20,000 Recommended that the order be adopted.

20P. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, TWENTY TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND 00/100 Dollars ($22,500.00) as follows:
FROM:
14221-51500 VACATION BUYBACK-BUILDING MAINT $6,000.00
14251-51500 VACATION BUYBACK-HIGHWAY 9,500.00
14251-51830 CLOTHING ALLOWANCE - HIGHWAY 1,000.00
14261-51500 VACATION BUYBACK - AUTO 3,500.00
14801-51500 VACATION BUYBACK - PARKING 2,500.00
TOTAL: $22,500.00
TO:
14252-53100 SNOW REMOVAL SERVICES $22,500.00
TOTAL: $22,500.00 Recommended that the order be adopted.

20Q. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, TWO HUNDRED THIRTY ONE THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($231,000.00) as follows:
FROM:
14101-51105 SENIOR CIVIL ENGINEER $7,500.00
14211-51101 GENERAL SUPERINTENDANT 3,000.00
14211-51103 OFFICE MANAGER 20,000.00
14301-51102 HMEO-REFUSE 42,000.00
14301-51103 LABORER-REFUSE 4,200.00
14251-51104 HMEO-HIGHWAY 91,000.00
14251-51105 POWER SHOVEL OPERATOR-HIGHWAY 14,000.00
14251-51106 PROP MAINT & DEMO WORKER 1,300.00
14251-51107 LABORER-HIGHWAY 30,000.00
14261-51102 MOTOR EQUIPMENT REPAIRMAN 18,000.00
TOTAL: $231,000.00
TO:
14252-53100 SNOW REMOVAL SERVICES $231,000.00
TOTAL: $231,000.00 Recommended that the order be adopted.

20R. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED SEVENTY FIVE AND 00/100 Dollars ($2,575.00) as follows:
FROM:
14221-51104 LABORER-BUILDING MAINTENANCE $2,575.00
TOTAL: $2,575.00
TO:
14221-51105 BUILDING CUSTODIAN $2,575.00
TOTAL: $2,575.00 Recommended that the order be adopted.

20S. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order That there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2023 from fiscal year 2022 free cash a sum of ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY THOUSAND AND 00/100 ($170,000) as follows:
FROM: FY2022 FREE CASH
TO: 11512-53010 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES - OUTSIDE COUNSEL Recommended that the order be adopted.

20T. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order That there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2023 from fiscal year 2022 free cash a sum of ONE HUNDRED THIRTY THOUSAND AND 00/100 DOLLARS ($130,000) as follows:
FROM: FY2022 FREE CASH
TO: 11212-53009 MAYOR'S CONTRACTED SERVICES
For consulting services for a police audit, parking management study, trash management and recycling study, and other special projects as needed Recommended that the order be adopted.

20U. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order That there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2023 from fiscal year 2022 free cash a sum of SIXTY EIGHT THOUSAND AND 00/100 DOLLARS ($68,000) as follows:
FROM: FY2022 FREE CASH
TO: 14102-53010 PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES Recommended that the order be adopted.

20V. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order That there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2023 from fiscal year 2022 free cash a sum of TEN THOUSAND AND 00/100 DOLLARS ($10,000) as follows:
FROM: FY2022 FREE CASH
TO: 11122-53180 SYSTEMS HARDWARE - CITY COUNCIL Recommended that the order be adopted.

20W. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order That there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2023 from fiscal year 2022 free cash a sum of TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND 00/100 DOLLARS ($25,500) as follows:
FROM: FY2022 FREE CASH
TO: 11552-53010 COMPUTER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
For one time on boarding and onetime server back up costs Recommended that the order be adopted.

20X. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order That there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2023 from fiscal year 2022 free cash a sum of TWO HUNDRED FORTY THOUSAND AND 00/100 DOLLARS ($240,000) as follows:
FROM: FY2022 FREE CASH
TO: 11212-53009 MAYOR'S CONTRACTED SERVICES
For consulting services with ongoing municipal finance support to improve internal controls, systems, policies, and procedures of management of municipal finance specifically in the offices of the Treasurer, Auditor, and Assessor Recommended that the order be adopted.

20Y. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order That there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2023 from fiscal year 2022 Sewer Enterprise free cash a sum of THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND AND 00/100 DOLLARS ($300,000) as follows:
FROM: FY2022 SEWER ENTERPRISE FREE CASH
TO: 60402-53011 SEWER - PROFESSIONAL & TECHNICAL SERVICES
For consulting services to analyze sewer contract Recommended that the order be adopted.

20Z. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2023, FORTY FIVE THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($45,000) as follows:
FROM:
8815-10400 CANNABIS STABILIZATION $45,000
TOTAL: $45,000
TO:
19441-51109 CANNABIS PLANNER II $45,000
TOTAL: $45,000 Recommended that the order be adopted.

20[. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order That there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2023 from fiscal year 2022 free cash a sum of ONE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED NINETY ONE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED AND NINETY ONE AND 00/100 DOLLARS ($1,591,291) as follows:
FROM: FY2022 FREE CASH
TO: FUND 8815 CANNABIS IMPACT & INNOVATION STABILIZATION
This totals collected Cannabis Impact Fee revenue per Host Community Agreements that were credited to the City's general fund prior to the creation of a dedicated special revenue account for Impact Fees Recommended that the order be adopted.

20\. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that the City Council agrees that they would like the MSBA to invite the district to use the MSBA's model school program to explore if this option would have some financial benefit to the Peck Middle School Project Recommended that the order be adopted.

20]. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that the City Council agrees to proceed with using the previously selected consultants in accordance with the letter of attorney general's office, letter dated, feb 10, 2021 unless a model school is selected Recommended that the order be adopted.

20^. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that the City Council agrees to use the district's prior feasibility study conclusion to proceed with new construction for the Peck Middle School Recommended that the order be adopted

20_. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order ORDERED: that a Capital Stabilization Account be established which must be created by the end of FY22 in order to be active for FY23 Recommended that the order be referred to the Ordinance Committee.

20`. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order ORDERED: that a Sewer Enterprise Stabilization Account be established which must be created by the end of FY22 in order to be active for FY23 Recommended that the order be referred to the Ordinance committee.

20a. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order That the Mayor please provide funds from the Sewer Stabilization Funds to retain a consulting firm to do a prior 5 fiscal year review of the current Suez agreement and how are bill was calculated to ensure the city was charged properly. That they also evaluate Suez’s renewal proposal (if any), to study a return to public operations, or to evaluate other options. The firm should help the city with the development of an RFP for this proposal and serve as our consultant from start to finish on the procurement and selection of the vendor or public operations of our city wasterwater treatment operations. The selected firm will work under the direction of the mayor with input from the City Council and related departments. Public presentation(s) and written findings with the City Council will be expected at various benchmarks in the process. Recommended that the order has been complied with

20b. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order From Atty Kathleen Degnan, Assistant City Solicitor, Legal opinion on expenditure of CPA funds for Girls Inc Recommended that the order has been complied with

20c. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order From David M. Conti, Manager Holyoke Water Works letter informing that the Board of Water Commission approved to increase the Water rate effective July 1, 2022 Recommended that the order has been complied with

20d. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order From Lisa Ball, Acting City Solicitor, letter re: Fire Chief's Contract Recommended that the order is in compliance pending passage of the budget

20e. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order That the Council on Aging Director provide the City Council with a report for the period FY 2017 – FY 2022 (the current year) on the senior tax work off program established in Ordinance 82-4. Specifically, I would like to know how many seniors have signed up each year for the lottery?, how many were selected each yr?, what date annually is the lottery held and where and how conducted?, what departments did they work?, is a report made of their work?, how much in taxes were worked off in total?, is the program properly advertised?, is it functioning as intended?, should there be any modifications to the program (such as means testing the applicants, changing the $750 annual limit, increasing/decreasing number of slots, etc) Recommended that the order has been complied with.

21. Public Safety Committee Reports (if any)

22. Public Service Committee Reports (if any)

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

23A. The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred an order A resolution in Support of a Fair Share Amendment. Recommended that the order be referred to the City Council

23B. The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred an order From Damian J. Cote, Building Commissioner, letter re: Property Preservation Group 5 year report Recommended that the order has been complid with

23C. The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred an order That OPED and legal identify the impact and possibility of adding the following two conditions as standard to the RFP process for city properties.
1. If a chosen proposal is projecting XX amount in building rehab costs, that the city be entitled to require proof showing that said amount was actually spent upon completion. If the actual cost is under the estimated amount, that the city be entitled to additional payment or conditions that value said amount.
2. Chosen proposal property must require electric or natural gas HVAC systems Recommended that the order has been complied with

23D. The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred an order That OPED be invited to discuss the RFP process for city properties offered to the public for bid beginning from the point of city acquisition to the end of the time period the city has to reclaim the property. This conversation will inform the public of steps they can take if they’re interested in acquiring city properties and allow us to identify areas for procedural improvement Recommended that the order has been complied with

23E. The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred an order Petition of Michael Morin for a 6.4 Signs Special Permit at 938 Main Street Recommended that the petition be referred to the Planning Board

24. Charter and Rules Committee Reports (if any)

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

25A. The Committee on Joint Committee of City Council and School to whom was referred an order that the school committee along with HPS present 3rd grade literacy outcomes of the past 5 years (including COVID year) along with steps taken to address said outcomes. Recommended thatthe order has been complied with

25B. The Committee on Joint Committee of City Council and School to whom was referred an order That the School Receiver Mr Soto and his team be requested to develop a formal financial literacy curriculum for the schools as a measure to increase financial literacy of students and to end the cycle of poverty in the city. Recommended that the order has been complied with

MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS

26. JOURDAIN -- That an ordinance be created that requires a department head to report (with an incident report explaining the cause) of any loss in their department over $250 in value to the City Council and Mayor within 30 days.

27. JOURDAIN -- That an ordinance be created that requires that when notices need to be sent to abutters for public notices involving lots without buildings that the address closest to the subject property be listed as a reference point plus a plot plan/lot lines of the subject property be included so abutters can determine the exact location of the subject property they are being notified about.

28. JOURDAIN, RIVERA_I -- That City Council create an ordinance that states that no department establishes user fees until those have been established by ordinance (unless governed under some other law).  Additionally, that a pool pass system be established which allows all Holyoke residents to receive a free pool pass for city pool administered by the Parks & Recreation dept.  A fee shall be established for non-Holyoke residents only at a rate to be determined by ordinance

29. JOURDAIN -- That the City Clerk enforce Ordinance 30-1(g) relative to broker of record semi-annual disclosure reports and please post them on the City Clerk’s website for the period 1/15/2013 to current.  Please notify the City Council when this has been complied with.

30. JOURDAIN -- That the Purchasing Director and/or City Auditor please provide the City Council with the current police car leasing agreement for our review.  Please also provide us a financial summary on how many vehicles we have received for prior 3 years and total payments made under the agreement.

31. JOURDAIN --   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.

32. MALDONADO-VELEZ -- That a handicap sign be placed in front of 563 So. Canal St. for William Vazquez, placard # PL2290306.

33. MALDONADO-VELEZ -- Order that we add to our charter that if a councilor is absent from a full council meeting for more than 3 consecutive meetings without written notice, their seat is considered open.

34. MALDONADO-VELEZ -- Order that when a vacancy opens up in city council with more than 6 months left of the term, that a special election is required.

35. MALDONADO-VELEZ -- Order that we have a "Public Hearing" section in our city website that will let the public know all of the public hearings that are currently open. In addition, a monthly message that goes out on social media and/or other forms of communication to let people know what hearings are open.

36. MALDONADO-VELEZ -- Order that we fund the Public Safety line item with $200,000 and create a Department of Public Care and Safety that is separate from police, fire department, and others currently being tasked with the job of public safety. The role will work on setting up a department that will provide multiple types of civilian responders to community needs, including peer response to mental health and substance use crises, as an alternative to police response. They will work with community partners to create spaces like the winter warming shelters and connecting all community partners and the public to their services. Regionally work with other communities that have instituted a similar department. Will also work on expanding the usage of the 988 number rolling out July 16th.

37. MALDONADO-VELEZ -- Order that we create a new role that would lead the Department of Public Care and Safety.

38. MCGEE -- Ordered, a resolution that the City Council of Holyoke, in accordance with its charter, by-laws and ordinances, has voted to authorize the following, in response to the April 27th letter from the Massachusetts School Building Authority regarding Feasibility Study and Schematic Design:

The City Council agrees to proceed based on its previously completed Feasibility Study submittal dated July 11, 2018, accepting the District’s conclusion to proceed with new construction and not further pursue an addition/renovation option at the William R. Peck School. The City Council plans to proceed utilizing the consultants procured during the
previous Statement of Interest in accordance with the letter from the Attorney General’s office dated February 10, 2021, unless it selects a model school designer. The City Council agrees to request the MSBA to invite the District to use the MSBA’s Model School Program.
This resolution was approved by the Holyoke City Council on (date).

39. MCGEE -- The city council issue a proclamation to Jose Garcia for serving as a Commissioner for the DPW, SEWER, and STORMWATER AUTHORITY for over 26 years.

40. MCGEE, JOURDAIN -- that the city declare West Cherry an official city street. The street is in terrible condition and needs to be replaced.

41. MCGEE -- Order the city repave west cherry asap.

42. MCGEE -- That the City Council and School Committee hold a joint meeting to appoint a new Ward 3 School Committe Member following the resignation of Rebecca Birks.

43. MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, FIFTEEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED TWENTY SEVEN AND 32/100 Dollars ($15,527.32) as follows:

FROM:
12101-51104 LIEUTENANT $3,883.22
12101-51105 SERGEANTS 6,723.80
12101-51107 PATROLMEN 4,920.30
TOTAL: $15,527.32
TO:
12101-51180 INJURED ON DUTY $15,527.32
TOTAL: $15,527.32

44. MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, FOUR THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED EIGHTY AND 12/100 Dollars ($4,480.12) as follows:

FROM:
12201-51105 FIREFIGHTERS $4,480.12
TOTAL: $4,480.12
TO:
12201-51180 INJURED ON DUTY $4,480.12
TOTAL: $4,480.12

45. MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, FOUR THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED EIGHTY AND 12/100 Dollars ($4,480.12) as follows:

FROM:
12201-51105 FIREFIGHTER $4,480.12
TOTAL: $4,480.12
TO:
12201-51180 INJURED ON DUTY $4,480.12
TOTAL: $4,480.12

46. MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, TWO HUNDRED SEVEN AND 64/100 Dollars ($207.64) as follows:

FROM:
11751-51240 TEMP/SEASONAL $207.64
TOTAL: $207.64
TO:
11751-51300 OVERTIME $207.64
TOTAL: $207.64

47. MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, ELEVEN THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED FIFTY AND 66/100 Dollars ($11,350.66) as follows:

FROM:
12201-51105 FIREFIGHTERS $11,350.66
TOTAL: $11,350.66
TO:
12201-51109 PAY-ASSISTANT SUPERVISOR - ALARMS $11,350.66
TOTAL: $11,350.66

48. MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, THREE HUNDRED FOUR AND 71/100 Dollars ($304.71) as follows:

FROM:
11382-53190 EDUCATION & TRAINING $304.71
TOTAL: $304.71
TO:
11381-51300 OVERTIME $304.71
TOTAL: $304.71

49. MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, FIFTY THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($50,000) as follows:

FROM:
15432-57700 VETERANS BENEFITS- DIRECT $50,000
TOTAL: $50,000
TO:
19412-57630 CLAIMS & DAMAGES $50,000
TOTAL: $50,000

50. MCGIVERIN -- that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the "REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION GRANT PROGRAM, $25,000, 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.

51. MCGIVERIN -- that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the "FY23 SHARED STREETS AND SPACES, $200,000, 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.

52. MCGIVERIN -- that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the "DIVERTING JUVENILES AND EMERGING ADULTS FROM CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM INVOLVEMENT, $50,000, 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.

53. MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, ONE MILLION AND 00/100 Dollars ($1,000,000) as follows:

FROM:
13002-57000 SCHOOL - OTHER EXPENSES $1,000,000
TOTAL: $1,000,000
TO:
8810-10400 STABILIZATION $1,000,000
TOTAL: $1,000,000

54. MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI -- Ordered that the City Council establish a rule that requires any resident running to fill a vacant city council seat will need to obtain 50 signatures from eligible residents in order to be considered by the full City Council for appointment.

55. MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI -- Ordered that the City Council amend its rules to create a Vice President position in the City Council.

56. MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI -- Ordered that the City Council create a rule where any candidate or elected official must disclose with the City Clerk's office any federal or state litigation that may be pending related to the individual seeking or holding office.  The candidate or official should have the opportunity to include a written explanation of the offense and any mitigating circumstances.

57. MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI -- That the Honorable City Council, in accordance with M.G.L. ch. 30B and the City ordinance for property dispostion, vote that the City of Holyoke accept the proposal and sell 525 Pleasant Street for $20,111.00 to Indra Harris.  The property is described in the City Assessor Records as Map 091, Block 00, Parcel 073, consisting of approximately 7,841 square feet of land.  The property is zoned as Multi-Family Residence (RM-20) and has an assessed value of $40,000.  Additional information is attached.

58. RIVERA_J -- Order to place speed bumps on Ely Street between Center and Bower Streets

59. RIVERA_J -- Order to place speed bumps on Samosett Street.

60. RIVERA_J -- Order to install new bleachers at McNally Field At Kelly School.

61. RIVERA_I -- Holyoke FY 2023 CPA Budget for City Council Approval. This budget is usually a projection of anticipated revenue from CPA collections as well as the anticipated state match (this years match from the DOR is estimated to be 35%, which is based on the previous years allocation).

62. RIVERA_I -- Order that Public Health & DPW identify owners of property on the corner of Lyman and No. Summer St. as well as the property across the alley to it. Both Properties are overgrown with tall grass and are prone to illegal dumping.

63. RIVERA_J -- Order to put signs at the Lyman Terrace neighborhood stating “Resident Parking Only” and have residents apply for parking permits.

64. VACON -- that our City Engineer recommend traffic calming measures for Whiting Farms Rd. and Tokeneke Rd.  Constituents are reporting drivers operating their vehicles in an unsafe manner.

65. VACON, ANDERSON-BURGOS -- that any gates to our local parks be closed and secured at closing time to reduce unauthorized access and vandalism.  A constituent reported vandalism at Community Field.

66. VACON -- Ordered that Section 2-34 (b) Hours of Municipal Offices and Employees be amended to include the office of the City Solicitor as exempted from having the hours of 8:30 to 4:30.

67. VACON -- Amend the speed hump ordinance (section b) that when a city engineer evaluation and report determines eligibility for speed hump/s on a city street, then temporary speed humps may be installed.

68. ANDERSON-BURGOS, MCGEE -- Order the park & Rec dept install new cameras around the community field area to address the increase in vandalism taking place at the park.

69. GIVNER -- Order/Request to DPW regarding Tree stump removal because of tripping hazard as well as destruction to sidewalk in front of 10 O'Connor Ave as requested by constituent.
To Public Safety

70. GIVNER -- Order/Request with public support to have speed humps, temp or regular, in the middle of each side of both O'Connor Ave, and Clinton Ave.
To Public Safety

71. GIVNER -- With community support, Willmer Puello, being unable to serve his community and fulfill his obligation as a member of the Holyoke City Council, provide a letter of resignation to the Mayor, City Council, and Personnel department by July 1st.
To City Solicitor

72. GIVNER -- With community support, the City of Holyoke request a PVTA bus stop be added on Appleton between Linden and Locusts streets.
To Public Safety

73. GIVNER -- With community support, Pouloit Pool will be free to Holyoke residents with a target market of students and seniors.  A Holyoke pool pass should be easily obtainable at the Parks and Rec office with proof of Holyoke residency including but not limited to a Holyoke school ID, Holyoke Library card, State ID, Mail, etc. A daily fee of no more than $3 shall be charged for adult residents and no more than $5 for adult non-residents, along with a $2 fee for non-resident students and seniors.
To Ordinance

74. GIVNER -- Order that the handicap spot in the ordinances located on the east side of Pleasant St 200 feet south of Lincoln St be removed. The Engineer has stated that the entry does not match anything currently installed.

Addendum:

LATE FILES FROM PREVIOUS MEETING

A. BARTLEY -- The City Engineer present a plan to the City council public safety committee to improve lower Whiting Farms Rd for the following conditions:  motorists regularly ignore the "no left turn" into the former K-Mart Plaza thus cutting across traffic and motorists do so by angling around the cement barrier which causes potential hazardous driving conditions.  Moreover, if motorists do abide by the "no left turn" they often make an illegal U-turn in front of the bay doors at HFD Station 5 that may further negatively impact public safety.  Please advise on a best course of action bearing in mind that K-Mart is no longer an ongoing concern today but will be once again. Refer to Mayor, City Engineer and Public Safety

B. MCGIVERIN -- Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, SEVENTY THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($70,000) as follows:
FROM:
15432-57700      VETERAN BENEFITS - DIRECT                        $70,000
TOTAL: $70,000
TO:
11512-53010      SPECIAL COUNSEL                 $70,000
TOTAL: $70,000

C. MCGIVERIN -- Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, TWENTY THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($20,000) as follows:
FROM:
15101-51109      SANITARIAN I              $20,000
TOTAL: $20,000
TO:
15102-53100      PERMITTING SOFTWARE                    $20,000
TOTAL: $20,000

D. MCGIVERIN -- Ordered, that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the "LWCF ANNIVERSARY HILL PARK LAND ACQUISITION, $150,000, " 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

______________________________
City Clerk


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