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Holyoke City Council Meeting March 1, 2022

Mar 1 2022

7:00 pm City Hall Holyoke

536 Dwight St, Holyoke 01040

Status updates for orders

 

El Consejo Municipal 1 de marzo 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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AGENDA FOR THE CITY COUNCIL
March 1,2022

PUBLIC COMMENT

COMMUNICATIONS

1. From Mayor Joshua A. Garcia, letter appointing Stephen C. Fay, 218 Pleasant St. to serve as a commissioner to the Local Historic District Commission (Fairfield Ave): Mr. Fay will serve a three year term; said term will expire on July 1, 2025.

2. From Mayor Joshua A. Garcia, letter re-appointing Michael J. Falcetti, 11 Taylor St. as a commissioner to Holyoke Housing Authority for the City of Holyoke: Mr. Falcetti will serve a five year term; said term will expire on April 5, 2027.

3. From Mayor Joshua A. Garcia, letter re-appointing Rosemary Arnold, 30 Mountain Rd. to serve as a member of the Conservation Commission for the City of Holyoke: Ms. Arnold will serve a three year term; said term will expire on February 1, 2025.

4. From Brenna Murphy McGee, MMC & Jeffery Anderson-Burgos, Admin. Ass't to City Council minutes of February 15, 2022.

5. From Amy Landau, Administrator CPA , Communication regarding Recommendation for FY22 CPA Projects and list of projects.

6. Notice of Community Outreach Meeting for a proposed Marijuana establishment for Ahava, LLC for Monday, March 7, 2022.

7. From Parks & Recreation Minutes of December 2, 2021.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

8. Ordinance Committee Reports (if any)

8A. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order That a handicap sign be placed in front of 76 Chapin St. #1L for America Rivera, placard # PL4780829 Recommended that the order be adopted.

8B. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that That the Ordinance Committee meet with the Water Department Superintendent and commissioners to amend the ordinance restricting activities such as fishing and dog walking etc., both to increase the fines and to authorize either State Police or Environmental Police as well as Holyoke Police to issue citations. Recommended that the order be adopted.

8C. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order That the DPW Commissioners appear before the ordinance committee to discuss proposed language changes to Sec. 2-201 of the city ordinances. Recommended that the order be adopted.

8D. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that the Ordinance Committee review and recommend ordinance language changes pertaining to our reservoirs including but not limited to: a) increase the fines/penalties from the current amount of not more than $50 for any offense to a minimum of $250 for subsequent offenses. b) expand the language in the ordinance to include Massachusetts Environmental Police (MEP) and State Police for issuing citations and fines. c) consider revising Section 90-53 to enforce that fines will be paid to the Holyoke Water Works.
d) consider other revisions to ensure safety of the water supply, including uses and activities at the reservoir. Recommended that the order be adopted.

8E. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order The City amend its zoning ordinances to allow for front yard pools by special permit of the City Council and to make any other necessary changes to the Swimming Pool ordinance. Refer to Ordinance Committee and copy to Building commissioner said special permit would be reviewed as part of a public hearing process. The current zoning for Swimming Pools (sec 4.5.2) as currently written, states:
The wall of a swimming pool shall not be located less than eight (8) feet to any dwelling or accessory structure, six (6) feet from any rear or side lot line, and ten (10) feet from the street line. A pool shall not encroach into any front or side yard of a parcel. In the case of corner lots, pools shall not be constructed within the front yards of the lot. Recommended that the order be adopted.

8F. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order Per request of Commissioner Patti Devine that Section 2-201.1 Duties and Qualifications of the general superintendent of the department of public works be reviewed to consider/propose amending the language. Recommended that the order has been complied with.

8G. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order “Pursuant to the authority granted them under section 3 of chapter 556 of the Acts of 1948, the city council declares the duties and qualifications of the general superintendent of the department of public works under qualifications and duties.”
The code in question is Sec. 2-201 Duties and Qualifications
This was a request from DPW Commissioner, Patti Devine. They’ll explain more when it’s taken up in committee. Recommended that the order has been complied with.

8H. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order The City of Holyoke amend Zoning Ordinance section 4.3(A)(8) to require a special permit prior to granting permission for this use in all residential districts in the City of Holyoke and no longer allow the use as of right; the special permit is to be issued by one of the following boards and only after a public hearing: city council or the planning board or the board of appeals Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw

8I. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that the CPC ordinance be amended to require that the CPC come before the city council to present on the decisions that were made to fund/not to fund the applicants who applied for CPA funding Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw

8J. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that a resident only/permit parking area be created in front on 45-52 Canal St. (from Center St. to North East St.). Residents have a hard time dealing with parking bans as both odd and even numbers occupy the same side of the street Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw

8K. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order Effective March 26, 2021, for the remainder of 2021 or sooner if allowed by the MA General Court, any Acting Mayor, if accepting the Mayor’s salary, shall be paid on a prorated basis if performing the duties part time Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw

8L. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order The City of Holyoke amend Zoning Ordinance section 4.3(A)(8) and 9.3 and any other ordinance or regulation so as to require a special permit prior to granting permission for residential care or rehabilitation (also known as group homes) in all residential districts in the City of Holyoke and no longer allow the use as of right; the special permit is to be issued by one of the following boards and only after a public hearing: city council or the planning board or the board of appeals Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw

8M. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order The City of Holyoke amend Zoning Ordinance section 4.3(A)(8) and 9.3 and any other ordinance or regulation so as to require a special permit prior to granting permission for residential care or rehabilitation (also known as group homes) in all residential districts in the City of Holyoke and no longer allow the use as of right; the special permit is to be issued by one of the following boards and only after a public hearing: city council or the planning board or the board of appeals Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw

8N. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order The city council amend its zoning ordinances to no longer allow by automatic right a “residential care or rehab center” in RA, R1, R1A, R2 zones and to require city council special permit for such a facility to be located in any other zone. This would be exactly what the city uses for “boarding houses with 4 or more boarders” and very similar to what is used for Independent Living, Retirement, and Assisted Living. Refer to ordinance and law department Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw

8O. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order The city amend its ordinances to limit parking during business hours in front of 548 South St as this is a new restaurant in W-3. Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw

8P. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that the ordinance committee meet with the planning board & the solicitor, to discuss potential zone changes which could create more appropriate requirements to host facilities similar to that proposed at 11 Yale Street, and meet any state required mandates. Whenever possible, the city should be empowered to reject proposals which might negatively impact the neighborhoods and lead to deteriorating property values and property taxes. The goal should be to provide excellent facilities for people in recovery while not negatively impacting others Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw

8Q. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that the handicapped parking sign which is for 24 Hampden Street, be moved to the parking spot in front of that doorway, and be placed nearer the roadway. Currently, the sign is blocked by leaves as you approach, and it is difficult to determine which parking spot it covers Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw

8R. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order 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: 12 Holyoke St (117-00-005), 229-241 Whiting Farms Rd (174-00-013), 227 Whiting Farms Rd (174-00-013A), Lower Westfield Rd (174-00-013B), 95 Lower Westfield Rd (174-00-016), 250 Whiting Farms Rd (174-00-017), 225 Whiting Farms Rd (174-00-018), 7 Holyoke St (174-00-020), 98 Lower Westfield Rd (174-00-021), 94 Lower Westfield Rd (174-00-022), 86 Lower Westfield Rd (174-00-024), Whitney Ave (176-00-010B), 50 Holyoke St (176-00-010C), 400 Whitney Ave (176-00-013), Whitney Ave (176-00-014), 489 Whitney Ave (176-00-014.1), 494 Whitney Ave (176-00-027), 496 Whitney Ave (176-00-028), Whitney Ave (176-00-029 Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw

8S. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order That the City Council remove the Enterprise Fund status of the Waste Water Treatment Plant Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw

8T. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order That the City Council look into creating a parking authority Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw

8U. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that a Finance Department be created, under the leadership of a Finance Director, with details of each to be added to our code of ordinances Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw

8V. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that Order that the city of Holyoke bar large vehicles from the following public ways:
a. Hillside Avenue
b. Queen Street
c. Hitchcock Street
d. Michigan Avenue
e. Edbert Drive
f. Memorial Drive
g. Moss Avenue
h. Sheehan Drive
i. Arden Street
j. Lorraine Street
k. Fenton Street
l. Nichols Drive
m. Fairmont Street
n. Fairview Street Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw

9. Finance Committee Reports (if any)

9A. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order CPA Projects - 2 Year Extension request to city council Awaiting disposition

9B. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order From Megan Seiler, Director Wistariahurst Museum regarding Office Assistant Position reclassification from W-2 to W-7 Awaiting disposition

9C. 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 Awaiting disposition

9D. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that the chief of police come before the finance committee to discuss the staffing issues it is having with the department and the budgeting concerns Awaiting disposition

9E. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that the legal department, chief of police, auditor and mayor come before the finance committee to address the 4th captain position Awaiting disposition

9F. 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 THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($7,000.00) as follows:
FROM:
11751-51223 DEVELOPMENTAL SPECIALIST $7,000.00
TOTAL: $7,000.00
TO:
11751-51105 SR. PROJECT MANAGER $7,000.00
TOTAL: $7,000.00 Awaiting disposition

9G. 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 DOLLARS AND 00/100 Dollars ($2,000.00) as follows:
FROM:
11381-51104 HEAD ADMIN. CLERK $2,000.00
TOTAL: $2,000.00
TO:
11381-51300 OVERTIME $2,000.00
TOTAL: $2,000.00 Awaiting disposition

9H. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order The DPW and Mayor consider repairing the sidewalk and tree belt proximate to 548 South St. Send copy to Finance. Request appropriation from Mayor if the Order makes sense Awaiting disposition

10. Public Safety Committee Reports (if any)

10A. The Committee on Public Safety to whom was referred an order that “cross street does not stop” signs be placed on the stop signs where Locust meets Hampshire. There have been many near misses from drivers on Hampshire likely expecting drivers on Locust to stop at the intersection. Recommended that the order be adopted.

10B. The Committee on Public Safety to whom was referred an order that in an Effort to obtain neutral, fact-based data and statistics, the City contract an independent assessment of Holyoke Police Department's structure, policies, and practices. Recommended that the order has been complied with and be referred to the Mayor.

10C. The Committee on Public Safety to whom was referred an order that the City of Holyoke equally and equitably investigate air quality concerns relating to commercial uses in and around the IG zone, regardless of whether the commercial use is a cannabis business or non-cannabis business. Recommended that the order has been complied with

10D. The Committee on Public Safety to whom was referred an order The City Forester report to city council's public safety committee an update on requests for tree remediation proximate to 54 Lawler St. and 219 Suffolk St. Recommended that the order has been complied with

10E. The Committee on Public Safety to whom was referred an order that the public safety committee meet with the director of the board of health and representatives from Holyoke Health Center, including Darren Beek, as well as Jose Bou as a representative from the school department, to discuss any ideas to improve the environment within the four lower neighborhoods where statistics indicate the highest levels and most severe cases of asthma. Asthma has also negatively impacted school attendance. Ideas to be discussed could include planting many more trees in each neighborhood; getting real-time air tests throughout the city by seeking volunteers who would use asthma inhalers embedded with GPS trackers to identify the most polluted neighborhoods. Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw.

11. Public Service Committee Reports (if any)

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

13. Charter and Rules Committee Reports (if any)

13A. The Committee on Charter and Rules to whom was referred an order City Council amend its rule #34 to add " naming and renaming". Refer to Charter and rules. Here is the current rule:
RULE 34:
All petitions for laying out, widening, altering, or relocating streets or ways shall be presented to the City Council, and by them referred to the Board of Public Works Recommended that the order be adopted.

13B. The Committee on Charter and Rules to whom was referred an order that the City Council Administrative Assistant appointment be a two year appoint that coincides with the City Council terms Recommended that the order be adopted.

13C. The Committee on Charter and Rules to whom was referred an order add rule to require a set monthly meeting time of all City Council committees Recommended that the order has been complied with.

13D. The Committee on Charter and Rules to whom was referred an order that Rule 61 be amended by inserting “or at the next meeting of the committee, whichever comes later,” after the words “30 days.” Also amend this Rule by adding a new section: “Orders laid on the table in a committee shall be acted on with a vote with or without recommendation within six months of the committee receiving them. If not acted on, they shall be placed on the agenda of the next regular City Council meeting for action, referral, or disposal. Orders may be acted on up to the end of the term following the one in which they are filed. Such orders that remain in committee following the end of the term after the one in which they were filed shall be placed on the agenda for the next regular City Council meeting for disposal.”
This is to make sure that orders are handled in a timely manner when councilors file them for consideration and to establish a step to be taken if they are not taken up. It also clarifies a time period before orders go stale and can no longer be acted on Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw

13E. The Committee on Charter and Rules to whom was referred an order That the City Council consider changing rule 44A to reflect the following:
-All Council and Sub Committee agendas, and legal forms shall be distributed to Council Members by 1:00 pm 7 calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting or by Monday the previous business day at 1:00 pm in the event that 7 days prior falls on a legal holiday. AND that late files are in fact necessary Recommended that the order has been complied with.

13F. The Committee on Charter and Rules to whom was referred an order That the City Council limit debate of items covered in committee to 60 second clarifications, in the form of question/inquiry only, with a limit of 3 questions/inquiries per counselor. AND that responses be no more than 60 seconds each as well. Recommended that the order has been complied with.

13G. The Committee on Charter and Rules to whom was referred an order that the City Council vote to place the following question on the ballot as a binding referendum: "Should the City Treasurer be changed from an elected position to an appointed position that combines the duties of Treasurer and Tax Collector?" Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw

13H. The Committee on Charter and Rules to whom was referred an order that the DPW commissioners & sewer commissioners meet with the council to discuss merger of elimination of sewer commissioner and the sewer deficit Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw

13I. The Committee on Charter and Rules to whom was referred an order that Ordered that the City Council consider merging the Holyoke Historical Commission and the Historic District Commissions Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw

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

MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS

15. MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI -- Ordered that the Development & Government Relations Committee invite the development team from Wayfinders to provide an update on the Library Commons project and other upcoming projects within the City

16. PUELLO -- That the city engineer draft the costs and feasibility of installing two raised crosswalks on Main Street adjacent to Springdale Park.

17. PUELLO -- That the city engineer, parks department and OPED provide an update on the improvements to Springdale Park and the Main Street/Route 5 corridor via the “MassTrails” grant feasibility study and Springdale Park Master Plan.

18. RIVERA_I -- Order that the council invite the DPW director of Chicopee to speak on their refuse pickup system that was developed several years ago and what the cost benefits are to their community.

19. RIVERA_I -- 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.

20. TALLMAN -- Ordered, that our Administrative Assistant be invited to provide a quick tutorial during a Public Service meeting on councilor use of Google Drive folders for better understanding of use of electronic files of orders and meeting folders. This will also be an opportunity to provide public understanding of access to folders that will be made available for their access in the near future.

21. BARTLEY -- An Act be approved Amending the Charter of the City of Holyoke regarding certain Mayoral Appointments.

22. GIVNER -- That a handicap sign be placed in front of 56 Linden St. for Hedy S. Jaundoo, Placard # PL4980420.

23. JOURDAIN -- That the Finance Committee review the status of (reportedly tabled currently) the second hand license of Mimi Mai at 324 Appleton Street in light of her recent indictment on numerous federal criminal charges in connection with this business named EZ Exchange.  The City Council should review this license and all other licenses this individual may hold with the city.

24. JOURDAIN -- That the Police Chief, Fire Chief and a representative of the Holyoke Medical Center be invited to appear at the Public Safety Committee to discuss and review the Baby Safe Haven law as it relates to the City of Holyoke.  Please provide any statistics on how many infants have been received since the law took effect if available.

25. JOURDAIN, VACON -- That the Police Chief and Fire Chief have Baby Safe Haven signage at all manned police and fire stations and ensure effective procedures are in place to comply with Chapter 227 of the Acts of 2004.

26. JOURDAIN, PUELLO -- The Mayor’s office please provide the City Council with a list of all current host community agreements from marijuana companies in our city.  Please also provide us a list of how much revenue we are generating annually from each of these agreements.

27. JOURDAIN, PUELLO, VACON -- That the Finance Committee review the FY 22 budget impact, as well as, school building financial analysis impact of the Assessors’ decision to lower the Holyoke Mall’s assessment by an additional $36 million (for a $1.46 million annual revenue drop) the day after the Council’s February 15 vote to approve spending
$475,000 on a feasibility study for a new middle school.

28. MCGEE -- That the City Council appoint Anthony Dulude as the third Board Member to the Board of Assessors.

29. MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, 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:
19202-57200 OUT OF STATE TRAVEL $3,000.00
TOTAL: $3,000.00

30. MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, FOUR THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED FORTY AND 00/100 Dollars ($4,440.00) as follows:

FROM:
15432-57700 VETERANS BENEFITS-DIRECT $4,440.00
TOTAL: $4,440.00
TO:
11522-53009 CONTRACTED PROFESSIONAL SERVICES $4,440.00
TOTAL: $4,440.00

31. MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS AND 00/100 Dollars ($30,000.00) as follows:

FROM:
8815-59710 CANNABIS STABILIZATION $30,000.00
TOTAL: $30,000.00
TO:
19442-58400 CANNABIS-SITE IMPROVEMENTS $30,000.00
XXXXX-XXXXX REPLACING SIDEWALK IN FRONT OF XXXXX
XXXXX-XXXXX 73 SERGEANT ST FROM RACE ST TO XXXXX
XXXXX-XXXXX MAIN ST XXXXX
TOTAL: $30,000.00

32. MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, FORTY THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($40,000.00) as follows:

FROM:
8815-59710 CANNABIS STABILIZATION $40,000.00
TOTAL: $40,000.00
TO:
19442-58400 CANNABIS-SITE IMPROVEMENTS $40,000.00
XXXXX-XXXXX REPAVING RACE ST FROM CABOT ST XXXXX
XXXX-XXXXX TO SERGEANT ST XXXXX
TOTAL: $40,000.00

33. MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, FORTY THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($40,000.00) as follows:

FROM:
8815-59710 CANNABIS STABILIZATION $40,000.00
TOTAL: $40,000.00
TO:
19442-58400 CANNABIS - SITE IMPROVEMENTS $40,000.00
XXXXX-XXXXX CROSSWALK, LIGHTING & PARKING XXXXX
XXXXX-XXXXX STRIPING ALONG DWIGHT ST BETWEEN XXXXX
XXXXX-XXXXX MAIN & HIGH XXXXX
TOTAL: $40,000.00

34. MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, THIRTY THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($30,000.00) as follows:

FROM:
8815-59710 CANNABIS STABILIZATION $30,000.00
TOTAL: $30,000.00
TO:
19442-58400 CANNABIS - SITE IMPROVEMENTS $30,000.00
XXXXX-XXXXX MUNICIPAL LOT AT 63 CANAL ST. XXXXX
XXXXX-XXXXX GENERAL BEAUTIFICATION & FENCING XXXXX
TOTAL: $30,000.00

35. MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($300,000.00) as follows:

FROM:
8815-59710 CANNABIS STABILIZATION $300,000.00
TOTAL: $300,000.00
TO:
19442-58400 CANNABIS-SITE IMPROVEMENTS $300,000.00
XXXXX-XXXXX IMPROVEMENTS TO THE MUNICIPAL LOT XXXXX
XXXXX-XXXXX AT 63 CANAL ST INCLUDING NEW PAVING , XXXXX
XXXXX-XXXXX GENERAL BEAUTIFICATION & NEW FENCING XXXXX
TOTAL: $300,000.00

36. MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($100,000.00) as follows:

FROM:
8815-59710 CANNABIS STABILIZATION $100,000.00
TOTAL: $100,000.00
TO:
19442-58400 CANNABIS - SITE IMPROVEMENTS $100,000.00
XXXXX-XXXXX IMPROVEMENTS TO THE ENTRANCE OF XXXXX
XXXXX-XXXXX HADLEY MILLS RD XXXXX
TOTAL: $100,000.00

37. MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($75,000.00) as follows:

FROM:
8815-59710 CANNABIS STABILIZATION $75,000.00
TOTAL: $75,000.00
TO:
19442-53009 CANNABIS - CONTRACTED PROF SERVICES $75,000.00
XXXXX-XXXXX TO STUDY PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS XXXXX
XXXXX-XXXXX TO NORTH CANAL ST FROM THE SOUTH XXXXX
XXXXX-XXXXX HADLEY BRIDGE TO THE WILLIMANSETT XXXXX
XXXXX-XXXXX BRIDGE XXXXX
TOTAL: $75,000.00

38. MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, TWELVE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED NINETY AND 00/100 Dollars ($12,690.00) as follows:

FROM:
8815-59710 CANNABIS STABILIZATION $12,690.00
TOTAL: $12,690.00
TO:
19441-51101 CANNABIS LIAISON $12,690.00
XXXXX-XXXXX SUPPORT OPED STAFF COORDINATING XXXXX
XXXXX-XXXXX INTERNAL OPERATIONS, TRACK CURRENT XXXXX
XXXXX-XXXXX STATE LAW & MONITOR SPECIAL LICENSE XXXXX
XXXXX-XXXXX HOLDERS 3/28/2022 TO END OF FY2022 XXXXX
TOTAL: $12,690.00

39. MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, ONE HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($150,000.00) as follows:

FROM:
8815-59710 CANNABIS STABILIZATION $150,000.00
TOTAL: $150,000.00
TO:
19442-57805 CANNABIS SCHOLARSHIPS $150,000.00
XXXXX-XXXXX HOLYOKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE XXXXX
XXXXX-XXXXX HOLYOKE RESIDENTS SCHOLARSHIPS XXXXX
XXXXX-XXXXX TO THE CANNABIS EDUCATION PROGRAM XXXXX
XXXXX-XXXXX & UP TO 15% FOR MARKETING XXXXX
TOTAL: $150,000.00

40. MCGIVERIN -- TO EXPLORE THE CREATION OF A CANNABIS LIAISON TO COORDINATE INTERNAL OPERATIONS BETWEEN THE OFFICE OF PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND THE CITY OF HOLYOKE'S CANNABIS INDUSTRY.

41. MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, TWENTY ONE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED FORTY FIVE AND 27/100 Dollars ($21,645.27) as follows:

FROM:
12101-51104 LIEUTENANT $6,213.15
12101-51105 SERGEANT 6,723.80
12101-51107 PATROLMEN 8,708.32
TOTAL: $21,645.27
TO:
12101-51180 INJURED ON DUTY $21,645.27
TOTAL: $21,645.27

42. MCGIVERIN -- 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:
12402-53010 OTHER CONTRACTED SERVICES $5,000.00
TOTAL: $5,000.00
TO:
11552-53100 SOFTWARE LICENSE/USAGE FEES $2,500.00
11552-53180 SYSTEMS HARDWARE/MAINTENANCE 2,500.00
TOTAL: $5,000.00

43. MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, FOUR HUNDRED SIXTY ONE AND 34/100 Dollars ($461.34) as follows:

FROM:
12201-51103 CAPTAIN $461.34
TOTAL: $461.34
TO:
12201-51180 INJURED ON DUTY $461.34
TOTAL: $461.34

44. MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, ONE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED THIRTY FIVE AND 00/100 Dollars ($1,135.00) as follows:

FROM:
11211-51103 AIDE TO MAYOR $1,135.00
TOTAL: $1,135.00
TO:
11571-51101 ADMINISTRATIVE ASST. TO CITY COUNCIL $1,135.00
TOTAL: $1,135.00

Addendum:

LATE FILES FROM PREVIOUS MEETING

A. From Jeffery Anderson-Burgos, Admin. Ass't. to City Council letter regarding City Council Appointments to the Community Preservation Committee.

B. From Evergreen Industries LLC notice of a secondary Community Outreach meeting due to an address correction, on March 4, 2022 at 414 Race St.

C. MCGIVERIN -- Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, TWENTY FOUR THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED NINETY SEVEN AND 98/100 Dollars ($24,597.98) as follows:
FROM:
12101-51104      LIEUTENANT                 $3,883.22
12101-51105      SERGEANT                  6,723.80
12101-51107      PATROLMEN                13,990.96
TOTAL: $24,597.98
TO:
12101-51180      INJURED ON DUTY                  $24,597.98
TOTAL: $24,597.98

D. JOURDAIN -- The Board of Assessors are reminded that they are required to comply with Ordinance 2-421 along with all other boards and commissions.  Board meetings of the Board of Assessors should comply with the open meeting law and be held after 5pm.  Any questions, please see the maker of this order.

E. JOURDAIN, MCGEE -- Ordered, that the City Council appoint to fill its three at-large appointments to the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) with the following terms:
To the remainder of the three year appointment previously held by Rick Dominguez, expiring January 31, 2023;
To the remainder of the three year appointment previously held by Kip Foley, expiring January 31, 2024;
To the three year appointment currently held by Meagan Magrath-Smith, expiring January 31, 2025.

F. MCGIVERIN -- That the City appropriate the amount of Four Hundred Seventy-Five Thousand Dollars ($475,000) for the purpose of paying costs of a feasibility study relating to the William R. Peck Middle School, located at 1916 Northampton Street in Holyoke, including the payment of all costs incidental or related thereto, and for which the City may be eligible for a grant from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”), said amount to be expended under the direction of School Committee.  To meet this appropriation the Treasurer, with the approval of the Mayor is authorized to borrow said amount under and pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 44, or pursuant to any other enabling authority.  The City acknowledges that the MSBA’s grant program is a non-entitlement, discretionary program based on need, as determined by the MSBA, and any costs the City incurs in excess of any grant approved by and received from the MSBA shall be the sole responsibility of the City, and that the amount of borrowing authorized pursuant to this vote shall be reduced by any grant amount set forth in the Feasibility Study Agreement that may be executed between the City and the MSBA.
FURTHER ORDERED: That the Mayor is authorized to contract for and expend any state aid available for the project; and that the Mayor is authorized to take any other action necessary or convenient to carry out this project.
FURTHER ORDERED: That the Treasurer is authorized to file an application to qualify under Chapter 44A of the General Laws any and all of the bonds or notes authorized to be issued pursuant to this Order, and to provide such information and execute such documents as may be required for such purposes.
Further Ordered: That there shall be no change in the purpose of this bond authorization without prior vote of approval by the Holyoke City Council.

 

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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