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Holyoke City Council Meeting March 15, 2022

Mar 15 2022

7:00 pm City Hall Holyoke

536 Dwight St, Holyoke 01040

Status updates for orders

 

El Consejo Municipal 15 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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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

March 15,2022

LAID ON THE TABLE

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. An Act be approved Amending the Charter of the City of Holyoke regarding certain Mayoral Appointments.

7. That the City Council appoint Anthony Dulude as the third Board Member to the Board of Assessors.

PUBLIC COMMENT

COMMUNICATIONS

8. From Mayor Joshua A. Garcia, letter appointing Mr. Jorge Colon, 101 St. Kolbe Dr. as a member of the Holyoke Redevelopment Authority: Mr. Colon will serve a two year term; said term will expire on November 1, 2024.

9. From Mayor Joshua A. Garcia, letter appointing Dr. Tiffany B. Curtis, 285 Hampden St. to serve as a member on the Library Board of Directors for the City of Holyoke: Dr. Curtis will replace Mr. Jason Lefebvre and will serve his remainder term; said term will expire on February 2023.

10. From Mayor Joshua A. Garcia letter appointing Ms. Lyn Horan, 100 Southampton Rd. to serve as a member of the Commission on Disabilities for the City of Holyoke: Ms. Horan will serve a three-year term; said term will expire on March 2025.

11. From Brenna Murphy McGee, MMC & Jeffery Anderson-Burgos, Admin. Ass't. to City Council minutes of March 1, 2022.

12. Addendum to the Collective Bargaining Agreement the City of Holyoke and Municipal Employees Union, NAGE Local R1-180.

13. Communication from Councilor Israel Rivera regarding CPA Project Proposal.

14. From Holyoke Redevelopment Authority Annual meeting minutes of November 17, 2021, Regular meeting minutes of November 17, December `5, 2021 and January 19, 2022.

15. From Board of Fire Commission minutes of January 20, 2022.

PETITIONS

16. Petition of Daniel LaFlamme for a zone change from DR to BH at 41 Temple St.

17. Petition of Yoeli Brene, for a street vendor license to be located on High street between Hampshire and Worcester Pl.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

18. Ordinance Committee Reports (if any)

18A. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that a pedestrian crosswalk be placed where Portland St meets Beech St. A student was struck by a car as she tried to cross the street from the front of Holyoke High School Recommended that the Engineer's recommendation to not install a crosswalk be accepted.

18B. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order That a “No Turn On Red” sign be installed, taking effect when northbound on Resnic Blvd and merging on to Pine St. This will restrict when merges to Pine St can occur to green lights only Recommended that the order be adopted.

18C. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that the city engineer review and determine if a four way stop sign(s) can be placed at Fairfield and Nonotuck Recommended that the Engineer's recommendation to not install a four way stop be accepted.

18D. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that the City of Holyoke establish a four way stop at the corners of Race and Appleton Streets Recommended that the order be adopted.

18E. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that the City of Holyoke establish a three way stop sign at the corner of Mosher and North Bridge Streets Recommended that the Engineer's recommendation to not install a three way stop be accepted.

18F. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order That the DPW install the appropriate signage and convert the intersection of Chestnut and Franklin streets into a three way stop. Drivers are speeding on Franklin Street and an existing blind spot on Chestnut street poses a significant hazard Recommended that the Engineer's recommendation to not install a three way stop be accepted.

18G. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order That the City of Holyoke enforce no parking zones and implement warnings and or small fines for vehicles in violation. This is a danger and in many neighborhoods, makes it impossible to see oncoming traffic when turning onto or of side streets. Especially concerning in Ward 4 is the intersection of Hampden St at O'Connor Ave. Recommended that the order has been complied with.

18H. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order That the City of Holyoke adopt a camera speed violation system in order to deter speeding on commuters through streets especially Beach, Hampden, Dwight, Maple, and High Streets . Holyoke has a city wide speed limit of 25mph. A ticketing system would remove this burden from our police department in some of the busiest areas while creating revenue for our city. It would also greatly reduce speeding and the running of traffic lights, by default increasing resident safety and life quality in all of our neighborhoods Recommended that the order has been complied with.

18I. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that our City Engineer recommend and implement safety improvements on Westfield Road at the curve near #292. Another driver ran off the road in December into two front yards and left the scene Recommended that the order has been complied with.

19. Finance Committee Reports (if any)

19A. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order From Amy Landau, Administrator CPA , Communication regarding Recommendation for FY22 CPA Projects and list of projects. Recommended that the order be adopted.

19B. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order That the City Council give the Holyoke Public Schools permission to file an MSBA statement of interest for 80% reimbursement of a Dean School boiler replacement and new windows and doors at McMahon, Donahue, and Lawrence. Recommended that the order be adopted.

19C. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, FIFTY THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED AND 00/100 Dollars ($50,600.00) as follows:
FROM:
14251-51104 HEAVY MOTOR EQUIPMENT OPERATOR $50,600.00
TOTAL: $50,600.00
TO:
14251-51480 CDL CLASS A DIFFERENTIAL $600.00
14251-51301 SNOW REMOVAL OVERTIME 50,000.00
TOTAL: $50,600.00 Recommended that the order be adopted.

19D. 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:
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 Recommended that the order be adopted.

19E. 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 OFFICE MANAGER $5,000.00
TOTAL: $5,000.00
TO:
14801-51105 PART- TIME CLERK $5,000.00
TOTAL: $5,000.00 Recommended that the order be adopted.

19F. 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 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 Recommended that the order be adopted.

19G. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order 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 Recommended that that the order be returned to the Auditor.

19H. 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 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 Recommended that the order be returned to the Auditor.

19I. 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 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 Recommended that the order be returned to the Auditor.

19J. 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 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 Recommended that the order be returned to the Auditor.

19K. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order 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 Recommended that the order be returned to the Auditor.

19L. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order 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 Recommended that the order be returned to the Auditor.

20. Public Safety Committee Reports (if any)

21. Public Service Committee Reports (if any)

21A. The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order 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 Recommended that the appointment be confirmed.

21B. The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order From Mayor Joshua A. Garcia, letter appointing Mr. Marcos Marrero, 34 Pinehurst Rd. to serve as a Commissioner of the Gas & Electric for the City of Holyoke: Mr. Marrero will replace Robert Griffin, who's term expired on July 1, 2020. Mr. Marrero will serve a year term; said term will expire July 1, 2026 Recommended that the appointment be refererd to the City Council.

21C. The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order The City of Holyoke look to rent/lease/purchase mobile trailers to conduct voting in Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw

21D. The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order to remind council for the appointment of youth/students to serve on council Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw

21E. The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order Per residents request that Holyoke City Departments responsible for the quality of life issue of home owners and renters who are residing within Chestnut (around Holyoke Public library), Elm, Appleton and Cabot (near Lawrence School) address the blighted building/homes issue, the Opioids epidemic, Sex trafficking and homelessness within this particular corridor for the betterment and quality of life for the residents and their families residing in this area. ( Please attach a petition from residents) Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw

21F. The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order the City Council invite in the Chief of Police and any appropriate mental health care professionals to inform us of best practices for dealing with overdoses in the field as well as current protocol for dealing with passive exposure to fentanyl and other dangerous opioids and/or narcotics Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw

21G. The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter appointing Carmen Morales and Margaret Lemire as Commissioners of the Council on Aging, they will serve a one-year term; said term will expire on August 2019 Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw

21H. The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order that State Representative Vega and Senator Humason request a moratorium on group home projects in the city of Holyoke and request that group homes be evenly place throughout the commonwealth. This is a request from several constituents Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw

21I. The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order that the Trustees of Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke attend our next meeting of the City Council to address the timeline of recent events, and to address their plans moving forward. As The Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke has accounted for nearly 20% of the Covid-19 fatalities within our city, we as a community had a reasonable expectation that this state-run facility would provide the best care its residents have earned through their service. As the ongoing tragedy has brought painful national attention to our city, it is also in the public interest that we fully understand where responsibility lies and that there is accountability Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw

21J. The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order that the legal department come before the city council to get and update on the Yale Street project Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw

21K. The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order that the law department, building commissioner, Mayor, and board of health review the MHA project at 11 Yale Street. Please provide the city with an opinion on if the project violates the Dover Amendment or if the project goes outside the scope of the amendment (please see McLean Hospital Corp. v. Town of Lincoln). Also, provide the city with guidance on if the city has any authority over such projects. This is a request from several constituents Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw

21L. The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order That the City Council look into placing a history marker on the corner of Cabot St. and South Summer St. to describe the medal of honor recipients that lived in the said area. Please invite in Mr. Jim Bronson to a sub-committee Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw

21M. The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order that the City Council hold a hearing to explore preparation for the upcoming 2020 elections in September and November, including the feasibility of an all vote-by-mail election due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and that representatives from the Secretary of State’s office, the Holyoke Registrar of Voters, the Holyoke City Clerk, and other relevant State and City departments, voting advocacy organizations, and members of the public be invited to testify (via remote teleconferencing if need be). Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw

21N. The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order That the City Council adopt a resolution in support of nuclear disarmament and the prevention of nuclear war (see attached document for full text) Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw

21O. The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order that absentee ballots and mail in ballots shall be opened in City Council chambers with cameras on and recording to ensure they are witnessed and placed in a secure container to be counted Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw

21P. The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order that DPW look into replacing the tree surrounds on High Street with the use of Flexipave. Please provide the city council with a cost estimate for doing the work and if any grants can be used for such a product? Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw

21Q. The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order that DPW look into replacing the city council desks and chairs. Please provide quotes to the city council in 4 weeks Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw

21R. The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order that City Clerk/Registrar of Voters provides the current total of registered voters and describe the steps taken to ensure that it is current and has been updated for accuracy. This is a follow up to a previously filed order Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw

21S. The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order From Mayor Joshua A. Garcia, letter appointing Ms. Jennifer Keitt, 63 Arthur St. to serve as a member of the Holyoke Redevelopment Authority: Ms. Keitt will replace Ms. Gladys Lebron-Martinez and will serve her remainder term; said term will expire on November 1, 2022 Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw

21T. The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter appointing Fire Chief Jeffery Przekopowski to serve as the Emergency Management Director for the City of Holyoke: Chief Przekopowski will serve a one-year term; said term will expire January 2021 Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw

21U. The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order that we create a Food Economy Coalition to identify and propose innovative policies, programming, and/or project solutions to improve the Holyoke food system and food entrepreneurship. Recommendations will be made to aligned bodies, such as the Office of Planning & Economic Development, the City Council, and relevant city departments (eg. DPW, BOH, etc.) Recommended that the order has been complied with.

21V. The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order that the city Human Resources Department provide the demographics of the municipal government workforce be provided. What is the diversity rate compared to the city population and the relevant labor market? The purpose is to work with the administration and human resources department to identify where the workforce does not adequately reflect the diversity of the city of Holyoke Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw

21W. The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order 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 Recommended that the order has been complied with.

21X. The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter appointing Mr. Marcos A. Marrero, 34 Pinehurst Rd. to serve as a Commissioner of the Gas & Electric for the City of Holyoke: Mr. Marrero will replace Robert Griffin, who's term expired July 1, 2020. Mr. Marrero will serve a six year term; said term will expire July 1, 2026 Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw

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

23. Charter and Rules Committee Reports (if any)

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

MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS

25. PUELLO -- That the DPW install a “No Parking” sign within the appropriate required feet from the intersection of Elm and Sargeant. As recommended by the city engineer, this will inform residents of the feet, parking to intersection requirement and will reduce the hazard posed by the existing blind spot.

26. PUELLO -- That the legal office give an opinion regarding the implementation of a city ordinance banning store self imposed plastic bag fees. That an additional opinion be requested on establishing maximum bag fees, not permissible to exceed.

27. PUELLO -- That the Office of Planning and Economic Development be invited to discuss the reasons behind the absence of medical marijuana providers in the city, the original intended reason for cannabis legalization. The goal of this discussion is to come up with a viable pathway to provide this service for residents so they may enjoy their tax benefits and have their medical needs fulfilled. If a plan is already underway this discussion will inform residents of their upcoming benefits.

28. PUELLO -- That the City engineer draft the feasibility and associated costs of a raised crosswalk adjacent to 401 Main Street.

29. PUELLO -- 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.

30. RIVERA_J -- order that the street number (which is currently) 380R Dwight Street (021-001-005) changed to 382 Dwight Street.   Confusion between buildings (map lot 021-01-003), and the derelict neighbor (map lot 021-01-005) has a detrimental impact on public safety and has led to confusion by HG&E and other utility service providers.

31. RIVERA_J -- order to have the sidewalk repaired from 222 Lyman Street to 226 Lyman Street.

32. VACON -- create an ordinance that drivers operating/altering vehicles, causing repeated backfiring (sounding like gunfire/fireworks), disturbing the peace, will be ticketed for a moving vehicle violation.

33. JOURDAIN -- That the DPW repair the fountain at Laurel Park on Laurel Street.  The fountain head was damaged recently and needs to be fixed for Memorial Day opening.

34. JOURDAIN -- That the HG&E repair the lightening in Laurel Park on Laurel Street.  The light in the park needs to be fixed asap and HG&E has fixed it in past and their help is needed once again.

35. JOURDAIN -- That Columbus Day holiday ordinance be changed so
VACON the holiday be known as both Columbus Day and Indigenous
Peoples Day so everyone may celebrate both, one or
the other, or neither if they choose according to
their own conscience. This will allow the maximum
amount of sensitivity to the issue.

36. JOURDAIN -- That Representative Duffy and Senator Velis (or their representatives) be invited to City Council to discuss specific legislative bills they will file on our behalf to increase our local aid and various funding formulas affecting the city.  They are requested to provide us a summary list of all state financial formulas affecting Holyoke, how our current aid is calculated (i.e. strictly by population size, number of students, miles of public roads, etc) so we can understand fully what is really driving our current local aid and what we need to change to get more aid.  The current local aid model is unsustainable and Massachusetts needs to help Holyoke far more than it is currently. Councilors will also provide them with a number of suggestions for specific changes when we discuss.

37. JOURDAIN -- That all City Councilors receive their traditional gold-plated Councilor badge as another traditional sign of their office.  This tradition began in 1938 and we as institution should keep it.  That the Administrative Assistant facilitate the order and they should be presented by the President when they arrive.

38. MCGEE -- that the legal department review the alley way near 5 Fairfield Ave to determine if it is city property and that the DPW repair the fence and alley from its vehicles going through.  See attached photo.

39. MCGEE -- that the City Council give a proclamation for city employees “employee recognition day” for all their dedicated service to the City of Holyoke during the COVID pandemic.

40. MCGEE -- Ordered, that the ordinance be amended to change the City Council's Administrative Assistant's term from one year to two years.

41. MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, EIGHTEEN THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED TWENTY FOUR AND 22/100 Dollars ($18,224.22) as follows:

FROM:
12101-51104 LIEUTENANT $3,883.22
12101-51105 SERGEANT 6,723.80
12101-51107 PATROLMEN 7,617.20
TOTAL: $18,224.22
TO:
12101-51180 INJURED ON DUTY $18,224.22
TOTAL: $18,224.22

42. MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($200,000.00) as follows:

FROM:
12101-51107 PATROLMEN $200,000.00
TOTAL: $200,000.00
TO:
12101-51300 OVERTIME $200,000.00
TOTAL: $200,000.00

43. 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:
12201-51105 FIREFIGHTER $75,000.00
TOTAL: $75,000.00
TO:
12201-51300 OVERTIME $75,000.00
TOTAL: $75,000.00

44. MCGIVERIN -- that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the "FY21 EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE GRANT, $20,150, 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.

45. MCGIVERIN -- that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the "S.A.F.E. FIRE EDUCATION $6,275/ SENIOR SAFE $3,255, TOTAL $9,530, 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.

46. MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI -- 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 144 High Street for $5,000 to Carlos Peña and Katy Moonan of Paper City Clothing Company.  The property is described in the Holyoke Assessor’s Records as Map 013, Block 02, Parcel 004, consisting of an approximate 5,460 square foot building on 3,354 square feet of land.  The property is zoned as Downtown Business (BC) with an assessed value of $88,100.

Addendum:

LATE FILES FROM PREVIOUS MEETING

A. From Aaron Vega, Director of Planning and Economic Development, OPED Project Manage Scope of Work

B. MCGIVERIN -- Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, FIFTY THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED AND 00/100 Dollars ($50,600.00) as follows:
FROM:
14251-51104      HEAVY MOTOR EQUIPMENT OPERATOR                    $50,600.00
TOTAL: $50,600.00
TO:
14251-51480      CDL CLASS A DIFFERENTIAL               $600.00
14251-51301      SNOW REMOVAL OVERTIME               50,000.00
TOTAL: $50,600.00

C. MCGIVERIN -- Ordered, 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      OFFICE MANAGER                  $5,000.00
TOTAL: $5,000.00
TO:
14801-51105      PART- TIME CLERK                 $5,000.00
TOTAL: $5,000.00

D. MCGIVERIN -- That the City Council give the Holyoke Public Schools permission to file an MSBA statement of interest for 80% reimbursement of a Dean School boiler replacement and new windows and doors at McMahon, Donahue, and Lawrence.

E. From Alicia M. Zoeller, Administrator, Office of Community Development, FFY2022 Community Development Block Grant Applications

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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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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