For the latest information about  COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) Recovery, click here to visit our dedicated page.

Click here to sign up for city emergency alerts - including community event alerts, Fire Department notifications, law enforcement alerts, general information alerts, and public works notifications

 

Please be advised that in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, city offices will be closed beginning at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23rd and through the day on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th.

The City of Holyoke wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

Holyoke City Council Meeting May 17, 2022

May 17 2022

7:00 pm City Hall Holyoke

536 Dwight St, Holyoke 01040

Status updates for orders

El Consejo Municipal 17 de mayo 2022

 

Meeting will take place at Holyoke City Hall, 536 Dwight St
and can also be accessed remotely via www.zoom.us
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87286028404?pwd=TUNkeWdWNys4bTR1QkdYRlowRDBhZz09
Meeting ID: 872 8602 8404 Meeting Passcode: 326559 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
May 17,2022

LAID ON THE TABLE

1. From Mayor Joshua A. Garcia, letter veto of : Order amend its zoning ordinances to allow for Front Yard pools by special permit of the City Council and to make any necessary changes to the Swimming pool Ordinance, order filed October 5, 2021

2. From Office of Planning & Development letter re: Holyoke Zoning Ordinances, Swimming Pools in a front yard.

PUBLIC COMMENT

COMMUNICATIONS

3. From Mayor Joshua a. Garcia, letter Reappointing Mr. Antonio Quinones-Albino, 1137C Dwight St. to serve as a member of the Holyoke Economic Development and Industrial Corporation (HEDIC): This seat on the Board of Directors represents the Low-Income sector. Mr. Quinones-Albino will serve a three-year term which will expire on June 30, 2025.

4. From Mayor Joshua A. Garcia, letter reappointing Joseph McGiverin, 27 Downing Ave.to serve as a member of the Holyoke Economic Development and Industrial Corporation (HEDIC): This seat on the Board of Directors represents Municipal Government sector. Mr. McGiverin will serve a three year term; said term will expire on June 30, 2025.

5. From Mayor Joshua A. Garcia, letter reappointing Carl Eger, 1966 Northampton St. to serve as a member of the Holyoke Economic Development and Industrial Corporation (HEDIC): This seat on the Board of Directors represents the Real estate Sector. Mr. Eger will serve a three-year term which will expire on June 30, 2025.

6. From Mayor Joshua A. Garcia letter appointing Ms. Gladys Lebron-Martinez to serve as a Commissioner of the Holyoke Housing Authority for the City of Holyoke: Ms. Lebron-Martinez will replace Myriam Quinones and will serve he remainder term; said term will expire on April 1, 2024.

7. From Brenna Murphy McGee, MMC and Jeffery Anderson-Burgos, admin. Ass;t to City Council minutes of May 3, 2022.

8. 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.

9. From David M. Conti, Manager Holyoke Water Works letter re: Water Treatment Facility and Tighe-Carmody Resevoir tour.

10. From Board of Public Works, Sewer Commission and Stormwater Authority minutes of April 4, 2022.

11. Community Outreach Meeting Notice for a Marijuana Delivery Operator for Holyoke Smokes Corp. at 15 Main St.

12. Community Outreach Meeting Notice for a Marijuana Delivery Operator for Holyoke Smokes Corp. at 73-79 Sargeant St.

13. Community Outreach Meeting Notice for a Marijuana Delivery Operator for Holyoke Smokes Corp. at 81-85 Sargeant St.

14. Community Outreach Meeting Notice for marijuana manufacturing for Small wonders Cultivation LLC at 109 Lyman St. Unit B.

PETITIONS

15. Petition of Jose T. Almonte for a special pemit for a Multi Family Dwelling in IG Zone at 81 North Bridge St.

16. Petition of Mill Town Agriculture LLC, for a new special permit for a marijuana cultivation business at 1 Cabot St.

17. Petition for a Recreational Marijuana Cultivation and Manufacturing Establishment for Buudda Brothers at 90 Sargeant St.

18. Petition for a new special permit for a car wash in BH District for Gary D. Rome located at Whiting Farms Rd. ( Map 116 parcel 20).

PRESIDENT'S REPORT

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

19. Ordinance Committee Reports (if any)

19A. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order That a handicap sign be placed in front of 107 Brown Ave for Elizabeth Delgado. Recommended that the order be adopted.

19B. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order That a handicap sign be placed at 204 Oak St. for Josephine Rivera, Placard #P59864114 Recommended that the order be adopted.

19C. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order That a handicap sign be placed in front of 60 Northeast St. for Mariano Gomez, Placard # PLH108 Recommended that the order be adopted.

19D. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order That a “no trucks or tractor trailers local traffic allowed sign” at the bottom of Michelle Lane…Currently, the sign says “No Exit.” Recommended that the order be adopted.

19E. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order That the DPW install a “No Parking” sign within the appropriate required feet from the intersection of Elm and Sargeant adjacent to 140 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. Recommended that the order be adopted.

19F. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that two entries for handicap spaces on Brown Ave be deleted. One is on the westerly side at a point 282 feet southerly of Laurel St. The other is on the East side at a point 80 feet northerly of Willow St. The Engineer noted that these two spots do not have any signs posted and are likely legacy entries in the ordinance table Recommended that the order be adopted.

19G. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that we consider “do not block the box” pavement markings at the intersection of West Franklin and Linden. This would have two benefits, not blocking cross traffic when backed up from the light and the markings would be an extra indicator of caution to traffic coming down the Linden hill Recommended that the order has been complied with

19H. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that the city council work with the mayor to establish an ordinance which will set the guidelines for flag raising events in the city Recommended that the order has been complied with

19I. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order The city council and DPW amend any ordinances to allow for road improvements at Whiting Farms Rd. to allow for a dedicated Left-hand turn into K-Mart Plaza and to allow for motorists to also travel towards the Mall in a dedicated lane Recommended that the order has been complied with

19J. 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 Center Streets Recommended that the order has been complied with

19K. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order With community support: Create single lane out of two laned one way roads in ward 4 to include:
-Beach between Hampshire and Hampden Streets
-Linden between Hamden and Sargeant Streets
-Hampden between Lincoln and Pearl Streets
-Dwight between Nonotuck and Linden Streets
If we are serious about wanting safer streets for our residents we must create deterrents to speeding. By eliminating these lanes and turning them into marked turning lanes, added parking, and additional bike lanes, we will discourage speeding while creating traffic safety through clarity, and additional parking. This would also encourage biking and make our neighborhood streets safer for all who use them Recommended that the order has been complied with

19L. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order That a policy be implemented as to if and when any city vehicle, including police cars, may be rented for non-city related business Recommended that the order has been complied with

19M. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order 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 Recommended that the order has been complied with

19N. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that the ordinance committee meet regarding the application process and permitting process in Holyoke as it might compare with neighboring communities. The purpose of this order is to determine whether Holyoke is making it more difficult to attract new development projects both in terms of time and expense required that other cities in the area Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw

19O. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order Discussion on Michelle Lane that the city/DPW post truck restriction signs at the front of Michelle Lane Recommended that the order be adopted.

19P. The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order Review and amend section 6.4 of the zoning ordinance to be in compliance with Consent Judgment and Permanent Injunction ordered by Honorable Mark G. Mastroiani dated April 12, 2019 and any other updates to streamline the ordinance Recommended that the order be adopted.

20. Finance Committee Reports (if any)

21. Public Safety Committee Reports (if any)

22. Public Service Committee Reports (if any)

22A. The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order 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. Recommended that the appointment be confirmed

22B. The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order From Mayor Joshua A. Garcia, letter appointing Ms. Sarah Wedaman, 28 Howard St. to serve as a member of the Commission on Disabilities for the City of Holyoke: Ms. Wedaman will replace Mary L. Morris and will serve a three-year term; said term will expire in March 2025 Recommended that the appointment be confirmed

22C. The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order Ordered, a committee be formed called "The Tourism advisory committee."
The scope of the Committee is to:
1. Create and market a new brand for Holyoke,
2. Initiate permit reform for events, public gatherings, beautification, and public art.
3. Annually monitor and report the progress of tourism initiatives to Mayor and City Council.
4. Review infrastructure maintenance program.
5. Coordinate business communications and Holyoke tourism opportunities into one marketing effort.
6. Establish and support signature destinations and districts such as a Puerto Rican Cultural District on Main Street and The Canal District.
7. Promote ecotourism and outdoor recreation.
8. Make recommendations for a financial and human resources plan.
9. Recommend annual updates to the Holyoke Tourism Strategic Plan.
The Committee will utilize the Holyoke Tourism Strategic Plan. The Committee will, from time to time, update and revise the plan as they find necessary.
The Committee should comprise one representative appointed by each of the following agencies: Holyoke Local Cultural Council, Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau, Holyoke Office of Planning & Economic Development, Holyoke City Council, Holyoke Historical Commission, and Wistariahurst Museum. A minimum of five (5) and up to eight (8) at-large members will be nominated and recommended by the Committee and appointed by the Mayor for a three-year term. Recommended that the order has been complied with

22D. The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order That the city invite El Corazon/Heart of Holyoke Project community artist and owner of Creativity Art, Yolando Gonzalez and her artists, to discuss artistic programming opportunities for youth and to present and approve upcoming art designs for fire alarm boxes located at Main and Sargeant, Main and Jackson as well as High and Hampshire Streets Recommended that the order has been complied with

22E. The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order that the Mayor and City Council review and approve the relocation of a department or departments to the unused space of the tax collector/personnel office. These spaces are forward facing offices/spaces that allow better constituent access/service. (Note: One consideration would be to move the planning department into these spaces which would allow constituents/business easier access to the process). Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw

22F. The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order From Mayor Joshua A. Garcia letter reappointing Ms. Kelly Curran, 230 South St. to serve as a member on the Library Board of Directors for the City of Holyoke: Ms. Curran will serve a three-year term; said term will expire on February 2025 Recommended that the order be given a leave to withdraw without prejudice

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

24. Charter and Rules Committee Reports (if any)

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

MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS

26. GIVNER -- That a handicap sign be placed in front of 948 Dwight St. for Said M. Umari.

27. JOURDAIN -- Ordered that the Forestry dept remove the dead tree in the tree belt in front of 251 Walnut Street.  The tree is splitting and dangerous.  Immediate attention requested.

28. JOURDAIN -- 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.

29. JOURDAIN -- That the Police Chief make speeding prevention on Mountain Road a priority.  The city needs to please put the speed limit machine back out on Mountain Road in a strategic location, as well as, increase the amount of speeding enforcement on the street (i.e. tickets to speeders).  It is a dangerous and reoccurring problem.  If the Police Chief has further recommendations for the City Council on other measures he feels would be helpful to address the problem please let us know.

30. MCGEE -- ORDERED based on the passage of Chapter 48 of the Acts of 2022, that Section 2-67 be amended to include the City Solicitor and Superintendent of Public Works as exempt from the Residency requirement.

31. MCGEE -- Order that the mayor consider establishing a Holyoke Urban Forest and Tree Committee.

32. MCGEE -- ORDERED: that a Capital Stabilization Account be established which must be created by the end of FY22 in order to be active for FY23

33. MCGEE -- 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.

34. MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, SEVENTEEN THOUSAND THREE AND 41/100 Dollars ($17,003.41) as follows:

FROM:
12101-51104 LIEUTENANT $3,883.22
12101-51105 SERGEANT 6,723.80
12101-51107 PATROLMAN 6,396.39
TOTAL: $17,003.41
TO:
12101-51180 INJURED ON DUTY $17,003.41
TOTAL: $17,003.41

35. MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, FOUR THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED SIXTY AND 11/100 Dollars ($4,160.11) as follows:

FROM:
12201-51105 FIREFIGHTERS $4,160.11
TOTAL: $4,160.11
TO:
12201-51180 INJURED ON DUTY $4,160.11
TOTAL: $4,160.11

36. MCGIVERIN -- 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.

37. MCGIVERIN -- That there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2023 from fiscal year 2022 free cash a sum of FIFTY THOUSAND AND 00/100 DOLLARS ($50,000) as follows:

FROM: FY2022 FREE CASH

TO: CAPITAL STABILIZATION FUND

Capital Stabilization Fund to be created by City Ordinance prior to June 30, 2022 for appropriation for fiscal year 2023.

38. MCGIVERIN -- 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 .

39. MCGIVERIN -- 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

40. MCGIVERIN -- 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.

41. MCGIVERIN -- 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 onboarding and onetime server back up costs.

42. MCGIVERIN -- 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

43. MCGIVERIN -- 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

44. MCGIVERIN -- 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

45. MCGIVERIN -- 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 TWO HUNDRED NINETY THREE THOUSAND AND 00/100 DOLLARS ($293,000) as follows:

FROM: FY2022 SEWER ENTERPRISE FREE CASH

TO: SEWER ENTERPRISE STABILIZATION FUND

Sewer Enterprise Stabilization fund to be created by City Ordinance prior to June 30, 2022 for appropriation for fiscal year 2023.

46. MCGIVERIN -- 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.

47. MCGIVERIN -- 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

48. MCGIVERIN -- 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

49. MCGIVERIN -- 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

50. MCGIVERIN -- 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

51. MCGIVERIN -- 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

52. MCGIVERIN -- 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

53. 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:
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

54. MCGIVERIN -- 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

55. MCGIVERIN -- 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

56. MCGIVERIN -- 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

57. MCGIVERIN -- 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

58. MCGIVERIN -- 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

59. MCGIVERIN -- 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

60. MCGIVERIN -- 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

61. MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI -- Ordered that the City Council vote to amend section 7.10 to include the following definitions, which reflect the language from the state's Cannabis Control Commission:
Marijuana Courier: an entity licensed to deliver finished marijuana products, marijuana accessories and branded goods directly to consumers from a licensed marijuana retailer.  It cannot wholesale, warehouse, process, repackage, or white label these products.  A Marijuana Courier does not require a City Council Special Permit but does need to obtain a business certificate from the City Clerk’s office.
Marijuana Delivery Operator:  an entity licensed to purchase at wholesale and warehouse finished marijuana products acquired from a licensed marijuana cultivator, marijuana product manufacturer, microbusiness or craft marijuana cooperative, and white label, sell, and deliver finished marijuana products, marijuana accessories and marijuana branded goods directly to consumers, but is not authorized to repackage marijuana or marijuana products, or operate a storefront under this license.

62. PUELLO -- That a handicap sign be placed in front of 584 So. Summer St. for Isaiah Lee Suarez.

63. VACON -- that traffic flow on Kane and Vermont Street be evaluated to reduce congestion during pick up and drop off times at McMahon School and b) that buses be routed from Homestead Ave rather than Vermont Street and c) consider the number of buses needed as it appears fewer students are using the bus service.

Addendum:

LATE FILES FROM PREVIOUS MEETING

A. From Mayor Garcia, letter regarding Historical Commission Proposal

B. Language for City Council re: MSBA & Peck middle school building project

C. VACON, JOURDAIN -- Ordered, Establish a City Council rule to allow one City Councilor to call for an end to debate on a spending/bonding issue with referral to the auditor to review the matter and report back to the City Council. This rule is in effect when debate continues for more than 30 minutes, each City Councilor who wishes to be recognized has spoken and the matter has not yet been voted to approve or deny the motion.

D. BARTLEY -- Ordered, The city amend its ordinance by ADDING the following language affecting the East-side of Russell Terrace as follows:
Russell Ter. East South St. running in a northerly direction Point 134 feet more or less No parking

E. BARTLEY -- Ordered, The city DELETE the following two ordinances affecting the west-side of Russell Terrace as follows:
*Russell Ter. West from Carlton St. running in a southerly direction to a Point 292 feet more or less
*Russell Ter. Westerly Beginning of Russell Ter. End of Russell Ter. No parking any time

F. MCGEE -- Ordered, that the City Council agrees to use the district's prior feasibility study conclusion to proceed with new construction for the Peck Middle School

G. MCGEE -- Ordered, 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

H. MCGEE -- Ordered, 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

I. From Lisa Ball, Acting City Solicitor, letter re: Fire Chief's Contract

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

Item-5-5-17-22-City-Council-meeting-minutes.pdf
May 13, 2022
  • PDF

Download

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
Close window