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Ordinance Committee Meeting February 23, 2021

Feb 23 2021

6:30 pm Remote by Zoom


City Council

Holyoke Massachusetts

Notice of Committee Meeting

There will be a regular meeting of the committee on



Meeting to take place remotely on Zoom Meetings on Tuesday 2/23/21 at 6:30PM

Per order of the Chair: Rebecca Lisi


*** Meeting will take place remotely and can be accessed via Meeting ID: 820 5708 1320 Meeting Passcode: 676314 or by call in at 1 (929)205-6099 with same Meeting ID and Passcode.  ***


Item 1: 4/21/15 LISI – Ordered, that Section 2-35 of the Code of Ordinances, entitled “Classification and Compensation Plans” be amended to incorporate a new Classification and Compensation Plan, Elected Official Salary Ordinance and Miscellaneous Salary Schedule based upon the results of the HRS Salary Study, and that the current DH, PR and Miscellaneous Salary Schedules, as well as any other amendments previously adopted under this section be repealed.

*Tabled 11-24-20, 12/22/20, 1-26-21


Item 2: 2/20/18 ROMAN/LEAHY – Ordered, that the City of Holyoke take up and approve the salary study completed in 2014, and include in its salary revisions salaries of the Mayor, City Council and School Committee Members

*Tabled 11-24-20, 12/22/20, 1-26-21


Item 3: 8/7/18 MCGIVERIN – Ordered, That Schedule B, Compensation for Elected Officials of Chapter 2 of the Code of Ordinances be amended as follows, effective January 1, 2019:

Mayor: $125,000      City Clerk: $90,000  City Treasurer: $85,000

City Council: $12,500          City Council President: $1,000 (in addition to above)

*Tabled 11-24-20, 12/22/20, 1-26-21


Item 4: 2/4/20 MCGIVERIN – Ordered, 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.


Item 5: 6/18/19 BARTLEY  — Holyoke ordinance Sec. 86-211. be amended by adding Washington Ave. from Northampton St. to Chapin St. and by adding Chapin St. from Washington Ave. to South St.


Item 6: 11/19/19 MURPHY — Ordered that the City consider establishing a policy to provide handicapped parking spots during winter reverse parking orders.  The signage would only be placed opposite current handicapped parking slots, and only be enforced during a reverse plowing period.


Item 7: 12/1/20 Speed Hump Petition for Michigan Avenue.


Item 8: 12/1/20 ANDERSON-BURGOS — Order that the city of Holyoke adopt the truck exclusion law for West Franklin.


Item 9: 9/15/20 VACON — that our Engineer recommend the most effective safety measures such as; no parking here to corner signs be placed at the Vermont and Kane intersection or “no parking” be established on Vermont St. between Kane and Westfield road to enable emergency vehicles and busses turn at the intersection and to improve safety for pedestrians.  Refer to Ordinance


Item 10: 9/15/20 BARTLEY–The City of Holyoke’s engineer provide a recommendation to the City Council as to whether a 4-way stop should be installed at the intersection of Hitchcock and Martin Streets. Refer to ordinance.


Administrative Assistant: Jeffery Anderson-Burgos

The listing of matters are those reasonable anticipated by the chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law. Also one or two items may require the committee to enter into executive session at this meeting. Agenda subject to change up to two business days (48 hours) prior to posted meeting time.



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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