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Public Safety Committee Meeting September 19, 2022

Sep 19 2022

6:30 pm City Hall Holyoke

536 Dwight St, Holyoke 01040

City Council
Holyoke Massachusetts

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, §§ 18-25,
and Chapter 22 of the Acts of 2022,
notice is hereby given of a meeting of the committee on
Public Safety

September 19, 2022
6:30 PM

Meeting to take place at
Holyoke City Hall, 536 Dwight St
and can be accessed remotely on Zoom Meetings
Per order of the Chair: Israel Rivera

Remote access via
Meeting ID: 869 6881 6189 Meeting Passcode: 898796 or by call in at 1 (646) 558-8656 with the same Meeting ID and Passcode.


Item 1: 6-21-22 JOURDAIN, Tallman — That the PVTA be requested to replace their bus shelter on South Street at the South Street shopping plaza.  Bus riders have gone some time without the prior shelter.
*Tabled 8-8-22

Item 2: 8-3-21 MURPHY — Ordered, that the public safety committee meet with representatives from ROCA to discuss the benefits of the program both to the participants and the city, and to see if there are other things that ROCA and the city might partner to do.

Item 3: 3-1-22 JOURDAIN, VACON — Ordered, 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.

Item 4: 3-1-22 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.

Item 5: 3-15-22 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.
*Tabled 3-29-22, 6-27-22

Item 6: 6-7-22 Communication from Councilor Maldanado-Velez regarding 988 number:

Item 7: 6-21-22 MCGEE — That the City/DPW/Public Safety Committee review and determine how to close Wyckoff Ave from Northampton Street, similar to that on 202.
*Tabled 8-8-22

Item 8: 5-17-22 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.
*Tabled 8-8-22

Item 9: 4-19-22 BARTLEY — The DPW and Mayor locate public spaces where trash and recycling receptacles can be placed and maintained.  This should start off as a pilot program and it will require funding and management to ensure the debris/recycling bins are maintained but hopefully it will be a success and Holyoke can expand its scope.
*Tabled 8-8-22

Item 10: 8-2-22 JOURDAIN, TALLMAN, I. RIVERA — Ordered, The City Council and Mayor in conjunction with our department heads develop a comprehensive “Clean Holyoke Initiative” that develops a strategy to clean and beautify Holyoke by providing the plan and resources to get it done. Our future success as a city will in part count on being a beautiful, clean city.

Item 11: 10-19-21 VACON, GREANEY, JR — Ordered, that a camera be placed on Homestead Avenue to be used to ticket/enforce “no truck traffic after 8PM.”

Administrative Assistant: Jeffery Anderson-Burgos

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 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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