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City Council
Holyoke Massachusetts

Notice of Committee Meeting
There will be a regular meeting of the Committee on

Public Safety

At City Hall in the Council Chamber, on Wed. May 16, at 6:30PM
Per order of the Chair: Dan Bresnahan


Item 1: Previous meeting minutes

Item 2: Bresnahan 11/21/17: Order: that a representative of the building department come before the city Council to discuss any change in the permit fees for residential and commercial property owners within the city of Holyoke.

Item 3: Bresnahan 2/6/18: Order: The City Engineer/DPW review the intersection of Hampden and Nonotuck Streets to ensure that the lighting configuration and signage are adequate and ensure a safe way for drivers on Nonotuck Street to enter on to Hampden Street and for those drivers on Hampden Street to exit onto Nonotuck Street. Further have a Representative of Police Dept. provide the total of all accidents that have occurred at this location over the past 5 years.

Item 4: Vacon 11/21/17: Order: that DPW meet with representatives from HCC and residents of the neighborhood re: mitigation of traffic issues in the Sunset, Ashley, Clayton road neighborhood. When the new light was added, HCC representatives addressed concerns of the residents know if negative consequences occurred they would work to reduce the negative effects caused by traffic.

Item 5: Vacon 6/20/17: Order: that guardrails be installed on Rt 202 near the entrance to Ashley Reservoir and across the street from the entrance due to ongoing safety issues.

Item 6: Vacon: Order: that a hearing be set to review and reduce traffic cutting through the Sunset and Ashley neighborhood and what improvements could be made to reduce the safety hazards, such as changing traffic lights, making streets one-way, creating cul-de-sacs etc.

Item 7: Lisi 2/6/18: Order: that given the recent FCC rulings on net neutrality, the City Council invite in representatives from HG&E to discuss public access to broadband, fiber, and the G&E’s ability to provide free, city-wide WiFi.

Item 8: Bartley 9/5/17: Order: That HPD monitor motorist’s speed on Lawler St. and report findings to the Public Safety committee. This is a constituent request.
Add speed limit signs to Lawler Street.

Item 9: Bartley 11/21/17: Order: HPD increase traffic enforcement on Hillside Ave. Specifically, when resources allow please set up radar/lidar enforcement and report back to Public Safety Committee.

Item 10: Leahy 6/16/15: Order: that the City accepts Liberty St. which runs from Dartmouth to Jefferson, as an accepted City street. The City is looking to pave this street using Chapter 90 funds this summer and as we know street acceptance is a requirement for funding.

Administrative Assistant: Ryan M. Allen
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.


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