REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
June 19,2018


The meeting was called to order by President McGee at 07:10 PM.

The Clerk called the roll. Absent members: 0 Present Members 13 (Anderson-Burgos, Bartley, Bresnahan, Leahy, Lebron-Martinez, Lisi, McGee, McGiverin, Roman, Sullivan, Tallman, Vacon, Valentin).

The name of Councilor Roman was drawn to head the roll call voting.

Proclamation was presented to Mr. Josue Cardone for his heroic and quick thinking actions at a shooting incident outside of Morgan Elementary School. It was noted that Mr. Cardone rushed to help protect and guide students during the incident.
 

LAID ON THE TABLE

FY 2019 Municipal Budget
---> Received and laid on the table.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2018, Seventy-nine thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($79,000) as follows:

FROM:
8810-10400       Stabilization Fund Cash             $79,000
                        TOTAL: $79,000
TO:
11552-53100      Software License                       $44,000
11552-53180      System Hardware                      35,000
                        TOTAL: $79,000 Recommend that the order be adopted
Under discussion:
Councilor McGiverin gave overview explanation of the reason the transfer was needed. It was noted that there was two orders with different funding sources for the FT and that one was a free cash transfer that did not have the votes and that this was the alternative order with a funding source from the stabilization fund. It was noted that the transfer would need a 2/3 majority of the Council to pass the order. Councilor McGiverin noted that this payment was to pay for services that were rendered after a sudden crash of the City’s phone systems in previous months and that this money would be to pay a bill that is due.
---> Report of Committee received and Denied on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 4--Nays 8(Anderson-Burgos, Bartley, Leahy, McGee, McGiverin, Roman, Sullivan, Vacon)--Absent 1 (Bresnahan).

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2018, Twenty thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($20,000) as follows:
FROM:
12941-51104      Tree Climber                 $20,000
                        TOTAL:$20,000
TO:
12942-53010      Contract Services                      $20,000
                        TOTAL:$20,000 Recommend that the order be adopted
Under discussion:
Councilor McGiverin gave overview of the transfer request and why it was deemed necessary. It was noted that the money was already within the budget for the DPW and was going to be a personnel line item to pay for a tree climber. It was noted that though the position was posted the DPW was unable to get qualified applicants to fill the position and therefore the funding that would come out of the personnel line item would go to pay outside contractor to get to work on the needed tree removals throughout the City. It was also noted that the City Council did receive a list of the trees that need removing in the City.
---> Report of Committee passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 12--Nays 0 (Roman)--Absent 2 (Bresnahan).
Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and reconsider item 3 and lay the item on the table.
Item 3 laid on the table.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and remove item 3 from the table and deny the transfer.
Report of Committee passed two readings and denied the transfer on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 7--Nays 3 (McGiverin, Roman, Valentin)--Absent 3(Anderson-Burgos, Bresnahan, Lebron-Martinez).

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order Ordered that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2018, Seventy-five thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($75,000) as follows:
FROM:
*****-*****    Free Cash        $75,000
        TOTAL:    $75,000
TO:
11512-53010    Special Counsel        $75,000
        TOTAL:    $75,000 Recommend that the order be adopted
Under discussion:
Councilor McGiverin gave information on the order and noted that this is a free cash transfer request. Councilor McGiverin gave a run-down on how the vote would impact the free cash available to the City and how it could impact other transfer request from the free cash budget item. Councilor McGiverin spoke on outside counsel and the discussion that took place with the City Law Dept. It was noted that the money is for bills that need to be paid. Councilor Leahy stated that he would vote against the order and said that the reason is because he feels there should be an outside party looking into the billable hours that are going into the Law Dept. in order to get more oversight on what kind of pricing the City is getting from outside Council. Councilor Todd McGee also gave free cash status and overview of Mass General Law Chapter 59 Sec. 23 that states that free cash transfers cannot exceed the sum of available certified free cash. Councilor McGiverin stated that he feels that these bills ought to be paid since this is for work already done and for money that is owed.
---> Report of Committee passed two readings and adopted the transfer on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 8--Nays 4 (Anderson-Burgos, Leahy, McGee, Roman)--Absent 1 (Bresnahan) Approved by Mayor.
PUBLIC COMMENT
Public Comment:
 
William Alicea of 15 Quinn Dr. spoke: Union President for the Holyoke Fire Dept. spoke and encouraged the City Council to vote in favor of the contract noting that the Fire Fighters have worked hard and deserve the money owed to them from the contract. Mr. Alicea also spoke and stated he was disappointed in comments from certain Councilors the previous week comparing Fire Fighters to Police Officers within the City. Mr. Alicea stated that 70% of Fire Fighters live in the City and stated that each of them vote and a comparison to the HPD is insulting and wrong.
 
Chris Butler 25 Hickory St.: Mr. Butler spoke and encouraged the City Council to approve the contract with the HFD and stated that the contract is fair and that you can tell it is fair is because both sides are unhappy with certain aspects of the contract.
 
April Rex 79 Southampton Rd.: Mrs. Rex provided information and stated that average pay for Police Officers is higher than that of Fire Fighters in Holyoke and stated that both take on very dangerous work. Mrs. Rex stated that her husband has been on the HFD for 17 years and has made numerous sacrifices for his job and encouraged Councilors to support the contract and approve the relevant financial transfers.
 
Jordan Lemieux 48 Meadowview Rd. spoke and encouraged the Council to vote in favor of the HPD contract. Mr. Lemieux stated that the Council’s job is to either vote for or against the contract but should not try to drive a wedge between the HFD and the HPD and stated that there is shame on the City Council for trying to do that. Mr. Lemieux also stated that there are 90 Fire Fighters living in Holyoke and that is a lot of votes to consider.
 
Caroline Levine 10 McGuiness Dr. : Mrs. Levine spoke on property on Sun Valley Rd. and the parcel on the land. Mrs. Levine gave history of the parcel noting a drainage easement that makes the property seemingly undevelopable because of major flooding issues. Mrs. Levine stated that the properties should be reverted back to the City and not sold to developers or individuals because the parcels are unable to be developed.
 
Lynn Henderson 53 Sun Valley Rd. spoke and agreed with the comments of Mrs. Levine.
 
Anne Thalheimer 8 Clark St.: spoke in support of agenda items that would improve traffic issues in Ward 3 noting that there are several issues going on and that it would take a concerted holistic approach to fix and mitigate traffic issues in Ward 3.
 


COMMUNICATIONS

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and take items 22H, 22I, 22C & 22A out of order
Councilor McGiverin spoke on Item 22I and noted that this item was one that needed to be disposed of for housekeeping because it cannot be voted on by the Council.
 
Motion made and seconded to take up Item 22H and 22C as a package for the purpose of discussion. Motion passed. It was noted that though the items can be discussed as a package they would require two separate votes.
 
Councilor McGiverin spoke on the two financial transfer orders explaining that these transfers would ratify the HPD Union and also noted that the transfers were identical but that the funding sources were different and noted that one had the money being transferred out of free cash and the other had money being transferred out of stabilization. Councilor McGiverin noted that Item 22H which had the money being transferred out of stabilization was recommended for denial by the Finance Committee and gave the various reasons the Committee felt that salary transfers should not come out of stabilization. Councilor McGiverin gave financial info on the HFD contract and especially wage changes between the contract under consideration and the previous contract. It was noted that the responsibility of the City Council is to ratify the contract based on its appropriation power taking into consideration many things including the financial status of the City and relative strength or weakness of the budget and budget deficits. Councilor Vacon took a moment to speak noting that some of the comments made by public speakers were directed at her. It was noted that in her comparison with the HPD and HFD she was speaking about the residency requirement and the contrast she was drawing was one of personal knowledge where in HPD families have been threatened and therefore could not live in the City. Councilor Vacon stated that she was not and would not ever disparage fire fighters and noted that her husband was a volunteer fire fighter in the community she previously resided in. Councilor Vacon stated that it is offensive to have her words twisted the way they were and noted that she has never spoke disrespectfully about the work and sacrifice made by the Holyoke Fire Department or the Holyoke Police Dept. in word, deed, action, or marching. Councilor Vacon stated that she is entitled to have her opinion on residency requirements in the HFD and stated that she feels strongly in the local law regarding the residency requirement.
 
Councilor Valentin spoke and stated that she still at this time is not sure how she will end up voting on the contract and stated that she has respect for the work of the Holyoke Fire Department and stated she would in no way purposely disparage the HFD. Councilor Valentin thanked those who spoke for stating their experiences. Councilor Valentin stated that she values unions but is concerned about the financial aspect of the contract. Councilor Valentin stated that she does not appreciate some of the statements that were threats of votes that were made by some of the speakers. Councilor Valentin stated that to try to build bridges with her and to persuade her the use of threatening with votes does not work.
The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2018, One hundred forty-two thousand fifty-two and 84/100 Dollars ($142,052.84) as follows:
FROM:
8810-10400       Stabilization Fund — Cash                                                                   $142,052.84
                                                                                          TOTAL:                            $142,052.84
TO:
12201-51103      Pay- Captains                                                                                    $14,416.57
12201-51104      Pay-Lieutenants                                                                                  31,467.63
12201-51105      Pay-Firefighters                                                                                  87,851.85
12201-51110      Pay-Alarms                                                                                        8,316.79
                                                                                          TOTAL:                            $142,052.84
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be denied .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
James M. Leahy
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
Todd McGee
---> Report of Committee passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 12--Nays 0--Absent 1 (Bresnahan).

Motion made and seconded to adopt the committee report of Item 22C and deny the financial transfer for the contract out of the Stabilization Fund. Clerk called the roll: Item 22C denied 12-0 (Bresnahan absent)

Motion was made and seconded to adopt the order in Item 22C: Councilor McGiverin spoke and stated that this is an incredibly difficult vote, not because of the incredible work done by the HFD but because of the financial's. Councilor McGiverin stated that he will be voting in favor of this contract because the fact that the fire fighters lay their life on the line for others in the job they do and that this contract represents that. Councilor McGiverin gave some of the pros and cons he felt were involved in the contract but noted that overall he would be in support of it.
 
Councilor Bartley asked that Item 7 communication from the Mayor be read into the record, especially the part listing some funding priorities of the City.
 
Item 7 taken out of order and summarized by Council President McGee. Motion was made and seconded to receive Item 7: Item 7 received by voice vote.
 
Councilor Leahy spoke and stated that speaking to all the fire fighters he is reminded of the prayer said at the fire fighter ball that is very powerful and moving. Councilor Leahy stated that the positions the members have on the HFD are very trying and very important. Councilor Leahy stated that he does believe the contract is a fair one and should be ratified. It was noted that if the contract was approved there would be 9,487 dollars left in free cash. It was noted that there are two weeks left in the fiscal year. Councilor Roman stated that he would vote in favor of the contract because he feels there is enough free cash money to cover the City up to the next fiscal year but also noted that this vote is very difficult especially because the City is not getting enough tax money to get the City out of its current financial rut.
 
Councilor Tallman spoke and stated that he feels the contract is fair and that he would support the financial transfer.
 
Councilor Bartley spoke and thanked Councilor McGiverin for doing a great job with the Finance Committee and for giving a fair breakdown and of the vote before the Council and for really showing both sides arguments in a clear and fair way. Councilor Bartley stated that the vote is very hard and stated that voting in favor of the transfer would lead to an even tighter budget in future years. Councilor Bartley noted that the City will be asked to take up other large union contracts in the near future as well. Councilor Bartley stated that he would support the contract tonight because of the hard work they do but noted that the financial warning signs are there.
Councilor Sullivan spoke and stated that he is fully in favor of drug testing and stated that the drug testing is for their own safety and the safety of the public. Councilor Sullivan stated that he would like to see the contract go back to negotiation and see what will be in free cash for next year.
 
Councilor McGee clarified that the City Council can’t negotiate any aspect of terms in the contract. Councilor McGee made statements regarding some of the rhetoric used by those whom spoke at the mic and stated that he has never seen such a negative reaction that he has seen tonight and that he does not like it. Councilor McGee stated that nobody should be attacking City Councilors for decisions they make doing their jobs either out on Facebook or in the Council Chambers. Councilor McGee stated the many times the City Council has had the back of the HFD and has supported the HFD. Councilor McGee stated that no one can come into this chamber and say that the City Council has not supported the HFD, or that the City Council has disrespected the HFD, or that the City Council has set up a debate between the HPD and the HFD. Councilor McGee stated that the words “shame on you” were used toward the City Council and that the Holyoke City Council does not deserve that kind of rhetoric aimed at it. It was noted by Councilor McGee that if the body votes in favor of the appropriation than the contract is ratified but if the Council votes against the appropriation the contract is null and void and must be re-negotiated by the Mayor and the union. Motion was made and seconded to approve Item 22C: Clerk called the roll: Motion failed for lack of adequate majority 8-4 (Sullivan, Vacon, Anderson-Burgos, Lisi dissenting) It was noted that the motion failed for not having the necessary 9 votes needed for passage.
 
Motion was made and seconded to reconsider the action on Item 22C and leave the order on the table. Councilor McGiverin stated that it was previously stated Councilor Bresnahan would be attending the meeting late and that if he did attend the meeting later he could cast a deciding vote on whether or not the order passes. Motion to reconsider and table Item 22C was passed by voice vote.

Item 22A: Councilor McGiverin explained that Item 22A is the actual HFD contract and that it was referred to the Finance Committee for consideration in the appropriation orders. It was noted that there is not much the Council can do with the actual document other than to receive it and call it complied with. Item 22 received and complied with by voice vote.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2018, One hundred fifty-five thousand five hundred seventy-one and 90/100 Dollars ($155,571.90) as follows:
FROM:
8810-10400       Stabilization Fund — Cash                      $155,971.90
                        TOTAL: $155,571.90
TO:
12201-51101      Pay-Chief                      $2,408.59
12201-51102      Pay-Dep. Chiefs                        11,115.47
12201-51103      Pay-Capts.                    14,416.57
12201-51104      Pay-Lieuts.                    31,467.63
12201-51105      Pay-Firefighters             87,851.85
12201-51110      Pay-Alarms                   8,311.79
                        TOTAL: $155,571.90
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be denied .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
James M. Leahy
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
Todd McGee
---> Report of Committee passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 12--Nays 0--Absent 1 (Bresnahan).

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred a Collective Bargaining Agreement with IAFF Local 1693, Holyoke Firefighters
have considered the same and Complied with .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
James M. Leahy
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
Todd McGee

---> Report of Committee received.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2018, One hundred forty-two thousand fifty-two and 84/100 Dollars ($142,052.84) as follows:
FROM:
*****-*****           Free Cash                                                                                          $142,052.84
                                                                                          TOTAL:                            $142,052.84
TO:
12201-51103      Pay-Captains                                                                                     $14,416.57
12201-51104      Pay-Lieutenants                                                                                  31,467.63
12201-51105      Pay-Firefighters                                                                                  87,851.85
12201-51110      Pay-Alarms                                                                                        8,316.79
                                                                                          TOTAL:                            $142,052.84
 

have considered the same and Referred to the full City Council without a recommendation .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
James M. Leahy
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
Todd McGee
---> Report of Committee received and Denied on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 8 (Bartley, Leahy, Lebron-Martinez, McGee, McGiverin, Roman, Tallman, Valentin)--Nays 4(Anderson-Burgos, Lisi, Sullivan, Vacon)--Absent 1 (Bresnahan).
Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and table the order for the purpose of reconsidering the vote when Councilor Bresnahan arrived.
Item laid on the table.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and take item 22C off the table and reconsider the action.
Report of Committee received and Denied on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 7 (Bartley, Bresnahan, Leahy, McGee, McGiverin, Tallman, Valentin)--Nays 5(Lebron-Martinez, Lisi, Roman, Sullivan, Vacon)--Absent 1 (Anderson-Burgos).

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and take item 7 out of order.
From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter re: Financial Reports.
---> Received.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and take items 25A & 25B our of order.
The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred a Communication from Law Dept. RE: Sun Valley Rd
have considered the same and Complied with.

Committee Members:
David K. Bartley
Michael J. Sullivan
Jossie M Valentin
Peter R. Tallman
Nelson R. Roman
Under discussion:
DGR Committee Chair Bartley spoke on the two Items and noted that one of the items was a communication from the Law Dept. on the auction that took place on the parcel in question. It was noted that ----- Levine was in and gave info on the parcel and noted the flooding issues on the property. It was noted that the parcel is subject to intense flooding at times. Councilor Bartley stated that he has read the documents related to the parcel. Councilor Bartley stated that it seems Caroline Levine is looking for the City Council to come out with an official finding that the property in question is undevelopable and Councilor Bartley stated that is not really in the purview of the order nor the City Council at this time. Councilor Bartley stated that the City Council is not an adjudicatory body in this way and lacks the legal authority to render judgements on the relative developability of privately owned land. Councilor Lisi also spoke and stated that the Council should not be making such judgements. Councilor Lisi spoke on perhaps trying to figure out if auction rules were broken and if the City Council would play a part in the process that would take place if auction rules were broken. Legal Dept. gave overview of auction process and how violation of rules would be processed.
---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.

The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred an order that any restrictions on the deed/lot 181-00-137 on Sun Valley Rd., recently sold at auction, be reviewed and a determination made if they allow for a building on the lot.
have considered the same and Recommend that the order has been complied with .

Committee Members:
David K. Bartley
Michael J. Sullivan
Jossie M Valentin
Peter R. Tallman
Nelson R. Roman
---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.


From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter re-appointing Mr. Richard A. Ahlstrom, 215 Madison West to serve as a member of the Historical Commission for the City of Holyoke; Mr. Ahlstrom will serve a three term; said term will expire on May 1, 2021.
---> Received and appointment confirmed.

From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter re-appointing Ms. Hilda Roque, 267 West Franklin St. to serve as a member of the Board of Appeals for the City of Holyoke; Ms. Roque will serve a three year term; said term will expire on July 1, 2021.
---> Received and appointment confirmed.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and take items 8-9 as a package
From Paul Payer, City Solicitor, legal opinion regarding enforcebility of a contract.
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

From Paul Payer, City Solicitor, legal opinion regarding union contracts and ordinances.
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

From Paul Payer, City Solicitor letter regarding litigation against opoid manufacturers.
---> Received and referred to the Public Service Committee.

From Bellamy H. Schmidt, Acting City Auditor, RE: Fire Contract.
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

From Hector Carrasquillo, Personnel Director letter re: Salary Study.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

From Board of Health minutes of April 5, 2018.
---> Received.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT:
Council President McGee spoke and stated that he was able to confirm with Kathy Anderson that a tour would be set up for a business called Westside Finishing Co. and that the tour would take place on July 26, at 8:30am to 10:00am. It was noted the Council could visit the business and ask questions and learn about an existing business in Holyoke. It was noted that Nueva Esperanza is having a gala coming up on Sunday and that an ad was put into the program for that as well as for the Youth Baseball program and the program for the Holyoke Merry go Round. Councilor McGee stated that on 6/29 Councilor Peter Tallman would be officially retiring after 37 years with the Post Office. Councilor McGee congratulated Mr. Tallman for his work on the Post Office as well as for the City. It was also noted that the house next to the Yankee Pedlar would be moved on Sunday and that it should be very exciting to see the entire house being moved down the street.
PETITIONS

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and take items 14-17 & 19 as a package
Petition from residents of Elmwood Ave. for speed humps.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

Petition of Hothouse Holyoke, Audrey Park for a special permit for a Marijuana Manufacturing Establishment (MME) at 5B Appleton St.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

Petition of PeoplesBank for a zone change from R-2 to BL at 1850 Northampton St.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

Petition of The Colvest Group LTD for a zone change at 1575 Northampton St. from R-1A to BH.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

Petition of RISE Holdings, Inc. (Formerly GTI) special permit to amend an existing permit to allow a Marijuana Manufacturing Establishment (MME) in the existing building located at 28 Appleton St.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

Petition of Salmar Realty, Inc. for a special permit for a Drive thru restaurant located at 500 Easthampton Rd.
---> Received and referred to the Development and Governmental Relations Committee.

Petition of Roman Catholic Bishop of Springfield, a corporation sole, for Blessed Sacrament Parish a special permit for a sign replacement at 1945 Northampton St.
---> Received and referred to the Development and Governmental Relations Committee.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred a Petition of Walter J. Sybulski Jr. for a Zone change from R-2 to RM-40 at Russell Terrace and South St. Parcels:  Russell Terr: 111-00-072, 111-00-073, 112-00-022A, South St. 112-00-022.
have considered the same and Recommend that the zone change application be approved .

Committee Members:
Linda L. Vacon
David K. Bartley
Rebecca Lisi
Juan . Anderson-Burgos
Nelson R. Roman
Under Discussion:
It was noted that the zone change was for Walter J. Sybulski for property on Russel Terrace and South St. It was noted that the zone change request was a change from R-2 to RM-40. Councilor Vacon gave overview of discussion that took place in Ord. committee. It was noted that the applicants met with many neighbors and actually changed some of their plans to take into account concerns from the neighbors. Councilor Vacon stated that the project received no opposition from abutters and that the proposal had unanimous support from both the Planning Board and the Ord. Committee. Councilor Lisi and Tallman also spoke in favor of the project stating that this would be an improvement to the neighborhood. Motion was made and seconded to adopt the committee report and approve the zone change
---> Report of Committee received and the Ordinance passed its first reading.
The Ordinance passed its second reading.
The Ordinance was passed to be enrolled.
The Committee has considered the same and find that it is truly and properly enrolled.
Report of Enrollment received.
The Ordinance was passed to be Ordained and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 9--Nays 0--Absent 4 (Anderson-Burgos, Bresnahan, Leahy, Sullivan).
Approved by the Mayor.

It was noted that Councilor Anderson-Burgos was feeling sick and needed to leave the meeting.

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that a handicap sign be placed in front of 16 East Court for Hector Reyes
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .

Committee Members:
Linda L. Vacon
David K. Bartley
Rebecca Lisi
Juan . Anderson-Burgos
Nelson R. Roman
Under discussion:
It was noted that the street in question is not a City street and is more of an alley way. It was noted by the Law Dept. that it seems the best way to go about the order is to deny it and to file another order to address the handicap parking needs of the applicant. Motion made and seconded to deny the application
---> Report of Committee received and denied by a voice vote.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and take items 21C & 21D as a package
The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that a handicap sign be placed in front of 195 Suffolk St. for Maria Vasquez
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .

Committee Members:
Linda L. Vacon
David K. Bartley
Rebecca Lisi
Juan . Anderson-Burgos
Nelson R. Roman
Under discussion:
It was noted that both orders were handicap applications that were vetted by the Commission on Disabilities and that both the COD and committee reports and adopt the orders
---> Report of Committee received and the Ordinance passed its first reading.
The Ordinance passed its second reading.
The Ordinance was passed to be enrolled.
The Committee has considered the same and find that it is truly and properly enrolled.
Report of Enrollment received.
The Ordinance was passed to be Ordained and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Anderson-Burgos, Bresnahan).
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that a handicap sign be placed in front of 32 Clinton Ave. for Edward Welch
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .

Committee Members:
Linda L. Vacon
David K. Bartley
Rebecca Lisi
Juan . Anderson-Burgos
Nelson R. Roman
---> Report of Committee received and the Ordinance passed its first reading.
The Ordinance passed its second reading.
The Ordinance was passed to be enrolled.
The Committee has considered the same and find that it is truly and properly enrolled.
Report of Enrollment received.
The Ordinance was passed to be Ordained and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Anderson-Burgos, Bresnahan).
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that an ordinance be adopted establishing and authorizing all existing revolving funds in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 44, § 53E½.  The Massachusetts Municipal Modernization Act requires that, effective in FY19, all revolving funds are to be authorized by ordinance rather than an annual legislative body vote. The legislative body must still vote on or before July 1 on the amount that may be spent from each fund during the upcoming fiscal year.
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted.

Committee Members:
Linda L. Vacon
David K. Bartley
Rebecca Lisi
Juan . Anderson-Burgos
Nelson R. Roman
Under discussion:
It was noted that the order was necessary because of the modernization law in order for efficient accounting of revolving funds in the City.
---> Report of Committee received and the Ordinance passed its first reading.
The Ordinance passed its second reading.
The Ordinance was passed to be enrolled.
The Committee has considered the same and find that it is truly and properly enrolled.
Report of Enrollment received.
The Ordinance was passed to be Ordained and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 12--Nays 0--Absent 1 (Anderson-Burgos).
Approved by the Mayor.

Councilor Bresnahan entered meeting at approximately 9:33pm

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that an ordinance be created or current ordinances be amended to address the placement of memorials, dedications, naming rights, and related matters on public property in the City of Holyoke.
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted as amended .

Committee Members:
Linda L. Vacon
David K. Bartley
Rebecca Lisi
Juan . Anderson-Burgos
Nelson R. Roman
Under discussion:
It was noted that the order has been in committee with the idea to have language addressing placement of memorials, dedications and naming rights, and related matters. Motion was made and seconded to add amendment to the order that would require Council approval on all such matters.
---> Report of Committee received and the Ordinance passed its first reading.
The Ordinance passed its second reading.
The Ordinance was passed to be enrolled.
The Committee has considered the same and find that it is truly and properly enrolled.
Report of Enrollment received.
The Ordinance was passed to be Ordained and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 12--Nays 0--Absent 0--Vacancy 1.
Approved by the Mayor.

Motion was made and seconded to take up Item 22C off the table:
Item 22C: It was noted that the Item was previously tabled in the meeting because Councilor Bresnahan was on his way to the meeting and he had now arrived at the meeting and could take part in the vote.
Councilor Lisi stated that she was voting against the contract because she feels that the current contract should be renegotiated.
Councilor Roman spoke and stated that he would be changing his vote from a yes vote to a no vote based on feedback he received from his colleagues from Ward 1 and Ward 2. Councilor Roman stated that Councilor Lebron-Martinez had just previously told him that she would be leaving and was cornered outside and came back in for the vote. Councilor Lebron-Martinez stated that he feels it is wrong that Councilors be pressured to come back into a meeting after they had already stated they would like to leave for whatever matter. Councilor Roman stated that it does not sit well with him that a colleague would be approached or pressured by a group of men out in the hallway in such a way. Councilor Roman stated that if she had left as she intended to the numbers to pass the contract would not have existed and stated that he would like to see the contract be renegotiated.
Clerk called the roll: Item 22C was denied 7-5 (Roman, Lebron-Martinez, Sullivan, Lisi, Vacon, dissenting)

Councilor Lebron-Martinez exited meeting at approximately 9:43pm

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order That ARTICLE I section 42-15 License for manufacture, storage, use, or sale of petroleum products, explosive materials, or inflammable materials, be reviewed.  Many of the license fees are outdated and out of line with the allowed volumes.
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted as amended .

Committee Members:
Linda L. Vacon
David K. Bartley
Rebecca Lisi
Juan . Anderson-Burgos
Nelson R. Roman
Under discussion:
Councilor Vacon stated that this order had been in the docket for some time and was a review and update of some of the ordinance language regarding safety protocol for the Fire Department. It was noted that Councilor Sullivan spearheaded this effort and worked with the Fire Dept. to get better and more modern language that would benefit the City.
---> Report of Committee received and the Ordinance passed its first reading.
The Ordinance passed its second reading.
The Ordinance was passed to be enrolled.
The Committee has considered the same and find that it is truly and properly enrolled.
Report of Enrollment received.
The Ordinance was passed to be Ordained and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Anderson-Burgos, Lebron-Martinez).
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that the city consider adopting the MA state statutes necessary to reduce the speed limit to 25 mph on residential roads.
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted.

Committee Members:
Linda L. Vacon
David K. Bartley
Rebecca Lisi
Juan . Anderson-Burgos
Nelson R. Roman
Under discussion:
Councilor Vacon spoke on the order and noted that this had previously been taken up in Ordinance and was tabled in order get better feedback from DPW director Mike McManus. It was noted that Mr. McManus had encouraged the speed limit to be changed on a City-wide basis. It was noted that the Boston and Springfield have already adopted this speed limit change and that the hope is to make the streets safer for vehicles and for pedestrians.
---> Report of Committee received and the Ordinance passed its first reading.
The Ordinance passed its second reading.
The Ordinance was passed to be enrolled.
The Committee has considered the same and find that it is truly and properly enrolled.
Report of Enrollment received.
The Ordinance was passed to be Ordained and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 10--Nays 1 (McGiverin)--Absent 2 (Anderson-Burgos, Lebron-Martinez).
Approved by the Mayor.

Councilor Valentin asked that she be allowed to have the floor to make a comment before the Council proceeded forward on the agenda and was allowed the floor:

Councilor Valentin spoke in support of the previous comment that Councilor Roman made in regards to the treatment of Councilor Lebron-Martinez during the HFD contract vote. Councilor Valentin stated also that she has a unique view from her corner seat out into the hallway and saw one of our colleagues followed out in the hallway and 5 members of the HFD and that one pointed in a way of giving an order to go get her. It was noted that after that members of the HFD chased after her and that she ended coming back to the meeting. Councilor Valentin stated that she felt that behavior is uncalled for and is bullying. Councilor Valentin stated that if any Councilor is followed to their vehicle by any City official or any constituent that constitutes harassment and that she will not stand for it. Councilor Valentin stated that if anyone has questions about what she witnessed she will be happy to say what she saw and stated that what she witnessed was disturbing, unethical, and unprofessional. Councilor Valentin stated that she is emotional because no colleague should be harassed in such a matter especially having this happen to a female colleague being chased down the hallway by a bunch of men.

Councilor Bresnahan spoke and stated that he appreciates the passion coming from Councilor Valentin but that he didn’t recall anyone speaking with such passion in defense of former Councilor Jen Chateauneuf was being harassed in the Chambers and stated that nobody stood up for that. Councilor Bresnahan stated that she was probably being harassed by friends of some of those whom sit among us. Councilor Bresnahan stated that its ok to be outraged when its your friend or your colleague being “harassed” but that this outrage was not vocalized when Councilor Chateauneuf had to resign due to the harassment she was getting. Councilor Bresnahan stated that nobody spoke with such outrage when that took place but that now people are grandstanding because of what just happened with Councilor Lebron-Martinez.

Councilor Valentin asked for a chance to respond to Councilor Bresnahan,

Councilor McGiverin asked for a point of order. Councilor McGee spoke on point of order and stated he is going to stop this because the job of being a Councilor is stressful and emotions are running high. Councilor McGee stated that sometimes people should take a step back and move forward on the City business. Councilor McGee stated that he understands the want to go back and forth on the discussion but that time of the meeting is getting late and there is a significant chunk of the agenda that needs to be gone through. Councilor McGee reiterated and encouraged Councilors to step back and set aside personal differences and go about the business of the City. Councilor McGee stated that tone of these debates has to change noting that there are many upcoming meetings and the Council should move on and show respect for each other.

Councilor Bartley announced that the State Delegation would be coming in at the next DGR meeting.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an application of Mr. Fara Bahrehmand to renew a license to operate taxi cab number 65, 09, 27, 29, and 58 upon any public way in the City of Holyoke
have considered the same and Recommend that the applications be approved .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
James M. Leahy
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
Todd McGee
Under discussion:
It was noted that the applicant was approved at a previous Finance meeting. It was noted that the applicant was conditioned to have approval from the HPD. Item 22 tabled by voice vote.
---> Report of Committee received and laid on the table.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2018, Forty-two thousand five hundred and 00/100 Dollars ($42,500) as follows:
FROM:
12941-51104      Tree Climber                                                                                      $42,500
                                                                                          TOTAL:                            $42,500
TO:
12942-53010      Contract Forestry                                                                               $42,500
                                                                                          TOTAL:                            $42,500
(Recommended by the Mayor)

have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
James M. Leahy
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
Todd McGee
Under discussion:
Councilor McGiverin re-hashed discussion that had previously taken place on the tree climbing position and the transfer request from DPW. It was noted the order constitutes the full amount of money out of the personnel line item to go toward contracting tree removals. It was noted that the 20,000 order was previously approved in item ---- it was noted that this order is different in that it appropriates the full amount of $42,500 out of the personnel line item into Contract Forestry.

Councilor Roman spoke and expressed frustration on how tree removal was taking place and stated that he would not vote in favor of any more financial transfers. Councilor Roman stated that he is also frustrated and feels uncomfortable continuing to sit in on the meeting after the incident that had taken place. Councilor Roman spoke and commended Councilor Vacon for standing up for Jen Chateauneuf during her time on and off the Council. Councilor Roman stated that he did have to agree with Councilor Valentine’s sentiment in that he felt what happened to Councilor Lebron-Martinez constituted bullying. Councilor Roman stated that he did not appreciate that Councilor Valentin was shut down trying to reply to Councilor Bresnahan’s statements. Councilor Roman expressed frustration noting that he has not seen any progress with trees getting cut down and hasn’t seen action from the Mayor to help with tree removal. Councilor Roman stated that he did not feel the previous discussion regarding Councilor Lebron-Martinez should have been shut down and that other Councilors might have wanted to weigh in and speak their truth on the subject. Councilor Roman stated that he would vote no on the transfer request and stated that he was finding it hard to continue to sit in on the meeting.

Councilor McGee stated that he did not shut down anyone and that he did not want to see anymore infighting as to the actions that took place with Councilor Martinez outside of the Chambers. Councilor McGee noted that Councilor McGiverin made a procedural call for point of order as to where the conversation was going and that he made a ruling that the discussion was getting out of order. Councilor McGee stated that he would never shut a Councilor down and that the discussion needed to be guided back to business that is before the Council on the agenda. Councilor McGee also expressed frustration with tree removal noting that a tree fell down on a car in his ward. Councilor McGee stated that if the Councilor felt he shut anyone down he apologizes but there was a procedural call of which he made a ruling that the discussion needed to get back on focus to address the rest of the agenda.

Councilor McGiverin continued to speak about the financial transfer and noted the pace the DPW was hoping to remove trees and problem branches. Councilor McGiverin spoke on the importance of tree removal and stated all the potential problems with allowing a tree to fall.

Councilor Valentin spoke on decorum in the Council Chambers and stated that she made a statement on what she observed in the Councilor Lebron-Martinez incident and the response from a colleague was go to back to something that happened in the past with Councilor Chateauneuf. Councilor Valentin also stated that nobody stood up for herself and Councilor Lisi when they were getting harassed for taking part in the Black Lives Matter march. Councilor Valentin stated that there are times in City Council meetings where someone is speaking or conducting themselves in a way that is out of order and that it is not always being confronted. Councilor Valentin stated that there are times when Councilors go on rants and are not being redirected and stated that there are Councilors who make personal accusations about other Councilors they should be called out of order. Councilor Valentin stated that if a Councilor is allowed to speak in a way that is out of order and not called on to stop and then the discussion is not allowed to proceed it is easily perceived as a Councilor being shut down and not allowed to make a statement about what was said. Councilor Valentin stated that sooner or later there needs to be look at the decorum of the body and the snickering, body language, irresponsible and unprofessional behavior from several folks in the Chambers. Councilor Valentin stated that she will continue to call things out and try to bring folks back to serving constituents. Councilor Valentin called on the body to be respectful to each other. Councilor Valentin stated that she is done with the disrespect and done with bullying and snickering in the Chamber.

Councilor McGee addressed Councilor Valentin’s comments and stated that he was not trying to shut her down but that he was seeing something brewing that would get out of hand and tried to direct the discussion back to the work ahead of the Council.
---> Report of Committee passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 10--Nays 1 (Roman)--Absent 2 (Anderson-Burgos, Lebron-Martinez).
Approved by the Mayor.

Councilors Roman, Valentin, and Lisi exited meeting at approximately 10:20pm

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2018, Five thousand one hundred fifty and 59/100 Dollars ($5,150.59) as follows:
FROM:
12101-51107      Patrolmen                                                                                          $5,150.59
                                                                                          TOTAL:                            $5,150.59
TO:
12101-51180      Injured on Duty                                                                                  $5,150.59
                                                                                          TOTAL:                            $5,150.59
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
James M. Leahy
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
Todd McGee
---> Report of Committee received and laid on the table due to the lack of having 9 councilors present (Anderson-Burgos, Bresnahan, Lebron-Martinez, Lisi, Roman, Valentin)

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2018, Seven thousand two hundred  and 90/100 Dollars ($7,200.90) as follows:

FROM:
11511-51102      Pay-Asst Solicitor                                                                               $2,057.63
11511-51103      Pay-Associate Solicitor                                                                       5,143.27
                                                                                          TOTAL:                            $7,200.90
TO:
11512-53190      Education and Training                                                                       $1,450.90
11512-54200      Office Supplies                                                                                  1,500.00
11512-57100      In-state Travel                                                                                    750.00
11512-57300      Dues and Subscriptions                                                                     1,500.00
11512-57600      Litigation                                                                                            2,000.00
                                                                                          TOTAL:                            $7,200.90
 
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be denied .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
James M. Leahy
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
Todd McGee
---> Report of Committee received and laid on the table due to the lack of having 9 councilors present (Anderson-Burgos, Bresnahan, Lebron-Martinez, Lisi, Roman, Valentin)


The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that the Assessors come in and explain their assessment process, how they determine values and growth of residential commercial and personal property.
have considered the same and Recommend that the order has been complied with .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
James M. Leahy
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
Todd McGee
---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.

The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred an order that in accordance with M.G.L. ch. 30B and the Holyoke Code of Ordinances procurement ordinance, the City Council declare the parcel at 55 Hamilton Street as surplus property available for disposition. Said parcel is identified by the Holyoke Board of Assessors’ records as Map 028, Block 03, Parcel 006, consisting of a vacant lot approximately 3,485 square feet in size and is more particularly described at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds in Book 4886, Page 123. On January 9, 1991 the property was awarded to the City via Land Court Decree with a Final Judgment recorded in Hampden County Registry of Deeds Book 7634, Page 473.  The property is zoned as Downtown Residential District (DR) and has an assessed value of $28,100.

have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .

Committee Members:
David K. Bartley
Michael J. Sullivan
Jossie M Valentin
Peter R. Tallman
Nelson R. Roman

---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.

The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred a Communication from Alicia Zoeller of OCD RE: Final FFY 2018 CDBG allocations
have considered the same and Recommend that the communication be received .

Committee Members:
David K. Bartley
Michael J. Sullivan
Jossie M Valentin
Peter R. Tallman
Nelson R. Roman

---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.
ORDERS AND TRANSFERS

MCGEE, Bartley, Leahy, McGiverin, Sullivan, Tallman, Vacon Ordered, that the City Council give a proclamation to Kathy Anderson for her years of service to the City of Holyoke and to the Holyoke Chamber.
---> Received and adopted.

MCGEE Ordered, that the Assessor come before the city council with all information regarding the $250,000 tax abatement granted to the Mater Dolorosa church.
---> Order has been complied with.

MCGEE Ordered, that the city council invite in the newly hired web company to address the problems the city is having with the system, time line to fixing, etc.
---> Received and referred to the Public Service Committee.

MCGEE Ordered, that Ordered tat the Treasurer/Auditor provide a list of what union and/or non-union employees/positions have gotten raises over the past five years as well as a list of what positions have not. The positions that have not received raises please include how long it has been since they have received a raise. Please have this list ready for middle of July.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee. Copy to Treasurer and Auditor.

MCGEE Ordered, that the Supervisors Union please provide a list of all employees in the union and how long they have been part of the union for.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

MCGEE Ordered, that the Crocker communication system/phone system address the phone issues where Verizon user constituents couldn’t call into the city for services.
---> Received and referred to the Public Service Committee.

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the "Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness" 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.

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, June 19, 2018.

Alex B Morse, Mayor
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the "Holyoke Tourism Plan" 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.
To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, June 19, 2018.

Alex B Morse, Mayor
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

ROMAN, Bartley Ordered, that The city discontinue the PVTA bus stop (Stop ID No. 0459) located between Sargeant and Franklin Streets.  There is a stop nearby. Further, this stop eliminates needed on-street parking spaces. Refer to Ordinance with copy to Sandra Sheehan of PVTA.

---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee. Copy to Sandra Sheehan.

VACON Ordered, that request that curve signs be placed on Westfield Rd. near #292.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW.
Approved by the Mayor.

VACON Ordered, that That the City Council give a proclamation to Katie Seidel, owner of Hair Changes, for 40 years of continuous service in Holyoke.  Katie and previous owner, Sue Lambert, both serve as great role models for young women, showing them their dreams can become reality with skill and hard work.
---> Received and adopted.

ANDERSON-BURGOS Ordered, that the PR Salary Schedule of Chapter 2 of the Code of Ordinances be amended to increase the salary of all PR 14 positions to PR 19.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

ANDERSON-BURGOS Ordered, that a new position be established for Mayoral Aide - Chief of Staff
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

ANDERSON-BURGOS Ordered, that the position of Mayoral Aide - Chief of Staff be added in the PR salary schedule as PR24.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

BARTLEY Ordered, that That the Honorable City Council, extend the order approved by the City Council on August 2, 2016 which authorized the transfer of the properties (listed below) to the Holyoke Redevelopment Authority for consideration of $1.00.  The authorization would not be applicable to the property at 160 Middle Water Street as this transfer occurred. The original transfer authorization and this extension are in accordance with the Holyoke Redevelopment Authority’s urban renewal plan entitled, “Connect. Construct. Create. – A Plan for the Revitalization of Center City Holyoke” which was approved by the Holyoke City Council on December 4, 2012 and by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development on February 5, 2013, vote to approve. (map and copy of 8/2/16 City Council vote attached)
 

Parcel ID
Address
Current Use
Assessed Value
URP Area #9
 
 
 
031-01-015
501 SOUTH BRIDGE ST
Land
$13,700.00
031-01-016
SOUTH BRIDGE ST
Land
$12,600.00
031-01-017
501 BRIDGE ST
 Land
$1,300.00
030-03-007
CABOT ST
Land
$4,400.00
030-03-008
61 CABOT ST
Land
$21,400.00
URP Area #3
 
 
 
004-06-009
163 SARGEANT ST
Vacant Building
$126,800.00
URP Area #10
 
 
 
047-01-011
160 MIDDLE WATER ST
Vacant Building
40,000.00
---> Received and referred to the Development and Governmental Relations Committee.

BARTLEY Ordered, that Order that the DPW Superintendent and City Engineer look at making the top of South St (where it merges with Northampton St.) safer. This would include making sure the traffic lights on Route 5/Northampton St. aren’t regularly run. Please review the HPD accident report.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW & Engineer.
Approved by the Mayor.

BARTLEY Ordered, that Order that the DPW Superintendent and City Engineer look at making the bottom of South St (where it merges at High St. and intersects at Parenteau Dr., Maple St. near Whole Donut) and make this safer. Please review the HPD accident report. This would include making sure that motorists turning Left from Maple St. can do so safely and without crossing against oncoming traffic traveling down South St.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW & Engineer.
Approved by the Mayor.

BARTLEY Ordered, that Order the DPW and City Engineer review the top of Carlton St. and provide suggestions to allow motorists to safely travel southbound on Route 5/Northampton St. Perhaps a “do not block the box” could be installed in that area in the southbound lane.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW & Engineer.

BARTLEY Ordered, that The City of Holyoke should consider “open checkbook” software. Refer to Mayor, his Chief of Staff and the IT Department. Communicate a recommendation to city council and any associated costs by the city councilcouncil's first meeting this Fall. This is a constituent request.
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee. Copy to Mayor Morse.

LEAHY Ordered, that the Honorable Holyoke City Council presents Dan “Rudy” Lengieza a proclamation. He coached Holyoke Catholic Track and Cross Country for 52 years.
---> Received and adopted.

LEAHY, Bresnahan, McGee Ordered, that we bring the health department, fire department and the building department into the ordinance committee to discuss the large amounts of boarding houses in Holyoke, if needed create an ordinance against this.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.
LATE FILED ORDERS & COMMUNICATIONS

From City Clerk Brenna Murphy McGee, minutes from the June 5, 2018 City Council meeting.
---> Received and adopted.

From City Treasurer Sandra Smith, 100 delinquent taxpayers.
---> Send to next agenda



Adjourn at 10:35 AM.
A true record
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