REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
April 17,2018


The meeting was called to order by President McGee at 07:05 PM.

The Clerk called the roll. Absent members: 1 (Roman) Present Members 12 (Anderson-Burgos, Bartley, Bresnahan, Leahy, Lebron-Martinez, Lisi, McGee, McGiverin, Sullivan, Tallman, Vacon, Valentin).

The name of Councilor Anderson-Burgos was drawn to head the roll call voting.


LAID ON THE TABLE

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the rules and take Item 17 out of order
Petition of Walter J. Sybulski Jr. for a Zone change from R-2 to R-40 or R-60 at Russell Terrace and South St. Parcels: Russell Terr: 111-00-072, 111-00-073, 112-00-022A, South St. 112-00-022.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

From Irma Cruz, Assistant City Clerk minutes of regular meeting of March 20, 2018.
---> Received.

ROMAN Ordered, that Ordered, that That the Mayor, Chief of Staff, Representatives from UFCW1459, VanPool and the Chief Financial Officer of the School Department attend the Development and Government Relations Committee to discuss a resolution filed to deny the current approved contract.
---> Received and laid on the table.

ROMAN Ordered, that Ordered, that That the School Department provided any and all reports from transportation consultants showing district savings on school department budget.
---> Received and laid on the table.

ROMAN Ordered, that Ordered, that The City Council of the City of Holyoke implores the Mayor of the City, Alex B. Morse, to deny and not sign the current proposed new three year contract for transportation of special needs students.   The proposed contract process, and costs savings proposed in the opinion of the Council does not fully take into account the human cost of proposed cost saving measures, and the outside costs to the City once over 130+ individuals lose their current job security. Also, it does not take into account the uncertainty of impact on the current special needs students and their families.   As such the Council at this time is unable to support the proposed contract.   

Furthermore be it resolved that the Council as a body reaffirms and clarifies to the public that the Council has no jurisdiction over said contract and or contract decisions. Said contract lies solely with the Mayor (Head of the School Committee) and the Superintendent (State of Massachusetts appointed receiver of the Holyoke Public Schools).  
---> Received and laid on the table.
PUBLIC COMMENT
Mary Birks of 64 Taylor St. spoke on School Dept. budget and clarified the process of how the budget works for the Holyoke Public Schools. Mrs. Birks read out law regarding the budget process for schools. Mrs. Birks noted that Mr. Mark Todd of Holyoke High School has been nominated for award recognition and encouraged members of the City Council along with people watching at home to do what they can to support Mr. Todd for the outstanding job he has done for the City’s schools and the youth of Holyoke
Bryce Armstrong of 57 Park Slope spoke as a member of the Holyoke Bike and Pedestrian Committee. Mr. Armstrong wanted the Councilors and residents to be aware that there is a River Roll and Stroll May 6th event and gave details surrounding the event. It was noted that there would be food trucks, musicians and face painters at the event.


COMMUNICATIONS

From Paul Payer, City Solicitor letter re: City Council influence on Contracts.
---> Received and referred to the Charter and Rules Committee.

From Irma Cruz, Assistant City Clerk minutes of Special meeting of March 20, and April 3, 2018 and minutes of regular City Council meeting of April 3, 2018.
---> Laid on the Table

From Marcos A. Marrero, Director Office of Planning & Economic Development re: sale process for 1575 Northampton St. former Lynch School.
---> Received and referred to the Development and Governmental Relations Committee.

Communication from Councilor Roman to City Solicitor Paul Payer re: Opinion on contract.
---> Received and referred to the Charter and Rules Committee.

Petition filed from residents of holyoke regarding traffic cutting through Sunset Road, Ashley Road and surrounding neighborhoods.
Under Discussion:
Rules were suspended to allow the Law Dept. to speak on the Item. Law Dept. gave overview on the property process for the petition to go forward. Item 9 was referred to DPW.
---> Received and referred to the Public Safety Committee. With copy to DPW for a hearing.

From Board of Health minutes of March 1, 2018.
---> Received.
PETITIONS

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the rules and take Items 12, 15 & 16 as a package
Petition of Fara Bahrehmand, Yellow Cab for a renewal of 6 Taxi Cab licenses.
Under Discussion:
It was noted that each Item was a renewal application. Council President McGee noted that each was up to date on municipal fees and taxes; Item 12, 15, and 16 approved 12-0 (Roman absent)
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

Petition of Goodwill Industries for a renewal of a second hand license at 231 South St.
---> Received and adopted.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the rules and take items 13 & 14 as a package
Petition of Victor R. Marrero for a new special permit for an Outdoor Sales lots for new and used motor vehicles and trucks, and marine and recreational vehicle (7.2.13) at 532 High St.
---> Received and referred to the Development and Governmental Relations Committee.

Petition of Victor R. Marrero for a new special permit fora Motor Vehicle Repair Garage (7.2.13(a) at 532 High St.
---> Received and referred to the Development and Governmental Relations Committee.

Petition of Thomas Lucchesi, of Ivory Billiards for a renewal of 19 Pool Tables and 1 Billiard table at 151 Chestnut St.
---> Received and adopted.

Petition of Holyoke Turn Verein, Kim Silva for a renewal for 1 pool table and 6 bowling Alleys at 624 So. Bridge St.
---> Received and adopted.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT

Councilor McGee read communication from Comcast Saturday April 21st Comcast cares day inviting volunteers to volunteer at Jericho charity in Holyoke. Councilor McGee also stated that June 10th is a New York City trip to NY for the Puerto Rican Parade. Councilor Valentin gave details on the trip and noted that Holyoke is being recognized in the parade. Councilor Valentin stated that there is no limit to marchers and expressed an invitation to groups in Holyoke including the Council to participate.
Councilor McGee also mentioned the Holyoke Roll and Stroll event. Councilor McGee stated that there is a new coffee machine in the Council office with some pretzels and some water that he bought for everyone to enjoy.
Councilor Valentin spoke Mayor of San Juan visiting the City of Holyoke and gave details of when her visit would be and that she would be touring the City of Holyoke. It was noted that she would be coming to Holyoke on Wed. April 5th. It was also noted that she would be coming to City Hall on Friday 4/27 to accept a key to the City and address the City of Holyoke.
Councilor McGiverin stated that the Holyoke Merry Go Round would be celebrating its 25th anniversary of being at Heritage Park on June 14th.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the rules and take items 19D out of order
The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order That the City of Holyoke appropriate the amount of Thirteen Million Seven
Hundred Ninety Seven Thousand Five Hundred Eighty One Dollars ($13,797,581.00)
for the purpose of paying costs of Boiler and Window replacement at the Dr. Marcella R.
Kelly Elementary School at 216 West St Holyoke and Window Replacements at the Lt.
Clayre Sullivan Elementary School at 400 Jarvis Ave, Holyoke and the William G. Morgan
Elementary School at 596 South Bridge St., Holyoke including the payment of all costs
incidental or related thereto (the “Project”),
(Recommended by the Mayor)

have considered the same and recommend that the order be adopted .
Under Discussion:
Councilor McGiverin spoke and gave details of the windows boilers and door improvements taking place at the City Schools. It was noted that Mr. Whitney Anderson gave details of the project noting that what the Council has in front of it is bond for these improvements at Kelly, Morgan, and Sullivan schools. Councilor McGiverin gave details of improvements that would take place to each school. Clerk called the roll: Item 19D approved 12-0 (Roman absent)

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 (Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred a Communication from Holyoke Water Works RE: Inter-municipal agreement for Tri City Carbon Project
(Recommended by the Mayor)
have considered the same and Recommend that the multi-year be adopted .
Under Discussion:
Councilor McGiverin gave details on meeting that took place in Finance with David Conti of Holyoke Water Works on a tri-city agreement with West Springfield and Westfield. It was noted that developers who need land sometimes buy up land with a heavy carbon footprint and that this would allow City’s to make developers pay to preserve carbon footprint. Councilor McGiverin stated that after the meeting everyone felt that the agreement is a win-win for Holyoke, the Water Dept. and the environment.
Motion was made and seconded to adopt Item 19A: Item 19A adopted 12-0 (Roman absent)


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 (Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.

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, Twenty-Eight Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($28,000.00) as follows:
FROM:
14101-51105 DPW- Senior Civil Engineer $28,000.00
TOTAL: $28,000.00
TO:
14101-51101 DPW- City Engineer/Asst Superintendent $28,000.00
TOTAL: $28,000.00
(Recommended by the Mayor)

have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .
Under Discussion:
It was noted that Mike McManus attended the meeting for discussion on the order. It was noted that DPW Director for the first time in a long time is a certified engineer. Councilor McGiverin noted that the transfer is for $28,000 to bring the staff in DPW back to full funding. Motion was made and seconded to adopt the order: Item 19B approved 12-0 (Roman absent)

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 (Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that the amount of Five hundred thirteen and 19/100 Dollars ($513.19) be authorized from the Legal Department’s Recording Fees (11512-57605) appropriation in fiscal year 2018 for services rendered in fiscal year 2017 which were unencumbered at the 2017 fiscal year end.
(Recommended by the Mayor)

have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .
Under Discussion:
Councilor McGiverin spoke on the order and stated that City Solicitor Payer had stated that the bill was from a prior year and that the billing for the recordings did not take place until the FY year had gone by and therefore the funds were not encumbered and need Council approval. Motion was made and seconded to adopt the order: Clerk called the roll: Item 19C adopted 12-0 (Roman absent)


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 (Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2018, Four thousand eight hundred forty-one and 52/100 Dollars ($4,841.52) as follows:
FROM:
12101-51107 Patrolmen $4,841.52
TOTAL: $4,841.52
TO:
12101-51180 Injured n Duty $4,341.52
12101-51910 Stipend 500.00
TOTAL: $4,841.52
(Recommended by the Mayor)

have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .
Under Discussion:
Councilor McGiverin spoke and gave details of the transfer noting that it covers injured on duty. It was noted that for the most part these transactions have been done on the floor as they come in but that this transfer request contained a stipend and that information on the stipend was needed for the Council to vote on it. Councilor McGiverin gave info on the stipend and noted that it is written into the contract in the CBA. Councilor McGiverin stated that Chief was in for meeting to give details. Motion was made and seconded to approve the order: Item 19E adopted 10-2 (McGee, Sullivan dissenting, Roman absent)

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 10--Nays 2 (McGee, Sullivan)--Absent 1 (Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.

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 Millon two hundred thirty-five thousand one hundred twenty-six and 00/100 Dollars ($1,235,126) as follows:

FROM:
18202-56513 Charter School Assessment $1,235,126
TOTAL: $1,235,126
TO:
13002-57000 School Expenses $900,000
19131-51999 Unemployment 335,126
TOTAL: $1,235,126 
(Recommended by the Mayor)

have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .
Under Discussion:
Councilor McGiverin gave details of the discussion that took place with Anthony Soto from the School Dept. It was noted that discussion revolved around charter schools impact on the Holyoke Schools budget. Councilor McGiverin stated that Holyoke did not meet net school spending and that the proposal is to take assessment and pass it into the school budget to allow them to use it for school expenses and unemployment. It was noted the goal of the order was to allow the City to meet net school spending. Councilor McGiverin commended Anthony Soto and Dr. Zrike for being transparent throughout the process. Motion was made and seconded to approve the order: Item 19F adopted 12-0 (Roman absent)

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 (Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2018, Three thousand nine hundred ninety-four and 94/100 Dollars ($3,994.94) as follows:
FROM:
12201-51105 Firefighters $3,994.94
TOTAL: $3,994.94
TO:
12201-51180 Injured on Duty $3,994.94
TOTAL: $3,994.94
(Recommended by the Mayor)

have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .
Under Discussion:
Councilor McGiverin gave details of the discussion that took place with Anthony Soto from the School Dept. It was noted that discussion revolved around charter schools impact on the Holyoke Schools budget. Councilor McGiverin stated that Holyoke did not meet net school spending and that the proposal is to take assessment and pass it into the school budget to allow them to use it for school expenses and unemployment. It was noted the goal of the order was to allow the City to meet net school spending. Councilor McGiverin commended Anthony Soto and Dr. Zrike for being transparent throughout the process. Motion was made and seconded to approve the order: Item 19F adopted 12-0 (Roman absent)


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 (Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2018, Three thousand twelve and 64/100 Dollars ($3,012.64) as follows:
FROM:
15432-57600 Patriotic Events $3,012.64
TOTAL: $3,012.64
TO:
15431-51104 Pay-Head Clerk $3,012.64
TOTAL: $3,012.64 
(Recommended by the Mayor)

have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .
Under Discussion:
It was noted that Jesus Pereira gave information on the order noting that there was some extra money in Patriotic Events because of some donations from American Legion. It was noted that the extra money would go to another line item that was running a small deficit. It was noted that order was supported 5-0 by the Finance Committee: Motion was made and seconded to adopt the order: Item 19H adopted 5-0

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 (Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that the amount of Two hundred seventy-nine and 10/100 Dollars ($279.10) be authorized from the Board of Health Department’s Advertising (15102-53430) appropriation in fiscal year 2018 for services rendered in fiscal year 2017 which were unencumbered at the 2017 fiscal year end.
(Recommended by the Mayor)

have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .
Under Discussion:
Councilor McGiverin gave details on the order noting that money was unencumbered from previous fiscal year in the advertising budget. It was noted money would go to interstate travel that would normally go through the Mayor’s budget but that this line item was used up. Motion was made and seconded to adopt the order: Item 19I adopted 12-0 (Roman absent)

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 (Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.

Moment of silence was observed at the end of Committee reports for the passing of former first lady Barbara Bush
ORDERS AND TRANSFERS

VALENTIN Ordered, that a handicap sign be placed in front of 195 Suffolk St. for Maria Vazquez.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee. Copy to Commission on Disabilities.

VALENTIN Ordered, that That the Assessors come in and explain their assessment processes, how they determine values and growth of residential, commercial and personal property. 
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the rules and take items 27, 28 & 29 as a package
LISI Ordered, that the City Council invite in the Chief of Police and any appropriate mental health care professionals to inform us of best practices for dealing with overdoses in the field as well as current protocol for dealing with passive exposure to fentanil and other dangerous opioids and/or narcotics.
---> Received and referred to the Public Service Committee.

LISI Ordered, that the Mayor coordinate with the HG&E and the Holyoke Police Department to provide a training to all municipal employees for how to identify and deal with cyber threats. 
---> Received and referred to the Public Service Committee.

LISI Ordered, that the HG&E alongside the HPD develop a protocol for identifying, reporting, and alerting City Hall employees of possible cyber threats and how to avoid them.
---> Received and referred to the Public Service Committee.

LISI Ordered, that the City Council add as a permanent agenda item, “Reports of ad hoc committees.”
---> Received and referred to the Charter and Rules Committee.

MCGEE Ordered, that the Holyoke water Dept commissioners and representatives come before the ordinance committee to discuss payment in lieu of tax programs.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

MCGEE Ordered, that the auditor come before ordinance to address all payment in lieu of tax programs in the city.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

MCGEE, Lebron-Martinez Ordered, that the city council invite in David Potter in order to present and discuss the HARP project.
---> Received and referred to the Development and Governmental Relations Committee.

MCGEE Ordered, that the DPW/forestry Dept remove the dead tree near the driveway of 1450 Northampton Street
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW and Forestry.
Approved by the Mayor.

MCGEE Ordered, that DPW and Marcos Marrero come before the public safety committee to address the permitting and safety matters associated with the art in the park located on the corner of Lincoln and Northampton Street.
---> Received and referred to the Public Safety Committee.

MCGEE, Bresnahan, Leahy, Lisi, Tallman Ordered, that the city of Holyoke study and address the possibility of shifting its employees and retirees into the Commonwealth’s Group Insurance Commission (GIC) health insurance.
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the rules and take Items 37 & 40 as a package
MCGIVERIN Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2018, Four thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($4,000) as follows:

FROM:
12401-51105 Pay- Plumbing Inspector $4,000
TOTAL: $4,000
TO:
12402-53040 Inspections-Plumbing $4,000
TOTAL: $4,000

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

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

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the rules and take items 38 & 39 as a package
MCGIVERIN Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2018, Six thousand twenty-two and 06/100 Dollars ($6,022.06) as follows:

FROM:
12201-51105 Firefighters $6,022.06
TOTAL: $6,022.06
TO:
12201-51180 Injured on Duty $6,022.06
TOTAL: $6,022.06

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

Alex B Morse, Mayor
---> Passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 12--Nays 0--Absent 1 (Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2018, Eight thousand two hundred ninety-two and 22/100 Dollars ($8,292.22) as follows:

FROM:
12101-51107 Patrolmen $8,292.22
TOTAL: $8,292.22
TO:
12101-51180 Injured on Duty $8,292.22
TOTAL: $8,292.22

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

Alex B Morse, Mayor
---> Passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 12--Nays 0--Absent 1 (Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the "PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE SAFETY ENFORCEMENT" 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, April 17, 2018.

Alex B Morse, Mayor
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.
LATE FILED ORDERS & COMMUNICATIONS

BARTLEY Ordered, that Receive Communication from City's Legal Department regading Holyoke's Receivership program.
---> Received and referred to the Development and Governmental Relations Committee.

From Eileen B. Leahy, Senior Manager, Government and Regulatory Affairs re: Comcast Cares Day.
---> Received.

From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter re: Appointment of New Personnel Administrator Hector Carrasquillo.
---> 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 "AMERICAN LEGION PATRIOTIC EVENTS" 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, April 17, 2018.

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

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2018, One thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($1,000) as follows:

FROM:
11631-51103 Asst Reg of Voters $1,000
TOTAL: $1,000
TO:
11631-51250 Temporary/Seasonal $1,000
TOTAL: $1,000

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

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

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2018, One thousand five hundred and 00/100 Dollars ($1,500) as follows:

FROM:
11631-51103 Asst. Reg of Voters $1,500
TOTAL: $1,500
TO:
11611-51102 Asst City Clerk $1,500
-
TOTAL: $1,500

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

Alex B Morse, Mayor

Under Discussion:
Rules were suspended to take final action on Late File A: Councilor McGiverin explained the order noting that a communication was received from City Clerk and that the money would come from Suzeanne Mead’s line item and go to Irma Cruz the Assistant City Clerk for a stipend for doing the meetings while City Clerk is on maternity leave. Councilor Bartley asked if the City Clerk still receives a stipend for meetings while she is on maternity leave. Councilor McGiverin stated that the City Clerk does receive full salary while on maternity leave. Councilor Bartley asked again whether the separate stipend for meetings is being received by City Clerk. Councilor Bartley stated that if so he would want to know why and want to know why the stipend toward the Clerk should go to Asst. City Clerk instead of the current line item request. Councilor McGiverin stated that he feels that the salary is the salary including the stipend and that it should not be reduced because of maternity leave. Councilor McGee stated as a point of reference the stipend was started because Susan Egan was absent for a long time because of sickness.
Councilor Bartley asked if the item can be tabled for more information on the order. Councilor Leahy stated that to his knowledge City Clerk is still doing her share of City Clerk work from home. Councilor Leahy also stated that he wants to steer clear from maternity leave laws. Councilor Bartley stated that he would be ok to either table the order or to refer it to committee to just get more info on the transfer request. Motion was made to refer the order to Finance Committee: Motion failed for lack of a second. Motion made and seconded to approve the order: Late File A adopted 10-1 (Bartley dissenting, McGee abstained, Roman absent)
---> Passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 10--Nays 1 (Bartley)--Absent 1 (Roman). Councilor McGee did not vote or participate in discussion on this item.
Approved by the Mayor.

MCGIVERIN Ordered, 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

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

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

SULLIVAN Ordered, that 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.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

SULLIVAN Ordered, that That ARTICLE I section 42-18   Permit fees of the Fire Prevention Code be reviewed.  This section deals with permit fees and all are substantially less than in surrounding communities.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

SULLIVAN Ordered, that That ARTICLE II section 42-41 Organization: compensation be changed to allow for a stipend for fire  commissioners.
---> Received and referred to the Charter and Rules Committee.

SULLIVAN Ordered, that That the Legal Department answer the following:
     A. Do union contracts supersede city ordinances?
     B. Can a city ordinance be negated thru collective bargaining?
---> Received and adopted. Copy to legal department for a legal opinion.
Approved by the Mayor.



Adjourn at 08:35 PM.
A true record
ATTEST:


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City Clerk