REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
December 18,2018


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 Bartley was drawn to head the roll call voting.

Proclamation was presented to Mr. Mike Plaisance for his retirement as a writer for the Republican for many years and covering the City of Holyoke.
PUBLIC HEARING

Petition for Pole and Wire Locations request from Holyoke Gas & Electric to locate a line of wires, cable, poles and fixtures, including the necessary sustaining and protecting fixtures, along and across the following public way or ways:
One (1) 40' Class II pole on 25 Pinehurst Rd corner of Dunn Ave.
One (1) 40' Class II pole on 34 Pinehurst Rd. corner of Dunn Ave.
One (1) 40" Class II pole across the street from 20 & 24 Dunn Ave.
Under discussion:
Public hearing was opened on the order: A rep. from Holyoke Gas and Electric, Mr. e Vincent O’Connell spoke and gave info noting that the HG&E was looking to install three new poles in the Pinehurst and Dunn Ave. area of the City. Mr. O’Connell stated that all property owners had been notified. Councilor McGiverin spoke and stated that these improvements are important and should be approved.
---> Received and adopted.

PUBLIC COMMENT:
David Moore spoke on the sewer rate and stated that the City is due for a change in the rate. Mr. Moore stated that the DPW now finally has the power to do water shut off to help with collections and that this combined with an increase in the sewer rate would allow Holyoke to delete the sewer line deficit in the budget.

Helene Florio spoke on the tax classification vote and stated that the vote is very important. Mrs. Florio gave overview of issues facing businesses in the City and noted that stated that lowering the business tax rate would keep businesses in the City and help attract new businesses which would in turn benefit the residents of the City with tax revenue.

Andrew Schmidt spoke on the use of tasers in the HPD. Mrs. Schmidt stated that the money included in the grant for tasers only goes toward buying equipment but not toward training in the use of the tasers. Mrs. Schmidt stated some facts that she had on the dangers of taser use.

Steven Rosenbush spoke and encouraged the City Council to work together to ensure essential services in the City are adequate such as sidewalks and working fire hydrants.

LAID ON THE TABLE

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and take item 18C out of order:
The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that the City Council amend the Sewer Rate Ordinance adjusting the deficit in the sewer budget.
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be referred to the full Council without a recommendation .

Committee Members:
Linda L. Vacon
David K. Bartley
Rebecca Lisi
Juan . Anderson-Burgos
Nelson R. Roman
Under discussion:
Ordinance Committee Chair Vacon spoke and noted that there was a lot of information gleaned from DPW Superintendent McManus. It was noted that several sewer increases were proposed at the meeting but that none of the proposals were able to get a majority for a recommendation to the Council. It was noted that the thought of the committee was to allow the order to come before the full Council in order to allow debate and to see if a consensus could be garnered with the full Council as to a sewer rate increase. It was noted that the council would need some paperwork to be printed out.
It was again noted by Committee Chair Vacon that the order was forwarded to the full Council without a recommendation. Councilor Vacon made a motion and seconded by Councilor Bartley for .25 increase to sewer rate. Motion failed. Motion was made and seconded to set the sewer rate at $6.65 with no minimums. Councilor Lisi stated that the increase would be $1.25 City Council debated pros and cons of the proposed increase. Councilor Lisi stated the reasons she supported dropping minimums in her proposal. Councilors discussed the need to have an increase in order to make up the sewer deficit. Councilor Vacon stated that she feels there is no plan for where excess money that is collected through the rise in the sewer rate would go. Councilors also discussed collection rates and the hopes that with the water shut off collections rates would continue to rise. Councilor Vacon stated that excess money collected should go to paying back bonds. Motion was made and seconded to approve the sewer rate at $6.65 with no minimums:
---> In City Council, on December 18, 2018, the Report of Committee received and a motion was made and seconded to increase the sewer rate by $1.25 was adopted.
Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 8--Nays 4 (Bartley, Bresnahan, McGee, Vacon)--Absent 1 (Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and take item 18A out of order:
The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred a special permit application from Boston Bud Factory for a Registered Marijuana Retail Establishment (RMRE) and Registered Marijuana Manufacturing Establishment (RMME) at 73 Sargeant St. Holyoke MA Map 028 Block 07 Parcel 013
have considered the same and Recommend that the application be approved with the following conditions:
1. That the owner of the building always pay commercial property tax rate to the extent allowed by Federal, State, and Local Laws for the duration of the Sp. Permit
2. That the business retain a minimum 30% Holyoke residents for of non-security jobs
3. That Hiring preference be given to security personnel that are retired Holyoke Police or are a retired member of another police department now lives in the City of Holyoke
4. There shall be no marijuana consumption to be allowed on site
5. There shall be no deliveries of recreational or medical marijuana from the site to individual homes, residences or people
6. That the applicant provide an updated photometric plan showing the correct lighting scale
7. That the applicant shall provide traffic patrol should customer traffic impede flow or regular traffic as recommended by HPD
8.The applicant shall submit a traffic and parking mitigation plan to the City Engineer a minimum of forty-five (45) days in advance of beginning retail sales. This mitigation plan is to be subject to the review of the City Engineer and City public safety officials. Opening of the facility is not to occur until all concerns of these departments have been addressed and this plan has been approved by the City Engineer. The traffic and parking mitigation plan is to be updated as needed to respond to any issues that occur when a facility is in operation. The requirements of this plan may be reduced or waived by the City Engineer.
Committee Members:
Linda L. Vacon
David K. Bartley
Rebecca Lisi
Juan . Anderson-Burgos
Nelson R. Roman
Under discussion:
Councilor Vacon stated that the application met all of the criteria set forth in the Ordinance and that information was submitted to the proper departments within the City for feedback and oversight. Motion was made and seconded to take up Item 11 with Item 18A. Councilor McGee gave summary of information contained in communication from City Engineer in Item 11.
---> Report of Committee received and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 12--Nays 0--Absent 1 (Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and take item 11 out of order:
From Robert Peirent, PE City Engineer letter re: Special permit application for Boston Bud RMRE at 73 Sargeant St.
---> Received.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and take item 18B out of order:
The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred a Special permit application from Solurge Inc. to operate a MME, MMD, RMRE, and delivery service at 650 Beaulieu St. (Map 055 Block 00 Parcel 001) .
have considered the same and Recommend that the application be approved with the following conditions:
1. That the owner of the building always pay commercial property tax rate to the extent allowed by Federal, State, and Local Laws for the duration of the Sp. Permit
2. That the business retain a minimum 30% Holyoke residents for of non-security jobs
3. That Hiring preference be given to security personnel that are retired Holyoke Police or are a retired member of another police department now lives in the City of Holyoke
4. There shall be no marijuana consumption to be allowed on site
5. There shall be no deliveries of recreational marijuana from the site to individual homes, residences or people
6. That the applicant shall provide traffic patrol should customer traffic impede flow or regular traffic as recommended by HPD
7. The applicant shall submit a traffic and parking mitigation plan to the City Engineer a minimum of forty-five (45) days in advance of beginning retail sales. This mitigation plan is to be subject to the review of the City Engineer and City public safety officials. Opening of the facility is not to occur until all concerns of these departments have been addressed and this plan has been approved by the City Engineer. The traffic and parking mitigation plan is to be updated as needed to respond to any issues that occur when a facility is in operation. The requirements of this plan may be reduced or waived by the City Engineer.
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Committee Members:
Linda L. Vacon
David K. Bartley
Rebecca Lisi
Juan . Anderson-Burgos
Nelson R. Roman
Under discussion: Councilor Vacon spoke on the application and gave relevant info gleaned from the Ord. Committee public hearings. Motion was made and seconded to add condition that deliveries by the Solurge Co. would be for medical marijuana only and not recreational marijuana: Amendment passed by voice vote.
---> Report of Committee received and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 10--Nays 2 (Bartley, Vacon)--Absent 1 (Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and take item 46, 43 and Late File C out of order and as a package:
MCGIVERIN Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2019, seventy five thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($75,000.00) as follows:

FROM:
0010-12318 Overlay $75,000.00
TOTAL: $75,000.00

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, December 18, 2018.

Alex B Morse, Mayor
---> Passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 10--Nays 2 (Bartley, Vacon)--Absent 1 (Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2019, SEVEN HUNDRED SEVENTY FIVE FORTY EIGHT AND 00/100 Dollars ($775,048.00) as follows:

FROM:
*****-***** FREE CASH $775,048.00
TOTAL: $775,048.00
TO:
19141-51999 HEALTH INSURANCE $418,474.00
*****-***** SPECIAL FUNDS DEFICIT 323,590.00
*****-***** SEWER FUND R/E DEFICIT 32,984.00
TOTAL: $775,048.00

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, December 18, 2018.

Alex B Morse, Mayor
---> Passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 10--Nays 2 (Bresnahan, Vacon)--Absent 1 (Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that That the following amounts be and are hereby appropriated as an amendment to the budget for Fiscal Year 2019 (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019) to be expended by the Departments for the purposes specified.

$ 3,807,014 Retired Teachers Health Insurance
$ 9,062 Air Pollution
$ 97,640 RMV Non-Renewal Surcharge
$ 857,246 Regional Transit
$ 72,917 Special Education
$ 2,596,320 School Choice Sending Tuition
$12,516,204 Charter School Sending Tuition

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, December 18, 2018.

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

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and take item 38 out of order:
MCGEE Ordered, that Order that the City Council set the tax rate for FY 2019
Under discussion:
Councilor McGee spoke and gave information procedurally on how the City Council sets the FY 2019 tax rate for residential and business property. Rules were suspended to allow the City Auditor and former City Auditor to speak. It was noted that there were a number of orders that the City Auditor would like the Council to approve in order to balance the budget. Bellamy Schmidt gave overview of those orders noting that they were Item 43, Item 46, Late File C. Bellamy Schmidt spoke and stated why each financial transfer was necessary. Rules were suspended and Item 43, Item 46, and Late File C were taken up for discussion: Councilor McGee read out each order for the record. It was noted that if the orders were adopted the City would have close to $700,000 in the Free Cash line item for the budget.
---> Motion was made and seconded to set the CIP Shift to 1.585 ($19.39/$39.62). Motion was received and denied on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 3 (Anderson-Burgos, McGiverin, Sullivan)--Nay 9--Absent 1 (Roman).
Motion was made and seconded to set the CIP Shift to 1.600 ($19.25/$40.00). Motion was received and denied on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 3 (Bartley, Lisi, Vacon)--Nay 9--Absent 1 (Roman).
Motion was made and seconded to set the CIP Shift to 1.595 ($19.29/$39.87). Motion was received and denied on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 6--Nay 6 (Anderson-Burgos, Bresnahan, Leahy, Lebron-Martinez, Lisi, McGee, Sullivan)--Absent 1 (Roman).
Motion was made and seconded to reconsider the CIP Shift of 1.595.
Motion was made and seconded to set the CIP Shift to 1.595 ($19.29/$39.87). Motion was Received and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 9--Nays 3 (Bresnahan, Leahy, McGee)--Absent 1 (Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and take item 47 out of order:
MCGIVERIN Ordered, that A RESOLUTION TO FILE AND ACCEPT GRANTS WITH AND FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS, EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS FOR THE PARKLAND ACQUISITIONS AND RENOVATIONS FOR COMMUNITIES PROGRAM FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO THE POULIOT POOL
Whereas: The Pouliot Pool is a community-wide asset and the preservation and improvements to this facility are a City priority as evidenced in the most recent Open Space and Recreation Plan; and
Whereas: The Pouliot Pool is dedicated to park and recreation purposes under M.G.L. Chapter 45, Section 3; and
Whereas: The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) is offering reimbursable grants to cities and towns to support the preservation and restoration of urban parks through the Parkland Acquisitions and Renovations for Communities grant program (301 CMR 5.00); and
Whereas: the Pouliot Pool Improvements Project will cost a total of $2,050,000 (Two Million, Fifty-Thousand Dollars) and the City has appropriated this amount to complete the project.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
1. That the Mayor is authorized to file and accept grants from the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs; and
2. That the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to take such other actions as are necessary to carry out the terms, purposes, and conditions of this grant to be administered by the Parks and Recreation Department; and
3. That this resolution shall take effect upon passage.
Under discussion:
It was noted that the language in the order would allow the City to go for grants for Pouliot Pool. City Engineer Robert Perient was present at the meeting and rules were suspended to allow him to address the Council on the order. Mr. Perient gave relevant information on why the order would need to be adopted and it how would help the City gain funding for the renovation of Pouliot Pool.
---> Received and adopted.
Approved by the Mayor.
PUBLIC COMMENT


COMMUNICATIONS

From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter appointing Mr. Len Brouillette, 179 Morgan St. to serve as a Commissioner of the Council on Aging for the City of Holyoke: Mr. Brouillette will serve the remainder term of the Commission; said term will expire August 2019.
---> Received and referred to Public Service.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and take items 4-6 as a package
From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter appointing Ms. Susan Woods, 5 Fairfield Ave. to serve as an Alternate of the Historical Commission for the City of Holyoke: Ms. Woods will serve a three year term; said term will expire on December 2021.
---> Received and appointment confirmed.

From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter reappointing Mr. Price Armstrong 27 Park Slope to serve as a member of the Conservation Commission for the City of Holyoke: Mr. Armstrong will serve a three year term; said term will expire February 1, 2022.
---> Received and appointment confirmed.

From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter reappointing Ms. Olivia Mausel 25 Briarwood Ave. to serve as an Alternate to the Fairfield Avenue Historic District Commission effective today December 14, 2018: Ms. Mausel will serve a three year term; said term will expire December 1, 2021.
---> Received and appointment confirmed.

From Brenna Murphy McGee, MMC minutes of December 4, 2018.
---> Received and adopted.

From Tanya Wdowiak, City Auditor letter re: Monthly Budget Reports for the General Fund and Sewer Fund as of October 31, 2018.
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

Communication from Assessor Anthony Dulude, tax rate scenarios for FY19
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

From Michael P. McManus, Superintendent of DPW letter re: Sewer rate summary.
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

From Mark Naidorf, letter withdrawing name from the position as a Commissioner on the Board of Water Commissioners in the next election.
---> Received.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and take items 13-16 as a package
From Parks & Recreation Commission minutes of October 25, 2018.
---> Received.

From Office of Planning and Development minutes of July 25, 2017, August 22, 2017, September 6, 2017, September 26, 2017, Augsut 14, 2018, August 28, 2018 and October 9, 2018.
---> Received.

From Holyoke Economic and Industrial Corporation executive minutes of January 24 and June 21, 2018 also regular minutes of January 24 and June 21, 2018.
---> Received.

From Board of Public Works, Sewer Commission and Stormwater Authority minutes of October 15, 2018.
---> Received.
PETITIONS

Petition of EMB Natural Ventures, LLC for a special permit for a Marijuana Manufacturing Establishment at 140 Middle Water St.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and take item 2 of off the table and out of order:
The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2019, twenty two thousand five hundred and 00/100 Dollars ($22,500) as follows:

FROM:
11511-51101 Pay-Solicitor $22,500
TOTAL: $22,500
TO:
11511-51102 Pay-Assistant Solicitor $22,500
TOTAL: $22,500

have considered the same and Recommend the order be adopted.

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
James M. Leahy
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
Todd McGee
Under discussion:
Rules were suspended for the City Council to reconsider its action on Item 2: It was noted that the Asst. City Solicitor was on hand to answer questions. It was noted that the funding was just an adjustment to cover Law Dept. salary line items and to ensure that money within the dept. is where it needs to be so that cash is available when hiring takes place.
---> Report of Committee passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Lisi, Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.

President’s Report: Councilor McGee spoke and stated that the Christmas Party would be January 15th at Wyckoff Country Club and that people should RSVP if they are planning on attending. Moment of silence was held for Mr. Terry Plum who passed away. Councilor McGee commended Mr. Plum for all the work he did for the City and for the Holyoke Public Library in particular. Councilor McGee also commended the full City Council in all the work that was done and accomplished throughout the entirety of the year. Councilor McGee also wished everyone a happy holidays.

Councilor Lisi exited meeting at approximately 9: 35pm

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2019, twenty three thousand four hundred sixty three and 80/100 Dollars ($23,463.80) as follows:

FROM:
11511-51101      PAY – SOLICITOR                      $1,600.00
11511-51105      PAY-PRINCIPAL CLERK                       21,863.80
                        TOTAL: $23,463.80
TO:
11511-51108      PAY-PARALEGAL                     $23,463.80
                        TOTAL: $23,463.80
(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:
Finance Committee Chair McGiverin spoke and noted that the transfer would help in making a salary get the correct level since the employee in question had passed the bar and has been doing work at a principal clerk level and therefore the salary should reflect that level of work.
---> Report of Committee passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Lisi, Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order  that the amount of three thousand five hundred forty one and 20/100 Dollars ($3,541.20) be authorized from the Board of Health Department’s Advertising (15102-53430) appropriation in fiscal year 2019 for services rendered in fiscal year 2018 which were unencumbered at the 2018 fiscal year end.
(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 noted that the financial transfer was to take care of a prior years bill for advertisement of a public hearing for the Board of Health.
---> Report of Committee passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Lisi, Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order  that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “FFY2019 Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program Grant” 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.
(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
---> Report of Committee passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 10--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Lisi, Roman). Councilor Leahy did not vote or participate in discussion on this item.
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order Ordered that the sum of $13.39 million is appropriated to pay the cost of System Wide Capital Planning Projects, and the payment of all costs incidental and related hereto, and that to meet this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval of the Mayor, is authorized to borrow said amount under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7(1) of the General Laws, or pursuant to any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the City therefore; that the Mayor is authorized to contract for and expend any state aid available for the project; and that the Mayor is authorized to take any other action necessary to carry out this project.
(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
Under dicussion Todd McGee
It was noted by Councilor McGiverin that each of the orders represented grants to the City. Councilor McGiverin gave overview summary of each of the grants and how the money would be used for each of the respective departments.
---> Report of Committee passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Lisi, Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “DONATION – 14 GLOCK 21 FIREARMS / 12 BALLISTIC VESTS” 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.
(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
---> Report of Committee passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 10--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Lisi, Roman). Councilor Leahy did not vote or participate in discussion on this item.
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “FY18 Strategies for Policing Initiative ” 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.
(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
---> Report of Committee passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 10--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Lisi, Roman). Councilor Leahy did not vote or participate in discussion on this item.
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “FY2017 Emergency Management Preparedness Grant” 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.
(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
---> Report of Committee passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Lisi, Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “GOVERNOR’S LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT EQUIPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY” 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.
(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
---> Report of Committee passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Lisi, Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “Healthy Summer Youth Jobs 2018” 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.
(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
---> Report of Committee passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Lisi, 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 2019, FIVE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS AND 00/100 Dollars ($5,500.00) as follows:

FROM:
11351-51105      HEAD CLERK – AUDIT              $5,500.00
                        TOTAL: $5,500.00
TO:
14211-51108      SAFETY INSPECTOR               $430.00
11751-51108      ASST. DIRECTOR – PLANNING             640.00
11751-51102      ASST. DIRECTOR – ECONOMIC DEV.              640.00
11751-51105      SR. PROJECT MANAGER                     558.00
11751-51106      PLANNER 1                  460.00
11751-51223      DEVELOPMENT SPEC             500.00
16911-51101      DIRECTOR – WISTARIAHURST             603.00
16911-51103      CITY HISTORIAN                       464.00
15431-51101      DIRECTOR – VETERANS SERVICES                597.00
16301-51101      DIRECTOR – PARKS & RECREATION                608.00
                        TOTAL: $5,500.00
(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
---> Report of Committee passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Lisi, 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 2019, FOUR HUNDRED EIGHTY THREE DOLLARS AND 00/100 Dollars ($483.00) as follows:

FROM:
11351-51105      HEAD CLERK – AUDIT              $483.00
                        TOTAL: $483.00
TO:
16301-51103      ASST. DIRECTOR – PARKS & REC                   $483.00
                        TOTAL: $483.00
(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
---> Report of Committee passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Lisi, 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 2019, SIX THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY TWO  AND 00/100 Dollars ($6,172.00) as follows:

FROM:
11351-51105      HEAD CLERK-AUDIT                 $6,172.00
                        TOTAL: $6,172.00
TO:
11711-51101      DIRECTOR – CONSERVATION              $580.00
15411-51101      DIRECTOR – COA                     645.00
15411-51103      ASST. DIRECTOR – COA                      457.00
15101-51101      DIR-BOARD OF HEALTH                      669.00
15101-51202      ANIMAL CONTROL                    420.00
12401-51101      DIRECTOR – BUILDINGS                       773.00
12401-51102      ASST. DIRECTOR – BUILDINGS                        589.00
12401-51201      SUPERVISOR – MAINT/DEMO               503.00
11381-51101      DIRECTOR OF PURCHASING               626.00
14101-51101      ASST. SUPERINTENDANT-DPW                       910.00
                        TOTAL: $6,172.00
 (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
---> Report of Committee passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Lisi, Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that The Mayor and/or DPW superintendent send a communication to City Council regarding its unanimously approved order that supported the procurement of up to 10 additional temporary speed humps.  Please send communication by the 1st full City Council meeting in December 2018
(Recommended by the Mayor)
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
Under discussion:
Councilor McGiverin discussed the order. It was noted that DPW Director Mike McManus was present for the meeting and provided details on the order sufficient for the committee to vote that the order has been complied with.
---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted. Referred to the Mayor Morse.
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that the amount of eleven thousand nine hundred eighty one and 00/100 Dollars ($11,981.00) be authorized from the Mayor’s Office Department’s City Liability & Damage Insurance's (19402-57400) appropriation in fiscal year 2019 for services rendered in fiscal year 2018 which were unencumbered at the 2018 fiscal year end.
(Recommended by the Mayor)
have considered the same and Recommend that the financial transfer request be denied .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
James M. Leahy
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
Todd McGee
---> Report of Committee to deny received and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Lisi, Roman).
ORDERS AND TRANSFERS

SULLIVAN Ordered, that Ordered, that in accordance with M.G.L. ch. 30B and the Holyoke Code of Ordinances procurement ordinance, the City Council declare properties located on Chestnut and Elm Streets as surplus properties available for disposition. The properties are identified as follows: 255 Chestnut Street, Assessors Map 004, Block 01, Parcel 001, consisting of approximately 12,807 square feet of land and is more particularly described at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds in Book 16371, Page 323.  On July 31, 2001 the property was awarded to the City via Land Court Decree with a Final Judgment recorded in Hampden County Registry of Deeds Book 11851, Page 415.  The property is zoned as Downtown Residential (DR) and has an assessed value of $31,200. AND Elm Street, Assessors Map 004, Block 01, Parcel 003, consisting of approximately 9,148 square feet of land and is more particularly described at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds in Book 5631, Page 390.  On June 14, 1984 the property was awarded to the City via Land Court Decree with a Final Judgment recorded in Hampden County Registry of Deeds Book 15874, Page 589.  The property is zoned as Downtown Residential (DR) and has an assessed value of $29,900.
---> Received and referred to the Development and Governmental Relations Committee.

SULLIVAN Ordered, that Ordered, that the Honorable City Council, in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City of Holyoke and the Holyoke Housing Authority dated December, 2018, approve to transfer ownership of the parcels of land at 255 Chestnut Street (Assessors Map 004, Block 01, Parcel 001) and Elm Street Parcel 003 (Assessors Map 004, Block 01, Parcel 003) to the Holyoke Housing Authority for consideration of $1.00.
---> Received and referred to the Development and Governmental Relations Committee.

VALENTIN Ordered, that a handicap sign be placed in front of 136 Beech St. for Mary Ellen Krajewski.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

ANDERSON-BURGOS Ordered, that Request for temporary speed humps and a speed study be done on Woods Ave near Hillside Ave to address speeding concerns.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW.

ANDERSON-BURGOS Ordered, that Request that a light pole be placed on Sycamore St near the intersection with West Franklin St. Residents express that it is too dark in that area. 
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the HG&E . Copy to Mayor Morse.

BARTLEY Ordered, that With the upcoming U.S. Census, the city council hereby orders that planning commence immediately to get the word out to Holyokers on the importance of answering the census. For example, have HG&E and the City send out reminders to residents about the importance of the Census in every correspondence
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the Planning, City Clerk, HG&E, Eileen Pooler.

BARTLEY Ordered, that It’s important to keep track of home and commercial conveyances and the City council orders that the Tax Collector provide to every person seeking a municipal lien certificate with a form for new property owners to fill out and return. Chicopee has a great example to use.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the Tax Collector.

BARTLEY Ordered, that In keeping with tradition started three years ago, the city council invite St. Patrick’s Parade Committee members, leadership, award winners and colleens to the first meeting in March and provide a city council proclamation. Also, the city council again invite the Holyoke Caledonian Pipe Band to this meeting.
---> Received and adopted.

BARTLEY Ordered, that DPW repair the street-wide divot on Granville St. and the potholes on Chapin St. And, for the fifth time, install a berm at 41 Granville St.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW.

BARTLEY, Anderson-Burgos Ordered, that The DPW make the sidewalks handicap-accessible on Corser St. near the part of 10 Hospital Drive that faces north. DPW paint the crosswalk, too. The route from the parking lot to the medical building is used daily by disabled patrons and this should be fixed immediately. Refer to DPW and copy to the CFO at Holyoke Medical Center and to the ownership group of 10 Hospital Drive.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW. Copy to Mr. Cameron, Holyoke Medical Center.

BARTLEY, Anderson-Burgos Ordered, that The City of Holyoke consider renaming the street that abuts the northern portion of 10 Hospital Drive. Currently it is known as Corser St. but this part of the road should have it’s own name and this is a great opportunity to name a street for a person that has done something significant for the health of the Holyoke community.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee. Copy to Mr. Cameron, Holyoke Medical Center.

BARTLEY Ordered, that The City of Holyoke consider remaining the portion of Chapin St. that is south of South St. As a suggestion, it should be re-named South Chapin St.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

LEAHY, Anderson-Burgos, Bartley, Bresnahan, Lebron-Martinez, Lisi, McGee, McGiverin, Sullivan, Tallman, Vacon, Valentin Ordered, that the Honorable City Council present Mark Naidorf with a proclamation for his 30 years of service as a water Commissioner. Mr. Naidorf as played an intercal role in the Construction of the pipeline from Southampton, the addition of the new treatment plant, redoing many tanks and pumping stations and installing the UV disinfection system.
---> Received and adopted.


MCGEE Ordered, that the January 1st meeting be move to January 8th.
---> Received and adopted.

MCGEE Ordered, that a no parking still be installed near the driveway to 970 Hampden Street.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

MCGEE Ordered, that Order that the following changes be made to the classification and compensation plans of chapter 2 proposed ordinance changes (see attached highlighted changes)
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2019, four thousand four hundred seventy seven and 56/100 Dollars ($4,477.56) as follows:

FROM:
12101-51107 Patrolmen $4,477.56
TOTAL: $4,477.56
TO:
12101-51180 Injured on Duty $4,477.56
TOTAL: $4,477.56

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, December 18, 2018.

Alex B Morse, Mayor
---> Passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Lisi, Roman).



MCGIVERIN Ordered, that Financial Order: Ordered that the sum of $8,906,000 is appropriated to pay the costs of the Jackson Street Area Sewer Separation Project and the payment of all costs incidental and related hereto, and that to meet this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval of the Mayor, is authorized to borrow said amount under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7(1) of the General Laws, or pursuant to any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the City therefore; that the Mayor is authorized to contract for and expend any state aid available for the project; and that the Mayor is authorized to take any other action necessary to carry out this project.

Further Ordered: That any premium received by the City upon the sale of any bonds or notes approved by this vote, less any such premium applied to the payment of the costs of issuance of such bonds or notes, may be applied to the payment of costs approved by this vote in accordance with Chapter 44,. Section 20 of the General Laws, thereby reducing the amount authorized to be borrowed to pay such costs by a like amount.

Further Ordered: That the Treasurer is authorized to file an application to qualify under Chapter 44A of the General Laws any and all of the bonds or notes authorized to be issued pursuant to this Order, and to provide such information and execute such documents as may be required for such purposes.

Further Ordered: That in order to reduce interest costs, the City Treasurer, with the approval of the Mayor, is authorized to refinance any bonds issued pursuant to this Order and in connection therewith, to issue refunding bonds in accordance with Chapter 44, Section 21A of the General Laws.

Further Ordered: That there shall be no change in the purpose of this bond authorization without prior vote of approval by the Holyoke City Council.


To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, December 18, 2018.

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

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that the amount of ONE HUNDRED TWENTY SEVEN AND 00/100 Dollars ($127.00) be authorized from the Mayor' Office/Auditor Department's CITY LIABILITY & DAMAGE INSURANCE (19402-57400) appropriation in fiscal year 2019 for services rendered in fiscal year 2018 which were unencumbered at the 2018 fiscal year end.
To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, December 18, 2018.

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





MCGIVERIN Ordered, that The Order for City Council should be as follows:
Ordered that the following ballot question and summary be placed on the ballot for a special election on April 30, 2019 or another date voted on by the City Council.

Ballot Question
Shall the City of Holyoke be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to build two new middle schools in the City? 
            Yes __________     No ___________
and provided, further, that said question shall be deemed approved if a majority of the persons voting thereon shall vote “yes”.

Summary of Question
On December ____ 2018, the Holyoke City Council voted, without taking a position, to place a question on the ballot which will allow the voters to decide whether or not the City shall be allowed a temporary exclusion of the levy limit for purposes of raising funds to pay debt service costs to finance the development project for two new middle schools in the City. The exclusion of the levy limit shall cease at the time the bond is repaid in full. The question will be approved and the debt exclusion accepted if a majority of the voters voting on the ballot question vote “yes.”
---> Received and referred to the Charter and Rules Committee.

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2019, ONE MILLION TWO HUNDREY NINETY EIGHT THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED SIXTY EIGHT AND 00/100 Dollars ($1,298,768.00) as follows:

FROM:
*****-***** FREE CASH $1,298,768.00
TOTAL: $1,298,768.00
TO:
*****-***** REDUCE 2019 TAX LEVY $551,737.00
19141-51999 HEALTH INSURANCE DEFICIT 418,474.00
*****-***** SEWER FUNDS R/E DEFICIT 32,984.00
*****-***** SPECIAL FUNDS DEFICIT 295,573.00
TOTAL: $1,298,768.00

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, December 18, 2018.

Alex B Morse, Mayor
---> Received and Denied on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11 (Anderson-Burgos, Bartley, Bresnahan, Leahy, Lebron-Martinez, McGee, McGiverin, Sullivan, Tallman, Vacon, Valentin)--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Lisi, Roman).

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2019, SIX HUNDRED FOURTEEN THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED ELEVEN DOLLARS AND 00/100 Dollars ($614,211.00) as follows:

FROM:
*****-***** FREE CASH $614,211.00
TOTAL: $614,211.00
TO:
19141-51999 HEALTH INSURANCE $418,474.00
*****-***** SPECIAL FUNDS DEFICIT 195,737.00
TOTAL: $614,211.00

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, December 18, 2018.

Alex B Morse, Mayor
---> Received and Denied on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11 (Anderson-Burgos, Bartley, Bresnahan, Leahy, Lebron-Martinez, McGee, McGiverin, Sullivan, Tallman, Vacon, Valentin)--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Lisi, Roman).
LATE FILED ORDERS & COMMUNICATIONS

From Kevin Jourdain, communication regarding Water Commissioner vacancy
---> Received.

LEBRON-MARTINEZ Ordered, that That a NO PARKING  sign be place On Walnut Street TEN feet on each side of  the private parking area of the Juvenile Court.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2019, ONE MILLION THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND TWENTY SIX SEVEN HUNDRED EIGHTY FIVE AND 00/100 Dollars ($1,326,785.00) as follows:

FROM:
*****-***** FREE CASH $1,326,785.00
TOTAL: $1,326,785.00
TO:
*****-***** REDUCE 2019 TAX LEVY $551,737.00
19141-51999 HEALTH INSURANCE DEFICIT 418,474.00
*****-***** SEWER FUND R/E/ DEFICIT 32,984.00
*****-***** SPECIAL FUNDS DEFICIT 323,590.00
TOTAL: $1,326,785.00

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, December 18, 2018.

Alex B Morse, Mayor
---> Received and Denied on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11 (Anderson-Burgos, Bartley, Bresnahan, Leahy, Lebron-Martinez, McGee, McGiverin, Sullivan, Tallman, Vacon, Valentin)--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Lisi, Roman).





Adjourn at 10:59 PM.
A true record
ATTEST:


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City Clerk