REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
June 5,2018


The meeting was called to order by President McGee at 07:15 PM.

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

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


LAID ON THE TABLE

FY2019 Municipal Budget
---> 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, 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
---> 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, Thirty-three thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($33,000) as follows:
FROM:
12101-51109    PAY-Reserve Officer        $20,000
12101-51323    Snow Tow        13,000
        TOTAL:    $33,000
TO:
12102-52410    Motor Vehicle Repairs        $20,000
12102-54830    Motor Vehicle Supplies        13,000
        TOTAL:    $33,000 Recommend that the order be adopted
---> Laid on the table.
PUBLIC COMMENT
Nev Capronn Of 72 Congress Ave. spoke in support of marijuana facilities in the City of Holyoke. Nancy also spoke on overhearing individuals making fun of pan handlers and stated that people should be respectful and not be offensive towards the homeless.


COMMUNICATIONS

From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter re-apointing Mr. Donald Welch, 11D Arbor Way to serve as a member of the Commission on Disabilities for the City of Holyoke: Mr. Welch will serve a three-year term; said term will expire on March 2021.
---> Received and appointment confirmed.

From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter appointing Ms. Rachel H. Graber, 120 Morgan St. to serve as a member of the Library Board of Directors for the City of Holyoke: Ms. Graber will replace Charlie Berrios and will serve a three-year term; said term will expire in February 2021.
---> Received and referred to the Public Service Committee.

From Paul Payer, City Solictor letter re: Hiring of Associate City Solicitor position with the Law Department effective June 18, 2018.
---> Received.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and take items 7 & 11-12 as a package
From Brenna Murphy McGee, City Clerk minutes of May 15, 2018.
---> Received and adopted.

From Board of Public Works minutes of April 9, 2018.
---> Received.

From Board of Fire Commissioner minutes of April 25, 2018.
---> Received.

From Bellamy Schmidt, City Auditor re: Monthly Budget Reports for general fund and sewer fund as of March 31 and April 30, 2018.
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

From Alicia M. Zoeller, Adminstrator Office of Community Development letter re: Final FFY2018 Allocations.
---> Received and referred to the Development and Governmental Relations Committee.

From Michael McManus, Superintendent Department of Public Works letter re: 2018 tree removal update.
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

PUBLIC COMMENT:
Presidents Report: Council President McGee spoke on dates for reviewing the proposed budget for each City department. Councilor McGee stated that June 20 and June 21 would be the dates to have in the department heads and review the budget. Councilors discussed various ways the schedule could go including suggesting that budget cuts be done on the same date that department heads are in for the meeting so that they can be present and aware of any cuts that may affect their department. It was noted that in previous year the City has struggled to have a quorum for budget hearings which would complicate things. After discussion Councilor McGee stated that budget vote would take place on June 26th and that June 27th would be set aside and noticed as a meeting just in case the Council needs some extra time to get through all the budget cuts.
PETITIONS

Petition for a special permit for a Marijuana Manufacturing Establishment (MME) for Holyoke Gardens, LLC at 5 Appleton St.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

Petition for a special permit for an installation of an automatic teller machine for Westfield Bank at 1650 Northampton St.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

Petition of Erin Kelly for a Special permit for a home occupation for Yoga Classes at 123 Homestead Ave.
---> Received and referred to the Development and Governmental Relations Committee.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order 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.
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 spoke and noted the discussion that took place in the Ordinance Committee. It was noted that Councilor Sullivan reviewed the fee schedule and noted that many of the old fees and penalties were antiquated and not in line with surrounding communities. It was noted that upon review the Committee felt that the increase in the fee schedule would not have a negative impact on development but would hopefully keep the City competitive with other places while generating a bit more revenue than previously. It was noted that fees collected would be going into the general fund.
---> Report of Committee passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 1 (Bresnahan)--Absent 1 (Lebron-Martinez).
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order:  DPW install a Stop sign where Russell Terrace intersects South St.  Amend the city ordinances as follows:
Add the following to Section 86-325 Schedule IV: Stop Streets

Street Stopped        Direction of Travel                            Intersection

Russell Terr.              Southerly                                            South St.
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 gave overview of the intersection it was noted that the DPW Director McManus examined the location and gave written recommendations to increase vehicle safety. It was noted that the Ord. Committee reviewed the recommendations of the DPW Director and recommended that his suggestions be adopted.
---> 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 (Leahy).
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order That a complete review of Chapter 42 Fire Prevention and Protection be undertaken.  Many sections are outdated or need to be reviewed and updated.  Some sections are being ignored or circumvented.  Article III. which deals with the actual composition, staffing, and benefits of the department Is vague at best and receives less attention than the sale of cigarette lighters as detailed in 42-19
have considered the same and Recommend that the order has been complied with .

Committee Members:
Linda L. Vacon
David K. Bartley
Rebecca Lisi
Juan . Anderson-Burgos
Nelson R. Roman
Under discussion:
Councilor Vacon spoke and stated that the order called for a review of Chapter 42 Fire prevention and protection and noted that the review was done in committee. It was noted that Councilor Sullivan had spearheaded discussions with the Fire Dept. and would be following up with some ordinance language that would address some of the shortcomings of Chapter 42.
---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and take items 17A, 17C, 17D, 17E as a package
The Committee on Finance to whom was referred Collective Bargaining Agreement with UFCW Local 1459 DPW Laborers
 (Recommended by the Mayor)
have considered the same and Recommend that the CBA be approved .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
James M. Leahy
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
Todd McGee
Under discussion:
Finance Chair McGiverin gave info on the contract and the financial orders included in the package. It was noted that the contract was well negotiated with the City Solicitor and the union. Councilor McGiverin stated that the three appropriations came about as a result of the contract. It was noted that there was a 1% salary increase in the CBA. Councilor McGiverin proceeded to go ahead and give information on DPW contract details. It was noted by Councilor McGiverin that once the City Council votes in favor of an appropriation it ratifies the contract for the duration of the agreement.
---> 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 (Leahy).
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, Fifteen thousand five hundred one and 00/100 Dollars ($15,501.00) as follows:

FROM:
14261-51104      Pay-Foreman ME Repair                                                                     $15,501.00
                                                                                          TOTAL:                            $15,501.00
TO:
14221-51103      Building Maintenace Man                                                                    $400.00
14221-51104      Laborer                                                                                              385.00
14251-51104      HMEO                                                                                               5,925.00
14251-51105      Power Shovel Operator                                                                       1,335.00
14261-51102      Repairman                                                                                         1,766.00
14261-51103      Maintenance Man                                                                               540.00
14301-51102      HMEO                                                                                               3,820.00
14301-51104      MEO-Recycling                                                                                  1,330.00
                                                                                          TOTAL:                            $15,501.00
(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 12--Nays 0--Absent 1 (Leahy).
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, Five thousand three hundred and 00/100 Dollars ($5,300.00) as follows:

FROM:
14261-51104      Pay – Foreman ME Repair                      $5,300.00
                        TOTAL: $5,300.00
TO:
14221-51400      Longevity                      $635.00
14251-  Longevity                      1,960.00
14261-  Longevity                      485.00
14301-  Longevity                      1,070.00
14801-  Longevity                      200.00
16501-  Longevity                      950.00
                        TOTAL: $5,300.00
(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 12--Nays 0--Absent 1 (Leahy).
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 six hundred fifty-nine and 00/100 Dollars ($3,659.00) as follows:

FROM:
14261-51104      Pay-Foreman ME Repair                                                                     $3,659.00
                                                                                          TOTAL:                            $3,659.00
TO:
14801-51101      Parking Officer                                                                                   $425.00
16501-51106      HMEO                                                                                               764.00
16501-51109      Parks Maintenance Man                                                                     2,045.00
16501-51110      Parks Maintenance Craftsman                                                            425.00
                                                                                          TOTAL:                            $3,659.00
(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 12--Nays 0--Absent 1 (Leahy).
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 “2017 MassWorks Infrastructure” 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
Under discussion:
Councilor McGiverin spoke and gave overview of the MassWorks grant. It was noted that the grant total would be for 1.6 million dollars. Councilor McGiverin stated that there is no matching funds needed but that it is accepted in coordination with another project to fix cobble stone streets on Heritage Street and other street improvements within Holyoke. Councilors Bartley and Tallman spoke in favor of the order and gave some specifics on improvements that would be made with money from the grant.
---> 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 (Leahy).
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, Nine thousand one hundred ninety and 16/100 Dollars ($9,190.16) as follows:
FROM:
12101-51107      Patrolmen                     $6,682.16
12101-51109      Reserves                      2,608.00
                        TOTAL: $9,190.16
TO:
12101-51180      Inj on Duty                    $6,682.16
12101-51440      Sick Bonus                   2,608.00
                        TOTAL: $9,190.16
(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 spoke and noted that HPD Chief Neiswanger was present for discussion with the Finance Committee. It was noted that the appropriation is a contractual agreement and that members of the Holyoke Police Department are owed a sum of money when they do not take the sick days that they are allotted. It was noted that his incentivizes police to stay healthy and to have good attendance.
---> 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 (Leahy).
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, Eleven thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($11,000.00) as follows:

FROM:
12201-51770      Non-Contrib Pensions                                                                        $11,000
                                                                                          TOTAL:                            $11,000.00
TO:
12201-51101      Pay-Fire Chief                                                                                    $11,000
                                                                                          TOTAL:                            $11,000.00

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 gave summary of discussion that took place in committee. It was noted that the money would go to the Fire Chief salary. It was noted that voting for the transfer would be voting to restore funding to the line item that was previously cut in budget time of the previous year. It was noted that the contract is reflective of the salary with this money included. Councilor McGiverin stated that the HFD Chief salary is fair and reflective of the many responsibilities of the Chief. Councilor Bresnahan stated that he feels that the Mayor backs the Council into a corner with these kinds of contracts because he finds ways to give raises to department heads even when budget money is not available. Councilor Bresnahan stated that this could be slippery slope to paying out department heads salaries. Councilor Bartley stated that to support the transfer is to undermine the vote that the Council had previously taken by the Council on the Chief’s salary last June during budget time. Councilor Bartley suggested the money should be returned to the general fund. Councilor Vacon spoke against paying the order noting that there are major shortfalls in the budget and that the City cannot afford to give these kinds of raises. Counclor Vacon stated that Chief Pond does a great job but that the tax payers are giving their hard earned money and that these types of raises are not necessary in what should be a belt tightening time in the City.
---> Report of Committee received and Denied on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 6 (Anderson-Burgos, Lebron-Martinez, Lisi, Roman, Tallman, Valentin)--Nays 6--Absent 1 (Leahy).

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
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 spoke and gave overview of issues that he City had with its phone system. It was noted that there was a major crash and that improvements to the system were not possible and that the City needed to have a replacement for communication functions. Councilor McGiverin noted that the Council would have two choices whether to use money from free cash or from stabilization to pay for the expenses associated with the phone system replacement. It was noted that Crocker Communications was the replacement phone service for the City. Councilor McGiverin gave information on how the City is tied into Holyoke Gas and Electric for IT services. Councilor McGiverin gave some of the pros and cons of using stabilization and free cash for the transfers. Councilor McGiverin encouraged Councilors to use stabilization for the payment because this was an unforeseen crash that took place and that it seems will be permanently fixed. It was noted that by using stabilization would also allow the remainder of free cash to be used for getting through what’s left of the of the fiscal year. Councilor McGiverin also stated that there is no indication that the City’s bond rating would be impacted negatively if stabilization is used. Councilor McGiverin gave update on the free cash status of the City budget. Councilor McGiverin noted that the free cash transfer order was technically still in the jacket but was attached to Item 17H to give the Council an option. It was noted that procedurally if the Council wanted to consider the free cash order of the same dollar amount the rules would need to be suspended.
---> Report of Committee received and Denied on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 7 (Anderson-Burgos, Lebron-Martinez, Lisi, McGee, McGiverin, Tallman, Valentin)--Nays 5--Absent 1 (Leahy).
Motion was made and seconded to lay the item on the table.
Laid on the table.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and take an item from the Finance Committee
Ordered, 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:
*****-***** Free Cash $79,000
TOTAL: $79,000
TO:
11552-53100 Software License $44,000
11552-53180 System Hardware 35,000
TOTAL: $79,000
Report of Committee received and Denied on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 6 (Anderson-Burgos, Bresnahan, Lisi, McGee, McGiverin, Tallman)--Nays 6--Absent 1 (Leahy).
Motion was made and seconded to lay the item on the table.
Motion failed by a show of hands.


The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2018, Six Thousand two-hundred thirty-seven and 00/100 Dollars ($6,237.00) as follows:

FROM:
12401-51110    Local Inspector        $6,237.00
        TOTAL:    $6,237.00
TO:
12401-51101    Bldg Commissioner        $6,237.00
        TOTAL:    $6,237.00
 
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:
It was noted that Councilor Lisi would recuse herself from debate and abstain from the vote. Councilor McGiverin spoke on the order and noted that the money would come from local inspector a position that was not filled in the Building Dept. and go towards the salary of the Building Commissioner. Councilor McGiverin noted that the salary for the Building Commissioner was in a MOU and that the salary increase reflects cost of living adjustment which has gone up over the years. Councilor Bartley spoke and stated that he would not support the order for the same reasons he opposed the order for the Fire Chief salary. Councilor Bartley commended the work of Damian Cote but noted that the principle remains that the City is struggling with its budget and noted that the mayor does not come in to explain any of his decision and budget transfers. Councilor Vacon noted that the MOU and COLA increases have been brought up before. Councilor Vacon stated that the City should stand up for the integrity of the budget process and salaries voted upon by the body in the beginning of the FY. Councilor Valentin spoke in favor of the order.
---> Report of Committee received and Denied on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 6 (Anderson-Burgos, Lebron-Martinez, McGiverin, Sullivan, Tallman, Valentin)--Nays 5--Absent 1 (Leahy). Councilor Lisi did not vote or participate in discussion on this item.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and take items 47 & 51
BARTLEY Ordered, that Ordered, that the Honorable City Council, in accordance with the Massachusetts General Laws and the City of Holyoke Code of Ordinances, vote to approve a consensual Order of Taking or Deed in Lieu of Taking in accordance with the Purchase and Sale Agreement between the City of Holyoke and the Roman Catholic Bishop of Springfield to acquire by right of eminent domain, in consideration for just compensation unless previously waived , a portion of parcel 014-02-001, also known as 71 Maple Street and further identified in the Hampden County Registry of Deeds Book 612, Page 421, and Book 674, Page 422-423; to be known as parcel 014-02-003. 
---> Received and referred to the Development and Governmental Relations Committee.

BARTLEY Ordered, that Ordered, that the Honorable City Council, in accordance with the Massachusetts General Laws and the City of Holyoke Code of Ordinances, vote to approve the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City of Holyoke and the Holyoke Housing Authority for the acquisition of the land identified by Board of Assessors' Map 004, Block 01, Parcels 1 through 7 bound by Chestnut, Cabot, Elm and Hampshire Streets (the former Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Block). The purpose of the MOU is to secure the Block as a site for the development of a school building or a housing development if a school building is not developed.
---> Received and referred to the Development and Governmental Relations Committee.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and take items 17J & 17L as a package
The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there is hereby authorized to be established and maintained for fiscal year 2018, in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53E1/2, the Recycling Program (Updated) Revolving Fund.
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 noted that Ordinance Committee is currently discussing an order that would address Items 17J and 17L and therefore the items should be voted complied with.
---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order  that The city of Holyoke establish a revolving fund dedicated to its recycling program so that revenue raised will be used to purchase larger recycling bins. Please provide city council with a report on revenue generate from recycling, expenses avoided, and the list of home owners requesting the wheeled containers.
 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 Finance to whom was referred Communication from DPW Director McManus RE: Sewer Shut-off program update
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 noted that DPW Director Mike McManus gave a full report on the update of sewer shut-off program noting that it was being implemented successfully. Councilor McGiverin stated that after first warning of shut off collections increased dramatically. It was noted that the second warnings have just went out. Councilor McGiverin gave relevant information that was received from DPW director and stated that the increased collection numbers reflect that the decision to implement the shut-off policy was a very good decision by the council.
---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.

The Committee on Public Safety to whom was referred an order that a representative of the building department come before the city Council to discuss any change in the permit fees for residential and commercial property owners within the city of Holyoke.
have considered the same and Recommend that the order has been complied with .

Committee Members:
Daniel B. Bresnahan
Jossie M Valentin
Gladys Lebron-Martinez
Michael J. Sullivan
Jossie M Valentin
Under discussion:
Councilor Bresnahan spoke and noted that a communication was received from the Building Commissioner noting that there has not been an increase in fees. It was noted that the Mr. Cote does foresee a change in the future but the changes are not currently in place. Councilor Bresnahan summarized communication and stated that as the maker of the order he feels it has been complied with
---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.

The Committee on Public Safety to whom was referred an order that DPW meet with representatives from HCC and residents of the neighborhood re: mitigation of traffic issues in the Sunset, Ashley, Clayton road neighborhood.  When the new light was added, HCC representatives addressed concerns of the residents know if negative consequences occurred they would work to reduce the negative effects  caused by traffic.
have considered the same and Recommend that the order has been complied with .

Committee Members:
Daniel B. Bresnahan
Jossie M Valentin
Gladys Lebron-Martinez
Michael J. Sullivan
Jossie M Valentin
Under discussion:
Councilor Vacon spoke on her order and noted that there was a petition to reconfigure the road on Sun Valley Road. It was noted by Councilor Vacon that this compent of the order has been complied with and the rest would go to a public hearing in Ordinance to gain adoption.
---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.

The Committee on Public Safety to whom was referred an order that given the recent FCC rulings on net neutrality, the City Council invite in representatives from HG&E to discuss public access to broadband, fiber, and the G&E’s ability to provide free, city-wide WiFi.
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be referred to the Public Service Committee .

Committee Members:
Daniel B. Bresnahan
Jossie M Valentin
Gladys Lebron-Martinez
Michael J. Sullivan
Jossie M Valentin
Under discussion:
Councilor Bresnahan stated that the maker of the order would like this to be transferred to the Public Service Committee and that this was just a house cleaning measure to transfer it to Public Service.
---> Received and referred to the Public Service Committee.

The Committee on Public Safety to whom was referred an order that guardrails be installed on Rt 202 near the entrance to Ashley Reservoir and across the street from the entrance due to ongoing safety issues.
 have considered the same and Recommend that the order has been complied with .

Committee Members:
Daniel B. Bresnahan
Jossie M Valentin
Gladys Lebron-Martinez
Michael J. Sullivan
Jossie M Valentin
Under discussion:
It was noted that DPW Mike McManus was present for the order and that he stated that erecting the guard rails would cost upwards of 12,000 dollars which is considered quite expensive. It was noted that Mr. McManus stated that he would put in flexible ground posts that would increase safety at a cost that is more affordable. Councilor Vacon spoke and noted that the Water Dept. would be placing guardrails up that would be a buffer to the boulders and mountainous areas of the road which constituted a major improvement for safety.
---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.

The Committee on Public Safety to whom was referred an order That HPD monitor motorist’s speed on Lawler St. and report findings to the Public Safety committee.  This is a constituent request.
Add speed limit signs to Lawler Street.
have considered the same and Recommend that the order has been complied with .

Committee Members:
Daniel B. Bresnahan
Jossie M Valentin
Gladys Lebron-Martinez
Michael J. Sullivan
Jossie M Valentin
Under discussion:
It was noted that the order is complied with because the Public Safety committee received a full report from the HPD. Councilor Bresnahan summarized the findings of the HPD for the Committee.
---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.

The Committee on Public Safety to whom was referred an order that the City accepts Liberty St. which runs from Dartmouth to Jefferson, as an accepted City street. The City is looking to pave this street using Chapter 90 funds this summer and as we know street acceptance is a requirement for funding.
have considered the same and Recommend that the order has been complied with .

Committee Members:
Daniel B. Bresnahan
Jossie M Valentin
Gladys Lebron-Martinez
Michael J. Sullivan
Jossie M Valentin
Under discussion:
Councilor Bresnahan stated that Liberty Street has been accepted and has been paved and therefore the order has been complied with
---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.

The Committee on Public Safety to whom was referred an order that the City Engineer/DPW review the intersection of Hampden and Nonotuck Streets to ensure that the lighting configuration and signage are adequate and ensure a safe way for drivers on Nonotuck Street to enter on to Hampden Street and for those drivers on Hampden Street to exit onto Nonotuck Street.  Further have a Representative of Police Dept. provide the total of all accidents that have occurred at this location over the past 5 years.
have considered the same and Recommend that the order has been complied with .

Committee Members:
Daniel B. Bresnahan
Jossie M Valentin
Gladys Lebron-Martinez
Michael J. Sullivan
Jossie M Valentin
Under discussion:
Councilor Bresnahan again summarized findings of Mike McManus and noted that a traffic study has not been taken. It was noted that gore lines would be put in that could be painted to ensure that people are not parking close to the corner of the intersection where problems are taking place.
---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and take items 19A-19F as a pacakge
The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred Council review of Mayoral appointment of Israel Rivera to the Parks and Rec. Commission
 have considered the same and Recommend that the appointee be confirmed .

Committee Members:
James M. Leahy
Rebecca Lisi
Joseph M. McGiverin
Jossie M Valentin
Gladys Lebron-Martinez
Under discussion:
Councilor Lisi Vice Chair of Public Service stood in for Co. Leahy to give overview of each of the Mayoral appointees. Councilor Lisi stated that each of the appointees had strong resumes and qualifies for their respective appointments. Councilor Lisi commended Mayor Morse on making the appointments and choosing qualified individuals for each position.
---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.

The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred Council review of Mayoral appointment of Mr. Price Armstrong to serve on the Conservation Commission
 have considered the same and Recommend that the appointee be confirmed .

Committee Members:
James M. Leahy
Rebecca Lisi
Joseph M. McGiverin
Jossie M Valentin
Gladys Lebron-Martinez
---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.

The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred Council review of Mayoral appointment of Ms. Danielle Brown to the Library Board of Directors
have considered the same and Recommend that the appointee be confirmed .

Committee Members:
James M. Leahy
Rebecca Lisi
Joseph M. McGiverin
Jossie M Valentin
Gladys Lebron-Martinez
---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.

The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred Council review of Mayoral appointment of Ms. Hilda Roque to the Board of Appeals
have considered the same and Recommend that the appointee be confirmed .

Committee Members:
James M. Leahy
Rebecca Lisi
Joseph M. McGiverin
Jossie M Valentin
Gladys Lebron-Martinez
---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.

The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred an order Council review of Mayoral Appointment or Ms. Kristen Beam to the Holyoke Development and Industrial Corporation
have considered the same and Recommend that the appointee be confirmed .

Committee Members:
James M. Leahy
Rebecca Lisi
Joseph M. McGiverin
Jossie M Valentin
Gladys Lebron-Martinez
---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.

The Committee on Public Service to whom was referred Council review of Mayoral appointment of Ms. Liana Pasialis to the Commission on Disabilities
 have considered the same and Recommend that the appointee be confirmed .

Committee Members:
James M. Leahy
Rebecca Lisi
Joseph M. McGiverin
Jossie M Valentin
Gladys Lebron-Martinez
---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and take items 20A & 20B as a package
The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred that in accordance with M.G.L. ch. 30B and the Holyoke Code of Ordinances procurement ordinance, the City Council declare the parcel at 277 Main Street as surplus property available for disposition. Said parcel is identified by the Holyoke Board of Assessors’ records as Map 030, Block 08, Parcel 002, consisting of a vacant lot approximately 2,745 square feet in size and is more particularly described at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds in Book 7342, Page 131. On March 31, 2015 the property was awarded to the City via Land Court Decree with a Judgment recorded in Hampden County Registry of Deeds Book 20645, Page 494.  The property is zoned as BH – Highway Business and has an assessed value of $16,500.
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
Under discussion:
Councilor Bartley gave overview of the two properties that would be declared surplus. It was noted that OPED was being proactive to find these properties and work to try to get them declared surplus and hopefully added to the tax rolls.
---> Report of Committee received and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Bresnahan, Leahy).
Approved by the Mayor.

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 property known as the Springdale Turn Hall on Vernon Street as surplus property available for disposition. The property consists of two parcels and is identified as follows:
2 Vernon Street, Assessors Map 082, Block 00, Parcel 100, consisting of an approximate 6,300 square foot building situated on 12,062 square feet of land and is more particularly described at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds in Book 591, Page 570. On September 11, 2015 the property was awarded to the City via Land Court Decree with a Judgment recorded in Hampden County Registry of Deeds Book 20868, Page 273.  The property is zoned as Downtown Residential (DR) and has an assessed value of $86,000. and Vernon Street, Assessors Map 082, Block 00, Parcel 099, consisting of an approximate 5,000 square foot building situated on 12,500 square feet of land and is more particularly described at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds in Book 638, Page 43. On November 29, 2011 the property was awarded to the City via Land Court Decree with a Judgment recorded in Hampden County Registry of Deeds Book 19018, Page 127.  The property is zoned as Downtown Residential (DR) and has an assessed value of $75,300.
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 Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Bresnahan, Leahy).
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred an order The City Council invite the Board members and/or administrators of Holyoke Media to a DGR meeting.  In advance of the meeting, please provide the following:
·           A narrative of Plans for your company;
·           Any agreements between Holyoke Media and the City of Holyoke;
·           an accounting (financial statements including P and L and Balance sheet) and/or audit through 12/31/17;
·           a copy of the 3 most current bank statements (i.e. 1/31, 2/28, & 3/31/18);
·           a narrative of your revenue source(s);
·           a list of expenses for 2017 thru 3/31/18;
·           an employee list;
·           and information relative to Holyoke Media’s recent purchase of 1 Suffolk St. from HEDIC including the Purchase and Sale contract.
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
Under discussion:
Councilor Bartley gave summary and overview of discussion that took place with various members of Holyoke Media Inc. including their Executive Director Scott Macfearson. Councilor Bartley gave overview of paperwork submissions that were given to the DGR Committee. It was noted that Holyoke Media is a non-profit organization that was the successor the PEG access funds. It was noted that funds were collected as a comcast fee and that it has close to 2 million dollars in its coffers. Councilor McGee gave information on the make-up and mission of the corporation and how they are functioning. It was noted that a member of the City Council should be meeting with the Holyoke Media board just to have some increased cooperation and oversight and transparency.
---> Report of Committee received and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Bresnahan, Leahy).

The Committee on Charter and Rules to whom was referred an order Ordered that the Cit Council add a permanent agenda item “Reports of Ad Hoc Committees.” 
 have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted adding to Rule 26 Section 9: Reports of Committee (Standing/ ad hoc) or whatever is the simplist to implement to progarm with IT and the Clerk's Offfice .

Committee Members:
Nelson R. Roman
Linda L. Vacon
Todd McGee
Linda L. Vacon
Rebecca Lisi
Under discussion:
Councilor Roman spoke on the order and noted that the committee felt that by adding wording to the rules that allowed for ad hoc committees would be suffice to allow for ad hoc committees to report their findings without undue effort from the City Clerk office or the IT office in the City
---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Charter and Rules to whom was referred an order that the City Council in order to expand the search and scope for the city auditor position change the residency requirement.
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .

Committee Members:
Nelson R. Roman
Linda L. Vacon
Todd McGee
Linda L. Vacon
Rebecca Lisi
Under discussion:
Councilor Roman spoke on the order and noted that the Charter and Rules Committee felt that in order to get a great candidate for City Auditor the residency requirement should be changed. Councilor Roman stated that in theory the City would love to get an auditor from within the City but that it has proven very hard to do. Councilors spoke and stated that ending the residency requirement would hopefully boost the pool of qualified applicants and allow the Council to be able to fill the position in a timely matter.
---> Report of Committee received and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 12--Nays 0--Absent 1 (Leahy).
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Charter and Rules to whom was referred an order that the City Council Review and Hold a Public Hearing on the Rules of the City Council and make any recommendations for changes to the Rules Document of the City Council.
 have considered the same and Recommend that the order has been complied with .

Committee Members:
Nelson R. Roman
Linda L. Vacon
Todd McGee
Linda L. Vacon
Rebecca Lisi
Under discussion:
It was noted by Councilor Roman that the Charter and Rules committee did in fact meet and discuss potential rule changes and that because they spent the time to look into the rules and make suggestions the order should be voted complied
---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.
ORDERS AND TRANSFERS

LEAHY Ordered, that the department of public works makes it a top priority to repave court street this construction season.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW.
Approved by the Mayor.

LISI Ordered, that Ordered, that the Mayor and City Council petition the General Court to enact legislation to allow, in the City of Holyoke, the sale of marijuana products, as those terms are defined in G.L. c.94G, §1, for consumption on the premises where sold. See attached draft legislation.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

MCGEE Ordered, that Ordered that due to the Labor Day Holiday and the State Primary Election the City Council consider canceling the first meeting in September.
---> Given leave to withdraw by maker.

MCGEE, Bresnahan, Tallman, Valentin Ordered, that Ordered that the DPW give an update on the status of the speed bumps for George Frost Drive. This was approved in September 2017.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW.
Approved by the Mayor.

MCGEE Ordered, that that the joint committee on school and council invite in the superintendent and police to discuss safety measures within the schools (I.e. student ids, new security cameras, etc).
---> Received and referred to the Joint Committee of School Committee and City Council.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and take items 28, 31, 32-36
MCGIVERIN Ordered, that 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

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

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

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that 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

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

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

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that 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

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

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

ROMAN Ordered, that the DPW immediately trim tree in front of 346 Elm Street, and correct raised side walk.  4th Request.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW. Copy to Public Safety and Mayor Morse.
Approved by the Mayor.

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2018, Fifty thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($50,000) as follows:

FROM:
*****-***** Free Cash $50,000
TOTAL: $50,000
TO:
11732-57950 Land Taking $50,000
TOTAL: $50,000

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

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

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2018, Fifty thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($50,000) as follows:

FROM:
8810-10400 Stabilization Fund $50,000
TOTAL: $50,000
TO:
11752-57950 Land Taking $50,000
TOTAL: $50,000

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

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

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2018, Twohundred seventy-five thousand eight hundred seventy-four and 00/100 Dollars ($275,874) as follows:

FROM:
8810-10400 Stabilization Fund - Cash $275,874
TOTAL: $275,874
TO:
12103-58000 Capital Outlay - Motor Vehicles $275,874
TOTAL: $275,874

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

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


MCGIVERIN Ordered, that that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2018, Four thousand two hundred seventy-two and 66/100 Dollars ($4,272.66) as follows:
FROM:
12101-51107 Patrolmen $4,272.66
TOTAL: $4,272.66
TO:
12101-51180 Injured on Duty $4,272.66
TOTAL: $4,272.66

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, June 5, 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 (Leahy, Lisi).
Approved by the Mayor.

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2018, Nine thousand nine hundred fifty-seven and 70/100 Dollars ($9,957.70) as follows:

FROM:
12201-51105 Firefighters $9,957.70
TOTAL: $9,957.70
TO:
12201-51180 Injured on Duty $9,957.70
TOTAL: $9,957.70

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, June 5, 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 (Leahy, Lisi).
Approved by the Mayor.

ROMAN Ordered, that That Section 86-106, Section i, Number 3 - Elm Street of the City Ordinances be amended to included 340, 342, 344, 346, 348 and 350.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and take items 38-41 as a package
ROMAN Ordered, that That DPW repair pot hole in front of 318 Elm Street, Holyoke, MA. 
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW.
Approved by the Mayor.

ROMAN Ordered, that The no parking here to corner sign on Hamilton and Main Street be updated.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW.
Approved by the Mayor.

ROMAN Ordered, that the DPW repave and repair the lower part of Peltiah St (between Arthur & Main).  Pothole is creating a safety hazard on the street. 
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW.
Approved by the Mayor.

ROMAN Ordered, that the DPW/the City Forrest cut down overgrown vegetation on corner of Peltiah St & Rt 5/Northampton St. Some overgrown vegetation behind the crunched guardrail and it’s making it very hard to see oncoming traffic.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW.
Approved by the Mayor.

ROMAN, Anderson-Burgos, Bartley, Bresnahan, Leahy, Lebron-Martinez, Lisi, McGee, McGiverin, Sullivan, Tallman, Vacon, Valentin Ordered, that the Holyoke City Council recognize with an official proclamation the following HPS staff (Josue Cardone) / and the anonymous Crossing guard who were local heroes recently during a shooting event at Morgan Elementary School.  Both of these individuals risked their own lives to protect the lives of Morgan School students.
---> Received and adopted.

SULLIVAN Ordered, that the Water Dept. hire a full time police officer specifically for the purpose of monitoring and controlling activities around intown water supplies.  Issues that necessitate this action include: drug activity, dangerous behavior, parking, and unleashed pets.
---> Received and referred to the Public Safety Committee.

SULLIVAN, Bartley Ordered, that a committee be formed to study the future of and make recommendations on the future use of the Whiting Reservoir.  In excess of 1.5 million dollars in repairs and upgrades to the dam and spillway are needed.  The state will soon order that the water level be drawn down six feet.  This will expose acres of new shore line and adversely affect the appearance of the area.  Committee should include a member of the Water and Conservation Commissions, OPED, abutting stakeholders, and a City Councilor.
---> Received and referred to the Development and Governmental Relations Committee. Copy to Charter and Rules.

VACON Ordered, that That the salary Ordinance for pay scales for non/union employees who have worked for the city for a minimum of 10 years and have not received a raise (as confirmed by the Treasurer) in the past 10 years be increased by 3% so that these employees may receive a pay increase.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

VALENTIN Ordered, that that a handicap sign be placed in front of 145 Essex St. for Carlos Espada.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.



BARTLEY Ordered, that DPW fix the berm at 62 Memorial Dr.; it is damaged and cracked due to its age and plows knocking into it.  Further, order that DPW and/or its snow removal contractors observe signage to not dump snow on the home owner's lawn.  Constituent request.  Refer to DPW.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW.
Approved by the Mayor.

BARTLEY Ordered, that Ordered, 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.
(parcel map, assessor card and tax taking worksheet attached)
---> Received and referred to the Development and Governmental Relations Committee.

BARTLEY Ordered, that the City of Holyoke change its ordinance and discontinue PVTA bus stop #0488 on the P20 route.  The stop is very close to a private home and the resident requested it.  I reviewed this and there is another stop approximately 500' away (#0497) in front of a commercial business.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee. Copy to PVTA.



BRESNAHAN, McGee, Roman, Valentin Ordered, that that the Treasures office provide an updated list of the top 100 tax delinquent property owners.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the Treasurer.
Approved by the Mayor.
LATE FILED ORDERS & COMMUNICATIONS

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that 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

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

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

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that 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

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

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

From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter in behalf of the School Department and as chair of the School Committee regarding a vote to authorize additional funding for the required feasibility study for the middle school project.
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

From Damian Cote, Building Commissioner, letter in response to number of employees in the building Department.
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

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

From Paul Payer, City Solicitor, legal opinion regarding union contracts and ordinances
---> Send to next agenda

From Paul Payer, City Solicitor, legal opinion regarding enforcebility of a contract
---> Send to next agenda

MCGEE Ordered, that 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.
---> send to next agenda



Adjourn at 10:33 PM.
A true record
ATTEST:


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