REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
October 16,2018


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

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

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

Proclamation was given to Mr. Edward Caisse for all of the work he does in the community of Holyoke, especially for the City’s youth, public schools, and businesses.

Moment of silence for former City Councilor Diosdado Lopez whose mother had passed away and for Dennis Hohenberger whose brother had passed away


LAID ON THE TABLE

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

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred that the council adopt an ordinance requiring city council approval of any license agreement for the use of city owned real property where the term of such agreement exceeds thirty (30) days.  The Council enacted such an ordinance on February 2, 2016, however, the provision inserted as Section 2-349(c)(1) does not appear currently appear in the print or online Municode.  It appears the provision was not included in the legal form rewriting “Division 3. Purchasing Department” and adopted by the City Council on September 21, 2016.  The legal form may have been based on a version of Division 3 in effect prior to the enactment of Section 2-349(c)(1) Recommend that the order be adopted
---> In City Council, on October 16, 2018, the report of Committee received and the Ordinance passed its first reading.
The Ordinance passed its second reading.
The Ordinance was passed to be enrolled.
The Committee has considered the same and find that it is truly and properly enrolled.
Report of Enrollment received.
The Ordinance was passed to be Ordained and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 12--Nays 0--Absent 1 (Anderson-Burgos).
Approved by the Mayor.
PUBLIC COMMENT
Mr. Dennis Burks of 18 West Glen St. spoke in favor of the City Council funding the Middle School Projects. Mr. Birks encouraged Councilors to continue their support of the project. Mr. Birks also stated that a major community engagement event would take place regarding the project on 10/25 from 6-8pm at the Holyoke Public Library..


COMMUNICATIONS

From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter appointing Mr. Mark P. Cutting, 40 Briarwood Dr. to serve as a member of the Holyoke Economic Development and Industrial Corporation (HEDIC); This seat on the Board of Directors represents the Industrial Corporation sector. Mr. Cutting will serve a three year term which will expire on June 30, 2021.
---> Received and referred to the Public Service Committee.

From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter re: $390K request for School Building Projects.
---> Received. Copy to Finance.

From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter re: Veto of Sign ordinance.
Under discussion:
Councilor Bartley spoke and gave reasons why the veto should be overridden. Councilor Bartley stated that there had been numerous public hearings on the order and that the Mayor did not attend any of the public meetings or ever inject his opinion into any of the debate. Councilor Bartley stated that the order was passed unanimously at the previous meeting. Councilor Bartley also stated that the order does not limit free speech at all and does not fine people or ask for a fee. Councilor stated that the order changes an unconstitutional rule that was in the Holyoke ordinance books and changes it to be in adherence with constitutional law. Councilor Vacon also spoke in favor of overriding the veto noting that a lot of due diligence was put into the making of the order and urged Councilors to confirm the ordinance. Councilor Vacon stated that the goal of the order was to make the process non-punitive.

---> In City Council, on October 16, 2018 a motion was made and seconded to override the Mayors Veto.
The Mayor's veto was overridden on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays.
The Ordinance was passed to be Ordained and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 9--Nays 3 (Lebron-Martinez, Lisi, Valentin)--Absent 1 (Anderson-Burgos).


Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and take item 15C out of order
The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order That the City of Holyoke appropriate the amount of ($390,000) Dollars for the purpose of paying costs for the Schematic Design and related project management for the William R. Peck School located at 1916 Northampton Street, including the payment of all costs incidental or related thereto, and for which the City of Holyoke may be eligible for a grant from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”), said amount to be expended under the direction of the School Building Committee. To meet this appropriation the City Council,  with the approval of the Mayor is authorized to borrow said amount under and pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 44, or pursuant to any other enabling authority. The City of Holyoke acknowledges that the MSBA’s grant program is a non-entitlement, discretionary program based on need, as determined by the MSBA, and any costs the City of Holyoke incurs in excess of any grant approved by and received from the MSBA shall be the sole responsibility of the City, and that the amount of borrowing authorized pursuant to this vote shall be reduced by any grant amount set forth in the Feasibility Study Agreement that may be executed between the City of Holyoke and the MSBA.
(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 gave overview of the order and status of the Middle School projects and the effort to have two new middle schools built in the City. It was noted that construction people, architects, School Committee members, School administrators and the public have all been heard from and all support the project. Councilor McGiverin continued to give overview information on status of the project and the likely path going forward. Councilor McGiverin stated that there are a few different ways that the project can be funded and gave the various options as explained to the Council by the Mayor. Councilor McGiverin also gave a brief explanation of the reimbursement the City would get from the Massachusetts School Building Authority noting that the reimbursement percentage would be at 80%.

Councilor Bartley spoke on the order and stated that he would vote in favor of the order but that he had major concerns about the City not having site plan control on the premises. Councilor Bartley stated that the proposal is to spend 55 million dollars to build on land that the City does not control and stated the obvious concerns with the process. Councilor Bartley pointed out that it is pivotal that the City get site plan control of the land.

It was noted by Councilor McGiverin that the free cash has not yet been certified for the City.

Councilor Vacon stated that she also has concerns about the site control issue. Councilor Vacon also wanted to know fit he City’s free cash was certified yet. It was noted that the free cash has not yet been certified but should be certified soon. It was noted that the total cost per school would be around 50-60 million dollars each with 55- 60 million coming from the City.

Councilor Sullivan stated that he is happy to see the state approving two projects at one time and spoke in favor of the order.

Rules suspended to allow Mayor Chief of Staff to speak. Rory Casey spoke on site control issues and gave some of the facts pertaining to site control. It was noted that a land appraisal was ordered and results would be coming to the City tomorrow 10/17. Mr. Casey spoke on how the chance to build two new schools at one time is a once in a generation opportunity for the City. It was noted that members of the School Building Committee were present if needed to speak on the order.

---> 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 (Anderson-Burgos).
Approved by the Mayor.

From Brenna Murphy McGee, MMC minutes of October 2, 2018.
---> Received and adopted.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and take items 7-8 as a package
Receivership Case Study for 193 Sycamore St.
---> Received and referred to the Development and Governmental Relations Committee.

Listing of Current Receiverships & Updates on various City locations.
---> Received and referred to the Development and Governmental Relations Committee.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and take 9-10 as a package
From Planning & Economic Development public hearing and meeting minutes of August 14, August 28, and September 11, & September 25, 2018.
---> Received.

From Board of Public Works, Sewer Commission & Stormwater Authority minutes of August 27, 2018.
---> Received.

From Thomas J. O'Connor various reports re: Directors report, Animal disposition, Animal calls, adoptions & returns, budget, activity snapshot.
---> Received. Copy to Finance.

PETITIONS

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and take items 12-13 as a package
Petition of Edward Glica for a renewal of a home occupation at 19 Concord Ave. for a home remodeling business.
Under discussion:
It was noted that both applications were renewals. Councilor McGee confirmed that all taxes and municipal fees were up to date.
---> Received and adopted.
Approved by the mayor.

Petition of Lasca Hoey for a renewal of a home occupation at 7 Line Rd. for a Massage Therapy business.
---> Received and adopted.
Approved by the mayor.

Presidents Report:

Todd McGee spoke gave update on repairs to Council Chambers and audio visual equipment. Councilor McGee thanked Rory Casey and Paul Payer for their work for the City and wished them best of luck in the future



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred Zone change application, submitted by O’Connell Properties Inc. , for the property on 522 Hampden St. (Map 075 Block 02 Parcel 028) Holyoke MA Zone change proposal is from current zone BG to proposed zone RM- 
have considered the same and Recommend that the zone change be approved.

Committee Members:
Linda L. Vacon
David K. Bartley
Rebecca Lisi
Juan . Anderson-Burgos
Nelson R. Roman
Under discussion:
Councilor Vacon spoke and explained the zone change noting that the Planning Board and Committee voted in favor of the zone change. It was noted that an empty parcel at the location would be zoned residential in order for a home to be developed on the property. It was noted that there was no opposition to the zone change in the public hearing.
---> Report of Committee received and the Ordinance passed its first reading.
The Ordinance passed its second reading.
The Ordinance was passed to be enrolled.
The Committee has considered the same and find that it is truly and properly enrolled.
Report of Enrollment received.
The Ordinance was passed to be Ordained and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Anderson-Burgos, Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an Application from RISE Holdings, Inc. for a special permit for a Registered Marijuana Dispensary  located at 130 Race St.   
have considered the same and Recommend that the Sp. Permit 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 retail or medical marijuana from the site to individual homes, residences or people
6. That hours or operation be 8am to 8pm Monday through Saturday and 8am to 5pm on Sunday.
7. That the business shall be in compliance with the communication from City Engineer Robert Peirent and DPW dated 10/4/18
8. That the business shall be in compliance with all matters listed in communication from the Office of Planning & Economic Development dated 10/9/18
.

Committee Members:
Linda L. Vacon
David K. Bartley
Rebecca Lisi
Juan . Anderson-Burgos
Nelson R. Roman
Under discussion:
Councilor Vacon gave brief overview of the application and the location of the facility. It was noted that the following 8 conditions would need to be met in order to operate and make the Sp. Permit valid.

---> Report of Committee received and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Anderson-Burgos, Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred Resident’s Petition requesting that the City Council “reconfigure Sunset Road  to reduce traffic cutting through the street and the surrounding community including Ashley Rd”.
have considered the same and Recommend that the recommendations of the DPW Director be temporary implemented .

Committee Members:
Linda L. Vacon
David K. Bartley
Rebecca Lisi
Juan . Anderson-Burgos
Nelson R. Roman
Under discussion:
Councilor Vacon noted that a public hearing was held in response to a resident’s petition. Councilor Vacon gave overview of the DPW recommendation and noted that the solution is temporary and to put up Jersey barriers to see what effect the changes would have on the neighborhood traffic.
---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred a Handicap application for Hector L. Anavitate at 261 Elm 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
---> Report of Committee received and laid on the table.

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that a handicap sign be placed in front of 294 Elm St. for Waleska M. Morin
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .

Committee Members:
Linda L. Vacon
David K. Bartley
Rebecca Lisi
Juan . Anderson-Burgos
Nelson R. Roman
---> Report of Committee received and laid on the table.

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that a handicap sign be placed in front of 184 Sargeant St. for Migdalia Colon
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .

Committee Members:
Linda L. Vacon
David K. Bartley
Rebecca Lisi
Juan . Anderson-Burgos
Nelson R. Roman
---> Report of Committee received and laid on the table.

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that handicap sign be placed in front of Cabot St. for Diana Torres
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .

Committee Members:
Linda L. Vacon
David K. Bartley
Rebecca Lisi
Juan . Anderson-Burgos
Nelson R. Roman
---> Report of Committee received and 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 2019, Four thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($4,000) as follows:

FROM:
12401-51106        Electrical Inspector                $4,000
                                TOTAL: $4,000
TO:
12402-53050        Electrical Inspections             $4,000
                                TOTAL: $4,000

(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 gave overview of the financial transfer and communication with Building Commissioner Damian Cote. It was noted that the electrical inspector had left his position earlier in the year and that now there is an alternate electrical inspector doing the work and that this money would go to him to pay for his work.
---> Report of Committee passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 9--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Anderson-Burgos, Roman). Councilors Leahy and Lisi 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 “Complete Streets Construction” 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 noted the discussion that took place with DPW Director Mr. McManus and noted that there was no match for the grant. Councilor McGiverin stated that the grant funds would be around $400,000. Councilor McGiverin gave overview of the projects and infrastructure improvements that would improve and repair streets and throughways in the City.
---> Report of Committee passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 10--Nays 0--Absent 3 (Anderson-Burgos, Bresnahan, Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.


Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and take items 15D-15E as a package
The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2019, Eleven thousand two hundred forty-five and 07/100 Dollars ($11,245.07) as follows:

FROM:
12201-51105        Firefighters                 $11,245.07
                                TOTAL: $11,245.07
TO:
12201-51102        Deputy Chiefs              $2,523.01
12201-51103        Captains                       3,409.92
12201-51104        Lieutenants                 5,312.14
                                TOTAL: $11,245.07
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 stated that there are still some outstanding questions in regards to the two financial transfers and that the orders should be referred back to Finance Committee to get answers to questions.
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2019, One thousand ninety-seven and 46/100 Dollars ($1,097.46) as follows:

FROM:
1201-51110          Alarms Officers                       $1,097.46
                                TOTAL: $1,097.46
TO:
12201-51107        Supervisor-Alarms                 $618.55
12201-51109        Asst Supervisor-Alarms                     91
                                TOTAL: $1,097.46

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
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and take items 15F, 15G, & 15H as a package
The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that Order that the City Council invite in Margaret Woods to the finance committee to give an update on the middle school project(s).
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 gave overview of the three items noting that they are communications and requests for meetings that have now taken place in City Council.
---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order Communication from Mayor Alex B. Morse – letter to Jack McCarthy, Executive Director, MSBA
have considered the same and Recommend communication 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 Mayor Alex B. Morse – letter re: Holyoke Middle Schools
have considered the same and Recommend that the communication has been complied with .

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

The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred a Special Permit application from Mr. Jorge Alvarez for Driveway Construction at 45 Longwood Ave. Map 113 Block 00 Parcel 015
have considered the same and Recommend that the Sp. Permit be approved .

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 Sp. Permit noting that Mr. Alvarez would like to put in a driveway on his property. It was noted that no neighbor was in opposition to the Sp. Permit and it seems that the project is a win-win for everyone. Councilor McGiverin commended Mr. Bob Perient for his work and noted that it is good to have the engineer and Mike McManus working together and advising the DGR Committee the way they did.
---> Report of Committee received and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 10--Nays 0--Absent 3 (Anderson-Burgos, Roman, Sullivan).
Approved by the Mayor.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and take items 18B, 18C, 18D, 18F & 18G as a package
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 47 Chapin Street as surplus property available for disposition. Said parcel is identified by the Holyoke Board of Assessors records as Map 079, Block 00, Parcel 014, consisting of a vacant two-family house on a 6,839 square foot lot which is more particularly described at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds in Book 4876, Page 144. On April 8, 2014 the property was awarded to the City via Land Court Decree with a Judgment recorded in Hampden County Registry of Deeds Book 20244, Page 295.  The property is zoned Downtown Residential (DR) and has an assessed value of $116,000.  (parcel map and assessor card attached)
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 brief overview of each of the properties and noted that these are an effort to begin to get these properties on the tax rolls and allow them to be marketed. It was noted that the vote was to declare the properties surplus and available for disposition.
---> Report of Committee received and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Anderson-Burgos, Roman).
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 parcel at 405 – 407 Main Street as surplus property available for disposition. Said parcel is identified by the Holyoke Board of Assessors’ records as Map 028, Block 07, Parcel 002, consisting of a 2,613 square foot vacant lot which is more particularly described at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds in Book 9288, Page 003. On May 15, 2018, the property was awarded to the City via Land Court Decree with a Judgment recorded in Hampden County Registry of Deeds Book 22181, Page 379 and dated May 21, 2018.  The property is zoned as Business Highway (BH) and has an assessed land value of $24,800.  (tax title foreclosure deed, parcel map and assessor card attached)
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 (Anderson-Burgos, Roman).
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 parcel at 86 Beech Street as surplus property available for disposition. Said parcel is identified by the Holyoke Board of Assessors’ records as Map 062, Block 02, Parcel 017, consisting of a vacant single-family house on a 6,621 square foot lot which is more particularly described at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds in Book 5170, Page 239. On May 21, 2018 the property was awarded to the City via Land Court Decree with a Judgment recorded in Hampden County Registry of Deeds Book 22181, Page 380.  The property is zoned as Downtown Residential (DR) and has an assessed value of $61,800.  (parcel map and assessor card attached)
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 (Anderson-Burgos, Roman).
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 parcel at 285 Main Street as surplus property available for disposition.  Said parcel is identified by the Holyoke Board of Assessors as Map 030, Block 08, Parcel 004, consisting of a vacant 2,744 square foot lot which is more particularly described at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds in Book 6407, Page 421.  On August 23, 2018 the property was awarded to the City via Land Court Decree with a Judgement recorded in Hampden County Registry of Deeds Book 22326, page 584.  The property is zoned Highway Business (BH) and has an assessed value of $26,100 (parcel map and assessor card attached.)
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 (Anderson-Burgos, Roman).
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 parcel at 229 Beech Street as surplus property available for disposition. Said parcel is identified by the Holyoke Board of Assessors records as Map 061, Block 06, Parcel 006, consisting of a vacant single-family house on a 6,491 square foot lot which is more particularly described at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds in Book 18255, Page 231. On January 13, 2017 the property was awarded to the City via Land Court Decree with a Judgment recorded in Hampden County Registry of Deeds Book 21533, Page 39.  The property is zoned Multifamily Residence (RM-20 and has an assessed value of $106,400.  (parcel map and assessor card attached)
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 (Anderson-Burgos, Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.

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

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

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 spoke and gave overview of the properties being transferred to the Holyoke Redevelopment Authority. It was noted that Planning was in the DGR meeting and that a presentation was given to the DGR Committee explaining the vision for the properties.
---> Report of Committee received and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 10--Nays 1 (Sullivan)--Absent 2 (Anderson-Burgos, Roman).

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and take items 18H-18I as a pacakage
The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred an order that the HRA and HEDIC meet with the DGR to discuss the possibility of and benefits of merging the two entities into one body.
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 overview of the orders noting that Marcos Marrero attended the meeting. It was noted that time was spent and the committee really got into the pros and cons of merging the two entities. It was further noted that there are some complexities in making such a move. Councilor Sullivan stated that he was disappointed that there were not more representatives from HEDIC OR HRA in for the meeting. Councilor Sullivan stated some of the perceived benefits of combining the two bodies.
---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.

The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred Communication from Marcos Marrero RE: combining HRA and HEDIC
have considered the same and Recommend that the communication has been complied with .

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

ORDERS AND TRANSFERS

BRESNAHAN Ordered, that the personnel department respond to the City Council within 14 days of this order in writing, demonstrating  to the Council that the City Treasurer has all the certifications, licenses and up to date renewals as required by federal, state and local law.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the Personnel & Law Department . Copy to Public Service and Treasurer.
Approved by the Mayor.

MCGEE Ordered, that Order that section 4.6.2.1 corner lot - be amended to allow Corner lots to erect and maintain a fence when such fence will have no impact on traffic, visibility, etc.
(4.6.2.1 Corner Lot
No Fence shall be erected or maintained within the front or side yard setback of a corner lot as defined in Table 5.2 of the Zoning Ordinance in a manner which interferes with traffic visibility across the corner.)
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

MCGEE Ordered, that DPW trim and or remove the tree in front of 10 Arlington.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW.
Approved by the Mayor.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and take items 24, 25,26, 27, 30, 31 as a package
MCGIVERIN Ordered, that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the "FY2018 Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance" grant and authorizes the establishment of a Fund or other method appropriate for the accounting of the receipts and expenditures of all resources associated with the administration of said grant.

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

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

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the "End Abuse in Later Life" grant and authorizes the establishment of a Fund or other method appropriate for the accounting of the receipts and expenditures of all resources associated with the administration of said grant.

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

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

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the "FY2018 Innovations in Re-entry" grant and authorizes the establishment of a Fund or other method appropriate for the accounting of the receipts and expenditures of all resources associated with the administration of said grant.

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

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

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2019, Twenty-three thousand two hundred forty-three and 00/100 Dollars ($23,243) as follows:

FROM:
12201-51105 Firefighters $23,243
TOTAL: $23,243
TO:
12201-51102 Deputy Chiefs $23,243
TOTAL: $23,243

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

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

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2019, Seven Thousand seven hundred sixty one and 57/100 dollars/100 Dollars ($7,761.57) as follows:

FROM:
12201-51105 Firefighters $7,761.57
TOTAL: $7,761.57
TO:
12201-50012 Deputy Chiefs $7,761.57
TOTAL: $7,761.57

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

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

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that there be and is hereby raised and appropriated in the fiscal year 2019, Twelve thousand five hundred twenty eight and 00/100 Dollars/100 Dollars ($12,528) as follows:

FROM:
11351-51105 Head Clerk $5151
16101-51113 Assistant Director 7107
TOTAL: $12,528
TO:
11351-51102 Asst. Auditor $1482
11211-51102 Asst. to Mayor 1223
12201-51111 Asst to Fire Chief 2446
16101-51103 Reference Librarian 3156
16101-51105 Cataloguer 777
16101-51102 Library Asst. 634
16101-51111 Library Asst evening 646
16101-51108 Custodian 817
16101-51112 Financial Manager 1078
TOTAL: $12,528

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

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

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and take items 28, 29, 32 as a package
MCGIVERIN Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2019, Nine thousand six hundred seventy-two and 70/100 Dollars ($9,672.70) as follows:

FROM:
12101-51105 Sergeants $3,075.74
12101-51107 Patrolmen 6,596.96
TOTAL: $9,672.70
TO:
12101-51180 Injured on Duty $9,672.70
TOTAL: $9,672.70

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

Alex B Morse, Mayor
Under discussion:
Councilor McGiverin noted that each transfer was a financial transfer to injured on duty. Motion was made and seconded to adopt
---> Passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Anderson-Burgos, Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2019, Seven thousand forty-four and 72/100 Dollars ($7,044.72) as follows:

FROM:
12101-51107 Patrolmen $7,044.72
TOTAL: $7,044.72
TO:
12101-51180 Injured on Duty $7,044.72
TOTAL: $7,044.72

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, October 16, 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 (Anderson-Burgos, Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.


MCGIVERIN Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2019, One thousand nine hundred sixty-nine and 00/100 Dollars ($1,969) as follows:

FROM:
12201-51105 Firefighters $1,969
TOTAL: $1,969
TO:
12210-51180 Injured on duty $1,969
TOTAL: $1,969

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

Alex B Morse, Mayor
---> Received and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Anderson-Burgos, Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.

VACON Ordered, that That signs saying “do not block the intersection” be placed at the intersections of Clayton, Pynchon and Sterling at Homestead Ave. and that the do not block the box lines be painted (as at the Fire Station).
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW.
Approved by the Mayor.

BARTLEY Ordered, that HPD set up traffic enforcement at Martin and Lawler Sts. Please ensure compliance with speed limits on Martin, W Glen, Elmwood, Longwood. Lawler and Hitchcock Sts. Please ensure motorists obey Stop sign at Lawler and Martin Sts.
---> Received and adopted. Copy to Public Safety.
Approved by the Mayor.
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MCGIVERIN Ordered, that Financial Order: Ordered that the sum of $550,000 is appropriated to pay the costs of purchase of Pouillot Pool reconstruction, including 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, provided that the amount of authorized borrowing shall be reduced by the amount of such aid received prior to the issuance of bonds or notes under this order; 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 any material change to the description of projects included in this bond authorization shall be subject to approval of 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, October 16, 2018.

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

VACON Ordered, that a proclamation be given in recognition of her 100th birthday for Eleanor Howard. Bd 10/19/1918.
---> Received and adopted.

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2019, Four thousand five hundred ninety-one and 32/100 Dollars ($4,591.32) as follows:

FROM:
12401-51105 Plumbing Inspector $3,552.15
12402-53040 Inspections- Plumbing/Gas 1,039.18
TOTAL: $4,591.32
TO:
12401-51510 SIck Leave Buyback $3,552.15
12401-51500 Vacation Buyback 1,039.18
TOTAL: $4,591.32

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

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



Adjourn at 08:31 PM.
A true record
ATTEST:


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