REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
August 7,2018


The meeting was called to order by President McGiverin at 07:35 PM.

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

The name of Councilor Lebron-Martinez was drawn to head the roll call voting.


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 Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2018, Five thousand one hundred fifty and 59/100 Dollars ($5,150.59) as follows:

FROM:
12101-51107      Patrolmen                                                                                          $5,150.59
                                                                                          TOTAL:                            $5,150.59
TO:
12101-51180      Injured on Duty                                                                                  $5,150.59
                                                                                          TOTAL:                            $5,150.59 Recommend that the order be adopted
---> In City Council August 7, 2018. Passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 12--Nays 0--Absent 1 (McGee). 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, 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
  Recommend that the order be denied
---> Given Leave to withdraw
PUBLIC COMMENT
Mr. Edward Owen spoke and asked that the City Council delay taking a vote on item 31C. Mr. Owen stated his objections stating that he felt that he is entitled to compensation for a part of the land taking. It was Mr. Owen noted that he is in between lawyers as his previous Atty. had recently passed away. Mr. Owen stated that he would like time to prove his rights to the property in question.


COMMUNICATIONS

From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter appointing Mr. Christopher H. Gauthier, 1 Taylor St. to serve as a member of the Historical Commission for the City of Holyoke; Mr. Gauthier will serve a three-year term; said term will expire on May 1, 2021.
---> Received and referred to the Public Service Committee.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the rules and take Items 5-9 as a package
From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter re-appointing Mr. James Sutter 30 Fairfield Ave. to serve as a commissioner of the Gas & Electric for the City of Holyoke. Mr. Sutter will serve a six-year term; said term will expire July 1, 2024.
---> Received and appointment confirmed.
Under Discussion:
It was noted that each Item represented a re-appointment by the Mayor.

From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter re-appointing Ms. Mary Louise Monahan 20 Coit St. to serve as a member of the Board of Appeals for the City of Holyoke: Ms. Monahan will serve a three-year term; said term will expire on July 1, 2021.
---> Received and appointment confirmed.

From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter re-Appointing Mr. Marco Crescentini, 66 Fairfield Ave. to serve on the Fairfield Avenue Historic District Commission effective July 1, 2018: Mr. Crescentini will serve a three year term; said term will expire on July 1, 2021.
---> Received and appointment confirmed.

From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter re-appointing Ms. L. Dorothea MacNeil, 226 Beech St. to serve as the Republican Member for the Board of Registrar for the City of Holyoke: Ms. MacNeil will serve a three year term; said term will expire on March 31, 2021.
---> Received and appointment confirmed.

From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter re-appointing Mr. Christian LaChapelle 128 Central Park Dr. to serve as a Commissioner of the Planning Board for the City of Holyoke: Mr. LaChapelle will serve a five year term; said term will expire on July 1, 2023.
---> Received and appointment confirmed.

From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter appointing Mr. Anthony L. Luciano 24 O'Connor Ave. to serve as a commissioner of the Licensing Board for the City of Holyoke: Mr. Luciano will be replacing Tim Grader, whose 6-year term recently ended. Mr. Luciano will be appointed to serve a six year term; said term will expire on August 1, 2024.
---> Received and referred to the Public Service Committee.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the rules and take Items 11 & 12 as a package
From Paul Payer City Solicitor, Re: Collective Bargaining Agreement with Holyoke Deputy Chief's Association.
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

From Paul Payer, City Solicitor Re: Collective Bargaining Agreement with UCFW Local 1459, Council on Aging.
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

From Bellamy Schmidt, City Auditor letter re: Monthly Budget Reports for General fund and Sewer Fund as of June 30, 2018.
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee. Copy to Ordinance.

From Bellamy H. Schmidt, Acting City Auditor letter re: Salary Ordinances.
---> Received. Copy to Ordinance

From Brenna Murphy McGee, City Clerk, MMC Fiscal Budget 2019 budget cuts.
---> Received.

From Brenna Murphy McGee, City Clerk MMC minutes from regular meeting of June 19 and Special Meeting of June 28, 2018.
---> Laid on the table

From Sandra Smith, City Treasurer re: Updated list of the top 100 Tax delinquent property owners.
---> Received. Copy to Finance.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the rules and take Items 18-21 as a package
From Parks & Recreation Commission minutes of April 26, 2018.
---> Received.

From Board of Health minutes of June 7, 2018.
---> Received.

From Board of Public Works, Sewer Commission & Stormwater Authority minutes of May 14 & June 4, 2018.
---> Received.

From Board of Fire Commissioners minutes of May 23, & June 20, 2018.
---> Received.

From David M. Conti, Manager Holyoke Water Works, Letter re: Informational Meeting.
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

From Holyoke Media copies of annual financial filings including form 990, form PC and an Independent Auditor's Report.
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

From Maciej Golubiewski, Consul General, letter of gratitude for purchase of Mater Dolorosa Church.
---> Received.
PETITIONS

Petition of O'Connell Properties Inc. for a zone change at 522 Hampden St.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

Petition of Isadeliz Rivera for a new second hand license at 171 High St.
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred a Zone Change application of Peoples Bank, 1850 Northampton St. Holyoke MA (Map 110 Block 00 Parcel 104) from current zone R-2 to proposed zone BL
have considered the same and Recommend that the zone change application be approved .

Committee Members:
Linda L. Vacon
David K. Bartley
Rebecca Lisi
Juan . Anderson-Burgos
Nelson R. Roman
---> Report of Committee received and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 12--Nays 0--Absent 1 (McGee).
Approved by the Mayor.
Under Discussion:
Ord. Chair Vacon spoke on the zone change application and noted that the property in question was at the former Yankee Pedlar. It was noted that Peoples Bank had stated that they would preserve what they can of the façade of the building and also had an arrangement to preserve on of the abutting structures. It was noted that both the Ordinance Committee and the Planning Board unanimously recommended that the zone change be approved. Motion was made and seconded to adopt the committee report and approve the zone change

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the rules and take Item 27G out of order
The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred Petition of Roman Catholic Bishop of Springfield a corporation sole, for Blessed Sacrament Parish for a 4.7.3 Non-conforming structure special permit for a sign replacement at 1945 Northampton St. (Map 111 Block 00 Parcel 062)
have considered the same and Recommend that the application be approved.

Committee Members:
Linda L. Vacon
David K. Bartley
Rebecca Lisi
Juan . Anderson-Burgos
Nelson R. Roman
---> Report of Committee received and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 12--Nays 0--Absent 1 (McGee).
Approved by the Mayor.
Under Discussion:
Ord. Committee Chair Vacon spoke on the application noting that the application was for a digital sign on the property of Blessed Sacrament Church. It was noted that a public hearing was held and that the only real work of the Committee was to act on the location of the sign as other aspects of the sign were done through the City Planning Board. Councilor Bartley spoke and noted that he contacted the State Ethics Commission and that he filled out the disclosure form stating that he is a parishioner of Blessed Sacrament but that he does not have a conflict of interest in voting on the matter. Motion was made and seconded to adopt the Committee report and approve the special permit.

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order 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.
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 Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 12--Nays 0--Absent 1 (McGee).
*Vetoed by the Mayor.
Under Discussion:
Ord. Committee Chair Vacon spoke on the order. It was noted by Councilor Vacon that the order had been amended to address employees included on a list that had been provided noting which City employees had not received a raise in the past 5 or more years. It was noted that a 3% raise for these individuals is what the order would give. It was noted that the order was coming to the full Council without a recommendation from the Ordinance Committee. It was noted that the thought was to give some compensation for those individuals who have not received a raise in quite some time. Councilor Lisi spoke and stated that she would be supporting the order tonight. Councilor Lisi stated that 3% of a raise is quite small for some people whose job was included in the salary study whom were suggested raises of more than 3%. Councilor Lisi stated that the 3% raise is merited but that it does not take into account job descriptions and other important factors like the salary study that was commissioned by the City did. Councilor Lisi also stated that she feels that the City should work on improving the salary structure within the City. Councilor Vacon noted that by passing the ordinance it would not give any employees a raise but would only allow for the individuals to be given the raise and that the Mayor would need to put money forward to the Council to allow the for actual raises to happen. Councilor Bartley commended the order and thanked Councilor Vacon for filing the order

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the rules and take Item 31A out of order
The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred a Petition for Salmar Realty Inc. for a special permit for a drive thru restaurant (Dunkin Donuts) located at 500 Easthampton Rd.(Map 213 Block 00 Parcel 003)
have considered the same and Recommend that the application be approved with the following conditions:

1. One year form the date of issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy for the proposed drive-thru restaurant, or sooner in the even that significant traffic safety issues result from the drive-thru restaurant, as jointly identified by the Holyoke Police Dept. and Department of Public Works, the owner shall come back before the City Council to review site operations and traffic flow associated with the site. Should documented problems exist, the owner shall identify and implement measures, such as adding turning lanes, to mitigate such concerns, subject to the approval of the Dept. of Public Works and the Planning Board

2. City Council approval for the requested Special Permit for a Drive Thru Restaurant at 500 Easthampton Rd. is contingent on full compliance with all other Board and Department approvals for the project. The Council reserves the right to rescind such approval if full compliance is not achieved and maintained by the owner.

3. Hours of operations shall be from 5am to 11pm 7 days a week .

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 12--Nays 0--Absent 1 (McGee).
Approved by the Mayor.
Under Discussion:
DGR Committee Chair David Bartley spoke on Special Permit application and noted that the application was voted to be approved 5-0. It was noted that this Dunkin Donuts would be on the Log Cabin property on the lower parking lot. It was noted that a review of the drive thru and the lanes and the building was provided to the Council. It was noted that no residents were on hand to speak either for or against the project. It was noted that the owners wanted to have a project called Delaney’s Market which would include a Dunkin Donuts. Councilors discussed the need for keeping the traffic in the area workable for residents. Councilor Bartley explained the three conditions recommended by the DGR Committee.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the rules and take Item 27B out of order
The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred a Petition of RISE Holdings Inc. (Formerly GTI) special permit to amend an existing permit to allow a Marijuana Manufacturing Establishment in the existing building on 28 Appleton St. Holyoke MA.

have considered the same and Recommend that the application be approved with the following conditions:

1. That the owner of the building always pay commercial property tax rate to the extent allowed by Federal, State, and Local Laws for the duration of the Sp. Permit
2. That the business retain a minimum 30% Holyoke residents for of non-security jobs
3. That Hiring preference be given to security personnel that are retired Holyoke Police or are a retired member of another police department now lives in the City of Holyoke
.

Committee Members:
Linda L. Vacon
David K. Bartley
Rebecca Lisi
Juan . Anderson-Burgos
Nelson R. Roman
---> Report of Committee received and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 12--Nays 0--Absent 1 (McGee).
Approved by the Mayor.
Under Discussion:
Ord. Committee Chair Vacon spoke on the application and gave information on the public hearing that took place on the application. Councilor Vacon noted that the company’s previous name was GTI but that it had changed it’s name to RISE. Councilor Vacon noted that the reason for the application was that the company needed to amend its previous Sp. Permit to allow for recreational marijuana cultivation on the property now that recreational marijuana is legal.

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred Petition of Jorge Tirse, of Gloversville, New York to operate a RMRE and MMD, MME for medical and recreational marijuana purposes at 630 Beaulieu St. Holyoke MA
have considered the same and Recommend that the application be approved with the following conditions:

1. That the owner of the building always pay commercial property tax rate to the extent allowed by Federal, State, and Local Laws for the duration of the Sp. Permit
2. That the business retain a minimum 30% Holyoke residents for of non-security jobs
3. That Hiring preference be given to security personnel that are retired Holyoke Police or are a retired member of another police department now lives in the City of Holyoke
4. There shall be no marijuana consumption to be allowed on site
5. There shall be no deliveries of retail or medical marijuana rom 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.

Committee Members:
Linda L. Vacon
David K. Bartley
Rebecca Lisi
Juan . Anderson-Burgos
Nelson R. Roman
---> Report of Committee received and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 12--Nays 0--Absent 1 (McGee).
Approved by the Mayor.
Under Discussion:
Councilor Vacon stated that an amendment should be added to add MME to the language in the application. Motion made and seconded to add MME to the language: Motion passed by voice vote. It was noted that MME stands for Marijuana Manufacturing Establishment.

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred a Petition of Hothouse Holyoke, Audrey Park for a special permit for a Marijuana Manufacturing Establishment (MME) at 5B Appleton St.
have considered the same and Recommend that the application be given leave to withdraw without prejudice per request of the applicant .

Committee Members:
Linda L. Vacon
David K. Bartley
Rebecca Lisi
Juan Anderson-Burgos
Nelson R. Roman
---> Given leave to withdraw by maker.
Under Discussion:
It was noted that the applicants submitted a communication requesting that the application be withdrawn without prejudice. Item 27E given leave to withdraw without prejudice per request of the applicant by voice vote.

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred a Public hearing for Petition of Canna Provisions, Inc. for a special permit for recreational Marijuana Dispensary at 380R Dwight St.
have considered the same and Recommend that the application be approved with the following conditions:

1. That the owner of the building always pay commercial property tax rate to the extent allowed by Federal, State, and Local Laws for the duration of the Sp. Permit
2. That the business retain a minimum 30% Holyoke residents for of non-security jobs
3. That Hiring preference be given to security personnel that are retired Holyoke Police or are a retired member of another police department now lives in the City of Holyoke
4. There shall be no marijuana consumption to be allowed on site
5. There shall be no deliveries of retail or medical marijuana rom 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.

Committee Members:
Linda L. Vacon
David K. Bartley
Rebecca Lisi
Juan . Anderson-Burgos
Nelson R. Roman
---> Report of Committee received and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 12--Nays 0--Absent 1 (McGee).
Approved by the Mayor.
Under Discussion:
Ord. Chair Linda Vacon gave information on the application including the location among other things It was noted that the Committee attached the following conditions to the business:

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the rules and take Item 31C out of order
The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred an order that the Honorable City Council, in accordance with the Massachusetts General Laws and the City of Holyoke Code of Ordinances, vote to approve the Order of Taking for certain takings in fee, permanent easements and temporary easements and thus acquire by right of eminent domain, in consideration for just compensation unless previously waived, parcels identified as Parcel No. 1, Parcel No. 2; and as PE-7B, PE-8; and as TE-2, TE-12, TE-20, and TE-21, on said plan titled “Massachusetts Department of Transportation Highway Division Transportation Plan and Profile of Dwight Street, Heritage Street, and Front Street in the City of Holyoke, Hampden County”, Project No. 607256, for the public purpose of the completion of the Roadway Improvement Project at Dwight, Heritage and Front Streets.
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted with the following amended language:

an order that the Honorable City Council, in accordance with the Massachusetts General Laws and the City of Holyoke Code of Ordinances, vote to approve the Order of Taking for certain takings in fee, permanent easements and temporary easements and thus acquire by right of eminent domain, in consideration for just compensation unless previously waived, parcels identified as Parcel A; as PE-8, PE-11 and PE-22, and as TE-2, TE-12, TE-20, and TE-21, on said plan titled “Massachusetts Department of Transportation Highway Division Transportation Plan and Profile of Dwight Street, Heritage Street, and Front Street in the City of Holyoke, Hampden County”, Project No. 607256, for the public purpose of the completion of the Roadway Improvement Project at Dwight, Heritage and Front Streets. .

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 9--Nays 2 (Bresnahan, Leahy)--Absent 2 (McGee, Roman).
Approved by the Mayor
Under Discussion:
Councilor Bartley spoke on the order and gave info noting that Marcos Marrero and John Dyjach were into the DGR meeting and gave info on the land taking and the overall project for street improvements. It was noted that Heritage St. Dwight St. and Front St. would be getting major repairs under the project. It was noted that 1.5 to 1.6 million dollars would be received from grants from Mass DOT by adopting this order. It was noted that there were 23 parcels that would need easements to be able to undergo the project. Councilor Bartley Councilor Bartley noted that the public hearing took place and that there no residents who came out in favor of the order but one resident did come out and ask for a delay. Councilor Bartley noted the objections of Mr. Edward Owen the resident who had previously spoken during public comment period. Councilor Bartley stated some of the timing issues and urgency for getting the order passed in order to receive the grant. Councilor Bartley stated that it was his opinion and the opinion of the Committee that the order should be passed in order to receive the grant funding. It was noted that the City Law Dept. showed that Mr. Owen had no legal property interest in the parcel in question. Councilor Leahy stated that he would vote against the order because he would like to allow Mr. Owen some time to be able to speak to an Atty. in order to prove the case he feels he have to property rights on the parcels. Councilor Valentin stated that the Law Dept. spent considerable time showing documentation and due diligence showing that Mr. Owen does not have the property rights he is claiming to have. Councilor Valentin encouraged her fellow Councilors to vote in favor of the order. Councilor Bresnahan suggested that the Council table the matter in order to allow Mr. Owen the time to consult his new Atty. and see if he has property rights that would allow him compensation for the taking. Councilors discussed the potential of tabling the order having a new public hearing on the order to allow Mr. Owen time to consult an Atty. on whether or not his property ownership entitles him to certain rights. Atty. Paul Payer spoke and gave info on the findings of the Law Dept. and noted that a 2/3rds vote in this case would be 2/3rds of a quorum in order to allow the order to pass.

Councilor Roman exited meeting at approximately 9:00pm

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 “Holyoke Tourism Plan” grant and authorizes the establishment of a Fund or other method appropriate for the accounting of the receipts and expenditures of all resources associated with the administration of said grant.
(Recommended by the Mayor)
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
James M. Leahy
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
Todd McGee
---> Report of Committee passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (McGee, Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.
Under Discussion:
Councilor Leahy spoke and gave Committee report: It was noted that this order comes down to setting up an account for the City to receive money from Massachusetts Gaming. It was noted that there must be a fund established for the accounting of those funds. It was noted that the funds would be used to benefit the Merry go Round, Children’s Museum and Volleyball Hall of Fame.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order Ordered, that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness” grant and authorizes the establishment of a Fund or other method appropriate for the accounting of the receipts and expenditures of all resources associated with the administration of said grant.
(Recommended by the Mayor)
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .

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

---> Report of Committee passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (McGee, Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.
Under Discussion:
Councilor Leahy spoke on the order and stated that Marcos Marrero and Conservation Commissioner gave information on the grant. It was noted that this grant would allow for the City to get grant money for steps taken by the City to be prepared in the event of another major natural disaster such as Hurricane Irma. It was noted that the amount of the grant was for $150,000.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order Ordered that the City of Holyoke consider “open checkbook” software. Refer to Mayor, his Chief of Staff and the IT Department. Communicate a recommendation to the City Council
(Recommended by the Mayor)
have considered the same and Recommend that the order has been complied with and that the order be forwarded to the Mayor for consideration .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
James M. Leahy
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
Todd McGee
---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted. Copy to Mayor.
Approved by the Mayor.
Under discussion:
Councilor Leahy spoke and explained the order and noted that there would be an actual check book on the City’s website to track expenditures of City Departments. It was noted that some surrounding communities are using this technology including Chicopee and Westfield. It was noted that the technology would add transparency to the requisition process and the budget process. Motion was made and seconded to adopt the committee report: Committee report adopted by voice vote.

PRESIDENTS REPORT.

Councilor Leahy spoke on Auditors position and stated that he would like Councilors to review the 26 applications that were submitted and to have Councilors let him know if there are any of the applicants they would like to be interviewed by the Public Service Committee. Councilors made various announcements on upcoming events that would be taking place in the City.
ORDERS AND TRANSFERS

SULLIVAN Ordered, that -that Section 2-470 be amended to coincide with the Community Preservation Committee Application Schedule, as follows:
DRAFT Sec. 2-470. - Schedule.
In any given year, the committee shall maintain the following schedule: in March, the committee shall develop and submit its operational and administrative budget to the mayor in accordance with section 2-469(c); in April, the committee shall make its final proposal recommendation to the City Council in accordance with section 2-468; in July, each designating authority shall appoint members in accordance with section 2-467. The committee shall meet as necessary to fulfill its required duties, except that the committee shall meet no less than four times in any fiscal year.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

TALLMAN, Lebron-Martinez Ordered, that No parking be allowed from 7am-9am, 2pm-4pm (Mon-Fri) on the west side of Maple St., From the Fire Hydrant at the Cul-de-Sac to the corner of St. Kolbe Dr. 3 no parking signs will be needed.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

TALLMAN, Vacon Ordered, that pool pumps may not be operated between the hours of 10pm-6am.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

VACON Ordered, that any and all debit cards be destroyed and the accounts that fund them closed.  The bank statements requested months ago have not been provided.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the Law Department. Copy to Finance.
*MAYOR DID NOT SIGN

VACON Ordered, that That the CC receives an update on the Essex demolition law suit.   Also, that the CC be updated re: status on the bond payment for the 10,000 wired in error to a gmail account by the Treasurer.  Is the bond written in a manner that it will cover payment to restore the funds?
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the law Department. Request report within 30 Days. Copy to Finance.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the rules and take Items 39-41 as a package
VACON Ordered, that That truck restrictions be placed on Southampton Road 8pm-8am (same as Homestead). This road is not intended for heavy truck traffic.  Trucks can use Routes 5/10 when Rt. 141 is closed.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

VACON Ordered, that Ordered that amendments be made to Section 42-18 permit fee schedule to coincide with fire department fee schedule guidelines. This is to correct some minimal errors in permitting.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

VALENTIN Ordered, that a handicap sign be placed in front of 261 Elm St. #1L for Hector L. Anavitate.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee. Copy to Commission on Disabilities.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the rules and take Items 42 & 43 as a package
ANDERSON-BURGOS Ordered, that A study be done at the corner of Portland St & McKenzie St to see if suggestions can be made to improve safety. Many vehicles drive through the stop sign. Many close accidents have been witnessed by residents in the area.
---> Received and referred to the Public Safety Committee. Copy to Engineer.
Approved by the Mayor.

ANDERSON-BURGOS Ordered, that A study be done at the intersection of West Franklin St & Linden St to see what can be done to improve safety. It’s a dangerous intersection where multiple accidents have occurred on many occasions.
---> Received and referred to the Public Safety Committee. Copy to Engineer.
Approved by the Mayor.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the rules and take Items 44 & 45 as a package
ANDERSON-BURGOS Ordered, that Sidewalks on even side of Beacon St need to be repaired.
---> Received and adopted. Copy to DPW & Engineer, Public Safety.
Approved by the Mayor.

ANDERSON-BURGOS Ordered, that A constituent that resides at 156 Nonotuck St have been dealing with flooding issues for many years. Many years ago, when Mayor Sullivan was in office, this constituent had requested that a storm drain be placed at the dead end of the street to keep the water from flooding her property. It’s about time that this matter be taken seriously. It has become a hazardous liability especially in the winter when the water turns to ice.
---> Received and adopted. Copy to Public Safety, DPW and Engineer.
Approved by the Mayor.

BARTLEY Ordered, that the City Engineer provide recommendations as to whether ‘no parking’ sign(s) should be placed on the eastern end of West Glen St. where it connects with Northampton St. The number of cars that park there on both sides of the street cause potential traffic congestion as well as issues for public safety vehicles.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee. Copy to Engineer.

BARTLEY Ordered, that the Mayor and Chief of Police accept a donation of a drop box for unwanted prescription medications. Both the office of the Hampden D.A. and the Holyoke Mall are willing to donate one to the City of Holyoke. The city’s Board of Health is in support of this. An official in a neighboring community advised that their drop box has been a “tremendous success” in their city.
---> Received and adopted.
Approved by the Mayor.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the rules and take Item Late File B out of order
From Brian D. Fitzgerald, Director Board of Health letter informing that the Board of Health Commissioners voted unanimously to support the Placement of a prescription medication disposal Kiosk in the City.
---> Received.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the rules and take Items 48 & 51 as a package
BARTLEY Ordered, that the Board of Health department head and the Animal Control Officer appear before the City council to discuss both the merits of the Thos. J. O’Connor Animal Control & Adoption center and alternatives thereto. Advise the BOH to provide any reports or studies to the city council in advance of a subcommittee hearing.
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

BARTLEY Ordered, that The Mayor and others knowledgeable please provide a detailed explanation as to how a city employee personally paid for IT services prior to the close of FY18.  Refer to Finance. Copy to Mayo
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee. Copy to Mayor.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the rules and take Items 49, 52 & 53 as a package
BARTLEY, Lebron-Martinez Ordered, that That the Honorable City Council, in accordance with M.G.L. c. 30B and the Holyoke Procurement Ordinance, vote to accept an offer of $10,000.00 from the Holyoke Housing Authority to purchase and redevelop 144 High Street. The property is identified in the Holyoke Assessor’s Records as Map 013, Block 02, Parcel 004, consisting of an approximate 5,460 square foot building situated on 3,354 square feet of land.  The property is zoned as Downtown Business (BC) and has an assessed value of $82,400. 
---> Received and referred to the Development and Governmental Relations Committee.

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 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)
---> Received and referred to the Development and Governmental Relations Committee.

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 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)
---> Received and referred to the Development and Governmental Relations Committee.

BARTLEY Ordered, that For his tireless work on behalf of Holyoke's youth, businesses and public schools, the City Council bestow a proclamation on Ed Caisse of the Hampden County Sheriff's Department.
---> Received and adopted.
Approved by the Mayor.

BRESNAHAN Ordered, that the Mayor's office provide the contract the City of Holyoke has with the Volley Ball Hall of Fame and the Children's Museum within 30 days of the date of this order.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the Mayor.
Approved by the Mayor.

LEBRON-MARTINEZ Ordered, that Per residents request that Parks & Recreation consider to remodeled Pina Park with more sprinklers for next years as other parks in the city. 
---> Received and adopted. Copy to Parks and Recreation & Mayor .
Approved by the Mayor.

LEBRON-MARTINEZ Ordered, that That signs be place saying "Do not block drive way" on 37-39 Samosett and in front of  any of the homes on Samosett across the  McNally field Park where home owners have drive ways.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

LEBRON-MARTINEZ Ordered, that Per residents that the Board of health enforce the ordinance to those business and residential homes who is not  keeping their side walks and surrounding of property clean or presentable in the Ward One and B area.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the Board of Health.
Approved by the Mayor.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the rules and take Items 58 & 61 as a package
LISI Ordered, that the City Council conduct another diversity and leadership training with professional facilitators
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the to City Council President Todd McGee. Copy to Ryan Allen, Administrative Ass't..
Approved by the Mayor.

MCGEE, Lebron-Martinez Ordered, that the City Council hire and do a compliance/sensitivity training.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the City Council President Todd McGee & Ryan Allen Administrative Ass't..

LISI Ordered, that the City Engineer investigate the traffic patterns around Northampton and South St in order to determine if any changes need to be made. Residents have been complaining about the traffic building up in the left turn lane onto South St. from Northampton St. southbound, in particular.
---> Received and referred to the Public Safety Committee. Copy to Engineer.

LISI Ordered, that the City Council request a legal opinion on the following:
1) How the dedicated funds for Wards 1 and 2 should be established as a result of the Host Community Agreement with RISE Holdings (formerly GTI)? 
2) If there are any legal or ethical issues with the way that those funds are currently established and disbursing money? 
3) if the Law Department identifies any legal or ethical issues, how might they be addressed and mitigated?
4) How can the City help build uniformity and transparency into the establishment of those funds and the process by which residents and community groups access those funds? 
5) Does the Green Fund/Verde Fund as its currently drafted meet legal/ethical scrutiny?
---> Received and referred to the Law Department. Copy to Ordinance.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the rules and take Items 62 & 63 as a package
MCGEE Ordered, that That the Polling Places for each of the voting precincts in the City of Holyoke for the State Primary to be held Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, be and the same are hereby designated as follows:

ORDENA, que los lugares para cada recinto en la Ciudad de Holyoke para las Elecciones Estatal Primarias Esta que se llevaran a cabo el Martes, 4 de Septiembre 2018, sea y al igual, por este medio designado lo siguente:

WARD ONE BARRIO UNO
PRECINCT A – Rosary Towers Recreation Room 21 Bowers St..
RECINTO A—Rosary Towers Recreation Room 21 de la Calle Bowers

PRECINCT B—Prospect Heights Community Room, 41 Chestnut St.
RECINTO B—Prospect Heights, 41 de la Calle Chestnut

WARD TWO BARRIO DOS
PRECINCT A—Morgan School Gym, South Bridge St. Entrance only
RECINTO A—Gimnasio de la Escuela Morgan, en la Calle So. Bridge solamente

PRECINCT B – Falcetti Towers, 475 Maple St.
RECINTO B – Falcetti Towers, 475 de la Calle Maple

WARD THREE BARRIO TRES
PRECINCT A – Elmwood Engine House, South St.
RECINTO A – Elmwood Engine House, en la Calle South

PRECINCT B – Metcalf School Gym, 2019 Northampton St.
RECINTO B –Gimnasio de la Escuela Metcalf, 2019 de la Calle Northampton

WARD FOUR BARRIOS CUATRO
PRECINCT A& B – St. Paul’s Church Parish Center, Appleton St.
RECINTO A&B – St. Paul’s Church Parish Center, en la Calle Appleton

WARD FIVE BARRIOS CINCO
PRECINCT A – Lt. Elmer J. McMahon School Gym, Kane Rd.
RECINTO A—Gimnasio de la Escuela McMahon, en la Calle Kane

PRECINCT B – Maurice A. Donahue School Gym, Whiting Farms Rd.
RECINTO B—Gimnasio de la Escuela Donahue, en la Calle Whiting Farms

WARD SIX BARRIO SEIS
PRECINCT A&B –Sullivan School, 400 Jarvis Ave.
RECINTO A&B – Escuela Sullivan, 400 de la Calle Jarvis

WARD SEVEN BARRIO SIETE
PRECINCT A&B - E. N. White School Gym, 1 Jefferson St.
PRECINTO A&B– Gimnasio de la Escuela E. N. White, 1 de la Calle Jefferson

---> Received and adopted.
Approved by the Mayor.

MCGEE Ordered, that That the State Primaries for the nomination of candidates of Political Parties for offices to be filled at the State primary in 2018, be and they are hereby called to be held in the City of Holyoke on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, in the several polling places as designated by the City Council. The polls will be opened at 7:00AM, and remain open continuously thereafter until 8:00PM when the polls will be closed, and all voters of political parties will in the several polling places in which they are entitled to vote, between said hours, give in their votes for the nomination of candidates of political parties for the following offices:
Que las Primarias del Estado para la nominacion de candidatos del Partido Politico para las oficinas que seran ocupadas en la Eleccion del Estado en el ano 2018, sea y illos de por este medio llamado a que lleve a cabo en la Ciudad de Holyoke el Martes, Septiembre, 4, 2018, en los varios lugares de votacion, como designado por el concejo municipal. Las urnas seran abiertas a las 7:00AM, y permanaceran abiertas continuamente de alli en adelante hasta las 8:00PM cuanda las urnas sean cerrada, y todas los votantes de los partidos politico en los varios lugares de votacion en el cual ellos tienen derecho a votar, entredicha horas ceder sus votos para la nominacion de candidatos del partido politico para las siguentes oficinas:

Senator in Congress – Senador del Congreso
Governor - Gobernador
Lt. Governor - Vice Gobernador
Attorney General - Fiscal General
Secretary of State - Secretario de Estado
Treasurer - Tesorero
Auditor - Auditor
Representative in Congress – Representante en el Congreso
Councillor - Concejal
Senator in General Court – Senador de la Legislatura Estatal
Representative in General Court – Representante de la Legislatura Estatal
District Attorney - Fiscal de Distrito
Clerk of Courts - Secretario de las Cortes
Register of Deeds - Jefe del Registro de Escrituras Publicas
---> Received and adopted.
Approved by the Mayor.

MCGEE Ordered, that DPW remove the grass and weeds near the flower barrels at the cherry street islands and other islands throughout the city.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW.
Approved by the Mayor.

MCGEE, McGiverin Ordered, that Order that the legal department and park and rec provide and update with regard to the football field.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the Legal Department & Parks & Recreation. Copy to Public Service.
Approved by the Mayor.

MCGEE Ordered, that Order that DPW patch and/or repave Anniversary Road.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW.
Approved by the Mayor.

MCGEE Ordered, that Order that DPW/park and Rec. remove and replace the damaged playscape at EN White school.  It was hit by a car and is now a danger to students.  Also, the location should be moved away from the road to a new location near EN White (maybe behind the baseball field).
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW & Parks & Recreation.
Approved by the Mayor.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the rules and take Items 68, 74, 75 as a package
MCGEE Ordered, that Order that the city council give a proclamation to Mr. and Mrs. Brunault for their 60th anniversary.
---> Received and adopted.
Approved by the Mayor.

MCGEE Ordered, that Order that the City Council give a proclamation to Mr. and Mrs. Walsh for their 50th anniversary.
---> Received and adopted.
Approved by the Mayor.

MCGEE Ordered, that Order that the city council give a proclamation to Paula A. Conway- 35 years of coaching volleyball at Holyoke High School.
---> Received and adopted.
Approved by the Mayor.

MCGEE, Anderson-Burgos Ordered, that Order that the board of health and police department contact the management company for Jarvis Heights with regard to the trash issues and enforcement of the no parking area.  There are several complaints of people parking in the no parking area (even over night) and dumping trash in the area.
---> Received and adopted. Copy to Board of Health & Police Department.
Approved by the Mayor.

MCGEE, Leahy, Tallman Ordered, that Order that DPW - Suez street sweep the Lindor Heights/Discal lane area.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW.
Approved by the Mayor.

MCGEE Ordered, that Order that the city impose an excise tax on air B&B.
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

MCGEE Ordered, that Ordered: The City Council adopt MGL c. 33, Sec. 59, more specifically that an employee of the commonwealth in a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States who is ordered to service for more than 30 consecutive days shall be paid the regular base salary as a public employee for each pay period of such military leave of absence, reduced by any amount received either from the United States or the commonwealth as base pay for military service performed during the same pay period. No such employee shall lose any seniority or accrued vacation leave, sick leave, personal leave, compensation time or earned overtime.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

MCGEE Ordered, that Ordered: The City Council adopt MGL c. 59, Sec. 5, more specifically section fifty-sixth, which states, "Upon the acceptance of this section by a city or town, the board of assessors may grant, real and personal property tax abatement up to 100 per cent of the total tax assessed to members of the Massachusetts National Guard and to reservists on active duty in foreign countries for the fiscal year they performed such service subject to eligibility criteria to be established by the board of assessors.  The authority to grant abatements under this section shall expire after 2 years of acceptance unless extended by a vote of the city or town."
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the "MEMA Homeland Security" 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, August 7, 2018.

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

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the rules and take Items 77 & 78 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 "2019 911 Training" 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, August 7, 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 "2019 911 Support" 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, August 7, 2018.

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

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the rules and take Items 79 & 80 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, August 7, 2018.

Alex B Morse, Mayor
---> Passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 10--Nays 0--Absent 3 (Leahy, McGee, 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 ($1,969.00) as follows:

FROM:
12201-51105 Firefighters $1,969.00
TOTAL: $1,969.00
TO:
12201-51180 Injured on duty $1,969.00
TOTAL: $1,969.00

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, August 7, 2018.

Alex B Morse, Mayor
---> Passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 10--Nays 0--Absent 3 (Leahy, McGee, Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the rules and take Items 81,82 & 83 as a package
MCGIVERIN Ordered, that Ordered that the sum of $2,500,000 is appropriated to pay the costs of purchase of two (2) Aerial Ladder Trucks for the City of Holyoke Fire Department, and the payment of all costs incidental and related hereto, and that to meet this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval of the Mayor, is authorized to borrow said amount under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7(1) of the General Laws, or pursuant to any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the City therefore; that the Mayor is authorized to contract for and expend any state aid available for the project; and that the Mayor is authorized to take any other action necessary to carry out this project.

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

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

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

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

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, August 7, 2018.

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

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that Ordered that the sum of $420,000 is appropriated to pay the costs of the design and construction of traffic signals at Westfield Road and Apremont Highway, and the payment of all costs incidental and related hereto, and that to meet this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval of the Mayor, is authorized to borrow said amount under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7(1) of the General Laws, or pursuant to any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the City therefore; that the Mayor is authorized to contract for and expend any state aid available for the project; and that the Mayor is authorized to take any other action necessary to carry out this project.

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

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

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

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

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, August 7, 2018.

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

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that Ordered that the sum of $1,400,000 is appropriated to pay the costs of the replacement of traffic signals at the following locations

Northampton St. and Hampden St.
Northampton St. and Sargeant St.
Northampton St. and Dwight St.
Linden and Suffolk St.
Linen and Beech St.
Linden and Hampden St.
Pleasant St. and Hampden St.
Pleasant St. and Lincoln St.
Pleasant St. and Dwight St., and Appleton St.
Cabot St. and South Canal St.
Homestead Ave. and Cherry St.

and the payment of all costs incidental and related hereto, and that to meet this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval of the Mayor, is authorized to borrow said amount under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7(1) of the General Laws, or pursuant to any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the City therefore; that the Mayor is authorized to contract for and expend any state aid available for the project; and that the Mayor is authorized to take any other action necessary to carry out this project.

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

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

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

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

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, August 7, 2018.

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

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the rules and take Items 84 & 85 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:
12101-51108 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, August 7, 2018.

Alex B Morse, Mayor
---> Given leave to withdraw.

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:
12201-51180 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, August 7, 2018.

Alex B Morse, Mayor
---> Given leave to withdraw.

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that That Schedule B, Compensation for Elected Officials of Chapter 2 of the Code of Ordinances be amended as follows, effective January 1, 2019:

Mayor: $125,000
City Clerk: $90,000
City Treasurer: $85,000
City Council: $12,500
City Council President: $1,000 (in addition to above)
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.
LATE FILED ORDERS & COMMUNICATIONS

From Alicia M. Zoeller, Administrator Office of Community Development letter re: FY 2017 Annual Plan Re-Programming II of Community Development Block Grant Funds.
---> Received and referred to the Development and Governmental Relations Committee. Copy to Councilor Ward one Gladys Lebron-Martinez.

From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter re: Holyoke Middle Schools.
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

From Paul Payer, City Solicitor letter re: enforceability of certain conditions being considered with respect to petitions for Special permits under Holyoke Zoning Ordinances Section 7.10.
---> Received. Copy to Ordinance.

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2019, Eleven thousand one hundred fifteen and 47/100 Dollars ($11,115.47) as follows:

FROM:
12201-51105 Firefighters $11,115.47
TOTAL: $11,115.47
TO:
12201-51102 Deputy Chiefs $11,115.47
TOTAL: $11,115.47

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, August 7, 2018.

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



Adjourn at 10:25 PM.
A true record
ATTEST:


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