REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
April 16,2019


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

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

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


PUBLIC COMMENT


COMMUNICATIONS

From Crystal Barnes, Acting City Solicitor letter re: Proposition 2 1/2 Debt Exclusion Ballot Question.
---> Received.

From Tanya Wdowiak, City Auditor re: Monthly Budget Reports for the Geneal Fund and Waste Water Treatment Plant as of March 31, 2019.
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

From Brenna Murphy McGee, MMC & Ryan Allen, Admin. Asst. to City Council minutes of April 2, 2019
---> Received and adopted.

From Life Essence Inc. re: Community Outreach Meeting for a proposed Marijuana Establishment for April 22, 2019. at Kelly School, 216 West St. Holyoke, MA.
---> Received.
PETITIONS

Petition of Kim A. Silva for a renewal of 1 pool table and 6 billiard tables at 624 So. Bridge St.
---> Received and adopted.
Approved by the mayor.

Petition of Buudda Brothers for a special permit for a Marijuana Establishment and Recreational Marijuana Retail (RMRE & MME) 7.10.2 at 604 Main St.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

Petition of The Colvest Group for a special permit for a Commercial Drive Thru (7.1.6) at 1675 Northampton St.
---> Received and referred to the Development and Governmental Relations Committee.

Petition of Candy Villaronga for a street Vendor license in front of 56 Adams St.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that the limit on the total amount which may be expended from the Vacant Building Revolving Fund be amended from $50,000 to $100,000
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .

Committee Members:
Linda L. Vacon
David K. Bartley
Rebecca Lisi
Juan . Anderson-Burgos
Terence Murphy
---> 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 (Bartley, Bresnahan).
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order  that any City department receiving grant money as approved by the City Council per Mass. General Law or any other authorizing criteria shall within a reasonable period of time but no later than 60 days from the conclusion of said grant generate a detailed report that matches the planned outcomes with the documented results. The report should be submitted to the city clerk and forwarded to the next available city council agenda.  Once received and approved by city council the Mayor shall have the report posted publicly.
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted as amended.

Committee Members:
Linda L. Vacon
David K. Bartley
Rebecca Lisi
Juan . Anderson-Burgos
Terence Murphy
---> 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 (Bartley, Bresnahan).
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that signs be placed at city entrances and strategic intersections which shall read; PLEASE DONATE ONLY TO RECOGNIZED CHARITIES
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .

Committee Members:
Linda L. Vacon
David K. Bartley
Rebecca Lisi
Juan . Anderson-Burgos
Terence Murphy
---> 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 9--Nays 2 (McGiverin, Valentin)--Absent 2 (Bartley, Bresnahan).
*Pending signature from the Mayor.

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that the single disbursement from the Vacant Building Revolving Fund in the amount of $100,000 be utilized for the demolition costs associated with 107 Clemente St.
have considered the same and Recommend that the order has been complied with .

Committee Members:
Linda L. Vacon
David K. Bartley
Rebecca Lisi
Juan . Anderson-Burgos
Terence Murphy
---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order to Create an ordinance to post signs similar to the one below (say no to panhandlers) along business corridors and at major intersections.  This idea was provided by a constituent and this order is filed in response to concerns from residents and businesses.
have considered the same and Recommend that the order has been complied with .

Committee Members:
Linda L. Vacon
David K. Bartley
Rebecca Lisi
Juan . Anderson-Burgos
Terence Murphy
---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that the amount of TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS AND 00/100 Dollars ($250.00) be authorized from the AUDIT/BOARD OF HEALTH/BOARD OF REGISTRAR Department’s PAY BOARD – BOARD OF HEALTH (15101-51201), SIX THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED AND 00/100 Dollars ($5850) be authorized from the PAY COMMISSIONERS – BOARD OF REGISTRAR’S (11631-51201) appropriation in fiscal year 2019 for services rendered in fiscal year 2018 which were unencumbered at the 2018 fiscal year end.
(Recommended by the Mayor)
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
James M. Leahy
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
Todd McGee
---> Report of Committee passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 10--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Bartley, Bresnahan). Councilor McGee 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 there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2019, SIX THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED AND 00/100 Dollars ($6,100.00) as follows:

FROM:
11351-51105    PAY-HEAD ADMIN CLERK              $6,100.00
                        TOTAL:           $6,100.00
TO:
15101-51201    BOARD MEMBERS – BOARD OF HEALTH               $250.00
11631-51201    COMMISSIONERS – BOARD OF REGISTRAR’S                    5,850.00
                        TOTAL:           $6,100.00
(Recommended by the Mayor)
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be approved .

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 9--Nays 1 (Lisi)--Absent 2 (Bartley, Bresnahan). Councilor McGee 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 there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2019, THIRTEEN THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($13,000.00) as follows:

FROM:
11351-51105    HEAD ADMINISTRATIVE CLERK                $13,000.00
                        TOTAL:           $13,000.00
TO:
11352-53010    PROFESSIONAL SERVICES               $13,000.00
                        TOTAL:           $13,000.00
(Recommended by the Mayor)
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
James M. Leahy
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
Todd McGee
---> Report of Committee passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Bartley, Bresnahan).
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2019, TWENTY TWO THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED THIRTY AND 5/100 Dollars ($22,930.05) as follows:

FROM:
12401-51106       PAY- WIRE INSPECTOR                                                                                            $22,930.05
                                                                                                                        TOTAL:                                     $22,930.05
TO:
12402-53050       INSPECTIONS – ELECTRICAL                                                                                 $22,930.05
                                                                                                                        TOTAL:                                     $22,930.05
(Recommended by the Mayor)
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
James M. Leahy
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
Todd McGee
---> Report of Committee passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 10--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Bartley, Bresnahan). Councilor Leahy did not vote or participate in discussion on this item.
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “FY 2019-2020 STRATEGIC DEMOLITION FUND” 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 (Bartley, Bresnahan).
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2019, ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($100,000.00) as follows:

FROM:
11452-57950       LAND TAKINGS & EASEMENTS                                                                            $100,000.00
                                                                                                                        TOTAL:                                     $100,000.00
TO:
11512-53010       SPECIAL COUNSEL SERVICES                                                                               $80,000.00
19412-57630       CLAIMS                                                                                                                           15,000.00
11512-57600       LITIGATION                                                                                                                   5,000.00
                                                                                                                        TOTAL:                                     $100,000.00
(Recommended by the Mayor)
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
James M. Leahy
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
Todd McGee
---> Report of Committee passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 1 (Sullivan)--Absent 1 (Bartley).
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order, that the amount of ONE HUNDRED TEN AND 52/100 Dollars ($110.52) be authorized from the CITY SOLICITOR Department’s LITIGATION (11512-57600) appropriation in fiscal year 2019 for services rendered in fiscal year 2018 which were unencumbered at the 2018 fiscal year end.
(Recommended by the Mayor)
have considered the same and recommend that the order be adopted .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
James M. Leahy
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
Todd McGee
---> 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 (Bartley).
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 “FFY 2019 PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLIST SAFETY GRANT PROGRAM” 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 1 (Bartley). Councilor Leahy did not vote or participate in discussion on this item.
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2019, SIX THOUSAND /100 Dollars ($6,000.00) as follows:

FROM:
15411-51202       PAY-HEALTH SERVICES                              $6,000.00
                                TOTAL: $6,000.00
TO:
*****-*****       VETERANS HERITAGE GRANT                  $6,000.00
                                TOTAL: $6,000.00
(Recommended by the Mayor)
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
James M. Leahy
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
Todd McGee
---> Report of Committee passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 12--Nays 0--Absent 1 (Bartley).
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order , that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2019, TWENTY THOUSAND/100 Dollars ($20,000.00) as follows:

FROM:
15411-51202       PAY-HEALTH SERVICES                              $20,000.00
                                TOTAL: $20,000.00
TO:
11612-53420       POSTAGE                             $5,000.00
15432-57700       VETERANS BENEFITS                   15,000.00
                                TOTAL: $20,000.00
(Recommended by the Mayor)
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
James M. Leahy
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
Todd McGee
---> Report of Committee passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 12--Nays 0--Absent 1 (Bartley).
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2019, TWO THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED AND 00/100 Dollars ($2,900.00) as follows:

FROM:
12101-51117    PAY-E911 DISPATCHERS                  $2,900.00
                        TOTAL:           $2,900.00
TO:
12101-51203    PAY-PT DISPATCHERS                     $2,900.00
                        TOTAL:           $2,900.00
(Recommended by the Mayor)
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be adopted .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
James M. Leahy
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
Todd McGee
---> Report of Committee passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 12--Nays 0--Absent 1 (Bartley).
Approved by the Mayor.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and take items 10L & 10M as a package
The Committee on Finance to whom was referred a communication from the Holyoke Police Dept. regarding conflict of interest law exemption for Mr. Thomas Spafford
have considered the same and Recommend that the communication be received .

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 an order that the City Council vote to approve an exemption from MGL Ch. 268A, Sec. 20(b), the Conflict of Interest Law, for Thomas Spafford, an employee of the Fire Department, to be a Reserve Police Officer.
(Recommended by the Mayor)
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be approved .

Committee Members:
Joseph M. McGiverin
James M. Leahy
Peter R. Tallman
Michael J. Sullivan
Todd McGee
---> Report of Committee received and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 12--Nays 0--Absent 1 (Bartley).
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that The City Council Finance Committee meet with the Police Department to discuss leasing police cruisers.
have considered the same and Recommend that the order has been complied with a recommendation to the Mayor go forward on the order .

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

The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred Order of Taking for temporary easements by eminent domain parcels identified as temporary easements 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16 on the “MA Dept. of Transportation Highway Division Transportation Improvement Project Improvements at Kelly Community School Plan” Project No. 608790 and as part of the Safe Routes to Schools project located on Appleton, Main and Crescent St.”
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
Terence Murphy

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

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and take items 13B & 13C as a package
The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred an order that the City Council be updated on the status/disposition of the former Geriatric Authority property.
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
Terence Murphy
---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.

The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred an order that the City Council be updated on the payment status regarding money owed under the lease held by Gandara at the former Geriatric Authority
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
Terence Murphy
---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.

The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred an order that the development and government relations committee meet to discuss the future status of the former Springdale Turn Hall.  Is the building potentially able to be renovated and used as a neighborhood or recreation department resource?  If so, at what cost?  If it is not, is it a fire threat to the neighboring properties?  What is the time frame for removing it? What is the estimated cost of demolition?”
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
Terence Murphy
---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.

The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred a RESOLUTION OPPOSING THE EXPANSION OF GAS INFRASTRUCTURE AND CALLING FOR INCREASED DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF RENEWABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY SOURCES
have considered the same and Recommend that the resolution be given leave to withdraw without prejudice .

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

The Committee on Charter and Rules to whom was referred an order that ARTICLE II Section 42-41 Organization: compensation be changed to allow for a stipend for fire commissioners
have considered the same and Recommend that the order be referred to Ordinance Committee .

Committee Members:
Todd McGee
Linda L. Vacon
Todd McGee
Linda L. Vacon
Rebecca Lisi
---> Report of Committee received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.
ORDERS AND TRANSFERS

SULLIVAN, Bartley Ordered, that That Section 19 of the city charter be amended to read " THE MAYOR SHALL APPOINT THREE PERSONS TO BE FIRE COMMISSIONERS, SUBJECT TO CITY COUNCIL CONFIRMATION."
---> Received and referred to the Charter and Rules Committee.

SULLIVAN Ordered, that That the Honorable City Council approve the recommendation of the CPAC and award a grant in the amount of $ 30,000 to Voces Esperanza.  Funds are to be used to preserve the historic facade at 123 Pine St.
---> Passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Bartley, Leahy).
Approved by the Mayor.

SULLIVAN Ordered, that That the Honorable City Council approve the recommendation of the CPAC and award a grant in the amount of. $ 120,000 to Voces Esperanza.  Funds are to be use for interior renovation at 123 Pine St.
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

VACON Ordered, that that a crosswalk sign be placed at the crosswalk at Bray Park Drive.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW.
Approved by the Mayor.

VACON Ordered, that that the previously approved solar stop lights at County and Southampton Rd be installed as soon as possible.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW.
Approved by the Mayor.

VACON Ordered, that that the City Council adopt a resolution opposing HB 3320 and SB 1209 also referred to as the Roe Bill and send it to our State Representative and Senator.
These bills expand MA abortion laws beyond Roe v Wade; allow for late term abortions, eliminate parental consent for minors and allow a baby born alive to be denied medical care, as some of the proposed changes.
---> Received and referred to the Development and Governmental Relations Committee.
Councilor Valentin and Councilor Anderson-Burgos went on record opposing this order going to committee

BARTLEY Ordered, that The DPW replace the sidewalk on the north side of Westfield Rd. starting at 119 Westfield Rd. running west to Michigan Avenue. This sidewalk has been ignored for years and is heavily used by both walkers and runners.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW.
Approved by the Mayor.

BARTLEY Ordered, that That the DPW re-pave and, if necessary, re-grade Martin St. (especially around the catch basins) from West Glen St. to Hitchcock St. This road is in poor condition and needs the city’s attention.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW.
Approved by the Mayor.

BARTLEY Ordered, that The DPW Superintendent provide City Council an update on efforts to improve public parking. Please provide updates on the contract with the third-party vendor. Please provide update on year over year revenue collection and please update the council with any updates, if any, relative to new practices for the administration and collection of revenue.
---> Received and referred to the Public Safety Committee. Copy to Mike McManus .

MCGEE Ordered, that Order: 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 that the City of Holyoke accept/adopt Michelle Lane as a city street.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the City Clerk and City Engineer.
Approved by the Mayor.
*Approved September 6, 2011 per City Clerk records.

MCGEE Ordered, that Order that DPW work with Mass DOT to rehab Route 5 from Hampden Street to Mountain View via the complete streets program.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the State Rep. Aaron Vega and State Senator Don Humason.
Approved by the Mayor.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the necessary rules and take items 28 & 30 as a package
MCGIVERIN Ordered, that that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2019, FIVE HUNDRED AND 00/100 Dollars ($500.00) as follows:
FROM:
12402-53010 OTHER CONTRACTED SERVICES $500.00
TOTAL: $500.00
TO:
12401-51300 OVERTIME $500.00
TOTAL: $500.00

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

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

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2019, THREE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED FORTY SEVEN AND 77/100 Dollars ($3,547.77) as follows:
FROM:
16101-51113 ASSISTANT LIBRARY DIRECTOR $3,547.77
TOTAL: $3,547.77
TO:
16101-51107 LIBRARY ASSISTANT $3.547.77
TOTAL: $3,547.77

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

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

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2019, NINE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED TWENTY AND 28/100 Dollars ($9,320.28) as follows:
FROM:
12101-51107 PATROLMEN $9,320.28
TOTAL: $9,320.28
TO:
12101-51180 INJURED ON DUTY $9,320.28
TOTAL: $9,320.28

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

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 (Bartley, Leahy).
Approved by the Mayor.

MURPHY Ordered, that Ordered that the DPW plan to repaint the parking designation lines on Elm Street between Sargeant and Franklin Streets, and also on South Summer Street between Adams and Sargeant Streets.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW.
Approved by the Mayor.

MURPHY Ordered, that Ordered that the Gas & Electric expand the lighting capacity on pole # 41 to improve the lighting on the south side of Elm and Sargeant Streets, and if that is not possible, to consider putting some new lighting at that corner.  Concerns about darkness have been expressed by residents and also by police officers.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the HG & E and Mayor Morse.
Approved by the Mayor.

MURPHY Ordered, that Ordered that the DPW have the corner lot at the corner of Sargeant and Clemente Streets cleaned up, and if possible, remove the fencing to which significant trash clings, and also clear the brush from that lot.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW.
Approved by the Mayor.
LATE FILED ORDERS & COMMUNICATIONS

LEBRON-MARTINEZ Ordered, that That the handicap parking located at 7 Center Street be removed per residents request.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter appointing Ms. Kate Kruckemeyer 63 Fairfield Ave. to serve as a Commissioner of the Planning Board for the City of Holyoke: Ms. Kruckemeyer will replace Mr. Chris LaChapelle and will serve
Mr. LaChapelle's term; said term will expire on July 1, 2023.
---> Received and referred to the Public Service Committee.

MURPHY Ordered, that Ordered that the city council authorize $45,000 from the balance on bond funding for the tennis courts to upgrade and repair the Jim Jackson basketball courts on South Canal Street.  If this fund can be approved for that purpose by May 7th, the project can be completed by the end of June, and provide a safe basketball court for years to come.  It would also allow for summer basketball tournaments to be hosted at that sight in conjunction with Holyoke Safe Neighborhood Initiative.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the Mayor Morse and Auditor.
Approved by the Mayor.



Adjourn at 10:06 PM.
A true record
ATTEST:


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