REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
November 7,2018


The meeting was called to order by President McGee at 07:05 PM.

The Clerk called the roll. Absent members: 3 (Bresnahan, Lisi, Roman) Present Members 10 (Bartley, Leahy, Lebron-Martinez, McGee, McGiverin, Sullivan, Tallman, Vacon, Valentin).

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


LAID ON THE TABLE

Councilor Leahy spoke and commended City Clerk Brenna Murphy-McGee AND City Clerk staff for doing a great job supervising the election.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.


It was noted that all of the orders were handicap orders that were vetted by the Commission on Disabilities. It was further noted that the reason the orders were tabled was because they needed to have measurements done by the City Engineer and legal language from the Law Dept. Council President McGee spoke and confirmed that each of the orders now had measurements and legal language. Motion was made and seconded to adopt each order: Motion passed 9-0 (Anderson-Burgos, Bresnahan, Lisi, Roman absent)

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred a Handicap application for Hector L. Anavitate at 261 Elm St.
Recommend that the order be adopted

---> 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 0--Absent 4 (Anderson-Burgos, Bresnahan, Lisi, Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.


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
Recommend that the order be adopted

---> 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 0--Absent 4 (Anderson-Burgos, Bresnahan, Lisi, Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.

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
Recommend that the order be adopted

---> 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 0--Absent 4 (Anderson-Burgos, Bresnahan, Lisi, Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.

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

---> 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 0--Absent 4 (Anderson-Burgos, Bresnahan, Lisi, Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.

PUBLIC COMMENT


COMMUNICATIONS

From Mayor Alex B. Morse letter re-appointing Susan Aiken, Brian Fitzgerald, Julita Rojas, Kyong Cruz, Nicole Perrier, Priscilla Garcia, Dian McCollum, Cappie Glica, & Barbara J. Grady, Also appointing Carmen Morales and Margaret Lemire as Commissioners of the Council on Aging, they will serve a one-year term; said term will expire on August 2019.
---> Received and appointments confirmed. Reappointments sent to Public Service.

From Mayor Alex B. Morse, Memorandum of Agreement (Conservation and Sustainability Director).
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

From Tanya Wdowiak, City Auditor Monthly Budget Reports for General Fund and Sewer Fund as of September 30, 2018.
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

From Brenna Murphy McGee, MMC minutes from October 16, 2018.
---> Received and adopted.

From Brenna Murphy McGee, MMC communication re: DOR requirements for new tax rate.
---> Received.

From Anthony Dulude, Assessor letter re: from DOR certifying values for 2019.
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

From Melanson Heath, 2017 Audit Management Letter.
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the rules and take items 13- 16 as a package
From Parks & Recreation Commission minutes of September 27, 2018.
---> Received.

From Holyoke Redevelopment Authority minutes of approved and released Executive minutes of April 17, 2014, June 10, 2015, May 18, 2016, August 17, 2016, September 21, 2016, May 24, 2018 (all executive minutes) and May 24, 2018 (regular minutes).
---> Received.

From Board of Fire Commission minutes of September 12, 2018.
---> Received.

From Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center minutes of August 8, 2018.
---> Received.
PETITIONS

Petition of Daniel LiBoissonnault for a renewal of a home occupation at 267 Southampton Rd. for plant based foods.
---> Received and adopted.
Approved by the mayor. It was noted that all taxes and fees are up to date and paid

Petition of Tom Adamczyk for a zone change from R-1A to RM-20 for 15 Holy Family Rd.
---> Received and adopted.

PRESIDENTS REPORT

Councilor McGee spoke on improvements to the City Council audio and visual system. Council President McGee gave overview of progress that has taken place as well as a tentative timeline as to when repairs would be finished up. Councilor McGee gave update on Kip Foley and his CPC term. It was noted that Mr. Foley’s appointed term had expired and that he has written a letter expressing that he would like to be reappointed to the CPC. Councilor McGee stated that one way or the other Council would have to fill the City Council appointee vacancy on the CPC.


REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

Motion was made and seconded to proceed out of order to the Finance Committee reports: Motion passed:

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order 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,

(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 9--Nays 0--Absent 4 (Anderson-Burgos, Bresnahan, Lisi, Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.
Under Discussion:
Councilor McGiverin spoke and gave info on the bond. It was noted that he bond is for renovating Pouliot Pool and getting the outdoor pool back in commission. Councilor McGiverin gave information on repairs that would take place and the amount of money going into the renovation and repairs for the pool. Councilor Leahy spoke and stated that the City needs to get a pool so that people can cool down in the hot summers. Item 20A adopted 8-0

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the rules and take items 20B, 20C, 20D and 20E as a package
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 “Comprehensive Opioid 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 10--Nays 0--Absent 3 (Bresnahan, Lisi, Roman).
Under Discussion:
Councilor McGiverin noted that each of the orders is a grant that does not require any match from the City. Councilor McGiverin detailed each of the grants (Juan Anderson Burgos arrived at meeting at approximately 7:39) and the amount of money that would be awarded for each grant. Motion made and seconded to adopt the orders: Motion passed 9-0 (Bresnahan, Roman, Lisi absent)

Motion was made and seconded to return to regular order: Motion passed:

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order to Amend Chapter 86 to move the handicap parking space currently located on Oak Street to a location approximately 20 feet further south of Dwight Street. Said space will be located in front of 121 Oak 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 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 0--Absent 4 (Bresnahan, Leahy, Lisi, Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.
Under Discussion:
Councilor Bartley gave committee reports noting that Councilor Vacon was on vacation during the meeting: Councilor Bartley stated that the order is very straight forward and that adopting the order would merely move the sign. Item 19A adopted 9-0 (Lisi, Roman, Bresnahan absent)

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that DPW change yield sign from Westfield Rd to Homestead to a stop sign.  Sight limitations are creating a safety hazard.

have considered the same and Recommend that the Council adopt the recommendations of the DPW .

Committee Members:
Linda L. Vacon
David K. Bartley
Rebecca Lisi
Juan . Anderson-Burgos
Nelson R. Roman

---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.
Under Discussion:
Councilor Bartley spoke and stated that for traffic orders DPW Director and Engineer have been attending meetings and giving summary of recommendations to the Committee. It was noted that for Item 19B DPW gave suggestions that would mitigate the issue with putting up a stop sign. Committee report adopted 9-0

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the rules and take items 19C & 19D as a package
The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that residents who reside at 179 High Street be given permanent resident parking.

have considered the same and Recommend that the order given leave to withdraw .

Committee Members:
Linda L. Vacon
David K. Bartley
Rebecca Lisi
Juan . Anderson-Burgos
Nelson R. Roman

---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.
Under Discussion:
Councilor Bartley gave info on the orders and noted that there are issues with resident parking only effecting businesses. It was noted that after discussion the Committee felt that resident only parking was not warranted. Councilor Bartley spoke on the fact that the DPW did not ticket cars for 3 months because the department ran out of parking tickets. It was noted that there are various orders filed that will be taken up in Ord. Committee in order to find a good process for resident parking but that for now these two orders were recommended leave to withdraw. Committee reports 19C and 19D adopted. LTW by voice vote.

The Committee on Ordinance to whom was referred an order that a resident parking only signs be place in front of 340 Hampden Street other clients utilizing certain establishments leaving those who reside in this address without parking during the evening hours. Many are working individuals who ended up riding around in order to find parking places.

have considered the same and Recommend that the order be given leave to withdraw .

Committee Members:
Linda L. Vacon
David K. Bartley
Rebecca Lisi
Juan . Anderson-Burgos
Nelson R. Roman

---> Report of Committee received and recommendation adopted.

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 “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.
(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 3 (Bresnahan, Lisi, Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “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.
(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 3 (Bresnahan, Lisi, Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “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.
(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 3 (Bresnahan, Lisi, Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that the amount of Five thousand six hundred thirty-three and 52/100 Dollars ($5633.52) be authorized from the Solicitor Department’s Litigation (11512-57600), Two hundred seventy-five and 00/100 Dollars ($275) be authorized from the 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 10--Nays 0--Absent 3 (Bresnahan, Lisi, Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.
Under Discussion:
Councilor McGiverin spoke on the order and noted that this had to do with arbitration in Fire Dept. having do with the demotion of Lt. Cunningham. It was noted that Mr. Cunningham won his case in arbitration and therefore the payment was owed. Clerk called thr oll; Item 20F Adopted 9-0 (Lisi, Roman, Bresnahan absent)

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the rules and take items 20G, 20J & 20K 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
(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 3 (Bresnahan, Lisi, Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.
Under Discussion:
Councilor McGiverin gave info on the three orders noting that answers from the Fire Department finally came in. Councilor McGiverin stated that Fire Dept. and City Auditor was present for discussions. It was noted that all three transfers have to do with an accounting error that took place back in 2015. It was noted that the issue was very hard for accountants to identify. Councilor McGiverin stated that the payments in the orders are back pay to officers and fire fighters that occurred due to previous years errors. Items 20G, 20J, and 20K adopted 9-0 (Lisi, Roman, Bresnahan absent)

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 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
(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 3 (Bresnahan, Lisi, Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.
Under Discussion:
Councilor McGiverin stated that a plumbing inspector left his job with the City and that the work was done by another employee within the Dept. do the work. It was noted that the payment was compensation for doing the plumbing inspector work: Item 20H adopted 9-0 (Lisi, Roman, Bresnahan absent)

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2019, Fourteen thousand three hundred sixty-nine and 03/100 Dollars ($14,369.03) as follows:

FROM:
12201-51105      Firefighters                   $14,369.03
                        TOTAL: $14,369.03
TO:
12201-51104      Leiutenants                   $14,369.03
                        TOTAL: $14,369.03
(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 3 (Bresnahan, Lisi, Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.
Under Discussion:
Councilor McGiverin spoke and stated that this was an arbitration case and that the money was for back pay for the individual who was demoted and won his arbitration case. Item 20I adopted 9-0 (Lisi, Roman, Bresnahan absent)

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             478.91
                        TOTAL: $1,097.46
(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 3 (Bresnahan, Lisi, Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2019, 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
(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 3 (Bresnahan, Lisi, Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2019, 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
(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 3 (Bresnahan, Lisi, Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.
Under Discussion:
Councilor McGiverin gave the information on the order noting that the contract the City Council had approved had raises for Deputy Chiefs written in and that the money in the order is to allow the payment to the Deputy Chiefs be made. Motion made and seconded to approve Item 20L: Item 20L approved 9-0 (Lisi, Roman, Bresnahan absent)

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred an order 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
(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

--->
Approved by the Mayor.
Under Discussion:
Councilor McGiverin gave information on the order stating that the transfer is in response to ordinance committee order and their 3% pay increase. It was noted that the position are not for non-union employees that had not been given raises in the last 10 years. Item 20M adopted 9-0 (Lisi, Roman, Bresnahan absent)

ORDERS AND TRANSFERS

LEAHY, Anderson-Burgos, Bartley, Bresnahan, Lebron-Martinez, Lisi, McGee, McGiverin, Roman, Sullivan, Tallman, Vacon, Valentin Ordered, that That the City of Holyoke invite Alex Cora, who is the manager of the Boston Red Sox to speak to the Holyoke Public School Children.  Cora led the Red Sox to the 2018 World Series championship in his first season as a manager, becoming the fifth manager to do so in MLB history. 
His story is impressive and he is an inspiration to the Kids of Holyoke!!! 
---> Received and adopted.

LISI Ordered, that the City Council ordinance committee do a comprehensive review of the City's sign ordinance alongside technical support and feedback from the planning board and legal department.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the rules and take items 28 & 29 as a package
LISI Ordered, that that the City Engineer research and provide the council with recommendations for how to change the ordinances related to downtown parking so that business and residential needs can be best met
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee. Copy to Engineer, Parking Committee, DPW, .

LISI Ordered, that that Sec 86-97 of the City's Parking Ordinace be struck from the city's parking ordinaces:
Sec 86-97. -All night parking  
No person shall allow, permit or suffer any vehicles registered in his name, other than one acting in an emergency, to be parked on any street in the downtown area between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. of any day.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee. Copy to Engineer, Parking Committee, DPW, Chamber of Commerce, DPW.

LISI Ordered, that that the City Council ask our state delegate to file legislation to delete MGL - Part I, Title VII, Chapter 40P, Section 4 which prohibits rent control ordinances
---> Received and referred to the Development and Governmental Relations Committee.

LISI Ordered, that that the City Council ask our state delegate to file legislation to amend MGL - Part I, Title VII, Chapter 40P, Section 4 which prohibits rent control ordinances in order to allow an exception for Gateway Cities to adopt rent control policies without having to reimburse property owners
---> Received and referred to the Development and Governmental Relations Committee.

MCGEE Ordered, that that the Board of Health and Building Dept review 15 Shepard Drive and the concerns about expanding their driveway and excessive parked cars on property and report back finds to DG&R.
---> Received and referred to the Development and Governmental Relations Committee. Copy to Board of Health, Building Department.

MCGEE Ordered, that that DPW install new sidewalks on Wyckoff Ave.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW.
Approved by the Mayor.

MCGEE Ordered, that that the City Engineer review Wyckoff Ave traffic flow as a cut through street and offer up suggestions on signage or other options to help remedy the problem.
---> Received and adopted.
Approved by the Mayor.

MCGEE Ordered, that that the city council provide proclamations for Veteran day awardees:
Colleen Chesmore citizen of the year, Emil Morales public Servant of the year and
Richard Purcell Veteran of the year.
---> Received and adopted.

MCGEE Ordered, that Order that the public safety committee  invite in the Wistariahurst Museum director and address the safe, organic gardening practices at Wistariahurst.
---> Received and referred to the Public Safety Committee.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the rules and take Items 37, 40 & 41 as a -package
MCGIVERIN Ordered, that that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2019, twenty two thousand five hundred and 00/100 Dollars ($22,500) as follows:

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

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Wednesday, November 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 38, 39 as a package
MCGIVERIN Ordered, that that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2019, two thousand twenty eight and 07/100 Dollars ($2,028.07) as follows:

FROM:
12201-51105 Firefighters $2,028.07
TOTAL: $2,028.07
TO:
12201-51180 Injured on Duty $2,028.07
TOTAL: $2,028.07

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Wednesday, November 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 (Bresnahan, Lisi, Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2019, Sixty Two Hundred and 37/100 Dollars ($6,200.37) as follows:

FROM:
12101-51107 Patrolmen $6,200.37
TOTAL: $6,200.37
TO:
12101-51180 Injured on Duty $6,200.37
TOTAL: $6,200.37

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Wednesday, November 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 (Bresnahan, Lisi, Roman).
Approved by the Mayor.

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2019, twenty three thousand four hundred sixty three and 80/100 Dollars ($23,463.80) as follows:

FROM:
11511-51101 PAY - SOLICITOR $1,600.00
11511-51105 PAY-PRINCIPAL CLERK 21,863.80
TOTAL: $23,463.80
TO:
11511-51108 PAY-PARALEGAL $23,463.80
TOTAL: $23,463.80

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

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

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2019, two thousand six hundred fifty and 00/100 Dollars ($2,650) as follows:

FROM:
11351-51105 Head Clerk $2,650
TOTAL: $2,650
TO:
11711-51101 Director - Conservation $2,650
TOTAL: $2,650

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

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

ROMAN Ordered, that Roman:   Ordered that the City of Holyoke amend Section 14-12 of the Code of Ordinances be amended to allow for the keeping of live poultry for the purposes of nutrition, and fresh eggs by permit from the Board of Health. 
The Ordinance Committee consider a public hearing and notify neighbors.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

ROMAN Ordered, that Ordered that the DPW repaint the parking lines in South Holyoke and Churchill Neighborhoods.  Parking lines have become faded and residents are requesting parking lines be repainted. 
---> Received and adopted.
Approved by the Mayor.

ROMAN Ordered, that Ordered that the City Council re-post and refill its Youth City Councilor position and seat the new youth Councilor starting the first meeting in January.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the Dr. Zrike. Copy to Joint Committee.
Approved by the Mayor.

SULLIVAN, McGee Ordered, that That bond counsel be invited in to discuss effects and options available in bonding for two new middle schools. The possibilities of longer term bonding, early retirement options, and alternatives to a debt exclusion need to be explored.
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

SULLIVAN Ordered, that That a base minimum be established for the stabilization fund as a percentage of the city budget. Restrictions on the use of excess funds should be considered. Dedication to bond payment support should be a major consideration.
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee.

SULLIVAN, McGee Ordered, that That the School Department prepare a summary of potential savings (or additional costs) associated with the addition of two new middle schools.  Also, what other grants may be available and what actions are being taken.
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee. Copy to Assessor.

SULLIVAN, McGee Ordered, that That the City Assessor provide an opinion on the effect of two new middle schools on property values. The addition of new middle schools will make Holyoke a more desirable place to raise a family.
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee. Copy to Assessor.

SULLIVAN, McGee Ordered, that That OPED provide an opinion on the possible effects of a debt exclusion override on the existing business community and the consequences for new business attraction.
---> Received and referred to the Development and Governmental Relations Committee. Copy to OPED, Chamber of Commerce, Tax Payers Association.

VACON Ordered, that that a permanent reconfiguration of Sunset and/or Ashley Road or other streets in the neighborhood be considered once the temporary pilot project is completed.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

VALENTIN Ordered, that that a handicap sign be placed in front of 15 School St. for Audrina Sullivan.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the rules and take Items 52 & 53 as a package
VALENTIN Ordered, that That an official petition and notification process be implemented regarding "resident parking only" requests, such as the petition and notification process in place for speed humps via ordinance at this time. Proposed wording: "That no "resident parking only" be established, except upon petition to the City Council signed by at least two-thirds of the property owners or two-thirds of the registered voters within the impacted segment of a proposed "resident parking only" street." 
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

VALENTIN, Lebron-Martinez Ordered, that That the "resident parking only" ordinance for Pine St. voted on recently be reconsidered and signs be taken down by DPW at this time. Several neighbors state that they were not notified of this change and are not in agreement with the rigidity of the ordinance as it is currently implemented. There is no official notification process at this time for "resident parking only" requests. 
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the rules and take Items 54 - 57 as a package
ANDERSON-BURGOS Ordered, that that the sidewalk located at the southwest corner of Woods Avenue and Hillside Avenue be repaired. Residents have expressed that they have repeatedly sought repairs at this location, as it is a hazard for pedestrians.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW.
Approved by the Mayor.

ANDERSON-BURGOS Ordered, that that the sidewalk on the northwest side of Linden Street between West Franklin and MacKenzie Avenue be repaired. Residents living in the area have expressed incidents of tripping over uneven sidewalks.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW.
Approved by the Mayor.

ANDERSON-BURGOS Ordered, that that the sidewalk on east side of the road at the north end of Norwood Terrace be repaired. Multiple residents have requested this in the past.
---> Received and referred to the DPW.
Approved by the Mayor.

ANDERSON-BURGOS Ordered, that that the sidewalk on the west corner of Sargeant and Locust be repaired. There is an extremely uneven sidewalk that creates a pedestrian hazard.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW.
Approved by the Mayor.

ANDERSON-BURGOS Ordered, that that a sign be placed on both ends of Monroe Street prohibiting large trucks from using it as a pass through. Residents have expressed that this creates a danger for children, and that one truck also damaged a power line leading up to a resident's house.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

ANDERSON-BURGOS Ordered, that that temporary speed humps be placed on Anderson Avenue, and that a speed study be done on the corner of Sycamore and Anderson. A resident living on Anderson noticed an increase in traffic using excessive speed coming around the blind corner from Anderson to Sycamore from the other end of Anderson as well as off of Carter Street. She is concerned for the safety of her young child as well as others.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee.

BARTLEY, Sullivan Ordered, that The Mayor and City Auditor work with the various department heads thus impacted to provide a capital budget to the City Council for FY20 and subsequent years. To not have a capital budget is short-sided and ultimately very costly to taxpayers. 
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee. Copy to Mayor and Auditor.

BARTLEY Ordered, that City assess whether a "no parking" sign should be placed on either east or west side of Merrick Ave. at Westfield Rd.
---> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee. Copy to Engineer.

BARTLEY Ordered, that HPD set up traffic enforcement at Mackintosh/Sherwood/Wedgewood/Russell Terrace and the South St. area between Northampton St. and Chapin St. for a few periods over the next month. Speeding is an ongoing concern of area residents.
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the Holyoke Police Department. Copy to Public Safety.

BARTLEY Ordered, that The Mayor and/or DPW superintendent send a communication to City Council regarding its unanimously approved order that supported the procurement of up to 10 additional temporary speed humps.  Please send communication by the 1st full City Council meeting in December 2018
---> Received and referred to the Finance Committee. Copy to Mayor and DPW.

Motion was made and seconded to suspend the rules and take Items 64 & 65 as a package
BRESNAHAN Ordered, that that the Law department give a legal opinion as to whether or not panhandlers can be prevented from standing on the islands in the middle of traffic due to Safety issues. This is a matter of safety nothing more.
---> Received and referred to the Public Safety Committee. Copy to Legal Department.

BRESNAHAN Ordered, that that the DPW look into having a Do Not Block the Box installed at the top of Shawmut and Northampton street
---> Received and adopted. Referred to the DPW.
Approved by the Mayor.



Adjourn at 09:02 PM.
A true record
ATTEST:


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