Finance Committee Meeting Text Size
Event takes place on November 02, 2016 at 6:30 PM
Holyoke City Hall: Council Chambers
Notice of Committee Meeting
There will be a regular meeting of the
At City Hall in the Council Chamber, on Wed. November 2nd , at 6:30 PM
Per order of the Chair: Todd McGee
Item 1: McGee 8/2/16: Ordered, that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “ELECTRONIC PERMITTING SYSTEM” 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.
Item 2: Item 2. McGee 10/18/16: Ordered, that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “JAIL DIVERSION 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
Item 3: Vacon 10/4/16: Order that the City Council accept petition from residents of Mountain Road area. Reconsider the decision about the provisions of the New England Scenic Trail Grant.
Item 4: Jourdain 9/6/16: Order: That the Mayor please provide City Council a copy of any contract between Bill Fuqua and City of Holyoke covering for services rendered since his departure as full-time Superintendent. If no contract exists, then please provide us the rate of payment, hours to be worked and expectation of services to be performed. Please also inform us as to how much is Mr Fuqua being paid, how much Ms Reardon is being paid and how does this all fit into the budget the City Council provided for this position in light of the fact this position will be filled at some point. Is it expected that further transfers to the department will be necessary to cover Superintendent salary?
Item 5: Lopez 10/18/16: Order: That the Mayor & Legal Dept. put together only ONE claim/agreement for ALL the complaints related to the demolition of the Essex House (Maria Ferrer, Salsarengue, Old San Juan Bakery and others) in order for the City Council to take care/discuss of all the businesses claims at once. (not in piecemeal fashion). This will ensure that all businesses are treated equal.
Item 6: McGee 3/2/16: Order: Order that the fire alarm division provide the finance committee with a detailed break down of each traffic light (and cross walk signals) intersection area that is in need of repair, the report should show all cost(s) for replacing/redoing each area. Also, the report should give a final cost for all intersections along with a list of the top 10 most troubled areas. In conjunction with this order the DPW is requested to review each intersections and determine if new curb/sidewalk sections will be needed and that cost should be shown as well.
Item 7: McGee 8/2/16: Order: hat the mayor provide a list of all potential bond options, requested options and/or suggested bond options for the city. The mayor and city council should meet in finance to develop/establish a priority list of those bond options of high importances in order to develop an overall bond package.
Item 8: McGee 8/2/16: Order: That a representative of the DPW and Park and Rec come before the finance committee to provide a detailed break down of the bonding package for the fields (joints point, Roberts, etc). The representatives have to provide a breakdown of what is taking place at each location, timeline for each project and cost associated with each project, said report is due in two weeks.
Item 9: McGee 9/6/16: Ordered: That the sum of $21,706,000.00 is appropriated for the capital projects on the list attached hereto, including the payment of all costs incidental and related thereto, and that to meet this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval of the Mayor, is authorized to borrow said amount under and pursuant to M.G.L. ch. 44 and Chapter 18 of the Acts of 1997, or pursuant to any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the City therefor.
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.
Administrative Assistant: Ryan M. Allen
The listing of matters are those reasonable anticipated by the chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law. Also one or two items may require the committee to enter into executive session at this meeting.
Posted on October 28, 2016 by allenr