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Finance Committee Meeting 8/31/17 Text Size

Event takes place on August 31, 2017 at 6:30 PM
Holyoke City Hall: Council Chambers

City Council
Holyoke Massachusetts

Notice of Committee Meeting
There will be a regular meeting of the Committee on
Finance

At City Hall in the Council Chamber, on Thursday August 31 at 6:30PM
Per order of the Chair: Todd McGee

Agenda

Item 1: Acceptance of previous meeting minutes

Item 2: Vacon 8/2/17Order:  that representatives of the PEG Access Corp, Mayor’s Office, Holyoke Community Media Advisory Board come to the Committee on Development and Government Relations to discuss the proposed transfer of the PEG Access Corp powers to the Holyoke Media Board, as well as, the new proposed structure and acquisition of property.  That a copy of the new proposed by-laws be provided to all Councilors for their review.  Please provide all of the financials (including a financial pro forma) of the new proposed structure from the collection of the Comcast franchise fees to the expenditure of funds.

Item 3: McGee 6/20/17 Ordered that the City Council approve an agreement to change the School Dept. food service management contract from a 3 year term to a 5 year term

Item 4: Applications of Fara Bahrehmand to operate taxicabs in the City of Holyoke

Item 5: McGee 2/21/17 Order:  That the DPW and/or city engineer provide the City Council with all the maintenance and most recent/assessment report on the annex building.  Please send the reports to the council within 2 weeks.

Item 6: Bresnahan 5/2/17: Order:  Order that the Mayor or his designee inform the city council as to the cost of renting the city hall auditorium. Does this cost associated with the auditorium cover all DPW or other city employees that are needed to set up and break down the auditorium before and after the parties.  If the cost of renting the auditorium is not paid for by the renter or does not cover any work or overtime of city employees who is covering these costs

 

Item 7: Leahy 9/6/16 Order:  That the city charge an administration fee on all tows completed by the tow companies contracted with the city. This fee would be collected by the tow company and paid to the city monthly. The fee should be in line with the cities that surround Holyoke

 

Item 8: Roman 4/5/16 Order:  the City Council invite Scott Lemay, Owner of UWM Holdings located on 686 Main Street, before the entire City Council to present on the cost savings to the City as well as revenue generated over the past 3 years.

 

Item 9: Jourdain 2/7/17 Order:  Holyoke Police Chief and Law Department report to the City Council if the Holyoke Police Department is fully compliant with 8 USC 1373?  If not, how so and why?

 

Item 10: Lisi 2/7/17 Order:  that the Police Chief report on (1) the impact of a loss of federal grants related to “smart policing” (Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program) on the City’s current police budget and/or practices, (2) if complying with 8 USC 1373 will sow fear and resentment toward local police among the Latino community, with the outcome being that some might stop reporting crimes, (3) if the City receives/will receive federal funds to compensate for the extra staffing and/or administrative needs that would be associated with compliance with 8 USC 1373, and (4) whether state and/or local court and prison systems receive/will receive additional federal funds to compensate for the increased work load associated with compliance with 8 USC 1373.

Item 11: McGee 5/16/17 Order:  that the sum of $550,000 is appropriated to pay the costs of city playground projects, 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 Chapter 44, Section 7(1) of the General Laws, or pursuant to any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the City therefore; that the Mayor is authorized to contract for and expend any state aid available for the project, provided that the amount of the authorized borrowing shall be reduced by the amount of such aid received prior to the issuance of bonds or notes under this order; and that the Mayor is authorized to take any other action necessary to carry out this project. 

 

Item 12: Order:  that the sum of $4,500,000 is appropriated to pay the costs of improving the city’s infrastructure over three years including crack sealing, micro sealing, paviong, sidewalks, and traffic signals. This will inlcude 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 Chapter 44, Section 7(1) of the General Laws, or pursuant to any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the City therefore; that the Mayor is authorized to contract for and expend any state aid available for the project, provided that the amount of the authorized borrowing shall be reduced by the amount of such aid received prior to the issuance of bonds or notes under this order; and that the Mayor is authorized to take any other action necessary to carry out this project. 

Item 13: Order:  that the sum of $350,000 is appropriated to pay the costs of City Hall stained glass window restoration, 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 Chapter 44, Section 7(1) of the General Laws, or pursuant to any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the City therefore; that the Mayor is authorized to contract for and expend any state aid available for the project, provided that the amount of the authorized borrowing shall be reduced by the amount of such aid received prior to the issuance of bonds or notes under this order; and that the Mayor is authorized to take any other action necessary to carry out this project. 

 

Item 14: Ordered, that there is hereby authorized to be established and maintained for fiscal year 2018, in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53E1/2, the Bicycle Share Revolving Fund

 

Item 15: Ordered, that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “National Endowment for the Arts Grant” 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.

 

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


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