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Event takes place on May 14, 2014 at 5:15 PM
536 Dwight Street

Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting

May 14, 2014

 5:15 PM

Parks & Recreation Office

City Hall

Agenda

 

1.  Call to Order

2.  Acceptance of Minutes

Commission Meeting held on April 9, 2104.

3.  Correspondence Received:

Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Confirmation that Carlos Vega Park had been selected to receive up to $200,000 the state’s Our Common Backyards assistance.

 

Stephen Herzog/Andrew Smith, Conservation Director

Certificate of Compliance for DEP 186-0250.

 

Tim Keane, Secretary of Holyoke Youth Baseball League, invitation to the 62nd Annual Baseball Jamboree on Saturday May 3rd, at Springdale Park.

 

4.    City Council Orders Received:

Introduced by Councilor Todd McGee

Ordered, that there is hereby authorized to be established and maintained for fiscal year 2015, in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53E ½, the Community Field Park Revolving Fund.

1. Expenditures from the fund shall be specifically for the purposes of providing labor, contract services and supplies in the act of providing entertainment, recreation and program activities, and to support the care and maintenance of the Community Field Park.

2. The source of receipts to be credited to the Fund shall be the proceeds from: cell tower lease agreements between the City of Holyoke and authorized lessees related to the use of Scott Tower as a location for installation and use of certain antenna facilities; sponsorships and donations; various charges for admission to or use of the Community Field Park property or its facilities; program fees specific to the Community Field Park.

3. The officer authorized to expend from the Fund shall be the Director of the Holyoke Recreation Department.

4. The limit on the total amount which may be expended from the Fund during the fiscal year 2015 shall be the lesser of actual receipts collected during fiscal year 2015 or $100,000 which, when combined with all other such revolving funds authorized under M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec., 53E ½ under the direct control of the officer designated in 3., above, does not exceed 1% of the amount raised by taxation if 2014.

In City Council, April 1, 2014.

 

City Council Orders Received:

Introduced by Councilor Todd McGee

Ordered, that there is hereby authorized to be established and maintained for fiscal year 2015, in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53E ½, the Roberts Field Sports Complex Revolving Fund.

1. Expenditures from the fund shall be specifically for the purposes of providing labor, contract services, capital equipment and supplies in the act of providing sports, entertainment, recreation and program activities, and to support the care and maintenance of the Roberts Field Sports Complex.

2. The source of receipts to be credited to the Fund shall be the proceeds from: donations; fees charged to users, operators, concessionaires and advertisers at the Roberts Field Sports Complex for sport, recreation and entertainment services proved to eligible recipients; sales of products held for resale.

3. The officer authorized to expend from the Fund shall be the Director of the Holyoke Recreation Department.

4. The limit on the total amount which may be expended from the Fund during the fiscal year 2015 shall be the lesser of actual receipts collected during fiscal year 2015 or $125,000 which, when combined with all other such revolving funds authorized under M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec., 53E ½ under the direct control of the officer designated in 3., above, does not exceed 1% of the amount raised by taxation if 2014

 

In City Council, April 1, 2014.

 

Introduced by Councilor Anthony Soto

Ordered, Parks and Recreation Commissioners come before the City Council to discuss what we can do to make our public parks smoke free.

In City Council, January 7, 2014. 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 15 Nays 0.

 

Introduced by Councilor Todd McGee

Ordered:
Whereas,

Carlos Vega Park is a community-wide asset and the preservation and improvements to this facility is a priority as evidenced in the most recent Open Space and Recreation Plan; and

Whereas,

Carlos Vega Park is dedicated to park and recreation purposes under M.G.L. Chapter 45, Section 14; and

Whereas,

The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affair (EOEEA) is offering reimbursable grants to cities and towns to support the preservation and restoration of urban parks through the Common Backyards Grant Program; and

Whereas,

The renovation of Carlos Vega Park will cost a total of $200,000 (Two Hundred Thousand Dollars) and the City has designated $200,000 in fiscal Year 2014 in Community Development Block Grants to fund this project.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT:

 

That the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to file and accept grants from the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs; and

The EOEEA is offering a reimbursable grant of $200,000 for the renovation of Carlos Vega Park; and

That by accepting this grant, Carols Vega Park shall remain open to the general public and used for appropriate outdoor recreation in perpetuity; and

That the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to take such other actions as are necessary to carry out the terms, purposes, and conditions of this grant to be administered by the Department of Public Works; and

That this resolution shall take effect upon passage.

 

5.  Budget

N/A

6.   Old Business

Update from Mayor Alex B. Morse and Treasurer Jon Lumbra: Bond proposal for Roberts Sports Complex, Mackenzie and Crosier Fields

 

Update from Treasurer Lumbra – Community Field Special Fund

Roberts Field, MacKenzie Field proposal update

 

Alicia Zoeller, Administrator, Office for Community Development

Confirmation of projects awarded for FY 2014:

Laurel Park Fountain Restoration     $25,000

McNally Field Playground                $50,000

Carlos Vega Park                              $200,000

 

Letter sent to D. Sergio Paez – update

 

7.  New Business

 

8.  Other Business

 

9.  Next Meeting Date

 

10. Adjournment

 

 

 

 

 

 


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