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Upcoming Anticipated Paving Schedule for 2024

Chapter 90 funds from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is the source of funding Cities and Towns use to improve and maintain publicly accepted roads. The order of roads to be improved have been identified through our City’s pavement management system that rates the conditions of roads, usage, and determines the order of priority for repair. … Continued

FY25 Budget Planning Process Has Begun

The new budget preparation season is here! A memo to all departments with instructions for the FY25 budget planning process were distributed. While departments work on their first draft budget requests, I have been meeting one-on-one with City Councilors to go over their objectives and priorities. Their input helps me identify what some of the shared … Continued

Community Preservation Committee Seeking Public Input

The Holyoke Community Act Preservation Committee is requesting the public’s input on new project proposals. The form for the FY24 Holyoke Community Preservation Act Survey includes a viewable Google sheet with a link to all project information, including applications, requests, and presentation slides. In addition, there are videos available showing public presentations provided by the … Continued

Current Status of Liquor License Renewals

The following list reflects the current status of all liquor licenses as of May 10, 2024. ANNUAL LICENSES Inspections completed (passed): 200 Whiting Farms (JPs) 151-155 Chestnut St (Ivory Billiards) 50 Holyoke St (99 Restaurants) 50 Holyoke St (Round One) 488-496 Pleasant St (Mel’s) 92 Race St (Gateway City Arts) 1 Country Club (D. Hotel) … Continued

Holyoke’s 150th Commemorative Book Available for Preorder

Holyoke’s Sesquicentennial celebrations lasted all 2023 and ended with an amazing 150th Masquerade Gala, the closing of the Holyoke Time Capsule, the return of the Rotary Club’s Eat, Drink & Be Holyoke event, as well as the annual Christmas Tree lighting and first night Jr celebrations at Heritage State Park. Relive the events of 2023, … Continued

Public Announcement: Coyote Mating Season Safety Tips

As we enter the coyote mating season, spanning from January to March, it’s crucial to be vigilant and take proactive measures to ensure the safety of our beloved pets. Coyotes are more active during this period, and it’s important to be aware of potential risks when allowing your pets outdoors. Here are some essential tips … Continued

2024 City of Holyoke Annual Plan and CDBG Applications

The following links are the FY2024 Annual Plan and CDBG Proposal Guidelines, and also contains the Annual Plan calendar, sample application and budget forms, and the CDBG Proposal Guidelines. 2024 Holyoke Annual Plan and CDBG Application CDBG Budget A – Public Services and Non Construction CDBG Budget B – Housing Rehab, Construction, Demolition  The Annual … Continued

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