Charter and Rules Committee Meeting Text Size

Event takes place on April 24, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Holyoke City Hall: Council Chambers

City Council
Holyoke Massachusetts

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

Charter and Rules

At City Hall in the Council Chamber, on Wed. April 24, 2019, at 7:00 PM
Per order of the Chair: Terence Murphy


Item 1: McGiverin 12/18/18: Ordered that the following ballot question and summary be placed on the ballot for a special election on April 30, 2019 or another date voted on by the City Council.

Ballot Question
Shall the City of Holyoke be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to build two new middle schools in the City? 
            Yes __________     No ___________
and provided, further, that said question shall be deemed approved if a majority of the persons voting thereon shall vote “yes”.

Summary of Question
On December ____ 2018, the Holyoke City Council voted, without taking a position, to place a question on the ballot which will allow the voters to decide whether or not the City shall be allowed a temporary exclusion of the levy limit for purposes of raising funds to pay debt service costs to finance the development project for two new middle schools in the City. The exclusion of the levy limit shall cease at the time the bond is repaid in full. The question will be approved and the debt exclusion accepted if a majority of the voters voting on the ballot question vote “yes.”


Item 2: Sullivan/Bartley 4/16/19: Order:  That Section 19 of the city charter be amended to read ” THE MAYOR SHALL APPOINT THREE PERSONS TO BE FIRE COMMISSIONERS, SUBJECT TO CITY COUNCIL CONFIRMATION.”


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.


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