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Charter and Rules Meeting 5/29/19 Text Size

Event takes place on May 29, 2019 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

Charter and Rules

At City Hall in the Council Chamber, on Wed. May 29th, 2019, at 6:30 PM
Per order of the Chair: Terence Murphy

Agenda:

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: McGiverin 5/7/19: Ordered: To approve the calling of a debt exclusion ballot question, the following order can be used:

RESOLUTION and ORDER pursuant to the provisions of G.L. c.59, § 21Cthis _________ day of ________________, 2019

(1) that the City of Holyoke, pursuant to G.L.c. 59, § 21C(k), shall seek voter approval at the next [regular][special] election on September 24, 2019 to assess taxes in excess of the amount allowed pursuant to G.L. 59 § 21C for the payment of principal and interest on bonds, notes or certificates of indebtedness, issued by the City of Holyoke to pay costs of designing, constructing, furnishing and equipping a new elementary school of approximately 105,870 square feet, more or less, to be constructed on the open block bounded by Cabot, Chestnut, Hampshire and Elm Streets in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and a new elementary school of approximately 107,038 square feet, more or less, to be constructed on the site of the existing William R. Peck School located at 1916 Northampton Street in Holyoke, Massachusetts, including the payment of all costs incidental or related thereto;  (2) to that end the City Clerk is hereby directed to place the following question on the ballot:

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 bonds issued in order to pay costs of designing, constructing, furnishing and equipping a new elementary school of approximately 105,440 square feet, more or less, to be constructed on the open block bounded by Cabot, Chestnut, Hampshire and Elm Streets in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and a new elementary school of approximately 105,480 square feet, more or less, to be constructed on the site of the existing William R. Peck School located at 1916 Northampton Street in Holyoke, Massachusetts, including the payment of all costs incidental or related thereto?

Yes ____ No ____

Item 3: Murphy 5/21/19: Ordered: “Resolution and order pursuant to the provisions of G.L. c.59, 21C this ___________day of_______________2019

(1) that the City of Holyoke, pursuant to G.L.c.59, 21C(k), shall seek voter approval at the next general election on November, 2019 to assess taxes in excess of the amount allowed pursuant to G.L. 59, 21C for the payment of principal and interest on bonds, notes or certificates on indebtedness, issues by the City of Holyoke to pay costs of designing, constructing, furnishing and equipping a new middle school of approximately 105,460 square feet, more or less, to be constructed on the open block bounded by Cabot, Chestnut, Hampshire and Elms Streets in Holyoke, Massachusetts, including the payment of all costs incidental or related thereto:

(2) to that end, the city clerk is hereby directed to place the following question on the ballot:
 
“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 bonds issued in order to pay costs of designing, constructing, furnishing and equipping a new middle school of approximately 105,460 square feet, more or less, to be constructed on the open block bounded by Cabot, Chestnut, Hampshire and Elms Streets in Holyoke, Massachusetts, including the payment of all costs incidental or related thereto?”
Yes_________________No______________.

 

 

 

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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