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Event takes place on September 25, 2019 at 6:30 PM
City Hall, City Council Chambers, 536 Dwight St. Holyoke, MA 01040

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 Wed. September 25, 2019, at 6:30PM
Per order of the Chair: Joseph McGiverin

 Agenda:

Item 1: Communication From Cheryl A. Dugre, Executive Director Holyoke Retirement Board, to accept the provisions of Chapter 188 of the Acts 2010 Municipal Relief Act; Section 19, and increase the cost of living adjustment (COLA) base for retirees.

Item 2: Murphy 6/4/19: Ordered that the mayor, the school receiver, and the law department work together to provide a legal, contractual  commitment for the school department to provide a payment of $1 million each year towards the bond payment for two middle schools should the debt exclusion question be approved.  Please report the status of this discussion to the city council by September 17th.

Item 3: McGiverin 9/4/19: Ordered, that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “CITY HALL STAINED GLASS WINDOWS” 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.

 

Item 4: Murphy 8/6/19: Order:  that the mayor propose a bond for the demolition of all city owned buildings which have been recommended for demolition.  The bond would probably be close to $2 million, but it would allow the city to clear many unsafe and dilapidated buildings over the next year or two, rather than over the next 10 years, with bond payments only slightly higher than what we pay yearly now for demolition. 

 

Item 5: McGiverin 9/4/19: Ordered, that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “FY 2020 STATE 911 DEPARTMENT SUPPORT AND INCENTIVE 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.

 

Item 6: McGiverin 9/4/19: Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, One hundred thirty five and 80/100 Dollars ($135.80) as follows:

FROM:
12402-53050       Electric Inspections                            $135.80
                                TOTAL: $135.80
TO:
12401-51109       Pay-Head Clerk                   $33.41
12401-51110       Pay-Local Building Inspector                           102.39
                                TOTAL: $135.80

 

Item 7: McGiverin 9/3/19: Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, Six thousand fourth hundred twenty two and 00/100 Dollars ($6,422.00) as follows:

FROM:
16101-51107       Library Assistant                                                                                                             $1,846.00
16101-51111       Library Assistant Evenings                                                                                            4.576.00
                                                                                                                        TOTAL:                                     $6,422.00
TO:
16101-51102       Reference Library Assistant                                                                                          $1,846.00
16101-51110       Reference Library Assistant-Evening                                                                          4,576.00
                                                                                                                        TOTAL:                                     $6,422.00

 

Item 8: McGee 6/4/19: Order:  that the Tax Collector and contracted provider for the excise tax bill come before the City Council to address constituents issues on not receiving their bill and then being assessed a late fee. Also, please provide the council with a copy of the contract the city has with the provider with in 7 days.

 

Item 9: Bartley 4/2/19 Order:  The Mayor forward any contracts between the City of Holyoke and any consultants that were initiated in FY2019. The contracts provided should include any agreements between the City of Holyoke and any former City employee(s)

 

Item 10: Lisi 9/3/19: Order:  that the City Assessor come before the City Council and explain the following:
1) whether it is indeed true that the mall will be receiving an reduction in assessed value from $220 Million to $205 Million (8% reduction in the taxes it owes the City)
2) whether the Assessor has the ability to make this change to assessed value unilaterally, or if there are other individuals/boards/departments involved
3) the methodology and all relevant documentation that was used to reassess the mall property

 

Item 11: Memorandum of Agreement between the City of Holyoke and NAGE R1 Clerical Union

 

Item 12: McGiverin 9/3/19: Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, Two thousand five hundred fifty five and 00/100 Dollars ($2,555.00) as follows:

FROM:
11351-51105       Head Administrative Clerk                                $2,555.00
                                TOTAL: $2,555.00
TO:
11351-51102       Assistant City Auditor                        $2,555.00
                                TOTAL: $2,555.00

 

Item 13: McGiverin 9/3/19 Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, Twenty two thousand six hundred forty three and 25/100 Dollars ($22,643.25) as follows:

FROM:
12201-51104       Lieutenants                                                                                                                       $7,846.53
12201-51105       Firefighters                                                                                                                        4,796.72
                                                                                                                        TOTAL:                                     $22,643.25
TO:
12201-51180       Injured on Duty                                                                                                               $22,643.25
                                                                                                                        TOTAL:                                     $22,643.25

 

Item 14: Ordered, that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “2019 CONNECTICUT RIVER CSO CLEAN UP PROGRAM” 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.

 

 

 

Item 15: McGiverin 9/16/19 Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, THREE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED FORTY AND 00/100 Dollars ($3,840.00) as follows:

FROM:
11511-51108     PARALEGAL              $3,840.00
                        TOTAL:           $3,840.00
TO:
15431-51102    DEPUTY COMMISSIONER              $3,840.00
                        TOTAL:           $3,840.00

 

Item 16: McGiverin 9/16/19  Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, TWELVE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED NINETY ONE AND 00/100 Dollars ($12,591.00) as follows:

FROM:
11511-51101      CITY SOLICITOR                  $12,591.00
                        TOTAL:           $12,591.00
TO:
15431-51102    DEPUTY COMMISSIONER              $12,591.00
                        TOTAL:           $12,591.00

 

Item 17:  McGiverin 9/16/19 Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, NINE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED AND 49/100 Dollars ($9,100.49) as follows:

FROM:
15101-51107     SANITARIAN III                                                                            $9,100.49
                                                                                          TOTAL:                          $9,100.49
TO:
15431-51102    DEPUTY COMMISIONER                                                              $9,100.49
                                                                                          TOTAL:                          $9,100.49

 

Item 18: McGiverin 9/16/19   Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, SEVEN THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED EIGHTY FOUR AND 25/100 Dollars ($7,484.25) as follows:

FROM:
11521-51104     HEAD ADMIN CLERK/PERSONNEL                      $7,484.25
                        TOTAL:           $7,484.25
TO:
15431-51104    HEAD ADMIN CLERK/VETERANS             $7,484.25
                        TOTAL:           $7,484.25

 

Item 19: McGiverin 9/16/19 Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2020, EIGHT THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED EIGHTY THREE AND 00/100 Dollars ($8,583.00) as follows:

FROM:
11351-51105     HEAD ADMIN CLERK/AUDIT                     $8,583.00
                        TOTAL:           $8,583.00
TO:
15431-51104    HEAD ADMIN CLERK/VETERANS             $8,583.00
                        TOTAL:           $8,583.00

 

 

 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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