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Finance Committee Meeting Text Size

Event takes place on May 14, 2018 at 6:30 PM
536 Dwight Street City Hall

At City Hall in the Council Chamber, on Monday May 14 , at 6:30PM
Per order of the Chair: Joe McGiverin

Agenda:

Item 1: Previous meeting minutes

Item 2: Valentin  4/17/18:
Order:  That the Assessors come in and explain their assessment processes, how they determine values and growth of residential, commercial and personal property. 

Item 3: McGiverin 4/17/18:
Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2018, Four thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($4,000) as follows:

FROM:
12401-51105     
Pay- Plumbing Inspector                       
$4,000
TOTAL:$4,000

TO:
12402-53040     
Inspections-Plumbing               
$4,000
TOTAL:$4,000

Item 4: McGiverin 4/17/18:
Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2018, Twenty thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($20,000) as follows:

FROM:
12941-51104     
Tree Climber                
$20,000
TOTAL:$20,000

TO:
12942-53010     
Contract Services                     
$20,000
TOTAL:$20,000

Item 5: Bartley 12/19/17:
Order:  City official apprise the City Council on the status of the repairs (including the collection mechanism) at the two parking garages (Mayor Proulx, Mayor Taupier) as well as provide contract information on the new parking vendor.

Item 6: McGiverin 5/1/18:
Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2018, Seventy-nine thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($79,000) as follows:

FROM:
Free Cash                    
$79,000
TOTAL:$79,000

TO:
11552-53100     
Software License                      
$44,000

11552-53180     
System Hardware 
$35,000
TOTAL:$79,000

Item 7: McGee 4/17/18:
Order:  That the city of Holyoke study and address the possibility of shifting its employees and retirees into the Commonwealth’s Group Insurance Commission (GIC) health insurance.

Item 8: Leahy 9/6/16: Order: 
That the city charge an administration fee on all tows completed by the tow companies contracted with the city. This fee would be collected by the tow company and paid to the city monthly. The fee should be in line with the cities that surround Holyoke.

Item 9: Vacon 8/2/16: Order: 
That Holyoke Media Inc. appear before the City Council to explain the use of cable fees and provide the City Council with legal documentation that authorizes the creation of Holyoke Media Inc. and a copy of the organizational corporate papers.  That Holyoke Media also provides a financial report and audit of the finances.  Cable subscribers in Holyoke are paying $5.00 per month in comparison to 50 cents per month paid by subscribers in other towns.  Many cable customers are questioning the use of their cable fees which now totals approximately one million dollars.

Administrative Assistant: Ryan M. Allen
The listing of matters are those reasonably 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.


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