Finance Committee Meeting 7/31/19 Text Size

Event takes place on July 31, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Holyoke City Hall: Council Chambers

City Council
Holyoke Massachusetts

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



At City Hall in the Council Chamber, on Wed. July 31st 2019, at 6:00PM
Per order of the Chair: Joseph McGiverin




Item 1: McGiverin 6/18/19: Ordered, that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “MASS DEVELOPMENT’S COMMONWEALTH PLACES 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 2: Murphy, Vacon, McGee, Bresnahan: 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: 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 within 7 days


Item 4: Murphy, Vacon: 6/4/19: Ordered that the finance committee of the city council meet to discuss earmarking the income derived from the marijuana industries host agreements and tax revenues as follows: 20% deposited into the stabilization fund; 45% deposited into a capital improvement fund; 35% deposited into the general fund.


Item 5: Murphy, Vacon: 6/4/19: Order:  Ordered that all department heads submit to the city council their expected capital improvement needs for the next five years.  These reports should include the rationale for these projects, the estimated potential costs for each expenditure and the urgency of each, noting on a scale of 1-4 with 1 the most pressing need.


Item 6: Bartley 4/2/19:   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).  Refer to Finance Committee.




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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