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Event takes place on September 21, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting

September 21, 2017 – 6:00 PM

Parks & Recreation Office

Holyoke, MA



1.  Call to Order


2.  Acceptance of minutes from August 23, 2017 Commission Meeting


3. Correspondence Received:

Theresa Cooper Gordon, Chair, Holyoke Housing Authority

Letter designating Matthew Mainville as the Holyoke Housing Authority member for the Community Preservation Committee

Mathew Mainville, Director Holyoke Housing Authority

Letter addressed to the City Council designating Michael Falcetti as the Holyoke Housing Authority’s member for the Community Preservation Committee

Alicia Zoeller, Administrator Office for Community Development

Increase to Soucy Park 1 Community Development Block Grant Allocation


4. City Council Orders Received:



5. Community Preservation Commission

Training meeting held in City Council Chambers on Monday, September 18, 2017


6. Budget



7. New Business:

Fiscal Year 2017 Funding for Community Development Block Grants:

Carlos Vega Park                    $20,000

Ely Court Rehab                     $150,000

McNulty Park Rehab               $47,500

Soucy Park Rehab                            $50,000

Pulaski Park Phase II Rehab   $150,000


Fiscal Year 2018 Suggested Projects for Community Development


Holyoke Day at the Big E – Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Commissioners Lastowski & Hernandez volunteered to represent the Parks & Recreation Department

Revitalize CDC – location Springdale Park & Springdale Neighborhood on October 18, 2017

Dean baseball field – safety concerns


8. Old Business

Accessible Park Proposal – Mr. Ernie Fitzell

Springdale Park – Discuss the state of the Storage Building

Breakdown of labor costs for the Pioneer Valley Blue Sox season at MacKenzie Field as requested by Commissioner Murphy at the last Commission Meeting

Restrooms & Concession – Update

Soucey Park Renovation – Update

Pouliot Pool Update –AECOM has been selected as the Designer for the Project

Lynch Gymnasium Update

Medal of Honor Recipients – Update on Status of Project


9. Recreation Report  

Senior Fest

Family Fun Day

Taste of South Holyoke


Fall Programming

Annual Halloween Event & Trick or Treat throughout City Hall & City Hall Annex

Suburban Basketball Girls & Boys

Bowling (Veteran’s)

Christmas Tree Lighting

Ice Skating Path – Community Field

Field Hockey – Youth League

Valley Cup – Field Hockey Tournament


10.  New Hires/Personnel



11. Other Business


12: Adjournment

Next Meeting Date

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