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Event takes place on November 24, 2014 at 5:45 PM
536 Dwight Street

Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting

November 24, 2014

 5:45 PM 

Parks & Recreation Office

City Hall



1.  Call to Order


2.  Acceptance of Minutes

Commission Meeting held on September 16, 2104. 


3. Correspondence Received:

Office of Planning  Development; regarding a Public Hearing Notice on September 23, 2014, at 6:00 pm, in the City Hall Annex.  Re: Holyoke Housing Authority and Lyman Terrace.

Paul Payer, Associate City Solicitor: Re: CYO Basketball

Susan Kelley, Executive Director , Children’s Museum – thank you letter to Parks & Recreation for co-sponsoring the Monster Mash Halloween event at the Heritage State Park Complex.

Edward Caisse, the South Holyoke Safe Neighborhood Initiative – thank you to Parks & Recreation for assisting with the Party in the Park event.

Ruben Urbina – Thank you cards, regarding the dedication of the 60’ diamond at McNally Field.


4.    City Council Orders Received:



5.  Budget

Received from Bellamy H. Schmidt, Acting City Auditor, Fiscal Year 2016 Appropriations Budget Preparation


6.  Old Business

Facilities Improvement Bond (Roberts Field, Mackenzie & Crosier Fields) status update

Installation of Public Art/Exhibit – status update

Kelly School Playground Installation – project has been completed.  The official opening ceremony was held on November 5, 2014.

Carlos Vega Park, New Water Spray – Update

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Lynch School Gymnasium 

Jones Point Tennis Courts – Update


7.  New Business

Community Development Block Grant applications

Olde Holyoke Development Corp & Dean Vocational High School – cooperative program restoring the benches in DeRoy Park, in front of Kelly School

Clean up day at Community Field – recap

Our Lady of the Holyoke Cross Church /Mator Dolorosa Social Center – status update on key situation

Potential Gant Funds for baseball field renovations


8.  New Hires:

Donald Provost – Program Staff

Kevin Ferriter –   Program Staff


8. Recreation Report

Valley Cup – Field Hockey Tournament

Monster Mash Halloween event

Suburban Basketball

Open Gym at Lynch

Wrestling Program

CYO Basketball Program

City of Holyoke’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony – 11/28/14

Cookies & Milk with Santa – 12/13/14

Ice Skating – Community Field

1st  Night Junior


9.  Other Business


10.  Next Meeting Date


11. Adjournment

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