Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting Text Size

Event takes place on February 11, 2015 at 5:30 PM
536 Dwight Street Holyoke, MA 01040

Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting
February 11, 2015
5:30 PM
Parks & Recreation Office
City Hall

1. Call to Order

2. Acceptance of Minutes
Commission Meeting held on November 24, 2104.

3. Correspondence Received:
Robert O’Connor, Director, Executive Office of Environmental Affairs. The field house at MacKenzie Field was not selected for funding through the Parkland Acquisitions and Renovations for Communities Program.
Sarah LaRose, Project Engineer, Holyoke Gas & Electric Department. Modification of Parks & Recreation Property (St. Kolbe Drive)
Office of Planning & Development Public Hearing Notice for 12/12/14 for property located at 1553 Dwight Street, parcel 105-00-074.
Office of Planning & Development – Notice of Decision, (site plan review case #99, 2-16 Court Street)

4. City Council Orders Received:
Introduced by Councilor Todd McGee
Ordered, that the loan order of the City Council appropriating $2,000,000 for costs of park repairs and improvements passed September 2, 2014 is hereby amended to increase the amount appropriated and to add another facility, such that the order reads in its entirely as follows:
“Ordered: That the sum of $2,175,000 is appropriated to pay costs of repairs and improvements at four (4) City owned park facilities: Roberts Athletic Complex, Mackenzie Stadium, Crosier Field and Jones Point Park sports facilities, including the payment of all costs incidental and related thereto, and that to meet this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval of the Mayor, is authorized to borrow said amount under and pursuant to G.L.c. 44, Sec. 7(25), or pursuant to any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the City therefore.
Further ordered: That the Treasurer is authorized to file an application to qualify under Chapter 44A of the General Laws any and all of the bonds or notes authorized to be issued pursuant to this Order, and to provide such information and execute such documents as may be required for such purposes.
In City Council, December 2, 2014. Received and referred to the Finance Committee. In City Council on December 16, 2014, the Report of Committee passed two readings and adopted on a call of the roll of yeas and nays. Yeas 13 Nays 0 Absent 2.
Introduced by Councilors David Bartley, Daniel Bresnahan, Howard Greany, Kevin Jourdain, James Leahy and Anthony Soto.
Ordered, to solicit input from the Ward 3 residents and interested parties. Order that the DPW and Parks and Recreation Commissioners organize a public meeting or two to discuss the pending improvements at Crosier, Mackenzie and Archie Roberts Stadium. The meeting should be held either at Peck or Holyoke High. Please coordinate with Dennis Birks, Dr. Paez and Councilor Bartley.
In City Council, January 6, 2015.

5. Budget
Received from Bellamy H. Schmidt, Acting City Auditor, Fiscal Year 2016 Appropriations Budget Requests – Review

6. Old Business
Facilities Improvement Bond (Roberts Field, Mackenzie & Crosier Fields) status update
Community Development Block Grant Submissions
Carlos Vega Park, New Water Spray – Update
Lynch School Gymnasium
Our Lady of the Holyoke Cross Church /Mater Dolorosa Social Center – status update on key situation

7. New Business
Pioneer Valley Blue Sox – Contract for 2015 Season
Elms College – Contract for 2015 Season
Review of Department Policies and Fees for 2015
Holyoke Rows – Annual Report
Mass Parks Pass
Year End Report – Roberts Field
Suburban Basketball Program – Strategy for next year’s season

8. New Hires:

9. Recreation Report
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Cookies & Milk w/Santa
Community Field Ice Skating
1st Night Junior
Youth Wrestling Team
Suburban Basketball
Lynch Open Gym
Frozen Skate Party
School Vacation Week – Community Field Ice Skating

9. Other Business

10. Next Meeting Date

11. Adjournment


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