Public Service Committee Meeting 10/9/19 Text Size

Event takes place on October 09, 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

Public Service

 At City Hall in the Council Chamber, on Wed. October 9th 2019, at 6:00PM
Per order of the Chair: James Leahy


Item 1: Interview of Meg Magrath-Smith, applicant to the Holyoke Community Preservation Act Committee

Item 2: Interviews of applicants for the Whiting St. Reservoir Study Committee:

  • Harry Craven
  • Kevin Haarmann
  • Kip Foley
  • Mark Naidorf
  • Ken Lefebvre
  • Marlene Connor
  • Mike Lynch

Item 3: City Council review of Mayoral appointee Matteo Riodato to the Fairfield Ave. Historic Commission

Item 4: City Council review of Mayoral appointee Marco Crescentini to serve as alternate of the Historical Commission for the City of Holyoke

Item 5: McGee, Anderson-Burgos 10/1/19: Ordered that the City Council invite into the Public Service Committee David Conti, the Water Commissioners, and Fire Dept. representatives to discuss the fire Hydrant issues that took place on Fairfield Ave. Please provide info on plans that in place to address water flow to fires if piping is bad in an area. Also please provide Committee with complete list of other areas in the City like Fairfield and what timelines are in place to fix such piping issues. Currently the Water Department has a bond for addressing several capital plans, is the bond sufficient to cover hydrant/piping needs or what funding would be required to address such a need?

Item 6: Leahy 10/1/19: Ordered that the City of Holyoke Water Dept. assess each fire hydrant Citywide and submit a detailed report to the City Council for discussion in the Public Service Committee.

Item 7: Leahy 10/1/19: Ordered that the City of Holyoke Water Dept. come before the Public Service Committee to discuss their findings on the Fire Hydrant study

Item 8: Leahy 10/1/19: Order:  that the Superintendent of the Holyoke Water Department and the Mayor come into Public Service subcommittee to discuss the large amounts of complaints regarding discolored tap water and be prepared to discuss why there hasn’t been any notifications to the community

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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