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Finance Committee 1-28-21

Jan 28 2021

6:30 pm Remote by Zoom

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City Council

Holyoke Massachusetts

Notice of Committee Meeting

There will be a regular meeting of the committee on

Finance

Meeting to take place remotely on Zoom Meetings on Monday 1/28/21 at 6:30PM

Per order of the Chair: Joe McGiverin

*** Meeting will take place remotely and can be accessed via www.zoom.us Meeting ID:

831 9866 1680 Meeting Passcode: 591196 or by call in at 1 (929)205-6099 with same Meeting ID and Passcode. ***

 

Item 1: 1-19-21 McGiverin - Ordered, that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the "GREENING THE GATEWAY CITIES MUNICIPAL ASSISTANCE, AMOUNT $20,000, CONTRACT END DATE 06/30/2021, IN KIND MATCH $5,210" 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: 1-19-21 McGiverin - Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2021, ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND AND 00 /100 Dollars ($100,000.00) as follows:

FROM:

8810-59710     STABILIZATION-TR TO G/F             $100,000.00

TOTAL:           $100,000.00

TO:

14252-53100   SNOW REMOVAL SERVICES                     $100,000.00

TOTAL:           $100,000.00

Item 3: 1-5-21 McGiverin - That the City Council meet with DPW Superintendent to discuss bonding for replacement of vehicles.

Item 4: 12-1-20 McGee - Order that the finance committee invite in Mike McManus and Robert Peirent to discuss and address budgeting for sidewalks, trees, and equipment.

Item 5: 1-5-21 McGee - Order that the finance committee invite in Suez representatives to discuss budget shortfall and potential cost saving measures.

Item 6: 12-15-20 Bartley - Order that the DPW, Suez, and city engineer develop a plan to regrade the top of West Glen Street. Due to the current grading, water in not flowing to the catch basins, resulting in dangerous road conditions. Once a plan is developed, please consult with the mayor, and city council to implement financing. The departments in this order and the residents in that area (including the south end of Martin St) are aware of the needs.

Item 7: 1-19-21 McGiverin - that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the "FY2021 HOLYOKE CITY HALL STAINED GLASS WINDOW PHASE III; CONTRACT AMOUNT $50,000, CONTRACT END DATE 06/30/2021, NO MATCH " 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 8: 1-19-21 Leahy - Ordered, that the City of Holyoke’s park and Rec dept rebuild a concrete outdoor Handball Court. Holyoke once had three courts and now they are down to one wooden one.

Item 9: 1-19-21 McGiverin - that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2021, SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED TWENTY THREE AND 00 /100 Dollars ($75,823.00) as follows:

FROM:

11511-51101   PAY-SOLICITOR                   $75,823.00

TOTAL:           $75,823.00

TO:

11512-53010   SPECIAL COUNSEL SERVICES                  $75,823.00

TOTAL:           $75,823.00

Item 10: 1-19-21 Sullivan - Ordered, that the city council accept the amendment to the grant contract already approved by the Council from the Community Preservation Committee to extend the funding deadline for MIFA/Victory Theatre.

Item 11: 1-19-21 Sullivan -  Ordered that, in accordance with Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 59, sec. 38H, the City Council approve and ratify an agreement between the City of Holyoke and Jackson Canal, LLC, for payment in lieu of taxes (“PILOT”) of certain personal property tax obligations for the property located at 84 Sargeant Street.

Item 12: 1-19-21 Sullivan - Ordered that, in accordance with Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 59, sec. 38H, the City Council approve and ratify an agreement between the City of Holyoke and Scannell Solar, LLC, for payment in lieu of taxes (“PILOT”) of certain personal property tax obligations for the property located at 75 Appleton Street.

Item 13: 1-19-21 Sullivan - Ordered that, in accordance with Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 59, sec. 38H, the City Council approve and ratify an agreement between the City of Holyoke and Growing Holyoke, LLC for payment in lieu of taxes (“PILOT”) of certain personal property tax obligations for the property located at 150 Whiting Farms Road.

Administrative Assistant: Jeffery Anderson-Burgos

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. Agenda subject to change up to two business days (48 hours) prior to posted meeting time.

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