6:30 pm City Hall Holyoke
536 Dwight St, Holyoke 01040
Agenda posted April 6, 2023, 2:30 PM
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, §§ 18-25,
and Chapter 2 of the Acts of 2023,
notice is hereby given of a meeting of the committee on
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Meeting to take place at
Holyoke City Hall, 536 Dwight St
and can be accessed remotely on Zoom Meetings
Per order of the Chair: Joseph McGiverin
Remote access via www.zoom.us
Meeting ID: 849 5333 5516 Meeting Passcode: 250807 or by call in at 1 (646) 558-8656 with
the same Meeting ID and Passcode.
Item 1: 4-4-23 MCGIVERIN — that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “FY23 REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION (REDO) PROJECT – “The ARTery Project”, $28,500, 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 2: 4-4-23 MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2023, SIXTY ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED FORTY FIVE AND 00/100 Dollars ($61,345) as follows:
12201-51500 VACATION BUYBACK $61,345
12201-51300 OVERTIME $60,000
12201-51302 HAZMAT OVERTIME 1,345
Item 3: 4-4-23 MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2023, ONE HUNDRED TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($125,000) as follows:
12101-51510 SICK BUYBACK $125,000
12101-51107 PATROLMEN $125,000
Item 4: 4-4-23 Settlement Agreement By and Between The City of Holyoke and the International Brotherhood of Police Officers Local #388.
Item 5: 3-7-23 TALLMAN — Ordered, that the Police Chief, Auditor, and Treasurer come before the Finance Committee to review the process of newly hired
RollKall Technologies LLC Off Duty Blue and try to find a process to find a procedure to pay down the current deficit in the off duty fee account.
Send to Finance
*Tabled 3-1-23, 3-29-23
Item 6: 11-17-20 VACON — Ordered, that no new road details shifts be scheduled or provided for any company or department that has an outstanding balance due to the PD/City of Holyoke.
Item 7: 4-4-23 MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2023, ONE HUNDRED TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($125,000) as follows:
12101-51117 E-911 DISPATCHERS $125,000
12101-51300 OVERTIME $125,000
Item 8: 4-4-23 MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2023, THIRTY THREE THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($33,000) as follows:
12101-51204 PT POLICE PRINCIPLE CLERKS $18,000
12101-51322 ELECTIONS 2,652
12101-51323 SNOW REMOVAL 7,348
12101-51915 EDUCATION PLAN 5,000
12101-51109 RESERVES $10,000
12101-51110 POLICE PRINCIPAL CLERKS 6,775
12101-51123 BOOKKEEPER 1,225
12101-51321 SPECIAL EVENTS 10,000
12101-51900 TRAINING 2,000
12101-51920 INCENTIVE 3,000
Item 9: 3-15-22 JOURDAIN — That Representative Duffy and Senator Velis (or their representatives) be invited to City Council to discuss specific legislative bills they will file on our behalf to increase our local aid and various funding formulas affecting the city. They are requested to provide us a summary list of all state financial formulas affecting Holyoke, how our current aid is calculated (i.e. strictly by population size, number of students, miles of public roads, etc) so we can understand fully what is really driving our current local aid and what we need to change to get more aid. The current local aid model is unsustainable and Massachusetts needs to help Holyoke far more than it is currently. Councilors will also provide them with a number of suggestions for specific changes when we discuss.
Administrative Assistant: Jeffery Anderson-Burgos
The listing of matters are those reasonably 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.