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Finance Committee Meeting December 10, 2020

Dec 10 2020

6:00 pm Remote by Zoom


City Council

Holyoke Massachusetts


Notice of Committee Meeting

There will be a regular meeting of the committee on




Meeting to take place remotely on Zoom Meetings on Thursday 12/10/20 at 6:00PM

Per order of the Chair: Joe McGiverin




Item 1: 8/4/20 – Secondhand License Application for Jonathan Maldonado at 385 Main Street

*Tabled 11/23/20

Item 2: 11/16/20 – Secondhand License Application for Sidikson Mamadjonov at 50 Holyoke St

Item 3: 12/1/20 McGiverin: Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2021, FIVE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED TWO AND 00/100 ($5,102.00) as follows:


11462-53010               TAX TITLE CERTIFICATION                    $5,102.00

TOTAL:          $5,102.00


11461-51500               PAY-VACATION BUYBACK                     $5,102.00

TOTAL           $5,102.00

Item 4: 12/1/20 Bartley: Ordered, The City Council and any other city department look into minimizing ‘legal notice advertising costs.’ There are now three newspapers covering Holyoke and each provides legal ads. Please refer to the Administrative Assistant who shall report back to the Finance Committee with a report compared ad rates and other relevant factors.

Item 5: 12/1/20 Bartley: Ordered, The City Council refer to the Law Department a question asking whether a petitioner to the City Council requiring a public hearing (be it a business, an individual, a public or private corporation, and/or any petitioning entity) is compelled to provide public notice via a newspaper of record or whether the City Council can petition the State Legislature under a Home Rule Petition to waive any state law requiring public notices be placed in a local newspaper so long as the City Council (and any other city department) publicly provides notice on the website of the City of Holyoke. Background: this matter was recently raised because of the issue of costs to the public to comply may be prohibitive.

Item 6: 12/1/20 Crystal Barnes – Letter regarding overtime pay during City Hall closures.


Finance Chair: Joe McGiverin

Jeffery Anderson-Burgos
Administrative Assistant to the City Council

Holyoke City Hall
536 Dwight St, Room 10
Holyoke, MA 01040
Regular hours 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Meeting days 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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