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Finance Committee Meeting March 11, 2021

Mar 11 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 Wednesday 3/11/21 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 837 9631 1469 Meeting Passcode: 973863 or by call in at 1 (929)205-6099 with same Meeting ID and Passcode.  ***

 

Item 1: 3-2-21 MCGIVERIN -- that the amount of THREE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED TWENTY FIVE AND 00/100 Dollars ($3,825) be authorized from the COMPUTER SYSTEMS Department's SYSTEMS-SOFTWARE LICENSE/USAGE FEES (11552-53100) appropriation in fiscal year 2021 for services rendered in fiscal year 2020 which were unencumbered at the 2020 fiscal year end.

 

Item 2: 3-2-21 MCGIVERIN -- Ordered that the sum of $140,000 is appropriated to pay the costs of Holyoke Police Department vehicles (4 Police Cruisers) and the payment of all costs incidental and related hereto, and that to meet this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval of the Mayor, is authorized to borrow said amount under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7(1) of the General Laws, or pursuant to any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the City therefore; that the Mayor is authorized to contract for and expend any state aid available for the project; and that the Mayor is authorized to take any other action necessary to carry out this project.

Further Ordered: That any premium received by the City upon the sale of any bonds or notes approved by this vote, less any such premium applied to the payment of the costs of issuance of such bonds or notes, may be applied to the payment of costs approved by this vote in accordance with Chapter 44,. Section 20 of the General Laws, thereby reducing the amount authorized to be borrowed to pay such costs by a like amount.

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.

Further Ordered: That in order to reduce interest costs, the City Treasurer, with the approval of the Mayor, is authorized to refinance any bonds issued pursuant to this Order and in connection therewith, to issue refunding bonds in accordance with Chapter 44, Section 21A of the General Laws.

Further Ordered: That there shall be no change in the purpose of this bond authorization without prior vote of approval by the Holyoke City Council.

 

Item 3: 3-2-21 Memorandum of Understanding Between The Holyoke Public Schools and The Holyoke Police Department.

 

Item 4: 3-2-21 From Mayor Morse – Appointment of Crystal Barnes to serve as Acting City Solicitor, with retroactive pay dating back to October 29, 2018.

 

Item 5: 3-2-21 MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2021, FIVE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED FIFTY SEVEN AND 00/100 ($5,957) as follows:

FROM:

11512-53010 SPECIAL COUNSEL $5,957

TOTAL: $5,957

TO:

11511-51101 CITY SOLICITOR $5,957

TOTAL: $5,957

 

Item 6: 3-2-21 MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2021, FIVE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED NINETY SIX AND 00/100 ($5,196) as follows:

FROM:

11512-53010 SPECIAL COUNSEL $5,196

TOTAL: $5,196

TO:

11511-51101 CITY SOLICITOR $5,196

TOTAL: $5,196

 

Item 7: 3-2-21 MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2021, FIVE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED THIRTY THREE AND 00/100 ($5,733) as follows:

FROM:

11512-53010 SPECIAL COUNSEL $5,733

TOTAL: $5,733

TO:

11511-51101 CITY SOLICITOR $5,733

TOTAL: $5,733

 

Item 8: 3-2-21 MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2021, NINETEEN THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY FIVE AND 00/100 ($19,755) as follows:

FROM:

11511-51102 ASSISTANT SOLICITOR $19,755

TOTAL: $19,755

TO:

11511-51101 CITY SOLICITOR $19,755

TOTAL: $19,755

 

Item 9: 3-2-21 MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2021, THIRTY SEVEN THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY AND 00/100 Dollars ($37,750) as follows:

FROM:

12942-53010 CONTRACT FORESTRY SERVICES $35,000

14301-51106 SNOW REMOVAL SERVICES 2,720

TOTAL: $37,750

TO:

14252-53100 SNOW REMOVAL SERVICES $37,750

TOTAL: $37,750

 

Item 10: 3-2-21 MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2021, FOUR THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED EIGHTY TWO AND 00/100 Dollars ($4,682) as follows:

FROM:

14251-51106 HIGHWAYS & BRIDGES DEMO WORKER $4,682

TOTAL: $4,682

TO:

14101-51500 ENGINEERING VACATION BUYBACK $3,232

14301-51830 REFUSE/RECYCLING LONGEVITY 1,450

TOTAL: $4,682

 

Item 11: 3-2-21 MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2021, TEN THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($10,000) as follows:

FROM:

14301-51102 REFUSE HMEO $10,000

TOTAL: $10,000

TO:

14302-53100 OTHER SERVICES-TEMPORARY/SEASONAL $10,000

TOTAL: $10,000

 

Item 12: MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2021, THIRTY FIVE THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($35,000) as follows:

FROM:

14801-51101 PARKING CONTROL OFFICER $30,494

14301-51106 WASTE RECYCLE COORDINATOR 4,506

TOTAL: $35,000

TO:

14302-52410 REFUSE R&M VEHICLES $30,000

16502-52410 PARKS R&M VEHICLES 5,000

TOTAL: $35,000

 

Item 13: 3-2-21 MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2021, ELEVEN THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY AND 00/100 Dollars ($11,750) as follows:

FROM:

14251-51106 HIGHWAYS & BRIDGES DEMO WORKER $11,750

TOTAL: $11,750

TO:

14261-51300 AUTO EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE OVERTIME $11,750

TOTAL: $11,750

 

Item 14: 3-2-21 MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2021, EIGHT HUNDRED FIFTEEN AND 00/100 Dollars ($815) as follows:

FROM:

60402-54200 OFFICE & PROFESSIONAL SUPPLIES $815

TOTAL: $815

TO:

60401-51300 OVERTIME $815

TOTAL: $815

 

Item 15: 3-2-21 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 Holyoke BESS, LLC for payment in lieu of taxes (“PILOT”) of certain personal property tax obligations for the property located across from 50 Water Street. (parcels 049-01-008 and 049-01-009).

 

 

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.

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