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Finance Committee Meeting March 4, 2024

Mar 4 2024

6:30 pm City Hall Holyoke

536 Dwight St, Holyoke 01040

Posted February 27, 2024, 6:42 PM

City Council
Holyoke Massachusetts
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
Finance

Monday, March 4, 2024
6:30 PM

Meeting to take place at
Holyoke City Hall, 536 Dwight St
and can be accessed remotely on Zoom Meetings
Per order of the Chair: Patti Devine
Remote access via www.zoom.us
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87036768981?pwd=TnhtOG1EdWhBeVI0d2xaR0NnRWlqUT09
Meeting ID: 870 3676 8981 Meeting Passcode: 816007 or by call in at 1 (646) 558-8656 with
the same Meeting ID and Passcode.

Live Spanish interpretation will be available on local access channel 15 using the television’s SAP option, through the live stream on the city website, as well as on the Zoom feed by clicking the interpretation option and choosing Spanish.

Agenda

Item 1: Minutes of February 12, 2024 meeting

Item 2: 2-20-24 Devine- Ordered, that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “MA DEPARTMENT OF FIRE SERVICES FY24 FIREFIGHTER EQUIPMENT GRANT, $17,245.53, 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 3: 2-20-24 Devine- Ordered, that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “MA DEPT OF AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES- ARPA SPENDING BILL EARMARK, $90,000, ” 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 4: 2-6-24 Devine – Ordered, Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2024, EIGHT HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($850,000.00) as follows:
FROM:
3000-10400 SCHOOL ROOF PROJECTS $9,718.40
3010-10400 DPW HIGHWAY RECONSTRUCTION $2,269.50
3040-10400 DESIGN OF CONNECTOR ROAD $10,113.55
3100-10400 POLICE STATION $29,859.85
3130-10400 PROPERTY DEMOLITION PROJECT $2,080.25
3150-10400 FIRE STATION $3,453.54
3170-10400 MOSHER STREET CSO $96,784.01
3250-10400 COMMUNITY FIELD $44,721.97
3270-10400 APPLETON STREE SEWER SEPARATION $1,568.25
3290-10400 FLOOD CONTROL LEVEE CERTIFICATION $614.63
3320-10400 PARKING GARAGES RECONSTRUCTION $16,602.59
3330-10400 DEAN voe SCIENCE LAB $156,211.90
3340-10400 FIRE TRUCKS $20,692.14
6040-10400 SEWER PLANT IMPROVEMENTS $7,309.42
0430-10400 SALE OF REAL ESTATE $303,000.00
8811-10400 CAPITAL STABILIZATION $145,000.00
TO:
13003-58200 CAPITAL OUTLAY-SCHOOL BUILDINGS $850,000.00

Item 5: 2-20-24 Devine – Ordered that the City Council consider approving the purchase by the City of 225 High Street, Holyoke by a consensual order of taking.  This order is a companion order to a previous order requesting a transfer in FY 2024 of $850,000.00 from several accounts to Capital outlay-school buildings.

Item 6: 2-20-24 Devine- Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2024, NINETY FIVE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND 00/100 Dollars ($95,800) as follows:
FROM:
12101-51107               PATROLMEN $95,800 |
TOTAL:           $95,800
TO:
12102-52410   R&M MOTOR VEHICLES     $8,000
12102-52500   R&M BUILDINGS       2,000
12102-53010   DATA MAINTENANCE          13,000
12102-53030   PRINTING      2,000
12102-54220   SUPPLIES-OTHER   500
12102-54800   M/V FUEL       37,000
12102-54830   M/V SUPPLIES          32,000
12102-57301   LEGAL DEFENSE      1,300
TOTAL:           $95,800

Item 7: 2-20-24 Devine- Ordered, that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “MASS STATE POLICE-PROJECT SAFE NEIGHBORHOODS, $40,000, 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: 1-22-24 I. Rivera — Ordered, that the City Council be provided with a report of retirement payouts for the Police Department for the past 20 years.

Item 9: 1-22-24 From Holyoke Police Department, response to Councilor Israel Rivera’s order asking for the report of payouts for the Police Dept from the past 20 years.

Item 10: 2-6-24 Rivera. I.- Order that the honorable city council ask the police department to provide us with an itemized budget breakdown of dollars received and expended over the last 5 years from the criminal seizure and forfeiture account.

Item 11: 1-22-24 Devine- Ordered, that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “FY23 TDI EQUITY, $38,550, 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.
*Tabled 1-31-24

 

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.

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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