Finance Committee Meeting October 13, 2021
6:30 pm City Hall Holyoke
536 Dwight St, Holyoke 01040
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, §§ 18-25,
and Section 20 of Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021,
notice is hereby given of a meeting of the committee on
Wednesday, October 13th, 2021
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: 819 3801 7511 Meeting Passcode: 547339 or by call in at 1 (646) 558-8656 with the same Meeting ID and Passcode.
Item 1: 10-4-21 Petition for Secure Transportation Inc. for a livery license vehicle garaged at 337 High St.
Item 2: 10-4-21 From Lisa A. Ball, Acting City Solicitor, re: Opinion on Professional Supervisors Association Collective Bargaining Unit
Item 3: 10-4-21 Settlement Agreement by and between the City of Holyoke and Local Union No 1693, International Association of Firefighters AFL-CIO
Item 4: 10-4-21 MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, EIGHTEEN THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED ONE DOLLARS AND 77/100 Dollars ($18,101.77) as follows:
12201-51105 FIREFIGHTER $6,751.11
12201-51109 ASST FIRE ALARM OPERATOR 11,350.66
12201-51101 FIRE CHIEF $4.92
12201-51103 CAPTAINS 8,076.00
12201-51104 LIEUTENANTS 9,347.46
12201-51107 SUPERVISOR-FIRE ALARMS 673.39
Item 5: 10-4-21 Settlement Agreement By and Between the City of Holyoke and NAGE R1-180, Clerical Union.
Item 6: 10-4-21 MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, ELEVEN THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED FOURTEEN DOLLARS AND 00/100 Dollars ($11,814.00) as follows:
11211-51103 AIDE TO MAYOR $11,814
15101-51103 SANITARIAN II $3,319
15101-51105 HEAD CLERK 1,339
15101-51107 SANITARIAN III 1,775
15101-51109 SANITARIAN I 1,551
15101-51111 FLOATING CLERK 1,549
15101-51104 PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE 2,221
Item 7: 10-4-21 MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, THREE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND 00/100 Dollars ($3,500) as follows:
11521-51104 HEAD CLERK $3,500
11521-51101 PERSONNEL DIRECTOR $3,500
Item 8: 10-4-21 MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, FOUR THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($4,000) as follows:
16911-51101 PAY-DIRECTOR $4,000
16911-51104 PAY-PROGRAM COORDINATOR $2,000
16911-51106 PAY-OFFICE ASSISTANT 2,000
Item 9: 10-4-21 MCGIVERIN — that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the “FFY22 MUNICIPAL ROAD SAFETY (MRS) PROGRAM, $41,650, 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 10: 10-4-21 MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, TWENTY EIGHT THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED SIXTY AND 00/100 Dollars ($28,260) as follows:
14301-51102 HEAVY MOTOR EQUIPMENT OPERATOR $28,260
14302-53100 REFUSE – OTHER SERVICES $28,260
Item 11: 10-4-21 MCGEE — Ordered, that the Finance Committee or the Public Safety Committee invite in DPW to discuss the condition of the meters, the related public safety issues, and to discuss the revenues collected.
Item 12: 10-4-21 MCGIVERIN — Ordered that the sum of $1,918,200 is appropriated to pay the costs of infrastructure improvements for the following City of Holyoke vicinities: replacement of Roberts Field running track, sidewalk resurfacing and improvements in the areas of Brown Avenue, Westfield Road, Clark Street, Gilman Street, Wycoff, Highland, Vadnais, Princeton and Jefferson, and the payment of all costs incidental and related thereto, 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 or convenient 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 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 13: 10-4-21 MCGIVERIN — that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, ONE HUNDRED FORTY SEVEN THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED THIRTY FOUR AND 23/100 Dollars ($147,734.23) as follows:
13002-57000 OTHER EXPENSES $147,734.23
Item 14: 10-4-21 MCGIVERIN — that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the ” American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Coronavirus Local Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (CLFRF) County Reallocation, $7,792,257, ” 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.
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.
536 Dwight St, Room 10
Holyoke, MA 01040
Meeting days 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM