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Finance Committee Meeting September 29, 2021

Sep 29 2021

6:30 pm City Hall Holyoke

536 Dwight St, Holyoke 01040

City Council

Holyoke Massachusetts

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

Finance

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

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: Joseph McGiverin

Remote access via www.zoom.us

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82286988435?pwd=NlhIZlhTeU1nazVISmNxWk54VjNXZz09

Meeting ID: 822 8698 8435 Meeting Passcode: 737588 or by call in at 1 (646) 558-8656 with the same Meeting ID and Passcode.

 

Agenda:

Item 1: 9-7-21 Petition for a new second hand license at 50 Holyoke St. for GameStop #4391

Item 2: 8-3-21 MIFA Victory Theater Mural Project Budget - CPA FY21 Project Funding Recommendation

Item 3: 9-7-21 MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, ONE HUNDRED TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($125,000) as follows:
FROM:
12101-51109 RESERVES $60,000
12101-51590 COURT 40,000
12101-51117 E911 DISPATCHER 2,000
12101-51107 PATROLMEN 20,000
12101-51104 LIEUTENANT 3,000
TOTAL: $125,000
TO:
12101-51300 OVERTIME $125,000
TOTAL: $125,000

Item 4: 9-7-21 MCGIVERIN -- that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the "ARSON WATCH REWARD PROGRAM, $1K, 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 5: 9-7-21 MCGIVERIN -- that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the "SFY2021 COMMONWEALTH SECURITY TRUST FUND, $11,720, 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 6: 9-7-21 MCGIVERIN -- that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the "FY2022 STATE PLAN FOR THE LIBRARY SERVICES AND TECHNOLOGY (LSTA)-ARPA, $50K, 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 7: 9-7-21 MCGIVERIN -- that in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44 Sec. 53A, the City Council hereby accepts the provisions of the "FY2022 CRCC/PVPC CSO, $745,000, 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: 9-7-21 MCGIVERIN -- that the amount of SIX HUNDRED DOLLARS/100 Dollars ($600.00) be authorized from the SOLICITOR'S OFFICE Department's PROFESSIONAL SERVICES-SPECIAL COUNSEL (11512-53010) appropriation in fiscal year 2022 for services rendered in fiscal year 2021 which were unencumbered at the 2021 fiscal year end.

Item 9: 9-7-21 MCGIVERIN -- Ordered, that the amount of ONE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED NINETY ONE AND 00/100 ($1,291.00) be authorized from the CITY SOLICITOR department’s PROFESSIONAL SERVICES-SPECIAL COUNSEL (11512-53010) appropriation in fiscal year 2022 for services rendered in fiscal year 2021 which were unencumbered at the 2021 fiscal year end.

Item 10: 9-7-21 MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2022, ONE HUNDRED FORTY NINE THOUSAND SEVENTY SIX AND 00/100 Dollars ($149,076) as follows:
TO:
13001-51101 SCHOOL - PERSONAL SERVICES $71,456
13002-57000 SCHOOL - OTHER EXPENSES 34,181
18202-56510 SPED - TUITION ASSESSMENT 582
18202-56511 SCHOOL CHOICE ASSESSMENT 42,857
TOTAL: $149,076

Item 11: 9-7-21 From Department of Labor Relations, letter re: petition for certification by Written Majority Authorization

Item 12: 9-7-21 HERNANDEZ -- That our City ensures to provide all Everbridge announcements to our constituents in both English and Spanish in an effort to improve access to essential services to persons with Limited English proficiency.  Our population consists of more than 50 % Latino/Indigenous descent people, a good majority are Spanish native speakers, this population being considered under the Limited English Proficiency (An LEP person is someone who does not speak English as their primary language and has limited ability to read, speak, and/or write English at a level that permits him/her to interact efficiently with English speakers or documents without language assistance).  Most recently department heads have been reaching out to Bilingual residents of our town that volunteer their voice and record the English followed by the Spanish verbiage of the message, however it is not consistent nor is there a formal procedure in place to ensure that it goes out in both languages.

 

 

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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