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Holyoke City Council Meeting April 16, 2024

Apr 16 2024

7:00 pm City Hall Holyoke

536 Dwight St, Holyoke 01040

Meeting will take place at Holyoke City Hall, 536 Dwight St
and can also be accessed remotely via
Meeting ID: 836 7528 4572 Meeting Passcode: 845022 or by call in at 1 (646) 558-8656 with 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.

April 16, 2024
7:00 PM


A. Devine- ORDERED, that the recent vote by the City Council to keep the CPA at 1.5% be rescinded and a new vote be taken to reduce the CPA tax to 1.0% and be placed on the November ballot.
*Added April 12, 4:25 PM

B. Holyoke Downtown Parking Study – Final Report
*Added April 12, 2024, 4:25 PM

C. Bartley – DPW consider resurfacing the roadbed on Woodland St. Multiple constituents (and their letter carrier) requesting. Receive and Refer to DPW, Public Safety, Mayor
*Added April 16, 2024, 7:35 PM

D. Bartley – DPW // City Engineer please consider providing suggestions on entering WESTFIELD RD from both WOODLAND ST and HITCHCOCK ST. Mirrors have previously been suggested and dismissed so please provide an alternative solution. These are constituent requests. Receive and Refer to City Engineer, DPW and Public Safety.
*Added April 16, 2024, 7:35 PM


A. DEVINE – Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2024, TWENTY THOUSAND AND 00/100 Dollars ($20,000) as follows:
14251-51106    PROP MAINTENANCE & DEMO WORKER        $5,000
14301-51103    REFUSE LABORER        10,000
16501-51106    PARKS HMEO        5,000
TOTAL:    $20,000
14262-52410    R&M VEHICLES         $20,000
TOTAL:    $20,000

B. DEVINE – Ordered, that a proclamation be presented to Don Welch for his ​21 years of dedicated service and advocacy as a member of the Commission on Disabilities.

C. Bartley, Jourdain- Order, with the pedestrian signal on South St. still flashing “yellow” after 2 months, and having an estimated repair cost of $11,000 and DPW uses capital stabilization funds to fix the light and to communicate updates to seniors residing in Elmwood Towers.

D. Bartley, Jourdain, Vacon- The City of Holyoke amends any charter, ordinance and any other regulations relative to its Tax Collector and combines the office with its City Treasurer so long as a charter change to appoint rather than elect Holyoke’s City Treasurer is approved by ​the legislature and Holyoke voters.

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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