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Holyoke City Council Meeting February 20, 2024

Feb 20 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 www.zoom.us
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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.

AGENDA FOR THE CITY COUNCIL
February 20, 2024
7:00 PM

 

LATE FILED ORDERS AND COMMUNICATIONS

A. Devine- Ordered, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2024, SEVENTEEN THOUSAND NINETY FIVE AND 00/100 Dollars ($17,095) as follows:
FROM:
12402-53010 CONTRACTED SERVICES-BUILDING/CODES $17,095
TOTAL: $17,095
TO:
12401-51110 LOCAL INSPECTOR $17,095
TOTAL: $17,095
*Added February 15, 2024, 12:40 PM

B. BARTLEY, JOURDAIN — Ordered, That DPW replace the missing street sign at Ivy St.
*Added February 20, 2024, 11:44 AM

C. From Alicia Zoeller, Administrator Office of Community Development, FY2024 CDBG Spreadsheet and Proposal Book
*Added February 20, 2024, 2:16 PM

D. 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.
*Added February 20, 2024, 2:28 PM

Addendum:

Per City Council rule 2B, meeting shall end by 10 PM unless an extension is approved by a two-thirds majority of those present. If any items remain, those items will be added to the beginning of the next regular meeting.
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 not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law

LATE FILES FROM PREVIOUS MEETING

A. 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

B. Sullivan- That the DPW Director and Board Members be invited to a Dev & Gov Relations Committee meeting to update the council on the status of operations, projects, and initiatives.

C. Jourdain- Ordered, that the School dept provide the City Council with a report on their plan to use the remaining $13 million in ESSER funds by September 30, 2024. Also provide us a report on how the $44 million thus far spent was used.

D. Jourdain- That the Joint Committee on City Council and School Committee review and respond to the Receivership response from Commissioner Riley & the Holyoke High & District 23-24 District Report Card that was released by Mass DESE. Documents attached.

E. From Mayor Joshua A. Garcia, response to Commissioner Riley’s letter on receivership

 

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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