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Holyoke City Council Special Meeting March 20, 2018

Mar 20 2018

6:30 pm City Hall Holyoke

536 Dwight St, Holyoke 01040

AGENDA FOR THE CITY COUNCIL
March 20,2018

PUBLIC COMMENT

COMMUNICATIONS

1. Letter from Mayor re: Budget Balancing Options

2. Communication from the Department of Revenue

MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS

3. MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2018, One hundred sixty two thousand seven hundred and five and 00/100/100 Dollars ($162,705) as follows:

FROM:
*****-***** Sewer Fund Retained Earnings $$162,705
TOTAL: $162,705
TO:
*****-***** Reduce 2018 Tax Levy $$162,705
TOTAL: $162,705

4. MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2018, One million three hundred fifty-six hundred fifty eight and 00/100/100 Dollars ($1,356,558) as follows:

FROM:
******-****** Free Cash $1,356,558
TOTAL: $1,356,558
TO:
*****-***** Reduce 2018 Tax Levy $1,356,558
TOTAL: $1,356,558

5. MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2018, three hundred fifty two thousand and 11/100 Dollars/100 Dollars ($$352,000) as follows:

FROM:
0010-12318 Overlay $$352,000
TOTAL: $$352,000

6. MCGIVERIN -- that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2018, Three hundred twenty one thousand and 00/100/100 Dollars ($$321,000) as follows:

FROM:
17104-59133 2017 Multipurpose Loan Principal $$321,000
TOTAL: $$321,000

 

 

Addendum:
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

______________________________
City Clerk

SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
March 20,2018

The meeting was called to order by President McGee at 06:00 PM.

The Clerk called the roll. Absent members: 2 (Leahy, Roman).

The name of Councilor Bartley was drawn to head the roll call voting.

Councilor Juan Anderson-Burgos name was called to head the roll call voting. Councilor Bartley volunteered to take the first vote and head the roll call: Council voted to allow this to take place.

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

COMMUNICATIONS

Letter from Mayor re: Budget Balancing Options

---> Received.

Communication from the Department of Revenue

---> Received.

ORDERS AND TRANSFERS

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2018, One hundred sixty two thousand seven hundred and five and 00/100/100 Dollars ($162,705) as follows:

FROM:
*****-***** Sewer Fund Retained Earnings $$162,705
TOTAL: $162,705
TO:
*****-***** Reduce 2018 Tax Levy $$162,705
TOTAL: $162,705

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

Alex B Morse, Mayor

---> Passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 7--Nays 4 (Bartley, McGee, Sullivan, Vacon)--Absent 2 (Leahy, Roman). Motion failed due to no Majority vote.

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2018, One million three hundred fifty-six hundred fifty eight and 00/100/100 Dollars ($1,356,558) as follows:

FROM:
******-****** Free Cash $1,356,558
TOTAL: $1,356,558
TO:
*****-***** Reduce 2018 Tax Levy $1,356,558
TOTAL: $1,356,558

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

Alex B Morse, Mayor

---> Passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 10--Nays 1 (Bartley)--Absent 2 (Leahy, Roman).

Under discussion:
Rules were suspended to allow the Mayor, Auditor, Treasurer to address the Council and answer any questions.

Mayor Morse spoke and gave breakdown of each financial option in front of the Council. It was noted that any of the options would balance the budget for the City. Mayor Morse gave specifics on each order noting the dollar amount and line items that would be included. Mayor also gave summary of discussions that took place with outside auditors Melanson and Heath. Councilors discussed each of the options presented by the Mayor and asked relevant questions on each order. Bellamy Schmidt and Sandy Smith both addressed the Council to give information to the Council on the state of the proposals and current deficit issues from previous fiscal year. Bellamy and Sandy also gave info on status of bonds in the City.

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2018, three hundred fifty two thousand and 11/100 Dollars/100 Dollars ($$352,000) as follows:

FROM:
0010-12318 Overlay $$352,000
TOTAL: $$352,000

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

Alex B Morse, Mayor

---> Passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Leahy, Roman).

MCGIVERIN Ordered, that that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2018, Three hundred twenty one thousand and 00/100/100 Dollars ($$321,000) as follows:

FROM:
17104-59133 2017 Multipurpose Loan Principal $$321,000
TOTAL: $$321,000

To the City Council:
I hereby recommend the passage of the above order at the meeting of your Council to be held Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

Alex B Morse, Mayor

---> Passed two readings and Adopted on a call of the roll of the yeas and nays --Yeas 11--Nays 0--Absent 2 (Leahy, Roman).

 

Adjourn at 07:15 PM.
A true record
ATTEST:

______________________________
City Clerk


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