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Holyoke Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting May 9, 2022

May 9 2022

5:30 pm City Hall Holyoke

536 Dwight St, Holyoke 01040

Holyoke Parks & Recreation – Commission Meeting

Monday, May 9, 2022

5:30 pm

City Hall 536 Dwight Street Holyoke – Parks and Rec Office




  1. Call to Order


  1. Acceptance of Minutes from April 5, 2022 Meeting


  1. City Council Order

Introduced by Councilor: Kevin A. Jourdain, David K. Bartley, Will Puello

Ordered, That the Mayor and Parks and Recreation Department please fund the Spanish Festival with $5,000 for their staging and sound equipment.  This money was allocated for them in the FY 22 budget but was transferred apparently.  This has been a very important program the city has supported for many years and we need to continue it now that the pandemic is over with and the event has returned.  If there are insufficient funds for some reason in the Recreation Dept (originally funded with $33,000 in staging and events lines) budget then please make a transfer request from another other area up to and including stabilization if need be.  The organizers were counting on these funds.  This is a small amount of money for an event that brings so much joy to so many thousands of people.  Thank you in advance for your support.  In City Council, April 5, 2022.  Received and adopted.


Introduced by Councilor Israel Rivera

Ordered, Order that Parks and Rec Department come up with a uniform system around flying patriotic flags.  Different parks fly different flags which is totally understandable, I would just like to see a system that is equitable to all.

In City Council, May 3, 2022.  Copy to Parks and Rec


  1. New Business

           Councilor Juan Anderson Burgos – Pride Celebration, Dog Park

Adult Softball League – Emil Morales

           Miracle League Playground Contract

           Blue Sox Contract Update

           Community Field Dog Park


  1. Old Business

Roberts Field Track

           Mayer Field Installation Update


  1. Parks and Recreation Commissioners – Signatures


  1. New Parks and Recreation Director


  1. Adjourn








The listing of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the Parks & Recreation Commissioners 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.

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