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Public Safety Committee Meeting August 25, 2021

Aug 25 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 of the committee on

Public Safety


Wednesday, August 25th, 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: Terence Murphy

*** Remote access via

Meeting ID: 891 0133 3001 Meeting Passcode: 045608 or by call in at 1 (646) 558-8656 with same Meeting ID and Passcode.  ***



Item 1: (EXECUTIVE SESSION) 11-21-17 MCGEE, LEAHY, TALLMAN — Ordered, Order that Capt. Moriarty provide an updated list of safety options or procedures put in place to deal with security/safety at City Hall, sub committee meetings, and full council meetings.
*Tabled 6-8-20

Item 2: (EXECUTIVE SESSION) 10-17-17 LEAHY — Ordered, that surveillance cameras be installed in the corridors of City Hall and the Annex.
*Tabled 6-8-20

Item 3: (EXECUTIVE SESSION) 10-17-17 LEAHY — Ordered, that an emergency button be installed in the City Council chamber.
*Tabled 6-8-20

Item 4: 10-20-20 HERNANDEZ, TALLMAN — Property owners for 287 -291 Elm Street, Carrie and Arthur Naatz have reached out to possibly collaborate with City, HPD and other landlords such as Tony Visone that owns 294-298 Elm Street and the Buildings on Walnut Street adjacent to 300 Walnut, in the pursuit of installation of surveillance in an attempt to combat the overall criminal activity, drug, human trafficking in these areas.  I have full contact information for them both and would like to set up a meeting amongst all departments including our honorable mayor’s office to initiate a plan to carry out our goal.
*Tabled 12-9-20, 1-6-21, 5-12-21

Item 5: 3-16-21 LISI, ANDERSON-BURGOS, HERNANDEZ, LEBRON-MARTINEZ — that in an effort to obtain neutral, fact-based data and statistics, the City contract an independent assessment of Holyoke Police Department’s structure, policies, and practices.
*Tabled 4-21-21

Item 6: 1-19-21 HERNANDEZ — To invite the Chief of Police to discuss the plan that the department has in place in case there is any domestic terrorism in our City and if there are any changes to the current plan that were prompted since the attack on Capital Hill, this past 1/6/2021.

Item 7: 4-20-21 GREANEY — the Holyoke City Council invite a Medical professional from Holyoke Medical Center or Baystate Health to discuss the pros and cons of Marijuana usage and its effect on the community.


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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