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Public Safety Committee Meeting March 30, 2021

Mar 30 2021

6:45 pm Remote by Zoom


City Council

Holyoke Massachusetts

Notice of Committee Meeting

There will be a regular meeting of the committee on

Public Safety


Meeting to take place remotely on Zoom Meetings on Wednesday 3-30-21 at 6:45PM

Per order of the Chair: Terry Murphy

*** Meeting will take place remotely and can be accessed via Meeting ID:  848 8816 6185 Meeting Passcode: 049840 or by call in at 1 (301) 715-8592 with same Meeting ID and Passcode. ***


Item 1: 3-2-21 BARTLEY -- The DPW superintendent send a communication to City council for its 3/16/21 meeting to provide a schedule or an estimated timetable for: paving projects, patching potholes, striping lines for roads and striping lines for parking spaces, the operation hours & days of the week for bulk waste drop-off and operation hours & days of week for yard waste (Berkshire St.). This was discussed at Finance on 2/24/21. Refer to DPW with a copy to Public Safety.

Item 2: 3-2-21 BARTLEY -- The DPW and/or ROCA coordinate cleanup behind Fitzpatrick Ice Rink. In coordination with former at-large councilor Dan Bresnahan, the rink’s manager is offering to help as I received the following email: “Once the snow is gone, we will be cleaning up the trash as best as we can near the rink. If the City can clean up the top of the hill that would be great.”

Item 3: 2-2-21 MCGEE -- that the DPW report before the public safety committee to address the city council chamber back room area (mainly addressing upgrades and fixing the odors associated with the area).
*Tabled 2-10-21

Item 4: 3-16-21 League of Women Voters - Request for Holyoke to join neighboring communities in passing a resolution in opposition to the planned Palmer Biomass Power Plant.

Item 5: 3-16-21 LISI -- that the City Council develop a public process by which councilors can submit recommendations for how the $29 Million in COVID stimulus funding will be spent locally.


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.

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