6:00 pm City Hall Holyoke
536 Dwight St, Holyoke 01040
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 the committee on
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Meeting to take place at
Holyoke City Hall, 536 Dwight St
and can be accessed remotely on Zoom Meetings
Per order of the Chair: Peter Tallman
Remote access via www.zoom.us
Meeting ID: 821 9645 3789 Meeting Passcode: 982011 or by call in at 1 (646) 558-8656 with the same Meeting ID and Passcode.
Item 1: 3-15-22 From Mayor Joshua A. Garcia, letter appointing Mr. Jorge Colon, 101 St. Kolbe Dr. as a member of the Holyoke Redevelopment Authority: Mr. Colon will serve a two year term; said term will expire on November 1, 2024
Item 2: 3-15-22 From Mayor Joshua A. Garcia, letter appointing Dr. Tiffany B. Curtis, 285 Hampden St. to serve as a member on the Library Board of Directors for the City of Holyoke: Dr. Curtis will replace Mr. Jason Lefebvre and will serve his remainder term; said term will expire on February 2023
Item 3: 3-15-22 From Mayor Joshua A. Garcia letter appointing Ms. Lyn Horan, 100 Southampton Rd. to serve as a member of the Commission on Disabilities for the City of Holyoke: Ms. Horan will serve a three-year term; said term will expire on March 2025
Item 4: 2-1-22 RIVERA_J, PUELLO — Ordered, Order that the city council review and approve the PR cultural district resolution.
Item 5: 10-5-21 MCGEE — Order that the Mayor and City Council review and approve the relocation of a department or departments to the unused space of the tax collector/personnel office. These spaces are forward facing offices/spaces that allow better constituent access/service. (Note: One consideration would be to move the planning department into these spaces which would allow constituents/business easier access to the process.)
Item 6: 8-3-21 ANDERSON-BURGOS — Ordered, that the City Council pass a resolution in support of the GREEN Act.
Item 7: 10-5-21 LEAHY, MCGEE — Ordered, that a representative of the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, and the Holyoke’s Animal Control Department come into the Public Service Committee to discuss a strategic plan in regards to the increasing amount of wildlife in the City of Holyoke.
Item 8: 10-6-20 VACON — Ordered, in light or recent news reports on issues with the security of mail in votes, we request the City Clerk and Board of Registrars discuss with the City Council the vote counting and security process to ensure an accurate count and postig of each vote for our elections.
In reviewing the results of the September 1 primary, there was a significant variance between the machine totals posted on the walls at the precincts and the totals listed in the unofficial results. Traditionally, the vote totals posted at the precincts were very close to the final results but at this primary many votes were not reflected in the totals posted at the precincts.
How are mail in votes other than absentee ballots, initially requested by the voter, counted and posted?
How is early voting accounted for, recorded and results posted?
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.