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Public Service Committee Meeting April 28, 2021

Apr 28 2021

6:30 pm City Hall Holyoke

536 Dwight St, Holyoke 01040

City Council

Holyoke Massachusetts


Notice of Committee Meeting

There will be a regular meeting of the committee on


Public service


Meeting to take place remotely on Zoom Meetings on Wednesday 4-28-21 at 6:30PM

Per order of the Chair: Jim Leahy

*** Meeting will take place remotely and can be accessed via

Meeting ID: 875 6681 6637 Meeting Passcode: 225540 or by call in at 1 (646) 558-8656 with same Meeting ID and Passcode. ***



Item 1: 4-20-21 From Acting Mayor Todd McGee, letter appointing Ms. Patricia C. Devine, 58 Magnolia Avenue. to serve as a member on the Commission for the Department of Public Works. Ms. Devine will replace Mr. Quinn T. Lonczak and will serve a three year term; said term will expire on February 1, 2024.

Item 2: 4-20-21 From Acting Mayor Todd McGee, letter appointing Mr. Brian G. Smith, 48 Holy Family Road. to serve as a member of the Retirement Board for the City of Holyoke. Mr. Smith will replace Bellamy Schmidt and will serve a three year term; said term will expire on January 1, 2024.

Item 3: 4-6-21 MURPHY -- Ordered that the leadership of Holyoke Rows and the parks and recreation director parks commissioners meet with the public service committee to develop a plan to allow more Holyoke youngsters the chance to participate in their summer programming.  Can we develop a plan to reduce the $100 weekly fee for a child, and if so, by how much?  If not, can we seek out sponsors to provide this opportunity for youngsters despite their inability to pay.

Item 4: 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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