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Public Service Committee Meeting December 6, 2023

Dec 6 2023

6:00 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,
Chapter 2 of the Acts of 2023,
notice is hereby given of a meeting of the committee on
Public Service

Wednesday, December 6, 2023
6:00 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: Peter Tallman
Remote access via
Meeting ID: 842 2378 1315 Meeting Passcode: 311154 or by call in at 1 (646) 558-8656 with the same Meeting ID and Passcode.

Live Spanish interpretation will be available on local access channel 15 using the television’s SAP option, through the live stream on the city website, as well as on the Zoom feed by clicking the interpretation option and choosing Spanish.


Item 1: 11-21-23 From Mayor Joshua A. Garcia, letter appointing Brenna Levitin, 48 Vernon St. to serve as a member on the Library Board of Directors for the City of Holyoke: Ms. Levitin will replace Ms. Julia Santiago and will serve her remainder term; said term will expire on February 2025.

Item 2: 11-21-23 MCGEE — Ordered, that Personnel post to fill City Council At-Large appointment(s) to the Community Preservation Committee that will be opening soon.

Item 3: 12-5-23 From Mayor Joshua A. Garcia, letter appointing Mr. Paul Burns-Johnson to serve as a member of the Board of Appeals for the City of Holyoke:  Mr. Burns-Johnson will serve a three year term; said term will expire July 1, 2026.

Item 4: 12-5-23 From Mayor Joshua A. Garcia letter appointing Mr. Axel Fontanez, 71 Lynch Dr. to serve as an Associate of the Board of Appeals for the City of Holyoke:  Mr. Fontanez will serve a three year term; said term will expire on July 1, 2026.

Item 5: 10-17-23 PUELLO — Ordered, That the City Solicitor review section 2-156 &162 of the charter covering legal opinions and provide a written legal opinion explaining, when is the department allowed to refuse to provide legal opinions.

Item 6: 11-21-23 MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI, MALDONADO-VELEZ, RIVERA_I, RIVERA_J — Ordered that the City Council sign and support the attached Resolution to create a state-authorized cultural district for at least (5) years to be named the Puerto Rican Cultural District.

Item 7: 11-21-23 MCGEE — Ordered, Order that a Tree be planted out front of city hall near the Dwight side in order to have a Permanent tree for lighting purposes.


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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