Public Service Committee Meeting March 13, 2023
6:00 pm City Hall Holyoke
536 Dwight St, Holyoke 01040
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, §§ 18-25,
Chapter 22 of the Acts of 2022,
notice is hereby given of a meeting of the committee on
Monday, March 13, 2023
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: 842 5199 5156 Meeting Passcode: 110450 or by call in at 1 (646) 558-8656 with the same Meeting ID and Passcode.
Item 1: 2-7-23 From Mayor Joshua A. Garcia letter appointing Ms. Jean Jonker, 198 Locust St. to serve as an Alternate of the Historical Commission for the City of Holyoke: Ms. Jonker will serve a three-year term; said term will expire on January 30, 2026.
Item 2: 11-1-22 RIVERA_I — That the honorable city council pledge to support and protect the democratic rights of ex-felons and or the formerly incarcerated to vote, run for office and hold a seat that they were duly elected for.
In recent weeks the formerly incarcerated population has been under attack, specifically in Florida where they are being hunted down fined and jailed for voter fraud (meaning they are not suppose to vote due to their ex=felon status). This type of disenfranchisement should not be tolerated and we here in Holyoke do not approve and stand with any citizen that is deserving of a second chance.
Item 3: 2-7-23 From Michael D. Bissonnette, Associate Solicitor opinion regarding Elected official appointment to Retirement Board.
Item 4: 12-20-22 From Lisa A. Ball, City Solicitor, legal opinion regarding whether a City Council seat is vacated if a ward councilor is elected in one ward and then moves to a different ward during their term in office.
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.
536 Dwight St, Room 10
Holyoke, MA 01040
Meeting days 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM