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Public Service Committee Meeting October 10, 2023

Oct 10 2023

6:00 pm City Hall Holyoke

536 Dwight St, Holyoke 01040

Posted October 5, 2023, 10:50 AM

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

Tuesday, October 10, 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: 892 5140 6798 Meeting Passcode: 730302 or by call in at 1 (646) 558-8656 with the same Meeting ID and Passcode.


Item 1: 10-3-23 From Mayor Joshua A. Garcia letter appointing Ms. Katie Hopkinson, 87 Pearl St. to serve on the Local Historic District effective immediately; Ms. Hopkinson will replace Christine Berge and will serve a three year term; said term will expire on July 1, 2026.

Item 2: 9-5-23 MCGEE, MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI, TALLMAN — Ordered, that the Veterans Services Director be invited to describe the development of a regional Veterans Services District in collaboration with surrounding communities, and that the City Council approve the district as a way to improve service to veterans in the region by sharing knowledge, experience, and resources between the participating communities.

Item 3: 10-3-23 PUELLO — That the law department provide the opinion that has been pending, for months, to the next public service committee meeting, regarding the ethics concerns around the Council Presidents appointment by the mayor to the retirement board. That they please address all concerns, mgl 286a sec 20 and the 6 month waiting period after leaving office. Thank you.

Item 4: 2-7-23 From Michael D. Bissonnette, Associate Solicitor opinion regarding Elected official appointment to Retirement Board.
*Tabled 3-13-23

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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