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Soldiers Memorial Commission Meeting June 11th, 2024

Jun 11 2024

6:00 pm Holyoke War Memorial Building

310 Appleton St, Holyoke 01040

Old Business:

Sound System Quotes

New DPW manager?

DPW Memorials disposition

Elevator Status

Roof Leaks Status

Steam Pipe Repair Status

Room Air Conditioners

Room Blind Replacement

Room Painting

Room Identification Signage

New VA Director?

Building WiFi

Summer meeting schedule

Minutes for May 14th Meeting:

Present:  Don Andrejczyk, Rick Purcell, Ken Harstine, Lady Rua

Pledge of allegiance.

May 29th, Wednesday at 6pm is City Council Budget Meeting.

Old Business.  

Corn Hole Proposal.  Cost of hosting makes it difficult for us to take advantage of this service.  We will have $1400 when receipts are deposited.  We decline moving forward.

Wrestling event proceeded well.

Our manager with DPW has resigned.  

Memorials in DPW.  We need to decide what to do with them.  They are limestone and probably not suitable for outdoors presentation without protection.  Probably should involve Robert Comeau who has expressed interest in what to do with them.  We should have a meeting of likely interested parties to discuss what to do with them.

Budget.  Proposed draft will be available to commissioners by Friday or the next Friday.

Elevator.  No further information at this time.

Leaks.  No further leaks and still getting quotes for roof and steam system.   

Building improvements, DAV space needs air conditioner.  Blinds quotes.  What rooms need painting.  Need to continue working on signage.  

Request appointment Kevin Thomas for the board. (413)335-4929.  chontae659@comcast.net

New Business

VA affairs director Luce is resigning.  Replacements are yet to be interviewed.  

Need hours in building with VA being closed much of the time now.  Looking at scheduling persons from commission to be on duty in the building.  

Internet installation.  Needs more uniform distribution of WI-FI in building.  Contact city about upgrading system for full coverage.

May 25th DAV Memorial Day practicing.
No to dance studio proposal.
June 14th 10am Opportunity High
June 16th 4pm Queer Prom.

Summer meeting schedule.

Next meeting June 11th.

Best Regards,

Ken Harstine
413-250-8298

Soldiers Memorial Commission Contact Form
310 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
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