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Soldiers Memorial Commission Meeting May 14, 2024

May 14 2024

6:00 pm Holyoke War Memorial Building

310 Appleton St, Holyoke 01040

Soldiers Memorial Commission Meeting

May 14, 2024

6:00 PM

Holyoke War Memorial Building, 300 Appleton Street, Holyoke


Accept March Minutes

Old Business:

CornHole does fundraisers.

Annual Budget

Elevator Status.  Parts expected by the end of April. Should be operable by the end of May.

Building leak status.

Main Hall bulb replacement status.

Armory Memorials Status and Planning.

Building improvements such as window style AC units. New blinds. Painting.

New Business:

Set Future Meeting:




Minutes for March Meeting

Rick Purcell
Laddy Rua
Ken Harstine
Don Andrejczyk

Shaun  Sheedy, City Building Maintenance Supervisor 
Randy Goldberg with 413 Cornhole
Wayne, Veterans Cemetery and Patriotic Committee

Accepted minutes from the 13th.

Fundraiser Proposal:
Randy with Holyoke Auxiliary from 2017.  In Holyoke since 1994.  413 CornHole does fundraisers.  Has auctions and 50/50 raffle type things to raise further money.  $600 to do it here and $300 to do it at their location.  Need to distribute flyers and put up signs.  Various ways of organizing it.  They have a way of handicapping players and pairing folks up to provide and more even playing field.  Charge per team or per person.   You play four rounds and then a playoff.  $50 or $60 per team or half per player.  Food and drink would be sold by the host, the East Mountain Country Club.  

Event runs for four or more hours plus opening, and closing hours.  Typically 70-100 persons come.  

Shaun Sheedy on budget.  

Elevator parts will be shipped by the end of April.  Should be operable by the end of May.  New door detector, jack and change hydraulic oil.  Money came from “free cash”.

$600 for generator, elevator and $400 for alarm maintenance.  Come out of $14,500.  Does not cover current costs.  Can ask for 2% more.

Need to raise the overtime account.

Building leak status.  

Main leak is in the steam return line and is broken under the cement stairway.  Need to open up the wall and concrete and will need $40K to do it.  

Roof leak status.  $750K for a new roof and internal drains.  Not amenable to rerouting drains to the outside as that would require new engineering.   

Replace lights in main hall.  Shaun has to actually do this work.

Room number and occupancy names.  

Building lock updates.  

Memorials a DPW.  Need to set a date to inspect what is there.  Friday the 26th.  10:00am at car barn.

Laddy would like window style AC units.  New blinds.  $400 for each AC unit.  Painting.

Received a request for Salsa classes.  Wednesday nights from 6 to 9pm.  Roshay.   

Next meeting May 14th.

Best Regards,
Ken Harstine

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