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Holyoke Public Safety Committee Meeting

March 2, 2009

I am reposting this information, due to the importance and the recent uproar of the City of Holyoke spending $400,000 to demolish a abandoned building in Holyoke.

On Wednesday, March 4th, the Public Safety Committee will meet at 6:30 pm to hear a presentation from the permitting group. This group has been in existence for many years in Holyoke. It has several functions, but one primary one that we are having them speak about, is the process for handling abandoned properties, sale of properties, demolishing unsafe buildings etc. This is the only item on the agenda and I think it will answer a lot of questions that the public has as well as city councilors. Please put something in the newspaper that the public is welcome. Several of these dedicated department heads and workers will be there educate everyone and give a great presentation.

Permitting Group List

Joseph Beaulieu / Captain, Fire Department

Dan Bresnahan / Director, Board of Health

Jeff Burkott / Principal Planner, Planning Department

John Dyjach / Assistant Director Holyoke Economic & Industrial Development

Paul Healy / Building Commissioner, Building Department

Charlie Lavelle / Staff Attorney, Law Department

Karen Mendrala / Senior Planner, Planning Department

Alicia Zoeller / Director, Conservation Commission

Kathy Anderson / Director, Office of Planning & Development

Thomas G Paquin / Lieutenant Fire Department

Matthew Sokop / City Engineer, Engineering Department

Kara Cunha / 2nd City Solicitor, Law Department

David Guzman / Development Specialist, HEDIC

Donna Dowdall / Paralegal, Law Department

Linda McQuade / Deputy Administrator, Community Development

David LaFond / Chief, Fire Department

Carol Bligh / Paralegal, Law Department

David Martins/ Procurement Officer, Purchasing Department

I will be unable to attend due to a presentation at Umass Amherst.

One Comment leave one →
  1. March 5, 2009 12:32 am

    Hey Mr Grumpy Blogger, Sorry you missed the Public Safety Committee meeting. I posted my take on it, and its not all milk and cookies.

    It was great finally meeting you last weekend. I was a bit surprised, mostly that you didn’t look like the grumpy person I imagined 🙂


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