Historical Commission Purpose
The Holyoke Historical Commission is a seven-member board established on November 20, 1972 by a vote of the Holyoke Board of Alderman/City Council.
The Commission's most important goal is the preservation of Holyoke's historic places. The purpose of the Holyoke Historical Commission is to work toward this goal by planning for and implementing programs for the identification, evaluation and protection of its community's historic resources.
The Holyoke Historical Commission works in cooperation with other municipal agencies to insure that the goals of historic preservation are considered in planning for future development of the community. The Commission also coordinates with other local groups whose interests involve history or historic preservation; The Commission also serves as the liaison between these groups on matters pertaining to historic preservation programs; and is mandated to be the local municipal "watchdog" for state and federal preservation agencies, alerting them to local preservation issues.
Chapter 40, Section 8D of Massachusetts General Laws identifies five responsibilities for all commissions established under this Chapter:
- Conducting research on places of historical or architectural value
- Cooperating with the State Archaeologist in conducting surveys and reporting on sites
- Coordinating with other preservation organizations
- Keeping accurate records of its actions and filling an annual report and
- Maintaining a membership of not less than three or more than seven members, duly appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.
Optional responsibilities include:
- Prepare and distribute publications
- Make recommendations to the City Council, and Massachusetts Historical Commission
- Hold hearings
- Enter into contracts and other agreements
- Accept gifts to further its work
- Hire staff and
- Acquire property in the community's name
The Commission can help you with these other items:
- Historic House Plaques
- Historic Tax Credits
- Resources for Historic Homes
- Demolition Delay information
- National Register nominations
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HOLYOKE HISTORIC COMMISSION MEETING
May 1, 2013
( June 5, July tba)
Time: 6:30 P.M.
Place: Gateway City Arts
92 Race St. Holyoke, MA
Agenda for May
Preservation Awards final details- Wednesday, May 8th, The Wherehouse? (5 to 7)
Budget for 2014
By-law Review Committee
“These listings of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the Chairmen which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed or other items not listed, may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.”
Fairfield Avenue Historic District Commission
Chapter 18 (Article III sec. 18-95)
Matthew Chenier (property owner), term expires July 1, 2013
Olivia Mausel (mayor chosen), term expires July 1, 2013
Peter Papineau (architect), term expires July 1, 2015
Sandra Parent, term expires July 1, 2014
Beth Strycharz, term expires July 1, 2015
James Sutter, term expires July 1, 2014
Wendy Weiss, term expires July 1, 2014
Meeting- Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Wistariahurst Carriage House, 238 Cabot St., Holyoke, MA.
Agenda for May 2013
Polish Heritage Historic District update
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Posted on December 20, 2012 by Olivia