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Joint Ordinance/Planning Board Meeting Text Size

Event takes place on February 09, 2016 at 6:30 PM
Holyoke City Hall: Council Chambers

City Council
Holyoke Massachusetts

Notice of Committee Meeting
There will be a regular meeting of the Committee on
Ordinance/Planning Board

At City Hall in the Council Chamber, on Tuesday February 9, at 6:30PM
Per order of Chair: Linda Vacon

1. Petition of Dennis Croteau of Holyoke for a zone change at 79 & 83 Lower Westfield Rd. from BL to BG or IG.

2. Lisi 5/19/15: that the City Council review the Business General (BG), Business Highway (BH), Shopping Center (SC), and IG (General Industry) zoning ordinances to see if they can be consolidated and/or reformulated to make more intuitive and business-friendly commercial districts

3. Lisi 4/7/15: Order: that the City Council consider making dimensional changes to the regulations for the BH zone (Table 5.2 of the Zoning Ordinance)

4. Vacon 12/1/15: Ordered that solar installations by right be limited to industrial and business zones. Any other solar proposals in a residential zone, other than individual homes, be subject to special permit.

5. Jourdain 8/4/16: Ordered that Zoning Section 7.1.1, 4 be amended as follows, by adding the following clause, “Parking lots or structures designed to serve these institutions and their accessory uses and buildings are allowed whether or not a fee is charged for their use; provided, that parking lots shall only be allowed by special permit of the City Council”

6. Jourdain 9/2/14: Ordered, that ordinances be reviewed to make sure that large commercial vehicles such as tractor trailer trucks are not being parked on residential streets overnight or for longer than 1 hour.

7. Alexander 9/2/14: Whereas: Traffic on Route 141 routinely blocks the intersection at Lindor Heights, Ordered: That the DPW paint a “do not block the box” box with cross hatching at the intersection and install appropriate signage.

8. Vacon 9/2/14: Order: Any hotel providing rooms for homeless individuals and/or families in cooperation with the State of MA for transitional assistance and community service that results in an increase in police calls exceeding the calls from the time prior to accepting these individuals and families shall provide private security or pay police officers for security from the hours of 6pm-2am seven days per week to ensure the safety of residents and the availability of police coverage throughout the city

9. McGee 10/7/14: Order: Order that the city proceed with a bid process regarding the replacement of the city’s outside legal council. The bid process can potentially offer cost savings to the city, look to attract local firm and keep the process open and fair

10. Alexander 10/7/14: Ordered: That the Council petition the General Court to enact appropriate legislation allowing the enlargement of the License Commission from (3) to (5) members.

11. Jourdain 10/7/14: Order: That an ordinance be created to allow renters access to the DPW facilities to bring refuse and surplus items just like homeowners

12. Jourdain 12/2/14: Order: That the City Council pursuant to Ordinance 90-90 hold a public hearing and consider a modest change in the rates

13. Alexander 12/2/14: That the DPW develop and implement a plan to accept yard waste from business properties located in Holyoke, including appropriate charges to support the costs

14. Alexander 12/2/14: That prior to seizure of any building for back taxes or other debt, the Treasurer present for approval to the Council documentation of the financial impact of such seizure, including any anticipated legal costs, rehab/demo costs and expected revenue from

15. Alexander 12/2/14: That the DPW develop and implement a plan to for curbside pickup of bulk items for residents of Holyoke, including appropriate charges to cover the costs of pickup and disposal

16. Alexander 12/2/14: That the DPW develop and implement a plan to accept bulk items from rental tenants residing in Holyoke

17. Sullivan 1/19/16: Order that the discard of refuse items on public or private property in excess of 2lbs. constitutes an act of “Illegal Dumping”, examples are items such as mattresses, furniture, tires, bags of household trash, Etc., Penalty for such illegal disposal to be no less than $1,000 and up to $2,500 reward for arrest and conviction $250.00.

18. Sullivan 1/19/16: the discard of hazardous or regulated waste be subject to fines of $2,500 – $5,000 reward leading to arrest and conviction of $500. Examples would be asbestos, PCB’s, lead, mercury, Etc., This would include items containing hazardous materials, sucha as refrigerators, (freon), brake pads, floor tile (asbestos), paint and batteries (lead) light fixtures (PCB’s).

19. Jourdain 2/1/16Order: That whenever the Mayor sells a property to anyone that he first notify all abutters prior to agreeing to that sale. Than an Ordinance be created to this effect

20. Lisi 1/19/16: Ordered that the City Council approve and ratify an agreement between the City of Holyoke and Ryan & Boudreau LLC c/o Robert Baker, and in accordance with Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 59, sec. 38H, for payment in lieu of taxes (“PILOT”) of certain personal property tax obligations

21. Lisi 1/19/16: Order: Ordered that the City Council approve and ratify an agreement between the City of Holyoke and Dinn Brothers, Inc., and in accordance with Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 59, sec. 38H, for payment in lieu of taxes (“PILOT”) of certain personal property tax obligations

22. Lisi 1/19/16: Ordered that the City Council approve and ratify an agreement between the City of Holyoke and Forestdale Cemetery Association, and in accordance with Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 59, sec. 38H, for payment in lieu of taxes (“PILOT”) of certain personal property tax obligations

23. Lisi 1/19/16: Ordered that the City Council approve and ratify an agreement between the City of Holyoke and O’Connell Development Group, and in accordance with Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 59, sec. 38H, for payment in lieu of taxes (“PILOT”) of certain personal property tax obligations

24. Lisi /19/16: Ordered, that Ordered that the City Council approve and ratify an agreement between the City of Holyoke and Rita M. Lawler, Trustee of the Timothy J. Lawler Trust of 76 Alvord Place, South Hadley and David A. Begley and Estelle A. Begley Trustees of the Begley Family Realty Trust and in accordance with Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 59, sec. 38H, for payment in lieu of taxes (“PILOT”) of certain personal property tax obligations for a solar facility located on property at Martin St.. Map 120 Parcel 11, Holyoke, MA

25. Bartley 12/15/15: Ordered that the City affix a handicap parking sign on the telephone pole in front of 99 Carlton St.

26. Leahy 1/5/16: Ordered that a handicap sign be placed in front of 65 Talor Sr. for Faizul Sibdhanny

 

Administrative Assistant: Ryan M. Allen
The listing of matters are those reasonable 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

 


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