Ordinance Committee Meeting Text Size

Event takes place on April 23, 2013 at 6:30 PM
City Hall Council Chambers

                                                        CITY COUNCIL


                                 HOLYOKE, MASSACHUSETTS

                                      Notice of Committee Meeting


There will be a Regular Meeting of the Committee on



At the City Council Chambers on Tues. April 23, 2013

At 6:30P.M. Joint Public Hearing with Planning Board at 7:00

Per order of the Chairperson: Rebecca Lisi



            Acceptance of Committee minutes

 LEBRON-MARTINEZ  (12/4/12, continued from 4/9/13)

Ordered, that The City Council considers the request from Congregation Sons of Zion for handicap signage, as many of their elders have limitations to get around.


Petition of John Lynch for a special permit for a Professional Office in the Overlay District at1754 Northampton St.(continued from 4/9/13)



Petition of MetroPCSMassachusettsfor a wireless telecommunication “Material Modification” at48 Holy Family Rd.

 LISI (2/5/13, continued from 3/12/13)

Ordered that Section 8.1 of the Zoning Ordinance, Flood plain Overlay District as well as the map of the overlay district, be amended to comply with the federal regulations at 44 CFR 60.3 and the FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Map and Base Flood Elevations, which take effect on July 16, 2013.


    LEBRON-MARTINEZ (8/7/12)

Ordered, that that the City Council support an order that a no parking sign be established onMaple   St.between Dwight and Suffolk St and onHampden St.between High and Maple St.


                LEBRON-MARTINEZ (8/7/12)

Ordered, that that a visible Wrong Way sign (big enough) be placed on High near to Jackson St to I-391 area so that those going the wrong way be able to see in enough time before accidents happen is an ongoing issue


  VACON  (8/7/12)

Ordered, that The City Council request DPW to replace the yield sign at the Rt. 202 toHomestead   Avecut through (near the two mini-malls) with a stop sign. There have been accidents and a number of near misses due to drivers traveling at high speeds through the yield



  LISI (9/25/12)

Ordered, that the DPW and City Engineer assess whetherTaylor St.has the appropriate signage indicating that it is a Dead End and if it should have a lower speed limit than 30 mph given that it is a dead end street. Residents are complaining that speeding cars are coming down the block and making dangerous U-turns at the end of the street.


SOTO, Vega (9/25/12)

Ordered, that That the City ofHolyokechangePine Streetfrom Hampshire St toSargeant St.from one way to a two way.


SOTO, VACON (1/15/13)

Ordered, that City place a no overnight parking/ no exceptions , for the parking lot located in front of291 Pine Street,SeniorCenter


BARTLEY (3/5/13)

Ordered, that In an effort to mitigate sign pollution in ward 3, direct the DPW to remove the following superfluous signage from the streets of Elmwood, specifically those along length of South St. from Northampton St. to the Route 391 interchange: the numerous “Right Turn Only” and “Left Turn Only” signs which clutter the sidewalk and which only mimic the painted marking on the road.


BARTLEY, Tallman (3/5/13)

 Ordered, that That a 30 Minute Parking Only sign be placed in front of566 South St.


ALEXANDER (4/2/13)

Ordered, that Whereas: The current process for road closures provides no process for input from the affected parties nor any appeal process

 Ordered: That the Council create an Ordinance governing road closures for (a) emergency, (b) construction/maintenance, (c) public events and (d) private uses, including Council issuance of a Special Permit as appropriate.

VACON (2/5/13 copy)

Ordered, that That the “do not block the box” lines be painted for the fire station onHomestead Ave.The signs and lines that are there now are being ignored. Constituents report that fire trucks are unable to exit the station at times due to traffic back up.


Ryan M. Allen: Administrative Assistant

The listing of matters are those reasonably 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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