Ordinance/Planning Board Committee Meeting Text Size
Event takes place on July 28, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Holyoke City Hall: Council Chambers
Notice of Committee Meeting
There will be a regular meeting of the Committee on
At City Hall in the Council Chamber, on Tuesday July 28 at 6:30 PM
Per order of the Chair: Rebecca Lisi
1. Valentin 8/5/14: That in lieu of a costly and impracticable public acceptance of Owens Place as a public way, the City Council enacts an ordinance authorizing temporary repairs to Owens Place. According to Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 40, § 6N, a municipality’s voluntary undertaking to repair does not transform the nature of a private way into a public one. The ordinance or by-law authorizing temporary repair of a private way must “determine (a) the type and extent of repairs; (b) if drainage shall be included; (c) if the repairs are required by public necessity; (d) the number of percentage of abutters who must petition for such repairs; (e) if betterment charges shall be assessed; (f) the liability limit of the city or town on account of damages caused by such repairs; (g) if the ways shall have been opened to public use for a term of years; and (h) if a cash deposit shall be required for said repairs.”
2. Lisi 3/17/15: Order: That the Council consider amending Zone SC to allow for certain additional business types
3. Lisi 3/17/15: That city create a Shopping Center Zoning Code designed for such large-scale districts, including but not limited to the Kmart Plaza (King Street), the South St. Plaza etc.
4. Bartley 3/17/15: Whereas: Many downtown businesses lack sufficient parking for their business needs, and many downtown buildings are unable to comply with current parking requirements; Ordered: that the Council consider allowing parking as a principal use by special permit in each Zone presently in use in the downtown area, and craft permit criteria to properly regulate such use. (Note: order re-filed in order to hold public hearing in accordance with the deadlines set forth in M.G.L. Ch. 40A, Sec. 5)
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.
Posted on July 24, 2015 by allenr