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Event takes place on December 15, 2016 at 6:15 PM until 9:00 PM
20 Korean Veterans' Plaza, 4th Floor Conference Room, Holyoke, ma 01040



  • New Business
  • Request for Determination of Applicability
    • Applicant: Evelyn Phelps
    • Representative: R.F Sheehan Associates
    • Location: 426 Rock Valley Road 
    • Description: Replacing a failing septic system located at 426 Rock Valley Road (MBP# 190-00-004) that is within the 50′ Buffer Zone of a regulated Bordering Vegetated Wetland.  Approximately 320 s.f. of work is proposed within the 50′ Buffer Zone. 
  • Request for Certificate of Compliance
    • Applicant: Gary Rome Hyundai
    • Representative: Attorneys of Gary Rome
    • Location: 1010 Main Street 
    • Description: Issuance of a Certificate of Compliance for a permit for which all work has been completed
  • Request for Determination of Applicability
    • Applicant: Pioneer Valley Right-of-Way
    • Representative: Steven Herzog, AECOM
    • Location: various
    • Description: Confirmation of resource boundaries for Five-Year Vegetation Management Plan.


  • Continued Business
  • Notice of Intent – DEP 186-0263
    • Applicant: Massachusetts Devision of Capital Asset Management
    • Representative: Melissa Coady, Tighe & Bond
    • Location: 303 Homestead Avenue (Holyoke Community College Campus Center) 
    • Description: Notice of Intent filed by Tighe & Bond on behalf of the Massachusetts Department of Capital Asset Management for the reconstruction of the Holyoke Community College Campus Center (303 Homestead Ave.) and the restoration of a portion of Tannery Brook that flows through the site locus  (MBP 155-00-004).  Approximately 19,170 0 s.f. of the reflecting pool will be temporarily impacted and permanently restored as a result of this Application.   A variance from the Commission’s fifty (50) foot limit of disturbance around resource areas has been requested by the Applicant.  The project is subject to and will also be reviewed according to the Massachusetts Stormwater Management Standards. 


  • Other Commission Business
    • Administrative and Project Updates
    • Sign-on to MACC Pipeline/Utilities Letter
    • Status of Minutes for 7/7/16, 7/21/16, 8/11/16, 9/8/16, 9/22/16, 10/13/16, 11/10/16
    • Schedule for 2017
    • Status Appointment of new Commission Members
    • Project Reviews and Updates
  • Other Business
    • Distribution of New Projects –


4. Adjourn

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