Development and Government Relations Committee Meeting Text Size

Event takes place on May 12, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Holyoke City Hall: Council Chambers

City Council

Holyoke Massachusetts


Notice of Committee Meeting

There will be a regular meeting of the Committee on

Development and Government Relations


At City Hall in the Council Chamber, on Monday May 12, at 6:00PM

Per order of Chairman: David Bartley




1. Acceptance of previous meeting minutes


2. Order:  MA DOT will send a representative to Holyoke to provide updates to the community on public works projects managed by the Commonwealth within the City. (BARTLEY, 4/15/14)


3.  Order:  Holyoke Housing Authority to be invited to come to City Council to give public an update on Lyman Terrace and any other development projects. (BARTLEY, 4/15/14)


4.  Ordered that the City Council adopt the following resolution “Supporting Responsible Downtown Economic and Community Development at Lyman Terrace” (Lisi, Ferreira, Jourdain, 2/21/12)


5.  Ordered that the City Council invite in the Holyoke Historic Commission and or the MA Historical Commission to discuss listing Lyman Terrace on the National Register for  it’s association with the history of public housing in the United States and b. embodying design characteristics that are distinctive to the period of time in which they were constructed (Lisi, 2/21/12)



6.  Ordered, Economic Development Director appear before the Council to discuss the plans with Pleasant Crossing and to explain why the reverter clause has been extended at least nine times to the current owner yet no development has taken place on this vacant lot. (Bresnahan Soto, 12/17/13)



7.  Ordered that the Council enact an ordinance to allow, by vote of the Council, an extension for up to 6 months of any active or expired demolition delay. (Alexander, Ferreira, Lebron-Martinez, Lisi, Soto, Tallman, Vega, 12/13/13)




8. Ordered that the City Council and those responsible for the demolition of the Farr mansion be delayed until a community hearing is held and where all parties have me for the purpose of a resolution that satisfied all parties and residents. (Lebron-Martinez, 12/3/13)



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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