Development and Govt. Relations Meeting 12/9/19 Text Size

Event takes place on December 09, 2019 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 Govt. Relations Committee


At City Hall in the Council Chamber, on Monday December 9th, at 6:00PM
Per order of the Chair: David Bartley



Item 1: Previous Meeting Minutes

Item 2: Bartley 11/19/19: Order:  Ordered that in accordance with M.G.L. Ch. 40 Sec. 4A the City Council approve an intermunicipal agreement between the Springfield Water & Sewer Commission, City of Chicopee, City of Holyoke, and Pioneer Valley Planning Commission for the continuation of the Connecticut River Cleanup Committee.

Item 3: Bartley 11/19/19: Order:  That the Honorable City Council, in accordance with M.G.L. c. 30B and the Holyoke Procurement Ordinance, vote to accept an offer of $10,000.00 from Alfred Shattelroe to purchase and redevelop 47 Chapin Street which is currently a vacant two-family house on a 6,839-square foot lot. The property is identified in the Holyoke Assessor’s Records as Map 079, Block 00, Parcel 014 zoned Downtown Residential (DR) with an assessed value of $116,000.

Item 4: Bartley 11/19/19: Ordered, that in accordance with M.G.L. ch. 30B and the Holyoke Code of Ordinances procurement ordinance, the City Council declare 712 – 716 Dwight Street as surplus property available for disposition. Said parcel is identified by the Holyoke Board of Assessors records as Map 006, Block 06, Parcel 010, consisting of a vacant eight-unit apartment building situated on a 2,744-square foot lot which is more particularly described in a deed recorded at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds in Book 10944, Page 51. On August 6, 2019 the property was awarded to the City via Land Court Decree with a final judgment recorded in Hampden County Registry of Deeds Book 22792, Page 87.  The property is zoned Limited Business (BL) and has an assessed value of $246,300.  (parcel map and assessor card included)

Item 5: 11/19/19: Murphy: Ordered that the director of the housing authority and the superintendent of the DPW appear before the DG&R committee to discuss plans to improve the snow removal in the narrow paved alleys in the Churchill Homes section of the city.  These paved alleys lead to back yard driveways for some homeowners, and plowing needs to be done to remove the snow from blocking access to the gated areas.

Item 6: Communication from Mayor Alex Morse dated 11/14/19 RE: Proposals to Purchase City-owned Properties

Item 7: PUBLIC HEARING FOR 6:30PM: Petition from Verizon NE Inc. requests permission to locate poles, wires, cables, and fixtures, including the necessary anchors, guys and other such sustaining and protecting fixtures to be owned and used in common by your petitioners and across the following public way or ways:

Harvard Street: Place (1) soley owned pole numbered T.6S on the northerly side of Harvard St. at a point approx. 173 feet easterly from the center line of Pleasant St.

Item 8: PUBLIC HEARING FOR 6:30PM: Petition for Joint or Identical Pole Locations for Verizon NE Inc. and Holyoke Gas and Electric Dept. request to locate poles, wires, cables and fixtures including necessary anchors, guys, and other such sustaining and protecting fixtures to be placed in used in common by you petitioners along and across the following public way or ways:

Jarvis Avenue: Place (1) jointly owned pole numbered T.30-01/E.7-1 on the westerly side of Jarvis Ave. at a point approx. 518 feet northerly from the center line of Old Bassett Rd.

Item 9: Scheduling of next DGR Committee Meeting


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. Also one or two items may require the committee
to enter into executive session at this meeting.

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