Development and Govt. Relations Meeting Text Size

Event takes place on April 20, 2016 at 6:30 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 & Govt. Relations

At City Hall in the Council Chamber, on Wed. April 20 at 6:00PM
Per order of the Chair: David Bartley


1. Acceptance of previous meeting minutes

2. Special Permit application of Mr. Jesus Candelario to operate a bed and breakfast at 1109 Dwight St.

3. Bartley 2/2/16: Ordered that the City Council invite the Acting Regional Director of MA DOT to a future meeting of the Development and Govt. Relations Committee

4. Bartley 2/16/16: Ordered that DPW and MA DOT determine how to replace/upgrade the lights at Homestead Ave/ Jarvis Ave/ Cherry St. intersection. This would include walk signals and moving a light pole away from the curb on Homestead and adding a guardrail.

5. Bartley 2/17/15: Ordered that the City Council request that the Mayor immediately start the process to repurpose the geriatric authority property. Suggestions include bidding for an appraiser. Please notify Council of any progress.

6. McGee 3/3/16: Ordered, that in accordance with M.G.L. ch. 30B and the Holyoke Code of Ordinances procurement ordinance, the City Council vote to declare two parcels formerly owned by the Geriatric Authority of Holyoke as surplus property available for disposition. Said parcels are described as follows: parcel 117-00-018 located at 45 Holy Family Road consists of approximately 8.684 acres more or less with a nursing home building, is zoned RO and was previously assessed at $7,046,200.00; parcel 117-00-0145 located at Lower Westfield Road consists of approximately 9.530 acres more or less of vacant land, is zoned RO and was previously assessed at $326,000.00. The parcels are more particularly described in deeds recorded at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds in Book 20577, Page 189 and Book 16921, Page 558.

7. McGee 3/3/16 Order: WHERESAS, on October 16, 1991, the Geriatric Authority of Holyoke entered into a 99 year lease with the Holyoke Housing Authority for a portion of the property located at 45 Holy Family Road (Assessor’s Property Id # 117-00-018);

And WHEREAS, the Holyoke Housing Authority obtained monies from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (formerly Executive Office of Community Development) to construct a Congregate Living residential units (property address of 43 Lower Westfield Road) for elderly and disabled individuals of low income pursuant to M.G.L. c. 121B Section 39 and 40and consisting of 20 units (c. 667);

And WHEREAS, said building has been maintained and operated by the Holyoke Housing Authority and said Housing Authority has paid all electrical, gas, water, sewer and related municipal expenses related to the operation of said building;

In accordance with Section 8(c)(1) of Chapter 1097 of the Acts of 1973, the lease between the Geriatric Authority and Holyoke Housing Authority required approval by a two-thirds vote of the Board of Alderman (City Council). On October 15, 1991, the Board of Alderman voted to approve the lease by a vote of 13-0 (with one absent and one vacancy). A copy of the lease and vote is attached.

And WHEREAS on January 26, 2015 the City of Holyoke obtained said parcel #117-00-018 in its entirety through a tax taking;

And WHEREAS, the Holyoke Housing Authority desires to own said parcel that the Raymond P. Murphy Congregate House is located – see attached plan

Now Therefore, it is requested that:

1. The Holyoke Housing Authority procure and hire a surveyor to complete an Approval Not Required Plan to subdivide the land that said Congregate Building from the remaining property as shown on plan attached;
2. That the City Council declare that portion of said parcel #117-00-018 that said Congregate House is placed on surplus;
3. That the City of Holyoke convey to the Holyoke Housing Authority said parcel for $1.00;

8. Set date for next 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.

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