Development and Govt. Relations Meeting Text Size

Event takes place on April 30, 2018 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 and Govt. Relations


At City Hall in the Council Chamber, on Monday April 30th, at 6:30PM
Per order of the Chair: David Bartley


Item 1: Previous meeting minutes

Item 2: Bartley 12/5/17:  Ordered, that The Holyoke city council invite a delegation from MA DOT to a future DGR meeting.  It would be the 3d such meeting.

Item 3: Communication from Mayor Alex Morse dated 2/2/2018 RE: Proposal for the former Lynch School Property

Item 4: Communication from OPED Director Marcos Marrero dated 4/11/18 RE: Information on the sale process of 1575 Northampton St. (former Lynch School)

Item 5: Communication from Lori Belanger and Purchasing Dept. dated 2/23/18 RE: Recommendation of Colvest proposal for development at 1575 Northampton St. (former Lynch School)

Item 6: Bartley 3/6/18: Order:  That the Honorable City Council, in accordance with M.G.L. c. 30B and the Holyoke Procurement Ordinance, vote to accept an offer from the Colvest Group, Ltd. to purchase a parcel of land and building located at 1575 Northampton Street for $250,000.00.

Item 7: Sullivan 2/6/18: Ordered that OPED meet with the Council to discuss (A) Compliance of various PILOT Recipients and (B) Status of Hart Wool/Winn Dev. Projects.

Item 8: Bartley 2/20/18: Order:  The Law Dept. issue an update on the city’s Receivership program by the end of March 2018 and forward same to DGR committee for a hearing (ie some time in April).  The Law Dept. should plan to provide regular updates every 6 months.  (For example, DGR would take this up each April and October and report back to the full CC). This is a great program and the public should be aware of the progress.

Item 9: Bartley 4/17/18: Ordered that the City Council receive communication from City’s Legal Dept. RE: Holyoke’s receivership program.

Item 10:  February 27, 2018 Communication from the Law Dept. RE: Councilor Vacon’s request for legal opinion on whether a permit for a project can be extended beyond the initial approval by a board, if the law has changed the approval process at the time of the request for an extension.

Administrative Assistant: Ryan M. Allen
The listing of matters are those reasonably 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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