Development and Govt. Relations Meeting Text Size

Event takes place on June 18, 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 June 18, at 6:30PM
Per order of the Chair: David Bartley


Item 1: Previous Meeting Minutes

Item 2:  Vacon 11/21/17: Order:  that any restrictions on the deed/lot 181-00-137 on Sun Valley Rd., recently sold at auction, be reviewed and a determination made if they allow for a building on the lot.

Item 3: Communication from Law Dept. RE: Sun Valley Rd. (item 5)

Item 4: Bartley 6/5/18:  Ordered, that in accordance with M.G.L. ch. 30B and the Holyoke Code of Ordinances procurement ordinance, the City Council declare the parcel at 55 Hamilton Street as surplus property available for disposition. Said parcel is identified by the Holyoke Board of Assessors’ records as Map 028, Block 03, Parcel 006, consisting of a vacant lot approximately 3,485 square feet in size and is more particularly described at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds in Book 4886, Page 123. On January 9, 1991 the property was awarded to the City via Land Court Decree with a Final Judgment recorded in Hampden County Registry of Deeds Book 7634, Page 473.  The property is zoned as Downtown Residential District (DR) and has an assessed value of $28,100.


Item 5: Valentin 5/15/18: Order:  the City Council hereby: (1) Declares that the land at 416 Appleton Street (Board of Assessors’ parcel 061-02-014) has not been used for a park or open space and is not needed for such purposes. (2) Petitions the General Court of the Commonwealth for a Special Act to remove 416 Appleton Street from the Provisions of Article 97 of the Massachusetts Constitution. (3) Proposes to substitute or swap the Article 97 designation on 416 Appleton Street, replacing it with a designation on land associated with Holyoke’s Center City Pedestrian Plaza as part of the petition to the General Court of the Commonwealth, and in compliance with state regulations enacted by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. (4) Designates 30 John Street (parcel 013-04-006); and the northernmost portion of 505 Dwight Street (parcel 013-04-003) which is approximately 4,625 square feet of vacant land, for open space and recreational purposes


Item 6: Bartley 6/5/18:   Ordered, that the Honorable City Council, in accordance with the Massachusetts General Laws and the City of Holyoke Code of Ordinances, vote to approve the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City of Holyoke and the Holyoke Housing Authority for the acquisition of the land identified by Board of Assessors’ Map 004, Block 01, Parcels 1 through 7 bound by Chestnut, Cabot, Elm and Hampshire Streets (the former Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Block). The purpose of the MOU is to secure the Block as a site for the development of a school building or a housing development if a school building is not developed.


Item 7: Bartley 6/5/18: Ordered, that the Honorable City Council, in accordance with the Massachusetts General Laws and the City of Holyoke Code of Ordinances, vote to approve a consensual Order of Taking or Deed in Lieu of Taking in accordance with the Purchase and Sale Agreement between the City of Holyoke and the Roman Catholic Bishop of Springfield to acquire by right of eminent domain, in consideration for just compensation unless previously waived , a portion of parcel 014-02-001, also known as 71 Maple Street and further identified in the Hampden County Registry of Deeds Book 612, Page 421, and Book 674, Page 422-423; to be known as parcel 014-02-003. 

Item 8: Communication from Alicia Zoeller of OCD RE: Final FFY 2018 CDBG allocations

Item 9: DGR Next meeting 6/25/18


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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