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Event takes place on October 15, 2018 at 6:00 PM
Holyoke City Hall: Council Chambers

City of Holyoke Massachusetts

Holyoke City Council

There will be a regular meeting of the Development and Govt. Relations Committee on Monday Oct. 15th at 6:00pm

At Holyoke City Hall in the Council Chambers

Per order of the Chair: David Bartley

Agenda:

Item 1: Prev. Meeting Minutes

Item 2: Public hearing for a Special Permit application from Mr. Jorge Alvarez for Driveway Construction at 45 Longwood Ave. Map 113 Block 00 Parcel 015

Item 3: Bartley 10/2/18: 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 229 Beech Street as surplus property available for disposition. Said parcel is identified by the Holyoke Board of Assessors records as Map 061, Block 06, Parcel 006, consisting of a vacant single-family house on a 6,491 square foot lot which is more particularly described at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds in Book 18255, Page 231. On January 13, 2017 the property was awarded to the City via Land Court Decree with a Judgment recorded in Hampden County Registry of Deeds Book 21533, Page 39.  The property is zoned Multifamily Residence (RM-20 and has an assessed value of $106,400.  (parcel map and assessor card attached)

Item 3:  Bartley 10/2/18 Ordered, that in accordance with M.G.L. ch. 30B and the Holyoke Code of Ordinances procurement ordinance, the City Council declare 47 Chapin Street as surplus property available for disposition. Said parcel is identified by the Holyoke Board of Assessors records as Map 079, Block 00, Parcel 014, consisting of a vacant two-family house on a 6,839 square foot lot which is more particularly described at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds in Book 4876, Page 144. On April 8, 2014 the property was awarded to the City via Land Court Decree with a Judgment recorded in Hampden County Registry of Deeds Book 20244, Page 295.  The property is zoned Downtown Residential (DR) and has an assessed value of $116,000.  (parcel map and assessor card attached)

Item 4: Bartley 10/2/18: 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 285 Main Street as surplus property available for disposition.  Said parcel is identified by the Holyoke Board of Assessors as Map 030, Block 08, Parcel 004, consisting of a vacant 2,744 square foot lot which is more particularly described at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds in Book 6407, Page 421.  On August 23, 2018 the property was awarded to the City via Land Court Decree with a Judgement recorded in Hampden County Registry of Deeds Book 22326, page 584.  The property is zoned Highway Business (BH) and has an assessed value of $26,100 (parcel map and assessor card attached.)

Item 5: Bartley 8/7/18: Order:  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 405 – 407 Main Street as surplus property available for disposition. Said parcel is identified by the Holyoke Board of Assessors’ records as Map 028, Block 07, Parcel 002, consisting of a 2,613 square foot vacant lot which is more particularly described at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds in Book 9288, Page 003. On May 15, 2018, the property was awarded to the City via Land Court Decree with a Judgment recorded in Hampden County Registry of Deeds Book 22181, Page 379 and dated May 21, 2018.  The property is zoned as Business Highway (BH) and has an assessed land value of $24,800.  (tax title foreclosure deed, parcel map and assessor card attached)

Item 6: Bartley  8/7/18: 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 86 Beech Street as surplus property available for disposition. Said parcel is identified by the Holyoke Board of Assessors’ records as Map 062, Block 02, Parcel 017, consisting of a vacant single-family house on a 6,621 square foot lot which is more particularly described at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds in Book 5170, Page 239. On May 21, 2018 the property was awarded to the City via Land Court Decree with a Judgment recorded in Hampden County Registry of Deeds Book 22181, Page 380.  The property is zoned as Downtown Residential (DR) and has an assessed value of $61,800.  (parcel map and assessor card attached)

Item 7: Bartley 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 8: Order:  That the Honorable City Council, extend the order approved by the City Council on August 2, 2016 which authorized the transfer of the properties (listed below) to the Holyoke Redevelopment Authority for consideration of $1.00.  The authorization would not be applicable to the property at 160 Middle Water Street as this transfer occurred. The original transfer authorization and this extension are in accordance with the Holyoke Redevelopment Authority’s urban renewal plan entitled, “Connect. Construct. Create. – A Plan for the Revitalization of Center City Holyoke” which was approved by the Holyoke City Council on December 4, 2012 and by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development on February 5, 2013, vote to approve. (map and copy of 8/2/16 City Council vote attached)
 

Parcel ID
Address
Current Use
Assessed Value
URP Area #9
 
 
 
031-01-015
501 SOUTH BRIDGE ST
Land
$13,700.00
031-01-016
SOUTH BRIDGE ST
Land
$12,600.00
031-01-017
501 BRIDGE ST
 Land
$1,300.00
030-03-007
CABOT ST
Land
$4,400.00
030-03-008
61 CABOT ST
Land
$21,400.00
URP Area #3
 
 
 
004-06-009
163 SARGEANT ST
Vacant Building
$126,800.00
URP Area #10
 
 
 
047-01-011
160 MIDDLE WATER ST
Vacant Building
40,000.00

Item 9: Sullivan 9/5/17: Ordered that the HRA and HEDIC meet with the DGR to discuss the possibility of and benefits of merging the two entities into one body.

Item 10: Communication from Marcos Marrero RE: combining HRA and HEDIC

Item 11: Vacon 1/16/18: Ordered that the two, two acre parcels on Mountain Rd. adjacent to the conservation area be placed into the conservation area.

Item 12: Scheduling of next meeting

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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