Ordinance Committee Meeting Text Size

Event takes place on September 11, 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


 At City Hall in the Council Chamber, on Tuesday September 11th at 6:30PM
Per order of the Chair: Linda Vacon


Item 1: Previous meeting minutes

Item 2: Special permit application from Westfield Bank for installation of an automatic teller machine (ATM) at 1650 Northampton St. (Map 106 Block 00 Parcel 101).

Item 3: Special permit application from Holyoke Gardens LLC for a Marijuana Manufacturing Establishment (MME) at 5 Appleton St.  May 049 Block 01 Parcel 006 

Item 4: Zone Change application of the Colvest Group LTD for 1575 Northampton St. Holyoke MA (Map105 Block 00 Parcel 061) from current zone R-1A to Proposed Zone BH. 

Item 5: Bartley 3/20/18: Order: The City Council create a “temporary sign” ordinance that regulates when such temporary signs can be placed in homeowners’ yards and on commercial buildings or otherwise in public view.

Item 6: McGiverin 3/20/18: Order:  the City Council amend the sewer rate ordinance adjusting the deficit in their sewer budget.

Item 7: Sullivan 8/7/18: Order:  -that Section 2-470 be amended to coincide with the Community Preservation Committee Application Schedule, as follows:

DRAFT Sec. 2-470. – Schedule.
In any given year, the committee shall maintain the following schedule: in March, the committee shall develop and submit its operational and administrative budget to the mayor in accordance with section 2-469(c); in April, the committee shall make its final proposal recommendation to the City Council in accordance with section 2-468; in July, each designating authority shall appoint members in accordance with section 2-467. The committee shall meet as necessary to fulfill its required duties, except that the committee shall meet no less than four times in any fiscal year.

Item 8: Tallman 8/7/18: Order:  that pool pumps may not be operated between the hours of 10pm-6am.


Item 9: McGiverin:  Order:  That the City Council look into creating a parking authority.

Item 10: Bartley 9/5/18: Ordered that the council adopt an ordinance requiring city council approval of any license agreement for the use of city-owned real property where the term of such agreement exceeds thirty (30) days.  The Council enacted such an ordinance on February 2, 2016, however, the provision inserted as Section 2-349(c)(1) does not appear currently appear in the print or online Municode.  It appears the provision was not included in the legal form rewriting “Division 3. Purchasing Department” and adopted by the City Council on September 21, 2016.  The legal form may have been based on a version of Division 3 in effect prior to the enactment of Section 2-349(c)(1)




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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