Ordinance Committee Meeting 4/24/18 Text Size

Event takes place on April 24, 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 April 24th, at 6:30PM
Per order of the Chair: Linda Vacon


Item 1: Previous meeting minutes

Item 2: Bartley 3/20/18: Ordered that the City Council create a temporary signs ordinance that regulates when such temporary signs can be placed in home-owners yards and on commercial buildings or otherwise in public view. The ordinance should regulate when the sign(s) can be installed, the sign(s) size as well as the deadline by when the sign(s) must be removed.

Item 3: Street Vendor license application for Manuel Contin to sell Latin food at 218 Elm St. Holyoke MA

Item 4: Street Vendor license of Jannette Vega to sell Spanish food at Hampdent St. between Maple and Chestnut St.

Item 5: Vacon 3/20/18: Order:  that speed limit signs (30mph) be installed on Mt Rd ( request 2-3 on each side of the road).


Item 6: Roman 12/19/17: Order:  Ordered that at 15 Minute Only Parking spot is established in front of 733 High Street, Holyoke, MA.   This will help improve the flow of traffic and safety at the established business on site.


Item 7: Roman 1/16/18: Order:  Ordered that Resident Only parking be established on Ivy Avenue in Holyoke.  Constituent Request. 


Item 8: Lisi 9/5/17: Order:  the DPW superintendent assess the placement of a signalized cross-walk near the Homestead Ave entrance to HCC.


Item 9: Valentin 3/6/18: Order:  That the DPW Superintendent review the possibility of “Resident Parking Only” on Pine St., between Appleton and Essex. Request from residents.


Item 10: Valentin 3/6/18: Order:  That the DPW Superintendent reviews parking options on Hampden and Beacon and offer suggestions that may alleviate delivery issues for Eddie’s Furniture. Request from business owner.

Item 11: Order:  Constituents request that a resident parking only signs be place in front of 340 Hampden Street other clients utilizing certain establishments leaving those who reside in this address without parking during the evening hours. Many are working individuals who ended up riding around in order to find parking places.

Item 12: Order:  The City Council review the fee schedule in the blighted property ordinance (18-35) for the purpose of ensuring that our fees do not discourage receivers and developers from buying and rehabilitating housing in poor condition.  Specifically, the city should grant receivers and other developers a one-year grace period in which the vacant building registration fee would be waived which would allow the developer time to fix a property so that’s it’s ready for occupancy.  City Council should also be sure that the Building Commissioner and Health Dept. work together and that each department works with developers/receivers as well as protects the public. 

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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