Ordinance Committee Meeting Text Size

Event takes place on June 23, 2015 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 June 23 at 6:30 PM
Per order of the Chair: Rebecca Lisi


1. 9/2/14 Lisi : Order: that the City Council Ordinance Committee work with the Planning Department and City Clerk’s office to re-craft the application process for special permits for auto vehicle sales and vehicle repair. It has become clear that the current process does not serve the interest of business applicants, nor does it provide adequate information to relevant city departments involved in assessing proposed projects.
*Planning Board Recommendations

2. Public Hearing of the Holyoke City Council Ordinance Committee on Tuesday, June 23rd at 6:30PM at Holyoke City Hall in the Council Chambers to hear two Special Permit applications of Gary Rome for a Motor Vehicle repair garage located at Whiting Farms Road, Map 116-Lot 1 and new special permit for New and Used motor vehicles & trucks and marine & recreational vehicles
*Planning Board Recommendations

3. Lisi 6/16/15: that the City develop an ordinance that creates a commercial kitchen program that the Fire Department can implement (see attached for more details)

4. Valentin 1/6/15: That the Ordinance Committee work with the relevant parties (Historical Commission, Office for Community Development, OPED,and Law Department) to develop ordinance(s) for historic preservation. Please consider including the following: requirements for protecting vacant buildings from the elements (specifically water/moisture penetration) similar to those for securing buildings from vandalism; a system of mitigation to the City for losses of historic property with revenues to be earmarked for historic preservation or improvements within 1000 ft of the site of the loss; a system for requiring insurance or bond on historic properties determined with objective criteria to be at very high risk of loss and/or high risk of injury (and explore possibility of transfer or carry-over if property gets taken for tax title). Consider holding a public hearing to solicit citizen input for further ideas and feedback, and consider any relevant information from other communities or experts in the field.

5. Valentin 2/3/15: Order: That in an effort to make city government more accessible to Spanish-speaking citizens and to promote more civic engagement among citizens whose first language is Spanish, that the City of Holyoke explores ways in which City Council meetings can be translated into Spanish


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