Ordinance Committee Meeting 6/11/19 Text Size

Event takes place on June 11, 2019 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 Tues. June 11th, 2019, at 6:30 PM
Per order of the Chair: Linda Vacon


Item 1: Previous Meeting Minutes

Item 2:  McGee 4/16/19: Order that section corner lot – be amended to allow Corner lots to be erected and maintain a fence when such fence will have no impact on traffic, visibility, etc

Item 3:  Murphy, Bresnahan, Tallamn 4/2/19: Ordered that the City of Holyoke amend Section 7.10.4 Marijuana Facilities, Permitted Districts, to reduce the distance requirement from any pre-existing public or private school providing education in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten or any grades 1 through 12; measured from the lot lines of impacted properties to 200 feet for cultivation factories only as permissible under M.G.L. 94 g, section 5 (b)3.  All other marijuana functions would continue to require a 500 foot buffer.

Item 4: Petition of Jesus Feliciano of 261 Elm St. for a street vendor license

Item 5: Petition of Arnaldo Ravento Lopez of 222 Pine St. for a street  vendor license to be located at 436 High St

Item 6: Murphy, Vacon, McGee, Bresnahan: that the mayor, the school receiver, and the law department work together to provide a legal, contractual  commitment for the school department to provide a payment of $1 million each year towards the bond payment for two middle schools should the debt exclusion question be approved.  Please report the status of this discussion to the city council by September 17th.

Item 7: McGee 4/17/18: Order:  that the auditor come before ordinance to address all payment in lieu of tax programs in the city.


Item 8: Valentin, Murphy 6/4/19: Order:  That Chief Pond be invited to an ordinance Committee meeting to discuss an incentive program for six (6) family and above residential properties installing or upgrading a compliant monitored fire protection system in their property.


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.  Also one or two items may require the committee to enter into executive session at this meeting.


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