Ordinance Committee Meeting 6/12/18 Text Size

Event takes place on June 12, 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 Holyoke City Hall in the Council Chambers

Tuesday June 12th 2018 at 6:30pm



Item 1: Public Hearing for Petition of Jorge Tirse,of Gloversville, New York to operate a RMRE and MMD for medical and recreational marijuana purposes at 630 Beaulieu St. Holyoke MA

Item 2: Public hearing for Petition of Canna Provisions, Inc. for a special permit for recreational Marijuana Dispensary at 380R Dwight St.

Item 3: Public Hearing for Petition of Walter J. Sybulski Jr. for a Zone change from R-2 to RM-40 at Russell Terrace and South St. Parcels:  Russell Terr: 111-00-072, 111-00-073, 112-00-022A, South St. 112-00-022.

Item 4: 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.  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.  The ordinance could then impose a penalty on the property owner and/or the vendor or candidate in whose favor the sign is for.  The ordinance should also describe which city department(s) shall enforce this ordinance.  (Background: my purpose in filing this order is not to punish vendors or political candidates but to emphasize that campaigns, for example, are only finite by nature and any political signs should only be temporary themselves and not be permanently posted in lawns or on buildings.   This Order’s intent is not to impose regulating the content of the vendor or political candidate’s speech but only to preserve aesthetic appeal and traffic safety.)  Any current political signs leftover from past campaigns shall not be exempt from this ordinance.

Item 5: Lisi 9/5/17: Order:  the city consider adopting the MA state statutes necessary to reduce the speed limit to 25 mph on residential roads.


Item 6: Lopez: Order:  1) That the Ordinance Committee create an Ordinance requesting that any City Credit Card or Debit Card giving by the City must get approval from the City Council. Also, that the City Treasurer provide a report to the City Council with the following details:
A) Who has a Debit Card or a Credit Card in the City.
B) Treasurer and Auditor provide a report yo the City Council with each Credit Card or Debit Card for the last 5 years.
C)  That all active  Credit Cards and Debit Cards be de-activated immediately.
that we get a print out of all purchases/transactions that the card has been used for .


Item 7: Sullivan 4/17/18: Order:  That ARTICLE I section 42-15 License for manufacture, storage, use, or sale of petroleum products, explosive materials, or inflammable materials, be reviewed.  Many of the license fees are outdated and out of line with the allowed volumes.


Item 8: Order:  that an ordinance be created or current ordinances be amended to address the placement of memorials, dedications, naming rights, and related matters on public property in the City of Holyoke.


Item 9: McGiverin 5/15/18:  Order:  that an ordinance be adopted establishing and authorizing all existing revolving funds in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 44, § 53E½.  The Massachusetts Municipal Modernization Act requires that, effective in FY19, all revolving funds are to be authorized by ordinance rather than an annual legislative body vote. The legislative body must still vote on or before July 1 on the amount that may be spent from each fund during the upcoming fiscal year.

Item 10:  Handicap parking application of Hector Reyes at 16 East Court St.

Item 11: Handicap parking application of Edward Welch at 32 Clinton Ave.



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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