*CANCELLED* Ordinance Meeting 1/31/17 Text Size

Event takes place on January 31, 2017 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 January 31 at 6:30PM
Per order of the Chair: Linda Vacon


1. Roman 12/20/16: Ordered that the DPW place resident only parking signs in front of 318, 320, 322, 324, 326 and 328 Elm St. Residents are having to park three blocks away and walk to their homes and do not have individual private driveways.

Item 2: Roman 11/15/16: Order:  That the City Council, establish local ordinances regarding the regulation and taxation of recreational marijuana.  Including establishing a local tax on marijuana sales of 2% (amount allowed by law).

 Item 3: Leahy 11/15/16: Order:  that the city creates an ordinances on recreational marijuana regarding the taxation of the products that will be manufactured and or sold.

 Item 4: Vacon 11/15/16: Order:  That the sale of recreational marijuana be allowed under the same zoning as medical marijuana.

Item 5: Roman 1/17/17:  that the City of Holyoke establish and create per ordinance a special permit for any marijuana cultivating facilities / manufacturers.

Item 6: Roman 1/17/17: Ordered that the City of Holyoke tax on cultivators of marijuana is imposed as follows:
$9.25 per dry-weight ounce of marijuana flowers
$2.75 per dry-weight ounce of marijuana leaves

Item 7: Roman 11/15/16: Roman 11/15/16: Order:  that City of Holyoke establish the Community Preservation Committee.  The purpose of this committee shall be to study community preservation resources, possibilities and needs, and to make annual recommendations to city council on spending of Community Preservation surcharge funds.  

Required members of the committee per state statue shall be one representative of the following city boards / commissions: 

– Conversation Commission
– Planning Board 
– Historical Commission 
– Housing Authority 
– Board of Park Commissioners 

An 3 additional members will be appointed by the Holyoke City Council with a 4th seat being reserved for a member of the City Council, City Council appointment shall be made by the City Council President.

Item 8: Vacon 8/2/16: Order:  That the sign ordinance for BH and BG be reviewed and revised to increase the maximum surface area permitted for each sign as of right from 40 to 75 feet for businesses with less than 25000 square feet of floor area and from 80 to 150 feet by special permit.

Item 9: Bartley 9/6/16: Order:  The City Council consider revising its ordinances relative to the funds provided to the Mayor’s office in lieu of providing a vehicle.

Item 10: McGee 1/3/17: ordered that Section 2-48 travel policy, part 4 (a) of the code of ordinances be amended to add the Mayor to the list of employees authorized to take their city vehicle home.”

Item 11:  Bartley 12/20/16:  The City Council consider revising/streamlining the City’s parking permit ordinance, Section 86-106, and any related schedules and establish permit parking for Beech St. if necessary.



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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