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Event takes place on June 28, 2018 at 6:00 PM
536 Dwight St. City Hall, Council Chambers, Holyoke, MA

June 26, 2018

 

City Clerk Brenna McGee

City Hall

536 Dwight Street

Holyoke, MA. 01040

 

 

RE: Special Meeting of the City Council

 

Dear Mrs. McGee,

 

Please be advised that a special meeting of the Holyoke City Council will be held:

 

DATE: Thursday, June 28, 2018

TIME: 6:00 PM

PLACE: City Council Chambers

 

The agenda for the special meeting is as follows:

COMMUNICATIONS

  1. Letter from Assistant Solicitor Crystal Barnes re: Host Community Agreements

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

  1. Development and Governmental Relations Committee Reports
  1. The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred a Special Permit application for a Home Occupation license for Andrea Alvarez to operate a hair salon at 45 Longwood Ave. Recommend that the special permit be granted

 

  1. The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred a Special Permit application for a Home Occupation license for John and Erin Kelly at 123 Homestead Ave. for a yoga class business. Recommend that the special permit be granted

 

  1. The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred an order, that in accordance with M.G.L. ch. 30B and the Holyoke Code of Ordinances procurement ordinance, the City Council declare the parcel at 55 Hamilton Street as surplus property available for disposition. Said parcel is identified by the Holyoke Board of Assessors’ records as Map 028, Block 03, Parcel 006, consisting of a vacant lot approximately 3,485 square feet in size and is more particularly described at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds in Book 4886, Page 123. On January 9, 1991 the property was awarded to the City via Land Court Decree with a Final Judgment recorded in Hampden County Registry of Deeds Book 7634, Page 473.  The property is zoned as Downtown Residential District (DR) and has an assessed value of $28,100. Recommend that the order be adopted

 

  1. The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred an order, that the Honorable City Council, in accordance with the Massachusetts General Laws and the City of Holyoke Code of Ordinances, vote to approve the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City of Holyoke and the Holyoke Housing Authority for the acquisition of the land identified by Board of Assessors’ Map 004, Block 01, Parcels 1 through 7 bound by Chestnut, Cabot, Elm and Hampshire Streets (the former Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Block). The purpose of the MOU is to secure the Block as a site for the development of a school building or a housing development if a school building is not developed. Sent to Council with no recommendation

 

  1. The Committee on Development and Governmental Relations to whom was referred an order, that the Honorable City Council, in accordance with the Massachusetts General Laws and the City of Holyoke Code of Ordinances, vote to approve a consensual Order of Taking or Deed in Lieu of Taking in accordance with the Purchase and Sale Agreement between the City of Holyoke and the Roman Catholic Bishop of Springfield to acquire by right of eminent domain, in consideration for just compensation unless previously waived, a portion of parcel 014-02-001, also known as 71 Maple Street and further identified in the Hampden County Registry of Deeds Book 612, Page 421, and Book 674, Page 422-423; to be known as parcel 014-02-003. Sent to Council with no recommendation

 

  1. Finance Committee Reports
  1. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2018, Fifty thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($50,000) as follows:

    FROM:
    *****-***** Free Cash                    $50,000
                            TOTAL:          $50,000
    TO:
    11732-57950   Land Taking                $50,000
                            TOTAL:          $50,000 Awaiting Disposition

 

  1. The Committee on Finance to whom was referred that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2018, Fifty thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($50,000) as follows:

    FROM:
    8810-10400 Stabilization Fund                  $50,000
                            TOTAL:          $50,000
    TO:
    11752-57950   Land Taking                $50,000
                            TOTAL:          $50,000 Awaiting Disposition

 

MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS

  1. MCGIVERN, VACON – Whereas, said appropriation constitutes a case of special emergency involving the health or safety of the people or their property, because suspension of website access due to non-payment would impair necessary communications with the general public in the event of a public emergency, that there be and is hereby appropriated by transfer in the fiscal year 2018, Seventy-nine thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($79,000) as follows:

    FROM:
    *****-*****   Free Cash                    $79,000
                            TOTAL:          $79,000
    TO:
    11552-53100   Software License                    $44,000
    11552-53180   System Hardware                   35,000
                            TOTAL:          $79,000

 

  1. LISI – Ordered that the City Council, in accordance with MGL Chapter 43, Section 43, submit the following question to the voters at the next biennial state election: “Shall this City allow the sale of marijuana products, as those terms are defined in G.L. c.94G, §1, for consumption on the premises where sold, a summary of which appears below?”  Passage of this order shall be contingent on the state legislature’s approval of House Bill 4284 or other legislative/interpretive change to M.G.L. c. 94G, sec. 3(b) deemed acceptable by the Secretary of the Commonwealth.

 

  1. BARTLEY – Ordered, that in accordance with M.G.L. ch. 30B and the Holyoke Code of Ordinances procurement ordinance, the City Council consider declaring a portion of parcel on Easthampton Road as surplus property available for disposition subject to certain reuse restrictions. This parcel is shown as “Proposed Parking Lot Easement” measuring approximately 0.70 acres on the “Easement Plan” dated June 6, 2018 and prepared by R. Levesque Associates, Inc. attached hereto.  The parcel is a portion of premises identified by the Holyoke Board of Assessors’ records as Map 212, Block 00, Parcel 001 and more particularly described at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds in Book 16740, Page 126.

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