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Impact Fee

Please use the below application for all requests for Impact Fee Funding. Please reach out to the office of Planning and Economic Development for any questions (413) 322-5575 or oped@holyoke.org

*At this time this application is only available for internal city use*

Application for Impact Fee Funding Requests

Impact Fee Funding Application – City of Holyoke 2022
Section 1 – The State Law and Guidance for Spending Impact Fee Funds:
Pursuant to state law, the community impact fee may only be collected for reasonably related
impacts from the facility’s operations and provided that the municipality documents its costs, the
documentation thereafter becoming public record.
Community Impact Fees

Community impact fees are limited to a period of five years, although the parties may consider
negotiating a shorter duration. At the close of the term, the parties may negotiate terms of a
new community impact fee, which is also capped at five years.

The community impact fee must be reasonably related to the costs imposed upon the
municipality by the operation of the ME or MTC. Municipalities must demonstrate how the
proposed fee will cover anticipated costs and should not rely on the community impact fee as a
revenue generator.
Possible costs included in community impact fees may include, but are not limited to:

o Municipal inspection costs;
o Traffic intersection design studies;
o Public safety personnel overtime costs;
o Environmental impact studies; and
o Substance abuse prevention programming.

M.G.L. c.94G, §3(d): A marijuana establishment or a medical marijuana treatment center seeking to operate or continue to operate in a municipality which permits such operation shall execute
an agreement with the host community setting forth the conditions to have a marijuana
establishment or medical marijuana treatment center located within the host community which
shall include, but not be limited to, all stipulations of responsibilities between the host
community and the marijuana establishment or a medical marijuana treatment center. An
agreement between a marijuana establishment or a medical marijuana treatment center and a
host community may include a community impact fee for the host community; provided,
however, that the community impact fee shall be reasonably related to the costs imposed upon
the municipality by the operation of the marijuana establishment or medical marijuana
treatment center and shall not amount to more than 3 per cent of the gross sales of the
marijuana establishment or medical marijuana treatment center or be effective for longer than 5
years. Any cost to a city or town imposed by the operation of a marijuana establishment or
medical marijuana treatment center shall be documented and considered a public record as
defined by clause Twenty-sixth of section 7 of chapter 4. (emphasis added).
935 CMR 500.103(4)(f) A Marijuana Establishment shall submit as a component of the renewal
application documentation that the establishment requested from its Host Community the

Impact Fee Funding Application – City of Holyoke 2022
records of any cost to a city or town reasonably related to the operation of the establishment,
which would include the city’s or town’s anticipated and actual expenses resulting from the
operation of the establishment in its community. The applicant shall provide a copy of the
electronic or written request, which should include the date of the request, and either the
substantive response(s) received or an attestation that no response was received from the city
or town. The request should state that, in accordance with M.G.L. c. 94G, § 3(d), any cost to a
city or town imposed by the operation of a Marijuana Establishment or MTC shall be
documented and considered a public record as defined by M.G.L. c. 4, § 7, cl.26. (emphasis
added).

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