Development and Governmental Relations Committee July 20, 2022
6:30 pm City Hall Holyoke
536 Dwight St, Holyoke 01040
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, §§ 18-25,
and Section 20 of Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021,
notice is hereby given of a meeting of the committee on
Development and Governmental Relations (DGR)
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Meeting to take place at
Holyoke City Hall, 536 Dwight St
and can be accessed remotely on Zoom Meetings
Per order of the Chair: Tessa Murphy-Romboletti
Remote access via www.zoom.us
Meeting ID: 834 3205 7994 Meeting Passcode: 793568 or by call in at 1 (646) 558-8656 with
the same Meeting ID and Passcode.
Item 1: PUBLIC HEARING 5-17-22 Special Permit Application for New Holyoke Realty LLC at Whiting Farms Rd (116-00-020, the lot to the immediate south of Gary Rome Hyundai) to construct a car wash facility.
Item 2: PUBLIC HEARING 5-17-22 Special Permit Application for Jose T. Almonte to build a 4 family home at the empty lot (039-02-002) to the immediate north of 81 North Bridge St.
Item 3: 6-1-21 BARTLEY, GREANEY, JR, MURPHY, SULLIVAN, TALLMAN, VACON — Ordered, City Council invite Jordan Hart, chamber of commerce executive director, to appear before the DGR committee.
Item 4: 4-5-22 BARTLEY, PUELLO — Ordered, The DGR committee invite GEORGE MULRY, Volleyball Hall of Game Executive Director, to a meeting in May (or thereafter) to discuss the new Hall inductees, the future of the Hall in Holyoke and other programming related to volleyball in order to help promote the game in the city and region.
Item 5: 6-7-22 MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI — Ordered, That the Honorable City Council, in accordance with M.G.L. Ch. 30B and the City ordinance for property disposition, vote that the City of Holyoke accept the proposal and sell 525 Pleasant Street for $20,111.00 to Indra Harris. The property is described in the City Assessor Records as Map 091, Block 00, Parcel 073, consisting of approximately 7,841 square feet of land. The property is zoned as Multi-Family Residence (RM-20) and has an assessed value of $40,000. Additional information is attached.
Item 6: 6-21-22 MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI — Ordered, that the Honorable City Council, in accordance with M.G.L. Ch. 30B and the Holyoke Code of Ordinances procurement ordinance, declare 267 Elm Street (Assessors Map 004, Block 03, Parcel 004) as surplus property available for disposition. The property was acquired via a tax lien foreclosure in 2017. It is approximately 5,662 square feet in size, zoned Downtown Residential and has an assessed value of $34,500.
Item 7: 8-3-21 Special Petition Application – Patrick and Melissa Leahy at 9 Wyckoff Ave for a pool and equipment.
Administrative Assistant: Jeffery Anderson-Burgos
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. Also one or two items may require the committee to enter into executive session at this meeting. Agenda subject to change up to two business days (48 hours) prior to posted meeting time.
536 Dwight St, Room 10
Holyoke, MA 01040
Meeting days 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM