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Development and Governmental Relations Committee Meeting January 29, 2024

Jan 29 2024

6:30 pm City Hall Holyoke

536 Dwight St, Holyoke 01040

Posted January 25, 2024, 11:40 AM

City Council
Holyoke Massachusetts
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, §§ 18-25,
and Chapter 2 of the Acts of 2023,
notice is hereby given of a meeting of the committee on
Development and Governmental Relations (DGR)

Monday, January 29, 2024
6:30 PM
Meeting to take place at
Holyoke City Hall, 536 Dwight St
and can be accessed remotely on Zoom Meetings
Per order of the Chair: Kocayne Givner
Remote access via www.zoom.us
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87489015901?pwd=eXVOOFdqbWRSeUs0cDlFRnJMWkd4Zz09
Meeting ID: 874 8901 5901 Meeting Passcode: 951229 or by call in at 1 (646) 558-8656 with
the same Meeting ID and Passcode.

Live Spanish interpretation will be available on local access channel 15 using the television’s SAP option, through the live stream on the city website, as well as on the Zoom feed by clicking the interpretation option and choosing Spanish.

Agenda

Item 1: Minutes of December 18, 2023 meeting

Item 2: PUBLIC HEARING 6-6-23 Special Permit Application of Salmar Realty LLC c/o Peter Martins for a special permit for a Proposed Coffee shop/Drive Thru Restaurant at South Street Plaza, A Portion of 209 South St.
*Continued from 7-12-23, 8-23-23, 9-25-23, 11-20-23, 12-18-23

Item 3: 10-17-23 MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI — Ordered, that the City Council approve the Resolution for the Certified Housing Development Incentive Program (HDIP) Project including a Local Tax Increment Exemption (TIE) Agreement with Wrights Block LLC for the redevelopment of 106 – 120 High Street (Assessor Map 013, Block 01, Parcel 006) into downtown market rate housing.

Item 4: 12-19-23 BARTLEY —  Ordered, that the Honorable City Council, in accordance with M.G.L. Ch. 30B and the Holyoke Code of Ordinances procurement ordinance, declare 432 Hillside Avenue (Assessors Map 123, Block 00, Parcel 021) as surplus property available for disposition. The property was acquired via a judgment in tax lien foreclosure in 2023.  It is an approximately .17 acres lot with a single family home constructed, zoned R1-A and has an assessed value of $175,600.00.

Item 5: 12-19-23 BARTLEY — Introduced by Councilor Bartley: Ordered, that the Honorable City Council, in accordance with M.G.L. Ch. 30B and the Holyoke Code of Ordinances procurement ordinance, declare 37 Brown Avenue (Assessors Map 081, Block 00, Parcel 042) as surplus property available for disposition. The property was acquired via a judgment in tax lien foreclosure in 2022.  It is an approximately .14 acres lot with a single family home constructed, zoned R-2 and has an assessed value of $219,900.00.

Item 6: 9-5-23 JOURDAIN — Law Dept and Mayor be invited to the City Council to discuss an update on the city’s use of the receivership program including current properties being targeted and others that are excellent prospects for required repairs.  I also would like to see if we can use this for larger scale problem rental properties with the right receiver as has been done in larger metropolitan cities.  I also would like to start an initiative as has been used in large urban settings where we have required landlord training programs when appropriate as well as a model like Kansas City Bad Apple Program for repeat offenders.  Law dept. and Mayor will be encouraged to look at what resources we need to go bold on problem properties and develop a plan with us.

 

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.

Jeffery Anderson-Burgos
Administrative Assistant to the City Council

Holyoke City Hall
536 Dwight St, Room 10
Holyoke, MA 01040
Regular hours 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Meeting days 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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