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Development and Governmental Relations Committee Meeting July 12, 2023

Jul 12 2023

6:30 pm City Hall Holyoke

536 Dwight St, Holyoke 01040

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)

Wednesday, July 12, 2023
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: Tessa Murphy-Romboletti

Remote access via www.zoom.us
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83461314027?pwd=eHdvYXUxNi9uRDFLRHlPR3J3dklIZz09
Meeting ID: 834 6131 4027 Meeting Passcode: 764679 or by call in at 1 (646) 558-8656 with
the same Meeting ID and Passcode.

Agenda

Item 1: 5-16-23 License Agreement between the City of Holyoke and Edward A. Owen with a business at 120 Front St.

Item 2: PUBLIC HEARING 5-16-23 Special Permit Application of Juan Rodriguez of at Pearl St. for a non conforming structure (4.7.3)

Item 3: PUBLIC HEARING 6-6-23 Special Permit Application of Andre Gamble for a special permit for a third floor dwelling (7.2.9) at 39-41 Portland St.

Item 4: 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.

Item 5: 6-6-23 MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI — Ordered that the City Council invite representatives of the newly established High Street Business Association to discuss their efforts, challenges, priorities and ways the city can support their future initiatives.

Item 6: 6-6-23 MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI — 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 267 Elm Street for $15,000.00 to GEM Holdings, LLC.  The property is described in the City Assessor Records as Map 004, Block 03, Parcel 004, consisting of approximately 5,662 square feet of vacant land.  The property is zoned as Downtown Residential (DR) and has an assessed value of $34,500.00.

Item 7: 6-6-23 MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI — 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 107 Clemente Street for $34,700.00 to Housing Innovations and Programming, Inc. (a division of Holyoke Housing Authority).  The property is described in the City Assessor Records as Map 028, Block 03, Parcel 002, consisting of approximately 6,534 square feet of vacant land.  The property is zoned as Downtown Residential (DR) and has an assessed value of $34,700.00.

Item 8: 5-16-23 MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI — Ordered, that the City Council declare a lot on Easthampton Road as surplus property available for disposition. Said parcel is identified by the Holyoke Board of Assessors records as Map 212, Block 00, Parcel 001 consisting of vacant land of approximately 53.5 acres in size. The property is more particularly described at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds in Book 5574, Page 41.  On May 21, 2007, the property was awarded to the City via a Land Court Decree with a Final Judgment recorded in Hampden County Registry of Deeds Book 16740, Page 126.  The property is zoned Business General (BG) and has an assessed value of $1,119,200.

Item 9: 6-20-23 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 118 Newton Street (Assessors Map 011, Block 03, Parcel 008) as surplus property available for disposition. The property was acquired via a judgment in tax lien foreclosure in 2023.  It is approximately 4,270 square feet in size, zoned Downtown Residential (DR) and has an assessed value of $34,300.

Item 10: 6-20-23 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 138 Cabot Street (Assessors Map 010, Block 01, Parcel 009) as surplus property available for disposition. The property was acquired via a judgment in tax lien foreclosure in 2023.  It is approximately 2.761 square feet in size, zoned General Industry (IG) and has an assessed value of $17,400.

Item 11: 6-20-23 From the Law Department, Update on Properties

 

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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