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Development and Governmental Relations Committee Meeting September 25, 2023

Sep 25 2023

6:30 pm City Hall Holyoke

536 Dwight St, Holyoke 01040

Posted September 18, 2023, 3:30 PM

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, September 25, 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
Meeting ID: 884 9262 8394 Meeting Passcode: 871397 or by call in at 1 (646) 558-8656 with
the same Meeting ID and Passcode.


Item 1: 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

Item 2: PUBLIC HEARING 8-1-23 Special permit application for home occupation of Marisol Figueroa for a nail salon at 222 West Franklin Street (078-00-092).

Item 3: 9-5-23 From Law Department License Agreement for 370-396 Main St.

Item 4: 9-5-23 RIVERA_I — Ordered, invite Thomas Irwin from PaintCare MA to discuss pending state legislation that would create a statewide paint recycling program to allow people to return unused paint to stores to be disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.

Item 5: 8-1-23 PUELLO — That Nueva Esperanza please be invited to present their plans to the public for their 150,000 dollar ARPA award and “El Mercado“ space renovation/tracking.

Item 6: 8-1-23 MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI — that the City Council approves the Resolution for the Certified Project Application and Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Agreement with Sublime Systems LLC for the purpose of the company’s acquisition, development and investments at properties on Water Street.  The properties are identified as Water St. Parcel 002A, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22-24 and 26 Water St., (Board of Assessors Map 044, Block 01, Parcel 00A, Map 042, Block 01, Parcel 004, Map 044, Block 01, Parcel 002, Map 051, Block 01, Parcels 005, 010, 004, 003 and 009).
*Tabled 8-23-23

Item 7: 8-1-23 BARTLEY — HPD and MA DOT work to promote a pedestrian safety plan for the employees contracted to work at the Soldiers’ Home.  MA DOT expects to have up to 300 employees working on site for the next three years.  The employees are scheduled to park at Lot Q at H.C.C. during that time.  Refer to HPD, MA DOT District 2 and the Development and Governmental Relations Committee for a follow-up.

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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