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Development & Governmental Relations Committee Meeting February 22, 2021

Feb 22 2021

6:30 pm Remote by Zoom


City Council

Holyoke Massachusetts

Notice of Committee Meeting

There will be a regular meeting of the committee on

Development and Governmental Relations

Meeting to take place remotely on Zoom Meetings on Monday 2-22-21 at 6:30PM

Per order of the Chair: David Bartley

*** Meeting will take place remotely and can be accessed via Meeting ID:

838 7335 3208 Meeting Passcode: 784973 or by call in at 1 (929)205-6099 with same Meeting ID and Passcode. ***



Item 1: Minutes from the last meeting.

Item 2a: 12-15-20 Hernandez - Ordered, that the City Council adopt a similar resolution to that of the attached from Springfield. The committee should invite Councilor Adam Gomez and Melissa Mark Veverito to our next committee meeting for a discussion.

Item 2b: Resolution calling upon Congressman Richard Neal, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and Senator Edward Markey to support the passage of H.R. 8113, the Puerto Rico Self-Determination Act of 2020. This document reflects necessary changes made to account for differences between Springfield and Holyoke regarding historical background and demographic data.

Item 3a: PUBLIC HEARING (Continuation from December 14, 2020 and January 25th, 2021) 11/17/20 Special Permit Application of The Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House, Inc. for a Drive-Thru Facility per section 7.1.6 of the Holyoke Zoning Ordinance at 500 Easthampton Rd. (Map 213 Block 00 Parcel 003).

Item 3b: 9-15-20 Letter from R. Levesque Associates requesting reinstatement and one year extension to approved special permit for Drive-Thru Facility at 500 Easthampton Road.

Item 3c: 500 Easthampton Traffic Analysis

Item 3d: 500 Easthampton Road Request for Continuance

Item 4: DCR Notice of intent to acquire a conservation restriction on parcels of land, approximately 1,465.81 acres, owned by the Town of West Springfield and located at Bear Hole Reservoir and Paucutuck Brook in West Springfield and the City of Holyoke.

Item 5: 12-15-20 McGiverin – Ordered, that the City Council’s DGR Committee work with the Planning Department and Mayoral designees to redraw the ward lines according to the new federal census.

*Tabled 1-25-21

Item 6: 12-1-20 Murphy, Anderson-Burgos, Lebron-Martinez, Lisi, McGee, Hernandez, Leahy, Tallman – Ordered, that the DGR committee meet with Holyoke Media to put together an action plan to televise city council meetings and sub-committee meetings translated into Spanish. The goal should be to televise within 48 hours of the actual meeting.

*Tabled 1-25-21

Item 7: Schedule next meeting. Potential dates: 3/29, 4/26, 5/24, 6/14

DGR Chair: David Bartley

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