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Development & Governmental Relations Committee Meeting July 20, 2020

Jul 20 2020

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 Govt. Relations

. Meeting will take place remotely and can be accessed via Meeting ID: 879 6750 5422 Meeting Password: 822353 or by call in at 1 (929)205-6099 with same Meeting ID and Password.  Written public comment can be submitted to

Meeting to take place remotely on Zoom Meetings on Monday July 20th at 6:30PM
Per order of the Chair: David Bartley


Item 1: Previous Meeting Minutes

Item 2: Murphy 2/4/20: Order:  that the DG&R committee invite Suez project manager Michael Williams to a meeting to discuss their Holyoke operations, including street sweeping, catch basin cleaning, and other issues and services provided within their contract.

Item 3: McGee 6/16/20: Order – (this is a second request) That the city council be provided the contracts the city has with the renting out of the former tax collectors office to Mass DOT, the order approving the moving of the Personnel department to the Annex, and the school department contract/order approving the cafe in city hall.

Item 4: Lebron-Martinez 6/16/20: Order:  That the city council have an opportunity to hear from Holyoke Medical Center of the recent announcement of the closing of their birthing center. To ask the president and or appropriate designated person who is able to zoom to answer questions. Also, information be gathered by caregivers and midwives about the closure.

Item 5: Open Meeting Law Complaint filed for meeting that took ploace 4/21/20

Item 6: Public Hearing: 1/21/20: Special Permit applications of Holyoke Landing LLC for  (1.) a Drive-Thru Facility (Bank – Drive-Up Teller and ATMs), (2.) a Drive-Thru Facility (Coffee Shop/Fast- Food) and (3.) a Drive-Thru Facility (Fast Casual Restaurant/ Fast-Food) on Lower Westfield Rd.  (Map: 117 Block:00 Parcel:005)

Item 7: Public Hearing: 3/10/20: Petition for a special permit to Amazon for a Long term Storage and tent at 489 Whitney Ave.

Item 8: Public Hearing 6/2/20: Petition of Vitaliy Gladysh of 73 Taylor St. for a special permit for a driveway

Item 9: Public Hearing 6/16/20: Petition of Cynthia & Michael Yelle  for a 4.7.2 Non conforming use at 1 Martin St.

Item 10: Scheduling of next DGR meeting

Administrative Assistant: Ryan M. Allen
The listing of matters are those reasonable 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.

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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