Development & Governmental Relations Committee Meeting May 25, 2022
6:30 pm City Hall Holyoke
536 Dwight St, Holyoke 01040
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, §§ 18-25,
and Section 20 of Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021,
notice is hereby given of a meeting of the committee on
Development and Governmental Relations (DGR)
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
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
Meeting ID: 865 0780 8652 Meeting Passcode: 138102 or by call in at 1 (646) 558-8656 with
the same Meeting ID and Passcode.
Item 1: 2-15-22 From Damian J. Cote, Building Commissioner, letter re: Property Preservation Group 5 year report.
Item 2: 4-5-22 PUELLO, MALDONADO-VELEZ — That OPED be invited to discuss the RFP process for city properties offered to the public for bid beginning from the point of city acquisition to the end of the time period the city has to reclaim the property. This conversation will inform the public of steps they can take if they’re interested in acquiring city properties and allow us to identify areas for procedural improvement.
Item 3: 4-5-22 PUELLO — That OPED and legal identify the impact and possibility of adding the following two conditions as standard to the RFP process for city properties. 1. If a chosen proposal is projecting XX amount in building rehab costs, that the city be entitled to require proof showing that said amount was actually spent upon completion. If the actual cost is under the estimated amount, that the city be entitled to additional payment or conditions that value said amount. 2. Chosen proposal property must require electric or natural gas HVAC systems.
Item 4: 4-5-22 MALDONADO-VELEZ, ANDERSON-BURGOS, GIVNER, MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI, RIVERA_I, RIVERA_J — A resolution in Support of a Fair Share Amendment.
Item 5: 4-5-22 Petition of Michael Morin for a 6.4 Signs Special Permit at 938 Main Street.
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.
536 Dwight St, Room 10
Holyoke, MA 01040
Meeting days 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM