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Ordinance Committee Meeting April 27, 2021

Apr 27 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



Meeting to take place remotely on Zoom Meetings on Tuesday 4-27-21 at 6:30 PM

Per order of the Chair: Rebecca Lisi

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

Meeting ID: 874 3075 4767 Meeting Passcode: 387267 or by call in at 1 (646) 558-8656 with same Meeting ID and Passcode.  ***



Item 1: 2-2-21 LISI — Ordered, that the City Council create a revolving fund to be set up for the Cities municipal rideshare funding received by the state through the Transportation Network Company (see attached).
*Tabled 3-9-21, 3-23-21

Item 2: 4-6-21 MCGIVERIN — That the City Council remove the Enterprise Fund status of the Waste Water Treatment Plant.

Item 3: 2-16-21 MCGIVERIN — That the City Council create an ordinance for a revolving fund for marijuana impact fees.

Item 4a: 9-15-20 MURPHY — Ordered, that the zoning on the west side of Main Street from the northerly side of Sargeant Street to the southerly side of Hamilton Street be changed from BH (business highway) to BC (central business).
*Tabled 3-9-21, 4-13-21

Item 4b: PUBLIC HEARING (continued from 3-9-21, 4-13-21) — Zone Change order from BH to BC to reduce restrictions and make it more possible for owners to build out on the full scope of their property at 401 Main St (028-07-001), 405 Main St (028-07-002), 409 Main St (028-07-003), 415 Main St (028-07-004), (028-07-005), 427 Main St (028-07-006), 433 Main St (028-07-007), 435 Main St (028-07-008), 437 Main St (028-07-009), 447 Main St (028-07-010), 449 Main St (028-07-011), 78 Sargeant St (028-07-012).

Item 5: 11-4-20 LISI — Ordered, that the Holyoke Code of Ordinances 7.10 “Marijuana Facilities” be reviewed and amended: including any amendments to definitions, zone requirements, and changes to the permitting process.
(Public hearing closed on 3-9-21)

Item 6: 6-26-18 LISI — Ordered, that the City Council, in accordance with MGL Chapter 43, Section 43, submit the following question to the voters at the next biennial state election: “shall this City allow the sale of marijuana products, as those terms are defined in G.L. c.94G, 1, for consumption on the premises where sold, a summary of which appears below?” Passage of this order shall be contingent on the state legislature’s approval of House Bill 4284 or other legislative/interpretive change to M.G.L. c.94G, sec 3(b) deemed acceptable by the Secretary of the Commonwealth.
(Public hearing closed on 3-9-21)

Item 7: 6-5-18 LISI — Ordered, that the Mayor and City Council petition the General Court to enact legislation to allow, in the City of Holyoke, the sale of marijuana products, as those terms are defined in G.L. c.94G, §1, for consumption on the premises where sold. See attached draft legislation.
(Public hearing closed on 3-9-21)

Item 8: 6-18-19 BARTLEY — Holyoke ordinance Sec. 86-211. be amended by adding Washington Ave. from Northampton St. to Chapin St. and by adding Chapin St. from Washington Ave. to South St.

Item 9: 12-1-20 ANDERSON-BURGOS — Order that the city of Holyoke adopt the truck exclusion law for West Franklin.

Item 10: 9-19-18 ANDERSON-BURGOS — Ordered that handicap spaces on Ivy Ave. be condensed to one space in front of 8 Ivy Ave, to be located on the East side of the street, 90 feet north of Dwight St



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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