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Ordinance Committee Meeting February 28, 2023

Feb 28 2023

6:30 pm City Hall Holyoke

536 Dwight St, Holyoke 01040

Agenda posted February 17, 2023, 1:55 PM

City Council
Holyoke Massachusetts

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, §§ 18-25,
and Chapter 22 of the Acts of 2022,
notice is hereby given of a meeting of the committee on

Tuesday, February 28, 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: Linda Vacon

Remote access via
Meeting ID: 831 7743 6694 Meeting Passcode: 289877 or by call in at 1 (646) 558-8656 with the same Meeting ID and Passcode.


Item 1: 4-6-21 Petition for Speed hump at Argyle Ave.
*Tabled 6-21-21

Item 2: 10-19-21 Petition for Speed Hump from citizens for Moss Ave.
*Referred back to Committee 6-21-22, Tabled 10-25-22

Item 3: 10-19-21 BARTLEY — That speed humps be placed on Moss Ave.
*Referred back to Committee 6-21-22, Tabled 10-25-22

Item 4: 11-16-21 BARTLEY — That speed hump be placed on Fenton St.
*Referred back to Committee 6-21-22, Tabled 10-25-22

Item 5: 11-16-21 BARTLEY — That speed humps be placed on Memorial Dr.
*Referred back to Committee 6-21-22, Tabled 10-25-22

Item 6: 11-16-21 BARTLEY — That speed humps be placed on Mackintosh Terrace.
*Tabled 6-8-22, 10-25-22

Item 7: 5-3-22 Speed hump petition from Citizens of Mackintosh Terrace.
*Tabled 6-8-22, 10-25-22

Item 8: 5-3-22 BARTLEY — That speed humps be placed on Mackintosh Terr.
*Tabled 6-8-22, 10-25-22

Item 9: 10-4-22 Petition for Speed hump for Hillside Ave

Item 10: 4-19-22 BARTLEY — Ordered, The city council and DPW amend any ordinances to allow for road improvements at Whiting Farms Rd. to allow for a dedicated Left-hand turn into K-Mart Plaza and to allow for motorists to also travel towards the Mall in a dedicated lane.
*Referred back to Committee 5-17-22, Tabled 10-25-22

Item 11: 6-7-22 RIVERA_J — Ordered, that Order to put signs at the Lyman Terrace neighborhood stating “Resident Parking Only” and have residents apply for parking permits.

Item 12: 10-4-22 GIVNER — Ordered, that the “no parking” sign be removed on one side of the curve at O’Connor Ave bend to add parking while keeping the corner safe and passable for service and emergency vehicles.

Item 13: GIVNER, ANDERSON-BURGOS, PUELLO — Ordered, Collaborative order to create “don’t block the box” painting and signage to accommodate traffic flow on Beech St at CVS entrance/exit.

Item 14: 10-4-22 GIVNER, MALDONADO VELEZ — Ordered, that a no parking sign be placed in front of 5 Whiting Avenue at the request of the residents.

Item 15: 11-1-22 MCGEE — Order that a No Parking sign be placed for (no parking Friday mornings) adjacent and to the south of the entrance to the parking lot of 31 Beacon Ave(on Waldo Street), and to the south of the driveway directly across the street on Waldo Street

Item 16: 11-1-22 MCGEE — That the City Engineer remove the signs near 970/980 Hampden St.

Item 17: 1-17-23 PUELLO — Ordered, The recently installed handicap sign at 363 Chestnut St please be removed by request original petitioner.

Item 18: 12-20-22 PUELLO — That 1 out of the 2 handicap parking signs at 588 South Summer street, as well as the 3rd sign on the Morgan side of the street, please be removed. Only one spot was requested by constituents, 3 were installed and school parking is on the city owned lot. Additionally requested that a no parking sign at the same address please be removed.

Item 19: 1-17-23 GIVNER — Per Constituent request, that an additional handicap parking space be added at 204 Oak St. for Josephine Rivera. Although a designated handicap space was created during the summer of 2022, that space is regularly occupied by other vehicles with handicap plates, indicating additional need.

Item 20: PUBLIC HEARING 10-4-22 Special permit application for Small Wonders LLC at 109 Lyman St (023-01-014) for a marijuana manufacturing establishment.
*continued from 12-13-22, 1-24-23

Item 21: PUBLIC HEARING 1-17-23 Special permit application for Carefully Curated LLC at 400 Race St (028-07-016) to operate a marijuana manufacturing establishment.

Item 22: PUBLIC HEARING 1-17-23 Special permit extension application for Victoria Frost LLC at 679-689 Main St & Beaulieu St property abutting 679 Main St (055-00-009, 009.1, 009.2) to extend the special permit originally granted on August 4, 2020, to operate a cannabis product cultivation, manufacturing, and dispensary facility.

Item 23: PUBLIC HEARING 1-17-23 Special permit application amendment of Holyoke 420 LLC dba Holyoke Cannabis at 380 Dwight St (021-01-003) to remove original condition prohibiting delivery, add suite #4 for a new vault, add new sallyport location, and amend hours condition so that they be set according to city ordinance.

Item 24: 4-5-22 BARTLEY, GIVNER, PUELLO, RIVERA_J — Ordered that the Holyoke City Council review and amend Section 5.4 of the Zoning Ordinance to allow for Accessory Dwelling Units (AUDs) in the DR zone, in addition to amending Section 2 Definitions, and any other sections that may apply to allow this use in the DR zone. Accessory dwelling unit (ADU) is a smaller, independent residential dwelling unit located on the same lot as a stand-alone (i.e., detached) single-family home.
*Public hearing closed 12-13-22, Tabled 1-24-23

Item 25: 6-21-22 JOURDAIN, MALDONADO VELEZ — That the City Council create an ordinance that creates food truck zones in the city with the goals of eliminating food deserts, managing the locations, and promoting various neighborhoods.
*Public hearing closed 12-13-22

Item 26: 6-21-22 MALDONADO VELEZ, ANDERSON-BURGOS — Ordered, that we create a Food Economy Coalition (Attached). Request that it is taken up at a meeting ASAP as the order is attached to potential grant funding.
*Tabled 12-13-22

Item 27: 6-7-22 JOURDAIN, MCGIVERIN, MALDONADO VELEZ — That an ordinance be created that requires that when notices need to be sent to abutters for public notices involving lots without buildings that the address closest to the subject property be listed as a reference point plus a plot plan/lot lines of the subject property be included so abutters can determine the exact location of the subject property they are being notified about.


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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