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Ordinance Committee Meeting March 28, 2023

Mar 28 2023

6:30 pm City Hall Holyoke

536 Dwight St, Holyoke 01040

Agenda posted March 23, 2023, 10:30 AM

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, March 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: PUBLIC HEARING 2-7-23 Special permit extension application of High End Management LLC to operate a Retail Establishment and Recreational Marijuana Cultivation Facility at 110 Winter Street (032-01-009 & 031-01-004).

Item 2: PUBLIC HEARING 2-21-23 Special permit extension application of Four Trees Holyoke LLC to operate a dispensary and cultivation establishment at 1 Cabot Street (048-01-010).

Item 3: 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 (ADUs) 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, 2-28-23

Item 4: 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.
*Tabled 2-28-23

Item 5: 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, Tabled 2-28-23

Item 6: 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, 2-28-23

Item 7: 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.
*Tabled 11-29-23, 2-28-23

Item 8: 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.
*Tabled 2-28-23

Item 9: 4-5-22 GIVNER — Ordered, With community support: That the city post a snow parking restriction on its website at least twelve hours before towing begins. In other words, towing will not begin until the restriction has been up on the website at least twelve hours.

Item 10: 1-17-23 MCGEE, TALLMAN — “ORDERED: that the City of Holyoke, having previously accepted the provisions of MGL Ch 59, Section 5 (allowing the Board of Assessors to grant a real and personal property tax abatement to those active duty members of the National Guard and reserves serving in foreign countries) does now further adopt and extend such acceptance for as long as permitted under state law.“

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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