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Ordinance Committee Meeting September 28, 2021

Sep 28 2021

6:30 pm City Hall Holyoke

536 Dwight St, Holyoke 01040

City Council

Holyoke Massachusetts

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



Tuesday, September 28, 2021

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: Rebecca Lisi

Remote access via www.zoom.us


Meeting ID: 849 8756 1362 Meeting Passcode: 721672 or by call in at 1 (646) 558-8656 with the same Meeting ID and Passcode.



Item 1: 4-6-21 MURPHY, LISI -- Ordered that the city council consider adopting a wage theft ordinance for all contractors doing projects for the city or receiving special tax incentives by the city similar to Easthampton and Springfield with the following purposes: prevent misclassification of employees as independent contractors; assure that employees are paying all payroll taxes and workers compensation premiums; comply with state laws governing the payment of prevailing wages; assure that contractors provide opportunities for Holyoke residents, veterans, people of color and women.
*Tabled 5-25-21, 6-22-21

Item 2: PUBLIC HEARING (continued from 8-31-21) 6-15-21 LISI - that the marijuana ordinance be amended to correct 1) the site plan review process in section (b) and 2) the reference to the Table 4.3 of Principal Uses in (a)

Item 3: PUBLIC HEARING 6-1-21 Special Permit Application of First City Provisions Inc for a Marijuana Manufacturing Establishment and Recreational Marijuana Retail Establishment at 89 South St (017-01-005) to operate a recreational marijuana retail and marijuana manufacturing establishment.

Item 4: PUBLIC HEARING 6-1-21 Special Permit Application of ACMJ Inc for a Marijuana Manufacturing Establishment at 532 Main St (026-03-012) to build and operate a marijuana cultivation and processing establishment.

Item 5: PUBLIC HEARING 8-3-21 Special Permit Application of H&H Holdings Inc for a Marijuana Establishment at 40-48 Main St (033-04-009) and (033-04-010) to operate a cultivation and product manufacturing establishment.

Item 6: 6-15-21 Street Vendor License Application of Nicole Ortiz for operation of a food truck at 164 Race Street and 73 Sargeant Street.

Item 7: 9-7-21 MCGEE -- Ordered that the position of Professional accountant that has been budgeted for the Auditor's department for fiscal year 2022 be assigned to Grade 10 of Schedule A of the Classification and Hiring Schedules of the City of Holyoke Ordinances.


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
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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