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Ordinance Committee Meeting September 8, 2020

Sep 8 2020

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 will take place remotely and can be accessed via Meeting ID: 817 2451 9411Meeting Password: 462350 or by call in at 1 (929)205-6099 with same Meeting ID and Password.  Written public comment can be submitted to

Meeting to take place remotely on Zoom Meetings on Tuesday Sept. 8th  at 6:30PM
Per order of the Chair: Rebecca Lisi


Item 1: The Ordinance Committee of the Holyoke City Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, September 8th at 6:30pm to hear a public hearing for Abby Property Management Inc. for a new special permit for a Registered Marijuana Retail Establishment (RMRE) at 40 Lyman St. (Map:038 Block 02 Parcel 001.1)

Item 2: The Ordinance Committee of the Holyoke City Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, September 8th at 6:30pm to hear 2 Special Permit applications for Buudda Brothers LLC  for (1) a Recreational Marijuana Cultivation and Manufacturing Establishment at 90 Sargent St. (Map:018 Block:01 Parcel:018 and (2) for a Special Permit for a Marijuana Manufacturing and Cultivation Establishment at 602-606 Main St. in Holyoke (Map:026 Block:02 Parcel:007)

Item 3: Vacon 8/4/20: Ordered, that a No Parking sign be added on Cherry Street between the Dale Street intersection and the next No Parking sign as you travel toward the Maple Crest Apartments

Item 4: Murphy 8/4/20: Ordered that the handicapped parking sign which is for 24 Hampden Street, be moved to the parking spot in front of that doorway, and be placed nearer the roadway. Currently, the sign is blocked by leaves as you approach, and it is difficult to determine which parking spot it covers.

Item 5: Murphy 8/4/20: That in order to assure efficient truck docking, no parking be allowed on the west side of Beaulieu Street at the intersection with Stebbins St. from the northwesterly corner to a point 30 feet farther north.

Item 6: McGee 8/4/20: Ordered that the DPW install raised crosswalks on Pleasant St. at the following locations: Harvard St., Radcliffe St., and Montgomery St.

Item 7: Murphy 2/4/20: Order: that parking on South Race Street from 45 feet south of Jackson Street intersection on the east side of the street to a point 105 south of the intersection be posted as 30 minute parking from 9 AM until 7 PM daily. Ordinance to take effect July 1, 2020.

Item 8: Murphy 2/4/20: Order: that no parking be allowed on the west side of South Race Street from the intersection with Jackson Street to a point 180 feet south. This is to assure fire apparatus can easily maneuver through the street. Ordinance to take effect July 1 2020.

Item 9: Murphy 2/4/20: Order: that the posted speed limits for Main Street Sec 86-212 be replaced with the following: (see order)

Item 10: Bartley 1/7/20: Ordered That the City Engineer provide a recommendation to the Ordinance Committee for a minimum buffer from which vehicles can park near city crosswalks. (This issue came up during an Ordinance meeting regarding the Elmwood Towers crosswalk and the City Engineer advised there is no city ordinance on point.)

Administrative Assistant: Ryan M. Allen
The listing of matters are those reasonable 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.




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