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Ordinance Committee Planning Board Joint Meeting August 23, 2022

Aug 23 2022

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 Chapter 22 of the Acts of 2022,
notice is hereby given of a meeting of the committee on
with public hearings held jointly with the Planning Board

Tuesday, August 23, 2022
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: 850 5661 1065 Meeting Passcode: 495078 or by call in at 1 (646) 558-8656 with the same Meeting ID and Passcode.


Item 1: 8-2-22 Petition of Yajaira Mulero, for a street vendor license.

Item 2: PUBLIC HEARING (joint hearing with the Planning Board, continued from 4-26-22, 6-28-22, 7-26-22) 3-15-22 Zone change application from DR to BH for Daniel Laflamme at 41 Temple St (085-00-012) to operate a truck repair shop in a district zoned DR so that the business can be conforming.

Item 3: PUBLIC HEARING (joint hearing with the Planning Board, continued from 5-24-22) 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. (

Item 4: PUBLIC HEARING 6-21-22 (continued from 7-26-22) Special Permit Application for Carefully Curated LLC at 420 Race St (028-07-014) to reutilize the building as a recreational adult use marijuana manufacturing establishment.

Item 5: 5-3-22 Zone change application from R2 to BH for Dennis Bolduc at 474 Pleasant St (091-00-062 & 063) to develop into museum, restaurant, and motorcycle dealership.
*Public hearing closed 7-26-22

Item 6: 12-21-21 BARTLEY, LEAHY, MURPHY, VACON — That the Health Director, Building Commissioner and any other relevant city official meet ASAP with the Ordinance Committee to discuss odor mitigation at marijuana entities in Holyoke for the purpose of a) amending city ordinances and/or b) adding language to the list of conditions typically added to the Marijuana Special Permit.
*Public Hearing closed 6-28-22, Tabled 7-26-22

Item 7: 2-16-21 ANDERSON-BURGOS — Ordered, that Sec 86-321 of the City’s Parking Ordinance be amended by striking the following section:
Northampton St.
A point 20 feet North of Corser St.
A point 200 feet North of Corser St.
2 hour parking 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday

Item 8: 6-21-22 JOURDAIN, VACON — Ordered, That an ordinance be created to allow for a Fire Chief contract and that this ordinance also establish a salary range for the position (Min/Mid/Max)
*Tabled 7-26-22

Item 9: 4-5-22 VACON — Ordered, that Ordinance 26-33 Emergency Management Director be examined and updated to reflect the current responsibilities of the position.

Item 10: 7-19-22 MCGEE — Ordered, That Appendix A of sec 2-35 of our ordinances be amended to add the positions of Assistant Procurement Officer and Grant Manager for the Police Department.

Item 11: 6-7-22 MCGEE — ORDERED that Sec 2-40 and Sec 2-41 of the City Ordinances regarding Vacation Leave be amended to add language that the City may credit a new employee with additional paid vacation time based on relative prior employment experience.

Item 12: 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.

Item 13: 8-2-22 From AACO Realty Corp. letter regarding 380 Dwight St. Holyoke 420 LLC (failure to enforce city ordinances-Complaint.

Item 14: 5-17-22 MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI — Ordered that the City Council vote to amend section 7.10 to include the following definitions, which reflect the language from the state’s Cannabis Control Commission:
Marijuana Courier: an entity licensed to deliver finished marijuana products, marijuana accessories and branded goods directly to consumers from a licensed marijuana retailer.  It cannot wholesale, warehouse, process, repackage, or white label these products.  A Marijuana Courier does not require a City Council Special Permit but does need to obtain a business certificate from the City Clerk’s office.
Marijuana Delivery Operator:  an entity licensed to purchase at wholesale and warehouse finished marijuana products acquired from a licensed marijuana cultivator, marijuana product manufacturer, microbusiness or craft marijuana cooperative, and white label, sell, and deliver finished marijuana products, marijuana accessories and marijuana branded goods directly to consumers, but is not authorized to repackage marijuana or marijuana products, or operate a storefront under this license.
*Public Hearing closed 6-28-22, Tabled 7-26-22

Item 15: 6-7-22 JOURDAIN — Ordered, That an ordinance be created that requires a department head to report (with an incident report explaining the cause) of any loss in their department over $250 in value to the City Council and Mayor within 30 days.

Item 16: 6-7-22 RIVERA_I — Ordered, Resident on 326 Elm St. would like handicap sign on the side of his house removed as it is no longer needed.

Item 17: 8-2-22 GIVNER — Order to have handicapped sign removed from 402 Pleasant St, per new owner request. (Receive, adopt, and send order to DPW)



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

June 14, 2022
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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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