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Ordinance Committee Planning Board Joint Meeting December 13, 2022

Dec 13 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, December 13, 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 0565 7365 Meeting Passcode: 308228 or by call in at 1 (646) 558-8656 with the same Meeting ID and Passcode.


Item 1: PUBLIC HEARING (joint hearing with the Planning Board) 10-18-22 MALDONADO VELEZ, GIVNER — Ordered, that the City Council add a section for Battery Storage Facilities to the Zoning Ordinance (Section TBD) to reflect technology advancements and future need for such installations; new facilities will be reviewed through Section 10.0, Major Site Plan Review.

Item 2: PUBLIC HEARING (continued from 9-27-22) 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 3: PUBLIC HEARING (joint hearing with the Planning Board, continued from 5-24-22, 8-23-22, 9-27-22) 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 10-4-22 Special permit application for Small Wonders LLC at 109 Lyman St (023-01-014) for a marijuana manufacturing establishment.

Item 5: PUBLIC HEARING 11-15-22 Special Permit Application for Blossom Flower LLC LLC at 1 Cabot St (048-01-010) to operate a marijuana manufacturing establishment.

Item 6: PUBLIC HEARING 11-15-22 Special Permit Application for Blossom Flower LLC LLC at 1 Cabot St (048-01-010) to operate a marijuana delivery business.

Item 7: 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.

Item 8: 11-1-22 MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI — Ordered, that Section 2-35 of the Code of Ordinances, entitled “Classification and Compensation Plans” be amended to update the compensation amount for the Emergency Management Director position so that it is consistent with the negotiated annual salary for the revised duties and responsibilities.
1. Substitute “Emergency Management Stipend” with “Emergency Management Director Salary”
2. Substitute “$2,000” with “$5,000 annual”
Current amount of $2,000 reflects the stipend paid when the duties were performed by the Fire Chief.

Item 9: 11-15-22 RIVERA_I — That a handicap sign be placed in front of 72 Hampshire St. for Lorraine I. Hernandez Campos, placard # PL1550887.

Item 10: 5-3-22 GIVNER — Ordered, In an effort to streamline service to residents: create language that eliminates ordinance to review, and for city council to vote on, installation and removal of handicapped signs for residents with required residential and handicapped parking qualifications.

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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