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Ordinance Committee Planning Board Joint Meeting January 24, 2023

Jan 24 2023

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 a hearing held jointly with the Planning Board

Tuesday, January 24, 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: 826 8284 1797 Meeting Passcode: 396928 or by call in at 1 (646) 558-8656 with the same Meeting ID and Passcode.


Item 1: PUBLIC HEARING 10-4-22 Special permit application for Small Wonders LLC at 109 Lyman St (023-01-014) for a marijuana manufacturing establishment.
(continued from 12-13-22)

Item 2: PUBLIC HEARING 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.
(joint hearing with the Planning Board, continued from 12-13-22)

Item 3: PUBLIC HEARING 12-6-22 Evergreen Industries LLC at 1 Cabot St (048-01-010) to operate a marijuana cultivation establishment.

Item 4: PUBLIC HEARING 12-6-22 Infused Element LLC at 1 Cabot St (048-01-010) for a marijuana manufacturing establishment.

Item 5: 12-20-22 VACON — Order that the Sewer Use Policy be revised to include recent requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency. This would modify Chapter 90, Utilities, Article III- Sewers, Sections 90-81 “Definitions” , 90-83 “Use of public sewers” and all of Division 2 which is 90-111 through 90-122.

Item 6: 12-20-22 VACON — Order that an ordinance is created for “Pavement Cut Moratorium” proposed as new Section 78-59

Item 7: 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.
*Public hearing closed 12-13-22


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.

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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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