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Ordinance Committee Planning Board Joint Meeting March 22, 2022

Mar 22 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 Section 20 of Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021,
notice is hereby given of a meeting of the committee on

Tuesday, March 22, 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: 845 6608 5842 Meeting Passcode: 057650 or by call in at 1 (646) 558-8656 with the same Meeting ID and Passcode.


Item 1: 3-15-22 Petition of Yoeli Brene, for a street vendor license to be located on High street between Hampshire and Worcester Pl

Item 2: PUBLIC HEARING (continued from 2-22-22, 3-8-22) 1-18-22 MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI, ANDERSON-BURGOS — Ordered that the City Council amend Holyoke Zoning Ordinances Section by deleting “other
use as listed in Table 4.3 of Principle uses” and inserting the following language in its place: “any pre-existing public or private school providing education in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, or any grades 1 through 12” or other such legal form sufficient to resolve any uncertainty over the interpretation of the existing ordinance as compliant with state law.

Item 3: PUBLIC HEARING (continued from 2-22-22 3-8-22) 1-18-22 VACON — That the current buffer in the marijuana ordinance (200feet from any other use…)be reviewed and revised to schools, residences etc. to ensure opportunities for new marijuana businesses and to ensure continued development opportunities for established local business in accordance with our master plan, Connect, Construct, Create.

Item 4: PUBLIC HEARING (joint hearing with the Planning Board, continued from 2-22-22, 3-8-22) 1-18-22 MURPHY-ROMBOLETTI, ANDERSON-BURGOS — Ordered that the City Council amend Holyoke Zoning Ordinances to correct the site plan review process in Section

Item 5: PUBLIC HEARING (joint hearing with the Planning Board, continued from 2-22-22) 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.

Item 6: PUBLIC HEARING (joint hearing with the Planning Board) 2-1-22 BARTLEY — The Holyoke zoning ordinances shall be amended to no longer allow daycare services in R-1 or R-2 district by right but only by a city council special permit.

Item 7: PUBLIC HEARING (continued from 2-22-22) 12-7-21 Special Permit Application for 876 Grow Inc at 360 Race St (028-06-018A) to renovate and operate a marijuana cultivation and processing establishment.

Item 8: PUBLIC HEARING (continued from 2-22-22) 2-7-21 Special Permit Application for Hybrid House LLC at 55 Jackson St (018-01-004) to operate a marijuana manufacturing establishment.

Item 9: PUBLIC HEARING 12-7-21 Special Permit Application of GreenGrab Inc at 620 Beaulieu St (055-00-004) to operate a marijuana establishment for marijuana cultivation, product manufacturing, and delivery.

Item 10: PUBLIC HEARING 2-15-22 Special Permit Application of River Grove LLC at 475 Canal St (032-01-004) to operate a marijuana cultivation and manufacturing establishment.

Item 11: PUBLIC HEARING 1-4-22 Special Permit Application of WTM-SB LLC at 120 Middle Water St (047-01-016) to operate a marijuana cultivation and manufacturing establishment.

Item 12: PUBLIC HEARING (continued from 11-23-21, 12-14-21, 2-22-22) 9-7-21 VACON — Amend the zoning ordinance to read any home construction in a residential zone shall be greater than 50% living space.  A special permit from CC is required if the home construction will have 50% or less living space.
Recently home plans have been approved and it has been communicated from the Building Commissioner that our current residential zoning allows for construction of a home that is 80% garage and 20% living space.

Item 13: 3-1-22 GIVNER — That a handicap sign be placed in front of 56 Linden St. for Hedy S. Jaundoo, Placard # PL4980420


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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