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Ordinance Committee Planning Board Joint Meeting September 27, 2022

Sep 27 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 hearings held jointly with the Planning Board

Tuesday, September 27, 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: 847 4714 5572 Meeting Passcode: 419481 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.
*Tabled 8-23-22

Item 2: PUBLIC HEARING (joint hearing with the Planning Board, continued from 5-24-22, 8-23-22) 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 3: PUBLIC HEARING (joint hearing with the Planning Board) 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 4: PUBLIC HEARING (continued from 11-23-21, 12-14-21, 2-22-22, 3-22-22, 5-24-22, 6-8-22) 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 5: 3-10-20 VACON — Ordered, that street vendors who have received a license may be granted a renewal of the license for the same location without a hearing when all required approvals are presented with the application and any required fees/taxes are paid
*Tabled 1-25-22, 4-26-22, 6-8-22

Item 6: 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.
*Public hearing closed 8-23-22

Item 7: 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.
*Tabled 8-23-22

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, 8-32-22

Item 9: 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.
*Tabled 8-23-22

Item 10: 9-1-22 VACON — Ordered, That Mayor Garcia be given the authority to hire a DPW director above mid range up to no more than max without needing further approval from CC due to special circumstances



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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