There shall be a Whiting Street Fund Committee consisting of five members.
Authorities and Responsibilities The Whiting Street Fund Committee shall advise the Mayor on the distribution of the income earned on the funds held in trust by the City in accordance the will of the late Whiting Street, “for the relief and comfort of the worthy poor” of Northampton. The committee shall work with the Treasurer/Collector to establish a process for making annual recommendations to the Mayor for the distribution of funds to non-profit agencies for the sole purpose of providing direct financial assistance to low-income Northampton residents and, thereafter, to recommend annually one or more non-profit agencies to which the funds should be distributed. Pursuant to the will, the total annual distribution shall be restricted to interest earned on the trust fund.
The Whiting Street Fund Committee is an advisory multiple-member body of the City.