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CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF NORTHAMPTON
MASSACHUSETTS  

 Councilors:  
  • President Gina-Louise Sciarra, At-Large
  • William H. Dwight, At-Large
  • Michael J. Quinlan, Jr., Ward 1
  • Karen Foster, Ward 2
  • Vice-President James Nash, Ward 3
  • John Thorpe, Ward 4
  • Alex Jarrett, Ward 5
  • Marianne L. LaBarge, Ward 6
  • Rachel Maiore, Ward 7

Meeting Agenda
City Council Chambers
Walter J. Puchalski Municipal Building
212 Main Street, Northampton
Meeting Date:  January 16, 2020
Meeting Time:  7 p.m.


1.

Announcement of Audio/Video Recording

This meeting is being audio/video recorded.
2.

Public Comment

3.

Roll Call

4.

Public Hearings

5.

Updates from Council President and Committee Chairs

6.

Recognitions and One-Minute Announcements by Councilors

7.

Communications and Proclamations from the Mayor

8.

Presentations

9.

Resolutions

10.

Consent Agenda

A.

Minutes of December 19, 2019

B.

20.013 Appointments to Various Committees - for referral to City Services

Board of Assessors

David Murphy, 78 North Elm Street, Northampton

Term:  January 2020 - June 2023

To fill a newly created seat

Planning Board

Melissa Fowler, 87 Chesterfield Road, Leeds

Term:  January 2020 – June 2021

To fill the unexpired term of Mark Sullivan


11.

Recess for Committee on Finance (See Separate Agenda)

12.

Financial Orders (on 1st reading pending Finance review)

Rule 2.6 requires the Finance Committee to consider certain financial matters.
A.

20.007 An Order to Appropriate CPA Funds for Historic Preservation of Parsons House and Shepherd Barn - 1st reading

B.

20.008 An Order to Appropriate CPA Funds to Purchase 105 Acres at Former Pine Grove Golf Course - 1st reading

Process note: The Office of Planning & Sustainability respectfully requests two readings.
C.

20.009 An Order to Appropriate CPA Funds for Affordable Home on Glendale Road - 1st reading

D.

20.010 An Order to Appropriate CPA Funds to Community Builders for North Commons Project - 1st reading

E.

20.011 An Order to Appropriate CPA Funds to NHA for Hampshire Heights Playground - 1st reading

13.

Financial Orders (on 2nd reading)

14.

Orders

15.

Zoning Ordinances (Not yet Referred)

Process Note:  M.G.L. Chapter 40A, Section 5 requires the City Council to submit zoning ordinances to the Planning Board for review within 14 days of receipt and for the Planning Board and City Council or a committee designated for that purpose to hold public hearings thereon, together or separately, prior to adoption.

A.

20.004 An Ordinance to Rezone Eight Conz Street Parcels from NB to CB

B.

20.005 An Ordinance to Amend the Zoning Map on Old South Street and Clark Avenue

C.

20.006 An Ordinance to Amend Zoning Map to Add New Smart Growth Overlay District at Laurel Street

16.

Ordinances (Not yet Referred)

Rule 5.2.3 provides that no ordinance shall be voted on by the City Council until it has been considered by the Committee on Legislative Matters.
A.

20.012 An Ordinance Relative to Demolition Review for Historically-Significant Buildings

17.

Ordinances

18.

Information Requests (Charter Provision 2-7) and Committee Study Requests

19.

New Business

20.

Adjourn

Contact:  G-L Sciarra, Council President
glsciarra@northamptonma.gov or 
(413) 570-3133