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CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF NORTHAMPTON
MASSACHUSETTS  

 

 

Councilors:

  • President William H. Dwight, At-Large
  • Vice-President Ryan R. O'Donnell, At-Large
  • Maureen T. Carney, Ward 1
  • Dennis P. Bidwell, Ward 2
  • James Nash, Ward 3
  • Gina Louise Sciarra, Ward 4
  • David A. Murphy, Ward 5
  • Marianne L. LaBarge, Ward 6
  • Alisa F. Klein, Ward 7

 

Meeting Agenda
City Council Chambers
Walter J. Puchalski Municipal Building
212 Main Street, Northampton
Meeting Date:  January 19, 2017
Meeting Time:  7:00pm



1.
Public Comment
2.
Roll Call
3.
Public Hearings
A.
7:05pm Public Hearing regarding a pole petition received from National Grid
In accordance with the provisions of Section 22, Chapter 166 of the General Laws, a public hearing will be held at 212 Main Street in City Council Chambers on the petition of National Grid to erect poles and wires upon, along, under, or across one or more public ways in the City of Northampton.  The petition concerns a pole in front of a new development to #121 Hinckley Street.

Petition #22975210
4.
Recognition and One-Minute Announcements by Councilors
5.
Communications and Proclamations from the Mayor
6.
Resolutions
A.
17.234 A Resolution declaring Northampton a Fair Employment City - 1st Reading
7.
Presentations
8.
Consent Agenda
A.
Approve Minutes of January 5, 2017 City Council Meeting
B.
16.210 Approve Various Appointments to Committees - On January 9, 2017 all applicants received a positive recommendation from the Committee on City Services

Community Preservation Committee: 

- Linda Morley, 244 Prospect Street, Northampton – January 2017 – June 2019 (reappointment) 

Council on Aging: 

- Donna Park, 205 Prospect Street, Northampton – term November 2016 – June 2019 (replacing the expired term of Walter Bak)
 

- Mark NeJame, 47 High Street, Florence – term November 2016 – June 2019 (replacing the expired term of Margo Welch)
 

Historical Commission: 

- Barbara Blumenthal, 39 Chapel Street, Northampton – term September 2016 – June 2018 (reappointment)
 

- Bruce Kriviskey, 23 Ice Pond Drive, Florence – term September 2016 – June 2018 (reappointment)
 

- David Drake, 321 Locust Street, Florence – term September 2016 – June 2019 (reappointment)
 

- Martha Lyon, 313 Elm Street, Northampton – term September 2016 – June 2019 (reappointment)
 

- Dylan Gaffney, 23 Marshall Street, Northampton – term September 2016 – June 2019 (reappointment)
 

Zoning Board of Appeals: 

- Bob Riddle, 47 Water Street, Leeds- term March 2015 – June 2018 (reappointment)
 

- Sara Northrup, 147 Hinckley Street, Florence – term March 2016 – June 2019 (reappointment)
 

- David Bloomberg, 86 Vermon Street, Northampton- term March 2015 – June 2018 (reappointment)
 

C.
16.217 Approve Appointment of Molly Hale of 96 Oak Street in Florence to the Public Shade Tree Commission

Term December 2016 - June 2018 (Filling the unexpired term of Andrew Smith)

On January 9, 2017 Ms. Hale received a positive recommendation from the Committee on City Services
9.
Recess for Committee on Finance (See Separate Agenda)
10.
Financial Orders
A.
16.226 An Order to authorize expenditure of $3,120 from Senior Services Gift Fund - 2nd Reading
B.
16.227 An Order to authorize payment of a prior year bill in the amount of $1,379 for legal work - 2nd Reading
11.
Orders
A.
17.235 An Order regarding Wage compliance certificates in License - 1st Reading
B.
16.228 An Order to declare surplus space at NHS for the purpose of leasing to public access television - 2nd Reading
C.
16.229 An Order to authorize a five-year contract for ticket processing services - 2nd Reading
D.
16.230 An Order to accept a storm drain easement on Holyoke Street - 2nd Reading
E.
17.231 An order to authorize the Mayor to acquire by gift one or more public right of way easements on the Sturbridge Development LLC property - 2nd Reading
F.
17.232 An Order to modify City Council Rules - Requires only one reading
12.
Ordinances
A.
16.184 - Relative to Heavy Equipment Operation - Positive recommendation from the Committee on Legislative Matters -1st Reading
B.
16.213 RELATIVE TO PARKING ON CENTER STREET AND MARKET STREET - Positive Recommendation from the Committee on Legislative Matters - 1st Reading
C.
16.214 RELATIVE TO A YIELD SIGN ON MAPLE STREET - Positive Recommendation from the Committee on Legislative Matters - 1st Reading
13.
Updates from Council President & Committee Chairs
14.
Information Requests (Charter Provision 2-7) and Committee Study Requests
A.
Committee Study Request: the Committee on Community Resources will give its final report on the study of Northampton's downtown economy
B.
Committee Study Request for Referral to the City Council Committee on Finance
15.
New Business
Contact:  P. Powers
Administrative Assistant to the City Council
(413) 587-1210
ppowers@northamptonma.gov