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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:  February 6, 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.

Resolutions

9.

Presentations

10.

Charter Review Committee Recommendations

Process note:  

5.2.1.     In general, all matters may be referred to Council committees or executive multiple-member bodies, which shall constitute a request for a report on such matters.  


11.

Warrants for March 3, 2020 Election

A.

20.016 Warrant for March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election

Process note:  Two readings are respectfully requested. The deadline for posting the warrants is February 25, 2020. 
B.

20.017 Warrant for March 3, 2020 Special Municipal Election

Process note: Two readings are respectfully requested. The deadline for posting the warrant is February 25, 2020.
12.

Consent Agenda

13.

Recess for Committee on Finance (See Separate Agenda)

14.

Financial Orders (on 1st reading pending Finance review)

Rule 2.6 requires the Finance Committee to consider certain financial matters.
15.

Financial Orders (on 2nd reading)

A.

20.007 An Order to Appropriate CPA Funds for Historic Preservation of Parsons House and Shepherd Barn - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 1/16/2020
- Passed 1st reading - 1/16/2020
B.

20.009 An Order to Appropriate CPA Funds for Affordable Home on Glendale Road - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 1/16/2020
- Passed 1st reading - 1/16/2020

C.

20.010 An Order to Appropriate CPA Funds to Community Builders for North Commons Project - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 1/16/2020
- Passed 1st reading - 1/16/2020
D.

20.011 An Order to Appropriate CPA Funds to NHA for Hampshire Heights Playground - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 1/16/2020
- Passed 1st reading - 1/16/2020
16.

Orders

17.

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.

20.014 An Ordinance Relative to Parking on Bridge Street

B.

20.015 An Ordinance Relative to Metered Parking on Pleasant Street

18.

Ordinances

A.

19.137 An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 312 Vehicles and Traffic [to delete handicapped parking space on Pleasant Street - in parking lot off Gleason Plaza] - 2nd reading

History:
- Referred to Transportation and Parking Commission (TPC) and Legislative Matters (LM) - 9/19/2019
- Positive recommendation, TPC - 10/21/2019
- Due to oversight, left off 11/12/2019 LM agenda
- Positive recommendation, LM - 12/9/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 12/19/2019

19.

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

20.

New Business

21.

Adjourn

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