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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.

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.
11.

Charter Review Committee Recommendations - for referral

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.  


12.

Consent Agenda

A.

Minutes of January 7, 2020 Organizational Meeting and January 16, 2020

B.

19.191 Appointment to the Board of Registrars - positive recommendation, City Services - 2/3/2020

Board of Registrars

Catherine Kay, 136 S. Main St, Florence

Term:  April 2019 to March 2022

To fill a vacancy
C.

20.013 Appointments to Various Committees - all positive recommendations, City Services - 2/3/2020

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


D.

20.022 Appointment to the Council on Aging - for referral to City Services

Council on Aging

Aurea “Agie” E. Domenech, 81 Conz St., Apt. 603, Northampton

Term:  February 2020- June 2023

To fill a vacancy


E.

20.023 Appointment of Assistant Chief Jon Davine as Fire Chief - for referral to City Services

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.
A.

20.018 Order to Appropriate $25,000 in Whiting Street Trust Funds - 1st reading

B.

20.019 Order to Reprogram $7,500 from CS Energy Management System to Senior Center Energy Control Upgrades - 1st reading

C.

20.020 An Order to Authorize NPS to Enter MOU for Every Student Succeeds Act - 1st reading

D.

20.021 An Order to Appropriate Free Cash to NPS for ERATE - 1st reading

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

A.

20.002 Order to Set Date and Time of 2020 - 2021 City Council Meetings - 2nd reading

History:
- Passed 1st reading - 1/7/2020
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

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