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CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF NORTHAMPTON
MASSACHUSETTS  

 Councilors:  
  • President Ryan R. O'Donnell, At-Large
  • William H. Dwight, At-Large
  • Maureen T. Carney, Ward 1
  • Dennis P. Bidwell, Ward 2
  • James Nash, Ward 3
  • Vice-President 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:  February 7, 2019
Meeting Time:  7:00pm


1.

Announcement of Audio/Video Recording

This meeting may be audio/video recorded for broadcast by Northampton Community Television.
2.

Public Comment

3.

Roll Call

4.

Public Hearings

5.

Updates from Council President & Committee Chairs

6.

Recognitions and One-Minute Announcements by Councilors

7.

Communications and Proclamations from the Mayor

8.

Resolutions

9.

Presentations

10.

Consent Agenda

A.

Minutes of January 17, 2019

B.

18.230 Appointments to Arts Council and CBAC - City Services Recommendation Pending, 2/4/2019

Arts Council
Freeman Stein, 
27 Fairfield Avenue, Florence
Term: February 1, 2019 - June 30, 2021
To fill a vacancy on the Arts Council

Central Business Architecture Committee
Pauline Fogel, 
16 Forbes Avenue, Northampton
Term: February 1, 2019 - June 30, 2019
To replace the unexpired term of Bruce Kriviskey as the Historical Commission representative
11.

Financial Orders (on 1st reading pending Finance review)

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

18.233 An Order to Acquire Land on Chestnut Mountain Road in Hatfield for Water Supply Protection - 1st reading

12.

Financial Orders (on 2nd reading)

A.

18.225 An Order to Authorize Roundhouse Parking Lot Fee and Easement Acquisition and Sale - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Financed Committee - 1/17/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 1/17/2019
B.

18.226 An Order to Reprogram Ryan Road Gym Floor $10,000 to Jackson Street Cafeteria HVAC - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 1/17/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 1/17/2019
C.

18.228 An Order to Appropriate $39,000 from Free Cash to ITS for Laserfiche Hosting Services - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 1/17/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 1/17/2019
D.

18.229 An Order to Appropriate Whiting Street Fund $25,000 for Food Programs - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 1/17/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 1/17/2019
13.

Orders

14.

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.
15.

Ordinances

A.

18.172 An Ordinance Relative to Parking on Union Street - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Transportation & Parking Commission - 9/18/2018
- City Council referred to Legislative Matters - 10/4/2018
- amended to change 'Monday through Saturday' to 'Monday through Friday,' Legislative Matters - 10/09/2018
- Positive recommendation, Legislative Matters - 10/09/2018
- Passed 1st reading - 10/18/2018
B.

18.204 An Ordinance to Amend the Definition of Accessory Structure - 2nd reading

History:
- Referred by City Council to Planning Board and Legislative Matters - 12/6/2018
- Planning Board public hearing held, 1/10/2019 - positive recommendation with no changes
- Legislative Matters public hearing held, 1/14/2019 - positive recommendation with no changes
- Passed 1st reading - 1/17/2019
C.

18.222 An Ordinance Relative to Taxis and Livery Vehicles for Hire - 2nd reading

History:
- referred to Legislative Matters - 01/03/2019
- Amended by LM to add phrase "to drop off fares in Northampton" to second sentence of 316-17A and to revise 316-19 (b) (1) to replace the words "shall not. . . unless" with the words "shall.  . . if"
- positive recommendation as amended, LM - 01/14/2019
- per recommendation of city solicitor, amended 316-19 (c) (4) to clarify that taxicab companies not licensed in Northampton may drop off fares from another community but may not pick up fares in Northampton
- passed 1st reading as amended by LM and city solicitor
16.

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

17.

New Business

Contact:  R. O'Donnell, Council President
ryan@ryanodonnell.org or 
(413) 570-3159