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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.

Roll Call

3.

Public Hearings

A.

Announcement of a public hearing concerning the Northampton Capital Improvement Program for FY2020-FY2024 - Thursday, February 21, 2019

In accordance with The Charter of Northampton, Massachusetts, Article 7 Finance and Fiscal Procedures, Section 7-5: Capital Improvement Program, (b) Public Hearing. BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL, the Northampton City Council will hold a public hearing on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 7:05 p.m. in Council Chambers, Wallace J. Puchalski Municipal Building, 212 Main Street, Northampton, MA. The City Council will consider the Capital Improvement Program for FY2020-FY2024, and hear all persons who wish to be heard thereon. The City Council meeting begins at 7 p.m.



4.

Updates from Council President & Committee Chairs

5.

Recognitions and One-Minute Announcements by Councilors

6.

Communications and Proclamations from the Mayor

7.

Resolutions

8.

Presentations

9.

Consent Agenda

A.

Minutes of January 17, 2019

B.

18.230 Appointments to Arts Council and CBAC - Positive recommendations, City Services - 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
C.

18.241 Appointments to Various Committees - for referral to City Services

Housing Partnership
Dan Krassner,
16 Winslow A venue, Florence
Term: March 2019 to June 2022
To fill a vacancy on the Housing Partnership

Human Rights Commission
Rachel Maiore,
392 Chesterfield Road, Leeds
Term: March 2019 to June 2019
To fill the unexpired term of Brian Barnes

Megan Paik, 9 Laurel Street, Northampton
Term: March 2019 to June 2022
To fill a vacancy on the Human Rights Commission

Housing Authority
Elizabeth Silver
, 67 Willow Street, Florence
Term: February 2019 to March 2021
To fill the unexpired term of Jerry Budgar
10.

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

B.

18.234 An Order to Accept M.G.L. 64G, 3D(a) to Impose Community Impact Fee on Short-Term Rentals - 1st reading

C.

18.235 An Order to Accept M.G.L. 64G, 3D(b) to Impose Community Impact Fee on Short-Term Rentals Within Two- and Three-Family Dwellings - 1st reading

D.

18.236 An Order to Reprogram AOM Funds from Foundation Repair to Stage Door Handicapped Access - 1st reading

E.

18.237 An Order to Appropriate Community Preservation Act Funds for Creation of Affordable Housing Units at Village Hill Apartments - 1st reading

F.

18.238 An Order to Appropriate CPA Funds for Parsons Brook Pine Barrens Acquisition Project - 1st reading

G.

18.239 An Order to Appropriate CPA Funds for Rocky Hill Trail at Burts Bog - 1st reading

H.

18.240 A Order to Appropriate CPA Funds for Restoration of 125-year Old Window at Forbes Library - 1st reading

11.

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
12.

Orders

13.

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.
14.

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
15.

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

16.

New Business

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