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Committee on Legislative Matters
and the Northampton City Council


Members:
Councilor William H. Dwight, Chair
Councilor Gina-Louise Sciarra, Vice Chair
Councilor Rachel Maiore
Councilor John Thorpe

 

    MEETING AGENDA

Date:  February 10, 2020
Time: 5 p.m.

Location:  City Council Chambers 
212 Main St., Northampton, Massachusett
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1.

Meeting Called to Order and Roll Call

2.

Public Comment

3.

Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting

A.

Minutes of January 13, 2020 Organizational Meeting

4.

Public hearings on proposed zoning changes

Public hearing notices published on January 27, 2020 and February 3, 2020 per M.G.L. Chapter 40A, Section 5.
A.
5:00P.M.

19.173 An Ordinance to Allow Change from One Conforming Use to Another without a Finding

History:
- Referred to Planning Board (PB) and Legislative Matters (LM) - 11/21/2019
- Positively recommended with amendments, PB - 01/09/2020
B.
5:15P.M.

19.125 An Ordinance Related to Wireless Antennas on Street Poles

History:
- Referred to Legislative Matters (LM) and Planning Board (PB) - 9/5/2019
- Public Hearing Held/Positive Recommendation, PB - 9/26/2019
- Public Hearing Held/Positive Recommendation with the stipulation that amended language be provided by the Office of Planning and Sustainability (OPS) to address concerns about placement of equipment on the pole - 10/7/2019
- Amended by City Council to strike word 5G from phrase "for the purpose of providing 5G wireless telecommunications."
- Referred back to Legislative Matters for further discussion - 10/17/2019
- Continued to 12/9/2019, LM - 11/12/2019

Process note:
Proposed amendments were submitted by OPS to address concerns about the mounting height of antennas on the poles and the projection of equipment beyond the curb, but these amendments have not yet been accepted.

5.

Items Referred to Committee

A.

20.012 An Ordinance Relative to Demolition Review for Historically-Significant Buildings - referred by City Council 1/16/2020

B.

20.014 An Ordinance Relative to Parking on Bridge Street - City Council referral pending 2/6/2020

6.

New Business

A.

Schedule Public Hearing for Charter Review Committee Recommendations

Process note: referral from City Council anticipated 2/6/2020
7.

Adjourn

Contact B. Dwight at
bdwight@comcast.net of (413) 262-6710