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CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF NORTHAMPTON
MASSACHUSETTS  

 


Councilors:

  • President William H. Dwight, At-Large
  • Vice-President Ryan R. O'Donnell, At-Large
  • Maureen T. Carney, Ward 1
  • Dennis P. Bidwell, Ward 2
  • James Nash, Ward 3
  • 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 16, 2017
Meeting Time:  7:00pm



1.

Public Comment

2.

Roll Call

3.

Public Hearings

A.

17.236 Announcement of a Public Hearing concerning a petition to locate poles, wires and fixtures as described on Barrett Street; the petition is from National Grid and Verizon New England, Inc.

In accordance with the provisions of Section 22, Chapter 166 of the General Laws, a public hearing will be held March 2, 2017 at 7:05 pm in City Council Chambers, 212 Main Street on the petition of National Grid and Verizon New England, Inc. to locate poles, wires and fixtures upon, along, under, or across one or more public ways in the City of Northampton.  The petition concerns pole #15 on Barrett Street as described on the attached plan. 

Petition #23180524
 
4.

Recognition and One-Minute Announcements by Councilors

5.

Communications and Proclamations from the Mayor

A.

Presentation: Northampton Broadband Study and Municipal Network Strategy, Antonio Pagan, Chief Information Officer IT Services Department

6.

Resolutions

7.

Presentations

8.

Consent Agenda

A.

17.241 Approve appointments to various committees

All appointments received a positive recommendation from the Committee on City Services on February 6, 2017: 

Human Rights Commission:

- Booker Bush, 119 Pine Street, Florence, 01062– term January 2017 - June 2020 (Replacing the expired term of Douglass Ross)

Arts Council:

- Kathy Murri, 50 Laurel Park, Northampton, 01060- term January 2017- June 2020 (Replacing the expired term of Jean- Paul Maitinsky)

Planning Board:

- Samuel Taylor, 245 North Street, Northampton, 01060- term January 2017- June 2020 (Replacing the expired term of Al Neal)

Zoning Board:

- Maureen Scanlon, 197 Nonotuck Street, Florence, 01062- term January 2017- June 2020 (Replacing the expired term of Sanford Weil)

B.

Approve Minutes of the February 2, 2017 City Council Meeting

9.

Recess for Committee on Finance (See Separate Agenda)

10.

Financial Orders

A.

17.255 An Order to authorize payment of a previous year bill for the Board of Health - 1st Reading

B.

17.256 An Order To authorize the appropriation of funds to perform job classification and compensation study - Request 2 Readings

C.

17.257 An Order to Transfer Funds for Salaries - Request 2 Readings

11.

Orders

A.

17.253 An Order To authorize intermunicipal agreement with PVPC - 1st Reading

B.

17.254 An Order to authorize that premiums received upon sale of bonds used to pay project costs shall reduce the amount authorized to be borrowed by any such premium so applied - 1st Reading

C.

17.245 An Order to accept M.G.L. C. 44 s. 53F ¾ - 2nd Reading

12.

Ordinances

A.

17.244 An Ordinance regarding Fair Minimum Wage - 1st Reading

This item is on the 2/16/2017 City Council Committee on Finance Agenda.

 For the 2002 Opinion from the Massachusetts Attorney General
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B.

17.250 An Ordinance to add a new smart overlay district - Refer to Committee on Legislative Matters

C.

17.251 An Ordinance to remove the Residential Incentive overlay from the Zoning Map 350-3.4 - Refer to Committee on Legislative Matters

D.

17.252 An Ordinance To clarify the definition of structure for compliance with setbacks in 350-2.1 of said code - Refer to Comm. on Legislative Matters

13.

Updates from Council President & Committee Chairs

14.

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

15.

New Business

Contact:  P. Powers
Administrative Assistant to the City Council
(413) 587-1210
ppowers@northamptonma.gov