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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
Wallace J. Puchalski Municipal Building
212 Main Street, Northampton
Meeting Date:  February 20, 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.

Consent Agenda

A.

Minutes of February 6, 2020

11.

Recess for Committee on Finance (See Separate Agenda)

12.

Financial Orders (on 1st reading pending Finance review)

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

20.025 An Order to Adjust Income Limit for Senior Tax Deferral Program - 1st reading

B.

20.026 An Order to Accept DA Sullivan $10,000 Gift for Digital Display and Presentation System - 1st reading

C.

20.030 An Order to Accept Donation of Voting Signs - 1st reading

Process note: Two readings are requested so the signs may be used for the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary and Special Municipal elections.
13.

Financial Orders (on 2nd reading)

A.

20.018 Order to Appropriate $25,000 in Whiting Street Trust Funds - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 2/6/2020
- Passed 1st reading - 2/6/2020
B.

20.019 Order to Reprogram $7,500 from CS Energy Management System to Senior Center Energy Control Upgrades - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 2/6/2020
- Passed 1st reading - 2/6/2020
C.

20.020 An Order to Authorize NPS to Enter MOU for Every Student Succeeds Act - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 2/6/2020
- Passed 1st reading - 2/6/2020
D.

20.021 An Order to Appropriate Free Cash to NPS for ERATE - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 2/6/2020
- Passed 1st reading - 2/6/2020
14.

Orders

A.

20.027 An Order to Grant Easement to National Grid in Conjunction with WWTP Upgrades - 1st reading

B.

20.028 An Order Authorizing Acquisition of Easements for the Laying Out of Finn Street as a Public Way - 1st reading

History:
- Street acceptance petition for Finn Street submitted to City Council, 9/11/2019
- Street acceptance petition referred to Planning Board - 9/19/2019
- Planning Board recommended acceptance - 9/26/2019
- City Services Committee authorized by full council to hold street layout public hearing - 10/3/2019
- Street layout public hearing held by City Services Committee - 11/4/2019
- Positive recommendation, City Services Committee - 11/4/2019

C.

20.029 An Order Authorizing Acquisition of Easements for the Laying Out of North Street as a Public Way - 1st reading

History:
- Street acceptance petition for North Street submitted to City Council, 9/11/2019
- Street acceptance petition referred to Planning Board - 9/19/2019
- Planning Board recommended acceptance - 9/26/2019
- City Services Committee authorized by full council to hold street layout public hearing - 10/3/2019
- Street layout public hearing held by City Services Committee - 11/4/2019
- Positive recommendation, City Services Committee - 11/4/2019
15.

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.

20.024 An Ordinance to Change CBAC Map to Include Conz Street Lots Rezoned to CB

16.

Ordinances

A.

19.125 An Ordinance Related to Wireless Antennas on Street Poles - 1st reading

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
- Revised ordinance submitted by OPS to 1) move design criteria for small cell facilities out of code and into DPW regulations, 2) reduce fee for right-of-way access from $400 to $270 as recommended by the FCC and 3) add $1,000 fee for installation on city-owned poles to offset additional maintenance and inspection costs.
- Amended to correct two scrivener's errors - remove '5G' and replace 'telecommunications' with 'facilities' in 350-10.9 D - 2/10/2020
- Positive recommendation as amended, Legislative Matters - 2/10/2020
B.

20.012 An Ordinance Relative to Demolition Review for Historically-Significant Buildings - 1st reading

History:
- Referred to Legislative Matters (LM) - 1/16/2020
- Positive recommendation, LM - 2/10/2020
17.

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

18.

New Business

19.

Adjourn

Contact:  Gina-Louise Sciarra, Council President
glsciarra@northamptonma.gov or 
(413) 570-3133