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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 21, 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

A.

Public Hearing concerning the Northampton Capital Improvement Program for FY2020-FY2024

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. 
5.

Updates from Council President & Committee Chairs

6.

Recognitions and One-Minute Announcements by Councilors

7.

Communications and Proclamations from the Mayor

8.

Resolutions

A.

19.003 A Resolution to Adopt the Capital Improvement Program for FY2020-FY2024 Submitted to City Council on February 4, 2019 - 1st reading

9.

Presentations

10.

Recess for Committee on City Services (See Separate Agenda)

11.

Consent Agenda

A.

18.241B Appointment to Housing Authority

Process note:  The Mayor's office has respectfully requested that this appointment be expedited to allow a full complement of members to be present for the Annual Meeting of the Commissioners of the Northampton Housing Authority,

Housing Authority
Elizabeth Silver
, 67 Willow Street, Florence
Term: February 2019 to March 2021
To fill the unexpired term of Jerry Budgar
12.

Recess for Committee on Finance (See Separate Agenda)

13.

Financial Orders (on 1st reading pending Finance review)

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

19.002 An Order to Purchase, Declare Surplus and Donate Land on Easthampton Road to Massachusetts Audubon Society for Conservation Purposes - 1st reading

B.

19.004 An Order to Reprogram Memorial Hall Repairs Surplus to Senior Center Repairs - 1st reading

C.

19.005 An Order for FY2019 Budget Transfers - 1st reading

14.

Financial Orders (on 2nd reading)

A.

18.233 An Order to Acquire Land on Chestnut Mountain Road in Hatfield for Water Supply Protection - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 2/7/2019
- Corrected typo to change word "easement" to "property" in final paragraph - 2/7/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 2/7/2019
B.

18.236 An Order to Reprogram AOM Funds from Foundation Repair to Stage Door Handicapped Access - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 2/7/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 2/7/2019
C.

18.237 An Order to Appropriate Community Preservation Act Funds for Creation of Affordable Housing Units at Village Hill Apartments - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 2/7/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 2/7/2019
D.

18.238 An Order to Appropriate CPA Funds for Parsons Brook Pine Barrens Acquisition Project - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 2/7/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 2/7/2019
E.

18.239 An Order to Appropriate CPA Funds for Rocky Hill Trail at Burts Bog - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 2/7/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 2/7/2019
F.

18.240 A Order to Appropriate CPA Funds for Restoration of 125-year Old Window at Forbes Library - 2nd reading

History:
 - Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 2/7/2019
 - Passed 1st reading - 2/7/2019
15.

Orders

16.

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.
17.

Ordinances

18.

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

19.

New Business

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