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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:  March 9, 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.

Continuation of Public Hearing (from February 10, 2020)

Public hearing notice originally published January 27, 2020 and February 3, 2020 per M.G.L. Chapter 40A, Section.5.
A.

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

History:
- Referred to Legislative Matters (LM) and the Planning Board (PB) - 11/21/2019
- Positive recommendation with amendments, PB - 01/09/2020
- Public hearing opened and continued to 3/9/2020, LM - 2/10/2020
4.

Public hearings on proposed zoning changes

Legal notices published February 24, 2020 and March 2, 2020 per M.G.L. Chapter 40A, Section 5.
A.
5:30P.M.

19.178 Zone Change Petition to Rezone 3 Wright Avenue from URC to GB

History:
- Referred to Planning Board (PB) and Legislative Matters (LM) - 12/5/2019
- Public hearing held, City Council adoption recommended by PB - 2/13/2020
B.
5:40P.M.

20.004 An Ordinance to Rezone Nine Conz Street Parcels from NB to CB

History:
- Referred to Planning Board (PB) and Legislative Matters - 1/16/2020
- PB public hearing held, City Council adoption not recommended because design guidelines not in place [note: an ordinance has since been brought forward to change CBAC map to include Conz Street parcels rezoned to CB] - 2/13/2020
C.
5:50P.M.

20.005 An Ordinance to Amend the Zoning Map on Old South Street and Clark Avenue

History:
- Referred to Planning Board and Legislative Matters - 1/16/2020
- PB hearing held, City Council adoption recommended - 2/13/2020
D.
6:00P.M.

20.006 An Ordinance to Amend Zoning Map to Add New Smart Growth Overlay District at Laurel Street

History:
- Referred to Planning Board (PB) and Legislative Matters (LM) - 1/16/2020
- PB public hearing held, PB recommends City Council adoption - 2/13/2020
5.

Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting

A.

Minutes of February 10, 2020

6.

Items Referred to Committee

A.

20.014 An Ordinance Relative to Parking on Bridge Street

History:
- Positively recommended by Transportation and Parking Commission - 1/21/2020
- Referred to Legislative Matters (LM) - 2/6/2020
B.

20.024 An Ordinance to Change CBAC Map to Include Conz Street Lots Rezoned to CB - referred by City Council 2/20/2020

7.

New Business

8.

Adjourn

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