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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: March 16, 2017
Meeting Time:  7:00pm



1.

Public Comment

2.

Roll Call

3.

Public Hearings

A.

Announcement of Public Hearing that will be held during the City Council Committee on Finance Meeting concerning the Northampton Capital Improvement Program for FY2018-FY2022 submitted by Mayor Narkewicz on February 28, 2017

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, a Public Hearing to be held on Tuesday March 28, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers located in the Wallace J. Puchalski Municipal Building, 212 Main Street, Northampton, MA. The City Council will consider the Capital Improvement Program FY2018-FY2022, and hear all persons who wish to be heard thereon.
4.

Recognition and One-Minute Announcements by Councilors

5.

Communications and Proclamations from the Mayor

6.

Resolutions

7.

Presentations

8.

Consent Agenda

A.

17.246 Approve various appointments to committees

Council on Aging:
- Deborah Epstein, 168 Maple Ridge Road, Florence, 01062- term January 2017- June 2020 (Replacing the unexpired term of Margaret Laselle )

Historical Commission:
- Pauline Fogel, 16 Forbes Avenue, Northampton, 01060- term September 2016- June 2019 (Reappointment)
B.

17.261 Approve various appointments to committees

Human Rights Commission:
- Nural Mohammed, 34 Michelman Ave, Apt 2, Northampton – term February 2017 – June 2020 (replacing Natalia Munoz)

Housing Partnership:
- Kyla Prior, 32 Bliss St, Florence – term February 2017 – June 2020 (replacing the expired term of Rachel Taylor-Doward)

Arts Council:
- Nikolas Guardia, 9 Ahwaga Ave, Northampton – term February 2017 – June 2020 (replacing the expired term of Elizabeth Stone)
- Sarah Gibbons, 295 South St. Northampton – term February 2017 – June 2020 (replacing the expired term of Robin Glenn) 

C.

Approve City Council Minutes of March 2, 2017

9.

Recess for Committee on Finance (See Separate Agenda)

10.

Financial Orders

A.

17.263 An Order to authorize payment of two prior fiscal year bills - 1st Reading

B.

17.258 To appropriate $1,668,582 for paying costs of roof replacement at Bridge Street School - 2nd Reading

C.

17.259 A Financial Order To appropriate $1,775,294 for paying costs of roof replacement at Leeds Elementary School - 2nd Reading

11.

Orders

A.

17.264 an Order to establish water and sewer rates for FY2018 - Refer to Committee on Public Works and Utilities and Committee on Finance

B.

17.260 An Order authorizing joint operation of public activities agreement to implement “Healthy Hampshire Massachusetts in Motion/1422” grant - 2nd Reading

Please note that there are two attached orders - the one approved in 1st reading & another as requested by City Solicitor Alan Seewald.  Council needs to accept the amendments as proposed by Atty. Seewald.
12.

Ordinances

B.

17.250 An Ordinance to add a new smart overlay district - 1st Reading

C.

17.251 An Ordinance To remove the Residential Incentive overlay from the Zoning Map 350-3.4 - 1st Reading

D.

17.252 An Ordinance To clarify the definition of structure for compliance with setbacks in 350-2.1 of said code - 1st Reading

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