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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:  March 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

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.

19.012 A Resolution Establishing a Select Committee on Pesticide Reduction - 2nd reading

Process note: Council Rule 2.6.3 SELECT COMMITTEES provides that, "The City Council may establish select committees for the purpose of considering a particular policy or issue or for other purposes."

History:
- Amended to identify acronyms (VOC and IPM)
- Passed 1st reading - 3/7/2019
9.

Presentations

10.

Consent Agenda

A.

Minutes of March 7, 2019

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.

19.013 Order to Appropriate Approximately $1.699 Million from Free Cash for Various Capital Projects - 1st reading

B.

19.014 Order to Appropriate $44,000 from Parking Receipts Reserved for Four Parking Kiosks - 1st reading

C.

19.015 Order to Appropriate $1.175 Million from Capital Stabilization for Various Capital Projects - 1st reading

D.

19.016 Order to Authorize Borrowing $950,000 to Construct Cold Storage Facility at Spring Grove Cemetery - 1st reading

E.

19.017 Order to Authorize Borrowing $220,000 to Purchase DPW Vehicles and Equipment - 1st reading

F.

19.018 Order to Authorize Borrowing $180,000 for Jackson Street School Boiler - 1st reading

G.

19.019 Order to Appropriate $25,000 from Cemetery Trust and Income Fund for Cemetery Restoration - 1st reading

H.

19.020 Order to Appropriate Mayor's PILOT and Gift Fund Money to Purchase Chromebooks - 1st reading

I.

19.021 Order to Reprogram NFR Exhaust System Money to Replace NFR Utility Brush Unit - 1st reading

J.

19.022 Order to Appropriate Cable Funds to ITS for Various Projects - 1st reading

K.

19.023 Order to Reprogram NFR Surplus Funds to SCBA Replacement - 1st reading

L.

19.024 An Order for FY2019 Budget Transfers - 1st reading

Process Note:  The Mayor's office has respectfully requested two readings.
13.

Financial Orders (on 2nd reading)

A.

19.009 An Order to Establish Water and Sewer Rates for FY2020 - 2nd reading

Process note: Per the Administrative Code, Part 1 Administrative Organization, Chapter 6 Public Works Division: "The department makes annual recommendations to the Mayor for water and sewer rates, which shall be subject to the approval of the City Council."

History:
- City Council held public hearing - 3/7/2019
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 3/7/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 3/7/2019
14.

Orders

A.

19.001 An Order to Join the ICC to Vote on the IECC - 2nd reading

History;
- Passed 1st reading - 3/7/2019
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.
16.

Ordinances

17.

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

18.

New Business

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