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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:  April 4, 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

9.

Presentations

10.

Consent Agenda

A.

Minutes of March 21, 2019

B.

19.026 Appointments to Various Committees - All positive recommendations, City Services - 4/1/2019

Disability Commission
Jeremy Dubs,
 20 Hampton Avenue, Apt. 301, Northampton
Term: March 2019 - June 2021
To fill a vacancy on the Disability Commission

Council on Aging
Benjamin Capistrant, 
48 High Street, Florence
Term: March 2019 - June 2019
To fill the unexpired term of Robert Montague
C.

19.033 Petitions for Second Hand Dealer Licenses

Process note: Section 202.7 of the Code say it shall be unlawful for any person to be a dealer in secondhand articles without first obtaining a license from the City Council. All licenses granted expire on the first day of May.

Renewal Licenses for the following:

The Family Jewels, 56 Green Street
Richard J. Stone, Petitioner

Jack Speyer Antiques, 416 North Main Street, Leeds
Jack Speyer, Petitioner

Norman E. Menard, 25 Garfield Avenue
Norman E. Menard, Petitioner

Roz's Place, 6 Bridge Street
Timothy Saldo, Petitioner


D.

19.034 Petitions for Pool Table Licenses

Renewal License for Packards, 14 Masonic Street - Sunday License
Renewal License for Packards, 14 Masonic Street - Weekday License
Robert E. McGovern, Petitioner 
E.

19.035 Petition for Junk Dealer License

Renewal License for Norman E. Menard, 25 Garfield Avenue
Norman E. Menard, Petitioner
F.

19.040 Appointment to Council on Aging

Council on Aging
Robert Dionne, 87 Vernon Street, Northampton
Term: April 2019 to June 2021
To fulfill the unexpired term of Jean Petty

Housing Partnership
(Correction to term length for recently appointed member)
Carmen Junno, 73 Straw Avenue, Florence
Corrected Term: March 2019 to June 2022
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.

19.036 An Order to approve purchase of 85 acres +/- in the Mineral Hills, Rocky Hill and Beaver Brook Greenways, and to appropriate CPA funds for such purpose - 1st reading

B.

19.037 An Order to Appropriate $30,000 in CPA Funds to Florence National Register Historic District Project - 1st reading

C.

19.038 An Order to Appropriate CPA Funds for Broad Brook Greenway Invasive Plant Control Project - 1st reading

D.

19.041 An Order to Declare Suplus and Authorize the Sale of Former South Street School - 1st reading

E.

19.042 An Order to Accept Gift of Bench from Leeds Civic Association - 1st reading

13.

Financial Orders (on 2nd reading)

A.

18.234 An Order to Accept M.G.L. 64G, 3D(a) to Impose Community Impact Fee on Short-Term Rentals - 2nd reading

History:
- Neutral recommendation, Finance Committee - 2/7/2019
- Referred to City Council Committee on Community Resources - 2/7/2019
- Public forum held by Community Resources - 3/18/2019
- Positive recommendation, Community Resources - 3/18/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 3/21/2019
B.

19.013 Order to Appropriate Approximately $1.699 Million from Free Cash for Various Capital Projects - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 3/21/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 3/21/2019
C.

19.014 Order to Appropriate $44,000 from Parking Receipts Reserved for Four Parking Kiosks - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 3/21/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 3/21/2019
D.

19.015 Order to Appropriate $1.175 Million from Capital Stabilization for Various Capital Projects - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 3/21/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 3/21/2019
E.

19.016 Order to Authorize Borrowing $950,000 to Construct Cold Storage Facility at Spring Grove Cemetery - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 3/21/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 3/21/2019
F.

19.017 Order to Authorize Borrowing $220,000 to Purchase DPW Vehicles and Equipment - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 3/21/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 3/21/2019
G.

19.018 Order to Authorize Borrowing $180,000 for Jackson Street School Boiler - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 3/21/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 3/21/2019
H.

19.019 Order to Appropriate $25,000 from Cemetery Trust and Income Fund for Cemetery Restoration - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 3/21/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 3/21/2019
I.

19.020 Order to Appropriate Mayor's PILOT and Gift Fund Money to Purchase Chromebooks - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 3/21/2019
- Passed 1st reading on split vote of 7:1 - 3/21/2019
J.

19.021 Order to Reprogram NFR Exhaust System Money to Replace NFR Utility Brush Unit - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 3/21/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 3/21/2019
K.

19.022 Order to Appropriate Cable Funds to ITS for Various Projects - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 3/21/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 3/21/2019
L.

19.023 Order to Reprogram NFR Surplus Funds to SCBA Replacement - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 3/21/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 3/21/2019
M.

19.027 An Order to Award $3,000 in CPA Funds to Lathrop Communities for Invasive Species Removal - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 3/21/2019
- Passed 1st reading on split vote of 7:1 - 3/21/2019
N.

19.028 An Order to Award $3,000 in CPA Funds for Signage Upgrades Project - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 3/21/2019
- Passed 1st reading on split vote of 7:1 - 3/21/2019
O.

19.029 An Order to Award $3,000 in CPA Funds to Historic Northampton for Historic Textile Preservation Project - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 3/21/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 3/21/2019
P.

19.030 An Order to Award $3,000 in CPA Funds to the ONE Northampton Logo and Signage Project - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 3/21/2019
- Passed 1st reading on split vote of 7:1 - 3/21/2019
14.

Orders

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.

19.039 An Ordinance Relative to Parking on Main Street

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