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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 18, 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 and April 4, 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.

18.235 An Order to Accept M.G.L. 64G, 3D(b) to Impose Community Impact Fee on Short-Term Rentals Within Two- and Three-Family Dwellings - 1st reading

History:
- Neutral recommendation, Finance Committee - 2/7/2019
- Referred to Committee on Community Resources - 2/7/2019
- Public Forum held, Community Resources - 3/18/2019
- Positive recommendation, Community Resources - 3/18/2019
- Amendments offered by City Solicitor - 4/10/2019
B.

19.044 An Order to Appropriate $100,000 and Reprogram $40,000 Free Cash to Leeds Elementary School Parking Lot - 1st reading

Process note: Since this order is to correct an omission from an earlier order to appropriate money from Free Cash, the Mayor's office respectfully requests two readings.
13.

Financial Orders (on 2nd reading)

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 - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 4/4/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 4/4/2019
B.

19.037 An Order to Appropriate $30,000 in CPA Funds to Florence National Register Historic District Project - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 4/4/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 4/4/2019
C.

19.038 An Order to Appropriate CPA Funds for Broad Brook Greenway Invasive Plant Control Project - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 4/4/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 4/4/2019
D.

19.041 An Order to Declare Suplus and Authorize the Sale of Former South Street School - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 4/4/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 4/4/2019
E.

19.042 An Order to Accept Gift of Bench from Leeds Civic Association - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 4/4/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 4/4/2019
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.
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