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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

A.

19.047 A Resolution Extending the Timeline Associated with the Select Committee on Pesticide Reduction

History: 
The City Council approved  19.012 - A Resolution Establishing a Select Committee on Pesticide Reduction  on 3/21/2019.
9.

Presentations

10.

Consent Agenda

A.

Minutes of March 21, 2019 and April 4, 2019

B.

19.045 Petitions for Annual Second Hand Dealer Licenses

Renewal Licenses for the following:

Antiques Corner, 91 Loudville Road, Florence

Petitioner:  Louis Farrick

Cancer Connection Thrift Shop, 375 South Street
Petitioner: Nancy Case

Cumberland Rare Books, 9 1/2 Market Street
Petitioner: Hosea Baskin

Feeding Tube Records, 221 Pine Street, Room 141
Petitioner: Edward Lee

Sassy Pants Vintage & Used Clothing, 2 Conz Street, Unit 2
Petitioner: Kathleen Monolongoski

Stuart F. Solomon Antiques, 202 Chestnut Street
Petitioner: Stuart F. Solomon

The Vintage Cellar, 11 Bridge Street
Petitioner: Daniel J. Egan

Tim's Used Books, Inc., 183 Main Street
Petitioner: Timothy F. Barry

C.

19.046 Petition for Junk Dealer License - Richard and Sharon Huntley

Renewal License for Richard & Sharon Huntley, 254 Easthampton Road
Petitioner: Richard Huntley
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

A.

19.011 An Ordinance Relative to Bicycle Share Services - 1st reading

History:
- Referred to Legislative Matters Committee and Transportation and Parking Commission (TPC) - 3/7/2019
- Positive recommendation, TPC - 3/19/2019
- Reviewed by Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee of TPC 
- Amended to add definition of 'Electric Assist Scooter,' etc.
- Positive recommendation as amended by Bike/Ped Subcommittee, Legislative Matters - 4/8/2019
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