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CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF NORTHAMPTON
MASSACHUSETTS  

 


Councilors:

  • President Ryan R. O'Donnell, At-Large
  • Vice-President Gina Louise Sciarra, Ward 4
  • William H. Dwight, At-Large
  • Maureen T. Carney, Ward 1
  • Dennis P. Bidwell, Ward 2
  • James Nash, Ward 3
  • 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 19, 2018
Meeting Time:  7:00pm



1.

Announcement of Audio/Video Recording

This meeting may be audio/video recorded for broadcasting by Northampton Community Television.
2.

Public Comment

This meeting may be audio/video recorded and broadcast live by Northampton Community Television.
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.

Consent Agenda

A.

Approval of March 15, 2018 Minutes

9.

Resolutions

A.

18.078 A Resolution in Support of Legislation to Reduce Gun Violence in Massachusetts - 2nd Reading

History:
  • passed first reading with minor amendments 04/05/2018
10.

Presentations

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.

18.083 Order to Appropriate $15,482 from Free Cash to Health Department for Emergency Preparedness Activities - 1st reading

B.

18.084 Order to Reprogram NPS Generator $24,000 to Leeds Parking Lot Paving Phase II - 1st Reading

C.

18.085 Order to Appropriate Free Cash $35,000 to ADA Sidewalk Improvements - 1st Reading

D.

18.086 Order to Appropriate Free Cash $50,000 to Structural Repairs at Memorial Hall - 1st Reading

13.

Financial Orders (on 2nd reading)

A.

18.070 Order to Establish Water and Sewer Rates for FY 2019 - 2nd Reading

History:
- Referred to Finance Committee for Public Hearing on 3/15/2018 per City Council Rule 2.6.1.1.5
- Public Hearing held - March 27, 2018 - Positive Recommendation, Finance Committee
- Passed first reading 4/05/2018
B.

18.074 Order to Reprogram Funds to Purchase Pay to Park Kiosks - 2nd Reading

History:
 - Positive recommendation, Finance Committee, 4/05/2018
-  Passed first reading, 4/05/2018
C.

18.075 Order to Reprogram Forbes Tree and Fire Alarm Account Funds to Replace Tractor - 2nd Reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee, 4/05/2018
- Passed first reading, 4/05/2018
D.

18.076 Order to Authorize Payment of Prior Year Bill - 2nd Reading

HIstory:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee, 4/05/2018
- Passed first reading, 4/05/2018
E.

18.077 Order to Rescind Remaining Borrowing Authority for River Road Retaining Wall Project - 2nd Reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee, 4/05/2018
- Passed first reading, 4/05/2018
14.

Orders

A.

18.056 An Order to Accept M.G.L. Ch. 23M ("the PACE Act") - 1st Reading

Process Note: The NESC recommended the order with the request that the following 'WHEREAS' clause be inserted: "WHEREAS, City Council strongly prefers that renewable energy systems and energy efficiency projects are used before natural gas is considered and recognizes that PACE Massachusetts moves us toward a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions;"

History:

  • Referred to Energy & Sustainability Commission - 03/01/2018
  • Positive recommendation, Energy & Sustainability Commission - 4/12/2018
15.

Ordinances

A.

17.265 An Ordinance Relative to Taxis and Vehicles for hire - 2nd reading

History:
  • Returned to Committee (Legislative Matters) - 9/21/2017
  • Positive Recommendation, Legislative Matters - 2/27/2018
  • Passed 1st reading, 3/1/2018
  • Returned to Legislative Matters 3/15/2018 for determination on liability insurance requirements
  • Amended by LM to restore original liability insurance limits, positive recommendation as amended, 04/09/2018
B.

18.063 Ordinance to Rezone Parcels on Easthampton Road to Office Industrial (OI) - 1st reading

History:
  • Referred to Planning Board and Legislative Matters for public hearing, 3/15/2018
  • Joint public hearing held by PB and LM, 4/9/2018
  • Positive recommendation, PB and LM,  4/9/2018
C.

18.064 Ordinance to Eliminate Business Park Zoning in its Entirety from the Code - 1st reading

History:
  • Referred to Planning Board and Legislative Matters for public hearing, 3/15/2018
  • Joint public hearing held by PB and LM, 04/09/2018
  • Positive recommendation, PB and LM, 04/09/2018
D.

18.065 Ordinance to Rezone Conservation Areas to Farms Forest Rivers - 1st reading

History:
  • Referred to Planning Board and Legislative Matters for public hearing, 3/15/2018
  • Joint public hearing held by PB and LM, 04/09/2018
  • Positive recommendation, PB and LM, 04/09/2018
E.

18.066 Ordinance to Rezone a Portion of Property from URB to Office Industrial - 1st reading

History:
  • Referred to Planning Board and Legislative Matters for public hearing, 3/15/2018
  • Joint public hearing held by PB and LM, 04/09/2018
  • Positive recommendation, PB and LM, 04/09/2018
F.

18.067 Ordinance to Rezone Four Residential Properties on Riverside Drive from General Industrial to URB - 1st reading

History:
  • Referred to Planning Board and Legislative Matters for public hearing, 3/15/2018
  • Joint public hearing held by PB and LM, 04/09/2018
  • Positive recommendation, PB and LM, 04/09/2018
G.

18.068 Ordinance to Eliminate Newspaper Legal Notice Requirement for Site Plan Review Projects - 1st reading

History:
  • Referred to Planning Board and Legislative Matters for public hearing, 3/15/2018
  • Joint public hearing held by PB and LM, 04/09/2018
  • Positive recommendation, PB and LM, 04/09/2018
H.

18.069 Ordinance to Eliminate Newspaper Legal Notice Requirement for Projects that Need Central Business Architecture Review - 1st reading

History:
  • Referred to Planning Board and Legislative Matters for public hearing, 3/15/2018
  • Joint public hearing held by PB and LM, 04/09/2018
  • Positive recommendation, PB and LM, 04/09/2018
16.

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

17.

New Business

18.

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