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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:  May 2, 2019
Meeting Time:  7 p.m.


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 April 18, 2019

B.

19.050 Petition for Annual Second Hand Dealer Licenses

Renewal Licenses for the following:

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

Kid's Stuff, 90 Maple Street, Florence
Petitioner: Tami Schirch

Urban Exchange, 233 Main Street
Petitioner: Silvia Naumburger
C.

19.051 Application for Supervised Display of Fireworks

Applicant: Northampton Family Fourth Committee, Inc.
Date & Time of Display: June 22, 2019 @ 9:15 p.m. (Rain date June 23rd)
Location of Display: Look Memorial Park, 300 North Main Street, Florence

D.

19.053 Petition to Operate a Bowling Alley

Process Note: Per Northampton Code, Section 124-2, "It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a pool hall, including keepers of billiard, pool, or sippio tables, or a bowling alley without first obtaining a license granted by the Mayor and City Council."
Northampton Bowl, 525 Pleasant Street - Weekday License
Northampton Bowl, 525 Pleasant Street - Sunday License
J. Michael Corley, Petitioner
E.

19.065 Appointments to Various Committees

Arts Council

Rachel Hart, 211 Elm St., Unit 2A. Northampton

Term:   July 2019-June 2022

Reappointment

Courtney Hummel, 320 Elm St., #2R, Northampton

Term:  July 2019-June 2022

Reappointment

Board of Assessors

 Denny Nolan, 319 Elm St., Northampton

Term:  July 2019-June 2022

Reappointment

Board of Health

 Joanne Levin, 40 Columbus Ave., Northampton

Term:  July 2019-June 2022

Reappointment

Council on Aging

 Donna Park, 205 Prospect St., Northampton

Term:  July 2019-June 2022

Reappointment

Robert Dionne, 87 Vernon St., Northampton

Term:  July 2019-June 2022

Reappointment

Benjamin Capistrant, 48 High St., Florence

Term:  July 2019-June 2022

Reappointment 

Community Preservation Committee

Brian Adams, 36 Arlington St., Northampton

Term:  July 2019-June 2022

Reappointment

Conservation Commission

C. Mason Maronn, 18 Ellington Rd., Florence

Term:  July 2019-June 2022

Reappointment

Randy Krotowski, 171 Emerson Way, Florence

Term:  July 2019-June 2022

Reappointment

Disability Commission

Emma Cornwell, 35 Holyoke St., Northampton

Term:  July 2019-June 2022

Reappointment

Historical Commission

Martha Lyon, 313 Elm St., Northampton

Term:  July 2019-June 2022

Reappointment

Craig Della Penna, 62 Chestnut St.

Term:  July 2019-June 2022

Reappointment

Housing Partnership

Tess Perrone Poe, 32 Masonic St., #4, Northampton

Term:  July 2019-June 2022

To fill a vacancy as representative from the Planning Board

Human Rights Commission

Megan Paik, 9 Laurel St, Northampton

Term:  July 2019-June 2022

Reappointment

Karen Bellavance-Grace, 19 Church St., Northampton

Term:  July 2019-June 2022

Reappointment

Parks & Recreation Committee

Thomas Dunphy, 6 Chesterfield Rd., Leeds

Term: July 2019-June 2022

Reappointment

David Cronin, 103 Pioneer Knolls Ext., Florence

Term:  July 2019-June 2022

Reappointment

Planning Board

Terry Culhane, 5 Stearns Court, Northampton

Term:  July 2019-June 2022

Reappointment

Christa Grenat, 492 Elm St., Northampton

Term:  July 2019-June 2022

Reappointment

Zoning Board of Appeals

Elizabeth Silver, 67 Willow St., Florence

Term:  July 2019-June 2022

Reappointment

Sara Northrup, 147 Hinckley St., Florence

Term: July 2019-June 2022

Reappointment


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.

19.048 An Order to Appropriate Free Cash to Cover Snow and Ice Deficit - 1st reading

B.

19.049 An Order to Authorize Taking of Triangular Parcel at Intersection of Riverside, North Elm and Milton - 1st reading

C.

19.061 An Order to Appropriate Compensation for and Authorize Eminent Domain Taking of Land of Damon - 1st reading

D.

19.064 An Order to Appropriate Money and Authorize Takings by Eminent Domain for Damon Road Reconstruction - 1st reading

E.

19.066 An Order to Reprogram $45,000 from Bridge Street Elementary Roof to Forbes Library HVAC Project - 1st reading

Process note: The Mayor's office respectfully requests two readings to be able to sign contract and keep project on schedule.
F.

19.067 An Order to Appropriate $122,441 Free Cash to Forbes Library Window Replacement - 1st reading

Process note: The Mayor's office has respectfully requested two readings to be able to sign a contract and keep the project on schedule.
13.

Financial Orders (on 2nd reading)

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 - 2nd 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 to replace phrase "immediately preceding this vote" with "on April 4, 2019," and to replace "professionally-managed unit" with "short-term rental unit located within a two-family or three-family dwelling that includes the operator's primary residence" - 4/10/2019
- Passed 1st reading as amended  - 4/18/2019 
14.

Orders

A.

19.063 An Order to Amend Council Rules

Process note: According to Council Rule 5.6.7. Orders to adopt or amend the Council Rules shall require only one vote.
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.

19.052 An Ordinance Relative to Parking on Chestnut Street

B.

19.054 An Ordinance Allowing Marijuana Testing and Processing in Core Business Districts

C.

19.055 An Ordinance Allowing Marijuana Production/Cultivation, Testing and Processing in the PV District

D.

19.056 An Ordinance Amending the Requirements for Medical Marijuana Operations by Adding Air Filtration

E.

19.057 An Ordinance Amending the Requirements for Marijuana Manufacturing in the OI and GI Districts by Adding Air Filtration

F.

19.058 An Ordinance Clarifying the Provisions for Outdoor Growing of Marijuana

G.

19.062 An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 5 of the Code of Ordinances by Amending Section 5-7 Special Municipal Employees

16.

Ordinances

A.

19.059 An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 5 of the Code of Ordinances by Amending Section 5-7 - 1st reading

Process note: Due to the short time frame the Charter Review Committee has to complete its work, the Mayor's office respectfully requests waiver of referral of the ordinance and two readings.
B.

18.223 An Ordinance Relative to Parking on Pleasant Street - 1st reading

History:
- City Council referred to Legislative Matters - 1/3/2019
- Negative recommendation w/request for referral back to TPC for reconfiguration, LM - 1/14/2019
- City Council referred to TPC - 1/17/2019
- TPC referred to Disability Commission - 3/19/2019
- Letter recommending relocation of handicapped space, Disability Commission - 3/23/2019
- Positive recommendation with change of location to in front of Roberto's, TPC - 4/23/2019

C.

19.011 An Ordinance Relative to Bicycle Share Services - 2nd 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
- Passed 1st reading as amended by Bike/Ped with additional amendments to add word 'scooters' to 312-49C and strike word 'share' in 312-127D(1)  - 4/18/2019
[Members also requested clearer language for Section C. Service Area.
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