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CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF NORTHAMPTON
MASSACHUSETTS  

 Councilors:  
  • President Gina-Louise Sciarra, At-Large
  • William H. Dwight, At-Large
  • Michael J. Quinlan, Jr., Ward 1
  • Karen Foster, Ward 2
  • Vice-President James Nash, Ward 3
  • John Thorpe, Ward 4
  • Alex Jarrett, Ward 5
  • Marianne L. LaBarge, Ward 6
  • Rachel Maiore, Ward 7

Meeting Agenda
On-line Video Conference
Meeting Date:  May 7, 2020
Meeting Time:  7 p.m.

The May 7, 2020 City Council meeting will be held via remote participation. The public can follow the council's deliberations by watching the meeting live on Comcast channel 15, live-streaming it on youtube or joining the virtual meeting by phone or video conference.  For the active youtube link, please see Northampton Open Media's website: http://northamptonopenmedia.org/ 

Live public comment will be available using telephone call-in or video conferencing technology beginning at 7 p.m. 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR CALLING IN OR JOINING THE VIDEO MEETING FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

Join the virtual meeting: https://bit.ly/2y9Cz2y

For telephone call-in, call:
+1 253 215 8782 US +1 301 715 8592 US Enter Meeting ID: 952 0948 3014 and Participant #: # You will be invited to make your comment by the host in the order in which your call is received.





1.

Announcement that Meeting is Being Held Via ZOOM and Audio/Video Recorded

This meeting is being held via ZOOM and audio/video recorded.
2.

Public Comment

3.

Roll Call

4.

Public Hearings

5.

Updates from Council President and Committee Chairs

6.

Recognitions and One-Minute Announcements by Councilors

7.

Communications and Proclamations from the Mayor

8.

Resolutions

A.

20.045 A Resolution Denouncing Anti-Asian, Anti-Asian American and Xenophobic Discrimination - 2nd reading

History:
- Passed 1st reading - 4/16/2020
9.

Presentations

10.

Consent Agenda

A.

Minutes of April 16, 2020

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.
13.

Financial Orders (on 2nd reading)

A.

20.043 An Order to Appropriate Free Cash to NPS for Federal Foster Care Transportation Reimbursement - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 4/16/2020
- Passed 1st reading - 4/16/2020
B.

20.046 An Order to Approve Gift Fund Expenditures for Resilience Hub - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 4/16/2020
- Passed 1st reading - 4/16/2020
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.

20.037 An Ordinance Relative to Essential Services and Municipal Facilities - 1st reading

History:
- Referred to Planning Board (PB) and Legislative Matters (LM) - 4/2/2020
- Joint PB/LM Public Hearing Held - 4/23/2020
- Adoption recommended, Planning Board - 4/23/2020
- Amended to add words “and are the only dimensional lot requirements necessary to be met,” LM - 4/23/2020
- Positive recommendation, LM - 4/23/2020 

17.

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

18.

New Business

19.

Adjourn

Contact:  G-L Sciarra, Council President
glsciarra@northamptonma.gov 
(413) 570-3133