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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 16, 2019
Meeting Time:  7:00 p.m.


1.

Public Comment

2.

Roll Call

3.

Public Hearings

A.

Announcement of Public Hearing - 19.043 National Grid/Verizon New England Pole Petition for Burts Pit Road (Petition #27859494)

In accordance with the provisions of Section 22, Chapter 166 of the General Laws, a public hearing will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2019 @ 7:05 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 212 Main Street, Northampton, on the petition of National Grid/Verizon New England to erect poles and wires upon, along, under or across one or more public ways. Pole Petition #27859494 - Burts Pit Road. 
4.

Updates from Council President & Committee Chairs

5.

Recognitions and One-Minute Announcements by Councilors

6.

Communications and Proclamations from the Mayor

7.

Resolutions

8.

Presentations

A.

Presentation of FY2018 Independent Audit

Scanlon & Associates
9.

Consent Agenda

A.

Minutes of May 2, 2019

10.

Recess for Committee on Finance (See Separate Agenda)

11.

Financial Orders (on 1st reading pending Finance review)

Rule 2.6 requires the Finance Committee to consider certain financial matters.
12.

Financial Orders (on 2nd reading)

A.

19.048 An Order to Appropriate Free Cash to Cover Snow and Ice Deficit - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 5/2/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 5/2/2019
B.

19.049 An Order to Authorize Taking of Triangular Parcel at Intersection of Riverside, Elm and Milton - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 5/2/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 5/2/2019
C.

19.061 An Order to Appropriate Compensation for and Authorize Eminent Domain Taking of Land of Damon - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 5/2/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 5/2/2019
D.

19.064 An Order to Appropriate Money and Authorize Takings by Eminent Domain for Damon Road Reconstruction - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 5/2/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 5/2/2019
13.

Orders

14.

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.

19.068 An Ordinance to Amend Zoning to Add Definitions of Short-Term Rental and Owner-Occupied Dwelling

B.

19.069 An Ordinance to Amend Zoning to Allow Short-Term Rentals in WSP, SC, SR and RR Districts

C.

19.070 An Ordinance to Amend Zoning to Allow Short-Term Rentals in URA and URB Districts

D.

19.071 An Ordinance to Amend Zoning to Allow Short-Term Rentals in the URC District

E.

19.072 An Ordinance to Amend Zoning to Allow Short-Term Rentals in GB and NB Districts

F.

19.073 An Ordinance to Amend Zoning to Allow Short-Term Rentals in the CB, EB, HB and OI Districts

G.

19.074 An Ordinance to Amend Zoning to Allow Bed and Breakfasts and Short-Term Rentals in the PV District

15.

Ordinances

A.

18.223 An Ordinance Relative to Parking on Pleasant Street - 2nd 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
- Passed 1st reading as amended to relocate space - 5/2/2019
16.

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

17.

New Business

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