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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:  June 4, 2020
Meeting Time:  7 p.m.

The June 4, 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 computer.  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

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1.

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

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

Public Comment

3.

Roll Call

4.

Public Hearings

A.

Announcement of a public hearing concerning the Northampton Capital Improvement Program for FY2021-FY2025 - Thursday, June 18, 2020

In accordance with The Charter of Northampton, Massachusetts, Article 7 Finance and Fiscal Procedures, Section 7-5: Capital Improvement Program, (b) Public Hearing. BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL, the Northampton City Council will hold a public hearing via remote participation on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 7:05 p.m. The City Council will consider the Capital Improvement Program for FY2021-FY2025, and hear all persons who wish to be heard thereon. Instructions for accessing the public hearing will be posted on the June 18, 2020 City Council agenda which can be found on the City of Northampton website at www.northamptonma.gov. The City Council meeting begins at 7 p.m.


B.
7:00pm

Continuation of Public Hearing (from June 3, 2020) Concerning the FY21 Budget

IN ACCORDANCE WITH The Charter of Northampton, Massachusetts, Article 7 Finance and Fiscal Procedures, Section 7-4: Action on the Operating Budget, and BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL, a Public Hearing will be held by remote participation to consider the Proposed FY2021 budget commencing on June 3, 2020 at 5 p.m. and continuing on June 4, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The City Council will hear all persons who wish to be heard thereon. The FY21 budget is available for review on the City of Northampton website at www.northamptonmagov.
C.

Public Hearing on 20.048 National Grid/Verizon New England Pole Petition for Park Hill Road (Petition #25763215 - two petitions)

In accordance with the provisions of Section 22, Chapter 166 of the General Laws, a public hearing will be held on Thursday, June 4, 2020 @ 7:15 p.m. 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 #25763215 - Park Hill Road (two petitions). 
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

9.

Presentations

10.

Recess for Committee on City Services (See Separate Agenda)

11.

Consent Agenda

A.

Minutes of May 21, 2020

B.

Approve Pole Petitions - 20.048A and 20.048B (Both Petition #25763215), National Grid/Verizon New England Pole Petition for Park Hill Road (two separate petitions, same #)

Process note: Due to apparent conflicts with public shade trees, the DPW has recommended the following conditions:
- A submittal should be made to the Department of Public Works (DPW), attn. Tree Warden, requesting removal and/or pruning of trees affected by the work included in these petitions.
-  A valid trench permit approved by the DPW must be in place before work commences and will not be issued until shade tree conflicts are resolved.

See documents under public hearing above
12.

Recess for Committee on Finance (See Separate Agenda)

13.

Financial Orders (on 1st reading pending Finance review)

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

20.053 An Order to Approve FY2021 General Fund Budget - 1st reading

B.

20.054 An Order to Approve FY 2021 Sewer Enterprise Fund Budget - 1st reading

C.

20.055 An Order to Approve FY 2021 Water Enterprise Fund Budget - 1st reading

D.

20.056 An Order to Approve FY 2021 Solid Waste Enterprise Fund Budget - 1st reading

E.

20.057 An Order to Approve FY 2021 Stormwater and Flood Control Enterprise Fund Budget - 1st reading

F.

20.058 An Order to Approve FY2021 Revolving Funds - 1st reading

G.

20.059 An Order Authorizing Acquisition and Establishment of a Municipal Light Plant - 1st reading

14.

Financial Orders (on 2nd reading)

15.

Orders

16.

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.
17.

Ordinances

18.

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

19.

New Business

20.

Adjourn

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