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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 18, 2020
Meeting Time:  5 p.m.

The June 18, 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 5 p.m. 

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1.

Roll Call

2.

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.
3.

Public Comment

4.

Public Hearings

A.

Continuation of a Public Hearing (from June 4, 2020) on 20.048 National Grid/Verizon New England Pole Petition for Park Hill Road (Petition #25763215 - two petitions)

In accordance with M.G.L. Ch. 166, Section 22, the city council will continue a public hearing 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). 

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.

B.

Public Hearing Concerning the Northampton Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for FY2021-FY2025

In accordance with The Charter of Northampton, Massachusetts, Article 7 Finance and Fiscal Procedures, Section 7-5: Capital Improvement Program, 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. The CIP is available for inspection at the following link: https://northamptonma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/15285/Capital-Improvement-Plan-FY2021-FY2025-PDF

5.

Updates from Council President and Committee Chairs

6.

Recognitions and One-Minute Announcements by Councilors

7.

Communications and Proclamations from the Mayor

A.

Presentation from the Mayor and Council President on Proposed Joint Framework for Review and Reform of Policing and Community Safety

8.

Resolutions

A.

20.064 A Resolution in Response to the Most Recent Killings of African-Americans - 1st reading

B.

20.066 A Resolution to Adopt the Capital Improvement Program for FY2021-FY2025 Submitted to City Council on May 29, 2020 - 1st reading (two readings required)

C.

20.076 A Resolution Establishing a Select Committee on Legislative Approaches to Public Safety - 1st reading

9.

Presentations

10.

Consent Agenda

A.

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

See documents under public hearing above.
B.

20.050 Appointment of Jonathan Flagg as Building Commissioner

History:
- Referred to City Services Committee - 5/7/2020
- Positive recommendation, City Services Committee - 6/4/2020
C.

20.077 Petition for Annual Second Hand Dealer Licenses

Renewal Licenses for the following:

Electric Eye Records, 52 Main St., #6
Petitioner: Andrew Crespo

Roz's Place, 6 Bridge Street
Petitioner: Timothy Salvo
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.

20.067 An Order to Appropriate Approximately $1 Million from Free Cash to Capital Stabilization - 1st reading

Process note: Two readings have been requested since Free Cash must be expended by June 30th.
B.

20.068 An Order to Appropriate Balance of Bond Premium for Replacement Doors for SVAHS Building A - 1st reading

C.

20.069 An Order to Authorize Borrowing $640,000 for New Fire Truck - 1st reading

D.

20.070 An Order to Appropriate $1.22 Million from Capital Stabilization for Various Capital Projects - 1st reading

E.

20.071 An Order to Appropriate $25,000 from Cemetery Trust and Income for Cemetery Restorative Work - 1st reading

F.

20.072 An Order to Appropriate $46,000 from PEG Access and Cable Related Fund to IT for Various Projects - 1st reading

G.

20.073 An Order to Reprogram $75,908 from MSBA School Projects to SVAHS Gym Lockers - 1st reading

H.

20.074 An Order to Reprogram Ryan Road School Cafeteria Funds to NPS Projects - 1st reading

I.

20.075 An Order to Purchase Land on Boggy Meadow Road to Add to the Broad Brook-Fitzgerald Lake Greenway - 1st reading

13.

Financial Orders (on 2nd reading)

A.

20.065 An Order to Approve FY2021 General Fund Budget - 2nd reading

History:
- Passed 1st reading - 6/10/2020
B.

20.054 An Order to Approve FY 2021 Sewer Enterprise Fund Budget - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 6/4/2020
- Passed 1st reading - 6/4/2020
C.

20.055 An Order to Approve FY 2021 Water Enterprise Fund Budget - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 6/4/2020
- Passed 1st reading - 6/4/2020
D.

20.056 An Order to Approve FY 2021 Solid Waste Enterprise Fund Budget - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 6/4/2020
- Passed 1st reading - 6/4/2020
E.

20.057 An Order to Approve FY 2021 Stormwater and Flood Control Enterprise Fund Budget - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 6/4/2020
- Passed 1st reading - 6/4/2020
F.

20.058 An Order to Approve FY2021 Revolving Funds - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 6/4/2020
- Passed 1st reading - 6/4/2020
G.

20.059 An Order Authorizing Acquisition and Establishment of a Municipal Light Plant - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 6/4/2020
- Passed 1st reading - 6/4/2020
H.

20.061 An Order to Rescind Borrowing Authority - 2 Votes - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 6/4/2020
- Passed 1st reading - 6/4/2020
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

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