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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:  June 20, 2019
Meeting Time:  7 p.m.


1.

Announcement of Audio/Video Recording

This meeting is being audio/video recorded.
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

A.

19.091 A Resolution Affirming Support for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Across the United States - 2nd reading

History:
- Passed 1st reading - 6/6/2019
B.

19.095 Resolution to Redesignate the City of Northampton Cultural District - 1st reading

9.

Presentations

10.

Consent Agenda

A.

Approve Pole Petition - 19.043 National Grid/Verizon New England Pole Petition for Burts Pit Road (Petition #27859494)

History:
- Public hearing held June 6, 2019. No opposition.
B.

Execution of Order of Taking for Damon Road Reconstruction - an affirmative vote will authorize City Councilors to sign the Order of Taking

History:  On May 16, 2019, the City Council approved 19.061 An Order to Appropriate Money and Authorize Taking by Eminent Domain for Damon Road Reconstruction, but no document was executed for recording at the registry. 

Process note: Attorney Seewald has submitted an Order of Taking for execution by the City Council and recording at the registry. The City Council is asked to vote to execute the order and then to sign it.
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.

19.081 An Order to Borrow Money and Authorize Acquisition of 100 Acres at Pine Grove Golf Course - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 6/6/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 6/6/2019
B.

19.082 An Order to Purchase 5.8 Acres in the Broad Brook-Fitzgerald Lake Greenway - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 6/6/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 6/6/2019
C.

19.084 An Order to Approve FY2020 General Fund Budget - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 6/6/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 6/6/2019
D.

19.085 An Order to Approve FY2020 Sewer Enterprise Fund Budget - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 6/6/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 6/6/2019
E.

19.086 An Order to Approve FY2020 Water Enterprise Fund Budget - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 6/6/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 6/6/2019
F.

19.087 An Order to Approve FY 2020 Solid Waste Enterprise Fund Budget - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 6/6/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 6/6/2019
G.

19.088 An Order to Approve FY 2020 Stormwater and Flood Control Enterprise Fund Budget - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 6/6/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 6/6/2019
H.

19.089 An Order to Approve FY2020 Revolving Funds - 2nd reading

Process note:  The Mayor's office has asked to amend 19.089 in second reading to increase the amounts of two revolving accounts because of increased activity: Senior Services Activities (increase from $90,000 to $150,000) and Senior Services Food Services (increase from $35,000 to $90,000). See request, attached.

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 6/6/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 6/6/2019
I.

19.090 Order to Rescind Borrowing Authority - 3 Votes - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 6/6/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 6/6/2019
J.

19.092 An Order to Rescind Unused Borrowing Authority for MSBA Projects - Bridge Street and Leeds School Roofs - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 6/6/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 6/6/2019
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.

19.054 An Ordinance Allowing Marijuana Testing and Processing in Core Business Districts - 2nd reading

History:
- Referred to Planning Board, Legislative Matters and Community Resources - 5/2/2019
- Neutral recommendation, Community Resources - 5/20/2019
- Joint public hearing held by PB and LM - 5/23/2019
- Amended to add words "below grade."
- Positive recommendation as amended, PB and LM - 5/23/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 6/6/2019
B.

19.055 An Ordinance Allowing Marijuana Production/Cultivation, Testing and Processing in the PV District - 2nd reading

History:
- Referred to Planning Board, Legislative Matters (LM) and Community Resources - 5/2/2019
- Positive recommendation, Community Resources - 5/20/2019
- Joint Public Hearing held by PB and LM - 5/23/2019
- Amended to insert words "manufacturing/cultivation" before "facilities" - 5/23/2019
- Positive recommendation as amended, PB and LM - 5/23/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 6/6/2019
C.

19.056 An Ordinance Amending the Requirements for Medical Marijuana Operations by Adding Air Filtration - 2nd reading

History:
- Referred to Planning Board, Legislative Matters (LM) and Community Resources (CR) - 5/2/2019
- Amended to insert word "manufacturing" after "Medical Marijuana' in title and body, CR - 5/20/2019
- Positive recommendation, Community Resources - 5/20/2019
- Joint Public Hearing held by PB and LM - 5/23/2019
- Positive recommendation as amended, PB and LM - 5/23/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 6/6/2019
D.

19.057 An Ordinance Amending the Requirements for Marijuana Manufacturing in the OI and GI Districts by Adding Air Filtration - 2nd reading

History:
- Referred to Planning Board, Legislative Matters (LM) and Community Resources - 5/2/2019
- Positive recommendation, Community Resources - 5/20/2019
- Joint Public Hearing held by PB and LM - 5/23/2019
- Positive recommendation, PB and LM - 5/23/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 6/6/2019
E.

19.058 An Ordinance Clarifying the Provisions for Outdoor Growing of Marijuana - 2nd reading

History:
- Referred to Planning Board, Legislative Matters (LM) and Community Resources (CR) - 5/2/2019
- Amended to delete word "processing," CR - 5/20/2019 
- Positive recommendation as amended, CR - 5/20/2019
- Joint Public Hearing held by PB and LM - 5/23/2019
- Amended to allow starting structures the whole months of April and May - 5/23/2019
- Positive recommendations as amended, PB and LM - 5/23/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 6/6/2019
17.

Ordinances

Process note: Package of seven ordinances to add definitions of 'Short-Term Rental (STR)' and 'Owner-Occupied Dwelling,' change 'Tourist Home/Bed and Breakfast' to  'Bed and Breakfast' and allow STR's in all zoning districts, including PV.
History:

- Referred to Planning Board and Legislative Matters (LM) Committee - 5/16/2019
- Joint Planning Board/Legislative Matters Committee Public Hearing held - 5/23/2019
- Positive recommendation of seven ordinances to define Short-Term Rentals and allow them in all zoning districts, Planning Board - 5/23/2019
- Positive recommendation of package of changes related to Short-Term Rentals, LM - 5/23/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 6/6/2019
A.

19.068 An Ordinance to Amend Zoning to Add Definitions of Short-Term Rental and Owner-Occupied Dwelling -2nd reading

B.

19.069 An Ordinance to Amend Zoning to Allow Short-Term Rentals in WSP, SC, SR and RR Districts - 2nd reading

C.

19.070 An Ordinance to Amend Zoning to Allow Short-Term Rentals in URA and URB Districts - 2nd reading

D.

19.071 An Ordinance to Amend Zoning to Allow Short-Term Rentals in the URC District - 2nd reading

E.

19.072 An Ordinance to Amend Zoning to Allow Short-Term Rentals in GB and NB Districts - 2nd reading

F.

19.073 An Ordinance to Amend Zoning to Allow Short-Term Rentals in the CB, EB, HB and OI Districts - 2nd reading

G.

19.074 An Ordinance to Amend Zoning to Allow Bed and Breakfasts and Short-Term Rentals in the PV District - 2nd reading

18.

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

19.

New Business

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