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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:  July 11, 2019
Meeting Time:  7:00pm


1.

Announcement of Audio/Video Recording

This meeting is being audio/video recorded.
2.

Public Comment

3.

Roll Call

4.

Public Hearings

A.

Public Hearing on 19.106 Application to Amend License for Fuel Storage (FP-002A) at DPW Headquarters, 125 Locust Street

In accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 148, the City of Northampton Department of Public Works has submitted an amended application for license for aboveground storage of diesel (12,500 gallons), gasoline (12,500 gallons) and waste oil (5,000 gallons) at the City of Northampton Public Works Garage located at 125 Locust Street, Northampton, MA. A public hearing will be held at the City Council meeting on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 7:05 p.m. in Council Chambers, 212 Main Street, Northampton. At that time, the City Council will hear all persons who wish to be heard thereon.
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.

19.095 Resolution to Redesignate the City of Northampton Cultural District - 2nd reading

History:
- Passed 1st reading - 6/20/2019
B.

19.096 A Resolution Encouraging the Northampton Board of Health and the Massachusetts State Legislature to Take Action to Increase Measles Immunization Rates in our Communities - 2nd reading

History:
- Passed 1st reading - 6/20/2019

9.

Presentations

10.

Consent Agenda

A.

Minutes of June 6, 2019 and June 20, 2019

B.

19.093 Appointments to Disability Commission, etc. - all positive recommendations, City Services - 7/1/2019

Arts Council

 Danielle Amodeo, 50 Union Street, #13, Northampton

Term:  July 2019-June 2021

To fulfill the unexpired term of Dara Herman Zierlein

 Conservation Commission

 Jason Perry, 14 Carolyn Street, Florence

Term:  July 2019-June 2022

Reappointment

 Disability Commission

 Judith Kimberly, 659 Park Hill Road, Florence

Term:  July 2019-June 2022

Reappointment

Gene Page, 46 Evergreen Road, #107, Leeds

Term:  July 2019-June 2022

Reappointment

Chris Palames, 659 Park Hill Road, Florence

Term:  July 2019-June 2022

Reappointment

 Human Rights Commission

Jeromie Whalen, 31 Union Street, Northampton

Term:  July 2019- June 2022

Reappointment

 Public Shade Tree Commission

 Marilyn Castriotta, 79 West Street, Northampton

Term:  July 2019-June 2022

Reappointment

 


C.

19.100 Appointments to Various Committees - all positive recommendations, City Services - 7/1/2019

Disability Commission

Rodney Kunath, 8 Reed Street, Northampton

Term:  July 2019 to June 2022

To fill a vacancy

Energy & Sustainability Commission

Gordon Meadows, 239 Bridge Street, Northampton

Term:  July 2019-June 2022

To fill a vacancy

Planning Board

Marissa Elkins, 50 Washington Avenue, Northampton

Term:  July 2019 to June 2022

To fill a vacancy

 


D.

19.106 Application for Amended Fuel Storage License - DPW Headquarters, 125 Locust Street

See Documents above under Public Hearing.
E.

19.107 Petition for Annual Secondhand Dealer License - Vintage Treasures

Annual Secondhand Dealer LIcense Renewal:

Vintage Treasurers, 41 Strong Street
Petitioner: Cynthia K. Wheeler
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.

19.103 An Order to Transfer Funds from FY2019 Unused Earned Leave to Compensated Absences Reserve Fund - 1st reading

Process note: The Mayor's requests two readings since the order relates to a transaction
needed to close out the FY2019 budget.
B.

19.104 An Order to Appropriate FY2020 Cash Capital Funds for Various Capital Projects - 1st reading

Process note: The Mayor's office requests two readings to expedite the commencement of time-sensitive cash capital projects.
C.

19.108 An Order to Authorize FY2020 Intermunicipal Agreements - 1st reading

Process note: The Mayor's office requests two readings.
D.

19.109 An Order to Authorize Gift Fund Expenditure by Human Rights Commission - 1st reading

Process note: The Mayor's office requests two readings.
13.

Financial Orders (on 2nd reading)

A.

19.097 An Order to Surplus Prospect Street Water Department Building - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 6/20/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 6/20/2019
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.
A.

19.102 An Ordinance Relative to Parking on Glendale Road

B.

19.105 An Ordinance to Rezone Five Parcels from General Industrial to Office Industrial

16.

Ordinances

A.

19.025 An Ordinance to Rezone Five Parcels from URC to CB and to Include Parcels in CBAD - 1st reading

History:
- Referred to Community Resources, Legislative Matters and Planning Board - 3/21/2019
- Positive recommendation, Planning Board - 4/11/2019
- Legislative Matters Committee opened public hearing 5/13/2019 and continued to 6/10/2019 at 5 p.m.
- Positive recommendation, Community Resources - 5/20/2019
- Positive recommendation, Legislative Matters - 6/10/2019

17.

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

18.

New Business

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