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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:  August 15, 2019
Meeting Time:  7:00pm


1.

Announcement of Audio/Video Recording

This meeting is being audio/video recorded.
2.

Public Comment

3.

Updates from Council President and Committee Chairs

4.

Recognitions and One-Minute Announcements by Councilors

5.

Communications and Proclamations from the Mayor

6.

Resolutions

A.

19.122 A Resolution Declaring October 6, 2019 a Day to Commemorate the 1979 Greensboro Massacre and to Reflect on White Supremacy - 1st reading

B.

19.123 A Resolution Calling for the Federal Government to Pass a Green New Deal - 1st reading

7.

19.120 Warrant for September 17, 2019 Preliminary Municipal Election - 1st reading

Process note:  Two readings are requested to allow timely posting.
8.

Recess for Committee on City Services (See Separate Agenda)

9.

Consent Agenda

A.

Minutes of July 11, 2019

B.

19.111 Appointments to Various Committees - City Services recommendations pending

Board of Assessors

 Margo E. Welch, 349 Coles Meadow Road, Northampton

Term:  July 2019-June 2022

Reappointment

Disability Commission

Michal C. Morton, 95 Washington Avenue, Northampton

Term:  July 2019-June 2022

To fill a vacancy

Human Rights Commission

Davina Miller, 33 Summer Street, Northampton

Term:  July 2019-June 2022

Reappointment

Board of Registrars

Joseph Tarantino, 110 N. Elm Street, Northampton

Term:  April 2019-March 2022

To fill a vacancy


C.

19.124 Appointments to Various Committees - for referral to City Services Committee

Arts Council

 Eamonn Crowley-Edge, 56 Summer Street, Northampton

Term:  July 2019-June 2022

Reappointment

Central Business Architecture Committee

Melissa Frydio, 123 South Street, #2, Northampton

Term:  July 2019-June 2022

Reappointment

Bridget Goggins, 783 Bridge Road, Northampton- (Association of Realtors member)

Term:  July 2019-June 2022

Reappointment

Housing Partnership

Richard Abuza, 245 Chestnut Street, Florence

Term:  July 2019-June 2022

Reappointment

Planning Board

Euripedes De Oliveira, 35 New South Street, #205, Northampton

Term:  July 2019-June 2022

Reappointment


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.
A.

19.117 An Order to Award Contract for FY2020 Audit to Scanlon and Associates - 1st reading

B.

19.118 An Order to Authorize Payment of Prior Year Bills - 1st reading

Process note: The Mayor's office respectfully requests two readings to expedite payment.
C.

19.119 An Order to Authorize Intermunicipal Agreement with Worthington for Part-Time PE Teacher - 1st reading

D.

19.121 An Order for FY2020 Budget Transfers - 1st reading

12.

Financial Orders (on 2nd reading)

13.

Orders

A.

19.113 An Order Authorizing the City of Northampton to Disqualify Bidders on Municipal Contracts Who Participate in the Design, Manufacture or Maintenance of Nuclear Weapons - 1st reading

B.

19.115 An Order Relative to Temporary Stop Signs on Fulton Avenue - 1st reading

Process note: Two readings are requested to authorize temporary sign placement.
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.
15.

Ordinances

A.

19.025 An Ordinance to Rezone Five Parcels from URC to CB and to Include Parcels in CBAD - 2nd 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
- Passed 1st reading - 7/11/2019
16.

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

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