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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 16, 2018
Meeting Time:  7:00pm


1.

Announcement of Audio/Video Recording

This meeting may be audio/video recorded for broadcasting by Northampton Community Television.
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.

18.097 A Resolution to Lower the Voting Age for Northampton Municipal Elections - 2nd reading

History:
- Referred to Legislative Matters - 5/3/2018
- Continued, Legislative Matters - 6/11/2018
- Positive recommendation, Legislative Matters - 7/09/2018 
- Passed 1st reading - 7/12/2018
9.

Presentations

10.

Consent Agenda

A.

Minutes of July 12, 2018

B.

18.087 Applications for Taxicab Licenses, 5 for Jeffrey Miller - Cosmic Cab Co.

History:
- 60-day temporary licenses granted 4/19/2018 subject to ZBA determination
- Temporary licenses extended to 7/12/2018 - 6/7/2018
- Finding hearing continued by ZBA to 8/9/2018 w/test condition (no on-street parking on Hooker Ave.) - 6/28/2018
- Temporary licenses extended to 8/17/2018 - 7/12/2018
- ZBA granted temporary permit for Cosmic Cab Co. to operate on Hooker Avenue with conditions

Individual Taxicab License Applications:

  • 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Red
  • 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Brown
  • 2000 Chevy Suburban SUV - Brown
  • 2008 Dodge Caravan - Brown
  • 2008 Dodge Caravan - Black
C.

18.119 Application for Business Owner's Permit - Jeffrey D. Miller, Cosmic Cab Co.

History:
- City Council declined to act because 23 Hooker Avenue was not in compliance with zoning regulations
D.

18.149 Application for Secondhand Dealer License -The Vintage Cellar

E.

18.154 Appointments to Various Boards

11.

18.139 Warrant for 2018 State Primary Election

Process Note: Two readings are requested since the state primary election is September 4, 2018.
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.

18.141 An Order to Award Contract for FY2019 Audit to Scanlon and Associates - 1st reading

Process Note: Section 7-6 of the Northampton City Charter requires that the City Council annually award a contract for an outside audit of the books and accounts of the city to be conducted by a certified public accountant or by a firm of certified public accountants, which has no personal interest, direct or indirect, in the fiscal affairs of the city or any of its officers. . . The award of a contract to audit shall be made by the City Council on or before September 15 of each year.
B.

18.144 Order to Enter Intermunicipal Agreements to Provide Sealer of Weights and Measures Services to South Hadley and Easthampton - 1st reading

Process Note:: The Mayor's office has requested two readings since there are three weeks between City Council meetings.
C.

18.147 An Order to Transfer Money from City Clerk OM to City Clerk PS for Election Workers - 1st Reading

Process note:  The Mayor's office requests two readings since the state primary election is September 4, 2018
D.

18.148 An Order to Authorize Compensation for City Election Workers - 1st Reading

Process Note:  The City Clerk requests two readings since the state primary election is September 4, 2018.
14.

Financial Orders (on 2nd reading)

A.

18.134 An Order to authorize funding for the Rocky Hill Greenway Multi-Use Trail - 2nd reading

15.

Orders

A.

18.142 An Order to Strengthen Democratic Representation in the Northampton Housing Authority - 1st reading

B.

18.145 An Order to Name the Vehicle Entranceway to Northampton City Hall "Mayor Sean Dunphy Way" - 1st Reading

C.

18.150 An Order Authorizing the City of Northampton to Acquire a Historic Preservation Restriction on the Hampshire County Courthouse - 1st Reading

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.
A.

18.146 An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 153 Cemeteries

B.

18.152 AN ORDINANCE To amend Chapter 9 of the Code of Ordinances by adding § 9-1 and § 9-2

17.

Ordinances

18.

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

A.

18.111 An Ordinance Relative to Parking on Pleasant Street - 2nd reading

History:
- Positively recommended and sponsored by Transportation & Parking Commission - 2/13/2018
- Referred to Legislative Matters, City Council - 6/7/2018
- Positive recommendation, Legislative Matters - 7/9/2018 
- Passed 1st reading - 7/12/2018
19.

New Business

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