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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:  August 20, 2020
Meeting Time:  7 p.m.

The August 20, 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 7 p.m. 

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1.

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.
2.

Public Comment

3.

Roll Call

4.

Public Hearings

A.

Announcement of Public Hearing on Package of Four National Grid/Verizon Pole Petitions for King Street/Finn Street

Per M.G.L. Ch. 166, Section 22, a public hearing will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2020 @ 7:05 p.m. on the following petitions of National Grid/Verizon New England to erect poles and wires upon, along, under or across one or more public ways:
20.079 National Grid/Verizon Pole Petition for Finn Street (Petition #24891246-5)
20.080 National Grid/Verizon Pole Petition for King Street (Petition #24881246-1)
20.081 National Grid/Verizon Pole Petition for King Street (Petition #24881246-2)
20.082 National Grid/Verizon Pole Petition for King Street (Petition #24881246-3)

The hearing will be held via remote participation. Please see the agenda for the September 3, 2020 City Council meeting for instructions for accessing the hearing.

5.

Updates from Council President and Committee Chairs

6.

Recognitions and One-Minute Announcements by Councilors

7.

Communications and Proclamations from the Mayor

8.

Resolutions

9.

Presentations

10.

Consent Agenda

A.

Minutes of June 4, 2020, June 18, 2020 and July 9, 2020

B.

20.097 Appointments to Various Committees - all positive recommendations, City Services Committee - 7/20/2020

Board of Registrars

Daniel Polachek, 335 South St., Northampton, MA

Term:  April 2020-March 2023

Reappointment

Downtown Business Architecture Committee

Aelan Tierney, 30 Francis St., Northampton, MA

Term:  July 2020-June 2023

Reappointment

Human Rights Commission

Booker Bush, MD, 119 Pine St., Florence, MA

Term:  July 2020-June 2023

Reappointment

License Commission

Helen Kahn, 188 Federal St., Florence, MA

Term:  July 2020-June 2026

Reappointment

Parks & Recreation Commission

James Ryan, 56 Leonard St., Leeds, MA

Term:  July 2020-June 2023

Reappointment


C.

20.098 Petitions for Annual Second Hand Dealer Licenses

Renewal licenses for the following:

Cumberland Rare Books, 9 1/2 Market Street
Petitioner: Hosea Baskin

Sun Music, LLC, dba Birdhouse Music, 164 Main Street
Petitioner: Glenn Alper

Born Again Vintage & Consignment, 4 Old South Street
Petitioner: Laura Burke

Phoenix Rising, 5 Old South Street
Petitioner: Robert Templeton
D.

20.099 Applications for Six (6) Taxicab Licenses, Jeffrey Miller - Cosmic Cab Co.

Applications for Permits for Taxi Cabs for the following vehicles:
- 2001 Chevy Suburban
- 2005 Chevy Magnum
- 2007 Chevy Suburban
- 2008 Dodge Caravan
- 2008 Black Dodge Caravan
- 2008 PT Cruiser

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.

20.101 An Order to Accept Donation of Easement for Olander Drive Extension - 1st reading

Process note: Two readings are respectfully requested to meet deadline for MassWorks grant application.
13.

Financial Orders (on 2nd reading)

A.

20.091 An Order to Accept Gift of Labor and Materials to Repair Grave of George Hodestia - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 7/9/2020
- Passed 1st reading - 7/9/2020
B.

20.092 An Order to Accept Gift of Plaque for Grave of Basil Dorsey - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 7/9/2020
- Passed 1st reading - 7/9/2020
C.

20.093 An Order to Accept $3,000 Gift from Ruggles Center for Park Street Cemetery Gravestone Repairs - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 7/9/2020
- Passed 1st reading - 7/9/2020
D.

20.094 An Order to Accept Gift up to $100,000 to Replace Fencing at Bridge Street Cemetery - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 7/9/2020
- Passed 1st reading - 7/9/2020
14.

Orders

A.

20.102 An Order Adopting the City of Northampton Hazard Mitigation Plan Update - 1st reading

Click here to view Northampton Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan 2020 Update
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