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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:  September 5, 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

5.

Updates from Council President and Committee Chairs

6.

Recognitions and One-Minute Announcements by Councilors

7.

Communications and Proclamations from the Mayor

A.

Update for City Council on pending Proposition 2 1/2 general override question to renew Fiscal Stability Plan in advance of FY2021 city budget as per FY2020 Budget Message.

8.

Resolutions

A.

19.122 A Resolution Declaring October 6, 2019 a Day to Commemorate the 1979 Greensboro Massacre and to Reflect on White Supremacy - 2nd reading

History:
- Passed 1st reading - 8/15/2019
B.

19.123 A Resolution Calling for the Federal Government to Pass a Green New Deal - 2nd reading

History:
- Passed 1st reading - 8/15/2019
9.

Presentations

10.

Consent Agenda

A.

Minutes of August 15, 2019

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.

19.126 An Order to Appropriate Transportation Infrastructure Enhancement Funds $6,157 for Burts Pit Road Reconstruction - 1st reading

B.

19.127 An Order to Authorize Intermunicipal Agreement for Young Adult Empowerment Collaborative of Western Mass - 1st reading

13.

Financial Orders (on 2nd reading)

A.

19.117 An Order to Award Contract for FY2020 Audit to Scanlon and Associates - 2nd 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.

History:

- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 8/15/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 8/15/2019
14.

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 - 2nd reading

History:
- Passed 1st reading - 8/15/2019
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.

19.125 An Ordinance Related to Wireless Antennas on Street Poles

Process Note:  M.G.L. Chapter 40A, Section 5 requires the City Council to submit zoning ordinances to the Planning Board for review within 14 days of receipt and for the Planning Board and City Council or a committee designated for that purpose to hold public hearings thereon, together or separately, prior to adoption.
B.

19.128 An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 312 of the Code of Ordinances by Amending Section 312-110

16.

Ordinances

17.

Other Matters

A.

Deliberate and vote on the process by which the City Council shall designate its voting representatives to the International Code Council (ICC) for the purpose of casting four votes relative to the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and the method by which such votes shall be decided and cast.

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