CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF NORTHAMPTON
MASSACHUSETTS

 Councilors

  • President William H. Dwight, At-Large
  • Vice President Jesse M. Adams, At-Large
  • Maureen T. Carney, Ward 1
  • Paul D. Spector, Ward 2
  • Ryan R. O’Donnell, Ward 3
  • Gina Louise Sciarra, Ward 4
  • David A. Murphy, Ward 5
  • Marianne L. LaBarge, Ward 6
  • Alisa F. Klein, Ward 7

Meeting Agenda
September 18, 2014, 7:00 pm
City Council Chambers
Walter J. Puchalski Municipal Building
212 Main Street, Northampton

 

 

1.
7:00P.M. • PUBLIC COMMENT
2.
7:05P.M. • REGULAR MEETING
3.
• ROLL CALL
4.
• PRESENTATION
4.I.
Mr. Michael Nagy: Suggestions to improve accessibility in Northampton
5.
• PUBLIC HEARINGS
5.I.
Announcement of Public Hearing: Verizon Petition for Joint or Identical Pole Locations on Mann Terrace
Public Hearing Date:  October 2, 2012
Location:  City Council Chambers, 212 Main Street, Northampton
Time:  7:05pm
5.II.
Announcement of Special Joint Meeting of the City Council & School Committee

 

  • Meeting Date:  Thursday, October 9, 2014
  • Location:  JFK Middle School Community Room, 100 Bridge Road, Florence
  • Time:  6:00pm
  • Purpose:  Fill the vacant Ward 2 School Committee Seat pursuant to Article 4, Section 4-6 of the City Charter
6.
• COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR
7.
• PROCLAMATIONS, RESOLUTIONS, RECOGNITIONS AND ONE-MINUTE ANNOUNCEMENTS OF EVENTS
8.
• LICENSES AND PETITIONS
9.
• APPROVAL OF CTY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
9.I.
Meeting Minutes of September 4, 2014
10.
• REPORTS OF COMMITTEES, APPOINTMENTS, AND ELECTIONS
10.I.
Meeting Minutes of the Finance Committee for September 4, 2014
10.II.
Meeting Mnutes of the Committee on Public Safety from July 7, 2014
10.III.
Appointment of Auditor
City Council Engages Services of Scanlon and Associates, Inc. for FY2015 Audit and Associated Report
10.IV.
Appointments to Committees:
  • Recreation Commission
    • New Appointments

-        Julia Chevan of 8 Cosmian Avenue, Florence – term October 2014 – October, 2017; membership begins immediately to fill vacancy left by the retirement of James Durfer.  (Refer to Committee on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances)

-        Yvonne Keefe of 40 Hickory Drive, Florence – term October 2014-June 2015; membership begins immediately to complete the term of Joan Finn.  (Refer to Committee on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances)


 

  • Arts Council
    • New Appointment

-        Cassandra Kellam of 222 Prospect St., Northampton – term October 2014 – October 2017; appointment to fill the vacancy left by Robin Glenn.  (Refer to Committee on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances)

 

  • Council on Aging
    • New Appointment

-        Alexiz Peluyera, 145 Spring St., Florence – term October 2014-April 2015; membership begins immediately to complete the term of Joan Finn.  (Refer to Committee on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances)

11.
• RECESS FOR FINANCE COMMITTEE
11.I.
Financial Order: 14.227 Order authorizing Fire Department to enter into a maintenance service contract for Power Assisted Stretchers & Loaders
11.II.
Financial Order: 14.228 Temporary Easement at 71-79 Reservoir Road to perform work necessary to stabilize the banks of the Robers Meadow Brook
12.
• FINANCIAL ORDERS
12.I.
Financial Order: 14.227 Order authorizing Fire Department to enter into a maintenance service contract for Power Assisted Stretchers & Loaders
(1st Reading)
12.II.
Financial Order: 14.222 Appropriate from unallocated funds $18,326 for a folding & inserting machine
(2nd Reading)
12.III.
Financial Order: 14.228 Temporary Easement at 71-79 Reservoir Road to perform work necessary to stabilize the banks of the Robers Meadow Brook
(Request 2 Readings)
13.
• ORDERS AND ORDINANCES
13.I.
14.229 Solid Waste Reduction and Environmental Protection Ordinance
(Refer to Committee on Economic and Community Development, Housing and Land Use, Board of Public Works, Joint City Council/Board of Public Works  Conference Committee, Board of Health, Youth Commission, Energy and Sustainability Commission, and Committee on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances)
14.
• UPDATES FROM COUNCIL PRESIDENT AND COMMITTEE CHAIRS
15.
• INFORMATION REQUESTS (CHARTER PROVISION 2-7)
16.
• NEW BUSINESS.
 – Reserved for topics that the Chair did not reasonably anticipate would be discussed
17.
Next City Council Meeting
17.I.
The Next City Council Meeting is Scheduled for October 2, 2014.
CONTACT:
Pamela L. Powers
413-587-1224
powers@northamptonma.gov