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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 20, 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

A.

18.140 National Grid/Verizon New England Pole Petition for North Main Street, Leeds (Petition #22127922) - Announcement of Public Hearing

In accordance with the provisions of Section 22, Chapter 166 of the General Laws, a public hearing will be held on October 4, 2018 @ 7:05 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 212 Main Street, Northampton, on the petition of National Grid/Verizon New England to erect poles and wires upon, along, under or across one or more public ways. Pole Petition #22127922 - North Main Street, Leeds. 

B.

18.143 National Grid/Verizon New England Pole Petition for Audubon Road (Petition #26092131) - Announcement of Public Hearing

In accordance with the provisions of Section 22, Chapter 166 of the General Laws, a public hearing will be held on October 4, 2018 @ 7:05 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 212 Main Street, Northampton, on the petition of National Grid/Verizon New England to erect poles and wires upon, along, under or across one or more public ways. Pole Petition #26092131 - Audubon Road. 

5.

Updates from Council President & 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 September 6, 2018

B.

18.154 Appointments to Various Boards - All Positive Recommendations, City Services Committee - 9/17/2018

Agricultural Commission
John Omasta, 
165 West Farms Road, Florence
Term:  July 2018-June 2021
(Reappointment)

Earle "Chip" M. Parsons, 137 Mill Valley Road, Hadley (farms in Northampton)
Term: July 2018-June 2021
(Reappointment)

Arts Council
Kevin Pomerleau, 63 Revell Avenue, Northampton
Term: September 2018-June 2021
(To fill vacancy after Jan Ruby's term expired in 2018)

Central Business Architecture Committee
Joseph Blumenthal, 
39 Chapel Street, Northampton
Term: July 2018-June 2021
(Reappointment)

Disability Commission
Linda L. Kakos, 
220 Rocky Hill Road, Florence
Term: September 2018-June 2021
(To fill the vacancy after Gaetan Fortin's term expired in 2018)

Northampton Housing Authority - Board of Commissioners
Emily Laufer, 
241 Jackson Street, Apt. 10B, Northampton
Term: September 2018-June 2023
(To fill vacancy after Ronald Hebert's term expired in 2018)

Zoning Board of Appeals
David C. Bloomberg, 86 Vernon Street, Northampton
Term: July 2018-June 2021
(Reappointment)
C.

18.166 Appointments to Various Boards - for referral to City Services

Agricultural Commission
Richard E. Jaescke,
774 Bridge Road, Florence, MA  01062
Term: October 2018 - June 2021
(Reappointment)

Public Shade Tree Commission
Susan Lofthouse,
15 Stoddard Street, Northampton
Term: October 2018 - June 2021
(To fulfill the unexpired term of Jay Girard)

Energy & Sustainability Commission
Adin Maynard,
12 Perkins Avenue, Northampton
Term: October 2018 - June 2019
(To fulfill the unexpired term of Scott Silver)

Transportation & Parking Commission
Debin Bruce,
46 Columbus Avenue, Northampton
Term: October 2018 - June 2021
(To fill the vacancy of the expired term of Richard Cooper)
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.

18.161 An Order Authorizing the Mayor to Accept Industrial Park Lot and Allow its Use for Damon Road Reconstruction - 1st reading

B.

18.162 An Order Authorizing Waiver of Right of First Refusal and Conservation Commission Acceptance of Park Hill Road Land - 1st reading

C.

18.163 An Order to Appropriate Funds for Community Preservation Purposes - 1st reading

D.

18.164 An Order to Authorize PILOT Agreement with CED Northampton Solar, LLC - 1st Reading

E.

18.165 An Order Authorizing Payment of Prior Year Bill - 1st reading

F.

18.167 An Order to Authorize Using $3,600 from Senior Center Gift Fund for Financial Aid for Programs - 1st reading

G.

18.168 An Order to Authorize Gift Acceptance from Eversource for Culvert on Park Hill Road - 1st reading

13.

Financial Orders (on 2nd reading)

A.

18.155 An Order to Authorize Intermunicipal Agreement for Greenfield Community College to Use City Fiber Network - 2nd Reading

History;
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 9/6/2018
- Passed 1st reading - 9/6/2018
B.

18.156 An Order to Rescind Borrowing Authorizations for Rail Trail Access and Mineral Hills Land Acquisition - 2nd Reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 9/6/2018
- Passed 1st reading - 9/6/2018
C.

18.158 An Order to Apply Bond Premium to Installation of Arcanum Field Play Structure - 2nd Reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 9/6/2018
- Passed 1st reading - 9/6/2018
D.

18.159 An Order to Authorize Borrowing and Grant Application for Florence Recreation Fields - 2nd Reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 9/6/2018
- Passed 1st reading - 9/6/2018
14.

Orders

15.

Ordinances

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.
17.

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

18.

New Business

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