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
October 2, 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
5.
PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
Announcement of Public Hearing

  • Date:  October 15, 2014
  • Location:  City Council Chambers, 212 Main Street, Northampton
  • Time:  5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Purpose:  Mayor Narkewicz's Administrative Order organizing city government into operating agencies under Article 6 of the Northampton City Charter:
 
Second 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
 
7:05PM Public Hearing: Verizon Petition for Joint or Identical Pole Locations on Mann Terrace
 
 
6.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR
 
Presentation of Administrative Order Organizing City Government into Operating Agencies
 Pursuant to the transitional provisions set out in Article 11 of Chapter 277 of the Acts of 2012 and Article 6 of the Northampton City Charter

 
7.
PROCLAMATIONS, RESOLUTIONS, RECOGNITIONS AND ONE-MINUTE ANNOUNCEMENTS OF EVENTS
 
Proclamation: Breast Cancer Awareness Month
 
Proclamation: Polish Heritage Month
 
Resolution: Condemn Violent Acts
(1st Reading)
8.
LICENSES AND PETITIONS
 
Second Hand Dealer Petition for Charles Hertan of 10 Ryans Hill Road, Leverett
       
  •  WITHDRAWN BY THE PETITIONER 9/29/2014
9.
APPROVAL OF CTY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
 
Meeting Minutes of September 18, 2014
10.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES, APPOINTMENTS, AND ELECTIONS
 
Meeting Minutes of the Committee on Economic & Community Development, Housing and Land Use for July 1, 2014
 
Finance Committee Meeting Minutes of Sept. 18, 2014
 
Appointments with Positive Recommendations from the Committee on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances
  • Housing Partnership: 
    • New Appointment-Intiya Isaza-Figueroa, 44 State St., #1R Term September, 2014 – August, 2015 membership begins immediately to fill vacancy left by the retirement of Lauren Voyer

       
  • Arts Council
    • New Appointment-Jonah Zuckerman, 82 Jackson St., Term October 2014-October 2017 to fill the vacancy left by David Kutcher
    • New Appointment-Herbert E. Ross, 39 Service Center, Term October 2014-October 2017 to fill the vacancy left by Joan Axelrod-Contrada
    • New Appointment-Jean-Paul Maitinsky, 44 Liberty St., Term October 2014-October 2017 to fill the vacancy left by Carl Russo
    • Reappointment- Ellen Augarten, 253 Crescent St., Term August 2014-August 2017 
11.
RECESS FOR FINANCE COMMITTEE
12.
FINANCIAL ORDERS
 
14.240 Financial Order to Acquire Land from the McKown Family
(1st Reading)
 
14.242 Financial Order to Rescind Borrowing for Boat House Project, Lampron Park Playground, and Bridge/Trails @ Beaver Brook
(1st Reading)
 
14.243 Financial Order: Lease for Handicap Accessible Entrance to Thornes Market
(1st Reading)
 
14.247 Financial Order: $7,500 for Roof Replacement for R.K.Finn Ryan Road School
(1st Reading)
 
14.248 Financial Order: $7,500 for Roof Replacement at Leeds Elementary School
(1st Reading)
 
14.227 Financial Order for Fire Department to enter into 7-Year Maintenance Service Contract
(2nd Reading)
 
14.228 Financial Order: 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
 
14.230 Warrant for the November 4th, 2014 State Election
(1st Reading)
 
Ordinance: §312-80 Bike Lanes
(Positive Recommendation from the Committee on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances; 1st Reading)
 
Ordinance: §312-102 Schedule I: Parking Prohibited All Times Main St., Florence
(Positive recommendation from the Committee on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances; 1st Reading)
 
Ordinance: §312-104 Schedule III: Limited-Time Parking, Main St., Florence
(Positive recommendation from the Committee on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances; 1st Reading)
 
14.217 Ordinance: §350-10.1B Detatched Accessory Apartments
(Positive Recommendation from the Committee on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances; 1st Reading)
 
14.218 Ordinance: §350-12.6 Site Lighting Standard
(Positive Recommendation from the Committee on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances; 1st Reading)
 
14.219 Ordinance: Section §312-104 Schedule III: Limited-Time Parking
(Positive recommendation from the Committee on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances; 1st Reading)
 
14.220 Ordinance: §319-109 Schedule VIII: On Street Parking Meter Zones
(Positive recommendation from the Committee on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances; 1st Reading)

 
14.226 Violations & Penalties: Amend Fines for Misues of Handicap Parking Spaces
(Positive Recommendation from the Committee on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances; 1st Reading)
 
14.245 Ordinance: Amendment to § 40-5 Regarding Penalties and Fines
(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.
Contact
Pamela L. Powers
Clerk to the City Council
powers@northamptonma.gov
413-587-1224