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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:  October 3, 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

8.

Resolutions

9.

Presentations

10.

Consent Agenda

A.

Minutes of September 19, 2019

11.

19.147 Warrant for November 5, 2019 Municipal Election

Process note: The City Clerk respectfully requests two readings.
12.

Recess for Committee on Finance (See Separate Agenda)

13.

Financial Orders (on 1st reading pending Finance review)

Rule 2.6 requires the Finance Committee to consider certain financial matters.
A.

19.145 An Order to Authorize Surplussing 593 Elm Street and Leasing for Child Advocacy Purposes - 1st reading

B.

19.146 An Order to Authorize Payment of Prior Year Bills - 1st reading

C.

19.148 An Order to Authorize Borrowing $1.5 Million for Paving Projects - 1st reading

14.

Financial Orders (on 2nd reading)

A.

19.130 An Order to Increase Energy and Sustainability Revolving Fund Threshold from $150,000 to $250,000 - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 9/19/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 9/19/2019
B.

19.133 An Order for FY2020 Budget Transfers - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 9/19/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 9/19/2019
C.

19.135 An Order to Suspend Parking Fees on Certain Days - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 9/19/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 9/19/2019
15.

Orders

A.

19.138 An Order to Authorize Community Choice Aggregation to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions - 2nd reading

History:
- Passed 1st reading - 9/19/2019
16.

Vote to Authorize City Services Committee to Hold Street Layout Public Hearings for North Street and Finn Street

Process note: Per M.G.L. Chapter 82, Section 1, the statute governing the layout of public ways:

"any hearing under said sections required to be held before a city council or board of aldermen so authorized may be held before a duly authorized committee thereof." 


17.

Ordinances (Not yet Referred) (All Upon the Recommendation of the Transportation & Parking Commission)

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.

19.140 An Ordinance Relative to Parking on Arnold Avenue

B.

19.141 An Ordinance Relative to Parking on Belmont Avenue

C.

19.142 An Ordinance Relative to Parking on Elm Street

D.

19.143 An Ordinance Relative to Parking on West Street

E.

19.144 An Ordinance Relative to Stop Sign on Hampton Avenue

18.

Zoning 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.

19.149 An Ordinance to Rezone 37 Parcels from GI to OI and Portions of Two Parcels from GI to FFR

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.
19.

Ordinances

A.

19.102 An Ordinance Relative to Parking on Glendale Road - 2nd reading

History:
- Referred by City Council to Legislative Matters (LM) - 7/11/2019
- LM  continued to  9/9/2019 due to lack of quorum - 8/12/2019
- Positive recommendation, LM - 9/9/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 9/19/2019
B.

19.105 An Ordinance to Rezone Five Parcels from General Industrial to Office Industrial - 2nd reading

History:
- Referred to Legislative Matters (LM) and Planning Board (PB) - 7/11/2019
- PB held public hearing and recommended adoption - 8/8/2019
- LM public hearing opened and continued to 9/9/2019 - 8/12/2019
- Positive recommendation, LM - 9/9/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 9/19/2019
C.

19.110 An Ordinance Relative to Bus Stops on Bridge Street - 2nd reading

History:
- Referred to Legislative Matters (LM) - 7/11/2019
- LM discussion/action deferred to 9/9/2019 - 8/12/2019
- Positive recommendation, LM - 9/9/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 9/19/2019
20.

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

21.

New Business

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