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 16, 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.
PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
Announcement of Tax Classification Hearing Date
When:  November 6, 2014 City Council Meeting, 7:05pm
Where:  Council Chambers, 212 Main Street, Northampton, MA
5.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR
6.
PROCLAMATIONS, RESOLUTIONS, RECOGNITIONS AND ONE-MINUTE ANNOUNCEMENTS OF EVENTS
 
Resolution: Condemn Violent Acts
(2nd Reading)-As amended in City Council on Oct. 2, 2014
 
7.
PRESENTATION
8.
LICENSES AND PETITIONS
9.
APPROVAL OF CTY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
10.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES, APPOINTMENTS, AND ELECTIONS
 
Minutes of the Committee on Economic and Community Development, Housing & Land Use of July 1, 2014
 
Minutes of the Committee on Public Safety Meeting of September 8, 2014
 
Appointments to Boards and Committees
Human rights Commission:  Carolyn Toll Oppenheim, 3 Montview Ave., Northampton; term November 2014-November 2017 (New) (Refer to Committee on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances)
11.
RECESS FOR FINANCE COMMITTEE
 
12.
FINANCIAL ORDERS
 
14.260 Financial Order: Florence Recreational Fields $162,500
(Request 2 Readings)
 
14.262 Financial Order: $15,000 appropriated for Merchant Service Fees associated with Credit Card use at E.J. Gare Parking Garage
1st Reading
 
14.243 Financial Order: Lease for Handicap Accessible Entrance to Thornes Market
(2nd Reading)
 
14.240 Financial Order to Acquire Land from the McKown Family
(2nd Reading)
 
14.242 Financial Order to Rescind Borrowing for Boat House Project, Lampron Park Playground, and Bridge/Trails @ Beaver Brook
(2nd Reading)
13.
ORDERS AND ORDINANCES
 
Mayor David J. Narkewicz's Administrative Orders for City Gorvernment
(1st Reading)

See Memo regarding Dept. name change from Chief Duggan
 
14.253 Ordinance: Code Changes : Community Preservation Committee
(1st Reading)
Documents: 14.253.pdf
 
14.255 Order: Establish Conservation Commission
(1st Reading)
Documents: 14.255.pdf
 
14.256 Order: Establish Historical Commission
(1st Reading)
Documents: 14.256.pdf
 
14.257 Order: Establish Historic District Commission
(1st Reading)
Documents: 14.257.pdf
 
14.258 Order: Establish Municipal Affordable Housing Trust Fund
(1st Reading)
Documents: 14.258.pdf
 
 
14.230 Warrant for the November 4th, 2014 State Election
(2nd Reading)
 
14.259 Ordinance: Add Administrative Order Chapters to Code
(1st Reading)
Documents: 14.259.pdf
 
14.254 Ordinance: Code Changes to Agricultural Commission Sections
(1st Reading)
Documents: 14.254.pdf
 
Ordinance: §312-80 Bike Lanes
(Positive Recommendation from the Committee on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances; 2nd Reading)
 
Ordinance: §312-102 Schedule I: Parking Prohibited All Times Main St., Florence
(Positive Recommendation from the Committee on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances; 2nd Reading)
 
Ordinance: §312-104 Schedule III: Limited-Time Parking, Main St., Florence
(Positive recommendation from the Committee on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances; 2nd Reading)
 
14.217 Ordinance: §350-10.1B Detatched Accessory Apartments
(Positive Recommendation from the Committee on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances; 2nd Reading)
 
 
14.218 Ordinance: §350-12.6 Site Lighting Standard
(Positive Recommendation from the Committee on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances; 2nd Reading)
 
14.219 Ordinance: Section §312-104 Schedule III: Limited-Time Parking
(Positive recommendation from the Committee on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances; 2nd Reading)
 
14.220 Ordinance: §319-109 Schedule VIII: On Street Parking Meter Zones
(Positive recommendation from the Committee on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances; 2nd Reading)

 
14.226 Ordianance: Violations & Penalties: Amend Fines for Misues of Handicap Parking Spaces
(Positive recommendation from the Committee on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances; 2nd Reading)
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
 
Contact
Pamela L. Powers
Clerk to the City Council
powers@northamptonma.gov
413-587-1224