cityseal
Committee on Finance
and the Northampton City Council

                                   Councilor David A. Murphy, Chair
Councilor Maureen T. Carney
Councilor Marianne L. LaBarge
Councilor Gina-Louise Sciarra

City Council Chambers, 212 Main Street
Wallace J. Puchalski Municipal Building
Northampton, MA

Meeting Date:  October 18, 2018

Note:  The Finance Committee Meeting will take place during the City Council Meeting as announced.  The City Council Meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:05 pm.

1.

Meeting Called to Order

2.

Roll Call

3.

Approval of Minutes from the Previous Meeting

A.

Minutes of October 4, 2018

4.

FY2019 First Quarter Financial Report

Presentation - Finance Director Susan Wright
5.

Financial Orders

A.

18.176 An Order to Reprogram AOM Capital Project Surplus to AOM Stage Door Handicapped Access Capital Project

B.

18.177 An Order to Increase Senior Tax Work-Off Program Maximum Abatement

C.

18.178 An Order to Increase Veterans Tax Work-Off Program Maximum Abatement

D.

18.180 An Order to Authorize PILOT Agreement with Syncarpha Solar, LLC

E.

18.181 An Order to Approve the Purchase of 119 Acres on Marble Brook, Leeds

F.

18.182 An Order Authorizing Acquisition of Easements for Garfield Avenue Extension

Process note: Two readings are requested to finalize street acceptance process before the first snowfall as Habitat for Humanity has been plowing this small section of roadway. The City Council is asked to execute an Order of Taking.

History:
  The City Council  previously acted to lay out and accept Garfield Avenue Extension as a public way and approved 18.095 An Order of Garfield Avenue Taking in second reading on May 17, 2018. Due to a mistake in wording, the City Council is being asked to redo the order with amended wording.


G.

18.185 An Order to Reprogram Radio Hardware Funds for Radio Hardware and Radio Consulting

H.

18.188 An Order to Appropriate $75,000 in CPA Funds for Housing for Homeless Youth Project

Process note:  The Community Preservation Committee has requested two readings to expedite the project.
6.

New Business

-Reserved for topics that the Chair did not reasonably anticipate would be discussed.
7.

Adjourn

Contact:  D. Murphy @ david.murphy8@comcast.net 
or  413-586-5461