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
November 6, 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 Public Hearing for National Grid Pole Petition on Maple St. in Florence
Public Hearing to take Place on November 20, 2014
7:00 pm
Council Chambers, 212 Main Street
Northampton
5.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR
6.
PROCLAMATIONS, RESOLUTIONS, RECOGNITIONS AND ONE-MINUTE ANNOUNCEMENTS OF EVENTS
7.
PRESENTATION(S)
 
Effects of Lighting on the Deterrence of Crime & Light Pollution
(Presented by Dr. James Lowenthal)
 
Elected Official Compensation Advisory Board Final Report
Presented by Todd Thompson, Committee Chair
 
8.
LICENSES AND PETITIONS
9.
APPROVAL OF CTY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
 
Minutes of Oct. 16, 2014
10.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES, APPOINTMENTS, AND ELECTIONS
 
Minutes of the Committee on Social Services, Veterans, Culture and Recreation Meeting of July 21, 2014
 
Minutes of the Finance Committee Meetings of Oct. 2 and Oct. 16, 2014
 
Minutes of the Public Hearing of Sept. 15, 2014 regarding the Resolution on Vibrant Sidewalks
 
Minutes of the Committee on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances for July 14, 2014
 
Appointments to Boards
(Refer to Comm. on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances)


Board of Almoners:
  • Andrea Murray
  • Susan Stubbs
  • Patricia Ahearn
  • Joseph Misterka
  • Michael Shaughnessy

Trust fund Committee
  • Bill Williams
  • David Herships
  • Gerald Budgar
11.
RECESS FOR FINANCE COMMITTEE
 
12.
FINANCIAL ORDERS
 
14.273 Petition to Accept Cosmian Avenue as a Public Way
 (1st Reading)
 
14.274 Petition to Accept Depot Avenue as a Public Way
(1st Reading)
 
14.275 Petition to Accept Edgewood Terrace as a Public Way
(1st Reading)
 
14.276 Petition to Accept Franklin Court as a Public Way
(1st Reading)
 
14.277 Petition to Accept Glendale Avenue as a Public Way
(1st Reading)
 
14.278 Petition to Accept Greeley Avenue as a Public Way
(1st Reading)
 
14.279 Petition to Accept King Avenue as a Public Way
(1st Reading)
 
14.280 Petition to Accept Service Center as a Public Way
(1st Reading)
 
14.263 F.O. for Watershed Land Purchase
(Request 2 Readings)
 
14.285 F.O. for Benches In Florence espended from the Comm. on Disabilities Fund
(1st Reading)
13.
ORDERS AND ORDINANCES
 
14.218 Ordinance: §350-12.6 Site Lighting Standard
(Positive Recommendation from the Comm. on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances; 2nd Reading)
 
Mayor David J. Narkewicz's Administrative Orders for City Gorvernment
(1st Reading)

See Memo regarding Dept. name change from Chief Duggan
 
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 Distric Commission
(1st Reading)
Documents: 14.257.pdf
 
14.258 Order: Establish Municipal Affordable Housing Trust Fund
(1st Reading)
Documents: 14.258.pdf
 
14.253 Ordinance: Code Change: Community Preservation Committee
(Refer to Committee on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances)
Documents: 14.253.pdf
 
14.254 Ordinance: Code Changes To Agricultural Commission Sections
(Refer to Committee on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances)
Documents: 14.254.pdf
 
14.259 Ordinance: Add Administrative Order Chapters To Code
(Refer to Committee on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances)
Documents: 14.259.pdf
 
 
14.281 Ordinance: §312-102 Schedule I: Parking Prohibited All Times - Pleasant St.
(Positive recommendation from TPC; Refer to Comm. on Rules, Order, Appointments and Ordinances)
 
14.282 § Ordinance 312-109 Pleaseant St.Schedule VIII: On Street Parking Meter Zones
(Positive recommendation from TPC; Refer to Comm. on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances)
 
Ordinances in support of Mayor Narkewicz's Administrative Order

(Refer to Committee on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances)

 

Ch 40- List of enforcing officers and penalties for noncriminal disposition
Ch 290 – Subdivision of land
Ch 229 -- Parades and Processions
Ch 149 § 1-4 – Numbering of Buildings
Ch 337 - Wetlands Protection
Ch 256 - Article I- – Sewer Assessments, Billing and General Regulations
Ch 264 – Signs
Ch 278 Storm Drains
Ch 280 – Stormwater and Flood Control Utility
Ch  281-- Stormwater Management
Ch 285  -- Streets, Sidewalks, & Public Properth
Ch 303-5 Temporary Events
Ch 312 -- sec 14 Traffic Signs & Signals
Ch 316 -- Horse-Drawn Carriages
Ch 325 -- Water
Ch 272 -- Solid Waste





 
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