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CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF NORTHAMPTON
MASSACHUSETTS  

 Councilors:  
  • President Gina-Louise Sciarra, At-Large
  • William H. Dwight, At-Large
  • Michael J. Quinlan, Jr., Ward 1
  • Karen Foster, Ward 2
  • Vice-President James Nash, Ward 3
  • John Thorpe, Ward 4
  • Alex Jarrett, Ward 5
  • Marianne L. LaBarge, Ward 6
  • Rachel Maiore, Ward 7

Meeting Agenda
On-line Video Conference
Meeting Date:  November 19, 2020
Meeting Time:  7 p.m.

The November 19, 2020 City Council meeting will be held via remote participation. The public can follow the council's deliberations by watching the meeting live on Comcast channel 15, live-streaming it on youtube or joining the virtual meeting by phone or computer.  For the active youtube link, please see Northampton Open Media's website: http://northamptonopenmedia.org/ 

Live public comment will be available using telephone call-in or video conferencing technology beginning at 7 p.m. 

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1.

Announcement that Meeting is Being Held Via Remote Participation and Audio/Video Recorded

This meeting is being held via remote participation and audio/video recorded.
2.

Public Comment

3.

Roll Call

4.

Public Hearings

A.

Tax Classification Hearing

The Northampton City Council will hold a public hearing on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 7:05 p.m. via remote participation to discuss the percentages of the local tax levy to be borne by each class of real and personal property within the City of Northampton for FY2021 in accordance with Chapter 40, Section 56 of the Massachusetts General Laws. The City Council will hear all persons who wish to be heard thereon.
B.
7:05pm

CANCELLED (Application Withdrawn) - Public Hearing - 20.126 Comcast Petition to Install Underground Conduit Under King Street dated September 14, 2020

Per M.G.L. Chapter 166, Section 22, the City Council will hold a public hearing on Thursday, November 19, 2020 @ 7:05 p.m. on the petition of Comcast of Massachusetts II, Inc. to erect poles and wires upon, along, under or across one or more public ways (unnumbered petition dated 9/14/2020) - King Street. The hearing will be held via remote participation. 
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 October 15, 2020

B.

20.150 Second Hand Dealer License Application for Retro Genie

Renewal application for:
Retro Genie, 11C Bridge Street
Applicant: Jean F. Mulvey
11.

Recess for Committee on Finance (See Separate Agenda)

12.

Financial Orders (on 1st reading pending Finance review)

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

20.151 An Order to Establish a Tax Classification for FY2021 - 1st reading

Process note: Two readings are respectfully requested to meet timeline for submitting required documentation of balanced budget to DOR.
13.

Financial Orders (on 2nd reading)

A.

20.135 An Order to Declare Surplus and Authorize Sale of 593 Elm Street - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 11/5/2020
- Passed 1st reading - 11/5/2020
B.

20.136 An Order to Make Changes to the FY2021 General Fund Budget to Balance the FY2021 Budget - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 11/5/2020
- Passed 1st reading - 11/5/2020
C.

20.137 An Order to Rescind and Replace FY2021 Water Enterprise Fund Budget - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 11/5/2020
- Passed 1st reading - 11/5/2020
D.

20.138 An Order to Rescind and Replace FY2021 Sewer Enterprise Fund Budget - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 11/5/2020
- Passed 1st reading - 11/5/2020
E.

20.140 An Order to Surplus Land to Abutters at Woodland Drive - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 11/5/2020
- Passed 1st reading - 11/5/2020
F.

20.141 An Order to Accept $10,000 Gift from DA Sullivan for Senior Services Technology Lending Program - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 11/5/2020
- Passed 1st reading - 11/5/2020
G.

20.143 An Order to Appropriate $3,000 in CPA Funds for Construction of Pine Grove Trails - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 11/5/2020
- Passed 1st reading - 11/5/2020
H.

20.144 An Order to Appropriate $65,000 in CPA Funds for Water Based Recreation Assessment Project - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 11/5/2020
- Passed 1st reading
14.

Orders

15.

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.
16.

Ordinances

A.

20.139 An Ordinance to Add Section 285-31 Newspaper Boxes - 1st reading

History:
- Referred to Legislative Matters (LM) - 11/05/2020
- Positive recommendation, LM - 11/9/2020
B.

20.121 An Ordinance to Amend Section 5.3 to Reduce the Setback from Street Lot Lines for Accessory Stables - 2nd reading

History:
- referred to Planning Board (PB) and Legislative Matters (LM) - 9/17/2020
- PB voted unanimously to recommend adoption - 9/24/2020
- Positive recommendation, LM - 10/13/2020
- Passed 1st reading - 11/5/2020
17.

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

18.

New Business

19.

Adjourn

Contact:  G-L Sciarra, Council President
glsciarra@northamptonma.gov 
(413) 570-3133