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 20, 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
 
8:00PM Tax Classification Public Hearing
Public Hearing 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 FY 2015 in accordance with Chapter 40, Section 56 of the Mass. General Laws. 
 
Public Hearing regarding National Grid Pole Petition for a location on Maple Street, Florence
5.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR
6.
PROCLAMATIONS, RESOLUTIONS, RECOGNITIONS AND ONE-MINUTE ANNOUNCEMENTS OF EVENTS
 
 
14.313 City Of Northampton's Trust Resolution
(1st Reading)
7.
PRESENTATION(S)
 
Presentation: Paradise City Cultural District Grants and Fund Raising Events
Brian Foote, Director of the Northampton Arts Council
 
Annual Recogintion of Certified Living Wage & Aspiring Living Wage Employers
Presented by Kitty Callaghan of Living Wage Western Mass
8.
LICENSES AND PETITIONS
 
Northampton Center for the Arts: Petition Supervised Display of Fireworks
Event:  First Night
Date:  December 31, 2014 (Rain date:  January 1, 2014)
Location:  Downtown Northampton, John Gare Parking Garage
9.
APPROVAL OF CTY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
 
Minutes of Nov. 4, 2014 City Council
10.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES, APPOINTMENTS, AND ELECTIONS
 
Minutes of Sept. 22, 2014 Committee on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances Meeting
 
Meeting Minutes of the Special Joint City Council & School Comm. Meeting Held October 9, 2014
 
Minutes from Oct. 15, 2014 Public Hearing on Vibrant Sidewalks
 
Minutes from the Oct. 20, 2014 Committee on Social Services, Veteran's, Culture & Recreation Meeting
 
Minutes From the November 6, 2014 Finance Committee Meeting
 
 
Appointments to Committees

 (All candidates received positive recommendations from the Committee on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinance on November 10, 2014)

  1. Recreation Commission (Referred from City Council Meeting of Sept. 18, 2014):
  • Julia Chevan of 8 Cosmian Avenue, Florence – term October 2014 – October, 2017; membership begins immediately to fill vacancy left by the retirement of James ; Durfer.   
     
    Yvonne Keefe of 40 Hickory Drive, Florence – term October 2014-June 2015; membership begins immediately to complete the term of Joan Finn.   
       

2.  Council on Aging (Referred from City Council Meeting of Sept. 18, 2014):

  •   Alexiz Peluyera, 145 Spring St., Florence – term October 2014-April 2015; membership begins immediately to complete the term of Joan Finn.    
       

3.      Human Rights Commission (Referred to Comm on ROAO on Oct. 16, 2014)
 

  • Carolyn Toll Oppenheim, 3 Montview Ave., Northampton—term Nov. 2014 – Nov. 2017

 

4.      Board of Almoners (Referred to Comm on ROAO on Nov. 6, 2014)

  • Susan Stubbs-13 Trumbull Rd., term Nov. 2014 – Nov. 2015
  • Patricia Ahearn-20 fort St., term Nov. 2014 – Nov. 2016
  • Joseph Misterka-312 Chesterfield Rd., term Nov. 2014 – Nov. 2016
  • Michael Shaughnessy – 153 Bridge St., term Nov. 2014 – Nov. 2017

 

5.      Trust Fund Committee (Referred to Comm on ROAO on Nov. 6, 2014)

  • Bill Williams, 11 Barrett Place, term Nov. 2014 – Nov. 2015
  • David Herships, 22 Warburton Way, term Nov. 2014 – Nov. 2016
  • Gerald Budger, 127 Bridge St., term Nov. 2014 – Nov. 2017

 

11.
RECESS FOR FINANCE COMMITTEE
 
12.
FINANCIAL ORDERS
 
14.284 Tax Classification
(Request 2 Readings)
 
14.283 CPA Allocations
(Request 2 Readings)
 
Petitions to Accept Certain Roadways as Public Ways
14.316  Clark Street
14.318  Cooke Avenue
14.319  Massasoit Avenue
 
14.285 F.O. for Benches In Florence Expended from the Comm. on Disabilities Fund
(2nd Reading)
 
14.273 Petition to Accept Cosmian Way as a Public Way
(2nd Reading)
 
14.274 Petition to Accept Depot Avenue as a Public Way
(2nd Reading)
 
14.275 Petition to Accept Edgewood Terrace as a Public Way
(2nd Reading)
 
14.276 Petition to Accept Franklin Court as a Public Way
(2nd Reading)
 
14.277 Petition to Accept Glendale Avenue as a Public Way
(2nd Reading)
 
14.278 Petition to Accept Greeley Avenue as a Public Way
(2nd Reading)
 
14.279 Petition to Accept King Avenue as a Public Way
(2nd Reading)
 
14.280 Petition to Accept Service Center as a Public Way
(2nd Reading)
 
13.
ORDERS AND ORDINANCES
 
Mayor David J. Narkewicz's Administrative Orders for City Gorvernment
(2nd Reading)

See Memo regarding Dept. name change from Chief Duggan
 
14.255 Order: Establish Conservation Commission
(2nd Reading)
Documents: 14.255.pdf
 
14.256 Order: Establish Historical Commission
(2nd Reading)
Documents: 14.256.pdf
 
14.257 Order: Establish Historic Distric Commission
(2nd Reading)
Documents: 14.257.pdf
 
14.258 Order: Establish Municipal Affordable Housing Trust Fund
(2nd Reading)
Documents: 14.258.pdf
 
Ordinances in support of Mayor Narkewicz's Administrative Order

(Positive recommendation from the Committee on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances; 1st Reading)

14.259 Add Administrative Order Chapter to Code
14.286 Ch 272 -- Solid Waste
14.287 Ch 149 § 1-4 – Numbering of Buildings
14.288 Ch 40- List of enforcing officers and penalties for noncriminal disposition
14.289 Ch 229 -- Parades and Processions
14.290 Ch 285  -- Streets, Sidewalks, & Public Property
14.291 Ch 256 - Article I- – Sewer Assessments, Billing and General Regulations
14.292 Ch 264 – Signs
14.293 Ch 337 - Wetlands Protection
14.294 Ch 278 Storm Drains
14.295 Ch 280 – Stormwater and Flood Control Utility
14.296 Ch  281-- Stormwater Management
14.297 Ch 290 – Subdivision of land
14.298 Ch 303-5 Temporary Events
14.299 Ch 312 -- sec 14 Traffic Signs & Signals
14.300 Ch 316 -- Horse-Drawn Carriages
14.301 Ch 325 -- Water

 
 
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; 1st Reading)
 
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; 1st Reading)
 
14.314 & 14.315 Ordinances regarding 7+ Units in URB & URC Districts
(Positive recommendation from Committee on rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances; 1st Reading)
 
Ordinances for Elected Official Compensation Review
(Refer to Committee on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances)
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