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CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF NORTHAMPTON
MASSACHUSETTS  

 Councilors:  
  • President Ryan R. O'Donnell, At-Large
  • William H. Dwight, At-Large
  • Maureen T. Carney, Ward 1
  • Dennis P. Bidwell, Ward 2
  • James Nash, Ward 3
  • Vice-President Gina Louise Sciarra, Ward 4
  • David A. Murphy, Ward 5
  • Marianne L. LaBarge, Ward 6
  • Alisa F. Klein, Ward 7

Meeting Agenda
City Council Chambers
Walter J. Puchalski Municipal Building
212 Main Street, Northampton
Meeting Date:  November 21, 2019
Meeting Time:  7 p.m.


1.

Announcement of Audio/Video Recording

This meeting is being audio/video recorded.
2.

Public Comment

3.

Roll Call

4.

Public Hearings

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

A.

Select Committee on Pesticide Reduction (SCPR) - Presentation of Final Report

Adele Franks, Chair

B.

Presentation/Discussion of Energy Efficient Codes Coalition (EECC) Voting Guide for 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)

Adele Franks
Climate Action Now Steering Committee Member

Darren Port, Buildings and Community Solutions Manager
Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP)

10.

Consent Agenda

A.

Minutes of November 7, 2019

B.

19.169 Application for Supervised Display of Fireworks - First Night

Applicant: Northampton Arts Council
Date & Time of Display: 12/31/2019 at 6:15 p.m.
Location: Rooftop of John E. Gare Parking Garage, 85 Hampton Avenue, Northampton, MA 
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.
13.

Financial Orders (on 2nd reading)

A.

19.161 An Order to Establish a Tax Classification for FY2020 - 2nd reading

History:
- Tax Classification Hearing held November 7, 2019
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 11/7/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 11/7/2019
B.

19.162 An Order to Establish Revolving Fund for 593 Elm Street Building Rental - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 11/7/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 11/7/2019
C.

19.163 An Order to Purchase 20 Acres for Saw Mill Hills Greenway - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 11/7/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 11/7/2019
D.

19.166 An Order to Accept Donation of Steel-Toed Boots - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 11/7/2019
- Passed 1st reading - 11/7/2019
14.

Orders

A.

19.160 An Order to Authorize Community Resources Committee Members to Cast Votes as Recommended by the EECC Voting Guide - 1st reading

Process note: The Community Resources Committee respectfully requests two readings to allow it to cast votes during online voting scheduled to take place November 18th through December 5th.
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.

Zoning Ordinance

A.

19.149 An Ordinance to Rezone 37 Parcels from GI to OI and Portions of Two Parcels from GI to FFR - 1st reading

History:
- Referred by City Council to Planning Board and Legislative Matters (LM) - 10/3/2019
- PB public hearing held and forwarded with positive recommendation - 10/24/2019
- LM public hearing held, forwarded with positive recommendation - 11/12/2019
17.

Ordinances

A.

19.136 An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 312 Vehicles and Traffic [to amend definitions of Parking Meter and Meter Violation] - 1st reading

History:
- Referred to Transportation & Parking Commission (TPC) and Legislative Matters (LM) - 9/19/2019
- Positive recommendation, TPC - 10/15/2019
- LM amended to change word "app" to "application"
- Positive recommendation, LM - 11/12/2019
B.

19.153 Northampton Safe City Ordinance - 1st reading

History:
- Referred to Legislative Matters (LM) by City Council - 10/17/2019
- Amended to incorporate changes as recommended by City Solicitor
- Positive recommendation as amended - 11/12/2019
C.

19.155 An Ordinance to Delete Reference to the Depot Lot from Section 312-110 - 1st reading

History:
- Referred to Legislative Matters (LM) by City Council - 10/17/2019
- Positive recommendation, LM - 11/12/2019
D.

19.156 An Ordinance Relative to Parking on Phillips Place - 1st reading

History:
- Referred to Legislative Matters - 11/7/2019
- Positive recommendation, Legislative Matters - 11/12/2019
E.

19.157 An Ordinance Relative to Parking on Walnut Street - 1st reading

History:
- Referred to Legislative Matters (LM) - 11/7/2019
- Positive recommendation, LM - 11/12/2019
F.

19.159 An Ordinance to Amend Section 312-109 [to Convert Six Long-Term Parking Spaces on Bridge Street to Two-Hour Parking] - 1st reading

History:
- Referred to Legislative Matters (LM) - 11/7/2019
- Positive recommendation, LM - 11/12/2019
G.

19.164 An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 16 Departmental Revolving Funds to Delete Senior Services Gift Shop Revolving Fund - 1st reading

History:
- Referred to Legislative Matters (LM) - 11/7/2019
- Positive recommendation, LM - 11/12/2019
H.

19.167 An Ordinance Requiring the Use of Organic Pest Management Practices in the Municipal Places Where Children Play - 1st reading

History:
- Referred to Legislative Matters (LM) - 11/7/2019
- LM amended to delete Sections C and E in their entirety and to change reference to "Department of Health" in Exceptions C(3) to "the director of the Health Department or their designee." 
- Positive recommendation as amended (3:1), LM - 11/12/2019
18.

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

19.

New Business

Contact: R. O'Donnell, Council President
ryan@ryanodonnell.org or 
(413) 570-3159