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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:  December 6, 2018
Meeting Time:  7:00pm


1.

Announcement of Audio/Video Recording

This meeting may be audio/video recorded for broadcasting by Northampton Community Television.
2.

Public Comment

3.

Roll Call

4.

Public Hearings

A.

Announcement of Public Hearing - 18.175 National Grid/Verizon New England Pole Petition for Hinckley Street (Petition #26535923)

In accordance with the provisions of Section 22, Chapter 166 of the General Laws, a public hearing will be held on December 20, 2018 @ 7:05 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 212 Main Street, Northampton, on the petition of National Grid/Verizon New England to erect poles and wires upon, along, under or across one or more public ways. Pole Petition #26535923 - Hinckley Street. 
B.

Announcement of Public Hearing - 18.190 National Grid Pole Petition for Prospect Street (Petition #26534766)

In accordance with the provisions of Section 22, Chapter 166 of the General Laws, a public hearing will be held on December 20, 2018 @ 7:05 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 212 Main Street, Northampton, on the petition of National Grid to erect poles and wires upon, along, under or across one or more public ways. Pole Petition #26534766 - Prospect Street. 
C.

Announcement of Public Hearing - 18.191 National Grid/Verizon New England Pole Petition for Vernon Street (Petition #26990106)

In accordance with the provisions of Section 22, Chapter 166 of the General Laws, a public hearing will be held on December 20, 2018 @ 7:05 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 212 Main Street, Northampton, on the petition of National Grid/Verizon New England to erect poles and wires upon, along, under or across one or more public ways. Pole Petition #26990106 - Vernon Street. 
5.

Updates from Council President & 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 November 15, 2018

B.

18.198 Appointments to Various Committees - All positive recommendations, City Services - 12/3/2018

History:
- Referred to City Services - 11/01/2018
- All positive recommendations, City Services - 12/3/2018

Conservation Commission
Randy Krotowski, 
171 Emerson Way, Florence
Term: October 2018-June 2019
To fill the unexpired term of Lisa Fusco

Housing Partnership
Alexander Jarrett, 
8 High Street, Florence
Term: October 2018-June 2019
To fill a vacancy left by the resignation of Alison Brauner

Human Rights Commission
Jeromie Whalen, 
31 Union Street, Northampton
Term: October 2018-June 2019
To fill the unexpired term of Christine Young
C.

18.206 Second Hand Dealer License Application - Cumberland Rare Books

Petition for Annual License for Second Hand Dealer - Cumberland Rare Books, 9 1/2 Market Street, Suite 3A
  • Applicant - Hosea T. Baskin, 46 Franklin Street, Northampton
D.

18.213 Appointments to Charter Review Committee - for referral to City Services Committee

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.

18.207 An Order to Appropriate Free Cash to Stabilization and Capital Stabilization - 1st reading

B.

18.208 An Order to Appropriate Enterprise Fund Retained Earnings to Various Capital Projects - 1st reading

C.

18.209 An Order to Appropriate Free Cash to NPS for McKinney Vento Transportation Reimbursement - 1st reading

D.

18.210 An Order to Appropriate Free Cash to NPS for Circuit Breaker Reimbursement - 1st reading

E.

18.211 An Order to Appropriate Host Community Fee to Health Department for Emergency Preparedness Activities - 1st reading

F.

18.212 An Order to Borrow $2.5 Million for Paving - 1st reading

13.

Financial Orders (on 2nd reading)

A.

18.203 An Order to Authorize Payment of a Prior Year Bill - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 11/15/2018
- Passed 1st reading - 11/15/2018
14.

Orders

A.

18.142 An Order Relative to the Northampton Housing Authority - 2nd reading

History:
- City Council referred to Committees on Community Resources and Legislative Matters - 8/16/2018
- Continued by Community Resources with Agreement to Hold Public Forums - 9/17/2018
- Continued by Legislative Matters - 10/9/2018
Community Resources public forum  -10/24/2018
- Amendment submitted by sponsor - 11/09/2018
- Community Resources/Legislative Matters Joint Public Forum - 11/13/2018
- Positive recommendation as amended, Community Resources  - 11/13/2018
- Positive recommendation as amended, Legislative Matters - 11/13/2018
- Passed 1st reading as amended - 11/15/2018

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.
A.

18.204 An Ordinance to Amend the Definition of Accessory Structure

Per M.G.L. Chapter 40A, Section 5, adoption or change of zoning ordinances or by-laws may be initiated by the submission to the city council of a proposed ordinance. The City Council shall, within 14 days of receipt of such ordinance, "submit it to the Planning Board for review."
B.

18.205 An Ordinance Relative to Bicycle Share Services

16.

Ordinances

A.

18.173 An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 312-36 of the Code Book (Proposal to Increase Hourly Rate in E.J. Gare Parking Garage) - 2nd reading

History;
- City Council referred to Legislative Matters and Transportation and Parking Commission - 10/4/2018
Continued by Legislative Matters until recommendations received from all other committees, including Finance Committee - 10/9/2018
- Positive recommendation, Transportation and Parking Commission - 10/16/2018
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 11/1/2018
- Positive recommendation, Legislative Matters - 11/13/2018
- Passed 1st reading - 11/15/2018
B.

18.174 An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 350-12.3 Significant Trees - 2nd reading

History:
- City Council referred to Legislative Matters and Planning Board - 10/4/2018
- Positive recommendation as amended, Planning Board  - 11/8/2018
- Positive recommendation as amended by PB, Legislative Matters - 11/13/2018
- Amended version passed 1st reading - 11/15/2018
C.

18.179 An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 350-11.5 B2 Site Plan Submittal Requirements - 2nd reading

History:
- City Council referred to Legislative Matters and Planning Board - 10/18/2018
- Positive recommendation as amended, Planning Board  - 11/8/2018
- Positive  recommendation as amended by PB, Legislative Matters - 11/13/2018
- Amended version passed 1st reading - 11/15/2018
D.

18.184 An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 5 of the Code of Ordinances by Adding Section 5-7 (Designating Certain Positions as Municipal Employees) - 2nd reading

History:
- Referred to Legislative Matters - 10/18/2018
- Request to Amend Received from Mayor's Office - 11/08/2018
- Positive recommendation as amended to add election workers and certain School Department employees, Legislative Matters - 11/13/2018
- Passed 1st reading as amended - 11/15/2018
E.

18.196 An Ordinance Relative to Parking on Wilder Place - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Transportation & Parking Commission - 10/16/2018
- Referred to Legislative Matters - 11/01/2018
- Positive recommendation, Legislative Matters - 11/13/2018
- Passed 1st reading - 11/15/2018
17.

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

18.

New Business

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