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
City Council Chambers
Walter J. Puchalski Municipal Building
212 Main Street, Northampton
December 18, 2014
7:00pm - 11:00pm


1.
7:00P.M. PUBLIC COMMENT
2.
7:05P.M. REGULAR MEETING
3.
ROLL CALL
4.
PUBLIC HEARINGS
5.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR
6.
PROCLAMATIONS, RESOLUTIONS, RECOGNITIONS AND ONE-MINUTE ANNOUNCEMENTS OF EVENTS
7.
PRESENTATION(S)
8.
LICENSES AND PETITIONS
9.
APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
 
Meeting Minutes from City Council Meeting of December 4, 2014
10.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES, APPOINTMENTS, AND ELECTIONS
 
Appointments
New Appointment to the Community Preservation Committee-
  • Toni Hochstadt of 22 Fruit Street, Northampton (tel. no. (413) 335-0806), will participate as the Northampton Housing Authority representative for a 3-year term.  She will replace Joseph DeFazio whose term on the Committee ends January, 2015.  Ms. Hochstadt's term on the Community Preservation Committee will expire January, 2018.  (Refer to Comm. on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Evaluations)

New Appointment to the Northampton Arts Council-

  • Cassandra Kellam of 222 Prospect St., Northampton; Term Oct. 2014 - Oct. 2017 to fill the vacancy left by Robin Glenn (Positive recommendation from the Committee on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances on Dec. 8, 2014)
  • Esther White, of 17 Summer Street; Term December 2014, - June 30, 2015 to fill the unexpired term of Sarah Marcus (Refer to Committee on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances)
Appointment to the Northampton Board of Almoners:
  • Andrea Murray of 54 Day Avenue, Northampton Term Nov. 2014 - Nov. 2015 (Positive recommendation from the Committee on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances on Dec. 8, 2014)

 
Meeting Minutes of Committees
  • Committee on Economic & Community Development, Housing & Land Use Minutes of Oct. 7, 2014
  • Committee on Public Safety Minutes of October 6, 2014
  • Finance Committee Minutes of Oct. 16, Nov. 20, & Nov. 25, 2014
  • Committee on Rules Orders, Appointments and Evaluations Minutes of Nov. 10, 2014
11.
RECESS FOR FINANCE COMMITTEE
12.
FINANCIAL ORDERS
 
14.344 Order Regarding James House
(1st Reading)
 
Community Preservation Committee Recommendations for Funding
(See Recommendation Letter from Sarah LaValley; 1st Reading)

14.334 Bridge Street Cemetery
14.335 HAP 129 Plesant Street
14.336 Historic Northampton
14.337 Playground Rehabilitation Jackson Street School
14.338 Pomeroy Terrace
14.339 Pulaski Park Design
14.340 Saw Mill Hills
14.341 Seth Thomas Clock
14.342 VCDC Lumberyard
 
14.324 Order To Accept Donation of Granite Mileage Markers
(2nd Reading)
 
14.325 Order to Acquire Land From Peter Baye
 
14.326 Order To Accept A Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure
(2nd Reading)
 
14.328 Order For $99,900 For Forbes Library Elevator Project
(2nd Reading)
13.
ORDERS AND ORDINANCES
 
14.346 Order Regarding Special Legislation
(1st Reading)
 
14.311 Order To Modify Council Rules to Add DPW Committee
(2nd Reading)
 
14.329 & 14.330 Orders pertaining to Dogs Running at Large
(Request 2 Readings)
 
Ordinances Regarding Salaries & Benefits for Elected Officials
14.304 Benefits
(Neutral recommendation from the Comm. on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances; Positive recommendation from the Finance Committee; 1st Reading)

14.305 City Council Salary
(Neutral recommendation from the Comm. on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances; Positive recommendation from the Finance Committee; 1st Reading)

14.306 City Clerk Salary
(Neutral recommendation from the Comm. on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances; No recommendation from the Finance Committee; 1st Reading)

14.307 Mayor Salary
(Neutral recommendation from the Comm. on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances; Positive recommendation from the Finance Committee; 1st Reading)

14.309 School Committee & Other Salaries
(Neutral recommendation from the Comm. on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances; Positive recommendation from the Finance Committee; 1st Reading)
 
14.321 Code Section312-104 Schedule III - Limited Time Parking - Middle St., Florence
(Positive Recommendation from the Comm. on rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances; 1st Reading)
 
14.331 Ordinance Pertaining to Best Management Practices for Stormwater as Part of the Site Plan Review
(Refer to Committee on Rules, Orders, Appointments & Ordinances)
 
14.333 Ordinance Regarding Section 280-4 and 280-6 Stormwater Flood Control Utility
(Refer to Committee on Rules, Orders, Appointments and Ordinances)
 
14.343 Ordinance to Correct Errors in Chapter 312 - Vehicles and Traffic
(Refer the 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
Contact:
Pamela L. Powers
ppowers@northamptonma.gov
(413) 587-1210