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CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF NORTHAMPTON
MASSACHUSETTS

City Councilors:
Marissa Elkins, At-Large
Garrick, At-Large
Stanley W. Moulton, III, Ward 1
Deborah L. Pastrich-Klemer, Ward 2
Quaverly H. Rothenberg, Ward 3
Jeremy Dubs, Ward 4
Alex Jarrett, Ward 5 - President
Marianne LaBarge, Ward 6
Rachel Maiore, Ward 7 - Vice President

Meeting Agenda
City Council Chambers
212 Main Street, Northampton
Thursday, January 18, 2024, 7 p.m.

The January 18, 2024 City Council meeting will be conducted in hybrid format with the option for both councilors and the public to attend in person or participate remotely. The public may follow the council's deliberations by attending in person, watching the meeting live on Comcast channel 15, live-streaming it on YouTube here or joining the virtual meeting by phone or computer. Live public comment begins at 7 p.m.
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1.

Roll Call

2.

Announcement that meeting is being Audio/Video Recorded

This meeting is being audio/video recorded.

3.

Public Hearings

4.

Public Comment

5.

Announcements from Councilors and the Mayor

6.

Presentations

A.

Open Meeting Law, Conflict of Interest and Public Records Law

Review by Alan Seewald, Esq.

7.

Consent Agenda

Rule 4.4.4 There shall be no debate or discussion by any City Council member regarding any item on the Consent Agenda, beyond asking questions for simple clarification.
Rule 4.4.5  Any item may be removed from the Consent Agenda upon the request of any City Council member prior to the taking of a vote on the motion to approve it.  All such items will be considered individually, in the order in which they were removed, immediately following consideration of the Consent Agenda.

A.

Minutes of January 3, 2024 Organizational Meeting and January 4, 2024 Regular Meeting

B.

24.004 Appointment of Kala Fisher as Auditor, for referral to City Services

8.

Financial Orders (on 1st reading)

Rule 2.6.1.1.1 Process. Financial orders will be introduced and discussed at a full City Council meeting and referred to either the consent agenda of a future meeting or the Finance Committee for more public input, discussion and recommendation.

A.

24.006 An Order to Appropriate $34,057 from Stabilization for a HPHW Heater at the Senior Center - 1st reading

9.

Financial Orders (on 2nd reading)

10.

Orders

A.

24.005 An Order Authorizing Temporary Construction Easements for Rocky Hill Greenway - 1st reading

11.

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.

12.

Zoning 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.

13.

Ordinances

14.

Zoning Ordinances

15.

Resolutions

16.

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

17.

New Business

Rule 4.9 NEW BUSINESS. Any Councilor may introduce any written proposed order, ordinance, or resolution to be considered by the Council at the next meeting, but not to be debated during new business. 

18.

Adjourn

Contact: Alex Jarrett, City Council President
Email: ajarrett@northamptonma.gov
Phone: (413) 320-4700