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 CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF NORTHAMPTON
MASSACHUSETTS  
 

 Councilors:  

  • Marissa Elkins, At-Large
  • Jamila Gore, At-Large
  • Stanley W. Moulton, III, Ward 1
  • Karen Foster, Ward 2, Council Vice President
  • James Nash, Ward 3, Council President  
  • Garrick M. Perry, Ward 4
  • Alex Jarrett, Ward 5
  • Marianne L. LaBarge, Ward 6
  • Rachel Maiore, Ward 7


Meeting Agenda
 On-line Video Conference
 Meeting Date: January 20, 2022 Organizational Meeting
 Meeting Time:  7 p.m.

The January 20, 2022 City Council meeting will be held by remote participation. The public can follow the council's deliberations by watching the meeting live on Comcast channel 15, live-streaming it on YouTube or joining the virtual meeting by phone or computer.  For the active YouTube link, please see Northampton Open Media's website: http://northamptonopenmedia.org/  
 
 Live public comment will be available using telephone call-in or video conferencing technology beginning at 7p.m. 

 

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1.

Roll Call

2.

Announcement that Meeting is Being Audio/Video Recorded

This meeting is being audio and video recorded.

3.

Public Hearings

4.

Public Comment

5.

Announcements from Councilors and the Mayor

6.

Communications and Proclamations from the Mayor

7.

Presentations

8.

22.021 Appointment of Attorney Alan Seewald as City Solicitor

9.

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, 2022 Organizational Meeting and January 6, 2022

B.

22.006 An Order to Authorize Fire Department to Accept Gifts of Tangible Personal Property

C.

22.007 An Order to Reprogram Funds for Central Services Projects

D.

22.008 An Order to Appropriate Free Cash to NPS for Federal Foster Care Transportation Reimbursement

E.

22.009 An Order to Appropriate Free Cash to NPS for McKinney Vento Transportation Reimbursement

F.

22.010 An Order to Appropriate Free Cash for Furniture and Acoustical Panels

G.

22.111 An Order to Appropriate $1.5 Million Free Cash to Various Stabilization Accounts

H.

22.017 Application for Business Owner's Permit - Charles Bandoh Ackeifi, Hampton Taxi Service LLC

New License for:

Charles Bandoh Ackeifi, Hampton Taxi Service LLC
Business Address: 19 Maple Street, Easthampton, MA


I.

22.018 Application for One (1) Taxicab License, Charles Bandoh Ackeifi - Hampton Taxi Service LLC

New Taxicab License for the following vehicle:
- 2010 Chrysler Town & Country - Silver


J.

22.020 Appointments to Boards, Committees, and Commissions- Referred to City Services.

Arts Council

 

Garrett Williams, 4 Sunhill Drive, Florence

Term: January 2022-June 2025

To fill a vacancy

 

Parks and Recreation Commission

 

Kelsey Flynn, 15 Edwards Square, Northampton

Term: January 2022- June 2025

To fill a vacancy

 

Planning Board

 

Chris Tait, 46 Upland Road, Leeds

Term: January 2022– June 2025

To Full Member from Associate Member to fill a vacancy

 

Trust Fund Committee

 

Jacob Dissinger, 8 Stowell Street, Leeds

Term: June 2021- June 2024

Reappointment 

10.

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.

22.016 An Order Authorizing a Five-Year Contract for IT Services Department Equipment and Software - 1st reading

B.

22.012 An Order to Grant Utility Easement to National Grid for 54 Clark Street Well - 1st reading

C.

22.013 An Order to Accept Gift of Historic Marker Honoring Sojourner Truth - 1st reading

Process note: Suspension of Rule 5.5 requiring that a measure must first have been introduced at a prior City Council meeting before a vote may be held and Rule 2.6.1.1.1 is  respectfully requested to meet the grant program's deadline for gift acceptance of January 31st .

D.

22.014 An Order to Accept a Gift for Replacing Sidewalk Sections Adjacent to 109 Main Street - 1st reading

11.

Financial Orders (on 2nd reading)

12.

Orders

A.

22.019 An Order Temporarily Suspending The Effect of Certain Ordinances in Response to Efforts to Support Renewed Economic Recovery Efforts in Compliance With the Requirements of COVID Safe Social Distancing

13.

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.
14.

Ordinances

A.

22.003 An Ordinance Relative to Parking Areas Reserved for Municipal Use - 2nd reading

History:
- Referred to Legislative Matters (LM)  - 1/6/2022
- Positive recommendation, LM - 1/10/2022 

B.

22.004 An Ordinance Relative to Prohibited U-Turns - 2nd reading

History:
- Referred to Legislative Matters (LM) - 1/6/2022
- Positive recommendation with suggestion that city solicitor and DPW Director be consulted to see if it is possible to extend the U-turn prohibition for a certain specified distance beyond the North Elm Street intersection - 1/10/2022

C.

22.005 An Ordinance Relative to Off-Street Service Areas - 2nd reading

History:
- Referred to Legislative Matters (LM) - 1/6/2022
- Positive recommendation, LM - 1/10/2022

15.

Resolutions

A.

22.015 A Resolution Condemning Antisemitism in Our Community - 1st reading

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:  Jim Nash, Council President
jnash@northamptonma.gov 

(413) 582-0637