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 Committee on Legislative Matters
 and the Northampton City Council


Members
Councilor Marissa Elkins
Councilor Garrick Perry

Councilor Rachel Maiore
Councilor Alex Jarrett



MEETING AGENDA
Date:  January 29, 2024
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Council Chambers, 212 Main Street
The January 29, 2024 Legislative Matters Committee organizational meeting will be held in hybrid format in Council Chambers with the option for remote participation. The public can attend in person or join the virtual meeting by phone or by computer. The meeting will be recorded for later broadcast on Comcast Channel 15 and uploaded to the Northampton Government Video Archive on YouTube.

Live public comment will be available using zoom link or telephone call-in beginning at 5:30 p.m.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR CALLING IN OR JOINING THE MEETING

 

PUBLIC MEETING LINK
For telephone call-in, call:
 +929 436-2866 US
MEETING ID: 865 1784 6713
PARTICIPANT #: #
PASSCODE: 780584
 


1.

Meeting Called to Order and Roll Call

2.

Announcement that meeting is being audio/video recorded

This meeting is being audio and video recorded.

3.

Election of Chair

4.

Election of Vice Chair

5.

Public Comment

6.

Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting

A.

Minutes of December 11, 2023 Joint Planning Board/LM Meeting

7.
5:45P.M.

Public hearing on proposed zoning change

Public hearing notice published January 15, 2024 and January 22, 2024 per M.G.L. Chapter 40A, Section.5.

A.
5:45P.M.

23.349 An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 350-12.2 Outdoor Lighting, referred by City Council - 1/4/2024

History:
- Referred to Planning Board (PB) and Legislative Matters (LM) - 10/19/2023
- Joint PB/LM public hearing opened and continued to 12/11/2023 - 11/13/2023
Amended ordinance submitted incorporating comments received - 11/27/2023
- Positive recommendation, PB, with amendment to set color temperature maximum at 3,000 Kelvin instead of 2,700- 12/11/2023
- Positive recommendation, LM, as proposed - 12/11/2023
- per Rule 5.8 Automatic carryover, pending matters are carried over to the new council
- Referred to LM to restart hearing - 1/4/2024
- Section 350-12.2 Outdoor Lighting updated to change maximum correlated color temperature (CCT) for street lights to 3000K with 2700K for all other outdoor lighting and to adjust BUG rating for street lights in CB-Core district (See 23.349 as updated 1/23/2024)

8.

Items Referred to Committee

None.

9.

Set Meeting Schedule and Format for 2024 - 2025

10.

New Business

11.

Adjourn

Contact Alex Jarrett at
ajarrett@northamptonma.gov