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 CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF NORTHAMPTON
MASSACHUSETTS  

City Councilors:  
Marissa Elkins, At-Large
Jamila Gore, At-Large
Stanley W. Moulton, III, Ward 1
Karen Foster, Ward 2
James Nash, Ward 3
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: May 5, 2022 
 Meeting Time:  7 p.m.

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1.

Announcement that meeting is being held by remote participation and Audio/Video Recorded

This meeting is being held by remote participation and audio/video recorded.

2.

Roll Call

3.

Public Hearings

A.

Announcement of Public Hearing on 22.081 National Grid Pole Petition for One (JO) Pole on Clark St. (Petition # 30481354)

Per M.G.L. Ch. 166, Section 22, the Northampton City Council will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 7 p.m. on National Grid's petition to install one JO pole on Clark St. (Petition #30481354). Instructions for accessing the hearing may be found on the May 19, 2022 City Council agenda to be posted on the city's website (www.northamptonma.gov) no later than 48 hours prior to the meeting. The City Council will hear all persons who wish to be heard thereon.


B.

Announcement of Public Hearing on Administrative Order

BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL, the Northampton City Council will hold a Public Hearing by remote participation on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 7:15 p.m. Instructions for accessing the hearing may be found on the May 19, 2022 City Council agenda to be posted on the city website (www.northamptonma.gov) at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. The City Council will consider proposed amendments to the City of Northampton Administrative Code, Part I Administrative Organization, Section 3.0 Health and Human Services Division and Part II Multi-Member Appointive Organization, Section 12.0, Health, Board of.

The City Council will hear all persons who wish to be heard thereon. The City Council meeting begins at 7 p.m.
SEE DOCUMENTS BELOW

4.

Public Comment

5.

Announcements from Councilors and the Mayor

6.

Presentations

A.

Finance Director's 3rd Quarter Reports

  • Enterprise Expense FY2022 Qtr 3
  • Enterprise Revenues FY2022 Qtr 3
  • General Fund Expense 3rd Qtr FY2022
  • General Fund Revenues 3rd Qtr FY2022
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.

22.061 Appointments to Various Committees

Process Note:  Referred to Committee on City Services by City Council on 3/17/2022
Positive recommendation for all appointments by Committee on City Services on 4/4/2022

Arts Council
Jo Ella Tarbutton-Springfield, 351 Pleasant Street, #163, Northampton
Term: March 2022-June 2025
To fill a vacancy

 Anna VA Polesny, 30 Aldrich Street, Northampton
Term: March 2022-June 2025
To fill a vacancy

Energy & Sustainability Commission
Victoria McGarril, 107 Island Road, Northampton
Term: March 2022-June 2025
To fill a vacancy

Housing Partnership
Gwen Nabad, 19D Hampshire Heights, Northampton
Term: March 2022-June 2025
To fill a vacancy 

Beverly Bates, 206 Emerson Way, Florence
Term: March 2022-June 2025
To fill a vacancy 

Parks and Recreation Commission
Kristin Dardano, 281 Elm Street, Northampton
Term: July 2021- June 2024
Reappointment 

Glenn Connly, 49 Platinum Circle, Florence
Term: July 2021-June 2024
Reappointment

B.

22.070 Appointment of Paul Foster-Moore to the Conservation Commission - Approve

Conservation Commission
Paul Foster-Moore, 147 Turkey Hill Road, Florence
Term April 2022 - June, 2025 To fill a vacancy

Process Note:
3/31/2022 City Council referred appointment to the Committee on City Services
5/2/2022 Committee on City Services returned appointment with a positive recommendation

C.

22.075 Appointments to Various Committees - Approve

Process Notes:

4/14/2022 Referred to the Committee on City Services by City Council
5/2/2022 Committee on City Services approved to return all appointments back to City Council with a positive recommendation

 

Community Preservation Committee
Brian Adams, 9 Hayward Road, Florence

Term: July 2022-June 2025, Reappointment

 

Conservation Commission

C. Mason Maronn, 16 Ellington Road, Florence

Term: July 2022-June 2025, Reappointment

 

Disability Commission

Emma Cornwell, 256 Pleasant Street, Apt. 309, Northampton

Term: July 2022-June 2025, Reappointment

 

Historical Commission

Martha Lyon, 313 Elm Street, Northampton

Term: July 2022-June 2025, Reappointment

 

Human Rights Commission

Megan Paik, 9 Laurel Street, Northampton

Term: July 2022-June 2025, Reappointment

D.

22.077 An Order to appropriate funds to support the Central Services Round House Parking Lot Project

Process Note:
4/14/2022 - Motion approved to place on 5/5 Consent Agenda

E.

22.078 An Order to authorize expenditure of funds from Fire Dept. Gift Account

Process Note:
4/14/2022 - Motion approved to place on 5/5 Consent Agenda

F.

22.079 An Order to appropriate funds for the purpose enhancing fire prevention services

Process Note:
4/14/2022 - Motion approved to place on 5/5 Consent Agenda

G.

Petitions for Annual Licenses

22.082 Annual License for Norman E. Menard @ 25 Garfield Ave.  - Second Hand Dealer & Junk Dealer 
22.083 Annual License for Packards on 14 Masonic Street - to operate pool tables on Weekdays & Sundays
22.084 Annual License for Silvia Naumburger as a Second Hand Dealer @ Urban Exchange, 233 Main Street
22.085 Annual License for Timothy Saldo as a Second Hand Dealer @ Roz's Place, 6 Bridge Street
22.086 Annual License for John Malikowski as a Second Hand Dealer @ Ryans Jewelers, 14 Strong Avenue
22.087 Annual License for Richard J. Stone as a Second Hand Dealer @ Family Jewels, Inc. 56 Green St.
22.088 Annual License for Andrew Crespo as a Second Hand Dealer @ Electric Eye Records, 52 Main Street, #6, Florence
22.089 Annual License for Richard & Sharon Huntley as a Junk Dealer @ 254 Easthampton Rd.
22.090 Annual License for Phoenix Rising, 5 Old South Street 
22.091 Annual License for Cigdem Turkomer as a Second Hand Dealer @ LeBonNton, LLC, 150 Main St., Suite 292
22.092 Annual License for Christine Quinn as a Second Hand Dealer @ Cancer Connection Thrift Shop, 375 South Street
22.093 Annual License for Bowl New England, Inc. for a Weekday and Sunday Bowling License @ 525 Pleasant St.
22.104 Annual License for Hosea T. Baskin as a Second Hand Dealer @ Cumberland Rare Books, 9-1/2 Market St.
22.105 Annual License for Jeffrey Miller as a Taxi Cab Business Owner & for Taxi Cabs @ 160 Main St., #8 
22.107 Annual License for Nancy Case, Manager as a second hand dealer @ VNA Hospice Shop, 18 Bridge St

 



H.

22.098 Appointments and Reappointments to various Boards and Committees and Commissions - Refer to Committee on City Services

Agricultural Commission - Timothy Smith, 13 River Road, Whately
Term: April 2022-March 2025, Reappointment 

Board of Registrars - Joseph Tarantino, 110 N. Elm Street, Northampton
Term: April 2022-March 2025, Reappointment

Community Preservation Committee - Brian Adams, 9 Hayward Road, Florence
Term: July 2022-June 2025, Reappointment 

Conservation Commission - Randy Krotowski, 171 Emerson Way. Florence 
Term: July 2022-June 2025, Reappointment 

Board of Health - Joanne Levin, MD, 40 Columbus Avenue, Northampton
Term: July 2022-June 2025, Reappointment                   

Disability Commission - Michael Morton, 95 Washington Avenue, Northampton
Term: July 2022-June 2025, Reappointment 

                                        -Marilyn Clare, 256 Pleasant St., #414, Northampton
Term: July 2022-June 2025, Reappointment 

                                         -Rodney Kunath, 8 Reed Street, Northampton
Term: July 2022-June 2025, Reappointment

Housing Partnership - Richard Abuza, 245 Chestnut Street, Florence
Term: July 2022-June 2025, Reappointment 

License Commission - Natasha Yakolev, 147 Nonotuck Street, Florence
Term: July 2022-June 2025, Reappointment 

                                     - Jennifer Ewers, 20 Beacon Street, Florence
Term: July 2022-June 2028, To fill a vacancy

Urban Forestry Commission - David Lukens, 45 Ridgewood Terrace, Northampton
Term: July 2022-June 2025, Reappointment

I.

22.102 Appointment of Patrick McCarthy as Central Services Director - Refer to Committee on City Services

This appointment is being submitted to the City Council for confirmation in accordance with city's Charter, Article 2, § 2-10.  A vacancy was created when David Pomerantz retired.   

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 - B 2nd round of FY2022 Community Preservation Committee (CPC) Community Preservation Act (CPA) Funding Recommendations

A.

22.095 An Order to Appropriate CPA Funds for Shepherd Barn Historic Preservation Project - 1st reading

B.

22.096 An Order to Appropriate $664,068 in CPA Funds to Valley CDC for Prospect Place Housing Project - 1st reading

C.

22.097 An Order to Acquire Property Located on Sylvester Road - 1st reading

D.

22.099 An Order to Approve Budgetary Transfers - 1st Reading

E.

22.100 An Order to Authorize Borrowing $22.5 Million for Sludge Dewatering, Clarifier, Plant Water System and SCADA Upgrades to the Wastewater Treatment Plant - 1st Reading

9.

Financial Orders (on 2nd reading)

A.

22.071 An Order to Approve $50,000 from Short Term Rental Impact Fees to Affordable Housing (only if returned by Committee on Finance)- 2nd Reading

Process Note:

3/31/2022 - City Council approved to refer Order to the Committee on Finance;
4/14/2022 - Committee on Finance approved moving the Order to its 5/5/2022 special Committee on Finance Meeting
5/5/2022 - Committee on Finance recommendation (TBD)

B.

22.076 An Order to Alter the Layout of Winter Street - 2nd Reading

Process Note:

4/14/2022 - City Council approved moving this item to the Committee on Finance for a public hearing.
5/5/2022 - Public Hearing held @ 6 pm 5/5/2022
5/5/2022 - Committee on Finance recommendation (TBD)

10.

Orders

A.

22.074 An Order Designating the Position of Member of the Mayor's ARPA Advisory Commission as Special Municipal Employee - 1st Reading

B.

22.106 An Administrative Order to Amend the City of Northampton Administrative Code - 1st reading

Process note: CHARTER SECTION 6-1 ORGANIZATION OF CITY AGENCIES: ". . . The mayor may prepare and submit to the city council, administrative orders that establish operating divisions for the orderly, efficient or convenient conduct of the business of the city. These administrative orders shall be accompanied by a message from the mayor which explains the expected benefits and advises the city council if an administrative order shall require amendments, insertions, revisions, repeal or otherwise of existing ordinances. Whenever the mayor proposes an administrative order, the city council shall hold 1 or more public hearings on the proposal giving notice by publication in a local newspaper, which notice shall describe the scope of the proposal and the time and place at which the public hearing will be held, not less than 7 nor more than 14 days following the publication."

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.

Ordinances

13.

Resolutions

A.

R-22.101 A Resolution in Opposition to a Proposition 22 Clone Ballot Initiative - 1st Reading

B.

R-22.103 Resolution in Support of the Edward P. Boland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Leeds, Massachusetts - 1st Reading

C.

22.080 Resolution In Support of the Fair Share Amendment on the Nov. 8 State Election Ballot - 2nd Reading

Process Note:
4/14/2022 - 1st Reading took place in City Council

14.

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

15.

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. 
 

16.

Adjourn

Contact: Jim Nash, Council President  (E-mail:  jimnashcitycouncil@gmail.com) (Phone:  (413) 582-0637)