cityseal
 Committee on Finance 
 and the Northampton City Council

                                  Councilor Rachel Maiore, Chair
Councilor Marianne L. LaBarge, Vice Chair
 Councilor Stanley W. Moulton, III 
 Councilor Jim Nash

Online Meeting via Teleconference

Meeting Date:  May 11, 2022
Time: 6 p.m.
Virtual meeting
The May 11, 2022 Finance Committee meeting will be held by remote participation. The public can follow the committee's deliberations by joining the virtual meeting by phone or computer. The meeting will be recorded for later broadcast on Northampton Open Media (Channel 15) and uploaded to the Northampton Government Video Archive on YouTube.

Live public comment will be available using telephone call-in or video conferencing technology beginning at 6 p.m.

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1.

Meeting Called to Order

2.

Roll Call

3.

Approval of Minutes from the Previous Meeting

A.

Minutes of March 1, 2022

4.
6:00P.M.

Continuation of Public Hearing To Alter The Lay Out Of Winter Street (continued from May 5, 2022)

Pursuant to M.G.L Chapter 82, Section 21, the City Council Committee on Finance will hold a public hearing by remote participation to consider altering the lay out of Winter Street by adding Parcel No. 1 as shown on a plan entitled, “Plan of Winter Street Alteration, Northampton, MA, Prepared for the City of Northampton,” dated April 5, 2022 (“the plan”). As part of this process, the City Council will authorize the acquisition of easements over this property.

History:
- Referred to Finance Committee for public hearing and recommendation - 4/14/2022
- Public hearing opened and continued to May 11, 2022 after an objection based on a claim of adverse possession of Parcel No. 1 was raised by a Winter Street resident - 5/5/2022

5.

Financial Orders

A.

22.076 An Order to Alter the Layout of Winter Street

See documents above

B.

22.076 An Order Authorizing the Acquisition of Easements to Alter the Layout of Winter Street

See documents above

6.

Review Of Future Meeting Schedule Dates And Times

7.

Scope and responsibilities of the Finance Committee

8.

Structure and line up of departmental presentations for budget hearings

Process note: For the past several years, the City Council has requested departmental presentations from the 'big six:' Health Department, Northampton Public Schools, Northampton Fire/Rescue, Central Services, Police and DPW, but the number and order of presentations is up to the council's discretion. 

9.

New Business

-Reserved for topics that the Chair did not reasonably anticipate would be discussed.
10.

Adjourn

Contact: Rachel Maiore at rmaiore@northamptonma.gov
or  413-923-4318