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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
Vice President - Karen Foster, Ward 2
Council President - 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: June 2, 2022
 Meeting Time:  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

A.
7:00pm

Announcement of Public Hearing on 22.081 National Grid Pole Petition for One jointly-owned (JO) Pole on Clark Street (Petition # 30481354)

Per M.G.L. Ch. 166, Section 22, the Northampton City Council will hold a public hearing on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 7 p.m. on National Grid's petition to install one jointly-owned (JO) pole on Clark St. (Petition #30481354). Instructions for accessing the hearing may be found on the June 16, 2022 City Council agenda to be posted on 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.

4.

Public Comment

5.

Announcements from Councilors and the Mayor

6.

Presentations

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.

May 5, 2022 Minutes

B.

Approve Annual Business Licenses

22.120 Annual License for Stuart F. Solomon as a Second Hand Dealer @ Stuart F. Solomon Antiques, 296 Nonotuck St., Rear

22.121 Annual License for Laura Burke as a Second Hand Dealer @ Born Again Vintage & Consignment, 4 Old South St.

22.126 Taxi Vehicle Permit Application - 2nd Vehicle for Charles Bandoh Ackeifi of Hampton Taxi Services, LLC, 19 Maple St., Easthampton  (Business Approved January, 2022)

C.

22.108 An Order to Surplus and Transfer Property Located at 196 Cooke Avenue for Affordable Housing, Parking and Conservation - 2nd reading

History:
- Referred to consent agenda - 5/19/2022

D.

22.109 An Order to Acquire Property Located Off Coles Meadow Road to Add to the Broad Brook-Fitzgerald Lake Greenway - 2nd reading

History:
- Referred to consent agenda - 5/19/2022

E.

22.118 An Order Authorizing Acquisition of Drainage Easement on Sherman Avenue - 2nd reading

History:
- Referred to consent agenda - 5/19/2022

F.

22.119 An Order to Accept DA Sullivan $10,000 Gift for Public Art Project - Thornes Marketplace Mural - 2nd reading

History:
- Referred to consent agenda - 5/19/2022

G.

22.128 Appointments to Various Committees - for referral to City Services Committee

Housing Partnership

Carmen Junno, 73 Straw Avenue, Florence

Term: July 2022-June 2025

Reappointment

Parks and Recreation Commission

Erin Buzuvis, 131 State Street, Northampton

Term: July 2022-June 2025

To fill a vacancy

Planning Board

David Whitehill, 60 Washington Avenue, Northampton

Term: July 2022-June 2025

Reappointment

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.

22.122 An Order to Accept Grant and Appropriate $63,115 Free Cash to Extend the City's Fiber Optic Network - 1st reading

B.

22.123 An Order to Appropriate $8,966 Free Cash to Add Form-Based Code to the City Code Book - 1st reading

C.

22.124 An Order to Transfer $150,000 from DPW Personnel Services to OM - 1st reading

D.

22.125 An Order to Appropriate $7,872.99 from State Earmark for Community Care Department Vehicle - 1st reading

9.

Financial Orders (on 2nd reading)

History:
- Referred to Finance Committee for Budget Hearings - 5/19/2022
- Public Hearings to be Held - 5/31/2022 & 6/1/2022
- Finance Committee recommendation pending - 6/1/2022

A.

22.111 An Order to Approve FY2023 General Fund Budget - 2nd reading

B.

22.112 An Order to Approve FY 2023 Sewer Enterprise Fund Budget - 2nd reading

C.

22.113 An Order to Approve FY 2023 Water Enterprise Fund Budget - 2nd reading

D.

22.114 An Order to Approve FY 2023 Solid Waste Enterprise Fund Budget - 2nd reading

E.

22.115 An Order to Approve FY 2023 Stormwater and Flood Control Enterprise Fund Budget - 2nd reading

F.

22.116 An Order to Approve FY2023 Revolving Funds - 2nd reading

10.

Orders

A.

22.127 An Order Designating Members of Select Committee as Special Municipal Employees - 1st reading

11.

Ordinances

12.

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.

Resolutions

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:  jnash@northamptonma.gov
Phone:  (413) 582-0637