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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 16, 2022
 Meeting Time:  7 p.m.

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1.

Roll Call

2.

Public Hearings

A.
7:00pm

Public Hearing on 22.081 National Grid/Verizon New England 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/Verizon New England's petition to install one jointly-owned (JO) pole on Clark St. (Petition #30481354). The City Council will hear all persons who wish to be heard thereon.

3.

Public Comment

4.

Announcements from Councilors and the Mayor

5.

Presentations

6.

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 May 19, 2022 City Council Meeting and May 31, 2022 and June 1, 2022 FY2023 Budget Hearings

B.

Approve 22.081 National Grid Pole Petition for One (JO) Pole on Clark St. (Petition # 30481354)

 SEE DOCUMENTS ABOVE

C.

22.098 Appointments and Reappointments to Various Boards and Committees, all positive recommendations, City Services - 6/13/2022

Agricultural Commission

Timothy Smith, 13 River Road, Whately

Term: April 2022-June 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 Yakovlev, 147 Nonotuck Street, Florence

Term: July 2022-June 2028

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

D.

22.117 Reappointments to Various Committees, all positive recommendations, City Services - 6/13/2022

Board of Assessors 

Dennis Nolan, 319 Elm Street, Northampton

Term: July 2022-June 2025

Reappointment

Conservation Commission

Jason Perry, 14 Carolyn Street. Florence 

Term: July 2022-June 2025

Reappointment

 Northampton Housing Authority Board of Commissioners

 JoElla Tabutton Springfield, 81 Conz St., Apt 626, Northampton

Term: July 2022-June 2025

Reappointment

E.

22.122 An Order to Accept Grant and Appropriate $63,115 Free Cash to Extend the City's Fiber Optic Network - 2nd reading

History:
- Referred to consent agenda - 6/2/2022

F.

22.123 An Order to Appropriate $8,966 Free Cash to Add Form-Based Code to the City Code Book - 2nd reading

History:
- Referred to the consent agenda - 6/2/2022

G.

22.124 An Order to Transfer $150,000 from DPW Personnel Services to OM - 2nd reading

History:
- Referred to consent agenda - 6/2/2022

H.

22.125 An Order to Appropriate $7,872.99 from State Earmark for Community Care Department Vehicle - 2nd reading

History:
- Referred to consent agenda

I.

22.128 Appointments to Various Committees, all positive recommendations, City Services - 6/13/2022

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

J.

22.136 Appointments to Various Committees - for referral to City Services

Arts Council

Eamonn Edge, 2 Conz Street, #86, Northampton

Term: July 2022-June 2024

Reappointment

Board of Registrars

Robert Boulrice, 127 Hinckley Street, Florence

Term: April 2022-March 2025

To fill a vacancy

 

7.

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.

22.132 An Order to Appropriate FY2023 Cash Capital Funds to Various Capital Projects - 1st reading

B.

22.134 An Order to Reprogram Funds for NPS Playground Upgrades - 1st reading

Process note: Two readings are respectfully requested to allow work to begin as soon as possible over the summer.

C.

22.135 An Order to Appropriate $88,000 Free Cash to Fire Department Parking Lot Project on Carlon Drive - 1st reading

Process note: Two readings are requested as current Free Cash must be appropriated by June 30, 2022.

8.

Financial Orders (on 2nd reading)

A.

22.076 An Order to Authorize Acquisition of Winter Street Easements - 2nd reading

History:
- Referred to Finance Committee for public hearing to consider altering the layout of Winter Street - 4/14/2022
- Public Hearing to alter the layout of Winter Street 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
- Public hearing continued to June 8, 2022 @ 6 p.m. per request of the city solicitor - 5/11/2022
- Public hearing closed without decision; positive recommendation on order to acquire easements for drainage and snow removal, Finance  - 6/8/2022
- Updated documents submitted by city solicitor - 6/13/2022

9.

Orders

A.

22.129 An Order to Petition the General Court to Further Amend Chapter 86 for Chapel Street - 1st reading

B.

22.133 An Order for Special Legislation Relative to Creditable Service of William Dwight - 1st reading

10.

Interim Procedure for Conducting City Council Meetings

Discussion of preferred format for holding meetings beginning July 15th.

11.

Ordinances

A.

22.131 An Ordinance Extending the Effective Date of Section 272-18 to October 31, 2022 - 1st reading

Process note: Two readings and waiver of the rule requiring referral to Legislative Matters is respectfully requested in order to enact the change prior to the current effective date of July 1st. 

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