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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: July 14, 2022
 Meeting Time:  7 p.m.

The public can follow the council's deliberations by watching the meeting live on Comcast channel 15, live-streaming it on YouTube or joining the virtual meeting by phone or computer.  For the active YouTube link, please see Northampton Open Media's website: http://northamptonopenmedia.org/ .   Live public comment will be available using telephone call-in or video conferencing technology. 

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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.

Announcement of Public Hearing on 22.094 National Grid Pole Petition to Install Five (5) Poles and Remove Seven (7) Poles on River Road (Petition # 26620980)

Per M.G.L. Ch. 166, Section 22, the Northampton City Council will hold a public hearing on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 7 p.m. on National Grid's petition to install five (5) utility poles and remove seven (7) poles on River Road. (Petition #26620980). Instructions for accessing the hearing may be found on the August 18, 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.

Minutes of June 2, 2022

B.

22.132 An Order to Appropriate FY2023 Cash Capital Funds to Various Capital Projects - 2nd reading

History:
- Referred to consent agenda - 6/16/2022

C.

22.137 Application for Secondhand Dealer License - Kids Stuff

Renewal License for the following:

Business: Kids Stuff, 90 Maple Street
Applicant: Melinda Barnes

D.

22.142 Appointment of Kim Park as Senior Services Director, for referral to City Services Committee

E.

22.144 Appointments to Various Committees, for referral to City Services

Historical Commission

Dylan Gaffney, 23 Marshall Street, Northampton    

Term: July 2022- June 2025

Reappointment

Parks and Recreation Commission

Jeffrey Dawson, 539 Westhampton Road, Florence

Term: July 2022- June 2025

To fill a vacancy

Planning Board

Janna White, 28 Hancock Street, Northampton 

Term: July 2022-June 2025

Reappointment

Zoning Board of Appeals

Elizabeth Silver, 67 Willow Street, Florence

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.

22.145 An Order for FY2022 Year-End Budget Transfers - 1st reading

Process note: Two readings are respectfully requested.

B.

22.146 An Order to Appropriate Funds for Additional SVAHS Students - 1st reading

C.

22.147 An Order to Authorize FY2023 Intermunicipal Agreements - 1st reading

D.

22.148 An Order Authorizing Changes to Public Health Nursing Revolving Fund - 1st reading

9.

Financial Orders (on 2nd reading)

10.

Orders

A.

22.150 An Order Temporarily Suspending City of Northampton Ordinance 285-4: Permit to display merchandise on streets required; mobile food vehicles on September 10, 2022, in support of the "Taste of Northampton" event - 1st reading

B.

22.129 An Order to Petition the General Court to Further Amend Chapter 86 for Chapel Street - 2nd reading

HIstory:
- Introduced and discussed - 6/16/2022

11.

Ordinances

A.

22.133 An Order for Special Legislation Relative to Creditable Service of William Dwight - 2nd reading

History:
- Referred to Legislative Matters (LM) - 6/16/2022
- Positive recommendation, LM - 7/11/2022

12.

Zoning Ordinances (Not yet Referred)

Process Note:  M.G.L. Chapter 40A, Section 5 requires the City Council to submit zoning ordinances to the Planning Board for review within 14 days of receipt and for the Planning Board and City Council or a committee designated for that purpose to hold public hearings thereon, together or separately, prior to adoption.

A.

22.141 An Ordinance to Amend the Zoning Map (350-3.4) on Bridge Road and Cooke Avenue - 1st reading

13.

Zoning Ordinances

A.

22.110 An Ordinance to Rezone 130 Pine Street from URB to Office Industrial - 2nd reading

History:
- Referred to Planning Board, Community Resources Committee and Legislative Matters - 5/19/2022
- Planning Board (PB) hearing held - 6/9/2022
- Positive recommendation, PB, with request that Bombyx meet with abutters to discuss operating conditions/restrictions - 6/9/2022
- Positive recommendation, Community Resources - 6/27/2022
- Legislative Matters (LM) public hearing held  - 7/11/2022
- Positive recommendation, LM - 7/11/2022 

14.

Resolutions

A.

22.143 A Resolution in Support of a Federal Assault Weapons Ban - 1st reading

B.

22.149 A Resolution in Support of Overdose Prevention Services - 1st reading

Process note: Suspension of rules/an introduction and vote at the same meeting are respectfully requested as support of the pending state bill is time sensitive. The resolution will not be as impactful if it is not adopted until the August meeting.

15.

Interim Procedure for Conducting City Council Meetings

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

16.

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

17.

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. 
 

18.

Adjourn

Contact: Jim Nash, Council President  
E-mail:  jnash@northamptonma.gov
Phone:  (413) 582-0637