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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 Perry, Ward 4
Alex Jarrett, Ward 5
Marianne LaBarge, Ward 6
Rachel Maiore, Ward 7

Meeting Agenda
On-line Video Conference
Meeting Date: October 20, 2022
Meeting Time: 7 p.m.

The October 20, 2022 City Council meeting will be held by remote participation. 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 live 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 Tax Classification Hearing

Per M.G.L. Ch. 40, Section 56, the Northampton City Council will hold a public hearing on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 7 p.m. by remote participation to discuss the percentages of the local tax levy to be borne by each class of real and personal property within the City of Northampton for FY2023. Information regarding this hearing will be available for public inspection on line at www.northamptonma.gov on or before November 1, 2022 after 12 p.m. Instructions for accessing the hearing will be posted on the November 3, 2022 City Council agenda on www.northamptonma.gov no later than 48 hours prior to the meeting. 

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 October 6, 2022

B.

22.178 An Order to Appropriate CPA Funds for Northampton-New Haven Canal Greenway Repairs - 2nd reading

History:
- Referred to consent agenda - 10/06/2022

C.

22.179 An Order to Appropriate CPA Funds for Parsons House Collections Storage - 2nd reading

History:
- Referred to consent agenda - 10/06/2022

D.

22.180 An Order to Reprogram Funds for Leeds School Roof Repair - 2nd reading

History:
- Referred to consent agenda - 10/6/2022

E.

22.181 An Order to Appropriate $750,000 from Capital Stabilization for Radio System Upgrade - 2nd reading

History:
- Referred to consent agenda - 10/6/2022

F.

22.182 An Order to Reprogram Funds for JFK Radio Antenna Replacement - 2nd reading

History:
- Referred to consent agenda - 10/6/2022

G.

22.183 An Order Authorizing 30-Year Radio Tower Leases - 2nd reading

History:
- Referred to consent agenda - 10/6/2022

H.

22.184 An Order to Reprogram Funds for AOM Fire Suppression System - 2nd reading

History:
- Referred to consent agenda - 10/6/2022

I.

22.185 An Order to Reprogram Funds for Leeds School Playground - 2nd reading

History:
- Referred to consent agenda - 10/6/2022

J.

22.187 An Order to Approve a Gift of Sidewalk Replacement Adjacent to 1 King Street - 2nd reading

History:
- Referred to consent agenda - 10/6/2022

K.

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

Planning Board

Stacey Dakai, 150 North Street, Northampton

Associate Member

Term: October 2022-June 2025

To fill a vacancy

Transportation & Parking Commission

Debin Bruce, 49 Columbus Avenue, Northampton

Term: October 2022-June 2025

To fill a vacancy

Trust Fund Committee

Joe Rokowski, 49 Warburton Way, Northampton 

Term: October 2022-June 2025

To fill a vacancy

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.

9.

Financial Orders (on 2nd reading)

10.

Orders

A.

22.186 Warrant for November 8, 2022 State Election - 2nd reading

History:
- Introduced, read and discussed - 10/6/2022

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.

A.

22.191 An Ordinance Relative to Parking on Main Street (Leeds) - 1st reading

B.

22.192 An Ordinance Prohibiting the Use of Wild or Exotic Animals for Entertainment - 1st reading

12.

Zoning 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.

Ordinances

14.

Zoning Ordinances

15.

Resolutions

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