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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: November 3, 2022
Meeting Time: 7 p.m.

The November 3, 2022 City Council meeting will take place 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.
7:00P.M.

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. 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 October 20, 2022

B.

22.197 Appointment to the Conservation Commission - for referral to the City Services Committee

Conservation Commission

Randy Krotowski, 117 Emerson Way, Florence

Term: July 2022-June 2025

Reappointment

C.

22.198 Appointments to Elected Officials Compensation Advisory Board - for referral to the City Services Committee

Elected Officials Compensation Advisory Board

Tara Brewster, 67 Chestnut Street, Northampton

November 2022- November 2024

 

Felicia Corbeil, 634 Burts Pit Road, Florence

November 2022-November 2024

 

Peter Whalen, 39 Norfolk Avenue, Northampton

November 2022-November 2024

 

Sam Hopper, 48 Pioneer Knolls, Florence

November 2022-November 2024

 

John Holloway-Bidwell, 76 High Street, Florence

November 2022-November 2024


Javier Luengo-Garrido, 27 Northern Avenue, Northampton

November 2022-November 2024


Noreen Mickiewicz Hayes, 12 Marshall St., Northampton

November 2022-November 2024

 

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.

22.189 An Order to Establish a Tax Classification for FY2023 - 1st reading

B.

22.194 An Order to Appropriate Senior Center Gift Fund Money for Health and Wellness Financial Aid - 1st reading

9.

Financial Orders (on 2nd reading)

10.

Orders

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.

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.

Zoning Ordinances

14.

Resolutions

15.

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

16.

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. 

17.

Adjourn

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