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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 17, 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

4.

Public Comment

5.

Announcements from Councilors and the Mayor

6.

Presentations

7.

Recess for Committee on City Services (See separate agenda)

8.

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.

November 3, 2022 Minutes

B.

22.188 Appointments to Various Committees, positive recommendation, City Services Committee - 11/7/2022

Agricultural Commission

John Omasta, 165 West Farms Road, Florence

Term: July 2021-June 2024

Reappointment

Arts Council

Alyona Skripka, 53 Riverside Drive, Florence

Term: October 2022-June 2025

To fill a vacancy

C.

22.193 Appointments to Various Committees, positive recommendation, City Services Committee - 11/07/2022

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

D.

22.197 Appointment to the Conservation Commission, City Services recommendation pending - 11/17/2022

Conservation Commission

Randy Krotowski, 117 Emerson Way, Florence

Term: July 2022-June 2025

Reappointment

E.

22.198 Appointments to Elected Officials Compensation Advisory Board, City Services recommendation pending - 11/17/2022

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

F.

22.189 An Order to Establish a Tax Classification for FY2023 - 2nd reading

History:
- Referred to consent agenda - 11/3/2022

G.

22.194 An Order to Appropriate Senior Center Gift Fund Money for Health and Wellness Financial Aid - 2nd reading

History:
- Referred to consent agenda - 11/3/2022

9.

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.

10.

Financial Orders (on 2nd reading)

11.

Orders

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.

Ordinances

A.

22.175 An Ordinance Relative to Parking on Stoddard Street, positive recommendation, Legislative Matters - 11/14/2022

B.

22.176 An Ordinance Relative to Parking on Prospect Street, positive recommendation, Legislative Matters - 11/14/2022

C.

22.191 An Ordinance Relative to Parking on Main Street (Leeds), action deferred to December 12th, Legislative Matters - 11/14/2022

D.

22.192 An Ordinance Prohibiting the Use of Wild or Exotic Animals for Entertainment - 2nd reading

History:
- Referred to Legislative Matters (LM) - 10/20/2022
- Amended to change code reference from §128-8 to Article IV Wild and Exotic Animals §128-21
- Positive recommendation, LM - 11/14/2022

14.

City Council Select Committee to Study Barriers - Request for Extension of Deadline

Per 22.027 A Resolution to Form a Select Committee to Study Barriers to Service on City Boards and Commissions adopted February 17, 2022, the City Council Select Committee was expected to present findings and recommendations to the City Council on or before the October 20, 2022 City Council meeting.

The Select Committee hereby requests an extension of this deadline to April 15, 2023.

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.

Resolutions

18.

Adjourn

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