Meeting Agenda On-line Video Conference Meeting Date: December 2, 2021 Meeting Time: 7 p.m.
The December 2, 2021 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 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 beginning at 7p.m.
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Announcement that Meeting is Being Audio/Video Recorded
This meeting is being audio and video recorded.
Announcement of Public Hearing on 21.347 and 21.348 National Grid/Verizon Pole Petition for One (1) Jointly-owned (JO) Pole on Cross Path Road and National Grid petition to install underground conduit and heavy-duty handholes on Old Ferry Road (Petition #30408955)
Per M.G.L. Ch. 166, Section 22, the Northampton City Council will hold a public hearing on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 7:05 p.m. on National Grid/Verizon New England's petition to install one jointly-owned (JO) pole on Cross Path Road and National Grid's petition to install 330 feet of underground conduit leading to this pole along with two heavy-duty handholes on Old Ferry Road (Petition #30408955). Instructions for accessing the hearing may be found on the December 16, 2021 City Council agenda to be posted on the city's website (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.
21.336 An Ordinance Relative to Off-Street Accessible Parking Spaces - 2nd reading
History: - Referred to Legislative Matters (LM) - 10/7/2021 - Motion to amend title to substitute word 'Accessible' for word 'Handicapped' - Positive recommendation, LM - 11/8/2021 - Passed 1st reading - 11/18/2021
21.337 An Ordinance Relative to Parking on Main Street - 2nd reading
History: - Referred to Legislative Matters (LM) - 10/7/2021 - LM discussed Councilor Foster's language change request but deferred action based on Attorney Seewald's advice that he is undertaking a wholesale ordinance amendment to address this language change throughout the ordinance. - Positive recommendation, LM - 11/8/2021 - Passed 1st reading - 11/18/2021
21.319 An Ordinance to Require Installation of EV Charging Stations in Parking Lots over 25 Spaces - 2nd reading
History: - Referred to Planning Board (PB), Community Resources (CR) and Legislative Matters (LM) - 9/22/2021 - Positive recommendation w/amendment to remove reference to conduit, PB - 9/23/2021 - Positive recommendation from CR as amended by PB - 10/18/2021 - Positive recommendation as amended by PB, LM - 11/8/2021 - Passed 1st reading - 11/18/2021