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CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF NORTHAMPTON
MASSACHUSETTS  

 Councilors:  
  • President Gina-Louise Sciarra, At-Large
  • William H. Dwight, At-Large
  • Michael J. Quinlan, Jr., Ward 1
  • Karen Foster, Ward 2
  • Vice-President James Nash, Ward 3
  • John Thorpe, Ward 4
  • Alex Jarrett, Ward 5
  • Marianne L. LaBarge, Ward 6
  • Rachel Maiore, Ward 7

Meeting Agenda
On-line Video Conference
Meeting Date:  October 15, 2020
Meeting Time:  7 p.m.

The October 15, 2020 City Council meeting will be held via 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 7 p.m. 

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1.

Announcement that Meeting is Being Held Via Remote Participation and Audio/Video Recorded

This meeting is being held via remote participation and audio/video recorded.
2.

Public Comment

3.

Roll Call

4.

Public Hearings

A.
7:05pm

Public Hearing on Administrative Order

In accordance with Section 6-1 of the  Northampton City Charter, the City Council will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 7:05 p.m. to consider proposed amendments to the City of Northampton Administrative Code, Part II Multiple-Member Appointive Organization, Section 23.0 Public Shade Tree Commission.

The City Council will hear all persons who wish to be heard thereon. The City Council meeting begins at 7 p.m.

A legal notice of the hearing was published in the Daily Hampshire Gazette on Thursday, October 8, 2020.

B.
7:15pm

Public Hearing - 20.003 National Grid/Verizon New England Pole Petition for Beacon Street (Petition #29215572)

Per M.G.L. Ch. 166, Section 22, a public hearing will be held on Thursday, October 15, 2020 @ 7:15 p.m. on the petition of National Grid/Verizon New England to erect poles and wires upon, along, under or across one or more public ways. (Petition #29215572 - Beacon Street)
5.

Updates from Council President and Committee Chairs

6.

Recognitions and One-Minute Announcements by Councilors

7.

Communications and Proclamations from the Mayor

8.

Resolutions

9.

Presentations

10.

Recess for Committee on City Services (See Separate Agenda)

11.

20.129 Appointment of Marc Dautreuil as Principal Assessor, City Services Committee Recommendation Pending

12.

Consent Agenda

A.

Minutes of September 3, 2020

B.

20.117 Appointment to the Arts Council, positive recommendation, City Services Committee - 10/5/2020

C.

20.127 Appointments to Various Committees, all positive recommendations, City Services Committee - 10/5/2020

Arts Council

Ashlynn Cradic, 386 Bridge St., Northampton, MA

Term:  September 2020-June 2023

To fill a vacancy

Conservation Commission

Jennifer Smith, 24 Audubon Road, Leeds, MA

Term:  September 2020-June 2023

To fill a vacancy

Disability Commission

Kathy Murri, 50 Laurel Park, Northampton, MA

Term:  September 2020-June 2023

To fill a vacancy

Human Rights Commission

Susan MacDonald-Bolanos, 1 Chapin Way, Unit 7517, Smith College, Northampton, MA

Term: September 2020- June 2022

To fill a vacancy

Planning Board

Janna White

Full Member

Term: September 2020-June 2022

To fill the unexpired term of Euripedes de Oliveira

Chris Tait, 46 Upland Road, Leeds, MA 

Term: September 2020- June 2021

To fill the unexpired term of Janna White

13.

Recess for Committee on Finance (See Separate Agenda)

14.

Financial Orders (on 1st reading pending Finance review)

Rule 2.6 requires the Finance Committee to consider certain financial matters.
A.

20.133 An Order to Accept Gift of Value of Replacing Sidewalk Sections Adjacent to 109 Main Street - 1st reading

Process note: Two readings are respectfully requested.
B.

20.134 An Order to Appropriate Funds to Complete the Stormwater Analysis Beaver Brook Estates Leeds - 1st reading

15.

Financial Orders (on 2nd reading)

16.

Orders

A.

20.131 An Administrative Order to Amend the City of Northampton Administrative Code - Single reading only required

17.

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.
18.

Ordinances

A.

20.014 An Ordinance Relative to Parking on Bridge Street - 2nd reading

History:
- Positively recommended by Transportation and Parking Commission - 1/21/2020
- Referred to Legislative Matters (LM) - 2/6/2020
- Postponed to April meeting for consideration with companion ordinance for Pleasant Street - 3/9/2020
- Pleasant Street parking ordinance needed further refinement so Bridge Street ordinance was held for future consideration in tandem with Pleasant Street ordinance
- Positive recommendation, LM - 9/14/2020
- Passed 1st reading - 9/17/2020
B.

20.015 An Ordinance Relative to Metered Parking on Pleasant Street - 2nd reading

History:
- At the request of the DPW, the city council referred the ordinance back to the Transportation & Parking Commission (TPC) - 2/6/2020
- Positive recommendation, TPC - 8/18/2020
- Referred to Legislative Matters (LM) - 9/3/2020
- Positive recommendation, LM - 9/14/2020
- Passed 1st reading - 9/17/2020
C.

20.115 An Ordinance Relative to Parking on Middle Street - 2nd reading

History:
- Referred to Legislative Matters (LM) - 9/3/2020
- Positive recommendation, LM - 9/14/2020
- Passed 1st reading - 9/17/2020
19.

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

20.

New Business

21.

Adjourn

Contact:  G-L Sciarra, Council President
glsciarra@northamptonma.gov 
(413) 570-3133