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CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF NORTHAMPTON
MASSACHUSETTS  

 


Councilors:

  • President Ryan R. O'Donnell, At-Large
  • Vice-President Gina Louise Sciarra, Ward 4
  • William H. Dwight, At-Large
  • Maureen T. Carney, Ward 1
  • Dennis P. Bidwell, Ward 2
  • James Nash, Ward 3
  • David A. Murphy, Ward 5
  • Marianne L. LaBarge, Ward 6
  • Alisa F. Klein, Ward 7


Meeting Agenda
City Council Chambers
Walter J. Puchalski Municipal Building
212 Main Street, Northampton
Meeting Date:  January 18, 2018
Meeting Time:  7:00pm



1.

Public Comment

2.

Roll Call

3.

Public Hearings

A.

18.013 Petition to Install Underground Conduit at 23 Atwood Drive

Announcement of a Public Hearing
In accordance with the provisions of Section 22, Chapter 166, of the General Laws, a public hearing will be held on February 1, 2018 @ 7:05 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 212 Main Street, Northampton, on the petition of National grid to install underground facilities under a public way on Atwood Drive.
4.

Updates from Council President & Committee Chairs

5.

Recognitions and One-Minute Announcements by Councilors

6.

Committee Assignments

7.

Communications and Proclamations from the Mayor

A.

Stormwater and Flood Control Utility Presentation for FY2017 by DPW Director Donna LaScaleia in accordance with Chapter 280, Section 213 of the Code of Ordinances

8.

Resolutions

A.

17.419 Resolution to Support $15 Minimum Wage - 2nd Reading

B.

18.003 Resolution of the City Council of the City of Northampton in Support of 100 Percent Renewable Energy - 1st Reading

9.

Presentations

A.

Presentation on Community Choice Energy Plus - Adele Franks and Sam Titelman

10.

Consent Agenda

A.

Approve Minutes of January 2, 2018 Organizational Meeting

B.

18.014 Appointments to Various Committees

Council on Aging
Dennis Helmus,
176 North Street, Northampton, MA; Term: January 2018 - June 2021 (Filling the expired term of Michael Ahearn, Jr.)

Conservation Commission
Elizabeth Wroblicka,
406 N. Farms Road, Florence, MA, Term: January 2018 - June 2021 (Replacing term of Tim Parshall)

Energy & Sustainabilityy Commission
Benjamin Weil,
123 Audubon Road, Leeds, MA, Term: January 2018 - June 2021 (Replacing term of Adin Maynard)
Ashley Muspratt, 4 Fort Hill Terrace, Northampton, MA, Term: January 2018 - June 2021 (Replacing term of Kristina Hodges)

Public Shade Tree Commission
Jay Girard,
158 Ryan Road, Florence, MA, Term 7/1/2017 - 6/30/2020 (reappointment)
11.

Recess for Committee on Finance (See Separate Agenda)

12.

Financial Orders

A.

18.004 An Order to Appropriate Community Preservation Act Funds for Housing Support Services - 1st Reading

B.

18.005 Order to Appropriate Community Preservation Act Funds for Restoration of Jail Farm Parcel to Agricultural Use - 1st Reading

C.

18.006 An Order to Appropriate Community Preservation Act Funds for Open Space Acquisition - 1st Reading

D.

18.007 An Order to Appropriate Community Preservation Act Funds for Mass Central Rail Trail Extension - 1st Reading

E.

18.008 An Order to Appropriate Community Preservation Act Funds for the Sargeant House Expansion Project at 82 Bridge Street - 1st Reading

F.

18.009 An Order to Appropriate CPA Funds for Affordable Housing as Part of Village Hill Apartments - 1st Reading

G.

18.010 An Order to Appropriate CPA Funds to the Conservation Fund - 1st Reading

H.

18.011 An Order to Appropriate CPA Funds for a PV Habitat for Humanity Home on Garfield Avenue - 1st Reading

I.

18.012 An Order to Appropriate CPA Funds for Three PV Habitat for Humanity Affordable Homes on Glendale Road - 1st Reading

13.

Orders

A.

18.015 Order to Make Various Amendments to the Council Rules

B.

18.016 Order to Amend Council Rules

14.

Ordinances

15.

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

16.

New Business

Contact:  R. O'Donnell, Council President
ryan@ryanodonnel.org or 
(413) 570-3159