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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:  February 15, 2018
Meeting Time:  7:00pm



1.

Announcement of Audio/Video Recording

This meeting may be audio/video recorded for broadcasting by Northampton Community Television.
2.

Public Comment


3.

Roll Call

4.

Public Hearings

A.

Announcement of a public hearing that will be held during the City Council Committee on Finance (within the full City Council meeting) concerning the Northampton Capital Improvement Program for FY2019-FY2023.

In accordance with The Charter of Northampton, Massachusetts, Article 7 Finance and Fiscal Procedures, Section 7-5: Capital Improvement Program, (b) Public Hearing. BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL, a public hearing will be held on Thursday March 1, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers located in the Wallace J. Puchalski Municipal Building, 212 Main Street, Northampton, MA. 
​The City ​
 Council will consider the Capital Improvement Program for FY2019-FY2023, and hear all persons who wish to be heard thereon.
5.

Updates from Council President & Committee Chairs

A.

Schedule for consideration of measures related to retail marijuana

  • Community Resources - February 27th at 5 p.m. (community forum)
  • Legislative Matters - February 27th at 7 p.m. (public hearings on four zoning ordinances related to marijuana production/retail sales)
  • Finance Committee - March 1, 2018 - consideration of 18.028 An Order to Accept M.G.L. Ch. 64N, Section 3 (a) Local Option Sales Tax on Marijuana Sales
  • City Council - March 1, 2018 - 1st reading on 18.028 Local Option Sales Tax
  • City Council - March 1, 2018 - potential 1st reading on zoning ordinances



6.

Recognitions and One-Minute Announcements by Councilors

7.

Communications and Proclamations from the Mayor

8.

Consent Agenda

A.

Approval of Minutes of January 18, 2018 and February 1, 2018

B.

18.014 Appointments to Various Committees - All appointments forwarded by City Services with positive recommendation 2/5/2018

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 & Sustainability 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)
9.

Resolutions

A.

18.031 Resolution calling for DHS to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for all nationals who cannot safely return to their home countries - 2nd Reading

10.

Presentations

11.

Recess for Committee on Finance (See Separate Agenda)

12.

Financial Orders

A.

18.018 Order to Appropriate $20,000 in Whiting Street Trust Funds - 2nd Reading

B.

18.019 Order to Rescind Borrowing Authority - 4 Votes - 2nd Reading

C.

18.020 Order to Reprogram Money for Academy of Music (AOM) Stage Doors to AOM Foundation Repairs - 2nd Reading

D.

18.039 An Order To Authorize Acceptance of ValleyBike Share Easements - 1st Reading

E.

18.040 Order to Declare Lot 4 Village Hill South Surplus - 1st Reading

F.

18.041 Order Related to Eligible Traffic Mitigation Expenses - 1st Reading

G.

18.042 Order to Declare Cell Tower Site (170 Glendale Road) Surplus - 1st Reading

13.

Orders

A.

18.015 Order to Make Various Amendments to the Council Rules - Positive Recommendation as amended (to Strike All Proposed Changes and Delete Section 3.2), Legislative Matters - 2/12/2018

B.

18.016 Order to Amend Council Rules - Positive Recommendation, Legislative Matters - 2/12/2018

C.

18.029 Order to Designate Certain School Employees as Special Municipal Employees - 2nd Reading

14.

Ordinances

A.

17.379 An Ordinance Relative to Parking on Prospect Street - Positive Recommendation, TPC; Positive Recommendation, LM - 2/12/2018

B.

18.036 Ordinance to Amend HB Table of Use to Delete Commercial Storage

C.

18.037 Ordinance to Reformat GI Table with Other Minor Changes

D.

18.038 Ordinance to Reformat OI Table and Allow Flexible Reuse of Historic Mill Buildings

15.

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

16.

New Business

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