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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:  April 5, 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

This meeting may be audio/video recorded and broadcast live by Northampton Community Television.
3.

Roll Call

4.

Public Hearings

5.

Updates from Council President & Committee Chairs

6.

Recognitions and One-Minute Announcements by Councilors

7.

Communications and Proclamations from the Mayor

8.

Consent Agenda

A.

Approval of Minutes of March 1, 2018

B.

18.057 Appointment to Northampton Housing Authority - pending before City Services 04/02/2018

Marilyn Richards, 20 Bridge Rd., Unit 8, Florence

Term:  March 2018-June 2023

(Replacing expired term of Lynne Wallace)


C.

18.071 Appointments to Disability Commission and Planning Board (Associate & Full Member) - pending before City Services Committee - 04/02/2018

Disability Commission
Emma Cornwell, 
35 Holyoke Street, Northampton, MA  01060
Term: March 2018 - June 2019
(To replace the unexpired term of Ruth MCrath)

Planning Board
Janna White, 
18 Hancock Street, Northampton, MA 01060
Term: March 2018 - June 2019
(As Associate Member to replace the unexpired term of Euripedes de Oliveira)

Euripedes de Oliveira, 9 Washington Place, Northampton, MA  01060
Term: March 2018 - June 2019
(As a Full Member to fill the unexpired term of Ann Dewitt Brooks)

9.

Resolutions

A.

18.078 A Resolution in Support of Legislation to Reduce Gun Violence in Massachusetts - 1st Reading

10.

Presentations

11.

Recess for Committee on Finance (See Separate Agenda)

12.

Financial Orders (on 1st reading pending Finance review)

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

18.070 Order to Establish Water and Sewer Rates for FY 2019 - 1st Reading

History:
- Referred to Finance Committee for Public Hearing on 3/15/2018 per City Council Rule 2.6.1.1.5
- Public Hearing held - March 27, 2018 - Positive Recommendation, Finance Committee
B.

18.074 Order to Reprogram Funds to Purchase Pay to Park Kiosks - 1st Reading

C.

18.075 Order to Reprogram Forbes Tree and Fire Alarm Account Funds to Replace Tractor - 1st Reading

D.

18.076 Order to Authorize Payment of Prior Year Bill - 1st Reading

E.

18.077 Order to Rescind Remaining Borrowing Authority for River Road Retaining Wall Project - 1st Reading

13.

Financial Orders (on 2nd reading)

A.

18.028 Order To Accept M.G.L. Ch. 64N, Section 3 (A), Local Option Sales Tax On Marijuana Sales - 2nd Reading

History:
  • Positive Recommendation from Finance Committee - 3/1/2018
  • Approved in first reading 3/15/2018
B.

18.058 Order to Waive Chapter 61A Right of First Refusal at 508 Sylvester Road - 2nd Reading

History:
- Finance Committee recommended release of Right of First Refusal - 3/15/2018
- Approved in first reading by City Council - 3/15/2018
C.

18.059 Order to Expand Parsons Brook Greenway with Land from former Bill Willard, Inc. Property - 2nd Reading

History:
- Finance Committee, Positive Recommendation - 3/15/2018
- Approved in first reading, 3/15/2018
D.

18.060 Order to Authorize Northampton School Committee to Accept Gift of New Floor from Jackson Street School PTO - 2nd Reading

History:
- Finance Committee, Positive Recommendation - 3/15/2018
- Approved in first reading - 3/15/2018
E.

18.061 Order to Reprogram River Road Retaining Wall Balance to Paving Projects - 2nd Reading

History:
- Finance Committee, Positive Recommendation - 3/15/2018
- Approved in first reading - 3/15/2018
F.

18.062 Order to Authorize Payment of a Prior Year Bill - 2nd Reading

History:
- Finance Committee, Positive Recommendation - 3/15/2018
- Approved in first reading - 3/15/2018
14.

Orders

A.

18.021 Order for King Street Acceptance - 2nd Reading

History:
- Petition and Order for King Street Acceptance Submitted to Northampton City Council - 1/26/2018
- Petition and Order referred to Planning Board and to full City Council for street layout hearing - 2/1/2018
- Planning Board, Positive Recommendation - 2/8/2018
- City Council Street Layout Hearing - 3/15/2018
- Approved in first reading - 3/15/2018
B.

18.024 Order for Garfield Street Acceptance - 2nd Reading

History:
- Petition and Order for Garfield Avenue Street Acceptance received by City Council -1/29/2018
- Petition and Order referred to Planning Board and to full council for street layout public hearing - 2/1/2018
- Planning Board issued favorable report - 2/8/2018
- City Council held Street Layout hearing - 3/15/2018
- Approved in first reading - 3/15/2018
15.

Ordinances

A.

18.043 An Ordinance related to bicycling on sidewalks, defining multi-use trails, and regulating bike lane - 2nd Reading

History:
- Referred to Legislative Matters by City Council, 3/1/2018
- Reviewed by city solicitor with recommended amendments
- Positive Recommendation - amended version, LM, 3/12/2018
- Approved in first reading - 3/15/2018
16.

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

17.

New Business

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