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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:  May 3, 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

5.

Updates from Council President & Committee Chairs

6.

Recognitions and One-Minute Announcements by Councilors

7.

Communications and Proclamations from the Mayor

8.

18.081 Appointment of Marie Westburg as Director of Senior Services - positive recommendation, City Services, 4/23/2018

Process Note: Per Northampton Charter Section 2-10, the City Council shall refer candidates for appointment as a department head or as a member of a multi-member body to a standing committee of the council which shall review each candidate for appointment and make a recommendation to the full city council not less than 7 nor more than 45 days after the referral. 

History:
- Referred to City Services Committee, 4/5/2018
- Positive recommendation, City Services, 4/23/2018

9.

Consent Agenda

A.

Approval of April 5, 2018 Minutes

B.

18.099 Appointments to Various Boards and Committees - for referral to City Services

Process Note: Per Northampton Charter Section 2-10, the City Council shall refer candidates for appointment as a department head or as a member of a multi-member body to a standing committee of the council which shall review each candidate for appointment and make a recommendation to the full city council not less than 7 nor more than 45 days after the referral. 

Board of Health
Dr. Cynthia Suopis,
120 Coles Meadow Rd., Northampton, MA
Term:  July 2018-June 2021
(Reappointment)

Laurent Levy, 4 School Street, Northampton, MA
Term: July 2018-2021
(Replacing the expired term of Donna Salloom)

Conservation Commission
Jack Finn, 57 King St., Suite B, Northampton, MA
Term: July 2018-June 2021
(Reappointment)

Historical Commission
Barbara Blumenthal, 39 Chapel St., Northampton, MA
Term: July 2018-June 2021
(Reappointment)

Housing Partnership
James Reis,
108 Coles Meadow Rd., Northampton, MA
Term: July 2018-June 2021
(Reappointment)

Human Rights Commission
Joel Morse,
51 Vernon St., Northampton, MA
Term: July 2018-June 2021
(Reappointment)

License Commission
Brian Campedelli,
223 Cardinal Way, Florence, MA
Term: July 2018-June 2021
(Reappointment)

10.

Resolutions

A.

18.097 A Resolution to Lower the Voting Age for Northampton Municipal Elections - 1st Reading

11.

Presentations

12.

Recess for Committee on Finance (See Separate Agenda)

13.

Financial Orders (on 1st reading pending Finance review)

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

18.094 Order Authorizing the Mayor to Sign a Vendor Contract for up to Five Years - 1st Reading

B.

18.095 Order of Garfield Avenue Taking - 1st Reading

14.

Financial Orders (on 2nd reading)


A.

18.083 Order to Appropriate $15,482 from Free Cash to Health Department for Emergency Preparedness Activities - 2nd reading

B.

18.084 Order to Reprogram NPS Generator $24,000 to Leeds Parking Lot Paving Phase II - 2nd Reading

C.

18.086 Order to Appropriate Free Cash $50,000 to Structural Repairs at Memorial Hall - 2nd Reading

15.

Orders

A.

18.056 An Order to Accept M.G.L. Ch. 23M ("the PACE Act") - 2nd Reading

History:
  • Referred to Energy & Sustainability Commission - 03/01/2018
  • Positive recommendation, Energy & Sustainability Commission, with recommendation for additional 'Whereas' Clause - 4/12/2018
  • Passed 1st Reading with NESC amendment - 4/19/2018
B.

18.093 Order Discontinuing the Optic Eagle II Voting System and Approving Use of the ImageCast Precinct Optical Scanner and Tabulator System - 1st Reading

Process Note:  The City Clerk has requested two readings on May 3, 2018 to accommodate the requirement that a certified copy of the order discontinuing use of the old equipment  and approving use of the new system must be received by the Elections Division by May 7, 2018.
16.

Ordinances (Not yet Referred)

Process Note:  M.G.L. Chapter 40A, Section 5 requires the city council to submit zoning ordinances to the Planning Board for review within 14 days of receipt and for the Planning Board and City Council or a committee designated for that purpose to hold public hearings thereon, together or separately, prior to adoption. 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.
A.

18.096 Road Takings Ordinance

B.

18.098 Ordinance to Delete Sewer Use from Chapter 260 of the Northampton Code

17.

Ordinances

A.

18.063 Ordinance to Rezone Parcels on Easthampton Road to Office Industrial (OI) - 2nd reading

History:
  • Referred to Planning Board and Legislative Matters for public hearing, 3/15/2018
  • Joint public hearing held by PB and LM, 4/9/2018
  • Positive recommendation, PB and LM,  4/9/2018
  • Passed first reading - 4/19/2018
B.

18.064 Ordinance to Eliminate Business Park Zoning in its Entirety from the Code - 2nd reading

History:
  • Referred to Planning Board and Legislative Matters for public hearing, 3/15/2018
  • Joint public hearing held by PB and LM, 04/09/2018
  • Positive recommendation, PB and LM, 04/09/2018
  • Passed first reading - 04/19/2018
C.

18.065 Ordinance to Rezone Conservation Areas to Farms Forest Rivers - 2nd reading

History:
  • Referred to Planning Board and Legislative Matters for public hearing, 3/15/2018
  • Joint public hearing held by PB and LM, 04/09/2018
  • Positive recommendation, PB and LM, 04/09/2018
  • Passed first reading - 04/19/2018
D.

18.066 Ordinance to Rezone a Portion of Property from URB to Office Industrial - 2nd reading

History:
  • Referred to Planning Board and Legislative Matters for public hearing, 3/15/2018
  • Joint public hearing held by PB and LM, 04/09/2018
  • Positive recommendation, PB and LM, 04/09/
  • Passed first reading - 04/19/2018
E.

18.067 Ordinance to Rezone Four Residential Properties on Riverside Drive from General Industrial to URB - 2nd reading

History:
  • Referred to Planning Board and Legislative Matters for public hearing, 3/15/2018
  • Joint public hearing held by PB and LM, 04/09/2018
  • Positive recommendation, PB and LM, 04/09/2018
  • Passed first reading - 04/19/2018
F.

18.068 Ordinance to Eliminate Newspaper Legal Notice Requirement for Site Plan Review Projects - 2nd reading

History:
  • Referred to Planning Board and Legislative Matters for public hearing, 3/15/2018
  • Joint public hearing held by PB and LM, 04/09/2018
  • Positive recommendation, PB and LM, 04/09/2018
  • Passed first reading - 04/19/2018
G.

18.069 Ordinance to Eliminate Newspaper Legal Notice Requirement for Projects that Need Central Business Architecture Review - 2nd reading

History:
  • Referred to Planning Board and Legislative Matters for public hearing, 3/15/2018
  • Joint public hearing held by PB and LM, 04/09/2018
  • Positive recommendation, PB and LM, 04/09/2018
  • Passed first reading - 04/19/2018
18.

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

19.

New Business

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