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CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF NORTHAMPTON
MASSACHUSETTS  

 


Councilors:

  • President William H. Dwight, At-Large
  • Vice-President Ryan R. O'Donnell, At-Large
  • Maureen T. Carney, Ward 1
  • Dennis P. Bidwell, Ward 2
  • James Nash, Ward 3
  • Gina Louise Sciarra, Ward 4
  • 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 17, 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.

Public Hearing

BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL, and in accordance with Section 7-4 of the Charter of the City of Northampton, Massachusetts, the City Council will hold a Public Hearing to consider the Proposed FY2019 Budget commencing on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at 5:30 pm in the Community Room at JFK Middle School, 100 Bridge Road, Florence, and continuing on Thursday, June 7, 2018, at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers, 212 Main Street, Northampton. The City Council will hear all persons who wish to be heard thereon. 
 
The Proposed FY2019 Budget of Northampton, MA will be available for inspection by the public in the following locations at the specified times: 
 
Online on City of Northampton website at www.northamptonma.gov 
   
Forbes Library, 20 West Street, Northampton, MA 
Hours: Monday 9am – 9pm, Tuesday 1pm – 5pm, Wednesday 9pm – 9pm, Thursday 1pm – 5 pm, Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am - 5 pm 
  
Lilly Library, 19 Meadow Street, Florence, MA 
Hours: Monday 10am – 5pm, Tuesday 10am – 8pm, Wednesday-Closed, Thursday 10am – 8pm, Friday 10am – 3pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 1pm – 5pm 
  
City Clerk’s office, 210 Main Street, Northampton, MA 
Hours: MondayFriday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

5.

Roll Call

6.

Updates from Council President & Committee Chairs

7.

Recognitions and One-Minute Announcements by Councilors

8.

Communications and Proclamations from the Mayor

9.

Consent Agenda

A.

Licenses & Petitions

A.

18.106 Approve Licenses and Petitions

Petition for Annual License for Junk Dealer:

  • Richard & Sharon Huntley, 254 Easthampton Road

Petition for Second Hand Dealer License
  • Electric Eye Records, 52 Main Street, #6, Florence

Petition for Second Hand Dealer License
  • Louis M. Farrick Antiques, 5 Market Street, Northampton
B.

18.082 Appointments to the Arts Council and Housing Authority - for approval by City Council

The following applicants received a positive recommendation from the Committee on City Services on May 7, 2018:

Arts Council
Eamonn Edge, 56 Summer St., Northampton, MA  01060
Term:  April 2018 - June 2019
(To replace the term of Joe Pesce)

Dara Herman Zierlan,  49 Lyman Road, Northampton, MA
Term:  April 2018 - June 2021
(To replace the expired term of Eric Olsson)




The following applicants withdrew their candidacy: 

Arts Council
John Thorpe, 97 South St., Northampton, MA  01060
Term:  April 2018 - June 2021
(To replace the expired term of Herbert Ross)

Northampton Housing Authority Board of Commissioners
Fenessa Hayde, 17B Hampshire Heights, Northampton, MA
Term:  April 2018 - June 2023
(To replace the expired term of Ronald Hebert)

C.

18.107 Various Appointments to Committees to be referred to Committee on City Services

Agricultural Commission 
Robert Vollinger, 460 North Farms Road, Florence 
Term: July 2018-June 2021 
(Reappointment) 

Board of Health 
William Hargraves, 26 Crescent St., #G-1, Northampton 
Term: July 2018-June 2021 
(Reappointment) 

Council on Aging 
Cynthia Langley, 419 Fairway Village, Leeds 
Term: July 2018- June 2021 
(To replace the expired term of Jim Spencer) 

Jeanne Hoose, 36 South Park Terrace, Northampton 
Term: July 2018-June 2021 
(To replace the expired term of Barbara Fungaroli) 

Jean Petty, 63 N. Loudville Road, Florence 
Term: July 2018-June 2020 
(To replace the unexpired term of John J Kaczenski, Jr) 

Kathleen Bredin, 7 Hampton Terrace, Northampton 
Term: July 2018-June 2021 
(To replace the expired term of Marlene Marrocco) 

Housing Partnership 
Michael Roy, 243 Park Hill Road, Florence 
Term: July 2018-June 2021 
(Reappointment) 

Parks and Recreation Commission
Glen Connoly, 49 Platinum Circle, Florence 
Term: July 2018-June 2021 
(Reappointment) 

Public Shade Trade Commission 
Jennifer Werner, 16 Winthrop St., Northampton 
Term: July 2018-June 2021 
(Reappointment) 

Molly Hale, 96 Oak Street. Florence, 
Term: July 2018-June 2021 
(Reappointment) 

Planning Board 
Mark Sullivan, 83 Maynard Road, Northampton
Term: July 2018-June 2021 
(Reappointment) 

Alan Verson, 508 Kennedy Road, Leeds
Term: July 2018-June 2021 
(Reappointment) 

Trust Fund Committee 
Katherine Foote Newman, 697 Bridge Road, Northampton 
Term: June 2018-June 2019 
(To complete the unfulfilled term of David Herships after his resignation) 
10.

Resolutions

11.

Presentations

A.

Northampton's Veteran's Council re: Memorial Day Parade in Florence

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.

18.100 An Order to acquire one parcel of land containing 50 acres, more or less, located on Henhawk Trail in Williamsburg - 1st Reading

B.

Community Preservation Committee Projects for Funding

18.101 An Order for Conservation Area Interpretive Signage, Northampton Historical Commission, $100,000
18.102 An Order for Historic Arms Storage, Historic Northampton, $2,976
18.103 An Order for State Hospital Interpretive Signage, Office of Planning & Sustainability, $2,900
18.104 An Order for State Hospital Interpretive Signage, State Hospital Memorial Committee, $3,000
18.105 An Order for Theater Restoration Phase II, Academy of Music, $50,000
14.

Financial Orders (on 2nd Reading)

A.

18.094 Order Authorizing the Mayor to Sign a Vendor Contract for up to Five Years

B.

18.095 Order of Garfield Avenue Taking

15.

Orders

16.

Ordinances

A.

18.072 Ordinance Relative to Parking on Hooker Avenue - referred to TPC and LM, 3/15/2018 - 1st Reading

This ordinance received a positive recommendation from TPC on April 10, 2018 and a positive recommendation from the Committee on Legislative Matters on May 14, 2018.


B.

18.073 Ordinance Relative to Parking on Vernon Street - referred to TPC and LM, 3/15/2018 - 1st Reading

This ordinance received a positive recommendation from TPC on April 10, 2018 and a neutral recommendation from the Committee on Legislative Matters on May 14, 2018
C.

18.080 An Ordinance Limiting the Number of Retail Marijuana Establishments in the City - 1st Reading

Referred by City Council 4/5/2018 to Legislative Matters; Neutral recommendation from Committee on Legislative Matters on 5/14/2018
D.

18.098 Ordinance to Delete Sewer Use from Chapter 260 of the Northampton Code - 1st Reading

Referred by City Council to Legislative Matters; Positive Recommendation from the Committee on Legislative Matters on May 14, 2018
17.

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

18.

New Business

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