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CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF NORTHAMPTON
MASSACHUSETTS  

 Councilors:  
  • President Ryan R. O'Donnell, At-Large
  • William H. Dwight, At-Large
  • Maureen T. Carney, Ward 1
  • Dennis P. Bidwell, Ward 2
  • James Nash, Ward 3
  • Vice-President 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:  July 12, 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.

18.122 National Grid-Verizon Pole Petition for Cooke Avenue

In accordance with the provisions of Section 22, Chapter 166 of the General Laws, a public hearing will be held on July 12, 2018 @ 7:05 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 212 Main Street, Northampton, on the petition of National Grid/Verizon New England to erect poles and wires upon, along, under or across one or more public ways. Pole Petition #26019356 - Cooke Avenue.
5.

Updates from Council President & Committee Chairs

6.

Recognitions and One-Minute Announcements by Councilors

7.

Communications and Proclamations from the Mayor

8.

Resolutions

A.

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

History:
- Referred to Legislative Matters - 5/3/2018
- Continued, Legislative Matters - 6/11/2018
- Positive recommendation, Legislative Matters - 7/09/2018 
9.

Presentations

10.

Consent Agenda

A.

Approval of special meeting minutes for June 6, 2018 and regular meeting minutes for June 7, 2018 and June 21, 2018

B.

18.120 Extension of five (5) Taxicab Licenses (Jeffrey Miller, Cosmic Cab Co.) until August 17, 2018

History:
- 60-day temporary licenses granted 4/19/2018 subject to ZBA determination
- Temporary licenses extended to 7/12/2018 - 6/7/2018
- Finding hearing continued by ZBA to 8/9/2018 w/test condition (no on-street parking on Hooker Ave.) - 6/28/2018
Individual Taxicab License Applications:
  • 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Red
  • 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Brown
  • 2000 Chevy Suburban SUV - Brown
  • 2008 Dodge Caravan - Brown
  • 2008 Dodge Caravan - Black

C.

Adjustment of Term Length of Brian Campedelli on the License Commission to expire in June 2024

Process Note: The appointment of Brian Campedelli to the License Commission through June 2021 was approved by the City Council on June 7th, 2018. The Mayor's office has requested that the term length be adjusted to continue through June 2024.

License Commission
Brian Campedelli, 
223 Cardinal Way, Florence, MA
Term: July 2018-June 2024
(Reappointment)
D.

18.121 Appointments to Various Boards - all positive recommendations, City Services - 7/2/2018

Arts Council 
Esther White, 17 Summer Street, Northampton
Term; July 2018 - June 2021
(Reappointment)

Council on Aging
Michael Ford, 
6 Massasoit Street, Northampton
Term: July 2018 - June 2020
(To fulfill the unexpired term of Lorraine Weimann)

Parks & Recreation Commission
Carol Bertrand, 
65 Hastings Heights, Florence
Term: July 2018 - June 2021
(Reappointment)

Planning Board
George Kohout (Full Member), 
234 State Street, Northampton
Term: July 2018 - June 2021
(To replace the expired term of John Lutz)

Christa Grenat (Full Member), 492 Elm Street, Northampton
Term: July 2018 - June 2019
(To replace the unexpired term of Dan Felten)
E.

18.129 Appointments to Various Boards - all positive recommendations, City Services - 7/2/2018

Agricultural Commission
John J. Bobala, 
25 Old Ferry Road, Northampton
Term: July 2018-June 2021
(Reappointment)

Council on Aging
Gerriann Butler, 
46 Autumn Dr., Florence
Term: July 2018-June 2021
(Reappointment)

Arts Council
Courtney Hummel, 
320 Elm Street, Northampton
Term: July 2018-June 2019
(To fulfill the unexpired term of Joe Pesce)

Kristen Mara, 41 Williams St., Apt. 2RR, Northampton
Term: July 2018-June 2021
(To fill the expired second term of George Myers)

Lori Steiner, 18 Ridgewood Terrace, Northampton
Term: July 2018-June 2020
(To fulfill the unexpired term of Melissa-Lewis Gentry)

Parks and Recreation Commission
Kristin Dardano, 281 Elm St., Northampton
Term: July 2018-June 2021
(Reappointment)

Public Shade Tree Commission
Robert Postel, 44 Washington Ave., Northampton
Term: July 2018-June 2021
(Reappointment)

Transportation and Parking Commission
Gary Hartwell, 419 Riverside Dr., Florence
Term: July 2018-June 2021
(Reappointment)
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.

18.130 An Order to Appropriate Money for Capital Projects from the FY2019 Cash Capital Account - 1st reading

Process note: The Mayor's office has requested two readings to expedite processing. 
B.

18.131 An Order to Reprogram Funds to Jackson Street School HVAC Repairs from other NPS Projects - 1st reading

Process note: The Mayors office has requested two readings to expedite the processing of all FY2018 financial orders. 
C.

18.132 An Order to Transfer $105,147.24 from FY18 Unused Earned Leave to Compensated Absences Reserve Fund - 1st reading

Process note:  the Mayor's office has requested two readings to expedite the processing of all FY2018 financial orders. 
D.

18.133 An Order to Approve an Exemption for Josh Shanley Consulting Contract - 1st Reading

Process note: Two readings are requested to allow the Auditor's office to process a FY2018 invoice. 
E.

18.134 An Order to authorize funding for the Rocky Hill Greenway Multi-Use Trail - 1st reading

F.

18.135 An Order for FY2018 End of Year Budget Transfers - 1st reading

Process note: The Mayor's office has requested two readings to expedite processing of FY2018 financial orders. 
G.

18.136 An Order to Authorize Intermunicipal Agreement for Paramedic Intercept Services for Hadley - 1st reading

Process note: The Mayor's office has requested two readings to expedite processing. 
13.

Financial Orders (on 2nd reading)

A.

18.124 An Order to Grant Utility Easement under Masonic Street Parking Lot - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 6/21/2018
- Passed 1st reading - 6/21/2018 
B.

18.126 Order to Authorize Northampton School Committee to Accept Gift of Surplus Technology Equipment from Smith College - 2nd Reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 6/21/2018
- Passed 1st reading - 6/21/2018 
C.

18.127 An Order to Authorize FY2019 Intermunicipal Agreements - 2nd Reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 6/21/2018
- Passed 1st reading - 6/21/2018 
14.

Orders

15.

Ordinances (Not yet Referred)

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.

18.137 An Ordinance Relative to Parking on King Street

B.

18.138 An Ordinance Relative to Parking on Adare Place

16.

Ordinances

A.

18.111 An Ordinance Relative to Parking on Pleasant Street - 1st reading

History:
- Positively recommended and sponsored by Transportation & Parking Commission - 2/13/2018
- Referred to Legislative Matters, City Council - 6/7/2018
- Positive recommendation, Legislative Matters - 7/9/2018 
B.

18.096 Road Takings Ordinance - 2nd reading

History:
- Referred to Planning Board and Legislative Matters, 5/3/2018
- Public hearing/positive recommendation with amendments, Planning Board - 5/24/2018
- Public hearing/positive recommendation as amended, Legislative Matters - 6/11/2018
- Amended to delete word "it" in D(1) and change effective date from 1/1/2018 to 8/1/2018, City Council - 6/21/2018
- Passed 1st reading, City Council - 6/21/2018 
17.

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

18.

New Business

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