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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:  September 20, 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.

Resolutions

9.

Presentations

10.

Consent Agenda

A.

Minutes of September 6, 2018

B.

18.154 Appointments to Various Boards - Recommendations pending, City Services Committee - 9/17/2018

Agricultural Commission
John Omasta, 
165 West Farms Road, Florence
Term:  July 2018-June 2021
(Reappointment)

Earle "Chip" M. Parsons, 137 Mill Valley Road, Hadley (farms in Northampton)
Term: July 2018-June 2021
(Reappointment)

Arts Council
Kevin Pomerleau, 63 Revell Avenue, Northampton
Term: September 2018-June 2021
(To fill vacancy after Jan Ruby's term expired in 2018)

Central Business Architecture Committee
Joseph Blumenthal, 
39 Chapel Street, Northampton
Term: July 2018-June 2021
(Reappointment)

Disability Commission
Linda L. Kakos, 
220 Rocky Hill Road, Florence
Term: September 2018-June 2021
(To fill the vacancy after Gaetan Fortin's term expired in 2018)

Northampton Housing Authority - Board of Commissioners
Emily Laufer, 
241 Jackson Street, Apt. 10B, Northampton
Term: September 2018-June 2023
(To fill vacancy after Ronald Hebert's term expired in 2018)

Zoning Board of Appeals
David C. Bloomberg, 86 Vernon Street, Northampton
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.

18.161 An Order Authorizing the Mayor to Accept Industrial Park Lot and Allow its Use for Damon Road Reconstruction - 1st reading

B.

18.162 An Order Authorizing Waiver of Right of First Refusal and Conservation Commission Acceptance of Park Hill Road Land - 1st reading

13.

Financial Orders (on 2nd reading)

A.

18.155 An Order to Authorize Intermunicipal Agreement for Greenfield Community College to Use City Fiber Network - 2nd Reading

History;
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 9/6/2018
- Passed 1st reading - 9/6/2018
B.

18.156 An Order to Rescind Borrowing Authorizations for Rail Trail Access and Mineral Hills Land Acquisition - 2nd Reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 9/6/2018
- Passed 1st reading - 9/6/2018
C.

18.158 An Order to Apply Bond Premium to Installation of Arcanum Field Play Structure - 2nd Reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 9/6/2018
- Passed 1st reading - 9/6/2018
D.

18.159 An Order to Authorize Borrowing and Grant Application for Florence Recreation Fields - 2nd Reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 9/6/2018
- Passed 1st reading - 9/6/2018
14.

Orders

15.

Ordinances

16.

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.
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