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CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF NORTHAMPTON
MASSACHUSETTS  

 Councilors:  
  • President Gina-Louise Sciarra, At-Large
  • William H. Dwight, At-Large
  • Michael J. Quinlan, Jr., Ward 1
  • Karen Foster, Ward 2
  • Vice-President James Nash, Ward 3
  • John Thorpe, Ward 4
  • Alex Jarrett, Ward 5
  • Marianne L. LaBarge, Ward 6
  • Rachel Maiore, Ward 7

Meeting Agenda
On-line Video Conference
Meeting Date:  July 9, 2020
Meeting Time:  7 p.m.

The July 9, 2020 City Council meeting will be held via remote participation. The public can follow the council's deliberations by watching the meeting live on Comcast channel 15, live-streaming it on youtube or joining the virtual meeting by phone or computer.  For the active youtube link, please see Northampton Open Media's website: http://northamptonopenmedia.org/ 

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1.

Announcement that Meeting is Being Held Via Remote Participation and Audio/Video Recorded

This meeting is being held via remote participation and audio/video recorded.
2.

Public Comment

3.

Roll Call

4.

Public Hearings

A.

Announcement of Public Hearing - 20.063 National Grid/Verizon New England Pole Petition for Hebert Avenue (Petition #28701070)

In accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 166, Section 22, a public hearing will be held on Thursday, August 20, 2020 @ 7:05 p.m. 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 #28701070). The hearing will be held via remote participation. Please see the agenda for the August 20, 2020 City Council meeting for instructions for accessing the hearing.
5.

Updates from Council President and Committee Chairs

6.

Recognitions and One-Minute Announcements by Councilors

7.

Communications and Proclamations from the Mayor

8.

Resolutions

A.

Withdrawal of 20.076 A Resolution Establishing a Select Committee on Legislative Approaches to Public Safety

Process note: The sponsors have requested withdrawal of the resolution with explanation.
B.

20.096 A Resolution Regarding the Northampton Policing Review Commission - 1st reading

9.

Presentations

10.

Consent Agenda

A.

Minutes of June 3, 2020 Budget Hearing and June 25, 2020 Special Meeting

B.

20.084 Applications for Junk Dealer Licenses - Richard and Sharon Huntley and Norman E. Menard

Renewal License for the following:

Richard & Sharon Huntley, 254 Easthampton Road

Petitioner: Richard Huntley

Norman E. Menard, 25 Garfield Avenue
Petitioner: Norman E. Menard
C.

20.085 Petitions for Annual Second Hand Dealer Licenses

Renewal Licenses for the following:
Antiques Corner, 81 Loudville Road
Petitioner: Louis M. Farrick

Cancer Connection Thrift Shop, 375 South Street

Petitioner: Christine Quinn

The Family Jewels, 56 Green Street
Petitioner: Richard J. Stone 

Norman E. Menard, 25 Garfield Avenue
Petitioner: Norman E. Menard

Sassy Pants Vintage & Used Clothing, 2 Conz Street, Unit 2

Petitioner: Kathleen Monolongoski

Urban Exchange, 233 Main Street

Petitioner: Silvia Naumburger


D.

20.086 Application for Business Owner's Permit - Jeffrey D. Miller, Cosmic Cab Company

E.

20.097 Appointments to Various Committees

Board of Registrars

Daniel Polachek, 335 South St., Northampton, MA

Term:  April 2020-March 2023

Reappointment

Downtown Business Architecture Committee

Aelan Tierney, 30 Francis St., Northampton, MA

Term:  July 2020-June 2023

Reappointment

Human Rights Commission

Booker Bush, MD, 119 Pine St., Florence, MA

Term:  July 2020-June 2023

Reappointment

License Commission

Helen Kahn, 188 Federal St., Florence, MA

Term:  July 2020-June 2026

Reappointment

Parks & Recreation Commission

James Ryan, 56 Leonard St., Leeds, MA

Term:  July 2020-June 2023

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.

20.083 An Order to Approve Issuance of Refunding Bonds - 1st reading

Process note: Because the next City Council meeting is not until August 20th, two readings are respectfully requested. 
B.

20.087 An Order to Approve Spending to Complete the Northview Subdivision - 1st reading

Process note: Two readings are respectfully requested to allow work to stabilize the site to prevent further erosion to begin as soon as possible.
C.

20.088 An Order to Authorize Payment of Prior Year Bills - 1st reading

Process note:  Two readings are respectfully requested.
D.

20.089 An Order to Authorize FY2021 Intermunicipal Agreements - 1st reading

Process note: Two readings are respectfully requested as the fiscal year started July 1st.
E.

20.090 An Order to Appropriate $90,000 from Stabilization for Health and Safety Improvements to Treasurer-Collector Office - 1st reading

Process note: Two readings are  respectfully requested to accommodate the schedule for bid opening.
F.

20.091 An Order to Accept Gift of Labor and Materials to Repair Grave of George Hodestia - 1st reading

G.

20.092 An Order to Accept Gift of Plaque for Grave of Basil Dorsey - 1st reading

H.

20.093 An Order to Accept $3,000 Gift from Ruggles Center for Park Street Cemetery Gravestone Repairs - 1st reading

I.

20.094 An Order to Accept Gift up to $100,000 to Replace Fencing at Bridge Street Cemetery - 1st reading

J.

20.095 An Order for FY2020 Budget Transfers - 1st reading

Process note: Two readings are respectfully requested as the transfers are needed to close out FY2020.
13.

Financial Orders (on 2nd reading)

A.

20.068 An Order to Appropriate Balance of Bond Premium for Replacement Doors for SVAHS Building A - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 6/18/2020
- Passed 1st reading - 6/18/2020
B.

20.069 An Order to Authorize Borrowing $640,000 for New Fire Truck - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 6/18/2020
- Passed 1st reading, 6/18/2020
C.

20.070 An Order to Appropriate $1.22 Million from Capital Stabilization for Various Capital Projects - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 6/18/2020
- Passed 1st reading - 6/18/2020
D.

20.071 An Order to Appropriate $25,000 from Cemetery Trust and Income for Cemetery Restorative Work - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 6/18/2020
- Passed 1st reading - 6/18/2020
E.

20.072 An Order to Appropriate $46,000 from PEG Access and Cable Related Fund to IT for Various Projects - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 6/18/2020
- Passed 1st reading - 6/18/2020
F.

20.073 An Order to Reprogram $75,908 from MSBA School Projects to SVAHS Gym Lockers - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 6/18/2020
- Passed 1st reading - 6/18/2020
G.

20.074 An Order to Reprogram Ryan Road School Cafeteria Funds to NPS Projects - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 6/18/2020
- Passed 1st reading - 6/18/2020
H.

20.075 An Order to Purchase Land on Boggy Meadow Road to Add to the Broad Brook-Fitzgerald Lake Greenway - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 6/18/2020
- Passed 1st reading - 6/18/2020
I.

20.078 An Order to Authorize King Street Corridor Improvements Right of Way Acquisition - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 6/18/2020
- Passed 1st reading - 6/18/2020
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.
16.

Ordinances

17.

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

18.

New Business

19.

Adjourn

Contact:  G-L Sciarra, Council President
glsciarra@northamptonma.gov 
(413) 570-3133