Charter Review Committee agenda
Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
City Hall Hearing Room, Room 18
210 Main St., Northampton, MA 01060


Approval of minutes for Oct. 29, 2019, public forum


Public comment


Updates from committee members


Continued discussion and vote on request by City Council President Ryan O'Donnell to include in the charter the prohibition on privatizing municipal water resources and infrastructure that was adopted by ordinance in 2016. The ordinance (325-1) reads:

The public water resources and infrastructure of the City of Northampton, including systems and facilities related to the supply, storage, treatment and distribution of water, shall be owned or leased by the City of Northampton and controlled by the City of Northampton. Such resources and infrastructure shall not be sold, leased or transferred into private ownership or control.


Continued discussion and possible vote on final report, including the committee's summary of recommendations (see Attachment1) and annotated copy of the charter (see Attachment2)


Discussion of presentation to City Council on Dec. 5