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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:  June 21, 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

Announcement of Public Hearing
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.

18.128 A Resolution Calling for an End to the Separation of Immigrant Children from Their Parents - 1st Reading

Process Note: the sponsors have requested two readings so that the resolution may be sent with expediency to federal representatives. 
9.

Presentations

10.

Consent Agenda

A.

Minutes of May 3, 2018 and May 17, 2018

B.

18.129 Appointments to Various Boards

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)

License Commission
Please note that the term for Brian Campedelli, who was approved for reappointment at the June 7th City Council meeting was mistakenly listed as a three year term. It should be a six year term and expire in June 2024.
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.

18.124 An Order to Grant Utility Easement under Masonic Street Parking Lot - 1st reading

B.

18.126 Order to Authorize Northampton School Committee to Accept Gift of Surplus Technology Equipment from Smith College - 1st Reading

C.

18.127 An Order to Authorize FY2019 Intermunicipal Agreements - 1st Reading

13.

Financial Orders (on 2nd reading)

A.

18.108 An Order to Approve FY2019 General Fund Budget - 2nd Reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 6/7/2018
- Approved in 1st reading, City Council - 6/7/2018 
B.

18.109 Orders to Approve FY 2019 Enterprise Funds - 2nd reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 6/7/2018
- Approved in 1st reading, City Council - 6/7/2018 
C.

18.110 An Order to Approve FY2019 Revolving Funds - 2nd reading

History;
- Positive recommendation, Finance Committee - 6/7/2018
- Approved in 1st reading, City Council - 6/7/2018 
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.

18.123 An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 312-110 of the Code Book

B.

18.125 An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 312-104 of the Code Book

16.

Ordinances

A.

18.096 Road Takings Ordinance - 1st 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 
B.

18.098 Ordinance to Delete Sewer Use from Chapter 260 of the Northampton Code - 2nd Reading

History:
- Positive recommendation, Legislative Matters - 5/14/2018
- Amended to delete phrase "Reserved: See Sewer Use regulations listed on www.northamptonmagov" -      5/17/2018
- Continued for information request - 5/17/2018
- Passed 1st reading - 6/7/2018 
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