Agenda September 20, 2012

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COUNCILORS
AT LARGE Jesse M. Adams William H. Dwight WARD 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Maureen T. Carney Paul D. Spector Owen Freeman-Daniels Pamela C. Schwartz David A. Murphy Marianne L. LaBarge Eugene A. Tacy

CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF NORTHAMPTON
MASSACHUSETTS

CITY COUNCIL MEETING September 20, 2012 CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS WALLACE J. PUCHALSKI MUNICIPAL BUILDING 212 MAIN STREET, NORTHAMPTON

AGENDA
Public Comment - 7:00 P.M. Regular Meeting - 7:05 P.M. REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
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ROLL CALL APPROVAL of MINUTES of August 16, 2012

 Quarterly Review by Council President and City Solicitor of Executive Sessions:  Released: February 18, 2010


PROCLAMATIONS, RESOLUTIONS, AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

 Resolution: Sojourner Truth Memorial Statue 10th Anniversary


ONE-MINUTE ANNOUNCEMENTS  DPW Long-Term Capital Projects Forum, Thursday, September 27, 2012, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, JFK Community Room, 100 Bridge Road, Florence, MA
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APPOINTMENTS, ELECTIONS AND PUBLIC HEARINGS

 8:00 p.m. - Petition for Joint or Identical Pole Locations – National Grid/Verizon #12965640– Stonewall Drive  New Appointment to Council on Aging James P. Spencer, replacing Henry Kowalski, Term to Expire April 2015
RECESS FOR FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

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Finance Committee Minutes of May 22, 2012 and August 1, 2012 Committee on Public Safety Minutes of July 2, 2012 Committee on Elections, Rules, Ordinances, Orders and Claims Minutes of July 9, 2012 Transportation & Parking Commission Minutes of July 17, 2012

PRESENTATIONS FINANCIAL ORDERS

 Financial Order: Order of Taking to Acquire Easement from Massachusetts Electric for Two Access Ramps to Manhan/New Haven and Northampton Rail Trail at Edwards Square and at King Street (Passed 1st Reading in 2010-2011 City Council Session- Postponed from May 17, 2012 to September 6, 2012 upon request by Office of Planning and Development – Request to Table Indefinitely)  Financial Order: Authorization for Conservation Commission to Accept Donations and Gifts – MGL Chapter 40C, Section 8c (Request Two Readings)  Financial Order: Authorization to Accept Donations and Gifts to the Tourism Gift Account (Request Two Readings)   Financial Order: Authorization to Accept Donations, Gifts and Payments to the Traffic Mitigation Account, and Authorizes Expenditures for Projects (Request Two Readings) 


ORDERS

 Order: Special Election November 6, 2012 (2nd Reading)

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 Requires Motion to Invoke Rule of Necessity – Order: City Elects to Engage in Process to Change Health Insurance Benefits (1st Reading)  Order: Authorization to Execute Transfer of Land to Conservation Commission for Conservation and Passive Recreation Purposes (1st Reading)  Order: Authorization for Mayor to Accept and Execute an Affordable Housing Restriction Extending Affordability (1st Reading)  Order: Authorization for Mayor to Develop and Participate in Contracts for Power Supply and Other Related Services in Joint Action With Other Municipalities Through the Hampshire Council of Governments and In Consultation with the Energy and Sustainability Commission (1st Reading)
ORDINANCES



 Ordinance: Amend §22-119 Northampton Transportation and Parking Commission: Powers and Duties (Referred by City Council August 16, 2012 to Committee on Elections, Rules, Ordinances, Orders and Claims and to Transportation & Parking Commission of August 21, 2012 – Committee on Elections, Rules, Ordinances, Orders and Claims of September 10, 2012 Requests Referral to Planning Board)  Ordinance: Amend §312-102 Schedule I Parking Prohibited All Times, Market and Bates Streets (From Transportation & Parking Commission August 21, 2012 - Refer to Committee on Elections, Rules, Ordinances, Orders and Claims)  Ordinance: Amend §312-102 Schedule I Parking Prohibited All Times, NorthStreet (From Transportation & Parking Commission August 21, 2012 - Refer to Committee on Elections, Rules, Ordinances, Orders and Claims)
UPDATES FROM COUNCIL PRESIDENT AND COMMITTEE CHAIRS

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NEW BUSINESS – Reserved for topics that the Chair did not reasonably anticipate would be discussed. ADJOURN The next City Council meeting is October 4, 2012

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Northampton City Council Finance Committee September 20, 2012
Mayor David J. Narkewicz Council President William H. Dwight Councilor David A. Murphy Councilor Marianne L. LaBarge Councilor Eugene A. Tacy

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ROLL CALL FINANCIAL ORDERS  Financial Order: Authorization for Conservation Commission to Accept Donations and Gifts – MGL Chapter 40C, Section 8c  Financial Order: Authorization to Accept Donations and Gifts to the Tourism Gift Account  Financial Order: Authorization to Accept Donations, Gifts and Payments to the Traffic Mitigation Account, and Authorizes Expenditures for Projects



FINANCIAL UPDATES

NEW BUSINESS – Reserved for topics that the Chair did not reasonably anticipate would be discussed.


Contact: Mary L. Midura Executive Secretary [email protected] 413-587-1210

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