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City Council Community Resources Committee
Thursday, April 23, 2020, 5:00 pm


Every ordinance has to be considered by this subcommittee before the council can take it up. There's more room for public comment and ordinances are discussed in greater depth than at the full council meeting.

Check back as the date draws nearer for the agenda and remote participation information.



City Council Meeting
Thursday, April 16, 2020, 7:00 pm


Pursuant to Mayor Narkewicz's March 16th State of Emergency declaration and Governor Baker's March 12th Emergency Order Modifying the State's Open Meeting Law, the April 16, 2020 meeting of the City Council will be conducted using remote participation. The public may access the meeting by watching it live on Comcast channel 15 or live-streaming in on youtube. For the active youtube link, please see Northampton Open Media's website: http://northamptonopenmedia.org/

WRITTEN TESTIMONY/COMMENTS MAY BE SUBMITTED TO CITYCOUNCIL@NORTHAMPTONMA.GOV UNTIL 5 P.M. ON THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2020 TO BE INCLUDED AS PART OF THE PUBLIC RECORD FOR THAT MEETING.

Public comment will also be available via telephone call in or ZOOM teleconferencing.

Here is the agenda and call in information.



City Council Community Resources Committee
Monday, April 13, 2020, 4:00 pm


The committee plans to invite members of the community to discuss the community response to COVID-19 and how the council can support them.

Check back as the date draws nearer for the agenda and remote participation information.



City Council Meeting
Thursday, April 2, 2020, 7:00 pm


Pursuant to Mayor Narkewicz's March 16th State of Emergency declaration and Governor Baker's March 12th Emergency Order Modifying the State's Open Meeting Law, the April 2, 2020 meeting of the City Council will be conducted using remote participation. The public may access the meeting by watching it live on Comcast channel 15 or live-streaming in on youtube. For the active youtube link, please see Northampton Open Media's website: http://northamptonopenmedia.org/

WRITTEN TESTIMONY/COMMENTS MAY BE SUBMITTED TO CITYCOUNCIL@NORTHAMPTONMA.GOV UNTIL 5 P.M. ON THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2020 TO BE INCLUDED AS PART OF THE PUBLIC RECORD FOR THAT MEETING.

Public comment will also be available via telephone call in or ZOOM teleconferencing.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR CALLING IN OR JOINING THE MEETING VIA ZOOM TO OFFER TESTIMONY DURING PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

Join the meeting at https://zoom.us/j/790566798
Meeting ID: 790 566 798

OR DIAL IN WITH TELEPHONE:
+1 253 215 8782 US
+1 301 715 8592 US

YOU WILL BE PROMPTED TO ENTER THE MEETING ID#

Meeting ID: 790 566 798

FOR PARTICIPANT NUMBER, ENTER #.

PLEASE WAIT TO BE RECOGNIZED BY THE CHAIR. THE CHAIR WILL RECOGNIZE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC IN THE ORDER OF THEIR CALL.

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City Council Meeting
Thursday, March 19, 2020, 7:00 pm


The Northampton City Council will be conducting our 3/19/20 City Council meeting and Committee on Finance meeting remotely over Zoom. There will be no meeting in Council Chambers. Municipal buildings are closed to the public and the City Council will conducting our work in the recommended way.

According to the CDC, the best way to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus, to protect all and especially those most at risk, is to practice social distancing. This means "remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others when possible." The City Council is modeling this by holding Thursday's meeting, and all meetings during this time, remotely.

We are conducting tests and trying to make this new process as smooth and clear as possible. We ask for your patience if things are different than usual or not all aspects work according to plan. We are working very hard to minimize the change for the public.

The City Council meeting will include public comment via Zoom conferencing starting at 7pm, as we always do. The public is strongly encouraged to submit written testimony/comments before the meeting to help the Council read and process your comments fully during this time. Comments and testimony are always welcomed over email, but if you want councilors to have read your comment before the meeting and want it to be included as part of the public record for the 3/19 meeting, please email it by 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2020. Written testimony and comments may be submitted to the city council administrative assistant at: citycouncil@northamptonma.gov

The public will be able to watch the City Council meeting live on Northampton Open Media, as always. You may stream it live at https://www.youtube.com/user/northamptontv/live or watch on Comcast Channels 12, 15, 23. We thank NOM for working with us to make this possible. The meeting will also be recorded and available on NOM's Youtube channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/nctvgovvideo

TO PARTICIPATE BY ZOOM FOR PUBLIC COMMENT, PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS:

ZOOM ONLINE MEETING INSTRUCTIONS

Topic: March 19, 2020 City Council Meeting
Time: Mar 19, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time
Join Zoom Meeting via Zoom teleconferencing website https://zoom.us/j/875180064
Meeting ID: 875 180 064

OR, DIAL IN WITH TELEPHONE:
+1 253 215 8782
+1 301 715 8592

You will be prompted to enter the meeting ID#
Meeting ID: 875 180 064

Then you will be prompted to enter a participant number. If you do not have a participant number, enter #

Please wait to be recognized by the chair.

The chair will recognize members of the public in order of their call.

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CANCELED: Cookies with our Ward 5 City Councilor & School Committee Member!
Friday, March 13, 2020, 5:30 pm


This event has been canceled due to virus concerns. We'll reschedule!

Join me and Ward 5 School Committee Member Dina Levi at High 5 Books and Art Always, 29 North Maple St, Florence, MA 01062



City Council Meeting
Thursday, February 20, 2020, 7:00 pm


At the Council Chambers, 212 Main St, Northampton, MA 01060.

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City Council Meeting
Thursday, February 6, 2020, 7:00 pm


At the Council Chambers, 212 Main St, Northampton, MA 01060.

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Proposition 2 1/2 Override Town Hall Meeting (Ward 5)
Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 7:00 pm


At the Florence Civic Center, 90 Park St, Florence, MA 01062

Mayor David Narkewicz is holding a series of town hall meetings around the city to discuss the proposed Proposition 2 1/2 Override Question that will be decided by Northampton voters on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. The ballot question asks whether the City of Northampton shall be allowed to assess an additional $2.5 million in real estate and personal property taxes for the purposes of funding the operating budgets of the City and Schools for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020. Please join the Mayor for a discussion on how this override will allow the city to renew its fiscal stability plan after 7 years and preserve our vital city services and excellent schools.

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City Council Meeting
Thursday, January 16, 2020, 7:00 pm


At the Council Chambers, 212 Main St, Northampton, MA 01060.

Our first regular City Council meeting.

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Community Workshop on Main Street
Monday, January 13, 2020, 5:30 pm


At the Hearing Room on the 2nd Floor of City Hall, 210 Main St, Northampton.

The Planning and Sustainability Department is hosting this event: "Northampton is working on the redesign of Main Street, Northampton. We aim to make the street and streetscape safer for all modes of travel, make it a more exciting and friendly place to live work and play, and improve the vibrancy of economic success of downtown. Come join us."

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City Council Organizational Meeting
Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 4:00 pm


At the Council Chambers, 212 Main St, Northampton, MA 01060.

The first City Council meeting of the term will be an organizing meeting, to elect the President and Vice President, adopt the Council Rules and indicate our committee preferences.

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City of Northampton Inauguration
Monday, January 6, 2020, 5:30 pm


At the Northampton Community Arts Trust, 33 Hawley St, Northampton, MA 01060.

Please join me for my swearing-in as Ward 5 City Councilor!

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