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Other items on the Northampton City Council agenda

NORTHAMPTON — These other items are on the agenda when the City Council meets at 7 tonight:

∎ A petition to accept Hillcrest Drive as a public way, which the Planning Board and Board of Public Works have recommended.

∎ An public hearing at 8 p.m. for a joint pole petition on Florence Street by Verizon and National Grid. A new power pole would be placed on the south side of Florence Street, across from Leeds Elementary School.

∎ A presentation by the Northampton Prevention Coalition.

∎ A series of amendments to ordinances related to dogs and cats, from licensing to inspection of kennels and more. The changes are needed to bring the city in line with changes in state law.

∎ A second vote to redirect $250,000 from a previous $350,000 municipal bond to perform critical maintenance work in and around a system of dikes and levees built by the Army Corps in 1940 to protect the city from flooding.

∎ Second votes on orders authorizing the Historical Commission to spend money from a gift account for the printing of books and other historical materials and authorizing the Office of Planning and Development to use money from a tourism gift account for gateway and other signs, pavement markings, plantings and street and multi-use trail improvements.

∎ Second votes on orders to allow the city’s animal control officer to catch, confine or restrain dogs from running at large throughout the city in 2013.


Northampton mayor to present capital plan, including money for new fire truck

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

NORTHAMPTON — Mayor David J. Narkewicz tonight will present the City Council with recommendations to spend about $1.66 million on capital improvement projects, significantly short of the nearly $41.1 million that city departments requested. The plan is part of a five-year capital improvements program and details projects in departments including fire, public works, police and the city’s schools. Most of …

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