Northampton City Council agenda
NORTHAMPTON — The City Council will consider the following items when it meets at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Puchalski Municipal Building:
∎ An order placing a historic preservation restriction on Florence Grammar School.
∎ Second votes to buy 21.4 acres of conservation land for $21,400 in the Broad Brook-Fitzgerald Lake Greenway and to buy a conservation restriction for $9,500 to protect 19-plus acres near Parsons Brook.
∎ Second votes on a tax break, or TIF, for the Grantham Group for its Christopher Heights assisted living project, and a $120,000 Community Preservation Act grant to underwrite a portion of the tax break.
∎ A request from VFW Michael F. Curtin Post 8006 for a license to hold bingo night on Mondays at the VFW, 18 Meadow St.
∎ A presentation by Planning Director Wayne Feiden about the city’s Land Conservation, Open Space, Recreation and Multi-Use Trail Plan.
∎ A taxi cab license to Cosmic Cab for a vehicle replacement.
∎ A second vote setting the City Council rules for 2012-2013.
∎ A resolution urging the state Legislature to consider a tax reform package that would help increase funding for local aid.
∎ Second votes on a pair of warrants to schedule a special state primary April 30 and a special state election June 25.
∎ The appointment of Stan Zawalick of 538 Sylvester Road to the Agricultural Commission.
∎ Announcement of an April 4 election for a three-year term on the Board of Assessors. Timothy Fuller is seeking re-election. Other applicants can apply by March 28 to the City Council Office, Room 18, in City Hall.
∎ A pair of proclamations declaring March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and Myeloma Awareness Month.
∎ Referral of nine ordinance amendments covering several issues to the Ordinance Committee for further consideration.
— CHAD CAIN