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Northampton Council agenda

— The City Council will consider the following items when it meets at 7 p.m., today in the Council Chambers of the Puchalski Municipal Building:

∎ An update from Mayor David J. Narkewicz about the city’s health insurance plan for next fiscal year.

∎ A second vote on a resolution urging the Legislature to consider a tax reform package that would increase local aid.

∎ Referral of four petitions to the Planning Board and Board of Public Works to accept Depot, Graves and King avenues and Wilder Place as city streets.

∎ A second vote on a measure that places a historic preservation restriction on Florence Grammar School.

∎ An ordinance changing the Committee on Disabilities to the Commission on Disabilities in order to comply with state law.

∎ An ordinance amendment that calls for the Community Preservation Committee to make initial funding recommendations to the council instead of the mayor.

∎ Requests to establish three electric-vehicle charging stations on Crafts Avenue,in the downtown parking garage, and in the Fire Department’s parking lot at 26 Carlon Drive.

∎ An ordinance instructing all multiple-member governing bodies to allow public comment at the start of each regular meeting. The governing body can determine the length of time allowed for public comment and how long individuals can speak.

∎ An ordinance requiring ice cream truck vendors to get a $50 annual permit from the Police Department.

∎ A series of zoning changes that would ban installation of electronic signs; increase height limits by 5 feet in the Central Business District, general industrial and office industrial zones; and rezone three parcels on Easthampton Road to align with zoning in the Route 10 business park.

∎ A proclamation declaring March Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

∎ Changes in water supply protection zones to allow installation of some ground-mounted solar arrays by right and expand the square footage allowed for detached accessary structures.

∎ A zoning change requiring plans to be recorded with special permits issued by the Planning Board.

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NORTHAMPTON — A year after taking heat for not providing advance warning of water and sewer rate increases, public works officials will bring their message to a larger audience tonight: on community news broadcast before the City Council. Department of Public Works Director Ned Huntley and Board of Public Works Chairman Terry Culhane are on the agenda to explain how … 0

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