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Date:
July 6, 2022
Time:
6:00 PM
Location:

In-person at 50 Payson Ave., 2ndflr mtg. area and remote by Google Meet

Address:
Easthampton, MA 01027
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City Council

Wednesday, July 6, 2022


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Video call link: https://meet.google.com/nsb-qvza-ovh

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1. Roll Call.

2. Pledge of Allegiance.

3. Swearing-in of David Meunier as City Councilor at Large

4. Approval of Minutes:    May 18, June 1 & 15, 2022 meetings  

5. Public Speak Time.

6. Public Hearings (starting at 6:15 p.m):

City Ordinance Amendment – CONTINUED FROM JUNE 1, 2022: Amend Chapter 6, by adding a new Sec. 6-23 entitled “Deceptive Advertising Practices of Limited Services Pregnancy Centers”.

 7. Communications from elected officials, boards and committees

8. Mayor Communications:

9. Correspondence, Announcements & President/Vice-President Communications:

10. REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES:

a. FINANCE:

 - Quarterly fiscal reports from the City Auditor (8-5-20)

 - Quarterly reports on COVID-19 grant funding and spending (4-7-21)

 - Charter required review of elected officials/board & committee stipends (1-19-22) (7-18-22)

- Request to accept Chpt. 329 of Acts of 1987 (now a part of MGL Chpt. 44, Sec. 32) (6-1-22) (8-30-22)

b. PUBLIC SAFETY:

 - Quarterly review of Public Safety departments (2-2-22)

 - Ordinance Review Committee’s final report (10-6-21) (7-3-22)

 - Request to review safety of the sidewalk on South Street @ Main St. intersection (7-7-21) (7-2-22) 

 - Review of South/Main St. 4-way traffic light (2-16-22) (8-15-22)

 - Review use of electric speed monitoring signs (2-16-22) (8-15-22)

c. APPOINTMENTS:

- Mayoral appointment (1) (6-1-22) (8-30-22)

- Licensing Board re-appointment (6-1-22) (8-30-22)

 d. ORDINANCE: 

 - Ordinance Review Committee’s final report (10-6-21) (7-3-22)

   City Ordinance amendments:

 - Vacant Storefront Ordinance (11-17-21) (8-14-22)

** - Amend Chpt. 6, adding Sec. 6-22- Deceptive Advertising Practices of Limited Pregnancy Centers (5-4-22) (8-2-22)

 **Continued public hearing – July 6, 2022

 e. PROPERTY:

- Elementary School Reuse - Request for Proposal (RFP) & disposition votes (6-1-22) (8-30-22)

f. RULES & GOVERNMENT RELATIONS:

- Gun Violence Resolution (6-1-22) (8-30-22)

- Conflict of interest exemption request – Conservation Commission Chair (6-1-22) (8-30-22)

11. Old Business/Pending:

12. New Business (to be referred to council committees for review):

a. REQUESTS FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION:

      - Letter of support request - commitment to Nonotuck pool upgrades, ADA Playground & ADA Improvements 

      - Reservation Road LAND Grant – Conservation Restriction

      - $159,687.70 end of fiscal year interdepartmental transfer  

 b. Pole location request – 277 Main St. (needs public hearing)  

c. City Council clerk re-appointment  

d. VOTES Act requirement for City Council to detail police/constables at polling places  

e. Request from Mayor to establish ordinance re: flags & banners on city flagpoles, etc. 

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