Tag «City Council»

Northampton residents overwhelmingly support municipal broadband

Nearly four hours into a lengthy City Council meeting Thursday night, Mayor David Narkewicz reported a set of preliminary statistics from the broadband survey sent to city residents and voters. 2800 residents returned residential surveys, which is 25% of Northampton households. Design Nine, which conducted the survey for the City, reports typical response rates are …

First reading of Municipal Light Plan resolution scheduled for Thursday’s City Council meeting

On tomorrow night’s City Council meeting agenda: a resolution from Mayor Narkewicz for the City to adopt to create a municipal light plant. If created, a municipal light plant would become the vehicle used to create a municipal network for the City. A similar resolution was approved last year. State law requires that the resolution …

News flash – action requested

Mayor David Narkewicz has submitted a proposal to the Northampton City Council for its meeting tomorrow, Thursday, June 4, 2020. It requests that the City Council vote on the creation of a Municipal Light Plant for the city. A Municipal Light Plant is a legal framework for a municipality to offer services like a high-speed …

A good Chamber of Commerce meeting today

This morning we met with the Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Committee to discuss a community network for Northampton. Curiously two members of the City Council are on it (Dennis Bidwell, Ward 2 and James Nash, Ward 3) giving us the unexpected opportunity to pitch our initiative to at least part of the …