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City of Haverhill July 27, 2010

Meeting of the City Council was held at 7:00 o’clock P.M., Room 204.

Present,-President Hart, Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Young, Hall, LePage, Amirian and Macek.

Absent,-Councillor Daly O'Brien.

Records of the last meeting were approved.

Councillor Hall was appointed to read the records for the present week.
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Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini submitting information relative to a bond order to conduct a preliminary study of re-certification of Haverhill Floodwall system along Merrimack River downtown being required by FEMA & also requests the loan order itself be entered under a Suspension of Rules and placed on file for 10 days.
AFTER DISCUSSION ABOUT UNFUNDED MANDATES BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, COUNCIL ASKED THE MAYOR TO CONTACT SENATORS AND CONGRESSWOMAN TO REVIEW STRATEGY
FOR PAYMENT. PLACED ON FILE 17-H

On motion of Councillor Hall to suspend the rules to present the Loan order. Yeas 8, Absent 1

ORDERED: That $44,090.00 is appropriated to conduct the first phase of engineering analysis required for certification of the City's flood wall system pursuant to 44 CFR 65.10; that to meet this appropriation the Treasurer with the approval of the Mayor is authorized to borrow $44,090.00 under Chapter 44 of the General Laws or any other enabling legislation; that the Mayor is authorized to take any other action necessary to carry out this project; and that the Treasurer is authorized to file an application with the Municipal Finance Oversight Board to qualify under Chapter 44A of the General Laws any or all of the bonds authorized by this order and to provide such information and execute such documents as the Municipal Finance Oversight Board may require for these purposes.*
MOTION TO POSTPONE FOR TWO WEEKS& PLACED ON FILE Yeas 8, Absent 1 24-C

Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini requesting to discuss fire alarm system in the Ward Hill Industrial Park.
MAYOR DISTRIBUTED REPORT FROM L.W.BILLS COMPANY.* CIRCUIT READINGS WILL BE DONE DAILY AT DISPATCH CENTER. PLACED ON FILE 17-I

PETITIONS

The following Tag Day applications were received:

  • HHS Soccer Boosters, November 19,20,21 GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 29-Q
  • HHS International Relations, December 3,4,5 GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 29-R

The following License applications were received:

  • PAWNBROKER Senghab Long, Seng Jewelry II,101 South Main st GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 73-F
  • BUY & SELL OLD GOLD Senghab Long, 101 South Main st GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 73-G
  • BUY & SELL SECOND HAND CLOTHING Delores Lee, Ruth’s House, 111 Lafayette sq GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 73-H

Applications were received for special license to sell alcoholic beverages at Winnekenni Castle from:

  • Ruth’s House, Fundraiser August 28, Saturday; 6 pm to 11 pmGRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 30-K
  • Jon Behrens, Wedding September 11, Saturday; 5 pm to 11 pm GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 30-L

Application was received from Laura Politis for permit to hold Block Party on Amy Lynne Lane, Saturday; August 7, 3 pm to 9
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 60-E

Applications for 2010 Drainlayer licenses were received from:

  • Charles Beshara 2-Z
  • John Csizmesia 81
  • Peter Holland 81-B
  • Richard LaBonne 81-C
  • Richard Peters 81-D

GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1

Petition was received from City of Haverhill requesting Hearing toamend Zoning Ordinance in regards to all Zoning Amendments providing notice to abutters
REFERRED TO PLANNING BOARD, COUNCIL HEARING AUGUST 10 2010 82

Communication was received from Robert Ward Deputy DPW Director submitting Order and Schedule for Water Assessments for Western Avenue
PLACED ON FILE 83

ORDERED: Order and Schedule of Water Assessments for Western av (see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE FOR AT LEAST 10 DAYS Yeas 8, Absent 1 83-B

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Macek submitting a request to obtain legal usage or purchase a parcel of City land located at rear
of 42 Newark st abutting the property.
REFERRED TO NATURAL RESOURCES & PUBLIC PROPERTY COMMITTEE Yeas 8, Absent 1 84

Communication was received from Councillor Scatamacchia requesting a street light at 50 Grandview rd on behalf of a resident.
REFERRED TO TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEEE Yeas 8, Absent 1 53-Z

Communication was received from Councillor Ryan requesting a discussion regarding recent changes in regulation regarding rubbish pick
up for business and homes.
GR. HAVERHILL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EXPRESSED CONCERN THAT BUSINESS COMMUNITY WASN'T GIVEN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPRESS VIEWS ABOUT NEW REGULATIONS.
REFERRED TO NATURAL RESOURCES & PUBLIC PROPERTY COMMITTEE Yeas 8, Absent 1 85

Communication was received from Councillor Young requesting a discussion regarding elimination of position of grounds keeper at Haverhill Stadium.
POSITION WILL BE DISCUSSED AT AUG 19 SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING PLACED ON FILE 85-B

Communication was received from Councillor Young requesting a discussion regarding traffic flow on South Pleasant st.
SUGGESTION TO MAKE SO. PLEASANT ST TWO WAY FROM SO. SUMMER TO BRADFORD SQ. REFERRED TO TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMMITTEE Yeas 8, Absent 1 85-C

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding a public safety issue at the Ward Hill Industrial Business Park.
DISCUSSED WITH MAYOR'S ITEM. PLACED ON FILE 85-D

Communication from Councillor Hall requesting a street light on Brock st behind 42 Brandy Brow rd on behalf of a resident.
REFERRED TO TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEEE Yeas 8, Absent 1 85-E

HEARINGS

Hearing was held on Document 75, a petition from Verizon New England and MA Electric Company for Joint Pole location on Old Ferry Road, Plan 699. With Joseph Gleason from Verizon appearing in favor and no one in opposition, the hearing was closed.
HEARING CLOSED 75

Document 75-B ORDERED: Order granting Verizon New England and MA Electric Co joint pole location on Old Ferry rd (see document for complete text).
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 75-B

Hearing was held on Document 78, a petition from Verizon New England and MA Electric Company for Joint Pole location on Ferry rd and South Riverview Street, Plan 700. With Joseph Gleason from Verizon appearing in favor and no one in opposition, the hearing was closed.
HEARING CLOSED 78

Document 78-B ORDERED: Order granting Verizon New England and MA Electric Co joint pole location on Ferry rd and South Riverview st (see document for complete text).
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 78-B

Document 61, Application was received from GCG Associates Inc for Danvers Bank requesting Street Acceptance of Seven Sister Road and Eves Way. Favorable recommendation was received from Planning Board and Planning Director. Since the applicant was not present the hearing was postponed.
MOTION TO POSTPONE FOR 2 WEEKS, AUG 13, 2010 PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 61

Document 61-B ORDERED: That the following street described herein be accepted: Seven Sister Roadas a Public Way (see document for complete text)
POSTPONED TO AUG 13, 2010 Yeas 8, Absent 1 61-B

Document 61-BB ORDERED: That the following street described herein be accepted: Eves Wayas a Public Way (see document for complete text)
POSTPONED TO AUG 13, 2010 Yeas 8, Absent 1 61-BB

Document 61-BBB ORDERED: That the following easement of land situated in the City of Haverhill, Essex County, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, more commonly known as: accept all easements (see document for complete text)
POSTPONED TO AUG 13, 2010 Yeas 8, Absent 1 61-BBB

Hearing was held on Document 65, an application from James Kater/ Falcon Realty Trust requesting City accept Falcon Lane as a public way
with Mark Salvo appearing in favor and on one in opposition, the hearing was closed. Mr. Salvo explained that this was the first low impact development
in the City. A favorable recommendation was received from the Planning Board & Planning Director.
HEARING CLOSED 65

Document 65-B ORDERED: That the following street described herein be accepted as a public way: Falcon Lane (see document for complete text)
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 65-B

NEW BUSINESS

An Ordinance Relating to Zoning ORDERED: Be it Ordained by the Haverhill City Counicl that Chapter 255 entitled Zoning, as amended, be further amended in Article XIII, Miscellaneous, Chapter 255-115, Amendment of Chapter, Section "A" by adding the following: "The Planning Board and the City Council shall, prior to their hearing cause notice of such hearing to be published and set to parties of interest pursuant to 255-101; Public Hearing Notices of this chapter." At the end of the first paragraph.
ZONING HEARING TO BE HELD AUGUST 10. PLACED ON FILE FOR AT LEAST 10 DAYS. 82-B

ORDERED: Be it Ordained by the Haverhill City Counicl that Chapter 255 entitled Zoning, as amended, be further amended in Section 255:16, Table 1, Table of Use and Parking Regulations, page 3 of 23, as follows: Section 255:16. Table 1 - By amending Table 1: Table of Use
July 27, 2010 and Parking Regulations Page 3, to be amended by deleting "-" and inserting either "P" or "S" in the IP Zone for the uses shown below and further by deleting the "IP" designation and inserting throughout "BP" (for business park)(see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE FOR AT LEAST 10 DAYS 17-GGG

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240 An Ordinance Relating To Vehicles and Traffic – Service zones (see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE FOR AT LEAST 10 DAYS 86

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking 67 Fourth Avenue - Delete Handicapped Parking (see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE FOR AT LEAST 10 DAYS 16-Q

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking 60 Franklin Street - Delete Handicapped Parking (see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE FOR AT LEAST 10 DAYS 16-R

An Ordinance Relating To Parking 67 Fourth Avenue - Delete Handicapped Parking (see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE FOR AT LEAST 10 DAYS 16-Q

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking 87 Laurel Avenue - Establish Handicapped Parking (see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE FOR AT LEAST 10 DAYS 16-S
* Index - Item 24-C Loan Order; Item 17-I-Report from L.W. Bills Company

Meeting adjourned at 9:44 o’clock P.M. Yeas 8, Absent 1

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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