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City of Haverhill August 10, 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, Daly O’Brien, Amirian and Macek.

Records of the last meeting were approved.

Councillor LePage was appointed to read the records for the present week.
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Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of
Richard Swain to the WASHINGTON STREET HISTORIC COMMISSION, effective immediately. Term to expire August 10, 2013.*
CONFIRMED Yeas 9, Nays 0 43-L

PETITIONS

Application was received for Tag Day from the Knights of Columbus -Chpt 202 for November 13.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 29-S

License application was received from Craig Wood, 2 Salem st, Kimball Tavern Antiques to BUY & SELL SECOND HAND ARTICLES.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 73-I

The following applications were received for special license to sell alcoholic beverages:

  • Children’s’ Health Care, at Winnekenni Castle, Friday, August 13, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 30-M
  • Exchange Club, at Winnekenni Castle, Thursday, September 9 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 30-N
  • Tattersall Farm Charitable Foundation Trust, at 542 North Broadway, Sunday, September 19th/Rain Date of September 26
    GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 30-O

Applications for 2010 Drainlayer licenses were received from:

  • Rocci DeLucia GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 81-E
  • John Kelley GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 81-F

Application was received from Collean Scali for fundraiser 5K run/walk Road Race to start/end at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital 145 Ward Hill, Saturday, September 18th 8:30 AM to 12:00 Noon.*
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 33-F

Petition was received from Haverhill Rotary Club requesting to hang banners for the Rubber Duck Regatta; across Main st at the Kimball Tavern
and on the parking deck facing Main st and from 191 Merrimack st across to 200 Merrimack st August 16 until September 14.*
COUNCILLOR DALY O'BRIEN SUGGESTED THIS REQUEST AND FOLLOWING REQUEST BE LAST TWO FOR APPROVAL SINCE ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE COMMITTEE IS MEETING AUG 17 TO REVIEW EXISTING POLICY.
GRANTED WITH COMMENT THAT MERRIMACK STREET LOCATION IS PRIVATE PROPERTY Yeas 9, Nays 0 20-I

Petition was received from John Parrish/Greek Orthodox Church Festival Committee requesting to hang a banner on the parking deck beginning September 25 through October 3 for the annual Greek FestivalbeingheldOct 1,2,3
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 20-J

Petition was received from Attorney Robert Harb for Marcia Rothauge requesting to discontinue a portion of Freemont st.
REFERRED TO PLANNING BOARD & COUNCIL HEARING TO BE HELD OCT 5 87

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting to discuss a Home Rule Petition for position of Fire Chief.
REFERRED TO PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE 85-F

Home Rule Petition – Authorize that the Position of Fire Chief in City of Haverhill be removed from Civil Service
REFERRED TO PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE 88

Communication was received from Councillor Amirian requesting a discussion regarding bridge closures on Millvale & Whittier rds
MICHAEL STANKOVICH STATED STRUCTURAL ENGINEER MADE DETERMINATION THAT BRIDGES SHOULD BE CLOSED; NOTICE WAS SENT TO ABUTTERS PLACED ON FILE 85-G

Communication from Councillor Ryan requesting a discussion regarding deactivation of street lights.
MICHAEL STANKOVICH STATED COMMITTEE FORMED TO REVIEW EXISTING LIGHTS & PHYSICAL INVENTORY TAKEN AND PLAN OF ACTION. 85-H

On motion of Councillor Young to suspend the rules to request discussion to review ordinance establishing the Stadium Commission.* 85-I
MOTION PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 and MOTION TO REFER ITEM TO NATURAL RESOURCES & PUBLIC PROPERTY COMMITTEE TO BE HELD ON AUGUST 26 Yeas 9, Nays 0 85-I

HEARINGS

Hearing was held on Document 17-G, a petition from the City of Haverhill requesting a Zoning Amendment regarding Business Parks and Categories of use with William Pillsbury and Andrew Herlihy appearing favor and Sandi York, Bud Hart, and Jim Pimonte in opposition, the hearing was closed. A favorable recommendation was received from the Planning Board & Planning Director.
HEARING CLOSED 17-G

Document 17-GGG, ORDERED: An Ordinance Relating to Zoning Amend Table of Use & Parking Regulations Section 255:16, Table 1 and Section 255:7 Delete “Industrial Park IP” and insert in place thereof “Industrial Business Park BP” (see document for complete text)*
On motion of Councillor Macek to amend the ordinance to include Health Care Services with special permit.
QUESTIONS RAISED BY THE BUSINESS PARK ZONING REVIEW TASK FORCE MEMBERS CONCERNING CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF USE On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Young, Hall, Daly O'Brien, Amirian, Macek and President Hart 7, Nays,-Councillors Ryan and LePage 2, and MOTION TO AMEND PASSED PASSED AS AMENDED Yeas 9, Nays 0 17-GGG

Councillor Macek left chambers. Hearing was held on Document 61, an application from GCG Associates Inc for Danvers Bank requesting to accept Seven Sister Road and Eves Way as public ways with Michael Carter from GCG Associates appearing in favor and no one in opposition, the hearing was closed. A favorable recommendation was received from the Planning Board and Planning Director.
HEARING CLOSED 61

Document 61-B ORDERED: That the following street described herein be accepted as a Public Way: Seven Sister Road (see document for complete text) On motion of Councillor Hall to accept the street with the following condition as stated in letter from John Pettis, Engineer: "I recommend that City Council accept Seven Sisters Road and Eves Way as public streets subject to my confirmation that the Treasurer's office has received a check to cover contingency payment mostly associated with finish paving being allowed prior to a lot build. I further recommend that Council accept all associated easements."*
Absent,-Councillor Macek MOTION PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 61-B

Document 61-BB ORDERED: That the following street described herein be accepted as a Public Way: Eves Way (see document for complete text)
On motion of Councillor Hall to accept the street with the following condition as stated in letter from John Pettis, Engineer: "I recommend that City Council accept Seven Sisters Road and Eves Way as public streets subject to my confirmation that the Treasurer's office has received a check to cover contingency payment mostly associated with finish paving being allowed prior to a lot build. I further recommend that Council accept all associated easements."
Absent,-Councillor Macek MOTION PASSED 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: (see document for complete text)
On motion of Councillor Hall to accept the street with the following condition as stated in letter from John Pettis, Engineer: "I recommend that City Council accept Seven Sisters Road and Eves Way as public streets subject to my confirmation that the Treasurer's office has received a check to cover contingency payment mostly associated with finish paving being allowed prior to a lot build. I further recommend that Council accept all associated easements."
Absent,-Councillor Macek MOTION PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 61-BB MOTIONS PASSED AS AMENDED Yeas 8, Absent 1GRANTED

Councillor Macek returned to chambers.

Document 82, Petition was received from City of Haverhill requesting Hearing toamend Zoning Ordinance in regards to all Zoning Amendments providing notice to abutters
HEARING CLOSED 82

Document 82-B ORDERED: Be it Ordained by the Haverhill City Council that Chapter 255 entitled Zoning, as amended, be further amended in Article X11, Miscellaneous, Chapter 255 -155, 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 sent to parties of interest pursuant to 255-101; Public Hearing Notices of this chapter." at the end of the first paragraph.
POSTPONED TO AUGUST 24 2010 Yeas 9, Nays 0 82-B

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking 67 Fourth Avenue - Delete Handicapped Parking (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 16-Q

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking 60 Franklin Street - Delete Handicapped Parking (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 16-R

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking 97 Laurel Avenue - Establish Handicapped Parking (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 16-S

Document 24-C 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.
REQUEST FROM COUNCILLOR YOUNG TO MICHAEL STANKOVICH TO RESEARCH IF MONEY ALLOCATED FOR WATER SUPPLY STUDY CAN BE USED FOR THIS PURPOSE AND POSTPONED TO AUGUST 24 On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Young, Hall, LePage, Daly O'Brien, Amirian and President Hart 7, Nays,-Councillors Ryan and Macek 2, and PASSED 24-C

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240 An Ordinance Relating To Vehicles and Traffic – Service zones (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 86

NEW BUSINESS

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 40-I To Wit: Councillor Macek submits Minutes of Natural Resources & Public Property Meeting held on August 5. COUNCILLOR MACEK GAVE A SUMMARY OF THE MEEETING ASKING THE COUNCIL TO ADOPT THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE TO ALLOW FOR CURRENT COMMERCIAL BUSINESS AND RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES THAT ARE CURRENTLY DISPOSING OF TRASH ON AN EXISTING TRASH ROUTE TO CONTINUE IN A GRANDFATHERED CAPACITY TO DISPOSE OF TRASH WEEKLY ON FRIDAYS TO A MAXIMUM OF THREE 35 GALLON BAGS OR CONTAINERS OR EQUIVALENT THEREOF. LETTER TO BOARD OF HEALTH & MAYOR
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 40-I

* INDEX - Item 42-L - Resume of Richard Swain; Item 33-F - Letter from Collean Scali and registration form; Item 20-I - Rubber Duck contribution form; Item 85-I - Suspension of Rules from Councillor Young; Item 17-GGG - Handout from Sandi York; Item 61 - Letter from John Pettis

Meeting adjourned at 10:11 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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