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City of Haverhill September 21, 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 Macek was appointed to read the records for the present week.
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The following appointments were made by Mayor Fiorentini:
Tammy Geyer, COMMISSION ON DIABILITY ISSUES. Effective immediately and expires Sept. 7, 2013.
CONFIRMED Yeas 9, Nays 0 43-Q
GREEN COMMUNITIES TASK FORCE
Jack Bevelacqua – Chairman, Krystine Hetel, Michael Labonte, Colin LePage, Sven Amirian, Paul Bergman, Jeffrey Dill, Michael Stankovich. Effective immediately. PLACED ON FILE 43-R

Ralph Abislaiman and Joe Gangi to the HAVERHILL RESIDENTS CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT MONITORING COMMITTEE (Chapter 132 of City Code Appointments) PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED TO ADMINSTRATION & FINANCE Yeas 9, Nays 0 43-S

PETITIONS

Application was received for Junk Dealer renewal license from James Smith, “TJS Metals”, 23 Hale st

On motion of Councillor Hall to postpone one week the yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Hall, LePage Daly O'Brien, Amirian, and Macek 7, Nays,-Councillor Young and President Hart 2, and MOTION PASSED & POSTPONED TO SEPT. 28, 2010 73-J

Application was received for Permit from Kathleen Pruett/Boys& Girls Club of Greater Haverhill, to hold Walk-a-thon from 55 Emerson st;
Saturday, October 16 with rain date of Sunday, October 17
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 33-G

Notice of Filing and Public Hearing was received from National Grid (Gas Companies)for Recovery of Lost Base Revenue for Calendar Years 2008
& 2009 with hearing to be held October 12
PLACED ON FILE 15-F

Petition for electric conduit location was received from National Grid - Cross Road #8849038
VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD OCT 12 2010 97

Petition for electric conduit location was received from National Grid - North Broadway #8796315
VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD OCT 12 2010 98

Petition was received from City of Haverhill requesting Hearing to amend Zoning Code Chapter 255-35;regarding Temporary signs
REFERRED TO PLANNING BOARD and Council hearing be held OCT 26, 2010 99

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 255 An Ordinance relating to Zoning, Amend Code Chapter 255-35; Temporary signs (see document for complete text) PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 99-B

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 213 An Ordinance relating to Signs, Amend City Code Chapter 213-3. Permit required for postings on fences, walls, trees and poles. and Chapter 213-5.Advertise on or over City property. (see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 99-BB

Petition was received from Attorney Michael Migliori for applicant John P Giordano requesting Special Permit to build single-family residence
on 90 Amesbury rd within 500’ water supply; Assessors Map 465, Block 3, Lot 2A.
COUNCIL HEARING TO BE HELD NOVEMBER 16, 2010 100

Petition was received from Richard Dinges requesting Special Permit to develop 3-family condo units on Form A Lot - 3 Keeley st; formerly
part of 536 Water st; Assessors Map 416, Block 150, Lot 1 COUNCIL HEARING TO BE HELD DECEMBER 28, 2010 101

Abatement report was received from Board of Assessors for month of August.
PLACED ON FILE 9-I

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Young requesting a discussion regarding Water Supply Fee, City Code Section 250-2C(1).
PLACED ON FILE & REFERRED TO NATURAL RESOURCES & PUBLIC PROPERTIES COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 85-P

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting a discussion regarding unlimited on-street parking and to introduce Jennifer Brown to speak regarding this issue.
PLACED ON FILE & REFERRED TO PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 85-Q

Communication was received from Councillor Ryan requesting a discussion regarding City’s policy for paying City bills by check.
PLACED ON FILE, REFERRED TO ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE COMMITTEE & LETTER TO MAYOR Yeas 9, Nays 0 85-R

Communication was received from Councillor Daly O’Brien requesting a discussion regarding proposed list of street lights to be shut off.
PLACED ON FILE, PUBLIC HEARING TO BE HELD SEPT 23, CITY HALL, RM 300, 7:00PM 85-S

HEARINGS

Hearing was announced for Documents 88/07 to 88-D/07, Petitions from Attorney Donald Borenstein for Fermata Limited Partnership, requesting Special Permits for 4 building projects off Brandy Brow rd. Related communication was received from Attorney Don Borenstein requesting a continuance of all 4 Hearings to June 7 2011. Recommendation was received from Economic Development& Planning Director William Pillsbury to DENY ALL 4 WATERSHED SPECIAL PERMITS.

ATTORNEY BORENSTEIN & DAVID JORDAN FROM MFH DESIGN CONSULTANTS GAVE AN UPDATE OF PROJECT. *

On motion of Councillor Young to grant the continuance to June 7, 2011. On the request to grant the continuance the yeas and nays were
as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Young, LePage, Daly O'Brien, Amirian, Macek, and President Hart 8 Nays,-Councillor and Hall 1,
MOTION GRANTED & ALL 4 HEARINGS CONTINUED TO JUNE 7, 2011 88/07 to 88-D/07

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance relating to Salaries- Water/Wastewater DPW Reorganization: Finance Manager to Business Manager (see document for complete text) PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 67-L

Ordinance relating to Boards & Commissions Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Haverhill that Article XIII, Stadium Commission of Chapter 11 of the Code of the City of Haverhill, as amended, is hereby further amended by deleting § 11-64 through § 11-69 in their entirety and inserting the following in place thereof: (see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE & REFERRED TO ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 96

ORDERED: That $14,365,000.00 is appropriated in addition to $6,483,587.00 previously appropriated for purpose of financing the cost of engineering services and construction relating to closure of old Haverhill landfill located off Old Groveland rd. (see document for complete text)
BRUCE HASKEL OF CDM AND ATTORNEY LEON SPOKE ABOUT THIS 50/50 COST SHARING AGREEMENT WITH AGRREGATE; * PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 24-B

ORDERED: Authorize Mayor to file applications and execute agreements regarding engineering services & construction relating to closure of Old Haverhill Landfill located off Old Groveland rd. (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 63

NEW BUSINESS

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 102 To Wit: ORDERED: That the pedestrian crosswalk and adjacent sidewalk across Bethany Avenue next to Central Plaza be dedicated as the “Winfield Walkway” in memory of George and Philip Winfield.
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 102

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 103 To Wit: ORDERED: That in accordance with General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 64, authorize payment of bills of the previous years and to further authorize the payment from current year departmental appropriations as listed below: (see document for complete text)

  • Rick Lizotte–Water Dept $153.00
  • Haverhill Water Dept-Backflow 35.00
  • National Grid-Electric 381.80

PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 103

On motion of Councillor LePage to suspend the rules for a Proclamation.
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0

P R O C L A M A T I O N
Alzheimer's Awareness Day, September 21*
ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 27-R

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 104 To Wit:

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER

An Ordinance relating to Peddling and Soliciting Amend City Code Chapter 191 (see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 104

* INDEX - Doc. 88- TO 88-D/2007 - Memorandum from MHF Design Consultants Doc. 24-B - Handout from CDM, Presentation;
Doc. 27-R - Proclamation

Meeting adjourned at 9;30 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey

City Clerk

 
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