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City of Haverhill November 9, 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 Daly O'Brien was appointed to read the records for the present week.
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Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini requesting to address Council to give update on City finances & short presentation on Early Retirement Proposal.*
PLACED ON FILE 17-L

ORDERED: That the City Council of the City of Haverhill, in accordance with the provisions of Section 66(g)(ii) of Chapter 188 of the Acts of 2010, relative to the establishment of an early retirement incentive program, hereby accepts the proposed plan, a copy of which is attached and incorporated herein.
COUNCIL REQUESTED THE MAYOR TO PROVIDE A COST ANALYSIS AND PROPOSED SAVINGS TO IMPLEMENT PLAN.
POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER 30, 2010 Yeas 9, Nays 0 17-LL

The following appointments were made by Mayor Fiorentini:
George Peters, MAYOR’S GREEN COMMUNITIES TASK FORCE, effective immediately.
PLACED ON FILE 43-U

James Jajuga, MAYOR’S DOWNTOWN & WATERFRONT MASTER PLANNING COMMITTEE,
effective immediately.
PLACED ON FILE 43-V

PETITIONS

Application was received for permit for Tag Day from Nettle School Cheerleaders, November 27.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 29-X

Application was received for Hawker/Peddler license from Milton Russell to sell Christmas trees & wreaths at Elks#165, 24 Summer st.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 34-N

Application was received for Theatre license; Chunky’sCinema Pub; 3 screens at 371 Lowell av.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 73-K

Applications were received for 2010 Drainlayer license from:

  • William Henderson - GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 81-J
  • Jeffrey Connell - GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 81-K

Application was received for Handicap Parking Sign from Suzanne MacKenzie at 35 Oak ter.
PLACED ON FILE AND REFERRED TO PLANNING Yeas 9, Nays 0 3-M

Petition was received from Police Chief Alan DeNaro requesting to address Council regarding their progress with out of state vehicles residing in Haverhill.
PRESENTATION WAS GIVEN BY CAPT. WRENN. POLICE ISSUED 175 CITATIONS& ACTIVELY PURSUING 50-55 VEHICLES.
PLACED ON FILE 111

Board of Assessors sets Hearing for Tax Classification FY 2011 for Tuesday, November 16 in Haverhill City Council Chambers at 7:00 PM.
PLACED ON FILE & HEARING SCHEDULED FOR NOV 16 112

Abatement report was received from Board of Assessors for month of October 2010.
PLACED ON FILE 9-K

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding removal of handicap parking space at 2 Ford st.
PLACED ON FILE & REFERRED TO PLANNING Yeas 9, Nays 0 108-I

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting a discussion regarding placement/operation of outdoor vending machines.
PLACED ON FILE & REFERRED TO ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 108-J

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting a discussion regarding Forestry Management.
PLACED ON FILE & REFERRED TO NATURAL RESOURCES& PUBLIC PROPERTY COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 108-K

Communication was received from Councillor Amirian requesting a discussion regarding constituent concerns regarding the most recent water bills & also to discuss a strategy to remedy discrepancy between estimated
and actual readings.*
AUGUST BILLS REFLECTED PREVIOUS YEAR USUAGE. SUMMER WEATHER CONDITIONS IMPACTED BILLS.
PLACED ON FILE 108-L

Communication was received from Councillor Ryan requesting a discussion regarding adopting a resolution for mail in ballot voting.
PLACED ON FILE 108-M

Communication was received from Councillor Young requesting a discussion regarding status of RFP to hire an outside engineering firm
to do an analysis of charge backs between City and Water/Wastewater Dept.
BASED ON PROCUREMENT LAWS, ROBERT WARD STATED THAT THE ANALYSIS WILL BE UNDER $25,000 THEREFORE A FORMAL RFP IS NOT REQUIRED. HAS RECEIVED 3 QUOTES THUS FAR. WILL PROVIDE COPIES TO COUNCIL.
PLACED ON FILE 108-N

HEARINGS

Petition was received from Verizon New England & Mass Electric Company requesting joint pole location on Liberty st. Communication was received from Verizon requesting to withdraw the petition without prejudice.*
MOTION TO WITHDRAW WITHOUT PREJUDICE. PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 106

Document 106-B
ORDERED: Order granting joint pole location on Liberty st (see document form complete text)
MOTION TO WITHDRAW WITHOUT PREJUDICE. PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 106-B

NEW BUSINESS

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 46-B To Wit: ORDERED: That the Mayor being and is hereby authorized on behalf of the City of Haverhill to accept the easement from the Irving S Paley Irrevocable Trust to City relative to the construction and installation of a sewer lift station for Hilldale Avenue, a copy of which is attached hereto and incorporated herein. This grant of easement is intended to amend the bounds of the easement premises originally granted to the City and confirm the City's rights as granted therein. (see document for complete text)
ROBERT WARD, Deputy DPW Director, EXPLAINED THE REVISED EASEMENT IS DUE TO EXISTING UTILITIES.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 46-B


City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 22-H To Wit: ORDERED: That the property located on Titcomb Street being Assessors Map 531, Block 379A, Lot 10 be declared surplus. PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 22-H

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 113 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:
November 9, 2010

(see document for complete text)

National Grid $109.33
National Grid $151.68
G & K Services $ 63.67

Councillor Macek presented the minutes of the Natural Resources & Public Property Committee meeting held on October 27, 2010 regarding Doc.
22-F, an Order to declare list of properties surplus and available for sale.
The Committee recommended to remove six properties from the list based on comments from department heads; and Doc. 95, an Order to authorize Treasurer to sell list of properties which were previously declared surplus through public auction. The Committee recommended that the Treasurer be authorized to sell the list of properties through public auction.

ORDERED: That the Treasurer is authorized to sell the attached list of properties which were previously declared surplus through public auction.
(see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 95
ORDERED: That the attached list of properties be declared surplus and available for sale with the exception of the six properties listed in the minutes of the Oct. 27, 2010 Natural Resources & Public Property Committee meeting. (see document for complete text)

PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 22-F

* Index - Doc. 17-L - Power Point presentation by Mayor
Doc. 108-L - Presentation by Robert Ward
Doc. 106 - E-mail from Robert Grassia, Verizon, requesting to withdraw without prejudice

Meeting adjourned at 8:58 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey

City Clerk

 
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