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City of Haverhill December 14, 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 Young was appointed to read the records for the present week.
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Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini submitting Collective Bargaining Agreement between City of Haverhill and City Hall Clerk’sTeamster Group. PLACED ON FILE 54-F

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO SALARIES CITY HALL CLERKS GROUP
(See document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 67-O

The following appointments were made by Mayor Fiorentini:
Frank McCann to the WATER SUPPLY BOARD, effective immediately.
PLACED ON FILE 43-Z

William Evans to the HAVERHILL HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING COMMITTEE,
effective immediately.
PLACED ON FILE 119

PETITIONS

Applications were received for 2011 Drainlayer licenses from:

  • James Borachek 118-M
  • George Charest 118-N
  • Glen Daigle 118-O
  • John Grasso 118-P
  • James Mahoney 118-Q
  • Dale A Manter 118-R
  • Richard Peters 118-S
  • Henry Richard 118-T

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

Applications were received for the following COIN-OP MACHINE licenses:

  • Kelley’s Restaurant, 75 So Main st, 2 Coin-ops 7-E
  • New Lantern Cafe, 240 Essex st, 4 Coin-ops 7-F
  • American Veterans, 576 Primrose st, 1 Coin-op 7-G
  • Valley Forum Ice Rink, 7 Parkridge rd, 12 Coin-ops 7-H
  • American Legion Post 4, 1314 Main st, 2 Coin –ops 7-I
  • VFW Post 29, 64 Kenoza av, 2 Coin-ops 7-J
  • Academy Lanes, 725 So Main st, 12 Coin-ops 7-K
  • Taste of Bangkok, 2 Essex st, 4 Coin-ops 7-L Market Basket, 1 Kiddie Ride, 400 Lowell av 7-M

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

  • SUNDAY LICENSES
    • New Lantern Cafe, 4 Machines 8-I
    • American Veterans, 1 Machine 8-J
    • Valley Forum Ice Rink, 12 Machines 8-K
    • American Legion Post 4, 2 Machines 8-L
    • VFW Post 29, 2 Machines 8-M
    • Academy Lanes, 12 Machines 8-N
    • Taste of Bangkok, 4 Machines 8-O
    • Market Basket, 1 Machine 8-P

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

Application was received for permit to hold Frozen Shamrock 3 Mile road race from Dave LaBrode; location is J.P. McBrides’s, 27 Lafayette sq
February 27th, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 33-J

Abatement report was received from the Board of Assessors for month of November.
PLACED ON FILE 9-L

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Ryan requesting a discussion regarding an update on the bridge construction at Ward Hill Connector .
ANDREW HERLIHY, CHIEF OF STAFF GAVE AN UPDATE ON BRIDGE WORK. THREE SEPARATE MASS HIGHWAY PROJECTS WILL BE UNDERTAKEN WITH SEPARATE CONTRACTORS.
PLACED ON FILE 108-X

HEARINGS

Hearing was held on Document 109, request from Robert K Ahern, Highview LLC for City to accept Phillips Crossing as a public way. With Stephen Stapinski in favor and no one in opposition the hearing was closed. HEARING CLOSED 109

Document 109-B
ORDERED: That the following street herein described be accepted as a public way: Phillips Crossing (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 109-B

On motion of Councillor Ryan to suspend the rules to present item from Mayor concerning the proposed sale of Merrimack Valley Hospital.
MOTION PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0

ORDERED: That the City appropriate $5,000 from Free Cash to be transferred to Law Expenses to fund expenses for legal costs relating to the sale of the Merrimack Valley Hospital. * MAYOR FIORENTINI EXPRESSED HIS CONCERN ABOUT MAKING SURE THE INTERESTS OF THE CITY ARE PROTECTED. COUNCILLORS YOUNG AND MACEK OBJECTED TO APPRORIATING THE FUNDS FROM FREE CASH.
On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Hall, LePage, Amirian, and President Hart 6 Nays,-Councillors Young and Macek 2, Abstain,-Councillor Daly O’Brien 1, and PASSED 120

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 118-L, 2011 Drainlayer license King Weinstein
POSTPONED TO DEC. 21, 2010 Yeas 9, Nays 0 118-L

Document 81-O, 2011 Drainlayer license John Davidowicz
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 81-O

Document 81-Y, 2011 Drainlayer license Ronald LaPlume
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 81-Y

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240

An Ordinance relating to Parking 35 Oak Terrace - Add 1 Handicap Parking Space (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 16-T

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240

An Ordinance relating to Parking 2 Ford St. - Delete Handicap Parking Space (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 16-U

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240

An Ordinance relating to Parking 62 So. Central St. - Delete Handicap Parking Space
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 16-V

December 14, 2010

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. * On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillor Ryan, 1, Nays,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Young, Hall, LePage, Daly O’Brien, Amirian, Macek and President Hart 8 and FAILED 17-LL

NEW BUSINESS

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 32-N To Wit:

ORDERED: That the city appropriate from Free Cash $629,581.25 and Transfer to Water Capital Project Fund – Water Meter Replacement.
Related communication from Mayor and Robert Ward POSTPONED TO DEC. 21, 2010 Yeas 9, Nays 0 32-N

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 32-O To Wit:

ORDERED: That the city appropriate from Free Cash $697,833.97 and Transfer to Water Capital Project Fund – Water Distribution Improvements 2011. POSTPONED TO DEC. 21, 2010 Yeas 9, Nays 0 32-O

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 32-P To Wit:

ORDERED: That the city appropriate from Free Cash $180,917.09 and Transfer to Water Capital Project Fund – Water 20-inch & 36-inch Transmission Mains POSTPONED TO DEC. 21, 2010 Yeas 9, Nays 0 32-P

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 32-Q To Wit:

ORDERED: That the city appropriate from Free Cash $146,897.38 and Transfer to Water Capital Project Fund – Water Treatment Plant Improvements 2011 POSTPONED TO DEC. 21, 2010 Yeas 9, Nays 0 32-Q

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 32-R To Wit:

ORDERED: That the city appropriate from Free Cash $50,000.00 and Transfer to Water Capital Project Fund – Water Fleet and Equipment
POSTPONED TO DEC. 21, 2010 Yeas 9, Nays 0 32-R

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 32-S To Wit:

ORDERED: That the city appropriate from Free Cash $65,000.00 and Transfer to Water Capital Project Fund – Water Supply Dams POSTPONED TO DEC. 21, 2010 Yeas 9, Nays 0 32-S

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 32-T To Wit:

ORDERED: That the city appropriate from Free Cash $183,300.00 and Transfer to Water Capital Project Fund – Water Carbon Filters
POSTPONED TO DEC. 21, 2010 Yeas 9, Nays 0 32-T

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 32-U To Wit:

ORDERED: That the city appropriate from Free Cash $10,000.00 and Transfer to Water Capital Project Fund – Watershed Management Program
POSTPONED TO DEC. 21, 2010 Yeas 9, Nays 0 32-U

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 32-V To Wit:

ORDERED: That the city appropriate from Free Cash $1,079,097.14 and Transfer to Water Capital Project Fund – Merrimack River Water Supply Project POSTPONED TO DEC. 21, 2010 Yeas 9, Nays 0 32-V

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 32-W To Wit:

ORDERED: That the city appropriate from Free Cash $35,499.00 and Transfer to Wastewater Expense - Wastewater Capital Outlay
POSTPONED TO DEC. 21, 2010 Yeas 9, Nays 0 32-W

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 32-X To Wit:

ORDERED: That the city appropriate from Free Cash $317,000.00 and Transfer to Wastewater Capital Project Fund – Wastewater Treatment Facility Rehab & Repair
POSTPONED TO DEC. 21, 2010 Yeas 9, Nays 0 32-X

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 32-Y To Wit:

ORDERED: That the city appropriate from Free Cash $643,778.83 and Transfer to Wastewater Capital Project Fund – Sewer Rehab & Repair
POSTPONED TO DEC. 21, 2010 Yeas 9, Nays 0 32-Y

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 32-Z To Wit:

ORDERED: That the city appropriate from Free Cash $125,000.00 and Transfer to Wastewater Capital Project Fund – Merrimack Riverbank Stabilization POSTPONED TO DEC. 21, 2010 Yeas 9, Nays 0 32-Z

Councillor Daly O’Brien presented the minutes of the Administration & Finance Committee meeting held on December 2, 2010. Items discussed were Doc. 43-S-Haverhill Residents Construction Employment Monitoring Committee; doc. 85-R-Communication from Councillor Ryan requesting a discussion regarding the City’s policy for paying City bills by check; Doc. 85-V-Communication from Councillor Young requesting a discussion regarding posting and publicity of public meetings; and Doc. 85-X-Communication from Councillor Daly O’Brien requesting to discuss a request from Douglas Greenlaw regarding his hawker/Peddler’s license.

* Index – Document 120- Suspension of Rules/Order; Document 17-LL Early Retirement spreadsheet; Document 32-N – Memo from Robert Ward dated 12/10/10


Meeting adjourned at 8:36 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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