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City of Haverhill December 21, 2010

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

Present,-President Hart, Councillors Scatamacchia, Young, Hall, LePage, Daly O’Brien, Amirian and Macek.
Absent,-Councillor Ryan.
Records of the last meeting were approved.

Councillor Hall was appointed to read the records for the present week.
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The following appointment was made by Mayor Fiorentini:

  • Linda Koutoulas to the HAVERHILL CULTURAL COUNCIL. Effective immediately and expires Dec. 21, 2013.

CONFIRMED Yeas 8, Absent 1 119-B

PETITIONS

Applications were received for 2011 Drainlayer licenses from:

  • Stephen P Early 118U
  • Bruce Hoehn 118-V
  • Arthur Hutton 118-W
  • Joseph Scott 118-X
  • Ryan Scott 118-Y
  • John Sullivan 118-Z

GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1

Application was received for Handicap Parking sign from Deborah Shackley at 4 Forest ave.
REFERRED TO PLANNING Yeas 8, Absent 1 3-N

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting a discussion about the Clement farmhouse.
REFERRED TO NATURAL RESOURCES & PUBLIC PROPERTY COMMITTEE Yeas 8, Absent 1 108-Y

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting to introduce Doug Edison to discuss the PARC grant.
MR. EDISON IS WORKING WITH ANDREW HERLIHY ON THIS GRANT TO SECURE FUNDS FOR PARKLAND ACQUISITION AND IMPROVEMENTS AT PENTUCKET CEMETERY & BRADFORD BURIAL GROUNDS. PLACED ON FILE 108-Z

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting to give update on the construction project at the Rte. 125 corridor and Rte. 125 connector.
TWO BRIDGES NEED TO BE REBUILT, WILL RESUME IN SPRING; RTE 495 BRIDGES (N&S) WILL PUT SIGN BOARDS OUT WARNING MOTORISTS OF UNEVEN SURFACE; RTE 125 CORRIDOR-THIS IS A FOUR YR. PROJECT WILL START IN SPRING 2011; FIRE TRUCKS CAN NOT TRAVEL ON BASILIERE BRIDGE DUE TO WEIGHT LIMIT-SIGN POSTED. SEN. BADDOUR WILL BE INVITED TO ATTEND A CITY COUNCIL MEETING IN JANUARY TO DISCUSS THESE ITEMS. 121

Communication from Councillor Young requesting a discussion regarding a change of the water supply fee ordinance.
PLACED ON FILE & REFERRED TO PLANNING FOR ORDINANCE AMENDMENT 121-B

HEARINGS

Document 115, request from Verizon New England & MA Electric requesting permission for joint pole location on Liberty st; Plan 701. REPRESENTATIVE FROM VERIZON DID NOT ATTEND.
POSTPONED TO JAN 4, 2011. Yeas 8, Absent 1 115

Order for joint pole location on Liberty st
POSTPONED TO JAN 4, 2011. Yeas 8, Absent 1 115-B

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 118-L, 2011 Drainlayer license King Weinstein
POSTPONED TO JAN 4 2011 Yeas 8, Absent 1 118-L

 

Document 32-N
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
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 32-N

Document 32-O
ORDERED: That the city appropriate from Free Cash $697,833.97 and Transfer to Water Capital Project Fund – Water Distribution Improvements 2011.
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 32-O

Document 32-P
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. Related proposed amendment*
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR DALY O’BRIEN TO AMEND DOCUMENT AS FOLLOWS: Delete the amount $180,917.09 and insert in its place thereof the number “$384,411.76”.
MOTION PASSSED AND PASSED AS AMENDED Yeas 8, Absent 1 32-P

Document 32-Q
ORDERED: That the city appropriate from Free Cash $146,897.38 and Transfer to Water Capital Project Fund – Water Treatment Plant Improvements 2011
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 32-Q

Document 32-R
ORDERED: That the city appropriate from Free Cash $50,000.00 and Transfer to Water Capital Project Fund – Water Fleet and Equipment
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 32-R

Document 32-S
ORDERED: That the city appropriate from Free Cash $65,000.00 and Transfer to Water Capital Project Fund – Water Supply Dams
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 32-S

Document 32-T
ORDERED: That the city appropriate from Free Cash $183,300.00 and Transfer to Water Capital Project Fund – Water Carbon Filters
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 32-T

Document 32-U
ORDERED: That the city appropriate from Free Cash $10,000.00 and Transfer to Water Capital Project Fund – Watershed Management Program
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 32-U

Document 32-V
ORDERED: That the city appropriate from Free Cash $1,079,097.14 and Transfer to Water Capital Project Fund – Merrimack River Water Supply ProjectRelated proposed amendment
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR DALY O’BRIEN TO AMEND AS FOLLOWS: to delete the amount $1,079.097.14 and insert in its place thereof the number “$875,602” and also by deleting after the word “fund” the words Merrimack River Water Supply Project and by inserting in place thereof the words “Water Supply Fee”
MOTION PASSSED AND PASSED AS AMENDED Yeas 8, Absent 1 32-V

Document 32-W
ORDERED: That the city appropriate from Free Cash $35,499.00 and Transfer to Wastewater Expense - Wastewater Capital Outlay
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 32-W

Document 32-X
ORDERED: That the city appropriate from Free Cash $317,000.00 and Transfer to Wastewater Capital Project Fund – Wastewater Treatment Facility
Rehab & Repair
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 32-X

Document 32-Y
ORDERED: That the city appropriate from Free Cash $643,778.83 and Transfer to Wastewater Capital Project Fund – Sewer Rehab & Repair
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 32-Y

Document 32-Z
ORDERED: That the city appropriate from Free Cash $125,000.00 and Transfer to Wastewater Capital Project Fund – Merrimack Riverbank Stabilization
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 32-Z

Document 24-E
ORDERED: That the sum of $205,499 is appropriated to pay costs of making repairs to the Whittier Road Bridge, and to Bridges #1 and #2 on Millvale Road, including the payment of all costs incidental and related thereto; that to meet the appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval of the Mayor is authorized to borrow said amount under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7(4) of the General Laws, or pursuant to any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the City therefore, and that in connection therewith, the Treasurer is authorized to file an application with the appropriate officials of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts (the “Commonwealth”) to qualify under Chapter 44 A of the General Laws any and all bonds of the City issued pursuant to this order, and to provide such information and execute such documents as such officials of the Commonwealth may require in connection therewith.
On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Hall, LePage, Amirian, Macek, and President Hart 7, Nays,-Councillors Young 1, Absent,-Councillor Ryan PASSED Yeas 7, Nays 1, Absent 1 24-Z

Document 117
MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240 An Ordinance Related to Prohibited Turning Movements Prohibited Turn – Right on Red onto Lafayette sq (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 117

Document 67-N
ORDERED: MUNICIPAL ORIDINANCE CHAPTER RELATING TO SALARIES ENGINEERING GROUP (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 67-N

NEW BUSINESS

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 120-B To Wit:

ORDERED: That the City appropriate from Free Cash $2,736,873.85 and transfer to Budget Reserve-Water
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 120-B

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 120-C To Wit: ORDERED: That the City appropriate from Free Cash $1,924,418.92 and
transfer to Budget Reserve – Wastewater
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 120-C

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 27-W To Wit: ORDERED: A resolution to file and accept grants with and from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs for Parkland acquisition and the renovation for Communities (PARC) program for improvements to the Pentucket Cemetery, Old Bradford Burial Ground and the Creation of George Washington Crossing Park and Playground,
The so-called “Pentucket-Bradford Heritage Preservation Initiative,” in conjunction with Haverhill’s Brightside. (see document for complete text)
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR LEPAGE TO AMEND DOCUMENTS AS FOLLOWS: Delete on the first page in the last paragraph the word “matching” and also

By adding on Page 2, after the words Haverhill’s Brightside in paragraph 2 the words “including appropriation of $187,201.47 from these departments for the overall project, pending grant reimbursement: and also

By adding after the words grant reimbursement; paragraph 3. stating “That the City-owned land at the Pentucket Cemetery (Map 402-Block 91-Lot2), Old Bradford Burial Ground (Map 735-Block 788-Lot 3), and the George Washington Crossing Park and Playground (Map 700-Block 630-Lots 2 & 2a) be dedicated as parkland under Mass General Law Chapter 45, Section 3. and also
December 21, 2010

By deleting the original 3 and inserting in place thereof the number “4”.
MOTION PASSSED AND PASSED AS AMENDED Yeas 8, Absent 1 27-W

* Index – Doc. 32P-32-Z – Revised information package from Robert Ward

Meeting adjourned at 8:40 o’clock P.M. Yeas 8, Absent 1

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey

City Clerk

 
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