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ORGANIZATION for 2011 CITY OF HAVERHILL JANUARY FOURTH

Meeting of the City Council was held at 7:00 O’clock P.M.

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.

On motion of Councillor Hall

VOTED: To proceed to the election of a President of the City Council.

Yeas 9, Nays 0
Councillor Hall nominated MICHAEL J. HART

FOR MICHAEL J. HART

Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Young, Hall, LePage, Daly O’Brien, Amirian, Macek,
President Hart. Yeas 9, Nays 0

COUNCILLOR MICHAEL J. HART was declared elected.

The oath of office was then administered to the President-Elect as appears by the following certificate,

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
Haverhill, January 5, 2011
Essex ss

Then personally appeared MICHAEL J. HART President-Elect of the City Council of the City of Haverhill and was duly sworn to the faithful and impartial discharge of the duties of said office.
Before me,

Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

On motion of Councillor Macek

VOTED: To proceed with the election of a Vice-President of the City
Council. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Councilor Amirian nominated ROBERT H. SCATAMACCHIA

FOR ROBERT H. SCATAMACCHIA

Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Young, Hall, LePage, Daly O’Brien, Amirian, Macek,
President Hart. Yeas 9, Nays 0

COUNCILLOR ROBERT H SCATAMACCHIA was declared elected.

The oath of office was then administered to the Vice-President-Elect as appears by the following certificate,

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
Haverhill, January 5, 2011
Essex ss

January 4, 2011

Then personally appeared ROBERT H. SCATAMACCHIA Vice-President-Elect of the City Council of the City of Haverhill and was duly sworn to the faithful and impartial discharge of the duties of said office.
Before me,

Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

PETITIONS

The following Re-appointments were made by Mayor Fiorentini:

  • William D. Cox Jr, CITY SOLICITOR 1
  • Andrew K. Herlihy MAYOR’s OFFICE CHIEF OF STAFF 1-B
  • Linda Koutoulas MAYOR’s OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT 1-B
  • Mary E Roy TREASURER 1-C
  • Sandra E. Denman ASSISTANT CITY TREASURER 1-C
  • Alan DeNaro LOCK-UP KEEPER 1-D
  • Michael Ingham SOLDIERS’ RELIEF & BURIAL AGENT 1-D
  • Michael Stankovich TREE WARDEN, FOREST WARDEN, GYPSY MOTHCONTROL SUPERINTENDENT AND FENCE VIEWER 1-D
  • Michelle Hamel POUNDKEEPER 1-D

PLACED ON FILE

PETITIONS

Applications were received for the following 2011 Drainlayer licenses:

  • Thomas A Dube 2
  • Frank Gibbs 2-B
  • David Scott Lafoe 2-C

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

Applications were received for the following Coin-Op licenses:

  • New Chit Chat LLC, 101-103 Washington st 3 Coin-ops 3
  • Italian American Benevolence Association 210 Winter st, 3 Coin-ops 3-B
  • RG’s Pub, 242 Winter st, 2 Coin-ops 3-C

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

Applications were received for the following Sunday licenses:

  • New Chit Chat LLC, 3 Machines 4
  • Italian American Benevolence Association 3 Machines 4-B
  • RG’s Pub, 2 Machines 4-C

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

 

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication from Council President Michael Hart regarding a Hearing to discuss alleged violations of terms of Pawnbroker and Buy & Sell Old Gold licenses held by Senghab Long for “Seng Jewelry II” at 101 South Main st.
HEARING OPENED WITH OFFICER GLEN FOGARTY APPEARING ON BEHALF OF THE CITY. SENGHAB LONG APPEARED WITH AN INTERPRETER, THONG. STATEMENTS WERE MADE BY ALL WITH QUESTIONS FROM CITY COUNCILLORS. HEARING CLOSED.
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR HALL TO CONTINUE TO FEB 22
On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Young, Hall, LePage, Daly O’Brien and
President Hart 7, Nays,-Councillors Amirian andMacek 2, and PASSED Yeas 7, Nays 2 5


Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting to introduce Robert Moore Environmental Health Technician to speak regarding Forestry Management.
ROBERT MOORE MADE A BRIEF PRESENTATION. GARY GOLDRIP, CONSULTING FORESTER SPOKE ABOUT THE WORK HIS FIRM HANDLES. ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR MACEK TO AMEND THE DOCUMENT TO ENDORSE

ALL THE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE FORESTRY MANAGEMENT REPORT, DATED 16, 2010 MOTION PASSED AND PLACED ON FILE and RECOMMENDATIONS ENDORSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 5-B

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting a discussion relative to approval of installation of “The River Path” signage in Washington sq by Team Haverhill and to introduce Team Haverhill member to discuss the upcoming Essex Street Gateway Mural.
TIM JORDON SPOKE ABOUT THE SCULPTURE. ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR MACEK TO APPROVE THE INSTALLATION OF THE SIGN ON CITY PROPERTY AND ALSO TO WAIVE THE $50.00 INSTALLATION FEE ON BEHALF OF TEAM HAVERHILL Yeas 9, Nays 0 5-C

Communication was received from Councillor Amirian requesting to introduce a representative from Team Haverhill to discuss installation of a plaque in front of the Dale Roger’s sculpture in Washington sq.
TIM JORDON SPOKE ABOUT THE SCULPTURE. ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR MACEK TO APPROVE THE INSTALLATION OF THE SIGN ON CITY PROPERTY AND ALSO TO WAIVE THE $50.00 INSTALLATION FEE ON BEHALF OF TEAM HAVERHILL Yeas 9, Nays 0 5-D

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting to discuss a public safety Issue.
COUNCILLOR HALL EXPRESSED HIS OUTRAGE ABOUT THE PAROLE BOARD’S RECENT RELEASE OF A CONVICTED FELON.
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR HALL TO SEND A LETTER TO GOVERNOR PATRICK AND LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION ABOUT THE PAROLE BOARD. Yeas 9, Nays 0 5-E

Communication was received from Councillor Young requesting an update on status of RFP to hire an outside engineering firm to do an analysis of charge backsbetween City and Water/ Wastewater department.
MICHAEL STANKOVICH STATED THAT 3 PROPOSALS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED. WILL REQUEST PROPOSAL FROM ANOTHER FIRM. ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR YOUNG TO POSTPONE TO 2/1. Yeas 9, Nays 0 5-F

HEARINGS

Hearing was held on Document 115, a request from Verizon New England & MA Electric requesting permission for joint pole location on Liberty st; Plan 701. With Robert Grassia from Verizon New England appearing in favor and no one in opposition, the hearing was closed.
HEARING CLOSED 115

Document 115-B
ORDERED: Order granting joint pole location on Liberty st; Plan 701 (see document for complete text)
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 115-B

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO SALARIES CITY HALL CLERKS GROUP
(See document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 67-O

Document 118-L, 2011 Drainlayer license for King Weinstein
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 118-L

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor Young introduced Document 6 To Wit:

P R O C L A M A T I O N
Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service, January 17th
ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 6


City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 7 To Wit:

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking – 4 Forest Avenue-Handicapped Parking
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 7

Councillor Macek presented the minutes of the Natural Resources & Public Property Committee meeting held on December 16, 2010 regarding Doc. 108-K, Forestry Management and Doc. 85-P regarding the Water Supply Fee. COUNCIL ACCEPTED THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMITTEE. 8

Meeting adjourned at 8:57 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey

City Clerk

 
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