City of Haverhill February 1, 2011
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.
THERE WAS A PROCEDURAL DISCUSSION ABOUT HOW TO PASS THE ORDINANCE WITHOUT THE ROUTINE FILING FOR 10 DAYS. IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE CITY CHARTER ALLOWS FOR THE PASSAGE OF THE ORDINANCE AT THE SAME MEETING AT WHICH THE ORDINANCE IS INTRODUCED WHEN A SPECIAL EMERGENCY INVOVLING THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE PEOPLE OR THEIR PROPERTY EXISTS.
On motion of Councillor Macek to vote on the following preamble:
Whereas, said higher than normal snowfalls have not allowed for the usual removal of snow and have caused the narrowing of streets, the continued parking of motor vehicles on the odd-numbered side of the street between 6p.m. and 6a.m. for the month of February, 2011 is necessary to minimize the further narrowing of streets and to insure the health and safety of the citizens of Haverhill.
On motion of Councillor Hall that the document be amended by striking out the entire text after the words “240-24. All-night parking.” and inserting in place thereof the following:
“F. Whenever the Chief of Police and the Director of Public Works determine that a special emergency involving the health and/or safety of the people and their property exists within the City of Haverhill as a result of higher than normal snowfalls, the schedule may be temporarily altered at the discretion of the Chief of Police and the Director of Public Works.”
The following appointments were made by Mayor Fiorentini:
Edgar Proulx, BIKE HAVERHILL COMMITTEE, effective immediately I-J Angelo Magliocchetti, BIKE HAVERHILL COMMITTEE, effective immediately I-K
The following applications were received to hold Tag Days:
HHS Lacrosse; March 18,19,20 19-V Haverhill Veterans Council; June 16,17,18 19-W
Application for 2011 Drainlayer license was received from Peter Tufts GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 2-I
Application was received for Road Race from Peter Mills to start
at First Church of Christ on Church st in Bradford; to be held 2/12
Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding present City Ordinances and lack of enforcement.
Communication was received from Councillor Young requesting a discussion regarding an audit of charge backs between the City and Water/Wastewater Department.
Communication was received from Councillor Young requesting a discussion regarding wastewater billing.
Communication was received from Councillor Daly O’Brien requesting
a discussion about snow removal.
Communication was received from Police Chief Alan DeNaro requesting to address Council to highlight accomplishments and retirement of Officer Timothy Donovan of the Haverhill Police Department.
Document 5-F, Communication from Councillor Young requesting an update on status of RFP to hire an outside engineering firm to do an analysis of charge backs between City and Water/Wastewater Department
MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 191
City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 21 To Wit:
ORDERED: That the Mayor being and is hereby authorized on behalf of the City of Haverhill to accept a deed from Joseph DiPrimo to the City for certain real property located on the westerly side of Liberty Street containing 14.4586 acres of land, a copy of which is attached hereto and incorporated herein along with a plan entitled “Frontage Exception Plan of Land in Haverhill, MA.” Said deed is being conveyed relative to an Order of Conditions issued by the Haverhill Conservation Commission.
ORDERED: That an emergency be declared involving the health and safety of the public in accordance with Section 31D, of Chapter 44, General Laws as amended, providing for payment in excess of appropriation for Snow & Ice
City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 16-C To Wit:
Councillor Daly O’Brien presented the minutes of Administration & Finance Committee meeting held on January 27, 2011 regarding Doc. 85-X -request to discuss Douglas Greenlaw’s Hawker/Peddler License. It was voted to ask the City Solicitor to amend the ordinance to add “enclosed cart, 8.5x12 feet, excluding hitch, at the Bradford site only”; Doc. 43-S Haverhill Residents Construction Employment Monitoring Committee, Chapter 132 of City Code – this was postponed at the Mayor’s request; Doc. 85-R –discussion regarding the City’s policy for paying city bills by check. It was voted to ask the City Auditor to review how departments handle bad checks and the need for a universal fee for bad checks; Doc. 108-J – discussion re: placement/operation of outdoor vending machines – the Council approved the amended ordinance; general discussion regarding Peddling/Soliciting Ordinance (Hawkers and Peddlers) – It was voted to ask the City Solicitor to amend the ordinance by adding under Ch. 191, subsec- tion 11 “B” Vacated locations, “location must be operated four (4) days a week or more, weather permitting, from Memorial Day thru Labor Day”. The minutes were accepted.
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