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City of Haverhill June 7, 2011

Meeting of the City Council was held at 7:00 o’clock P.M., Room 202.

Present,-President Hart, Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan,
Young, Hall, LePage, Daly O’Brien, Amirian and Macek.

Records of the last meeting were approved.

Councillor Scatamacchia was appointed to read the records for the present week.
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Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini requesting to address Council regarding the City’s FY 12 Budget. MAYOR STATED THIS IS A RESTORATIVE BUDGET. NO LAYOFFS AND INCREASE FUNDING FOR SCHOOL BUDGET. REPRESENTATIVE DEMPSEY HAS PROPOSED $2.4M ASSISTANCE TO ASSIST WITH HALE DEBT. HAS TO BE APPROVED BY SENATE.*
PLACED ON FILE 9-F

PETITIONS

Application was received for Special License to sell alcoholic beverages from Butlers & Bars for Felicita Rodriguez at Winnekenni
Castle, June 25, 2 pm to 6 pm.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 17-J

Application was received for Hawker/Peddler license from Cheralyn Cannon to sell hotdogs, chips, soda, water, ice cream, slush, sausages& lemonade at the Bradford Common; Monday-Sunday, 9 am to 9 pm
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 10-K

Petition was received from James Parker of Willow Spring Vineyard, West Lowell av requesting to sell his wine at the Haverhill Farmers’ Market this year.
MOTION TO POSTPONE TO JUNE 14, 2011 Yeas 9, Nays 0 51

Petition was received from Tracy Fuller, Haverhill YMCA Executive Director requesting permit fees be waived on renovation of Whittier Building, 87 Winter st; to be used as an Early Education Center and also multi-purpose space for health & wellness and programming. MS. FULLER STATED BUILDING FEE ESTIMATES ARE BETWEEN $1500-$2000. ON MOTION OF
COUNCILLOR HALL TO WAIVE THE PERMIT FEES.
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 52

Petition was received from Vin Ouellette, Director of Human Services requesting to hang a banner at corner of Salem & So Main st
from June 16th to July 6th to advertise City’s annual 4th of July Celebration on July 3rd from 5 pm to 9pm with fireworks at 9:15.
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 24-H

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication from Councillor Macek requesting to discuss Water /wastewater billing. ROBERT WARD, DEPUTY DPW DIRECTOR EXPLAINED BILLING SYSTEM AND STATED 391 CALLS WERE RECEIVED ABOUT THE MOST RECENT BILLING. LOOKING AT WAYS TO BASE BILLS ON ACTUAL READINGS RATHER THAN ESTIMATES. RADIO READ WILL PROVIDE READINGS ON ACTUAL BASIS IN THE FUTURE (5-7 YRS)
PLACED ON FILE 33-O

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting removal of handicap parking space at 20 Broad st
PLACED ON FILE AND REFERRED TO PLANNING Yeas 9, Nays 0 33-P

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting discussion regarding odor from Covanta plant in Ward Hill.
COUNCILLOR HALL HAS BEEN WORKING WITH COVANTA ON THIS ISSUE PLACED ON FILE 33-Q

HEARINGS

Documents 88 to 88-D/2007, petitions from Attorney Don Borenstein for Fermata Limited Partnership requesting Watershed Special Permits for 4 Building Projects off Brandy Brow rd: Fermata Road (Brandy Brow rd); Brandy Brow rd reconstruction; Form A Lots (Brandy Brow rd); Erin Way (Brandy Brow rd)

Updated plans/report submitted by MHF Design Consultants on behalf of client D & D Realty Trust for land along Brandy Brow rd

Related communication from Fire Dept

Communication from Atty Don Borenstein requesting continuance of Erin Way and Form A Lot:462-203-5 & Brandy Brow Roadway Improvements to August 23 2011

Communication from Atty Don Borenstein requesting for applicant to withdraw watershed Special permit application for Fermata Road Subdivision 462-203-6 without prejudice
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR RYAN TO WITHDRAW THE WATERSHED SPECIAL PERMIT APPLICATION FOR FERMATA ROAD SUBDIVISION 462-203-6 PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 88-C/07

Recommendation from William Pillsbury Economic Development/Planning Director, to allow continuance to August 23 2011 of Watershed Special permit for Brandy Brow rd reconstruction; Five form A lots on Brandy Brow rd; and Watershed Special Permit for Erin Way project and ALLOW WITHDRAWAL of Fermata rd project Watershed Special Permit
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR MACEK TO POSTONE SPECIAL PERMITS FOR ERIN WAY; FORM A LOT:462-203-5 AND BRANDY BROW ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS TO AUGUST 23, 2011 GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 88/07, 88-B/07
88-D/07

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 50
Communication was received from Michael Labonte, Chair of the Re-Precincting Committee requesting to give an update on the
Committee’s activities. COUNCILLORS THANKED MR LABONTE AND HIS COMMITTEE FOR THEIR TIRELESS WORK ON THIS VERY IMPORTANT PROJECT PLACED ON FILE. 50

Document 50-B
ORDERED: That the territory of City of Haverhill be hereby divided into seven wards divided into 3 precincts each, totaling twenty-one precincts, in compliance with Chapter 54 of the Gen Laws of Massachusetts (see document for complete text)*
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 50-B

NEW BUSINESS

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 53 To Wit:

Petition was received for joint pole/conduit locations from Verizon New England and MA Electric for So Main st; Chadwick st and South Park st – MASS DOT Project #600214
PLACED ON FILE 53

Document 53-B
ORDERED: Order granting Verizon New England and MA Electric joint pole/conduit locations on So Main st; Chadwick st and So Park st (see document for complete text)
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 53-B

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 54 To Wit:

Petition was received for joint pole locations from Verizon NE & MA Electric Co for So Main st; Salem st; Laurel av and Leonard av – State Highway Project
PLACED ON FILE 54

Document 54-B
ORDERED: Order granting Verizon New England and MA Electric joint pole locations on So Main st; Salem st; Laurel av and Leonard av (see document for complete text)
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 54-B

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 40-B To Wit:

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER

An Ordinance relating to Salaries – Administrative & Professional Positions
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 40-B

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 40-C To Wit:

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER

An Ordinance relating to Salaries – All Departments – Non-Union
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 40-C

Councillor Hall presented the Minutes of the Public Safety Committee meeting held June 1, 2011 regarding fire protection at Ayers and Rocks Villages. A meeting will be held with the Mayor, Chief Borden and village companies to determine training particulars and related matters.
PLACED ON FILE 8-L

Councillor Daly O’Brien presented the Minutes of the Administration & Finance Committee meeting held June 2, 2011. Usage of Bradford Common was discussed. The Nick Ross Auditorium usage will be continued to July 14 Administration & Finance Committee meeting.
PLACED ON FILE 8-M

Meeting adjourned at 8:14 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

* Index – Doc. 9-F – Mayor Fiorentini’s FY 2012 Budget Presentation
* Index – Doc. 50 – Michael Labonte’s presentation – legal description
of Wards and Precincts

Attest: Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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