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City of Haverhill June 28, 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 Young was appointed to read the records for the present week.
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Mayor Fiorentini appointed Nella Haginicolas, 666 Salem St., to the CULTURAL COUNCIL, effective June 29, 2011 and expires June 28, 2014.
CONFIRMED Yeas 9, Nays 0 1-Z

PETITIONS


The following Applications were received for licenses renewals:

  • AMBULANCE, Haverhill Fire Dept, 131 Water st, 1 Vehicle GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 18-J
  • LIMOUSINES, BAYSTATE LIMOUSINE, 102 Hale st, 7 Vehicles GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 18-K
  • BUY & SELL SECOND HAND ARTICLES, Doris’s Attic, 125 River st Doris Segal GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 18-L

Application was received for permit to hold Road Race from Robert& Brendan Laprel for the Robert C Laprel Scholarship Fund on September 18 to start/finish at Haverhill High School, from 10 am to 12 pm
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 20-E

Petition was received from David Goodwin Jr/Crescent Yacht Club Race Committee Chairman requesting to close boat launching ramps and parking area to general public in Bradford; Saturday & Sunday, August 27 and 28th, for the “Haverhill River Run” boat racing on upper end of Merrimack Rive with racing between 11:30 am and 5:30 pm
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 59

Application was received for 2011 Drainlayer license from Barry Weinhold
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 2-O

Petition was received from Kimberly Kozak new Wingate st business owner requesting to use Columbus Park for summer event, July 16 from 10 am to 5 pm; with several workshops/lectures
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 60

On motion of Councillor Hall to suspend the rules to approve an application for a block party permit.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 48-C

Councillor Hall introduced an application from Laura Politis, 6 Amy Lynne Lane, to hold a block party and close the street on July 9 from 3:00PM to 10:00PM
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 48-C

On motion of Councillor Scatamacchia to suspend the rules to Introduce a Municipal Ordinance relating to Playgrounds, Parks and Recreation Areas
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 64

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 193
An Ordinance Relating to Playgrounds, Parks and Recreation Areas (see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 64

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding Fire Dept safety issues.
COUNCILLOR HALL SPOKE ABOUT EQUIPMENT AT THE WATER ST FIRE STATION. NEW TURN OUT SUITS AND AIRPACKS ARE NEEDED. MOTION TO REFER TO PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 33-T

Communication was received from Councillor LePage requesting permission to present certificates of recognition to members of the Green Team at Nettle Middle School.
COUNCILLOR LEPAGE RECOGNIZED THE EFFORTS OF TED BECKER, SCIENCE TEACHER AND STUDENTS AT NETTLE SCHOOL. PLACED ON FILE 33-U

HEARINGS

Hearing was held on Document 47, a Petition from City of Haverhill requesting that East Meadow Drive be accepted as a public way with Michael Stankovicy, Director, Public Works appearing in favor and no one in opposition, the hearing was closed. A favorable conditional recommendation was received from the Planning Board (resolved) and Favorable recommendation from Planning Director.
HEARING CLOSED 47

Document 47-B
ORDERED: That East Meadow Drive be accepted as a public way (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 47-B

Document 100
Petition was received from Attorney Michael Migliori for John P Giordano requesting Special Permit to build a single family residence at 90 Amesbury rd WITHIN 500’ OF WATER SUPPLY.
ATTORNEY MICHAEL MIGLIORI APPEARED ON BEHALF OF PETITIONER AND REQUESTED THE HEARING BE CONTINUED TO JULY 26 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE OUTSTANDING ISSUES FROM CONSERVATION COMMISSION. ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR HALL TO CONTINUE TO JULY 26 PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 100

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240 An Ordinance Relating to Parking – 20 Broad St. Delete 1 Handicap parking space
(see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 7-P

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER

An Ordinance relating to Salaries – Administrative & Professional Positions
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 40-B

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER

An Ordinance relating to Salaries – All Departments – Non-Union
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 40-C

Document 57
ORDERED: That the City of Haverhill hereby accepts the provisions of MGL Chapter 44, Section 53F1/2, a copy of which is attached and incorporated herein, relative to the establishment of an enterprise fund for the Water division of Dept of Public Works effective fiscal year 2012. (see document for complete text)
MOTION TO POSTPONE TO AUG 9, 2011 Yeas 9, Nays 0 57

Document 58
ORDERED: That the City of Haverhill hereby accepts the provisions of MGL Chapter 44, Section 53F1/2, a copy of which is attached and incorporated herein, relative to the establishment of an enterprise fund for Wastewater division of Dept of Public Works effective fiscal year 2012. (see document for complete text)
MOTION TO POSTPONE TO AUG 9, 2011 Yeas 9, Nays 0 58

ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR HALL TO REFER DOCUMENTS 57 & 58 TO THE ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0

NEW BUSINESS

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 57-B To Wit:

ORDERED: That the City of Haverhill hereby accepts provisions of MGL Chapter 60A, Section 1, paragraph 8, which will allow service members in City who own cars in the City who are stationed outside the country for 45 days or more to receive a break on their excise taxes. (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 57-B

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 57-C To Wit:

ORDERED: That the City Council of the City of Haverhill accept the provisions of Chapter 131 of the Acts of 2010, the so-called “widow’s pension” which would amend the provisions of MGL c 32, section 101 to increase the benefit of widow/er of a member retired for accidental disability retirement before August 9, 1996 from $6,000 to $9,000 annually. (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 57-C

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 61 To Wit:

ORDERED: That the document of 1988 adopting the provisions of Chap. 306 of the Massachusetts Acts and Resolves of 1987, as amended, shall be further amended as follows:

By deleting the figure “$25.00” and inserting in place thereof the following “$50.00” Effective July 1, 2011

On motion of Councillor LePage that the document be amended as follows:

By adding the following at the end of the second paragraph: “, all as allowed by M.G.L. c. 40, section 22F the provisions of which are hereby accepted as to the fees for municipal lien certificates.”
MOTION PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 and PASSED AS AMENDED Yeas 9, Nays 0 61

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 62 To Wit:

ORDERED: That as part of fiscal year annual budget the sum of $140,791,145 is raised/appropriated as follows:

  • $344,784 Water Receipts
  • $214,184 Wastewater Receipts
  • $1,400,000 Free Cash
  • $138,832,177 Taxation & Other Receipts

ON THE MOTION OF PASSAGE THE YEAS AND NAYS WERE AS FOLLOWS:
Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Hall, LePage, Daly O’Brien, Amirian, Macek and President Hart 8,
Nays,-Councillor Young 1, and PASSED 62


City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 62-B To Wit:

ORDERED: That as part of the fiscal year 2012 annual budget the sum of $594,000 be raised and appropriated and transferred into Stabilization ON THE MOTION OF PASSAGE THE YEAS AND NAYS WERE AS FOLLOWS:
Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Hall, LePage, Daly O’Brien, Amirian, Macek and President Hart 8, Nays,-Councillor Young 1, and PASSED 62-B

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 62-C To Wit:

ORDERED: That as part of the fiscal year 2012 annual budget the sum of $6,715,570 be appropriated to operate the Water Dept for items marked as appropriation as listed and $6,712,540 come from Water revenue, $347,814 to come from Water projected fund balance and that $344,784 be appropriated in the General Fund and funded from Water receipts
(see document for complete text)

ON THE MOTION OF PASSAGE THE YEAS AND NAYS WERE AS FOLLOWS:
Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Hall, LePage, Daly O’Brien, Amirian, Macek and President Hart 8, Nays,-Councillor Young 1, and PASSED 62-C

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 62-D To Wit:

ORDERED: That as part of fiscal year 2012 annual budget the sum of $7,774,271 be appropriated to operate the Wastewater Department for items marked as appropriation as listed and $7,573,800 come from Wastewater revenue, $414,655 to come from Wastewater projected fund balance and that $214,184 be appropriated in the General Fund and funded from Wastewater receipts (see document for complete text)

ON THE MOTION OF PASSAGE THE YEAS AND NAYS WERE AS FOLLOWS:
Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Hall, LePage, Daly O’Brien, Amirian, Macek and President Hart 8, Nays,-Councillor Young 1, and PASSED 62-D

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 65-C To Wit

ORDERED: Authorization of Municipal Open Space Management Revolving Fund (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 65-C

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 65-D To Wit:

ORDERED: Authorization of Wood School Daycare Revolving Fund (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 65-D

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 65-E To Wit:

ORDERED: Authorization of Citizen Center Rental Account Revolving Fund (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 65-E

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 65-F To Wit:

ORDERED: Authorization of Council on Aging Activities Account Revolving Fund (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 65-F

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 65-G To Wit:

ORDERED: Authorization of Recreation and Parks Revolving Fund (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 65-G

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 65-H To Wit:

ORDERED: Authorization of Veteran’s Memorial Skating Rink Revolving Fund (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 65-H

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 63 To Wit:

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 230

An Ordinance Relating to Taxicabs and Buses (see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 63

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 7-Q To Wit:

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 193 An Ordinance Relating to Playgrounds, Parks and Recreation Areas
(see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 64

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 7-Q To Wit:

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240 An Ordinance Relating to Parking, 13 Ashland St. Add 2 Handicap Parking Spaces in front of the Calvary Baptist Church (See document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 7-Q

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 7-R To Wit:

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240 An Ordinance Relating to Parking, 7 Bedford st Delete Handicap Parking
(See document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 7-R

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 7-S To Wit:

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240 An Ordinance Relating to Parking, 85 Arlington st Add 1 Handicap Parking Space
(See document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 7-S

Meeting adjourned at 8:24 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest: Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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