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City of Haverhill July 26, 2011

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

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 LePage was appointed to read the records for the present week.
_________________________

PETITIONS

The following Applications for licenses were received:

  • BUY & SELL SECOND HAND ARTICLES
    • Leah Mae’s, Sharon Tripp, 179 Rosemont st GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 67-B
  • BUY & SELL SECOND HAND CLOTHING
    • All Saints Parish, Richard Paquette, 120 Bellevue av GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 67-C
    • Ruth’s House, Delores Lee, 111 Lafayette sq GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 67-D
  • BOWLING
    • All Saints Parish Bowling Ctr, 120 Bellevue av, 9 Lanes GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 66-C
  • TAXIS
    • A Family Cab, 21 White st, 12 Vehicles GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 67-E
  • LIMOUSINES
    • Black Tie Limousines, 25 Bond st, 36 Limousines GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 67-F

Application was received from Shawna Kelley for Riverside Memorial Church to hold Block Party around Church at 278 Groveland st; Golden st side; Saturday, September 17, 12 noon to 5 pm
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 48-D

Petition was received from John Kelleher requesting to address Council regarding his Hawker/Peddler location at Riverside Park.
MR. KELLEHER ASKED FOR AN EXTENSION BECAUSE HIS CART FELL OFF TRAILER ON HIGHWAY. MOTION TO EXTEND UNTIL NEXT YEAR.
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 70

Application was received for Special Permit from Attorney Waldron for applicant Michael Lefevre to build multi-family housing –
9 Residential Condo Units for property on River st; Assessor’s Map 534, Block 4, Lot 19.
REFERRED TO PLANNING BOARD & COUNCIL HEARING TO BE HELD SEPT 6 2011 71

Petition was received from Attorney Waldron for applicant Joseph DiPrimo requesting to Discontinue a portion of Naples rd.
REFERRED TO PLANNING BOARD & COUNCIL HEARING TO BE HELD SEPT 6 2011 72

Application was received from Carl Kasierski on behalf of Salem Meadow Realty Trust requesting Mitchell Barrett Lane be accepted as a public way.
REFERRED TO PLANNING BOARD & COUNCIL HEARING TO BE HELD SEPT 27 2011 73

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillors Macek & Young requesting a discussion regarding City/Water/Wastewater cost allocation services as contracted with MGT of America on July 6 2011.
MR. WARD ESTIMATED STUDY WOULD BE COMPLETED BY SEPT 7. COUNCILLOR YOUNG REQUESTED LETTER BE SENT TO MAYOR REQUESTING MAYOR/COUNCIL CONFERENCE AFTER STUDY IS COMPLETED. PLACED ON FILE 74

On motion of Councillor LePage to suspend the rules regarding hanging of a banner for to promote River Ruckus event.
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 24-K

Mr. Karlstad briefly spoke about the Team Haverhill/River Ruckus event and requested banner location in Bradford, Rte. 125, Aug 8-21.
MOTION TO APPROVE BANNER Yeas 8, Absent 1 24-K

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding winter parking in Haverhill. COUNCILLOR HALL STATED HE RESEARCHED OTHER CITIES & TOWNS ABOUT WINTER PARKING. REQUESTED THIS MATTER BE REFERRED TO TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE.
REFERRED TO TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE 74-B

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding proposed NEO Energy project on Hilldale av.
ANDREW HERLIHY, FORMER CHIEF OF STAFF, STATED CITY HAS RETAINED LEGAL SERVICES OF ATTORNEY MICHAEL LEON TO PROTECT CITY INTERESTS. COUNCILLOR HALL REQUESETED LETTER TO MAYOR TO SET UP PUBLIC HEARING WITH ATTORNEY LEON AND STATE OFFICIALS. 74-C

Communication was received from Councillor Amirian requesting a discussion regarding Adopt-A-Park program. COUNCILLOR AMIRIAN SPOKE ABOUT EFFORTS OF INDIVIDUALS ADOPTING PARKS, I.E. IN MONUMENT SQUARE AND RECENT THEFTS. ADVISED PUBLIC TO KEEP WATCHFUL EYE FOR VANDALS AND REPORT TO POLICE. HE INTRODUCED DOUG EDISON, PRESIDENT, HAVERHILL’S BRIGHTSIDE. PLACED ON FILE 74-D

HEARINGS

Document 100
Petition was received from Attorney Migliori for John P Giordano requesting a Special Permit to build a single family residence at 90 Amesbury rd WITHIN 500’ of WATER SUPPLY.
ATTORNEY MIGLIORI ASKED FOR POSTPONEMENT DUE TO COUNCILLOR RYAN’S ABSENCE. MOTION TO POSTPONE TO AUG. 23 GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 100

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 23-B
Ordinance re:Vehicles and Traffic, Amend Chapter 240; Section 85; Schedule A:Service Zones; Section 85 Schedule B: Parking Restrictions and Prohibitions and Section 88 Schedule E:City Parking Lots
(see document for complete text)
ANDREW HERLIHY STATED CONSULTANT IS WORKING ON COMMENTS FROM CITY COUNCILLORS. COUNCIL EXPRESSED INTEREST IN MAYOR/COUNCIL CONFERENCE BEFORE PARKING ORDINANCES ARE SCHEDULED FOR VOTE. PLACED ON FILE 23-B

Document 23-C
Ordinance re: Boards and Commissions; Amend Chapter 11, Article XIV. Central Business District Parking Commission Section 11
(see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE 23-C

Document 23-D
Ordinance re: Vehicles and Traffic; Chapter 240, Articles XVI, Parking Fees and Rates & Terms (see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE 23-D

NEW BUSINESS

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 34-B To Wit:

ORDERED: That the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to enter into and execute a contract with North Reading Transportation for bus transporta-tion of special needs students on behalf of the School Committee. The term of the contract exceeding three years, City Council authorization is required by M.G.L. C 30B, §12(b).

On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Young, Hall, LePage, Daly O’Brien, Amirian, and President Hart 7, Abstain,-Councillor Macek 1, Absent,-Councillor Ryan 1, and PASSED 34-B

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 34-C To Wit:

ORDERED: That the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to enter into and execute a contract with Coppola Bus Company for bus transportation of students on behalf of School Committee. The term of the contract exceeding three years, City Council authorization is required by M.G.L. C. 30b, §12(b).
On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Young, Hall, LePage, Daly O’Brien, Amirian, and President Hart 7, Abstain,-Councillor Macek 1, Absent,-Councillor Ryan 1, and PASSED 34-C

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 34-D To Wit:

ORDERED: That the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to enter into and execute a certain lease agreement entitled “SLG Lease Agreement” on behalf of City of Haverhill with Avaya for Avaya S8300 Software Support, a copy of which is attached hereto and incorporated herein. This agreement is for a period of 60 months and City Council approval is necessary for contracts which exceed 36 months. (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 34-D

On motion of Councillor Scatamacchia to suspend the rules for a proclamation for Linda Pooler.
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 6-R

P R O C L A M A T I O N
LINDA POOLER DAY
(see document for complete text)
ADOPTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 6-R


On motion of Councillor Young to suspend the rules for a proclama-tion for Columbia Independence Day
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 6-S

P R O C L A M A T I O N
Columbia Independence Day
(see document for complete text)
ADOPTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 6-S


Councillor Daly O’Brien presented the Minutes of the Administration & Finance Committee meeting held on July 14, 2011 regarding auditorium usage and Enterprise accounts for the Water/Wastewater Divisions of the Department of Public Works. Since the interim facilities manager was not able to attend the meeting, the discussion regarding auditorium usage was postponed to August. The Committee’s recommendation is that the Mayor and Water/Wastewater Department prepare for Enterprise accounts for fiscal 2013. This matter is scheduled to come before Council on August 9, 2011.
PLACED ON FILE 8-N


Councillor Hall presented the Minutes of the Public Safety Committee meeting held on July 20, 2011 regarding Fire Department safety issues and affordable fire equipment upgrade and hydrant mapping. He stated that Chief DeNaro will now be managing the Fire Department and that the Chief is pursuing various avenues to fund equipment needed for fire protection. Also, the Chief is working with the Water Department to upgrade the couplings and hoses from 3 inches to 5 inches and computers for fire trucks.
PLACED ON FILE 8-0

Councillor Scatamacchia the presented Minutes of the Planning and Development Committee meeting held on July 21, 2011 regarding changing South Prospect Street to two way traffic. He stated it was the Committee’s recommendation to send a request to the Planning Department to draft an ordinance for the change. President Hart suggested he place this item on the Council agenda.

Meeting adjourned at 8:58 o’clock P.M. Yeas 8, Absent 1

Attest: Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk
 
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