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City of Haverhill August 23, 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 Amirian was appointed to read the records for the present week.
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Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini requesting appropriation from Insurance Reimbursements Exceeding $20,000 account.
PLACED ON FILE

ORDERED: That the sum of $8,338.35 be appropriated and transferred from the Insurance Reimbursement Exceeding $20,000 to Capital Project – FY 12 Municipal Building Repairs.
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 62-E

ORDERED: That the sum of $288,376.49 be appropriated and transferred from the Insurance Reimbursement Exceeding $20,000 to School Capital Project – FY 12 School Department Building Repairs.
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 62-F

UTILITY HEARINGS

Hearing was held on Document 75, a petition from Verizon New England and Mass Electric Co requesting permission for joint pole location on Lowell Ave, plan 705. With Joseph Gleason from Verizon appearing in favor and no one in opposition, the hearing was closed. 75

Document 75B
ORDERED: Order granting Verizon New England and Mass Electric Co a joint pole location on Lowell Ave (see document for complete text)
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 75-B

PETITIONS

Application was received for Tag Days from HHS Girls Volleyball, October 28, 29 & 30
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 27-K

Applications were received for the following Licenses:

  • BUY & SELL SECOND HAND CLOTHING
    • In With the Used, Brittany Day, 101 Merrimack St GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 67-H
  • BUY & SELL SECOND HAND ARTICLES
    • In With the Used, Brittany Day, 101 Merrimack St GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 67-I
  • TAXIS
  • American Transportation & Taxi Service, 236 Winter St, 2 Vehicles GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 67-J

Applications were received for Special License to sell alcoholic beverages for:

Tattersall Farm Charitable Foundation at Tattersall Farm, “Farm Day,” Sept 18th, Noon to 5:00 PM
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 17-O

Haverhill Brewery, Inc. at 90 Washington Street, “Brewfest,” Sept 24th, Noon to 9:00 PM
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 17-P

Application was received from David LaBrode for permit to hold “Bobby Bell 5 Mile Road Race” on October 9th at 11:00 AM
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 20-F

Petition was received from Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Trinity EMS and Pentucket Medical Associates announcing Italian Festival on Sunday, Sept 25th, Noon to 4:00 PM in municipal parking lot behind the Tap in downtown Haverhill and also asking approval for several related requests.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 76

Petition was received from Attorney Waldron requesting to continue special permit hearing for River St (Doc 71/2010) and special permit hearing to discontinue Naples Rd (Doc 72/2010) from September 6th to October 25th.
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR HALL TO POSTPONE SPECIAL PERMIT HEARING FOR RIVER STREET AND DISCONTINUE A PORTION OF NAPLES ROAD TO OCTOBER 25, 2011 GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 71-A

Applications were received for 2011 Drainlayer license from:

  • William Leonard GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 2-Q
  • William D Smith GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 2-R

Abatement report was received from Board of Assessors for the month of July.
PLACED ON FILE 11-H

Petition was received from Haverhill Exchange Club requesting approval to place signs at major intersections throughout the City advertising the 7th Annual Taste & Toast of Haverhill to be held on Thursday, September 8th from 6 to 9 PM at Winnekenni Castle
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 77

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor LePage requesting to present a citation to Rocky Morrison of the Clean River Project.
COUNCILLOR LEPAGE SUMMARIZED CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY MR. MORRISON AND HIS GROUP, VOLUNTEERS AND DONATION TO FUND THE PROJECT BY TEAM HAVERHILL. COUNCILLOR RYAN SUGGESTED LETTERS TO FEDERAL DELEGATION ABOUT DREDGING THE RIVER *
PLACED ON FILE 74-I

On motion of Councillor Hall to suspend the rules for a Tag Day request from the Haverhill Firefighters.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 27-L

Councillor Hall introduced a tag day application from the Haverhill Firefighters to hold their annual MDA Fundraiser, Sept 1,2,3.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 27-L

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion about safety conditions at Winnekenni Park. COUNCILLOR HALL STATED THAT THE PARKING AREA HAS DETERIORATED FORCING PATRONS TO PARK ON THE STREET.
REFERRED TO TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 74-J

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting a discussion on forwarding to Traffic and Safety Committee a request a stop sign review at intersection of West Lowell Ave & Lake St.
REFERRED TO TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 74-K

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting to remove handicap parking spaces as they are no longer needed at:
15 Dudley St and 32 John St
REFERRED TO PLANNING Yeas 9, Nays 0 74-L

Communication from Councillor Hall submitting recommendations of August 18th Traffic & Safety Committee Meeting.
PER THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE, A REQUEST WILL BE SENT TO THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT TO DRAFT AN ORDINANCE FOR “NO PARKING ON THE SOUTHWEST SIDE OF THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF THE ACCESS ROAD STARTING FROM BOARDMAN STREET UP TO THE GOLDEN HILL SCHOOL”
REFERRED TO PLANNING Yeas 9, Nays 0 74-M

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting 2 thirty (30) minute parking spaces in front of 173 South Elm Street.
REFERRED TO PLANNING Yeas 9, Nays 0 74-N

HEARINGS

Document 100 of 2010, petition from Atty Migliori for John P Giordano requesting Special Permit to build a single family residence at 90 Amesbury Road WITHIN 500’ OF WATER SUPPLY – Assessors’ Map 465, Block 3, Lot 2A.
ATTORNEY MIGLIORI REPRESENTED THE PETITIONER. EACH COUNCILLOR MADE COMMENTS ABOUT THE PLAN.
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR MACEK TO AMEND THE PERMIT TO INCLUDE THE CONDITIONS SET FORTH IN ROBERT MOORE’S LETTER DATED JUNE 28, 2011 AND FURTHER AMENDED. Yeas 9, Nays 0

On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillor Scatamacchia 1, Nays,-Councillor Ryan, Young, Hall, LePage, Daly O’Brien, Amirian, Macek and President Hart 8, and NOT GRANTED 100/2010

Documents, 88, 88-B & 88-D of 2007, petitions from Atty 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; Brandy Brow Rd reconstruction; Form A Lots (Brandy Brow Rd); Erin Way (Brandy Brow Rd)

Communication from Atty Don Borenstein requesting continuance of Erin Way: 462-203-12 and Form A Lot: 462-203-5 and Roadway Improvements: 402-203-None to October 18, 2011

Recommendation from William Pillsbury, Economic Development/Planning Director, to allow continuation to October 182011 for water shed permits for the Brandy Brow Road reconstruction project; for 5 form A lots on Brandy Brow Road; and Erin Way Project
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR MACEK TO POSTONE SPECIAL PERMITS FOR ERIN
WAY; FORM A LOT:462-203-5 AND BRANDY BROW ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS TO OCTOBER 18, 2011
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 88/07, 88-B/ 88-D/07

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 7-T
MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240 An Ordinance Relating to Parking, 11 Mt. Vernon St. Add 1 Handicap Parking Space (see document for complete text)
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 7-T

Document 23-E
MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An Ordinance Relating to Parking – Establish two 15 minute parking
Spaces in front of No. 75 Kenoza Avenue – Two 15 Minute – Limited Parking spaces (see document for complete text)
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 23-E

Document 74-G, Communication from Councillor Macek requesting to discuss proposed NEO Energy Plan. COUNCILLOR SCATAMACCHIA SUGGESTED SENDING A LETTER TO LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION ABOUT SITING OF THIS TYPE OF PLANT IN THE CITY
PLACED ON FILE 74-G

NEW BUSINESS

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 7-U To Wit:

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240 An Ordinance Relating to Parking – 29 Hancock St. Delete Handicap Parking (see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 7-U

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 78 To Wit:

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An Ordinance Relating to Stop Signs – Add stop sign on Washington Avenue at the northeast intersection of Arch Street
(see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 78

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 79 To Wit:

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An Ordinance Relating to One Way Streets – South Prospect Street
(see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 79

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 80 To Wit:

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An Ordinance Relating to Vehicles and Traffic, Ch 240, §85, Schedule A: Service Zones (see map & related communication from Mayor Fiorentini)
(see document for complete text)COUNCILLORS MADE COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS. COUNCILLOR YOUNG ASKED A NUMBER OF QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PLAN AND ASKED FOR INFORMATION BY SEPT. 2
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 80

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 23-F To Wit:

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An Ordinance Relating to Vehicles and Traffic, Ch 240, §85, Schedule B: Parking Restrictions & Prohibitions (see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 23-F

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 23-G To Wit:

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An Ordinance Relating to Vehicles and Traffic, Ch 240, §88, Schedule E: City Parking Lots (see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 23-G

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 23-H To Wit:

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An Ordinance Relating to Vehicles and Traffic, Central Business District Parking Fees, Rates and Terms (see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 23-H

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 88-B To Wit:

ORDERED: THAT THE FOLLOWING HOME RULE PETITION BE ADOPTED BY THE CITY OF HAVERHILL AND FORWARDED TO THE GENERAL COURT HOME RULE PETITION
An Act Authorizing the City Clerk of the City of Haverhill to arrange the names of candidates for Municipal elective office by random drawing (see document for complete text)
ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 88-B

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 34-E To Wit:
ORDERED: That the Mayor is hereby authorized to issue a Request for Proposals for the Central Business District for machines and equipment to provide paid parking for municipal parking lots within said District as detailed on a paid parking plan approved by the City Council and Mayor. Further, the Mayor is authorized to employ a parking consultant for the implementation of said paid parking plan. On motion of Councillor Hall to postpone to September 6, 2011.
POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 6, 2011 Yeas 9, Nays 0 34-E

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 34-F To Wit:
ORDERED: That the Mayor is hereby authorized no earlier than March 1, 2012 to issue a Request For Proposals for the Central Business District for machines and equipment to provide paid parking for on street locations within said District as detailed on a paid parking plan approved by the City Council and Mayor. Further, the Mayor is authorized to employ a parking consultant for the implementation of said paid parking. On motion of Councillor Hall to postpone to September 6, 2011.
POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 6, 2011 Yeas 9, Nays 0 34-F

* Index – Doc. 74-I – Handout from Rocky Morrison

Meeting adjourned at 9:53 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest: Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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