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City of Haverhill
City Council Minutes

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
City Council Chambers

Councilors
Michael J. Hart, President
Robert H. Scatamacchia, Vice President
William H. Ryan
Michael Young
David E. Hall
Colin F. LePage
Mary Ellen Daly O’Brien
Sven A. Amirian
William J. Macek

City of Haverhill Seal

Weekly Meetings
Tuesdays
7:00 PM

Haverhill City Hall
Room 202
4 Summer St
Haverhill, MA 01830


City of Haverhill September 6, 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 Macek was appointed to read the records for the present week.
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The following appointments were made by Mayor Fiorentini:

Matthew Juros – 57 Wingate st. As Alternate Member of the Washington Street District Historic Commission. Effective immediately to expire Aug. 25, 2012.
CONFIRMED Yeas 9, Nays 0 81
Denise Matolcsy-Cowden, Friends of the Bradford Rail Trail Advisory Committee.
PLACED ON FILE 81-B
Michael Valvo, Peter Carbone, Matthew Juros and Gerry McSweeney to Mayor’s Downtown Master Committee.
PLACED ON FILE 81-C

Re-appointments of the following Constables to expire Sep 6, 2012:
Gerald Sewell, Thomas E Daggett, David E Hall, Joseph M Gauron, Ronald E Bertheim
PLACED ON FILE 82

The appointment of Giovanni Bloise-Freye as Constable. Effective immediately to expire Sep 6, 2012.
PLACED ON FILE 82

The appointment of Jonathan Pena, Robert C Bergeron, and Paul S Cranfill as Auxiliary Police officers, effective immediately.
PLACED ON FILE 83

PETITIONS

Petition was received from David Goodwin Jr/ Crescent Yacht Club Race Committee Chairman announcing that they have rescheduled the “Haverhill River Run” Stock Outboard Racing on the Merrimack River to October 1 & 2 and requests to close boat launching ramps and parking areas to general public in Bradford; that Saturday & Sunday for live racing between 11:30AM & 5:30PM
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 59-B

Communication was received from Councillor Amirian requesting to introduce Elle Gallo to discuss the Eve Rising Music Concert on Sep 17 on the upper deck of Merrimack St. Parking Garage and banner location requests.
PLACED ON FILE 74-O

Petition was received from Elle Gallo requesting to use parking deck on Merrimack st Sep 17 from 6:00AM to 9:30PM for 2nd annual Eve Rising Charity Music Festival and also requests to hang banners across Rte 125 near Bradford Common & on parking deck; from Sep 7 to 18 GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 24-N

Petition was received from Verizon New England and Mass Electric Company requesting joint pole location on East Broadway, Plan NO. 707
COUNCIL HEARING TO BE HELD SEP 27 84

Petition was received from Verizon New England and Mass Electric Company requesting joint pole location on Grovest, Plan NO. 706
COUNCIL HEARING TO BE HELD SEP 27 85

Petition was received from City of Haverhill requesting that Haley rd be accepted as a public way
REFERRED TO PLANNING BOARD & COUNCIL HEARING TO BE HELD OCT 11 86

Petition was received from City of Haverhill requesting that Silver Birch Lane be accepted as a public way
REFERRED TO PLANNING BOARD & COUNCIL HEARING TO BE HELD OCT 11 87

Abatement report was received from Board of Assessors for the month of August 2011.
PLACED ON FILE 11-I

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Amirian requesting a discussion about possible revenue stream by supplying water/wastewater services to Plaistow NH and other communities.
ON MOTION OF CO. AMIRIAN TO REFER TO PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 74-P

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting to discuss a request from a condominium association to place a sign on a City island
CO. MACEK STATED THE FAIRWAYS HAD ASKED THE COUNCIL IN JULY 2009 TO PLACE SIGN
ON CITY LAND AND THE COUNCIL APPROVED IT WITH THE CONDITION THAT THEY ADOPT THE ISLAND IN FRONT OF THE LOCATION. THIS HAS BEEN COMPLETED. LETTER TO BUILDING INSPECTOR APPROVING REQUEST.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 74-Q

On motion of Councillor LePage to suspend the rules to approve one day alcohol license application from the Haverhill Exchange.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 17-Q

Councillor LePage introduced an alcohol license application from the Haverhill Exchange for the Taste & Toast of Haverhill event to be held Sep 8 at Winnekenni Castle.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 17-Q

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 7-U
MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240b An Ordinance Relating to Parking – 29 Hancock St. Delete Handicap Parking (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 7-U

Document 23-F
MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An Ordinance Relating to Vehicles and Traffic, Ch 240, §85, Schedule B: Parking Restrictions & Prohibitions (see document for complete text)
Motion to change 17 West Street to add two 2 hour parking spaces and the remainder of the street to unrestricted.
On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Young, Hall, Amirian, Macek and President Hart 5, Nays,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, LePage, Daly O’Brien, 4, andb PASSED
Motion to pass as amended.
On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Hall, LePage, Daly O’Brien, Amirian, and President Hart 7,
Nays,-Councillors Young, Macek 2, and
PASSED AS AMENDED 23-F

Document 23-G
MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An Ordinance Relating to Vehicles and Traffic, Ch 240, §88, Schedule E: City Parking Lots (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 23-G

Document 23-H
MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An Ordinance Relating to Vehicles and Traffic, Central Business District Parking Fees, Rates and Terms (see document for complete text)
MAYOR FIORENTINI MADE OPENING REMARKS ABOUT THE PARKING PLAN, JASON SCHREIBER, PARKING CONSULTANT MADE A PRESENTATION
On motion of Councillor Daly O’Brien to delete the word “not” on the second page, 1st paragraph first line and change the word in the last line of that paragraph from “with” to within
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 and
On motion of City Solicitor William Cox to amend Section 240-108 as follows:
By adding the sentence “When the provisions of this section conflict with the schedules of Chapter 240, the provisions of the schedule shall prevail”, at the end of the paragraph after the words “time to time”
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0

On motion to pass as amended.
On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Daly O’Brien, Amirian, and President Hart 6, Nays,-Councillors Young, Hall, Macek 3, and PASSED AS AMENDED 23-H

Document 34-E
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 Young to delete the last sentence, “Further….”
On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Young, Hall, Macek 3, Nays,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, LePage, Daly O’Brien, Amirian,
and President Hart 6, and NOT PASSED

On motion of Councillor Daly O’Brien to approve Request for Proposals, On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, LePage, Daly O’Brien, Amirian, and President Hart 6, Nays,-Councillors Young, Hall, Macek 3, and PASSED 34-E

Document 34-F
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 Young to delete the last sentence, “Further….”
On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Young, Hall, Macek 3, Nays,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, LePage, Daly O’Brien, Amirian, and President Hart 6, and NOT PASSED

On motion of Councillor Daly O’Brien to delete the words “no earlier than March 1, 2012”.
On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, LePage, Daly O’Brien, Amirian, and President Hart 6, Nays,-Councillors Young, Hall, Macek 3, and PASSED

On motion to pass as amended.
On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, LePage, Daly, Amirian, and President Hart 6, Nays,-Councillors Young, Hall, Macek 3, and PASSED

Document 78
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)
REFERRED TO TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 78

Document 79
MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An Ordinance Relating to One Way Streets – South Prospect Street (see document for complete text)A NUMBER OF RESIDENTS SPOKE ABOUT THE PROPOSED CHANGE. On motion of Councillor Macek to reverse direction of the one way.
On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Young, LePage, Daly, Amirian, Macek 5, Nays,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Hall, and President Hart 4, and PASSED

On motion of Councillor Macek to delay implementation of the change in direction of one way for 60 days. On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Young, LePage, Daly, Amirian, Macek and President Hart 8, Nays,-Councillor Hall 1, and PASSED
On motion to pass as amended.
On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Young, LePage, Daly, Amirian, Macek 5, Nays,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Hall, and President Hart 4, and PASSED AS AMENDED 79

Document 80
MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An Ordinance Relating to Vehicles and Traffic, Ch 240, §85, Schedule A: Service Zones (see document for complete text)
On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Hall, LePage, Daly O’Brien, Amirian, and President Hart 7, Nays,-Councillors Young, Macek 2, and PASSED 80

Councillor Ryan left Chambers

NEW BUSINESS

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 34-G To Wit:

ORDERED: That the Mayor being and is hereby authorized to enter into negotiations for purchase and sale agreement with Planning Office for Urban Affairs, Inc/POUA Holdings LLC for sale of real property, including the building thereon, located at 165 Winter st; formerly known as the Winter Street School located on Assessors’ Map 303, Block 66, Lot 1, containing 0.320 acres, pursuant to the attached response to RFP#036.11 from said Planning Office for Urban Affairs, Inc./POUA Holdings LLC (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 34-G

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 34-H To Wit:

ORDERED: That the Mayor being and is hereby authorized to enter into negotiations for a purchase and sale agreement with B & L Enterprises Associates, LLC for the sale of real property, including the building thereon, located at 969 Main Street, formerly known as the Smiley School, located on Assessors’ Map 635, Block 6, Lot 1, containing approximately 1.551 acres, pursuant to the attached response to RFP#035.11 from said B & L Enterprises Associates, LLC. (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 34-H

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 56-B To Wit:

ORDERED: That in accordance with the provisions of Section 63, Chapter 54 of the General Laws, notice is hereby given that Meetings of citizens of the City qualified to vote for City Officers will be held in the several polling places designated for that purpose by the Mayor on Tuesday, the Eighth day of November 2011, ….. to vote for 1 candidate for office of Mayor, nine candidates for office of City Councillor and 3 candidates for office of School Committee; with polls open at 7 am to close at 8 pm (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 56-H

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 88 To Wit:

ORDERED: That the City Council authorizes the Purchasing Department to proceed with final disposition of list of obsolete surplus equipment (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 88

City Councillor Hall introduced Document 6-T To Wit:

P R O C L A M A T I O N
National Day of Remembrance, September 11
(see document for complete text)
ADOPTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 6-T

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 79-B To Wit:

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

Councillor Daly O’Brien presented the Minutes of the Administration & Finance Committee meeting held on August 3, 2011 regarding the usage of the auditorium at City Hall. The committee recommended a number of changes to amend the current ordinance. City Solicitor Cox will be asked to amend the ordinance. The discussion about taxicab rates will be rescheduled.
PLACED ON FILE 8-Q

Councillor Daly O’Brien presented the Minutes of the Administration & Finance Committee meeting held on August 24, 2011 regarding the taxicab ordinance. There was a request to give seniors a discount of 10% and no standing rates due to traffic. Item was continued to Sept. 21 to allow for gathering of additional information.
PLACED ON FILE 8-R

Meeting adjourned at 11:00 o’clock P.M. Yeas 8, Absent 1

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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