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City of Haverhill
City Council Minutes

Tuesday, September 20, 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

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Weekly Meetings
Tuesdays
7:00 PM

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


City of Haverhill September 20, 2011

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

Present,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Young, Hall, LePage, Daly O’Brien, Amirian and Macek.
Absent,-President Hart
Records of the September 6 & 13 meetings were approved.

Councillor Ryan was appointed to read the records for the present week.
_________________________

Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini VETOING the following Ordinance:

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, 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, President Hart 4, and PASSED AS AMENDED
PLACED ON FILE for at least 7 days 79

Communication from Mayor Fiorentini submitting materials with regards to MGL Chapter 40, Sections 4J & 4K which allows cities & towns to participate in statewide Public Safety & Public Works Mutual Aid Agreements. Mayor has opted in for the City for both of these agreements
PLACED ON FILE 9-H
The following appointments were made by Mayor Fiorentini to the Mayor’s Downtown Master Committee effective immediately:
David Zoffoli
PLACED ON FILE 81-F
Karren Kelly McCabe
PLACED ON FILE 81-G

Re-appointment as Constable:
Michael Arahovites, effective immediately and to expire September 14 2012
PLACED ON FILE 82-B

PETITIONS

Application was received for Special License One Day to Sell Alcoholic Beverages from: Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, Italian Festival in parking lot behind the Tap; 12 Noon to 4 PM; September 25
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 17-T

Petition from Local Election Districts Review Commission informing Council they have considered the submission re-dividing the City into wards and precincts and also that this division meets the requirements of Mass General Laws Chapter 54 Section 1 and has been approved; effective for December 31 2011
PLACED ON FILE Yeas 8, Absent 1 56-C

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Macek submitting a request from Northern Essex Community College for permission to update a sign currently on City property at the intersection of Kenoza av and Elliott st On motion of Councillor Macek to grant contingent upon necessary permits and sign off by City departments
GRANTED WITH CONDITIONS Yeas 8, Absent 1 74-V

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 79-B
MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240 An Ordinance Relating to One Way Streets – Granite Street (see document for complete text) SINCE THE NEW PARKING GARAGE WILL BE OPENING IN MID-OCTOBER, THERE IS A NEED TO RETURN GRANITE STREET TO TWO WAY
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 79-B

NEW BUSINESS

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 16-K To Wit:

ORDERED: That in accordance with General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 64, authorize payment of bill(s) of the previous years and to further authorize the payment from current year departmental appropriations as listed below:

Francis H Maroney, Inc-Public Property $296.46
Caruso & McGovern – Public Property $1,368.10
North Central Laboratories $742.72
Home Depot Credit Services $124.84 (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 16-K

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 16-L To Wit:

ORDERED: That in sum of $22,000 be transferred from the General Fund, Interest on Short Term Debt to the Capital Account, Floodwall Engineering
MIKE STANKOVICH, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, PUBLIC WORKS EXPLAINED THE FLOOD WALL SYSTEM WHICH WAS BUILT BY THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS AND THE NEED TO CERTIFY IT BY NOVEMBER 2012
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 16-L

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 91 To Wit:

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 32 An Ordinance Relating to Departments – Public Safety Department (Allow Mayor to appoint Police or Fire Chief as Public Safety Commissioner) see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 91

Meeting adjourned at 7:35 o’clock P.M. Yeas 8, Absent 1

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk
 
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