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City of Haverhill
City Council Minutes

Tuesday, September 27, 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 27, 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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UTILITY HEARINGS

Hearing was held on Document 84, a petition from Verizon New England and Mass Electric Co requesting permission for joint pole location on East Broadway, plan 707. With Joseph Gleason from Verizon appearing in favor and no one in opposition, the hearing was closed. 84

Document 84-B
ORDERER: Order grant Verizon New England & Mass Electric Co joint pole
location on East Broadway (see document for complete text)
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 84-B

Hearing was held on Document 85, a petition from Verizon New England and Mass Electric Co requesting permission for joint pole location on Grove st, plan 706. With Joseph Gleason from Verizon appearing in favor and no one in opposition, the hearing was closed. 85

Document 85-B
ORDERER: Order grant Verizon New England & Mass Electric Co joint pole location on Grove st (see document for complete text)
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 85-B

Mayor Fiorentini appointed Jason D MacKean as an Auxiliary Police Officer, effective immediately.
PLACED ON FILE 81-H

On motion of Councillor Young to suspend the rules to confirm an appointment to the Board of Registrar of Voters.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

Councillor Young introduced the appointment of Sam Meas to the Board of Registrars of Voters due to the resignation of Kathleen Amari, effective until March 31, 2012.*
CONFIRMED Yeas 9, Nays 0 81-I

PETITIONS

The following applications for permits were received:

Collean Scali for 5K run/walk road race, Saturday, October 15th; 8:30 am to 12 noon; to start at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital, 145 Ward Hill av in honor of Logan Guillette & in support of all pediatric cancers for cancer research.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 20-G

Kathleen Darby for 5K Halloween Road Race; Sunday, October 30th, to start at St James School, 415 Primrose st; 10 am to 12 noon; for St James Parish.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 20-H

Application for Tag Days from Haverhill Boxing; on November 18 & 19
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 27-M

Application renewal for Hawker/Peddler license from Charles Hibbert, to sell Christmas trees, wreaths, kissing balls, baskets & decorations at 297 Lincoln av; Saturday to Sunday, 9am-9pm November 24-December 24
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 10-L

Petition was received from David Zoffoli, Director of Creative Haverhill requesting permission to hang a 3’ by 10’ banner in Columbus Park from October 21 to December 31 to reinforce excitement about arts & culture in Haverhill
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 24-O

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Daly O’Brien requesting a discussion about amending Ordinance relating to Nick Ross Auditorium 92-A

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 32
An Ordinance Relating to Auditorium, Amend Chapter 110-1 & 2; Schedule of fees and Security (see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 92

Communication was received from Councillor Daly O’Brien requesting a discussion about the lights at Kenoza av & Webster st.
COUNCILLOR DALY O’BRIEN SUGGESTED REMOVING THE LIGHTS AND USING THEM ELSEWHERE IN CITY.REFERRED TO PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 74-W

Communication was received from Councillor Amirian requesting a discussion about proposed pig farm at Boxford rd.
REFERRED TO PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 74-X

Communication from Councillor Scatamacchia requesting a discussion about parking in front of 162 River st.
COUNCILLOR SCATAMACCHIA STATED THAT THE BUSINESS AT LOCATION WAS CLOSED &
REQUESTED TO HAVE THIS ITEM REFERRED TO TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE TO
REVIEW PARKING ON RIVER ST Yeas 9, Nays 0 74-Y

HEARING

Hearing was held on Document 73, an application from Carl Kasierski on behalf of Salem Meadow Realty Trust requesting Mitchell Barrett Lane be accepted as a public way, with Carl Kasierski appearing in favor and no one in opposition, the hearing was closed. A favorable recommendation was received the from Planning Board & Planning Director.
HEARING CLOSED 73

Document 73-B
ORDERED: That Mitchell Barrett Lane be accepted as a Public Way (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 73-B

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 9-G, A communication was received from Mayor VETOING DOCUMENT 79, Ordinance re: One Way Streets, South Prospect st; passed as amended 9/6/11 9-G

Document 79
MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240 An Ordinance Relating to One Way Streets – South Prospect Street (see document for complete text) 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 O’Brien, Amirian, Macek 5, Nays,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Hall, and President Hart 4, 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 O’Brien, 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 O’Brien, Amirian, Macek 5, Nays,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Hall, and President Hart 4, PASSED AS AMENDED 79

PRESIDENT HART EXPLAINED THE RULES GOVERNING A VETO AND READ THE MAYOR’S LETTER INTO THE RECORD STATING HIS REASONS FOR VETOING THE ORDINANCE; SIX AFFIRMATIVE VOTES ARE NEEDED TO PASS THE ORDINANCE

THE QUESTION BEFORE THE CITY COUNCIL IS: SHALL THE ORDINANCE PASS NOT WITHSTANDING THE OJBECTIONS OF THE MAYOR?
On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Young, LePage and Macek 3, Nays,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Hall, Daly O’Brien, Amirian
and President Hart 6, and VETO SUSTAINED 9-G

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An Ordinance Relating to Parking – Establish two 30 minute parking spaces in front of 173 South Elm st; Two 30 minute-Limited parking spaces (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 23-I

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An Ordinance Relating to Parking – No Parking on the entire length of the access road to Golden Hill School starting from Boardman st up to the Golden Hill School(see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 23-J

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An Ordinance Relating to Parking – 32 John St. Delete Handicap Parking (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 7-V

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An Ordinance Relating to Parking – 15 Dudley St. Delete Handicap Parking (see document for complete text
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 7-W

PARKING PLAN

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An ordinance Relating to Vehicles and Traffic, Chapter 240, Article XVI, §240-108 – Parking Fees, Rates and Terms, is hereby amended as follows
On the attached chart, “Central Business District Parking Fees, Rates and Terms” (see document for complete text)
By deleting the figure and words “3Hrs, 15 Min” in the column “Escalation After” and inserting the words “N/A” in place thereof; and,
By deleting the figure “$1.00” in the column “Escalated Hourly Rate” and inserting the words “N/A” in place thereof; and
By deleting the figures “$8.00” and “$6.00” in the column “Daily Max” and inserting the figure “$4.00” in place thereof.

On motion of Councillor Ryan to vote on the amendments with second from Councillor Macek. After a discussion, Councillor Ryan withdrew his motion.

ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR RYAN TO REFER THIS MATTER TO THE PUBLIC SAFETY
COMMITTEE FOR REVIEW. Yeas 9, Nays 0 90

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An ordinance Relating to Vehicles and Traffic, Chapter 240, Article XVI, §240-108 – Parking Fees, Rates and Terms, is hereby amended as follows
On the attached chart, “Central Business District Parking Fees, Rates and Terms” (see document for complete text) FILED 9/14/11
by deleting the figure “3” prior to the word “Streets” in the column
“Hours of Operation” and inserting the figure “5” in place thereof; and,
by deleting the figure “$15.00” in the column, “Monthly Rate” and
inserting the figure “$5.00” in place thereof.

Communication was received from Councillor Young requesting to offer
amendments to Parking Plan Ordinance “Hours of Operation” 90-BB THE MAYOR STATED HE WAS OPPOSED TO THE CHANGE IN HOURS OF OPERATION. OTHER COUNCILLORS GAVE THEIR OPINIONS ON THE MATTER
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR YOUNG TO DELETE THE FIGURE “3” AND INSERT THE
FIGURE “5”
On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Young and LePage 2, Nays,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Hall, Daly O’Brien, Amirian,
Macek and President Hart 7, and NOT PASSED 90-B

On motion of Councillor Macek to reconsider the vote because the second amendment was not voted upon.
Yeas 9, Nays 0
MOTION PASSED, PRIOR VOTE INVALIDATED

Communication was received from Councillor Young requesting a
discussion regarding amendments to Central Business District Parking Fees, Rates and Terms – “Monthly Rate” 90-BBB
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR DALY O’BRIEN TO PASS THE AMENDMENT TO DELETE THE
FIGURE “$15.00” AND INSERT THE FIGURE “$5.00”
On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Young, Hall, and LePage 3, Nays,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Daly O’Brien, Amirian, Macek and President Hart 6, and NOT PASSED 90-B

NEW BUSINESS

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 7-X To Wit:

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An Ordinance Relating to Parking, 37 Eighth av Delete Handicapped Parking (see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 7-X

Councillor Daly O’Brien presented Minutes of the Administration & Finance Committee Meeting held September 21 regarding new taxicab rates including senior discounts. The new rates will be presented at the next
City Council meeting. 8-S

* Index - Suspension – Doc.81-I – Appointment of Sam Meas to Board of Registrars of Voters

Meeting adjourned at 8:23 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk
 
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