City of Haverhill
City Council Minutes
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
City Council Chambers
Michael J. Hart, President
Robert H. Scatamacchia, Vice President
William H. Ryan
David E. Hall
Colin F. LePage
Mary Ellen Daly O’Brien
Sven A. Amirian
William J. Macek
Haverhill City Hall
4 Summer St
Haverhill, MA 01830
City of Haverhill October 4, 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 Hall was appointed to read the records for the present week.
The following Reappointments were made by Mayor Fiorentini to the Board of Registrars of Voters:
Robert DesMarais and Michael LaBonte effective immediately until
March 31, 2012.
CONFIRMED Yeas 9, Nays 0 81-J
Petition was received from Janice Williams, Curator of Buttonwoods
Museum, requesting to hang a banner promoting their annualFestival of
Trees; to hang over South Main st, in Bradford, Nov. 21 – Dec 4
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 24-P
The following applications were received for Handicap Parking spaces
Patti Costa at 473 Washington st - REFERRED TO PLANNING Yeas 9, Nays 0 28-U
Richard DeCosta at 49 Marshland st - REFERRED TO PLANNING Yeas 9, Nays 0 28-V
Joseph Paulauskas at 89 Wilson st - REFERRED TO PLANNING Yeas 9, Nays 0 28-W
Communication was received from Councillor Daly O’Brien requesting a discussion regarding the Council Agenda being sent electronically
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED TO ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 74-Z
Communication was received from Councillor Daly O’Brien requesting a discussion regarding proposed amendment to Taxicab Ordinance 93
MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 230
An Ordinance Relating to Taxicabs and Buses, Amend Ch. 230, Section
15 “A” Rates (see document for complete text)
COUNCILLOR DALY O’BRIEN INTRODUCED ATTORNEY MAGLIOCCHETTI TO PRESENT THE RATE
INCREASES AS DISCUSSED AT THE ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING. HE
STATED THAT RATES HAVE NOT INCREASED SINCE 2006.
On motion of Councillor Macek to amend the documents as follows
referring to the amendment sheet: Item #1 add after the amount $2.75, “for Seniors $2.50” and also Item #2 add after the amount $.35, “for Seniors $.30” and also Item 3 add after the amount $25.00 add “for Seniors $21.00” and also delete #4 in its entirety and renumber #5 to be #4; also Item #5 delete the
amount $22.50 and insert the amount “$21.00.
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 and
On motion of Councillor Macek to delete in its entirety section “23-16”,
Tokens for Elderly.
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 and PASSED AS AMENDED Yeas 9, Nays 0 63
On motion of Councillor Amirian to suspend the rules to present a
proclamation, Haverhill Reads!
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0
P R O C L A M A T I O N
(see document for complete text)
ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 6-U
Communication was received from Councillor Scatamacchia requesting
to submit an ordinance with regards to deleting one way direction of South
Prospect st as originally proposed. 94
MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240 AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO ONE WAY STREETS (SOUTH PROSPECT STREET) South from South Elm Street to South Main Street (See document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 79-C
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) THE MAYOR SPOKE ABOUT WHY HE FELT THIS POSITION WAS NEEDED. COUNCILLOR YOUNG OPPOSED THE APPOINTMENT BECAUSE HE FELT IT WAS A DUPLICATION OF SERVICES.
On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Hall, LePage, Daly O’Brien, Amirian, Macek and President Hart 8, Nays,-Councillor Young 1, and PASSED 91
City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 95 To Wit:
ORDERED: That the real property located at 551 Washington st, also known
as the Bartlett School located on Assessor’s Map 510, Block 270,
Lot 7A, containing approximately 1.330 acres and a building formerly used as a school, being and is hereby declared surplus. An appraisal of the property shall be conducted and the Mayor is hereby authorized to issue a request for proposals for the sale of said real property.
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 95
City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 96 To Wit:
ORDERED: That in accordance with General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 64, authorize the payment of bill(s) of the previous years and to further authorize the payment from current year departmental appropriations as listed below: (see document for complete text)
SBE Inc-information Technology $189.00
James Bevelaqua-Wastewater $180.00
Wickson Corporation-Water $150.83
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 96
Councillor Hall presented Minutes of the Public Safety committee meeting
held September 28, 2011 concerning parking on Ginty Boulevard and the
library parking lot. The item will be placed on file until the downtown
parking plan goes into effect. 8-T
Meeting adjourned at 8:09 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0
Margaret A Toomey