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City of Haverhill
City Council Minutes

Tuesday, October 25, 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 October 25, 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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COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Daly O’Brien requesting a discussion regarding stadium lighting. COUNCILLOR DALY O’BRIEN STATED THAT RESIDENTS IN THE AREA ARE CONCERNED THAT THE LIGHTS ARE BEING LEFT ON ALL NIGHT. COUNCILLOR RYAN WILL LOOK INTO THIS. PLACED ON FILE 97-D

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting a discussion relative to the need for establishment of comprehensive policies & procedures and implementation of timeline necessary to minimize/prevent any negative impact on downtown employers, their patrons/clients & employees who will be subject to “Pay to Park” Parking Plan in Goecke Parking Deck and surrounding area on and off street parking.
COUNCILLOR MACEK STATED THAT THREE BUSINESSES IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA EXPRESSED CONCERN THAT THEY DO NO KNOW THE DETAILS OF THE PARKING PLAN AND HOW IT WILL IMPACT THEIR EMPLOYEES. DAVID VAN DAM, CHIEF OF STAFF, ANNOUNCED THERE WILL BE A MEETING OF THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT PARKING COMMISSION, THURS, OCT. 27, AT 1:00 PM AT THE POLICE STATION. PLACED ON FILE 97-E

HEARINGS

Brandy Brow Road Hearings Document 88/07 Petition was received from Stephen Stapinski for D&D Realty Trust requesting Special Permit—Watershed Protection District for Roadway Improvements—Brandy Brow rd. Recommendation to approve with conditions from William Pillsbury, Economic Development and Planning Director.
LETTER WAS RECEIVED FROM APPLICANT’S ATTORNEY ASKING FOR POSTPONEMENT TO NOVEMBER 15, 2011. ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR HALL TO CONTINUE TO NOV. 15 Yeas 9, Nays 0 GRANTED 88/07

Document 88-B/07
Petition was received from Stephen Stapinski for D&D Realty Trust requesting Special Permit—Watershed Protection District for Erin Way Subdivision—off Brandy Brow rd. Recommendation to approve with conditions from William Pillsbury, Economic Development and Planning Director.
LETTER WAS RECEIVED FROM APPLICANT’S ATTORNEY ASKING FOR POSTPONEMENT TO NOVEMBER 15, 2011. ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR HALL TO CONTINUE TO NOV. 15 Yeas 9, Nays 0 GRANTED 88-B/07

Document 88-D/07
Petition was received from Stephen Stapinski for D&D Realty Trust requesting Special Permit—Watershed Protection District for Richard Early Subdivision—Form A Lots—Brandy Brow rd. Recommendation to approve withconditions from William Pillsbury, Economic Development and Planning Director.
LETTER WAS RECEIVED FROM APPLICANT’S ATTORNEY ASKING FOR POSTPONEMENT TO NOVEMBER 15, 2011. ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR HALL TO CONTINUE TO NOV. 15 Yeas 9, Nays 0 GRANTED 88-D/07

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 36-B
ORDERED: That the sum of $1,053,000 is appropriated to pay costs of technology improvements for the Haverhill Public Schools as described in Phase I – Summer 2011 and Phase II – Summer of 2012 of the Haverhill Public Schools Technology Budget, including the payment of all costs incidental and related thereto; that to meet this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval of
October 25, 2011

the Mayor is authorized to borrow said amount under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7 of the General Laws, or pursuant to any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the City therefore, and that in connection therewith, the Treasurer is authorized to file an application with the appropriate officials of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts (the “Commonwealth”) to qualify under Chapter 44A of the General Laws any and all bonds of the City issued pursuant to this order, and to provide such information and execute such documents as such officials of the Commonwealth may require in connection therewith.

a related communication was received from the Mayor Fiorentini submitting amendment to Technology Bond Order (see document for complete text) * Handout from Superintendent Scully ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR MACEK TO DELETE $1,053,000 AND INSERT THE AMOUNT $803,000 PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 PASSED AS AMENDED Yeas 9, Nays 0 36-B

Document 79-C
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) A related communication was received from John Pettis, City engineer requesting to continue hearing to November 15.
PRESIDENT HART READ INTO THE RECORD THE LETTERS FROM JOHN PETTIS DATED 10/20 & 10/24. AFTER DISCUSSION ABOUT THE MERITS OF POSTPONING TO NOV. 15 A MOTION WAS MADE BY CO. SCATAMACCHIA TO PASS THE ORDINANCE. COUNCILLOR MACEK MADE AN AMENDMENT “EFFECTIVE DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION IS DELAYED FOR 60 DAYS FROM PASSAGE”
On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillor Scatamacchia, Councillor Ryan, Young, LePage, Daly O’Brien, Amirian, Macek and President Hart 8
Nays,-Councillor Hall 1, and PASSED MOTION TO PASS AS AMENDED

On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillor Scatamacchia, Councillor Ryan, Young, LePage, Daly O’Brien, Amirian, and Macek 7 Nays,-Councillor Hall and President Hart 2, and PASSED AS AMENDED 79-C

NEW BUSINESS

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 31-B To Wit: Petition was received from Boston Gas & Colonial Gas Company each
d/b/a National Grid to Department of Public Utilities for Recovery of Lost Base Revenues for January through October 2010; with commentsregarding these rate increases due by October 31
PLACED ON FILE 31-B

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 102 To Wit: ORDERED: That the City owned real property located adjacent to the new MVRTA parking facility at the intersection of Granite st and Moulton Way is hereby designated as the “Shoe Workers Memorial Plaza”, and, that this strip of land shall be dedicated to and named in memory of the shoe workers and factory workers of Haverhill whose hard work and dedication is responsible for building the City and turning it from the small mostly agrarian community in the 19th century to a modern industrial community in the 20th century.
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR YOUNG TO REFER TO PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 102

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 103 To Wit: ORDERED: “That the City owned real property located adjacent to Crescent Yacht Club on Ferry Street more particularly described and shown on Assessor’s Map 700, Block 630, Lots 2 & 2A, and containing approximately 36,645 square feet +/-, shall be henceforth dedicated, known as and named“The George Washington Crossing Park”
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR HALL TO AMEND BY DELETING THE WORD “CROSSING” AND INSERTING THE WORD “LANDING”
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 PASSED AS AMENDED Yeas 9, Nays 0 103

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 16-M To Wit: ORDERED: That the sum of $31,445 be transferred from FY12 General Fund Budget- Capital Projects to the Capital Account, Washington Crossing Park
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 16-M

*Index – Doc. 36-B – Handout from Superintendent Scully – Haverhill High
School Technology Implementation Executive Summary

Meeting adjourned at 8:22 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey

City Clerk

 
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