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City of Haverhill
City Council Minutes

Tuesday, December 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

City of Haverhill Seal

Weekly Meetings
Tuesdays
7:00 PM

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


City of Haverhill December 20, 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.
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1. Approval of Records of the Previous Meeting

Minutes were approved.

2. Assignment of the minutes review for the next Meeting

Councillor LePage was appointed to read the records for the present week.

3. Communications from the Mayor

3.1 Report of the Water Supply Committee* Deputy Director Robert Ward gave a presentation along with Brent Baeslack. PLACED ON FILE 9-K

3.2 Mayor Fiorentini submitted the initial Project Funding Agreement for the Green Repair Program. PLACED ON FILE and COME BACK WITH AN ORDER 9-L

4. Utility Hearing(s) and Related Order(s)

5. Appointments

5.1 Brendan Gurry, 52 Lakeview Ave, to Cultural Council, to expire Dec. 20, 2014 CONFIRMED Yeas 9, Nays 0 114

5.2 Alan Foucault to the Harbor Commission: PLACED ON FILE 114-B

5.3 David Lefcourt Forestry Management Committee: PLACED ON FILE 114-C

6. Petitions

6.1 Applications for Drainlayer Licenses 2012:

  • Serge Beaulieu 110-T
  • Paul D. Busby 110-U
  • Glenn Daigle 110-V
  • George DeFelice 110-W
  • Stephen J Doherty, Sr.110-X
  • Thomas A. Dube 110-Y
  • Stephen Early 110-Z
  • Richard Goler 115
  • Arthur Hutton 115-B
  • Stephen Iacozzi 115-C
  • Donald A Kohl,Jr 115D
  • Henry Richard 115-E
  • Douglas Robbins 115-F
  • Henry Torromeo 115-G

GRANTED

6.2 Coin-Operated Machines Renewals 2012

  • New Lantern Café, 240 Essex st, 4 Coin-ops 111-L
  • Checkered Flag Indoor Karting, 239 Neck rd, 15 Coin-ops 111-M
  • Mr Mike’s Restaurant, 1149 Main st, 2 Coin-ops 111-N
  • Market Basket, 400 Lowell av, 2 Kiddie rides 111-O

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

6.3 Sunday Licenses Renewals 2012

  • New Lantern Café, 4 Coin-ops 112-N
  • Checkered Flag Indoor Karting, 15 Coin-ops 112-O
  • Mr Mike’s Restaurant, 2 Coin-ops 112-P
  • Market Basket, 2 Kiddie Rides 112-Q

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

6.4 Application was received from D. Palmer Lewis for Special Permit to Build a garage within 500 feet of Water Supply - Pentucket Lake - at 14 Quimby Street HEARING SCHEDULED FOR January 24 2012 116

6.5 Petition was received from Attorney James Waldron Requesting to Continue Public Hearings: Doc 71/2011, MCL Contracting-River Street Special Permit and Doc 72/2011, MCL Contracting-Naples Road Discontinuance; HEARING CONTINUED TO January 31 2012 Yeas 9, Nays 0 71-BB

6.6 Application was received from Dave LaBrode for permit to hold 5th Annual Little River Ale House Frozen Shamrock 3 Mile Road Race on Sunday, February 26 2012 to start at 1:00 pm on Essex st and finish in the parking lot of Little River Ale House at 27 Lafayette Square GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 20-I

6.7 Petition was received from William Pillsbury, Jr, Economic Development and Planning Director for Hearing for Zoning Amendment—Change Affordable Housing REFERRED TO PLANNING, HEARING SCHEDULED January 31 2012 117

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 255

ORDERED: Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of Haverhill that Chapter 255,
Section 97 of the Code of the City of Haverhill, as amended, being and is hereby further amended by adding the following language Affordable housing: §255-97. Affordable housing.

J. “Any of the above requirements for affordable housing may be waived by application to the City Council. Said applications shall only be granted for reasons of general and/or site specific economic conditions which make the imposition of these requirements overly burdensome and not in the best interests of the City.” PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 117-B

7.Communications and Reports from City Officers and Employees

Councillor Daly O’Brien requested a discussion about an item on the Committee Study List,
Haverhill Residents Construction Employment Monitoring Committee, Chapter 132 of City Code
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR DALY O’BRIEN TO REMOVE FROM STUDY LIST Yeas 9, Nays 0 97-U

Communication was received from Michael K. Stankovich, Director of Public Works: South Prospect Street-Status Report, return two-way traffic MOTION BY COUNCILLOR MACEK TO DELAY IMPLEMENTATION TO
JANUARY 5, 2012 Yeas 9, Nays 0 118

8.Hearing(s) and related Order(s)

9.Unfinished Business of preceding Meetings

10.Motions, Orders and Resolutions

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 57-D To Wit:

ORDERED: That the City Council of the City of Haverhill accept the provisions of Chapter 188,
Section 19, of the Acts of 2010 which would increase the Cost of Living Adjustment base in $1,000 increments each for FY 13, FY 14, FY 15 such that any cost of living adjustment granted by the Haverhill Retirement Board will be based upon $13,000 for FY 13, $14,000 for FY 14 and $15,000 for FY 15.
COUNCILLORS RYAN AND HALL RECUSED THEMSELVES AND LEFT THE CHAMBERS
Lewis Poore, Member of the Retirement Board spoke about this
PASSED Yeas 7, Nays 0, Absent 2 57-D

COUNCILLORS RYAN AND HALL RETURN TO THE CHAMBERS

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 113-B To Wit:

ORDERED: That the City Council authorizes the Purchasing Department to proceed with the final disposition of list of obsolete surplus vehicles (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 113-B

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 36-C To Wit:

ORDERED: That the City appropriate the sum of Five Million Ninety-Two Thousand Eight Hundred Three Dollors ($5,092,803) to pay costs of Green School Repairs (see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 36-C

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 119 To Wit:

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTERS 11, 32 & 70
An ordinance relating to Parks and Recreation
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Haverhill that Chatper 11, Article II,
Sections 4 through 8 of the Code of the City of Haverhill, as amended, being and is hereby deleted
In its entirety and the following is inserted in place thereof:

“Article II, Parks, Playgrounds and Recreation Commission…(see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 119

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 101-C To Wit:

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An ordinance relating to Parking
7 New Hampshire Avenue – Add 1 Handicap Parking Space
(see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 101-C

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 16-P To Wit:

ORDERED: That the City appropriate from Free Cash $1,500.00 and transfer to Mayor Expense – Inauguration
CHIEF OF STAFF DAVID VAN DAM STATED THAT SINCE FREE CASH HAS NOT BEEN CERTIFIED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, MONEY CAN NOT BE APPROPRIATED FROM THIS ACCOUNT.
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR HALL TO AMEND THE ORDER THAT THE CITY APPROPRIATE FROM SPECIAL REVENUE FUND – CRICKET FOUNDATION GRANT $1,500.00 AND TRANSFER TO MAYOR EXPENSE-INAUGURATION
MOTION TO PASS AMENDMENT Yeas 9, Nays 0 AMENDMENT PASSED

On the question of passage as amended the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, LePage, Daly O’Brien, Amirian, Macek and President Hart 7, Nays,-Councillors Young and Hall 2, and PASSED AS AMENDED 16-P

11. Council Committee Reports

Councillor Scatamacchia submitted the Minutes of the Planning and Development Committee Meeting held on Thursday, December 15, 2011. The first item discussed, Doc. 74-P, was about the possible revenue stream by supplying water/wastewater services to Plaistow NH and other communities.
CONTINUED TO FEB 16 2012 PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING
Second item, Doc. 102, Order designating parcel of City owned land adjacent to new MVRTA parking facility located at intersection of Granite st and Moultan Way as “Shoe Workers Memorial Plaza” and named “Shoe Workers Memorial Plaza”. COMMITTEE VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO RECOMMEND PASSAGE OF THE ORDER TO THE CITY COUNCIL.

ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR RYAN TO PASS THE ORDER

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.
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 102

Meeting adjourned at 8:43 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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