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City of Haverhill
City Council Minutes

Tuesday, January 3, 2012
City Council Chambers

Councilors
John A. Michitson , President
Robert H. Scatamacchia, Vice President
Michael J. Hart
William H. Ryan
Sven A. Amirian
Michael S. McGonagle
William J. Macek
Colin F. LePage
Mary Ellen Daly O’Brien

City of Haverhill Seal

Weekly Meetings
Tuesdays
7:00 PM

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


Present - President Michitson, Councillors Scatamacchia, Hart, Ryan, Amirian, McGonagle, Macek, LePage, and Daly O’Brien.

City Clerk – Margaret A. Toomey.

1. Approval of Records of the Previous Meeting

Minutes were approved.

2. Assignment of the minutes review for the next Meeting

Councillor Daly O’Brien was appointed to read the records for the present week.

3. Communications from the Mayor

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

5. Appointments

Confirming Appointments:

Karren Kelly McCabe to the Haverhill Cultural Council. Appointment effective immediately and expires January 10, 2015. CONFIRMED Yeas 9, Nays 0 1

Non-Confirming Appointments:

Patrick C. Hayes to the Downtown & Waterfront Master Planning Committee. Appointment effective immediately. PLACED ON FILE 1-B

6. Petitions

6.1 Applications for Drainlayer Licenses 2012:

Rocci Deluca Jr 2
Thomas B Hodgson 2-B
William A. Smith 2-C
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

Petition was received from Attorney Gary S. Sackrider for applicant Ken Stoll of White
Cedar, LLC requesting Special Permit Modification for project granted in 2005 at 68-74 River st;
to modify the 2005 parking arrangements.
HEARING SCHEDULED FOR January 31 2012 3

7. Communications and Reports from City Officers and Employees

    7.1 Communication was received from Councillor William J. Macek requesting a discussion regarding the proposed Monument Square traffic divider/island.

    COUNCILLOR MACEK SUGGESTED THE USE OF STRIPING INSTEAD OF JERSEY BARRIERS
    AND THE INVOVLEMENT OF THE MERRIMACK VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION.
    ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR MACEK TO REFER TO PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
    REFERRED TO PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 4

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

9. Unfinished Business of preceding Meetings

9.1 Document 57-D/11, Adjustment to COLA Base:

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. (Vetoed by Mayor)
ACCORDING TO CITY CHARTER, § C-55 ……vote shall not be taken for seven days after its return to the City Council (see document for complete text)
POSTPONED TO JANUARY 10, 2012 57-D/11

      9.1.1 Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini regarding Veto message concerning Document 57-D/11, Adjustment to COLA Base POSTPONED TO JANUARY 10, 2012 57-DD/11

9.2 Document 36-C/11

    ORDERED: That the City appropriate the sum of Five Million Ninety-Two Thousand Eight Hundred
    Three Dollars ($5,092,803) to pay costs of Green School Repairs
    (see document for complete text)
    DAVID VAN DAM, CHIEF OF STAFF, SUBMITTED A REVISED LIST FOR THE GREEN REPAIR PROJECT WHICH DECREASED THE AMOUNT TO $4,986.777. *
    ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR HART TO AMEND THE AMOUNT TO $4,986,777
    PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 and PASSED AS AMENDED Yeas 9, Nays 0 36-C/11

9.3 Document 97-T/11, Communication was received from Councillor Scatamacchia requesting

    a discussion regarding parking on River st ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR SCATAMACCHIA TO REFER THIS ITEM TO THE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE. REFERRED TO PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 97-T/11

9.4 Document 101-B/11

    MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240 An Ordinance Relating to Parking – 3 Temple St. Delete Handicap Parking (see document for complete text) PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 101-B/11

9.5 Document 101-C/11

    MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240 An ordinance relating to Parking 7 New Hampshire Avenue – Add 1 Handicap Parking Space (see document for complete text) PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 101-C/11

9.6 ocument 118/11,

Communication was received from Michael K Stankovich, Director of Public Works & John Pettis, City Engineer regarding South Prospect st-Status report, return to two-way traffic MR. STANKOVICH DISTRIBUTED AN INTERIM STRIPING & SIGNAGE PLAN.* WORK WILL BE COMPLETED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. ASKED FOR EXTENSION FOR IMPLEMENTATION TO FEB. 1 2012 ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR RYAN TO EXTEND IMPLEMENTATION DEADLINE TO FEB. 1 2012. PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 118/11

9.7 Document 119/11,

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 Chapter 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)
COUNCILLOR HART EXPRESSED HIS CONCERN ABOUT CERTAIN CRITERIA
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR HART TO REFER TO ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE
COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 119/11

10.Motions, Orders and Resolutions

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 132
An ordinance relating to Public Construction Projects Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Haverhill that Chapter 132 of the Code of the City of Haverhill be and is hereby deleted in its entirety. (see document for complete text) PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days. 5

There was a related communication from Mayor Fiorentini regarding local Residency Requirement
THIS COMMUNICATION WILL COME BACK ON AGENDA WITH DOCUMENT 5. 5-B

Meeting adjourned at 7:40 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

* Document 36-C/11 – Handout from David Van Dam – Green Repair Project Plan
Document 118/11 – Handout from Michael Stankovich – Interim Signage & Striping Plan

 
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