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City of Haverhill
City Council Minutes

Tuesday, January 10, 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 Scatamacchia 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

5.1 Confirming Appointments:

Joyce Thibodeau to the Commission of Disability Issues. Appointment effective immediately; to expire Jan 10, 2015.CONFIRMED Yeas 9, Nays 0 1-C
Brian Longwell to the Central Business District Parking Commission. Appointment effective immediately; to expire Jan 10, 2013. CONFIRMED Yeas 9, Nays 0 1-D
Kathy Kimball to the Haverhill Historic Commission. Appointment effective immediately; to expire Jan 10, 2013. CONFIRMED Yeas 9, Nays 0 1-E

5.2 Non-Confirming Appointments:

Dana Haggarto the Mayor’s Downtown & Waterfront Master Planning Committee. Appointment effective immediately.
PLACED ON FILE 1-F
David Van Dam, Mayor’s Chief of Staff. Re-appointment to expire Dec 31, 2012.
PLACED ON FILE 1-G
Linda L Koutoulas, Administrative Assistant. Re-appointment to expire Dec 31, 2012.
PLACED ON FILE 1-G
William D Cox, Jr., City Solicitor. Re-appointment to expire Dec 31, 2012.
PLACED ON FILE 1-H
Mary E Roy City Treasurer and Collector. Re-appointment to expire Dec 31, 2012.
PLACED ON FILE 1-I
Sandra E Denman, Assistant City Treasurer. Re-appointment to expire Dec 31, 2012.
PLACED ON FILE 1-I

RE-APPOINTMENTS:
Alan DeNaro, Lock-Up Keeper (one year)
Michael Ingham, Soldier’s Relief and Burial Agent (one year)
Michael Stankovich: Tree Warden (one year)
Forest Warden (one year)
Gypsy Moth Control Superintendent (one year)
Fence Viewer
Michelle Hamel, Poundkeeper (one year)
PLACED ON FILE 1-J

John Stevens, Board of Assessors. Re-appointment to expire Jan 1, 2013,
PLACED ON FILE 1-K

6. Petitions

Applications for Drainlayer Licenses Renewals 2012:
Phillip C. Farmer 2-D
Bruce Hoehn 2-E
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

Applications for Coin-Op Renewals 2012:
Demoulas Market Basket, 2 Water st, 2 Coin Ops 6
Pilgrim Lanes, 600 Primrose st, 28 Coin Ops, 2 Pinball Machines 6-B
Laundroday, 200 Main st, 4 Coin Ops 6-C
Cedardale Inc, 931 Boston rd, 30 Coin Ops 6-D
RG’s Pub, 242 Winter st, 2 Coin Ops 6-E
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

Applications for Sunday License Renewals 2012:

Demoulas Market Basket, 2 Coin Ops 7
Pilgrim Lanes, 28 Coin Ops, 2 Pinball Machines 7-B
Laundroday, 4 Coin Ops 7-C
Cedardale Inc, 30 Coin Ops 7-D
RG’s Pub, 2 Coin Ops 7-E
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

Applications for Tag Day Licenses 2012
Haverhill Community Violence Prevention Convention, April 27, 28, 29 8 Riverside Bradford Baseball “A”, May 4, 5, 6 8-B
HHS Girl’s Softball, May 11, 12, 13 8-C Riverside Bradford Baseball “B”, May 18, 19, 20 8-D Korean War Veterans, June 14, 15, 16; June 15 (Solicitation on Public Way) 8-E HHS Girls Swim Team, August 24, 25, 26 8-F
DAV Post 20, September 13, 14, 15; September 14 (Solicitation on Public Way) 8-G
HHS Soccer Boosters, September 21, 22, 23 8-H
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

Applications for Hawker/Peddler Renewals 2012

Frankie Passafiume, to sell hotdogs, chips, canned chili, soda, water, packaged cookies, packaged ice cream and slush at Route 110 Winnekenni area; Monday thru Sunday, March 1 thru November 1; 11 am to 6 pm.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 9

Gerald Cannon, to sell hotdogs, sausages, soda, chips, water, pizza, lemonade, slush and packaged ice cream at Washington Square; January thru December, Monday thru Sunday,
9 am to 9 pm
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR SCATAMACCHIA TO REMIND MR. CANNON ABOUT CITY ORDINANCE REGARDING HAWKER/PEDDLER LICENSE
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 9-B

Petition was received from Marlene Stasinos, Stasinos Farms, requesting to hang a banner promoting their Pumpkin Festival; to hang over the intersection of Route 125 and Salem st in Bradford from October 1 through October 13, 2012
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR RYAN TO REFER TO ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE COMMITTEE FOR REVIEW. Yeas 9, Nays 0 10
Abatement Report from Board of Assessors for month of December 2011
PLACED ON FILE 11

7. Communications and Reports from City Officers and Employees

Communication was received from Councillor Ryan requesting a discussion regarding the proposed playground adjacent to the Crescent Yacht Club in Bradford.
COUNCILLORS EXPRESSED THEIR CONCERN ABOUT THE LOCATION AND WORKING WITH THE CRESCENT YACHT CLUB. ANDREW HERLIHY ANSWERED QUESTIONS REGARDING THE PARKLAND DESIGNATION.* MAYOR FIORENTINI ALSO ADDRESSED ISSUES. PLACED ON FILE 12
Communication was received from Councillor McGonagle requesting the removal of a handicap parking space at 123 Cedar st. REFERRED TO PLANNING Yeas 9, Nays 0 12-B

Communication was received from Councillor Hart requesting to discuss pension eligibility.
PLACED ON FILE 12-C

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

9. Unfinished Business of preceding Meetings

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)

COUNCILLOR RYAN RECUSED HIMSELF AND LEFT CHAMBERS

SOLICITOR COX OUTLINED PROCEDURE INVOLVING ACTING ON VETO BECAUSE IT WAS VOTED BY A PREVIOUS COUNCIL. HE STATED THAT STATE AND LOCAL LAW DO NOT PROHIBIT IT. LEWIS POORE, MEMBER OF RETIREMENT BOARD DISTRIBUTED HANDOUT AND DISCUSSED THE MERITS OF THE ADJUSTMENT TO THE COLA BASE.

ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR DALY O’BRIEN, SHALL THE ORDER PASS NOT WITH- STANDING THE OBJECTION OF THE MAYOR.
VETO SUSTAINED Yeas 0, Nays 8, Absent 1 57-D/11

Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini regarding Veto message concerning Document 57-D/11, Adjustment to COLA Base. VETO SUSTAINED Yeas 0, Nays 8, Absent 1 57-DD/11

COUNCILLOR RYAN RETURNED TO CHAMBERS

10. Motions, Orders and Resolutions

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) North Shore Counseling Center Inc $700.00 PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 13

ORDERED: That the Mayor being and is hereby authorized on behalf of the City of Haverhill to accept an easement, a copy of which is attached hereto and incorporated herein, from Anthony J. Mastromarino, Jr. and Chrysa M. Mastromarino of 1030 Main Street Haverhill to the City relative to the construction and installation of a sewer pump station for the replacement of the existing sewer pump station located at 1033 Main Street. (see document for complete text) PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 14

ORDERED: That the Mayor being and is hereby authorized on behalf of the City of Haverhill to accept an access easement deed from The Hamel Field, LLC t the City relative to certain real property located on North Broadway being Assessors’ Map 575, Block 1, Lot 8-1, all as shown on a plan entitled “Easement Plan of Land located in Haverhill, MA Prepared for North Broadway Realty Trust, LLC, 8 Newell Farm Drive, West Newbury, MA., Date: October 20, 2011 Scale: 1”=40’.”, A copy of said deed and plan are attached hereto and incorporated herein. Said easement deed is being conveyed relative to an Order of Resource Area Delineation (DEP File #33-1313) issued by the Haverhill Conservation Commission.

Further, that the Mayor being and is hereby authorized on behalf of the City of Haverhill to accept an access easement deed from The Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston, Inc. to the City relative to certain real property located on North Broadway being Assessors’ Map 575, Block 1, Lot 8-5, all as shown on a plan entitled “Plan of Land located in Haverhill, MA Record Owner Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph, 637 Cambridge St., Brighton, MA., Applicant North Broadway Realty Trust, LLC, 8 Newell Farm Drive, West Newbury, MA., Date: June 20, 2011 Scale: 1’-100’.” A copy of said deed and plan are attached hereto and incorporated herein. Said easement deed is being conveyed relative to an Order of Resource Area Delineation (DEP File #33-1313) and Order of Conditions (DEP File #33-1314) issued by the Haverhill Conservation Commission. (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 14-B

ORDERED: That in accordance with General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 64, authorize the payment of bill(s) of previous years and further authorize payment from current year departmental appropriations as listed below:
Jemp-Marc Enterprises Corp $456.00 PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 15

ORDERED: That the sum of $65,000.00 be appropriated and transferred from General Fund Capital Projects to the Capital Project – Rail Trails PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 16


Meeting adjourned at 8:36 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey

City Clerk

* Document 12 – Handout from Andrew Herlihy – Land for Playground
Document 57-D/11 – Handout from Lewis Poore – COLA Base Increases

 
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