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City of Haverhill
City Council Minutes

Tuesday, January 17, 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 Hart, Ryan, Amirian, McGonagle, Macek, LePage, and Daly O’Brien

Absent – Councillor Scatamacchia

City Clerk – Margaret A. Toomey

1. Approval of Records of the Previous Meeting

Minutes were not approved.

2. Assignment of the Minutes Review for the Next Meeting

Councillor Hart was appointed to read the records for January 10th and the present week.

3. Communications from the Mayor

No Schedule

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

No Schedule

5. Appointments

5.1 Confirming Appointments:

    No Schedule

5.2 Non-Confirming Appointments:

    David S. Van Dam to the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority Board
    PLACED ON FILE 1-L
    Candice Hoover to the Mayor’s Downtown and Waterfront Master Planning Committee;
    effective immediately. PLACED ON FILE 1-M

6. Petitions

Petition was received from Elinor Curtin Cameron, Haverhill Whittier Club, requesting
to hang a banner promoting their Snowbound Weekend at Whittier’s Birthplace February 11-12,
2012 on the Goecke Parking Deck - Main Street & Merrimack Street, Jan 30- Feb 13, 2012. *
GRANTED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 10-B

7. Communications and Reports from City Officers and Employees

Communication was received from President Michitson requesting to discuss upcoming meeting with diverse stakeholders to draft marketing plan to attract startups and emerging companies to Haverhill, and to introduce Lisa Fitzpatrick of the Burgess Business Center to discuss progress on their business incubator.
PRESIDENT MICHITSON RELINQUISHED THE CHAIR. COUNCILLOR HART PRESIDED
AS PRESIDENT.
Councillor Michitson invited the Council and public to attend a marketing session on January 27th, from 8:00AM to noon at Northern Essex Community College. Lisa Fitzpatrick gave a power point presentation. *
PLACED ON FILE 12-D

COUNCILLOR MICHITSON RETURNED AS PRESIDENT

Communication was received from Councillor Scatamacchia requesting to introduce Vincent Kissel to speak regarding safety issues at Kenoza av and Newton rd Mr. Kissel described the situation with tractor trailers using routes 110 and 108 to avoid using route 125, traffic island design and need for review of area as it relates to safety.
REFERRED TO PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE AND TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE 12-E

Communication was received from Councillor LePage requesting to introduce a representative from Team Haverhill to announce their Possible Dreams 2012 event.
Ms. Alice Mann spoke about the Possible Dreams event to be held on January 30th, 7:00PM, at NECC Technology Center. This year’s “conversation” will be about what’s going on in the downtown core and how to build on that.
PLACED ON FILE 12-F

Communication was received from Councillor McGonagle requesting removal of handicap parking space at 11 Mt Vernon st REFERRED TO PLANNING Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 12-G

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

No Schedule

9. Unfinished Business of preceding Meetings

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) PASSED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 5

There was a related communication from Mayor Fiorentini regarding local Residency Requirement
PLACED ON FILE 5-B

10. Motions, Orders and Resolutions

ORDERED: That the following locations are hereby established as Polling Places for all Elections
to beheld during the year 2012, in accordance with Chapter 54, Section 24 of Massachusetts General Laws: (see document for complete text) PASSED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 17

Related communication from Michael R. LaBonte, Chair of the Board of Registrars The following recommendations were received from the Board of Registrars: Ward 2, Precinct 01, Ward 4, Precinct 02, Ward 6, Precinct 01, Ward 5, Precinct 03, Ward 3, Precinct 01A, (see document for complete text) PLACED ON FILE 17-B

ORDERED: That the sum of $150,000 be transferred from the General Fund, Interest on Short Term Debt to the Expense Account, Landfill Legal and Consulting Expense PASSED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 16-B

Meeting adjourned at 8:18 o’clock P.M. Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

* Document 10-B – Handout from Elinor Curtin Cameron – Snowbound Weekend Flyer
Document 12-D – Handout from Lisa Fitzpatrick – The Burgess Business Center

 
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