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City of Haverhill
City Council Minutes

Tuesday, February 14, 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, McGonagle, Macek, LePage, and Daly O’Brien.
Absent – Councillor Amirian.

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 Macek was appointed to read the records.

3. Communications from the Mayor

No Schedule

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

No Schedule

5. Appointments

No Schedule

6. Petitions

Renewal Application for Coin-op: Papa Ginos, 3 Ferry st, 1 Coin-Op GRANTED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 6-I

Renewal Application for Sunday License: Papa Ginos, 1 Coin-Op GRANTED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 7-H

Petition from Deborah Andrews requesting to hang a banner for the “Lend A Hand Auction;” on Route 125 at Salem st & South Main st (Common), February 13 (Amended to Feb 15)
GRANTED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 10-C

Abatement report was received from Board of Assessors for month of January 2012 GRANTED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 11-B

7. Communications and Reports from City Officers and Employees

Communication was received from Councillor Scatamacchia requesting to recognize Joseph Bevilacqua for receiving numerous awards on behalf of the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce.
COUNCILLOR SCATAMACCHIA STATED THE AWARDS WERE: FAMILY BUSINESS ADVOCACY AWARD; ENVIRONMENTAL MERIT AWARD; 2011 NORTHEASTERN ECONOMIC DEVELOPERS ASSOCIATION PROGRAM OF YEAR PLACED ON FILE 12-P

Communication was received from Councillor Hart requesting a discussion regarding dangerous traffic intersections in the City. POSTPONED TO FEB 28 2012 Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 12-Q

Communication was received from Councillor Hart submitting the recommendations of the Traffic & Safety Committee held February 8.
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR HART TO REFER ITEM 3 TO PLANNING FOR ORDINANCE TO POST A YIELD SIGN AT THE INTERSECTION OF W. LOWELL AVE AND LAKE ST PLACED ON FILE & REFERRED TO PLANNING Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 12-R

8. Hearings and related Orders

No Schedule

9. Unfinished Business of preceding Meetings

Document 1-0
Leonard Russo to the Forestry Management Committee; commission to expire January 31, 2013 PLACED ON FILE 1-0

Document 21-C
MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240 An Ordinance Relating to Parking 35 Oak Terrace – Delete Handicap Parking (see document for complete text) PASSED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 21-C

10. Motions, Orders and Resolutions

ORDERED: By virtue of the authority vested in me, as Mayor, by the City Charter and Ordinances of the City of Haverhill and the General Laws of the Commonwealth, I have this day, appointed the following names persons to serve as Precinct Officers in the several wards of the City for the year 2012.
(see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 17-C

ORDERED: That the following November 1, 2011 recommendations of the Water Supply Committee be and are hereby adopted for implementation by the Water Department, subject to appropriation where necessary by the Mayor and City Council. (see document for complete text)
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR SCATAMACCHIA TO REFER TO PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 26

ORDERED: That the sum of $31,556.03 be appropriated and transferred from the Firearms Permits Fees Fund to the Capital Project – Police Dept Transport Van
PASSED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 16-E

P R O C L A M A T I O N
Lithuanian Independence Day - February 16, 2012
(see document for complete text)
ADOPTED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 23-C

P R O C L A M A T I O N
Dominican Republic Independence Day - February 27, 2012
(see document for complete text)
ADOPTED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 23-D

Councillor Hart left the chambers

On motion of Councillor Ryan to suspend the rules to discuss the proposed MBTA Service Reductions on 2012. *
PASSED Yeas 7, Nays 0, Absent 2

President Michitson spoke of the hearings scheduled to discuss potential service cuts in Haverhill. Mr. David Van Dam stated that the Mayor had requested a hearing in Haverhill. A hearing is scheduled for March 5, at 90 Washington St., from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. Councillor Ryan encouraged the community to attend and voice opposition to this plan. Councillor Scatamacchia requested a letter to Senator Baddour.
PLACED ON FILE & LETTER TO SEN. BADDOUR Yeas 7, Nays 0, Absent 2 27

Meeting adjourned at 7:39 o’clock P.M. Yeas7, Nays 0, Absent 2

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

* Document 27 – Letter from MASS DOT – Potential MBTA Service Reductions in 2012 Environmental Notification Form

 
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