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City of Haverhill
City Council Minutes

Tuesday, February 28, 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 LePage 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

5.1 Confirming Appointments:

No Schedule

5.2 Non-Confirming Appointments:

No Schedule

6. Petitions

Renewal Application for Coin-op: Brother’s Pizza, 755 Main st, 1 Coin-Op GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 6-J
Renewal Application for Coin-op: Ari’s Pizza + Subs, 402 S Main st, 3 Coin-Ops GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 6-K
Renewal Application for Sunday License: Brother’s Pizza, 1 Coin-Op GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 7-I
Application for New Drainlayer License 2012, Richard Granese GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 2-H

Petition was received from I. Wimberley Burton on behalf of theRocks Village Memorial Association, Inc. requesting approval of the Preservation Restriction to be recorded at the Southern Essex Registry of Deeds regarding the Rocks Village Hand Tub House. PLACED ON FILE 28

ORDERED: That the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to enter into and execute Preservation Restriction Agreement on behalf of City of Haverhill with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by and through the Massachusetts Historical Commission for the purpose of securing funds to improve the Rocks Village Hand Tub House located at Main-RV Street as detailed in Exhibits A and B of the agreement. Said agreement is attached hereto and incorporated herein. Further, the Mayor is also authorized to execute any additional applications, agreements or other documents necessary to secure said funds
(see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 28-B There was a related communication from Mayor Fiorentini supporting request for Preservation Restriction Agreement to secure funds from the State’s historic Commission to make repairs to historic Rocks Village Hand Tub House.
PLACED ON FILE

An application was received from Attorney Michael Migliori representing applicant/owner Sylvan Hill Development, LLC, for a Special Permit to build a cluster residential development of 29 single family homes on land on Forest st; Assessors Map 588, Block 422, Lots 1A, 3A, 4, 6C, 35, 36, 37 and 38; located in RM (residential medium) Zoning District
REFERRED TO PLANNING BOARD & COUNCIL HEARING TO BE HELD MAY 15, 2012 29

Petition was received from Marjorie Squire, for Bradford Christian Academy, requesting to hang a banner to promote “Enrolling Now;”at Route 125 – Salem st and South Main st; March 5 to March 18 GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 10-D

7. Communications and Reports from City Officers and Employees

Communication was received from Councillor Daly O’Brien requesting to introduce Tara Ryan and recognize her for her fundraisers for Dana Farber Hospital/Cancer Center in Boston
PLACED ON FILE 12-S

Communication was received from Councillor Scatamacchia requesting a discussion about a Home Rule Petition on behalf of William Cowl Jr
MR. COWL INTRODUCED HIMSELF AND SPOKE ABOUT HIS INTEREST IN BECOMING A FIREFIGHTER PLACED ON FILE 12-T

Home Rule Petition – An Act Authorizing appointment of William M Cowl Jr as a Firefighter in City of Haverhill notwithstanding the maximum age requirement (see document for complete text)
PASSED and REFFERED TO LEGISLATURE Yeas 9, Nays 0 30

Communication was received from Councillor McGonagle requesting a discussion regarding the issue of public safety as it relates to the railroad tracks. COUNCILLOR MCGONAGLE EXPRESSED CONCERN ABOUT THE RECENT DEATH ON THE RAILROAD TRACKS AND OTHERS IN THE PAST. REFERRED TO PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 12-U

Communication was received from Councillor Ryan requesting a discussion about a no parking sign in the area of 15 Srybny av. COUNCILLOR RYAN STATED THE RESIDENT IS EXPERIENC-ING PROBLEMS WITH NEIGHBORS OBSTRUCTING THEIR DRIVEWAY REFERRED TO TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 12-V

8. Hearings and related Orders

No Schedule

9. Unfinished Business of preceding Meetings

Document 12-N
Communication from Councillor Amirian requesting to introduce Jeff Grassie from the Haverhill Farmers Market to talk about the upcoming season and to request permission for their location
POSTPONED TO MARCH 20, 2012 12-N

Request from Jeff Grassie for permission to use the parking lot at 40 Bailey blvd and adjacent sidewalks for the Haverhill Farmers’ Market, every Saturday, June 23-October 27 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
POSTPONED TO MARCH 20, 2012 31

Petition was received from Jeff Grassie, for Haverhill Farmer’s Market, requesting to hang a banner promoting their Haverhill Farmer’s Market; Rt 125 Deck—Salem St & So Main St ,
June 4-15, 2012 POSTPONED TO MARCH 20, 2012 10-E

Document 12-Q
Communication from Councillor Hart requesting a discussion regarding dangerous traffic intersections in the City. COUNCILLOR HART EXPRESSED CONCERN ABOUT THE RTE.110 (AMBSBURY RD) AND AMESBURY LINE RD INTERSECTION WHERE A CAR RECENTLY DROVE INTO A HOUSE; MAIN ST/GINTY BOULEVARD INTERSECTION GOING NORTH WHERE THERE ARE FOUR LANES AND THEN REDUCE TO THREE; SIMILAR SITUATION WITH MAIN/SUMMER ST INTERSECTION GOING SOUTH INCLUDING BAILEY BOULEVARD INTERSECTION REFERRED TO TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 12-Q

Document 20
Petition from Marie Shepard requesting City/North Shore Home Consortium release and remove the Affordable Housing Restrictions as recorded at the Essex South Registry of Deeds for her condo Unit 107 at 70 Washington st; Book 26415, Page 153 and Book 26864, Page 564. There was a related communication from Andrew Herlihy, Director, Community Development *
POSTPONED TO MARCH 13, 2012 Yeas 9, Nays 0 20

Document 21-D
MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An ordinance relating to Parking, 25 Hillside st – Add 1 Handicap Parking Space (see document for complete text) PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 21-D

Document 21-E
MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An ordinance relating to Parking, 16 Jackson st – Add 1 Handicap Parking Space (see document for complete text) PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 21-E

Document 21-F
MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An ordinance relating to Parking, 64 Grove st – Add 1 Handicap Parking Space (see document for complete text) PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 21-F

Document 21-G
MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An ordinance relating to Parking, 97 Laurel av – Delete 1 Handicap Parking Space (see document for complete text) PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 21-G

10. Motions, Orders and Resolutions

ORDERED: That the City appropriates the sum of $400,000 to pay costs of emergency temporary repairs at the Caleb Dustin Hunking Middle School, located at 98 Winchester Street and, including the payment of all costs associated therewith (the “Project”), which proposed Project would materially extend the useful life of the school buildings described above and preserve assets that otherwise are capable of supporting the required educational program, said sum to be expended under the direction of the Superintendent; (see document for complete text) PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 32

11. Council Committee Reports

Councillor LePage presented the Minutes of the Administration & Finance Committee meeting held on February 23, 2012. At that meeting the Rules and Regulations of the City Council were reviewed. The following changes were submitted to the Council: Rule 2, Rule 10, Rule 18, Rule 28 and Rule 33.
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 33
Meeting adjourned at 7:40 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

* Document 20 – Letter from Andrew Herlihy

 
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