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City of Haverhill
City Council Agenda

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
City Council Chambers

Councilors
Michael J. Hart, President
Robert H. Scatamacchia, Vice President
William H. Ryan
Michael Young
David E. Hall
Colin F. LePage
Mary Ellen Daly O’Brien
Sven A. Amirian
William J. Macek

City of Haverhill Seal

Weekly Meetings
Tuesdays
7:00 PM

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


1. Approval of Records of the Previous Meeting

2. Assignment of the minutes review for the next Meeting

3. Communications from the Mayor

4. Utility Hearings and Related Orders

5. Appointments

6. Petitions

6.1 License Renewals:

    6.1.1 Chair Car Vehicles

      6.1.1.1 Central Wheelchair & Van Transportation, 142 Essex st 11 Vehicles Attachment

      6.1.1.2 Central Wheelchair & Van Transportation, 142 Essex st 3 Vehicles Attachment

    6.1.2 Limousines

      6.1.2.1 Robert Michael’s Limo Service, 234 Water st 4 Vehicles Attachment

      6.1.2.2 Robert Michael’s Limo Service, 234 Water st 5 vehicles Attachment

    6.1.3 Theaters

      6.1.3.1 Chunky’s Cinema Pub, 371 Lowell Av 3 Screens Attachment

6.2 Applications for Hawker/Peddler License to sell Christmas trees, wreaths, kissing balls, baskets and decorations from:

6.2.1 Paul Abare at 403 River st; Sunday-Saturday, 7:30 am to 9:00 pm; November 23 thru December 24 Attachment

6.2.2 Elks at 24 Summer st; Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm; Monday-Friday 12 noon to 8:00 pm; November 26 thru December 24 Attachment

6.3 Application for Handicap Parking Sign from Amber Vine at 26 Portland st Attachment

6.4 Petition from James Jaguga, President of Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce announcing The Downtown Christmas Stroll; Friday, December 2 from 5-8 pm on Merrimack st, Washington Square, Washington st, Columbus Park and Wingate st; and also asks approval for several related requests for this event Attachment

6.5 Abatement Report from Board of Assessors for month of October 2011 Attachment

7. Communications and Reports from City Officers and Employees

7.1 Communication from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding the removal of a handicap parking space at 76 South Prospect Street Attachment

7.2 Communication from Councillor Daly O’Brien requesting a discussion regarding street directions in the historical downtown area near the new garage: Streets – Moulton Way, Granite and Wingate Attachment

8. Hearings and related Orders

8.1 Brandy Brow Road Hearings - (All hearings postponed from October 25 2011)

    8.1.1 Document 88/07, Petition from Stephen Stapinski for D&D Realty Trust requesting Special Permit—Watershed Protection District for Roadway Improvements—Brandy Brow rd Attachment

      8.1.1.1 Recommendation to approve with conditions from William Pillsbury, Economic Development and Planning Director

    8.1.2 Document 88-B/07, Petition from Stephen Stapinski for D&D Realty Trust requesting Special Permit—Watershed Protection District for Erin Way Subdivision—off Brandy Brow rd Attachment

      8.1.2.1 Recommendation to approve with conditions from William Pillsbury, Economic Development and Planning Director

    8.1.3 Document 88-D/07, Petition from Stephen Stapinski for D&D Realty Trust requesting Special Permit—Watershed Protection District for Richard Early Subdivision—Form A Lots—Brandy Brow rd Attachment

      8.1.3.1 Recommendation to approve with conditions from William Pillsbury, Economic Development and Planning Director

    8.1.4 Brandy Brow Road Hearings Background Information and Related Communications Attachment

8.2 Document 104, Tax Classification Hearing from Board of Assessors for fiscal year 2012

    8.2.1 Document 104-B, Order: That the residential factor for fiscal year 2012 be adopted as Attachment

    8.2.2 Document 104-C, Order: That the City shall adopt a commercial exemption Attachment

    8.2.3 Document 104-D, Order: That the City shall adopt a residential exemption Attachment

    8.2.4 Document 104-E, Order: That the City shall select an open space discount factor Attachment

    8.2.5 Document 104-F, Order: That the City Council of the City of Haverhill hereby accepts the provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 59, Section 5, Clauses 17 E and 41D with respect to Permanent acceptance of the annual C.P.I. index increase to the tax exemptions for the elderly. Attachment

    8.2.6 Document 104-G, Order: That the City Council accept 100% of C.P.I. (Consumer Price Index) increase reported by the State for F.Y. 2012 Exemptions. The 2012 C.P.I. amount is 1.65% Attachment

9. Unfinished Business

10. New Business

10.1 Appropriate $601,064 from additional Local Aid and transferred to Stabilization Attachment

10.2. Order: authorize City Council and Mayor to remove a restriction of the building inspector that no building permits or variances be approved for any commercial or residential construction for 108 Laurier Street, now known as 22 Calumet Street, at Assessor’s Map 529, Block 11, Lot 108 Attachment

    10.2.1 Related communication from Attorney Thomas Sullivan Attachment

10.3 Order: authorize Mayor to accept a gift from Triad Associates, Inc. of Haverhill of repairs to the granite stairs and installation of pavers in front of City Hall with a value of $16,000 Attachment

10.4 Order: authorize Mayor to enter into/execute a “second lease extension agreement” to a certain lease agreement on behalf of City of Haverhill with Triad Associates Inc for premises known as a portion of Assessor’s Map 649, Block 611, Lot 2, Haverhill Mass 01830 Attachment

11. Council Committee Reports

12. Committee Study List

12.1 Documents referred to Committee Study Attachment

Adjourn

 
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