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City of Haverhill
City Council Minutes

Tuesday, April 3, 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

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Weekly Meetings
Tuesdays
7:00 PM

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

Agenda

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 Ryan was appointed to read the records.

3. Communications from the Mayor

Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini submitting Firefighter Memorandum of Agreement and two related transfer orders. PLACED ON FILE
Memorandum of Agreement between City of Haverhill and Fire Fighters Union Local 1011 (see document for complete text) PLACED ON FILE 44

ORDERED: That the sum of $1,200,000 be appropriated from Stabilization and transferred to Fire Salary. PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 23-G

ORDERED: That the sum of $449,915 be transferred from the following accounts in the amounts stated to the General Fund Account, Fire Salaries:
General Fund Budget Reserve $148,181, General Fund Capital Projects $100,000, General Fund Health Insurance $201,734 PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 23-H

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

No Schedule

5. Appointments

Confirming Appointment:
Ryan Sawyer, 97 Pilgrim Rd., to the Haverhill Cultural Council, effective immediately and commission to expire March 29, 2015. CONFIRMED Yeas 9, Nays 0 1-X

Non-Confirming Appointments:
Eva Montibello and Daphnee Alva to the Mayor’s Downtown and Waterfront Master Planning Committee, effective immediately. PLACED ON FILE 1-Y

A Resignation was received from William A Pollmanfrom the Haverhill Conservation Commission. PLACED ON FILE 1-Z

6. Petitions

An Application was received from Corey Avery for the American Diabetes Association’s North Shore for a permit for a one-day non-competitive cycling event for the Tour De Cure on Sunday, May 20, 2012, from 7:00AM to 12Noon with all cyclists off the route by 3:00PM. GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 45

An Application was received from Derek Davoli for the Riverside Bradford Baseball League for a permit for a road race, beginning and ending at Hunking School, on Saturday, June 16, 2012
from 9:00AM to 11:00AM. GRANTED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Abstain 1 45-B

Application for Drainlayer Renewal for 2012 was received from Peter J Selfridge. GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 2-I

An application was received from the Boys & Girls Club for Tag Day on June 29 & 30. GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 42-C

A Petition was received from Stephen Defeo for Bradford Unlimited, Corp. requesting to continue hearing on Document 18; Special Permit for a Cluster Residential Development & Applicable Waiver of Affordable Housing Component on Rosemont st until April 17, 2012. CONTINUED TO APRIL 17, 2012 Yeas 9, Nays 0 18-B

A Petition was received from Nathan E Webster requesting to hang a banner for the “American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Haverhill;” on Route 125 at Salem st and South Main st and the Goecke Parking Deck on Merrimack st; April 30 to May 12. GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 10-F

7. Hearings and related Orders

Communication was received from William Pillsbury requesting Hearing for Flood Plain Zoning Amendment to correct technical language related to flood plain regulations.
REFERRED TO PLANNING, HEARING SCHEDULED May 1 2012 46

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 255
An Ordinance Relating to Zoning – Floodplain District (see document for complete text) PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 46-B

8. Motions and Orders

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 100
An Ordinance Relating to Alcoholic Beverages Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of Haverhill that the Code of the City of Haverhill, Chapter 100, Article III, as amended, be and is hereby further amended in §100-6 as follows: By deleting the figure “60” and inserting in place thereof the figure “100”. (see document for complete text) PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 47

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 128
An Ordinance Relating to Fire Department Fees Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of Haverhill that the Code of the City of Haverhill, Chapter 128, Article II, Fire Department Fees, as amended, be and is hereby further amended as follows: §128-3.1 Master Box connection and monitoring By deleting the figure “$180” and inserting in place thereof the figure “$250”.
(see document for complete text) PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 48

9. Unfinished Business of preceding Meetings

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An Ordinance Relating to Yield Signs Add Yield sign on Lake Street at the Intersection of Lake Street at #9 Lake Street (see document for complete text) PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 38

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An Ordinance Relating to Stop Signs Add Stop sign on West Lowell Avenue at the Intersection of Lake Street (see document for complete text) PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 39

10. Communications and Reports from City Officers and Employees

Communication was received from Councillor Hart requesting that Saturday, April 28 be recognized as Rebuilding Together Greater Haverhill Inc Day and also that all fees but not inspections
be waived. JOSPEH BOUCHER SPOKE ABOUT THE EVENT. LETTER TO MIKE STANKOVICH, PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR. GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 40-C

Communication was received from Councillor Daly O’Brien requesting a discussion regarding the issue of charging an annual fee to non-profit properties in lieu of taxes with religious and government properties being exempt. REFERRED TO ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE COMMITTEE 40-D

Meeting adjourned at 7:38 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey

City Clerk

 
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